Gingrich makes it clear that he favors amnesty

JC in Houston writes:

This video is on Drudge, Gingrich sucking up to Jorge Ramos from Univision on behalf of illegals. It’s nauseating. Why can’t the majority of GOP voters understand just who this repulsive character is.

LA replies:

Gingrich’s remarks in this interview make it is impossible to believe that he opposes amnesty.

Also, if you think he’s just talking about grandmothers who have been here 25 years, listen again to his last sentence:

“We need to have a serious conversation about how there’s a series of steps that gets us to legality for the entire country.”

So he wants the legalization of all or virtually all illegals.

However, it is also the case that Gingrich (like Romney) is not manically driven, à la George W. Busheròn and John McCain, to legalize all illegals. If as president he did make a move in that direction, it would be defeated, and probably more easily than Busheròn’s mighty efforts were defeated in 2006 and 2007.

At the same time, nothing is certain. It’s possible that a President Gingrich or a President Romney would have a better chance of passing amnesty than Obama, since a Republican president would have more congressional Republicans on his side than would Obama. There is thus a reasonable argument for not voting for Romney or Gingrich if either of them is the nominee. My position remains that I will vote for any Republican nominee, no matter how loathsome and immoral he may be, who is seriously committed to repealing Obamacare.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at January 25, 2012 03:06 PM | Send

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