Skip to comments.Rush Limbaugh: Romney Flubbed Arizona Response
Posted on 06/26/2012 3:32:54 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, yesterday Mitt Romney blew it with the response to all the immigration rulings at the Supreme Court. And the Obama administration reaction to it. And the regime basically telling Arizona, "We don't care. We're gonna have spies tattling on you if you start stopping people," and so forth. Yesterday was a warning, I think. Yesterday was a red flag for the Romney team. Yesterday... And it's the first time in a long time. It's the first time I have thought this in a long time. The Romney team was not ready for primetime on this illegal immigration, the Arizona decision.
This is not the time to get too cocky. I know that the Romney campaign is basically saving it all up for after the Olympics, and I understand that. But this is too consequential a week. What's happening this week is going to have legs, and there will be memories associated with it. You can't live off of all of Obama's gaffes like, "The private sector is doing fine." You can't live off that forever. Had that decision happened in the fall on a debate night with Obama pandering away the way he was?
And if Romney's response yesterday had happened in a debate? It would have been a big win for Obama, for the community organizer. Now, health care is coming up Thursday, and it's time to get the ducks back in a row. I'm just saying, folks. I was a little surprised. The Romney camp has been superb. They've had their rapid response stuff ready to go. I know that there's fear about the Hispanic vote, fear of angering it and so forth. But unless we're gonna pander to 'em the way Obama does...
And if we do that, we're gonna lose. We can't outpander Obama. We can't promise a bigger government than Obama will promise. We can't promise that. Not with credibility. That's not who we are. We can't promise this kind of stuff. And if that's the attempt, as a defensive measure, so as not to offend them...? Well, then, fine. I don't think you offended anybody, but you didn't gain anything. And we are about gaining things. The future of the country is riding on this stuff. There's got to be more than a tepid response
Got that, GOP??
Rush is right. Romney’s campaign is going to be much like the one McCain ran. Squishy soft.
Many Freepers disagree with you....I’ve heard them say that its brilliant that Romney isn’t saying anything because it will hurt his position with Hispanics so he should say nothing even if it’s the right thing to do or say
The GOPe likes their cheap Meh-ican labor and cheap tarts. Both parties are one when it comes to Shamnesty. Both are Socialist tyrants.
What Romney response?
Of course Romney flubbed it.. just like nearly every other prominent Republican. They`re deathly afraid to confront the invasion head-on because they know hispanic political power is too strong. This didn`t have to happen.. but this country ignored the cancerous growth of the illegal population, ignoring the warnings about the dire consequences.
He doesn’t have the conservative instincts of Palin or even Gingrich. This is going to be a very looonnngggg campaign season!
Fat-ass can’t keep his mouth shut. He’s right, but he should keep it to himself. Romney should call him and tell him to button it.
The last few months have been a red flag for the nation. Obama is testing, testing, testing to see how far outside the law he can go without repercussions. Pretty soon he will determine that he can do ANYTHING he wants to do because the congress and or the people are too frightened or too scared to oppose him. Look at the Holder deal. Look at the amnesty for yutes, Look at the gay marriage BS. He is constantly pressing on beyond his constitutional authority and no one seems to care. This is one step from him declaring that he is "Dictator for Life". After November impeachment may just be a word in some other nations dictionary, certainly not in ours.
As we've pointed out time and again, the corrupt media is currently desperate to shift the conversation of the presidential race away from the economy and on to turf that might win their failed president a second term. Namely, the identity politics of race, which has been disguised as "immigration policy" and has been an obsession of Obama's Media Palace Guards for the last ten days.
It's a trap.
The media currently coordinating with the White House knows it's a trap.
Thank God, though, Mitt Romney knows it's a trap and refuses to play.
Yes he did flub it. “Should have said we have separation of powers AND a rule of law in America. If you don’t like a law, you work with Congress to try and change it, you do not RULE OVER A FREE PEOPLE!! Nor do you ignore a USSC ruling and deprive any state of it’s legal and civil rights. And for that matter you don’t send illegal guns into the country most these very people are coming from. Those are all the WRONG things to do!”
That’s what I wish he had said, he would have surged in the polls.
That’s the key, he doesn’t have the conservative core/instincts, he’s similar to GWB in that respect, he’s going to have be forced to the right. It is going to be a long campaign, but I’ll vote Romney, the alternative is disastrous.
No, they don’t. The GOP is as retarded as the Dems.
..If a man truly believes something...He will stand up for it no matter what the opposition is doing...If a man believes nothing, he will let the opposition set the tone on everything...always claiming , it was a trap.....
Why? Because the truth hurts?
Yes, it’s got to be a pain to have to get out there and grouse against something you are not only NOT opposed to but have every intention of implementing yourself.
After all, Rubio was allowed to float this boat, in Romney’s cowardly stead, as a trial balloon. Obama simply took their own ammunition and blew them up with it, which is what Romney deserves for coming up bright ideas with no specific plans to resolve anything uttered.
What he will do is follow Obama’s example of translating all things out to a liberal congress keeping his own nose clean. This is no leader.
While I agree that Romney -had no response-, which member of the GOP had a response or even the right response?
As far as I can see it was none of them as they are all absolute litte chickensh*ts.
That's the point.
To the average American voter no response means he agrees and would do the same as President or at the very least is willing to let such activities happen in his own government.
He’s still waiting for his fax from the Sinolas.
Thanks for the nasty comment about Rush. Maybe you should join the health Nazis and Alinskyites and Karen Klein’s tormenters if you think calling someone “fat ass” is going to change minds.
Romney is a disaster and, sadly, I’m probably going to vote for him. And hate myself for it. Jim, don’t ban me!!!
calling Rush a F** A**....... Really? How Dare you, IMHO. Rush is RIGHT. Did Moochelle send you?
Which of the GOP did YOU hear talking about the AZ issue yesterday besides Jan Brewer, Sen. Kyl and Sheriff Joe? I own property in AZ and I do NOT like the open border, tattle on your local law enforcement guy and the “come on in” to the USA attitude. I say NEVER ever give citizenship if you EVER broke the law getting here. NEVER. Work permit, NOT citizenship. Romney reminds me a lot of Dole, Ford, Juan McLaim. Sickening.
Rush is on OUR side - don’t doubt him!
Mormon leaders wouldn't be pleased with him if he interfered with the message that 52,000 mormon missionaries are out in the world spreading.
Salt Lake leaders likely influence everything Mitt says.
I said Rush was right, and he is a fat-ass.
The only material difference between Romney and Zero is the amount of melanin in the skin..... They are both ... repeat both ... squishy liberals.... More East coast hogwash.
He tried this before. He tried to out-liberal Ted Kennedy and failed miserably.
And he's trying it again right now.... again with a voting bloc he's never going to get.
It's stupid. Running away like a scared little girl from conservative positions is not a campaign strategy.
I understand that, and I take it that is the position of the entire GOP as well as their candidate, because none of them have said or done anything of consequence related to this matter.
All Romney had to say was that he would uphold ALL the laws of the US equally.
How will Obama's Illegal Immigration policy help Americans least able to compete for scarce jobs?
Which of these groups of Americans will benefit from Obama's new actions on illegal immigration?
Single moms going to school.
The undereducated .
Those working on job training.
Inner city youths.
Part time single moms.
Public employee members in our Law Enforcement.
Other than the carbon remaining here , what's the difference between off shoring jobs and bringing offshore workers here?
You do know Jim Robs rules regarding Rush do you not?
I happen to agree STRONGLY with JR on that point, so if you’re not here posting anymore, well, I may have had something to do with that.
“Romney is a disaster and, sadly, Im probably going to vote for him. And hate myself for it. Jim, dont ban me!!!”
Or you could stand on the shoulders of our founding fathers, defend their(and your) principles and not vote for him.
Preach it Mountain Mary! Now that’s what I’m talkin bout.
So, FReeper's arent' disagreeing with me...they're disagreeing with El Rushobo ;)
He has to think “opposite” on everything, which is discombobulating for a person, so he will be extraordinarily dependent on instructors to give him his “current” positions during the campaign.
It will be awhile before he can fake thinking on his feet.
Maybe the GOPe and Mittens do not like Arizona getting uppity about being raped by illegals just like Bam.
Maybe your progressive Messiah could just have him shot.
I’ve been on FR a long time and I am unaware of any “rules” regarding Rush. Please spell ‘em out to me.
No, I didn’t post anything about Rush but I am interested in hearing about these “rules”.
The ‘rules’, as you dismissively call them, in this case; don’t attack or speak ill of Rush.
It will get you zotted by JR.
You can be as dismissive of me as you want, you can even use the dismissive liberal laugh at me, Im sure many posters have, but theyve been zotted by JR, so we can no longer be sure if they did or not.
Personally, I am a Rush fan. I have him on in the background at work daily.
I've seen JR’s standard rules on profanity, etc. I've also seen posts by him about Romney (or other subjects) that made his position known in no uncertain terms. I've never seen a rule on Rush.
I HAVE seen some posters try to speak for JR. Briefly. If I was IBTZ.
Maybe you and JR go way back and you can speak for him. I don't know.
BTW; I didn’t much care for the personal attack on Rush either, and he’s comparatively svelte these days.
I doubt that JR even knows who I am, and I certainly wasn’t speaking FOR him, I was speaking ABOUT what has happened in the past to those who denigrate Rush on FR.
A long time ago JR had a thread about it too IIRC.
Unless JR has changed that ‘rule’, denigrating Rush on FR is risking your ability to post here.
Gotcha. Now I am off to scream about SCOTUS for a few minutes.