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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign event in Mesa, Arizona February 13, 2012.
"This proves yet again, that Obama does suck. Elect me!" (Reuters)
Despite being in Arizona today, 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.”

Here's a sentence-by-sentence analysis of his 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.

All clear?

9:16 AM PT: New York Times reporter Ashley Parker:

Romney has no further comment -- and will not comment in person -- re SCOTUS /immigration, aide tells press corp en route to AZ.
@AshleyRParker via UberSocial for BlackBerry

9:22 AM PT: Republican Party chairman Reince Priebusbot echoes Mitt Romneybot:

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus sharply criticized the Supreme Court’s ruling striking down several sections of Arizona’s illegal immigration crackdown in a statement Monday.

“Once again we are reminded that President Obama has failed to keep his promise on immigration reform,” said Priebus. “In the absence of presidential leadership, states have acted on their own to serve their people and enforce the law, but the issue cannot fully be resolved with a president unwilling to keep his promises. This decision makes that job even more difficult, and it leaves Americans waiting for a plan the president promised to deliver years ago.”

Yes, this is all about Obama sucking. And has nothing to do with Republicans blocking every single thing he's tried to accomplish legislatively on immigration reform.

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