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Did Romney Endorsement Hand Election to President Obama?

By January 18, 2012

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Mitt Romney, the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination, welcomed an endorsement this week from immigration activist Kris Kobach.

Is this the best thing that could have happened to President Obama?

Kobach is a lawyer and radio talk show host who is affiliated with the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), a group favored by the Tea Party and the ultra-conservative wing of the party.

Kobach wrote the Arizona law that gives police the power to question and arrest suspected undocumented immigrants. He also helped write a similar law in Alabama that is the strictest in the nation.

Hispanic groups have no use for Kobach or his lawmaking. Somewhere between 12 million and 13 million Hispanics and Latinos are expected to be eligible to vote in November. They are especially influential in critical swing states such as Florida, Nevada and Colorado.

John McCain got 31% of the Hispanic vote in 2008 and President Obama 67%. Republicans are hoping to get at least 40% this time to unseat Obama.

But several Republican Hispanic groups have withdrawn their support for Romney after the Kobach endorsement. Dee Dee Garcia Blase of Somos Republicans said that by accepting the endorsement, "Romney committed political suicide."

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January 18, 2012 at 4:57 pm
(1) Dave Francis says:

We already have millions of low skilled, many uneducated American workers who remain unemployed in this economic jungle. Every American citizen whether born in the US, or naturalized should be first to be employed, along with legal residents. Lama Smiths E-Verify “the Legal Workforce Act.” At the very least, it is a surefire step in the right direction to obstruct illegal labor from taking American jobs.

Learn the options at NumbersUSA, the Federation of American Immigration Reform (FAIR) and alternately study the corruption in Congress and in the State capitals at Judicial Watch. Join the TEA PARTY and fight back, before there is no way back for America? The TEA PARTY does not discriminate any nationality, if you arrived in this nation by—LEGAL MEANS? THE TEA PARTY will not tolerate another mass Amnesty, Sanctuary Cities, Dream Acts or Chain Migration anymore. We can all stand with our fellow jobless countryman by Calling House and Senate Leadership NOW at 202-224-3121, which is the Capitol Switchboard. Remember illegal aliens are voting and will again in upcoming elections.

Attn: Don’t let the Government a right to free speech? Contact your members of Congress and inform the “PLEASE DON’T CENSOR THE WEB” and demand they crush this law. This law of Freedom of the Internet,” will lead to another law until the bureaucrats take over. Millions of Internet users and entrepreneurs already oppose SOPA and PIPA. Sign the petition on GOOGLE and stop yet another travesty of our laws?

January 18, 2012 at 4:59 pm
(2) Dave Francis says:

An estimated 340, 000 women come here, smuggling unborn babies into America, for intent on placing the expensive burden of upbringing for taxpayers to foot the bill. Steve King’s (R-IA) Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011 (H.R.140) would amend the law so the unborn babies of illegal aliens smuggled calculatedly through borders or by international flight are ineligible for citizenship. The cost to hospitals and an array of welfare payments and entitlements is the most costly for US taxpayers totaling billions of more dollars. The current unfunded mandates are over $113 billion a year for other countries poverty. Now the federal government wants taxpayers to cover a general Amnesty that would cost $2.6 Trillion dollars when completed, while the Democrats wants another 1.4 Trillion dollars to supplement the $15 Trillion dollars we own foreign investors including China.

A SOVEREIGN NATION HAS EVERY RIGHT TO DEFEND ITS BORDER’S AND PUNISH ILLEGAL ENTRIES AS A FELONY? ARE THE U.S. TAXPAYERS FOREVER ON THE HOOK, TO PAY FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS?

January 18, 2012 at 5:00 pm
(3) Dave Francis says:

Owing to years of incompetence and intentional neglect, illegal immigration is well out of control. The open border and special interests and government bureaucracy have been raining down on the American People, telling us illegal alien entry has dwindled to a trickle across our progressively dangerous border–but what about the 20 million plus already settled here? What about the unfunded mandatory laws and statutes that the courts have forced on taxpayers in supplying public assistance to people who violate the law by crossing borders or over staying a visitors visas? Unfunded mandates are laws promulgated upon State and local governments, or even private entities to perform certain measures, although they provide no cash to fulfill these regulations and therefore born by the U.S. Taxpayer. Unfunded mandates place an unfair burden on lower levels of government, creating huge, unmanageable expenses for state and city governments. Taxpayers cover the costs of education through k-12 for the children of illegal migrants and immigrants. Taxpayers are also frisked to pay for health care, food stamps, Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families for the whole extended families.

January 22, 2012 at 4:20 pm
(4) Mr. G. G. Garcia says:

President George W. Bush received 45% of the Hispanic vote in 2004. The immigration President OBAMA took back some of that with his promise of signing a comprehensive measure into law.
Instead he amassed record deportations.

Not all Hispanics seek amnesty as a national policy on immigration. Some of us seek a just law based on humanitarian concern – and as a response to the idiocy of the ultra-right. They begin by talking about undocumented immigrants and offend native born Hispanics.

Civil rights is about discrimination. The debate on immigration has turned on the lack of discrimination. Most of the anti-illegal immigration idiots cannot tell the difference between the native born-Americans of Hispanic heritage and the new immigrants who come to this country in search of opportunity – like all the waves of immigration before them of German, Irish, Swedish, Lituanian, English, French, Italian, African, Russian Jewish heritage in the 19th century and thereafter.

January 24, 2012 at 1:36 pm
(5) jack says:

Don’t vote for republicans…they are racist idiots and if you are not white they don’t like you….

February 13, 2012 at 11:30 am
(6) george alcoba says:

the amercan citicen labor worker are been treat as ilegal alien by they.
employes using the same tactics use in ilegal imigrams i know about .us citicen working seven days a week wiyh out any day of if they get -.
injure they take to long thinking on how take them to the emergency.
service or take them by them self also they want to send it to they own .
doctor to follow on the injuri for they own conviniece iam sure what .
that doctor will go on favor employer of the ijnjure person some one have to send inspector to talk to worker to see if they employes are not.
playing with they right my son have to move to new jersey because.
here in waterbury ct because every were they denie you work cause.
they work for less and also ar broken the law for not paying to the state.
social security for i have see grow of ilegal in ct cause they look for places were the police or the govermen agencies in charge of those
matters dont put much effort in imigrations i know what under god every
one have the right to live but why if i am born american citicent cant work
because my job is giving to some one that is ilegal in my country

September 9, 2012 at 11:02 pm
(7) Steve Lawson says:

George Alcoba, before you post comments on topics as serious and political as this, perhaps you should go back to school and retake English class for, I don’t know, 3 or 4 semesters. If you’re the one getting denied the work it might be because of your poor grammar and not some law that you obviously know nothing about.

October 17, 2012 at 5:52 pm
(8) misteromalley says:

that above is pathetic spelling and grammar. no one will pay attention to that dribble mister george alcoba i am sure you are a nice guy do yourself a favor learn to communicate properly

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