Wasserman Schultz calls Romney is the “most extreme” candidate on immigration in recent memory

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz denounced Mitt Romney as the “most extreme” candidate on immigration that we have seen in modern times during an appearance this morning on NBC’s Meet the Press.

She also grabbed hold of Rep. Todd Akin’s comments in an effort to tie them to Romney, pointing out Paul Ryan’s support for legislation that would have limited abortion funding to “forcible rape” during her appearance.

Wasserman Schultz attacked the GOP platform’s support for a “Human Life Amendment” for the absence of any mention of exceptions for rape, incest or the life of the mother.

“It gives you a window into the soul of the Republican Party,” Wasserman Schultz said.

Wasserman Schultz contrasted Romney’s stance that illegal immigrants should “self deport” to their countries of origin with President Obama’s recent decision to circumvent Congress and grant amnesty to illegal immigrants who came as children.

Romney’s approach would jeopardize America’s future, she said, contrasting the two positions.

“It’s just an unrealistic and extreme position,” Wasserman Schultz said.

Speaking on immigration during an appearance on CBS’s Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla) perhaps the nation’s most recognized Hispanic Republican defended the GOP’s stance on immigration, saying that Obama’s approach was not the right way to go.

“A million people a year immigrate here legally,” Rubio said. “We should celebrate that. The fact that a million people a year legally immigrate to the United States – no other country even comes close.

Rubio argues that the Republican message is a pro-Hispanic message because members of the community want their children to do better than they did.

“There’s one system that allows them to do that, and that is the American free-enterprise system, which the president is undermining and which Mitt Romney understands and will support,” Rubio said. “For a Hispanic family and a Hispanic voter in this country, immigration is not a statistical issue; they know somebody in this predicament, and it’s a human issue to them.

“We have to be clear that people understand that Republicans are the pro-legal immigration party, and beyond that you have the message of economic empowerment and leaving your kids better off than yourself,” Rubio continued. “It’s really important to Hispanics.”

On abortion, Rubio said the GOP is open to diverse opinions, contrary to fellow Floridian Wasserman Schultz’s effort to paint the GOP as extremist during her Meet the Press appearance.

“I think what’s important to understand, yes, Mitt Romney is pro-life and the Republican Party, although it has diversity on this issue, is the home of the pro-life movement in American politics,” Rubio said.

While on CNN’s State of the Union Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, herself an abortion-rights supporter, agreed with Rubio’s position and defended the GOP platform on abortion, saying it is not rigid and that the GOP welcomes divergent viewpoints.

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  1. Mary Ann says:

    She called him the most extreme candidate on abortion as well … She needs a new line!

    After getting her ass handed to her by Anderson Cooper ….

    Wasserman and the DNC are failing at their attempt to make this campaign about one issue – abortion. Why? Because their candidate has a dismal record when it comes to the economy, gas prices, unemployment, etc.

    So, to rally the female vote they want to equate Feminism with abortion. If you believe in equality for women then you must support abortion. They want to make this election a one issue election but there is too much of a wake for Obama this time.

    The RNC’s position on abortion hasn’t changed in decades and Wasserman, using Obama’s tactic of saying anything, got caught with her hand in the cookie jar and refused to admit it.

    Dems need to face the facts that Obama didn’t deliver. He has made this nation worse, not better and has infiltrated the highest office in the land with a socialist agenda that is stripping away our freedoms. Either candidate’s position on abortion is the least concern for our nation.

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