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  •  As much as i despised almost everything (4+ / 0-)
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    Leap Year, DuzT, OhioNatureMom, PSzymeczek

    about dubya, i have to admit that he wasn't hateful
    when it came to immigration.

    He did have 6 years of a majority--when he could have
    done something good and meaningful, and instead did

    but at least i'll give him this:  he wasn't his usual dick self.

    On the other hand..... if he hadn't been such a total weenie,
    immigration reform could have at least been moved
    somewhat a decade ago.

    I guess he was too busy wagin' war, and stuff,
    and also not doing anything about Roe v. Wade,
    which he also campaigned on.  [thank God.]

    •  Very true. (5+ / 0-)

      He's an idiot, but not a bigot. It's too bad he did not push for commonsense immigration reform - he could have been an effective leader on this issue (perhaps no other) and cemented at least a bit of a legacy. But yeah, if your main priority is doing everything wrong in response to 9/11, there's not much time left for anything else.

      •  I don't think you people understand (1+ / 0-)
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        Bush's wish for immigration reform.  It was more like Rubio's (no chance of citizenship) and planning for an immigrant underclass (call them "guest workers" if you want to sound charitable) on the lines of the Bracero Program, except that braceros had free movement back and forth across the southern border.  Bush's reform package did not include free movement and would have trapped immigrant workers in this country as a permanent underclass, exactly what the business community wanted done.

        "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

        by SueDe on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 08:33:45 AM PST

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