Skip to comments.Bush Worried America Becoming 'Nativist' [and protectionist and isolationist]
Posted on 02/03/2011 5:22:00 AM PST by ejdrapesEdited on 02/03/2011 5:34:48 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
On January 24, Former President George W. Bush spoke at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, where his presidential library will be located, and weighed in on immigration. "What's interesting about our country, if you study history, is that there are some 'isms' that occasionally pop up -- pop up.
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AND.... I don't see a problem!
Its Bush's Fault
Posted on 04/07/2006 6:47:52 AM EDT by nathanbedford
This time it really is Bush's fault and it's not funny anymore.
The Republican Party is peering into the abyss and it's Bush's fault. The party will be lucky to salvage control of one house out of the wreckage of November's election. The damage will not be contained in 2008  and a Democrat victory is virtually assured for the White House in 2010 . To the degree that one can see over the political horizon, the Republicans will be out of power for at least one generation and perhaps two as the decisive Hispanic vote swings against us.
The Anglo-Saxon tradition for respect, no for veneration, of the rule of law is being perverted on the streets of America into a cynicism which has the potential to undermine the last best hope of democracy in the world. As surely as Rome fell from internal rot, America faces the utter disintegration of its institutions. Corruption, the handmaiden of cynicism, will surely seep across the land with this inflow of illegal immigrants as our politicians, led by our president, cravenly abandon our sovereignty.
And all this is George Bush's fault.
In January 2001, George Bush took an oath which required him to faithfully enforce the laws. No fair observer can conclude that he has even halfheartedly attempted faithfully to enforce our immigration laws and to see that our borders are secure. After five years of malignant neglect the situation has grown out of control and we are confronted with the specter of the illegal aliens in their hundreds of thousands brazenly insulting the flag on the streets of America. It was utterly within Bush's power during his tenure in office to have prevented all of this simply by enforcing existing laws, but he would not. Vigorous action along the southern frontier would have radically diminished the inflow of illegal aliens. Vigorous enforcement against employers who knowingly hired illegal aliens would have changed the culture to the point where the reward for crossing the border would have been greatly diminished. Instead of a vicious circle of tens of millions of immigrants flooding every uncrowded nook and cranny in the land, a virtuous circle draining away illegal immigrants would have been created. But Bush would not.
We did not need, and we do not need now, new laws to choke off this noxious inflow. We need the political will to enforce existing law and save our democracy.
Bush has not the will.
Bush, like the rest of his elitist family are traitors to America and should be dealt with accordingly.
What is wrong with our leaders? Obama is destroying our country with blazing speed and our leaders turn a blind eye.
I can’t believe I actually voted for this progressive POS. Bush is just as worthless as Obama on protecting our borders.
*Groan* I said goodbye to America back in Nov. 2009, but I’ll say it again, goodbye America.
George, why do you pretend that rolling over and accepting 30 million ILLEGALS, is some sort of humanitarian solution?
1) We MUST seal the border!
2) The continued presence of the ILLEGALS, imposes SLAVE WAGES on those here LEGALLY!
3) It is “RACIST” to promote this illegal source of cheap labor, under the pretense of helping the poor.
4) See #3 above as motivation to buy the votes of legals and illegals.
WTF is “Nativist” anyway?
Can you imagine any other country being talked of as if the idea of putting its citizens and ideals first was a bad thing??
Is China “Nativist???”
As much as it pains me to say it, the current administration has protected the border better, not well, than GWB.
You get it. Our institutions are infested with people who consider themselves to be...”citizens of the world”.
Juan McLame is up to his old tricks. Reaching out to Obama. Thanks Arizona. We warned you.
A Nativist is an American Citizen who believes in the Constitution of the United States.
Someone — anyone — show me any other country on the planet that voluntarily allows unfettered access across their border.
Oh look. The dummy learned some new words.
Sorry, he’s just a private citizen now and does have a right to his opinion albeit dumb.
Good grief! We have bigger problems than what Bush thinks.
Here's the question and answer about 3 minutes in length. The Q/A is about 60% down the the transcript section and about 3 minutes in length.
The left changes their label all the time,
and conservatives really never have.
But, I think it’s time to start referring to our ideology as “Americanism”.
There are several advantages to this, including precision of definition, clarity of purpose, and it will REALLY p*ss off the left to be inherently painted as “anti-Americanists”
Why not just call ‘em “bitter clingers”? I intend to let his book gather dust on the bookstore shelf.
Nativist:So what's the problem Jorge? America for 'Americans'
1) the policy of protecting the interests of native inhabitants against those of immigrants.
2)the policy or practice of preserving or reviving an indigenous culture.
Origin: 183545, Americanism
(He's prolly exchanging his pension money into Euros.)
All of them. Any of them.
Anybody who's mixed up with them, or ever has been.
The NWO acord didn’t drop far from the tree.
vincente fox in his auto biography said that just before 9/11 bush was planning to relax the borders completely. 9/11 put the kibosh on that.
What were the options? Algore? Yon Kerry?
Look at last year, McCain and Obama.
This is why the media and the GOP is desperate to keep out Palin. She’s been out of loop, the Club. She is unlike loser as a youth Bush, or loser, poor, insecure Yon Kerry or abandoned, pet black Obama. She has a secure internal identity. This, is a problem for the elite. They want cripples they can spackle and paint. Palin is way way too risky. Why she might even really mean what she says.
Romney would be a good choice. Another isolated cripple with a father/Mormon leadership issue, that will do ANYTHING to get and be reelected the first Mormon President, and please his daddy.
No nativist like you has his or her head in the sand and continues to live in the past.. We tried isolationism and it didn’t work.. We tried protectionism and it didn’t work..
People have know idea how true the old saying of “the lesser of two evils” when voting.
Fact of the matter is that no presidential candidate has in quite some time been nominated for their parties ticket that wasn’t a member of the Council of Foreign Relations, a globalists group.
What was his approval rating when he left office, something like 23%? It wasn’t the war in Iraq, it was his attempt to shove amnesty down our throats.
and spoken like a true elitist.
True. I only voted Bush because of Gore and Kerry. I wanted Ron Paul. Those who think Pauls ideas are Kook should watch what is going on in the Middle East right now. Eventually it will become apparent.
Go crawl in a hole and stay there, Jorge.
You’ve done enough damage to the Republican Party and the conservative cause without opening your big yap any more.
And take that idiot brother, Jebbie, with you.
We can be of an “America First” mindset without being “isolationist”.
Unless there’s another system on this planet that you think works better?
BUSH FAMILY = NWO (that includes Jeb ya’ll)
I’m more worried about the federal government becoming useless - or worse, dangerous.
Bush won’t criticize Obama but he’s free with criticism of the people who elected him twice.
Bush (and maybe you) conflates two separate issues; Isolationism, and control of the borders.
I am not an isolationist and I want to see the borders sealed.
I believe we need to engage fully with the world AS A SOVEREIGN NATION! You open the boarders like Bush advocates you are surrendering your sovereignty.
Absolute isolationist fanatic drivel
GW, Laura, GHW, Barbara, Jeb, et al Bushes, open their mouths and the Bushbots run for cover as the true Bushes are revealed.
“No nativist like you has his or her head in the sand and continues to live in the past.. We tried isolationism and it didnt work.. We tried protectionism and it didnt work..”
That is preferable to where you have your head!
“Miss me yet?”
No. Not really.
Lol, well, you and GWB have proven that you can repeat the slur words like trained parrots. But what in the hell do you mean? It is not possible to be isolationist or protectionist in the 21st century, but that doesn't mean we have to give away all our manufacturing industries, and our consumer market, or open our borders to any and all comers.
You're dealing out slur words on par with the Reverends Al and JJ. Get very specific. Explain what you think you mean.
We allow 1.2 million plus legal immigrants annually. So, do you consider that to be too few? Tell us what our immigration policy should be rather than slinging around the predictable slurs in so mindless a manner.
Bingo! Had I known what a new world order POS this jerk off is I would never have voted for him twice!
He makes me feel sick, I wish he and his family would just go away.
Why don’t he, Laura and gay Barbie retire to Mexico and stay there?