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Old 07 April 2014, 04:43 AM
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Default Jeb Bush says illegal immigration often 'an act of love'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jeb Bush, a potential Republican presidential candidate in 2016, said on Sunday that illegal immigrants who come to the United States to provide for their families are not committing a felony but an "act of love."

"The way I look at this is someone who comes to our country because they couldn't come legally ... and they crossed the border because they had no other means to work, to be able to provide for their family, yes, they broke the law, but it's not a felony.

"It's an act of love, it's an act of commitment to your family."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/p...,5833979.story
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Old 07 April 2014, 05:09 AM
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Interesting, given that I've recently seen rumors he might make run for the Presidency in 2016. Bound to piss the Tea Partiers off, but the GOP desperately needs to start making inroads in the Latino vote (and one might note that George W. was not a hard-liner on immigration, either). Wonder if he's going to make a play for being the more "centrist" Republican - and wonder if the public would buy it, after falling for his brother.
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Old 07 April 2014, 06:13 AM
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It's hard to say that at the same time the US is the best and is full of endless opportunities all the while having very limited resources and so all those huddled masses yearning to breathe free need to take a number and get in line.

But still this is interesting. Because if people still want to jump the line, Obama's America is not so bad.
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Old 07 April 2014, 12:39 PM
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It's not really jumping the line when for many people there isn't really a line, though.
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Old 07 April 2014, 12:49 PM
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Wonder if he's going to make a play for being the more "centrist" Republican - and wonder if the public would buy it, after falling for his brother.
I still suspect his brother poisoned the Bush name too much for Jeb to have any chance. It will be interesting to see if he does run and if he gets any traction by tacking to the center - but I doubt it. There usually is a token moderate or two and they rarely get past New Hampshire.
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I still suspect his brother poisoned the Bush name too much for Jeb to have any chance. It will be interesting to see if he does run and if he gets any traction by tacking to the center - but I doubt it. There usually is a token moderate or two and they rarely get past New Hampshire.
It might work for the people who thought the wrong brother ran in 2000, but three Presidents named Bush could make some voters uncomfortable, even if he does campaign as a centrist (and the GOP really needs a centrist voice these days).
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Old 07 April 2014, 04:25 PM
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We don't need another Bush. We don't need another Clinton.

We don't need dynasties in our politics. Our leaders shouldn't keep coming from the same families.

It's been close to 30 years now since we've had a significant amount of time where a Bush or a Clinton hasn't been one of the top 4 or 5 most powerful people in the country, usually in the top 1 or 2, and even longer if you count the elder Bush's run as head of the CIA.
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