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Slapping Romney, DNC stands up for Gingrich immigration stand
Chicago Sun Times ^ | 112311 | Lynn Sweet

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.suntimes.com ...


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: amnesty; election; gingrich; illegal; immigrants; openborders; rino; romney

1 posted on 11/23/2011 7:11:56 PM PST by Fred
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To: Fred
DNC backing up Gingrich on Amnesty

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_vrNm4DJoI
2 posted on 11/23/2011 7:12:56 PM PST by Fred ("The terrorists' want to kill us, so we need to kill them first!" @THEHermanCain)
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To: Fred

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


3 posted on 11/23/2011 7:15:26 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Fred

DNC stands with Newt

That should help his primary campaign. lol.


4 posted on 11/23/2011 7:16:14 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Fred

Ouch. Now that’s something you don’t want.


5 posted on 11/23/2011 7:16:17 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: tennmountainman

Obama-newt 2012 surprise ticket?


6 posted on 11/23/2011 7:17:04 PM PST by heiss (heartless)
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To: heiss

U Never Know.


7 posted on 11/23/2011 7:18:46 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: Fred

In the same notion, the DNC wants to eliminate Gingrich and praises Romney as conservative. And of course they’re wrong on Romney.


8 posted on 11/23/2011 7:19:47 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: tennmountainman
He imagined he'd won the primaries and would be assured of being the party nominee.

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.

9 posted on 11/23/2011 7:25:10 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: writer33

Two treasonists having a go at each other....


10 posted on 11/23/2011 7:25:44 PM PST by magna carta
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To: Fred

Yawn.

Thread #32 on the same damn thing.

Yawn.


11 posted on 11/23/2011 7:26:55 PM PST by TitansAFC ("..then propose a reasonable program for the 12 million (illegals) who broke our laws" - Herman Cain)
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To: GeronL

Maybe not........

After all the NAACP standing with Cain didn’t help him!


12 posted on 11/23/2011 7:28:01 PM PST by TitansAFC ("..then propose a reasonable program for the 12 million (illegals) who broke our laws" - Herman Cain)
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To: muawiyah

Then where do swing voters come from?


13 posted on 11/23/2011 7:28:48 PM PST by RockinRight (If you're waiting to drink until you find pure water, you're going to die of dehydration.)
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To: Fred
They apparently are all a bunch of wishy-washy goof's when it comes to politics!

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!

14 posted on 11/23/2011 7:29:32 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: TitansAFC

Haven’t you figured this out yet? I am enjoying myself...do you really want to encourage me???


15 posted on 11/23/2011 7:29:52 PM PST by Fred ("The terrorists' want to kill us, so we need to kill them first!" @THEHermanCain)
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To: Fred

newt doing “bipartisanship” with the dems like mccain et al.


16 posted on 11/23/2011 7:30:21 PM PST by ken21
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To: Fred

Encourage? LOL

Mostly I just have a good laugh as the broken record becomes shards and then crumbs and then dust.


17 posted on 11/23/2011 7:32:25 PM PST by TitansAFC ("..then propose a reasonable program for the 12 million (illegals) who broke our laws" - Herman Cain)
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To: Fred

Is DNC’s endorsement the kiss of death? Good chance Newt would like to do without it.


18 posted on 11/23/2011 7:32:35 PM PST by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: writer33
...the DNC wants to eliminate Gingrich...

If so, it makes the DNC's endorsement less damning.

19 posted on 11/23/2011 7:35:26 PM PST by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: RockinRight
I said "wedge issue", right? A wedge issue is something a bloc normally within a party might find more attractive than voting for "more of the same old same old" with the party regulars.

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.

20 posted on 11/23/2011 7:35:43 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Fred

” - - - the Democratic National Committee sort of stood up for Gingrich - - - “

Looks like Newt has found a home.

Just in time too, as High Poo Bah Obama will not be able to prove that he was NOT born in Kenya.

Sooooooooooo, the Dems will need a frontrunner to replace the Obamanator.

BTW, do you think Newt could convince Romney to be his Veep on the Democratic ticket?


21 posted on 11/23/2011 7:35:54 PM PST by Graewoulf ( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.)
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To: luvbach1
If so, it makes the DNC's endorsement less damning.

I'd agree. If they agree with Gingrich and then praise Romney as conservative, it can only damage their credibility with conservatives. Everyone knows Romney isn't conservative. Their motive for saying so is then exposed.

22 posted on 11/23/2011 7:44:18 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: Fred

Mitt Romney’s extreme anti-immigrant views were on clear display.
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Wheres the DNC been ???

Romney’s anti-immigrantion stance was loud and clear as far back as 2007...

Back then he was for AMNESTY for the illegal aliens...

even before that as MASS Gov he hired illegal aliens and had sanctuary cities in MASS...

he wouldnt let his law enforcement officers arrest them ...

Its no secret that Romney is blatantly anti-immigration...

Just like Obama...


23 posted on 11/23/2011 7:48:17 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: writer33

And of course they’re wrong on Romney.
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Nah theyre not wrong...

They know Romney through and through...

theyre just kissin up to him for now ...

theyre drooling at the mouth and cant waiting praying to their pixies that Romney gets the GOP nod...

then its Katy-bar-the-door...

Everything they have on Romney will be above the fold every day till Nov 2012...


24 posted on 11/23/2011 7:53:00 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Fred
EXCELLENT!


IF THE MARXIST IS REELECTED
HE WILL INITIATE FULL AMNESTY FOR ALL ILLEGALS AND ALL ILLEGALS WHO WANT TO ENTER THROUGH OUR WIDE OPEN SOUTHERN BORDER, WHICH WILL REMAIN WIDE OPEN DURING HIS 2 TERM. !!!

25 posted on 11/23/2011 8:01:53 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Tennessee Nana
And of course they’re wrong on Romney.

They are wrong in saying that Romney is conservative. I know it. You know it. And everyone knows it.

26 posted on 11/23/2011 8:25:36 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: Fred

DNC plays both hands beware


27 posted on 11/24/2011 4:38:07 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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