How will Obama immigration plan impact race?
Former Bush adviser Karl Rove weighs in
- Duration 4:31
- Date Jun 15, 2012
Former Bush adviser Karl Rove weighs in
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Sorry governor Mitt Romney taking off -- -- state must store today in New Hampshire he calls it the every town counts toward the Democrats are.
Growling and have their own name for it to the middle class under the bus tour both sides.
-- -- the independent vote to Karl Rove on -- -- -- morning Carl what do you think of this bus tour.
I'm Smart move on Romney's part it's summer he's gonna go to battleground states it's a nice.
Way to move make movement from state to state when you when you got a little bit more time and you'll have in the fall.
And he's putting himself in -- sort of middle class blue collar communities insane.
President Obama hasn't given you -- fair shake the last three years have been piling -- debt failing to deliver the job.
I'm you know this comes at a time we have this out of nowhere announcement on dealing with that the children of -- Illegal immigrants 800000.
That young people could be affected.
You might -- early in this broadcast governor brewer of Arizona no fan governor Rick Perry we're getting indications here from your -- state -- Texas no -- -- system playoffs.
Look this is nothing but a politically motivated and cynical act.
-- look I'm I'm OpenId into it to conference of immigration reform I believe we need to find an answer to this.
The President Obama while saying in 2008 that he wanted to make it a priority did nothing about it in 2009 and 2010 when he had sixty members in the senate.
Democrats in the house and could have passed a bill and now you know a few -- -- 144 days out of an election.
He takes an -- that he said he could not take legally last year.
And and by doing so undermines the in the possibility of a consensus this year and -- or even next year if he were to be reelected.
About conference of immigration reform these acts need to be taken by the people's elected representatives in congress and comprehensive discussions in a book.
And he bipartisan bill and the president is undermine them by trying to score points.
Was Latino voters after ignore -- -- for the last three and a half years.
Where was he had 2000 -- -- conference of immigration reform I'll tell you where same place he was in 2007 it wasn't a priority in 2007 he said he was for it.
And then voted against it.
On -- -- to sort out politically Latino community isn't a group that typically has as -- Democrats back this president big time.
Depending on the poll against -- still back some measurably I guess that might change if of the summer like a rubio -- put on them.
Romney ticket but what is your sense of the Latino -- Look I think it is is supportive of the president today but skeptical and open to change they're worried about the economy -- worried about jobs.
There there were turned off by the rhetoric in the Republican primary and the question is.
Will Romney be able to make the case -- -- your community.
Is being hurt by the poor American economy.
And I'm the guy who's gonna encourage your dreams of entrepreneurship and prosperity by getting the economy -- and again.
And is you know is the president got a couple other tricks up his sleeve this will help them in the short run.
But it but in politics there for every argument there's a counter argument.
And this will naturally generate -- counter argument of OK you were willing to do this thing now but where the heck if you -- the last three and a half years particularly the first two years when you had.
The ability to pass conference to reform because your party dominated congress by big.
Big margins and and will be in -- -- it'll be interesting to see how that debate plays out.
Put them responsibly Republicans including governor Romney had a Marco Rubio and some mothers of the as it did classes in other words it's just a short term fix that I can understand.
Odd -- governor Romney saying that you know it got a future -- president could simply overturned as he didn't indicate whether he would do that.
But would it be in and and let's say -- Republican president's interest to overturn that's why you're working on a long term.
You know look into it.
This will this will solve part of the problem ironically enough.
Is free if you want copies of immigration reform but removes one of the things that might make consensus possible.
And it raises hackles.
Look this is an issue that cries out for a legislative action for a statute a -- to be passed by the congress.
And son in law by the president it doesn't call for it does not help to have sort of executive action like we saw today.
That is clearly motivated by short term political interest this undermines the -- Did -- this is a contentious issue.
There it's very complicated -- lots of moving parts that need to be put together and the president if he really cared about this would have would have deferred to congress and work with them.
President bowl -- ahead for political purposes Karl Rove thank you very very much in the meantime speaking at --