Quotes of the day

posted at 8:31 pm on June 17, 2012 by Allahpundit

Mitt Romney is refusing to say that he would overturn President Barack Obama’s new policy allowing some young illegal immigrants to stay in the United States.

The Republican presidential candidate tells CBS” ”Face the Nation” that if he’s president, Obama’s executive order “would be overtaken by events … by virtue of my putting in place a long-term solution.”

Romney was asked three times in the interview if he would overturn Obama’s order, but he didn’t directly answer the question…

The candidate’s comments represent a further softening of his rhetoric on immigration since the GOP primary campaign ended.

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Rick Santorum on Sunday gave a lukewarm defense of Mitt Romney’s response to the White House policy shift on immigration, asserting that Romney was trying to “walk a line” on immigration. Romney’s onetime rival addressed the substance rather than the process of the decision — though the latter, said Santorum, is the more “outrageous.”

“[Romney]‘s trying to walk a line as not to sound like he’s hostile to Latinos — and [voters in] very important states — but at the same time, I think you need to hammer the president on this now-habitual abuse of power,” he said on CNN’s State of the Union…

“There is a difference of saying, ‘I don’t like the law and I wish that the law were different, but I’m the president and my job is to faithfully execute.’ And he is not faithfully executing,” Santorum said.

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“This is obviously a way to divert attention from very bad news the president has had for three or four weeks,” McCain said. “That’s very clear.”…

“I don’t think a Mitt Romney as president of the United States would say, ‘we’re not going to enforce existing laws,’” he added. “That’s the first time I’ve ever heard of a president doing that. It may have happened, but certainly not in this fashion.”

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On issue after issue — gay rights, drug enforcement, Internet gambling, school achievement standards — the administration has chosen to achieve its goals by a method best described as passive-aggressive.

Rather than pushing new laws through a divided Congress to enact his agenda, Obama is relying on federal agencies to ignore, or at least not defend, laws that some of his important supporters — like Hispanic voters and the gay community — don’t like.

“If the president says we’re not going to enforce the law, there’s really nothing anyone can do about it,” University of Pennsylvania constitutional law professor Kermit Roosevelt said. “It’s clearly a political calculation.”…

“Say a Republican were to follow this strategy after regaining the White House in January of 2013 and the Supreme Court upholds the health care bill, and Romney can’t repeal it because the Democrats in the Senate filibuster it, he could basically repeal it through non-enforcement,” said Eastman.

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Since the very beginning of our Nation’s founding, there has been (by design) a healthy tension between the Legislative branch, which writes laws, and the Executive Branch, which executes those laws. Laws were only de facto valid when they were both on the books and willingly enforced. As every law is a limit upon the people, this created a very high barrier to restrictions on individual rights. In modern parlance we would say that it is a “feature, not a flaw,” as the tension between the branches reinforces the desired ideal that the default position of the federal government is inaction.

If President Obama’s frustration over a “do nothing” Congress prompts him to respond with a “do nothing” government, then I’m all for it. Imagine the good that could be done if a Republican president used Obama’s precedent: By not filling tens of thousands of authorized positions, he could shrink the size of government. By refusing to enforce some environmental regulations, he could remove barriers to economic growth and greater employment. By canceling unnecessary weapon systems, he could remove the influence of earmarks from the defense budget.

Instead of complaining about Obama’s decision, conservatives should applaud anything which increases government inaction.

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“This is not a political move. This builds on a lot of steps that we have already taken.”

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Via the Daily Caller.

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Advisors to Mr. Romney said in recent days that he was working on a platform that would include immigration policies, and they expected him to unveil them on Thursday when he speaks to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials in Florida.

Ana Navarro, an advisor on Hispanic issues to Senator John McCain in 2008, said in a Twitter message on Sunday: “After Obama move, it’s time. Romney NALEO speech Thurs is I-Day.’’


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steebo77 on June 17, 2012 at 8:33 PM

tenth!!!

WryTrvllr on June 17, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Romney FTW…

OmahaConservative on June 17, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Romney’s under no obligation to say anything so the leading quote there from the Yahoo hosted story quotes an absurdly petulent, Democrat-Obama-campaign slur: “Romney refused to…”

Romney handled well this latest bad deed by Obama from this past Friday, if, for no other reason than he remained aloof from Obama’s expectation that he’d be “servicing” Obama’s campaign taunt. Romney’s said (today and earlier) that the issue needs a “legislative solution” so that’s it and Obama’s little theatre fails again.

Lourdes on June 17, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Its not even dark yet. ; )

Bmore on June 17, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Geezzee .
Nite all .

Lucano on June 17, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Its not even dark yet. ; )

Bmore on June 17, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Sundays it seems to be earlier…

OmahaConservative on June 17, 2012 at 8:41 PM

If President Obama’s frustration over a “do nothing” Congress prompts him to respond with a “do nothing” government, then I’m all for it. Imagine the good that could be done if a Republican president used Obama’s precedent: By not filling tens of thousands of authorized positions, he could shrink the size of government. By refusing to enforce some environmental regulations, he could remove barriers to economic growth and greater employment [...]

Doesn’t this put the executive completely outside the law?

Axe on June 17, 2012 at 8:42 PM

I am beyond sick of hearing about Latino/Mexican issues. How about we talk about and concentrate on American issues?

MustLoveBlogs on June 17, 2012 at 8:43 PM

… and completely outside the constraints of the “balance of power” within the three branches?

Axe on June 17, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Doesn’t this put the executive completely outside the law?

Axe on June 17, 2012 at 8:42 PM

That was meant rhetorically, right?

steebo77 on June 17, 2012 at 8:45 PM

steebo77 on June 17, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Sorry. I’m feeling a little shocked. I’m not sure why. So I’m typing the thoughts as they occur.

Katie Price.

See?

Axe on June 17, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Way to roll, Stabbo!

Lanceman on June 17, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Imagine the good that could be done if a Republican president used Obama’s precedent: By not filling tens of thousands of authorized positions, he could shrink the size of government. By refusing to enforce some environmental regulations, he could remove barriers to economic growth and greater employment.

Yes! Stop sending block grants for welfare. Withhold highway funds for sanctuary cities/states. Use the block grant money to audit the sh1t out of companies that don’t use E-verify. Hell Yes!

jaime on June 17, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Heard some CBS babe on Face the Nation’s roundtable this morning ask, “If this new policy is so popular with the American people, why’d he do it in a Friday night dump?” Good question. Mitt’s still standing, and I think the conversation is about to turn to the legal issues of the president refusing to enforce laws. Boomerang Barack. He’s kind of a screw-up these days, huh?

Rational Thought on June 17, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Obama successfully ignores the most foundation of our political system, our Constitution. We are supposed to have separate legislative and executive branches. Obama disregards that, and most of the country yawns.
Disgusting.

GaltBlvnAtty on June 17, 2012 at 8:50 PM

I watched the interview on FTN, two thinks Romney should do as soon as possible;
(1) Take that smirk off his face
(2) If he is asked a direct question, answer it, and do not avoid answering it.

smokin hot politics on June 17, 2012 at 8:51 PM

bucking ofama is a stooge

Slade73 on June 17, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Instead of complaining about Obama’s decision, conservatives should applaud anything which increases government inaction.

I’m sorry, could someone point out to me where the government got smaller, spent less and was less intrusive due to The Won’s “inaction”. I can’t imagine how much the government grew based on Czars and staff alone.

Cindy Munford on June 17, 2012 at 8:52 PM

The contrast between competence and incompetence was so stark in this clip.

txmomof6 on June 17, 2012 at 8:52 PM

“I don’t think a Mitt Romney as president of the United States would say, ‘we’re not going to enforce existing laws,’” he added. “That’s the first time I’ve ever heard of a president doing that. It may have happened, but certainly not in this fashion.”

I’m thinking Andrew Jackson and the Cherokee.

Count to 10 on June 17, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Romney vs Obama

The battle of immigration….

Who will blink first?

idesign on June 17, 2012 at 8:55 PM

smokin hot politics on June 17, 2012 at 8:51 PM

smokin??? what???????????????????

WryTrvllr on June 17, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Is it the media’s duty or role to coerce statements out of Gov. Romney to be spliced and diced into future Obama commercials?

Cindy Munford on June 17, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Does anybody know where I can see the full Romney interview?

Mark1971 on June 17, 2012 at 9:00 PM

of course it is

Slade73 on June 17, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Considering Zero’s decision to ignore current law is a Band-Aid on a gaping wound, Mitt is wise to keep his cards close to his vest until unveiling his plan. Another Obamablunder.

Philly on June 17, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Bmore on June 17, 2012 at 8:40 PM

AP has a hot date. Or being a son on Father’s Day?

Cindy Munford on June 17, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Mark, you probably can access it from the CBS News page at Face the Nation.

Philly on June 17, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Mark1971 on June 17, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Newsbusters or Mediate?

Cindy Munford on June 17, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Cindy Munford on June 17, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Yeah, neither party has shown any inclination that they would use the power to cut spending or cut the size and scope of government. They’ll just use it to help their cronies and special interests to buy votes.

FloatingRock on June 17, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Yeah, neither party has shown any inclination that they would use the power to cut spending or cut the size and scope of government. They’ll just use it to help their cronies and special interests to buy votes.

FloatingRock on June 17, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Hold it. You mean you don’t like Mittens?

Lanceman on June 17, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Whoopsie.

Lanceman on June 17, 2012 at 9:08 PM

And here’s where Mitt’s Acquired Taste Conservativism get’s him in trouble.

If he’d just answer the question in a First things First manner He’d be able to both diffuse the situation and satisfy the Conservatives.

“I think the first thing we should be dealing with is the Border. Once that’s secure we can begin discussing long term legislation regarding the people who have moved here aleady.”

jaydee_007 on June 17, 2012 at 9:08 PM

mittens keep kittens warm

that’s worth something

Slade73 on June 17, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Mark, you probably can access it from the CBS News page at Face the Nation.

Philly on June 17, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Yeah, thanks. It’s there, but it’s chopped up into multiple videos. Don’t know if anything is left out from the full interview.

Mark1971 on June 17, 2012 at 9:09 PM

AP a father ?

Lucano on June 17, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Is it the media’s duty or role to coerce statements out of Gov. Romney to be spliced and diced into future Obama commercials?

Cindy Munford on June 17, 2012 at 8:59 PM

It used to be that we were supposed to ignore Romney’s record and only listen to his rhetoric, but now we’re not even allowed to listen to his rhetoric anymore? The obvious and correct answer for Romney to make is that he opposes the unprecedented power grab and would undo it, and secondly he opposes magnets and incentives for illegal immigration, thus opposes the move on principle. Why should that require coercion, what is so tricky about that?

FloatingRock on June 17, 2012 at 9:10 PM

AP a father ?

Lucano on June 17, 2012 at 9:09 PM

To a cat…

OmahaConservative on June 17, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Oh,…………. Happy Fathers Day Allah.

Bmore on June 17, 2012 at 9:14 PM

If President Obama’s frustration over a “do nothing” Congress prompts him to respond with a “do nothing” government, then I’m all for it. Imagine the good that could be done if a Republican president used Obama’s precedent: By not filling tens of thousands of authorized positions, he could shrink the size of government. By refusing to enforce some environmental regulations, he could remove barriers to economic growth and greater employment. By canceling unnecessary weapon systems, he could remove the influence of earmarks from the defense budget.

So, by violating the Oath of Office, by usurping the power of the Legislative Branch you can achieve such ‘conservative’ ends… isn’t that just swell?

Strange sort of ‘conservative’ ya got there, going lawless and all.

Way back in the horse and buggy days a Congress might have spent as much as a month gathering everyone together to impeach such a President. Now, in these modern times, four months out from an election is just way, way, way too close to it.

Dipsticks one and all Upon the Hill.

ajacksonian on June 17, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Bull crap it wasn’t a political move.

gophergirl on June 17, 2012 at 9:14 PM

I am beyond sick of hearing about Latino/Mexican issues. How about we talk about and concentrate on American issues?

MustLoveBlogs on June 17, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Heck yes.

chewmeister on June 17, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Bmore on June 17, 2012 at 9:14 PM

*snickers*

OmahaConservative on June 17, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Doesn’t this put the executive completely outside the law?

Axe on June 17, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Yes. It’s a nice pathway to a dictatorship. We got rid of a king once.

Instead, I dispense with those labels and use “more individualism” versus “more centralization” when it comes to who gets to exercise power. So while I believe in “law and order,” I am always cognizant of the fact that law is not an established fact but a transitory event. Free men should always question whether or not a law still makes sense. And if one determines that it does not, it is his duty to violate it.

He’s no conservative. There’s no mention of justice or morality. This is talking about every man doing what is right in his own eyes, i.e., nice, chaotic anarchy.

INC on June 17, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Speaking of Santorum…though off topic..you gotta love this.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/06/17/santorum-schools-cnns-crowley-what-moderate-and-willing-work-other-si

So what is a moderate?

CW on June 17, 2012 at 9:15 PM

if you want to see some of the prezzy’s antecendents..here’s the DC piece on Unger, his professor in Jurisprudence and Reinventing Democracy..(sounds familiar doesn’t it)

http://dailycaller.com/2012/06/17/unger-strike-obamas-former-professor-says-he-must-not-win-in-2012/

i would recommend the video. bizarre is the only word that comes to mind. (the part where he trashes barry starts at 6 min).

if you have the time, this is seriously interesting too

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roberto_Mangabeira_Unger

he is very active in Brazilian politics.

He has championed the Left Alternative.

Driving Unger’s political engagement is the idea that society can be made and remade. Unlike Mill or Marx who posited a particular class as the agent of history, Unger does not see a single vehicle for transformative politics. He advocates world-wide revolution, but does not see this happening as a single cataclysmic event or undertaken by a class agent, like the Communist movement. Rather, Unger sees the possibility of piecemeal change, where institutions can be replaced on at a time, and permanent placticity can be built into the institutional infrastructure.[60]

and lest you think this is old timey barry stuff:

During the 2008 US presidential campaign, Unger was in frequent contact with candidate Barack Obama via email and Blackberry.

Also, he’s very in with latin heads of state…from Mexico on South.

Major wheeler dealer.

r keller on June 17, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Is it the media’s duty or role to coerce statements out of Gov. Romney to be spliced and diced into future Obama commercials?

Cindy Munford on June 17, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Actually, they think it’s their job.

chewmeister on June 17, 2012 at 9:16 PM

I am beyond sick of hearing about Latino/Mexican issues. How about we talk about and concentrate on American issues?

MustLoveBlogs on June 17, 2012 at 8:43 PM

I hear ya. The reason we have all these “Latino issues” and apparently the need to pander is because of past amnesties and anchor babies of illegals that can vote. For that we can thank cheap labor loving Republicans and Democrats who want a welfare class voting block.

TxAnn56 on June 17, 2012 at 9:16 PM

I firmly believe Obama throws most of these “Hail Mary’s” to just see if he can get the GOP to flip out and start foaming at the mouth with an over the top reaction.

It worked perfectly for Obama with the HHS contraception mandate with social conservatives, but I think Romney is a much cooler player that doesn’t jump head first. Believe me, this was not the reaction Obama was hoping from Romney.

I’m a border hawk that’s in the Tancredo wing of the Party, but I also understand the delicate politics of immigration. Also, even though Romney may not be as strong on immigration as I would like, his rivals (Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry) were arguably to the Left of Obama with nonsense like this. Rick Perry was discounting their college tuition and trying to kill the building of a border fence and Newt was basically calling for an Amnesty for any illegal that went to church.

BradTank on June 17, 2012 at 9:16 PM

“I think the first thing we should be dealing with is the Border. Once that’s secure we can begin discussing long term legislation regarding the people who have moved here aleady.”

jaydee_007 on June 17, 2012 at 9:08 PM

First of all, that’s wrong. THe problem is with interior enforcement, not the border.

Secondly, the problem with what the Dog-Eater has just done has nothing to do with illegal aliens. The problem is that he just shat all over the Constitution (as he has done tens of times before, but more brazenly and openly than ever about something so integral as the rights of citizenship and the government’s job to work for citizens and no one else) and people are acting as if this is a policy issue.

This is a Constitutional issue and the rise of a retard tyrant. That is the only thing that should be addressed with respect to this unbelievably un-Constitutional crime. Impeachment is the least of the responses.

This is not about illegals, or votes, or anything of the sort. This is about our nation being a Constitutional Republic. Period. End of story.

No one has the guts to defend our Constitution against this Third World Canine Muncher with the 84 IQ. It is one of the worst and most pathetic times in all of human history as the greatest nation to have ever existed just watches itself be taken apart by an Indonesian Retard who was never even eligible for the Presidency.

Affirmative action kills and it kills in the ugliest way. Turn out the lights because it’s pretty much over; brought low by a malevolent retard I wouldn’t even allow to help an 8 year old with his math test.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 17, 2012 at 9:17 PM

I hate cats.

wolly4321 on June 17, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Romney won’t say he’ll overturn immigration order
By KASIE HUNT | Associated Press – 38 mins ago

Rmoney™ trying to be to cute by half here? Shoot straight, we already have a POTUS that shoots crooked.

Bmore on June 17, 2012 at 9:18 PM

I cut open a cat once.

faraway on June 17, 2012 at 9:19 PM

So, by violating the Oath of Office, by usurping the power of the Legislative Branch you can achieve such ‘conservative’ ends… isn’t that just swell?

ajacksonian on June 17, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Good point, it’s an ends justifies the means argument. And sure, in an ideal world if Palin or Ron Paul or some other reformer won the WH they could accomplish a lot with so much power, but the problem is that in actuality it’s the corrupt scumbags that always win and they won’t use the power that way, they’ll use it to help themselves and their crony elites.

FloatingRock on June 17, 2012 at 9:19 PM

I am beyond sick of hearing about Latino/Mexican issues. How about we talk about and concentrate on American issues?

MustLoveBlogs on June 17, 2012 at 8:43 PM

“Well Mr/Mrs Presstitute, lack of a legally legislated Immigration policy that this pResident finds to his satisfaction does not give this pResident the right to ignore legally legislated laws as it would not any other citizen, but I think you miss the larger picture. Is this inaction, again, on the part of Barrack Obama done to mitigate the disastrous results of another of his failed Programs, namely Fast and Furious gun sales to Mexican cartels that got hundreds of Mexican nationals and two Border Patrol agents KILLED so far with possibly many more to follow?
That I think is the more important question and until it is answered all sorts of payoffs may be demanded and given to the Mexican Nationals and Mexican Americans by this Administration”

Barrack Obama should tell his Attorney General to comply with all requests for information from the Congressional oversight committee so that we can be sure our interactions with the Hispanic peoples is done for the right reasons. Not out of guilt, coercion, or reparations for past failed policies!”

ConcealedKerry on June 17, 2012 at 9:20 PM

this board got creepy fast

Slade73 on June 17, 2012 at 9:20 PM

I hate cats.

wolly4321 on June 17, 2012 at 9:17 PM

I s’pose they are more practical than a dog in a NYC apt…

OmahaConservative on June 17, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Good point, it’s an ends justifies the means argument. And sure, in an ideal world if Palin or Ron Paul or some other reformer won the WH they could accomplish a lot with so much power, but the problem is that in actuality it’s the corrupt scumbags that always win and they won’t use the power that way, they’ll use it to help themselves and their crony elites.

FloatingRock on June 17, 2012 at 9:19 PM

We fought a war over this concept back in 1776.

Time to load up a few more thousand rounds of ammo just in case… I’d hate to have to relitigate this concept.

ajacksonian on June 17, 2012 at 9:21 PM

*snickers*

OmahaConservative on June 17, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Nice timing on the comments. Good flow. ; )

Bmore on June 17, 2012 at 9:21 PM

I cut open a cat once.

faraway on June 17, 2012 at 9:19 PM

You’re a Romney supporter, right?

FloatingRock on June 17, 2012 at 9:22 PM

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/kevinglass/2012/06/17/new_polls_highlist_uphill_deficit_battle

This may explain why the election will be close, and the job to control the deficits and debts will be tough.

bayview on June 17, 2012 at 9:23 PM

OT: Now it’s revealed how Obama won 52% of the vote. Tricks revealed.

When it came time to end the event, several girls in the audience remained mesmerized and couldn’t snap out of it,

faraway on June 17, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Try as they might, there just aren’t enough homos and Mexicans to swing the result. Though they may think of themselves as special, all the rest of us are special too.

phxconservative on June 17, 2012 at 9:24 PM

You’re a Romney supporter, right?

FloatingRock on June 17, 2012 at 9:22 PM

they’re from PETA, they kill cats all the time

Slade73 on June 17, 2012 at 9:25 PM

homos and mexicans…n!gga pleaaaaaaze

Slade73 on June 17, 2012 at 9:26 PM

I’m a border hawk that’s in the Tancredo wing of the Party, but I also understand the delicate politics of immigration. Also, even though Romney may not be as strong on immigration as I would like, his rivals (Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry) were arguably to the Left of Obama with nonsense like this. Rick Perry was discounting their college tuition and trying to kill the building of a border fence and Newt was basically calling for an Amnesty for any illegal that went to church.

BradTank on June 17, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Doesn’t it bother you that Romney made himself out to be this big immigration hawk condemning Perry for in state tuition (which I was against) but yet now he’s in Rubios’s camp with this Dream Act? At least Perry and Newt were honest about their positions, unlike Romney who was less than honest because he would say or do anything to get the nomination.

TxAnn56 on June 17, 2012 at 9:26 PM

they’re from PETA, they kill cats all the time

Slade73 on June 17, 2012 at 9:25 PM

In Indonesia Obama learned that dogs are the most perfect delicacy… thus we can see Bo as an MRE… Mutt Ready to Eat.

ajacksonian on June 17, 2012 at 9:27 PM

ajacksonian on June 17, 2012 at 9:14 PM

FloatingRock on June 17, 2012 at 9:19 PM

His thinking is straight out of the Left utopian playbook. You put the right people in charge and things will be great.

Thomas Sowell discusses this in A Conflict of Visions:

Sowell calls one worldview the “constrained vision.” It sees human nature as flawed or fallen, seeking to make the best of the possibilities that exist within that constraint. The competing worldview, which Sowell terms the “unconstrained vision,” instead sees human nature as capable of continual improvement.

The American Revolution embodied the constrained vision. “In the United States,” Sowell says, “it was assumed from the outset that what you needed to do above all was minimize [the damage that could be done by] the flaws in human nature.” The founders did so by composing a constitution of checks and balances.

The French Revolution, by contrast, embodied the unconstrained vision. “In France,” Sowell says, “the idea was that if you put the right people in charge–if you had a political Messiah–then problems would just go away.” The result? The Terror, Napoleon and so many decades of instability that France finally sorted itself out only when Charles de Gaulle declared the Fifth Republic.

INC on June 17, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Romney distinguished himself from the other R candidates by being tough on immigration. Without that, he wouldn’t have got the nomination. He can’t sell out the conservatives who supported him because of his unwavering position on immigration. Talk about a mother of all betrayals, this won’t do.

anotherJoe on June 17, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Though they may think of themselves as special, all the rest of us are special too.

phxconservative on June 17, 2012 at 9:24 PM


Special…

OmahaConservative on June 17, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Wolly4321 ?
Don’t H 8 AP’s cats ! Please , it could ………
Well , I’m not sure , but it could do something .

Lucano on June 17, 2012 at 9:28 PM

FloatingRock on June 17, 2012 at 9:04 PM

You and I agree on that one. I’m am so sick of the never ending Groundhog’s Day.

Cindy Munford on June 17, 2012 at 9:29 PM

INC on June 17, 2012 at 9:27 PM

It was the ‘Get Off My Lawn’ revolution.

What’s mine is mine, you keep your stuff as you earned it.

The moment you see what’s mine as yours, get off my lawn.

Me and Mr. Browning with the assist.

ajacksonian on June 17, 2012 at 9:29 PM

I don’t even see what the media hype about this is for. This administration, DoJ, ICE, Homeland Security, etc. hasn’t been enforcing our immigration policies for the last 3 years anyways (actually for the last thirty years). Obama’s statement was just political statement, the policy isn’t new.

lowandslow on June 17, 2012 at 9:30 PM

pResident, nice, you should really go ahead and trade mark it. It’s that good and you will never regret protecting it. See if you agree. pResident™

ConcealedKerry on June 17, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Bmore on June 17, 2012 at 9:30 PM

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/kevinglass/2012/06/17/new_polls_highlist_uphill_deficit_battle

This may explain why the election will be close, and the job to control the deficits and debts will be tough.

bayview on June 17, 2012 at 9:23 PM

It may also explain the drumbeat for more wars in Syria and Iran.

FloatingRock on June 17, 2012 at 9:31 PM

I didn’t see any of the Sunday shows, but I’m curious if any of the “real reporters” asked any of the Obama surrogates what has changed since six months ago when Obama himself said he didn’t have the authority to not enforce the law. Did this question even get asked at all? Seriously, does the Constitution only apply in non-election years?

JohnInCA on June 17, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Romney was pitch perfect on CBS this morning. He was magnificent in the way he kept bringing the focus back on Obama’s record. He was very careful not to give Obama any ammunition. Here’s the full interview:

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7411984n

I’m glad we now have a candidate we can be proud to put out there.

November can’t come soon enough!

bluegill on June 17, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Sorry for the bad formatting.

ConcealedKerry on June 17, 2012 at 9:20 PM

pResident, nice, you should really go ahead and trade mark it. It’s that good and you will never regret protecting it. See if you agree. pResident™

Bmore on June 17, 2012 at 9:33 PM

this won’t do.

anotherJoe on June 17, 2012 at 9:27 PM

What are you going to do, vote for Obama, you little traitor turncoat ninny?!? /Romney astroturfer (probably paid)

FloatingRock on June 17, 2012 at 9:34 PM

ConcealedKerry on June 17, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Good statement that should be a Romney press release.

I hope someone on his staff reads the comments here. We’ve certainly had enough communiques from his minions. I hope they report back.

INC on June 17, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Anyone else smell that?

Bmore on June 17, 2012 at 9:35 PM

smell that sh!t Dewey!

Slade73 on June 17, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Slade
what the heck you doing here this early???……… pops give ya the boot early to rest..////…….;)

angrymike on June 17, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Doesn’t it bother you that Romney made himself out to be this big immigration hawk condemning Perry for in state tuition (which I was against) but yet now he’s in Rubios’s camp with this Dream Act? At least Perry and Newt were honest about their positions, unlike Romney who was less than honest because he would say or do anything to get the nomination.

Romney was to the “right” of his rivals with respect to immigration, he did veto DREAM Act-type legislation while he was Governor, whereas Perry signed it into law with the college discount, so it was fair game and a legitimate issue to draw a contrast.

I don’t believe for a minute Romney “supports” any part of Obama’s action on this issue, he just doesn’t want to take Obama’s bait and talk about how many more Hispanics he plans to throw out when he’s President over the next couple weeks. He’d rather hammer Obama on the economy instead, which is why the President keeps throwing up these distractions.

BradTank on June 17, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Anyone else smell that?

Bmore on June 17, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Smells like lust.

Fallon on June 17, 2012 at 9:38 PM

this won’t do.

anotherJoe on June 17, 2012 at 9:27 PM

That will teach you to get your news from Fox News. I knew all along that Romney was lying. Did you know that Romney was tough on illegal immigration back during the ’08 primaries, too—until after he conceded the race to McCain. That’s when Romney admitted that he supported a pathway to citizenship and that all of his tough talk during the primary was a lie.

But then in spite of that admission, when he ran in ’12 suddenly he was tough on illegal immigration again. How convenient.

FloatingRock on June 17, 2012 at 9:38 PM

I cut open a cat once.

faraway on June 17, 2012 at 9:19 PM

You’re a Romney supporter, right?

FloatingRock on June 17, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Yes, all Romney supporters are cat dissecting dangerous people. Beware!!!

bluealice on June 17, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Doesn’t this put the executive completely outside the law?

Axe on June 17, 2012 at 8:42 PM

It’s not illegal if the President does it. – RMN

RickB on June 17, 2012 at 9:38 PM

I was just bored watching half time

Slade73 on June 17, 2012 at 9:38 PM

I hate cats.

wolly4321 on June 17, 2012 at 9:17 PM

I cut open a cat once.

faraway on June 17, 2012 at 9:19 PM

romney supporters, right?

renalin on June 17, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Romney’s under no obligation to say anything so the leading quote there from the Yahoo hosted story quotes an absurdly petulent, Democrat-Obama-campaign slur: “Romney refused to…”

Romney handled well this latest bad deed by Obama from this past Friday, if, for no other reason than he remained aloof from Obama’s expectation that he’d be “servicing” Obama’s campaign taunt. Romney’s said (today and earlier) that the issue needs a “legislative solution” so that’s it and Obama’s little theatre fails again.

Lourdes on June 17, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Yep, he shut them up in the best manner considering the circumstances. By saying that if he is elected he would advance legislation (which automatically means long term splution + respect of fhe law) that will deal with the matter in a comprehensive manner he basically dismissed 0′s EO as inadequate patchwork ‘solution’. I don’t see what else he could have possibly said…the congress can decide to take action against O as they see fit, it’s rheir prerogative to do so, but at this point Romney said all that needed to be said on the matter….That 0′s EO is going to be shot down automatically when new legislation is in place and that it eas all a futue attempt at politicizing the matter…I trust that people are not stupid and they ca see through 0′s pathetic Kabuki maneuvers and constant attempts at inflaming and inciting…

jimver on June 17, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Are we all going to get to pick and chose the laws we don’t want to obey?

Cindy Munford on June 17, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Santorum: Romney ‘Trying to Walk a Line’ on Immigration

By Alexandra Jaffe

Either Santorum is making a correct assessment, or he is acting as the surragate of the day.

Bmore on June 17, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Alright, ENOUGH with the cat jokes……….>:-(………….I had to put down an old friend this week……

angrymike on June 17, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Are we all going to get to pick and chose the laws we don’t want to obey?

Cindy Munford on June 17, 2012 at 9:41 PM

I can think of several I don’t want to obey. In fact, there are a few of the Ten Commandments I’d sometimes like to ignore…

OmahaConservative on June 17, 2012 at 9:43 PM

angrymike on June 17, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Sorry to hear that…

OmahaConservative on June 17, 2012 at 9:44 PM

I would advocate people donate to and vote for Gary Johnson here but he’s no better on this issue than Obama or Romney. But then, one of the reasons many people (gullible people IMO) preferred Romney to Gary was opposition to illegal immigration. With Romney once again revealing himself as the pathological liar that he is, why not vote for Gary Johnson? Certainly not for the illegal immigration issue.

I think Romney should lose a lot of support on this, this is a big issue for a lot of conservatives, I hope they don’t follow the sheep to the slaughter when they don’t have to.

http://www.garyjohnson2012.com/front

FloatingRock on June 17, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Smells like lust.

Fallon on June 17, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Spoken like a great cook. ; ) I was thinking fish, you were thinking supper. Good on you Fallon.

Bmore on June 17, 2012 at 9:45 PM

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