Monday, November 28, 2011

Rich Lowry of the National Review is a hypocrite

Sunday on Meet the Press, Rich Lowry sat back, kept his mouth shut, and allowed host David Gregory to run with this video clip and accusation about Mitt Romney:

Of course the truth is, that Romney's statement was taken out of context. The video clip that Gregory played, actually cut off Romney's statement in mid-sentence.

Here is the ACTUAL TRANSCRIPT of that 2007 interview with Mitt Romney. I've only pasted from Romney's statement and not the entire interview. If you want to read the whole thing, go HERE. What was said in the video clip shown by Gregory is in RED. The BOLD came after Romney was cut off:
GOV. ROMNEY: Now let's, now let's look at those very carefully, OK, and you're, you're a careful reader. In the interview with The Boston Globe, I described all three programs that were out there, described what they were, acknowledged that they were not technically an amnesty program, but I indicated in that same interview that I had not formulated my own proposal and that I was endorsing none of those three programs. I did not support any of them. I called them reasonable. They are reasonable efforts to, to look at the problem. But I said I did not support--and I said specifically in that interview I have not formulated my own policy and have not determined which I would support. And, of course, the Cornyn proposal required all of the immigrants to go home. The McCain proposal required most of them to go home, but let some stay. And the Bush proposal I, frankly, don't recall in that much detail. But they had very different proposals. My own view is consistent with what you saw in the Lowell Sun, that those people who had come here illegally and are in this country--the 12 million or so that are here illegally--should be able to stay sign up for permanent residency or citizenship, but they should not be given a special pathway, a special guarantee that all of them get to say here for the rest of their lives merely by virtue of having come here illegally. And that, I think, is the great flaw in the final bill that came forward from the Senate.
MR. RUSSERT: But they shouldn't have to go home?
GOV. ROMNEY: Well, whether they go home--they should go home eventually. There's a set per--in my view they should be--they should have a set period during which period they, they sign up for application for permanent residency or, or for citizenship. But there's a set period where upon they should return home. And if they've been approved for citizenship or for a permanent residency, well, thy would be a different matter. But for the great majority, they'll be going home.
MR. RUSSERT: The children they had born here are U.S. citizens, so do the children stay here and the parents go home?
GOV. ROMNEY: Well, that's a choice, of course, the parents would, would make. But my view is that those 12 million who've come here illegally should be given the opportunity to sign up to stay here, but they should not be given any advantage in becoming a permanent resident or citizen by virtue of simply coming here illegally. And likewise, if they've brought a child to this country or they've had a child in this country, that's, that's wonderful that they're growing their families, but that doesn't mean that they all get to stay here indefinitely. We're fundamentally a nation of laws. And let me underscore something here that I think's awfully important, because this immigration debate can sound anti-immigrant to a lot of people. It's not intended to be that by myself or, I believe, by the vast majority of others that talk about it. We value legal immigration. We welcome people coming here with different cultures and skill and education, but we are a nation of laws. And our freedoms and our liberty are associated with following the law. We have to secure our border, we have to make sure there's an employment verification system to identify who's here legally and who's not. And then for the 12 million who've come here, welcome them to get in line with everybody else, but no special pathway.
Here is the entire Interview on video:



Now I expect these tactics from the liberal media and of course a sleazeball like Newt Gingrich. But the Editor of the National Review to sit back and not speak up and say something like, "Hey David, Romney was taken out of context in that video clip. Why not play the entire clip that will prove just the oposite of what your trying to portrait".

Have we gotten to the point now where the liberal and conservative media in some instances are in bed with one another? What would William F. Buckley have done if he had been on that panel? I'll tell you, he would have called Gregory out!

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17 comments:

Anonymous said...

What is happening. This is really weird. The conservative media is really stinking up this election, and seem to really want Obama reelected.

-Martha

Anonymous said...

Either that, or they are deathly afraid of Romney being nominated--for whatever reason.

National Review has become a constant source of frustration for me.

-Martha

Anonymous said...

The entire Republican Party has betrayed their values, our values, us.

Good honest people need to leave the Party if this hypocrisy continues. I have never seen anything like this campaign against Mitt Romney. It is personal and it is religious. It is unethical. I won't be a part of this.

Nothing will change if they can get a way with doing this to Romney. Especially in favor of a man so basically dishonest and corrupt as Newt Gingrich.

The lies about Romney never never stop. The Party is not what it pretended to be.

We can't be like those Democrats who continue to blindly support corruption because they have successfully demonized the Republican brand. Obama is bad, but what the Republicans are doing is worse.

I will not remain part of dishonesty and corruption for values that obviously were only buzz words to make me believe there were honest people in that party and I was not alone.

I am alone. There is not a shred of honesty left in the entire Republican Party aside from Mitt Romney.

Please get out of the Republican Party. Make it known that we won't stand for this corruption! That values, itegrity, honesty and real conservative values exist, and that we aren't just using words.

Obama is better than giving up your principles and allowing the Republicans to assassinate Mitt Romney's character day after day.

Anonymous said...

This is just sickening. Mitt needs to hit back and hard. And he needs to do it fast. Shame on Lowry..Shame on Newt. They know EXACTLY what they are doing.

Teemu said...

Well, National Review had a poll on November 16th on their page,
Gingrich 73%
Romney 27%
15,769 votes
Too much reading comments from random spammers and spam polls is bad m'okay.

Ohio JOE said...

"The entire Republican Party has betrayed their values, our values, us." That happened long before the Gingrich boom. We Palinites warned you Romneyite that one day your candidates would also face a difficult time from the media. You failed to believe us at the time. Now that we are proven correct it is fun to watch you guys now that the shoe is on the other foot.

larry said...

This is totally disgusting.

I plan on emailing Lowry and tell him what I think about this.

Right Wingnut said...

We Palinites warned you Romneyite that one day your candidates would also face a difficult time from the media. You failed to believe us at the time. - OJ

This is nothing compared to what they have in store for Mitt. Heck....Palin is still being implicated in mass murder in Tuscon.

Graham said...

So that's what you take away from this, OJ? That it's fun to watch this happen to anyone in our party?

leighrow said...

I agree with another poster about the conservative media and the Republican's ABR campaign. I can't relate to a party who goes gaga over a candidate like Newt who has zero ethics and the morals of a pig. He has flip flopped more than any other GOP candidate and does not get called out on it by the conservative media. If Michele Bachman questions Newt she gets blasted. I always liked Palin and I will lose much respect for her if she endorses a corrupt Washington insider like Gingrich.

If this is the direction of the GOP then I most certainly will be registering as an Independent after the primaries. I would still,however, vote for ABO.

Right Wingnut said...

Graham,

With all due respect, many of your cohorts participated in the Palin bashing by repeating the talking points of the left wing media. Now, it's Mitt's turn.

Anonymous said...

RWN, let me go on record to say
you are a jerk. (I could be cruder, but that's your area.)

Anonymous said...

OJ, what we Romney supporters object to is the media flat out lying about Romney, and twisting his record beyond recognition.

The attacks on Palin from the media came almost exclusively from the things she actually said. I don't recall any lying by the conservative media about Palin. In fact, for a pretty long time, the majority of them had a hands-off approach--until they could no longer maintain credibility by being silent.

-Martha

Machtyn said...

Martha: Don't give the media too much credit in the Palin-smashing. The MSM have been completely unfair to her as well.

And, OJ, us Romneyites (well most of us) have always realized Romney hasn't gotten a fair shake from the broadcast media. Especially Fox News, who is supposed to be the more fair and balanced.

Paula Sagers- Evershed said...

Romney is such a man of character at the core. I am 62 years old and have changed my opinion on several moral issues. Why? Because I grew into my own and learned, But always I was a woman of character and had to admit I had grown, learned or circumstances had just changed. I do not find Newt or obviously Obama men of character. Look into their pasts. It's all about them. Not so with Mitt Romney. It is all about family, country and God with Mitt. You can see and feel it!! God Bless America and Got Bless Mitt Romney and family!!!

Terrye said...

I sent these idiots an email and called them on this lie. I know it won't matter, but I did it anyway.

Romney should do a commercial where he uses the whole sentence..that way he could get his point across and point out to some conservatives that their own pundits are being just as sneaky and dishonest as the liberal media they are always complaining about.

GetReal said...

I am probably too late to this post, OJ, but there is a difference. Romney was already attacked by the MSM last time he ran. Palin was attacked even more viciously by the MSM.

So what's the difference this time?

The right-wing media is attacking Romney and spreading lies, not just the left-wing, as we are already used to. Yes, some disgruntled female Republicans, some of whom were Romney supporters, took glee in spreading inuendo about Palin, but not official conservative media like Rush, Beck, Levin, and the people in this video.