Romney Responds To The Immigration Ruling

Ken AshfordElection 2012, Immigration and XenophobiaLeave a Comment

Mitt Romney's only comment on today's Supreme Court ruling against SB1070 is this written statement released a short time ago:

“Today's decision underscores the need for a President who will lead on this critical issue and work in a bipartisan fashion to pursue a national immigration strategy. President Obama has failed to provide any leadership on immigration. This represents yet another broken promise by this President."

"I believe that each state has the duty–and the right–to secure our borders and preserve the rule of law, particularly when the federal government has failed to meet its responsibilities. As Candidate Obama, he promised to present an immigration plan during his first year in office.  But 4 years later, we are still waiting.”

Remarkable.  He wants to talk about leadership, and yet… he can't say whether or not he agrees with the ruling.  Nor can he say what is "national immigration strategy" is.

 Via Jed Lewison, here's a sentence-by-sentence analysis of Romney's statement:

  1. Obama sucks.
  2. Obama sucks.
  3. Obama sucks.
  4. SB1070 was Arizona's duty and responsibility because Obama sucks.
  5. Obama sucks.
  6. Obama sucks.

Now, that's leadership.