Washington - A top Latino Republican strategist had harsh words for U.S. GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and joined other conservatives calling for immigration reform. Carlos Gutierrez, who led Romney´s Latino outreach during the presidential campaign, told CNN´s "State of the Union" he was "shocked" Romney last week blamed his overwhelming electoral loss on "gifts" U.S. President Barack Obama gave key groups, especially blacks, Latinos and young people. "(Snip)I think we lost the election because the far right of this party has taken the party to a place that it doesn´t belong.
Comments: And after he drops this bomb, he goes on to say he doesn´t know whether Romney realized how his remark about Obama´s gifts to special interest groups would affect the Latino vote. This guy was out there on CNN, going after Romney and cited as though he was a major player in Romney´s campaign. He was an "adviser", of which I expect there were many, and his primary loyalty is to his Latino constituency. And to immigration reform. And to himself. Sounds as though he has political aspirations of his own.
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Mr. Hanky, 11/19/2012 9:28:51 AM (No. 9023417)
I´m all for reform. Issue how ever many visas and green cards as we think we need in a timely fashion. If that´s 1 million per month or whatever that number happens to be. Everyone else...enforce the law. No one has anything against immigrants, it´s the look the other way lawlessness that people can´t stand.
I would like to humbly suggest a Grand Compromise for the Grand Old Party. Immigrants who are here illegally plead guilty to a misdemeanor of crossing the border illegally, they can have no public assistance in any form for two years, then if they have a clean record and pay taxes, they will be declared to have paid their debt to society and will be given "legal status" and can have driver´s license (requiring insurance), they can hold jobs (provided they pay all the taxes) but can not vote (only lawfully admitted citizens can vote).
I do not care if he was only one of many "advisors." We have so many of these characters who end up backstabbing us. I´m convinced that this is an organized effort to divide and destroy from within. Another reason the party finds itself where it is today...
Wow - so this gentleman is shocked that Romney´s comments about gifts contributed to his losses and may have offended minorities. While it may not sound politically correct - many truths have been spoken by Mr. Romney. While it may not have been the only reason - it was a significant one. Since early this year when Mr. Obama started evolving - supports gay marriage, by passed the Congress and essentially granted amnesty to young illegals, guaranteed contraception free of charge to young women and used this to snare or shore up his support among these various groups - they were gifts. Keith Koffler has an excellent article on his site about Mars - everyone should read it. The armchair quarterbacking is incredible.
1. Amnesty is not reform. Reform is not amnesty. Clear enough? 2. Reform? OK, here it is -- legal applicants go through a clear, streamlined, proper screening; offer something [we have a surfeit of deadbeat takers] of value [skills, a record of achievement]; no extended family; recognize there´s no such thing as birthright citizenship, particularly as a reward for fraudulent entry; We the citizens get to pick who comes in. And there´s a probationary period. Maybe 10 years? Cross the line somehow? Break the law? All the green-card, steps toward naturalization, etc. are voided. Out you go. See Point 3 for forfeiture. What´s that? Tough. 3. Here illegally? See ya. 100% forfeiture of property here [keep the clothes on your back and a change of undies]. That´ll help address the insane costs illegals have created for honest, law-abiding citizens. 4. We didn´t invite you. We´re doing you one of the biggest favors possible in this life. Keep your nose clean, or you´ll learn some things that: a. you never suspected; and b. you never wanted.
There you go. It´s not complicated, really. Only summoning the will to do what´s right seems hard to achieve, and nearly impossible for politicians.
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