Last year, it was difficult to tell where Mitt Romney stood on immigration matters because he crafted his various statements in an ambiguous fashion and - of course - neither MSM journalists nor citizen journalists tried to find out exactly what he supported. Now, he's let us know where he stands (for now at least). From this:
Romney believes that one way to attract more minorities to the GOP is to pass immigration reform before the next election, saying the issue becomes demagogued by both parties on the campaign trail.
"We have a natural affinity with Hispanic-American voters, Asian-American voters," he said.
Passing "reform" before the election would be a great way to absolutely guarantee a Republican defeat. Even if the GOP completely screwed over their base and pushed "reform" as hard as they could, the Democrats would still get most of the credit. No matter how hard the GOP panders, the Dems will always be able to out-pander them. And, the "reform" would give even more power to those Dem-linked groups that will push for even more immigration in order to obtain even more power. The only thing that the GOP could hope for would be a backlash, but the leadership of the GOP has shown time and again that they simply don't have the brainpower to take advantage of anything like that.
Sun, 04/05/2009 - 07:38 · Importance: 4