I don't know how I missed this! Willard was in full, all-out liar mode back in November when talking about immigration. But what else is new? Bloomberg has the story here:Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who charged Republican presidential primary rival Newt Gingrich with proposing “amnesty” for certain illegal immigrants, took a nearly identical position in a 2006 Bloomberg interview, saying some foreigners who entered the U.S. illegally should be allowed to remain and gain legal status.
Romney, who at the time hadn’t yet declared his first presidential candidacy for 2008, told reporters and editors in Bloomberg News’s Washington bureau that the 11 million immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally “are not going to be rounded up and box-carred out.” Law-abiding people who pay taxes, learn English and don’t rely on government benefits should be allowed to “get in line” to apply for citizenship, he said.
“We need to begin a process of registering those people, some being returned, and some beginning the process of applying for citizenship and establishing legal status,” Romney said during the March 29, 2006, session.
The comments contrast with the position Romney took last week when he challenged Gingrich’s assertion during a televised debate that the U.S. should have a “humane” immigration policy that allows some people who entered the country illegally long ago, have no criminal record, and have family, civic and religious ties to stay and get legal status. Romney called the approach “amnesty” and a magnet for illegality.
And why did Willard do his patented flip-flop move?
While Romney and his campaign say there has been no change in his position on immigration, [LIE! ABSOLUTE, OUT-AND-OUT LIE!] some strategists close to him say Romney did switch stances in 2007, after traveling to Iowa and hearing the depth of anti-immigration sentiment there. The chief of Romney’s 2008 Iowa campaign, Doug Gross, called the shift a direct result of Romney grasping the “political implications” of his immigration stance.
Yes, Willard heard how much the Neanderthal Republican base HATES HATES HATES illegals, so he switched his position--AND HE SAYS THAT HE NEVER SWITCHED IT!!
He'll do anything.
He'll say anything.
He'll tell any lie.
He'll switch any position.
This guy is dangerous. Period.