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Mon Jan 23, 2012, 01:44 PM

Andrea Mitchell: Romneys crossed the border illegally

Andrea's statement yesterday on the Chris Matthews Show:

"The other interesting little fact is about the Mexican Romneys, those looking back at all of those records say that Mitt Romney should look back at the records because the Romneys that came back from Mexico to the United States, they crossed the border illegally."

MORE, INCLUDING VIDEO, BELOW:

http://news.yahoo.com/andrea-mitchell-mitt-romney-ancestors-crossed-border-illegally-091941030.html

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Reply Andrea Mitchell: Romneys crossed the border illegally (Original post)
JaneQPublic Jan 2012 OP
gateley Jan 2012 #1
yodermon Jan 2012 #2
leftofcool Jan 2012 #3
Major Hogwash Jan 2012 #4
Sanity Claws Jan 2012 #5
cliffordu Jan 2012 #6
hallowell Jan 2012 #7
rocktivity Jan 2012 #8

Response to JaneQPublic (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 01:47 PM

1. But he's White, so it's okay. nt

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Response to JaneQPublic (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 01:48 PM

2. Mitt the Anchor Baby?

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Response to yodermon (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 01:57 PM

3. Now that's just cold

Can we get him deported, ya think? One can only dream.

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Response to JaneQPublic (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 02:04 PM

4. Wow! Andrea hearts Noot.

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I can't believe it.

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Response to JaneQPublic (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 02:06 PM

5. Karma has a sense of humor

I want to see his long-form birth certificate!!

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Response to JaneQPublic (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 02:31 PM

6. BWAHAHHAH!!

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Response to JaneQPublic (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 06:03 PM

7. immigration

I thought immigration would be a big deal in this race. Newt got in trouble a few months ago for supporting a guest work program. Guess I was wrong.

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Response to JaneQPublic (Original post)

Mon Jan 23, 2012, 07:46 PM

8. According to a 2007 Think Progress article

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...The 1882 Edmunds Act stripped polygamists of the basic rights of U.S. citizenship, denying them the right to vote, serve on juries or hold office...Utah became a state in 1896, only after laws were passed there prohibiting polygamy...U.S. federal agents hunted and arrested polygamists...(Mitt Romney’s great-grandfather) chose to leave the country, bringing his multiple wives and children with him...All four of (Mitt's great-grandparents) would live out their days in Mexico...

Mitt Romney’s father George was born in Chihuahua, Mexico in 1907...(Mitt's grandparents)...who were monogamous...were married in 1895...(and) lived in Chihuahua until the height of the Mexican Revolution in 1912...(W)ith (5-year-old) George in tow, (Mitt's grandmother) fled across the U.S. border by train (with no apparent delay or search at the border)...A short time later (Mitt's grandfather), like many Mexican immigrants before and since, covered hundreds of miles under a hot sun, crossing by land into New Mexico...

As a Mexican born immigrant, George would do quite honorably, becoming Governor of Michigan and running for the Republican nomination for President in 1968...His support for civil rights and opposition to the Vietnam War resulted in his loss to Richard Nixon... (link)

As children of polygamists who were not born on U.S. soil, Mitt's grandparents had to know that they and their children were not U.S. citizens and were entering the country illegally. Maybe they would have done something about it if there had not been the danger of either arrest or losing custody of their children despite their being monogamous. So Andrea Mitchell was not wrong -- indelicate, perhaps, but not wrong.


rocktivity

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