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The Jeb Bush and Tea Party Divide
WSJ ^ | 08 April 2014 | William Galston

Posted on 04/09/2014 9:46:59 AM PDT by Theoria

The former Florida governor sparks a debate about immigration—and about the party's 2016 prospects.

With just nine months to go until prospective presidential candidates must declare their intentions, the debate among Republicans is heating up.

In a remarkably frank talk on Sunday, Jeb Bush made it clear that his campaign—if there is one—would challenge the tea party's hold on his party. About illegal immigrants, he said, "Yes, they broke the law; but it's not a felony, it's an act of love." Because it is an illegal act, "There should be a price paid." But "it shouldn't rile people up that people are actually coming to provide for their families." Message to anti-immigrant zealots: Abandon your "harsh political rhetoric" and demonstrate some compassion for fellow human beings who enter our country in search of a better life.

The former governor of Florida was equally blunt about education policy. The latest tea-party rallying cry is hostility to the Common Core K-12 standards, which these critics see as the latest evidence of federal encroachment. Mr. Bush refuses to go along: "I just don't feel compelled to run for cover when I think this is the right thing to do for our country." In remarks at public hearings on the Common Core, he said: "I understand there are those opposed to the standards. But what I want to hear from them is more than just opposition. I want to hear their solutions for the hodgepodge of dumbed-down state standards that have created group mediocrity in our schools." Right now, he said, he is hearing only "criticisms and conspiracy theories," which are "easy attention grabbers" but do nothing to solve our problems.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2016; immigration; jebbush; teaparty
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1 posted on 04/09/2014 9:46:59 AM PDT by Theoria
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To: Theoria

The Jeb Div ..... sounds like a new rap song..


2 posted on 04/09/2014 9:49:00 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Theoria
I want to hear their solutions for the hodgepodge of dumbed-down state standards that have created group mediocrity in our schools.

So Washington needs to swoop in and impose one "dumbed-down" standard on the whole country. That is the problem with the whole Bush clan. They never challenge if DC should even get involved in something the first place. Their claim to fame is they will manage the administrative state better than the other guy but they do nothing about changing the size and scope of Washington. So we get American with Disabilites act under Bush the Elder, Medicare expansion and No Child Left Behind with Bush the Younger, and the hell knows what the Dauphin Bush will do if he is coronated.

3 posted on 04/09/2014 9:52:04 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: Theoria

No...the “divide” is between the Constitution and Freedom loving Americans, and the rest who are either ignorant or evil.


4 posted on 04/09/2014 9:54:53 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Theoria

They nominate Jeb and I guarantee a Hillabeast presidency.


5 posted on 04/09/2014 9:55:09 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Theoria

I just read another headline here on freerepub that states a new, big wave of illegal immigrants is coming due to economic conditions in Mexico and in S. American countries. I don’t know about you, but to me the plan to merge the U.S., Mexico and Canada into one big socialist economic block is continuing unabated. The Bush family, of course, is helping to lead the way.


6 posted on 04/09/2014 9:55:57 AM PDT by Lake Living
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To: American Constitutionalist

“Jeb Bush made it clear that his campaign—if there is one”

I think that question has been answered and its a resounding Noooooooo!


7 posted on 04/09/2014 9:56:35 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Theoria
Jesse "Pork Chop" Jackson got one thing right in his life, to wit: "Stay outta da Bushes!"

5.56mm

8 posted on 04/09/2014 9:58:19 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Theoria
Jebbie needs to read about the Bracero program.

Why it was started: World War II & labor market

And why Jack Kennedy ended it : It took jobs away from Americans.


9 posted on 04/09/2014 9:58:37 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: Theoria

I voted for him when I lived in Florida. Today I won’t, no to Illegal immigrants, no to Common-core education.

I am just sick and tired of these tax and tax and spend politicians of both parties. Also Illegal means ILLEGAL! Thousands of legal immigrants had to jump through hoops and prove all sorts of things before they could come and live here.

Illegals just waltz in and our government bends over backwards to cater to them, citizens don’t even get the same consideration as the illegals do.


10 posted on 04/09/2014 9:59:00 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: The Working Man

bump


11 posted on 04/09/2014 10:04:03 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Just say NO to Jebbie!


12 posted on 04/09/2014 10:04:47 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Theoria

In this vast country called America there are problems that need solving, and Jeb has the answer. Big, central government, and lots of it. Who needs the Tea Party when they have Common Core and amnesty in their corner? Jeb is also big on Obamacare for illegals.


13 posted on 04/09/2014 10:08:14 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Theoria

“the tea party’s hold on his party.”

There is a WORLD of discussion in that sentence fragment.


14 posted on 04/09/2014 10:09:22 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

Jeff Bush loves undocumented immigrants, but, where is his love for the millions of Americans unemployed? There are 91 million Americans out of the work force.

Thanks to Obama we have the lowest participation in the work force since the 1970’s and some demagogues want to open wide our borders to hundreds of millions around the world who would love to enjoy the American dream... but that dream is becoming in an American nightmare for those born here and those who came legally to enjoy our way of life loving the U.S. as much as their country of birth.

What is even more aggravating is that people who entered the country illegally are demanding rights and privileges that American citizens do not enjoy and they did not dare to demand from the government of their own country.

California used to be the richest state of America. Now it is almost bankrupt. Anybody can see the result of uncontrolled illegal immigration, and companies are leaving to Texas, Florida and other red states with less taxes and better incentives to invest and prosper.

In fact, unemployment is now lower in Mexico than in U.S.; perhaps Americans will start moving south.


15 posted on 04/09/2014 10:11:49 AM PDT by Dqban22
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

Jeff Bush loves undocumented immigrants, but, where is his love for the millions of Americans unemployed? There are 91 million Americans out of the work force.

Thanks to Obama we have the lowest participation in the work force since the 1970’s and some demagogues want to open wide our borders to hundreds of millions around the world who would love to enjoy the American dream... but that dream is becoming in an American nightmare for those born here and those who came legally to enjoy our way of life loving the U.S. as much as their country of birth.

What is even more aggravating is that people who entered the country illegally are demanding rights and privileges that American citizens do not enjoy and they did not dare to demand from the government of their own country.

California used to be the richest state of America. Now it is almost bankrupt. Anybody can see the result of uncontrolled illegal immigration, and companies are leaving to Texas, Florida and other red states with less taxes and better incentives to invest and prosper.

In fact, unemployment is now lower in Mexico than in U.S.; perhaps Americans will start moving south.


16 posted on 04/09/2014 10:12:15 AM PDT by Dqban22
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To: Dqban22

If any GOP hopeful had a chance @ POTUS it would not be a Bush! This just sealed the deal! Snub the American Citizen?! I have no love for your favored people!
Jeb go away and let some real adults handle this if we have any?


17 posted on 04/09/2014 10:17:00 AM PDT by DocJhn
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To: Da Coyote

Or whomever else the Rats decide to run against him. Bush is a sure-fire loser.


18 posted on 04/09/2014 10:18:19 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: The Working Man

“....and prove all sorts of things before they could come and live here.”

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Back in the 50’s, those immigrants who had a desirable industrial trade needed by the US, were placed in front of the line.


19 posted on 04/09/2014 10:24:33 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: C19fan

Joe Stalin created the “Five Year Plan” that never achieved its goal over and over again.

W Bush’s NCLB promised 100 percent proficiency in math and reading mandated from Washington in 10 years, just like Paul Ryan claims he has a 10 year down the road plan to balance the budget.

The way we have been hustled by these politicians and are being hustled by them is becoming clearer than ever to me.


20 posted on 04/09/2014 10:25:21 AM PDT by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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