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Act of Love? Jeb Bush, ‘Moderate Republican,’ Calls for Deportation Of Migrant Children
PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | July 26, 2014 | Eric Shapiro

Posted on 07/26/2014 8:25:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Remember when former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, the consummate “moderate Republican,” shocked everyone by calling immigration an “act of love?” It looks like he’s changed his mind. On Thursday, he called for nearly all of the 50,000-plus immigrants in limbo on our Southwest border to be sent home. That is, “except for those deserving few who may demonstrate a true case for asylum.” Deserving few? Someone should ask Bush which of the children fleeing impoverished and violent countries (where they have a 1 in 15 chance of being murdered) like Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras “deserve” to be sent home. Someone should also ask him whether the children at our border deserve to live under atrocious conditions in America, the country Republicans constantly praise and never stop disgracing. Someone should ask Bush if this is how we respond to “acts of love.”

To be fair, Bush doesn’t sink to blaming the victims outright. Instead, he blames President Obama, claiming that the massive influx of immigrants into America is “the latest consequence of the failure of President Barack Obama and Congress to overhaul America’s broken immigration.” Apparently, the House GOP’s refusal to even vote on an immigration bill drafted by a bipartisan “Gang of 8″ and passed in the Senate is due to Obama’s lack of leadership. How about John Boehner’s lack of leadership? Why not place some blame with the man so utterly weak and spineless that he cannot bring his caucus to vote on one of the most important pieces of legislation of the past eight years. Bush does not suggest what Obama could have done differently, or how “Congress” as a whole should have functioned better. He simply adopts a smug, superior tone, gets on his high horse and lectures the President about leadership, just like other Republican governors who want to pass themselves off as “outsiders” while offering no solutions of their own.

Jeb Bush’s empty, partisan rhetoric is particularly galling because he, in contrast to his brother, is meant to represent the brains of the GOP. He is a policy wonk and eccentric intellectual who stands apart from the rabid populism of the Tea Party. It is discouraging that, at least in this case, his rhetoric is “Tea Party-lite,” offering none of the substance his reputation would suggest. If all Jeb Bush brings to the table is a meeker version of Tea Party ideology, he’s not much better than Rick Perry and Ted Cruz. After all, speaking crazy ideas a little more softly doesn’t make them less crazy, even when you try and fail to justify them in Wall Street Journal Op-Eds. It appears that the GOP’s search for sane leadership, of which the future of America may depend on, must continue. And, if Jeb gets his way, so must the misery of 50,000 poor children languishing at our border.


TOPICS: Florida; Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: boehner; bush; daca; deportation; dreamers; illegalaliens; immigration; jebbush; rickperry; teaparty; tedcruz

1 posted on 07/26/2014 8:25:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Liz; AuntB; La Lydia; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; ...

OH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOEZ


2 posted on 07/26/2014 8:28:37 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I smell an election coming up.


4 posted on 07/26/2014 8:30:55 PM PDT by Politicalkiddo (You cannot protect a child from child abuse by aborting it. Abortion *is* child abuse.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It is discouraging that, at least in this case, his rhetoric is “Tea Party-lite,”

I think of it as "simulated Tea Party product" with a lot of monosodium glutamate for flavor, Red State dye #5 for political coloring and BHA and BHT to try to conceal the staleness of yet another Bush.

5 posted on 07/26/2014 8:32:00 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (The IRS: either criminally irresponsible in backup procedures or criminally responsible of coverup.)
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To: Politicalkiddo

Poor Jeb gets blown all over the place by following the polls.He’s a third tier candidate,he needs to reconcile himself to that fact.


6 posted on 07/26/2014 8:34:37 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“calling for them all to be drop-kicked ...”
Jeb Bush! He’s so dreamy, Gidget ... sigh


7 posted on 07/26/2014 8:36:25 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

Marxist/Liberal Paper & GOP/Establishment wonk..
Liberal vs GOP/E = no real difference

8 posted on 07/26/2014 8:42:21 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon...0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

"Never mind."
9 posted on 07/26/2014 8:42:54 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
At least 1,050 Gazans - mostly civilians - have been killed, and 42 Israeli soldiers and three civilians in Israel have died.

"deserve"?

Is that like "fairness" or "sensible" or the other feel good words that liberals use to lure the witless into Marxist's traps?

10 posted on 07/26/2014 8:43:26 PM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...which of the children fleeing impoverished and violent countries (where they have a 1 in 15 chance of being murdered) like Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras “deserve” to be sent home.

Simple. All of them. Why is it our problem? Let them go through the process we have in place for such situations. If things are that bad in your country, do something about it yourself instead of exporting your problems to our doorstep.

11 posted on 07/26/2014 8:47:13 PM PDT by econjack (I'm not bossy...I just know what you should be doing.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Damage control. He doesn’t mean a word of it.


12 posted on 07/26/2014 8:48:47 PM PDT by Will88
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There you go again


13 posted on 07/26/2014 8:55:05 PM PDT by be-baw (still seeking)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Two guys I will never vote for no matter what are Jeb Bush and Chris Christie

But I have to say I’m still nagged by the memory of Rick Perry in 2011 saying those opposed to tuition breaks for children of illegal immigrants don’t “have a heart.”


14 posted on 07/26/2014 8:56:05 PM PDT by Cubs Fan (false claims of racism--the first refuge of a liberal scoundrel)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.


15 posted on 07/26/2014 8:56:53 PM PDT by 867V309 (Don't tread on me, bro)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What happened, did he start reading his mail?


16 posted on 07/26/2014 9:01:39 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Jeb Bush, the subhuman piece of rat slime who thought it perfectly acceptable to award a subhuman piece of rat slime the "Liberty medal" on the one year anniversary of Benghazi.

Try to wrap your head around that: How low would you have to go, how desensitized would you have to be to be so incredibly heartless and vicious as these two pieces of vermin.

Hard to imagine isn't it? Like my brother said, it's like trying to understand someone who celebrates child rape. This is the type of scum that is Jeb Bush.


17 posted on 07/26/2014 9:03:07 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: muir_redwoods

Don’t you mean “did one of his lower-rung underlings stumble onto his mail while fetching some Beluga caviar?”


18 posted on 07/26/2014 9:04:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

If you don’t realize how hard these elites are laughing at you and me then you know nothing about them. In their minds they’re a completely different, much superior species.


19 posted on 07/26/2014 9:06:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hard to read this one. You have to keep shifting gears. The guy doesn’t like Jeb but he dislikes him for all the wrong reasons.

Has Boston changed Jeb’s mind? Some pol in Mass. said he’d never seen a backlash like this one. Election coming up indeed.


20 posted on 07/26/2014 9:14:32 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Put them on the record. Fence, or no fence?


21 posted on 07/26/2014 9:14:48 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Tennessee Nana

And I have a land in Florida to sell you-really, it isn’t swamp land. Honest.


22 posted on 07/26/2014 9:16:49 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight (...staying home isn't an option.)
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To: econjack

Exactly. A main reason they’re getting special treatment is because they’re part of this contiguous land mass. What about those poor innocent little children in horrible nations across oceans??? Don’t we kind-hearted Americans care about their plight, too???

If they were coming from countries with strong conservative values and not 75% likely to be party-line Democrat voters, we’d be hearing a different tune from the jackwagon politicians.

And hey Jeb... Go suck a rotten egg!


23 posted on 07/26/2014 9:30:06 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( Keep out da Bushes!!! ))))
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To: Will88

He is on spin cycle. He has to try to make himself look like a conservative. He is not a leader he is a sock puppet.


24 posted on 07/26/2014 9:43:05 PM PDT by Busko (The only thing that is certain is that nothing is certain.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This border patrol agent has a take on this issue where Bush's position fits right in...

Right here...Very interesting

25 posted on 07/26/2014 9:46:37 PM PDT by Iscool
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nice try, Jeb. You capitulated to those who howled for Terri Schiavo’s blood, so why would anyone trust you not to capitulate to the La Raza lunatics who howl for American blood?


26 posted on 07/26/2014 9:51:27 PM PDT by Objective Scrutator (All liberals are criminals, and all criminals are liberals)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

27 posted on 07/26/2014 10:02:06 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (GOP = The Whig Party)
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To: Travis McGee
Put them on the record. Fence, or no fence?

I agree. We already know of one potential candidate from Texas and his opposition to building a fence. We need to know of others are pro-ILLEGAL alien enough to think that way too.

28 posted on 07/26/2014 10:10:15 PM PDT by South40 (Hillary Clinton was a "great secretary of state". - Texas Governor Rick Perry)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Middle of the road moderates get hit by busses all the time.

Bye, bye Jebbie.


29 posted on 07/26/2014 10:39:38 PM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He lying to get support knowing Congress and obama aren’t going to do anything about it!

He should take his mexican bitch and go to Mexico and never come back!


30 posted on 07/26/2014 10:48:54 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Cubs Fan
This is the asshole that let the courts starve Terri Schiavo to death because it was "the law".

Apparently still hasn't got the memo that "the law" is whatever the guy with the power says it is.

31 posted on 07/26/2014 10:49:22 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: KarlInOhio
and BHA and BHT to try to conceal the staleness of yet another Bush.

and BHA and BHT to try to conceal the staleness of yet another BHO.

Well...tried to fix it but it's really beyond repair.

32 posted on 07/26/2014 10:52:49 PM PDT by stormhill
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To: Travis McGee

Great photo! Well done.


33 posted on 07/26/2014 11:27:12 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Re: “Children fleeing impoverished and violent countries (where they have a 1 in 15 chance of being murdered).

A 1 in 15 chance of being murdered?

What a steaming pile of political poop!

According to the UN, Honduras has the highest murder rate in the world:

1 chance in 1,106.


34 posted on 07/26/2014 11:41:58 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Children a la Trayvon...


35 posted on 07/26/2014 11:59:41 PM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Jeb and my current senator Rubio are all for amnesty.
Both are for of crap and both talk out both sides of their heads on this issue.
Both are f-ing RINO’s and not worth a 1/4 pound of yesterdays pooh.


36 posted on 07/27/2014 3:46:24 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"... he, in contrast to his brother, is meant to represent the brains of the GOP. He is a policy wonk and eccentric intellectual who stands apart from the rabid populism of the Tea Party."

Leftwing kooks are so easily transparent and always demonstrate they know absolutely nothing about the Constitutional goals of the TEA party.

37 posted on 07/27/2014 3:51:26 AM PDT by newfreep (at)
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To: Objective Scrutator
Nice try, Jeb. You capitulated to those who howled for Terri Schiavo’s blood, so why would anyone trust you not to capitulate to the La Raza lunatics who howl for American blood?


38 posted on 07/27/2014 3:53:20 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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