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Romney won't say he'll overturn immigration order
AP ^ | Sunday June 17, 2012

Posted on 06/17/2012 7:52:00 AM PDT by Bigtigermike

BRUNSWICK, Ohio (AP) — Mitt Romney is refusing to say that he would overturn President Barack Obama's new policy allowing some young illegal immigrants to stay in the United States.

The Republican presidential candidate tells CBS” ”Face the Nation” that if he’s president, Obama’s executive order “would be overtaken by events … by virtue of my putting in place a long-term solution.”

Romney was asked three times in the interview if he would overturn Obama’s order, but he didn’t directly answer the question. Instead, he said would work to pass a law to help those young people who were “brought in by their parents through no fault of their own.” Romney said he doesn’t know why Obama “feels stop-gap measures are the right way to go.”

The candidate’s comments represent a further softening of his rhetoric on immigration since the GOP primary campaign ended.

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1 posted on 06/17/2012 7:52:16 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

A Long term solution is enforcing our immigration laws PERIOD.


2 posted on 06/17/2012 7:55:34 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Bigtigermike

If the order is unconstitutional, why won’t Romney overturn it?


3 posted on 06/17/2012 7:56:47 AM PDT by WilliamIII
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To: Bigtigermike
He doesn't want to talk about it.

Now leave Mittney alone.

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4 posted on 06/17/2012 7:57:08 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Bigtigermike
Obama’s executive order “would be overtaken by events … by virtue of my putting in place a long-term solution.”

In other words, Romney's plan will be even more sweeping.

5 posted on 06/17/2012 7:57:36 AM PDT by Tau Food (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: cripplecreek

LOL…Romney could remain silent when asked whether all industry should be nationalized and the MittBot Chorus would chime in with “Mitt’s not falling into the trap…brilliant…”


6 posted on 06/17/2012 8:01:09 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Tau Food

Oh c’mon! It’s not something worth getting angry about! < /RomneyBot off >


7 posted on 06/17/2012 8:01:24 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: Bigtigermike

FUMR

2016 can’t come soon enough - no matter who is in the White House.


8 posted on 06/17/2012 8:01:47 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: Bigtigermike

The Congress is going to tie this mess up in the courts. I heard it from a US Congressman yesterday in a face-to-face conversation.


9 posted on 06/17/2012 8:03:58 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: Bigtigermike
That's it folks.

The "Republican" candidate is OK with a tyrannical, un-Constitutional edict.

What's to vote for?

10 posted on 06/17/2012 8:04:08 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: Bigtigermike

git it on with steve king’s lawsuit, enough of the commie lawlessness. romney is pathetic, Newt has it going with real dreamers dreamin’ about following the Constitution.


11 posted on 06/17/2012 8:04:27 AM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Bigtigermike

Obama’s looking better and better - as long as he’s restrained by GOP majorities in both houses. If Romney becomes prez, he’ll use Democratic minorities and GOP centrists to get his liberal legislation passed. Whereas Obama provides no political cover for GOP turncoats in Congress.


12 posted on 06/17/2012 8:08:45 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Bigtigermike
Well, I have had a question about this whole immigration "it's not amnesty" amnesty thing.

If they know a young person is in the country illegally, because their parents brought them here illegally; then, can we deport the parents, because obviously they are in the country illegally?

13 posted on 06/17/2012 8:11:12 AM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: Bigtigermike

Congress remains silent too. And they’ve had their prerogatives stripped from them.


14 posted on 06/17/2012 8:11:32 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Zhang Fei

I know what you mean. I plan to vote against both Romney and Obama.


15 posted on 06/17/2012 8:12:13 AM PDT by Tau Food (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: Bigtigermike

When a conservative looks to a liberal for solutions, either conservatism has failed utterly or the ‘conservative’ has abandoned his beliefs. No other option.


16 posted on 06/17/2012 8:12:16 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Bigtigermike

In reporting the story of Obama’s unconstitutional action, it’s continually said that the government will stop deporting the young illegals who fall into this Dream Act category. That’s just ignorant, or deliberately dishonest reporting because they had already reduce deportations to nothing but known criminals and few others.


17 posted on 06/17/2012 8:12:52 AM PDT by Will88
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To: Bigtigermike

Once again, Obama has everybody talking about something not the economy.

He’s actually pretty good at this...and the msm is only too happy to help.


18 posted on 06/17/2012 8:15:33 AM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: LibertarianLiz
If they know a young person is in the country illegally, because their parents brought them here illegally; then, can we deport the parents, because obviously they are in the country illegally?

This the "hook", you see we don't break up families, that is inhumane, so they all get to stay.

19 posted on 06/17/2012 8:15:59 AM PDT by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
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To: Bigtigermike

Romney’s smart not to let Obama change the political discussion away from Obama’s horrid economy, and record as the POTUS. Obama despertely needs to muddle the waters if he has any chance at all for re-election.

Much as I dislike Romney, I must say that he is doing the right thing in Campaign 2012 by keeping the focus on Obama’s dismal record.

Don’t get drawn into playing to Obama’s gambit. Stay focused upon what Obama and his supermajority Congress of Pelosi and Reid have done to the fabric of this nation.

Immigration policy, despite Obama’s recent EO, is the perogative of the Congress. Make sure we get as Conservative a Congresss as we can in 2012 so that we can hold the President’s feet to a blazing fire of Conservatism.


20 posted on 06/17/2012 8:16:31 AM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: kjo

Obama has everybody talking about something not the economy.

Legalizing millions of undocumented workers contributes isn’t about the economy? Whose jobs will they be taking? Of course it’s about the economy!

But Mitt won’t undo Obama’s order?


21 posted on 06/17/2012 8:18:29 AM PDT by WilliamIII
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To: Bigtigermike

For crying out loud. It was a smoke and mirrors trap for votes. There is absolutely no reason for Romney to comment on this pandering crap until after the election.
It’s time for the PAC’s to get hard core and go after the W0N every time he opens his foul mouth.


22 posted on 06/17/2012 8:19:16 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: Forty-Niner

Immigration policy, despite Obama’s recent EO, is the perogative of the Congress.

If that’s so, then Obama’s order is unconstitutional. But Mitt won’t undo it? Don’t we need a president who will defend the Constitution?


23 posted on 06/17/2012 8:20:12 AM PDT by WilliamIII
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To: biggredd1

...”Newt has it going with real dreamers dreamin’ about following the Constitution.”

Would you be willing to amplify?


24 posted on 06/17/2012 8:20:47 AM PDT by TEXOKIE
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To: Steamburg

There is absolutely no reason for Romney to comment on this pandering crap

When the president violates the constitution, his challenger has a duty to call him on it — if the challenge CARES about the Constitution!


25 posted on 06/17/2012 8:21:23 AM PDT by WilliamIII
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To: Steamburg

Romney did comment on it. He made it clear that he would enact a more liberal, more comprehensive “reform.”


26 posted on 06/17/2012 8:22:08 AM PDT by Tau Food (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: Tau Food

Im for Mitt, he will be easier to Impeach.


27 posted on 06/17/2012 8:23:12 AM PDT by DownInFlames
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To: WilliamIII
Romney’s smart not to let Obama change the political discussion away from Obama’s horrid economy, and record as the POTUS.

Exactly. I think Romney is a RINO turd, but if he wants to win, he should say as little as possible and not get drawn in to the debate. If you look at the poll numbers that are running 60%-70% disapproval for the Kenyan's amnesty plan, Romney should take that anger as a gift from Barry and talk about other things.
28 posted on 06/17/2012 8:26:29 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Bigtigermike
Way to stand up for the American worker, Mitt. Illegals are helping destroy our economy and the Republican nominee was too afraid to take a conservative position.

Oh wait, Romney has never been conservative, why would I expect that?

Obama is pulling his strings like a puppet. He KNEW Mitt wouldn't take a stand against him. Weak, impotent, coward. Mitt is making John Kerry look strong.

29 posted on 06/17/2012 8:28:02 AM PDT by Lady4Liberty (Watch Romney DESTROY Obama at his own game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYvx4UfM8RA)
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To: Bigtigermike

Suddenly, I feel less motivated to make it to the polls in November.


30 posted on 06/17/2012 8:28:02 AM PDT by Lazamataz (People who resort to Godwin's Law are just like Hitler.)
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To: DownInFlames
Im for Mitt, he will be easier to Impeach.

I can't vote for anyone I believe should be impeached. I will be voting against both Romney and Obama.

31 posted on 06/17/2012 8:30:33 AM PDT by Tau Food (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

I’m FAR from a Romney-bot (look at my posting history this year), but I just think he’s playing it safe, given that there are MILLIONS of Hispanics that could be energized to sign-up (legally or illegally, they don’t care) and throw the election to Obama.

That’s EXACTLY what happened in California once they tried to crack down on Illegals. The Dems had a field day signing up everyone in sight (even though everyone knew that half of them were illegals) and the Dems now own that state.


32 posted on 06/17/2012 8:35:43 AM PDT by BobL
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To: Forty-Niner
You are correct, sir. I think it's a trap set to get Romney embroiled in a immigrant hating kerkuffle.

Rove, Texas farmers, Georgia farmers, Rubio have all been looking for some solution.

I don't blame Romney for not jumping up and down, screaming about this at this point, as much as I personally would love to see the law strictly enforced. I guess, I'm thinking there are some (very few) circumstances which should be considered at the risk of looking cold and heartless to the electorate.

33 posted on 06/17/2012 8:37:20 AM PDT by chiller (Elect another batch of TPartiers and it won't matter which R we elect. WE will lead.)
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To: Lazamataz

Think of it this way:
Zap the fraud - a vote for Mitt neutralizes a fraudulent vote for Obama and gets us closer to a fair election.


34 posted on 06/17/2012 8:39:38 AM PDT by Andy from Chapel Hill
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To: Zhang Fei

Obama’s looking better and better? FU


35 posted on 06/17/2012 8:39:45 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Regulator
What's to vote for?

Barring a miracle in Tampa, one of the two stinking bastards is going to win in November. Vote your conscience instead of being a GOP lemming.

36 posted on 06/17/2012 8:41:29 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: Bigtigermike

But he’s our conservative hope! /s

“Those people who’ve come here illegally and are in this country, the 12 million or so who are here illegally, should be able to sign up for permanent residency or citizenship”——————Mitt Romney, “Meet the Press”, 2007


37 posted on 06/17/2012 8:41:29 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: jimbo123

If Romney takes this on at all it should be strictly from the illegality perspective. Hammer that we have the first POTUS in our 230 year history who has made dis-regard for the law and for the legislative process a hallmark of his regime.


38 posted on 06/17/2012 8:41:44 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: Bigtigermike
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If we just agree with the democrats than we won't have these bi-partisan conflicts anymore!

So lets just sweep this issue under the rug because the Democrats feel threatened by it.

39 posted on 06/17/2012 8:45:32 AM PDT by KC_Lion (I am finished with listening to empty promises of the great GOP saving me in 4 more years.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Refusing to enforce laws that protect American workers from foreign criminals is a natural outcome of a Permanent Ruling Aristocracy form of government. Without the natural right of states to secede, there is no means to regulate the tyranny and corruption of the Permanent Ruling Aristocracy (party bosses, lobbyists, federal employee union bosses, major Washington D.C. law firms and the military/industrial/international banking complex) and their Orwellian Ministers of Truth (America’s newsrooms and faculty lounges).


40 posted on 06/17/2012 8:45:32 AM PDT by sforkjoe57 (How much longer must Americans be slaves to the stupidity of John Maynard Keynes?)
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To: Zhang Fei
"Obama’s looking better and better..."

______________________________

I see you are running for the leadership of "Freepers for obama."

41 posted on 06/17/2012 8:45:59 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: Zhang Fei
Obama’s looking better and better - as long as he’s restrained by GOP majorities in both houses.

You are a delusional fool.

42 posted on 06/17/2012 8:45:59 AM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: COBOL2Java
"Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.”

-- John Quincy Adams

43 posted on 06/17/2012 8:47:48 AM PDT by KC_Lion (I am finished with listening to empty promises of the great GOP saving me in 4 more years.)
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To: Bigtigermike
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." The congress legislates, the president as chief law enforcement officer implements. Obama has ignored his oath. If Romney is just more of the same--if he isn't prepared to stand up for our country, for you and me and our families--why should we stand up for him?
44 posted on 06/17/2012 8:48:05 AM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: WilliamIII
If the order is unconstitutional, why won’t Romney overturn it?

Because Romney is clever enough to avoid these "gotcha" questions that trip up Republican candidates every single time. It's driving the media and Axelrod crazy.

He's leading and gaining in the polls because his message is focused on jobs and the economy, not every Freepers' pet cause.

45 posted on 06/17/2012 8:48:44 AM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: SECURE AMERICA
Next on the Agenda, we will have Napolitano ordereing the military to the borders, to build Cantina's for the hungry and thirsty "Immigrants" in the desert areas, and driving Military busses to shuttle Illegals who want "Los Freebies" into the good ol' USA, to avoid the rigorous terrain and inconvienience of sneaking across the Border, at night....

/sarc

46 posted on 06/17/2012 8:49:02 AM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Bigtigermike
Sometimes you don't touch a hot potato until it is cold...otherwise you'll get burned.

0bama knew exactly what he was doing and those of you looking for a strong Romney response are falling for the 0bama trap. We don't want to give 0bama his “crisis.”

47 posted on 06/17/2012 8:49:25 AM PDT by EBH (Obama took away your American Dreams and replaced them with "Dreams from My (his) Father".)
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To: Zhang Fei

I want Eric Holder out of there, as well as the czars. I also do not want to see four years more of SCOTUS picks from Obama.

I’m not a Romney fan, but at least he’ll fire Holder.


48 posted on 06/17/2012 8:50:16 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (The Republican Party is bigger than the presidency.)
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To: chiller

I don’t like it, but Romney is staying on message. And he’s staying out of a quagmire. He figures the people who are upset about this will be upset at Obama for it, and he’ll just chase hispanic votes to Obama by complaining.

Having said all that, I still don’t like it. However, I dislike Obama far less.


49 posted on 06/17/2012 8:50:16 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Bigtigermike

It would really be nice to someday field an opposition party...


50 posted on 06/17/2012 8:51:47 AM PDT by ziravan (Are you better off now than you were $9.4 Trillion dollars ago?)
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