Mitt Romney is trying to dance around the immigration issue. And Mitt’s dancing is even worse than his singing. While Mitt continues to dodge questions about immigration, other Republicans are giving answers that show you exactly why he’s keeping his mouth shut.
Obama’s new immigration rules halt deportations of those who were brought here as children under the age of 16. It was a shrewd political move—Republicans can’t attack children. If you think that, you don’t know Republicans. GOP Representative Blake Farenthold actually said “you are also talking about people that came over at 16 years of age. At that point, you had a say in it, and that looks kind of more like amnesty.” “You had a say in it”? How many families hold a vote with their children on decisions like where they are going to live? I just know that if families operated like the Republican Congress, a few obstructionist children could grind everything to a halt.
A GOP Senate candidate in Wisconsin says that the press should stop writing “sob stories” about people who are struggling financially. For Republicans, the problem isn’t that some people are struggling—the problem is that other people have to hear about it.
The Obama campaign has chosen John Kerry to play Mitt Romney in practice sessions for the debates. That’s a little bit of a slap in the face, isn’t it? Being picked to be the stand-in for Mitt Romney is like being picked to be the body double for Rush Limbaugh. Of course, Kerry was the Democratic candidate in 2004, so he knows how to debate. But if he’s going to be Mitt Romney, he’s going to have to forget how to actually say anything when he’s talking.
Chris Matthews points out that Mitt Romney doesn’t really care about most policy issues. He just wants to be president. Chris said that Mitt isn’t a candidate, “he’s a speaker system.” And he’s not a very high-fidelity speaker system at that. There are certain notes that your Mitt Romney surround-sound system just won’t play... like what his immigration policy is.
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