Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani said illegal immigration is not a crime, prompting rival Mitt Romney to accuse him of not taking the problem seriously. The two have clashed for weeks over illegal immigration, an issue that inflames GOP conservatives who influence primary elections. The irony is that both candidates have in the past taken more liberal stands on the issue.
"It's not a crime," Giuliani said Friday. "I know that's very hard for people to understand, but it's not a federal crime."
Not just Dobbs of course but all the conservative mouths on Houston's radio, the xenophobes who post at Chron.com (even in the previously-linked story about kolaches), this moron -- in short about 30% of the Republican party's rapidly-eroding base. Because the story broke late Friday they've all had plenty of time for their hatred soup to bubble and fester.
Giuliani has really done it this time. If this doesn't ruin him then I suppose nothing can. But I still don't see the Republicans nominating a Mormon.
No, despite his ties to the Libyan bombers of Pan Am Flight 103, notwithstanding his statement yesterday that al-Qaeda's ban on smoking turned Iraqi public sentiment against them and to the US, I believe it's going to be Frederick of Hollywood.