Skip to comments.Romney won't say he'll overturn immigration order
Posted on 06/17/2012 7:52:00 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
BRUNSWICK, Ohio (AP) Mitt Romney is refusing to say that he would overturn President Barack Obama's new policy allowing some young illegal immigrants to stay in the United States.
The Republican presidential candidate tells CBS Face the Nation that if hes president, Obamas executive order would be overtaken by events by virtue of my putting in place a long-term solution.
Romney was asked three times in the interview if he would overturn Obamas order, but he didnt directly answer the question. Instead, he said would work to pass a law to help those young people who were brought in by their parents through no fault of their own. Romney said he doesnt know why Obama feels stop-gap measures are the right way to go.
The candidates comments represent a further softening of his rhetoric on immigration since the GOP primary campaign ended.
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I anticipate the sound of crickets as well...
I am talking principles -YOU are talking people.
I speak for myself -you are Romney's useful idiot.
Did you anticipate that?
I didn’t know we were now going to pretend that millions of illegals in our country has no effect on the economy.
So standing up for principles against a unconstitutional grab is muddling side issues, distractions and a trap set by Obama?
Why? Because it is the responsibility of the SITTING HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES to impeach the fraudulent little commie bastard, that’s why. Why should the man running for the office of president against the freaudulent bastard commie feed ammunition to those who are trying to distract from what really has to be done to maintain their Congressional oaths of office? Can’t you see a set-up when it’s dangling before your eyes?
Hahahaha.....sorry, just thought it was funny that people could believe Romney would overturn this if elected.
“Dont we need a president who will defend the Constitution?”
At this point we need a candidate that will crush Obama. One way to do that is to NOT chase the red herring issues thrown out to distract the public from the real issues of the economy, Obamacare, etc.....Like a MLB player we need to keep an eye on the ball until it is in the glove. Only then can we throw the ball where it needs to go. Patience, lets get the usurper out of the WH and back into his grass hut.
Milquetoast Romney will not win the election... Obama must beat himself.
Sure it affects the economy but do you think the economy would be emphasized if the debate goes this way?
No, it will be about ethnicity and Romney will lose points to Obama on that score. Keep focused on the economic numbers OVERALL...Romney wins.
Nobody can say they weren’t warned.
“I think it’s a trap set to get Romney embroiled in a immigrant hating kerkuffle.”
You bet it is. So far Romney hasn’t taken the bait.....we’ll see.
The smart move is to keep on Obama’s many failures as POTUS.
From the economy to National security and foreign relations, Obama’s presidency has been a sad joke. Time to shepard’s hook him offstage......
Not Romney or the kenyan.
Let’s hope Romney keeps his eye on the ball. Chasing red herrings meant to distract the average voter is a losers tactic.
Focus on Obama’s disasterous presidency and stay there untill all the votes are in!
Yes, it could very well be.
The economy was the top issue for weeks and Obama looked terrible. Suddenly the topic switches to one which makes Obama look like a hero to large populations in SW states. These states had a chance of going to Romney. And now conservatives are arguing? And now people are not singly talking about the economy?
Hmmm. Sounds like Chicago strategy to me.
Romney doesn’t say A LOT of things he should be saying...kinda why I am not feeling to positive about the future.
Not holding my breath on Willard.
Good Luck America!
Romney, I repeat, Romney, IS NOT A COMMUNIST, SOCIALIST, MARXIST! No one is perfect, and Romney has his flaws as well, but he is NO LEFTIST. Every change, elimination that must be made after his election will come one step at a time...obozo took four years to step on the Constitution, and “fundamentally change” this country....one step at a time. It will be OUR responsibility to then be vigilant and stay on top of Romney and make sure he does the will of We The People.
It will not be easy or a instant fix....but first, we must stand together and elect Romney to the White House, and drag out obozo and his gaggle of hacks, his big-mouth marxist, revolutionary “wife,” and the rest of the leftists, wherever they may be hiding. Marco Rubio had a plan for the handing of the illegal immigrants, but obozo beat him to it by stepping on the Constitution, and pushing it through, because he can! ‘cause he's king!
A FACT: these people are here, and we need their vote. Get Romney and Rubio in office...and let them formulate a plan for the handling of illegal immigrants in a orderly fashion.
Everybody, do not cut off your nose to spite your face. We must all stand together and get Romney into the White House...or this country will be lost to the hell that is communism, socialism, marxism, OBOMA! FIRST THINGS FIRST.
I pray that common sense will prevail, that men and women who love this country, warts and all, will unite and work together to remove the cancer that is oboma, and start the ball rolling once again to return this country to all that we love....
Vote Romeny IN, and drag the fat arses of leftism OUT of OUR White House.
Obamas looking better and better - as long as hes restrained by GOP majorities in both houses. If Romney becomes prez, hell use Democratic minorities and GOP centrists to get his liberal legislation passed. Whereas Obama provides no political cover for GOP turncoats in Congress.
Six years of bush and GOP Congress got us huge deficits and disastrous housing bubble. (Yes I know the Dems under Clinton started the bubble, but Bush and GOP kept it going by encouraging easy lending for people who couldn’t afford houses).
In contrast, when Clinton was president with a GOP Congress, we actually had some restraint in spending. The Republicans were incentivized to challenge the executive instead of to go along.
OTOH, a reelected Obama will give us terrible judges.
“Americans are not stupid and would welcome a conservative LEADER that could multitask -....”
You’re wrong, the average voter IS stupid.....That’s how we got Obama in the first place.
The focus should be winning the election not chasing every distracting (from Obama’s record) issue thrown out by Obama to befuddle Joe-sixpack, or to pander to single issue voter groups.
Aside: There is no way Romney will be anything other than himself.....a Rockefellar, East coast establishment, Republican (sic). Get out there in your local elections and make sure the winners of the downticket elections are all rock ribbed Conservatives......Presidents are not a “shoot and forget” smart weapon.....like any modern weapon they need constant quidance and correction. A CONSERVATIVE Congress will do that. Our goal as voters is to make sure that happens....do it!
As I said in a previous thread, Lets make sure “President” Romney rues the day he ran for President because of a Conservative Congress that’ll hold his feet closely to the fire for his entire term of office......let Romney limp out of office footsore from tangling with real Conservatives!
“Romney’s smart to let Obama create an issue in which if Romney doesn’t say the correct thing, Romney’s base abandons him?
I don’t get that, at all.”
It’s easy to understand....Romney doesn’t control what Obama says.....he only controls what he says. Responding to Obama only serves to put Romney on the defensive.
Romney needs to control the conversation.....Hit Obama where he is vulnerable....”It’s the economy stupid!”
Stay out of devisive issues...talk about people’s pocketbooks.
Chase neither rainbows, nor red herrings.
Again “It’s the Economy stupid!” from now until November 5th.
Mott can still focus on the economy AND still stand on principles.......what’s wrong with you people! Don’t limp along with the wimp - Romney!!!!!
And his numbers rise.
We'll get off this topic shortly and return to turf where Romeny far outshines Obama. Don't fall into traps which the left will try to use to divide. Their main strategy is always to continue to balkanize the US and divide conservatives. They'll try it again and again.
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