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Bush defends his immigration proposals
Yahoo ^ | July 19, 2007 | DEB RIECHMANN, Associated Press Writer

Posted on 07/19/2007 5:27:42 PM PDT by backtothestreets

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - President Bush sharply challenged critics of his stalled immigration-overhaul efforts on Thursday, suggesting that failure to pass a guest-worker program could trigger a labor shortage in the United States.

At a town-hall style meeting, Bush also rebuffed a question about whether he would consider pardoning two Border Patrol agents in prison for the cover-up of the shooting of a drug trafficker in Texas.

"No, I won't make you that promise," Bush told a woman who asked about a possible pardon. Many Republicans in Congress have said the men should not have been convicted and have criticized the federal U.S. attorney for even prosecuting the agents.

"I know it's an emotional issue but people need to look at the facts. These men were convicted by a jury of their peers after listening to the facts" as presented by U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton, said Bush. Bush called Sutton a friend.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; bs; bushamnesty; crime; illegalaliens; immigrantlist; immigration; invasionusa; law; openborders; propaganda; snowjob; trollthread
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Here we go again!
1 posted on 07/19/2007 5:27:43 PM PDT by backtothestreets
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To: backtothestreets
President Bush does not know much about economics or what he really means is America faces a shortage of cheap labor, labor more cheap for the employer than the taxpayers. The market will find equilibrium.
2 posted on 07/19/2007 5:32:58 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: backtothestreets
Ya ya ya, George. Cut the cr@p and build the fence.
3 posted on 07/19/2007 5:33:50 PM PDT by NurdlyPeon (Thompson / Hunter in 2008)
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To: backtothestreets

Bush has a very serious learning disability.


4 posted on 07/19/2007 5:34:06 PM PDT by vetsvette (Bring Him Back)
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To: backtothestreets; 2ndDivisionVet

“failure to pass a guest-worker program could trigger a labor shortage in the United States. “
Do we have to fight this evil again?


5 posted on 07/19/2007 5:34:07 PM PDT by dynachrome (Henry Bowman is right.)
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To: backtothestreets

6 posted on 07/19/2007 5:35:00 PM PDT by traumer
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To: backtothestreets

So, here he was in our city of Nashville today, crying, “Who will wash our cars and mow our lawns?”


7 posted on 07/19/2007 5:38:40 PM PDT by NoControllingLegalAuthority
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To: backtothestreets
suggesting that failure to pass a guest-worker program could trigger a labor shortage in the United States.

HOW???

Half of Mexico's population is in the US.

8 posted on 07/19/2007 5:40:03 PM PDT by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: backtothestreets
"I know it's an emotional issue but people need to look at the facts. These men were convicted by a jury of their peers after listening to the facts" as presented by U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton, said Bush.

DUH! George, who else might be in need of a pardon? Would an unconvicted person need a pardon? Why?

Bush called Sutton a friend.

Hardly a point of contention, and therein lies the problem. Blackbird.

9 posted on 07/19/2007 5:40:21 PM PDT by BlackbirdSST (I'm dug in, giving no more ground to the rino stampede. BB)
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To: backtothestreets
At a town-hall style meeting, Bush also rebuffed a question about whether he would consider pardoning two Border Patrol agents in prison for the cover-up of the shooting of a drug trafficker in Texas. "No, I won't make you that promise," Bush told a woman who asked about a possible pardon. Many Republicans in Congress have said the men should not have been convicted and have criticized the federal U.S. attorney for even prosecuting the agents.

So Scooter Libby needs a pardon for 30 months but our Border Patrol agents can suffer over a decade because Bush won't pardon them.
10 posted on 07/19/2007 5:41:21 PM PDT by George W. Bush (Rudy: tough on terror, scared of Iowa)
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To: All

This is about the NORTH AMERICAN UNION.

There is absolutely no other explanation for him to do this.


11 posted on 07/19/2007 5:43:45 PM PDT by ovrtaxt (The FairTax and the North American Union are mutually exclusive.)
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To: backtothestreets

Good, I hope it does create a labor shortage, it won’t last once wages increase.

Old GWB is tenaciously wrong pushing for his global world.

Are we just getting tired of this?


12 posted on 07/19/2007 5:44:44 PM PDT by dforest (Duncan Hunter is the best hope we have on both fronts.)
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To: dynachrome

Put the brothas to work.


13 posted on 07/19/2007 5:45:04 PM PDT by oldtimer
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To: dynachrome

Put the brothas to work.


14 posted on 07/19/2007 5:45:07 PM PDT by oldtimer
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To: All
As grateful as I am for President Bush's stand on the WOT and that he was President in this time in history....I am livid about his stance on Immigration.

ENFORCE THE LAWS PRESENTLY ON THE BOOKS - BUILD THE FENCE - NO MORE ANCHOR BABIES

15 posted on 07/19/2007 5:45:56 PM PDT by NordP (HUNTER: "The real question for Mexico--Why are your people crossing burning deserts to get away?")
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To: backtothestreets
Bush defends his immigration proposals amnesty

Fixed another one.

16 posted on 07/19/2007 5:46:03 PM PDT by Mr.FixIt
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To: indylindy

Apparently, he had his head handed to him at this meeting. People aren’t buying his lies anymore. He actually went on and on about the Congress SPENDING TOO MUCH!

The President who never vetoed a spending bill, with a Republican Congress, went on about spending too much.

I think blood is gonna shoot out of my eye sockets.


17 posted on 07/19/2007 5:50:09 PM PDT by ovrtaxt (The FairTax and the North American Union are mutually exclusive.)
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To: oldtimer
Put the brothas to work.

Agreed. As long as there are able bodied people collecting Welfare, we don't need to import labor.

18 posted on 07/19/2007 5:50:43 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Withhold Taxes - Starve a Liberal)
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To: ovrtaxt

LOL * no sh*t.

Go ahead and just scream. It’s really okay.


19 posted on 07/19/2007 5:53:24 PM PDT by dforest (Duncan Hunter is the best hope we have on both fronts.)
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To: BlackbirdSST

This means the only person he is listening to is Johnny Sutton.


20 posted on 07/19/2007 5:53:29 PM PDT by squarebarb
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To: backtothestreets
people need to look at the facts. These men were convicted by a jury of their peers after listening to the facts" as presented by U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton

SO many things wrong with this statement. Well, I'll only point out one. Given this statement & given that we have a jury system, according to Mr. Bush no one should ever be pardoned. Or have their sentence commuted.

It's too bad he could never find this kind of resolve and perseverance in the pursuit of, and confrontation with Democrats. It seems the "new tone" only applies to his enemies.

Has anyone read any reliable information regarding the current moral of the border patrol?

21 posted on 07/19/2007 5:54:58 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: ovrtaxt
He looks at the country thru elitist colored glasses.

He has no concept of what the average American is. He thinks we all employ ‘help.’

We don’t. I clean my own house, and mow my own yard.

Imagine how many years its been since he sat on a lawnmower.

22 posted on 07/19/2007 5:55:18 PM PDT by JRochelle (Vacant Lott needs to be evicted from the Senate.)
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To: NurdlyPeon
Ya ya ya, George. Cut the cr@p and build the fence.


23 posted on 07/19/2007 5:55:35 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: Czar; Borax Queen; processing please hold; potlatch
President Bush sharply challenged critics of his stalled immigration-overhaul efforts on Thursday, suggesting that failure to pass a guest-worker program could trigger a labor shortage in the United States.

At a town-hall style meeting, Bush also rebuffed a question about whether he would consider pardoning two Border Patrol agents in prison for the cover-up of the shooting of a drug trafficker in Texas.

"No, I won't make you that promise"....

24 posted on 07/19/2007 5:56:52 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: JRochelle

"Ted, I will never desert you. Just ignore my stupid 'conservative base', like I do."

25 posted on 07/19/2007 5:57:17 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: JRochelle

You might like this link:

http://www.augustreview.com/index.php

enjoy!


26 posted on 07/19/2007 5:57:50 PM PDT by ovrtaxt (The FairTax and the North American Union are mutually exclusive.)
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To: nicmarlo

You beat me to it! By three minutes.


27 posted on 07/19/2007 5:59:42 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: backtothestreets

“tutski shitski”
BUILD THE D*MN FENCE - THEN WE’LL TALK ABOUT WHEATHER OR NOT YOU WILL GET REELECTED.
We (Civilians) are judged on our ability to produce. Not our abilty to produce empty words and promises.


28 posted on 07/19/2007 5:59:53 PM PDT by jongaltsr (Hope to See ya in Galt's Gultch.)
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To: JRochelle
He looks at the country thru elitist colored glasses. He has no concept of what the average American is. He thinks we all employ ‘help.’ We don’t. I clean my own house, and mow my own yard.

That is SOOOOOOOOoo true! Us too!

29 posted on 07/19/2007 6:00:34 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: nicmarlo
Bush called Sutton a friend.

No comment.

30 posted on 07/19/2007 6:01:30 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: nicmarlo; devolve

[No, I won’t make you that promise”....]

Yikes, I’m behind in the news [like always] and missed that one!!


31 posted on 07/19/2007 6:01:40 PM PDT by potlatch (MIZARU_ooo_()_ooo_MIKAZARU_ooo_()_ooo_MAZARU_ooo_()_ooo_))
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To: JRochelle
This picture ought to prove to President Bush that Americans will do farm labor if you pay a decent wage:

U.S. first lady Laura Bush and her daughter Jenna Bush pick vegetables during a visit to the Dig Development in Gardening, NGO, garden at Fann Hospital in the city of Dakar, Senegal, Tuesday, June 26, 2007

32 posted on 07/19/2007 6:01:56 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Borax Queen

yeah...that’s a hot one!


33 posted on 07/19/2007 6:03:05 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: potlatch; devolve

I find that disgusting.


34 posted on 07/19/2007 6:03:32 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: indylindy
Are we just getting tired of this?

YES....I'm so tired of all this my head hurts. I see my country slipping away and I do not want my little grandsons growing up in the future too many are working to push on us.

35 posted on 07/19/2007 6:03:39 PM PDT by YellowRoseofTx
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To: nicmarlo
"President Bush sharply challenged critics of his stalled immigration-overhaul efforts on Thursday, suggesting that failure to pass a guest-worker program could trigger a labor an illegal alien shortage in the United States."

What he meant...

36 posted on 07/19/2007 6:03:40 PM PDT by Czar ( StillFedUptotheTeeth@Washington)
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To: Borax Queen

: )


37 posted on 07/19/2007 6:03:56 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: Borax Queen

"Friends"

38 posted on 07/19/2007 6:05:17 PM PDT by Howie
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To: indylindy
Old GWB is tenaciously wrong pushing for his global world. Are we just getting tired of this?

We're WAAAAAAAAAAAAY past tired of it. More like FED up.

39 posted on 07/19/2007 6:06:28 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: indylindy
Are we just getting tired of this?

Like most of us, I tired of it long ago.

40 posted on 07/19/2007 6:06:30 PM PDT by HoosierHawk (No American soldier has ever lost a war, but plenty of U.S. politicians have.)
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To: backtothestreets
President Bush sharply challenged critics of his stalled immigration-overhaul efforts on Thursday, suggesting that failure to pass a guest-worker program could trigger a labor shortage in the United States.

Hey Bush, listen up, you still don't get it!

The faster you complete step 1: Secure the borders, the faster we can move on to step 2: Guest workers.

Unfortunately, Bush will no doubt piss and moan about his failed amnesty for the rest of his term instead of actually doing his constitutional duty to protect America, which includes securing our borders and enforcing our immigration laws.

41 posted on 07/19/2007 6:06:39 PM PDT by RJL
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To: Czar
What he meant...

Got that right!

42 posted on 07/19/2007 6:07:25 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
I garden too! But not in a pantsuit.

You can tell from the pic that she doesn’t do that every day! LOL

I really like the whole First family. I don’t expect them to be like me. I just don’t want their ‘help’ rewarded with citizenship for breaking our laws.

43 posted on 07/19/2007 6:08:10 PM PDT by JRochelle (Vacant Lott needs to be evicted from the Senate.)
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To: backtothestreets

Mr. President, check the U.S. welfare rolls, to
fill the jobs over-subsidized Lazy-Americans aren't doing.


Reform welfare into WORKfare.

44 posted on 07/19/2007 6:09:00 PM PDT by The Spirit Of Allegiance (Public Employees: Honor Your Oaths! Defend the Constitution from Enemies--Foreign and Domestic!)
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To: backtothestreets

Enforce the law.

If you can’t, or more likely, won’t, then resign.


45 posted on 07/19/2007 6:11:28 PM PDT by Pelham (Deportation- without it you have amnesty.)
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To: BlackbirdSST

Cronyism breeds corruption.


46 posted on 07/19/2007 6:12:42 PM PDT by Pelham (Deportation- without it you have amnesty.)
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To: George W. Bush
So Scooter Libby needs a pardon for 30 months but our Border Patrol agents can suffer over a decade because Bush won't pardon them.

Worth repeating.

47 posted on 07/19/2007 6:13:33 PM PDT by Pelham (Deportation- without it you have amnesty.)
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To: backtothestreets
These men were convicted by a jury of their peers after listening to the facts" as presented by U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton, said Bush.

As misrepresented by scumbag, crony, hack Johnny Nifong SuttonFong.

I hope Sutton Fong suffers the same payback as his role model and I hope it happens PDQ.

48 posted on 07/19/2007 6:15:14 PM PDT by Sal (My "good" Senator Kyl exposed himself as a Grand Betrayer, corrupt to the core!)
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To: backtothestreets

The part I MOST love about this thread is how GW and Johnny Sutton you know, the objective Federal Prosecutor are such goooooooooooooood friends. I mean Bush didn’t say they were lovers but he certainly let it be known in the thread he and Sutton were grrrrrrrrrrrreat friends !!!


49 posted on 07/19/2007 6:15:36 PM PDT by Obie Wan
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To: JRochelle
I like the president's wife and kids too. But the president just has a huge blind spot when it comes to immigration and national sovereignty. What good does it do on the end to win the war on terror when you fail to protect the backyard?
50 posted on 07/19/2007 6:15:43 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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