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Bush 'surprised' by conservative anger
The Washington Times ^ | June 06, 2007 | Jon Ward & Ralph Z. Hallow

Posted on 06/06/2007 6:38:28 PM PDT by de meanr

"He was surprised by the reaction," Mr. Snow said of Mr. Bush's speech in Glynco, Ga., last week. "The speech in Georgia was, 'We've got a serious problem and we need to fix it.' It was not in any way designed to be pointed at Republicans." But conservative opponents of a Senate immigration bill supported by Mr. Bush reacted furiously to the president's suggestion that they are resorting to scare tactics by using the word "amnesty" in referring to the measure that would allow millions of illegal aliens to remain in the United States.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: amnesty; benedictarnold; illegalimmigration; illegals; immigration; judas
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Maybe thinks maybe he DOES need us.
1 posted on 06/06/2007 6:38:30 PM PDT by de meanr
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To: de meanr

Maybe


2 posted on 06/06/2007 6:39:42 PM PDT by Dysart
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To: de meanr

Keep the letter and emails and phone calls rolling in folks. They are hearing us.!


3 posted on 06/06/2007 6:41:22 PM PDT by pissant
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To: de meanr

Well I am cuprised that he is so out of touch with the base.


4 posted on 06/06/2007 6:41:33 PM PDT by JRochelle
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To: de meanr

We sonservatives don’t take kindly to being insulted...


5 posted on 06/06/2007 6:42:09 PM PDT by paul544 (3D-Joy OH Boy!!!)
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To: de meanr

He’s either way TOO insulated from REAL America - or he has another agenda...


6 posted on 06/06/2007 6:42:13 PM PDT by goodnesswins (We need to cure Academentia)
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To: de meanr
"He was surprised by the reaction,"

If so, I can guess why. Click here for what I suspect is the reason.

7 posted on 06/06/2007 6:42:15 PM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: de meanr

Are you series? this is hugh.


8 posted on 06/06/2007 6:43:59 PM PDT by MrEdd (L. Ron Gore creator of "Fry-n-tology" the global warming religion.)
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To: de meanr

What’s a sonservative?


9 posted on 06/06/2007 6:45:15 PM PDT by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served, to keep us free.)
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To: de meanr
The President disgusts me on this issue.

I hope everyone tears him a new one on this issue.

Judges were done OK.
The war is being done OK IMO.
The economy is being done OK.

His immigration deal and prescription meds deal are both disasters that will bring down his memory and perhaps our country as we once knew it.

10 posted on 06/06/2007 6:45:16 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: de meanr
Sorry but how the heck could he be surprised? It’s not like Conservatives haven’t been straight up about this issue or that we don't know what amnesty is when we see it....for crying out loud do we need to draw a picture?! Talk about Washington being out of touch!
11 posted on 06/06/2007 6:45:26 PM PDT by socialismisinsidious ( The socialist income tax system turns US citizens into beggars or quitters!)
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To: de meanr

There is only one form of “amnesty” I would go along with.

If the illegal goes home and gets in line behind everyone already waiting to come in the legal way, then I’ll forgive them for having come in illegally the first time.

I’d even be willing to give them a six month time limit to leave. After that time, if we find them here, they should be deported and BARRED FOREVER from any possibility of living here.

I know ... I know ... too generous. But I’m a “compassionate conservative.”


12 posted on 06/06/2007 6:46:49 PM PDT by Kellis91789 (Liberals aren't atheists. They worship government -- including human sacrifices.)
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To: mewzilla

That was right on and way too cool!


13 posted on 06/06/2007 6:47:01 PM PDT by Plains Drifter (I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy it!!!)
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To: de meanr

Its already done. spp.gov. He really doesn’t need our help.


14 posted on 06/06/2007 6:47:32 PM PDT by dforest (Fighting the new liberal Conservatism. The Left foot in the GOP door.)
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To: MrEdd

rough night tonight mr.edd?


15 posted on 06/06/2007 6:47:34 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: de meanr

If he was truly unaware at our rage on this issue, then either his advisers suck, or he’s really blind to his own supporters.


16 posted on 06/06/2007 6:49:51 PM PDT by DesScorp
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To: de meanr

Mr. President... You’d better @#$%^& believe it!!!!


17 posted on 06/06/2007 6:51:34 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Drill ANWR, Personal Accounts NOW.)
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To: de meanr
Maybe thinks maybe he DOES need us.

He doesn't need anybody...he's a limp ... er lame ... duck.

18 posted on 06/06/2007 6:52:05 PM PDT by The Duke (I have met the enemy, and he is named 'Apathy'!)
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To: de meanr
Bush 'suprised' by conservative anger.

I'm starting to wonder about Bush. He can't seriously be surprised that conservatives believe in the rule of law and secure borders.

19 posted on 06/06/2007 6:52:20 PM PDT by 50mm (la prensa dos en traducir mi línea de etiqueta al inglés)
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To: DesScorp

It’s both, IMO.


20 posted on 06/06/2007 6:52:49 PM PDT by savedbygrace (SECURE THE BORDERS FIRST (I'M YELLING ON PURPOSE))
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To: de meanr

Very poorly advised. The man is famous for being loyal to his staff, but needs to do some pruning.


21 posted on 06/06/2007 6:53:14 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: de meanr

It’s one of the problems of living in the White House bubble. POTUS is surrounded by yes men and doesn’t have any contact with the ‘real world.’ It’s not unlike ‘41’ going to the supermarket and being shocked at the scanner.

He was also shocked last November because his team assured him (and us) that they would pull out the ‘06 election.

Unfortunately Members of Congress live in a bubble as well.

I’d like President Bush or my pathetic excuse(s)for Senator(s) to spend one day in the world of their average constituent. They would sooner have a photo op or make a headline spending a day living on welfare or with the homeless to experience their lifestyles. If they were to spend a day with a real average, native-born, hard-working constituent family, their staffs (not them) would carefuly chose to fit a demographic, based on a focus group.


22 posted on 06/06/2007 6:53:27 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: DesScorp

At the end of the day, I am NOT on the same team with Bush.


23 posted on 06/06/2007 6:53:38 PM PDT by Politicalmom (No self-respecting group bent on world domination would invite Angelina Jolie to be a member.)
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To: mdittmar

” What’s a sonservative? “

Sort of like a conservative, only shinier.


24 posted on 06/06/2007 6:53:41 PM PDT by de meanr (Hunter / Thompson 08 - Fear and Loathing in DC)
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To: de meanr
Jorge, you have got to be kidding me!

The only thing you need to know Jorge is that, if Eleanor Clift agrees with you, you are screwing up BIG TIME! Just say NO to Shamnesty!

25 posted on 06/06/2007 6:53:51 PM PDT by Agent Smith (Fallujah delenda est. (I wish))
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To: de meanr

Poor Jorge....he was born weeth a seelver phoote en hees mouf.


26 posted on 06/06/2007 6:53:57 PM PDT by stboz
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To: de meanr
"If you want to kill the bill, if you don't want to do what's right for America, you can pick one little aspect out of it, you can use it to frighten people. Or you can show leadership and solve this problem once and for all."

He must be talking about that little aspect thingy called closing the border, which, of course, he has no intention of doing with or without this bill.
27 posted on 06/06/2007 6:54:18 PM PDT by microgood
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To: de meanr
"'After all,' [Mr. Snow] said at a meeting I attended, 'at the end of the day we're all on the same team.'"

That's political power speak for "Where the f**K you conservatives going to go?"

28 posted on 06/06/2007 6:54:33 PM PDT by Leisler
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To: paul544
I have supported Pres. Bush for nearly eight years and yes you are are correct. I take this amnesty garbage as an insult, if not a down right slap in the face!

I don’t even want to get started on the other disappointments... such as campaign finance...

29 posted on 06/06/2007 6:55:11 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (I will respect illegal aliens civil rights, when they respect the sovereignty of the US!)
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To: mdittmar
What’s a sonservative?

I think it's a male offspring of a servative.

30 posted on 06/06/2007 6:55:35 PM PDT by tsmith130
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To: bobby.223

You had to be there to witness the birth of the FR lingo.

I understood him perfectly.

maybe they stuned your beeber.


31 posted on 06/06/2007 6:55:45 PM PDT by listenhillary (We will never run short of pessimism and pessimists)
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To: de meanr
"He was surprised by the reaction," Mr. Snow said

How friggin' tone deaf can this Administration be?

32 posted on 06/06/2007 6:55:54 PM PDT by dirtboy (A store clerk has done more to fight the WOT than Rudy.)
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To: de meanr
President Bush, someone you trust has been selling you a bill of goods...the conservative base does NOT like this bill.

ENFORCE THE BORDER FIRST. FORGET THIS "ALL OR NOTHING COMPREHENSIVE" APPROACH. IT SMACKS OF AMNESTY, OR WHATEVER ELSE YOU WANT TO CALL IT.

Please. For the good of the country and the rest of your term.

33 posted on 06/06/2007 6:56:06 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: DesScorp

I think it’s the latter. He’s totally disconnected from his base (his former supporters). It kind of reminds me of Nixon’s last days before he resigned. Not that there’s a chance that Bush will resign.


34 posted on 06/06/2007 6:56:18 PM PDT by digitalbrownshirt (http://digitalbrownshirt.blogspot.com)
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To: de meanr

That’s it. I thought there were more “legislators” in DC out of touch with the rest of America and now my President! Is there anyone in DC who DOES NOT have his head stuck up his ass?


35 posted on 06/06/2007 6:56:56 PM PDT by caisson71
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To: de meanr

Does anyone our there feel like they have been left out in the cold. I mean while everyone officially that is, Jeb Bush, etc. are signing on to the immigration bill, does anyone feel like there is something we don’t know?

For example, why the heck are they doing this?


36 posted on 06/06/2007 6:57:01 PM PDT by freekitty
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To: de meanr
Ward and Hallow need to do a follow-up and tell the President that conservative forums are filled with people that have supported his administration, cut him slack on missteps and have now revolted in a vast sea-change over his mistaken ideas that legislation needs to be reformed by out right innovation.

The reform that is needed is reform in application by functionaries in Washington. When it is illegal immigrants that suffer rather than victims of illegal immigrant uninsured traffic homicides, then we can have some reform.

When it is illegal immigrants that suffer from committing felonies including murder instead of citizens seeing these people repeat and escalate, then we can reform.

We are a nation of generous people, but we are generous when we aren't being robbed.

When illegal immigrants suffer from the healthcare costs instead of taxpayers, health providers and bystanders, then we can have reform.

Plain innovation to give new laws to be unenforced and screwed up by functionaries is not the answer.

George, do your damn job or resign. I helped organize three large public protests of over one hundred on three successive weeks to support your election. You are violating your oath of office and making me regret my actions.

37 posted on 06/06/2007 6:57:48 PM PDT by KC Burke (Men of intemperate minds can never be free...their passions forge their fetters.)
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To: 50mm

“He was surprised by the reaction,”
Maybe he is as dumb as they have been saying..I live in NY City and I have been in fights for 6 years supporting Bush in a city that is full of Liberal Nuts .Now he stabs me in the back , calls me a racist and now he’s surprised that we’re pissed? Horsesh*t I say ..We’re all getting taken to the cleaners BIG TIME . NO ONE represents me anymore.
We have to fight this amnesty bill even if it means taking to the streets . I swear this is the beginning of Socialism in America if this passes


38 posted on 06/06/2007 6:58:31 PM PDT by sonic109
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To: de meanr

He thinks like Juan Williams does, “Who gonna cut the grass and do all of this laundry?”

This is class issue too, between us common people and the elites. We cut our grass and wash our own clothes.


39 posted on 06/06/2007 6:58:56 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (Bush on Immigration: Damn the Base, Full Speed Ahead!)
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To: mdittmar
What’s a sonservative?

I think Teve Torbes is a sonservative.

40 posted on 06/06/2007 6:59:10 PM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: EDINVA

GW is also a puppet.


41 posted on 06/06/2007 6:59:17 PM PDT by freekitty
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To: listenhillary

I think he needs a shower....with a cheese eating moose...but NOT with his sister. :)


42 posted on 06/06/2007 6:59:23 PM PDT by Politicalmom (No self-respecting group bent on world domination would invite Angelina Jolie to be a member.)
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To: de meanr

Did he just this instant wake up and shake himself out of a cartoon fantasy world?


43 posted on 06/06/2007 6:59:31 PM PDT by So Circumstanced
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To: de meanr

I am finally starting to understand Bush Derangement Syndrome.


44 posted on 06/06/2007 6:59:35 PM PDT by TChad
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To: pissant

I went through Senator Kennedy’s idiotic speech on the Senate floor, argued it point by point, then faxed it to him, my two “Senators,” and my “Representative.” You are right - keep those cards and letters going! Inundate them with emails and phone calls! Time for action before they completely ruin this country!


45 posted on 06/06/2007 7:00:06 PM PDT by DennisR (Look around - there are countless observable hints that God exists)
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To: freekitty
For example, why the heck are they doing this?

Eef I can get cheep enuf trabajadores, jo can cut joor throat....eekonomikally...

Jo weel haf all joor stuff!!.....es really seempel.

46 posted on 06/06/2007 7:00:16 PM PDT by stboz
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To: caisson71

Nope :)


47 posted on 06/06/2007 7:00:32 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (I will respect illegal aliens civil rights, when they respect the sovereignty of the US!)
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To: freekitty
Does anyone our there feel like they have been left out in the cold. I mean while everyone officially that is, Jeb Bush, etc. are signing on to the immigration bill, does anyone feel like there is something we don’t know? For example, why the heck are they doing this?

I have been flamed all night by some for daring to ask this question.

To some, we are supposed to just believe it is the right thing to do because Bush cares. To question this is unpatriotic.

Be careful for daring to really seek to know why. LOL!

48 posted on 06/06/2007 7:01:06 PM PDT by dforest (Fighting the new liberal Conservatism. The Left foot in the GOP door.)
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To: de meanr
Bush 'suprised' by sonservative anger

'Scuze me, but shouldn't it be 'soup rice'?

49 posted on 06/06/2007 7:01:09 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (We all need someone we can bleed on...)
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To: sonic109

W has always wanted amnesty and he was unsuccessful in 06. Here with a liberal congress he’s trying it again.

Why else try to do it in the cover of the night?


50 posted on 06/06/2007 7:01:13 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (Bush on Immigration: Damn the Base, Full Speed Ahead!)
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