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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Digesting The GOP Debate And Mitt Romney’s First TV Ad

Republican presidential candidates former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and businessman Herman Cain listen to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at a Republican presidential debate in Washington. (AP)

The Republican candidates for president sparred over immigration, the Patriot Act and profiling during Tuesday night’s debate in Washington, DC.

One of the big moments featured the latest frontrunner, Newt Gingrich, saying he would allow some illegal immigrants who have been here for decades paying taxes, to remain in the country.

The other big political story is Mitt Romney’s first TV ad, running in New Hampshire, which includes a comment, taken out of context, from President Obama during the run-up to the 2008 presidential election.

Mitt Romney’s ad quotes President Obama as saying “If we keep talking about the economy we’re going to lose.”

But what President Obama really said was “Senator McCain’s campaign actually said and I quote: ‘If we keep talking about the economy we’re going to lose.’”

Michael Steele, Former Chair of the RNC said that this is politics and the Romney ad is fair play. But Democratic strategist Bob Shrum says the ad is a lie.


  • Rick Klein, senior Washington Editor for ABC World New and host of the political webcast “Top Line.”

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  • J Frog

    “Candidate makes misleading commercial about Opponent!!”….I guess it’s an important story….but it seems like you are going to have quite a few of those stories over the next year.   In the meantime, I wonder if President Obama will be emphasizing his 3 year stewardship of the economy in his campaign?  Probably not.

  • Anonymous

    Immigration is a highly volatile issue and no matter what
    the two parties say it will have equal ranking with the jobs and the economy.
    This was illustrated on CNN cable when former Speaker Newt Gingrich stated for
    the record, that people who had been here at least twenty five years, with
    roots could in some way become a legitimate member of this society, but with no
    path to citizenship–and those who came here in the last 5 years would not
    be accepted and would be eventually deported. The only problem I see with this
    as many others in the GOP race to become President simply did not entertain
    this, because others will see this as soft on immigration enforcement, and a
    ‘magnet’ for others to arrive in even larger numbers. It’s a complex state of
    affairs and the only avenue, I see for long term illegal residents, no matter
    if they are paying taxes, without a criminal background, have children  or
    as Newt said ‘going to church, is to file papers and then leave the country and
    wait in line like every other potential immigrant. Otherwise is greatly unfair
    to honest people, who have waited patiently years for a visa in other

    For the other illegal aliens who have no support, especially those who are in
    the welfare system, they must depart under their own means or eventually be
    deported. With the potential inception of the ‘Legal Workforce Act’ getting any
    job nationwide, will grow even more difficult for illegal migrants and
    immigrants. Businesses are under the growing pressure of being caught, with a
    chance of a large fines, loss of business assets and even prison. With an
    estimated 22 million Americans unemployed, many given-up, should add a urgency
    to enacting E-Verify. But as the candidates informed Moderator Wolf Blitzer, in
    last night’s debate, the border fence must be secured initially as that to me means
    the 2006 Secure Fence Act. Texas Governor Rick Perry added to the commentary a
    need for ‘Boots on the ground’ Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney,
    whom Gingrich had overtaken in the polls, jumped on the prospect in distancing
    himself from the former congressman.

    So far the Mandatory E-Verify Congressional bill has been ignored, accurately
    as the 1986 Simpson-Mazzoli bill had been–that GOP nominating candidate
    Gingrich expressed. Newt Gingrich is very well versed in immigration history; he
    and other supporters of the bill were promised certain regulations that were watered
    down. Gingrich added, “We were going to get two things in return,” he said. “We
    were going to get control of the border and we were going to get a guest worker
    program with employer enforcement. We got neither.”

    So the giant magnet for cheap labor is still obvious, because the politicians
    had obviously colluded with the business lobbyists, not enforcing the 1986
    Immigration Control and Reform Act. This type of reply will not go down well
    with Conservatives, specifically the millions of TEA PARTY members-a growing force
    of voters in thousands of nationwide branches. The Liberal Progressive,
    including their compatriots in the media, has tried to undermine the voting
    power of the TEA PARTY, moderate Democrats, and uncountable numbers voters in
    every political party. The disillusionment for the present administration has
    drawn the regular American out of their morass; unknown numbers who have never
    voted before. Not just white citizens but, but black people, Hispanics,
    Orientals and all racial majorities.


    On private land along the borders are hidden cameras placed
    there by concerned ranchers and property owners. The mind-set of the Democratic
    agenda is to expel that fewer aliens are crossing the border? The camera’s lens
    show a different story as the trails are still full of both hundreds of illegal
    groups daily, with the packed (mules) of drug migrant recruitment. There is no
    slowdown, as being recorded through this equipment. The border is still full of
    vast stretched of open land, barring a few rusty strands of barbed wire that
    has been there for decades. What all the prospective presidential candidates
    impressed on the audience was that the ‘Fence is not secured’ and without the
    House and Senate being integrated fully with the new fresh-faced TEA PARTY
    policymakers—it never will. Our immigration laws remain broken because of the
    undying influence of the thousands of lobbyists who jamb the halls of Congress.



    Legal Workforce Act (H.R.2885) that would require 100% of
    businesses to utilize E-Verify for all new hires within 2 years. The bill would
    also require all federal, state, and local agencies as well as federal and
    state contractors, sub-contractors to use E-Verify within 6 months. The Legal
    Workforce Act could open up jobs currently held by the approximate 8 million
    plus illegal aliens. I do agree with the larger populace of this nation that we
    should be attracting the cream at the top of highly skilled people, whose
    occupations is in Science, Math and computer technology and other highly
    specialized trades. What we must stop is those who come here to gain access to
    public entitlements. We have already become a free HMO medical care, to the world’s
    poor and a free schooling system for unknown numbers of children of illegal
    alien parents that courts make us use our taxes to incur. Where are we going to
    find the money to pay for these unfunded mandates, that if Obama’s health care
    for the majority is found constitution-the funding will spiral upwards even more?




    Firstly there is strong support for E-Verify law, The Legal
    Workforce Act, bill number H.R.2885, as just 35 co-sponsors are needed to bring
    this to the House floor. . Those American not working and want a job should get
    into action and phone 202-224-3121 in Washington and demand ‘ The Legal Workforce
    Act’ bill be passed. As an addition, you can go to the website of NumbersUSA
    and freely fax your House Representatives. All politicians, especially who are
    in the new TEA PARTY leadership will be held accountable in coming elections.  The majority of those politicians in
    Washington have their own site on the web, so everybody with access to a
    computer can write an E-mail.


    The Legal Workforce Act, E-Verify will prosecute businesses
    with harsh fine and prison for hiring foreign nationals. .NumbersUSA has all
    the facts and a free faxing system to contact the House to bring H.R. 2885, to the floor of the House.

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