A few days ago, Mitt Romney was saying that Obama's plan for an illegal executive amnesty was "shameful."
“[It is] is a very shameful thing,” the 2012 Republican presidential nominee said yesterday in an interview with MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow. “It’s very clear that what he wants to do he knows will be very unpopular, and so he won’t tell the people until after the election. That is really a very cynical thing and inappropriate.”It's true that Obama's Administrative Amnesty by fiat (current and projected) shows that he cares neither about America or the Constitution. But hey, at least he cares whether his party wins the election!
[Why Romney Calls Obama’s Plan for Illegal Immigrants ‘Shameful’, By Kelsey Harkneass, Daily Signal, ctober 28, 2014]
Not so Mitt Romney, who has been on television saying that if Republicans win the Senate, they'll put a legal amnesty on the President's desk:
Romney: A GOP Senate to pass immigration, tradeIn 2012, I wrote that after GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s (narrow) defeat in the 2012 Presidential election, Americans were hearing
By Jonathan Topaz, Politico, November 2, 2014
Mitt Romney predicted on Sunday that a Republican Senate would break through congressional gridlock and pass legislation on immigration reform and trade.
Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee warned that President Barack Obama would move after Tuesday's midterm elections towards "amnesty" on immigration reform, a reference to the White House's decision to delay executive action on immigration until after the elections. But Romney said a Republican Congress would pass a more conservative immigration bill focused on border security that the president would sign.
“You’re going to see a provision, first of all, to secure the border," Romney said. "Second of all, to deal with those who come here illegally. And third, to make sure our immigration policies are more open and transparent … That’s going to happen. You’re going to see a bill actually reach the desk of the president if we finally have someone besides Harry Reid sitting in the Senate. So, we’re going to get it done.”[More]
[F]rom both Democrats and Republicans that his problem was being an immigration hardliner, “giving in” to the “nativist” wing of his party who want immigration laws, well, enforced. See, for example Republicans need to shut up and listen, by Aaron Rodrigues [email him], Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, November 12, 2012.This was wrong—my column was titled Mitt Romney Was An Immigration WIMP, Dammit!
But it was bad enough for him to lose the 2012 election when he was the candidate—why is he trying to throw it when he's not even running?