Romney’s Weak Response To Arizona Ruling


He was reportedly on the scene in Arizona this morning:

“Today’s decision underscores the need for a president who will lead on this critical issue and work in a bipartisan fashion to pursue a national immigration strategy. President Obama has failed to provide any leadership on immigration. This represents yet another broken promise by this president. I believe that each state has the duty – and the right – to secure our borders and preserve the rule of law, particularly when the federal government has failed to meet its responsibilities. As candidate Obama, he promised to present an immigration plan during his first year in office. But four years later, we are still waiting.”

Translation: What about my broken promises?

I only said that I would veto the DREAM Act and build the border fence to win the Republican nomination. Now that I have won the GOP nomination, “Arizona’s immigration law” has become the E-Verify law, the border fence has become the virtual farce, and we need to “work in a bipartisan fashion” to pass Marco Rubio’s version of the DREAM Act and expand legal immigration to as a kickback to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

I’m really just a guy who wants to be president. I will say anything and take any position to get elected president. As your president, I believe we should “secure our borders” because the polling data requires me to give lip service to that position, but Clinton, Bush, and Obama all said the exact same thing.

If I really believed in securing border, I would have used this as another opportunity to take a firm stand on immigration. My actions speak louder than words.

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  1. This guy gives a limp-dick response to every Obama travesty. He even a bigger pussy than McCain, and I didn’t think that was possible. The guy has missed literally every opportunity to appeal to his base.

  2. I won’t bore you all with the details (though I certainly could give them to you if you’d like) but Romney’s plan to treat petitions on behalf of immediate family-members of Legal Permanent Residents (aka “Green Card Holders”) currently in status allowing legal immigration to the U.S. exactly the same as those same petitions for immediate-family members of U.S. citizens means, in effect, the admission of some 300,000 Mexican citizens currently awaiting their priority dates within 6 months to a year of Romney taking office.

    Which leads me to wonder: why are some nationalists supporting the immediate imporatation of over a quarter of a million Mexicans?

  3. “Which leads me to wonder: why are some nationalists supporting the immediate imporatation of over a quarter of a million Mexicans?”

    That’s easy to answer. They aren’t nationalists!

  4. Let’s hypothesize, perhaps Romney & Co. are doomers like us. With 120 days before election approx. and the looks of the credit markets doing a 2008 redux, and more importantly the BRA ever more violent and hysterical with the race card, perhaps he is waiting for a near breakdown in order in some locals/states or perhaps the country and world.

  5. I think this is more troubling …..
    Held: The Eighth Amendment forbids a sentencing scheme that mandates life in prison without possibility of parole for juvenile homicide offenders.

    On one hand they aren’t mature enough to be sentenced to life without, but at the same time other liberals are suggesting they are mature enough to vote.

  6. RJP is right. Miller v AL is more troubling because of the precedent it sets. I read Kagan’s majority opinion, and I came away from it thinking that this very same rationale and this very same Supreme Court (5-4 decision) could be used to find both the death penalty and life without parole for adult criminals to be in violation of the Eighth Amendment, and almost completely gut the concept of criminal responsibility for most people under the age of 18 in most circumstances, and also pretty much exempting many blacks, juveniles or adults, from most criminal responsibility.

    On its face, Miller v AL does not de jure prohibit states from having life without parole sentences for Under-18s who murder. What it does is disallow states from having a blanket life without parole sentence for all U-18 murder convicts — Grok the difference. However, the de facto disparate impact is that every lawyer for a U-18 murder convict who gets life w/o will drag the sentence into Federal court on Miller v AL grounds. The states, looking to avoid a hassle, will only allow a fixed term or a life with parole sentence for U18 murderers.

  7. Romney deserves to lose. The Republican Party deserves to be marginalized. It’s going to happen anyway.
    Looks like Alexander Hamilton got his wish, an “energetic” central government that has dissolved the states.

  8. Again.

    Romney is a pussyfooter and he’s starting to look and sound more and more like George Bush Sr – another glad handler who’s always wearing a crisp, ironed White shirt and agreeing with everyone in the room, even when he/they are in a room full of hateful Blacks, Arabs, Mexicans, Gays, Jews etc.

    The way to handle pussyfooters like Romney and Bush Sr. is not to try to use reason, arguments, it’s a pure power game. You have to let all pussyfooters know that they will be “outed” as pussyfooters, cowards if they don’t stand up for the legitimate rights of our/their people.

    Pussyfooters are usually defensive that others don’t think they are real men and are scared of any fight – that’s another reason Bush Sr and now Romney go gung ho for Neo Con foreign wars.

    Keep the pressure on, ratchet the pressure up – don’t let pussyfooters try to change the subject from domestic racial treason to flag waving, saber rattling for wars against Iran, Syria or…


  9. I was hopeful for Romney but all the naysayers at this site and others are right. He promised to be tuff during the Republican horserace. Now that is over, he has turned into McCain. What an awful thought. He is McCain. Well I certainly won’t give him any money but may still vote for him because I hate Obama so much. Perhaps it is best for Obama to win and destroy America and put us out of our misery.

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