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Marco Rubio explains

Marco Rubio explains

I’m going to let him explain.

In full.

Update: But not unrebutted:


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Not interested in your rationalizations for supporting this horrible amnesty bill, Rubio. Not the least bit interested. You’re either a liar, or you’re a damn fool, or you’re both.

In any event, I’m through with you. You will never have my support again.

Sen. Rube is dead to me. I hope one term is all this non-natural-born citizen gets.

Anyone stupid enough to get played by the democrats by being led to believe that the way they can win elections is by supporting democrats is not smart enough to get my support never the less hold the position of a US Senator.

Uncle Samuel | June 26, 2013 at 5:19 pm

John Frank, a commenter @ Right Scoop said it well:

“Given his flip flop, along with his decision to lie about his flip flop, and his Presidential ambitions, Rubio has lost all standing on this issue.

It is not a matter of being conservative, it is a matter of acting in the American interest versus acting for one ethnic group over another.

The way he is talking, he is treating conservatives like an ethnic group.

I suggest if people want to hear the truth about what is in the bill, you have a number of options:

– Sit down and read all 1,200 pages.

– Listen to what people like Senators Coats, Grassley and Sessions have to say.

None of these individuals have Presidential ambitions. Coats and Grassley were in the Senate in 1986. Grassley in particular is solid on the subject.

They clearly understand the mistakes that were made in the past and what has to happen if the public is going to accept any legislation from Congress on this issue.

Senator McCain has lost his objectivity on the subject. Senator Flake, well he has taken down his FB page and gone into hiding. Senator Graham should be primaried, but that is up to the voters of South Carolina. IMHO he is not a conservative, but rather a marxofascist.

The reality is that Republicans could have hung together and prevented the present bill from ever coming to the floor for debate. Yes, we need reform of the legal immigration system.

But putting together a bill that is 1,200 pages long and weighs 24 pounds. Then restricting any real debate on the Senate floor, out of concern that you were losing the debate, instead of having a genuine interest in improving the product. Buy votes, through earmarks, carve outs and pork, aka legislated corruption.

Instead a number of Republicans blinked and sold out a number of core principles while proceeding with a very bad piece of legislation that puts the interests of illegal aliens ahead of American workers, while furthering Obama goals of fundamentally transforming America into a socialist state.

What were they thinking?”

IMO – this bill shows contempt that Washington DC has for the taxpaying law abiding citizen, for law enforcement community, including border patrol and for the Constitution, the law and our precious and blood-bought nation.

Our system of government is a precious gift that is being squandered and brutalized by barbarians and crooks.

    Uncle Samuel

    I have to respectfully disagree with you on this. Marco Rubio has squandered his integrity not in one term but in just over two years. If he knows what the bill is about and keeps saying this, he’s a liar. If he doesn’t, he’s a fool. Either way, we have enough of both in the Congress. I had hoped he Rubio was different. I was wrong, but at least I can say I wan’t the only many fooled.

Marco who?

Talks like Reagan but votes the way the Bush Mafia tells him to. Just like the vote for Jack Lew, Kerry, and agreeing to arm the Syrian rebels. In true Prescott Bush elitist mode.

Laura Castellano | June 26, 2013 at 6:42 pm

No, Marco. You’re done.

[…] Legal Insurrection posted this video and I am as well.  It’s not because I believe what Rubio is shoveling in his Senate speech attempting to mend bridges with conservatives but because there are a few things about his approach that should concern us.  Watch it for yourself and decide. […]

…and Cruz nailed it once again. There’s not much that gets by him…

Rubio will switch parties before 2016.

You broke my heart Marco.

BannedbytheGuardian | June 26, 2013 at 8:17 pm

Rubio also sold the idea that his parents were Cuban refugees until they were not.

The more he defends this stupidity, the more stupid he sounds.

Hopefully, he’ll be relegated to the ‘middle zone,’ and voted out and replaced by a conservative.

Marco, Marco…we hardly knew ye…but now we do.

chilipalmer | June 27, 2013 at 5:55 am

The US has no secrets from China or Russia. 3/2/12, “NASA says it was hacked 13 times last year,” Reuters. “NASA said hackers broke into its computer systems 13 times last year, stealing employee credentials and gaining access to mission-critical projects in breaches that could compromise U.S. national security.”…11/15/12, BBC, “The latest incident had occurred on 31 October, when a laptop and documents were stolen from a locked vehicle of one of its employees at Nasa headquarters in Washington DC. The machine was password protected, but the agency acknowledged that the information might still be accessible to hackers since it was not encrypted.”

chilipalmer | June 27, 2013 at 6:01 am

Sorry, above comment meant for Snowden/security post.

EXCLUSIVE: Palin Throws Down Gauntlet on Primary Challenges to Rubio, Ayotte

Palin said Rubio had promised that “border security would come first,” and he would not support “legalization of illegal immigrants” and “amnesty” before border security while running in the Florida Republican Senate primary against Charlie Crist in 2010. She said Ayotte, whom she endorsed, had on her campaign website in 2010 that there were “no excuses” not to secure the border and also said she would not support amnesty.

“I think that they should be challenged. I don’t have a problem with heated debates and contested primaries where they have to answer to constituents regarding their flip-flopping on such a fundamental position as amnesty for illegal immigrants,” she told Gibson. “I don’t have a problem at all with contested primaries. In fact, competition makes us all better and makes us be held accountable and I’d like to see them held accountable and answer as to why it is that they flip-flopped.”

She needs to add Sen. Richard Burr of NC to her list as well.

Will the illegals who will be given US citizenship be allowed to retain citizenship in their home country? This should not be allowed. They have to relinguish their original citizenship.