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Romney defends immigration stance in new book
USA Today | July 3, 2013 | Catalina Camia, USA TODAY

Posted on 07/04/2013 12:39:35 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

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http://www.usatoday.com/story/onpolitics/2013/07/03/immigration-romney-hispanic-voters-2012-presidential-race/2487105/


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; elections; gingrich; gope; illegalimmigration; immigration; perry; romney
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"In an upcoming book by Dan Balz of The Washington Post, Romney expresses regret for how hard he attacked his Republican rivals — especially Texas Gov. Rick Perry — on their immigration stances."

Spurred on by Tokyo Rove and the treasonous GOP-e, the mighty abortionist/homosexualist big government mandate-loving "conservative" Myth Romney destroys all conservatives before him, then rolls over like a dog for the Marxist Obama. But he apologizes for all that now. Governor Perry would've been infinitely better against Obama than Romney. Even Gingrich. But the GOP-e knew better. Never forget!!

1 posted on 07/04/2013 12:39:35 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

I am always reminded of how glad I am that I did not vote for him.


2 posted on 07/04/2013 12:41:09 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark

Sadly, I did vote for him, because I thought my not voting would be a vote of sorts for obammy.


3 posted on 07/04/2013 12:42:49 PM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: Jim Robinson
Governor Perry would've been infinitely better against Obama than Romney.

True story. Unfortunate that he kind of hosed himself.

He may still have a trick or two up his sleeve though.

4 posted on 07/04/2013 12:43:03 PM PDT by humblegunner (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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To: Jim Robinson

Two faced POS!


5 posted on 07/04/2013 12:44:13 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: OneWingedShark

I voted against Obama in the general, just like I did the last time with McShame. I pray we can get a conservative on the ballot in 2016. This lesser of two evil GOP-e bullshit just is not working out for America.

FUKR!!


6 posted on 07/04/2013 12:44:17 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Leave it to the Republican Party to nominate someone who's responsible for implementing a policy that almost every Republican opposes.
7 posted on 07/04/2013 12:45:09 PM PDT by OddLane
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To: humblegunner

That he did. Totally self-destructed in the debates and could not recover. Too bad.


8 posted on 07/04/2013 12:45:14 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

I vow on my sacred honor to NEVER forget.

LLS


9 posted on 07/04/2013 12:45:37 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: basil
Sadly, I did vote for him, because I thought my not voting would be a vote of sorts for obammy.

I understand. I feel somewhat sorry for you, I had the opportunity to know about Gary Johnson (a former governor of my State) being the Libertarian Party candidate; so I knew there was a solid person to vote for. Video Link.

11 posted on 07/04/2013 12:46:16 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: basil

I voted for romney also... but that will never happen again. Either the republican party gets “its mind right” or Mark and Sarah will give me someone to VOTE FOR!

LLS


12 posted on 07/04/2013 12:46:48 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: humblegunner
Governor Perry would've been infinitely better against Obama than Romney. True story.

I'm sure he's a great guy, but he was a terrible, TERRIBLE candidate, in way over his head - in a primary where the voters wanted to like him.

13 posted on 07/04/2013 12:47:34 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Not Gov. Palin, Mr. RomneyCARE???

Of course not, Mr. RomneyCARE.
SHE is a woman and below Mr. RomneyCARE.

NOTE:
Mr. RomneyCARE was not even competing with her.
The SOB was jealous that a woman took his place.

Mr. RomneyCARE has given America ObamaCARE/RomneyCARE,
and Obama-the-Undocumented Terrorist-supporter.

Romney - the Van der Sloot RINO

Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers…
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide…
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."


The Palmetto Scoop reported: "One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was
the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"I’m told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palin’s people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romney’s former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
… aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw
that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.


"These staffers are now out trying to finish her off ….hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."


"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the “Diva” leak was Nicolle Wallace’s husband."


"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"

"Someone's got to say it: IS MITT ROMNEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY?"

"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"



14 posted on 07/04/2013 12:48:07 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Jim Robinson

Romney’s fist mistake was not inviting Sarah to speak at any rallies.


15 posted on 07/04/2013 12:49:35 PM PDT by stockpirate (If conservatives in America were committed to liberty they would Cairo DC!)
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To: OneWingedShark

I guess Obama somehow reminds you that you are glad you didnt vote for Romney.

The hatred of Romney is unnecessary but whatever he is the least of our problems now.


16 posted on 07/04/2013 12:50:12 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Jim Robinson

I don’t think he self-destructed. I think the GOPe wanted him to lose just as they did when McLame ran.


17 posted on 07/04/2013 12:51:15 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Jim Robinson

According to the article, Romney called on “self-deportation” of illegal aliens, while Gingrich advocated not separating families who came here illegally, and Perry offered in-state tuition to students regardless of their immigration status.

Romney may have had his shortcomings, but at least in this particular area, Romney seems to have been the toughest one on illegal immigration, in comparison to the other two.

And of course there is no comparison between any of the three vs Obama.


18 posted on 07/04/2013 12:52:19 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Williams

He’s a symptom of the problem with the GOP.


19 posted on 07/04/2013 12:52:20 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: stockpirate

Why would a liberal invite a conservative to his rally?


20 posted on 07/04/2013 12:52:38 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: Jim Robinson

Yeah I liked Perry for a while until he imploded in that debate and looked like a total dumnass. GOP-E didnt do it. No, he off-ed himself. It’s sad really because Perry is a great American. So we need someone like Perry but without the Doofus sauce.


21 posted on 07/04/2013 12:54:19 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Innovative

So tough that he employed illegals to do his yard work. That shows he was just a hypocrit in my book.


22 posted on 07/04/2013 12:56:48 PM PDT by tirednvirginia
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To: stockpirate

Romney’s first mistake was running for governor as a lifelong abortionist/homosexualist big government statist. He Could never recover from that no matter how much he and the GOP-e lied about it. The nation thirsts for a true pro-God, pro-life, pro-family, pro-small government, liberty defending, constitution defending, America defending conservative and will accept no lying pretenders.


23 posted on 07/04/2013 12:57:02 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson
I'll never forget what ALL of these leftist-RINO's have done to this country.
24 posted on 07/04/2013 12:57:40 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Jim Robinson

This article still makes Perry look like he was giving away the store to Hispanics.
Perry was not.
He was working within the reality of what the Feds have forced on us.

Perry could not even veto the “in state tuition” bill
Which was overwhelmingly passed into law, NOT because we want to give free college to illegals, but because we are stuck with them in Tx due to the Fed.
The Fed says, “you cant deport em,and you must give them education K-12”
So we said, “Do we limit them to HS and have them become potential burdens on the tax payers of Tx? or do we allow them to become productive by affording them the same tuition that we would have given anyone else that lived here all their life?
We chose the later with the caveat that you must become a legalized citizen.


25 posted on 07/04/2013 1:00:18 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Jane Long
I'll never forget what ALL of these leftist-RINO's have done to this country.

AND continuing to do. The Gang of Four are still thumbing their noses at us.

26 posted on 07/04/2013 1:01:21 PM PDT by USS Johnston (Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be bought at the price of chains & slavery? - Patrick Henry)
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To: plain talk
So we need someone like Perry but without the Doofus sauce.

It's been stated many times before, but I'll repeat one more time.

Perry had just had and was recovering from back surgery. Should he have entered the race, at all, considering his recent surgery? IMO, no. I think he'd have done himself most good by supporting other candidates/issues on the campaign trail and be perfectly set up for 2016.

His "doofus sauce" was temporary...as in pain meds. Have you ever listened to any of Perry's speeches/talks outside of the last presidential debates?

27 posted on 07/04/2013 1:02:20 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: humblegunner

He was also attacked ruthlessly from the beginning.
He was sliced and diced here.

I will never forgive Cain for trying to smear him with the ridiculous niggerhead claim.


28 posted on 07/04/2013 1:03:01 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: driftdiver
I don’t think he self-destructed. I think the GOPe wanted him to lose just as they did when McLame ran.

DING DING DING!

29 posted on 07/04/2013 1:03:34 PM PDT by USS Johnston (Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be bought at the price of chains & slavery? - Patrick Henry)
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To: Jane Long

He jumped the gun in his haste, and took a lot of wind out of Palin’s sails.


30 posted on 07/04/2013 1:05:09 PM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: Innovative

But what the articles says is false.


31 posted on 07/04/2013 1:06:08 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Jim Robinson
I voted against Obama in the general, just like I did the last time with McShame. I pray we can get a conservative on the ballot in 2016. This lesser of two evil GOP-e bullshit just is not working out for America.

Heck, I would make a better candidate than the names being thrown around.
Do you know the kind of damage you could do to the overreaching federal-agencies just by enforcing laws?

* The NSA's data-collection methods could easily rise to qualify for this.
32 posted on 07/04/2013 1:06:45 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: mylife

All true.

I’ve done well to forgive (or at least shelve) some of that slicing and dicing,
as I kind of figure those who did so felt they were righteous in purpose.

Ate up with the dumbass, but righteous in purpose. So they felt.

I’ve toyed with the idea of a list of all the destructive crap Obama
has done contrasted with a simple statement.. “At least we didn’t get somebody suggesting that evil Gardasil crap!”


33 posted on 07/04/2013 1:07:04 PM PDT by humblegunner (Creepy Ass Cracker)
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Perry’s sin was that he took a calculated political risk to garner the hispanic vote by using the “heartless” line.

He should have stuck to explaining why the bill was passed in Tx.

The heartless comment made the base turn on him in a NY second.


34 posted on 07/04/2013 1:09:06 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: humblegunner
"He may still have a trick or two up his sleeve though."

I'm hoping he does.

35 posted on 07/04/2013 1:10:05 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Williams
I guess Obama somehow reminds you that you are glad you didnt vote for Romney.

Actually he does -- Imagine how little resistance to things lile amnesty the GOP would put forth with their guy in the office. Moreover, they are both Socialists.

The hatred of Romney is unnecessary but whatever he is the least of our problems now.

No; Romney is exactly what is wrong with the GOP: talk and action are utterly discordant.
They are clouds that promise rain, but never give a drop.

36 posted on 07/04/2013 1:11:32 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Romney’s first mistake was running for governor as a lifelong abortionist/homosexualist big government statist. He Could never recover from that no matter how much he and the GOP-e lied about it.

Compounding Romney's hypocrisy and history as a Democrat(R) was his endorsement of RomneyCare.

The Vichy RNC/GOP-e committed political hari-kari by running 0dunga-Lite to represent the Party of Reagan.

37 posted on 07/04/2013 1:11:47 PM PDT by USS Johnston (Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be bought at the price of chains & slavery? - Patrick Henry)
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To: humblegunner

OH Noes!
Not Gardasil!!!!


38 posted on 07/04/2013 1:12:10 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

Cain’s campaign manager accused Perry of being behind the scandal involving that woman. The decent thing would have been for Cain to apologize after it was found to be untrue, but he never did. That right there, along with the niggerhead thing, put me off Cain.


39 posted on 07/04/2013 1:13:57 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Jim Robinson

The stench of the GOPe and Jeb Bush is already in the air. I did not vote for Romney, and I will not vote for Jeb Bush, Pork Porkie, or any other GOPe candidate. Period.

Bookmarked.


40 posted on 07/04/2013 1:15:30 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: CatherineofAragon

He was attacked ruthlessly.
Bachmann was first out of the gate.


41 posted on 07/04/2013 1:15:54 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

I really wanted to like ol Herman.


42 posted on 07/04/2013 1:16:47 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Remember when Newt and Cain were tag teaming Perry?


43 posted on 07/04/2013 1:17:47 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Because the RINOS lost, they go crawling off to the enemy to ask them why.
And the enemy wisely gives them bad advice,and, being stupid RINOS they fall for it.

I supported Romney because I felt he was better than Obama

I will NEVER vote RINO again. I will only vote conservative,and, if the GOP is stupid enough to believe they can win elections by running Democrat Lite, the GOP deserves to die. And I in my own little way will help tfhe process withmy vote.


44 posted on 07/04/2013 1:19:05 PM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/) Obama, do you hear me?)
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To: mylife
It wasn't the attacks on him that did it, he pretty much had a disastrous bunch of early debates. I think he hurt himself with his "heartless" comments, and from what I understand, his early ramblings were from his back surgery pain killers. Unfortunately, the rambling did him in. He was much sharper in debate just before he had to get out due to low polling and no traction.

By then it was too late. I do think he would have done a lot different in the voters eyes had he done well earlier.

45 posted on 07/04/2013 1:21:51 PM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: Jane Long

Yes - that rings a bell. However delivering a speech is nothing like responding in a presidential debate. I wasn’t that impressed with him in any of the debates. He always had a deer in the headlights kind of look. Maybe it was pain meds. If so thats a shame.


46 posted on 07/04/2013 1:22:06 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Jim Robinson; All
Does anyone around here honestly think it would have made ANY difference who dinglebarry's opponent was? I don't. I think the fix was in.


47 posted on 07/04/2013 1:23:02 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: Jim Robinson

Somewhat irrelevant. Romney could have doubled his level of Hispanic support and still lost. And none of the GOP candidates would have received enough Hispanic votes to make a difference. The difference-making votes were with other demographics. I have become resigned to the fact that this country isn’t white enough to defeat a hipster, Marxist, half black community organizer.


48 posted on 07/04/2013 1:24:20 PM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: Lakeshark

It was a lot of things.
I admit he was not ready for prime time, but he is the real deal.


49 posted on 07/04/2013 1:26:10 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: bigheadfred

Well, just look at the stats. How many voters just stayed home? And most of them were white. The lesser of two evils just doesn’t turnout the would be republican voters.


50 posted on 07/04/2013 1:27:21 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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