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Bush Stresses Immigration Bill's Compassion to Hispanic Leaders
The Christian Post ^ | Jun. 15 2007 | Michelle Vu

Posted on 06/15/2007 1:47:56 PM PDT by Baladas

WASHINGTON – At a gathering of Hispanic Christian and community leaders on Friday, President Bush pushed for support for an immigration bill that would legalize millions of unlawful immigrants, highlighting the compassion behind the bill.

Hispanic men and women were praised by Bush for making the United States more “vibrant” in fields ranging from art to business to religion, and for helping to change America for the better.

The president gave as example success stories of immigrants in the White House and government. He pointed to Sen. Mel Martinez (R-Fla.) who is originally from the communist island of Cuba but is now a member of the United States Senate. He also spoke about a Hispanic American coast guard he recently met who graduated at the top of his class who shared in his speech about his migrant grandfather.

“Isn’t it a fabulous country where a migrant grandfather can come and have a dream and work hard, and there’s his grandson talking about the promise of America in front of the president of the Untied States and his classmates,” Bush said. “That’s the beauty of America.”

However, Bush did not neglect to mention the country’s responsibility to enforce the border, create a lawful way for foreign workers to fill vacant jobs, and resolve the status of illegal immigrants in the country “without amnesty and without animosity.”

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KEYWORDS: amnesty; bush; illegalimmigration; laraza
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Jorge is preaching to his Spanish choir again. Too bad he can't show such "compassion" to the voters who elected him to be president(of America) twice.
1 posted on 06/15/2007 1:47:57 PM PDT by Baladas
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To: Baladas

It is becoming obivous that only heathens can be President and be well liked. Christian presidents who do Chirstian things are hated by the left and the right.


2 posted on 06/15/2007 1:49:31 PM PDT by AngieGOP (I never met a woman who became a stripper because she played with Barbie dolls as a kid.)
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To: Baladas

Compassion by backside! Lawlessness is more like it!


3 posted on 06/15/2007 1:49:59 PM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: Baladas
Mr. President,

It is not “compassion”.

It is pusillanimity.

4 posted on 06/15/2007 1:50:03 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: Baladas
highlighting the compassion behind the bill.

highlighting the compassion BS behind the bill. There, I fixed it.

5 posted on 06/15/2007 1:50:09 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (HEY JORGE, SHUT UP AND BUILD THE BLEEPING FENCE, ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS.)
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To: AngieGOP

I don’t consider what Bush is doing to be “Christian”.


6 posted on 06/15/2007 1:51:19 PM PDT by Baladas
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To: Baladas

What?
Spanish leaders need no compassion! They are COMMUNISTS!

I’m starting to think the dems are right, Bush is an idiot.


7 posted on 06/15/2007 1:51:54 PM PDT by rbosque ("A nation which kills it's own young has no future." -- John Paul II)
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To: Baladas

Ever wonder what he says about us behind closed doors? LOL


8 posted on 06/15/2007 1:52:02 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: AngieGOP
Christian presidents who do Chirstian things are hated by the left and the right.

What is Christian about rewarding lawlessness and rebellion, AngieGOP? We've been more than hospitable to our guests. And now, it's time to help them on their journey home.

9 posted on 06/15/2007 1:52:23 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Baladas

I do not any longer support Bush, he is a POS!


10 posted on 06/15/2007 1:52:23 PM PDT by stockpirate (Juan` McCain and Jorge` W Bush, two birds of a feather!)
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To: Baladas

Helping the sick is Christian whether you like it or not.


11 posted on 06/15/2007 1:52:34 PM PDT by AngieGOP (I never met a woman who became a stripper because she played with Barbie dolls as a kid.)
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To: Baladas

He is an idiot.


12 posted on 06/15/2007 1:53:04 PM PDT by JessieHelmsJr
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To: Baladas
resident Bush pushed for support for an immigration bill that would legalize millions of unlawful immigrants, highlighting the compassion behind the bill.

Fine, legalize them. But first build and man a secure fence along the entire border and end any further illegal immigration. Give the US a few decades to assimilate the ones already here.
13 posted on 06/15/2007 1:53:07 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Baladas

Too bad he can’t show such “compassion” to the voters who elected him to be president(of America) twice.
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Bush has turned out to be a patriot’s horror story. What kind of warped arrogance and elitism lets this happen???


14 posted on 06/15/2007 1:53:12 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: AngieGOP

Mel Martinez is sick?????


15 posted on 06/15/2007 1:53:27 PM PDT by Baladas
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To: AngieGOP

I didn’t realize that encouraging the breaking of just laws was “Christian”?


16 posted on 06/15/2007 1:53:42 PM PDT by Bishop_Malachi (Liberal Socialism - A philosophy which advocates spreading a low standard of living equally.)
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To: Baladas
He pointed to Sen. Mel Martinez (R-Fla.) who is originally from the communist island of Cuba but is now a member of the United States Senate.

Didn't he mention his buddy Alberto?

17 posted on 06/15/2007 1:53:42 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: AngieGOP

When I look out my window and see my neighbor housing 9 cars and 11 illegals I find that my compassion tank is empty.


18 posted on 06/15/2007 1:54:00 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Baladas

Compassion, like Charity should begin at home and be voluntariy not usurped...


19 posted on 06/15/2007 1:54:05 PM PDT by rolling_stone (same)
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To: AngieGOP
Helping the sick is Christian whether you like it or not.

Who's sick, AngieGOP? John McCain and his cute little posse of veep wannabes?

20 posted on 06/15/2007 1:55:04 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: stockpirate

A POS for helping the poor? What would you have said about Jesus Christ?


21 posted on 06/15/2007 1:55:15 PM PDT by AngieGOP (I never met a woman who became a stripper because she played with Barbie dolls as a kid.)
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To: AngieGOP
What would you have said about Jesus Christ?

Jesus Christ would have exhorted them to go, and sin no more, AngieGOP.

22 posted on 06/15/2007 1:56:43 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Baladas

My compassion meter hit empty today and I BURNED my Bush-Cheney 04’ yard sign. Do I need carbon credits for that?
Plastic burns hot and dirty .


23 posted on 06/15/2007 1:56:54 PM PDT by Renegade
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To: AngieGOP

The poor isn’t who he is helping. He is turning his back on we the people and his plan will cost taxpayers trillions of dollars and maybe bankrupt the country, as well as destroy the Republican party.

Yes, for what he is doing he is a POS


24 posted on 06/15/2007 1:56:58 PM PDT by stockpirate (Juan` McCain and Jorge` W Bush, two birds of a feather!)
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To: AngieGOP

Doing the ‘right thing’ is a Christian directive for INDIVIDUALS to pursue.


25 posted on 06/15/2007 1:57:07 PM PDT by Hornet19 (Secure Border + Fined Employers - Welfare = Self-deportation.)
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To: AngieGOP

Helping the sick with other people’s money is Christian? This lie has to be put to rest. Extortion from one to give to another is not Christian.


26 posted on 06/15/2007 1:57:28 PM PDT by stevio ((NRA))
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To: BenLurkin
Mr. President,

It is not “compassion”.

It is pusillanimity.


It's poltroonism at its worst!
27 posted on 06/15/2007 1:57:55 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax , you earn it , you keep it!)
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To: rolling_stone

I wonder if he’ll show as much compassion to me when I kick down the door of my neighbors house, walk in and start making a sandwich.


28 posted on 06/15/2007 1:57:56 PM PDT by Will_Zurmacht
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To: Baladas
for helping to change America for the better.

It is one thing to praise another people's culture. I have no problem with that. But the comparison, here, implies that America needed to change--or was improved by the change--and that is not acceptable.

I have no problem with mutual respect. Indeed, that was once a cornerstone of our foreign policy. I have a great problem with the idea of changing America "for the better," by making her more like other lands. The President of the United States should be about preserving, not changing the heritage of America.

Some of these concepts are discussed in my letter, this morning to Senator Lindsey Graham: Letter To Lindsey Graham.

William Flax

29 posted on 06/15/2007 1:58:17 PM PDT by Ohioan
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To: Baladas

This is not over yet. Bush refuses to give up this easily. It's his stubborn character. As I predicted he would try to resurrect it and call it something else. We have to keep our guard up. We need to keep the pressure up. We have no choice but to fight. The oligarchy wants cheap labor and a destruction of the middle class and the millionaire democrats want votes they can count on. A marriage made in HELL.

STAGE TWO is to go after the people who hire illegals. Start giving them fines and arresting them. Just catch ten or 100 of them on the nightly news. The magnet will dry up and most of the 12 million will go home by themselves.

As an addendum, we should anonymously call the IRS, people working "off the books" means taxes ain't being paid. Make anonymous fliers and hang them around the neighborhood, name names. It's time to embarrass these bustards, whether they give to the GOP or Rats, we don't need them.

CALL! CALL! CALL! CALL! AND KEEP CALLING TILL THE LINES FRY!

WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! TILL YOU RUN OUT OF INK IN YOUR PEN!

Bombard the Democrats as well, especially the ones that ran on an anti illegal immigration plank and the ones in marginal districts who could be vulnerable. keep pounding on them. This is a bipartisan issue not a Conservative or Liberal issue BUT AN AMERICAN issue.

STOP AMNESTY NOW!! WE CAN DO IT!!

The best way to stop Shamnesty

30 posted on 06/15/2007 1:58:28 PM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: AngieGOP

This is not the issue.


31 posted on 06/15/2007 1:58:45 PM PDT by stockpirate (Juan` McCain and Jorge` W Bush, two birds of a feather!)
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To: Ohioan

Amen. Mega-dittoes.


32 posted on 06/15/2007 1:59:21 PM PDT by California Patriot ("That's not Charley the Tuna out there. It's Jaws." -- Richard Nixon)
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To: stevio
Extortion from one to give to another is not Christian.

Taking from one, to provide "charity" for another, while refusing to recognize that the beneficiaries of such "charity" continue to live in sin, no less. This sort of nonsense is what you'd expect of Jim Wallis and the Sojourners, socialist wolves in sheep's clothing.

33 posted on 06/15/2007 1:59:36 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ping!


34 posted on 06/15/2007 1:59:44 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax , you earn it , you keep it!)
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To: Ohioan

Amen. Mega-dittoes.


35 posted on 06/15/2007 1:59:46 PM PDT by California Patriot ("That's not Charley the Tuna out there. It's Jaws." -- Richard Nixon)
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To: Baladas

and Mr. president...we can point to all the illegals who are not here to do good. That’s a silly argument and you know it Mr. president.


36 posted on 06/15/2007 1:59:50 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Will_Zurmacht

He’s just robbing Peter to pay Paul...sorry I’m mad as h^ll and won’t take it anymore. The US Treasury bought with sweat and blood is not to be given away for political purposes.


37 posted on 06/15/2007 2:01:02 PM PDT by rolling_stone (same)
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To: stevio

Hell, yeah. “Angie” should go down to Mexico and do some missionary work since she wants to “help”. Now THAT would be Christian.


38 posted on 06/15/2007 2:01:09 PM PDT by Baladas
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To: Baladas

Bush needs to start drinking again.


39 posted on 06/15/2007 2:01:31 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: AngieGOP
Helping the sick is Christian whether you like it or not.

But forcing others to do so through taxation is not. Each Christian is free to decide how best for them to serve Christ. It is not Christian to force others to pay for your definition of Christianity - it is tyranny, all wrapped up in a flag of charity.

40 posted on 06/15/2007 2:02:17 PM PDT by Red Boots
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To: cubreporter

I cannot even believe he can say this stuff.....is it compassion to Americans to continually sell out to big business? Is that Christian?

the love of money is the root of all evil and i predict the senate and this president now will somehow someway do some serious evil toward America all for the love of money.


41 posted on 06/15/2007 2:02:20 PM PDT by applpie
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To: Cementjungle
Bush needs to start drinking again.

I think he started about 8 months ago.....!

42 posted on 06/15/2007 2:02:22 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (HEY JORGE, SHUT UP AND BUILD THE BLEEPING FENCE, ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS.)
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To: Baladas

No, she thinks “we” should all do it together.


43 posted on 06/15/2007 2:03:13 PM PDT by stevio ((NRA))
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To: AngieGOP

Christians don’t support breaking the law...Bush does.


44 posted on 06/15/2007 2:03:23 PM PDT by freepertoo
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To: AngieGOP

Angie...get a clue.


45 posted on 06/15/2007 2:04:03 PM PDT by freepertoo
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To: Cementjungle

“Bush needs to start drinking again.”

LOL, he’s about to cause me to double the intake!


46 posted on 06/15/2007 2:04:06 PM PDT by Hornet19 (Secure Border + Fined Employers - Welfare = Self-deportation.)
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To: alexsmithers; beaversmom; b4its2late; BigTom85; BikerJoe; blackdiamondracer; Brad's Gramma; ...
{{{{PING{}}}

47 posted on 06/15/2007 2:04:30 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (HEY JORGE, SHUT UP AND BUILD THE BLEEPING FENCE, ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS.)
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To: AngieGOP

Here in San Diego we are supporting tens of thousands of illegals at mega millions of dollars a year.
Their health to the cost of their crimes.

Those who want to support them please send your checks to the City or County of San Diego and designate your
check to support to the illegals who refuse to learn English and tell 12th generation Americans go back to Europe.

I have seen here over 50,000 Mexicans with their flag, Che t-shirts and anti American signs at a rally.

You are in a limited area on S.I. my County has over 3 million and we are along the Mexican border where we put up with Drug cartels and various crime most areas don’t.
Everything from beheadings, to kidnappings.


48 posted on 06/15/2007 2:04:55 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Duncan Hunter '08 Tough on WOT & Illegals)
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To: Baladas
and for helping to change America for the better.

This Country will not be changed for the better by contaminating the very principals it was founded upon. This whole "reform" idea is such B.S. Enforce the CURRENT LAWS!!

49 posted on 06/15/2007 2:06:10 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron ("I fear we have woken a sleeping giant and filled her with a terrible resolve" - Osama 9-11-01?)
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To: applpie

It’s too much for me to comprehend. All I can say is I’m glad I am true to myself.


50 posted on 06/15/2007 2:06:32 PM PDT by cubreporter
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