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To: newzjunkey
The GOP had their shot in W’s first term and a half and squandered it as they did in so many ways.

The really sad thing is, 9-11 provided the absolute perfect reason to lock down the borders. The illegal immigration issue would have been largely solved by this time with that one single action. No amnesty, pure border security - and there wouldn't have been squat the Democrats and media could have done about it. The public would have fully supported such a common sense policy in light of the terror attacks on September 11th. We could have completely changed the status quo on illegal immigration. Unfortunately Bush preferred the path of open borders and amnesty.

9 posted on 01/28/2013 3:58:43 PM PST by Longbow1969
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To: Longbow1969

The long term political problem is not solved by this bill. Fine, we legalize illegals.

Then, next year, hundreds of thousands come across the border. They are illegal despite the law. They start agitating for amnesty. And the same ol’ same ol’ repeats itself.

Without shutting down the border, none of the other stuff works. Conservatives will never have a chance at the Hispanic vote without a border shutdown because the irritant will not go away.


18 posted on 01/28/2013 4:24:51 PM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: Longbow1969

........The really sad thing is, 9-11 provided the absolute perfect reason to lock down the borders. ............

A most excellent point!

We all try to live with the lost legacy of so many supposed leaders!


19 posted on 01/28/2013 4:27:27 PM PST by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: Longbow1969

At the rate we’ve been going, I’m surprised we haven’t had another, even much worse 9-11.


21 posted on 01/28/2013 4:40:16 PM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. The 2nd Amendment is the First Human Right.)
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To: Longbow1969
The really sad thing is, 9-11 provided the absolute perfect reason to lock down the borders. The illegal immigration issue would have been largely solved by this time with that one single action. No amnesty, pure border security - and there wouldn't have been squat the Democrats and media could have done about it. The public would have fully supported such a common sense policy in light of the terror attacks on September 11th. We could have completely changed the status quo on illegal immigration. Unfortunately Bush preferred the path of open borders and amnesty.
Quite true. But idiot pubbies supported Bush. He was horrible. In 1995 we had bipartisan support for reducing immigration and dealing with illegal immigration. Newt killed the Jordan Commission and teh Bush brothers called stopping welfare for illegal aliens "racist". The primary voters in 2000 screwed the country royal. Just like the retards who supported McCain thinking he was anti-illegal.
36 posted on 01/28/2013 6:44:55 PM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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