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Romney under fire for immigration remarks (Flip Romney loves illegals too)
Reuters ^ | 2011-11-23 | Sam Youngman & Lily Kuo

Posted on 11/23/2011 11:48:17 AM PST by rabscuttle385

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was accused on Wednesday of flip-flopping for comments he made in 2007 indicating he was open to a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants.

Romney's remarks, made on NBC's "Meet the Press" when he was a candidate for president, were circulated by rival Newt Gingrich's campaign the day after the former Speaker of the House of Representatives came under similar fire for suggesting during a debate Tuesday night that he was in favor of such a pathway for immigrants.

Opponents of a pathway, a large swath of the early-voting Republican electorate, have branded the proposal as equal to an amnesty for the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants living in the United States.

Conservative Republican voters in early-voting states like Iowa have demonstrated little patience for candidates or office-holders who are receptive to any plans that would grant citizenship to illegal immigrants.

The Gingrich campaign noted that during the 2007 interview, Romney said "that those people who had come here illegally and are in this country, the 12 million or so that are here illegally, should be able to sign up for permanent residency or citizenship."

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To: Parley Baer
That is what Mitt said. Newt said no such thing on a path to citizenship.

Illegal aliens could give a crap about citizenship. What they really want is legal residency meaning they can work here legally and qualify for welfare programs. This is their primary goal plus their spawn are usually anchor babies so they are citizens who will one day vote by the millions

51 posted on 11/23/2011 10:12:06 PM PST by dennisw (I heard the old man laughing What good is a used up world and how could it be worth having-Sting)
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To: AndyJackson
But the notion that we are just going to round up and toss out 30 Million folks is a fantasy, and not a very Christian fantasy at that.

You are smart enough to know that most illegal aliens will self-deport if cut off from jobs via e-verify& employer sanctions and cut off from welfare via stricter verification. Do all that. Lock down the Mexico border with 10,000 military and a fence. Have a guest worker plan for agriculture only and you have a plan

So as far as rounding them up and tossing them out.....there are much easier ways but you already knew that. Oh .....we can also offer them free plane rides home including their anchor babies too if they elect to GTFO and self-deport

You can get rid of 60-75% of illegal aliens this way. The rest we toss out

52 posted on 11/23/2011 10:22:49 PM PST by dennisw (I heard the old man laughing What good is a used up world and how could it be worth having-Sting)
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To: AndyJackson

Excellent and true. If we want to be branded cruel and heartless then we stay with the hard line antics. Otherwise, thoughtful analysis, like yours, shows that we need a immigration surgery, not butchery.

Well done and Happy Thanksgiving.


53 posted on 11/24/2011 5:09:51 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

The truly cruel and heartless act would be to permit the Mexican invasion to turn the southern US states into an extension of the socialist, corrupt, drug-gang anarchy that is present day Mexico. Open-borders proponents advocate a policy that would kill American prosperity. One only has to look at the budget disasters in California and New Mexico and the violence along the border in Texas and Arizona to see the brutal reality of this predictable catastrophe.


54 posted on 11/24/2011 1:22:41 PM PST by littleharbour
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To: Politics4US

Will you vote for them in November 2012?


55 posted on 11/24/2011 9:00:51 PM PST by asa asa
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To: AndyJackson

{Then there is a large class who actually turn in honest work doing jobs Americans won’t do or cannot do, pay taxes, and pay their own way through life. }

By definition, they must also be driving illegally, have various levels of fake ID, and are magnets and enablers for other illegals.

So no, there really aren’t that many that are truly living honestly.


56 posted on 11/24/2011 11:57:48 PM PST by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: ngat

Betcha Annie got some nice tile work done cheaply by illegals and is now trying to make himself feel good. Too bad one of them didn’t injure themselves and sue him like no licensed contractor is able to do.

No license= they’re your employee, legally here or otherwise, and can wind up owning your house if they can convince a jury that they deserve it for their injuries (and yes, my livelihood is suffering because of underbidding by illegals.)


57 posted on 11/25/2011 4:22:48 AM PST by at bay ("We were all in agreeance of that."--slutmom jury foreman, Larry Mokirlyjo)
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To: littleharbour

Good post and correct. You note the tri-fold problem with immigration - criminality/corruption (not just the act of immigrating, but true crimes), the welfare state, and bad immigration policy.


58 posted on 11/25/2011 6:32:15 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: rabscuttle385

Hilarious how the NewtBots think whatever Mittens said absolves their guy. It doesn’t. It just shows we have TWO John McCains to avoid this year, and I will do so. Newt is dead to me. Mittens was already.


59 posted on 11/25/2011 6:42:46 AM PST by montag813
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To: asa asa

Yes


60 posted on 11/25/2011 9:44:46 AM PST by Politics4US
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To: rabscuttle385

There is only one viable candidate on that stage that will end the illegal invasion, and that’s Herman Cain.


61 posted on 11/25/2011 5:01:44 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (I had considered voting for Gingrich... but on second thought ... it would not be "humane")
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To: montag813

Hey you added “bot” to the word Newt! That was extremely clever and proves beyond the shadow of a doubt that all Gingrich supporters are mindless, knee-jerk people.

Well done!

Hank


62 posted on 11/25/2011 10:05:05 PM PST by County Agent Hank Kimball (Screw it. Newt's the smartest candidate and the guy I want to see debating Obummer. Flame away.)
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To: ngat
they are destroying the job market for American masons and tilesetters who want work aboveboard

And where would these American born masons and tile-setters be found? Here in DC the old time masons were Italian, imported from Italy for this specific skill. Now they are all Latin Americans. My white American contractor does a great job with sheetrock and 2x4s. Want something that requires a bit of skill, looks nice and won't turn to mush if it should get wet - can't be done.

63 posted on 11/26/2011 5:23:08 AM PST by AndyJackson
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To: AndyJackson

“My white American contractor does a great job with sheetrock and 2x4s - Want something that requires a bit of skill, looks nice and won’t turn to mush if it should get wet - can’t be done.”

That is a damn lie. It is the same damned lie used by every employer too cheap and deceptive to pay the free-market wage needed to survive by any American-born tile-setter, mason, or other specific-skill job.


64 posted on 11/26/2011 6:49:31 AM PST by ngat
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To: Borax Queen

The RNC supports illegal immigration and amnesty because that is what the global corporate interests desire. No borders and $3 an hour.

If Republicans wanted the borders closed it would have been done on 9-12-01. Instead Bush and his pal Vicente Fox delayed their orchestrated plan for amnesty for several years and did nothing about illegal immigration.

Rove demonstrated his allegiance to the illegals years ago when he told Tom Tancredo to never again darken the door to the White House. The RNC wants Hispanics just like the Dems pretending that they will vote for the Republicans.


65 posted on 11/26/2011 4:55:19 PM PST by apoliticalone (Honest govt. that operates in the interest of US sovereignty and the people, not global $$$)
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To: GeronL

Americans need amnesty from this nightmare they need a path to their very own nation.


66 posted on 11/26/2011 10:40:24 PM PST by magna carta
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To: dadfly; All

glenn beck endorses michele bachmann. just got an email.
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Who was the e-mail from? Glen Beck or Michele Bachmann? Glen said on the radio, just the other day, that he told Michele that he was NOT endorsing her.


67 posted on 11/27/2011 4:45:16 PM PST by no dems (Why do you never see "Obama" bumper stickers on cars going to work in the morning?)
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To: rabscuttle385
I'm sick of the media defining candidates based on soundbites and unproven accusations. Voting and Business Records are more important than gaffes or campaign promises. Every TV network will cheerlead for whoever will buy the most TV ads. Every TV network except for Fox News will also cheerlead for whoever Obama can beat.

I don't deny that Romney is a RINO that the media wants to elect, but what is his immigration record as Governor?

68 posted on 11/27/2011 5:37:56 PM PST by pulaskibush (Thou shalt tax/steal from Peter to help Paul/Pablo is not in the Bible!)
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To: rabscuttle385
I'm sick of the media defining candidates based on soundbites and unproven accusations. Voting and Business Records are more important than gaffes or campaign promises. Every TV network will cheerlead for whoever will buy the most TV ads. Every TV network except for Fox News will also cheerlead for whoever Obama can beat.

I don't deny that Romney is a RINO that the media wants to elect, but what is his immigration record as Governor?

69 posted on 11/27/2011 5:38:27 PM PST by pulaskibush (Thou shalt tax/steal from Peter to help Paul/Pablo is not in the Bible!)
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To: no dems

humm. i just got back from being out of town for thanksgiving and saw your comment.

well “endorse” i guess is a politically charged word and may be wrong in this case. i’m an engineer so i deal in plain meaning. the email was from michele bachmann and here is the quote she says is from beck.

i know what the quote means but i should have included it:

“There is somebody I think that is exceptional and truly comes the closest to embodying the spirit of Lincoln or Washington in this field. And I believe that it is Michele Bachmann.”

“We have to trust somebody. That’s not to say that there aren’t good candidates elsewhere. The others, many of them are good, decent men. But this woman is exceptional and I would ask that you would take a look at the character and the true life of Michele Bachmann. I believe she means what she says and says what she means.”


70 posted on 11/27/2011 7:19:09 PM PST by dadfly
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To: dadfly

I used to really like Michele. I could have voted for her. But, she is so mean-spirited. She is the first to kick her opponents when they’re down or try to exploit their political misfortunes for her own political gain. She did it to Pawlenty and then Perry and then Cain and before Newt was off the Debate Stage Tuesday night, Michele’s staff was sending out texts, Tweets and Facebook messages saying that Newt Gingrich was in favor of Amnesty. It’s like one lady said,on FOX News, the other day: “Michele Bachmann comes across as desperate.”

I don’t even like her any more. She is a political opportunist and I expect her to throw a hissy fit when she comes in 4th or 5th in Iowa.


71 posted on 11/27/2011 9:15:09 PM PST by no dems (Why do you never see "Obama" bumper stickers on cars going to work in the morning?)
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To: AndyJackson
But the notion that we are just going to round up and toss out 30 Million folks is a fantasy, and not a very Christian fantasy at that.

No, that's not really a fantasy, but the number one straw man the pro-amnesty for illegals advocates constantly throw up to defend their pandering position.

Enforce the law, especially at the employer level, and begin improving border security (SECOND), and illegals will begin to self-deport.

72 posted on 11/28/2011 6:13:21 AM PST by Will88
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