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Jeb Bush: I'm Open to a Path to Citizenship (Back to supporting Amnesty after only 24 hours)
ABC News ^ | 3/5/13 | JORDAN FABIAN

Posted on 03/05/2013 1:58:02 PM PST by jimbo123

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) said Tuesday that he would endorse a pathway to citizenship that does not incentivize illegal immigration. It's a stance that differs from the immigration reform plan that he laid out in his new book.

Bush, a well-known pro-immigration reform Republican, raised eyebrows on Monday when he said on the "Today" show and in his book that he opposes a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, arguing that it would violate the rule of law and encourage future illegal immigration. In his new book, "Immigration Wars," Bush offers up a plan that would provide a pathway to legal status, but not full citizenship. for undocumented immigrants living in the U.S.

Bush's comments stirred the pot not only because he had previously said he could back a path to citizenship, but also because of their precarious timing. The Senate is now considering a bipartisan immigration reform bill that would allow many of the nation's 11 million undocumented immigrants to seek citizenship, which is backed by Bush's former protégé Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)

"We wrote this book last year, not this year," Bush explained during an interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amnestypimp; bushchristie2016; karlrove; nomorerinos; oldnews; sayno2amnesty; sayno2rinos; tokyorove; yesterday

1 posted on 03/05/2013 1:58:12 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Can’t keep the lies straight, can you, Jeb?

There’s no freaking way I’ll vote for this liberal GOP gasbag.


2 posted on 03/05/2013 2:02:09 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: jimbo123
Just days ago, Jeb also said he would be willing to raise taxes if Obama “guarantees” spending cuts.
3 posted on 03/05/2013 2:03:15 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: jimbo123

Jeb, I don’t give a damn sh!t what you are open to or not open to.


4 posted on 03/05/2013 2:06:53 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: jimbo123

Weasel words. It’s the Bush way.


5 posted on 03/05/2013 2:09:51 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: jimbo123
... a pathway to citizenship that does not incentivize illegal immigration.

ANY benefit to illegals is a form of 'incentivizing'.

Is Jeb that stupid, or does he thing WE are?


6 posted on 03/05/2013 2:10:11 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

thing=think


7 posted on 03/05/2013 2:12:39 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy
Jeb’s practicing the art of speaking out of both sides of his mouth for 2016. He needs more practice.
8 posted on 03/05/2013 2:14:06 PM PST by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: jimbo123

Jeb Bush had the highest rating of a Florida governor at the end of his second term. But, no way I would want him for a presidential candidate.

Seal the border. Allow only citizens to get welfare, unemployment, EBT, etc., by law. And enforce the law. Give free bus rides, one way, to South of the border. THEN we can talk about reform. Like no more anchor babies and chain immigration. Allow only immigrants who will produce more than they take.


9 posted on 03/05/2013 2:21:02 PM PST by VRW Conspirator (Sometimes it takes calamity to lead to serenity - FReeper RacerX1128)
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To: jimbo123

If he runs in the 2016 pubby primaries, he’ll be agin’ it. If he wins, he’ll spin so fast it’ll make the Mittster look like a paragon of consistency.


10 posted on 03/05/2013 2:21:05 PM PST by Spartan79 (I view great cities as pestilential to the morals, the health, and the liberties of man.)
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THE reasons the politicians, once in a position of influence, WILL support amnesty are very simple. Someone who is a big donor to the politician is making millions off of illegal alien labor and/or drug trafficking OR selling them something they need (housing, cars, etc.) and is using the illegal alien population for one or both occupations or needs them to have clientele to whom to sell goods.

Another possible angle is that lawyers stand to make millions from illegal immigrant processing once amnesty kicks in. The desire for money overrides morality, good sense and national integrity.

11 posted on 03/05/2013 2:21:51 PM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: jimbo123
THE reasons the politicians, once in a position of influence, WILL support amnesty are very simple. Someone who is a big donor to the politician is making millions off of illegal alien labor and/or drug trafficking OR selling them something they need (housing, cars, etc.) and is using the illegal alien population for one or both occupations or needs them to have clientele to whom to sell goods.

Another possible angle is that lawyers stand to make millions from illegal immigrant processing once amnesty kicks in. The desire for money overrides morality, good sense and national integrity.

12 posted on 03/05/2013 2:22:04 PM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: jimbo123

NO MORE BUSHES EVER!!!!

NO

NO

NO


13 posted on 03/05/2013 2:26:26 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave ofo attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: jimbo123

Damn i got whiplash from that flipflop!


14 posted on 03/05/2013 2:28:22 PM PST by Samurai_Jack (ride out and confront the evil!)
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To: jimbo123

Any change in the law to allow those who are here illegally to have legal permanent residence MUST NOT allow such people to have the right to vote. This is the life-long cost of the crime they committed and it also will serve to punish those politicians who viewed such aliens as future voters.


15 posted on 03/05/2013 2:30:32 PM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: jimbo123

We’re so screwed.


16 posted on 03/05/2013 2:31:30 PM PST by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: jimbo123

Ya know what’s funny?

Do ya?

I’ve met Bar and Poppy and even had a little conversation with Neil once about Silverado Savings and Loan. The latter went badly because I was bit younger, was a little less than sober and was too loud with him according to his SS agents. LOL! There is nothing else to say or now about Jeb Bush.

Oh yea. I was going to tell you what’s funny.

In the Bush family.....

Wait for it....

Jeb Bush is called “THE SMART ONE!”

Seriously... It is true.

One thing to note though. While the Bush family calls Jeb “the smart one” somebody else can’t call him anything. Now who would that be?

You know, don’t you? The name is Terri Schiavo. Some of us will never forgive him for not wrapping his arms around that poor woman, pulling a six shooter out, cocking it and telling everyone to back the hell off. If he would have done that. If he would have been a man helping another person at any cost he might be a leader. But he is not, he is coward.


17 posted on 03/05/2013 2:37:11 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: jimbo123

This guy flip-flops even more than Romney.


18 posted on 03/05/2013 2:46:31 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

And Tokyo Rove is saying this clown is electable.

And CPAC is giving him the keynote speaker slot at the Reagan Dinner.

The fix is in.


19 posted on 03/05/2013 3:04:19 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

I agree with Jesse Jackson on only one thing:

“Stay out the Bushes!”


20 posted on 03/05/2013 3:12:22 PM PST by shalom aleichem
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To: jimbo123

Go away!!! No more Bush & no more RINOs


21 posted on 03/05/2013 3:24:19 PM PST by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: jimbo123

Well that’s a relief. I was worried that Jebbie just didn’t like brown people anymore. /s


22 posted on 03/05/2013 3:31:10 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Samurai_Jack
Damn i got whiplash from that flipflop!

You've gotta be fast on your feet in this age of instantaneous communications. That's why Jeb Bush, in conjuction with numerous consultants and formerly conservative think tanks, has rolled out The Whipflop (TM).

23 posted on 03/05/2013 3:43:48 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: jimbo123

I agree with Jesse Jackson on only one thing:

“Stay out the Bushes!”


24 posted on 03/05/2013 3:58:49 PM PST by shalom aleichem
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To: jimbo123

Jeb and Crispy. Both non starters for 2016.


25 posted on 03/05/2013 4:02:33 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: shalom aleichem

Ha. Ha. I was thinking the same thing. :-)

I think Jeb is the more competent of the Bush brothers, but he is the King of Rinos and I don’t want anymore Rinos. We need to nominate a true conservative who has some media savvy. If we do that, we will take back the White House.


26 posted on 03/05/2013 4:21:26 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: CatherineofAragon
Can’t keep the lies straight, can you, Jeb?

Nope, he's just slightly better than Mitt.


27 posted on 03/05/2013 5:59:35 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: SoConPubbie

‘Tis true


28 posted on 03/05/2013 6:41:16 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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