Skip to comments.Bush Takes On Opponents of Immigration Bill
Posted on 05/29/2007 8:34:56 PM PDT by BornInASmallTown
GLYNCO, Ga., May 29 President Bush took on parts of his conservative base on Tuesday by accusing opponents of his proposed immigration measure of fear-mongering to defeat its passage in Congress. If you want to scare the American people, what you say is the bills an amnesty bill, Mr. Bush said at a training center for customs protection agents and other federal agents here in southeastern Georgia. Thats empty political rhetoric trying to frighten our citizens.
It was some of Mr. Bushs toughest language as he started an intensified effort to build support for the compromise bill in the Senate.
The measure hews to Mr. Bushs long-sought goal of a new system with a path to citizenship for 12 million illegal immigrants, a guest-worker program for noncitizens and tighter borders.
The compromise, which leaders of both parties struck almost two weeks ago, has met stiff resistance from the left and right of both parties. Liberals tend to oppose the section that would add emphasis on admitting immigrants with education and job skills and less on family reunification. Conservatives tend to dismiss the plan as an amnesty bill. It was the conservative opponents to whom Mr. Bush seemed to speak most forcefully here.
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Its horrible but if I knew Bush was going to go this far left I would never have voted for the man. This bill could destroy this country.
Or, you could create a Department of Homeland Security and not secure our borders nor enforce immigrations laws on the books.
And continue to have 12M unknown ILLEGAL aliens living in our country in a time of "war," 5.5 years after the worst domestic attack in our country's history.
Empty political rhetoric, Mr. President??
“Mr Bush’s toughest language...” One tough dude. Ouch! Impressive. Keep up the LIES little Bush!
Sorry Dubya, you're deadwrong, its amnesty. And telling Americans the truth is not a scare tactic either.
Big disappointment Bush has been.
What scares our citizens, Mr. President, is scamnesty. And that's the simple truth.
I wish the dems would bring impeachment and be done with him. I want a president Cheney! Surely he wouldn’t support the giveaway, aka amnesty.
Bush is destroying the Republican party.....And to have anything to do with Kennedy makes it even worse.
I honestly don’t know who to trust anymore.
Why do I keep hearing that clip of Al Gore shouting, “HE BETRAYED OUR TRUST!!!” :*( :*( :*(
I’m so disappointed in my president. :*(
Not a bad idea.
If you want to scare the American people, what you say is the bills an amnesty bill, Mr. Bush said at a training center for customs protection agents and other federal agents here in southeastern Georgia. Thats empty political rhetoric trying to frighten our citizens.
Oh boy, this is rich. Sorry Mr. President, but your politics SUCK. This is a tactic of a desperate, legacy building, elitist, pro-illegal, open border, sovernignty busting, ignoring the will of the American people, SELL OUT OF THE AMERICAN CITIZEN. And it is pathetic. And it is going to ruin our country and cause problems beyond belief that will make the opening of Pandora’s box seem like child’s play.
This bill is a disaster, a travesty and clearly AGAINST THE WILL OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. And worse yet, it is NOT A SOLUTION to the problem of illegal immigration.
But this is from the NY Times! < /Bushbots >
I cannot remember the last time I was so disappointed in anyone.
Bush makes this happen and it will be the death of the republican party.
3 out of every 4 immigrants votes democrat for at least 1 generation. Bush is completely deluded if he believes they will vote republican just because he pushes this legislation.
Easily 40 million immigrants will end up in the USA within a decade after all the extended family and children arrive with them once the first foot is in the door.
The entire country will have the same voting demographic as California.
Trust youself. Don’t trust federal government politicians.
Yeah, that's right, and it IS amnesty and that's what's scaring the heck out of Americans!
Under Clinton, we redefined the word “is”.
Under Bush, we’re being forced to redefine the word “amnesty”.
Previously when I disagreed with GWB’s policies, I sought comfort in thinking about our choices given us at the polls.
Guess what? It doesn’t work anymore.
I’m just about convinced that W is somehow a part of sinister conspiracy to bring about a “new world order”.
I’m missing a dot or two in the middle to connect them, but as far as I can tell it’s the only sense I can make out of it all. Most convincingly being the fact that especially after 9/11 our borders remain wide open and his complete disregard of the will of the people, much less his base.
George, on this subject you have LOST ALL CREDIBILITY.
Last Stand for American Sovereignty
Does this bill: a) require illegal aliens participate by putting in significant penalties or at least funding a massive rampup of enforcement agents to deport illegals? b) Provide for any securing of the border to prevent the 'need' for yet another amnesty in 10 years, c) address any of the implied problems with the Reagan amnesty which sixty percent of illegals in the country that qualified for it but still did not participate?
No? Then it's an amnesty bill full of empty political rhetoric.
I voted for you twice, talked to others about voting for you too, but you've screwed the pooch on this one. You flew jets.... You've done augured in on this one....
...wreckage is scattered everywhere... or will be if this abomination is passed. Why is it that it seems to me that you don't care?
Moreover, he is not a conservative because he is not a man of integrity.
He is also not most of what the liberals and leftists call him.
Conservatives make the absurd mistake of judging this man by his enemies.
In that respect, conservatives are being played, and have been played, by both the President and his enemies.
Not to mention that AFFIRMATIVE ACTION will make sure THEY are first in line for every education grant, job, etc.....sheesh....this is crazy.
I heard him on the radio, today, saying these things. I wish he would speak so well about defending his other policies that I agree with. He didn’t sound at all bad as far as articulation today, although I disagreed with what he was saying today.
Maybe he has gone off the wagon?
And when Dubya gets a fair shake from Sulzberger and Co., something is terribly, terribly wrong. Tells me a lot about this bill.
Bush Takes On Opponents of Immigration Bill
Extremely Extreme Extremist wrote:
But this is from the NY Times! < /Bushbots >
Same story from CBS News (May. 29, 2007), same location (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.”
He’s arrogantly strongheaded on destroying the Republican party. I can think of no other so committed.
There’s no way of looking at it, but transfering the failed political cultures of latin america into the atmosphere of America.
Immigration is suppose to work for us (in moderation), but it’s not made to replace one culture with another. Anyone deluded enough not to think we’ll become like latin america, is drinking the kool-aid extra thick.
This is one of the reasons I could not vote for Bush in 2000. Now he has the eye on the price, and no amount of judges will replace the death of a party.
On illegal immigration, you don’t want to do what’s right for America!
We have come the point where those in DC fear being called a “bigot” more than a “traitor”.
I disagree, Mr. President. It is called honesty.
You suck, George. I’m sorry I voted for you.
Correction: This bill WILL destroy this country.
That picture is hard to look at, realizing that it represents our party.
And it didn’t have to be this way.
“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.
According to Ed Meese and the Heritage Foundation, there is nothing relative to securing the border, in this bill that has not already been approved; nothing new is in it.
You can enforce the border now, Gorge, you just choose not to.
Ron Paul :)
Does anyone really believe that Homeland Security is about protecting our borders?!
god.....his last day in office CANT come any sooner. I really think the stress has driven him mad
Thanks for making me smile. From your lips to God’s ears. It would be a good thing for our country. Our leaders are hell bent on destroying our beloved Republic. Somehow this bill must be defeated.
Bush Takes On Opponents of Immigration BillHe didn't take anyone on, he flat out insulted every American citizen that cares about this country.
I think you're being paged.
Bush has dishonored the office of the President by refusing to adequately enforce the immigration and border control laws for the past 6+ years.
He swore to uphold the Constitution and defend the United States against enemies foreign and domestic. He has violated that oath.
That’s enough to qualify for impeachment. If the Dims started impeachment, I would not defend him anywhere.