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Claim: Mitt Romney said he won't flip flop on immigration at millionaires' meeting (Murdoch, Blankfein, Home Depot, Univision, Giuliani) - 07/02/12

This is all just hearsay, but it would be interesting if it turns out to be true [1]: Mitt Romney last week told a private group of potential supporters and business and media elites, including Rupert Murdoch, that he was treading carefully around the issue of immigration to avoid looking like a "flip-flopper."

Occupy DC helps the Koch brothers, shows what democracy actually looks like: a mob - 11/06/11

The Washington DC branch of Occupy Wall Street appears to be the dimmest and least emotionally-controlled of their various chapters. And, that's really saying something. For examples, see the videos below. In the first, they block a woman in a wheelchair from leaving a building. In the second, they use little kids as human shields.

David Shuster tries to keep left from learning about NCLR giving award to someone who'd proposed genocide - 05/30/09

The attached video shows former Rep. Tom Tancredo appearing on MSNBC's Hardball program discussing with David Shuster the issue of Sonia Sotomayor's involvement in the National Council of La Raza. On the downside, Tancredo doesn't back down from his comparison of that group to the KKK and, as happened during the election, he isn't able to very aggressively defend his points by demanding a hearing. However, by far the worst part is Shuster trying to keep their leftwing audience members from learning a disturbing fact. In 1994, the NCLR gave an award to the person who'd said the following (see...

New York Times editorial mind reads the "immigrant vote", gets it wrong - 01/19/08

Earlier today, the New York Times offered "The Immigrant Vote" [1], promising wrath and ruin upon those who dare stand in the way of corrupt businesses profiting from illegal activity: Nevada is the first state on the election calendar with a sizable Hispanic vote, and among them will be a substantial number of immigrants. We don't know who they'll choose, but we do know they are anxious. They have endured the racially tinged rhetoric used to sink immigration reform; they have witnessed Republican candidates exploiting the xenophobic nastiness. Families have been torn apart as illegal...

Intellectually dishonest James Kirchick - 01/08/08

James Kirchick of the New Republic - home of the odious Jason Zengerle - offers "Angry White Man/The bigoted past of Ron Paul", an attempt by the Beltway establishment to sink his candidacy by revealing excerpts from his old newsletters. Apparently much or all of it was ghostwritten, and the campaign tries to portray him as a (per Kirchick) "naive, absentee overseer, with minimal knowledge of what his underlings were doing on his behalf". To a good extent that doesn't wash, and many of the quotes provided are indeed very questionable in and of themselves. (The Ron Paul campaign responds to...

The Charlie Gibson/ABC/WMUR/Facebook/USSR Democratic/Republican debates - 01/06/08

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.

Kay Bailey Hutchison, Dems scale back border fence - 12/18/07

From this: [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 specifically called for "two layers of reinforced fencing" and listed fiv

Rudy Giuliani will "end" illegal immigration at border; anywhere else? (Florida speech) - 12/15/07

Rudy Giuliani gave a big speech in Florida earlier today, and his remarks as prepared for delivery are here: [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.

Huge warning sign: George P. Bush joins Fred Thompson team - 12/11/07

George P. Bush ("George Prescott Bush") has ( joined the Fred Thompson as the National Chair of his "Young Professionals for Fred Thompson" group. This is at least the second link he has to the Bush family.

Judy Woodruff/PBS lies about Romney, Giuliani ("anti-immigrant", Mark Shields, David Brooks) - 11/23/07

On tonight's PBS News Hour, Judy Woodruff discussed political matters with Mark Shields and David Brooks [1]. 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 immigration by declaring a massive amnesty.

David Brooks pines for Rudy Giuliani's illegal immigration supporting days - 11/23/07

David Brooks offers "The Real Rudy" (link), most of which 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".

Rudy Giuliani misleads about "NAFTA Superhighway" (Captain Ed, amnesty) - 11/20/07

Rudy Giuliani held a conference call earlier today, and "Captain Ed" says ( 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!

Rudy Giuliani + UN + David Rockefeller + CFR + Trilateral Commission + Bilderberg Group - 11/10/07

Holy Globalism! It was like a tinfoil festival as sometime in the 90s (perhaps July 16, 1994), Rudy Giuliani presented an award to David Rockefeller at a meeting of the Business Council for the United Nations [1].

Fred Thompson releases good-sounding immigration plan (attrition) - 10/23/07

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 against unauthorized alien workers and their employers.

Fox GOP October 21 debate had only two offhand immigration questions - 10/22/07

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.

Giuliani advisor warned about national worker's ID card... in 1986 - 10/11/07

As part of his pledge 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.

Rudy Giuliani afraid of citizen journalists (Brave New Films) - 09/30/07

Brave New Films is a sleazy [1], left-wing organization, akin to the low-rent Hollywoodish version of ThinkProgress. A few days ago, John Ehrenfeld from that site tried to attend [2] a Rudy Giuliani appearance, only to be kicked out apparently after Guiliani staffers learned who he was with.

Truther (lamely) confronts Rudy Giuliani, why can't we? - 09/16/07

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.

Rudy Giuliani's "foreigners-only" (national) ID card - 09/16/07

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):

Pandering prescribed: Bush admin hack learns Univision, Spanish media biased against GOP - 09/13/07

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 issues (abortion, etc.) and promising immigration "reform" (aka, an amnesty).

Rudy Giuliani wows them in Iowa! - 09/11/07

I usually laugh at rather than laugh with TAPPED, but this 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 diner here.

Rudy Giuliani tied to Trans Texas Corridor, "NAFTA Superhighway" (CNN/Youtube debate) - 09/04/07

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:

Bush doesn't deny North American Union - 08/22/07

From this: 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.

Giuliani Vows to End Illegal Immigration (WhiteOut, rubber stamp makers celebrate) - 08/14/07

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 search-and-replace of those two terms.

Rudy Giuliani names immigration advisory board - 08/13/07

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

Youtube/CNN Republican debate questions (I've had it edition) - 08/10/07

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. While Dr.

Dear Rudy Giuliani: yes, New York City was a sanctuary for illegal aliens - 08/09/07

Jake Tapper finally earns his keep and 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 aliens," Giuliani said at the time.

More proof GOP is corrupt, lacks differentiation from Democrats (Giuliani, Minuteman flyer) - 08/07/07

From this: 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 feared it would alienate voters in the nation's fastest growing minority group just weeks before elect

Dan Balz (WaPo), Mark Halperin (Time) relentlessly interrogate Rudy Giuliani - 08/07/07

In the past, this site has been sharply critical - to say the least! - of the mainstream media ("MSM"), pointing out that they consistently fail to ask politicians tough questions that would reveal the glaring holes in those politicians' policies. Now, I have to retract that, based on this video featuring Dan Balz (Washington Post, "WaPo") and Mark Halperin (Time 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"...

Shocker: politicians are scared of citizen questions - 07/27/07

Mitt Romney is apparently going to pull out of the next CNN/Youtube "debate" because he doesn't want to answer 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).

Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama speak to extremist-funding National Council of La Raza - 07/22/07

From this: 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 immigrants in the United States. But, s

Rudy Giuliani wants your thoughts on 12 Commitments to the American People (he just won't print them) - 07/19/07

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 At post time, no comments are showing. Now hold on there, reaching for your Orwellian allusions and all: it could be a technical glitch.

Rudy Giuliani: NYC didn't give sanctuary to illegal aliens (!?) - 07/12/07

In a move reminiscent of the 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.

Arnold is back: KFI's John & Ken supporting Rudy Giuliani - 06/11/07

Apparently KFI AM 640 Los Angeles hosts John & Ken - frequent opponents 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, with Arnie since revealing himself to be little more than a Democrat when it comes to matters like illegal immigration.

Life during the Rudy Giuliani administration, a preview - 06/06/07

The following video shows a "truther" reporter (Matt Lepacek) from Alex Jones' group trying to ask Rudy Giuliani pollster Ed Goeas some questions about 9/11.

Live coverage, GOP presidential debate, June 5, 2007 - 06/05/07

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 the government having only 24 hours to deny an application. 7: Ron Paul is pointing out that massive illegal immigration is subsidized...

1994: Rudy Giuliani explicitly welcomed illegal aliens to New York City - 05/15/07

The unremarkable and as-could-be-expected-biased "Top GOP Hopefuls Keep Distance on Immigration" by Michael Shear discusses how 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

Rudy Giuliani still braindead on immigration - 05/13/07

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 as it may, let's fast forward to his current "thinking": ...we need a tamper-proof I.D.

Rudy Giuliani is braindead on immigration - 05/01/07

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.