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Goode faults Romney on immigration
www.roanoke.com ^ | Wednesday, June 27, 2012 | Annie McCallum

Posted on 07/04/2012 3:03:38 PM PDT by SoConPubbie

Goode said that "amnesty in any form only encourages more illegal entry."

Before Mitt Romney's visit to Salem on Tuesday, former congressman and Constitution Party presidential candidate Virgil Goode held a morning news conference in Roanoke calling on Romney to take a stronger position on illegal immigration.

Goode said Romney "essentially gave no response" when it comes to the issue. Goode also criticized President Barack Obama's stance on immigration, including a new policy that would allow some younger illegal immigrants to stay in the country.

"Unlike Romney, if I was elected president, I would immediately rescind the direction of President Obama," Goode said.

He added that "amnesty in any form only encourages more illegal entry." Goode also said in response to the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Arizona's tough immigration law that if he were elected president, his attorney general would be arguing to uphold laws such as those in Arizona and Alabama.

Goode's event, held at Comfort Inn on Valley View Boulevard, attracted only a handful of media representatives and no other citizens.

Goode is currently seeking the required 10,000 signatures from qualified voters to make it onto Virginia's ballot in November. Goode, who said he did not have plans to meet with Romney during his trip to Virginia, has until Aug. 24 to get at least 400 signatures from each of the state's 11 congressional districts.

Goode said it's time for Romney to take a stand against illegal immigration, and while he wouldn't be talking with him, he said he was hopeful the media would raise such issues with Romney while he's in Salem.

Goode served in Congress for 12 years representing Virginia's 5th District before being unseated by former U.S. Rep. Tom Perriello, D-Albemarle County. Perriello held the seat for one term before losing to Republican Robert Hurt of Chatham last year.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: alternatives2mitt; alternatives2obama; goode; goode4obama; mittalternatives; nancysbutler; patriotgoode; rinoromney; romney4illegals; virgilgoode; weakromney
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1 posted on 07/04/2012 3:03:51 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; VinL; ex-snook; sport; INVAR; ejonesie22; PieterCasparzen; Colonel_Flagg; Washi; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 07/04/2012 3:05:16 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: cripplecreek

A Goode Ping


3 posted on 07/04/2012 3:06:35 PM PDT by KC_Lion (The Supreme Court issued their ruling on Obamacare. Soon, We the People shall issue ours.)
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To: SoConPubbie

See also:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2902857/posts

Virgil Goode for President?


4 posted on 07/04/2012 3:06:44 PM PDT by NoLibZone (We must get down on our knees each day and thank God that McCain/Palin didn't win in '08. Right?)
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To: SoConPubbie
Has anyone ever seen Virgil Goode and Ross Perot together in the same room?????
5 posted on 07/04/2012 3:10:20 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Bill Ayers Was *Not* "Just Some Guy In The Neighborhood")
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To: SoConPubbie

Journal of Primate Behavior, pp. 33-54
“Rewarding bad behavior results in more bad behavior. This concept is understood by greater apes when given mild electrical shocks, rather than the yummy treats they expected. But Democrats can’t seem to wrap their heads around it. Conclusion: monkeys are smarter than some people.”
Dr. I.M. Kooky, Phd


6 posted on 07/04/2012 3:12:18 PM PDT by tumblindice (*Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: SoConPubbie

Goode is a former democRat congressmen who’s doing all he can to help reelect his messiah. Methinks he still takes orders from Nancy Pelosi and his mission is to deliver Virginia to Obamugabe.


7 posted on 07/04/2012 3:13:56 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: SoConPubbie
Geez! Holland Purdue needs to do a better job of getting the word out to Virgil's supporters to show up. And Virgil needs to be doing the daily YouTube rant on the political subject of the day. A traditional campaign isn't going to do it.

Whereas mitt and obie are trying to minimize controversy, Virgil needs to come out with some incendiary statement that will have the media's collectivist heads exploding. He needs...to steal a page out of the Palin handbook.

8 posted on 07/04/2012 3:18:57 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Goode over evil. Voting for mitt or obie is like throwing your country away.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

“Goode is a former democRat congressmen ...”

“Mitt is a current democRat governor, running on the Republican ticket ...”


9 posted on 07/04/2012 3:22:48 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ("I'm comfortable with a Romney win." - Pres. Jimmy Carter)
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To: SoConPubbie

The keywords I will use for Virgil Goode are:

notmitt,mittalternatives,alternatives2mitt,virgil,virgilgoode


10 posted on 07/04/2012 3:24:18 PM PDT by NoLibZone (We must get down on our knees each day and thank God that McCain/Palin didn't win in '08. Right?)
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To: NoLibZone

and

alternatives2obama


11 posted on 07/04/2012 3:25:18 PM PDT by NoLibZone (We must get down on our knees each day and thank God that McCain/Palin didn't win in '08. Right?)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

Only one of those statements is true.

Can you guess which one?

Goode is evil.


12 posted on 07/04/2012 3:27:22 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: KC_Lion

Did you see what Mitt buddy Rick did in Michigan yesterday?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2902511/posts


13 posted on 07/04/2012 3:32:04 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SoConPubbie; P-Marlowe; cripplecreek; cva66snipe; Elvina; greyfoxx39; Hilda; ImpBill; kabar; ...

Goode is the only rational consistent voice on immigration remaining in the race.

1. Close the border by building the fence.
2. Stop the illegal immigration with whatever legal resources at hand.
3. Stop the illegal immigration with whatever police and military forces available.
4. In a time of high unemployment, stop most all of the legal immigration.


14 posted on 07/04/2012 3:47:28 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Very selective reading of history. Post nonsense to your heart’s content.


15 posted on 07/04/2012 3:49:29 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: cripplecreek

Here’s what we have from the GOP-E:

1. RomneyCare called ObamaCare

2. Mitch McConnell saying that it’s gonna be real hard to get rid of ObCare.

3. Mitt Romney saying “I’ll repeal it the first day.” (An OBVIOUS “campaign comment”. IOW, since it’s not based in reality, he can’t be held to it. Requires bill, house approval, senate approval, presidential signature; i.e., no way it can be repealed the first day. (Watch for “campaign comments” because they are actually non-binding.)

4. Mitt Romney endorsing gay couples. And then he endorsed gays at the state level adopting children. (That tells us all we need to know.)

5. John Roberts’ Arizona ruling.

6. John Roberts’ ObamaCare ruling.

Now, who is supporting the candidate most likely to lead the nation in a liberal direction:

Supporters of either democrat or republican nominee


16 posted on 07/04/2012 3:55:41 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins
Goode is the only rational consistent voice on immigration remaining in the race.

Wrong.

17 posted on 07/04/2012 4:16:25 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (A Choice, not an Etch-A-Sketch. TomHoefling.com)
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To: Sirius Lee
Virgil needs to …

If he was actually serious about defeating Obama he would have stayed a Republican and run in the primary.

I think he gets to set a record this year though: Losing elections running for four different parties.

18 posted on 07/04/2012 4:20:05 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: SoConPubbie

With Johnson siphoning 2-3 points from Romney in New Mexico and Goode shaving 2-3 points from Romney in Virgina. The two dimwits can then hand the election to Obama - and four more years, 2 Supreme Court appointees (minimum) and the full implementation of Obamacare.


19 posted on 07/04/2012 4:32:44 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: D-fendr; EternalVigilance

The GOP-E showed it’s colors with John Roberts last week. It showed them with Mitch McConnell pointing out that getting rid of ObamaCare is sort of iffy.

It gave us Mitt Romney not really wanting to talk about ObamaCare but about the economy....a remarkable lack of insight about how the two are tied together like siamese twins.

Put your confidence there, if you must, but please, please, please....don’t expect anything out of them.

Always remember: when it came down to it last week, John Roberts GOP-E, turned liberal when push came to shove.


20 posted on 07/04/2012 4:33:15 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

“Can you guess which one?”

Well, not sure about #1, but #2 is true!


21 posted on 07/04/2012 4:47:48 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ("I'm comfortable with a Romney win." - Pres. Jimmy Carter)
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To: EternalVigilance

EV, you’re just a freeper who decided to hang out a shingle that you’re running for president.

Gimmeabreak!


22 posted on 07/04/2012 4:52:20 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Evil? What did he do that was EVIL?

Did he CREATE DEATH PANELS like Mitt Romney?

Did he LIE about it like Myth Romney?

Did he backstab during the last Election like Team Romney?


23 posted on 07/04/2012 4:52:30 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: xzins

Superb post.


24 posted on 07/04/2012 4:58:35 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: D-fendr
If he was actually serious about defeating Obama he would have stayed a Republican and run in the primary.

Who holds the world's record for being stabbed in the back by the Republican Party?

The Conservative voter.

25 posted on 07/04/2012 5:05:32 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Goode over evil. Voting for mitt or obie is like throwing your country away.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg; Yashcheritsiy

Thanks, Colonel.

The Romney supporters around here just don’t see what the GOP-E is. John Roberts gave another stellar performance last week of the true-blue, beltway insider, so there is more evidence right before us, but the Romneyites have to see it.

It’s not as if it’s in isolation, though. They have years and years of this stuff to look at, the most egregious being the time when the GOP had the House, the Senate, and the Presidency and managed to accomplish zilch except massive spending with no end in sight.

(Not to mention dalliances in airport restrooms and with male congressional pages.)

We need a new party, Colonel, and if the CP doesn’t cut it, then I’ll look elsewhere.


26 posted on 07/04/2012 5:06:12 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Goode was a Democrat before he joined the Republican party.

He then dropped the Republicans to join the Constitution party.

I don't think he wants Obama to win, but if takes any votes from Romney it can only help Obama win the election.

To me that would be a real shame.

27 posted on 07/04/2012 5:16:32 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: Gabrial
I don't think he wants Obama to win, but if takes any votes from Romney it can only help Obama win the election.

If Romney takes any votes away from Goode it can only help Obama win the election.

The liberal vote is split between mitt and obie. If Conservatives will stop voting for the liberal and vote for the Conservative, mitt and obie will lose.

28 posted on 07/04/2012 5:25:12 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Goode over evil. Voting for mitt or obie is like throwing your country away.)
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To: xzins; Yashcheritsiy

You’re quite welcome, sir. I find myself on your wing here. We do need a new party. The issue between us and others on this issue is that we aren’t willing to wait to start the process.

People like Virgil Goode and Tom Hoefling may not have a chance to win the election but I can vote for either of them and be able to face my own reflection in the mirror in the morning.


29 posted on 07/04/2012 5:26:36 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: Sirius Lee; Gabrial
If Romney takes any votes away from Goode it can only help Obama win the election. The liberal vote is split between mitt and obie. If Conservatives will stop voting for the liberal and vote for the Conservative, mitt and obie will lose.

Outstanding response. And True.

30 posted on 07/04/2012 5:29:57 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
The difference is that Romney actually hopes to be elected. Goode knows damn well he won't be, and is only in it for the sport of it.
31 posted on 07/04/2012 5:34:42 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: SoConPubbie

So is Mr Goode going to spend anytime criticizing Obama?

Because we know he won’t be President.


32 posted on 07/04/2012 5:40:17 PM PDT by Leto (Damn shame Sarah didn't run the Presidency was there for the taking)
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To: xzins; Gabrial

If Romney takes any votes away from Goode it can only help Obama win the election. The liberal vote is split between mitt and obie. If Conservatives will stop voting for the liberal and vote for the Conservative, mitt and obie will lose.

Outstanding response. And True.


Ditto that.


33 posted on 07/04/2012 5:58:31 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: xzins
Out of curiosity, do you classify Mark Levin as a liberal?

On his show today he spoke at length on conservatives that say they can't/won't vote for Romney.

He feels the best strategy for conservatives is to use Romney to get Obama out, and then to elect Tea Party conservatives to Congress to control Romney.

I like his show as we get close to elections because he recommends candidates and gives his reasons why.

34 posted on 07/04/2012 6:01:49 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: Gabrial

Like you, he’s wrong.

Levin and many other media conservatives could change this nation if they would call Mitt and Obama what they are...radical liberals...and come out swinging for a 3rd party candidate like Goode.

It would be the kind of shock this system needs.

Moreover, conservatives outnumber liberals and moderates, who splitting their votes between obie and mitt would see defeat at the hands of a united conservative vote.


35 posted on 07/04/2012 6:05:39 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Sirius Lee
Who holds the world's record for being stabbed in the back by the Republican Party?

Poor thing. If he can't win in the Republican Primary with Republican voters, he darn sure can't win in the general with Republicans, Democrats and Independents.

Playing at politics in a small pond is at best useless and at worst, counter-productive. He gets no brownie points or high marks for 'principle' for it.

36 posted on 07/04/2012 6:11:53 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: xzins; All
Goode is the only rational consistent voice on immigration remaining in the race.

Agreed. In fact, large majorities of Americans support the Virgil Goode plan on illegal immigration.

Now - if they only knew that they did. It's up to us to show them.

37 posted on 07/04/2012 6:14:15 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (not voting for the lesser of two evils)
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To: Gabrial
He feels the best strategy for conservatives is to use Romney to get Obama out, and then to elect Tea Party conservatives to Congress to control Romney.

Well, Mark Levin is wrong. And, regardless of how smart or jim dandy of a constitutional scholar he supposedly is (and, frankly, from what I've heard on his show, he's overrated), the reason he is wrong is because he isn't thinking, but reacting.

38 posted on 07/04/2012 6:18:16 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (not voting for the lesser of two evils)
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To: xzins

The party didn’t create the weak field and disunited opposition to Romney. It’s specious to blame ‘the party’ and ‘the voters.’

The primary mission in this election is removing the current regime from power. I won’t put any confidence in those, such as Virgil, whose efforts are counter-productive to that mission.


39 posted on 07/04/2012 6:24:52 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: D-fendr

Don’t expect anything. Best insurance you can buy with the GOP-E is non-existent expectations.


40 posted on 07/04/2012 6:29:15 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: cripplecreek
Why would the GOP want to stop Illegal Immigration?

The Liberals tell them if they give them amnesty they will switch to the Republican Side of the aisle.

Har-Har!

41 posted on 07/04/2012 6:36:23 PM PDT by KC_Lion (The Supreme Court issued their ruling on Obamacare. Soon, We the People shall issue ours.)
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To: xzins
Well, I actually would like to see that happen, but it will not happen in time for the November election. 2016 would be the earliest. My plan is to do what I did in the 2010 election. I kept track of all the House and Senate races and identified those which were too close to call. I then cross referenced those races with candidates that were endorsed by people I thought had their act together. In 2010 I followed who Mark Levin, Sarah Palin, and Jim DeMint endorsed. If those people were endorsing a candidate in one of the too close to call races, that is who I sent my money to. More of these won than lost. It was the first time I sent money out of state.
42 posted on 07/04/2012 6:46:32 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: Gabrial

I don’t know what state you’re from, but if it’s a certain place for Obama come election day, then pull the lever for Goode. Send the message of discontent with the GOP-E.

California, for example, is safe for Obama and probably will still be in November. Why would a California conservative not vote their conscience on election day?


43 posted on 07/04/2012 7:00:20 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Goode is a former democRat congressmen who’s doing all he can to help reelect his messiah. Methinks he still takes orders from Nancy Pelosi and his mission is to deliver Virginia to Obamugabe.



You were saying?
44 posted on 07/04/2012 7:45:58 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: xzins

Do you know which states Goode will be on the ballot?


45 posted on 07/04/2012 8:20:37 PM PDT by ImpBill ("America, where are you now?" - Little "r" republican!)
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To: xzins

I agree. In a blue State there is no reason to vote Romney, and perhaps a message could be sent.

I think it will come down to the swing states.


46 posted on 07/04/2012 8:22:11 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: SoConPubbie
Who gives a rats ass what this moron says.

Take a hike.

47 posted on 07/04/2012 8:44:19 PM PDT by metalurgist ( Want your country back? It'll take guns and rope. Marxists won't give up peaceably.)
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To: metalurgist
Who gives a rats ass what this moron says.

Take a hike.


Nuts!
48 posted on 07/04/2012 9:37:22 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: ImpBill

It’s not final yet, but last time the CP was on 40 states. I think he was up to 20 a few weeks ago. It is sad that for 3rd parties, they must recertify every four years. The establishment, of course, doesn’t have to spend their campaign time playing legal games with obstructionists at state levels around the country.


49 posted on 07/05/2012 8:24:47 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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