Mitt Romney's attempts at Etch A Sketching have begun: In a desperate attempt to win back a few of the Latino voters he has so thoroughly alienated by his extreme immigration rhetoric, Romney's trying to distract from his anti-immigrant record by falsely attacking the President.
At a campaign stop yesterday, Romney made this extraordinary comment about immigration reform: "This has always been a priority for the president he chooses to do nothing about. Let the immigrant community not forget that while he uses this as a political weapon, he has not taken responsibility for fixing the problems we have."
That's rich coming from a candidate who has the most extreme position on immigration in memory—and whose party has blocked President Obama's attempts at comprehensive immigration reform at every step of the way.
Here are the facts.
President Obama has been committed to fixing our broken immigration system since day one, but congressional Republicans have refused to cooperate.
Toeing the party line, Romney has called the popular DREAM Act bill—which creates a pathway to citizenship for hardworking young people—a "handout" that he would veto as president.
Romney said he would enforce "self-deportation" all undocumented workers no matter how long they've been here or what they've contributed to American society and their communities.
Romney has proudly allied himself with endorser and anti-immigrant activist Kris Kobach, who authored the draconian anti-immigrant laws in Arizona and Alabama. He's even called Arizona's infamous anti-immigrant law "a model." This is a law that permits law enforcement to stop, detain, or arrest an individual when there is "reasonable" suspicion that that person is undocumented. It's the most controversial, divisive immigration law in the country, and Romney think it's a "model."
Don't let Romney Etch A Sketch his sketchy record on immigration. Get the word out to your networks.