Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Why Mitt Romney's a Scumbag

So what about Mitt Romney? It turns out his great-grandfather was a polygamous Mormon who evaded prosecution by crossing the border into Mexico with his family, including his son Gaskell, Mitt’s grandfather (see reference). George Wilcken Romney, Mitt’s father, was born in 1907. The Romneys re-entered the United States in 1912, during the Mexican Revolution (although some relatives still live there).

In other words, the Romneys violated federal law, and rather than face the music they fled the United States, crossing illegally into another country, where their Mexico-born descendants acquired the rights of citizenship in the host country. Sound familiar?

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This is why I find Mitt Romney's position on undocumented immigrants so ironic. Never mind that he hires undocumented gardeners, but the fact that he can so easily brush aside his immigrant roots is appalling.

For even more on Mitt Romney click here, here, here, here, and here.

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