Skip to comments.GOP CHIEF: Mitt Romney's 'Self-Deportation' Quote Was 'Racist' And 'Horrific'
Posted on 08/16/2013 8:13:29 AM PDT by BigtigermikeEdited on 08/16/2013 9:51:54 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
Correction, 12:26 p.m. ET: An original version of this story said that Reince Priebus referred to Mitt Romneys comments as racist. He said it hurts us. Business Insider regrets the error.
Racist? Really, against what particular ethnicity? Irish non-immigrant overstays, Canadians nationals working without authorisation, Saudi students not attending school? All are subject to deportation.
Now if we just reflexively think of all immigration violators as Mexicans, that would be what exactly......let me think...........I think I know because I had a dog named Bingo, its RACIST!!!!
I for one don’t believe that the GOP is the stupid party - they know exactly what they are doing and that’s being honest that they hate their base.
1. The majority of the GOP leadership leans towards big government in some fashion or form, it may not be in the same frame as what Pelosi or Dick Durbin desire for Big Government but its along the same fault lines
2. Most of the Republican consultants and advisers are liberals or lean that way. The elites like Karl Rove, has actually set up a PAC to attack the tea party in primaries and so forth.
3. Most of the big donors are socially liberal and love big government too because it means they get paid too.....ie cronyism
Take all of that together along with lobbyists and you got a party that despises its base.
Even Rush said some years ago how at these cocktail parties he was invited to that the Republican Party leaders and consultants there told him that they were embarrassed by the GOP base..ie...social conservatives and now he’s hearing the same thing about the Tea Party.
How many times has the Establishment gone to the national media to attack conservative or tea party people behind the scenes as “anonymous sources”
The point to all of this - is that they couldn’t care less with we leave the party. Yeah they may be a minority party because of this but in Washington DC there is no such thing as a true minority - they will still hold power in some form and they will still have the crony big donors so that in most elections they can spend tons of money to tear down the Tea Party/ Freedom Party candidates or whatever you call it - and win most of them. As long as the gravy train continues in their eyes then they are safe and they believe that they will finally be liked by the media in these interviews and cocktail parties
What possible objection can any rational person have to the idea of those here illegally, voluntarily leaving? What?
Are ethnic Americans supposed to apologize for wanting to protect their borders? This is not about being anti- any Latino nation or people. We have limited space, limited resources. We want to preserve what is ours for our own. Calling us names comes with very poor grace from a political adviser who seeks popular support.
Oh, I have encountered the likes of this fawning individual many times. He has either bought or been intimidated into accepting the Leftist frenzy to remake America in the rest of the world's image. He probably is too stupid to realize that he is buying into an effort to promote world government--too caught up in the popular slogans in Academia, to understand just what he has apparently bought into.
Again, this is not about whether you like the peoples of Latin America. We have no reason not to like the peoples of Latin America. That is no reason to convert America into their culture--none whatsoever.
For a better understanding of why the Left is so emotional on this sort of tangent--so impressive to shallow organizational Republicans who have lost the ability to reason--see Compassion Or Compulsion?
Let Mr. Priebus decide which heritage he wants to embrace. Thomas Jefferson explained that he bought Louisiana to establish a buffer for the young American Federation of States & the Hispanic States to the South. Jefferson had no hostility to any people; but he understood, as any one with common sense understands, we are not all cut from the same cloth as it were. Any nation's culture reflects its people. You change the population, you change the culture.
Conservatives refuse to do the work to change the RNC committeemen. We put a Michigan tea partier on the RNC but from what I’m seeing no one else has even bothered to change the policy making structure.
If conservatives can’t get 1000 or so people to a state convention to vote on committeemen, they aren’t going to have what it takes to start a 3rd party.
“Reince Priebus swept in his party’s presidential nominee, saying that talk of “self-deportation” was “horrific” and even “racist.”
So recommending that illegal invaders voluntarily go home, just like they voluntarily came here, is “racist.”
I would never have known that without a genius like Priebus telling me.
With the Priebus/Rove axis in power, I don’t ever see the Republicans winning the presidency. These guys have to be employed by the Democrats.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
Let us try a novel concept. Let’s reach out to immigrants who can vote and are legal. The GOP is idiotic to feed the lie that illegal immigrant is no different that a legal immigrant. I don’t oppose legal immigration of people who want to be Americans and respect the ideas upon which it was founded but I don’t want to make citizenship easier for neosocialists of any type.
Steve King was right. Many teens coming to America are drug couriers but of course no one wants to talk about that because it doesn’t fit the narrative. I know many come after the fact to find fathers or relatives. The problem is what is happening with the dreamer bs is that we are moving from a situation where you become a citizen if you are born in the US to an even looser standard where if you make it to America before you are an adult you are considered a citizen. Its exactly the wrong way to address this issue.
This is the problem you run into when you decide not to enforce what are fairly easy to understand laws. What we are ending up with is an IRS immigration system. We might as well just open the doors wide for anyone because that is the ultimate result of current efforts at “reform”.
A PRIME example of exactly WHY the REPUBLICAN party is chasing it A$$.
Where do we keep getting these panty-waisted, metro-sexual, losers to be in positions of leadership so they can spout their effeminate opinions.
Give me a break. We are a successful country because of your liberty, free markets, religion, and culture. You sound like a looser that will not stand up for America from this INVASION. WE have a right to defend our selves. CLOSE THE DAM BORDER.
I’ll be getting another call from the RNC asking for money soon, I’ve not given anything for a long time and everytime they call I tell them why. Instead of doing anything positive they just keep getting worse. I told them last week they need to be listening to Ted Cruz and Louis Gohmert.
This is why I can not support the GOP.
The proverbial 'correction' was issued. REGARDLESS, the GOP appears clueless on the ILLEGAL ALIEN Problem. Which has NOTHING to do with immigration.
And they will be "liked by the media" and at those "cocktail parties" -- because they will have demonstrated that they know how to be a well-behaved minority -- like the Bob Michel Republicans.
Recall that it took a Ronald Reagan and, then, a Newt Gingrich to drag the GOP-e kicking and screaming into majority status and actual leadership.
As an institution, the national Republican party has always been uncomfortable in the majority.
Reince Priebus seems to have a basic confusion as to which side he’s batting for. In more ways than one. Are we sure he’s on the GOP payroll and not the other one?
Correction, 12:26 p.m. ET: An original version of this story said that Reince Priebus referred to Mitt Romney’s comments as “racist.” He said it “hurts us.” Business Insider regrets the error.
Now if our "leaders" would show enough spine to take away the freebies, an even greater % would leave and we wouldn't have quite the illegal immigration problem.
Priebus real comment... “I don’t think it has anything to do with our party. When a candidate makes those comments, obviously, it hurts us.”
Republicans are trying to get elected by being democrats.
I will not vote for a Republican acting like a democrat.
Actually, it was one of the best things to ever come out of Mitt Romney’s mouth. The only shame is that he wasn’t sincere about it, since Massachusetts became a haven for illegals under his watch.
According to Priebus, it’s “racist” to deny taxpayer-funded social services to people who have no legal right or business being here to begin with. Is he in the right political party? Sadly, I’m afraid that he is.
Of all the arguments for amnesty, this is the most idiotic. We can't possibly catch all thieves either, does this mean we should give them all amnesty too?
Amnesty advocates know that this is a specious argument. Mitt Romney knew it when he made it in 2007, because in 2012 he advocated the perfect solution: you don't have to round any of them up. Just deny them social services (which they are not entitled to by law), and most of them will leave on their own. Great idea, if only Romney was sincere and believed it.
Makes sense to me that if we stop giving the illegals free healthcare, food stamps and general welfare and stop giving them jobs instead of hiring citizens, they would self deport. What’s racist about that?
You're trying to apply common sense, reason, and law to the situation. Meanwhile, people like Priebus are in the middle of an orgy of pandering to illegals and their enablers. Don't be a wet blanket!
If the GOP favors amnesty and citizenship for millions of invaders, and this means millions more invaders will come, I will never vote GOP.
Great strategy the GOP has, doesn't it? Pander to people who won't vote for Republicans anyway while alienating the core base, almost all of whom want immigration law enforced.
As far as I'm concerned, if the GOP backs amnesty for illegals and runs candidates who do, they deserve to lose every election from now on. What's the point of even having a Republican party if all they offer is a watered-down version of the same crap that the Democrats are peddling?
Yes, according to the GOP Lite, we should just hand them welfare, cushy digs, and their own Mercedes, I suppose.
Everytime I read crap like this, I’m so glad I broke with these commodious cowards a while ago.
Mitten's statement he didn't even mean or Rep Probate's statement that he did mean.
What is wrong with green card work visas and go home when it ends? Why are we obligated to give citizenship because they want it (many don't--they just want freebies)? We aren't! We cannot afford to give it.
The language has been turned to equate following the laws for immigration with racism--How I hate that word and its over usage. "Racism" is to Dems/libs as "Waah is to a child who doesn't get it's way.
Just cut it out; don't give in to it. Send the kid to its room.
What is wrong with green card work visas and go home when it ends?
Green cards are forever..
the only rules are dont commit felonies and if you leave the US dont stay away more than 364 days...
Why do we have to find a path to citizenship?
Ask Willard he said it...
Willard and I dont see eye to eye...
Hes a self confessed “:moderate progressive” type life time liberal
I cant remember a time I wasnt Conservative..
He insulted our grits and called me a “cracker” when he was in the South in 2012 and thought me and other flyover Conservatives a joke..
We’re not called the Volunteer state here for nothing you TWO Time draft dodger illegal alien enabling treasonous statist...
” What I have heard is illegal immigration is running at net zero.”
Here in AZ, truckloads of illegals are dumped at the border 24/7.
Your humorous comment has a core of truth. The Republican party clearly has been infiltrated. The progressives are skilled at this tactic. I think they learned from the Bolsheviks.
America was lost the moment the Republicans ran up the white flag and re-elected this ash hole Reese’s Pieces to run the RNC. He makes you nostalgic for that moron Steele. UGH!
Actually, the tactic of placing large numbers of incongruous settlers in established communities was a Stalinist tactic, employed after World War II, in the States where there had been continued resistance to Communism, such as the Ukraine & Baltic States, where he moved in large numbers of ethnic Russians. This makes it more difficult for the natives to organize any form of resistance to the intended tyranny. (No one is sure whom they can work with, for one obvious result.)
The sooner the better.
The infiltration tactic is due to the Frankfurt School and its disciples. Modern political correctness (cultural Marxism) is their brainchild. They hijacked the Democratic party in the 1960's, so that the Democratic leadership sounded less like Harry Truman and more like Abbie Hoffman with each year.
However, they have also made inroads with the Republican party. I've noticed a troubling tendency among the GOP leadership in recent years to cry "racism" as loudly as any liberal, and to embrace their own form of multiculturalism (i.e. open borders, amnesty) and affirmative action.
The GOP is a sick, pathetic joke.
I didn’t know that “invading barbarian” was a race.
Different aims, different techniques. The flooding of the country with illegals is an example of the Stalinist technique you cite. Subverting an organization is a bit different in my view. Let’s just say they’re both Soviet techniques.
We need to focus on the destructive effect of refusal to defend essential values, whether the result of ideological fanaticism, or a gutless form of pseudo-pragmatism, that leaves us impotent in the face of disaster.
The RNC represent a combination of the corrupt, with unstated real agenda, and pseudo-pragmatists (idiots or dysrons) who think they are clever, but are anything but.
Exactly. WTF kind of name is Reince Priebus? And on top of that he looks and sounds like a dork. He has loser written all over him.
Why does this guy still have a job?
Doesn’t really matter. The “infiltration” of the Republican party happened many decades ago. The Reagan era was largely an aberration and was mostly undone by Bush the Senior (one of the long ago infiltrators, rhymes with traitor).
Most Dreamers are below average students. Once they become legal they get into the Ivy League at 10 times the rate of a white with the same scores.
Hispanic and black caribbean students are below average.
Steve King has spoken about the drug mules and the RINOs talk about the valedictorians.
Yes but with the left and the neo-left the exception makes the rule.
The genie is out of the bottle. The GOP should own the phrase. Between now and 2016, I hope Steve King says it 1,000 times to the national press. If hispanic individuals are offended by the quote they are not individuals that the GOP should be chasing anyway.
It is pretty simple. They either favor the American worker or the illegal.
A million Mexicans have left.
Imagine if the 2006 amnesty had passed. Less would have self deported and the situation would be even worse.
With Priebus, WI Democrats are bound to resurge in a big way; maybe they can take Ryan with them.
Have you notice that nearly all GOP “empty suits” also have “white guilt” complex.