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Bush promotes benefits of immigration reform
Yahoo News (AP) ^ | 7/10/2013 | JAMIE STENGLE and KEN THOMAS

Posted on 07/10/2013 10:24:52 AM PDT by South40

DALLAS (AP) — Making a rare return to the political arena, former President George W. Bush urged Congress on Wednesday to reach a "positive resolution" on immigration reform, an issue that eluded him during his presidency and now confronts fellow Republicans in the aftermath of a 2012 election drubbing.

In brief remarks at a naturalization ceremony at his presidential library in Dallas, Bush avoided wading into the merits of specific legislation pending in Congress, but said it was important for lawmakers to recognize the benefits of immigration to the nation's future. While he didn't directly endorse a Senate-approved plan his comments suggested the need for Republicans to deal with immigration reform in a broad way.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: amnesty; bushbegone; bushes; nomorebushes; nwo; randsconcerntrolls

1 posted on 07/10/2013 10:24:52 AM PDT by South40
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To: South40

IIRC, during his Presidency George W. Bush was worse than a drooling idiot according to the MSM.

Why should we listen to anything he has to say now?


2 posted on 07/10/2013 10:27:02 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: South40

I guess the lefties were right all along. Bush is an idiot.


3 posted on 07/10/2013 10:27:36 AM PDT by thorvaldr
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To: South40

” Making a rare return to the political arena, former President George W. Bush urged Congress on Wednesday to reach a “positive resolution” on immigration reform, “

Bush only comes out for photo ops with his wife, and the Obamas. Oh, and amnesty.

What a POS.


4 posted on 07/10/2013 10:29:00 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: South40

Won’t defend himself, Don Rumsfeld or his own troops in Iraq, but will stick his head out of the prairie dog hole for THIS.

No thanks, George.


5 posted on 07/10/2013 10:30:00 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: stephenjohnbanker
What a POS.

Careful. In spite of a mountain of evidence that says otherwise, there are still followers of his who believe he is a great man and a great conservative.

6 posted on 07/10/2013 10:30:52 AM PDT by South40
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To: South40
Benefits to whom, exactly? In July 2003, then-congressman Tom Tancredo (R-Colorado)gave Insight Magazine the following account of his conversation in Mexico with Juan Hernandez, head of the newly created Ministry of Mexicans Living in the United States. According to Mr. Tancredo:

“I asked about the purpose of the government agency he heads, since I had never heard of such a thing. He said its purpose is to increase the flow of Mexican nationals to the United States. I asked, ‘Why?’

"’It serves Mexico's needs,’ he said, and ticked off a list of such things as remittances to Mexico of $10 billion a year, which is 30 percent of the Mexican GDP [gross domestic product]. It provides employment for an exploding population, it alleviates social instability due to rising unemployment and it provides training for Mexicans, ultimately repatriating those skills back to Mexico.

"I responded to his final aim - repatriation of trained and skilled Mexicans back into Mexico - and asked, ‘Then your government would oppose amnesty for the illegal Mexicans in the United States?’

"He cried, ‘Oh no! We support amnesty totally. . . . by populating the United States with millions of Hispanics who are tied economically, politically and linguistically to Mexico, we are able to exert enormous influence and pressure on U.S. policy and its dealings with Mexico.’

"President Vicente Fox believes the U.S. border is a figment of the imagination. In fact, Fox and/or members of his government stated at one point that the borders of Mexico extend much farther north than currently drawn on the map.”

7 posted on 07/10/2013 10:32:16 AM PDT by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: South40

This clown has stayed silent on all the Obama scandals and usurpations of power during the past 4 1/2 years. NOW, he chooses to speak out in the hopes of garnering a little praise from the organs who want to destroy America. And his stupid brother Jeb has agreed to give a FREEDOM award to the incompetent anti-Semitic fraud Hillary Rotten Clinton. Bob


8 posted on 07/10/2013 10:32:58 AM PDT by alstewartfan ("You have the most appealing surface I have seen. Bring it over here. Lay it down by me." Al Stewart)
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To: South40

Shut up, George. We know your brother married a Hispanic and you were raised by a Mexican maid, but the rest of us aren’t that crazy about the criminal immigrants who are costing Texas taxpayers millions.


9 posted on 07/10/2013 10:33:41 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Well said. This guy is a menace who damaged America in many ways. Bob


10 posted on 07/10/2013 10:34:36 AM PDT by alstewartfan ("You have the most appealing surface I have seen. Bring it over here. Lay it down by me." Al Stewart)
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To: South40

” In spite of a mountain of evidence that says otherwise, there are still followers of his who believe he is a great man and a great conservative. “

They no doubt believe in the Great Pumpkin too.


11 posted on 07/10/2013 10:35:04 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
He wouldn't defend conservative principles while in office because of his "new tone" policies. He was silent during the leftist onslaught against any semblance of conservative policy and his presidency.

And finally he breaks his silence and defends........

1. Illegal immigrants.
2. Democrats who want illegal immigrants to add to their majority.
3 Republicans who , like him, have developed Stockholm syndrome.

W, you should have just kept your mouth shut like you did as your presidency crumbled.

12 posted on 07/10/2013 10:36:05 AM PDT by Lakeshark (I steal taglines - KILL THE BILL!)
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To: South40

He’s kept his mouth shut during the entire time this crew has been ruining this country, and now he decides to open his trap? He’d do better to keep it shut.


13 posted on 07/10/2013 10:36:58 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: South40

There are no benefits of immigration reform.

Only enforcing existing laws and sealing the border.


14 posted on 07/10/2013 10:38:28 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: South40

Just more evidence that the only intelligent Bush is Barbara Bush.


15 posted on 07/10/2013 10:39:18 AM PDT by CdMGuy
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To: Lakeshark

” He wouldn’t defend conservative principles while in office because of his “new tone” policies. He was silent during the leftist onslaught against any semblance of conservative policy and his presidency.

And finally he breaks his silence and defends........

1. Illegal immigrants.
2. Democrats who want illegal immigrants to add to their majority.”

I never believed in Dubya, and risked the zot for exposing his treachery over the years. I take no satisfaction whatsoever in being proven right.


16 posted on 07/10/2013 10:41:26 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: Lakeshark

The entire Bush family belongs to ‘the new world order’ concept for the USA. I don’t recall of them spouting off about the marvels of our Declaration of Independence and Constitution. Pedigree doesn’t necessarily fully equate to patriotism for our Founder’s Constitution.


17 posted on 07/10/2013 10:45:23 AM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: stephenjohnbanker
He was okay for most of his first term (not suggesting he shouldn't have done a LOT better).

He was off the charts stupid from the moment he was reelected, a deep disappointment. And not for the reasons libs thought.......

18 posted on 07/10/2013 10:45:54 AM PDT by Lakeshark (I steal taglines - KILL THE BILL!)
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To: Lakeshark

When he climbed into bed with Ted Kennedy “No Teachers Union Left Unfunded” that was all I needed to know.


19 posted on 07/10/2013 10:49:07 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: txrefugee

Not just hispanic—Jeb married a Mexican national, IIRC. The Bush family is way too fond of Mexico to be trusted on the border issue. Their personal affections are pushing America’s best interests aside. Their opinions are identical to those coming out of Mexico City.


20 posted on 07/10/2013 10:50:58 AM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

The beginning of Stockholm Syndrome.


21 posted on 07/10/2013 10:55:35 AM PDT by Lakeshark (I steal taglines - KILL THE BILL!)
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To: South40
Making a rare return to the political arena, former President George W. Bush...

About the only issue that motivates W to get out and inject his opinions into the political process again. He and all the Bushes definitely seem obsessed with granting amnesty to illegal aliens and doing nothing to secure the border.

He had nothing to say about leaving Iraq, nothing to say about negotiating with the Taliban, but when it comes to amnesty for illegals...

22 posted on 07/10/2013 11:00:24 AM PDT by Will88
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To: Lakeshark

I prefer true colors. Would you EVER do a deal with Chappaquiddick Ted? For ANY reason??

I will answer for you..

H E L L N O !!!!


23 posted on 07/10/2013 11:01:21 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Good answer.

:-)

24 posted on 07/10/2013 11:03:49 AM PDT by Lakeshark (I steal taglines - KILL THE BILL!)
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To: Lakeshark

: )


25 posted on 07/10/2013 11:04:43 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: Will88
He had nothing to say about leaving Iraq, nothing to say about negotiating with the Taliban, but when it comes to amnesty for illegals...

Amnesty is a priority with liberals, including those with an "R" next to their name.

26 posted on 07/10/2013 11:19:59 AM PDT by South40
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To: South40

I’ve thought since late in his first term that the only reason W was ever remotely acceptable to conservatives was 9/11 and all the unity and patriotism that followed for a couple of years. 9/11 gave him cover to be the RINO that he is while much of the nation was most focused on the threat of terrorism.

Without 9/11, the mask would have fallen away much sooner and he might have lost to Kerry.

And I’ve said before and I’ll say again: I wonder if he was even pro-life, or if that was simply the position Rove told him to take as a bone to the pro-life voters in the party.


27 posted on 07/10/2013 11:20:53 AM PDT by Will88
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To: South40

Just as his approval ratings began to recover.


28 posted on 07/10/2013 11:21:12 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

It’s Reagan’s fault. If there had been no VP GHWB, there could have been no POTUS GWB.


29 posted on 07/10/2013 11:35:16 AM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Will88

I agree with you. Why would GHWB and GWB be really pro-life when Prescott Bush and all their female family people are for abortion “rights”.


30 posted on 07/10/2013 11:36:39 AM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Arm_Bears

The same Bush the Asspress hated is now okay?


31 posted on 07/10/2013 11:37:29 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: Theodore R.
Why would GHWB and GWB be really pro-life ...

GHWB isn't pro-life, and neither is Barbara or Laura. W is about the only one I know of who said he was. Not sure about Jeb.

32 posted on 07/10/2013 11:42:25 AM PDT by Will88
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Tuned in to rush today but he didn’t want to talk about Jorge. The mist boring limbaugh show today ever. Baseball history. Wow.


33 posted on 07/10/2013 12:12:49 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: South40

If Laura didn’t have illegals, she wouldn’t have been able to read so many romance novels. She might have had to push a broom, tend her girls, and even have to pick up Scotties poop with her own pooped scooper. Ew. RINO women dont make their own beds.


34 posted on 07/10/2013 12:15:50 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle

” Tuned in to rush today but he didn’t want to talk about Jorge.”

He never did want to talk about Bush


35 posted on 07/10/2013 12:16:13 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: Maceman
It serves Mexico's needs

And Democrats' needs

36 posted on 07/10/2013 12:21:40 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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