During an interview for “This Week,” former Florida governor Jeb Bush told me that he was “in sync” with South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham on the issue of immigration reform. Graham, a key member of the bipartisan group of senators pushing for immigration reform, took Bush to task after the former Florida governor said Monday that he did not support a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants, which is a key component of the plan being pushed by the Senate group. Bush subsequently reversed course and said he could in fact support a plan
Comments: Lindsey Graham?? Can you get any more clueless than this?
Bless your heart, Jeb. You just lost half of the Republican party vote. The only more despised Establishment Republican would be John McCain, and I´m sure for the sake of comity, you will find something likable in the old cooty-bird.
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Johnny Angle, 3/11/2013 10:32:15 AM (No. 9219148)
It used to be said, before the Obama economy, that ans 50 cents would get you a cup of coffee. I think old Jeb is having a mid-life crisis or worse. Who beyond Kelly Ayotte and cranky old John McCain are in sync with Lindsey Grahmnesty? Who in their right mind would want to be in sync with him? Maybe Jeb is doing all of this to please Bush 41 since he is in declining health and maybe wanted Jeb to run? It is not going to happen and will not go well if he tries.
Well the same thing could happen again if 3-4 conservatives run against one moderate. Romney never got more 30% and he got the nomination while the remaining 70% was split among the other conservative candidates. Jeb is in sync with ms lindsey graham and President Johnson. Good grief either the Republican party changes or there will be a third party.
In other words, the amnesty bill being pushed by Rubio who is the water carrier for McCain and Graham. Guess they thought the fresh face could drive the bill better than they could. It is amnesty - all the way, pure and simple.
The last Republican the country needs to try for the White House is another Bush. If this Bush were to actually run, Obama and the Clintons would grind him up and spit him out before he ever got across the starting line.
What this Bush is now doing is taking a libertarian approach to solving the illegal alien problem. That essentially consists of granting just about all illegal aliens amnesty of some sort, and opening up the borderline to all potential illegal aliens in the future so that they can easily get a pass to legally enter the USA and work.
After those interim steps are taken and a few years pass, with 20 million or more aliens having a legal immigration status, the call would go out by the liberal Democrats to simply grant them all US citizenship and most importantly to the liberal Democrats, US voting rights.
Since the vast majority of those "New Americans" as the liberal Democrats call them, would be poor people, who are generally uneducated, earning low wages, with large families, there is little doubt that the vast majority of them would vote for the liberal Democrats who will offer them absolute access to all the US social safety net benefit and welfare service programs.
With 10 million or more new voters the liberal Democrats would be in a position to send the Republicans into a downhill slide to political oblivion. Obviously the Republican (Stupid) Party cannot yet see that.
The Republicans should never grant 11-20 million any sort of amnesty that will lead them to a special path to citizenship in the future. Any legalized alien, before being granted permanent residence, should have to qualify for an immigrant visa, just as all legal immigrants are required to do before they are given a "Green card".
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