Jeb Bush: Crossing the Border Illegally an ‘Act of Love’

Breitbart, April 6, 2014

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush discussing immigration reform on Fox News this Sunday:

I’m going to say this and it will be on tape, and so be it. The way I look at this is someone who comes to our country because they couldn’t come legally, they come to our country because their family’s dad who loves their children was worried that their children didn’t have food on the table, and they wanted to make sure their family was intact. And they crossed the border because they had no other means to work to be able to provide for their family. Yes, they broke the law, but it’s not a felony. It’s kind of–it’s a–it’s an act of love. It’s an act of commitment to your family. I honestly think that’s a different kind of crime that should be, there should be a price paid, but it shouldn’t be–it shouldn’t rile people up that people are actually coming to this country to provide for their families. And the idea that we’re not going to fix this but with comprehensive reform ends up trapping these people, when they could make a great contribution for their own their families but also for us.


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  • DaveMed

    Where is his wife from again?

    Sorry, Jeb. Some us of can keep it in our pants and think clearly on the issue.

    • IstvanIN

      and she isn’t even pretty.

      • FlaVet

        Neither is Mooch-hell…

    • John Smith

      His wife is from one of the countries south of the border comprised of the many folks who come here because of “love”.

      Yep, they love to rape, rob, pillage, murder…and destroy neighborhoods…

      …while sucking blood from our medical and educational infrastructures.

      I love it

  • Moe Moe

    Jeb’s campaign will be funded by multi-billionaire Sheldon Adelson. And their Neoconservatives will get us into a war with Iran and whoever else crosses Benjamin Yayhoo and IsReal….Hillary will be funded by George Soros…Chris Christie will be beaten down worse than they are beating him down now for BridgeGate. In fact, powers that be will keep BridgeGate in the news until then if they can. The prediction here is Jeb wins, and Neocons win, Latinos win and average conservative white folks lose again (we always lose no matter who wins elections…).

    • Moe Moe

      Jesse J will soon once again be heard chanting, “Stay out’da Bushes!”

      • WR_the_realist

        That is the only political matter on which I have any agreement with Jesse Jackson.

    • If a real immigration patriot does not run, then I’m not going to pay one bit of attention to what will turn out to be the kabuki theater that are 2016 Presidential politics. Sure, you’ll have a few Huckabee/Santorum style gadflies that pop up, maybe win a primary or two, and get praised for their “courage,” as they consider all the media gigs and book offers, which is of course their real reason for running. Not to win, but to pad the resume.

      But the conclusion will be foregone. Someone who wants amnesty and open borders and someone who does not want to enforce immigration law will become President.

      • Pro_Whitey

        Still hoping for Jeff Sessions. Willing to contribute money and vote in the primary. Will be disturbed if an amnesty supporter gets the nomination. Probably will vote third party or sit out if that happens.

        • IstvanIN

          The neocons don’t want Jeff Sessions any more than they wanted Pat Buchanan.

          • NoMosqueHere

            Why don’t the nc’s want Sessions?

          • Raymond Kidwell

            who is a goo candidate?

      • Anglo

        Isaiah 6:5 [New International Version (NIV)]

        “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty.”
        What a perfect description this verse is of our time and what we are living through.

    • Nancy Thomas

      i will NEVER vote for that stupid SOB!

  • Roninf9

    “If the people were to ever find out what we have done, we would be chased down the streets and lynched.”

    — George H. W. Bush, cited in the June, 1992 Sarah McClendon Newsletter

    The arch-Globalists of the Bush/Clinton Crime Syndicate are directly and personally responsible for the ruination of this country these past 40 years. They should all be tried for treason. Who are the fools applauding Jeb in that audience? Must be low-information Republicans.

    • Tim_in_Indiana

      …or low-IQ Republicans.

  • Anglo

    This proves our constitution and laws mean nothing to Jeb Bush.

  • WR_the_realist

    The Democrats must love the Bush family. They’re all so terrible that when any of them run the Democrats can put up any candidate against them and win.

    • Urbane Neanderthal

      Well GW did beat Gore (barely) and swift boated Kerry.

      G and GW are both decent men, but at their hearts they are big government democrats. Jeb is not much different.

      Though, compared to a communist like dinglebarry they look like Goldwater.

      • So CAL Snowman

        GW LOST the popular vote to Gore in the 2000 election. Good men do not order the invasion of sovereign nations in order to placate their globalists masters desire for a strong petrodollar to prop up their empire of blood and deceit.

        • FlaVet

          The popular vote never mattered…and we should be happy it doesn’t.

      • IstvanIN

        George Jr. a decent man? Not in my book. He sent thousands of men to their graves in pointless wars while giving our country away to Mexicans and assorted other third-world trash. He doesn’t care of you or I lose our jobs, if our kids and grandkids get raped and killed by the brown hordes so long as he has a ranch and some servants. Decent man? Right.

        • WR_the_realist

          Also, don’t forget that be backed the No Child Left Behind law. Whenever Bush agreed on a law with the late and unlamented Ted Kennedy you can be sure it was a thoroughly bad law.

          • FlaVet

            Imagine how better off we’d be if Mary Jo Kopechne managed to get out of that car instead of Ted, in 1969.

          • Vito Powers

            Imagine how much better off we would be if Barbara Bush had an abortion in 1946 or even better had been sterilized.

          • Of the elder George Bush had put his crippled Grumman Avenger down on Chichi-Jima itself instead of far out into the water.

  • bubo

    Had to live through this fool for 8 years as governor. If he’s the repub candidate for pres that pretty much seals the deal for Hilary. I’ll just write in my cat.

    • FlaVet

      Well…he was very strong on gun rights and gave us the Castle Law and SYG. Which virtually the rest of the country copied.

  • MekongDelta69

    What don’t Republicans not understand about the word, “illegal“?

    [Rhetorical question – We all know the answer.]

  • Bush said that we ought to start enforcing immigration law. But in the same breath, he said that illegal immigration is fundamentally good. If it is, then why enforce immigration law? We all know that (yet another) President Bush won’t enforce immigration law. Though as far as that goes, that would be deja le meme chose.

    What amuses me is that Ed O’Keefe, writing in the WaPo about this, said that Bush’s remarks… “clearly set Bush apart from other Republicans, especially some considering runs for president in 2016. Even Bush seemed to acknowledge that his position could cause him political trouble as he mulls whether to run for president.”


    This doesn’t differentiate Bush from the other major Republican contenders for 2016, it puts him right into the mainstream of that group.

    For instance, among many instances, Rand Paul says “find a place for illegal aliens here,” “get beyond deportation,” “give work visas to anyone in the world that wants to come here and work.” If anything, even counting these idiotic statements, Jeb Bush is still not as open borders as Rand Paul.

    Far from “causing him political trouble,” I fail to see how Jeb Bush being for amnesty and open borders is going to hurt him when all his other competitors are for amnesty and open borders. In the land of the blind, a blind man can still be king. If Jeff Sessions does not run for President, then you won’t have a real immigration patriot in the bunch.

    • Jerrybear

      He is by far our finest senator.

      • FlaVet

        Make Trey Gowdy his VP then.

    • DonReynolds

      Excellent post.

    • Nancy Thomas

      Are you smoking crack? No real conservative will vote for that fool after his recent comments. If the GOP chooses Jeb, Hillary will win.

      • No real conservative voted for Bob Dole in 1996 or John McCain 2008 and not many voted for Mitt Romney in 2012 while the races were still competitive. Yet they won the nomination.

        Republican Presidential politics since the end of WWII, with one exception, have very much an it’s-my-turn known-quantity feel to them. IOW, it’s highly unlikely that someone comes out of nowhere to win the Republican nomination.

  • D.B. Cooper

    Sorry Jeb, but First Lady Colomba Bush aint happening.

  • mobilebay

    So, Jeb, are you saying that you do not believe in the sovereignty of this nation? Have you ever read the US Immigration laws – Title 8, Sec. 1325? You know as well as anyone that our borders will never be secure – the money for a fence was set aside by your brother, I believe, and it never happened. By 2040, this will be a majority Hispanic nation and we will be just another third world. We pour money into these undeveloped countries and still have to take care of their people here. We haven’t had a President since Eisenhower who enforced our immigration laws. When our “leaders” found out that anti-American, pro-illegal organizations would supply votes and “contributions” in exchange for them closing their eyes to border jumping, they got on the illegal alien bandwagon – just where you are, Governor. But please don’t insult our intelligence by calling the invasion “acts of love.”

  • My “act of love” will be to camp out in Jeb’s front yard and demand that he support me and my nine kids. He’ll do it because I’m all about the love.
    Jeb is as dumb as his brother. He’s blind to the implications of his remark.

    • Pro_Whitey

      The Bushes do seem dumb at times, but as far as I can tell they consistently make bank along with their Ay-rab buddies. Sometimes I’d like to be that dumb, but I don’t want to compromise on immigration.

  • borogirl54

    I disagree with Jeb. Crossing the border illegally is against the law and anyone doing so risks deportation. There are other parts of Mexico they can go to start a new life.

    • r j p

      Nobody in Mexico will hire the ones crossing the border.

      • So CAL Snowman

        I hear the cartels are hiring.

      • DonReynolds

        That is UNTRUE. The vast majority of those in the USA illegally QUIT a full-time job to come here! That is how they can afford to pay hundreds or thousands to human smugglers and still work as a drug mule for the cartels.

    • FlaVet

      Yea…like Tucson or Phoenix.

  • Daniel Schmuhl

    You can tell how much they love America when they brazenly wave the Mexican flag and openly talk about reconqustia.

    • DudeWheresMyCountry?

      Reconquesta? They would’ve had to have conquered The Southwest prior to this current invasion, and that never happened.

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    I don’t see the GOP changing any time soon. The GOP has been the stupid Party for more than the last 50 years, so why should now be any different? I also didn’t think the country needed another Bush for president and I certainly don’t now.

    OK Jeb, if you don’t want to be angry at the immigrants then reserve your anger for the Democrats who are deliberately subverting the Constitution by stacking the country with those who they know will vote Democrat now and forever.

    • D.B. Cooper

      I was one of those people stupid to keep voting republican, and often straight ticket at that. Romney was the last straw. The GOP thinks it has a lock on white votes because they honestly feel you have nowhere else to go. Well, I don’t need the government to hold my hand. I’ll vote democrat to speed up the decline. Once moderate republicans no longer exist, we can get started on the other end of the equation. Remember algebra? The “x” can’t be on both sides of the “=”.
      X=sell out politicians.

      • I wrote an another thread here just now that if the GOP nominates Jeb Bush or any other neocon RINO, I’m voting for Hillary.


          you have that right . . . . she probably would be the lesser idiot of them all . . . .

          • Shrillary would also do a better job infuriating paleo-cons on other issues. Jeb would mouth some platitudes about abortion and prayer in the schools, and immediately get a free pass from the GOP faithful on flooding the country with Fourth World Trash.


            Ultimately, both parties seem to lean hard on unconstitutionality and protection of the Republic and heavy on fascism ..

  • Luca

    “Your honor, I plead not guilty and I would like to use the Jeb Bush defense. You see, when I robbed that bank, that was not a felony, I was only trying to feed my family and better my life, in fact, it was an act of love.”

    Thank you Jeb for broadcasting what an idiot you are, I wouldn’t vote for you for dog catcher.

  • DudeWheresMyCountry?

    Politicians today think their opinions matter. Politicians in the pre Twilight Zone America knew their duty was to uphold the law.

  • So CAL Snowman

    Well it’s pretty obvious that Jeb is gearing up to make a “presidential” run, replete with the butt kissing of the usual suspects.

    • FlaVet

      He’s got to keep “Columba’s” extended family in Chihuahua happy. We’ve got a potus now with relatives in Kenya…so we need this guy with his in Mexico?

      • DonReynolds

        Maybe they have the UN and the US confused.

  • John K

    The Bush empire is made up of globalists, they don’t believe in borders. They are liberals in conservative clothing.

    In fact, George H.W. Bush was the first American leader to openly mention the ‘New World Order’, and as far as I know, was the first to put US forces under UN command. If Obama doesn’t completely decimate America, a third Bush surely will.

    • IstvanIN

      The Bushes are not liberals, they are TRAITORS, there is a difference.

      • Anglo

        Yes, that too.

      • Einsatzgrenadier

        These days, being a liberal and being a traitor are one and the same thing.

    • Alexandra1973

      You know when he mentioned this?

      September 11, 1990. Eleven years before 9/11.

    • They were not under UN command for Desert Shield/Desert Sabre. In fact, the Coalition Armies were under US command, to whit, that of US General Schwartzkopf. As little respect as I have for George H.W., what he did with the UN was seek (and obtain) UN authorization.

      US forces have participated in UN peacekeeping operations before, such as Lebanon (UNOGIL) in 1958 (President Eisenhower) and the Dominican Republic (DOMREP) in 1965-66 (President Johnson). The commanders of UNPROFOR in Bosnia-Herzegovina from 1992-1996, in chronological order were:

      Lt. General Satish Nambiar (India).
      Lt. General Lars-Erich Walgren (Sweden).
      General Jean Cot (France).
      General Bertrand de Sauville de La Presle (France).
      General Bernard Janvier (France).

      No civilian UN bureaucrats or other officials were in command, and the prevalence of French commanders on the ground was due to the fact that numerically the French were the largest contingent there. It was mainly a European operation, and normally the nation with the largest manpower contribution also normally provides the overall commander.

  • Puggg

    From the web site Earl of Taint.

  • DudeWheresMyCountry?

    Thank you Jeb for taking yourself out of the next presidential race.

    • FlaVet

      I’m sick of the oligarchy and “royalty” anyhow…Bush’s, Klintons and Kennedys. We can do better than having another 8 years of any of them.

  • MBlanc46

    If there are any debates during the 2016 Repub primaries, it will be interesting to see how Bush tries to talk his way out of this one. That is, if there are any Repub presidential candidates who don’t support immigration “reform”.

    • DonReynolds

      Perhaps he will say he has “evolved” on the subject, like Obama.
      But you are probably right, the enforce-the-law candidates get killed off pretty quickly, with the help of the MSM and the RINO moneybags.

  • BonV.Vant

    This whole family should be striped of it’s citizenship and deported after we retake the country.

  • John K

    “Act of love”? Is that what they call it when illegal aliens are raping white women and children?

  • DonReynolds

    This is an obvious lie.
    The vast majority of the illegal aliens had full-time jobs in Mexico….. before entering the USA illegally.
    Only someone with a decent income could drop hundreds or thousands (or more) to human smugglers to get them safely across the border. Some of them choose to work as drug mules for the cartels…..another act of love, I suppose.
    Deport them all. Fail to do that and they will be living in your house and working at your job.
    Where will you be then?

  • Nancy Thomas

    Jeb is a total IDIOT.

  • bear grylls

    JEB Bush has just disqualified himself from being president.

  • jeffaral

    Jeff Bush for president?? What about David Duke for president?

    • Alexandra1973

      I won’t vote for anyone who blames the Jews for every single thing.

      I agree there’s a conspiracy, but I don’t for one minute believe that Jews are at the top of the pyramid, so to speak. It’s not orchestrated by them. They’re just hirelings if anything.

  • Alec Smart

    The Bush’s are globalists, hell bent on destroying America in favor of global government

  • Whitetrashgang

    Half of all illegal aliens are on welfare, don’t forget that jerb

  • Dale McNamee

    Jeb is stupid beyond comment…
    Why doesn’t he live on the Texas/New Mexico/Arizona/California border ? There, he can experience the “love” expressed by the illegals (theft,vandalism,rape,intimidation ((US GOV and cartel)),murder…

  • scutum

    This should put to rest any delusions people have about the Bush family. They, like most Republicans are part of the progressive movement that has been working to destroy this country since the end of the civil war. As I’ve said here repeatedly before, no one represent the traditional European inhabitants of this once great nation. We are alone with no one to represent us or advocate for us, and those of you that think the answer lies with the Republican party are deluding yourselves.

  • Ringo Lennon

    With our streets , neighborhoods, schools, hospitals jam packed w/ people we certainly don’t need any kind of immigration. Jeb is an idiot who wants to suck out the quality of your life.

  • Paleoconn

    His brother George is the one who implemented the top 10% UT quotas, basically admitting the top 10% of Texas high schools to U of Texas, which favors hispanics. He also put professional hispanic Alberto Gonzalez in charge of justice. White Republicans like this, who needs Democrats. They are the Repulsican party to me, and they should be jettisoned to oblivion, and a new party formed with the likes of Kobach, Sessions, King, Cruz.