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5/14/2014

Jeb Bush And Fear

Filed under: General — Dana @ 9:16 pm

[guest post by Dana]

Last night, Jeb Bush spoke to a group of the nation’s wealthiest donors. As immigration reform was one of the main themes of the night, Bush followed up on his “act of love” comments made last month:

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. I honestly think that that is a different kind of crime that there should be a price paid, but it shouldn’t rile people up that people are actually coming to this country to provide for their families.

…by making yet another emotional appeal,

“For the life of me I have a hard time understanding why people are fearful of our own heritage, our own history. … The rules are you come to this country, you pursue your dreams, you create value for yourself and your families and others and great things happens to you and to our country. Why would we ignore that at time when we need to restart and rejuvenate our economy? It makes no sense to me.”

Clearly Bush is getting a jump start on securing the Hispanic, moderate and independent votes. And speaking of fear, yes, people might be fearful, but not fearful of heritage or history or anything else so ridiculous.

Border Patrol agents in South Texas have arrested nearly 180 illegal immigrants convicted of sex crimes since last October, Customs and Border Protection announced this week.

The majority of the offenders’ crimes were committed against children, the worst of which included “sexual assault of a child; sodomy, lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14; aggravated sexual assault of a child; and aggravated indecent assault and corruption of a minor,” CBP said in a release Tuesday.

According to CBP, the nearly 180 illegal immigrants’ prior convictions were for sex crimes all over the United States.

This is on the heels of yet another disturbing report

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released 36,007 convicted criminal aliens last year who were awaiting the outcome of deportation proceedings, according to a report issued Monday by the Center for Immigration Studies.

The group of released criminals includes those convicted of homicide, sexual assault, kidnapping and aggravated assault, according to the report, which cites a document prepared by the ICE.

A majority of the releases were not required by law and were discretionary, the organization says.

According to the report, the 36,007 individuals released represented nearly 88,000 convictions, including:

-193 homicide convictions
-426 sexual assault convictions
-303 kidnapping convictions
-1,075 aggravated assault convictions
-1,160 stolen vehicle convictions
-9,187 dangerous drug convictions
-16,070 drunk or drugged driving convictions
-303 flight escape convictions

According to Jessica Vaughan, the director of policy studies for the Center for Immigration Studies,

This information is sure to raise concerns that, despite professions of a focus on removal of criminal aliens, Obama administration policies frequently have allowed political considerations to trump public safety factors and, as a result, aliens with serious criminal convictions have been allowed to return to the streets instead of being removed to their home countries.

–Dana

20 Responses to “Jeb Bush And Fear”

  1. F him.

    they are criminals, and anyone supporting their acts as guilty of the crime as the scum committing it.

    redc1c4 (abd49e)

  2. I’m pretty sure Jeb is a good guy.

    I’m also pretty sure that we can nip this whole Jeb as President thing in the bud.

    Because the whole 49-state electoral college victory for Hillary will be embarrassing.

    Ag80 (eb6ffa)

  3. “The rules are you come to this country legally, you pursue your dreams, you create value for yourself and your families and others and great things happens to you and to our country.”

    Jeb forgot a word. For the life of me, I don’t know why he’s afraid of uttering it.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  4. stay inside and lock your doors

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  5. How can this idiot be running for President (aka Head of the Executive Branch of the USA = the Chief Enforcer of The Law of The Land) and disregard the idea that borders have a purpose, and that laws exist for a reason?

    (Granted, the recent examples from Dear Leader might give some neophyte the impression that the US President can pick and choose which laws he wants to enforce … but Jeb-Baby is a former Governor and REALLY ought to know better.)

    Bush- NO.
    Rubio- NO.
    Any other amnesty-loving RINO- NO.

    A_Nonny_Mouse (0123ed)

  6. This fricking turd needs to put on a democrat uniform.
    Shoot the loose lipped fuc.

    mg (31009b)

  7. So, red and yellow, black and white, we all lies like a gay crack whore.

    And we’re supposed to build on that?

    gary gulrud (e2cef3)

  8. What me worry? Russia dumps 20% of its US Treasuries.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user5/imageroot/2014/05/Belgium%20March.jpg

    Constitutions are just guidelines.

    gary gulrud (e2cef3)

  9. “Bush- NO.
    Rubio- NO.
    Any other amnesty-loving RINO- NO.”

    - A_Nonny_Mouse

    I have to admit that I’m kinda licking my chops in anticipation of the next round of “Who’s the RINO?” arguments.

    Those arguments raise very interesting questions about what we ought to value in our candidates, and I think those are questions we don’t ask often enough.

    Leviticus (f9a067)

  10. I have to admit that I’m kinda licking my chops in anticipation of the next round of “Who’s the RINO?” arguments.

    Heh! Me too. It’s kind of the Maoists and Leninists. Whose Republicanism is the purest? Who is the deviationist? The revisionist? And … gasp … the counter-revolutionary?

    nk (dbc370)

  11. 10. “what we ought to value in our candidates”

    That they can take the shot, field dress and haul out on a litter, butcher with a field ax and Rapala, and open a can of beans with a screwdriver.

    Am I missing something?

    gary gulrud (e2cef3)

  12. 12. Comment by gary gulrud (e2cef3) — 5/15/2014 @ 9:25 am

    Am I missing something?

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/tea-party-calls-house-republicans-act-immigration-reform-article-1.1792997

    A day after President Obama said the House has a “narrow window” to take up a bill before the congressional elections close off the chance of legislating in the fall, a top Tea Partier on Wednesday called for conservatives to stop blocking action on immigration.

    “Conservatives need to seize on immigration reform as an opportunity for growth, to reaffirm who we are and what makes our country great,” Tea Party Express co-founder Sal Russo said in an op-ed.

    Sammy Finkelman (bcd7c8)

  13. Yes Gary, you have. Grow your own food and purify water.

    mg (31009b)

  14. Menial labor is for slaves, not leaders.

    nk (dbc370)

  15. And you don’t need a screwdriver to open a can of beans. A flat rock or concrete surface that you can rub off the the crimp on the lid with will do.

    nk (dbc370)

  16. 5. Comment by A_Nonny_Mouse (0123ed) — 5/14/2014 @ 11:29 pm

    How can this idiot be running for President (aka Head of the Executive Branch of the USA = the Chief Enforcer of The Law of The Land) and disregard the idea that borders have a purpose, and that laws exist for a reason?

    He knows enough to know that many laws DON’T exist for a (good) reason.

    (Granted, the recent examples from Dear Leader might give some neophyte the impression that the US President can pick and choose which laws he wants to enforce … but Jeb-Baby is a former Governor and REALLY ought to know better.)

    Any other amnesty-loving RINO- NO

    That position sure helped Shane Osborne win the Nebraska Republican primary.

    http://dailycaller.com/2014/05/10/amnesty-issue-hits-gop-race-in-nebraska/

    Sammy Finkelman (bcd7c8)

  17. (Granted, the recent examples from Dear Leader might give some neophyte the impression that the US President can pick and choose which laws he wants to enforce … but Jeb-Baby is a former Governor and REALLY ought to know better.)

    Well, what person wants to concentrate on enforcing laws you don’t like?

    Jeb Bush is proposing to make a law that might be honored. That’s much easier said than done, and Congress is highly unlikely to settle onsomethinbg like that. Jeb Bush is not even saying what such alaw would look like. The truth is this priciple has to be gotten rid of.

    If a law should be enforced because it is a law, then:

    1) Should the law against importing prescription medicines from other countries be enforced more?

    2) Should speed limits, regardless of their rationality, be enforced to the hilt?

    3) Should the marijuana laws be enforced in places like Colorado?

    4) Should there be a crackdown on copying songs?

    Sammy Finkelman (bcd7c8)

  18. 13. And then again, maybe not:

    In that piece, the longtime GOP operative and consultant argued that “conservatives should be at the forefront of reform so the law reflects the just interests of the United States, not misty-eyed ideals of some of the liberal do-gooder reformers.”

    That means no special pathways to citizenship that allow undocumented immigrants to cut in line, Russo cautioned, but rather some reasonable procedures that require “the 11 million people who are here illegally obey the law, pay taxes and come out of the shadows.

    Abracadabra!

    gary gulrud (e2cef3)

  19. 14. My real talent is picking weeds on my hands and knees.

    But I can load.

    gary gulrud (e2cef3)


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