Of course its not the topic of the thread so you need to ask so you can rant away on some unrelated point.
So let’s get that done.
I do support W’s path to citizenship policies. I don’t think that is mutually exclusive with enforcement and clear identification of who is entering the country.
To be clear, both as governor of Texas and as President— Bush took a consistent view of immigration that was far less accommodating than California but far less strict and unrealistic than the border war crowd that attacks him.
The reality of that practice from the 1990s until 2007 is as follows:
1. Texas is the most over riding economic engine remaining for the US economy. We produce most of the job gains in the US. We presently have 25% of all the fossil fuel wells in the world. We have a booming fiscal surplus that will continue to explode. Our state is not blue but emphatically red and despite fantasies to the contrary will remain so.
2. Hispanics did support President Bush rather dramatically throughout his role as governor and President.
3. In January 2007, unemployment in the United States was 4.7 percent. That is hardly an economic disaster. The deficit was 160 billion dollars— barely a tenth of what it runs now. Bush protected the nation from further attacks despite the wild rhetoric that the borders will bring in another attack. It did not happen in 8 years of Bush’s leadership.
The hatred Bush receives from Obama supporters and faux conservatives does not faze me.
I would like to see some results. Bush actually has some. They compare favorably with California and they compare favorably with this nation since Obama was sworn in January 2009.
Roosevelt was right. It is easier to be the critic than the man in the ring fighting for something.
Well, FRiend, you're the one who brought up W and your gold standard 4.7% unemployment meme. I'll give you that W held a much better economy...and economic principals that lead to a much more prosperous economy, than the Marxist-in-Chief.
I do support Ws path to citizenship policies.
Ha! Somehow, I knew that you would! That doesn't surprise me.
By the way, hispanics supported W, as Gov and Pres, at about the same rate they supported Ted Cruz' Senate race. Which proves you CAN stick to CONSERVATIVE principles -- and NOT pander to race (with promises of citizenship, etc.) and garner 40% of the vote. Heck, while Bush was pandering to hispanics, Kerry won 53% to Bush's 44% of the '04 vote.
I don't *hate* Bush, I actually respect W MUCH more than 0. I just don't appreciate pandering to any race while abandoning Conservative principles/platform. To me, that defines *faux* more than anything. So, take your *faux* conservative/0 supporter tripe somewhere else
Why do you suppose W hasn't come out strong, or AT ALL, on the destructive policies of 0 (being approved by Dims AND Repubs)? That alone, has bothered me as much or more, than anything else W has ever done.
” I do support Ws path to citizenship policies. I dont think that is mutually exclusive with enforcement and clear identification of who is entering the country.”
I wish you had just come out at the beginning of this thread, and told us what you are. Now I wasted Sickoflib’s time . Don’t waste our time again.