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Jeb Bush: ‘It’s Not An American Value To Allow People To Stay In The Shadows’
AP ^ | April 11, 2014

Posted on 04/11/2014 5:57:59 AM PDT by maggief

With a single phrase of compassion for immigrants in the U.S. illegally, Jeb Bush has prompted questions about his viability as a potential presidential contender and underscored how divisive the immigration issue remains for the Republican Party.

The former Florida governor sparked a conservative furor this week when he described illegal immigration in an interview as an “act of love” by people trying to provide for their families.

Backing Bush are some of the GOP’s most powerful insiders and financiers, who are hoping the party can woo Hispanic voters and rebound from Mitt Romney’s damaging “self-deportation” rhetoric in 2012.

“The worst thing that can happen to a political party is not for voters to decide they don’t like you,” said Alex Castellanos, a GOP consultant and former Romney adviser. “It’s for voters to decide you don’t like them. And that’s where the Republican Party is right now.”

Other GOP lawmakers and conservative activists, however, are cringing over Bush’s remarks, which triggered vocal opposition and concerns about “amnesty.”

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; amnesty4illegals; bush4mexico; cartel; cfr; chamberofamnesty; chamberofcommerce; cheaplabor; deportjebbush; houseofbush; invasion; mexico; nwo; terrischiavo; transnationalist
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1 posted on 04/11/2014 5:57:59 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Deport criminals who come here illegally.


2 posted on 04/11/2014 6:00:17 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: maggief

I have an ACT OF LOVE....STAY OUT OF THE BUSHES =)


3 posted on 04/11/2014 6:00:34 AM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: maggief
‘It’s Not An American Value To Allow People To Stay In The Shadows’

I agree. We must quickly give them the boot.

4 posted on 04/11/2014 6:00:51 AM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Science is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: maggief

Hey Jeb

You killed Terri Schiavo instead of allowing her life in the shadows

She had a Constitutuional right to live which YOU DENIED HER.

Jeb, no one has a right to break the law just because they belong to the country next door

Or don’t you get that Jeb?


5 posted on 04/11/2014 6:01:05 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: maggief

I agree, Governor.

So go back to Mexico, go to the US Embassy, walk up to the front door and fill out an application to come LEGALLY like everyone else.

Will surely keep you “out of the shadows”.

Sneaking around and cheating the people who have obeyed the law is not an American value either.


6 posted on 04/11/2014 6:01:37 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: maggief
Jebbie, the American values you reference will be lost, possibly irretrievably, if these illegal aliens begin to vote in the USofA because they will overwhelmingly for the Demmunist Party.
Do you not understand that?
Do not run for POTUS, Jebbie.
7 posted on 04/11/2014 6:03:16 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: maggief
“It’s for voters to decide you don’t like them. And that’s where the Republican Party is right now.”

He might be on to something, and it's the conservative base, probably half the Republican vote, who are now deciding the above.

The strategy of the GOPe is to insult and take the base for granted while pandering shamelessly to the Latino voters.

8 posted on 04/11/2014 6:04:11 AM PDT by Will88
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To: maggief
Does he think he's convincing anyone with this cliched pap?

I sincerely hope not.

9 posted on 04/11/2014 6:06:46 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: maggief

But it is an American value to selectively enforce laws to suit the needs of the big-government/big-corporate crony-fascist complex, right Jethro?


10 posted on 04/11/2014 6:07:44 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket)
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To: maggief
But it is an American value to uphold the LAW and abide by the rule of law!

Does any other country on the PLANET ever speak with such insanity of allowing anyone to cross their border out of love??

This is beyond insane.

11 posted on 04/11/2014 6:08:35 AM PDT by Obadiah (Obama takes a selfie. Putin takes Crimea.)
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To: maggief

Uh, Jeb ... they chose the shadows by coming here illegally. Those that choose to follow the laws do not have to hide in the shadows.


12 posted on 04/11/2014 6:09:30 AM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: maggief

He is talking about foreign criminals. Why do politicians never show such kindness and compassion for Americans??


13 posted on 04/11/2014 6:09:36 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: maggief

The problem with his argument is that we will ALWAYS have illegals in America If you naturalize every illegal here today, tomorrow even more will come here illegally.


14 posted on 04/11/2014 6:10:28 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: maggief

Funny how Jeb never wants to talk about unemployment and Americans who can’t find jobs. It’s all about Mexico for him.


15 posted on 04/11/2014 6:12:58 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: AppyPappy

The problem is he has sold out to dead end leftist rhetoric just like the half of the country afraid to be called mean and racist.

Until we get some courage to spit in the faces of the real racists, as they richly deserve, we are sunk.


16 posted on 04/11/2014 6:16:00 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: jimbo123
It’s all about Mexico for him.

I think Jeb would make an absolutely fine President of Mexico.


17 posted on 04/11/2014 6:16:30 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: maggief

FUJB


18 posted on 04/11/2014 6:16:39 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: maggief

It’s an American value to apply the law to lawbreakers.

Tough love.

It is also an American value to not kill a defenseless, paralyzed woman, Jeb.

Ya putz.


19 posted on 04/11/2014 6:17:22 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: maggief

Dear Jeb. It’s an American value to simply be yourself, mind your own business, do your own work, raise your own family, and live your own life.

That’s called a normal life lived out of the spotlight. In the shadows, if you will.

So, not only are you wrong, but you’ve used the wrong words.

Illegals are “in the shadows.” They’re “on the lam”. That’s what happens to those doing illegal things: illegal entry, illegal driver’s license, illegal social security number, illegal access to social services, illegal enrollment in schools, illegal receipt of tax returns, and the list goes on and on.

Jeb, you don’t understand. That silver spoon’s been in your mouth so long that you wouldn’t know a middle class American family...if you STEPPED ON one.


20 posted on 04/11/2014 6:17:24 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: maggief

No matter what. No matter what...No matter what.

This is just one example of “what”. Anyone voting for it is an idiot.


21 posted on 04/11/2014 6:17:25 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: MrEdd

Deport the Bushes and other corporate multi-national global citizens too.


22 posted on 04/11/2014 6:18:00 AM PDT by Monmouth78
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To: maggief
Jeb Bush: ‘It’s Not An American Value To Allow People To Stay In The Shadows’

Entirely correct. Let's shine a light upon them. Find out who they are and where they are. Then, let us fairly enforce our laws (another American Value), and then allow immigrants who follow our laws (another American value) to start immigrating here properly, working hard to build a life and a family and a home, and to be welcomed with open arms (another American Value)... in that order.

23 posted on 04/11/2014 6:18:15 AM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: MrEdd

bttt


24 posted on 04/11/2014 6:19:06 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: maggief
What about those hiding in a closet Jeb?


25 posted on 04/11/2014 6:20:49 AM PDT by McGruff
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To: maggief

I don’t like J. Bush’s use of the “out of the shadows” phrase. It’s the same one used by the amnesty-now crowd of libs, led by the Obamanation. If pandering to illegals is the only way to get their vote, fuggeddiboudit.


26 posted on 04/11/2014 6:21:45 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: maggief

Weeeeellll, I haven’t consulted the magic eight ball, but if this chump ends up the nominee, I foresee more third party votes in my future.


27 posted on 04/11/2014 6:21:46 AM PDT by arderkrag (To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others. - Buddha)
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To: maggief

That’s right. Get them out of the shadows and send their butts back home in broad daylight.


28 posted on 04/11/2014 6:22:26 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: arderkrag

We need a second party, before we have a third party.


29 posted on 04/11/2014 6:22:54 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: luvbach1

But illegals can’t vote...or can they?


30 posted on 04/11/2014 6:23:11 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: maggief

Jeb is right. It’s not an American value, and they should be deported because it is an American value to uphold the rule of law.


31 posted on 04/11/2014 6:23:12 AM PDT by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: dfwgator

Ha! Good point!


32 posted on 04/11/2014 6:23:40 AM PDT by arderkrag (To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others. - Buddha)
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To: MrEdd
Illegal Criminal Immigrants !!
33 posted on 04/11/2014 6:24:43 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: maggief

Keep digging, Jeb. Keep digging.


34 posted on 04/11/2014 6:25:42 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't give up! The liberals are buggering and aborting themselves into extinction.)
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To: maggief

This is Jeb’s campaign platform? To work for the illegals?

Who ever wants him to do this must have a lot to gain. I guess it’s the Chamber of Commerce.

The business owners around here are the ones who coddle, spoil and demand acceptance of Spanish as an official language.

Shadows? If I ask anyone around here if they are a citizen it is I who am ostracized. I’m more in the shadows here. Illegals get a break on in state tuition over and above other citizens. My kids are told on every standardized tes that if they’re not Hispanic they’re less of a person.

Compassion?

This is all lies.

What is that Jeb up to? He can not think this is a winner. WE.., maybe there are enough relativist unpatriotic business owners pushing for this that it is a winner. I don’t know.

Can’t imagine it’s good for the country. What does Jeb care?


35 posted on 04/11/2014 6:27:15 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Really, what is so hard about coming here legally? If they want to be US citizens, fill out the paperwork and become a citizen. Why should their first experience in America be breaking the law?


36 posted on 04/11/2014 6:27:17 AM PDT by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: maggief

I will never vote for this loser. I’m not convinced he would be any better than the likely ‘rat nominee.


37 posted on 04/11/2014 6:27:26 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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To: AppyPappy
The problem with his argument is that we will ALWAYS have illegals in America If you naturalize every illegal here today, tomorrow even more will come here illegally.

It has already happened several times before.

In 1986, IRCA (Simpson-Mazzoli) gave amnesty to 2.7 million illegals.
1997, NACARA gave amnesty to 1 million more.

Now we are looking to give the green light to 10-30 million. Exactly what would make future potential illegals think that they shouldn't break our laws once again?

38 posted on 04/11/2014 6:27:52 AM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: maggief
“The worst thing that can happen to a political party is not for voters to decide they don’t like you,” said Alex Castellanos, a GOP consultant and former Romney adviser. “It’s for voters to decide you don’t like them. And that’s where the Republican Party is right now.”

Unfortunately, the GOP doesn't seem to realize or care that they are steadily driving away their conservative base.

39 posted on 04/11/2014 6:30:21 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: maggief

It is not an America Value to tolerate bandits, parasites and invaders.


40 posted on 04/11/2014 6:31:43 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: maggief

I hate the word “value”.

Just another in a long line of insincere manipulative linguistic devices.


41 posted on 04/11/2014 6:33:42 AM PDT by Awgie (truth is always stranger than fiction)
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To: maggief

Jeb Bush is a fool. And anyone listening to anything he has to say is a fool also. Pretend he’s not there.


42 posted on 04/11/2014 6:34:41 AM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: maggief
Did then Governor Bush uphold his constitutional duty and oath to enforce the border and immigration law?

Or, did he look the other way while the foreign invasion of family love was taking place?

How much love does he have for those who supported and elected him and donated to his campaigns, only to find themselves competing for jobs, educational opportunities and the government service that their taxes pay for?

In other words, whose side is he on? We, the people, or we are the world and that new world's order?

Never mind...I think I know the answer.

43 posted on 04/11/2014 6:36:19 AM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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Don’t you just love it when these scalawags tell you what values you have or not? I just don’t understand how these educated and world traveled families hatch these totally ignorant turkeys.


44 posted on 04/11/2014 6:36:34 AM PDT by biff (WAS)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Jeb’s “Mexico First” policy is an insult to conservatives.


45 posted on 04/11/2014 6:37:44 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: maggief

Allowing foreigners to invade our country, steal from our treasury and to murder and rape Americans isn’t an “American value” either, Jeb.


46 posted on 04/11/2014 6:37:59 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: maggief

Like Rush said “How do I get into the shadows?”


47 posted on 04/11/2014 6:39:04 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: maggief
Previously: Even the ole GW Bush line -- jobs Americans won't do -- was basically a LIE.

Jobs Americans won't do? Very few, according to the May 2013 report linked below:
48 posted on 04/11/2014 6:40:10 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: maggief

Bushies = Shamnesty = LOSERS.


49 posted on 04/11/2014 6:40:34 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: MNDude
Like Rush said “How do I get into the shadows?”

Easy. Join the TEA Party and let the GOPe do the rest.

50 posted on 04/11/2014 6:42:37 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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