Let me start with this: Mitt Romney has proven he is a Pathological Liar.
Today ROMNEY's LIE #1:
This morning on CBS, Mitt Romney was asked three times whether he would continue Obama’s new policy on immigration, ending deportations for DREAM-eligible youth. Romney flatly refused to take a position.
SCHIEFFER: “[W]ould you repeal [Obama's immigration] order if you became president?” …Not only is that false comment: "Two years he had a Democrat House and Senate, did nothing of a permanent or long-term basis." It is the New-GOP False Talking Point.
ROMNEY: “This is something Congress has been working on, and I thought we were about to see some proposals brought forward by Senator Marco Rubio and by Democrat senators, but the President jumped in and said I’m going to take this action … [H]e was president for the last three and a half years and did nothing on immigration. Two years he had a Democrat House and Senate, did nothing of a permanent or long-term basis. What I would do, is I’d make sure that by coming into office, I would work with Congress to put in place a long-term solution for the children of those that have come here illegally.” …
The fact is Republicans in the Senate Filibustered the DREAM Act twice in 2010. So, Mitt is lying when he falsely claims President Obama "did nothing of a permanent or long-term basis."
September 21, 2010: Senate Republicans Filibuster DREAM Act
December 18 2010: Senate Republicans Filibuster DREAM Act
May 2011: Harry Reid re-introduces DREAM Act in the Senate but Republican's vowed to withhold their votes.
Factually speaking, Democrats have introduced the DREAM Act three times since President Obama took office and the GOP have obstructed and filibustered the DREAM Act three times since President Obama took office.
Factually speaking, it is Republicans who have done nothing except Filibuster immigration since President Obama took office.
ROMNEY's LIE #2
ROMNEY: the action that the president took makes it more difficult to reach that long term solutionFACT:
That comment is so absurd yet, at the same time, it highlights the fact that Mitt Romney thinks Latinos are stupid.
President Obama's actions make it easier for any member of Congress to: draft a Bill using the language in President Obama's directive, pass the Bill and have the Bill signed into Permanent Law.
Now, the question is - would any Republican lawmaker support such Legislation? Hmmm ... I know, what about Marco Rubio? Would Marco Rubio support Legislation that has similar language to President Obama's directive?
Since March Marco Rubio has been pretending to support legislation that would not give students, whose parents brought them to this country at an early age, a path to Citizenship but would allow them to legally attend school in America -- Hey, that sounds like President Obama's directive!!!! Surely to God Marco Rubio would write that vision into a Bill, right?
No, Marco Rubio actually rejected his own Imaginary Dream Act-Like Bill as soon as President Obama issued his directive ... hmmmm ....
Marco Rubio rejected his own so-called idea of drafting a Bill aimed to allow undocumented students, who were brought here in their youth, to attend American schools.
Another Diary on here today explains it well. Rubio was only pretending to offer an Imaginary Dream Act-Like Bill for the sole purpose to deceive Latino voters to vote and support a Republican for President.
Excerpts from The Diary is Titled:
Marco Rubio's Imaginary Dream Act-Like Bill Rejected By: Marco Rubio
Rubio's aid said that:Rubio did not use President Obama's directive as a catalyst to actually write his Imaginary Dream Act-Like Bill that would place President Obama's directive into permanent law. Instead, Rubio rejected his own Imaginary Dream Act-Like Bill and Rubio's aid said,
"the announcement [by President Obama] has taken some urgency out of the need for legislation to help young undocumented immigrants."
~Rubio Legislative Aid to Huffingtonpost; June 16, 2012
Senator Rubio may not introduce his bill because he believes the politics are now more difficult.By, "politics are now more difficult" does Rubio mean he was lying through his teeth and never intended to draft any legislation and thought he could milk his pretend legislation through November?
~Rubio's Aid on June 16, 2012
Now you can all expect to hear Republicans chant the same garbage that President Obama's directive is flawed because it can be undone by any future President -- while at the same time, dodge and duck this question:
Why won't Rubio go ahead and draft the "Imaginary" Bill since he his been pretending since March that his "Imaginary Dream Act-Like Bill has the same language that is in Obama's directive?