Obama Praises Bush, Continues His Legacy (+video)

Photo Credit: Washington Examiner President Obama issued glowing praise for President George W. Bush at the opening of the Republican’s presidential library in Dallas, highlighting his predecessor’s push for immigration reform and overall character as commander in chief…

Despite his past criticism of the Republican president, Obama has increasingly adopted Bush’s policies, particularly on national security issues. And Obama invoked Bush in his push to achieve comprehensive immigration reform.

“Seven years ago, President Bush restarted an important conversation by speaking with the American people about our history as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants,” Obama said. “And even though comprehensive immigration reform has taken a little longer than any of us expected, I am hopeful that this year, with the help of Speaker Boehner and some of the senators and members of Congress who are here today, that we bring it home.”

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