Skip to comments.Romney Screws the Pooch on Immigration
Posted on 06/15/2012 8:14:40 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
Okay, maybe that wasnt the best metaphor, but he fumbled an important opportunity. The problem with the presidents amnesty decree is not that it makes it more difficult to reach that long-term solution because an executive order is, of course, just a short-term matter it can be reversed by subsequent presidents. The problem is that its u-n-c-o-n-s-t-i-t-u-t-i-o-n-a-l. You would expect Allen West and Steve King to be forceful in denouncing this usurpation, but even Amnesty John McCain and Rick you dont have a heart Perry were strong. Heck, Lindsey Graham Lindsey Graham denounced the move as possibly illegal. And the fact that Romney didnt answer when asked if hed reverse the order is an especially bad sign.
I know all those whove been accusing me of being in the tank for Romney will say I told you so, but my distress isnt really about his views on the policy issue at hand he seemed to endorse Rubios as-yet-not-introduced revision of the DREAM Act, which Im pretty sure I wont like. Im appalled because this is a fundamental matter of our political order
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The sub on Levin’s show tonight said Romney needs to come out with a statement this weekend that slams Bamster for breaking the law/skirting the Constitution and Congress.
Romney’s tepid, timid response confirms all of the misgivings that I’ve had about him. He is so afraid of making a mis-step that he won’t take a hard stance on anything that might have a whiff of controversy to it....he is a poster boy for all that is wrong with politicians in general and RINOs in particular!
Could be Romney will take a dive like Juan McLame did..
Really running the inventor of Romney-care against the inventor of Obama-care..
IS STUPID... on so many levels its hard to know to where to start..
Agree that Romney should have been much stronger. This is not about immigration, it is about the Rule of Law and the responsibility of the Executive Branch to enforce our laws. If a President doesn’t like a law passed by Congress and signed by another President, the current President cannot unilaterally decide not to enforce it or to make up new ones. This is a constitutional crisis, but the idiots in Congress will do nothing even if their own power and authority are being usurped by the Executive Branch.
Echoes of Mclame.
I agree...this is a matter of the Constitution. That should have been the answer. And it may well be his answer eventually. But the delay causes me concern.
I have been speaking out loudly that I could never vote for either Obamass or Romney. However, I will make an exception and cast my vote for Romney if he jumps on this with an effort worthy of Reagan.
Why would anyone, ANYONE, be surprised when Romney continues to disappoint? Even if the Obama team sees this as a trap, it’s a trap any sane person should jump at. So we have an immigration problem. So what? Does the fact that Congress can’t agree on something give the president the right to act like a king? No.
We know Obama’s core constituents on the left will love this, including doing it by imperial decree. They really don’t care about the law or democracy. Seriously. The left only plays along so long as it wins. If winning means upholding the law, they’ll use the law to strong arm their opponents. If the law opposes what they want, they’ll try to get it redefined by the courts, and if that fails, they’ll do whatever they please in spite of the law.
Leftists are rebels. They rebel against any authority other than their own, including God’s. They hold a lot of the key cards, like our schools and the media, but they do not necessarily have enough to make a political majority (as another FReeper pointed on another thread, they don’t really have a political majority, so the left is trying to import one).
The left has slowly worked its way through our institutions for decades, but it carefully (wisely as a political strategy) never revealed its true agenda. Even though they despise the rule of law and representative democracy, they were always careful to mouth the right words in public.
Well, now NO ONE has an excuse for not knowing what the left wants. We aren’t voting for a constitutionally limited president. Next election, we’re voting for a king.
King Obama just made this proclamation today and people expect Rommney to have an immediate perfect response? I'm no fan of Rommney, but I didn't expect a forceful response from such an obvious trap by Bambi.
Give him a day or 2 to see if he realizes the significance. If he doesn't, all is lost. If he does and makes the point about over-stepping Executive authority and ignoring law and minimizes the stupid we-are-the-children-of-the-world talking points, then maybe he is smarter than we think.
Yes, this could be the breaking point.
Good rant. We have been warned against this for decades. But what could we have done? The Left has been patient. The Left has erected stone scarecrows (”MCCARTHYISM!”, “RACISM!”, “BIRCHERS!”), which work effectively in the public square against any opposition! (Try saying the word “mulatto” on this very forum.) We are close to the state that the Communist countries were just before 1989, and our King behaves like a Commie gensec, and they, recall, had some supervision by the Party’s Central Committee. Does he?
Romney is for amnesty and like the others on the Republican channel was forced today to make believe he opposes this when he really wants fully amnesty.
Watching amnesty hawks McCain and Graham-nesty fake outrage on this was sicking. They are complete fakes. They are mad they didnt get the credit for this.
Dems may be socialists, they may be Marxists, but at least they believe in something. Republicans make me sick.
It doesn’t take a brain scientist to say from the heart what the President did was outrageous and unconstitutional instead of fearing what Hispanic voters would do. Romney is trying not to lose and it makes him look weak
“OBAMA AND ROMNEY ARE NOT THAT DIFFERENT.”
That’s gonna haunt conservatives for the next 4 years.
How hard is it to say “This is an unConstitutional power grab?”
RINOs don’t like condemning executive overreach because they don’t want it to come back and bite them when they do it later on.
first he puts the dog on top of the car, and now this...
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