Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Bush visit to promote reform [Laredo, Texas]
LAREDO MORNING TIMES ^ | 06/06/2006 | TRICIA CORTEZ

Posted on 06/06/2006 9:10:50 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch

To promote his latest initiatives on border security and immigration reform, President George W. Bush will stop in Laredo for an hour-long visit today. It is the first time in 30 years that the president of the United States visits Laredo.

Bush is expected to make a brief statement at the Laredo Border Patrol Sector headquarters. He will also travel to Artesia, N.M.

The Laredo International Airport will be closed temporarily during the president’s arrival and departure on Air Force One, but no flights will be cancelled, said Airport Director Jose Flores.

For security reasons, spectators will not be allowed inside the airport terminal, nor will they be allowed to stand by the fence at the terminal, Flores said.

A group of greeters have been selected to welcome Bush at the airport, one of whom will be Mayor Betty Flores, according to White House officials.

Bush and immigration

Bush, who opposes deportation of the estimated 12 million undocumented immigrants, supports a guest worker program.

According to a speech he gave last week at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, he is pushing for bigger fines for employers who hire illegal immigrants, as well as tamper-proof identity cards for workers.

He also supports tougher border law enforcement and citizenship for illegal immigrants who have spent years in this country, so long as they pay back taxes and demonstrate English proficiency.

Bush must work with competing House and Senate immigration reform proposals to reach a compromise bill.

Two bankers who have closely followed the increasingly bitter debate expressed their concerns with recent proposals from Congress.

Local concerns

Dennis Nixon, International Bank of Commerce president & CEO, and Gary J. Jacobs, Laredo National Bank chairman of the board, said greater high-tech surveillance, the dispatching of National Guardsman to the border and building a wall will not stem the tide of illegal immigration.

Studies from the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General, General Accounting Office and Congressional Budget Office have shown these programs are costly and ineffective, Nixon said.

Neither Nixon nor Jacobs will be on hand during the president’s visit.

The federal government must instead drastically increase immigration quotas, and overhaul its Immigration and Naturalization Service to process people in a more efficient manner, said Nixon, who has been deeply involved in the issue the last three years.

“I’ve just grown more disappointed and demoralized at the rhetoric,” he said.

“To hear the platform of the Republican Party of Texas leaves me with personal despair,” Nixon added. “None of these people have day-to-day border involvement and none have provided any sophisticated analysis to support their agenda.”

Putting more cameras, sensors and other high tech gadgetry on the border will not “mystically solve our problems,” he stressed. “It’s frustrating to see that kind of leadership across the board.”

Most immigrants who come to the United States often take jobs in opposite extremes of the workforce sector: lower end, unskilled jobs or higher skilled jobs in science, engineering and technology fields.

Jacobs said he supports the president’s guest worker program but few of the stricter proposals.

“I believe (Bush) has compassion for poor people in Mexico who come here desperately looking for work,” Jacobs said.

“And he has a ranch in Texas, so he knows personally the stupidity of building a fence anywhere around Laredo,” he said. “It’s horrendously expensive to build and maintain and will do no good whatsoever.”

Moreover, such a fence would send a wrong message “to our friends in Mexico,” Jacobs said.

He called the sending of National Guardsmen tot he U.S. Mexico border “offensive.”

“I was in the Air Force National Guard seven years,” Jacobs explained. “We use soldiers to kill people. The Guard was not trained to look for undocumented immigrants in the monte of South Texas.”

The best way to control Mexican immigration is to allow people who come to work in the United States to come and go freely, Jacobs said.

“We’ve made it so expensive to come here” Jacobs said, citing the Simpson-Mazzoli immigration reform bill of 1986.

“Before that bill, there were no coyotes and it cost $45 for a worker to cross into the United States,’ Jacobs said. “Now, it costs between $1,500 and $3,000 to hire a coyote, so they’re not going to go home.”

(Tricia Cortez may be reached at 728-2568 or by e-mail at tricia@lmtonline.com.)


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; border; bush; congerss; guestworker; hr4437; illegals; immigrantlist; immigration; reform
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-61 next last
A lot of people like that reform. Maybe we should get us some.

....How we gonna run reform when we're the damn incumbent?

Junior and Pappy O'Daniel in Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?

1 posted on 06/06/2006 9:10:56 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: SwinneySwitch

Bush is just pitching the lies a conservative president would be unwilling to pitch..............


2 posted on 06/06/2006 9:16:08 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (If you got Sowell, you got Soul !)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SwinneySwitch
ABC just couldn't bring itself to mention that Laredo and Nuevo Laredo is a war zone with Mexican military and border agents working with drug & human smuggling cartels, murdering anyone that gets into their way while en route to a city near you.
3 posted on 06/06/2006 9:16:16 AM PDT by TexasCajun
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SwinneySwitch

We don't need reform...just someone to enforce the laws that we have now. I thought we had hired someone to take care of that...


4 posted on 06/06/2006 9:16:59 AM PDT by P-40 (Al Qaeda was working in Iraq. They were just undocumented.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LongElegantLegs; radar101; RamingtonStall; engrpat; HamiltonFan; Draco; TexasCajun; ...

Reform Ping!


5 posted on 06/06/2006 9:21:36 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Terroristas-beyond your expectations!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SwinneySwitch
I notice W isn't leaving the security of the airport. Apparently, E.D. Hill from FNC wouldn't even venture that close to the city. Did y'all hear her this morning ranting about Laredo and how it was a disgusting shame it was so lawless that you needed to wear Kevlar when visiting? Kudos to her!!!
6 posted on 06/06/2006 9:21:51 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mtbopfuyn

UISD driver dead: Victim shot outside mother-in-law’s home

By VICENTE RANGEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
06/06/2006

NUEVO LAREDO — A Laredo school bus driver is the latest victim in the Sister City’s continuing crime wave, drawing renewed concerns over the violence that has wracked Nuevo Laredo for two years.Juan de Dios Garcia, 30, had just parked in front of his mother-in-law’s home near the intersection of Tomás F. de la Garza and Piedras Negras streets at about 9 p.m. Sunday when unknown assailants opened fire, killing the man on the spot.

Garcia’s wife, Olivia, was inside the house with the couple’s two children at the time of the attack. They were not injured.

Police said Mrs. Garcia reported that the attackers were in a white compact car that was traveling in the opposite direction from Garcia. The white car stopped, virtually hood to hood with the Envoy, and two or three men jumped out, shooting at Garcia. The attackers then got back in their car and took off.

Garcia was alone in his 2005 Envoy when his killers opened fire. He was shot several times in the head.

State police were sent to the scene after C-4, the city’s emergency headquarters, received word of gunshots in the Colonia Las Torres. Officers arrived to find Garcia slumped over the steering wheel; his Envoy had several bullet holes in the windshield.

Investigators recovered nine 9-mm shell casings as well as 13 .45-caliber casings at the scene.

Garcia worked with the United Independent School District Transportation Department for five years.

“He was a gentleman we could always count on,” said Joe Aranda, UISD director of transportation. “He was a good employee.”

Aranda said Garcia was dependable and committed to his work. He will be sorely missed, he said.

The loss has hit the department doubly hard, Aranda said, because Garcia’s wife also works there.

(LMT Staff Writer Clay Reddick contributed to this report.)


7 posted on 06/06/2006 9:26:07 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Terroristas-beyond your expectations!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: SwinneySwitch

Nixon and Jacobs = traitors.


8 posted on 06/06/2006 9:43:02 AM PDT by steel_resolve (Do you know what a bigot is? Someone winning an argument with a liberal.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SwinneySwitch
Bush, who opposes deportation of the estimated 12 million undocumented immigrants, supports a guest worker program.... is pushing for bigger fines for employers who hire illegal immigrants.

I have two questions. Does this mean that the illegals could stay here, but possibly not have jobs? (That sounds like a problem to me.)
Who is going to enforce these fines when we don't even enforce what we have now?????

9 posted on 06/06/2006 9:44:31 AM PDT by Woodstock
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SwinneySwitch
Garcia was alone in his 2005 Envoy

Garcia makes some pretty good money for being a bus driver.

10 posted on 06/06/2006 9:47:31 AM PDT by Woodstock
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

ping


11 posted on 06/06/2006 9:48:07 AM PDT by gubamyster
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: stephenjohnbanker

Is he still talking Amnesty, virtual walls and social security for illegals who have committed felony document fraud? If so, that would be bad.


12 posted on 06/06/2006 9:52:44 AM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: stephenjohnbanker

Is he still talking Amnesty, virtual walls and social security for illegals who have committed felony document fraud? If so, that would be bad.


13 posted on 06/06/2006 9:52:53 AM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: steel_resolve
Nixon and Jacobs = traitors.

Nixon and Jacobs = bankers. They probably fly the Mexican flag alongside the American flag at the bank. It is not unusual in border towns.

14 posted on 06/06/2006 9:56:35 AM PDT by texastoo ("trash the treaties")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: SwinneySwitch

Laredo is definitely hostile territory. I do hope the President stays safe.

http://www.cityoflaredo.com/bridgesys/bridge4cam.html


15 posted on 06/06/2006 9:56:36 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: steel_resolve
Nixon and Jacobs = traitors.

Nixon and Jacobs = bankers. They probably fly the Mexican flag alongside the American flag at the bank. It is not unusual in border towns.

16 posted on 06/06/2006 9:56:43 AM PDT by texastoo ("trash the treaties")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: A CA Guy

Yes he is......with a passion!


17 posted on 06/06/2006 9:58:30 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (If you got Sowell, you got Soul !)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Liberty Valance
Laredo is definitely hostile territory. I do hope the President stays safe. >/i>

Why should he be safe when the people who live there are not?

18 posted on 06/06/2006 10:04:05 AM PDT by itsahoot (The home of the Free, Because of the Brave (Shamelessly stolen from a Marine)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: itsahoot
Why should he be safe when the people who live there are not?

Perhaps you're right. Maybe there will be a terrorist attack while he's there. Would that pep you up a bit?
19 posted on 06/06/2006 10:21:50 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: texastoo
“I was in the Air Force National Guard seven years,” Jacobs explained.

He had a four-year enlistment, but someone forgot to wake him up.
20 posted on 06/06/2006 10:32:57 AM PDT by BW2221
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: SwinneySwitch
“And he has a ranch in Texas, so he knows personally the stupidity of building a fence anywhere around Laredo,” he said. “It’s horrendously expensive to build and maintain and will do no good whatsoever.”

Call the waaahhhhmbulance!

21 posted on 06/06/2006 10:34:45 AM PDT by La Enchiladita (God Bless Our Troops...including U.S. Border Patrol, America's First Line of Defense)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: stephenjohnbanker
Yes he is......with a passion!

Seems to me that all you have to do is establish an employee data base the employers have to verify status with.
Make it Federal, consisting of a picture, SS or other number & DNA in case of criminality.
Make the employers verify the person and if they don't and pay under the table, fine and eventually award the employer with a felony.

Do that and millions will have to go back on their own first to gain legal entry or they will have little or no work,

The illegals will have to remove themselves or probably starve and we won't have to use resources to remove them.

22 posted on 06/06/2006 10:35:28 AM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: A CA Guy

I can check any of my potential employees back to the fetus in 30 minutes. This whole thing is a scam!


23 posted on 06/06/2006 10:40:19 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (If you got Sowell, you got Soul !)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: SwinneySwitch
Just heard Dubya in Nuevo Laredo bragging again about the border patrol deporting 6 million illegals in the last few years. Yet he maintains that deporting 12 million illegals is impossible.

Seems to me if they did they same thing they did to deport 6 million for twice as long they could deport 12 million. But that's just a thought from the unwashed serfdom.

24 posted on 06/06/2006 10:41:24 AM PDT by Mogollon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: stephenjohnbanker

What the President wants to do is a scam IMO on this issue.

Of course as an employer you can check if you want to, but those wanting to use illegals are willing to take at face value false documentation knowingly.
That is why I said they need to change the focus of this and require the employer to verify the employee with a Federal data base.
If employers do not do so, or get caught employing under the table, fine them, then fine them more, and eventually jail them with a felony if they don't get with it.

Once the employer issue is handled, most of the illegal issues will take care of itself.


25 posted on 06/06/2006 10:44:11 AM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Mogollon
You force the employers to verify employees with a Federal data base that had finger prints, pictures, numbers and DNA and the illegals will either starve or have to exit and try to re-enter legally.

It is really simple and would remove most illegals with little work.
26 posted on 06/06/2006 10:45:52 AM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: stephenjohnbanker
Hey SJB, which is a bigger threat to America.

or

Knowing your animistic biaes it probably is the strawberry picker named Jose, who is raisng a family and doesn't lobby local school boards to promote the homosexual agenda.

27 posted on 06/06/2006 10:48:58 AM PDT by Dane ("Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" Ronald Reagan, 1987)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: SwinneySwitch
“I was in the Air Force National Guard seven years,” Jacobs explained. “We use soldiers to kill people. The Guard was not trained to look for undocumented immigrants in the monte of South Texas.”

Using this idiots logic, the next hurricane that hits the coast that requires the guard to help in the recovery, they should be given orders just to shoot all of the survivors and save money.

Only in Laredo can some say that and be left unchallenged.
28 posted on 06/06/2006 10:51:02 AM PDT by The South Texan (The Democrat Party and the leftist (ABCCBSNBCCNN NYLATIMES)media are a criminal enterprise!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SwinneySwitch
Dennis Nixon, International Bank of Commerce president & CEO, and Gary J. Jacobs, Laredo National Bank chairman of the board, said greater high-tech surveillance, the dispatching of National Guardsman to the border and building a wall will not stem the tide of illegal immigration.

Bush's fat cat corporate cronies....

29 posted on 06/06/2006 10:53:13 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Conservatism is moderate, it is the center, it is the middle of the road)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SwinneySwitch
Amnesty = 20 million (or so) brand new democrat VOTERS?..

A stealth campaign for Hillary.. no doubt..
As republicans snore.. BRILLIANT..

30 posted on 06/06/2006 10:55:27 AM PDT by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mogollon; SwinneySwitch; antceecee; Tammy8
Just heard Dubya in Nuevo Laredo bragging again about the border patrol deporting 6 million illegals in the last few years.

Did you hear him on radio or local television?

Here are a couple of photo ops from Artesia, New Mexico, today.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Pres "greeting" BP agents.

Meanwhile, down at the border...

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

31 posted on 06/06/2006 10:57:37 AM PDT by La Enchiladita (God Bless Our Troops...including U.S. Border Patrol, America's First Line of Defense)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Dane

MS-13
32 posted on 06/06/2006 10:58:59 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Terroristas-beyond your expectations!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: Dane

I'm sure this fella isn't picking tomatoes Dane.

33 posted on 06/06/2006 11:02:20 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Conservatism is moderate, it is the center, it is the middle of the road)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: SwinneySwitch
"Two bankers who have closely followed the increasingly bitter debate expressed their concerns with recent proposals from Congress. ....... ........Dennis Nixon, International Bank of Commerce president & CEO, and Gary J. Jacobs, Laredo National Bank chairman of the board, said greater high-tech surveillance, the dispatching of National Guardsman to the border and building a wall will not stem the tide of illegal immigration. ............... ...............The best way to control Mexican immigration is to allow people who come to work in the United States to come and go freely, Jacobs said." Perhaps Mr. Jacobs and Mr. Nixon are sweating R.I.C.O. bullets? I don't think there is a remedy in 2611 for their predictament. "Some large U.S. financial corporations currently accept the matricula as primary or secondary ID for the purpose of opening bank accounts in the United States for illegal aliens. An illegal alien with a U.S. bank account, in which he or she may deposit illegally acquired funds, and out of which he or she may pay local rent, local utility bills, and send money abroad, is more likely to remain illegally in the United States. In other words, he or she is encouraged to remain illegally in the United States — such encouragement being a violation of Federal law. When such a violation is done for the purpose of financial gain, as in the case of the financial corporations engaged in the practice, it is more than simply a violation of immigration law — it is racketeering . Also, those contemplating entering the United States illegally will be further encouraged to do so because of the added benefits they can obtain once they enter. Thus, it is reasonable to say that acceptance of the matricula is a violation of the INA and a predicate offense under RICO."
34 posted on 06/06/2006 11:04:11 AM PDT by Kimberly GG
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: alancarp; all4one; Altair333; AmericanInTokyo; Americanwolf; Americanwolfsbrother; AmericaOne; ...

In today's news, el presidente visits the border! Wow, huh?


35 posted on 06/06/2006 11:04:24 AM PDT by La Enchiladita (God Bless Our Troops...including U.S. Border Patrol, America's First Line of Defense)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #36 Removed by Moderator

To: La Enchiladita

He does however have a fence around his ranch. Now why do you suppose that is?


37 posted on 06/06/2006 11:11:11 AM PDT by rock58seg (A minority of Republican RINO's are making a majority of Republicans look like fools.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: SwinneySwitch
He also supports tougher border law enforcement and citizenship for illegal immigrants who have spent years in this country, so long as they pay back taxes and demonstrate English proficiency.

Amnesty with a very transparent disguise.

38 posted on 06/06/2006 11:11:55 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dane
Not an either or situation, I'm against both. Oppose the President on amnesty but proudly support his position on gay marriage.
39 posted on 06/06/2006 11:15:54 AM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: A CA Guy; All

“Dime con quién andas y te diré quién eres.

Tell me who you side with and I will tell you who you are.”

— “George W. Bush for President” web site


40 posted on 06/06/2006 11:16:38 AM PDT by Larousse2 (Like June Carter Cash, "I'm just tryin' to matter.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: The South Texan
Of all Jacobs's dumb talk, that was the dumbest. If he was interested in the truth, which he's not, he would look here:

Troops Begin Helping With Border Fence

41 posted on 06/06/2006 11:26:03 AM PDT by La Enchiladita (God Bless Our Troops...including U.S. Border Patrol, America's First Line of Defense)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: SwinneySwitch
According to a speech he gave last week at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, he is pushing for bigger fines for employers who hire illegal immigrants, as well as tamper-proof identity cards for workers.

I would love to challenge the President in seeing if I could duplicate one of his tamper proof cards.

Let him offer me a large sum, give me a copy of the card and a little time and I would make him IMO look like an @ss.

I don't counterfeit, but I know I could prove the President a liar on that card deal.

If that card has a connection to a Federal data base which has a correct picture, finger prints, DNA and all that, then I would be dead in the water.
That is why the President should create a Federal data base for employees. Get pictures, thumb prints, DNA and background checks from the foreign government they are coming from.
Make employers verify data and pay fines if caught hiring on the black market or ignoring the law. Eventually give them jail and a felony.
Do that and the illegals will dry up here and have to go home to not starve.

42 posted on 06/06/2006 11:26:24 AM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: A CA Guy

"he is pushing for bigger fines for employers who hire illegal immigrants"

Sure he is. Is that before or after he grants them both amnesty?


43 posted on 06/06/2006 11:42:18 AM PDT by Kimberly GG
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: SwinneySwitch

Here's a Guest Worker program for you Mr. President.

Close the freakin borders, DEPORT those found, Jail those who knowingly hired them and then those Illegals can come back into the country like all of the LEGAL Immigrants do.

THROUGH THE FRONT STINKING DOOR!


44 posted on 06/06/2006 11:44:43 AM PDT by Leatherneck_MT (In a world where Carpenters come back from the dead, ALL things are possible.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kimberly GG
If there is no Federal data base set up where they take pictures, finger prints, DNA and background checks, then what will an employer be able to verify anyway.

The tamper-proof card will be counterfeited.
Document fraud to make it look like they have been here for years will be all over the place.
45 posted on 06/06/2006 11:45:36 AM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
I'm sure this fella isn't picking tomatoes Dane

And neither is this guy.


46 posted on 06/06/2006 11:46:11 AM PDT by Dane ("Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" Ronald Reagan, 1987)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: Dane

Would you want him sneaking around your backyard at night, Dane?


47 posted on 06/06/2006 12:08:21 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Terroristas-beyond your expectations!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]

To: Dane

Figures. How do you know he does not work for Alcada? The two on top are legal. Wake up before you make us have another 9/11.


48 posted on 06/06/2006 1:05:34 PM PDT by napscoordinator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: La Enchiladita
At the very least, the message is getting through--as cynical as we can all be. It is actually kind of funny to watch. It definitely is stimulus (massive segment of pissed off conservative GOP base in open revolt on immigration) vs. response (the Commander in Chief flies to the border).

Otherwise, he would not have been down there.

He chose not to visit there for five years of his presidency (to my knowledge) or otherwise take any proactive action on this horrific national security and electoral/demographic nightmare of a problem. It is simply photo op of course--probably not much more than that--but it does show the power of the People when they start to rise in revolt against Washington and tell them enough is enough.

The heat must continue on this man and the Congress. And, further, we should keep in mind the relevance of my tagline here, to avoid being played as manageable, obedient saps any longer.

49 posted on 06/06/2006 1:09:06 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Some clever bones tossed to The Right on gay marriage & flag burning don't absolve GWB over BORDERS)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: Dane

.


50 posted on 06/06/2006 1:09:45 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Some clever bones tossed to The Right on gay marriage & flag burning don't absolve GWB over BORDERS)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-61 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson