And Frank Rich does a good job saying why.
The crowd that wants Latinos to show their papers if there’s a “reasonable suspicion” of illegality is often the same crowd still demanding that the president produce a document proving his own citizenship. Lest there be any doubt of that confluence, Rush Limbaugh hammered the point home after Obama criticized Arizona’s action. “I can understand Obama being touchy on the subject of producing your papers,” he said. “Maybe he’s afraid somebody’s going to ask him for his.” Or, as Glenn Beck chimed in about the president last week: “What has he said that sounds like American?”
The real problem, in my own estimation, is the undercurrent of dissatisfaction in American life over the Federal government’s policies. People are fed up and immigration is just the point in the mountain of disdain where the eruption has taken place.