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Newt on immigration: What if we had local boards who could legalize certain illegals?
Hotair ^ | 05/19/2011 | Allahpundit

Posted on 05/19/2011 7:22:57 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

I don’t know, guys. We’ve reached the point where the “Newt implosion” narrative has crystallized so thoroughly that every new story about him ends up being refracted through that prism. I don’t trust my own judgment at this point. Is this new bit genuinely toxic, as Ace’s co-blogger Gabe seems to think, or is it much ado about nothing?

Newt Gingrich, whose campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination has gotten off to a rocky start, risked fresh controversy on Thursday by suggesting that some illegal immigrants living in the United States “may have earned the right to become legal.”…

Gingrich recounted how World War Two-era U.S. draft boards chose who would serve in the military, saying a similar system might help deal with the millions of immigrants living in the United States illegally.

“Because I think we are going to want to find some way to deal with the people who are here to distinguish between those who have no ties to the United States, and therefore you can deport them at minimum human cost, and those who, in fact, may have earned the right to become legal, but not citizens,” Gingrich said.

Here’s the complete quote via Radio Iowa:

“This is, at the risk of — as I do on occasion — of getting into trouble with the news media,” Gingrich said, in answering the question, and a few people in the audience chuckled. “…I’m looking seriously at the way the Selective Service Act used to work in the 1940s and World War II where a local Selective Service board who knew the local people made the decisions…because I think we are going to want to find some way to deal with the people who are here to distinguish between those who have no ties to the United States and therefore you can deport them at minimum human cost, and those who, in fact, may have earned the right to become legal, but not citizens.”

That’s not totally alienating to the conservative base, right? You can imagine local amnesty draft boards designating illegals who’ve served in the military for special legalization privileges. (We already do it, kinda sorta.) As well as anyone else who has “ties to the United States,” which, er … could be millions of people.

Seriously, am I misreading this? Or does Newt know something about the imminent zombie apocalypse, leaving him willing to antagonize grassroots righties at every turn knowing that none of it will matter come Sunday? Exit quotation: “My reaction is if you’re the candidate of very dramatic change, it you’re the candidate of really new ideas, you have to assume there’s a certain amount of clutter and confusion and it takes a while to sort it all out, because you are doing something different.”

Update: Greenroomer Patrick Ishmael e-mails to say that Newt made these comments in Waterloo, Iowa. And he is, apparently, a big Abba fan. So I guess this is obligatory…


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; fung; gingrich4amnesty; illegals; immigration; newt4amnesty; newtgingrich
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1 posted on 05/19/2011 7:23:04 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s like saying that if you get away with a crime long enough, it’s okay and you should get a reward...


2 posted on 05/19/2011 7:25:29 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: SeekAndFind

Newt has just gone f’n nuts.


3 posted on 05/19/2011 7:26:25 PM PDT by OKSooner (Obama confessed "his muslim faith" on the George Stephanopolous show on September 7th, 2008.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Newt is part of the problem.


4 posted on 05/19/2011 7:27:26 PM PDT by Pelham (Islam, mortal enemy of the free world)
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To: SeekAndFind

Newt, Washington stooge. Go away!


5 posted on 05/19/2011 7:27:40 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: SeekAndFind

And what if we had certain boards who could legalize laws that are inconvenient.... like speeding... and drugs... and drinking ages... and mandatory education of any sort... and statutory rape... and religious requirements... and sharia law...


6 posted on 05/19/2011 7:28:11 PM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: OKSooner

I think you are right. He is slowly losing his mind.


7 posted on 05/19/2011 7:30:36 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: SeekAndFind
Has Newt been taking dumbass pills here lately?
8 posted on 05/19/2011 7:30:41 PM PDT by kempo
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe he’s trying for a spot on the democratic ticket. I have absolutely no idea what Rush Limbaugh sees in this man.


9 posted on 05/19/2011 7:31:16 PM PDT by Waryone (RINOs, Elites, and Socialists - on the endangered list, soon to become extinct.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Nootie has been a Rockefeller RINO since ~1968.


10 posted on 05/19/2011 7:31:27 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SeekAndFind

GOOD GRIEF! CAN’T ANYONE SHUT HIM UP???!!!???

Yelling on purpose.


11 posted on 05/19/2011 7:31:36 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: ltc8k6

Oh boy somebody gets to keep the stolen money because they “earned” it? What about us who didn’t steal what have we earned besides having to pay more taxes to support these lawbreakers?

Newt has jumped the shark. There is something in the water in DC that make people lose their brains and common sense.


12 posted on 05/19/2011 7:32:03 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: Pelham

ditto.


13 posted on 05/19/2011 7:32:29 PM PDT by ken21 (liberal + rino progressive media hate palin, bachman, cain...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Some places, like San Francisco, would establish boards that would legalize every illegal that came before them. The illegals would flock to those places. The downside is that the wouldn’t stay.


14 posted on 05/19/2011 7:33:06 PM PDT by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: SeekAndFind

he’s running as a democrat right?

what? he’s not?

Well he SHOULD be.


15 posted on 05/19/2011 7:33:30 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: SeekAndFind

Newt on immigration: What if we had local boards who could legalize certain illegals?
____________________________________________

Gosh

Newt/Romney 2012

Romney/Newt 2912

Would those 2 AMNESTY Bill/DREAM ACT sweeties make a lovely couple on the GOP ballot ???


16 posted on 05/19/2011 7:33:32 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: SeekAndFind

Newt keeps doing us a favor by opening his mouth and telling us how he thinks. He could have played it smart and taken the high road and not spilled the beans on his ideas and fooled people into supporting him. Thank you Newt. Keep talking.


17 posted on 05/19/2011 7:33:36 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: kempo

LOL


18 posted on 05/19/2011 7:34:33 PM PDT by Netizen
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To: OKSooner
He's just trying to figure a way to address the problem of someone brought here at a young age who is now, as a young adult, going to be deported "down home" and he doesn't even speak the language.

I'd go this far ~ which is certainly not amnesty ~ just enroll them in a Berlitz language program for maybe 3 months of immersion in their native tongue.

Then send them home.

I think that's only fair ~ if the government didn't want to send mom and pop back, make it up to the kid with some free schooling ~ then send him back anyway. Now he's at least "bilingual" eh!.

19 posted on 05/19/2011 7:35:39 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SeekAndFind

And then after the local boards legalize the illegals what will they legalize or criminalize next ?


20 posted on 05/19/2011 7:36:24 PM PDT by culpeper (He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people,)
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To: KrisKrinkle

Yeah, they’d stay ~ once they found out that in reaction to San Fran stupidity circumcision had become mandatory everywhere else!


21 posted on 05/19/2011 7:37:10 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
is he positioning himself to run to the left of Obama
22 posted on 05/19/2011 7:37:40 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: SeekAndFind

Newt is nothing but a damn feel good leftist, that sitting on the couch with Ms Nancy fried his little brain.


23 posted on 05/19/2011 7:39:08 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: SeekAndFind

put Newt in a straight jacket and lock him away for life!


24 posted on 05/19/2011 7:39:21 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: OKSooner

They would always lose as we did with 187 and AZ lost judges give all that to the feds.


25 posted on 05/19/2011 7:39:31 PM PDT by edcoil (Democrats doing to America what Reagan did to russia. Driving it to bankrupcy.)
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To: SeekAndFind

FUN


26 posted on 05/19/2011 7:39:35 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: SeekAndFind

Ah I see his Deuteronomy 10:19 ‘social justice’ teachings are showing.


27 posted on 05/19/2011 7:40:09 PM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: SeekAndFind

Newt became dead to me the minute he suggested that the Feds could legitimately force people to buy health insurance.

In my mind that makes him a traitor not only to the conservative cause, but to the very idea of a free Constitutional Republic that once existed over this land.

I could never vote for such a man, I would sooner see what little is left of the Republic destroyed by the hands of the Democrats.


28 posted on 05/19/2011 7:40:37 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: kempo

By the thousands it would seem.


29 posted on 05/19/2011 7:40:48 PM PDT by abigailsmybaby ("To understan' the livin', you gotta commune wit' da dead." Minerva)
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To: scooby321
The Democrat primaries must be presumed to be open and available for challengers.

You could have the Newt and Trump show and it'd probably draw a good crowd.

Bet they could really hurt Obama in a primary.

30 posted on 05/19/2011 7:40:56 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Newt long ago sold out. He’s just a Progressive trying to fool everyone into thinking he’s a Republican. A lot of these types are deathly afraid of the Tea Party taking them out of the picture during the 2012 elections. Newt running as a Republican would be exactly the same a ‘good ole boy” McCain running.


31 posted on 05/19/2011 7:41:21 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Newt’s idea would be fine, if we weren’t essentially in a civil war about to lose our country. Things are going to get nasty when we default on the debt, all those sucking on the system will be thrown on the tracks. There are an awfully large number of illegals who won’t necessarily be on our side when the shtf.


32 posted on 05/19/2011 7:41:45 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: muawiyah

The kid is entitled to nothing. Still, if our overlords would buy into your proposal, I’d support it. That they would do any such thing is fantasy, of course.


33 posted on 05/19/2011 7:42:35 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: rolling_stone

These Newt and Trump meltdowns just strengthen Sarah.


34 posted on 05/19/2011 7:42:46 PM PDT by omega4179 (No Rinos)
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To: RetiredTexasVet
McCain was Time Magazine's candidate. Their influence is waining.

Those leftwingtard interlocutors on the debate circuits would keep asking Newt about "killing giraffes" and "dating" and "giving your wife cancer" (or whatever other nonsense they're into.

They'd be wanting to know if Trump is still suing that crazy old lady next to the casino.

Think about it ~ these guys have had three official wives ~ just like Limbaugh.

ABC could have a debate and bring in Limbaugh as one of the questioners, and I'm sure he'd ask some ringy dingies!.

35 posted on 05/19/2011 7:45:29 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SeekAndFind

What happens to people when the go to DC??? They seem to enter a alternate state that is suspended from all reality. It is as if up, down, right, and left means something totally different to them then it does to the rest of the Nation. And, if you where to point it out to them, would stare at you in bewildered indignation.


36 posted on 05/19/2011 7:45:29 PM PDT by MCF
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To: SeekAndFind
Ron Paul's new campaign slogan...

Ron Paul 2012
~ Saner than Newt ~

37 posted on 05/19/2011 7:45:48 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: muawiyah

Nail. Coffin.


38 posted on 05/19/2011 7:46:00 PM PDT by umgud
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To: SeekAndFind

If you rob a bank and are not caught for 6 years, you should be allowed to keep the money and go free. It is the demoncrat way...and Newt’s!


39 posted on 05/19/2011 7:47:22 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (Poor history is better than good fiction, and anything with lots of horses is better still)
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To: SeekAndFind
Will he come out in favor of polygamy or cannibalism next?
40 posted on 05/19/2011 7:48:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (How do you starve an Obama supporter? Hide his food stamps under his work boots.)
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To: ltc8k6
Wow! Newt uncovered and uncorked.....

Maybe he's taken brain and mouth transplant from McLame, Romney, and ...what's that dippo from South Carolina... the guy JAG Senator.... Lispy Gram.

41 posted on 05/19/2011 7:49:23 PM PDT by pointsal
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To: achilles2000

After all, the “overlords” mean those chillun’s nothing good ~ they just want them for cheap lawn boys and cheaper bed warmers.


42 posted on 05/19/2011 7:49:45 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SeekAndFind

OK..the only way any of this makes any sense is if Noot has become a Dem Operative.


43 posted on 05/19/2011 7:54:00 PM PDT by evad (Obama needs to show us his green card)
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To: SeekAndFind

Every time he opens his mouth it gets worse.


44 posted on 05/19/2011 7:54:09 PM PDT by La Lydia ("California: When the parasites outnumber the hosts, it's all over.")
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To: muawiyah

I agree with the local boards especially for rooting out RINOs.


45 posted on 05/19/2011 7:54:34 PM PDT by magna carta
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To: OKSooner

Newt has just gone f’n nuts.


He and McCain need to share a padded cell with Pelosi and the rest of the idiots.


46 posted on 05/19/2011 7:55:20 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Tennessee Nana

When are we going to hear one of these Republican cowards call for deportation?

I know, I know, there is a good reason that they are called cowards. The last Republican President who put Americans ahead of Mexican invaders was Eisenhower, and I’ll never see his like again in my lifetime.


47 posted on 05/19/2011 7:55:59 PM PDT by Pelham (Islam, mortal enemy of the free world)
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe we should have an immigration lottery...

How much do you think we should we charge for the tickets?


48 posted on 05/19/2011 7:56:42 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: unkus
Newt's ''we did enough'' after only half of the Contract With America was enacted told me everything I need to know. Never trust a global-warmist, animal loving, Pelosi smooching RINO.

Trailer21

49 posted on 05/19/2011 7:58:40 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Tennessee Nana

And BTW, I sure miss Terry Anderson.


50 posted on 05/19/2011 7:58:42 PM PDT by Pelham (Islam, mortal enemy of the free world)
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