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George W. Bush Expresses Thoughts on Immigration Reform, Bushily
New York Magazine ^ | 5/30/2013

Posted on 05/30/2013 3:53:11 PM PDT by nickcarraway

"I think the atmosphere, unlike when I tried it, is better, maybe for the wrong reason. The right reason is it's important to reform a broken system. I'm not sure a right reason is that in so doing we win votes. I mean when you do the right thing, I think you win votes, as opposed to doing something that's the right thing to win votes. Maybe there's no difference there. It seems like there is to me though." —George W. Bush on immigration reform, according to the Huffington Post.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; bush; bush43; georgewbush; idiocy; illegal; immigration

1 posted on 05/30/2013 3:53:11 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Just consider while reading this, that the spoken word is no more or less than unspoken thoughts. This is the thought process that led the world for 8 years. And people wonder how we got in this fix we're in.
2 posted on 05/30/2013 3:56:42 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: nickcarraway

“The right reason is it’s important to reform a broken system.”

It isn’t broken. They federal government refuses to enforce the law because they illegally give welfare to illegal aliens who then vote for them, also illegally.


3 posted on 05/30/2013 3:58:21 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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4 posted on 05/30/2013 3:58:46 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: nickcarraway
GOP slapped down Bush's Amnesty

now commercials play constantly on Rush and Hannity telling us lies that this new Amnesty is conservative. commercials are lies. all they have to do is turn 10% of Republicans into voting with all democrats that will vote for Amnesty and they will have it. And the IRS suppressed tea party groups so we'd have more conservatives in the Congress to stop Amnesty if the IRS hadn't criminally rigged the election

This is the most trans-formative bill and must be stopped. call Congress and tell them we are not fooled by the lies in those “conservative” commercials

This criminal Obama shouldn't get any of his agenda passed especially now that it is known it committed all these crimes including getting the IRS to rig the election.

5 posted on 05/30/2013 3:59:08 PM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: nickcarraway
Of course, to a very wealthy man who's family will never, ever suffer the effects of the law he proposes, legalizing millions of illiterate & needy illegals seems like 'the right thing' to do and is bound to make him feel good about himself.

To those who will pay the bill and suffer the violence attendant to such a large influx of dirt poor foreign peoples into the society the goodness of it seems a bit less black & white.

6 posted on 05/30/2013 3:59:25 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: nickcarraway

No elected official has the God given right or authority to strip American citizens of their God given rights in the name of another religion called human rights. Fix the hell holes these that come here ILLEGALLY, to feast off US like parasites!


7 posted on 05/30/2013 4:00:24 PM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: nickcarraway

That M F’r! The only reason that system was broken was because he simply refused to abide by Article IV Section IV of the document he swore to abide by.


8 posted on 05/30/2013 4:00:51 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were violated...)
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9 posted on 05/30/2013 4:01:05 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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10 posted on 05/30/2013 4:02:04 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: nickcarraway

He really is a shallow thinker.


11 posted on 05/30/2013 4:02:44 PM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: nickcarraway
The right reason is it's important to reform a broken system

The only "system" that was broken was by allowing RINOs into the party.

12 posted on 05/30/2013 4:03:16 PM PDT by LouAvul (In a state of disbelief as to how liberals destroyed America in a mere 40 years.)
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To: nickcarraway

13 posted on 05/30/2013 4:04:04 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: nickcarraway

This settles it. What FR needs is more Bush glory threads! /s


14 posted on 05/30/2013 4:04:56 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: nickcarraway

Is he saying the time maybe better to get this bill passed but they should not be doing this just to win votes. Hint, hint, election coming up. Maybe, he slapped the gang of 8, after-all. I didn’t read the full article since I could not get it to download yet. I know I read that his brother, Jeb has played a very active role in the writing and the wording of the immigration(amnesty) bill. There were stories on Newsmax about Jeb’s involvement.


15 posted on 05/30/2013 4:05:07 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: nickcarraway

Or perhaps doing the wrong thing for the wrong reasons.

Enforce existing law, end anchor babies, and the problem is solved.


16 posted on 05/30/2013 4:05:31 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: skeeter
I figure the presence of illegal aliens has already cost my sons and their friends EACH well over half a million bucks in lost employment opportunities ~ I'm afraid we can't afford any more of this nonsense.

If the Bushies gotta' have their upstairs maids, and kitchen wenches or whatever, they can MOVE THERE!

17 posted on 05/30/2013 4:08:25 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: CodeToad

The border is broken daily.


18 posted on 05/30/2013 4:12:23 PM PDT by Paladin2 (;-))
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Article by Jon Ward the reporter on the three day Memorial Weekend Ride


19 posted on 05/30/2013 4:23:47 PM PDT by deport
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To: CodeToad
“The right reason is it’s important to reform a broken system.”

It isn’t broken. They federal government refuses to enforce the law because they illegally give welfare to illegal aliens who then vote for them, also illegally

While in the meantime they totally ignore the needs and RIGHTS of our veterans.

20 posted on 05/30/2013 4:27:27 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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21 posted on 05/30/2013 4:28:09 PM PDT by RedMDer (You are Free Republic. There are no outside influences. Just us, all of us. Please donate today!)
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To: nickcarraway

“The right reason is it’s important to reform a broken system.”

If I don’t mash the brakes on my car, can I really say accurately that the braking system is broken? We don’t enforce the laws on the books, so why would more laws make a difference? Stay on the sideline, W., and keep Jeb there with you.


22 posted on 05/30/2013 4:34:04 PM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: muawiyah

I just can’t understand why any sane Republican would want any Bush, past, present, or future. Maybe though our little Republican primary voters are a little insane.


23 posted on 05/30/2013 4:34:38 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: muawiyah
There's no better way to illustrate the gulf in perception between the citizenry and their rulers than this issue.

They simply do not get it, and their ignorance is lethal.

24 posted on 05/30/2013 4:34:56 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: nickcarraway

Hey GW what the hell did you do to seal the borders?


25 posted on 05/30/2013 4:36:48 PM PDT by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: nickcarraway

By fishtank...updated Dec. 6, 2006

Here’s what a “conservative” is supposed to be?

* Doing his very best to destroy American sovereignty by melding America into Mexico into Canada???

* George W. Bush (43): “I looked the man in the eye. I was able to get a sense of his soul.
I knew that President Putin was a man with whom I could work.”

* Allowed his wife to call a homosexual partner’s mom the “mother-in-law” ???

* Allowed the new Iraqi constitution to have a clause where no law would contradict Islam.

* Wanted to sell US port operations to Dubai - a nation that supports terror.

* Advocates a completely open border - to the detriment of national security.

* Calls the Minutemen “vigilantes”.

* Continually calls Islam a “religion of peace”.

* Pursues “free trade”, not fair trade. “Free trade” has not been very fair, so far.

* Supported Specter over Toomey.

* Told Hush to host Specter with softballs, and then Hush carries the water.

* Continually supported Linc Chaffee, and what did it win in the long run?

* Let Ted Kennedy write the education bill.

* Did nothing to rein in pork barrel government spending.

* In an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Charles Gibson, Bush said he believes that both Christians and Muslims worship the same God. “I think we do. We have different routes of getting to the Almighty,” Bush said.
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=193746&page=1


26 posted on 05/30/2013 4:53:21 PM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: nickcarraway

I didn’t know that Prof. Irwin Corey was still alive! Bob


27 posted on 05/30/2013 5:10:11 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("I always knew it was you...I just didn't take care." Al Stewart)
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To: fishtank
* Supported Specter over Toomey.

As it turns out, we find out there was no difference between the two.

28 posted on 05/30/2013 5:14:14 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

All the Bushies are pro-Shamnesty. They have no stones to tell the truth. Trying to justify repeating the same mistake is insulting and disingenuous.


29 posted on 05/30/2013 5:14:49 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: alstewartfan

hehe

Prof. Corey is still alive! About a hundred years old.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHlLmYVCzKY


30 posted on 05/30/2013 5:14:53 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl

“He really is a shallow thinker.”

Like Obama Bush was an affirmative action president. HIs rise to business and political success only happened because of his powerful father’s connections, not due to his natural drive and ability. He may be a Christian man but not every Christian is capable of leading the country. Had a more able man won the election of 2000 we might not have had Obama.


31 posted on 05/30/2013 5:27:00 PM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: VRWC For Truth

FUGB, and yo mama too.


32 posted on 05/30/2013 5:36:35 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: jjotto

Maybe Prof. Corey and George W. Bush will engage in a fascinating conversation one day. No enemy could crack that code. Bob


33 posted on 05/31/2013 1:09:16 AM PDT by alstewartfan ("I always knew it was you...I just didn't take care." Al Stewart)
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To: Soul of the South

” Like Obama Bush was an affirmative action president. HIs rise to business and political success only happened because of his powerful father’s connections,”

Correct.


34 posted on 05/31/2013 1:21:14 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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