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Gingrich’s immigration stance: Nixon-to-China, or Rick Perry-to-Orlando?

by George Bennett | November 24th, 2011

Staunch anticommunist Richard Nixon meets Marxist revolutionary Mao Zedong in Beijing in 1972, launching a four-decade metaphor spree to describe unexpected political acts.

Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich‘s staying power as a top-tier candidate will be tested by the less-than-hardline stance on illegal immigration he articulated in Tuesday night’s CNN debate.

Republican strategist Alex Castellanos called it a “Nixon-goes-to-China” moment.

Or will it be a Rick Perry-goes-to-Orlando moment in which a candidate plummets after running afoul of the GOP base on the immigration issue?

Read about it in today’s Palm Beach Post.

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3 Responses to “Gingrich’s immigration stance: Nixon-to-China, or Rick Perry-to-Orlando?”

  1. bla bla bla Says:

    Oh please. Saying that an immigrant who has only broken the law of overstaying a visa and has been a contributing member of our society for 25 years or more should have a path to perminent residency is just common sense. This is why Newt has my vote. He’s a realist that knows the limitations of a president in our screwed up and divided political system.

  2. Dave Francis Says:


    If you’re frustrated with the 20 million illegal alien occupation, then join the tens of millions of members in the TEA PARTY. There are thousands of branches across America who disagrees with former Speaker Newt Gingrich standing. Learn what you can do to assist your fellow American workers, by demanding that the House of Representatives co-sponsor the Mandatory ‘THE LEGAL WORKFORCE ACT. Out of hundred lawmakers, we only need 34 to be introduced to the floor of the House. E-Verify will hold employers accountable nationwide, for hiring unlawful migrants and immigrants and can be fined or sent to prison. In Alabama that has started enforcing its policing policies, has seen a drop in unemployment as foreign nationals flee to refuge state. Make yourself known by contacting Washington at 202-224-3121, or you can read about this outrage at NumbersUSA website of the $113 billion dollars spend yearly on illegal’s, when our people suffer. Obviously its not the super committee’s none reduction to the $15 Trillion deficit, but severing the immense amount to illegal foreigners would aid the economic mess we are in? As Michelle Bachman said, Cut off welfare to all illegal immigrants, secure the border and demand E-Verify for every nationwide business, to replace jobs for citizens and residents. I don’t think many of the people understand how crippling to Arizona, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Indiana and even Utah, are financially hurting by the influx of the economic illegal aliens. The United States just cannot support other foreign countries poverty anymore..


    Study federal court unfunded mandates of money being robbed from our senior citizens, to pay for the hospital care, education given to some of the 300.000 pregnant mothers from across the globe, which taxpayers are supporting. Learn how the Liberals are planning a mass Amnesty, to encourage even more economic illegal nationals to claim entitlements from our welfare system. No new legislation will be passed by the majority TEA PARTY members, until the double fence from Brownsville, TX to San Diego, CA is constructed. Not the poorly fence that remains uncompleted, with nothing more than some ancient barbed wire and shallow rivers to protect the American people, the ranchers and land owners. To really defend the Southern border, deploy a permanent National Guard, along the border perimeter.

  3. Searcher Says:

    NEWT or the TEA PARTY? Is that like choosing between hemorrhoids and rectal incontinence? After all, they are both from the same area yet pose different problems….

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