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  • Jeb Bush: The Road to Republican Revival

    03/17/2013 7:01:19 AM PDT · by Innovative · 49 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 15, 2013 | Jeb Bush
    America could be on the threshold of its greatest century. With new drilling technologies, the United States will soon have an energy surplus. This means trillions of dollars in new wealth and a foreign policy not dominated by oil. .... But the bright future is at risk if the federal government continues on its arc of irresponsibility. America's government-spending addiction and its lackluster system of public education are the two greatest impediments to achieving the country's potential. I know conservatives have the solution. As governor of Florida, I balanced the state budget for eight years in a row while cutting...
  • George P. Bush: Jeb would join ticket if asked

    06/10/2012 11:59:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 82 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/10./12 | Suzi Parker
    In an interview, 36-year-old George P. Bush is as plain-spoken as his grandmother Barbara, who in his telling wears the pants in the Bush family. And while he says his father Jeb, the former governor of Florida, is sincere when he says he isn’t campaigning to join the Romney ticket, George P. also strongly suggests that his dad would say yes if asked: “If called upon to serve, he will,” he says flatly
  • Reports: Jeb Bush says 2012ers are ‘appealing to people’s fears’

    02/24/2012 5:36:09 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 31 replies
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) said Thursday that he found it “troubling” that the 2012 presidential candidates are “appealing to people’s fears and emotion” on the campaign trail, according to reports. Bush expressed concern about the type of rhetoric that the candidates were using, without getting specific or naming names. “I used to be a conservative and I watch these debates and I’m wondering, I don’t think I’ve changed, but it’s a little troubling sometimes when people are appealing to people’s fears and emotion rather than trying to get them to look over the horizon for a broader perspective...
  • Today is National Remembrance Day for Americans Killed by Illegal Aliens

    11/06/2011 11:36:24 AM PST · by montag813 · 47 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 11-06-2011 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaMore than 50,000 Americans have been killed by illegal aliens since 9/11.Think about that. More than 6,000 U.S. troops have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan since that same date. But nearly ten times that number have been killed right here at home as a consequence of the Federal government's failure to secure our borders and protect its citizens, in direct violation of the Constitution's Article IV Section 4: The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application...
  • Roubini: Bush Responsible for Economic Woes

    08/12/2011 4:04:17 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 66 replies
    WSJ / MarketWatch ^ | 2011-08-12
    In a clip from his interview with WSJ's Simon Constable, Dr. Nouriel Roubini insists that it was the policies of George W. Bush that caused the current U.S. economic crisis.
  • Prediction: No Inside The Beltway Advisor Will Support Palin As Ad Hominen Continue

    02/04/2011 11:04:17 AM PST · by USSR Didnt Fall · 49 replies
    Rant | Feb 4 2011 | RYT
    I am getting sick and tired of people making and posting all these shallow ad hominem attacks on Sarah Palin. She threatens business as usual in Washington, period. The next time some so called"expert" in the media, ex Bush, ex Mccain establishment types attack someone like Palin , ask the question what part of her policy stances are they criticizing? The answer will always be the same NONE. Reason being, they know she sides with the American people on the major issues and if they were to be honest about why they come on these shows and write what they...
  • Alberto Gonzales: Changing the 14th Amendment won't solve our immigration crisis (RINO ALERT)

    08/20/2010 8:07:53 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2010-08-22 | Alberto Gonzales
    Like most Americans, I am a descendant of immigrants and a grateful beneficiary of the opportunities available to our nation's citizens. My grandparents emigrated from Mexico in the early 20th century seeking a better life, and they found it working in the fields and dairy farms of Texas. Diversity is one of the great strengths of the United States -- diversity fueled by the migration of ethnicities, cultures and ideas. Today, however, there is virtually universal agreement that our immigration process is broken. While security on our southern border has improved in the past decade, it remains inadequate in a...
  • Bush Aides Condemn Birthright Citizenship Reform (Compassionate Conservatives Support Invasion)

    08/11/2010 10:40:32 AM PDT · by GOPGuide · 46 replies
    Frum Forum ^ | August 11th, 2010 | David Frum
    Politico reports on Bush-era staffers who are condemning the latest rhetoric on ending birthright citizenship: The push by congressional Republicans to deny automatic citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants has opened up a split in the GOP, with several former Bush administration officials warning that the party could lose its claim to one of its proudest legacies: the 14th Amendment. For Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C) and other conservatives, the solution to what they regard as one of the greatest flaws of U.S. immigration policy is obvious: Amend the amendment, which grants citizenship to anyone born on American soil regardless...
  • Laura Bush Supports Gay Marriage, Abortion

    05/12/2010 6:47:05 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 851 replies · 25,113+ views ^ | May 12, 2010 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    Former first lady Laura Bush has broken with her husband on the premier social issues of his administration and said she backs gay marriage and abortion. After more than eight years of silence on the controversial issues, Mrs. Bush said in an interview with CNN's Larry KingTuesday, that gay marriage and abortion were points of contention with her husband, former President George W. Bush. Mrs. Bush in recent weeks has been promoting her memoir "Spoken from the Heart," in which she writes about her life both before and after becoming first lady. In response to a question about gay marriage,...
  • Bush Was a Statist, Not a Conservative

    04/12/2010 10:30:40 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 172 replies · 2,300+ views
    CATO @ Liberty ^ | 2010-04-12 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    A former White House speechwriter, Mark Thiessen, has jumped to the defense of his former boss, writing for the Washington Post that George W. Bush “established a conservative record without parallel.” Even by the loose standards of Washington, that is a jaw-dropping assertion. I’ve been explaining for years that Bush was a big-government advocate, even writing a column back in 2007 for the Washington Examiner pointing out that Clinton had a much better economic record from a free-market perspective. I also groused to the Wall Street Journal the following year about Bush’s dismal performance. “Bush doesn’t have a conservative legacy”...
  • Mad About Obamacare? Blame Bush

    03/21/2010 9:19:43 PM PDT · by ejdrapes · 169 replies · 4,001+ views
    American Spectator ^ | March 21, 2010 | Philip Kline
    Mad About Obamacare? Blame BushBy Philip Klein on 3.21.10 @ 11:27PM They did it. Despite an overwhelming public backlash and the likely political ramifications, Democrats cut deals and twisted arms and got the votes they needed, winning by a 219 to 212 margin. While the reconciliation process still remains, it’s a sideshow at this point. The United States is a presidential signature away from having national health care. Suffice it to say, as somebody who has spent the past year working to expose the devastating consequences of this legislation and who values individual liberty, this is a sad day....
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: Jeb finally endorses ... in Arizona (McCain "a proven conservative leader")

    03/10/2010 12:45:05 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 77 replies · 1,576+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-03-10 | Aaron Blake
    Jeb Bush is finally endorsing in the big GOP primary, but it's not the primary we've been waiting for. Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) reelection campaign announced Wednesday that Bush will back him over former Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R-Ariz.). We'll continue to wait and see whether Bush feels the need to weigh into the GOP primary in his home state. At this point, though, he'd really just be piling on by endorsing Marco Rubio over Charlie Crist. Here's Bush's statement: "As we continue to face tough challenges both at home and abroad, America needs leaders like Senator John McCain in the...
  • Bushes in Naples: George W. and Jeb show personal side in appearance

    02/17/2010 12:43:11 PM PST · by I still care · 433 replies · 4,481+ views ^ | Feb 16, 2010 | LAURA LAYDEN
    NAPLES — The Bush brothers packed the house at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. Former President George W. Bush and his brother Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida, spoke Tuesday night as part of the Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speakers Series. They talked issues _ everything from health care and the Iraq war to budget deficits and Social Security reform. George W. Bush, the 43rd U.S. president, has stayed out of the spotlight, limiting his face-time in public since leaving the White House about a year ago. He and his brother – the state’s 43rd governor – addressed a...
  • Reality Check: J.D. Hayworth Is RINO.

    Hayworth's support of Bush's big-government polices included voting for the No Child Left Behind Act; the paperwork- and red-tape-friendly (and business-unfriendly) Sarbanes-Oxley Act; the pork-laden 2005 highway bill that included the infamous "bridge to nowhere"; and, most expensive of all, a Medicare drug benefit that created more than $7 trillion in unfunded liabilities. What is more, his support for a monstrosity known as the 527 Reform Act, which was intended to close "loopholes" in McCain/Feingold, and which was arguably worse for conservatives than the original article.
  • Who's to Blame for Obamacare? Two Republicans (Obama is the ultimate Republicrat legacy)

    12/22/2009 7:29:27 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 215 replies · 4,034+ views
    Human Events ^ | 2009-12-22 | Mark Skousen
    This week the Senate grinches stole Christmas. The Obama Nation is getting Obamacare. It’s easy to blame the sixty Democrats, as the Wall Street Journal does, for "the worse bill ever." It solemnly declares: "These 60 Democrats are creating a future of epic increases in spending, taxes and command--and control regulation." True enough. But what's the root cause of this permanent disaster? Sorry, friends, but it’s not the Democrats, nor the American people who elected them. The real culprits are two Republicans who ran the show the previous eight years: George W. Bush and his "master political strategist" Karl Rove....
  • Bush better than Obama on Aids in Africa

    12/13/2009 8:49:02 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies · 1,002+ views
    The East African ^ | December 13, 2009 | By KEVIN J. KELLEY
    Activists are expressing disappointment with President Barack Obama’s plans for the Aids treatment programme in Africa, charging that he has fallen short of the achievements of his predecessor, George W. Bush. Obama pledged to increase Pepfar spending by $1b a year, but in his first budget, called for only $165m in new funds. Gregg Gonsalves, a leading US anti-Aids campaigner, warned an audience in New York last week, “I am about to say something shocking: I miss George W Bush.” “President Obama has all but failed to fulfil his commitments to wage an aggressive battle against global Aids,” a coalition...
  • Republicans and Big Government.( GOP, Never a Small Gov Party )

    12/11/2009 4:05:23 PM PST · by Leisler · 28 replies · 925+ views
    Ludwig von Mises Institute ^ | February 19, 2002 | James Ostrowski
    George W. Bush's State of the Union address must have baffled anyone who voted for him based on his pledge to cut the size of government. That speech has been properly and efficiently pilloried by Joseph Stromberg, Alan Bock, and others. The speech was both Wilsonian and Clintonian, which is to say that it proposed a political solution for all human problems and backed this idea with a promise of massive increases in federal spending on just about everything. But should we really be so surprised? Contrary to popular myth, every Republican president since and including Herbert Hoover has increased...
  • They Are All RINOs

    12/09/2009 3:24:34 AM PST · by Scanian · 96 replies · 1,998+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | December 09, 2009 | Pedro Primavera
    Republicans like to point to Ronald Reagan for inspiration. However, we have to resign ourselves to the fact that Ronald Reagan is dead. Worse, his legacy was killed off by his own party, the same Republicans who say he inspired them. The only lasting legacy to George W. Bush was the nomination of two constructionist judges and a fading response to terrorism. For eight years, we saw GW insist more on getting along than being right. Even the war in Iraq was fought on the cheap, probably out of fear of the cost of waging war, which defies the logic...
  • Did the GOP Really Lose Its Way?

    11/30/2009 8:48:15 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 83 replies · 1,458+ views
    Big Government / Breitbart ^ | 2009-11-28 | Rich Muny
    Many conservative politicians, radio hosts, and pundits have repeatedly stated their shared belief that the Republican Party “lost its way” prior to the 2008 election. In their minds, the entire conservative movement believed in limited government and low spending and was simply corrupted by absolute power. They may be surprised to learn that this is not the case at all. The fact that party leadership turned its back on limited government and low spending was entirely predictable. In fact, it should have been expected. The conservative movement is not homogeneous. Rather, the movement consists of fiscal conservatives, limited government conservatives,...
  • George W. Bush Admits He Went Against His "Free Market Instincts" in 2008 - Video 11/12/09

    11/12/2009 6:38:53 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 150 replies · 2,443+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 12, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of former President George W. Bush today in a speech he gave at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, admitting that he went "against" his "free market instincts" when he decided to move forward with the Wall Street Bailouts in the Fall of 2008. But Bush warned: "History shows that the greater threat to prosperity is not too little government involvement, but too much."That's exactly right. He should have stuck to his principles and instincts. Obama is sticking to his principles and instincts in trying to ratchet up government involvement in everything to the greatest extent possible. Bush...
  • Bush vindicated during visit to city

    10/28/2009 6:24:21 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 573 replies · 8,607+ views
    StarPhoenix ^ | October 23, 2009
    If vindication means anything its name is spelled George Bush. As former U.S. president George W. Bush spoke to a Saskatoon audience, I stood in the wings, sneaking a peek through the curtains at the spectators beyond the footlights. The crowd was friendly to be sure. But more than that, the relationship was like a musical virtuoso carrying the audience through every nuance, crescendo and dynamic of a composition. With every pause, smile, laugh and down stroke of seriousness, Bush had the crowd in his hand. Before the show, a friend who recently dined with the former Texas governor and...
  • Council on Foreign Relations backs amnesty for illegals, opposes Arpaio-style raids

    07/09/2009 5:22:09 PM PDT · by FromLori · 43 replies · 780+ views
    The uber-establishment Council on Foreign Relations said Wednesday it favors granting legal status to many of the roughly 12 million illegal immigrants in the U.S., creating a guest worker program for low-skilled foreign workers to come and work in the U.S and opposes local police getting to conduct immigration raids. The CFR issued an immigration policy report Wednesday that looks to lift caps on foreign university students in the U.S. and allow skilled foreign graduates to get more work visas. The international policy group also wants to create legal paths to citizenship for the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants already...
  • Jeb Bush has a message for Tom Tancredo

    07/09/2009 12:10:54 PM PDT · by pissant · 146 replies · 2,598+ views
    Colorado Independent ^ | 7/9/09 | John Tomasic
    Sometimes good advice comes from the most unlikely of places. In this case, it comes from a Bush. In an interview with Tucker Carlson for Esquire magazine, Gov. Jeb Bush stated the most obvious fact of American electoral politics today: if the GOP is to rise again, it has to stop hating on Hispanics– or at least it has to stop appearing to be hating on Hispanics! He’s talking about you, Tom Tancredo, non-office-holding cable-news ranter. [T]he demographics are going against us. Alex [Castellanos, Republican media consultant] told me today, for example, that there is not a district in California...
  • Jeb Bush: 'I don't know' if Obama is a socialist

    07/09/2009 10:40:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 106 replies · 2,196+ views
    CNN ^ | 7/9/09 | CNN Political Producer Rebecca Sinderbrand
    (CNN) – Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told an interviewer that he could not say whether or not President Barack Obama is a socialist, and that the president would not have been elected if he had been honest with Americans about his agenda. Bush would not answer the question of whether he agreed with the assessment of some congressional Republicans that the president is a socialist. "I don't know. Define socialism for me," he told Esquire magazine. "It's a word… I believe he's a collectivist. He believes that through collective action, through government, you can solve more problems." He added...
  • Bush Threatened DeMint Over Vote

    06/22/2009 10:43:38 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 65 replies · 2,127+ views ^ | 6/22/2009 | Matt Lewis
    Posted by: Matt Lewis at 11:13 AM I'm reading my advanced copy of Senator Jim DeMint's new book, Saving Freedom. I'm still not finished, but wanted to share one part with you. When Bush was trying to pass his No Child Left Behind bill, he called then-Congressman DeMint into the Oval Office and pleaded with him to avoid a blood bath" over an amendment he had added to the bill. DeMint still voted against NCLB, but dropped the amendment because of Bush's "gentle persuasion." ... But things were different when it came to passing Medicare. As DeMint recounts the story,...
  • (Obama Gets) Bush-Whacked

    06/18/2009 5:36:23 PM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 73 replies · 3,438+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 19, 2009 | Investor's Business Daily
    George W. Bush: After being pummeled by his successor, the 43rd president ends his silence on America's slide into socialism and timidity. He reminds us leadership is not something that comes off a teleprompter. Perhaps tired about being publicly blamed by the current administration for all our current ills, Bush spoke out in Erie, Pa., on Wednesday at the 104th annual gathering of the Manufacturers and Business Association. On the same day President Obama announced expanded policing authorities for the Fed to deal with a "culture of irresponsibility," another move many feel will stifle the risk takers and entrepreneurs needed...
  • Bush takes swipes at Obama policies

    06/17/2009 8:18:50 PM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 429 replies · 5,687+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 6/17/09 | Joseph Curt
    ERIE, Pa. | Former President George W. Bush fired a salvo at President Obama on Wednesday, asserting his administration's interrogation policies were "within the law," declaring the private sector - not government - will fix the economy and rejecting the nationalization of health care. "I know it's going to be the private sector that leads this country out of the current economic times we're in," the former president said to applause from members of a local business group. "You can spend your money better than the government can spend your money."
  • Bush takes swipes at Obama policies

    06/17/2009 9:33:29 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 205 replies · 10,170+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 06/18/09 | Joseph Curl
    Former President George W. Bush fired a salvo at President Obama on Wednesday, asserting his administration's interrogation policies were within the law, declaring the private sector not government will fix the economy and rejecting the nationalization of health care. I know it's going to be the private sector that leads this country out of the current economic times we're in, the former president said to applause from members of a local business group. You can spend your money better than the government can spend your money. Repeatedly in his hourlong speech and question-and-answer session, Mr. Bush said he would not...
  • George H.W. Bush chats with HLN's Robin Meade [defends Sotomayor]

    06/12/2009 3:17:26 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 24 replies · 1,404+ views
    CNN ^ | 2009-06-12
    (snip) Meade: Tell me a little bit about Judge Sonia Sotomayor, she's someone that you appointed to a U.S. District Court. Bush: District Court. Meade: Now she's been nominated for the Supreme Court. What would her impact be on the Supreme Court, do you think? Bush: I think she'd pull a ripcord just at the right time and make a very nice parachutist. I'm going to leave that to others to analyze, but she should be given a fair hearing. She should be accorded every courtesy that goes with her record as a judge and her aspirations to be a...
  • Bush-Cheney 2012?

    05/19/2009 2:55:58 PM PDT · by Lou Budvis · 65 replies · 1,745+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 20, 2009 | Reihan Salam
    Over the weekend, President Obama named Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, a telegenic Republican moderate, as his pick for ambassador to China, removing one possible 2012 challenger from the fray. Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina, a straight-shooting right-winger I find it impossible to dislike, is loved by conservative activists, but not always by his fellow South Carolinians. Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska has, for a variety of reasons, not all of them entirely fair, become a national punchline. My guess is that Republican primary voters won’t bite, just as Iowa Democrats turned against Howard Dean at the last possible moment....
  • Inhofe: Washington "out of control" on (Auto) bailout

    12/13/2008 11:45:22 PM PST · by flattorney · 28 replies · 1,612+ views
    Tulsa World ^ | December 12, 2008 | Jim Myers
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe said Friday a White House suggestion that part of the $700 billion Wall Street bailout now will go to automakers means Washington might be "completely out of control.'' "I've been a U.S. senator for some time, and I have never seen anything like this,'' the Oklahoma Republican said. Inhofe was responding to a statement by White House press secretary Dana Perino that the administration might use part of so-called TARP money to prevent a collapse of troubled automakers. "A precipitous collapse of this industry would have a severe impact on our economy, and it...
  • W Too Nice to be President?

    12/01/2008 6:18:13 AM PST · by ncphinsfan · 102 replies · 2,302+ views
    American Thinker ^ | December 01, 2008 | Larrey Anderson
    Conservatism needs a fresh start. It is losing arguments ... and it is losing elections. One person, more than any other (even more than John McCain), has caused this: President George W. Bush. Conservatives have not been winning arguments -- or elections -- by defending President Bush and his record. We have been, repeatedly, thumped rhetorically and electorally in our efforts to support his policies. It is time for conservatives to move on.
  • Bush: Election Repudiation Of GOP

    12/01/2008 4:20:59 PM PST · by · 98 replies · 2,385+ views
    Official Wire ^ | 12-1-08 | Staff
    President George Bush said he doesn't view the 2008 election as a repudiation of his presidency, but of his party. "I think it was a repudiation of Republicans," Bush said during an interview with ABC News that aired Monday. "And I'm sure some people voted for Barack Obama because of me." But he said he thought most people voted for the president-elect because they "decided they wanted him to be in their living room for the next four years explaining policy." "In other words, they made a conscious choice to put him in as president," he said. Bush said his...
  • Right shouldn't imitate Bush-era Left

    11/19/2008 1:24:15 PM PST · by Kukai · 43 replies · 972+ views
    mlive ^ | November 19, 2008 | James Kirchick
    With the Bush administration ending and the Obama administration beginning, it is worth pondering John McCain’s gracious concession speech, giving due consideration to the ways in which the political opposition behaved during the tenures of our last two presidents. Even though President Bill Clinton governed as a centrist and most of his major accomplishments were ripped from the conservative playbook (balancing the federal budget, passing a major free trade act, enacting dramatic reforms of the country’s welfare program), he inspired a visceral hatred from the base of the Republican Party. Perhaps it was his draft dodging, his inveterate extramarital liaisons,...
  • Bush Touts Immigration Policy as Legacy, Hispanic Advocates Don’t All Agree

    11/18/2008 10:37:23 PM PST · by Kukai · 40 replies · 836+ views
    Diverse Education ^ | November 19, 2008 | Karen Branch-Brioso
    As the Bush administration winds down and the Obama administration ramps up, immigration policy is right where it was at the start of the Bush administration: an unfulfilled promise, many Hispanic advocacy groups and immigration policy researchers say. “It’s been disappointing,” says Dr. Michele Waslin, a senior policy analyst with the Immigration Policy Center. “President Bush had spoken very strongly about the need for immigration reform. He came from Texas. He really understood the need for immigration reform. But, unfortunately, that fell apart in Congress.’ The failure to pass a bipartisan immigration reform bill in the spring of 2007 is...
  • Palin says Bush record led to GOP loss

    11/10/2008 10:53:12 PM PST · by buzzer · 40 replies · 380+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/10/2008 | CNN
    (CNN) – Sarah Palin told local reporters in Alaska that unhappiness with the Bush administration’s Iraq war policy and spending record were responsible for the GOP ticket’s defeat this year.
  • National Security At the Border(Bush & others just don't "get it!")

    02/19/2008 6:18:26 AM PST · by kellynla · 101 replies · 187+ views ^ | 02/19/2008 ET | Robert Spencer
    Three Afghanis were arrested Wednesday at an international airport in India’s Kerala state for flying with forged Mexican passports. They had just arrived there from Kuwait, where officials examined the passports identifying them as “Antonio Lopez Juan,” “Javier Sanchez Alberto,” and “Atonio Lopez Ernesto,” and found that they didn’t understand any Spanish. Maybe they were also suspicious of these inept attempts to ape Spanish names. “Antonio,” “Javier,” and “Atonio” insisted they were trying to get to France, but given their newly-minted Mexican identities, that seems about as likely as the possibility that Hillary Clinton will cede the Democratic nomination gracefully...
  • Former Governor Jeb Bush outlines ‘21st century conservative’ agenda (And More)

    03/18/2008 5:10:47 PM PDT · by flattorney · 57 replies · 1,366+ views
    Florida Baptist Witness ^ | March 17, 2008 | James A. Smith Sr., Executive Editor
    MIAMI (FBW) – Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush could barely contain his amusement at the Democrat Party’s Florida and Michigan delegate dilemma in its tightly contested presidential race, saying it’s “ironic beyond belief” that the party which accused him and other Republicans of suppressing the vote in the 2000 Florida presidential election re-count now “got themselves in a hole” of “their own doing.” “My thoughts are filled with irony that every vote should count,” Bush said with a broad smile. “I mean this brings back memories of hyperbole and anger, mock anger …. It was a political circus for several...
  • U.S. catching illegals in record numbers

    03/17/2008 4:06:13 AM PDT · by Man50D · 8 replies · 493+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 16, 2008 | Jerry Seper
    The Department of Homeland Security, continuing to enforce what it calls a "strict policy of arresting, prosecuting and jailing" illegal immigrants, deported a record number of those caught on the nation's borders last year — more than 280,000 in fiscal year 2007 compared to 186,000 a year earlier. It was the largest number of illegals ever removed from the country in a single year. The increase is attributable to what veteran law enforcement authorities said is a revised apprehension process, adding that the department no longer is targeting only criminal aliens for removal, but seeks eventually to apprehend, charge and...
  • McCain Cautions GOP On Immigration

    03/17/2008 2:31:33 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 94 replies · 2,068+ views
    The Politico ^ | 17 March 2008 | Josh Kraushaar
    (The Politico) "The hot-button issue of immigration doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon – at least not in Republican circles. On NPR’s “Morning Edition” today, John McCain suggested that strong anti-immigrant rhetoric contributed to two recent, high-profile GOP Congressional losses – of former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum, who badly lost to Sen. Bob Casey in 2006, and Jim Oberweis, who lost the heavily Republican seat of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert this month in a special election.
  • Mexican truck drivers take English exam in Spanish

    03/14/2008 4:01:53 AM PDT · by Man50D · 52 replies · 1,730+ views ^ | March 14, 2008 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Mexican truck drivers allowed to travel throughout the U.S. under a Bush administration demonstration project may not be proficient in English, despite Department of Transportation assurances to the contrary. A brochure on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's website instructs Mexican truck drivers, "Did you know … You MUST be able to read and speak English to drive trucks in the United States." Still, at the Senate Commerce Committee oversight hearing Tuesday, Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters and DOT Inspector General Calvin L. Scovel III reluctantly admitted under intense questioning from Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., that Mexican drivers were being...
  • The NAFTA Controversy

    03/14/2008 8:27:57 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 11 replies · 1,547+ views
    Campus Report ^ | March 14, 2008 | Cliff Kincaid
    The NAFTA Controversy by: Cliff Kincaid, March 14, 2008 On another critical issue, McCain has emerged as a vocal proponent of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), despite the fact that one of its major supporters, Robert A. Pastor, admits that, in one key respect, it has been a colossal failure. Pastor, a Democrat who runs the Center for North American Studies at American University, says that NAFTA has resulted in economic integration and increased trade but has “fueled immigration by encouraging foreign investment near the U.S.-Mexican border, which in turn serves as a magnet for workers in central...
  • Mehlman, Rove boost McCain campaign

    03/08/2008 6:55:07 AM PST · by OnRiver · 187 replies · 2,361+ views
    Capitol News Company ^ | 03/07/2008 | David Paul Kuhn
    Rove explained that he and McCain “got to know each other during the 2004 campaign.” In a separate interview, Mehlman noted that “McCain was completely loyal to the president in 2004 and worked incredibly hard to help him get elected.” According to Taylor, “The Bush Republicans here in town are excited for John McCain.”
  • Inside the hush-hush North American Union confab

    03/13/2008 4:09:15 AM PDT · by Man50D · 346 replies · 5,753+ views ^ | March 13, 2008 | Jerome R. Corsi
    WASHINGTON -- A largely unreported meeting held at the State Department discussed integration of the U.S., Mexico and Canada in concert with a move toward a transatlantic union, linking a North American community with the European Union. The meeting was held Monday under the auspices of the Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy, or ACIEP. WND obtained press credentials and attended as an observer. The meeting was held under "Chatham House" rules that prohibit reporters from attributing specific comments to individual participants. The State Department website noted the meeting was opened by Assistant Secretary of State for Economic, Energy and...
  • McCain & The SAVE Act ( Immigration Bill in the House )

    03/12/2008 7:39:59 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 28 replies · 1,061+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | March 12, 2008 | Curt
    Politics, ain’t it great? House Republicans are trying to force action on a Democratic-written immigration enforcement measure, the latest GOP attempt to elevate the volatile issue into an election-year wedge.Republican leaders hope that by pushing the bill - endorsed by 48 centrist Democrats and 94 Republicans - they can drive Democrats into a politically painful choice: Backing a tough immigration measure that could alienate their base, including Hispanic voters, or being painted as soft on border security in conservative-leaning districts. Which bill is this? It’s a bill that emphasizing the principles of attrition through enforcement. The SAVE Act addresses border...
  • Largest U.S. Underground Welfare State

    03/12/2008 10:16:23 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 65 replies · 2,619+ views
    Old Vet ^ | March 6, 2008 | Gabriel Delgado
    Relentlessly, angry American voices are asking, “Why is our government deliberately refusing to secure our borders?” We now understand. The truth is indeed ugly. While Congress talks the good talk on border security and immigration enforcement, they are actually in the business of aiding and abetting the invasion by Illegal Aliens and their offspring while pillaging our tax coffers for illegitimate purposes. We have been and continue to be betrayed by what can only be described as an intentional dereliction of duty and responsibility to the American people. It’s lunacy……it’s reality………it’s a giant magnet and it’s the largest Underground Welfare...
  • McCain lashes Democrats for "NAFTA-bashing"

    03/11/2008 9:33:27 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 150 replies · 1,615+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/11/08 | Steve Holland
    ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate John McCain criticized his Democratic rivals on Tuesday for pledging to renegotiate a hemispheric trade treaty that Democrats blame for U.S. manufacturing job losses. At a town-hall meeting in St. Louis, the Arizona senator also called for the Democratic-controlled U.S. Congress to approve a free-trade treaty with Colombia that is being stymied on Capitol Hill. "On trade, I'm a free trader," McCain told employees at Savvis Internet company, a session dominated by questions about the ailing U.S. economy. McCain, the likely Republican nominee to run in the November election, is spending the week...
  • U.S. senator battles DOT program allowing Mexican trucks in U.S. (Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D.)

    03/10/2008 10:12:18 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 595+ views
    ap on San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 3/10/08 | Suzanne Gamboa - ap
    WASHINGTON – A senator wants Congress' investigative arm to determine whether the Transportation Department has broken the law by spending federal money on a program allowing Mexican trucks on U.S. roads. Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., called for the investigation by the General Accountability Office a few hours after Transportation Secretary Mary Peters warned of economic losses if Mexican trucks are prohibited from driving deep into the U.S. Peters has been fighting in court to prevent the program's end. But Dorgan and others say Congress prohibited spending money on the program last year. “When Congress passes a law that says no...
  • Jeb for McCain (RINO ALERT)

    02/11/2008 12:55:14 PM PST · by wilco200 · 184 replies · 373+ views
    National Review online ^ | 2/11/08 | Byron York
    ARLINGTON, VA — U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today announced that former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has endorsed John McCain for president. "John McCain is a patriot and devoted conservative leader," said Governor Bush. "Like no other candidate in the field, John McCain has made tremendous sacrifices for this nation. He is beholden to no interest other than that of the public good. He is determined and steadfast in his commitment to reducing the burden of high taxes, restoring the people's trust in their government, and winning the war against radical Islamic extremists. It is with pride that I...
  • The Second Battle of NAFTA

    03/06/2008 1:08:19 PM PST · by AllseeingEye33 · 43 replies · 855+ views ^ | March 03, 2008 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    The Second Battle of NAFTA By Patrick J. Buchanan If Canada and Mexico do not renegotiate NAFTA, said Hillary Clinton in the Cleveland debate, she would "opt out" of the trade treaty that was the legislative altarpiece of Bill Clinton's presidency. Barack agreed. NAFTA is renegotiated, or NAFTA is gone. Barack went further. He has denounced "open trucking," the feature of NAFTA whereby Mexican trucks are to be free to roam the United States and compete with the Teamsters of Jim Hoffa's union, which just endorsed him. The trade issue is back, big-time. For to blue-collar workers in industrial states...