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Jeb Bush speaks out against Ariz. law
Politico ^ | Apr 27, 2010 | Jonathan Martin

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.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0410/36427.html#ixzz0mKhY8Vdc

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arizona; bush; fl; florida; immigration; jebbush; nomorebushs; rinogop; rubio; squattersupportsquad; stayoutdabushes
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The last paragraph says that Marco Rubio has also come out in opposition to the bill. "Rubio, whose parents were Cuban immigrants, said the legislation could 'unreasonably single out people who are here legally, including many American citizens.'"
1 posted on 04/27/2010 1:06:17 PM PDT by worst-case scenario
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To: worst-case scenario

“Stay out da Bushes!”


2 posted on 04/27/2010 1:07:12 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie ("young people, African-Americans, Latinos and women" - 0. Ageist, Racist, Sexist.)
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To: worst-case scenario

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.


3 posted on 04/27/2010 1:07:25 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: worst-case scenario

The “unintended consequences” of not passing it are more American deaths.


4 posted on 04/27/2010 1:08:59 PM PDT by rbosque (11 year Freeper! Combat Economist.)
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To: worst-case scenario

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.


5 posted on 04/27/2010 1:09:02 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: worst-case scenario

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.


6 posted on 04/27/2010 1:09:02 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: worst-case scenario

Demagoguery...shrill, stinking and odious.


7 posted on 04/27/2010 1:09:34 PM PDT by VR-21 (Up the leviathan State!)
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To: worst-case scenario

I guess RINOhood is contagious. Perhaps there’s a vaccine?


8 posted on 04/27/2010 1:09:49 PM PDT by BelegStrongbow (Ey, Paolo! uh-Clem just broke the Presideng...)
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To: worst-case scenario

Damn! Watch Crist speak out in support of the bill.


9 posted on 04/27/2010 1:09:55 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: worst-case scenario

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.


10 posted on 04/27/2010 1:10:07 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Uncle Miltie

Jeb a pussy just like his brother, they wish the media to like them, slim chance.


11 posted on 04/27/2010 1:10:14 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: worst-case scenario

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.


12 posted on 04/27/2010 1:10:23 PM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid)
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To: worst-case scenario
It can't be done. It can't be done. It can't be done. It can't be done. This is how 12 million foreign nationals enter a country unhindered.

It can be done, just not by anybody whose last name is Bush.

13 posted on 04/27/2010 1:10:41 PM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: worst-case scenario

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.


14 posted on 04/27/2010 1:10:41 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: worst-case scenario

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.


15 posted on 04/27/2010 1:10:47 PM PDT by tips up
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To: pnh102

Jeb’s wife is hispanic. (so was John Wayne’s last wife)

that said,

I think the real issue is the midnight border crossing with 25 people stuffed in a van.


16 posted on 04/27/2010 1:12:49 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: worst-case scenario

Jeb, I would love to whip your a$$!


17 posted on 04/27/2010 1:13:21 PM PDT by The Toll
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To: pnh102
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.

Post of the day.

18 posted on 04/27/2010 1:13:22 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: worst-case scenario

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?


19 posted on 04/27/2010 1:14:00 PM PDT by BelegStrongbow (Ey, Paolo! uh-Clem just broke the Presideng...)
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To: worst-case scenario

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”.
Papers Please????

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.


20 posted on 04/27/2010 1:14:05 PM PDT by ZULU
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To: worst-case scenario

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.


21 posted on 04/27/2010 1:14:14 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain & Graham = La Raza's favorite Senators)
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To: worst-case scenario

Translation: I’m scared to death over having to pass this in Florida.


22 posted on 04/27/2010 1:14:23 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: longtermmemmory

But how could you tell an alien from a citizen? What papers would a citizen have to carry?


23 posted on 04/27/2010 1:15:31 PM PDT by maddogconservative
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To: throwback

“It can be done, just not by anybody whose last name is Bush.”

Si se puede!!


24 posted on 04/27/2010 1:16:24 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: worst-case scenario

“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!


25 posted on 04/27/2010 1:16:30 PM PDT by OafOfOffice (W.C:Socialism:Philosophy of failure,creed of ignorance,gospel of envy,the equal sharing of misery)
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To: pnh102
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.

Jeb Bush married a Hispanic woman and converted to Catholicism. So now he thinks he's an illegal alien.

26 posted on 04/27/2010 1:16:38 PM PDT by stripes1776 ("That if gold rust, what shall iron do?" --Chaucer)
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To: Williams

Rubio is another Lindsay Graham-nesty.


27 posted on 04/27/2010 1:16:43 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain & Graham = La Raza's favorite Senators)
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To: pnh102

Not the Bushes. Like Obama, they are elitists who believe they know better than mere mortals.


28 posted on 04/27/2010 1:16:58 PM PDT by ZULU
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To: worst-case scenario

Jeb and company are just a bunch of right-wing Leftists.


29 posted on 04/27/2010 1:17:03 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (?)
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To: tips up

The elitists in both parties just like to step in it.


30 posted on 04/27/2010 1:17:39 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: pnh102
"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."

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.

31 posted on 04/27/2010 1:17:42 PM PDT by LADY J (Change your thoughts and you change your world. - Norman Vincent Peale)
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To: worst-case scenario
In fact it was done: Operation Wetback
32 posted on 04/27/2010 1:18:10 PM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: Frantzie

Great, now Rubio is a liberal. I give up.


33 posted on 04/27/2010 1:18:12 PM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid)
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To: worst-case scenario

Bushes, it Figures.


34 posted on 04/27/2010 1:18:31 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: worst-case scenario
Quite a difference between AZ and FL. There's more sympathy for illegals in FL because many of them were/are fleeing a rotten communist regime (remember how many conservatives were on Elian Gonzales' side for example).

AZ is a difference scenario.

35 posted on 04/27/2010 1:18:46 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: ClearCase_guy

“I’ll 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?


36 posted on 04/27/2010 1:19:04 PM PDT by ZULU
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To: massgopguy; All

If a few flyover states pass such laws then the self deporting can begin.

NOW CAN WE BUILD THE WALL!!!???


37 posted on 04/27/2010 1:19:29 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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Bush said he understood the anger that prompted the bill, but that immigration should remain a federal issue.

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.

38 posted on 04/27/2010 1:19:39 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: worst-case scenario

Whats new, his brother bad mouthed California Prop 187.


39 posted on 04/27/2010 1:19:52 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: tips up

“McCain would be against it too if he wasn’t up for reelection.”

Bingo!!!


40 posted on 04/27/2010 1:19:53 PM PDT by ZULU
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To: Frantzie

“Rubio’s lying on amnesty reminds me of Tony Montana in Scarface.”

Rubio is for AMNESTY?


41 posted on 04/27/2010 1:20:25 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops....and vote out the RINOS!)
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To: longtermmemmory

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.


42 posted on 04/27/2010 1:21:04 PM PDT by ZULU
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To: throwback
Maybe provide some method for WORKING illegals to stay and pay taxes, but NEVER, EVER will they be able to become a citizen, since their original status was an illegal.

Would the dems want a bill like that?

I'm bettin' "NO WAY", since they want the votes
43 posted on 04/27/2010 1:21:48 PM PDT by jrg
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To: Frantzie

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.


44 posted on 04/27/2010 1:22:28 PM PDT by ZULU
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To: worst-case scenario
STFU Jeb and Marco! There was no need to comment on this. All you're doing is carrying the Left's water.
45 posted on 04/27/2010 1:23:07 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Obamunism: You have two cows. The regime redistributes them and shoots you dead)
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To: maddogconservative

Exactly. Under this law, EVERYBODY would have to carry papers.

Not smart.


46 posted on 04/27/2010 1:23:08 PM PDT by ZULU
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To: Williams

I like Rubio despite his position on this bill. Yo haev to look at the whole picture.


47 posted on 04/27/2010 1:24:13 PM PDT by ZULU
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To: worst-case scenario

So another boy who grew up with a silver spoon in his mouth is lecturing me. I can’t hear you!


48 posted on 04/27/2010 1:24:31 PM PDT by Pilated
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To: ZULU

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.


49 posted on 04/27/2010 1:24:33 PM PDT by laconic
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To: ZULU

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.


50 posted on 04/27/2010 1:24:35 PM PDT by Frantzie (McCain=Obama's friend. McCain & Graham = La Raza's favorite Senators)
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