SOS Jeb Bush on the road again

While trying to sound tough, he was only repackaging the same old circular logic.

Jeb Bush on border: Send the kids home

By JONATHAN TOPAZ | 7/24/14 | Politico

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says in a new op-ed that the vast majority of children who have crossed the border illegally must be sent back home, and he called on House Republicans to take action on immigration reform.

“Now is the time for House Republicans to demonstrate leadership on this issue,” Bush wrote in a Wall Street Journal op-ed published Wednesday evening that he co-authored with Clint Bolick of the Goldwater Institute. “Congress should not use the present crisis as an excuse to defer comprehensive immigration reform.”

Bush said the influx of 50,000 undocumented children along the U.S.-Mexico border “is the latest consequence of the failure of President [Barack] Obama and Congress to overhaul America’s broken immigration system.”

“The best antidote to illegal immigration is a functioning system of legal immigration,” he wrote.

The potential Republican presidential candidate in 2016 called for “compassion” in the op-ed, harking back to his comments in April that many illegal immigrants come to the U.S. out of an “act of love.”

“Except for those deserving few who may demonstrate true cause for asylum or protection from sex trafficking, these children must be returned to their homes in Central America,” Bush wrote.

hRead more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/07/jeb-bush-immigration-crisis-children-border-109321.html

Let me try to unpack his statements.

“Now is the time for House Republicans to demonstrate leadership on this issue,”

You don’t get it, do you? This is a crisis of Obama’s making. We have zero trust in him to enforce law. Now you want a new one. Congress cannot even trust him with a new law, much less enforce the ones we have.

“the latest consequence of the failure of President [Barack] Obama and Congress to overhaul America’s broken immigration system.”

Obama took the liberty to change the law already. That’s what caused this crisis.

“The best antidote to illegal immigration is a functioning system of legal immigration.”

Look, Jeb, you seem like a smart guy. You do realize these people ignore and break our law now? Shouldn’t someone be blaming “enforcement” of the law? (lack of)

“Except for those deserving few who may demonstrate true cause for asylum or protection from sex trafficking, these children must be returned to their homes in Central America.”

Sounds like an enforcement problem to me. Or lack thereof. Instead, we’re sending signals of non-enforcement and halting deportations, and the smoke signals have hovered for a few years. They are coming in the hopes of changing the law and receiving amnesty. So the only answer then is changing the law?

Someone please show Jeb to the door. Two people in one family was quite enough. He sounds like Obama, for Pete’s sake, blaming Congress for what Obama did. That’s right, he wants to run alright but he doesn’t want to be stained by the current political environment. He wants the road cleared and paved ahead of him.

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5 comments on “SOS Jeb Bush on the road again

  1. peppermintfarm says:

    Bull,

    Exactly, show Jeb the door. And Jeb already was toast to me when he said that “act of love” thing. And now to blame Congress for the King’s machinations is utterly disgusting. What a puke he is.

    Doesn’t he realize that the repubs have sent bill after bill up to the Senate and dingy harry tables them? He is daft? We have a law in this country that no politician seems to want to follow, in fact it’s in the Constitution, “protect us from all invaders, domestic or foreign”. Do any of these asses even know the Constitution?

    The only person who seems to really get it is Perry who finally had to call up his National Guard to put them on the border.

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    • bullright says:

      Pepp, the act of love thing was out in left field somewhere. That and this has told me about all I need about his character. The border is the defining issue here, and its certainly defining our country.

      Perry had to do something, I wonder if Obama is going to try to undermine him now? I smell a vendetta against Perry and Texas. Perry as a 2016 possibility, and Texas for being successful under him. That’s my working theory anyway. Someone has to be thinking about securing our border, who else is?

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      • peppermintfarm says:

        If Jeb Bush ends up being the nominee for prez you can bet the repubs lose again to the dimocrats. Conservatives are sick of these rhinos.

        I’ve wondered too what the King will do to Perry now. I’m sure Holder will come up with something to sue him. It never fails.

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        • bullright says:

          Pepp, I agree, and its always bad to have someone think the nomination belongs to them.

          I believe there is some redistributive justice going on already. Make it cost Texas because they’ve been the picture of success and their budget is doing well. So he wants to take them down a few notches. I believe that’s their angle on Israel too, its doing too good and the Muzzies aren’t. But I bet Holder has a file on Perry and dug into every corner of his life. They always make everything personal per the Alinsky model.

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          • peppermintfarm says:

            Good point Bull. Perry footing the bill for what the feds should be doing. A punishment for sure.

            Oh, how livid I get over the Israeli betrayal by the King. I’m hearing right now on Kerry proposing another “cease fire” between Hamas and Israel. There was already this proposed by Egypt. Israel agreed, Hamas did not.

            Yep, Holder probably knows how much water Perry uses when he goes to the bathroom.

            I’m starting to feel pretty despaired over another 2.5 yrs of this crap. Every day another blow to someone or to all of us. I’m weary of all the destruction the King endows on us.

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