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The politics of immigration…

In an election year everything is fair game, though how a candidate frames the argument is often the deciding factor as to whether or not it helps their cause. There is something to be said about the fact that President Obama stole a bit of Senator Rubio’s thunder with his recent executive order concerning children of illegal’s, and how it will eventually play into Governor Romney’s stance on the border. I myself have written at length about my own conflicts when debating immigration, and executive orders for that matter. There are also questions about how difficult it will be down the road to enact comprehensive immigration reform now that the POTUS has jumped the political gun.

Ultimately for me, it came down to the President’s own words and mannerisms during his little impromptu in the Rose Garden. Now I know many will flood my email box with hate mail about how I just don’t like Mr. Obama, and how I’m a racist Republican hack. But the truth is, the President is his own worst enemy when off the cuff. I’m not going to go back and forth on this except to print a post from my Facebook account in response to a local radio personality’s post on the POTUS’s order, which for good or bad sums it up:

Matt Allen WPRO 630 AM, Rhode Island:

Matt, President Obama is revered as a great orator by many on the Left. In fact, he is an unapologetic and idealistic politician of the first order. Born of Chicago politics, condescending and elitist when challenged, and off balance when not reading from script. Appropriately, “We the People” have the extraordinary and unique power to fire him in November, but will we? This election is not about The President or Governor Romney so much as it is about us Matt… I suspect it has always been that way… Enough said…

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Red meat…

If you follow my writing at all, you will know that I’m against amnesty of any sort. And for that reason you might conclude that Newt Gingrich’s recent immigration policy proposal as outlined in his 21st Century Contract with America might make me a bit queasy. To the contrary, I think it makes sense. The problem always comes when the media jumps the gun and harps the sound bite without the facts.

It is true that the Republicans consider themselves to be the party of the family, (the real family, not the Liberal facsimile). Therefore, it is only logical that we should promote that which we believe. Gingrich is correct when explains that it makes no sense to uproot and destroy a tax paying families which, after having been allowed to enter and stay in this country for 25 years or more by way of the current and failed immigration policy, and those of Administrations dating back to Reagan. If one would take the time to read the proposal, one would see that there would be a number of checks and balances, not the least of which deals directly with those more recent and “untied” to America if you will, being given their collective walking papers. There are even more qualifications that disallow voting rights as a penalty even to some of those who will remain.

The message here is simple. This is not a Rhino flip/flop like those of Candidate Romney, but rather a well thought out plan presented by a seasoned lawmaker who understands that simple expulsion of the almost 12 million illegals currently living in this country, while making for good campaign “red meat”, is simply not doable…

 

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