When will any of these politicians ever realize that principle and politics coincide? People respect and will vote for someone with a backbone, particularly in these difficult times.
All these Republican leaders, like Mitt Romney, supposedly worship at the foot of Reagan. But none will walk in his shoes.
Romney Sunday refused to answer whether he would rescind President Obama’s new policy allowing the children of illegal aliens to avoid deportation, using every tactic in The Book of Political Sophistry to try to avoid answering the question.
Have a look-see.
Face the Nation host Bob Scheiffer, who knows how to ask a question, unlike many modern journalists, refused to go away, eliciting pathetic responses like, “It would be overtaken by events, if you will, by virture of my putting into place a longterm solution” and “We’ll look at that setting as we reach that.”
Well, that “setting,” Romney surely knows, includes an new immigration policy that completely ignores the will of Congress and amounts to legislating from the West Wing. If he’s not outraged about the principle of a president hijacking the Constitution, then there really aren’t a lot of principles Mr. Romney would stand up for.
Without any apparent irony, Romney accuses Obama of being animated by politics, while he sits there and ducks a question to avoid upsetting Latino voters.
“I think that the timing is pretty clear,” Romney says of Obama’s election-year move. Politics is “certainly a big part of the equation.” It’s certainly a part of Romney’s equation too.
As if to underline his similarity with Obama on this, Romney refused to take questions during his own statement Friday on the immigration matter.
God noticed, and locked Romney out his bus.
Somebody, please interrupt this man next time!