Skip to comments.Jeb Bush: ‘It’s Not An American Value To Allow People To Stay In The Shadows’
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 GOPs most powerful insiders and financiers, who are hoping the party can woo Hispanic voters and rebound from Mitt Romneys damaging self-deportation rhetoric in 2012.
The worst thing that can happen to a political party is not for voters to decide they dont like you, said Alex Castellanos, a GOP consultant and former Romney adviser. Its for voters to decide you dont like them. And thats where the Republican Party is right now.
Other GOP lawmakers and conservative activists, however, are cringing over Bushs remarks, which triggered vocal opposition and concerns about amnesty.
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Deport criminals who come here illegally.
I have an ACT OF LOVE....STAY OUT OF THE BUSHES =)
I agree. We must quickly give them the boot.
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?
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.
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.
I sincerely hope not.
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?
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.
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.
He is talking about foreign criminals. Why do politicians never show such kindness and compassion for Americans??
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.
Funny how Jeb never wants to talk about unemployment and Americans who can’t find jobs. It’s all about Mexico for him.
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.
It’s an American value to apply the law to lawbreakers.
It is also an American value to not kill a defenseless, paralyzed woman, Jeb.
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.
No matter what. No matter what...No matter what.
This is just one example of “what”. Anyone voting for it is an idiot.
Deport the Bushes and other corporate multi-national global citizens too.
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.
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.
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.
That’s right. Get them out of the shadows and send their butts back home in broad daylight.
We need a second party, before we have a third party.
But illegals can’t vote...or can they?
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.
Ha! Good point!
Keep digging, Jeb. Keep digging.
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.
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?
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?
I will never vote for this loser. I’m not convinced he would be any better than the likely ‘rat nominee.
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?
Unfortunately, the GOP doesn't seem to realize or care that they are steadily driving away their conservative base.
It is not an America Value to tolerate bandits, parasites and invaders.
I hate the word “value”.
Just another in a long line of insincere manipulative linguistic devices.
Jeb Bush is a fool. And anyone listening to anything he has to say is a fool also. Pretend he’s not there.
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.
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.
Jeb’s “Mexico First” policy is an insult to conservatives.
Allowing foreigners to invade our country, steal from our treasury and to murder and rape Americans isn’t an “American value” either, Jeb.
Like Rush said “How do I get into the shadows?”
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Bushies = Shamnesty = LOSERS.
Easy. Join the TEA Party and let the GOPe do the rest.