Skip to comments.George W. Bush Skeptical of Senate's Immigration Bill
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 Posts 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 Presidents 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 Examiners 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. Were a nation of laws, and we must enforce our laws, I said. Were also a nation of immigrants, and we must uphold that tradition, which has strengthened our country in so many ways.
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But GEORGIE BOY brother Jebby LOVES it. I HATE the Bushes!
Words. Just words on a page. Meh.
Maybe I’d better rethink my opposition to it...
See you at the signing Georgie Boy!
He’s only criticizing it because its Rubios deal
Rubio and Jeb will battle it out for the GOPe candidate
I wish he felt that way about Medicare Part D....
Why? It is almost exactly like the he supported during his administration...
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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 !
Because this is Rubios deal
Anything coming from Rubio is going to
Be crititized by team Bush
Brother Jebby was here in Michigan the other day pimping amnesty and common core curriculum.
Jeb was pimping Common Core???
>>The oppositions 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<<
Wow. To hell with him
No Chil’ Left Behind. Every Kid A Winner. Kumbaya politics of the compassionate loser party.
BINGO. We have a winner folks.
Its also pretty obvious that the GOPe has chosen their candidate and no one else need apply.
” No Chil Left Behind. Every Kid A Winner. Kumbaya politics of the compassionate loser party.”
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.
God save us from the Bush family....
” The Rovians will be three time, consecutive losers and the Founders nation, whats 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.
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.
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.
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 . . .
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.
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.
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?
Thanks George for one worthless comment in all these years. /sarcasm