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Todd Ticked Romney Using Footage Of Mexican Prez Praising Perry
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 09/30/2011 7:38:45 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

A Mexican President praises Governor Rick Perry for offering in-state tuition to illegal immigrants in Texas. Mitt Romney uses footage of it in a campaign ad. Something wrong with that? Apparently yes--in the eyes of Chuck Todd.

The host of MSNBC's "Daily Rundown" critically quizzed Romney campaign strategist Russ Schriefer over the ad today.

View the video here.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; backstabberromney; benedictromney; brutusromney; chucktodd; illegalimmigration; mittromney; rickperry; spoilerromney

1 posted on 09/30/2011 7:38:49 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Wrong of Romney to use footage of Mexican president praising Perry for granting tuition break to illegals? Chuck Todd thinks so. Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 09/30/2011 7:40:21 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I wish these republican candidates would focus on obama’s failed policies. I so agreed with Newt when he pointed that out during one of the debates.


3 posted on 09/30/2011 7:41:47 AM PDT by psjones (u)
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To: psjones

ditto.


4 posted on 09/30/2011 7:42:26 AM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: ken21

At this point, I’m starting to lean towards Newt for the nomination. He gets that the next elections should be about obama.


5 posted on 09/30/2011 7:43:41 AM PDT by psjones (u)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Perry sucking up to Mexico, of course they do not show the federal Marshall holding a gun of perry, after all the people in Washington dc made him do it.
6 posted on 09/30/2011 7:44:55 AM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Romney knows about illegals, having imported
them to his sanctuaries as his servants.


7 posted on 09/30/2011 7:45:07 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Obviously Tood doesn’t care that Perry is getting slammed.

So I’m assuming this is a pre-emptive faux outrage directed at GOP candidates not to use foreign leaders (like Chavez) praising Obama in ads.


8 posted on 09/30/2011 7:47:30 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

You can bet that the left has a dossier on every Republican candidate or potential GOP candidate. My guess is that Perry’s is the thickest and after witnessing his (lack of) debating skills and ability to think on his feet, he may be the one they want to run against.


9 posted on 09/30/2011 7:54:30 AM PDT by bwc2221
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

If there weren’t enough reasons for Romney to be unelectable, this is the final nail in his coffin. This ad will make him lose the general to Obama if he makes it that far.


10 posted on 09/30/2011 7:54:30 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Two birds w one stone?


11 posted on 09/30/2011 7:57:23 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: bwc2221
You can bet that the left has a dossier on every Republican candidate or potential GOP candidate. My guess is that Perry’s is the thickest and after witnessing his (lack of) debating skills and ability to think on his feet, he may be the one they want to run against.

I believe this was a 2001 Perry visit to Mexico (our largest trading partner) and there were many things said. Romney is desperate.

Here is some of Perry's speech: "President Fox’s vision for an open border is a vision I embrace, as long as we demonstrate the will to address the obstacles to it. An open border means poverty has given way to opportunity, and Mexico’s citizens do not feel compelled to cross the border to find that opportunity. It means we have addressed pollution concerns, made substantial progress in stopping the spread of disease, and rid our crossings of illicit drug smuggling activity. Clearly we have a long way to go in addressing those issues."

12 posted on 09/30/2011 8:00:00 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: psjones

I am liking what Newt is saying more and more. Never thought I’d say that.


13 posted on 09/30/2011 8:06:01 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
If there weren’t enough reasons for Romney to be unelectable, this is the final nail in his coffin. This ad will make him lose the general to Obama if he makes it that far.

Lucy, you got some 'slpaining to do.

Why is an ad about perry being praised by Vincente Fox, el Presidente Mexico, for Perry's welcoming ILLEGAL WETBACK MEXICANS into Texas schools, going to be the final nail in romney's coffin?

Perry is soft on ILLEGAL ALIENS, always has been, maybe because he wanted their votes, maybe because being a border state with 5 million ILLEGAL ALIENS he feels overwhelmed and unable to fix the problem, what ever the reason... Perry is, and always has been, soft on ILLEGAL ALIENS.

14 posted on 09/30/2011 8:11:26 AM PDT by USS Alaska
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

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Fletcher: Because it’s devastating to my case!
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Fletcher: Good call!

Liar, Liar—Jim Carrey


15 posted on 09/30/2011 8:17:13 AM PDT by tumblindice (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; Liz

You shouldnt leave out Liz on your Perry Derangement ping list, she has a great news source reference website.


16 posted on 09/30/2011 8:21:35 AM PDT by dusttoyou (paulnutz/bachnutz/palinwishers are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: psjones

Amen. Newt is looking better every day.


17 posted on 09/30/2011 8:43:37 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Obama wins reelecton; GOP will find a way to lose.)
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To: psjones
I wish these republican candidates would focus on obama’s failed policies. I so agreed with Newt when he pointed that out during one of the debates.

Anything a candidate has said or done that is on the public record will be brought out by the media and the democrats in the general election.

Only Obama's history is protected by the media.


18 posted on 09/30/2011 8:47:54 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama/Rangel/Pelosi Code of Ethics: Don’t do as I do. Do as I say.)
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To: USS Alaska
I have no love for Mitt Romney, nor do I care for Mr. Perry. Seeing them both duke it out with each other will perhaps help Herman Cain, I hope so.

That being said however, I see nothing wrong with Mr. Romney simply showing the truth. Either Perry thinks he did good with the dream act or he doesn't. Either he can run from it or deny it but how is it bad of his political opponent to say it, you don't think the other side will say it later?

Having (weak on pro life) Romney or (weak on illegal immigration) Perry for president would not be the worst thing that could happen to the country. I will vote for either of them in the general if I have to. However, I sure I hope I get to vote for the Herminator.

19 posted on 09/30/2011 8:48:39 AM PDT by JAKraig (Surely my religion is at least as good as yours)
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To: bwc2221; Liz
.... My guess is that Perry’s is the thickest and after witnessing his (lack of) debating skills and ability to think on his feet, he may be the one they want to run against.

IIRC back about 2 or 3 months before Perry finally announced the word I was reading was that Obama was looking forward to beating Perry in 2012 should he run. The Obama campaign (sorry I don't recall the specific link at the moment but...) was saying that they thought Perry would be one of the easiest GOP opponents to beat in the general election.

I attributed the rhetoric to campaign electioneering hyperbole but now I look back thinking that maybe they knew something I didn't know at the time considering how Perry keeps letting his Texas oversized mouth overload his arse and his resulting big drop in the polls as a result of his painfully obvious lack of leadership and campaigning skills.

20 posted on 09/30/2011 8:53:26 AM PDT by Ron H. (Loving my Deering Goodtime 2 Classic 5-stringer)
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To: Diogenesis

“Romney knows about illegals, having imported
them to his sanctuaries as his servants.”

You bring up an interesting point? Exactly why DON’T the bluebloods hire regular native-born English-Speaking caucasian-Americans as their nannies, landscapers, cooks, and whatever?


21 posted on 09/30/2011 9:29:27 AM PDT by ngat
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To: ngat

Maybe because they don’t apply for the job. I don’t care what other language they speak as long as they’re here legally.


22 posted on 09/30/2011 9:31:34 AM PDT by beandog (You can't elevate Perry by tearing down Palin)
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To: Ron H.

“The Obama campaign (sorry I don’t recall the specific link at the moment but...) was saying that they thought Perry would be one of the easiest GOP opponents to beat in the general election.”

I felt they were right about that, reason being it is so easy to tie Perry to Bush, i.e. same state, governor position, tendency to choose wrong word or misuse language/syntax, etc., and they did such a good job bringing W and the GOP down such a short time ago, all they would have to do is resurrect essentially the same game plan to win.


23 posted on 09/30/2011 9:36:52 AM PDT by ngat
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To: beandog

I don’t think that’s it at all. There’s plenty of people I described who work in domestic jobs.

I think thay prefer to not have the type of people I described as their “servants”.

I think it makes them uncomfortable to employ their citizen-equals to work domestic help jobs for them.


24 posted on 09/30/2011 9:45:56 AM PDT by ngat
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To: Ron H.
I look back thinking that at the time I didn't knowthat Perry kept letting his Texas over-sized mouth overload his arse.......

Oh...is that a Western feat? From climbing up and down horses? ROTFL.

Perry's big drop in the polls is a result of his painfully obvious lack of leadership and campaigning skills.

Oops, I read that too fast and replaced "polls" with "ba***."

25 posted on 09/30/2011 9:56:30 AM PDT by Liz (The rule of law must prevail. We can’t govern ourselves by our personal point of view.)
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To: ngat
.... and they did such a good job bringing W and the GOP down such a short time ago, ....

The left got away with this because the Bush administration refused to defend itself against the Democraps and their bag-ladies in the media carrying their water. I blame Bush for letting the left get away it.

26 posted on 09/30/2011 9:58:33 AM PDT by Ron H. (Loving my Deering Goodtime 2 Classic 5-stringer)
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To: Liz
Oops, I read that too fast and replaced "polls" with "ba***."

LOL. Truly I can see how that could happen since that too is true enough.

27 posted on 09/30/2011 10:00:12 AM PDT by Ron H. (Loving my Deering Goodtime 2 Classic 5-stringer)
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