Mitt Romney is taking heat these days for contracting with a lawn mowing service that hired undocumented immigrants.
He is taking heat for being hypocritical in his immigration policies.
Judge for yourself. Here is the actual exchange* between Rick Perry and Mitt Romney during the Tuesday GOP debate.
Personally, I think Romney was sounding great until he over-explained his position (essentially, "I can't have illegals working on my property. I'm [b]campaigning[/], for chrissake!].
Had he instead said, "I can't have illegals working on my property, it's against the law" he would have scored (for me) a KO in this round!
*Exchange may be overstating it. It's pretty impossible to have an exchange with Gov. Perry. Rick Perry is one angry elf!!
This illegal immigrant thing happened some years ago, it ain't exactly news.
What in your mind qualifies as news?
The debate was aired on CNN just three days ago.
This issue was raised then and is being discussed now on various NEWS OUTLETS.
So that makes it news.
They remake a lot of movies too, doesn't make it entertaining just because the original was good. And any chance that the media has to stick it to a republican they will. Ancient history!
Perhaps you need to work on the ability to distinguish news from entertainment. Ancient history, in your dreams.
This wasn't some Katie Couric "gotcha" media moment, Repairguy.
This was Republican on Republican cat fighting.
The media just happened to be there to capture the whole ludicrous exchange on tape.
As I said (and if you read my OP carefully, instead of with your partisan glasses on) you will note that this could have been a total KO for Romney.
He had an opportunity to hit it out of the park with his answer.
He apparently did the right thing by firing the contractor.
I don't disagree with his solution of e-identification of workers.
But... he just can't help being Romney in the end.
He could have/should have said "I fired them because I don't sanction anyone who employs illegals." How it came out of HIS MOUTH was "don't bring illegals on my property because I can't risk being outed. I'm running for OFFICE."
World of difference.
Nice to see debates where the only person taking the High Road is Ron Paul, and as a result he can get no media coverage.
Americans are easily duped.
Well, you know...they really have to go back to when these 2 were in grade school. That's the way it's done nowadays..
Back to grade school, churches, people they had coffee with, what they eat, if they go on date-night, their grades, their military service, the color socks they wear (red...shhhhhhh), if they excercise, what time do they get up in the morning, their parents, their grandparents, their former jobs, what their wives did in their former lives, how are they as parents,and OMGGGG....did they ever have an affair? Oh...boxers or briefs?
Those 2??? I'd geuss Tighty-Whiteys!! Or Up-Tighty-Whiteys!
No kidding, LMC.
You just never know when your medal of honor is going to be discredited by swiftboaters!!
Meanwhile, some candidates' wives can actually kill people with their cars, but that's NOT news.
There's really no rhyme or reason to what gets dug/drug up and what stays under the carpet.
In the end, it's really about how you handle the disclosure.
Perry is desperate, digging up old stuff on Romney. Perry looked as if he could spit nails. I thought he and Mitt were gonna come to blows! IMO, Mitt def won that exchange.
I wouldn't want someone as hot-headed as Perry in charge of the nukes. And, BTW, one thing I like about Obama is his cool-headedness.
He's a loose cannon, alright.
I seem to remember having a similar concern vis a vis Sarah Palin and her finger on the button.
I thought the first part of the debate exchange was hilarious.
"You asked me a question. I'd like to answer it. Can I answer it, please?"
"It's my turn to talk. You had your turn. Now it's my time.
You'll get another turn after me. Will you please let me talk?"
"Boy, you're gonna have some problems as a president if you don't let other people talk!"
On the plus side, Perry did show some self-control. He didn't punch him out.
Perry is scary. Hey, I like that - scary Perry! I wouldn't want Palin to have access to THE BUTTON, either, but at least she doesn't seem as angry as Rick. I wouldn't want Christie in charge of the button for the same reason. I prefer a calm, rational leader!
A Christian view of immigration at Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Tucson:
[Gays and Lesbians are also welcome at Grace St. Paul's.]
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