Romney's Surrender On Amnesty—It's Not A DREAM, It's A Nightmare

The first thing to grasp about Romney’s surrender to Obama’s Administrative DREAMnesty:

  • It envisages an upcoming Amnesty.

Romney told The Denver Post

“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.

…Romney said in a sit-down interview with The Post aboard his campaign bus ahead of a Denver rally that he would work with Congress in the first year to pass permanent immigration reform legislation. [Emphasis added]

Mitt Romney would honor Obama administration's illegal immigrant work permits by Allison Sherry October 2, 2012

The only way to avoid the legal obligation to deport these thieves is to give them amnesty

As Patrick Cleburne blogged earlier, Romney has morphed into Rick Perry—adopting the dovish stance on illegal immigration that justly destroyed Perry’s candidacy.

But secondly, and even worse:

  • Romney has acquiesced in what amounted to a Coup d’état

Obama’s short-circuiting of the legislative process was called by Senator Sessions “a direct threat to the rule of law.” This coup is so egregious that Senate candidate Ted Cruz (like Sessions a lawyer) has declared that the policy should be reversed and deportations commenced.

The correct response to Obama’s action – regardless of the merits of the policy itself—would have been to defend the Constitution. If need be by Impeachment.  American love their Constitution and Romney would have been a hero.

As it is, he appears–like a politician.

Why? Surely this businessman cannot be so innumerate to take the Hispanic vote myth seriously. Does he really think that having repelled the Paul vote and Blue collar women by his belligerence and the social conservative vote by his arrogant blunder over Chick-fil-A, he can afford dishearten immigration patriots too?

John Derbyshire has suggested that Romney is

A cluelessly unimaginative member of the "Extreme Center"…genuinely uncomfortable dealing with ideas outside the narrow scope of core conventional wisdom (as defined, of course, by the media lefties, academic log-rollers, and corporate PR flacks).

An alternative explanation, unfortunately, is that he has been corrupted by the same mysterious force which induced the House Republicans to flout their mandate after the 2010.

Either way Romney’s fitness to be President is in question.

But since the likely consequence of this stupidity is a low white turnout, the question is probably academic.

Peter Brimelow [Email him] is the editor of VDARE.com.