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George W. Bush praises immigrants
Politico ^ | Tuesday, December 4, 2012 | Kevin Cirilli

Posted on 12/04/2012 2:27:23 PM PST by MinorityRepublican

In a rare public policy speech, former President George W. Bush said Tuesday that immigrants both help the American economy and “invigorate our soul.”

“America is a nation of immigrants. Immigrants have helped build a country that we have became, and immigrants can help build a dynamic tomorrow. Not only do immigrants help build our economy, they invigorate our soul,” Bush said.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens

1 posted on 12/04/2012 2:27:29 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

Before the hotheads jump in, please note that GW didn’t say one thing in praise of illegal immigration.

Unless a few native Americans chime in, we’re all the product of immigration.


2 posted on 12/04/2012 2:33:16 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: MinorityRepublican

Immigrants (legal) and illegal aliens re-elected Soetoro.


3 posted on 12/04/2012 2:33:42 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a baby girl's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Remember, he's talking about Hispanics. Not ALL immigrants.

A "new America" is just another way of saying "transform America".

We are now one of the largest Spanish-speaking nations in the world. We're a major source of Latin music, journalism and culture.

Just go to Miami, or San Antonio, Los Angeles, Chicago or West New York, New Jersey ... and close your eyes and listen. You could just as easily be in Santo Domingo or Santiago, or San Miguel de Allende.

For years our nation has debated this change -- some have praised it and others have resented it. By nominating me, my party has made a choice to welcome the new America.

Our future cannot be separated from the future of Latin America.

As I speak, we are celebrating the success of democracy in Mexico.

George Bush from a campaign speech in Miami, August 2000.

You can read the speech here.

Here is an excerpt of a good critique of that speech:

In equating our intimate historic bonds to our mother country and to Canada with our ties to Mexico, W. shows a staggering ignorance of the civilizational facts of life. The reason we are so close to Britain and Canada is that we share with them a common historical culture, language, literature, and legal system, as well as similar standards of behavior, expectations of public officials, and so on. My Bush Epiphany By Lawrence Auster

4 posted on 12/04/2012 2:34:58 PM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Remember, he's talking about Hispanics. Not ALL immigrants.

A "new America" is just another way of saying "transform America".

We are now one of the largest Spanish-speaking nations in the world. We're a major source of Latin music, journalism and culture.

Just go to Miami, or San Antonio, Los Angeles, Chicago or West New York, New Jersey ... and close your eyes and listen. You could just as easily be in Santo Domingo or Santiago, or San Miguel de Allende.

For years our nation has debated this change -- some have praised it and others have resented it. By nominating me, my party has made a choice to welcome the new America.

Our future cannot be separated from the future of Latin America.

As I speak, we are celebrating the success of democracy in Mexico.

George Bush from a campaign speech in Miami, August 2000.

You can read the speech here.

Here is an excerpt of a good critique of that speech:

In equating our intimate historic bonds to our mother country and to Canada with our ties to Mexico, W. shows a staggering ignorance of the civilizational facts of life. The reason we are so close to Britain and Canada is that we share with them a common historical culture, language, literature, and legal system, as well as similar standards of behavior, expectations of public officials, and so on. My Bush Epiphany By Lawrence Auster

5 posted on 12/04/2012 2:34:58 PM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

“The country we have become...”=A third-world Marxist tyranny


6 posted on 12/04/2012 2:35:08 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a baby girl's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: Arthur McGowan
Immigrants (legal) and illegal aliens re-elected Soetoro.

You nailed it.

Either Bush et al are incurably stupid or they have another agenda altogether.

7 posted on 12/04/2012 2:41:12 PM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter

W was and will always be a fraud and a con man meant to destroy the conservative wing of the GOP

FUGWB!


8 posted on 12/04/2012 2:45:31 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Yeah, well we can read between the lines. Once a sellout...


9 posted on 12/04/2012 2:57:18 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: raybbr
There are several Mexican restaurants where I live, but no Canadian restaurants. Not even a Tim Horton's.

No British restaurants either that I know of, but it is possible to find stores which sell Scotch.

10 posted on 12/04/2012 2:59:19 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: MinorityRepublican

Ignorant demagoguery isn’t much of a recipe for intelligent policy.


11 posted on 12/04/2012 3:04:31 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Jedidah

please note that GW didn’t say one thing in praise of illegal immigration. Unless a few native Americans chime in, we’re all the product of immigration.
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Its not what GWB says, its what he didn’t do while in office; he made absolutely no attemtp to check the massive and illegal invasion into the country. And many of us are the product of LEGAL immigation.


12 posted on 12/04/2012 3:14:00 PM PST by Starboard
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To: Arthur McGowan

“The country we have become...”=A third-world Marxist tyranny
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We are rapidly approaching banana republic status complete with a tyrannical dictator and rubber stamp “legislature”. It would all be comical if it wasn’t such a threatening situation.


13 posted on 12/04/2012 3:19:48 PM PST by Starboard
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To: GlockThe Vote

You know, he has a Spanish-daughter-in-law, which was always the claim for his support of immigrants. I say, What’s he running for? Dog Catcher is an electable position down on his ranch? As far as FUGWB!, I share your sentiments.


14 posted on 12/04/2012 3:22:09 PM PST by lbryce (BHO:"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds by way Oppenheiner at Trinity NM)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Dear W:

Stay retired.

15 posted on 12/04/2012 3:28:23 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Jedidah

W didn’t explicitly distinguish.


16 posted on 12/04/2012 3:29:27 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Verginius Rufus
"it is possible to find stores which sell Scotch."

Good Point.

(Why is there no Welsh?)

17 posted on 12/04/2012 3:31:47 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Jedidah

“Unless a few native Americans chime in, we’re all the product of immigration.”

Wrong.

We were originally a nation of English colonists. The differences between colonists and immigrants cannot be overstated.

Since right after our founding, the vast majority of Americans have always been born here.

Even during the last years of the nineteenth century and the early years of the twentieth, with huge levels of legal immigration, the VAST MAJORITY of Americans were born here.

The vast majority of Americans are still born here.

Those facts fly in the face of what’s taught in school, but they are the facts nevertheless.

This nation’s history of immigration has been utterly distorted and lied about to further the idea that there is no distinction between an American and an immigrant. That there is no such thing as an American. If no one is an American, then everyone can be.

We can’t survive as a nation if this lie isn’t confronted and rejected.

We’re not a nation of immigrants. We’re a nation of citizens.


18 posted on 12/04/2012 3:34:54 PM PST by Blue Ink
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To: Starboard

We have “president” who has produced a rank, crude forgery for a “birth certificate.” Everyone knows it. No one will speak up. Even those we would like to think are men of integrity, like Paul Ryan. That’s the hardest part to swallow.


19 posted on 12/04/2012 3:40:25 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a baby girl's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

It will Mooseshell Obama for the democrats, they are laying the groundwork as we speak.

But please Bush stay home your family has done enough damge to our country.


20 posted on 12/04/2012 4:18:36 PM PST by stockpirate (Democrrats stole the election via fraud, we will never have a free election again.)
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To: Jedidah
Unless a few native Americans chime in, we’re all the product of immigration.

The indigenous native Americans were immigrants too as they came here from Asia.

21 posted on 12/04/2012 4:24:22 PM PST by Isabel C.
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To: Jedidah
please note that GW didn’t say one thing in praise of illegal immigration.

Lol, you can't be serious. He damned well had a lot to say about illegal immigrants all during his second term, and in 2006 and 2007 he used every trick is the book trying to force amnesty for 15 to 20 million on the nation.

And, he was positively giddy when the Dims took control of the House in 2006, just couldn't wait to get to work with Pelosi to pass his amnesty bill.

"Family values don't stop at the Rio Grande."

22 posted on 12/04/2012 4:28:38 PM PST by Will88
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To: MinorityRepublican

Whatever....


23 posted on 12/04/2012 4:42:06 PM PST by traumer
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To: Isabel C.
Having been born within the confines of the USofA on the North American Continent of multigenerational indigenous parents makes me a Native Born American.

QED.

24 posted on 12/04/2012 5:00:02 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: MinorityRepublican

OK. I gotta chime in. I’m one of those people who really liked George Bush, admired his determination to stick to his positions on the WOT, loved his support for our military and was thrilled with his Supreme Court nominees (after Myers). Well, how’d that turn out? Not so good. Even with his determination, he failed to bring the full power of American military on Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran. Wasted a lot of our most precious young men and women by fighting with one hand tied behind their backs.

On top of that, he ended up being a big spender who couldn’t find his veto pen if it was stuck in his forehead. Dubai ports deal. Prescription drug plans. No Child Left Behind. That Myers pick. Comprehensive Immigration reform (amnesty).

And through it all, with the most vicious press and political opposition, he was playing Mr. Rogers in the role of president, never hitting back, never defending policies, never correcting the constant lies and distortions. For comparison purposes, consider that they made Alberto Gonzalez’s firing of a few US Attorneys into a major constitutional crisis, while Bengazhi and Fast and Furious and Solyndra Gate get a collective yawn. But he did nothing.

When it was all said and done, he left office and went into a quiet dignified retirement, following the tradition of former presidents who keep their mouths shut (unlike certain rapists from Arkansas and hemorrhoids from Georgia I could name). Fine. So when does he finally decide to speak out? When our country is being savaged by the Kenyan Marxist? When our ambassador is being left to die in some Libyan hell-hole? When the Constitution is being used for toilet paper in the form of legislation through executive orders, rule by czars and non-recess recess appointments? Repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell? No. It has to be immigration. One of the sorest spots in his disappointing presidency is the only thing he will speak out about. Sheesh.

Oh, did I mention, the Roberts nomination actually didn’t turn out that well. Count me among the folks who think W’s legacy is not going to improve with age. Or at least it sure doesn’t look like it.


25 posted on 12/04/2012 5:25:34 PM PST by JewishRighter
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To: Blue Ink

100% correct. How can any conservative think immigration is good if immigrants are going to vote 73% for Democrats. This 73% is not changing in the foreseeable future. The only way to tame immigration is to put a fence on the Mexican border, stop visa overstayers via computerizing that system. Then make our immigration skills and education based, not family reunification based


26 posted on 12/04/2012 5:33:56 PM PST by dennisw (With age comes wisdom.)
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To: JewishRighter

America might have been the vaunted “nation of immigrants” at one time. But something happened right around 1965 with the Kennedy Immigration bill that shifted the quotas to the third world and with the advent of multiculturalism, which shattered the melting pot ideal. No longer would assimilation into the unique American culture be encouraged as part of naturalization. Just the opposite became the rule: each “community” of immigrants must fiercely cling to their foreign culture. Resentment toward American exceptionalism and accomplishments at home and abroad are nurtured to the utmost. The very concept of adopting the native culture and ideals as your own is to be abhorred.

So what do we have now? Not a nation of immigrants, but a nation of strangers, a nation of churlish, balkanized groups tearing the fabric of the country apart. Our great nation of immigrants is gone. George W. Bush may be the last person to find out.


27 posted on 12/04/2012 5:35:38 PM PST by JewishRighter
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To: MinorityRepublican
America is a nation of immigrants

And? Name one country where the people just popped up out of the ground?

28 posted on 12/04/2012 5:40:38 PM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: MinorityRepublican

Dear Mr. W. Bush, private citizen,

You, sir, did a fine job in pursuing the War On Terror against our foreign enemies in other countries. But in the process, you needlessly turned our nation into a police state, turning your War On Terror into a War On Americans.

While you deserve credit for the former action, the latter action ruined your presidency, invalidated much of our constitution, and will take many years to undo. We did not need this, nor want this, but you brought it about, and for this action, we humbly request that you and your family never again involve yourselves with our government in any capacity.

We truly look forward to ending what you began, demilitarizing our nation, eliminating the vast majority of federal police, intelligence agents, and TSA bullies and gropers, that you added, and returning our freedom and liberty to the people.

If the chaos of liberty is so disturbing to you, good. May you spend endless nights awake, fretting that people are doing what they want to do without surveillance, dossiers being collected, or the voyeuristic and perverse control of government riding herd over them.


29 posted on 12/04/2012 5:47:43 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Pennies and Nickels will NO LONGER be Minted as of 1/1/13 - Tim Geithner, US Treasury Sect)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Everybody likes immigrants - no one has to sermonize about liking immigrants - we don’t like ILLEGAL immigrants, like we don’t like bank robbers and child molesters - ‘pubs only play into the hands of the ‘rats when they give speeches like this which makes it sound as though the party really has a problem with all immigrants......


30 posted on 12/04/2012 6:07:08 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Will88
"Family values don't stop at the Rio Grande."

"Doing the jobs Americans won't do."

31 posted on 12/04/2012 6:11:35 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
America is a nation of immigrants.

America is a constitutional republic made the greatest nation on earth by its law abiding citizens.

32 posted on 12/04/2012 6:18:15 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Jedidah

“Unless a few native Americans chime in, we’re all the product of immigration.”

The kind of immigration we’ve had since 1965 we can do without, even if it’s “legal.” Unless you’re interested in a permanent lock for Dhimms and a welfare/entitlement state that will turn us into Greece X 10.

Yep, I’m anti-about 98% of the immigrants we’re importing, and I don’t care if Jorge thinks I’m insensitive or not. At least I can count; apparently Jorge can’t.


33 posted on 12/04/2012 6:22:01 PM PST by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: skeeter

My own conspiracy theory is that the Bush family consists of moles sent by the Dems to destroy the Republican Party from within. Looks like they did a pretty good job.


34 posted on 12/04/2012 10:22:01 PM PST by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: raybbr

My eyes!! Could you have chosen more unreadable colors?


35 posted on 12/05/2012 8:09:33 PM PST by newzjunkey (grr)
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