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Lindsey Graham: Why is Rubio complaining about a bill that he helped write?
Hotair.com ^ | 6/18/13

Posted on 06/18/2013 12:31:07 PM PDT by cotton1706

“How do we put together a bill and then the guy who put it together says that he may not vote for it?” Graham asked me. “I just don’t get what we’re doing here.”

His specific complaint: that GOP Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a fellow member of the Senate “gang of eight” who had spent months drafting a bipartisan immigration reform bill, seemed to be backing away from the legislation…

Graham needed Rubio to bless the deal and stick with it, not flinch at the first whiff of tea party gunpowder.


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: amnesty; deception; foolingpublic; rubio
Life is full of such questions, Lindsey. Like, why do we give benefits to people who don't belong here? Why would a "conservative" senator from South Carolina vote with the democrats so often? and other such questions. It's fun to ponder!
1 posted on 06/18/2013 12:31:07 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

2016


2 posted on 06/18/2013 12:31:35 PM PDT by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: cotton1706

Gee does it matter what’s in the bill? And of course Rubio and these other idiot senators didn’t write it.


3 posted on 06/18/2013 12:32:28 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: cotton1706

4 posted on 06/18/2013 12:34:13 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: cotton1706

I’m no fan of Rubio’s but while Rubio may have written the bill he didn’t write all of the amendments and riders that have been tacked on to it.


5 posted on 06/18/2013 12:34:16 PM PDT by MeganC (A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never need one again.)
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To: cotton1706

Rubio is trying to play both ends against the middle. He wants to appear both for it and against it.


6 posted on 06/18/2013 12:34:47 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: cotton1706

Schumer Republicans are hard to figure out. Nobody knows why they do what they do.


7 posted on 06/18/2013 12:35:04 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (23,116,441 households on Food Stamps! Now that's what I call HISTORICAL!!!)
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To: cotton1706

Lindsey Decoder: “I’m already dating one guy in my life and don’t have time for two”


8 posted on 06/18/2013 12:35:15 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: cotton1706

Why is Graham always supporting the Democrats?


9 posted on 06/18/2013 12:35:34 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: FlingWingFlyer

It’s easy when you accept they are intentionally mislabeled Democrats.


10 posted on 06/18/2013 12:38:05 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: cotton1706

Because Marco has his Co-hones in the ringer because Conservatives are telling him what they REALLY THINK!

Marco Rubio has a GREAT need to be liked, he cannot stand the criticism.


11 posted on 06/18/2013 12:38:31 PM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: cotton1706

The F’ING GOP better figure out WHAT THEY ARE, and WHAT THEIR POSITION IS. This in-public infighting is ridiculous.


12 posted on 06/18/2013 12:38:32 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: MeganC

Are you from Planet earth? OR are you just not paying attention?


13 posted on 06/18/2013 12:40:28 PM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: Zathras

LOL! My GAYDAR sounds when I see him on TV.. Whoop WHOOP WHOOP!!! And Boehner with his tanning salon habit. Yikes. Change the name from ‘GOP’ to ‘GAYP’.


14 posted on 06/18/2013 12:40:31 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: cotton1706

Look what they done to my bill ma
Look what they done to my bill ma
It was the only thing that I could do half right
And it’s turning out all wrong ma
Look what they done to my bill

source: http://www.lyricsondemand.com/s/safkamelanielyrics/lookwhattheydonetomysonglyrics.html

With a slight edit.


15 posted on 06/18/2013 12:41:04 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (A bad hair day is not a mental issue, or is it?)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

We already know what they are Treasonous Traitors, in-case you missed it!


16 posted on 06/18/2013 12:42:00 PM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: Zathras

“Rubio, Rubio, wherefore art thou Rubio?” Goober was heard pleading. Bob


17 posted on 06/18/2013 12:42:32 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("You have the most appealing surface I have seen. Bring it over here. Lay it down by me." Al Stewart)
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To: cotton1706

18 posted on 06/18/2013 12:42:39 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (People with religious faith in government are far crazier than people with religious faith in God.)
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To: cotton1706
Graham asked me. “I just don’t get what we’re doing here.”

You're driving the last nail in your party's coffin and in the process destroying your nation as traditionally known, remember?

19 posted on 06/18/2013 12:43:06 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

“This in-public infighting is ridiculous.”

I’m actually enjoying it if it’s genuine. RINO’s are used to doing the stabbing in the back, not being the ones being stabbed.

And in reality, this is not infighting, since Graham is not a republican (though he calls himself one).

May Lindsey’s Graham’s frustrations continue!!


20 posted on 06/18/2013 12:45:40 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: chicagolady

What I am saying is that any bill in the Congress is usually much different when it is passed from committee than when it was drafted. It is not remarkable that a bill’s author has pulled their support from a bill especially with the advent of the ‘gut and amend’ process.


21 posted on 06/18/2013 12:46:01 PM PDT by MeganC (A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one, you'll never need one again.)
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To: LyinLibs
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22 posted on 06/18/2013 12:46:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cotton1706
The Dems have conned the GOP into caring more about foreign invaders than American citizens.

The GOP's belief that handouts to illegals will garner votes for the GOP is delusional. The GOP's failure to realize that Amnesty benefits illegals and Dems but not Americans or the GOP is astonishing.

Oh and, the GOP HELPING THE DEMS WIN EVERY ELECTION hereafter is SUICIDAL.

23 posted on 06/18/2013 12:48:57 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: cotton1706

I think Lindsey was bullied in his childhood and he now retaliates and revenges that by taking positions that are in your face to the Tea Party conservatives. But I speculate, I’m no psychologist - it seems like the only plausible explanation - he thoroughly enjoys the negative attention from true conservatives and thoroughly enjoys the attention and conduit of the lame stream media. It’s a win win for him, and a lose lose for the country. It’s as despicable as a scandal ridden Democrat.


24 posted on 06/18/2013 12:49:21 PM PDT by RushingWater
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

Its called blowback Senator.


25 posted on 06/18/2013 12:51:49 PM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

No. The modern GOP is all for liberal ideals all on their own. And some are determined to keep electing more of them.


26 posted on 06/18/2013 12:52:59 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: cotton1706

“I just don’t get what we’re doing here.”

Finally Lindsey recognizes what Conservatives have known for years!


27 posted on 06/18/2013 1:00:17 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

Marco Rubio found out the Gang of Eight were/are just Puppets of the White House


28 posted on 06/18/2013 1:02:15 PM PDT by molson209
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Schumer Republicans are hard to figure out. Nobody knows why they do what they do.

Oh that's easy, CORRUPTION

29 posted on 06/18/2013 1:05:10 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (The Gubment Has No Legitimacy. It needs to be Removed!)
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To: cotton1706

Lindsey, Why are YOU pretending the GOP will gain a single vote for this transparent pandering?

I’ll believe “assimilation” when I no longer have to “press 1 for English”.....

Why are YOU imposing slave wages on LEGAL immigrants, via this amnesty bill?


30 posted on 06/18/2013 1:07:21 PM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: cotton1706
Talk about your drama queens.

More drama here between Goober and Marco than there was between Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in Behind the Candlelabra.

31 posted on 06/18/2013 1:12:19 PM PDT by metafugitive
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To: cotton1706

question. isn’t lindsey a girls name?

answer. yes, yes it is.


32 posted on 06/18/2013 1:27:47 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: cotton1706

Graham is right. Rubio is coming across as weak. I’d respect him more if he stood solidly one way or another. He seems like a light-weight to me.


33 posted on 06/18/2013 1:41:49 PM PDT by bkepley
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To: Blood of Tyrants
"Wanting to play both sides"..."

Amen brother, WE CAN'T TRUST A SINGLE ONE OF THEM !!

34 posted on 06/18/2013 1:57:16 PM PDT by SENTINEL (Kneel down to God. Stand up to tyrants. STICK TO YOUR GUNS !)
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To: cotton1706
Sen. Rubio: Will someone please confront Rubio, of Cuban background, about the place of Cuban refugees in his new immigration plan?

As many of us know, Cubans have their own special immigration law: A Cuban touches American soil, and he is automatically an American citizen.

But nobody dares to challenge Rubio by asking him if that unfair and unequal law is going to be repealed so that Cubans can now be put in the general immigration population with all other immigrants.

Come on, Rubio, repeal that only-Cuban favorite immigration bill before you even consider new immigration laws.

35 posted on 06/18/2013 2:13:06 PM PDT by john mirse
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To: cotton1706

“Graham needed Rubio to bless the deal and stick with it, not flinch at the first whiff of tea party gunpowder.”

Sorry Lindsey, but Rubio is still isn’t entrenched enough to disregard the will of the voters, yet. He’ll get there, but he might have to pretend to be conservative on a few more votes yet.

Remember, a RINO’s first priority is to their own political power, and not any principle, even that of backing up their own RINO allies and legislation.


36 posted on 06/18/2013 2:18:04 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: cotton1706

“Lindsey Graham: Why is Rubio complaining about a bill that he helped write?” “When RINOs attack: Film at 11.”


37 posted on 06/18/2013 2:28:29 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: cotton1706

Maybe its because Marco looked down and saw that both of his wrists were slit.


38 posted on 06/18/2013 2:33:32 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: molson209

Well, Rubio is still going to be a puppet, even if he breaks with that gang, as long as he continues to be a RINO useful idiot.


39 posted on 06/18/2013 2:37:36 PM PDT by Boogieman
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