S.C. Republicans cheer Romney as he attacks immigration bill
By: JIM DAVENPORT - Associated Press Writer
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The crowd at South Carolina's Republican convention cheered Saturday when former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney criticized a new immigration proposal and booed a key ally of U.S. Sen. John McCain when he defended it.
They cheered as presidential candidate Romney told them: "One simple rule: No amnesty."
The crowd booed South Carolina U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, a key ally of McCain in both his 2000 and 2008 presidential bids, when he said he had worked with U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., on the immigration legislation.
"It's the best bill I think we can get to President Bush," Graham said as some in the crowd shouted "No!"
Graham was cheered earlier in his speech when he talked about the war in Iraq.
After the speech, Graham said he was booed on immigration because "it's an emotional topic. People are mad."
Wrong South Carolina U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham! People are not mad. They are filled with righteous indignation!!!
Your's is one name I will remember if it ever comes up on a ballot before me. As will McCain's.
Stop ignoring the laws we have on the books now. Build the wall! Stop ignoring your constituants. Build the wall! Boot the criminal illegal aliens in our prisons out of our country first. (Brand them if you have to so we can recognise them when they come back.) Build the wall! Find the most recent Illegal Aliens and boot them out. Build the wall! Stop letting more in by tightening up enforcement on (so called) students & visitors that won't go home when it is time for them to do so. Build the wall!
And while you are at it quit telling the American People that you have a wonderful bill to vote for when it hasn't even been finished yet.
Lord! The things I would say about this matter and the crude language I would use concerning our elected officials if I were not a Christian....
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