Bush revives bid to legalize illegal aliens

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  1. JGrubbs

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    President Bush yesterday moved aggressively to resurrect his plan to relax rules against illegal immigration, a move bound to anger conservatives just days after they helped re-elect him.

    The president met privately in the Oval Office with Sen. John McCain to discuss jump-starting a stalled White House initiative that would grant legal status to millions of immigrants who broke the law to enter the United States.

    The Arizona Republican is one of the Senate's most outspoken supporters of expanding guest-worker programs and has introduced his own bill to offer a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.

    "We are formulating plans for the legislative agenda for next year," said White House political strategist Karl Rove. "And immigration will be on that agenda."

    He added: "The president had a meeting this morning to discuss with a significant member of the Senate the prospect of immigration reform. And he's going to make it an important item."

    Source: Washington Times
     
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    Well, I guess his true character is starting to emerge. So, it wasn't for the "Hispanic vote" after all, as I had hoped. Slap in the face to true conservatives who want immigrants to enter legally which is only the Law of the Land. Too bad. How many more "surprises" are we going to get in 4 more years?

    Disgusting. I'm glad I voted for Peroutka.
     
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    This is only the first step. Now that he's been elected twice, Georgie has no need to pretend to be a conservative. Maybe this will open the eyes of Christians in the next four years.
     
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    Maybe he sees it as a group of people who can pay into social security so that it will not collapse in ten years when people start retiring. I am going to give him the benefit of the doubt.
     
  5. KenH

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    An immigration policy under John Kerry would have been worse.
     
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    No more than these illegal aliens are paid will not help Social Security enough to make hardly any difference. Real reform is needed to save Social Security.
     
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    I'm glad I'm not responsible, as are those who voted for him.
     
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    Don't blame me. I voted for Peroutka.
     
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    No one should be blaming anyone. NO matter WHO is president, we NEED to be praying and supporting him. We are ALL Americans!!!!!
     
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    AMEN!!! I'm glad someone else takes this stance!
     
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    Uhhh, hold on a moment. The platform of Conservatism is not to solve the immigration "problem", but to solve the illegal immigration problem. Assisting people to go from illegal status to legal status is perfectly within the scope of conservative thought. The amnesty program back in the 80's (instituted by the very conservative Ronald Reagan) worked very well, and had a positive impact on the economy. I see no reason why a similar program would not be as successful. It ultimately reduces the number of illegal aliens, increases the tax base, reduces crime, and frees up resources that can be used for things like border patrol.
     
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    I'm glad I voted for Peroutka. But I was willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. What's it been, a week now since the "concession" speech? Wow, he couldn't even wait until the "conservative" votes cooled off. :rolleyes:

    What will it be next week?
     
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    I wonder what Jerry Falwell thinks of that?
     
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    The amnesty program instituted in 1986, I believe it was, was masterminded by that very well known liberal Teddy Kennedy of Massachusetts. It was endorsed and implemented by Ronald Reagan, who ventured far afield of his conservative base by doing that. It has since been regarded by those who study such things, as a big mistake. It has since come to light by former White House physicians that Ronald Reagan had the beginnings of Alzheimer's disease while he was yet in office (a special program on CNN not long ago), and thus, the case could certainly be made this was indeed the case when he granted the now famous amnesty plan. :(
     
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    I agree with the praying part. I agree with the "American" part.

    But why should we support spending our children and grandchildren into debt slavery?
     
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    I'm sure he's just a google-eyed over Mr. Bush as always.

    I remember the "good old days" in the late 70's - early '80's, when Jerry used to take a strong stand against abortion, socialism, etc. Has he become a eunuch for the GOP?
     
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    I can support President Bush, having voted for him, without approving every move he makes. I will gladly be responsible for President Bush being president compared to the possibility that faced us of having John Kerry as president.
     
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    We'll never know what Kerry would have done as President. You along with many millions gave us Bush.
     
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    You're welcome. [​IMG]
     
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    I can support President Bush, having voted for him, without approving every move he makes. I will gladly be responsible for President Bush being president compared to the possibility that faced us of having John Kerry as president. </font>[/QUOTE]This must have something to do with that "mandate."
     

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