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Obama: Thank Bush If Immigration Passes
ABC ^ | 4/25

Posted on 04/25/2013 11:33:23 AM PDT by Arthurio

By JORDAN FABIAN (@Jordanfabian)

April 25, 2013

One major piece of unfinished business from George W. Bush's presidency is comprehensive immigration reform. With the issue once again before Congress, President Barack Obama said Thursday if it passes this time, Bush should receive a lion's share of the credit.

Obama spoke, along with four other living U.S. presidents, at a dedication ceremony for Bush's new presidential library in Dallas, Texas. All of them mostly avoided discussion of partisan politics, but Obama took a moment to praise Bush for his effort to find compromise on immigration reform.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gwbush; immigration; obamaimmigration

1 posted on 04/25/2013 11:33:23 AM PDT by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio
Doubling down on Bush's Fault
2 posted on 04/25/2013 11:34:40 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Background checks, Mr. President? You first ...)
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To: NonValueAdded

Exactly. “Don’t blame me”


3 posted on 04/25/2013 11:36:10 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Arthurio

Bush did have a hand in some sort of reform but you took it to extreme and there’s always someone else to blame.

I don’t think Bush was trying to get the illegal votes.


4 posted on 04/25/2013 11:36:58 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: Arthurio

I don’t thank GWB for much. Certainly not for anything immigration related.


5 posted on 04/25/2013 11:37:57 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Arthurio

All the gushing over W today is making me ill. The only reason we have Obama , ObamaCare, etc etc is partially due to “Dubya”


6 posted on 04/25/2013 11:39:25 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave ofo attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Arthurio

He didn’t thank Bush for improving homeland security and preventing terrorist attacks on American soil from 9/11 to the end of his term.

He didn’t thank Bush for tracking down and killing Muslim extremists and doing the work that led to and enabled the killing of Bin Laden.


7 posted on 04/25/2013 11:44:17 AM PDT by detective
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To: Arthurio

I am a fan of GW, he is not perfect, none of us are, but compared to Obama is about perfect!

He gave us what we/he thought were 2 very good Conservatives to Supreme Court, yes we are holding breath a bit about Roberts, will find out very shortly just how good or bad Roberts is, hoping/praying that Roberts is in fact pro life/pro family otherwise will be only another mistake appointment.

Some folks will be warmed because of the nice things Obama said today about GW, but I only have to remind myself of the 2 unladylike NON Christian “women” he appointed to the high Court, how he supports infanticide etc

No warm feelings here

Immigration reform was one of GW`s lower moments, but still respect the man, ABSOLUTELY

Disappointed that his beautiful daughters and beautiful wife do not share GW`s Christian faith....the 3 of them are all pro choice whatever and for gay marriage


8 posted on 04/25/2013 11:47:19 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2016 OR BUST)
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To: Arthurio

I absolutely refuse to watch coverage of anything Bush. Or Carter, Clinton, or Obama for that matter too. The American people make pitiful nomination and election choices.


9 posted on 04/25/2013 11:52:05 AM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Friendofgeorge

I agree with Babs Bush, no mo BUSH in the WH!!!!
If you think GWB gives a hoot about any conservative principles you’re smoking the good stuff! He was strong armed to put quasi cons on Supreme Court, he spent taxpayer $’s like a dried out drunken sailor especially the Billions of $$s sent to the Afican strong man tyrants while paling around with his DAzz friend Bono, he wasted time trying to domesticate Islamics but standing by while Jews and Christians in the ME were murdered in mass and 1000’s of young US Soldiers were slaughtered, the SOB should be in prison for believing the GD Golman stooge Hank Paulson sending the economy into the tank and helping elect the Commie! Worthless, worthless waste of time and our country’s future. I have nothing good to say about that entire clan of thieves and liars!


10 posted on 04/25/2013 11:59:05 AM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: NonValueAdded

“Doubling down on Bush’s Fault™

Yup. Like on the RUSH show this morning, the plan is to have the illegal alien bill fail miserably. Then his cronies from the lib media will blame Bush all over again. Win or lose, it’s Dubya’s fault and our brain-dead pussiedent will be unscathed.


11 posted on 04/25/2013 12:06:14 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Arthurio

It ain’t nobody’s signature, but YOUR”S, Obama!


12 posted on 04/25/2013 12:24:25 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Arthurio

Actually, he’s absolutely right. Bush’s views on illegals and on immigration law weren’t much different from Obama’s.


13 posted on 04/25/2013 12:24:49 PM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: TribalPrincess2U
Bush did have a hand in some sort of reform but you took it to extreme and there’s always someone else to blame. I don’t think Bush was trying to get the illegal votes.

This is one attitude that I just can't understand or stomach. Why is it that when a Democrat pushes a policy, it's condemned, but if precisely the same policy is pushed by a Republican, people either look the other way or make excuses?

Either a policy is bad, or it isn't, independent of whether it's being pushed by (R) or (D). A "path to citizenship" for illegals was a bad idea when Bush peddled it, and it remains bad when Obama peddles it.

14 posted on 04/25/2013 12:27:06 PM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: Theodore R.
I absolutely refuse to watch coverage of anything Bush. Or Carter, Clinton, or Obama for that matter too. The American people make pitiful nomination and election choices.

You would think that in a nation of 300+ million people, we could do better than these guys. Evidently not.

Many of Obama's worst policies are just the logical continuation of Bush's. His stimulus plan was TARP on a grand scale. The current amnestyfest isn't all that different from the bill of goods on illegals that Bush tried to sell us when he was in office.

The bottom line is, you have "liberals" supporting policies under Obama that they condemned under Bush, and similar schizophrenia among "conservatives" who praised the policies under Bush and now condemn them under Obama.

15 posted on 04/25/2013 12:31:06 PM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: Arthurio

Sen. Cruz is right, Obama wants the immigration bill to fail.... It’s a two ‘fer/three ‘fer......

Bush’s fault.

Mean Republicans

Hispanic vote stays heavily Democrat....

In any event the Democrats win because he’s successfully triangulating himself....just like Clinton did in the 90s....

Obama is a lot of vile things, but he isn’t totally stupid. He is, however, evil in thought, actions, and agenda....


16 posted on 04/25/2013 12:33:52 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (A Strong Man Armed who guards his home, lives in peace.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

>>I don’t think Bush was trying to get the illegal votes.<<

You’re kidding, right?

Haha, that’s a good one.


17 posted on 04/25/2013 12:54:13 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Hey Rush, you forgot to tell us when to panic.)
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To: ek_hornbeck

“See you at the signing.” After that I spit every time I saw his face on my TV.


18 posted on 04/25/2013 1:47:11 PM PDT by sheana
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To: GlockThe Vote

Yes and no. We have NObama beuuase the American electorate has become stupid over the years and we have sat idly by while the media and schools indoctrinated a whole generation or two of voters. We did nothing but complain and wish for a change all the while we still voted for RINO losers who back stabbed us first chance they got. We sat back and let tv infest our young with MTV and such. I could go on and on...

We have nobody to blame but ourselves for letting it happen. Sadly for GW the tipping point came on his watch. I am tired of Bush catching the heat for NObama, to paraphrase we get the government we deserve. He was not the best president, but I’d take him any day over NObama and Clinton.


19 posted on 04/25/2013 1:52:18 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Arthurio
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20 posted on 04/25/2013 2:10:00 PM PDT by Quickgun (I got here kicking,screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I can go out that way if I have to)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

No Mexican would vote for a Republican.


21 posted on 04/25/2013 2:51:26 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: Arthurio

“Reform” goooood.

“Defense” baaaaad.


22 posted on 04/25/2013 3:00:16 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: sheana

Yes, who can forget “see you at the signing.” That’s the same kind of smug arrogance that we get from Obama today.


23 posted on 04/25/2013 3:22:43 PM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: Arthurio

Here we see Obama relvie his true intention for the immigration issues. Destroy republican party by driving idiot federal republican politicians into alienating their voter base.


24 posted on 04/25/2013 3:46:51 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Arthurio

How tacky and classless of Obama!


25 posted on 04/25/2013 6:17:29 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Arthurio

Classless faggot, co-opting another mans ceremony for his self serving agenda...


26 posted on 04/25/2013 10:23:06 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: ek_hornbeck

wow!

You showed up for this?

Born 02-06-2013

Pound sand.

IBTZ!


27 posted on 04/25/2013 10:26:07 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: iopscusa

The Republicants of today are the Democrats of 1992

The Democrats of today are the Weather Underground of 1972

It has been one uninterrupted slide into fail for conservatives for 25 years. We have achieved nothing. Always playing defense, always chasing the culture.


28 posted on 04/26/2013 6:28:41 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: Vendome

So let me get this straight. Amnesty for illegal aliens is a bad idea now, but it was a good idea when Bush supported it. Let me guess, you’re one of those “Jeb 2016” guys, right?


29 posted on 04/26/2013 6:54:20 AM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: Friendofgeorge

Holding our breathe on Roberts? Are you kidding me, Roberts gave us Obamacare! Roberts should me removed from the court.


30 posted on 04/26/2013 7:08:48 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: ek_hornbeck

Oh dear gawd ..
.

FO nOOb .....


31 posted on 04/26/2013 7:18:40 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome
I can see that you have nothing of substance to say when asked about why amnesty for illegal immigrants is acceptable as long as it's backed by a Republican administration.

The surest way to identify a idiot on any online forum: somebody who thinks he can "win" any argument by bragging about how much longer he's been posting on the board than his opponent. Thanks for being exhibit A of this sort of dull, vacuous mind.

32 posted on 04/26/2013 7:41:22 AM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: jpsb

Did I not freakin say that??? So you are not holding your breath to hear what he has to say on Gay Marriage, perhaps even abortion??

Well I am holding breath


33 posted on 04/26/2013 7:45:27 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2016 OR BUST)
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To: NonValueAdded

Neah.
President Bush DESERVES a lot of blame for the immigration problems. He didn’t build the fence - not event the part that had been authorized. He supported the comprensive reform scam (i.e. Amnesty), etc. Let the blame fall where it is due.


35 posted on 04/26/2013 8:40:22 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: ek_hornbeck

FYI, We fought President Bush on both AMNESTY and TARP.

You weren’t here then, so you didn’t know.


36 posted on 04/26/2013 8:40:42 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: ek_hornbeck; Admin Moderator

Guess the AM didn’t care for my response and I’m not plowing that field again.

You are presumptious at a minimum and merely guessing my views on this issue.

Further, you showed up a month ago with your jack wagon and adolescent boughts of turrets that have no basis in fact.

And, again AM, if you go through this nOObs history you will find this chump is a head case.

IBTZ


37 posted on 04/26/2013 9:10:29 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Well then, just why are you on this thread? Oh and one other thing, I can’t believe you’re blaming Pres. Bush for freaking OBAMACARE? Are you seriously trying to blame Pres. Bush for that, too? TSK! Explain yourself, please! Are you seriously out of any of the usual crap to complain about, that you have to dig up something to trash him with?


38 posted on 04/26/2013 9:40:59 AM PDT by dsutah
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To: Little Ray

But did he deserve the blame for the immigration mess that started far before he got into office? No! Why is it that so many of you Bush bashers need to blame him for most of the immigration problems? I’m remembering him saying that he wanted to maybe grant amnesty on a case-by-case basis, not a “blanket amnesty” like so many on here accuse him of; and that only for those who have family wanting to join them. He also put many, many more National Guard forces on the borders than Obama and Clinton did, and yes, they were building walls and fences where they could!

Now I know I read that, so don’t tell me it didn’t happen and I’m imagining it all! I’m sure I read that, and as recently as about a year or two ago. It was when Obama was said to have put some National Guard forces on a few areas on the border, and it was by someone on “Free Republic”, I believe.


39 posted on 04/26/2013 10:01:26 AM PDT by dsutah
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To: dsutah

They all deserve blame. Ted Kennedy most of all, for changing the face of immigration; Reagan and Bush I for failing to enforce the border security provisions of the first Amnesty, Clinton for doing nothing, Bush II for reasons previously stated, and Obama.


40 posted on 04/26/2013 10:29:23 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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