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El Hecho del Sketcho (Romney "pivoting" on illegal immigration)
The Daily Caller ^ | April 11, 2012 | Mickey Kaus

Posted on 04/11/2012 6:14:51 AM PDT by C19fan

Smells Like Pivot: Thomas Edsall and others smell the long-awaitedfeared Pivot on Immigration in this story about Mitt Romney, in which Romney actually seems to seek votes from the “immigrant community” by blaming Obama for not following through on the issue:

“Let the immigrant community not forget that, while he uses this as a political weapon, he has not taken responsibility for fixing the problems we have.”

According to Edsall:

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: immigration; romney
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1 posted on 04/11/2012 6:15:02 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Illegal immigrants are nothing but government growth hormone and anyone who supports amnesty is a traitor.


2 posted on 04/11/2012 6:18:30 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: C19fan

We have to retain a House and elect a Senate that won’t approve any of this Dream Act/amnesty for illegals nonsense.


3 posted on 04/11/2012 6:29:27 AM PDT by Will88
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To: C19fan

I was disappointed when Lt. Gov. of Mississippi Tate Reeves, who I supported and voted for, endorsed Romney early in the process. Disappointed again when he appointed some democrats to chair some of the comittees in the Republican dominated State Senate and especially Senator Hob Bryan (d). Lt. Gov Reeves then sent the Illegal Immigration enforcement bill to Sen. Bryans committee where Sen Bryan killed it.

This is what we’re to expect from Romney and his minions, the same thing I would expect from the democrats.


4 posted on 04/11/2012 6:31:35 AM PDT by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: C19fan
Lots of speculation but short on facts. I do know that Kris Kobach has endorsed Romney. That is a good thing.

The pundits can interpret things all they want. Romney is making the point that the Dems had total control over Congress for two years. They could have passed CIR (read amnesty) in much the same way they passed Obamacare. They didn't.

Now Obama is running around the country blaming the Reps for not doing anything on immigration reform. Hispanic interest groups have not been happy with Obama in this regard. Obama has initiated a backdoor amnesty that is ongoing today. He has sued the states of AZ, AL, and SC for enforcing federal immigration laws.

Romney is reminding the voters, including the 40 million immigrants in this country, 75% of whom are illegal if you believe USG statistics, that Obama is all talk and no action. I don't buy the various scenarios offered by the pundits in this article. However, I am disturbed that Rubio is now talking about a Rep Dream Act and is working with Cornyn and Hutchinson on this legislation. The Dream Act is just another piecemeal amnesty. If the Reps are dumb enough to believe that this will get them the Hispanic vote, then they are truly the Stupid Party.

5 posted on 04/11/2012 6:33:44 AM PDT by kabar
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To: C19fan

Through all this campaign season, Romney was ostensibly talking the ‘toughest’ on the amnesty/illegals topic, but we all knew he was lying through his teeth. Because that’s just who he is... a lying SOB. I’ve never encountered a Republican candidate who, on any and every issue, I trust less.


6 posted on 04/11/2012 6:40:14 AM PDT by greene66
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To: kabar

Unfortunately they are—and they are.


7 posted on 04/11/2012 6:40:29 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: C19fan
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8 posted on 04/11/2012 6:50:23 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: C19fan
Nomination wrapped up - time for a reset!


9 posted on 04/11/2012 6:54:50 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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Damn.. why doesn’t Obama cast Biden aside and take Romney on as a running mate and convert the election to an up-or-down referendum on a “unity” ticket.

How again does Romney differ from Obama?


10 posted on 04/11/2012 7:05:11 AM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: duffee

Agreed, and similarly disappointed.


11 posted on 04/11/2012 7:10:40 AM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
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To: ScottinVA
How again does Romney differ from Obama?

Well, for one, Romney doesn't need a teleprompter to lie to us.

12 posted on 04/11/2012 7:13:47 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: ScottinVA

I can’t think of one single issue important to conservatives that we don’t have to concede for Romney.

He is easily the worst candidate the GOP has ever put up.


13 posted on 04/11/2012 7:18:27 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: COBOL2Java

Yeah, that’s true. It must come more natural to him.


14 posted on 04/11/2012 7:20:37 AM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: greene66
Santorum was actually the toughest because he spoke about limiting legal immigration as well. Gingrich supported amnesty and Paul is terrible on immigration.

I still think that Romney will be OK on the issue given his selection of Kris Kobach as his advisor. In order to change things, Congress would have to agree to whatever is done. I doubt that Romney would be suing states that enforce our immigration laws.

15 posted on 04/11/2012 7:20:55 AM PDT by kabar
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To: ScottinVA

“How again does Romney differ from Obama?”

Romney would be the more diligent and competent leftwing statist. The asylum would be run by Nurse Ratched instead of Emily Litella.


16 posted on 04/11/2012 7:22:01 AM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
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To: C19fan

It looks like Mr. Etch-A-Sketch’s campaign has begun its downward trajectory into becoming one hot mess.


17 posted on 04/11/2012 7:32:58 AM PDT by Lauren BaRecall
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To: kabar

Marco Rubio is not a conservative.


18 posted on 04/11/2012 7:42:15 AM PDT by Lauren BaRecall
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To: Lauren BaRecall

Who said he was?


19 posted on 04/11/2012 7:50:44 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Lauren BaRecall
Marco Rubio is not a conservative.

He plays one on TV. ;-)

20 posted on 04/11/2012 8:31:32 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: kabar

Many posts around here reflect a general opinion that Rubio is conservative/tea party. Last I heard, Mark Levin still thinks so.


21 posted on 04/11/2012 9:26:19 AM PDT by Lauren BaRecall
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To: COBOL2Java

Yeah, right! :-)


22 posted on 04/11/2012 9:27:51 AM PDT by Lauren BaRecall
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