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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 06:35 AM
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Newsweek: What Would bu$h Do? - Give me a break!
Newsweek asks What Would bu$h Do? in the anchor baby debate.

Revoking Birthright Citizenship: What Would Bush Do?
As Matt Bai recalled in his New York Times column this weekend, President George W. Bush wanted a part of his political legacy to be expanding Republicans' appeal to nonwhites, in particular among Latinos. This hardly seemed a preposterous notion when he took office: Bush had performed respectably among Latino voters in Texas, and many Latinos are devout Catholics who lean conservative on social issues.

So much for that! A fierce opposition to illegal immigration swept the Republican base, nearly killing John McCain's presidential campaign in the primaries, and it is bubbling up again. As The Washington Post reports, Tea Party groups are planning an anti-immigration rally at what they say is a popular illegal crossing on the Texas-Mexico border.


In a rush to appease the angry mobs, a gaggle of leading congressional Republicans has raised the idea of revoking the Constitution's apparent granting of citizenship upon birth in the United States. (The 14th Amendment declares "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States.")

Some former members of the Bush-Cheney administration think that the 14th Amendment, adopted in the wake of the Civil War, ought not to be changed to suit the GOP's midterm strategy. The 14th Amendment is a great legacy of the Republican Party," Former Bush and McCain strategist Mark McKinnon said to Politico. "It is a shame and an embarrassment that the GOP now wants to amend it for starkly political reasons." That comes, as Politico's Scott Wong notes, on the heels of criticism of the proposal from Dick Cheney's former domestic policy adviser Cesar Conda and former Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson.

http://www.newsweek.com/blogs/the-gaggle/2010/08/10/rev...


Why are we even asking what bu$h would do?
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 06:56 AM
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1. Why are we asking what bush would do?
So we can do the opposite of course.

"what would bush do?" is an excellent guidelin for any decision that must be made.
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:09 AM
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2. Clear some brush!
Important decisions call for some serious vacation time.
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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:39 AM
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3. What would B*sh do about immigration? Here's a list
1. Invade Iran
2. Pat some bald people on their heads.
3. Use some vacation leave.
4. Give an awkward mispronounced denunciation using an example involving a straw man.
5. Ignore it.
6. Do whatever Cheney suggests.
7. Do whatever Rove suggests.
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:36 AM
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4. He'd take a fucking vacation, you shitheads
Now watch this drive.
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