Skip to comments.MITT MIFFS W ON BORDERS (Bush exasperated with Romney's hard-line immigration stance)
Posted on 02/02/2008 12:44:12 PM PST by Liz
President Bush has maintained neutrality but privately expresses exasperation with Romney's hard-line stance on immigration......Bush is upset Romney changed his position at the expense of the president's immigration reform. Bush and McCain are not close, but he's grateful for McCain's support on Iraq and immigration.
Florida Gov. Crist's unexpected late endorsement, which helped propel McCain to victory, was an unpleasant surprise to state Republican leaders. Crist had said he was not making an endorsement after shunning Giuliani's courtship and suggested that they also stay neutral. His support for McCain irked Republican activists who generally would have preferred former Romney. Romney carried heavily Republican Collier and Lee counties in SW Florida by substantial margins.....voters McCain will have to win over if nominated.
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Um, yes, you are losing our country for us if you are supporting open-border-McCain over Romney.
We’re losing our country is you support EITHER McRino or multiple choice Romney.
OK, who are you supporting? Oh, pleeeze don’t say Ron Paul!
McCain could stand to lose a few pounds and spend a little time in the sun.
No candidate is good on immigration. McCain ranks at the bottom. I put Huckabee as next worse.
Huckabee on Immigration:
2006 - Supported President Bush’s immigration plan and claimed that opposition to Bush’s proposal was driven by “racism or nativism” and that it wasn’t amnesty. (Ralph Hallow, “Huckabee ‘Serious’ About Presidency,” Washington Times, 5/17/06)
2007 - Wrote in his 2007 book that implementing strict enforcement of immigration laws “would be sheer folly” and that it made sense to give “those here illegally a process through which they pay a reasonable fine in admission of their guilt for the past infraction of violating our border laws and agree to adhere to a pathway toward legal status and citizenship.” (Mike Huckabee, From Hope to Higher Ground, 2007, p. 117-118)
Championed an effort in Arkansas to give in-state tuition at state colleges and taxpayer-funded scholarships to illegal immigrants, similar to the DREAM Act proposal at the federal level. (Laura Kellams, “Senators research U.S. law on aliens,” Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 1/27/05)
When Republican state senators in Arkansas proposed legislation modeled after Arizona’s Proposition 200 [to require proof of citizenship for voting and public benefits], “Huckabee described it as ‘inflammatory ... race-baiting ... demagoguery.’ He said the bill, which seeks to forbid public assistance and voting rights to illegal immigrants, ‘inflames those who are racist and bigots and makes them think there’s a real problem. But there’s not.’” (Governor says anti-illegals measure could scare off companies like Toyota,” A ssociated Press, 2/3/05)
Opposed a raid on illegal immigrants in an Arkansas poultry plant even though calls to his office were “about 1,000 to one” against his stance. (Melissa Nelson, “Huckabee Risks Political Fortunes To Denounce Immigration Raid,” Associated Press, 8/5/05)
Helped lead the effort to open a Mexican Consulate in Little Rock to issue Matricula Consular cards to Mexicans living in the U.S. (including those in the U.S. illegally). Many banks, including some in Arkansas, accept the card as a valid form of identification. (Jon Gambrell, “Ark. Candidates Criticize Mexican Matricula Cards,” AP, 10/18/06)
|First of all, I don't support McCain or Romney. And second, you have to be kidding. Why on God's green Earth would I, as a veteran, ever consider Romney (the lying, flip-flopping, gay-loving, gun-grabbing, culture of death-advocating former governor of Massachusetts) over anyone (except a Democrat)? I mean look at his record:
My support is now with Ron Paul. He’s the most conservative one left standing after my first two choices left the race, that being 1) Tom Tancredo and 2) Duncan Hunter.
I’ll never pull the lever
for a RINO.
At least Ron Paul has a history of supporting limited government, is against the NAU, against abortion, is in favor of denying citizenship to illegals’ offspring, and is a strict Constitutionist. The same cannot be said of McRino or Romney.
Your humor is, at times, desperately needed on threads. : )
[Your humor is, at times, desperately needed on threads. : )]
Thank you nic, and it ‘makes a point’ too!
Thank you devolve.
I wish it weren't such a full link. I would love to post it all. But, those who click the link will find some very relevant facts, there.
Good Lord he looks like something outta the movie The Day After.
Mitt will go along with whoever he is fronting for and if that is the global community; we will see worse.
First things first! — Build The Fence!!
Even Liberal Jaun McClinton has gotten the message!
But McCain told Russert he would still sign McCain-Kennedy if(when) it came to his desk as POTUS - if he ever, God forbid, gets the chance.
Gosh Mr. President. No need to worry. Romney never means what he says.
The press release is on Huckabee’s website. It definitely says “No Amnesty”. Huckabee is coming up on Fox around 4:30 p.m. CST so maybe he’ll tell more then.
I guess it hasn’t hit the news cycle yet because I can’t find it anywhere but on his website.
Romney claims in his TV ad that he put state troopers on the trail of illegals in his state. But he didn't do so until he had less than a month left in his term. He was already considering running for president, and the new governor-elect was expected to rescind the arrangement.
Romney began talking about giving troopers the power to make arrests on immigration charges earlier in 2006, but he didn't sign an agreement with the federal government--a necessary condition for that authority to be granted-- until Dec. 13, 2006.
Source: FactCheck.org: AdWatch of 2007 campaign ad, "Immigration" Nov 9, 2007