He claims that Romney started the attacks on him in Iowa and that he had run a positive campaign up to that point.
Liar..Liar..Pants on Fire!
Actually, It was Mitt Romney who ran a positive campaign UNTIL NEWT drew first blood.
During the November debate, Romney went after Gingrich for his statement of support for giving amnesty to those who came here illegally 25 years before. Romney expressed opposition to that and stated they should have to apply like everyone else.
Newt, not happy with being bested at the debate, tweeted the following:
.@MittRomney Here's a trip down memory lane: http://bitly.com/sdk8RE So what's your position on citizenship for illegals again? (I oppose it.)With a link to the following video clip of a 2007 interview Romney gave on 'Meet The Press' (TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT) that leaves the impression that Romney is for Amnesty:
This of course received a lot of buzz for 3 or 4 days from the ABR crowd all over the internet and here as well by our resident ABR representative.
Ah!............The power of the internet.....and Google search.
That of course was only a 14 second clip from a much longer 2007 "Meet The Press" interview. Here is the Interview in it's entirety:
Here is the ACTUAL TRANSCRIPT for those of you who are video phobic: I've only pasted from Romney's statement and not the entire interview. If you want to read the whole thing, go HERE. I've also highlighted in RED, the part of Romney's statement that Newtochio ONLY wanted you to hear:
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.link to this post.
BTW, I challenge anyone to find an example of Romney trying to distort Gingrich's past or taking any of his statements out of context before Gingrich's Tweet on November 23rd.
I'll save you some time, he didn't!
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