Romney: To Say I’m Anti-Immigrants Is ‘Repulsive’

CNN, January 26, 2012

Mitt Romney asks Newt Gingrich to apologize for his remarks in which he described Romney as the most anti-immigrant GOP candidate. Romney responds to Gingrich by saying he is not anti-immigrants, and that notion is ‘inexcusable’ and ‘repulsive’.

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  • Exactly!

    It’s all about LEGALITY, not RACE!

    We would rather have 500,000 LEGAL Haitians.

    Than 50,000 ILLEGAL Swedes!

    /TypicalPCConservative

    • So are you saying that having illegal Swedes is a good thing? What  a hypocrite! Legal immigrantion is great as long as the migrants are well educated and skilled non white or white. However, it has to be legal. Nothing wrong with Romney’s statement. Many non whites DID contribute to the progress of this great nation and yes, they were ALL legal. And encouraging illegal European immigration is tantamount to supporting illegal immigration from Mexico. Both are criminal acts. Period

      • Anonymous

        Are you kidding me? Whites are set to become minorities in their own country in another 50 years or so. We don’t need more minorities coming here, illegal or legal. They should be white if they are going to come.  Romney is pandering ,plain and simple.  I am all for the rule of law, but we don’t need legal minorities here.  We need legal whites.  But ,I do know that illegal whites would assimilate better than illegal minorities.  Period.

      • John Maddox

        Progress is a catch word used by liberals to denote change. But somehow they can never say for sure what it is that we are supposed to be progressing towards.

        Progress/change usually implies moving this country closer and closer towards a socialist/egalitarian police state. Immigrants from the third 

        • John Maddox

          world are only helping them accomplish as much.

      • Anonymous

        Sorry, Angelina – I think you’ve got the wrong ZIP code. Not too many people here who would agree that even legal immigration is “great”.

        50,000 illegal Swedes is infinitely preferable to 50, 100 or 500,000 illegal Mexicans for reasons that I suspect will make your head explode.

        And if “legal immigration” the the US were in fact limited to the “well educated and skilled”, it would be around 2% of what is actually has been and the issue would almost certainly have not been brought up in the debate.  

      • Anonymous

        You are truly racist.  Legal, educated, skilled immigrants are a VERY BAD idea when they are not assimable, there are no jobs for your native born, add to the enviromental pressures, increase our use of imported energy, displace us from our homes, and eventually rule us.

        • “The importation of foreigners into a country that has as
          many inhabitants as the present employments and provisions for subsistence will
          bear, will be in the end no increase of people, unless the new comers have more
          industry and frugality than the natives, and then they will provide more subsistence,
          and increase in the country; but they will gradually eat the natives out.  Nor is it necessary to bring in foreigners to
          fill up any occasional vacancy in a country for such vacancy will soon be
          filled by natural generation.” – Ben Franklin

          Thomas Jefferson warned against Immigration as well and how they will turn The Constitution into a “heterogeneous, incoherent, distracted mass” – Notes on The State of Virginia – Query Eight – 1787

      • An Illegal Swede is WHITE! and so to answer, YES, it’s a Good Thing.

        Non-white Immigrants are not great as long as they “skilled” or “educated”.  This is a White and Christian Country and that’s all there is to it.

        romney is an Illegal Alien.  he does not believe in Law and Order like White People do.  romney believes hispanics are merely breaking Laws because they’re forced to while a few Desperate Americans who made a few bad choices are “criminals” and should be held to Face The Letter of The Law.  romney is a non-white who is for non-whites.

        non-whites contribute – Oh Indeed!  Crime, Trash, Graffiti, Welfare Use and Abuse, Tax Fraud, Congestion, Third World Bizarre and Brutal Rituals, Gangs, Disrespect, Dishonor, Unethical and Amoral Behaviors and Complete Unaccountability.

        criminal acts – NO, it’s common sense.  White Countries want and need other White People.

        Tell me please, why is Israel for Jews?  I mean, why isn’t Israel diversifying themselves?  Why isn’t China?  What about Africa?  India?  Japan?  Pakistan?

        Name me one non-white Country that is diversifying and I’ll stop trying to debate you.

        • Mitt Romney is an illegal alien?  Born in America to American parents?  I guess I’m an illegal alien, too.

        • Mitt Romney is an illegal alien?  Born in America to American parents?  I guess I’m an illegal alien, too.

    • John Maddox

      Wealthy elitists like Romney and Gingrich benefit immensely from third world immigrants. They are less likely to question controversial Government policies. They profit from the low wages that they can pay these people. No matter how you paint the picture neocons and liberals both benefit.

      When the children of these immigrants reach their majority they can finally follow through with a complete rewrite of the Constitution which immigrants like Fared Zacharia and Jewish academics like Sanford Levinson,  have been pushing for years .

      No matter how you want to look at it and regardless who gets to the white house in November we’re still s****ed.

    • Anonymous

      Speak for yourself, it’s your country. Though I’m pretty sure most of the readers of AMREN would rather 50,000 illegal (white) swedes, than your other option. I’m pretty sure the real President Nixon would, too.

    • Anonymous

      Speak for yourself, it’s your country. Though I’m pretty sure most of the readers of AMREN would rather 50,000 illegal (white) swedes, than your other option. I’m pretty sure the real President Nixon would, too. Perhaps race AND legality would be the ideal?.

  • “I am pro-immigrant, I want people to come to America… I want them to come legally…”

    What an utterly disgusting statement. It makes me speechless.

    But what can one expect. It is much simpler to engage in black and white (legal/illegal) thinking than laying out hedged, well-balanced and thought-out arguments. Oh wait, it’s actually not about that. Using undifferentiated legal/illegal terms is simply an attempt to protect against accusations of racism.
    The GOP debate has become a show about who is most PC and who is least racist at a time when all immigration needs to be drastically cut.

  • John Maddox

    immigrant = another potential voter base to pander to.

  • Anon

    Gee, isn’t it just sooo”repulsive” to be anti-immigrant?  Then I must be very repulsive to the likes of Romney, Gingrich and the rest of  their  kind.

     Like I give a d…what brain dead White fools like those two think.

  • Better yet, focus on a really strong immigration restrictionist Congress.  That way, we can have a House that won’t spend a dime on anything, including the White House budget, until the President next term, be it Obama or Romney, ends the “amnesty via non-enforcement” scheme, and a Senate that will countenance such power plays.  Like you, I am basically punting on the Presidency in 2012.  I will vote for Ron Paul a week from Tuesday, but that’s it.  All of my energy this year will be sending Claire McCaskill to the unemployment line and replacing her with the far better (albeit far from perfect) Todd Akin.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed. White Americans spend way too much time and money on the US Presidential election – looking for some White Knight savior to make everything like it used to be back in the 1950s. The system is heavily stacked against us in Presidential elections, in contrast we’ve done great at taking over local politics, state houses, Governor’s mansions. 

      Go local where you can and will make a big difference.

      So Romney will be a lot like Gerald Ford instead of Vlad the Impaler or Frank Rizzo. That’s life. 

    • John Maddox

      That is a good idea. Congress is still the best protection we have against over zealous chief executives and Government bureaucracy. I would say it would be better to let the Presidency go to Hades and concentrate on keeping the Congress restrictionist and balanced to the right and strongly pro Constitutionalist and pro Bill of Rights. The more freedoms we can preserve the more chance we have of defeating this menace.

  • Anonymous

    More immigrants mean more people. More people mean more consumers and more job applicants. By the law of supply and demand this means higher prices, lower wages, and higher profits. Higher profits, rather than a concern for “huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” is why Mitt Romney and his fellow country club Republicans want more immigrants. 

  • Anonymous

    More immigrants mean more people. More people mean more consumers and more job applicants. By the law of supply and demand this means higher prices, lower wages, and higher profits. Higher profits, rather than a concern for “huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” is why Mitt Romney and his fellow country club Republicans want more immigrants. 

  • John Maddox

    I agree, but I don’t think a restrictionist candidate  stands a chance in hell following traditional party lines. I would say it was possible if you could throw a majority white support behind him in a third party run. To do that you’d have to wake up a lot of people. Too many people out there are too weak kneed and catatonic to care. I still think its going to take bad outcomes and people being pushed into a corner before they realize whats happening to them and decide to take action. 

  • John Maddox

    After following the comments I wanted to suggest that if you have access to a copy of the ‘Bell Curve’ read the section ‘ The Emerging White Underclass’ in fact read all of Chapter 21.

    The authors stress two points which are important to what is happening today. In 1994 they predicted that there would be an increasingly isolated cognitive elite (Jewish academics and intellectuals? ) which would merge with the affluent (Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, etc.). They go on to make this statement: ‘Among the … casualties of this process would be American Civil society as we know it.’ In my opinion Obama, Romney and Gingrich are all products of this process.

  • Zorro

    Romney stated that his father was born in Mexico. To be a Natural born Citizen, both parents have to be born in the United States, according to the U.S. Constitution.

    Romney is not a Natural born Citizen. Neither is Barry, since he has stated in his books, and in numerous speeches, that his father was born in Kenya, which was a British Colony, when Barry was born.

    • The “Natural Born Citizen” clause not only has no exact meaning in the Constitution itself, we don’t have any documents from the Framers to figure out what they meant by that.  And SCOTUS has never issued a ruling on that clause in regard to a candidate for President or Vice-President.

      If the issue ever came to SCOTUS, I think they would rule that anyone who has at least one American parent is a natural born citizen.  That would take care of the Obama issue right there.  George Romney was born to American parents while they were on a mission in Mexico, so by that standard, he was a NBC.  Remember, George Romney ran for President in 1968 — I don’t know if the NBC issue was ever discussed then.  Obviously, Mitt Romney was born in the USA.

  • On Fox News this morning 2  mexicans that headed some mexican groups in America stated…

    “The young mexican children are America’s future, there are more young latino children in America than any other group. We are America’s future.”

    Sad to say, with 70 million or more mexicans in America  reproducing by 43% every year according to the 2010 census …..there is no stopping them.

    We will be another lawless, third world Mexico in about 5 years.

    Rochester, MN had no somolians before the year 2000, no mexicans until around 1990 when Libbies, Hormel and the other food processing companies started hiring them directly from Mexico. Thousands are illegal.

    Please Google…… THE TOP TEN MOST WANTED CRIMINALS IN OLMSTED COUNTY MINNESOTA
    ……you will see pictures of 7 mexicans and 3 somolians… wanted for rape, murder, kidnapping, drugs sales, assault, child rape, child molestation.

    Here is how Mexico treats its visitors ……………………………………………………………………………

    – The Mexican government will bar
    foreigners if they upset “the equilibrium of the national
    demographics.” How’s that for racial and ethnic profiling?

    – If outsiders do not enhance the
    country’s “economic or national interests” or are “not found to be
    physically or mentally healthy,” they are not welcome. Neither are
    those who show “contempt against national sovereignty or security.”
    They must not be economic burdens on society and must have clean
    criminal histories. Those seeking to obtain Mexican citizenship must
    show a birth certificate, provide a bank statement proving economic
    independence, pass an exam and prove they can provide their own health
    care.

    – Illegal entry into the country is
    equivalent to a felony punishable by two years’ imprisonment. Document
    fraud is subject to fine and imprisonment; so is alien marriage fraud.
    Evading deportation is a serious crime; illegal re-entry after
    deportation is punishable by ten years’ imprisonment. Foreigners may be
    kicked out of the country
    without due process and the endless bites at the litigation apple that
    illegal aliens are afforded in our country (see, for example, President Obama’s illegal alien aunt — a fugitive from deportation for eight years who is awaiting a second decision on her previously rejected asylum claim).

    – Law enforcement officials at all
    levels — by national mandate — must cooperate to enforce immigration
    laws, including illegal alien arrests and deportations. The Mexican
    military is also required to assist in immigration enforcement
    operations. Native-born Mexicans are empowered to make citizens’
    arrests of illegal aliens and turn them in to authorities.

    – Ready to show your papers? Mexico’s
    National Catalog of Foreigners tracks all outside tourists and foreign
    nationals. A National Population Registry tracks and verifies the
    identity of every member of the population, who must carry a citizens’
    identity card. Visitors who do not possess proper documents and
    identification are subject to arrest as illegal aliens.

    • Anonymous

      Sad to say, with 70 million or more mexicans in America  reproducing by 43% every year according to the 2010 census …..there is no stopping them.

      I think they are immigrating at that rate, not reproducing.  To reproduce at that rate virtually every Mexican female of any age would be having a baby every year, even they aren’t that fertile.

  • Anonymous

    I would vote for you for president if you were running.

    If only such a candidate had a chance!

  • Anonymous

    Sky News here in the UK has been reporting on the race to become Republican Party nominee. I saw Mitt Romney use his spanish speaking son to prove Romney’s own non-racist, pro-immigrant credentials – considering the literally millions of hispanic voters out there. Both Tony Blair and David Cameron shamelessly used their families for political gain, and I found it deeply disturbing. I came to the conclusion: Never trust a Politician who PROSTITUTES members of their own Family for political gain!. Because if a Politician is prepared to use their own family in this way, they are more than likely to be perfectly prepared to sell YOU, the mere voter, down the river.

  • Anonymous

    Sky News here in the UK has been reporting on the race to become Republican Party nominee. I saw Mitt Romney use his spanish speaking son to prove Romney’s own non-racist, pro-immigrant credentials – considering the literally millions of hispanic voters out there. Both Tony Blair and David Cameron shamelessly used their families for political gain, and I found it deeply disturbing. I came to the conclusion: Never trust a Politician who prostitutes members of their own Family for political gain!. Because if a Politician is prepared to use their own family in this way, they are more than likely to be perfectly prepared to sell YOU, the mere voter, down the river.

  • Anonymous

    I found out today that Mitt Romney is a Morman!. I’m a mainstream Anglican, and I dont even consider the Mormons to be actual Christians. They are cultists. Mormons have a pretty weird and un-historical account of history, including North American history – and I’m talking about the fantasy nonsense of the so called struggle between the so called Nephites and the Lamanites. Oh, come on!. Anyone who believes in the made up nonsense of the Book of Mormon is also likely to believe in the made up nonsense of Chairman Mao’s Red Book, Gadaffi’s Green Book, or Karl Marx’s Das Kapital.

  • Anonymous

    Our government processed requests from U.S. employers to insource over 800,000 foreign workers to displace us in 2010 alone and I’m pretty sure the quotas are *winked* over just like our immigration laws are. They count these insourced foreign workers in their “jobs created” statistics, along with low-paid and part-time workers that used to make professional wages so they can peacock on those statistics and make themselves look good to Americans that don’t know any better. I’m against even legal immigration as this point. Stop it all and end free trade. Let Americans go back to good jobs and stop deceiving us.

  • Anonymous
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