Liberal Gingrich: Sticks SEIU Sword in Romney’s Conservative Immigration Stance & In Himself

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has rebuked Newt Gingrich for his dishonest FL ad on Romney's stance on illegal immigration. Jan 24, 2012


Think Newt Gingrich is conservative?

Voters can’t ignore the flashing liberal daggers coming from his mouth.

Gingrich gleefully bashes private-equity investment/capitalism.

Get him in front of a crowd and he coughs up class warfare “Mitt Romney is trying to buy the presidency… people power beats money power every time.” Yes, he’s criticizing Romney for being organized, planning ahead, and convincing Americans that he’s the best candidate to lead America… enough so that they’ve given him their money. (Newt is all about DEFLECTION; remember that leisurely Greek Isle cruise he took right after announcing his candidacy when he could have been working/organizing/seeking financial backing for his presidential run?)

Don’t forget Gingrich’s “right-wing social engineering” en garde against Paul Ryan’s medicare reform plan (see video below).

Now, Gingrich is sticking the SEIU sword into Romney’s conservative solution for illegal immigration. And, Newt doesn’t care that in his flip-flop about-face flailing, he’s stabbing himself:

Newt Gingrich borrowed talking points from Barack Obama and the SEIU on illegal immigration and used them to attack Mitt Romney’s conservative approach. He was rebuked by Marco Rubio for doing it, and had to retreat. Then he attacked his own position on immigration. This is who Newt Gingrich is: an unreliable leader who undermines conservatives, hurts our party, and emboldens President Obama and his liberal allies.” –Albert Martinez, Romney for President spokesman

Gingrich opposes an immigration position he supported:

This morning in Miami, Newt Gingrich came out against self-deportation. “‘How close were to breaking out and laughing out loud about this fantasy?’ Newt said mockingly while discussing Mitt Romney’s idea of ‘self deportation’ during his interview with Univision this morning.” (Charlie Spiering, “Gingrich Mocks Romney’s Wealth; Self-Deportation,” The Washington Examiner, 12/25/12)

But, just two months ago, Gingrich’s spokesman, speaking about Newt’s immigration plan, said this: “It’s likely the vast majority of them would self-deport.” “On the Gingrich campaign website, the top item in the ‘solutions’ section presents a 10-step plan for addressing illegal immigration. … A spokesman for Gingrich said only a small percentage of current illegal immigrants would likely be allowed to stay. ‘It’s likely the vast majority of them would self-deport,’ said spokesman R. C. Hammond.” (The Concord Monitor, 11/29/11)

In December 2010, Gingrich agreed with radio host Laura Ingraham that self-deportation was the right choice. LAURA INGRAHAM: “We have to enforce this law. We have to do that first. No work, self deportation. Come back. We can figure out our immigration system after we enforce this border. You’re not going to get the support of the people unless we really see that border enforced.” GINGRICH: “I agree with you. I’m against comprehensive reform.” (“The Laura Ingraham Show,” 12/3/10)

In 2008, Gingrich’s American Solutions website declared: “Anything Less Than Requiring Those Who Are Here Illegally To Return Home To Apply For Legal Status Is Amnesty, Plain And Simple.” “Everyone currently working in the United States illegally must return to their home country to apply for the worker visa program. Anything less than requiring those who are here illegally to return home to apply for legal status is amnesty, plain and simple.” (American Solutions Website, www.americansolutions.com, Archived 10/22/08)

Gingrich was forced to pull down his false anti-Romney attack ad:

Senator Marco Rubio Demanded That Gingrich Pull Down His “Inaccurate, Inflammatory” Anti-Romney Ad. “‘Sen. Marco Rubio scolded Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign over a Spanish-language radio ad that accuses rival Mitt Romney of being ‘anti-immigrant’ ‘This kind of language is more than just unfortunate. It’s inaccurate, inflammatory, and doesn’t belong in this campaign,’ Rubio told The Miami Herald when asked about the ad.” (“Rubio Scolds Gingrich Camp, Says Ad Bashing ‘Anti-Immigrant’ Romney Is ‘Inaccurate, Inflammatory’,” The Miami Herald, 1/25/12)

“In the wake of Sen. Marco Rubio’s denunciation of Newt Gingrich’s ad calling Mitt Romney ‘anti-immigrant,’ the Romney campaign’s Hispanic leadership team – headlined by former Sen. Mel Martinez – is demanding that Gingrich pull down the radio spot. But Gingrich already plans to do it. ‘We respect the senator’s wishes,’ said Gingrich’s campaign chairman.” (“Romney’s Hispanic Leadership Team: Newt, Pull Down Your Ad. Gingrich: I Will,” The Miami Herald, 1/25/12)-equity

Today, Hispanic leaders united to write an open letter to Newt Gingrich asking him to pull down the offensive Spanish language radio advertisement running in the Miami market:

Open Letter To Newt Gingrich From Hispanic Leaders

Dear Speaker Gingrich,

Recently, you began airing a Spanish-language radio advertisement in Miami where you attack Governor Romney for being “anti-immigrant.”

This advertisement is untrue, offensive and unbecoming a candidate for the Republican nomination for President.

We are writing to you today to pull down this offensive radio ad.

Immigration is an important issue not just for Hispanic Republicans, but for our country.

President Obama and his liberal allies have worked hard to caricature all Republicans as being “anti-immigrant.” Your radio ad borrows from those talking points, hurts the progress that Republicans have made with Hispanics, and undermines our party’s efforts to win Hispanics over on economic and limited government arguments.

For a Republican candidate for President to reinforce President Obama’s attacks on Republicans is counterproductive, and damaging to the national dialogue on immigration issues. It will also help President Obama get reelected.

Governor Romney has worked aggressively to campaign among all Americans, including Hispanics. His message of economic opportunity and limited government are the same principles that have been espoused by conservatives and rallied Hispanics to our party since Ronald Reagan. Governor Romney understands that America should remain a land of opportunity for anyone willing to come here, work hard, and play by the rules.

While we may have differences of opinion with regard to some of Governor Romney’s policies on immigration, we nonetheless stand firmly behind him because we know he is the most qualified conservative candidate to defeat President Obama and to lift up all Americans, including Hispanics.

Like your attacks on the free market, attacking Mitt Romney as “anti-immigrant” only serves President Obama and his liberal allies.

Mr. Speaker, our party deserves better.

Sincerely,

Secretary Carlos Gutierrez
Senator Mel Martinez
Raquel A. Rodriguez
Zoraida Fonalledas
Jorge Arrizurieta
R. Alexander Acosta
Remedios Diaz Oliver
Rudy Fernandez
Jeanette Prenger
Jerry Natividad
Sal Gomez
Allen Gutierrez
Hector Barreto
Jose Fuentes
Bertica Cabrera Morris
Rafael Elias-Linero

(emphasis added)

► Jayde Wyatt

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5 Responses to Liberal Gingrich: Sticks SEIU Sword in Romney’s Conservative Immigration Stance & In Himself

  1. 1.College History Chairman on Newt http://www.gq.com/news-politics/blogs/death-race/2012/01/newt-the-early-years.html#ixzz1k1fY1CrZ Newt the man lacks a moral compass.And whatever it takes to advance himself in the world he will do, without scruple.
    2.Newt, From College Progressive to Pseudo Conservative Congressman to Speaker to Disgrace…Back to Pseudo Conservative… http://bit.ly/AlqpnV
    3.In 2006, Gingrich backed censoring the web http://t.co/Ug6HleJ0
    4.Newt “Action is Character” http://bit.ly/A8jogt
    5.Newts immigration plan could benefit millions http://bit.ly/x67wYE
    6.Newt as historian got theses wrong http://bit.ly/yC2dBt
    7.What you need to know before you vote for Newt http://bit.ly/y5pILX
    8.The Two Faces of Newt http://bit.ly/zjRMkB
    9.Newt Gingrich FBI investigation documents http://bit.ly/x0hBRm
    10.Newt & Pelosi in Feb 1989 co-sponsored HR 1078 by including $60 million a year the UN Population Fund. “SEC. 1102 http://bit.ly/z9vx12
    11.What Newt Gingrich’s three wives tell us about the president he’d be.http://bit.ly/zUfCDU
    12.Newt not always truthful. http://bit.ly/xo74BD
    13.How Newt tells his first divorce went down wasn’t exactly true. http://bit.ly/xo74BD
    14.NEWT GINGRICH’S IDOL AS A PRESIDENT WAS FDR…A PROGRESSIVE…http://bit.ly/yu2N7H
    15.NEWT WITH Obama and Al Sharpton…Is Newt education flip flopper? http://bit.ly/zKDBV6
    16.Why Newt’s wife Marianne Gingrich Finally Spoke Out…Read the good, bad and really ugly.. http://bit.ly/AmRmo9
    17.Gingrich was the first speaker in House history to be disciplined for ethical wrongdoing.http://bit.ly/AdXOJb
    18.Newt Gingrich Co-Sponsored the 1987 Pro-Fairness Doctrine Bill…http://bit.ly/znvaVO
    19.In 2006, Gingrich backed censoring the web http://t.co/Ug6HleJ0
    20. “Ethic Report on Newt Gingrich” on Scribd http://www.scribd.com/doc/74968504 #Readcast
    Obama will eat Newt for breakfast lunch and dinner, check his baggage,more than INTL airport

  2. Maggie says:

    I think that no matter what and how we explain to people what is best for our country, people are becoming, just to put it in simple words, too stupid to care. People don’t do their own research on things, they just believe what the media is trying to feed them, they follow the FOX propaganda, they also forget easily the things that have hurt us in the past.
    I am a young voter, I became an American Citizen in 2006, I have come to love this country with every fiber of my body, and it is frustrating to see that the stupidity of a few can change the outcome of the primary elections, and as a ripple effect will change our country for ever. I like Mr. Romney, I applaud his success as a family man, as a man of God, and as a business man, I applaud his integrity, I admire his love for this country. I can’t believe that people suggest that he can’t be trusted because of his wealth. Since when this country became a place where success equals lack of character, and therefore must be punished?
    I sincerely hope that people take a moment to do some research and do what is right for the benefit of our country. Otherwise we are going to regret it.

  3. Vic Lundquist says:

    Maggie, you are spot on. Nobody can be more trusted than Gov. Romney. He received $1 a year as head of the Olympics and I believe he took the same pay as governor. Who is more beholden to others? Gingrich? or Romney?

    At least we know that Gov. Romney cannot be blackmailed.

  4. AfricansforRomeny says:

    Of course, Gingrich says anything to get a vote, he’s an opprtunist, loose cannon however, Gingrich is correcting himself very quickly. There’s no such thing as “self deportation”. It’s laughable.
    There are 12millions+ illegal immigrants in this country living, working under the table for decades and your solution is “self deportation”? The soultions are simple:- deportation, penality or some kind of fines for employers who knowingly hire illegals or Amnesty. Gov Romney a smart guy, but the idea”self deportation” makes him uninformed person on the issue.
    We all know, immigration is not an issue for Cuban-Americans b/c they don’t go through the trouble becoming legal residents. but it’s very critical issue for so many hispanic speakers.

    Go Romney!!

  5. Stargold says:

    Mitt is the nicest among the candidate. I am supporting him 100% . I am thankful for Marco Rubio’s support for Mitt. I hope someday Rubio can be a president. Congress should do something about that “Natural Born” status.

    A natural-born citizen of the United States is one of the eligibility requirements established in the United States Constitution for election to the office of President or Vice President. This requirement was an attempt to allay concerns that foreign aristocrats might immigrate to the new nation and use their wealth and influence to impose a monarchy.

    The Constitution does not define the phrase natural-born citizen, and various opinions have been offered over time regarding its precise meaning. The Congressional Research Service has stated that the weight of scholarly legal and historical opinion indicates that the term means one who is entitled under the Constitution or laws of the United States to U.S. citizenship “at birth” or “by birth,” including any child born “in” the United States (other than to foreign diplomats serving their country), the children of United States citizens born abroad, and those born abroad of one citizen parent who has met U.S. residency requirements.

    The natural-born-citizen clause has been mentioned in passing in several decisions of the United States Supreme Court and lower courts dealing with the question of eligibility for citizenship by birth, but the Supreme Court has never directly addressed the question of a specific presidential or vice-presidential candidate’s eligibility as a natural-born citizen.

    I pray that Mitt will eventually be our nominee and up against Obama to lead us back to the right track. I also pray that Marco Rubio someday be our next president as truly he present great leadership.

    Mitt go!