November 26, 2011

WHEN NEWT'S THE LEAST PSYCHOTIC GUY ON STAGE, YOU'VE GOT A PROBLEM:

To Err Is 'Humane': Gingrich's immigration gaffe was to tell the deportation truth. (WSJ, 11/25/11)

The rugby scrum that is the GOP Presidential field is once again zeroing in on that most pressing of all national priorities, illegal immigration. Now the candidates are beating up Newt Gingrich for saying in Tuesday night's debate that mass deportations of illegal immigrants wouldn't be "humane," and it's true that isn't the right word. He should have said it would be psychotic.

Mr. Gingrich was asked about the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, which granted amnesty to the three million illegals living in the country at the time, and he responded sensibly enough that "If you've been here 25 years and you got three kids and two grandkids, you've been paying taxes and obeying the law, you belong to a local church, I don't think we're going to separate you from your family, uproot you forcefully and kick you out."

Michele Bachmann promptly accused Mr. Gingrich of supporting "amnesty," while Mitt Romney claimed that Mr. Gingrich wants to create a "magnet" that will draw more foreigners into the U.S.

Hopefully.

Posted by at November 26, 2011 5:42 AM
  

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