DESPERATE TO GET PEOPLE TO STOP THINKING ABOUT THE 5 NON-MILITARY SONS AND THEIR RVS, ROMNEY SLASHES AT RUDY
Yesterday Romney committed political suicide with his typically lame-- though taped-- answer to a question about why his very pro-war Mormon boys don't serve in the military. The Republican base was stunned-- and started gagging. Realizing the enormity of the screw-up of comparing his sons' campaigning for their wealthy father to the sacrifice American families are making sending their sons and daughters to fight in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Romney braintrust immediately started screaming "out of context." They released the video, proving for everyone who didn't witness it that it was totally in context and that Romney is just what he appears to be: just one of the bunch of pathetic pygmies™ and the ultimate Empty Suit.
So last night the campaign came out swinging at yesterday's most immediate winner: Rudy Giuliani. The Republicans figure their best bet to hold down their losses in 2008 will be an all out Know-Nothing assault on immigrants and foreigners. They plan to demonize "illegal immigrants" day and night and stoke the flames of divisiveness and bigotry and hatred. The tactics often works for the right. But they're not supposed to turn it on each other. Mormon Mitt couldn't help himself. He had nowhere else to go. So today's headlines are all about Giuliani's catering and pandering to the hated and dangerous illegals.
Reagan must be rolling over in his grave. Of course it's all true. NYC was a sanctuary for undocumented workers while Giuliani was mayor. But it's the kind of ammo good little fascists are supposed to use against Democrats, not against each other.
Immigration is a hot-button issue in the GOP and may play especially well in Iowa, an early battleground state where the federal government has raided meat processing plants employing illegals, and where some longtime residents feel their pay is being undercut by cheaper-working immigrants.
"If you look at lists compiled on Web sites of sanctuary cities, New York is at the top of the list when Mayor Giuliani was mayor," Romney said at while campaigning in Iowa. "He instructed city workers not to provide information to the federal government that would allow them to enforce the law. New York City was the poster child for sanctuary cities in the country."