I'm sure Mitt Romney thanks Rudy Giuliani for this:
"I believe that if Romney is elected president with a Republican Congress, immigration reform can be passed," Giuliani, who was mayor of New York between 1994-2001, said during a telephone interview from Florida, where he is campaigning for Romney.
"He will be sensible and humane with the undocumented who are living here and who comply with the...
... Johnson, owner of the Jets
* "former Rudy Giuliani adviser Anthony Carbonetti"
* "pollster and strategist" Kellyanne Conway (probably not anywhere near as rich as the rest)
Andrew Napolitano of Fox News
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Rep. Marsha Blackburn
Rep. Andy Harris
Rep. Mike Pompeo
John Fund of the American Spectator
Ann McElhinney, James OKeefe, and Bob Bowdon (film makers)
Tim Phillips and Phil Kerpen of AFP
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli
... racist". The other guest was the Rudy Giuliani-linked former Rep. Susan Molinari; Shuster said that she'd gotten a few awards from the NCLR.
Whatever Shuster was trying to say, he didn't understand or (more likely) was trying to obscure the point Tancredo was trying to make: the NCLR doesn't have a problem with "heroes" who propose genocide. Just as obviously, Shuster is a reflexive apologist...
... and Mike Huckabee with 9% each, Rudy Giuliani with 8%, Duncan Hunter with 6%, and Fred Thompson with 1%. The only openly pro-amnesty candidate, John McCain, got 25%. Rudy supports an amnesty, he just doesn't push it that much. But, to be fair let's add them together and come up with around a third selecting someone who's in favor of amnesty. And, other factors may have come in to play with that...
... Also, he appears to be a fan of Rudy Giuliani; at the last link Rudy gives an award to David Rockefeller and mentions all the groups with which he's been associated, including the CFR and the Bilderbergers.
TNR has released some scanned copies of the newsletters here. I'm going to leave it to others to look through all of them but the first one in the "Conspiracies" section is from 1978 - well...
Last night, Charlie Gibson of ABC News moderated two debates sponsored by WMUR and Facebook, featuring the Republican candidates and then the Democrats. Like all the preceding debates, it was like something ripped from the pages of the Soviet Union.
First, the Democrat version (transcript link) does not feature a single instance - not even one - of immigration or any related words.
[The House] last night passed a giant new spending bill that undermines current plans for a U.S.-Mexico border fence, allowing the Homeland Security Department to build a single-tier barrier rather than the two-tier version that has worked in California.
The spending bill, written by Democrats and passed 253-154 with mostly their votes...
...The 2006 Secure Fence Act...
Rudy Giuliani gave a big speech in Florida earlier today, and his remarks as prepared for delivery are here: joinrudy2008.com/article/pr/1085
[After my administration ends] We'll hand over a country where we've ended illegal immigration where it has to be done - at the border.
And also a country who's arms are wide open to people who come here, people who come here legally and openly.
... conflicting. Jeb Bush Jr. is working for Rudy Giuliani as the Chairman of "Florida Young Professionals for Rudy" (joinrudy2008.com/article/pr/911) at the same time as some of his father's former workers are now with Mitt Romney's campaign. Why, it's just like dynasties of old used to do it.
Given the Bush record of the last eight years, even Hillary would be better than someone who's got Bush...
On tonight's PBS News Hour, Judy Woodruff discussed political matters with Mark Shields and David Brooks . And, she lied:
On the Republican side, you've got Romney and Giuliani trying to sort of out anti-immigrant one another.
Obviously, that's a false statement about both. Part of Romney's stock speech about this topic is to support legal immigration. And, Giuliani wants to "solve" illegal...
... consists of a series of now-infamous Rudy Giuliani pro-illegal immigration quotes. I half-expected him to try to explain them away, but I wasn't too surprised that he explicitly supports that side of Rudy, calling someone who supported illegal activity "moderate". And, he says that by currently at least making noises about opposing illegal immigration, both Rudy and Mitt Romney are "competing to...
Rudy Giuliani held a conference call earlier today, and "Captain Ed" says (captainsquartersblog.com/mt/archives/016063.php):
Iowa wants to know about the NAFTA superhighway coming through the state -- Giuliani will not support any kind of NAFTA superhighway, anywhere.
What a relief!
... 90s (perhaps July 16, 1994), Rudy Giuliani presented an award to David Rockefeller at a meeting of the Business Council for the United Nations . In his laudatory introduction, he mentioned all the globalist groups with which DR has been involved: "he helped found the Trilateral Commission... for fifteen years he served as the Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations... [among others he's...
Fred Thompson - someone who I don't entirely trust and who in fact doesn't appear to be exactly energetic - has released an immigration plan that actually sounds acceptable (link). First he says he's against amnesty, but aren't they all. But, the surprising bit is that he appears to actually mean it:
Attrition through Enforcement. Reduce the number of illegal aliens through increased enforcement...
Last night's Fox New GOP "debate" only had two, offhand questions about immigration matters, and one of those was in response to something Fred Thompson said (transcript link). Their September debate at least had a section devoted to the topic, even if all the questions they asked were weak.
Obviously, immigration is a vital topic and many Americans are concerned about it.
... to "end illegal immigration", Rudy Giuliani wants to require all foreigners in the U.S. to carry a biometric ID card. As discussed at the link, that would either be ineffective or it would eventually result in a national ID card for all.
Back in 1986, one of Giuliani's current advisors - Annelise Anderson of the Hoover Institution - published "Illegal Aliens and Employer Sanctions: Solving the...
There have been several videos featuring "Truthers" more or less lamely "confronting" presidential candidates about 9/11. While one featuring John Kerry featured an actual dialog (and more or less a brush off), most of them involve the Truthers yelling questions at the candidate which are then ignored.
I've previously discussed how Rudy Giuliani's scheme to "stop illegal immigration" (one of his Twelve Commitments) by requiring a "foreigners-only" ID card would either fail or would eventually become a national biometric ID.
Here's another way that his card would morph from being just for foreigners to being for citizens as well. Consider the following quote (link):
"You then have a tamper-proof...
Leslie Sanchez ("director of the White House Initiative on Hispanic Education from 2001-2003") reads Univision's site and finds out that they're biased against the GOP, despite all the pandering that the Republicans have done. While she doesn't indicate anything beyond outreaching to the Spanish media, one can assume that she wants the GOP to try to out-pander the Democrats by stressing social...
... post highlighting "town mouse Rudy Giuliani saying embarrassingly stupid things about flyover country while in flyover country" found me regretfully doing a little of the second.
For instance, the bit of advice about "Do not, under any circumstances, make references to elite East Coast universities", referencing this Rudy quote:
"Aren't these questions great?" he said as he got up to leave the...
Rudy Giuliani claimed that he'd never heard of the "NAFTA Superhighway" but his law firm is deeply involved in the Texas leg of the project.
Here's a relatively mild question I put together for the upcoming CNN/Youtube debate about that discrepancy; please go to his campaign appearances and try to ask him this question:
"NAFTA Superhighway" is the term some use for the apparent plan to build a...
President Bush today sidestepped a direct question about whether he'd be willing to categorically deny there is a plan to create the North American Union.
Instead, he ridiculed those who believe that is taking place as conspiracy theorists.
Here's that portion of Bush's thoughts:
"We represent three great nations. We each respect each other's sovereignty.
Rudy Giuliani has vowed to end illegal immigration as we know it. Under his plan, a new governmental organization will scour the web, editing pages to change the words "illegal immigration" to "legal immigration" (all site owners will be required to put their passwords in a government database for their and our safety). Likewise, the same group will access newspapers' computer systems and do a...
Rudy Giuliani has named a few people as advisors on immigration matters. Their bios are here:
* Robert Bonner, former Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection
* C. Stewart Verdery, Jr., former Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
* Victor Cerda, former Assistant Secretary of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the DHS
I give up. Well, not really, but that's how I feel after watching some of the submissions for the Youtube/CNN Republican debate (to be held at some unknown future date). As with the Democratic version, expect CNN to pick the worst of the worst in order to a) not make the candidates uncomfortable, and b) not make CNN's standard questions look as weak as they are.
... has an article looking back at Rudy Giuliani's support for illegal immigration:
But if Giuliani inherited [Ed Koch's sanctuary for illegal aliens policy], he reissued it and seemed to embrace it.
At a June 1994 press conference, Giuliani decried anti-illegal immigration policies as unfair and hostile.
"Some of the hardest-working and most productive people in this city are undocumented...
Rudy Giuliani's southwest political director [Chris Gulugian-Taylor] left a top position [executive director] at the Nevada Republican Party last year after breaking rules by advertising a Minuteman border patrol rally in internal GOP e-mails.
The notices publicizing a "Stop the Illegal Invasion" rally in October 2006 outraged some Hispanic Republicans in the state, who said they...
... Magazine) relentlessly interrogating Rudy Giuliani. They even did it in the aisles of the WalMart in Boone, Iowa... as Rudy was buying granola bars!
These two lions of the MSM relentlessly quizzed him in a "take no prisoners" approach that amateur journalists cannot hope to match.
First, they asked if there should be CostCo's and WalMarts in Manhattan. Rudy answers yes, because he thinks they...
... questions like those from snowmen. Rudy Giuliani is likewise unsure. Hugh Hewitt thinks it will turn into a chance for CNN to ask a series of leftwing questions, and is suggesting against taking part.
A look at the questions for the debate submitted so far shows that they have little to fear. Unless, of course, they're afraid of asking a question from a hot dog (link).
Two top Democratic contenders in the presidential race are in South Florida to address the National Council of La Raza, the nation's largest Hispanic civil rights group.
Sunday morning, New York Senator Hillary Clinton told the gathering at the Miami Beach Convention Center, she would prefer to pass a comprehensive immigration bill that would provide a path to legalization for...
Rudy Giuliani has a new video at Youtube where he:
asks You Tube viewers for their opinion on his 12 Commitments to the American People. Voters are encouraged to leave their video or text responses here on You Tube or on Rudys12Commitments.com.
At post time, no comments are showing. Now hold on there, reaching for your Orwellian allusions and all: it could be a technical glitch.
... debate over the word "amnesty", Rudy Giuliani now appears to be claiming that New York City wasn't a sanctuary for illegal aliens on his watch. That's despite him suing the federal government to try to prevent them from overturning an executive order Ed Koch signed making it such a sanctuary and his support for that order.
... of illegal immigration - want Rudy Giuliani to be president. Or, at least John Kobylt does. He seems to think that the amnesty that Rudy supports isn't amnesty. He is, of course, wrong.
This is oddly similar to a previous situation: John & Ken were one of the major forces behind the Gray Davis recall and have supported Arnold Schwarzenegger. Unfortunately, we see how well that worked out,...
11: I'm going to go practice my track-standing. Back later...
10: Three minutes with Larry King commence now...
9: Hunter mentioned pardoning Ramos-Compean, and even bringing back the Reagan Democrats.
8: John McCain warns that having 12 million illegal aliens - 2 million of them being criminals - is dangerous. His solution is his bill, which would give them a wave-of-the-wand legalization, with...
... John McCain, Mitt Romney, and Rudy Giuliani are backing off from "comprehensive immigration reform", aka amnesty.
However, it does contain this:
[Frank Sharry, executive director of the National Immigration Forum] remembers watching in
Chris Wallace interviewed Rudy Giuliani earlier today, and got asked questions about his decision to put New York's emergency response center in the World Trade Center and other topics, including his immigration stance. Regarding the sanctuary policies he took the feds to court for, he says the standard thing: he wanted the INS to do their job but since they didn't he had to do something. Be that...
Rudy Giuliani has laid out his immigration plan to something called the "Latino Coalition". Assuming the article is correct, it's clear to me that he and/or his advisors aren't able to figure things out, and he is simply unqualified to be president:
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) told members of the Latino Coalition on Tuesday that U.S.