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Jeb Bush: Romney and GOP have 'work to do' on illegal immigration stance
The Guardian ^ | Monday 11 June 2012 | Chris McGreal

Posted on 06/11/2012 2:46:15 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican

Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor and brother of the ex-president, has warned Mitt Romney that he has boxed himself in politically with rhetoric over illegal immigration and said Republicans need a change of tone on the issue if they are to win over Latino voters.

Bush said that immigration was among issues that have seen Republicans become so partisan that even Ronald Reagan would face trouble winning the party's presidential nomination today because he co-operated with Democrats.

The former governor, who has been touted as a possible running mate for Romney but who says he does not want the job, told a meeting with Bloomberg journalists that Romney needs to break away from talking about immigration solely in the context of undocumented aliens and tightening borders.

"Don't just talk about Hispanics and say immediately we must have controlled borders," he said. "It's kind of insulting when you think about it. Change the tone would be the first thing. Second, on immigration, I think we need to have a broader approach."

Florida is a key battleground in November's presidential election. Obama won two-thirds of the Hispanic vote there 2008.

Bush said Romney had understandably zeroed in on illegal immigration during the Republican primaries, talking about tightening border controls and other measures in order to connect with voters who accuse undocumented aliens of taking jobs and burdening the health and education systems. But the former governor said that in doing so, Romney had alienated other voters.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; bush4illegals; bush4openborders; openborders; rino4rino; rinosagendae; romney4illegals; romney4openborders; romneycare4illegals

1 posted on 06/11/2012 2:46:16 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

So Jebbie sticks the knife in Romney. What’s his game? Clear the decks for 2016?


2 posted on 06/11/2012 2:49:17 PM PDT by littleharbour
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To: MinorityRepublican
Stay outa da Bushes.

That goes for you too, JJJr.

3 posted on 06/11/2012 2:50:03 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: MinorityRepublican

I never want to hear from another Bush again. Especially Jeb and the up and coming George P. Bush.


4 posted on 06/11/2012 2:50:08 PM PDT by Politicalmom (THIS IS NOT A GOP CHEERLEADING SITE!!!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Somebody should tell this SOB to STFU.


5 posted on 06/11/2012 2:50:50 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: sickoflibs

Ping to Bush idiocy.


6 posted on 06/11/2012 2:51:47 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Jeb will throw any American of any tint under the employment bus simply because his wife is Latina. He is a disgusting American.


7 posted on 06/11/2012 2:53:37 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

“The former governor, who has been touted as a possible running mate for Romney but who says he does not want the job,”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2893766/posts (George P. also strongly suggests that his dad would say yes if asked: “If called upon to serve, he will,” he says flatly)

Sour grapes.


8 posted on 06/11/2012 2:56:38 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Jeb should sit down and be quiet. Who needs him to advise about anything???


9 posted on 06/11/2012 2:56:41 PM PDT by jch10
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To: samtheman
Yo Jeb! STFU!!
10 posted on 06/11/2012 2:56:46 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: MinorityRepublican

Jeb doesn’t want Romney to win?


11 posted on 06/11/2012 2:56:54 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Sounds to me like he’s trying to portray Romney as too far right when he and everybody else in the country knows better. Romneys’ no better on immigration than any other open border RINO.


12 posted on 06/11/2012 2:58:42 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: MinorityRepublican

1. See how it works? Anyone who disagrees with JEB has “work to do.” No explanation offered, for (to JEB) none is needed. Ipse dixit.

2. Yeah, that’s the problem with Romney: Too CONSERVATIVE. /s


13 posted on 06/11/2012 2:58:47 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: MinorityRepublican
Barbara's special needs son needs to mind his Ps & Qs

14 posted on 06/11/2012 2:59:25 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Mr. RomneyCARE was exposed twice by the Boston newspapers
on this subject. Milt RomneyCARE USED illegals for work
on his sanctuaries ... EVEN while he pontificated
the other side of the issue.

TWICE.

The GOPe continue to make the Republican party
the ONLY JOKE that can possibly LOSE to Obama.


15 posted on 06/11/2012 3:00:29 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor and brother of the ex-president, has warned Mitt Romney that he has boxed himself in politically with rhetoric over illegal immigration and said Republicans need a change of tone on the issue if they are to win over Latino voters.

So you need to aid and abet criminals to be presidential now?

16 posted on 06/11/2012 3:01:03 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Jeb inserting himself into the current political dialogue is singularly unhelpful. Romney is rising in the polls, gaining momentum and generally running a well focused campaign thus far. He definitely doesn’t need any help from the Bushes whose advice is rarely consistent with true conservative principles


17 posted on 06/11/2012 3:01:50 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: TexasCajun

18 posted on 06/11/2012 3:01:57 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Jeb inserting himself into the current political dialogue is singularly unhelpful. Romney is rising in the polls, gaining momentum and generally running a well focused campaign thus far. He definitely doesn’t need any help from the Bushes whose advice is rarely consistent with true conservative principles.


19 posted on 06/11/2012 3:04:27 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: MinorityRepublican

Where have all these Loud Mouths been the last 4 years, while America was being transformed. Shut Your Mouth Jeb, We do not want your help in any way.


20 posted on 06/11/2012 3:05:15 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: Starboard

Jeb is no Sarah Palin to help conservatives hold their nose while voting RINO.


21 posted on 06/11/2012 3:06:02 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: MinorityRepublican

I must say Jeb Bush is working on me really disliking him. There is no reason anyone should support illegal immigration. Also, thisi s not the time for his public soul searching when he knows the election hangs in the balance.

Further, it certainly has to strike Freepers as odd that Jeb Bush has decided a republican party led by Mitt Romney is some awful hard right enterprise.

I understand his local politics reasons for wanting to be “sensitive” on this issue, but he does not need to scare hispanic voters away and back to Barack Obama.

And Jeb, it is not “insulting” to any law abiding hispanic citizen, to talk about securing the border.


22 posted on 06/11/2012 3:12:21 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Bush said Romney had understandably zeroed in on illegal immigration during the Republican primaries, talking about tightening border controls and other measures in order to connect with voters who accuse undocumented aliens of taking jobs and burdening the health and education systems. But the former governor said that in doing so, Romney had alienated other voters.

BOTH of those FACTS, not accusations, are TRUE! Many counties and municipalities across the country are being crushed by the burdens illegals are forcing upon the taxpayers. And it is absolutely inarguable illegal aliens are displacing American workers by the MILLIONS.

And, BTW, I don't give a ratt's A$$ who is alienated (interesting choice of wording) by speaking the truth and trying to deal with these FACTS. In fact, I don't want votes from people who are so offended.

Hey Jeb....STFU! God forbid one of YOUR loved ones be run over and injured or even killed by an unlicensed ILLEGAL alien, just as thousands of other Americans have been. ILLEGALS who wouldn't be here in the first place if heartless MORONS like you actually did the one thing you were elected to office to do....ENFORCE THE LAWS!
23 posted on 06/11/2012 3:15:01 PM PDT by rottndog (Be Prepared....for what's coming AFTER America...)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Romney has a position, it just isn’t the one Jeb and the socialist Bush’s want.


24 posted on 06/11/2012 3:15:13 PM PDT by stockpirate (Romney, Ann Coulter & our ruling republican elites, are Big Government socialists, Grand Ole Sociali)
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To: MinorityRepublican

25 posted on 06/11/2012 3:17:49 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Diogenesis
The GOPe continue to make the Republican party the ONLY JOKE that can possibly LOSE to Obama.

You hope!!!

Got Kool Aid???

26 posted on 06/11/2012 3:18:35 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Another Shrub making noise...
Could be 10 years before Bush Jr. gets his due as hero of the democrat party..
Or when the democrats finally martyr Zero as the next MLK...
a plane accident or crazed RINO... or something else..
The Bushes made Barry Half-White possible..

The Bush’s are stealth democrats.. even the wives..
They are pro-UNION as much Dohbama(and Myth/Santorum) is/are..


27 posted on 06/11/2012 3:20:10 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: MinorityRepublican
From yesterday's NYT.

Latinos are not registering or voting in numbers that fully reflect their potential strength, leaving Hispanic leaders frustrated and Democrats worried as they increase efforts to rally Latino support.
..........................................

Although Latinos do not turn up at the polls in the same numbers, relative to their population, as other ethnic groups, their overall numbers are growing so rapidly that they are nevertheless on the verge of becoming the powerful force in American politics that officials in both parties have long anticipated .

Mañana.
28 posted on 06/11/2012 3:26:15 PM PDT by caveat emptor (Zippity Do Dah)
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To: MinorityRepublican

This is just stupidity.


29 posted on 06/11/2012 3:39:55 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: MinorityRepublican

Gee, let me guess.

Jeb Bush is setting up to be Obama’s running mate, in readiness for his run in 2016.


30 posted on 06/11/2012 3:49:47 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Diogenesis

I certainly haven’t forgotten Mitt’s tough on immigration stance of repeatedly warning the help that they need to be legal despite knowing that they weren’t.

As for those who think this is the DU where they can silence those who don’t join the herd, life is tough buttercup and its bound to get a lot tougher.


31 posted on 06/11/2012 4:02:12 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Hey Jeb, it's the economy STUPID!!!! Immigration, abortion, gay marriage, etc, come after the White House, Senate, and House are ours. That is right after dumping a truck load of RINOs.
32 posted on 06/11/2012 4:09:29 PM PDT by fish hawk (Religion: Man's attempt to gain salvation or the approbation of God by his own works)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I used to think Jeb was the brightest bulb burning in the Bush’s rumpus room, but now I think George and Barbara had a real wattage shortage going on with their kids. Jeb is stuck on stupid when it comes to immigration policies and amnesty. He also fails to see the real opportunity Republicans have to bring in Hispanic Catholics. Why would anyone think that imitating liberals with immigration policies would cause people to come to the Republican Party? We can’t out Democrat the Democrats, but we can stand in contrast, as Scott Walker has demonstrated. We can offer a conservative alternative to the Christian hating left.


33 posted on 06/11/2012 4:28:21 PM PDT by pallis
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To: MinorityRepublican

jeb bush is a pro mexico, open borders, citizen rights for illegal aliens, amnesty loving political animal.

LLS


34 posted on 06/11/2012 4:41:51 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Williams
jeb bush represents the heart and soul of the republican leadership... and it is THEIR party... not ours! We do not get any respect from the leadership. We do not get any input into party decisions and party agenda items. We are denigrated by them at every turn... they despise us... they are embarrassed by us... but they lie themselves into our pocketbooks and have themselves become nothing but grifters. jeb bush is a member of the elite inner circle of grifters.

LLS

35 posted on 06/11/2012 4:50:44 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: MinorityRepublican

For one time and one time only....one can agree with the Rev. Jesse Jackson who proclaimed “out da Bushs”!


36 posted on 06/11/2012 4:59:53 PM PDT by kenmcg (How)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Jeb, you`re dismissed. Thanks for playing. You`ve said your piece.. now go away.


37 posted on 06/11/2012 5:23:23 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: ScottinVA

Agreed. The Bushes are not a force for strength and the protection of our nation - unfortunately.


38 posted on 06/11/2012 5:44:33 PM PDT by sgtyork (The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage. Thucydides)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Jeb, you vacuous, elitist, unprincipled RINO. Shut the hell up and sit down, would you?

You and your clan are not a part of the new political paradigm of the right, and we are SICK of hearing your bleating, Democrat think!

George, would you kindly slap some sense into your little brother? Thanks.

39 posted on 06/11/2012 6:16:15 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: stockpirate
Romney has a position =
A campaign promise =
Hot air devoid of any value.
40 posted on 06/11/2012 6:24:00 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet
The GOPe continue to make the Republican party the ONLY JOKE
that can possibly LOSE to Obama.

Conservative:" Vermont VetYou hope!!!
Got Kool Aid???"

It is the GOP which has drunk the Kool Aide.
ANY other GOP conservative Candidate would be FAR ahead.
But Romney IS Obama from RomneyCARE/ObamaCARE to TARP
to TAXES to ineligibility.

Romney has made EVERY winning issue MOOT.

THAT is why this is “close” instead of CERTAIN WIN.

41 posted on 06/12/2012 3:28:09 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: littleharbour

Guardian? Yawn.


42 posted on 06/13/2012 8:33:46 AM PDT by mindburglar (I'm not "The Man" anymore. Stick it to someone else.)
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