Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Romney - The Son of Immigrants - Not So Much!

I'm not seeing this anywhere and I am having a hard time figuring out why.

Here's a blurb from the MIami Herald

As part of Democrats' orchestrated effort to go after Mitt Romney the day after his narrow victory in the Iowa caucuses, two Hispanic members of Congress bashed the former Massachusetts governor on immigration.
The chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Rep. Charlie Gonzalez of Texas, and Rep. Xavier Becerra of California, said Romney's immigration stance will hurt him with Hispanic voters. And they repeated the line from other Democrats that Romney's positions are so muddied he can't be trusted.
Gonzalez and Becerra defended the DREAM Act, which would grant U.S. citizenship to immigrants who came into the United States illegally as children and now go to college or serve in the military. President Barack Obama has supported the legislation. Romney said Monday he would veto it.

And then you have this from Wiki
Romney was born in Detroit, Michigan.[1] He was the youngest child of George W. Romney, who by 1948 had become an automobile executive, and Lenore Romney (née LaFount). His mother was a native of Logan, Utah, and his father had been born in an American Mormon colony in Chihuahua, Mexico.[2]
And this from an NBC article and broadcast
It's a little-known fact that there's a whole branch of Mitt Romney’s family living south of the border, including his second cousin Leighton Romney, and about 40 other relatives descended from religious pioneers who first traveled to Mexico 125 years ago. These days, the Romneys of Mexico enjoy pleasant and productive lives in two remaining settlements: Colonia Juarez and Colonia Dublan, just 175 miles south of the border.

and then you have this..................... An old clip from NBC - please listen carefully.

In case you missed it -
“My parents were driven out of old Mexico when I was five. My parents were revolutionary refugees. They had to be fed by the United States government and clothed by the United States government”?

Anyone else having a hard time getting their heads around this?

Or - does it mean if YOU make it in America - you're family made it - to hell with everyone else?

Maybe that is the REAL GOP mantra - "To hell with everyone else!"


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