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Bush Attacks Immigration Deal Opponents
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D8PE5LPO0&show_article=1 ^ | 5/29/07 | BEN FELLER

Posted on 05/29/2007 10:15:03 AM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0

GLYNCO, Ga. (AP) - President Bush attacked opponents of an immigration deal Tuesday, suggesting they “don’t want to do what’s right for America.”

“The fundamental question is, will elected officials have the courage necessary to put a comprehensive immigration plan in place,” Bush said against a backdrop of a huge American flag.

He described his proposal—which has been agreed to by a bipartisan group of senators—as one that “makes it more likely we can enforce our border—and at the same time uphold the great immigrant tradition of the United States of America.”

Bush spoke at the nation’s largest training center for law enforcement.

He chose the get-tough setting as conservative critics blast a Senate proposal as being soft on people who break the law. Hoping to blunt that message, Bush emphasized that any new options for immigrants and foreign workers would not start until tougher security is in place.

The presidential stop came during a congressional recess, with senators back home and facing pressure from the left and right on the immigration plan. Bush’s aim is to build momentum for the legislation, perhaps his best chance for a signature victory in his second term. The Senate expects to resume debate on it next week.

“A lot of Americans are skeptical about immigration reform, primarily because they don’t think the government can fix the problems,” Bush said.

“And my answer to the skeptics is: give us a chance to fix the problems in a comprehensive way that enforces our border and treats people with decency and respect. Give us a chance to fix this problem. Don’t try to kill this bill before it gets moving,” Bush told students and instructors at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.

Bush repeatedly cast the matter as one of political courage.

“Those determined to find fault with this bill will always be able to look at a narrow slice of it and find something they don’t like,” the president said. “If you want to kill the bill, if you don’t want to do what’s right for America, you can pick one little aspect out of it.

“You can use it to frighten people,” Bush said. “Or you can show leadership and solve this problem once and for all.”

The bill would give temporary legal status to millions of unlawful immigrants, provided they came forward, paid a fine and underwent criminal background checks. To apply for a green card, they would have to pay another fine, learn English, return to their home country and wait in line.

The plan also would create a guest worker program. It would allow foreign laborers to come to the U.S. for temporary stints, yet with no guarantee they can eventually gain citizenship.

Both the new visa plan and the temporary worker program are contingent on other steps coming first. Those include fencing and barriers along the Mexico border, the hiring of more Border Patrol agents and the completion of an identification system to verify employees’ legal status.

The legislation would also reshape future immigration decisions. A new point system would prioritize skills and education over family in deciding who can immigrate.

Georgia’s senators both played leading roles in producing Bush’s deal with the Senate. Yet they have also said they may not support the final bill, depending upon how it is amended.

Bush chastised those who say the proposal offers amnesty to illegal immigrants. He called it empty political rhetoric.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; arrogantrino; bush; bushlegacy; civilwar2; corporateblackmail; cutandrunvote3p; deafrino; georgewbush; illegalimmigration; immigrantlist; immigration; jorgesfolly; lamerinopresident
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Respectfully, Mr. President, Your opinions of immigration can go to hell.
1 posted on 05/29/2007 10:15:05 AM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Careful Mr. Bush - you’re looking more and more like your Daddy.


2 posted on 05/29/2007 10:16:04 AM PDT by Jake The Goose
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
“Or you can show leadership and solve this problem once and for all.”

So what are you waiting for, sir?

3 posted on 05/29/2007 10:16:22 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

The President is sure helping to fulfill the no borders, “one world govt”


4 posted on 05/29/2007 10:17:12 AM PDT by Battle Hymn of the Republic
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Ahh, yes... the elitist (read, Andover Prep) vision of Democracy in America: Telling your constituents to “choke on it, b!+ch” is considered “courage.”


5 posted on 05/29/2007 10:18:16 AM PDT by dangus
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ping


7 posted on 05/29/2007 10:18:27 AM PDT by gubamyster
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

In a perfect world, I’d like another solution. In this one, well, lets just say that I am probably the only Freeper who can get along with some form of this proposal.


8 posted on 05/29/2007 10:19:04 AM PDT by Paradox (In the final analysis, its mostly a team sport, Principles cast off like yesterdays free agents.)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Too late georgie.


9 posted on 05/29/2007 10:19:04 AM PDT by Bob J (nks)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

President Bush, forget your opinions on immigration. You can go to Hell, and take your Daddy and your fellow Country-Clubbers with you.


10 posted on 05/29/2007 10:19:04 AM PDT by dangus
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
“The fundamental question is, will elected officials have the courage necessary to put a comprehensive immigration plan in place,” Bush said against a backdrop of a huge American flag.

Easy for you to say, Bush, since you won't ever stand for re-election again.

“And my answer to the skeptics is: give us a chance to fix the problems in a comprehensive way that enforces our border and treats people with decency and respect. Give us a chance to fix this problem. Don’t try to kill this bill before it gets moving,”

I'd be more inclined to give you a chance if you had friggin' DONE YOUR JOB regarding border security to date.

“Those determined to find fault with this bill will always be able to look at a narrow slice of it and find something they don’t like,”

This reminds me of the single-issue voter attacks from the Rudy boosters. Sorry, Bush, but the objections to this bill are hardly narrow. They're wider than Hillary's arse and growing twice as fast.

11 posted on 05/29/2007 10:19:13 AM PDT by dirtboy (A store clerk has done more to fight the WOT than Rudy.)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

President Bush attacked opponents of an immigration deal Tuesday, suggesting they “don’t want to do what’s right for America.”
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** Comprehensive Immigration Reform = TAX-PAYER FUNDED AMNESTY **


12 posted on 05/29/2007 10:19:16 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Respectfully, Mr. President, You are a disgrace to your office.


13 posted on 05/29/2007 10:19:21 AM PDT by Lexington Green (Every American killed by a Mexican truck is a homicde committed by our leaders..)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

WOW so now I ....”don’t want to do what’s right for America”.
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Excuse me Mr. Bush but I Politly ask you to G.F.Y.


14 posted on 05/29/2007 10:19:26 AM PDT by PEACE ENFORCER (Liberals; People That are So Open minded Their Brains Have Fallen Out !)
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To: ZULU

Powerful sentiment - I can’t argue with you.


15 posted on 05/29/2007 10:19:26 AM PDT by Jake The Goose
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

“And my answer to the skeptics is: give us a chance to fix the problems in a comprehensive way that enforces our border and treats people with decency and respect.”

By my count they have had two chances “to fix the problems”, and failed miserably on both attempts.


16 posted on 05/29/2007 10:19:38 AM PDT by KEVLAR
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To: Jake The Goose

He IS his father! He speaks of a “great immigration tradition” while trying to destroy it. The man is a boob and after leaving office will probaly take his show on the road with Jimmy Carter.


17 posted on 05/29/2007 10:20:03 AM PDT by Melchior
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

The president is simply wrong on this one.

The fact is that without a closed border first, there is going to be a repeat of the Reagan Amnesty.

It only makes sense. Leave the door open and you shouldn’t be surprised if strangers walk through. Keep it locked, and they will find that a harder thing to do, and you will have justification for taking them out.


18 posted on 05/29/2007 10:20:10 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain And Proud of It! Those who support the troops will pray for them to WIN!)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Who is this man, and how did he get into the White House?


19 posted on 05/29/2007 10:20:25 AM PDT by TChris (The Republican Party is merely the Democrat Party's "away" jersey - Vox Day)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

I wonder if the INS would find any illegals on the Bush ranch?

Just wondering who takes care of that place?


20 posted on 05/29/2007 10:20:28 AM PDT by Jake The Goose
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

He must have some sort of deal with the Mexicans — perhaps the coyotes turn in non-Mexicans to the CIA or FBI in return for not being bothered. I just don’t get the reason why he wants to sell the country out in this manner.


21 posted on 05/29/2007 10:20:29 AM PDT by Londo Molari
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

I am very tired of politicians telling me that if I disagree with them its because I don’t want what’s right for America. Frankly it makes them look desperate.
susie


22 posted on 05/29/2007 10:20:37 AM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
The fundamental question is, will elected officials have the courage necessary to put a comprehensive immigration plan in place,”

Will they have the courage to oppose the clear will of the people they represent.

I just noticed something. Rep resent, hmm.
23 posted on 05/29/2007 10:20:43 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: dirtboy

...a comprehensive way that enforces our border and treats people with decency and respect.
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I wonder if he ever thought about treating the American citizen’s will and this country, FIRST, with decency and respect ??? Or did he forget the Presidential oath ??


24 posted on 05/29/2007 10:21:21 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: ZULU

We really do have to mobilize for some primary challenges. For instance, South Carolina and Nebraska are safely Republican, and Lindsay Graham and Chuck Hagel are among the two worst senators. Let’s get them outsed!


25 posted on 05/29/2007 10:21:34 AM PDT by dangus
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

>>President Bush attacked opponents of an immigration deal Tuesday, suggesting they “don’t want to do what’s right for America.”<<

They are also racists.

And the minutemen are vigilantes.

And those who oppose Harriet Miers are sexists.

Is it 2008 yet?


26 posted on 05/29/2007 10:21:42 AM PDT by SerpentDove (Club liberals, not seals.)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
Impeach George Bush then, show me a deportation Bill or I'll never vote for another Republican, period!!!
27 posted on 05/29/2007 10:21:46 AM PDT by blam
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
“Respectfully, Mr. President, Your opinions of immigration can go to hell.”

Eliminate teh “respect part” and I ditto you!

What the hell is going on with Bush and this amnesty program for illegals?

28 posted on 05/29/2007 10:21:57 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

George? Your “bail water first, plug the holes in the hull later” Amnesty Bill won’t work. Don’t expect the rest of us out here with a functioning fore-brain to fall for it...


29 posted on 05/29/2007 10:22:02 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (What would a free man do?)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
“Respectfully, Mr. President, Your opinions of immigration can go to hell.”

Eliminate the “respect part” and I ditto you!

What the hell is going on with Bush and this amnesty program for illegals?

30 posted on 05/29/2007 10:22:11 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
Dear Mr. President,

Take citizenship off the table, then we'll talk. Otherwise, we might have to bring a Texas sized truckload of tea down to the Rio Grande.

31 posted on 05/29/2007 10:22:19 AM PDT by BigAlPro (Faith is a gift and a gift not used is a gift wasted)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

Mr. President I would prefer that Congress do nothing at all rather then vote this garbage in.


32 posted on 05/29/2007 10:22:37 AM PDT by linn37 (Love your Phlebotomist)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
suggesting they “don’t want to do what’s right for America.”

The Prez no doubt considers giving amnesty to tens of millions of lawbreakers (most of whom will be registering Democrat) and giving American taxpayer dollars (in the form of welfare goodies) to these lawbreakers "doing what's right for America."

“Those determined to find fault with this bill will always be able to look at a narrow slice of it and find something they don’t like,” the president said.

Bush no doubt considers the amnesty part a "narrow slice."

33 posted on 05/29/2007 10:22:53 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
This whole thing is absurd. The public does not know what's in the bill and the politicians are not telling us.

The only thing for certain is that we do not trust the politicians regarding immigration. They need to prove some things before we are for anything they propose.

34 posted on 05/29/2007 10:22:54 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: xzins

Wrong on this one Mr. President.


35 posted on 05/29/2007 10:22:57 AM PDT by AmericanGunner
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
President Bush attacked opponents of an immigration deal Tuesday, suggesting they “don’t want to do what’s right for America.”

No, Mr. President. We expect the rule of law and we expect you, Mr. President, as Chief Executive to enforce the law.

Control the border. Stop the invasion. That is your duty, Mr. President. You took the Oath of Office, twice. You promised, twice, to uphold The Constitution.

That, Mr. President, is what's right for America, and you are abrogating your responsibility and duty by pushing for regularization of millions of illegal aliens.


36 posted on 05/29/2007 10:23:19 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

We need a conservative party...impeach the RINO’s.


37 posted on 05/29/2007 10:23:22 AM PDT by blam
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To: beaversmom; beyond the sea; b4its2late; BigTom85; blackdiamondracer; Buford T. Justice; ...

Pinging the fans of:

Borders

Language

Culture


38 posted on 05/29/2007 10:23:48 AM PDT by fishtank (We have human public servants, not semi-divine potentates.)
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To: Lexington Green

Mark Levin made a good point last Friday. Before Bush had been in office, the GOP had won the Congress though elections for 6 years, even after being viciously attacked. After a few good elections, Bush sqaundered the election in 2004 and in a few years lost Congress. Him and his adminstration are the ones who had been in charge (Rove, Mehlmann, etc.). I find their advice for the past 2-3 years has been atrocious and wrong.


39 posted on 05/29/2007 10:23:50 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
Have you heard the latest idea the administration (via Tony Snow) is pushing? The current non-enforcement is a de facto amnesty through non-enforcement of the laws while the proposed legislation at least has some punishment, therefore those opposed to the bill are the real ones supporting amnesty.

Get the band to play a quick verse of "The World Turned Upside Down" because that is some of the craziest talk I've heard. Shut down illegal crossing of the border for a few years, punish employers who hire illegals and maybe even put in some of the ID requirements and instant legal status checks in the bill. If that works for five years, then the next president might be able to come back and ask "Now that the country is secure, what should we do about the illegals still here?" At that point I would be more willing to listen to plans to let them stay, but not until the government has been doing its job for years.

40 posted on 05/29/2007 10:24:18 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Parker v. DC: the best court decision of the year.)
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To: Paradox
In this one, well, lets just say that I am probably the only Freeper who can get along with some form of this proposal.

Define, "some form of", and I'll let you know if you ARE the only one.

41 posted on 05/29/2007 10:24:21 AM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0
Too bad he didn’t apply the same condemnation to the Leftists in this country.

No. Have them over for an evening of watching JFK in the White House instead. Talk about “reaching across the aisle” and “bipartisanship”and “reaching consensus.” Then, when they stab you in the back, just ignore it and plan another tea.

We’ve been taking it on the chin for 7 years defending you. You’ve got a lot of nerve, W.

42 posted on 05/29/2007 10:24:43 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Liberals are blind. They are the dupes of Leftists who know exactly what they're doing.)
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To: mewzilla
Yes. The President needs to remember that famous phrase: "If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it must be a duck."

It applies to Amnesty too!
43 posted on 05/29/2007 10:24:44 AM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: blam

Not another dime.

44 posted on 05/29/2007 10:24:47 AM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: ZULU

45 posted on 05/29/2007 10:25:04 AM PDT by fishtank (We have human public servants, not semi-divine potentates.)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

I’ll second that. I argued vociferously with anyone who called W stupid or who challenged his alleged lack of curiosity but I wonder now if I’ve been wrong all along. Nobody wins from keeping this issue alive except the ‘Rats and they win with or without a bill. But for the GOP this bill is a loser no matter what...if this bill passes with significant GOP support it’s going to tear the party apart. Does he get this? Does he care?


46 posted on 05/29/2007 10:25:12 AM PDT by pgkdan (Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions - G.K. Chesterton)
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To: BurbankKarl

Great minds..........


47 posted on 05/29/2007 10:25:41 AM PDT by fishtank (We have human public servants, not semi-divine potentates.)
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To: blam
show me a Deportation Bill

Here's one.

.....and we desperately need a Part 2 these days.

48 posted on 05/29/2007 10:26:11 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: BigAlPro
Take citizenship off the table, then we'll talk.

The "Z visa" is indefensible. It has to go.

49 posted on 05/29/2007 10:26:14 AM PDT by crunk
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To: Paradox
I am probably the only Freeper who can get along with some form of this proposal.

Do you have two trillion dollars to pay for it or do you expect others to pitch in?

50 posted on 05/29/2007 10:26:28 AM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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