Skip to comments.Jeb Bush: Opposing Amnesty 'Makes No Sense to Me'
Posted on 05/14/2014 6:14:59 PM PDT by Mount Athos
Bush addressed a Manhattan Institute crowd along with Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), who has also embraced amnesty legislation, and doubled down on his support for an immigration reform bill that the Congressional Budget Office determined would lower the wages of American workers while not securing the border.
"For the life of me I have a hard time understanding why people are fearful of our own heritage, our own history," Bush reportedly said. "The rules are you come to this country, you pursue your dreams, you create value for yourself and your families and others and great things happens to you and to our country. Why would we ignore that at time when we need to restart and rejuvenate our economy? It makes no sense to me."
Bush has said illegal immigration is an "act of love" and also is a huge proponent of Common Core. He has been relentless in promoting amnesty and pushing for Common Core as he ponders a 2016 presidential run.
A recent Washington Post poll found that a majority of Americans would not vote for Jeb Bush in a general election, and some attendees reportedly complained of Bush fatigue in an appearance in which Bush was well received by more moderate Northeastern Republicans.
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“I want my kid to be Lord of the Flies”
What an a**hat this guy is.
Jeb Bush makes no sense to me. The Bushes and Clintons just need to go away.
The rules are? WTF?
It seems to me that if you can say anything at all about the illegals is that they started by BREAKING the rules. That’s the beginning and end of it as far as I am concerned.
Maybe you're dain bramaged, Jebbie.
What are those?
Corporatist morons imposing their brand of “morality” on everyone else.
Of course it makes no sense to Jeb as he declared while looking out the window of his estate free from the common riff raff.
THIS member of the devastated middle class sees things a hell of a lot differently.
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Jeb running for president makes no sense to me.
Voting for Jeb Bush makes no sense to me.
Opposing YOU and amnesty makes perfect sense to me Jeb.
Jeb isn’t even a RINO anymore, he is full Rat.
Which is why Bush I wouldn’t vote for you...... ever. If the GOP foists this charade of a Republican on us they do not deserve our support.
I’m usually not sure what a given politician means by ‘amnesty’.
The dictionary says it means forgiveness of an offense, especially a political offense.
I suspect any politician that says ‘amnesty’ is out to get votes from certain groups, and that whether they say it or not, they’re thinking ‘citizenship’.
So forget Bush.
Jeb Bush even came out and said that Republicans should stop opposing Obamacare.
Tell me again why we allow moderate states like Iowa and NH get to be the prime candidate selecting states?
And voting for Jeb makes no sense to me.
All we need is eight more Bush years.
Heaven help us.
Because those states bring about just the type of candidates the GOPe, the RNC, and the Lefty Republican talking heads demand.
Take the state of CA for example.
We are being flooded with immigrants, legal and illegal. In 1970 one in 21 was foreign-born; today it is one in 8, the highest in 90 years; and within a decade, it will be one in 7 the highest in our history.
The nations immigrant population (legal and illegal) reached 40 million in 2010, the highest number in our history. The U.S. immigrant population has doubled since 1990, nearly tripled since 1980, and quadrupled since 1970, when it stood at 9.7 million. Of the 40 million immigrants in the country in 2010, 13.9 million arrived in 2000 or later making it the highest decade of immigration in American history, even though there was a net loss of jobs during the decade.
Immigrants use welfare programs to a much greater extent than natives.
In 2010, 23 percent of immigrants and their U.S.-born children (under 18) lived in poverty, compared to 13.5 percent of natives and their children. Immigrants and their children accounted for one-fourth of all persons in poverty. The children of immigrants account for one-third of all children in poverty.
In 2010, 36 percent of immigrant-headed households used at least one major welfare program (primarily food assistance and Medicaid) compared to 23 percent of native households.
In 2010, 29 percent of immigrants and their U.S.-born children (under 18) lacked health insurance, compared to 13.8 percent of natives and their children. New immigrants and their U.S.-born children account for two-thirds of the increase in the uninsured since 2000.
There are 10.4 million students from immigrant households in public schools, accounting for one in five public school students. Of these students, 78 percent speak a language other than English at home. Overall, one in four public school students now speaks a language other than English at home.
Of adult immigrants (25 to 65), 28 percent have not completed high school, compared to 7 percent of natives. The share of immigrants (25 to 65) with at least a bachelors degree is somewhat lower than that of natives 29 vs. 33 percent.
Many immigrants make significant progress the longer they live in the country. However, on average even immigrants who have lived in the United States for 20 years have not come close to closing the gap with natives.
The poverty rate of adult immigrants who have lived in the United States for 20 years is 50 percent higher than that of adult natives.
The share of adult immigrants who have lived in the United States for 20 years who lack health insurance is twice that of adult natives.
The share of households headed by an immigrant who has lived in the United States for 20 years using one or more welfare programs is nearly twice that of native-headed households.
(Bush was well received by) “more moderate Northeastern Republicans”
Third world immigrants didn’t make their home country’s great nor have they made ours great.
Jeb, just go ahead and move to Mexico. Your loyalties clearly do not lie with The United States of America and her people. Screw off.
What the hell is this bozo talking about?.. Heritage? The original settlers and founders of the US did not come here willy nilly... they had to be admitted to the colonies by each respective govt, with a stated profession/purpose and intended settlement location. Later, with the migration’s West, settlers were encouraged and given land in the frontier to settle (just like they were in Alaska homesteading). JEB Bush thinks citizenship is “just showing up, and adding value” like every illegal alien is coming to some productivity seminar. This is ALL about cheap foreign labor that can be exploited more than savvy 4th generation Americans or legal naturalized immigrants who have a SKILL to contribute. He has conflated all of these— because he’s married to a Mexican woman (not a particularly nice one either) and has a dope addict daughter. He’s like the young son in “Giant” who gets to be a doctor and marries a Mexican peasant girl- and is summarily refused service in a diner-— because every business in America that used to be, has a right to refuse service to anyone. Bush lives in a fantasy of crony Chamber of Commerce faux capitalism.
If he can’t understand the point then he is a moron.
That is exactly why I will NOT be voting for Jeb Bush.
I’ll take Hillary over him any day. I’d never thought as a conservative I would be writing this one day on FR.
GET OUT OF THE BUSHES! NO ACT OF LOVE! NO AMNESTY!
Then you’re an imbecile, Jeb.
I’m a conservative Republican who thinks it’s wise to vote conservative in primaries and the lesser of two evils in general elections. Sadly, it’s getting a lot harder these days to distinguish between the GOPe and the Democrats. Would Jeb Bush honestly be the lesser of two evils? It’s not as clear as it should be.
Paul Ryan can go to hell, too, along with his fellow traitor Jebbie Bush.
We probably wouldn’t win with Jeb Bush, but that’s not the point. I’m not a conspiracy theorist who thinks the GOPe is out to lose. They want to win. I just think they’re more closely aligned with Hillary Clinton than us, so a Jeb Bush loss, although unfortunate, isn’t as bad to them as a conservative win.
“Ill take Hillary over him”
Surely you’ll/we’ll catch the dickens from resident Bush rah rah! gop-er diehards—and you all know who you are—but I agree with you:
Obama is going to leave this country a smoking ruin in two years.
A Democrat might as well take the fall for the economic, social & political apocalypse sure to follow.
In any event, JEB Bush sucks. (And I’m sorry I called you `Surely’.)
The guy is suicidal.
He wants to turn off the conservative base and is doing a heckuva job of it.
That’s exactly the kind of man I never want to see as President.
Making no sense to the senseless
What are these nuts drinking that has them stuck on stupid?
Why does need to be pres?
He could rent out his forehead for Reid’s solar panels.
Only Jeb would say something like this to liberal Republicans.
If he’s for amnesty, is he also for Obamacare?
Inquiring minds would like to know.
A country with no borders is not a country.
Assuming he wins the white house, I cant see him serving 8 years. I think he would lose to a democrat after his first term. Same as his daddy did.
I agree with that. No disagreement here.
It prevents us from even coming close to winning with a Conservative though.
It’s going to take a populist with the right message and the right policies to over-ride the GOPe, the RNC, and the Leftist Republican Talking Heads.
Nope. All you have to do is look at California to see the future of this country.
If amnesty is passed, there will never be another GOP Congress and President.
That would be the death of America and Jeb doesn’t understand why conservatives oppose it.
Unrestricted immigration and using the so-called immigrants as political pawns is an old old strategy for the worst and most vile in American politics .
It destroyed our country before , during and after the Civil War , things haven’t been the same since and it’s getting ramped up again . CLOSE THE DAMN BORDERS . Enough already . It’s a tsunami ....
I don’t know. Honestly. The 2000 reincarnation won twice, but boy what squeakers those were.
Tell you what, if you don’t realize you in trouble when you can’t beat the likes of Al Gore or John Kerry by wider margins than that, you’re a clueless individual.
Stay out the bushes!
Another Bush dummy
we know you don’t understand it, jeb.