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  • Bush regrets immigration reforms weren't approved [pushing amnesty to the very end]

    01/12/2009 4:59:05 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 175 replies · 3,455+ views
    AP via Google ^ | 2009-01-12
    HOUSTON (AP) — President George W. Bush told a group of Texas reporters Friday that he regretted immigration policies were not reformed while he was in office. "I'm very disappointed that it didn't pass," he said in an interview with correspondents from his home state. "I'm very worried about the message that said, 'Republicans are anti-immigrant.'"
  • Perino defends Bush against McCain

    10/23/2008 2:47:50 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 12 replies · 573+ views
    Politico ^ | 2008-10-23 | Andy Barr
    White House spokeswoman Dana Perino defended President Bush on Thursday from attacks leveled by his party's presidential candidate, John McCain. In an interview with the Washington Times, McCain attacked Bush and fellow Republicans on a variety of policies the Arizona senator said he would have handled differently. “We just let things get completely out of hand,” McCain said. Asked about the comments during the daily press briefing, Perino said, “the president stands by his policies. The president believes that Republican Congresses got a lot more done than the current Democrat-led Congress. He supports John McCain, and he still believes that...
  • Caption this Photo [GOP Masters of the Universe]

    06/29/2007 1:00:42 AM PDT · by indcons · 121 replies · 4,453+ views
    Web | 29 June 2007 | Web
  • Voinovich self-destructs on Hannity

    06/27/2007 5:02:11 PM PDT · by Baladas · 161 replies · 5,216+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | June 27, 2007
    WASHINGTON – Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio, misunderstood the results of a vote on an amendment to the "comprehensive immigration reform" bill being debated in the upper house today. He also is apparently unfamiliar with efforts to re-impose the Fairness Doctrine on broadcasters operating on the public airwaves. But it was nationally syndicated radio talk-show host Sean Hannity's persistent grilling about the senator's intentions on key cloture votes leading to a showdown on what is characterized as an "amnesty" bill that caused Voinovich to melt down before millions of listeners today. The normally low-profile Republican hung up on the No. 2...
  • Time running out on Bush on immigration

    06/27/2007 7:40:17 AM PDT · by 300magnum · 75 replies · 1,680+ views
    Associated Press ^ | BEN FELLER
    WASHINGTON - President Bush, short on political capital and time, is devoting much of what's left of his term in office to getting an immigration deal. Starting with an April 9 speech in Arizona, in which he talked tough about border security and prodded Congress to get moving, Bush has staged a dozen immigration events. That's not counting his four radio addresses on the topic in that time, or his phone calls to lawmakers, or his bold prediction that he'd see reporters at the bill-signing for a bill that seemed dead. His agenda reflects that immigration is a White House...
  • President Asks Senators To Muster 'Political Courage' To Pass Stalled Immigration Bill

    06/23/2007 3:39:30 PM PDT · by Baladas · 180 replies · 3,384+ views
    AHN ^ | June 23, 2007 | Christopher Rizo
    Washington, D.C. (AHN)-President George Bush called on Congress to muster the "political courage" to pass an immigration overhaul that has foundered for weeks in the U.S. Senate. "We have an obligation to solve problems that have been piling up for decades," President Bush said in his weekly radio address. "The status quo is unacceptable." The proposed legislation, drafted by a small group of senators and White House negotiators, would create a guest worker program and a path to citizenship for an estimated 12 million immigrants in the United States illegally. The proposal has been derided by opponents as an amnesty...
  • White House Seeking Gonzales Replacements

    03/19/2007 4:41:26 PM PDT · by Dog · 462 replies · 9,439+ views
    politico.com ^ | March 19, 2007 | By: Mike Allen
    Republican officials operating at the behest of the White House have begun seeking a possible successor to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, whose support among GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill has collapsed, according to party sources familiar with the discussions.
  • Remarks by President Bush and President Calderon of Mexico (empty talk)

    03/14/2007 6:51:26 PM PDT · by claudiustg · 39 replies · 733+ views
    ...And you asked about amnesty -- look, amnesty is not going to fly. There is not going to be automatic citizenship, it just won't work. People in the United States don't support that, and neither do I, nor will kicking people out of the United States work. It's not practical. It is not a realistic solution. Some may articulate that, but it's empty talk. And so, therefore, there's got to be a middle ground, a reasonable way to deal with the 12 million people or so that have been in our country for a period of time. And that's where...
  • Bush circles the wagons as approval ratings slip

    06/03/2006 9:56:14 AM PDT · by namvet66 · 224 replies · 3,518+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 3, 2006 | Joseph Curl
    With just five months to go before the midterm elections, President Bush, whose once-faithful base has abandoned him in droves, is turning to the same conservative hot-button issues that won him re-election in 2004 -- homosexual "marriage" and judicial nominees. The president, now fully aware that his plummeting approval ratings could cost the Republicans control of one or both congressional chambers in November, will use his radio address today and a speech Monday to push a constitutional amendment banning same-sex "marriage," just as the Senate prepares to vote on the issue. The crux of his argument is simple: A majority...
  • Uncle George lifts a lamp at the door

    04/25/2006 11:37:32 AM PDT · by JZelle · 47 replies · 1,091+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 4-25-06 | Wes Pruden
    George W. Bush finally weighed in on the great immigration debate yesterday, singing the song beloved by Corporate Republicans: "Give us your tired, your poor/ Your unemployed masses yearning to breeze in free/ The wretched refuse of the steaming poor/ Send these, the readily abused/ Greedy employers wait at the golden door." The president didn't put it in those words, exactly; language and rhetoric are not his cup of latte. The sentiment was clear enough, with the anvil chorus sung with particular gusto: "Businesses have difficulty filling jobs Americans will not do." He might have added, but didn't, "at least...
  • Conexiones en Español (White House Reconquista)

    04/22/2006 9:14:30 AM PDT · by peyton randolph · 12 replies · 352+ views
    The White House Website ^ | 04/19/06 | Unknown
    19 de abril de 2006 DECLARACIONES DEL PRESIDENTE SOBRE EL PROGRAMA DE COMPETITIVIDAD ESTADOUNIDENSE En una economía global, por ejemplo, si nuestros niños no tienen la combinación de destrezas para los trabajos del siglo XXI, los puestos van a ir a otro lugar. Y es un hecho de la vida. Es una parte del mundo real con la que tenemos que lidiar...
  • The Logistics of Backlash

    04/20/2006 9:16:27 PM PDT · by peyton randolph · 8 replies · 958+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 04/21/06 | Lawrence Henry
    Newt Gingrich was on Fox News Sunday last weekend, pointing out some obvious things. "The people are sending a message," he said, and Congress -- Republicans and Democrats -- ignored it at their peril. He pointed to the Senate compromise immigration bill as being completely out of touch with the American people. "Border security, a test for citizenship, an English language requirement -- these are 80 percent polling issues."
  • Bush's Spring Frolic In Cancun

    04/18/2006 8:15:22 PM PDT · by nj26 · 197 replies · 2,978+ views
    Eagle Forum ^ | 4/12/06 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Like many teenagers, President Bush dashed off to Cancun for spring break. Protected by a long and impenetrable fence and plenty of security guards, he met privately with the Mexican president and wealthy CEOs from both countries. Bush should have gone to the Arizona border where American citizens really need a fence to protect themselves, their children, their animals and their property from the hundreds of illegal aliens who tramp across their land every night. Bush thus gave the back of his hand to the 88 percent of Republican House Members who voted to secure our borders against the invasion...
  • Investigators: 14 Farm Laborers Rape Fla. Teen

    10/07/2005 4:50:44 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 67 replies · 2,569+ views
    Local 6 ^ | 10/7/05 | Mikey_1962
    IMMOKALEE, Fla. -- Fourteen field laborers broke into an 18-year-old woman's home, dragged her across the street and then took turns raping her, investigators said. The Collier County Sheriff's Office said the men, ranging in age from 18 to 56, dragged the woman from her home to another across the street early Saturday. She told deputies they choked her and hit her until she lost consciousness. She said that when she awoke, one of the men was pouring alcohol in her mouth. The men then pulled off her pants and each one raped her, she said. When they finished, the...
  • 300 Illegal Aliens Just Found in 3bd Home Canoga Park. (LA)

    05/17/2004 10:23:30 PM PDT · by Joe Hadenuf · 174 replies · 394+ views
    KTLA CH 5 news | 5.17.04 | Joe Hadenuf
    Just heard up to 300 illegal aliens found in a 3 bedroom home. LOL! They are going for a record folks! Someone call Guinness book of world records! Heard on the scanner they were found crammed in the kitchen cupboards and sitting in the fireplace hearth. This gives new meaning to standing room only.
  • Illegal Entry From Mexico to U.S. Rises

    04/27/2004 9:03:05 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 9 replies · 132+ views
    AP (via My Way) ^ | 4/27/04 | OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ
    SASABE, Mexico (AP) - After a four-year decline, illegal immigration from Mexico is spiking as several thousand migrants a day rush across the border in hopes of getting work visas under a program President Bush proposed. Many also are trying to beat tighter security to come in June. The U.S. border patrol told The Associated Press that detentions - which it uses to judge illegal migration rates - jumped 25 percent to 535,000 in the six months ending March 31 compared to a year ago. Near Sasabe, a town bordering the Arizona desert that's the busiest illegal border crossing area,...