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Summit of the Americas: Obama Rips Romney for Supporting Arizona’s Immigration Law
Weasel Zippers ^ | 4/14/12

Posted on 04/14/2012 4:58:48 PM PDT by hope

CARTAGENA, Colombia — President Obama, on a three-day trip to South America, attacked GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney’s stance on immigration reform today, saying his support for Arizona’s tough immigration law is “very troublesome.”

“We now have a Republican nominee who said that the Arizona laws are a model for the country. . . and these are laws that potentially would allow someone to be stopped and picked up and asked where their citizenship papers are based on an assumption,” Obama told Univision during an interview in Cartagena, where the president is attending the Summit of the Americas.

The three-day trip gives the president an opportunity to showcase his interest in the region and court Latino voters back home, whose support will be crucial in the upcoming election. Obama won a majority of the Latino vote in 2008 and his campaign is hoping for similar results come November.

If reelected, Obama vowed to tackle immigration reform.

“I can promise that I will try to do it in the first year of my second term. I want to try this year,” Obama told Univision.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; arizona; borderwars; cartagena; colombia; illegals; immigration; immigrationreform; mexico; obama; romney; sb1070
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"and these are laws that potentially would allow someone to be stopped and picked up and asked where their citizenship papers are based on an assumption,”

This is absolutley untrue. The law says that if someone has broken the law then the officer is allowed to ask immigration status.

1 posted on 04/14/2012 4:58:54 PM PDT by hope
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To: hope

Citizenship papers? You mean like when the officer asked me for my DL last time I got a speeding ticket?

Dang. I knew I should have sued for civil rights violations!


2 posted on 04/14/2012 5:00:52 PM PDT by sthguard (The DNC theme song: "All You Need is Guv")
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To: hope

You mean Obama is lying?


3 posted on 04/14/2012 5:01:17 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: FlyingEagle

> You mean Obama is lying?

Are his lips moving?


4 posted on 04/14/2012 5:03:40 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: hope

President Obama, on a three-day trip to South America, attacked GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney’s stance on immigration reform today, saying his support for Arizona’s tough immigration law is “very troublesome.”


0bama is right!

RINO Romney is just pandering. He doesn’t mean it.


5 posted on 04/14/2012 5:03:40 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: hope

Did Bush go to foreign countries and rip Kerry?


6 posted on 04/14/2012 5:05:00 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: hope
Roger That! That little commie punk will say or do absolutely ANYTHING for another term, narsistic little SOB!
7 posted on 04/14/2012 5:05:48 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: FlyingEagle

This is why Obama will beat Mittens like an unfaithful muslim goat.

Romney’s current rhetoric doesn’t match his past actions and he’s going to turn right around and pander to the open border crowd.


8 posted on 04/14/2012 5:06:36 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: hope

I hope everyone notices that Obama does this
when he is OUT OF THE COUNTRY.

That’s just not done, internal American politics
should stay here!

We have got to get Obama out of office.


9 posted on 04/14/2012 5:07:53 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

dam right he does...That’s when he’s got courage!


10 posted on 04/14/2012 5:10:12 PM PDT by hope
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To: hope

Obama knows no shame. He again travels to a foreign country and critizes his own country. This time in the form of the state of Arizona. He is a pander of the nth degree. What a piece of work!


11 posted on 04/14/2012 5:10:28 PM PDT by Saltmeat
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To: Raider Sam

Obama is hoping that the pesky citizenship clause will be gone from voter law by the time November rolls around.


12 posted on 04/14/2012 5:11:08 PM PDT by sthguard (The DNC theme song: "All You Need is Guv")
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To: cripplecreek

Just as fast as they can shake the etch-a-sketch.


13 posted on 04/14/2012 5:11:36 PM PDT by Track9 ("Strength through peace.. oh wait, I mean.." Mit Romney)
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To: hope

“We now have a Republican nominee who said that the Arizona laws are a model for the country. . . and these are laws that potentially would allow someone to be stopped and picked up and asked where their citizenship papers are based on an assumption,” Any other country and this would not be problem. I don’t have a problmem with it here, either. Sit down and stfu, 0bama.


14 posted on 04/14/2012 5:13:07 PM PDT by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then, the Tower of Sauron on 11.06.2012)
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To: FlyingEagle

And lying about our laws while he is on foreign soil? Isn’t that an impeachable offense?


15 posted on 04/14/2012 5:16:03 PM PDT by abclily
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To: unkus

It never gets old for you, does it?


16 posted on 04/14/2012 5:16:11 PM PDT by altura
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To: Saltmeat
Maybe he's campaigning for prez of this hemisphere.
17 posted on 04/14/2012 5:20:10 PM PDT by hope
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To: SueRae

That ‘citizenship papers’ thingie really irritates King Obama, doesn’t it?


18 posted on 04/14/2012 5:23:07 PM PDT by abclily
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To: altura

It never gets old for you, does it?


I forgot the /S

But on the other hand, it’s important to be consistent.

Go Romney!


19 posted on 04/14/2012 5:25:02 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: hope
it is absolutely false in Arizona but absolutely true in most of the countries present. Traveling through these nations it is not unusual come upon a road block and soldiers check everyone's papers.
20 posted on 04/14/2012 5:26:48 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: hope

So let me get this straight. The U.S. taxpayers paid for this scumbag to go to a “latino” summit so he could rip his opponent? He may be a messiah to some but to me, Obama sucks!


21 posted on 04/14/2012 5:33:27 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare is like a stool sample. You have to pass it to find out what's in it.)
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To: Saltmeat

“Obama knows no shame. He again travels to a foreign country and critizes his own country.”
________________________________________________________

Who says he is criticizing his own country?
We have yet to see any proof that he is really a US citizen.


22 posted on 04/14/2012 5:37:41 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: hope

GEE....this is what COLUMBIA REQUIRES:

Tourist Visas

United States citizens traveling to Colombia as tourists are not required to obtain a visa if they plan to stay for 60 days or less. To enter and leave Colombia within the 60-day period, all you need to present is a valid passport. Occasionally, immigration officials will ask you to present evidence of return or onward travel at certain border patrol stations and airports. All travelers, whether entering by land, sea or air, must enter the country through official border crossings. You may request extensions to the 60-day limit through the Colombian immigration authority at the Departamento Administrativo de Seguridad. Colombia does not charge any entrance fee or tax, but those leaving the country by plane do have to pay an exit tax that’s usually between $50 and $70, depending on the current monetary exchange rates.

Long-term Visas

Colombia offers a total of 17 different types of visas that allow for long term and permanent stays for everyone from international businessmen and journalists to students and volunteers. Some visas also give you the option to become a Colombian citizen in the future. Requirements for each visa vary quite a bit, but in all cases you’ll need at the very least a valid passport, three passport photos, a completed application form and police record that has been translated into Spanish. Other requirements may include signed letters of sponsorship, a copy of your marriage license and a copy of your birth certificate. These visas usually last between one and five years, depending on the type of visa.

Citizenship

Becoming a citizen of Colombia is difficult, time consuming and expensive in some cases. Most foreigners moving to Colombia permanently opt for long-term resident visas instead of citizenship because these visas are relatively easy to obtain and allow you to stay in the country for as long as you like with very few restrictions. Requirements for Colombian citizenship include a whole set of official documents—all of which must be translated into Spanish—detailed information on your financial history and current situation, fluency in Spanish and a knowledge of Colombian history and its constitution.


23 posted on 04/14/2012 5:39:58 PM PDT by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: FlyingEagle

Obama is not lying. He’s simply the first president in the history of the U.S. to campaign actively outside the U.S. It’s natural for him to pander to foreigners for votes. He’s never been anything but a campaigner.


24 posted on 04/14/2012 5:41:35 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: hope

Pathetic. Obama has no interest in the presidency, he only cares about himself and his Marxist cause.


25 posted on 04/14/2012 5:42:41 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Saltmeat

Local radio hosts call this “hispandering”.


26 posted on 04/14/2012 5:45:08 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: goodnesswins
Requirements for Colombian citizenship include a whole set of official documents—all of which must be translated into Spanish—detailed information on your financial history and current situation, fluency in Spanish and a knowledge of Colombian history and its constitution.

Change Spanish to English and Colombian to American and you'd have a model law for this country.

27 posted on 04/14/2012 5:48:35 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: hope
...these are laws that potentially would allow someone to be stopped and picked up and asked where their citizenship papers are based on an assumption...

Awwwww!

28 posted on 04/14/2012 6:00:15 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: hope
...would allow someone to be stopped and picked up and asked where their citizenship papers are based on an assumption,”

Leave it to DumBO to mix up Arizona and Mexico.

29 posted on 04/14/2012 6:03:00 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: Raider Sam

Only democrat presidents and expresidents bad mouth America and American citizens when they are visiting other countries. They drag all their hateful vile words towards us where ever they travel outside America’s borders.


30 posted on 04/14/2012 6:04:07 PM PDT by tillacum
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To: unkus

Absolutely right, lets vote for Obama.


31 posted on 04/14/2012 6:05:23 PM PDT by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: sthguard

They would ask you if pulled over in Columbia. Obummer is the world fool.


32 posted on 04/14/2012 6:17:30 PM PDT by ncfool (OMG 2012)
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To: All; hope

Why would he go to Colombia to talk about immigration to the United States? Any self-respecting nation should be insulted.


33 posted on 04/14/2012 6:17:30 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Newt says, "A nominee that depresses turnout won't beat Barack Obama.")
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To: sthguard

They would ask you if pulled over in Columbia. Obummer is the world fool.


34 posted on 04/14/2012 6:17:45 PM PDT by ncfool (OMG 2012)
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To: unkus

I heard that Romney put a dog on a car.


35 posted on 04/14/2012 6:18:37 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (This place is nuts.)
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To: Goreknowshowtocheat

Absolutely right, lets vote for Obama.


In all my posts ‘supporting Romney’, I have been sarcastic.

I can seem to be supporting Romney and people go nuts. I

can make a statement that “Obama is right” when he

criticizes Romney and people go nutts. It’s been amuzing.


36 posted on 04/14/2012 6:24:19 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Jeff Chandler

I heard that Romney put a dog on a car.


No, he tied a puppy to the bumper of his campaign bus and drove off.

LOL


37 posted on 04/14/2012 6:26:58 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: hope

Obama’s Secret Service stiffs some prostitutes, a hotel, and their marriages, and Obama wants to talk about the state of Arizona’s attempt to protect itself from foreign invaders? I wonder what Columbia’s immigration laws are. What are the immigration laws of Venezuela? And so on.


38 posted on 04/14/2012 6:30:37 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Jeff Chandler
Romney's backstabbing Karma (from 2008, too)
has run over his RINO dogma.

FLASHBACK:

The McCain/Palin ticket was up ++4 to 10 pts
in some polls, days prior to Election 2008.
So rather than helping the GOP, Romney and
TeamROMNEY and the RNME (Republican National Media Establishment)
decided …to attack Gov. Palin to throw Election2008.

Romney, and the Van der Sloot RNME RINOs for Obama in 2008

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?"



39 posted on 04/14/2012 6:31:31 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: unkus

I thought the purpose of all this anti-romney stuff was to establish that he is the most evil of the bunch.. Since we are down to two choices (both evil, but Romney is worse) then “the lesser of two evils=Obama”). Is my logic out of whack? Of course, I would prefer Newt, but preference at this point is sort of useless.


40 posted on 04/14/2012 6:43:38 PM PDT by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: Diogenesis

AND he wears holey underwear.


41 posted on 04/14/2012 6:48:15 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (This place is nuts.)
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To: Diogenesis

AND he wears holey underwear.


42 posted on 04/14/2012 6:48:32 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (This place is nuts.)
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To: Goreknowshowtocheat

(both evil, but Romney is worse) then “the lesser of two evils=Obama”).


Are you serious? Romney is more evil than 0bama???????


43 posted on 04/14/2012 6:51:59 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Goreknowshowtocheat
“the lesser of two evils=Obama”) . . . Of course, I would prefer Newt, but preference at this point is sort of useless.

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BLASPHEMER!

.

.

44 posted on 04/14/2012 6:58:01 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (This place is nuts.)
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To: Goreknowshowtocheat

I thought the purpose of all this anti-romney stuff was to establish that he is the most evil of the bunch.. Since we are down to two choices (both evil, but Romney is worse) then “the lesser of two evils=Obama”). Is my logic out of whack? Of course, I would prefer Newt, but preference at this point is sort of useless.


Please disregard my previous post about Romnry being more evil than 0bama. I get your point.

I also prefer Newt.

Churchill said he’d put in a good word for the devil if Hitler invaded hell.


45 posted on 04/14/2012 7:00:13 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: cripplecreek

Obama ain’t gonna make it.

You overestimate his intelligence and political skills.


46 posted on 04/14/2012 7:17:08 PM PDT by bibo_ergo_sum
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To: bibo_ergo_sum

You may be able to overlook what a scumbag Romney is but some of us are done looking the other way.

An unethical people will have an unethical government one way or another.


47 posted on 04/14/2012 7:25:05 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: hope

The scuzzball cannot even let politics go for one single solitary minute (even on foreign soil). It’s too beneath him to even think and act like a statesman on foreign soil.


48 posted on 04/14/2012 7:36:27 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: hope

Really, just as soon as you help me win the last election I will ever be in, then I will do all the stuff you want me to. As soon as i am done exhibiting my flexibility to the Russians....


49 posted on 04/14/2012 9:46:01 PM PDT by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: hope

ABO.

This communist monster needs to go.


50 posted on 04/14/2012 9:49:26 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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