Skip to comments.Jeb Bush speaks out against Ariz. law
Posted on 04/27/2010 1:06:17 PM PDT by worst-case scenario
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is speaking out against the new hard-line immigration law in Arizona, becoming the first prominent national Republican to do so.
"I think it creates unintended consequences," he said in a telephone interview with POLITICO Tuesday. "It's difficult for me to imagine how you're going to enforce this law. It places a significant burden on local law enforcement and you have civil liberties issues that are significant as well."
The measure, signed into law last Friday, would require police to check the immigration status of any individuals they reasonably suspect are illegal immigrants and arrest them if they can't prove legal status.
Bush said he understood the anger that prompted the bill, but that immigration should remain a federal issue.
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“Stay out da Bushes!”
I know the GOP is beyond stupid, but you would think these people would at least have the common sense to keep their mouths shut.
The “unintended consequences” of not passing it are more American deaths.
ok so put procedures to ensure legals are ok.
ALL ALIENS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE ID. You have to have your green card or 1-94 with you when in the USA.
Police randomly single out people and check their sobriety then arrest them if they suspect they are intoxicated. Oh and you lose your license if you won’t give testimony against yourself. i.e The Breathalyzer.
Demagoguery...shrill, stinking and odious.
I guess RINOhood is contagious. Perhaps there’s a vaccine?
Damn! Watch Crist speak out in support of the bill.
No more Bushes. I voted for W twice; I’m glad I did; George was much better than Obama; I’ll buy his book in November — but Jeb better not try anything. I’ve moved on.
Jeb a pussy just like his brother, they wish the media to like them, slim chance.
I saw Rubio oppose the bill. I know we’re going to hear how everyone is a “RINO” but truly conservative senate candidates is going to become a very lonely club if we base it on this law.
It can be done, just not by anybody whose last name is Bush.
Pander, pander, pander
Legislation is often about “balancing” rights or duties. If some “innocent” people get offended, I’m sorry. I’ve been “offended” by reverse discrimination programs for decades, where’s that concern for me and others? But the same damn people who are bitching are the ones who failed to do their jobs in the first place. They sit on their asses while everyone else has to deal with the problem, then pretend to be “tolerant” etc. when someone has to step in and do their jobs for them
And that definitely includes the Bush family.
The AZ law will bring all the RINOs out of the woodwork.
McCain would be against it too if he wasn’t up for reelection.
Rush talks about the Dems stepping in a pile of dog crap if given the chance. The Repubs are no better.
Jeb’s wife is hispanic. (so was John Wayne’s last wife)
I think the real issue is the midnight border crossing with 25 people stuffed in a van.
Jeb, I would love to whip your a$$!
Post of the day.
The more I think about this, the more I realize that all of these politicians, Dem or Rep, are working from the assumption that the police and sheriffs are too stupid to put one pant leg on at a time. How insulting! Does anyone else see how ridiculous this is and how defamatory to the men and women who have been particularly selected and trained to maintain the peace and ferret out evildoers?
Who will speak up for our brave police and sheriffs if not us?
Rubio is an unfolding story. As he is a Hispanic American, I understand his concerns and even I have concerns with the police stopping people because they “look like illegals”.
On the other hand, we are in a crisis situation. I think the law needs refining, not rescinding.
As for “Jeb” - he doesn’t fool me one bit.
I know where he is coming from and he shold just go back there, along with all the other damn globalist “compassionate” Bushes.
I know how his brother helped secure Obama’s re-election by his incompetence in office on so many issues. Illegal invaders is one of them.
Bush II did NOTHING to stop the avalanche of illegals pouring in here. If anything, he aided and abetted them, refused to back a law making English the official language, conspired with McCain and Ted Kennedy on amnesty for illegals, performed proskenesis before Mexican officials over border issues, and in other ways behaved totally unlike a Republican or American.
Hell will freeze over before I vote for another Damn Bush.
Bushes & Rubio are RINOs. I am not voting for Crist but I am not voting for Rubio. Maybe a real conservative will enter the race in FL. Rubio and the Bushes are just like MCCain, Crist and Graham-nesty.
Bill McCollum is so much better than Rubio. Rubio’s lying on amnesty reminds me of Tony Montana in Scarface.
Translation: I’m scared to death over having to pass this in Florida.
But how could you tell an alien from a citizen? What papers would a citizen have to carry?
“It can be done, just not by anybody whose last name is Bush.”
Si se puede!!
“that immigration should remain a federal issue.”
What a freak! Immigration is a federal issue. It is federal law.
My friend from Boca said he is well liked in Florida. I can see why. Say goodbye to any possible run for POTUS Jeb!
Jeb Bush married a Hispanic woman and converted to Catholicism. So now he thinks he's an illegal alien.
Rubio is another Lindsay Graham-nesty.
Not the Bushes. Like Obama, they are elitists who believe they know better than mere mortals.
Jeb and company are just a bunch of right-wing Leftists.
The elitists in both parties just like to step in it.
These are politicians who plan on keeping involved in politics in their future.
Rubio's parents are Cuban refugees & Jeb is married to a Mexican.
That should clarify why they won't keep their mouths shut.
Great, now Rubio is a liberal. I give up.
Bushes, it Figures.
AZ is a difference scenario.
“Ill buy his book in November
What the hell for? Aren’t there enough comic books out there that this guy is spouting his philosphies? Bush I and Bush II were like two peas in a pod philosophically. Why on earth would we want to listen to another one?
If a few flyover states pass such laws then the self deporting can begin.
NOW CAN WE BUILD THE WALL!!!???
Just as stupid as the rest of the bushes. The bill was born of necessity not "anger." Do all these pansies take a class somewhere that teaches them to discount their opponents by labelling them "angry?" AFAIC Jeb Bush is now exposed as a patsy liberal until proven otherwise.
And stupid. The bill isn't about "immigration" einstein, it is about cross-border trespass and smuggling into the State of Arizona.
Whats new, his brother bad mouthed California Prop 187.
“McCain would be against it too if he wasnt up for reelection.”
“Rubios lying on amnesty reminds me of Tony Montana in Scarface.”
Rubio is for AMNESTY?
I have friends who are Hispanic and I have dated Hispanic women. I have noting against Hispanics.
This is not an Hispanic Issue. Its an illegal alien issue and I don’t give a damn where they come from.
Aside from this issue, has Rubio said or done anything else to indicate he is not a conservative?
The fact that he opposes this particular law is ont in itself proof he is not a conservative.
Exactly. Under this law, EVERYBODY would have to carry papers.
I like Rubio despite his position on this bill. Yo haev to look at the whole picture.
So another boy who grew up with a silver spoon in his mouth is lecturing me. I can’t hear you!
The only thing that surprises me about the Bushes (father and sons) is that there are those on this forum who passionately defend them and their policies when they were the WORST candidates the Republicans fielded in generations - huge spenders who didn’t stand for much of any conservative principles except at election time. But for Ronald Reagan wrongly selecting him as vice-president, Bush Sr. would have stayed an appointed party functionary (before his appointment as VP, he never won anything above congressman in a safe Rep. district) and his country-club sons would have remained the nonpolitical nobodies they richly deserved to be, instead of helping elect the current executive and legislative branches with towering Democratic domination.
There is only one issue for me and Rubio screwed the pooch when he was in the Florida state house/senate. He is pro-amensty.
FL needs a real conservative running. I wish Bill McCollum was running.