Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Which Mitt Romney Will We See Tonight?

I'm not sure which Mitt Romney will appear to debate President Obama this evening -- are you?

Ladies and Gentleman, Loyal Readers and Visitors -- if you haven't been tuning in to our weekly radio show "That's What's UP - The Urban Politico Radio Hour, you have been missing out on our psychic like analysis and campaign predictions. (If only we could predict the numbers for Friday's MegaMillions Drawing) Once again we've called out Mitt's next political move, and in true Mitt fashion he hasn't failed us. I want to feel sadness for Mitt, but his campaign continues to bring humor. You all know that I love to reminisce, so let's take a quick trip down memory lane.....

You all remember that line from the Republican Primary Presidential Debates. Let's meet the new Mitt.

Now the guy that told us so eloquently and with much conviction that he would essentially make things so bad that "illegal immigrants" would self-deport, now wants us to believe that he will leave young immigrants alone and not deport them upon entering office? Really Mitt? 

In an interview with the DenverPost Mitt says that he would honor the Obama Administration's "illegal immigrant work permits," (notice the language) leaving young immigrants untouched.
"The people who have received the special visa that the president has put in place, which is a two-year visa, should expect that the visa would continue to be valid. I'm not going to take something that they've purchased," Romney said. "Before those visas have expired we will have the full immigration reform plan that I've proposed."
Luckily I've become fluent in GOP Code (not so secret language used to communicate with the GOP base) over the last year, so I was able to read right through Mitt's words. 

Basically Mitt is going to touch these young immigrant, he just won't do so in a manner that will directly target them or bring them to the forefront separately. He will pass legislation that harms them instead, and override President Obama's Executive Order. And this announcement was supposed to somehow pivot to the middle and appeal Obama voters? Nice try Mitt. Obama voters are not that stupid and know how to read between the lines. 

Once again, Mitt was talking directly to his base. However, I have to give him some credit for attempting to use trickery as a campaign strategy. 

I fully expect to see more examples of this strategy of policy and language, this evening. 

But hey maybe its just me! What do you think?

Did you see the true message in Mitt's words on President Obama's Executive Order?
Will Mitt Romney try to pivot to the middle on domestic policy this evening?
How should each candidate approach tonight's debate?
Would President Romney have a better immigration plan than President Obama, and could he get it through Congress?

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