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Jeb Bush, Rubio Lay Low on Border Crisis
CNN ^ | 7/18/14 | Leigh Ann Caldwell

Posted on 07/18/2014 2:43:31 PM PDT by ek_hornbeck

Three Republicans with lofty aspirations nearly had their political careers derailed over risky positions on immigration.

But the crisis on the southern border involving an influx of nearly 60,000 migrant children this year from Central America may help Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Rick Perry repair a broken trust on immigration with conservatives.

All three are positioning themselves in a way that could help them make peace.

Perry, as governor of Texas, is out in front publicly since his state is directly affected, while Rubio, a Florida senator, and Bush, a former Florida governor, have been quiet

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; bordercrisis; immigration
If I were Bush and Rubio, I'd keep quiet too. The policies they support are largely to blame for the current flood of illegals coming into the US. But at least we know where Bush and Rubio stand: firmly on the side of amnesty. Meanwhile, we have Perry trying to talk tough and make it look as though he's been in favor of border security all along, when in fact his tenure has been defined by doing everything in his power to enable illegals.
1 posted on 07/18/2014 2:43:31 PM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: ek_hornbeck; BereanBrain; fieldmarshaldj; TADSLOS; Pelham; F15Eagle; bobby.223; Norm Lenhart; ...
All three have a history of being pro-ILLEGAL alien RINOS. No thanks!
2 posted on 07/18/2014 2:47:06 PM PDT by South40 (Hillary Clinton was a "great secretary of state". - Texas Governor Rick Perry)
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To: South40
Meanwhile, we have Perry trying to talk tough and make it look as though he's been in favor of border security all along, when in fact his tenure has been defined by doing everything in his power to enable illegals.

An astute observation. Look for the pro-Perry crowd try to marginalize its importance just as they have done with my tag line.

3 posted on 07/18/2014 2:48:50 PM PDT by South40 (Hillary Clinton was a "great secretary of state". - Texas Governor Rick Perry)
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To: ek_hornbeck

Rubio at least is not keeping quiet:

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/07/exclusive-to-power-line-marco-rubio-on-the-russian-threat-to-the-western-hemisphere.php


4 posted on 07/18/2014 2:49:00 PM PDT by DManA
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To: ek_hornbeck

“Ultimately, we must overhaul this nation’s broken immigration system to prevent situations like this in the future,” his spokeswoman, Kristy Campbell, said.

“Broken immigration system?” It’s not broken it’s ignored!

“Overhauling” the law will not “prevent situations like this in the future” ENFORCING LAW WILL.

I’m sick to death of these lying Republican scum. They’re no better than Democrats. In fact they’re worse, they pretend to be what they are not.


5 posted on 07/18/2014 2:51:36 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: South40

Perry has been jacking his jaw for weeks. It’s obvious that state and federal agencies can not control the border, Perry has the power to use the State Guard yet he does not.


6 posted on 07/18/2014 2:53:18 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: Ray76

Joann Fleming and several others did a knockout job in exposing the PERRY-ABBOTT inaction team. This press conf. was Wed. Wild-eyed teen lib press GOT SCHOOLED THAT DAY


7 posted on 07/18/2014 2:56:06 PM PDT by magna carta
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To: South40

There’s nothing this troika of open borders, backstabbing weasels can do to “repair the damage.” They all need to go away.


8 posted on 07/18/2014 2:56:17 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Ray76

Giving handouts in the form of taxpayer subsidized financial aid to ILLEGAL aliens cannot by any stretch of the imagination be considered fighting ILLEGAL immigration. Perry is part of the problem.


9 posted on 07/18/2014 2:56:32 PM PDT by South40 (Hillary Clinton was a "great secretary of state". - Texas Governor Rick Perry)
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To: Ray76
The whole notion of "immigration reform" is a scam, the words are designed to deceive by implying that there's something wrong with existing immigration laws and that these laws need changing, as opposed to their lax to non-existent enforcement.

Imagine a scenario where local police refuse to investigate car thefts, and elected officials inform the public that laws against theft need to be rescinded in response to an epidemic of car thefts. That's exactly what we have here.

I’m sick to death of these lying Republican scum. They’re no better than Democrats. In fact they’re worse, they pretend to be what they are not.

That's why if the election comes down to Jeb vs. Hillary in 2016, I'm staying home or casting a protest write-in or third party vote if there's someone decent to write-in. What difference is it to me whether I get liberalism implemented by "R" or by "D"?

10 posted on 07/18/2014 2:56:57 PM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: fieldmarshaldj
They all need to go away.

I agree. Unfortunately, they are all probably going to try and be the next Republican nominee, which is why we need to do all we can to prevent them from getting there.

Draft Ted!

11 posted on 07/18/2014 2:58:21 PM PDT by South40 (Hillary Clinton was a "great secretary of state". - Texas Governor Rick Perry)
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To: ek_hornbeck

“Grand theft auto” reform. Great analogy. I’ll be using it on my rabid Obot BiL.


12 posted on 07/18/2014 2:59:44 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: ek_hornbeck

Rubio and Jeb ruined their chance to be president by supporting amnesty because conservatives won’t vote for them. I don’t know about Perry.


13 posted on 07/18/2014 3:00:05 PM PDT by libertylover (The problem with Obama is not that his skin is too black, it's that his ideas are too RED.)
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To: Ray76

If Perry would send our Guard to the border, people from all over the country would contribute to pay their salaries and keep them there. The people of TX are all for it and Perry knows it.


14 posted on 07/18/2014 3:02:49 PM PDT by Hattie
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To: Hattie

Aside from being politically astute, it is his duty to repel invasion!


15 posted on 07/18/2014 3:06:40 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: South40

They must be overcome with LOVE.


16 posted on 07/18/2014 3:22:27 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: ek_hornbeck

Jeb Bush and Rubio = cowards.


17 posted on 07/18/2014 3:29:53 PM PDT by House Atreides (ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN FOR CHILDERS 2014 .... Don't reward bad GOPe behavior.)
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To: magna carta
Joann Fleming and several others did a knockout job in exposing the PERRY-ABBOTT inaction team. This press conf. was Wed. Wild-eyed teen lib press GOT SCHOOLED THAT DAY

Do you have a link for that, I'd like to see it.
18 posted on 07/18/2014 3:44:47 PM PDT by Tailback
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To: magna carta

This inertia may yet defeat Abbott. If he makes it to victory, I would not expect the customary wide margins by which he won for attorney general. Of course, I am voting for Abbott no matter what but not for Cornyn.


19 posted on 07/18/2014 3:46:42 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: Theodore R.

RINO’s in the mist....

has Cornyn said anything about this at all??


20 posted on 07/18/2014 3:47:33 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: libertylover

Has Barbara yet given the required consent for Jebbie to run?


21 posted on 07/18/2014 3:47:42 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: DManA
Rubio at least is not keeping quiet:
http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/07/exclusive-to-power-line-marco-rubio-on-the-russian-threat-to-the-western-hemisphere.php

From the article:

Marco Rubio: As history has always shown – and recent events have reaffirmed – authoritarian governments are never satisfied with dominating only their own people; they seek the weakening and outright conquest of their neighbors, along with growing influence in every corner of the planet. Russia’s renewed interest in our own neighborhood as well as China’s increasing activity show this to be the case.
Funny how many people will ignore the similarities between Russia's multi-generational invasion, occupation and subversion of Ukraine, and the Mexican/Central/South America multi-generational invasions, occupation and subversion of the USA.
22 posted on 07/18/2014 3:56:36 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: ek_hornbeck
the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently in the United States.

They've been saying 11 million for years.

Kind of like when the national debt stopped going up when the debt ceiling was at issue.

23 posted on 07/18/2014 3:58:30 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: ek_hornbeck

Two craven traitors.


24 posted on 07/18/2014 4:23:16 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("There is a crack along the plaster in the kitchen. It forms the shape of her face." Al Stewart)
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To: House Atreides

Jeb Bush and Rubio = traitors


25 posted on 07/18/2014 5:22:05 PM PDT by rolling_stone (1984)
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To: ek_hornbeck

“But the crisis on the southern border involving an influx of nearly 60,000 migrant children this year from Central America may help Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Rick Perry repair a broken trust on immigration with conservatives. “

Oh really?

The three of them outed themselves as amnesty loving fans of the Treason Lobby.

And now that the whole country is getting to see what their plans would give us they are sitting on the sidelines saying “Who, me?”. Screw them all.

The chick that wrote this article must think conservatives have a short memory and are very stupid.


26 posted on 07/18/2014 6:50:42 PM PDT by Pelham (California, what happens when you won't deport illegals)
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To: Ray76

“I’m sick to death of these lying Republican scum. They’re no better than Democrats. In fact they’re worse, they pretend to be what they are not.”

That has a ring to it. The ring of truth.


27 posted on 07/18/2014 6:52:37 PM PDT by Pelham (California, what happens when you won't deport illegals)
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To: Tailback

Will try to get individual video...they were posted directly to FB. Are you on FB?


28 posted on 07/18/2014 7:30:40 PM PDT by magna carta
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To: magna carta

Yes I am. You can freepmail me the link.


29 posted on 07/19/2014 9:20:05 AM PDT by Tailback
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To: TADSLOS
Whole lotta lovin’ going on at the border these days
30 posted on 07/20/2014 2:32:15 AM PDT by rdcbn
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