Skip to comments.Slapping Romney, DNC stands up for Gingrich immigration stand
Posted on 11/23/2011 7:11:51 PM PST by Fred
WASHINGTON--At the CNN GOP presidential debate on Tuesday, current front-runner Newt Gingrich called for a "humane" immigration policy and said he was "prepared to take the heat" for his stand, which he got from his rivals. On Wednesday, the Democratic National Committee sort of stood up for Gingrich, using him as a foil to target Mitt Romney, who the Obama team believes will eventually get the nomination.
The DNC, looking ahead to an Obama--Romney matchup next year, said in a statement, "During last night's debate, Mitt Romney's extreme anti-immigrant views were on clear display. Romney once again went to the right of every other Republican presidential candidate, refusing to agree with others on the stage that tearing apart families is wrong or that we shouldn't implement an extreme and inhumane immigration policy. This kind of attitude is harmful to our country, our nation's families, and our standing in the world. It certainly runs counter to what we stand for and doesn't reflect our values as Americans."
Romney, the one-time governor of liberal Massachusetts, has moved to right, where he must play if he is to be viable in a GOP primary. Look no further than the lonely single digit moderate Republican 2012 contender Jon Huntsman registers in every poll.
Today's touch of political irony: While Republicans who oppose any notion of amnesty are slamming Gingrich for his proposal to let long-term illegal immigrants stay in the U.S., the DNC applauds the Gingrich position.
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That says alot about Newtus. Conservatives don’t back him, but the DNC does.
hey Newt, feel proud to advertise that on your next TV and Radio commercials.
The Rats know who u are and so do we
DNC stands with Newt
That should help his primary campaign. lol.
Ouch. Now that’s something you don’t want.
Obama-newt 2012 surprise ticket?
U Never Know.
In the same notion, the DNC wants to eliminate Gingrich and praises Romney as conservative. And of course they’re wrong on Romney.
His error was in thinking that the way to win the Presidency is to attempt to obtain Democrat votes using Democrat policies.
You actually have to find a wedge issue that you can drive between a Democrat special interest (or voting bloc) and the Democrat party while holding the Republican base.
Barry Goldwater made the discovery back in the 1960s that the American electorate does not follow a continuum of belief from Left to Right (like supposedly European electorates do). Rather we have a three dimensional bimodal saddle. There are two major poles around which the interests (economic, social, class, ethnic, religious, etc) cluster. We call the one Republican and the other Democrat.
The area in between the clusters is a THIN FRINGE, not a vast throng of independent voters waiting to be led. There is NO MIDDLE in our system.
Two treasonists having a go at each other....
Thread #32 on the same damn thing.
After all the NAACP standing with Cain didn’t help him!
Then where do swing voters come from?
I guess I will have to just resort to the only steadfast person on the issues, 0bama.
At least that way we can trust what we are getting for our vote!
Haven’t you figured this out yet? I am enjoying myself...do you really want to encourage me???
newt doing “bipartisanship” with the dems like mccain et al.
Mostly I just have a good laugh as the broken record becomes shards and then crumbs and then dust.
Is DNC’s endorsement the kiss of death? Good chance Newt would like to do without it.
If so, it makes the DNC's endorsement less damning.
Let's say you usually vote Republican because you are rich and like lower taxes than you might get from the Democrats. Then they run a black guy for President and you say to yourself "Wow, that'd teach everybody we are not all racists" and you vote for the black guy.
You then spend the next four years on your knees demanding the Republicans do something about keeping the taxes down.
It works the other way. The Democrats started adding Jews to their "hated minority" list ~ and the Jews started jumping off the reservation ~ even voted for a Republican in Manhattan!
The Democrats are gradually backing off their anti-semitism. Probably not possible for them in the long run, but that ran a pretty fast cycle.
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