Mitt Romney faces the same fate as Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce who held extreme anti-immigrant viewsWednesday, November 16th, 2011
Mitt Romney will go down in American history as being irrational on immigration reform policies. I will never forget when the Romney camp appointed Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio Monday as honorary chair of the campaign in the state of Arizona, according to FOXNews.com.
It’s unfortunate to see this 2012 Presidential Candidate be up to his old tricks again on the immigration issue. Mitt Romney was so bad in 2007 that he moved Senator John McCain (who worked with Kennedy on an Immigration Reform Bill) further to the right and against immigration friendly views. Romney lost in 2008 against Senator John McCain, and he will continue to lose because it appears he hasn’t learned from his mistakes. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has pulled no punches over illegal immigration, even charging that Rick Perry created an inducement.
What I don’t understand is how both Russell Pearce (lost special elections to Jerry Lewis) and Mitt Romney will not adhere to principles of the Utah Compact. Both of these politicians are people that are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) community and if they would only act more like Jon Huntsman things would be a much healthier environment. For the record, Jon Huntsman supports the Federal DREAM Act and gets major Latino points to that regard. Romney, on the other hand, is a familiar old foe and charlatan who continues to take a “populist” approach in demonizing immigrants since 2007 when he ran against John McCain.
Here are similar parallels between Mitt Romney and Russell Pearce:
- Mitt Romney made Sheriff Joe Arpaio his state chair when he ran against Senator John McCain in 2007 and forced McCain farther to the right on his anti-immigration views.
- FactCheck: Yes, his ads DID accuse McCain of “amnesty”. (Jan 2008)
- Enforce the law against 12 million illegals here now. (Jun 2007)
- McCain’s plan gives special pathway to those here illegally. (May 2007)
- Keep rule barring immigrants from running for president. (May 2007)
- The 12 million illegal immigrants can’t stay forever. (Jan 2006)
- Illegal immigrants shouldn’t get tuition break in schools. (Nov 2007)
- Unfair to allow all illegal immigrants to stay. (Jan 2006)
- Tuition breaks encourage illegal immigration. (Nov 2005)
- Vetoed in-state tuition; turn off the magnet. (Sep 2011)
- Of course a border fence; of course no free tuition. (Sep 2011)
- Build 2,600-mile fence with enough guards to secure it. (Sep 2011)
- Turn off the magnet that attracts immigrants. (Sep 2011)
- Deport illegal immigrants in 90 days under the ideal setting. (Jan 2008)
- AdWatch: Huckabee ok’ed tuition & scholarships for illegals. (Dec 2007)
- FactCheck: Took hard-line on illegals (Dec 2007)
- Avoid chain migration; disallow families from one citizen. (Dec 2007)
- FactCheck: Illegals employed at his home, but by contractor. (Nov 2007)
- AdWatch: No driver’s license & in-state tuition for illegals. (Nov 2007)