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Governor Romney’s Statement on Today’s Horrific Shooting in Tucson, AZ

January 8th, 2011 5:54 pmAuthor: Aaron GundyGo to comments

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Governor Romney issued the following statement on the horrific shooting in Arizona:

“I offer my prayers to all the victims and their families…”

“Today’s horrifying shooting in Tucson shocks the conscience of decent Americans everywhere. When such an unspeakable act occurs, and lives are taken in violence, we rightly respond with comfort and support because that is the only way we know to show that evil does not triumph over goodness in the world. I offer my prayers to all the victims and their families, including Representative Gabrielle Giffords, and look forward to the swift and harsh punishment that awaits the perpetrator of this cowardly attack.”

UPDATE by Jayde – 2012 GOP presidential field on Giffords shooting: http://politi.co/hbBedX

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>Is Mitt Romney Like Scott Brown? If So, Goodbye Mitt To Your Presidential Aspirations

>By Don White

Here are my comments made on Mitt Romney’s web site after reading the article below:

 I ‘m a Romney supporter for president, but frankly there was a lot in  your article with which I don’t resonate.

Tea Party people are, generally, for the same things no matter which state they’re from. For example, 1) follow the Constitution strictly; 2) cut the outrageous spending and eliminate deficits (not all in one year); 3 ) that means you must  bring our boys home from Afghanistan and Iraq very soon (not 2014) and drastically cut military spending; 4)  term limits for Congress ; 5) balanced budgets every year; 6) eliminate the Fed; 7) real transparency, not the lies given to us by  Obama, Pelosi, and Reid; 8) close the borders to undocumented people – eliminate the need to finance illegal aliens’ schooling, medical, SS, and infra structure they use on which they pay no taxes.

I could go on and on from there. But unlike you, I believe there is unanimity nationwide on these basic Tea Party positions. If Mitt Romney and Scott Brown must look more like Democrats in order to get elected in Massachusetts, then so be it. But then they are not true conservatives or libertarians, are they? It’s good Scott Brown won the Kennedy senatorial seat, but he’s only half conservative. On more than half of the issues I expect he would vote with us conservatives and libertarians. Better half a cake than none, right?

You said, yourself, Brown is a moderate. Then why does he generally vote with  the Democrats? If Mitt Romney doesn’t start acting like a conservative then I will not be able to support him – as I have in the past with my friends here in Florida. He will lose an election to Barak Obama if he looks much like Obama because voters will always vote for an incumbent if, for no other reason, that the current president will have had four years experience as commander in chief – though we all know he is a terrible leader, loves other countries more than America, and knows next to nothing about a whole host of issues including the economy.

Please, Mr. Romney, don’t compromise the above issues. If so, you will be spending your summers watching the waves in Southern California but won’t ever live in the White House. By the way, if I can be of help to the “conservative” Mr. Romney I would be happy to do so. Don White
dusanotes@yahoo.com   Don White, a Utah – Minnesota – Florida transplant
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Scott Brown, Mitt Romney and the Tea Party’s Wide Open Tent

January 4th, 2011 11:15 amAuthor: BOSMANGo to comments

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A lot is said about the Tea Party by the News media… mostly that they are a far right fringe group who have an ‘our way or the highway’ attitude. To some extent, that attitude may be true. However, what IS NOT clear is, the ‘OUR way’.
Scott Brown is a perfect example of the Tea Party’s wide open tent and appeal. Brown came from nowhere to win Ted Kennedy’s U.S. Senate seat from Massachusetts. A moderate Republican who was urged as a Republican state legislator to run for Kennedy’s seat by former Governor and personal friend, Mitt Romney (who, by the way, STRONGLY supported him through the entire election process).
Brown’s candidacy was the prelude to what was to become one of the largest shake-ups in Congress in the history of American politics. Most people know that I’m a fan of Mitt Romney and like nothing more than to point out Romney’s part in this prelude to the Revolution of 2010.
Here is Brown on election night honoring Romney:
Brown is already on record for backing Mitt Romney in 2012 if he decides to run:
Brown ran on an anti-Obamacare platform. Massachusetts residents were satisfied with their Massachusetts Health Care and did not want Obamacare interfering with this system. Brown received wide support from both Republicans, Independents, and many of who were connected to various Tea Party groups. As a Massachusetts resident myself who has many friends in the so-called Tea Party ranks, many of who describe me as being to the right of Attila The Hun, supported Brown myself. Was I 100% satisfied with Scott Brown’s views on all issues? No! Saying that, I am a realist and knew that a far right candidate would not have won here. So I backed Brown 110% and so did many of those Tea Party friends.
Over his brief tenure as Senator, Brown has remained popular in this state. A recent PPP pollgave him the second highest favorability rating among all the U.S. Senators.
Today, Scott Brown was given the title of ‘Bostonian of the Year‘ by the Boston Globe. The full story can be found HERE. It was this story that prompted me to write this piece.
The point I’m trying to make is this: NO ONE decides what the Tea Party likes or dislikes. As with many things in life, including the Massachusetts Health Care system, when it comes to using it as the basis of Obamacare, it’s not a ONE SIZE FITS ALL.
So, when you read that the “Tea Party” wantsthis or the “Tea Party” doesn’t like that, be a little skeptical. The Tea Party’s emphasis on issues can vary from state to state, region to region.
The Tea Party is a movement. The political tastes of those in the movement vary. There are Centrists, Moderates, Conservatives, Independents, and Republicans — all under the same tent. Don’t be fooled by trying to fit its members into a mold. You won’t be successful.

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>Romney’s Words on Illegal Alien Licensing Still Valid

>Obama’s Plan: Give Licenses To Illegal Aliens

These are not my words, but I agree with them entirely. They are the words of Maricopa County (AZ) Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Governor Romney’s Record posted January 5, 2008 on the PRIMARY NEWS 2008 NEW HAMPSHIRE blog. Since we are revisiting Obama’s plan to license all illegal alients, let’s see what a brighter mind had to say. What Mitt Romney said then still stands valid today, lest we forget. Had it not been for a quirk of fate (a mild way of saying it) in the Florida Primary Romney, not McCain, could have been the Republican presidential nominee. He was the best in both party primaries.

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HEMPSTEAD, NY - OCTOBER 15:  Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney speaks with a debate-goer before the start of the third presidential debate in the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University October 15, 2008 in Hempstead, New York. This is the final debate before voters will go to the polls in the 2008 general election on November 4. From Getty Images.
“I like his [Governor Romney’s] stance on illegal immigration. If you recall, he’s probably the first Governor that did make arrangements with ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) for that type of training that ICE and we do. I give him a lot of credit for that. … It is an important problem in the state of Arizona and the whole country. That’s one reason I support the Governor, versus many other reasons too. Unfortunately, we have a U.S. Senator from that important state [Arizona] that doesn’t give much emphasis to this most important problem.”

In December 2006, Governor Romney Signed A Memorandum Of Agreement With The Federal Government To Allow State Law Enforcement To Enforce Federal Immigration Laws. (Office Of Governor Mitt Romney, “Governor Romney, ICE Sign Immigration Enforcement Pact,” Press Release, 12/13/06)

Governor Romney Opposed Efforts To Give Driver’s Licenses To Illegal Immigrants. (Scott S. Greenberger, “Romney Stand Dims Chances Of License For Undocumented,” The Boston Globe, 10/28/03)

Governor Romney Vetoed In-State Tuition For Illegal Immigrants. (Office Of Governor Mitt Romney, “Romney Signs $22.402B Fiscal Year 2005 ‘No New Tax’ Budget,” Press Release, 6/25/04)

Rockingham County [NH] Attorney Jim Reams On Governor Romney’s Plan:

Rockingham County [NH] Attorney Jim Reams: “We’re very frustrated that nothing has been done. I’m here supporting Governor Romney because he’s a can-do person, and he understands this issue and he wants to fix it. I’m here to say please fix it. The entire system is frustrated with the failure to do so. I’m confident that Governor Romney will make it happen.”

  • Secure The Border. Governor Romney will follow through on the Congressional commitment to build a physical and technological fence along the southern border, and secure other points of entry throughout the country.
  • Implement A Mandatory And Enforceable Employment Verification System. Governor Romney will issue a biometrically-enabled and tamper-proof card to non-citizens and create a national database so employers can easily verify the legal status of non-citizens in this country.
  • Hold Employers Accountable. Governor Romney will make it easier for employers to verify legal status and work authorization of non-citizens through a federal database. Employers will be held accountable if they hire illegal immigrants with stiffer fines and penalties.
  • Reject Amnesty. Governor Romney opposes amnesty or any special path to citizenship for those here illegally.
  • End The Magnet Of “Sanctuary Cities.” Governor Romney will cut back federal funding to cities that are “sanctuaries” for illegal immigrants.
  • Oppose Any Special Benefits For Illegal Immigrants. Governor Romney opposes giving driver’s licenses or in-state tuition to those here illegally. He believes states should not provide those types of incentives. As President, he will cut back federal funding to states that do so.
  • Promote State And Local Partnerships With Federal Immigration Officials. More state and local authorities should work with the federal government to enforce immigration laws.
  • Improve Interior Enforcement. Governor Romney will provide additional resources to enforce existing immigration laws throughout the nation.
  • Teach English In Our Schools. Governor Romney believes we must teach English in our classrooms because to be successful you have to speak the language of America.
  • End Chain Migration. Governor Romney believes we should end the policy of chain migration that says if a child is born here to illegal immigrants then, by right, the entire family is brought in based upon that child’s citizenship.
  • Encourage Legal Immigration. Governor Romney will streamline the visa system to recruit and retain skilled workers in high demand by U.S. companies. He will also welcome the best and the brightest from around the world to our universities.