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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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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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