Skip to comments.Bush promotes benefits of immigration reform
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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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?
I guess the lefties were right all along. Bush is an idiot.
” 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Well said. This guy is a menace who damaged America in many ways. Bob
” 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.
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.
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.
There are no benefits of immigration reform.
Only enforcing existing laws and sealing the border.
Just more evidence that the only intelligent Bush is Barbara Bush.
” 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.
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.
He was off the charts stupid from the moment he was reelected, a deep disappointment. And not for the reasons libs thought.......
When he climbed into bed with Ted Kennedy “No Teachers Union Left Unfunded” that was all I needed to know.
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.
The beginning of Stockholm Syndrome.
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...
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 !!!!
Amnesty is a priority with liberals, including those with an "R" next to their name.
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.
Just as his approval ratings began to recover.
It’s Reagan’s fault. If there had been no VP GHWB, there could have been no POTUS GWB.
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”.
The same Bush the Asspress hated is now okay?
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.
Tuned in to rush today but he didn’t want to talk about Jorge. The mist boring limbaugh show today ever. Baseball history. Wow.
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.
” Tuned in to rush today but he didnt want to talk about Jorge.”
He never did want to talk about Bush
And Democrats' needs