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George W. Bush blames himself for
'populist uprising' on immigration

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Posted By: Ribicon, 5/2/2021 12:21:16 AM

Former President George W. Bush appeared to blame himself for the country’s “populist uprising” on illegal immigration after he failed to pass comprehensive reform during his eight years in office. During an interview with “The Dispatch” podcast, Mr. Bush expanded on comments he made earlier this month that his failure to pass immigration reform was one of his biggest regrets of his presidency. “Now, the reason I say it’s a regret is because it’s my fault,” the former president said Thursday. “I tried to reform Social Security before reforming immigration. And, you know, I was warned. I’ll never forget, a bunch of Republicans


Unlike the devious Republicans, the Democrats at least are forthright in their desire to dismantle the USA.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: JrSample 5/2/2021 12:25:25 AM (No. 772955)
Just keep looking for those weapons of mass destruction. Heck-of-a-job, Bushy.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Newtsche 5/2/2021 12:40:09 AM (No. 772961)
As things wind down for W, he's begging for a pat on the head. There there, little fella...
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Catherine 5/2/2021 12:46:36 AM (No. 772962)
I remember this event. There were thousands of illegal aliens marching, demanding to become legal citizens. Bush was going to do that. He was shocked, tho, at the reaction of Americans who did not want this. That's why he backed down. Because our outrage made him. He was clueless about the feelings of real America. We still feel that way.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: J. Arthur Brown 5/2/2021 1:45:18 AM (No. 772967)
Some things Mr. Bush can blame himself for: (1) The Iraq War; (2) transferring American manufacturing to China; (3) driving the economy into recession; (4) permitting and apologizing for a massive increase in immigration crime.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Californian 5/2/2021 1:55:44 AM (No. 772968)
Immigration reform really always meant full amnesty (again), open borders, unlimited and unfiltered immigration, and the American tax payers footing the bill for the destruction of the republic. Still means that. If anyone in the Bush dynasty had to work for a living and compete for a job, a school slot, or anything else they'd be dramatically opposed to all of this and build a huge wall with an armed guard every 6 feet.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 5/2/2021 2:50:35 AM (No. 772984)
Remember the Guess Worker Program ?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: DCGIRL 5/2/2021 5:06:32 AM (No. 772990)
GW is an embarrassment. He is no better than his father and brother. What a huge mistake calling this clown a republican.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 5/2/2021 6:16:42 AM (No. 773000)
Mighty big of you, pal.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: F15 Gork 5/2/2021 6:22:20 AM (No. 773004)
Bush could have been a great president.......but he chose not to be.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 5/2/2021 6:34:16 AM (No. 773011)
Don't stop at populist uprising... You're to blame for many of the ills this country faces today. You are a New World Order wimp, just like your father was. The destruction of America is part of that agenda and it sickens me to think you and the whole rotten Bush family is part of it. Reagan's biggest mistake was having your father as his VP... I'd like to believe the only reason was because he thought he needed Texas to win.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: 5 handicap 5/2/2021 6:38:10 AM (No. 773018)
I blame you for enforcing George Soros's view of the world. The fact that Soros worked with and for Hitler is not in dispute, despite the fact that he is Jewish. So, damn you George Bush for everything you stand for. I have to admit you are right about one thing, had you done a better job at protecting America from the socialist invasion, Trump would not have been necessary.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: DustDevil31 5/2/2021 6:39:04 AM (No. 773019)
Bush was big “ borrow and spend” Republican. Too much bad Govt under his watch. He birthed the woke DHS. Debt was meaningless to him.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Edgelady 5/2/2021 6:47:44 AM (No. 773027)
In the book he wrote right after his administration was over was his then big regret was not sticking to capitalist principles and bailing out the auto industry, which started the big slide into the Big Recession and millions losing their jobs - that was the first reset and he was complicit in it. He observed how Obama’s administration made it even worse, yet for all appearances seemed okay with it. You don’t open the gates for thousands of people until your own people are relatively secure. The left likes adding insecurity to the American system - they hate our strength and individualism, yet that’s what makes us persevere, And now Bush is speaking up as though he’s still, or even ever was, a pivotal figure in history? No, he’s been commanded to appeal to Republicans to try to bring us back into the squishy fold. Not going to work. Go back to painting.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: govlawyer 5/2/2021 7:03:46 AM (No. 773034)
After W, I think we've learned to stay "out of the Bushes".
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Reply 15 - Posted by: ARKfamily 5/2/2021 7:24:53 AM (No. 773049)
I also remember hearing the statement "they will do the jobs that Americans won't do" by George W Bush and Dick Cheney. They thought Americans would be flattered when, in fact, they were insulted. Yes, we have some people who are not motivated but we are a good country. Hard workers. It is the elitists like him and his class that do not understand this one thing - when you bring in more people (amnesty), it takes jobs away from the existing people.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Zigrid 5/2/2021 8:03:06 AM (No. 773086)
Another rino trying to ingratiate himself with conservatives.... he and pence can't whistle in the wind... your time has past...WE the people trust President Trump to do what's right for President Reagan said..."get out of our way" had your chance and you flubbed retire quietly and let Americans call the shots... and WE want President Trump back in charge
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Rinktum 5/2/2021 8:07:09 AM (No. 773094)
Actually I did not want to read this article because I knew it would get my morning started off in the wrong direction, and it did. It just confirmed that politicians believe they have the right to play games with the American people in order not to better their lives or enact policies that they want, but to play an angle with the goal of re-election. Most of them have no clue what the American people consider important to their lives or if they do it is inconsequential to their personal goals. Nothing proves this more than the issue of illegal immigration. For years politicians have refused to do what the American people want done on this issue; secure the border, limit the number of immigrants coming to this country, deport illegals who are here, and get rid of the anchor baby policy. These public servants needed the issue to kick around to benefit themselves and they have kicked it around for decades. Have the American people benefited from their unwillingness to do what is right and good for the country? Of course not, and politicians don’t care. Clearly, the political class is only interested in our votes. Once they get what they want, we are forgotten and thought of as the great unwashed masses. This is all a game to these elites where who can become the wealthiest and most powerful in a job that would not exist but for the taxes levied on the very people they are supposed to serve and represent, but ignore. It is often said that democrats use minorities to get elected and then ignore them until they need their vote in the next election. Well, Republicans do it too, and this is a prime example. Any wonder why President Trump supporters are so loyal? It’s very simple, he did not play their silly self-serving games. He actually worked hard to produce the results he promised on the campaign trail and that’s why they hate him. Don’t kid yourself into believing it is just democrats. No, the GOP harbored no love for him either because he saw how corrupt the games they were playing were. If they had been more supportive, it would be a very different world we are living in today. Washington may be beyond saving, and it is not because we the people have given up, it is because it clearly is riddled with two kinds of people, one being the complete political animal determined to transform this great country into a nightmare with the help of their bureaucratic lackeys that would please any totalitarian, and two those who maybe go there with the goal to serve the people but these folks are quickly swallowed by the establishment and surrender to the lure of great wealth and prominence. They don’t even strive for power. It is enough to wear the label that their jobs confer upon them. These are the ego driven camera seeking fools who talk a lot but accomplish little to nothing. All in all, the system we have now is broken. It serves everyone but the people who elect them, pay their salaries and send them off to retirement in style. If you are looking for Patriots or problem servers, do not look to Washington. The atmosphere is toxic and they will destroy anyone who dares upset their applecart. Americans know that President Trump was the only guy fighting the good fight in a city of pathological liars, crooks, and traitors. It says a lot about the whole kit and caboodle, Republicans and Democrats, who would for their own selfish purposes destroy the country that enabled them to do what they are doing. One doing it as anti-American political zealots and the other through their self-serving cowardice. Our sovereignty is the lynch pin holding the country together but once removed will collapse every other issue and the democrats just pulled the pin.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 5/2/2021 8:07:33 AM (No. 773095)
Back in the day - - say from 2001 to 2009 - - this forum was flooded with Bush apologists - - who regularly bashed me for having naughty things to say about Little Georgie Porgie. Ahh, yes - - those were the good old days!
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Reply 19 - Posted by: The Remnants 5/2/2021 8:10:07 AM (No. 773098)
I bet if GW spoke in public some place that he'd get boos and catcalls just like Romney. (I can't believe I voted for both of them.)
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Speedy2 5/2/2021 8:16:26 AM (No. 773108)
Bush and Big Mike are like peas in a pod.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: GustoGrabber 5/2/2021 8:16:29 AM (No. 773109)
Game balls for XvII and XVIII
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Reply 22 - Posted by: HonestDon 5/2/2021 8:20:19 AM (No. 773113)
President Dunsel. He could have done SO MUCH, but listened to Rove and Cheney and stayed "within the lines." Too bad for him and, more importantly, for America.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: bobmadison 5/2/2021 8:25:03 AM (No. 773121)
What a huge disappointment, similar to our Governor Bobby Jindal (?-La.). He blew a golden chance to help us forget daddy Bush's, "Read my lips. NO NEW TAXES." After Desert Storm, daddy Bush had an EIGHTY-ONE percent approval rating. Bush 's last two years were a horrible disaster. What an embarrassment to Texas and the Republican Party.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Cynical Backstory 5/2/2021 8:26:01 AM (No. 773123)
For those of you sneering at our support for Bush back in the day...what else were we supposed to do? Support Al Gore? After Clinton I had high hopes for Bush but he broke my heart so many times I didn’t care if he won re-election or not. No, that’s not quite true, I abhorred Kerry just like I do Biden, but, what else can we do? We have to support what we have because worse is right there around the corner.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Lawsy0 5/2/2021 8:35:37 AM (No. 773135)
Those words by #24 are from my own pen. So, ditto, ditto, ditto.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Red Ghost 5/2/2021 8:37:37 AM (No. 773139)
43 is such a huge disappointment. It pains me even to read the things he says. We supported Bush 100 percent. We lived and worked in NYC on 9/11, my husband at the Trade Center and I two blocks south. GW was as big an inspiration to us as Rudy Giuliani. Imagine if Al Gore had been president during that catastrophic attack? As others have said, ultimately we had no choice but to support Bush and at the time it was the right thing to do. But now, all I do is shake my head in sadness and disappointment at Bush. Thank God, Rudolph Giuliani is still Rudy.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Kafka2 5/2/2021 8:49:13 AM (No. 773151)
I agree with "W" that passing smaller bills “may be a better approach” and that “comprehensive may be too big of a reach right now.” One thing that should be changed is making it easier to get work visas with the stipulation that it only gives entry for the worker, it would not allow relatives, without a work visa, to enter also. Since this would be a legal status, US labor protections would apply ending abuse of illegal workers. Another should be to eliminate "anchor babies," where a foreign national gives birth on US soil, the baby is automatically given US citizenship. Whole families are given entry based on the baby's birth certificate.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Strike3 5/2/2021 8:54:03 AM (No. 773153)
The entire world has gone nuts on immigration. It makes sense when a country needs more workers, the workers have essential skills and they pay income taxes. Europe has been infested with Africans and Muslims who rape, kill, steal and do not work. The US has been invaded by the same types of people from nearly every country. The soft-headed morons who think it is their job to feed the world's exploding population while not requiring them to work for it is going to be the death of all of us.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 5/2/2021 9:01:23 AM (No. 773160)
W, I hate to say it, but, it was a mistake voting for you. Guess where you can insert your new world order?
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Reply 30 - Posted by: GustoGrabber 5/2/2021 9:12:02 AM (No. 773177)
What else could you do? Continue the Reagan legacy with Kemp or Laxalt or Fred Thompson or Tommy Thompson or Pat Buchanon or Steve Forbes or Sarah Palin or Rick Santorum or Newt you chose Bush, there were better alternatives.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: Cindiana 5/2/2021 9:17:07 AM (No. 773183)
Add me to #24 amd #25.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 5/2/2021 9:19:40 AM (No. 773185)
W blames himself? We blame him for alot of things too. Mainly for not defending himself against attacks which ushered in the age of Obama. While the Democrats nail us between the eyes, the Republicans are busy stabbing us in the back. At this point they all need to go.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: MickTurn 5/2/2021 9:32:51 AM (No. 773203)
W was the Woulda, Shoulda, Couldn't President.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: keep_right 5/2/2021 9:46:25 AM (No. 773222)
W did have understanding of the need for immigration reform. Many seem to forget that Trump also provided a path to citizenship for those brought to the country as minors. Many also brand any attempt to deal with the masses that live, work and pay taxes in this country as "amnesty". Some of these ideas have suggested that those brought in as minors, etc return to their birth country to complete the application. This article provides NO context to the "populist movement" phrase. In the context of the Bush administration (preceding the Obama administration), the populist movement may have been the push for DACA that Obama put in place. Just because the Bushes have behaved badly in the post Jeb! failure doesn't mean everything that W says or does is evil.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: JackBurton 5/2/2021 9:47:41 AM (No. 773225)
On immigration, Bush never led. He barely followed. He did get billions for a border wall... and then did nothing. Nothing. Regret THAT because THAT is YOUR fault.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: starboard 5/2/2021 10:09:23 AM (No. 773243)
I was once accused of being a George W Bush cheerleader on the site. Actually, I'm was more of a very loyal Republican. We didn't see the big picture back then. All we wanted was to win the election. We had eight years of Clinton and the country was tired of the them. Bush ran against two bad Democrats and he had better name recognition then anyone else in the field. But that was eons ago. So much has changed. Since then we had #45 who made promises to the American people and kept them... Always putting America especially the forgotten American first. W has become a disappointing former potus. Painting portraits does not impress me much. The contrast between him and Trump is stark.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: bigfatslob 5/2/2021 10:11:39 AM (No. 773245)
Georgie you misunderstand the words nationalist and globalist you are the latter you wanted open borders you lying turdblossum.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: cheeflo 5/2/2021 10:16:02 AM (No. 773250)
Blames himself? He says this like it’s a bad thing. Immigration reform by any Bush would have us where we are, just not so brazenly. #18 — so we found out. Enjoy your dopamine hit.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: MDConservative 5/2/2021 10:25:47 AM (No. 773259)
People are $$$. Politics is fueled by $$$. What's there not to understand? Those who go to Washington to honestly make a difference are the exceptions that prove the rule. Those who get to Washington are rarely neophytes in politics, needing to generally raise millions for election to a seat. Try's not a simple game. Backers want commitments on issues. Ask the US Chamber of Commerce about immigration...which amounts to open borders. It is very apparent that illegal workers undercut the market cost of labor by taking cash under the table. Latin American emigres work hard for less...and unskilled labor is difficult to find with the level of government "safety net" programs that abound. (Add up the benefits; see what the working income equivalent is these days.) Thirteen percent of the population, Black Americans, has largely been written off as unproductive. It wasn't any Republicans that talked Dubya out of reform. It was the vehement reaction of Americans when they discovered how far reaching "reform" went and how close the Senate was to passing it. Rush and talk radio killed this, not the politicians. Looking back, Dubya was the Biden of his times. Had 9/11 never occurred, he would have been a one-termer like his father.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: TexaTucky 5/2/2021 10:29:45 AM (No. 773261)
If only Gore or J Effin' had won, things would have been so much better.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: Omen55 5/2/2021 10:43:20 AM (No. 773275)
This family is dead to US.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: Debrawr 5/2/2021 10:44:28 AM (No. 773276)
So he admits it's an uprising. He'd better check with his pal Obama, because he says it's astroturf.
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Reply 43 - Posted by: Mad Dog 5/2/2021 10:50:13 AM (No. 773284)
Go away W, you were better than the alternative at the time, but it appears now, not by much.
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Reply 44 - Posted by: Rumblehog 5/2/2021 10:54:27 AM (No. 773291)
GW inherited his fathers lust for an open borders "New World Order" with "inclusiveness." The entire Bush family is a hideous disgrace to the GOP. GHWB was a Blue Blood Republican who represents the party of Rockefeller and the 1950's. "Populism" on every topic is the "New, New World Order." Get used to it.
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Reply 45 - Posted by: PrayerWarrior 5/2/2021 11:13:48 AM (No. 773312)
Remember Bush's nominee to the Supreme Court, Harriet Miers, a Rino and pro abortion? Even nominal republicans screamed and we got Justice Alito, Thank God! Of course, the demonrats had to rough him up and made his wife cry in the Senate confirmation. But Justice Alito today is one of our hero justices, no thanks to W.
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Reply 46 - Posted by: Kate318 5/2/2021 11:19:15 AM (No. 773318)
Gosh, W, there’s so much you need to apologize for, and this is what you choose to regret?
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Reply 47 - Posted by: Krause 5/2/2021 12:23:54 PM (No. 773378)
The last populist president lowered taxes, creating tons of jobs, caused wages to rise, lowered unemployment, defeated ISIS, built up the military and stopped the invasions of the Mexican border. Yeah, never again, right?
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Reply 48 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 5/2/2021 12:54:47 PM (No. 773406)
The Bush family is responsible for the rise of populism, but not for the reason s GWB thinks. GWB didn't crack down on illegals, and his stupid brother (married to the daughter of a sometime illegal) called illegal immigration an "act of love," making it quite clear where his sympathies lay.
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Reply 49 - Posted by: Italiano 5/2/2021 12:55:14 PM (No. 773407)
How about blaming yourself for thousands of dead and maimed soldiers and Marines, you piece of...
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Reply 50 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 5/2/2021 1:09:30 PM (No. 773413)
Bush Romney Cheney Ryan McPain McConnel McCarthy Collins Murkowski Just a few of the reasons why we need a truly Conservative party and not a party full of fakers as phony as the six o’clock news!! And our own conservative tv news network too!
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Reply 51 - Posted by: LissaMD 5/2/2021 1:24:47 PM (No. 773426)
I visited the George W. Bush Presidential Library at SMU a couple of years back. I was a bit taken aback to see that, in my humble opinion, it was a theme of justifying and apologizing for decisions made post 9/11. Quite was lame. Nice of him to support Biden in this statement......did he ever ONCE support Trump?
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Reply 52 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan 5/2/2021 1:49:30 PM (No. 773438)
He should blame himself for wanting to destroy American jobs, infllicting criminals on the country, and then trying to make Americans that truly believe in sovereignty feel guilty about not allowing this to happen. He wants the exact same thing as Obiden, but only a little slower. The same can be said of establishment republicans' view on much of the "progressive" agenda - the same outcome only a little slower. The scales have been removed from our eyes with the highly successful, conservative presidency of Donald Trump. We have seen the truth about what can be achieved if only one has the proper motivation. We learned how corrupted both sides of the aisle are, and saw the extent of their contempt for us and our chosen president. They stole the 2020 election, and we will never forgive, forget, or return to the DC business as usual. No more.
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Reply 53 - Posted by: ragu 5/2/2021 2:18:10 PM (No. 773452)
I've been done with Bush for quite a while.
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Reply 54 - Posted by: bighambone 5/2/2021 3:36:00 PM (No. 773489)
Unfortunately G. W. Bush is of the globalist investor class and could careless if the country becomes flooded with enough cheap foreign labor (illegal aliens), so that the American labor that would have to compete for available jobs with all that cheap foreign labor would only be able to earn the federal minimum wage or just above that amount. A basic factor in the law of labor supply and demand is that the lower labor wage rates are, the more profits there would be for the investor class. That’s why the DC political UniParty that is loaded up with members of the investor class, and were so happy to see corporations move millions of what were American jobs to low wage countries where their labor costs were so much lower. Trump understood that game and really worried the DC political UniParty, that Trump who supported American labor first, would get in position to kick over their financial Apple carts. That’s why the UniParty political class worked so hard to get rid of Trump.
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Reply 55 - Posted by: jasmine 5/2/2021 4:10:24 PM (No. 773497)
What nonsense. When GW Bush dropped the ball on stopping illegal immigration, he most certainly did NOT blame himself. He called Americans who tried to patrol the border themselves "vigilantes." He had NO problem with the millions of illegal aliens flooding into our country under his "watch." He knew very well they were using stolen IDs belonging to victimized American citizens, running "businesses" buying and selling fake IDs, hiding their criminal histories, avoiding taxes, crowding our schools, joining gangs, and taking advantage US taxpayers. He foolishly neglected his duty to American citizens, and our national interests. The New World Order requires self serving "leaders" to replace old-fashioned ideas like national sovereignty and electing our own leaders, with what unelected global bureaucrats covet: Power and wealth to be redistributed globally, as they see fit. Globalists and dupes continue trashing Americans, our history, and our Constitution in order to persuade us we are a nation so deplorable we are beyond redemption. It's not hard to recognize globalists. They're the voices demanding Americans come last on their own soil. That is a very sick vision, and one President Donald Trump saw right through.
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Reply 56 - Posted by: Jackie 5/2/2021 5:29:07 PM (No. 773523)
For 8 damn years you sat there with your thumb you know where and let the Muslim dope tear this country apart. Never said a word. You thought that squishy POS brother of yours was going to be up next Now you need to sthu and go back to your gated community. You called the people watching the illegals coming over vigilantes dare you now try and make it sound like you were so busy with Social Security you just didn't get it done. You and daddy were the big boosters of this One World Order. take over. I hope you have to answer for that when you have taken your last breath ..I so detest the coward you are and most likely always was.
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Reply 57 - Posted by: Ribicon 5/2/2021 5:33:25 PM (No. 773525)
“Mr. President, my pledge to you and your government—but, more importantly, the people of Mexico—is I will work as hard as I possibly can to pass comprehensive immigration reform.” President George W. Bush to President Felipe Calderone - Joint Press Conference, Mexico, March, 2007.
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Reply 58 - Posted by: Connor 5/2/2021 6:38:35 PM (No. 773561)
Bush cannot help trying not to offend liberals. He just wants to be part of the cool kids.
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Reply 59 - Posted by: NotaBene 5/2/2021 9:22:35 PM (No. 773650)
I also was a Dubya booster here, voter and donor. No point in crying over spilled milk now. At the time it seemed great and I wanted revenge from the Muslims that got US on September 11, 2001. I did not realize at the time that the Masons had a New World Order in mind. Donald Trump, he of the great presidency, opened our eyes, and there will be no going back to the Illuminati Globalist anti-Ameicanism. We are all Trump now.
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Reply 60 - Posted by: stablemoney 5/2/2021 9:29:17 PM (No. 773656)
Arrogant idiot. GW don't like people having a say in how their lives are ran, dismisses it as populism. You are a very stupid man, GW.
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Reply 61 - Posted by: ASU86PE 5/2/2021 10:06:00 PM (No. 773676)
My BIGGEST disappointment with "W" was allowing the murder of Terri "Schiavo" - Schindler . She really had no husband and her parents were willing to keep her alive.
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After drawing up plans to offer discounts to anyone wearing blue to show support for the New Orleans Police Department, the Audubon Nature Institute announced Tuesday it was canceling the six-day promotion, citing feedback that “this event could be unintentionally divisive.” A statement from a spokesperson for the Audubon Zoo and Audubon Aquarium of the Americas said the purpose of hosting Blue at the Zoo from May 11 to May 16, alongside the New Orleans Police & Justice Foundation, was to “promote and foster positive interactive experiences” with the Police Department. But an announcement last week of the promotion as well as a planned news conference triggered
'Alarming rate': Demoralized cops flee
police departments in record numbers
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Posted by Ribicon 5/5/2021 10:47:08 AM Post Reply
Police officers nationwide are turning in their badges at record rates amid budget cuts, policy changes and anti-brutality protests. An estimated 5,300 officers quit or retired from the New York Police Department last year, 200 or more cops have left the Seattle force, and in the nation’s capital, the union reports that the 3,700-strong Metropolitan Police Department is down 300 badges since the D.C. Council enacted sweeping police reforms last summer.(Snip) In Baltimore, the department has lost nearly 300 officers since last year, leaving detectives “overwhelmed with their caseload because they, too, are short-staffed,” said the leader of the local
Pfizer expects $26 billion in
2021 sales from COVID vaccine
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Posted by Ribicon 5/4/2021 10:56:09 PM Post Reply
Pfizer said Tuesday it expects to do $26 billion in sales this year from its two-shot COVID-19 vaccine alone. That’s up more than 70 percent from its last forecast, largely thanks to new contracts signed with countries struggling to get their hands on vaccine doses. The estimate assumes that Pfizer will deliver 1.6 billion doses of its COVID-19 vaccine in 2021.(Snip)“Based on what we’ve seen, we believe that a durable demand for our COVID-19 vaccine—similar to that of the flu vaccines—is a likely outcome,” CEO Albert Bourla said on a conference call with investors.
Edward’s coffee order has Starbucks
barista begging to end TikTok trend
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Posted by Ribicon 5/4/2021 10:47:42 PM Post Reply
What The Frapp? Dripping in extra whipped cream, caramel syrup drizzle, pumps of cinnamon dulce and honey, five bananas and more—this sticky, tricky Starbucks order has social media percolating.(Snip)“This order comes in every other week,” a fellow Starbucks staffer tweeted, empathizing with Josie via a picture of a Green Tea Creme Frappuccino with 29 supplementary specifications. “I raise you this,” another coffee maker carped alongside a flick of a Caffè Misto with over 30 additional demands. And customers who are waiting behind the “Edwards” of the world aren’t fond of the TikTok coffee craze either. “I was behind a woman who had an order
Prolific mail thief in West
Seattle arrested seven times,
released from jail each time
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Posted by Ribicon 5/4/2021 10:27:15 PM Post Reply
Seattle—There’s a suspected mail thief operating in West Seattle. The victims know his name. So do the police, the post office and prosecutors. He's been arrested seven times since Jan. 7 and each time, he was released from jail, sometimes within 48 hours after his arrest. His name is Jason Turner and his case is another example of a suspected repeat offender falling through the cracks of the criminal justice system, leaving everyone who touches his case frustrated.(Snip) “When you've arrested someone multiple times for the same crime, it's extremely frustrating," said Sgt Randy Huserik of the Seattle Police Department.
White House insists Iran nuclear
negotiations 'separate'
from US hostage talks
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Posted by Ribicon 5/4/2021 5:33:06 PM Post Reply
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday that US efforts to free Americans detained in Iran are “separate” from negotiations to curb the country’s nuclear program. Psaki said the issues aren’t linked after the US denied an Iran state media report that the US will unfreeze $7 billion in Iranian assets for the release of four Americans. Four Iranians also would be freed. “Our policy as the US government has not changed on ransom. But I will tell you that discussions to bring home Americans who are held in Iran are something that are raised — that is raised at the highest level
Jen Psaki says Biden deserves CREDIT
for 'improvements' at the southern border
after 'four years of destruction and
chaos' under Trump
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Posted by Ribicon 5/4/2021 5:28:59 PM Post Reply
White House press secretary Jen Psaki believes President Biden deserves credit for how he has handled the border and blamed Donald Trump for the migrant surge and the overflowing immigration system. 'After four years of an immigration system rooted in destructive and chaotic policies, President Biden is taking the challenge head on and building a fair, orderly and human immigration system,' the White House press secretary said at the top of her briefing. Psaki launched into a list of accomplishments related to the crisis, including Customs and Border Protection (CBP) nearly doubling their rate processing unaccompanied minor migrants and working to reunify families.
NYC schools cancel Columbus
for 'Indigenous' Day, add
Juneteenth as holiday
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Posted by Ribicon 5/4/2021 4:53:58 PM Post Reply
New York City schools have canceled the Columbus Day holiday, replacing it with an Indigenous Peoples’ Day, while also making Juneteenth a school holiday and getting rid of snow days altogether. The city Department of Education called Oct. 11 “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” in the 2021-2022 calendar it posted on its website Tuesday, flagging the beginning and end dates for the school year as well as winter and spring recesses but not the big changes within in a tweet. The move, which was announced, however, in a press release to education beat reporters, officially cancels for school kid recognition what remains a federal, state and city holiday
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Biden team may partner with private firms to
monitor extremist chatter online
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Posted by Dreadnought 5/4/2021 1:05:28 AM Post Reply
Washington The Biden administration is considering using outside firms to track extremist chatter by Americans online, an effort that would expand the government's ability to gather intelligence but could draw criticism over surveillance of US citizens. The Department of Homeland Security is limited in how it can monitor citizens online without justification and is banned from activities like assuming false identities to gain access to private messaging apps used by extremist groups such as the Proud Boys or Oath Keepers. Instead, federal authorities can only browse through unprotected information
‘Woke’ Coke Pauses Diversity Plan After
‘Intense Backlash,’ Plan Author Suddenly
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Posted by Imright 5/4/2021 9:19:36 PM Post Reply
Coca-Cola has pressed pause on a controversial “diversity plan” after what Fox News described as an “intense backlash,” and the company’s general counsel, Bradley Gayton, who authored the plan, has now abruptly resigned.As The Daily Wire reported back in February, “Coca-Cola debuted a new policy this year implementing a diversity quota for the outside counsel it retains, saying it will only hire law firms that commit to providing 15 percent of billed time from black attorneys, higher than the percentage of African Americans in the U.S. population.”
Bill Nye rips unvaccinated Americans:
'It's not fair to everybody else'
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Posted by Ribicon 5/4/2021 3:45:26 PM Post Reply
Television's "science guy” Bill Nye ripped Americans who are refusing to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, saying "it's not fair” to put other people at risk. Appearing Sunday on MSNBC, Mr. Nye, who hosts the podcast "Science Rules! with Bill Nye,” was asked by anchor Mehdi Hasan how "irresponsible” and "deadly” he finds the "anti-vax message” pushed by conservatives like Fox News primetime host Tucker Carlson.(Snip)"Now, I've noticed that people don't like to use the word 'mutate,' because that's associated with evolution, the facts of life, we'll use the word 'variant.' Fine. It will vary in that person and then that could infect me,
Jen Psaki says Biden deserves CREDIT
for 'improvements' at the southern border
after 'four years of destruction and
chaos' under Trump
39 replies
Posted by Ribicon 5/4/2021 5:28:59 PM Post Reply
White House press secretary Jen Psaki believes President Biden deserves credit for how he has handled the border and blamed Donald Trump for the migrant surge and the overflowing immigration system. 'After four years of an immigration system rooted in destructive and chaotic policies, President Biden is taking the challenge head on and building a fair, orderly and human immigration system,' the White House press secretary said at the top of her briefing. Psaki launched into a list of accomplishments related to the crisis, including Customs and Border Protection (CBP) nearly doubling their rate processing unaccompanied minor migrants and working to reunify families.
How Bill Gates spent long weekends at the
beach alone with his venture capitalist ex-
girlfriend Ann Winblad every year - and even
sought her approval to marry Melinda - in a
bizarre decades-long arrangement with his
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Posted by Imright 5/4/2021 2:06:57 PM Post Reply
Bill and Melinda Gates have had a decades-long agreement that the Microsoft boss could vacation for a long weekend at the beach every year with his venture capitalist ex-girlfriend. The odd arrangement raises eyebrows now that one of the richest couples in the world are going their separate ways after 27 years together and building a $130billion fortune. Bill, 65, and venture capitalist Ann Winblad, 70, dated in the 80s but broke up in 1987, the same year he met future wife Melinda. Ann was reportedly more ready for marriage than Bill as he worked day and night to build his billion-dollar Microsoft empire.
Biden Administration Denies Permit To Veteran
Motorcycle Group For Memorial Day Event In
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Posted by Imright 5/5/2021 8:34:25 AM Post Reply
You may remember the veteran biker group known as Rolling Thunder. They have since changed their name to Rolling to Remember.They were planning to ride into Washington, DC on Memorial Day and end their ride at the Pentagon, as they have done for years.The Biden administration has decided to deny their permit this year. Shame on them.The Washington Free Beacon reports:Biden Nixes Veterans’ Memorial EventThe Biden administration denied event permits for the Rolling to Remember motorcycle ride held every year for the past 30 years
Failed Texas Democrat Candidate Sounds Alarm:
2022 ‘Could Be Major Setback’ for Democrats
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Posted by Dreadnought 5/4/2021 1:38:22 AM Post Reply
Failed special election Democrat candidate Jana Lynne Sanchez has sounded the alarm that 2022 “could be a major setback” for Democrats if they lose their slim majority in the House of Representatives. Sanchez, after not receiving enough votes last Saturday to make the special election runoff, has a very strong message for the Democrats. Sanchez lost by fewer than 400 votes to come in third place. Republican candidates did extremely well, edging out the rest of the field. Sanchez said the Republicans received an overwhelming majority (62 percent) of the total voters. Sanchez continued to say, “all the things I thought would have motivated Democrats” to come and vote failed.
Photos Are Released From Maskless
Joe And Jill Biden As They Meet Jimmy
Carter, 96, And Wife Rosalynn, 93 In
Their Home – The “First Couple”
Put Their Masks On As
Soon As They Left The House
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Posted by Black Conservative Voice 5/4/2021 8:45:18 AM Post Reply
President Biden and first lady Jill Biden visited former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter at their home in Plains, Georgia, on Thursday, Biden’s 100th day in office. The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library released a photo of the visit, and presidential historian Michael Bechloss posted it on social media Monday night. The photo saw both Bidens appearing to loom large over the Carters who were pictured on sitting on two living room chairs. All four were pictured without face masks – despite Joe Biden insisting that he wears a mask while outdoors even though he has been vaccinated against COVID-19.
Basecamp Employees Flee Company
After CEO Rejects Woke Capitalism
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Posted by Black Conservative Voice 5/4/2021 6:02:45 AM Post Reply
About one-third of the employees of software developer Basecamp have quit their jobs after the company’s founders asked them to focus on developing software, rather than get involved in politics at work. Basecamp co-founder and CEO Jason Fried told employees that “every discussion remotely related to politics, advocacy, or society at large quickly spins away from pleasant.” “We make project management, team communication, and email software. We are not a social impact company,” Fried added, encouraging employees to focus on their jobs rather than politics while in the workplace.
Kamala Harris says Biden is sending an
extra $310 million in aid to Central America
where 'corrupt' governments are motivating
migrants to head to the U.S. in
record numbers
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Posted by Imright 5/4/2021 2:19:36 PM Post Reply
Kamala Harris revealed Tuesday the U.S. is sending millions in aid to Central American countries and blamed 'corrupt' governments for the surge in migrants heading north at her first public event as 'border czar' - five weeks after she was given the job.'The United States has announced we will send an additional $310 million to the region,' she said.The vice president's comments come as the administration plans push Congress to pass a bill sending $4 billion in aid to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador over the next four years. During her remarks at the 51st Annual Washington Conference on the Americas Harris underlined her role addressing 'root causes' of migration.
Jimmy Carter, 96, and wife Rosalynn,
release picture from last week's meeting with
maskless Joe and Jill Biden - leaving social
media baffled at its Very odd perspective
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Posted by Imright 5/4/2021 2:38:15 AM Post Reply
A bizarre yet endearing photo has been released of President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden meeting with former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter. The perspective of the photo saw both Bidens appearing to loom large over the Carters who were pictured on sitting on two living room chairs.The photo was taken at the Carter's home in Plains, Georgia last Thursday, 78-year-old President Biden's 100th day in office. The couple live in two-bedroom rancher the president built himself since before he entered the White House.
VIDEO: College Professor Launches
Racist Rant At Deputy, Files Complaint
On Him
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Posted by Grateful 5/5/2021 10:41:37 AM Post Reply
Los Angeles, CA – A college professor who went on a racist rant against a Latino sheriff’s deputy who stopped her for using her cell phone while driving has gone viral for her hateful behavior (video below). The incident occurred in April when a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy stopped a driver who was allegedly using her cell phone while driving, FOX News reported. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) deputies are not yet equipped with bodycams but the deputy told KTTV that he had purchased a bodycam “to protect himself on the job.”
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