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George W. Bush Skeptical of Senate's Immigration Bill
Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | May 30, 2013 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 05/31/2013 10:03:25 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Former President George W. Bush questioned the political motives of lawmakers behind the immigration bill making its way through the U.S. Senate during an interview with the Huffington Post’s Jon Ward this week.

Bush suggested that some in Congress pushing the legislation may be more concerned with winning votes than truly resolving the nation's immigration woes.

Ward described the former President’s mindset as a “desire not to criticize the GOP” but offering a “warning about the party's mad dash for immigration reform.”

“I think the atmosphere, unlike when I tried it, is better, maybe for the wrong reason,” Bush told Ward. “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.”

When Ward asked Bush about Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ward noted that Bush has urged his brother former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to run for president in 2016 and that the former president “didn't have a lot to say about Rubio.”

"Rubio's articulate. I met him once, maybe twice. My brother likes him, so I like him," he said, according to Ward.

As the Washington Examiner’s Joel Gehrke points out, Bush supports the principle of immigration reform and reiterated that support in his memoir Decision Points. “In 2006, I gave the first-ever primetime presidential address on immigration,” he wrote. “‘We’re a nation of laws, and we must enforce our laws,’ I said. ‘We’re also a nation of immigrants, and we must uphold that tradition, which has strengthened our country in so many ways.’”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; amnestybill; bush; danaperino; georgewbush; gringodemexico; immigrationreform; jebbush; marcorubio

1 posted on 05/31/2013 10:03:25 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
“I think the atmosphere, unlike when I tried it, is better, maybe for the wrong reason,”

Ya think?

2 posted on 05/31/2013 10:06:06 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: 3D-JOY; abner; Abundy; AGreatPer; Albion Wilde; AliVeritas; alisasny; ALlRightAllTheTime; ...
Can't make this stuff up!

 

 

 

 

PING!

3 posted on 05/31/2013 10:06:38 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

But GEORGIE BOY brother Jebby LOVES it. I HATE the Bushes!


4 posted on 05/31/2013 10:06:39 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
“‘We’re a nation of laws, and we must enforce our laws,’ I said. ‘We’re also a nation of immigrants, and we must uphold that tradition, which has strengthened our country in so many ways.’”

Words. Just words on a page. Meh.

5 posted on 05/31/2013 10:08:49 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Maybe I’d better rethink my opposition to it...


6 posted on 05/31/2013 10:09:19 AM PDT by Savage Beast (The forces of decadence are the forces of evil.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

See you at the signing Georgie Boy!


7 posted on 05/31/2013 10:10:02 AM PDT by sheana
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To: US Navy Vet

He’s only criticizing it because its Rubios deal

Rubio and Jeb will battle it out for the GOPe candidate


8 posted on 05/31/2013 10:11:03 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I wish he felt that way about Medicare Part D....


9 posted on 05/31/2013 10:11:40 AM PDT by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Why? It is almost exactly like the he supported during his administration...


10 posted on 05/31/2013 10:12:52 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it gettingthe so hot?)
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11 posted on 05/31/2013 10:13:44 AM 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: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Immigration reform should be limited to one or two pages of legislation .
Any more than that , there are too many exemptions and unweidly conditions , and special considerations.

NO BACKROOM NEGOTIATIONS !!
All in full light !


12 posted on 05/31/2013 10:13:57 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt ("Do not fear the enemy, for they can take only your life. Fear the media, for they will destroy you)
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To: Little Ray

Because this is Rubios deal

Anything coming from Rubio is going to
Be crititized by team Bush


13 posted on 05/31/2013 10:14:48 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: US Navy Vet

Brother Jebby was here in Michigan the other day pimping amnesty and common core curriculum.


14 posted on 05/31/2013 10:15:52 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Jeb was pimping Common Core???


15 posted on 05/31/2013 10:16:55 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3025775/posts

>>The opposition’s momentum was evident this week in Michigan, where Republican lawmakers moved toward delaying Common Core despite entreaties from former Florida governor Jeb Bush, a respected voice within the party on education and one of the most vocal GOP champions of the new standards. Bush, who is considering a run for president in 2016, defended Common Core during a closed-door lunch on Tuesday with state House Republicans in Lansing, then reiterated his arguments Wednesday in appearances with Snyder during a policy conference on Mackinac Island. “Do not pull back. Please do not pull back from high, lofty standards,” Bush said in a pleading tone. He described Common Core as a “clear and straightforward” strategy<<


16 posted on 05/31/2013 10:19:49 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Wow. To hell with him


17 posted on 05/31/2013 10:21:36 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: cripplecreek

No Chil’ Left Behind. Every Kid A Winner. Kumbaya politics of the compassionate loser party.


18 posted on 05/31/2013 10:25:57 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

FUGWB!


19 posted on 05/31/2013 10:28:06 AM PDT by Artcore
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Bush suggested that some in Congress pushing the legislation may be more concerned with winning votes than truly resolving the nation's immigration woes.

BINGO. We have a winner folks.

20 posted on 05/31/2013 10:31:39 AM PDT by McGruff (I can't speak to the law here. The law is irrelevant,)
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To: TADSLOS

Its also pretty obvious that the GOPe has chosen their candidate and no one else need apply.


21 posted on 05/31/2013 10:32:45 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: TADSLOS

” No Chil’ Left Behind. Every Kid A Winner. Kumbaya politics of the compassionate loser party.”

Exactly.


22 posted on 05/31/2013 10:38:54 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: cripplecreek

Yep. Pretty much, and a lock for Hillary, despite all the damning evidence against her on Benghazi. The Rovians will be three time, consecutive losers and the Founders nation, what’s left of it, will be a distant memory in the land of socialist utopia.


23 posted on 05/31/2013 10:39:49 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

God save us from the Bush family....


24 posted on 05/31/2013 10:39:56 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: TADSLOS

” The Rovians will be three time, consecutive losers and the Founders nation, what’s left of it, will be a distant memory in the land of socialist utopia.”

Rove is raising tens of millions for his

” No Conservative Left In Office” program.


25 posted on 05/31/2013 10:42:18 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks


26 posted on 05/31/2013 10:45:48 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I don’t call him KLapo Karl for nothin.

He’ll take the crumbs his master gives him and without the competition he’ll have more crumbs than ever.


27 posted on 05/31/2013 10:48:50 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Agreed.


28 posted on 05/31/2013 11:00:39 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: US Navy Vet

Personally, I still like GWB in spite of his many mistakes and blunders. I never wondered about his honor or love for country.

I also would not mind if Jeb Bush was the selected presidential nominee... as long as it was on the Democrat ticket. Republicans need a viable conservative running for president. Otherwise there is no need for a Republican party.

Let the Rhinos leave and water down the Democrats’ socialism.


29 posted on 05/31/2013 11:10:33 AM PDT by unlearner (You will never come to know that which you do not know until you first know that you do not know it.)
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To: cripplecreek

I can see the appeal of Common Core. While I have not read up on the specifics, I can understand people wanting a common history, common mathematics, common science, common indoctrination, common propaganda, common socialism, common Marxism, common environMENTALism . . .

Never mind.


30 posted on 05/31/2013 11:11:40 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Well... today they are reporting that Mitt Romney is having a secret meeting with 100 major republican donors to see what they can do to help in the mid terms elections. Yes, I heard it right. Chris Christie, Paul Ryan and Rand Paul will be there. I suspect Rand is being invited to make it look like they are covering the Tea Party but Rand has been going along too easy with this amnesty bill for my trust. So, it's already begun. They set Rubio up with Amnesty bill so NJ boy could run. We are so doomed if this is their plan and it looks like they are already trying to set the power in place as they did in the last election. I see now why Ann Coulter wanted Rubio out of the picture too. I don't trust her since she is an operative for the Gop. Rubio was too trusting and inside of the Gop-e too much (for years anyway) or it would have never happened if he were truly independent. The Gop e plan is in place. We all are just here hoping to get a good candidate. I hope Cruz does run.
31 posted on 05/31/2013 11:24:15 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Christie at the beach
I hope Cruz does run.

Then we can watch the same people who said John McCain was eligible to run for President -- as far as I know, he was -- proclaim that Cruz is not for whatever reason -- I believe that has actually been asserted already.

Please enter that last missive in whatever run-on sentence contest you like.

32 posted on 05/31/2013 2:31:32 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Lol, open borders GWB is now concernd about THIS immigration bill. He’s concerned that Rubio has his name on it & not his brother Jeb.


33 posted on 05/31/2013 2:41:33 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

If even Bush, who tried to get amnesty through when he was President, is skeptical, that tells you how bad this bill is.

What is the difference between this and Simpson-Mazzoli, except Schumer is older?


34 posted on 05/31/2013 3:43:25 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks George for one worthless comment in all these years. /sarcasm


35 posted on 05/31/2013 3:45:07 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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