Monday, June 25, 2012

Romney Opposed Sotomayor Would Favor Judges Like Scalia

Update below: Romney's statement which doesn't say much, which is very much Romney's style. Romney also continues to believe he can just lie his way to the White House, insisting Obama hasn't led on this issue. He has. It's just that republicans early on decided on a strategy of trying to oust Obama as opposed to doing the work.
Obama in 2010 on immigration reform:
So these are the essential elements of comprehensive immigration reform. The question now is whether we will have the courage and the political will to pass a bill through Congress, to finally get it done. Last summer, I held a meeting with leaders of both parties, including many of the Republicans who had supported reform in the past -- and some who hadn’t. I was pleased to see a bipartisan framework proposed in the Senate by Senators Lindsey Graham and Chuck Schumer, with whom I met to discuss this issue. I’ve spoken with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to plot the way forward and meet -- and then I met with them earlier this week.

First, SCOTUS is expected to rule on Obamacare on Thursday. Today, it took the bite out of Arizona's immigration law (don't tell that to Jan Brewer though). Read the text of the ruling.
It's important to remember that Romney, if elected, would appoint judges like Scalia. He condemned Sotomayor.
No matter what Etch a Sketch Mitt says today, remember he supported the Arizona law and on immigration he was to the right of all of the republican wannabes. Remember that birther Joe Arpaio was once Romney's campaign chair in Arizona.

“Today’s decision underscores the need for a President who will lead on this critical issue and work in a bipartisan fashion to pursue a national immigration strategy,” Romney said in a statement. “President Obama has failed to provide any leadership on immigration. This represents yet another broken promise by this President. I believe that each state has the duty–and the right–to secure our borders and preserve the rule of law, particularly when the federal government has failed to meet its responsibilities. As Candidate Obama, he promised to present an immigration plan during his first year in office. But 4 years later, we are still waiting.”