The leading immigration control group in the state—Help Save Maryland—has begun to run radio spots on one of several important ballot questions that voters will have an opportunity to vote on next month—will taxpayers help pay for the college educations of illegal aliens here in Maryland? O’Malley says yes, how about you?
Please visit Help Save Maryland here, to listen to the ad, get a fact sheet and donate to the cause. The radio spot will run more frequently if enough money can be raised to keep it going.
Update: Cecil Calvert alerts us to a special donation matching opportunity for Help Save Maryland, here.
Meanwhile, what is that rumbling coming from the Romney campaign about “comprehensive immigration reform.” We might need immigration reform, but “comprehensive” reform sounds like a repeat of the failed approach the Bushies (and John McCain) promoted back in 2007 which many in the public believed would result in amnesty.
Here is the Washington Times on the story (which I heard about on my local radio station):
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Tuesday downplayed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s recent statement that if elected president, he would not deport illegal immigrants granted special visa status under a program initiated by President Obama and said the election is still likely to hinge on the economy.
Mr. McDonnell, when asked on CNN’s “Starting Point” whether Mr. Romney was “softening” his immigration stance, first pointed out that comprehensive immigration reform is just another example of an issue that Mr. Obama has failed to deliver on.
Mr. Romney told the Denver Post that the people who have received a special two-year visa under the president’s program should expect that the visa would continue to be valid.
Romney’s mantra: We will only talk about the economy and jobs, we will only talk about the economy and jobs, …..(aka the Stuart Stevens doctrine). Of course, illegal immigration is about the economy and jobs, but they still aren’t going there!
By the way, digressing from the point of this post, check out the stats for Washington County on employment, home sales, auto sales etc. published in the Hagerstown Herald Mail yesterday, here (link to pdf is on the page). The economy is improving slightly and Romney’s Stuart Stevens doctrine could come back to bite him if voters note the improvement and don’t want to rock the boat by choosing a new President.
Endnote: Just as I said in my previous post on Dan Bongino—in the absence of money for TV ads, voters (not just Republicans!) need to receive printed information in their homes about the ballot questions for next month. Time is running out!