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"... the kind who skirt FISA rules to abridge my civil liberties, and the kind who shout about it without regard to who might hear." And, on balance, I prefer the latter.
"What about Snowden being a traitor do you agree with "on balance"?" No, Gus, actually I can't make a blanket statement like "Snowden is a traitor", because that's rather completely damning (and, y'know, on balance I'm glad he did what he did). How about if I say that the NSA seems to be a hotbed for traitors - the kind who skirt FISA rules to abridge my civil liberties, and the kind who shout about it without regard to who might hear.
"What if Israel says FUCK YOU KERRY, and attacks Iran?" As per the new agreement, we defend Iran. The world on its head.
"You're glad Snowden gave our government secrets and the info, that you DID NOT WANT collected to the Chinese and Russians???" No, I'm not. On balance, I'm glad he did what he did.
I've never understood why limited government conservatives abandon their suspicion of government when it comes to either law enforcement or the military. Or even security matters; I regard myself as a limited government conservative and, on balance, I'm glad that Snowden did what he did.
Gillespie sort of does confirm that notion, considering that Gillespie overcame trailing in the polls by double digits to almost pull out the win.
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"Does anybody think this will happen?" I do (it went R in 2010 and 2014, didn't it?). I think VA is pretty essential to a GOP victory in '16, which I'm confident will happen.
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It would (will) be nice to get Virginia back in the R column.
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"..shooting suspect identified as Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez.." Oh, well then definitely work related violence.
hrt, I shouldn't have said the dandy BS to you. I do appreciate that you are bringing quotes and links. tk (wait, do I violate the rule or adhere to it when I start the sentence without the cap?), that's completely OK, I chuckled when I saw the "dandy" and thought I'd ask who this Theodore Roosevelt person is and whether you think he might bundle for Jeb. Seriously, I definitely don't want to start any arguments here (it's gonna be a loooong time until Nov '16 and this is my go-to place for the duration).
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My question is will the immigrant cultures stand up and tear down their cultural wall and ask for less non-American cultural benefits? Maybe I'm still misinterpreting your question, tk, but how about this - the Cuban-Americans I knew when I lived in Florida were self-reliant, hard working and successful. And Cuban-Americans gave Bush 75% of their vote in 2000 and 78% in 2004.
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Your candidate is going to have to overcome the impression that he cares more about illegal immigrants than American citizens. I agree with you about that, MM, absolutely.
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Will "immigrant cultures" appreciate American culture enough demand English as the official language of our country and all ballots, drivers tests, etc. are printed in one language? Bush says: "Assimilation into American culture may begin long before people even enter our country. But assimilation into the American identity--the values on which our nation is based and the constitutional mechanisms designed to perpetuate them--ultimately is far more important yet a much more difficult task. To become citizens, immigrants must demonstrate fluency in English and pass an examination on basic American civics and history. There are 100 possible questions, from which 10 are asked of prospective citizens. Answering 6 out of 10 questions constitutes a passing grade. We believe that should not be enough to earn citizenship. Instead, aspiring citizens should be able to demonstrate a fundamental understanding of our nation's values and mechanisms of democracy. Thus we would expand the civic knowledge necessary for citizenship to include our nation's founding documents, the crucial role of a market economy in promoting freedom and prosperity, and the means and importance of civic preparation." http://www.ontheissues.org/Governor/Jeb_Bush_Immigration.htm
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My family came here from Italy in the early 1900s. Mine too, Ext (pretty much as you outline it). I agree - legal immigration bears no resemblance to what's going on in the southwest now.
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A real president would announce a new policy: "As of 1200 hours three days from today, anyone seen crossing the border illegally will be shot." I'd hope that president would stipulate that only those trying to get in would be shot.
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Today Donald Trump wondered aloud why all Republicans weren't condemning illegal immigration and sanctuary cities and the president's refusal to secure our border and enforce the law. I wonder if The Donald even reads the news. http://news.yahoo.com/bush-end-sanctuary-cities-immigrants-us-illegally-005841437--election.html
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It's still a 10 to 1 shot.. The average looks like about 40 to 1, and even at that price it's a sucker's bet. http://www.oddschecker.com/politics/us-politics/us-presidential-election-2016/winner I think the Bush name is still tarnished and will not command 50% plus 1 of the Electoral College. TC, I think the Bush name is a net neutral but that Jeb himself is a good campaigner (and, obviously, I think he was a great Governor). I'm hoping he'll bring most stripes of conservatives around well before New Hampshire.
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By the way, I believe in mucho immigration. Where exactly then, TC, do you disagree with Jeb's immigration stance (excepting that he won't bang a mule on the head with a 2x4)?
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hrtshpdbox, I simply do not believe Jeb. I'm sorry, I just don't. That's OK, James D. I thought Jeb's book was called "Act of Love." That was a much earlier book, tk (turns out that Jeb wasn't much of a porn writer).
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I am always skeptical of someone who believes I had anything to do with our illegal alien President. I shouted out "Who killed the Kennedys"...
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The R's can start addressing the real, serious and longstanding concerns that a lot of people in this country have about illegal immigration. Yeah, if only there was some GOP candidate somewhere who has given thought to the immigration situation and come up with any kind of plan whatsoever. http://tinyurl.com/ocm8x3s (Unless you meant addressing the real, serious and longstanding concerns with feverish hyperbole, in which case Trump is probably the only show in town).
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Exactly so, JiB, it's always a Republican versus a Dem+MSM, where any minor gaffe by the Republican is blown up to epic proportions and even the worst stumble by the Dem is swept under the rug. That's just the landscape that we've got to work with.
How could any sentient Republican not beat the decrepit evil bumbling hag they're going to run? Too easily, I'm afraid. When I think of Marco Rubio v Hillary, for instance, I can't help but conjure up the image of Rick Lazio. And I like Rubio.
And if they increase unemployment, lower wages, commit crimes out of proportion to their share of the population and shred respect for the rule of law, oh well, right? I agree, it's outrageous, and it ranks right up there with the hundreds of outrages either initiated by or exacerbated by eight years of a Democrat POTUS. The best solution to restoring the rule of law is to nominate an electable Republican.
I fell asleep, so rude of me (and I seem to do it every night). GUS says: "AND TRUMP IS WRONG??????" He's right that there are Mexicans, who are here illegally, who commit crimes. It's a monumentally stupid thing to say out loud even one time, let alone making it a centerpiece of a campaign. Mexicans were tacitly invited into the country for decades by American employers who used them for cheap labor, it's a problem that was created as much by Americans as by Mexicans. Bush, who supports building a wall and initiating a long process for illegals to achieve legal status (not citizenship), is enough of a contrast to Hillary's likely position (she'll just get to the left of Jeb, or maybe try to get to the left of Bernie on it). The GOP would like to get Hispanics into the party, not drive them away. Rich says: "I'm skeptical Virginia will go for the GOP regardless of the nominee." Me too, I guess, it's been very disappointed. I still can't give up hope, though, when the state can look like this: http://www.politico.com/2014-election/results/map/house/virginia/ tk says: "hrtshpdbox, to your point:" Coulter's right, of course. For a presidential candidate, though, it's a deadly way to approach the situation. That type of....manners, if you will, applies to all situations. For instance, do I think that there's a good chance that there's something dodgy about O's birth certificate? I do. And do I think that O probably got Ivy League grants and special treatment as a "foreign student", and that over time the whole sordid story will come out and go a long way towards discrediting this imposter who has made the last eight years so miserable? I do, but if I were a presidential candidate I wouldn't say so.