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President Bush Welcomes President-Elect of Mexico to the White House
Office of the Press Secretary ^ | 09 Nov 2006 | Office of the Press Secretary

Posted on 11/09/2006 2:04:51 PM PST by FLOutdoorsman

2:31 P.M. EST

PRESIDENT BUSH: It is my pleasure to have welcomed the President-elect of Mexico here to the Oval Office. I have had a fascinating and important conversation. This is a man who won a very good election. I'm proud of the Mexican people for conducting an election that is -- was open and honest. We've spent a lot of time talking about vital issues. I have made it very clear to the President-elect that Mexico is a priority of this administration.

I know a fair amount about Mexico; after all, I was the governor of Texas. I assured him that we will work very closely together. We talked about trade. We talked about mutual interests, fighting drugs, and we talked, of course, about migration. And I assured the President-elect that the words I said in the very Oval Office that we sit about a comprehensive immigration vision are words I still believe strongly.

And so I want to welcome you here. I wish you all the best as you -- on your inauguration, on your big day. And I'm looking forward to working very closely with you.

PRESIDENT-ELECT CALDERON: Thank you, Mr. President. (Speaking Spanish.)

PRESIDENT BUSH: Did you understand that?

Q No.

PRESIDENT-ELECT CALDERON: (As translated.) President Bush and I had a very good conversation today. And we reaffirmed the purpose that we both had, which is to strengthen the bilateral relationship between Mexico and the United States even more.

I expressed to President Bush my concern regarding the issue of migration. President Bush was very open to all the arguments that I have presented to him. And we both stressed the need to have a comprehensive vision with which we can move forward. This is, of course, an extremely important issue. It is not the only issue in our bilateral relationship.

We want to foster our trade relationship, our economic relationship even more. We both understand that the only solution to many of the problems that we have is to create well-paid jobs in Mexico. And for that, we need even more investment. We will continue to show the importance of democracy, the importance of free trade, the importance of all of these issues that will make us an even stronger nation, which will also strengthen the bilateral relationship.

And we were able to have a conversation between two people -- two people who have very much in common. And we both look forward to a very constructive relationship in the future.

PRESIDENT BUSH: Gracias. Thank you.

END 2:35 P.M. EST


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; bushbash; calderon; immigration; mexico; oneissuevoters; pitchforkers; savagelistners; whitehouse

1 posted on 11/09/2006 2:04:53 PM PST by FLOutdoorsman
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To: FLOutdoorsman

He tells the new Meteco's leader that the wall will NEVER be built and that Big Business needed more cheap Mexican labor. And asked if he could send more cheap labor.

After all illegals do the work Americans won't do ( At the wages Big Business is Willing To Pay)


2 posted on 11/09/2006 2:09:52 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: FLOutdoorsman

"And so I want to welcome you here. I wish you all the best as you -- on your inauguration, on your big day. And I'm looking forward to working very closely with you.

PRESIDENT-ELECT CALDERON: Thank you, Mr. President. (Speaking Spanish.)
PRESIDENT BUSH: Did you understand that?
Q No."

For a minute there, I thought he was talking with Pelosi.


3 posted on 11/09/2006 2:10:08 PM PST by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?" "Because it's judgment that defeats us.")
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To: FLOutdoorsman

Did he give him the key to the country?


4 posted on 11/09/2006 2:10:50 PM PST by boomop1 (there you go again)
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To: FLOutdoorsman
President Bush was very open to all the arguments that I have presented to him.

Mierda.

5 posted on 11/09/2006 2:11:01 PM PST by Enosh
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To: FLOutdoorsman
psssst ..he's going to give him a set of keys to the gate in the wall.......
6 posted on 11/09/2006 2:13:43 PM PST by Doogle (USAF 68-73...."never store a threat you should have eliminated")
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To: FLOutdoorsman

Bush approved building a fence and now he'll tell Mexico where to find the keys to the gate.

Sorry to all this will offend, but the GOP had adefeat coming when they can't even secure the border from Mexico and the White House.

Now that Bush has a Congress he says he can "work with" he'll get his amnesty that he wanted so badly.


7 posted on 11/09/2006 2:15:23 PM PST by PeterFinn (Condoleeza Rice. President. 2008.)
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To: FLOutdoorsman

Since Vincente is currently without job, maybe GW will offer him a position as Homeland Security Department Under Secretary for Southern Border Affairs.


8 posted on 11/09/2006 2:16:08 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: PeterFinn

“You can fool some of the people all the time, and those are the ones you have to concentrate on" - George Bush, 2004

Was he talking about FReepers? He sure did a helluva fine job.


9 posted on 11/09/2006 2:18:28 PM PST by B4Ranch (Illegal immigration Control and US Border Security - The jobs George W. Bush refuses to do.)
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To: FLOutdoorsman

It was such a stick in our eye that one of the first things Snow said about the Democrats winning was that now the president could get his immigration reform.


10 posted on 11/09/2006 2:19:08 PM PST by SmoothTalker
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To: boomop1
Did he give him the key to the country?

Don' need no steenkin' key! There's no door and no lock. Come on up!

11 posted on 11/09/2006 2:20:59 PM PST by La Enchiladita (God bless America, Land that I LOVE...)
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To: PeterFinn

They couldn't come out yesterday fast enough (Tony Snow) to say now they would be able to pass comprehensive immigration reform.


12 posted on 11/09/2006 2:21:21 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: La Enchiladita

Yep I should have known.


13 posted on 11/09/2006 2:22:31 PM PST by boomop1 (there you go again)
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To: SmoothTalker

It was pathetic. He'll sign our country away next year,.


14 posted on 11/09/2006 2:22:52 PM PST by RodgerD
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To: FLOutdoorsman
PRESIDENT-ELECT CALDERON: President Bush and I had a very good conversation today ...

TRANSLATION: ... with the Democrats firmly in charge of Congress there is 100% chance that the minimum wage will be raised considerably and frequently. This should not only provide a better incentive for your fine citizens to invade our country, but will help replenish the Mexican coffers and alleviate any downfall that might occur from any slowing of the illegal migration by the new border fence (wink - wink)]
15 posted on 11/09/2006 2:24:45 PM PST by NearlyNormal (Our military wins wars, the liberals and their MSM lose them.)
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To: Arizona Carolyn
They couldn't come out yesterday fast enough (Tony Snow) to say now they would be able to pass comprehensive immigration reform.

To think I stood by President Bush, even though I disagreed with his policy on immigration, I thought he was honorable enough to not sell out this Country.

If this were 1776 instead of 2006, our outrage would be expressed in another, more forceful manner. But in these days and times, we'll just roll over and take it.

16 posted on 11/09/2006 2:24:56 PM PST by Last Laugh
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To: FLOutdoorsman
The white house needs to go ahead with the wall on the border but then also state that it is the US intention to collapse the cost of water desalination and transport by a factor of 10 in the next 10 years and thereby make it economically feasable to turn the deserts of the world green and double the size of the habitable planet.

While this program would increase the habitable size of the USA by 1/3 -- it would triple the habitable size of the Mexico.

The president of the federal reserve bank of Mexico has already talked out loud about the wisdom of sending Mexico's best entrepreneurs north. An Announced American Determination to collapse the cost of water desalination would make it obvious to Mexicans that they needed to hold on to their own.

There would be benefit, I think to US policy in the Middle East if the US President and the Israeli president made a joint announcement of their intention to collapse the cost of water desalination. The Israelis are currently world leaders in water desalination--in terms of cost. Their R&D is evolutionary. USA R&D is revolutionary. Materials research in the USA is where biotech was in the early 90's or computers in the early 80's. The consequences for the desalination costs are profound.
17 posted on 11/09/2006 2:25:28 PM PST by ckilmer
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To: Arizona Carolyn

They didn't miss a beat, sistah!

Can you say "Bush Legacy?"


18 posted on 11/09/2006 2:26:17 PM PST by La Enchiladita (God bless America, Land that I LOVE...)
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To: boomop1

Enjoyed reading your homepage. Nice photos. Welcome home.


19 posted on 11/09/2006 2:27:29 PM PST by La Enchiladita (God bless America, Land that I LOVE...)
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To: FLOutdoorsman
Now we can all watch the POTUS completely dismantle the Republican party piece by piece, bit by bit.

Are we really ready for 20 million or so instant Dumocrats?

LOL

Did KarLaRazaRove finish wiping the Dirty Sanchez off of his upper lip yet after finding out how many Hispanics DIDN'T vote Republican? Hmmmm, I believe the figure bandied about over the last day or so was 67% Hispanics voted for the DUmmies. Way to go KKKKAAARRRRRLLLLLLLLLL.
20 posted on 11/09/2006 2:28:16 PM PST by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: La Enchiladita

a hundred years from now, I think it will be one he wouldn't like.


21 posted on 11/09/2006 2:28:30 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: FLOutdoorsman
PRESIDENT-ELECT CALDERON: (As translated.) ...I expressed to President Bush my concern regarding the issue of migration.

Now what on Earth could be the Mexican president's "concerns" regarding the migration issue? Oh yeah, I know, his concern is that we won't allow his underclass and criminal class to migrate to our country. We are such a stupid country. We should offer the Mexicans the same immigration rules that they apply in their country. A Costa Rican trying to illegally immigrate to Mexico is likely to be shot.

22 posted on 11/09/2006 2:32:38 PM PST by Azzurri
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To: FLOutdoorsman

Time to kill Frankenstein's monster or burn Dracula's castle, which ever is appropriate. We can do this by either not supporting businesses that hire illegals or not supporting a Gov. and/or President that is willing to let it happen.


23 posted on 11/09/2006 2:32:45 PM PST by wolfcreek (A personal attack is the reaction of an exhausted and/or disturbed mind.)
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To: Azzurri

"We are such a stupid country"

I disagree. Poll after poll was taken over the last year or so and the American citizens by and large are against "Amnesty".

The stupidity (greed, disconnect, arrogance or what ever) is at the top of the food chain. The POTUS.


24 posted on 11/09/2006 2:38:23 PM PST by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: taxed2death

Here in Virginia, Allen lost to Webb by 9,000 votes out of a total of 2,369,335 cast. I wonder what's the chance that the 1,165,920 legal, tax paying US citizens who voted for Allen might have been disenfranchised by the votes of a few thousand illegals?


25 posted on 11/09/2006 2:39:12 PM PST by NearlyNormal (Our military wins wars, the liberals and their MSM lose them.)
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To: bill1952
I copied those awhile back, used to send them in for donations to the RNC.

Like I said earlier, if this was 1776 instead of 2006, we would take care of this a bit more forcefully. But today is the time of status quo, so we'll just lay in the sun like good yellow dogs.

27 posted on 11/09/2006 2:46:53 PM PST by Last Laugh
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To: NearlyNormal

I've been saying the same thing about JD in Arizona.


28 posted on 11/09/2006 2:55:04 PM PST by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: bill1952
"That Bush would sell us out after the GOP House defeated those bills, and then turn his back on those of us who voted for him and run to the Democrats to enable his vision of Mexamerica, is beyond comprehension."

Well, as I've said a few times here on FR (jokingly of course)...it sure seems like someone close to Vinny Phocks has a video of GWB in his earlier days of ummm "youthful indiscretion" doing lines of toot off the belly of a Tijuana Stripper.
29 posted on 11/09/2006 2:59:06 PM PST by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: FLOutdoorsman

Excuse me, Mr. President Bush, but I hope you have not forgotten that you are employed by the United States of America, not Mexico!


30 posted on 11/09/2006 3:07:25 PM PST by Continental Soldier
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To: FLOutdoorsman

A fellow countryman.........


31 posted on 11/09/2006 3:49:23 PM PST by Finalapproach29er (Dems will impeach Bush if given a chance.)
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To: Continental Soldier

Maybe Bush needs to go back to elementary school and learn how to spell B-O-R-D-E-R.


32 posted on 11/09/2006 3:52:30 PM PST by bordergal (John)
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To: taxed2death

Amnesty and illegal immigration is a Trojan Horse which will sooner, rather than later, ride into the heart of America and set up a new government. Borders will be erased and we will all feed at the government trough which will be filled with swill fit for swine...get ready to divide your estate...there must be enough to go around. Hillary has said that we will "take" from you (taxpayers) whatever she needs.
George Bush should have done better for our country.


33 posted on 11/09/2006 4:45:22 PM PST by Republican Babe (God bless America.)
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To: taxed2death
Did KarLaRazaRove finish wiping the Dirty Sanchez off of his upper lip yet after finding out how many Hispanics DIDN'T vote Republican? Hmmmm, I believe the figure bandied about over the last day or so was 67% Hispanics voted for the DUmmies. Way to go KKKKAAARRRRRLLLLLLLLLL.

Great! What has been my reconciliation at this site since the election has been how wrong the head-in-the-sand kool-aid drinking, pubs-can do-no-wrong, lost their a$$es in this election. They questioned last election why a doofus like Kerry could have been so close. Then as this war became a politically correct, run by Rummy here & went totally south, they still called him "Da Man". All of the crapola about Rove as the mastermind finally has to soak in that he is 30% a mastermind as Atwater. I sure miss him. That group was wrong & the few of my ilk here were right & prevailed over all of the rants thrown our way. Conservatism 1st - party 2nd.

34 posted on 11/09/2006 4:53:27 PM PST by Digger
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To: taxed2death
Did KarLaRazaRove finish wiping the Dirty Sanchez off of his upper lip yet after finding out how many Hispanics DIDN'T vote Republican? Hmmmm, I believe the figure bandied about over the last day or so was 67% Hispanics voted for the DUmmies. Way to go KKKKAAARRRRRLLLLLLLLLL.

Great! What has been my reconciliation at this site since the election has been how wrong the head-in-the-sand kool-aid drinking, pubs-can do-no-wrong, lost their a$$es in this election. They questioned last election why a doofus like Kerry could have been so close. Then as this war became a politically correct, run by Rummy here & went totally south, they still called him "Da Man". All of the crapola about Rove as the mastermind finally has to soak in that he is 30% a mastermind as Atwater. I sure miss him. That group was wrong & the few of my ilk here were right & prevailed over all of the rants thrown our way. Conservatism 1st - party 2nd.

35 posted on 11/09/2006 4:54:44 PM PST by Digger
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To: Last Laugh; taxed2death; Republican Babe

Take note how Mr. JR and the mod squad removed my post critical of Jorge's immigration amnesty policies.

Now, I know that this issue doesn't bother JR one whit, in fact, he sides with Bush's proposed immigration policy, but someone certaily got their panties in a bunch over the post, huh?

Lighten up Mr. post police, you will certainly get the dems to pass your bill for you.

Are you going to delete this post, as well?


36 posted on 11/09/2006 5:24:08 PM PST by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: bill1952

Seems there certainly is and has been a push around here in that regard. I suspect it will only get worse as Bush continues to align himself with the OBL, Calderon and the Dims on this issue in days to come. We'll see if it results again in mass bannings here at FR.


37 posted on 11/10/2006 6:21:14 AM PST by Kimberly GG (Tancredo '08 www.firecoalition.com/www.unitedpatriotsofamerica.com)
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