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October 04, 2011

GOP Candidate for President, a RINO and Former Democrat, Opposes a Border Fence and Supports Free K-12 Education for Illegals

Too on the nose? It was Ronald Reagan.

These are, quite honestly, amazing debate answers from George H.W. Bush and Reagan in 1980. This is a candidate debate in Houston. Bush and Reagan are asked whether illegals should have access to free K-12 public education (this was four years before the Supreme Court held that a public education must be provided for illegals).

Bush talks about being "sensitive and understanding" and then stumbles through a very Perry-esque examination of immigration issues, concluding that he doesn't want illegal aliens to be made to feel like they are stuck outside the law. Whoa.

Reagan then jumps in--not to rebut Bush's statement, but to add to it. Reagan also uses the word "sensitive" and, entirely unprompted, comes out against a border fence.

Surely we'd never tolerate such RINOs today.

(h/t to Guestblogger Ben Domenech.)


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