January 10, 2008, - 1:29 pm

Mitt Happens: Prominent Michigan Illegal Alien Supporter Endorses Romney

By Debbie Schlussel
I warned you not to trust Mitt Romney’s flip-flop-flipping. Take his position on illegal aliens. He now claims he’s for tough enforcement of immigration laws and impenetrable borders, though he was previously lax on this as Guv of Taxachusetts.
But, yesterday, Romney proudly accepted the endorsement of Domino’s Pizza Founder and Opus Dei member Tom Monaghan, something he’d been apparently lobbying for for some time.
But here’s what you need to know about Tom Monaghan:
* Monaghan gave money so that the law school he founded, Ave Maria, could start a special clinic giving illegal aliens free legal help, so they can further clog immigration courts and stop their deportations.



Mitt Happens: Illegal Alien Advocate Tom Monaghan Endorses Romney

From my July 2006 post about this:

The Asylum and Immigrant Rights Law Clinic at Ave Maria School of Law has named Bridgette Carr director. Carr, an assistant clinical professor of law, will now oversee the clinic, established in 2004 to provide pro bono services to immigrants in search of asylum and legal services.

* As a big Bush donor, Tom Monaghan backed his fellow Opus Dei member and buddy, the pro-Hezbollah porn addict and racist Stephen Murphy III, for U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan. He even enlisted Ave Maria Law School’s Dean, Bernard Dobranski, who sat on Bush’s selection committee, to spread dirt on Murphy’s competitors for the job.
And that’s why Murphy got the job . . . and proceeded to allow several Hezbollah financiers and money launderers, including Talal Chahine (who gave $20 million to Hezbollah), to leave the country. He was soft on those who didn’t manage to escape and allowed Roy Bailey–a top immigration official who accepted bribes in exchange for allowing Hezbollah operatives to stay here–to remain on the job with pay for FOUR YEARS after he knew of the shenanigans.
* Oh, and then there’s Monaghan’s previous candidate for President, Sam Brownback–the guy who opposed the surge in Iraq, supported cutting-and-running, and supported the pro-Syrian Baker Commission/Iraq Study Group Report.
These are Tom Monaghan’s people and activities.
This is Mitt Romney’s new big-time ally in Michigan. You know what they say about “the company you keep.”

Mitt Happens. . .


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23 Responses

This election is getting more and more depressing. I elect Debbie Sclussel as the next President of the United States. She’s someone who loves her Country and will do whatever it takes to keep us safe.

Tamster on January 10, 2008 at 2:25 pm

Sorry,about the mistake as I nominate Debbie Schlussel. A woman that I admire greatly

Tamster on January 10, 2008 at 2:32 pm

As a former Tancredo supporter who voted for Mitt in the NH primary, I urge all Michigan voters to vote for Mitt. He is clearly the best of the anti immigrant candidates left. McCane, Guiliani, and Shmuckabee are all far worse. I do not think Fred is a viable candiate at this time.

GFB on January 10, 2008 at 4:15 pm

Why should we trust the endorsement of a guy who perfected a way to make lousy pizza quickly?

SeanM on January 10, 2008 at 4:23 pm

I have no illusions about Romney; I’ve heard recent interviews where, in so many words, he endorsed amnesty. I am also wary of his pious pronouncements on foreign policy. In a race between Romney & McCain, I’d pick Romney though — not because I think he has genuine conservative positions, but beccause I think he’d be more susceptible to public pressure than McCain and that some constructive things might get done. I would never vote for McCain under any circumstances; I’d probably wind up voting libertarian if it was McCain vs. Obama or Hillary. Until I hear McCain say something realistic about Annapolis or democratization, I am sceptical even about what he would do in the Mideast.

c f on January 10, 2008 at 5:25 pm

The fix is in. The open borders/Nafta mafia won’t let anybody who is truly anti-illegal immigration anywhere near the presidency.
That’s why Duncan Hunter has been shunted off to the sidelines. If he had a fair opportunity to speak, his popularity would skyrocket and the New World Order cabal that control both parties know it.

Tempus Fugit on January 10, 2008 at 5:39 pm

A few comments from a Catholic—
1. Something is wrong with Monaghan. If he really were such a hard-core Catholic as his public pronouncements and Opus Dei membership would indicate, he would at least have some misgivings about Romney’s Mormonism.
Since this is not a religion blog, I will spare you the details, but Mormons are most assuredly NOT Christian (let alone Catholic). Thus Monaghan’s quote–
“As someone who values the importance of faith in one’s life…” rings kind of hollow, don’t you think?
Moreover, this form of relativism is specifically attacked by Opus Dei
2. It is most unfortunate that you seem to refer to Opus Dei negatively, as there are many, many good people who are members.
Unfortunately, there are also high profile bad guys who at least had an association with Opus Dei, notably Robert Hanssen.
3. The organization stresses charity, and I suspect that some members are misled into thinking that it is charity to sell out your own country on behalf of the illegals.
4. It must also be said that I have also met certain members who seem to be inordinately concerned with appearing pious, and will actually criticize people for not genuflecting low enough, for example.
5. Since I am not a “joiner,” I have not pursued membership, but saying all that, there are many far worse groups people could get involved with!

Red Ryder on January 10, 2008 at 6:34 pm

I guess I can add you to the long list of Mitt Romney bashers. Tell us again how he flipped on illegal immigration? Oh yah it was that hiring of illegals to do his lawn care. Well since everyone including the federal government in my town hire illegal aliens, How are you suppose to make a judgement on who to hire and not to hire? I own a family farm and every month I have illegals looking for a job. I do not hire them, he hired a company and that company employed illegals completely different. It is a problem that he says he will fix and considering the alternatives he is one of the best candidates. Or maybe we should go for your Guliani that made New York a sanctuary city. huh?
I know because of previous posts that you don’t like the LDS church. Does that have anything to do with your decision to bash Romney?

MadMom on January 10, 2008 at 7:13 pm

Red Ryder,
The funny thing is about Mormons. I have known alot of them. I have never heard one of them bash somebody else’s religion. In fact, on the most part, they are very religious and a caring people. What does the bible say, “By their fruits ye shall know them” If Momonism was evil, as you suppose, how could it be producing the kind of people it is. For instance let’s take a look at Romney’s children, then compare and contrast that of Huckabee’s or Guiliani’s. It is said Huckabee’s son tortured and killed a dog, sounds like Christian behavior to me. Can anyone say Michael Vick. Where is the outrage? Where are the stories. If it had been Romneys son the story would be everywhere, but I guess Mormons are held to a higher standard than that of Christians and Catholics.

MadMom on January 10, 2008 at 7:29 pm

Please don’t react to material not in the post!
There are many problems with Romney besides being Mormon.
1. Can someone really go from being pro-choice, pro-gay rights, soft on illegals, and anti-gun–to get elected in MA, to completely reversing those positions, since now he wants to be mainstream Republican, and expect anyone to believe it is sincere?
2. Why didn’t he run again in MA? Oh yeah, it’s because the “data” said he would lose. Sound like courage of his convictions to you?
3. When asked what he would do in various hypotheticals presented to him, his answer was always the same: I would consult the experts and get the numbers, etc.
Sound like leadership to you?
Romney is a soulless hack, who could not deliver a single state, and deserves to be smashed in this thing as soon as possible.
Not sure what Michael Vick or Huckabee’s son have to do with this thread, BTW.
Your “fruits” argument is pointless. We can go back and forth all day with good and bad members of any group, so what?

Red Ryder on January 10, 2008 at 7:44 pm

When was he soft on illegal? When was he anti-gun? What legislation did he sign that made you think he was pro gay rights? He changed to prolife but isn’t it good when someone switches from the wrong to the right? Huckabee, Guiliani and McCain are so wrong on so many issues and they don’t change. I would rather have someone who sees they have errored and change than one so stubborn they will not admit they were wrong.

MadMom on January 10, 2008 at 11:31 pm

Where is the evidence he was lax on immigration Debbie? You always back up your statements with facts. Where are the facts?

MadMom on January 10, 2008 at 11:33 pm

His positions as MA governor are well-known and need not be repeated here. Do you think we are making this up? Do a little bit of your own research. It won’t be too difficult.
this from a gay newspaper–
immigration flip–
As to abortion flip, if you think it was sincere, bully for him and for you, but even the apostle Paul’s road to Damascus conversion was only over one issue.
To me, he seems to be a more careful version of his father in that he does not want to make the “wrong” statement that could derail him. More than that, they are both failed technocrats, and not even as smart as the most famous failed technocrat of all time–Robert McNamara.
George, of course, had a monumental flip-flop when he claimed that he was “brainwashed” and changed to be against the Vietnam war.
Decrying the “tragic” conflict, he urged “a sound peace in South Vietnam at an early time.” Thus Romney disavowed the war and reversed himself from his earlier stated belief that the war was “morally right and necessary.”
Tell me, how would this sort of attitude have played out during the darkest days of WWII, when there was plenty of public sentiment to get out, and that was amidst essentially only favorable war reporting…
Mitt is a phony loser like his father before him.
BTW–After George’s “brainwashing” comment–
Romney announced on 18 November 1967, that he had “decided to fight for and win the Republican nomination and election to the Presidency of the United States.”
Then, he dropped out on 28 February 1968

Red Ryder on January 11, 2008 at 8:45 am

Are we to take the positions and record of Mitt’s father from the 60s in making our decision about Mitt in 2008? Totally different man, time and issues.
Mitt made a statement supporting gay “equality” in a very general sense. He never supported gay marriage when the Massachusetts supreme court made its ruling in favor of it.
As far as illegal immigration, look at his record as governor, not comments that he made about pending, unformulated bills being written in congress.

GFB on January 11, 2008 at 9:43 am

Go ahead and drink the Kool-Aid all you want, but if you have to parse a guy’s record to the extent you advocate, most would agree that you should find another candidate…
Like father, like son–squishy technocrats that believe in nothing.

Red Ryder on January 11, 2008 at 10:09 am

It looks like Markos of the dailykos is encouraging the leftard Michigan voters to vote for Romney in the rupublican primary. Apparently he thinks this will create havoc in the GOP.
Brilliant thinking Markos!!!

GFB on January 11, 2008 at 3:36 pm

I will be voting for Duncan Hunter if he is still on the ballot. The CFR got Tancredo to drop out and I would not be surprised if they made some threats if he did not drop out.
They kidnapped Ross Perot’s grandson to get him to drop out.(do a google)
This election is depressing because all of the front runners worship the CFR Globalist One World Government elitist plan for a North American Union,both Democratic and Republican.
The MSM has been complicit in preventing candidates like Tom Tancredo, Ron Paul and Duncan Hunter from even being considered by eliminating them from the debates.
What does it say about the MSM that they are so threatened by Dr. Paul’s message that they refuse to let him or Duncan Hunter to participate. This is only the primaries!!
Looks like we will have the same choices as the last election. The lesser of two evils.
“Papers Please”, welcome to the New World Order and the destruction of our Constitutional Republic.

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