Skip to comments.Rubio retreats: Comprehensive immigration bill wrong way to go...
Posted on 10/26/2013 1:35:45 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
1:01 YouTube video
This tells me Marco Rubio is seizing the moment and distinguishing himself (as well he should) from the RINOs who got their hooks into him and is running to the Right with other members of the party (thank you Cruz and Co).
Yup, he sure ain’t no Cruz....
What’s da matter? Just got your polling results?
Its done for Rubio. He lied to Conservatives and joined with poisonous Democrats while lying to us. Rubio still hasn’t apologized for that.
Rubio (along with many others - and expect those numbers to grow) is rallying (as is the country) to strong conservative leadership (Cruz and Co).
Damage done, moment gone.
Rubio sold the country out with amnesty—nothing he can do will make up for that.
Since the shutdown, Obama has repeatedly sought to turn the nations focus to immigration reform and pressure Republicans to take up the Senates bill, or something similar.
But there are no signs that Republicans are feeling any pressure.
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has repeatedly ruled out taking up the comprehensive Senate bill, and senior Republicans say it is unlikely that the party, bruised from its internal battle over the government shutdown, would pivot quickly to an issue that has long rankled conservatives."......
He sold out, got smug about it.
And now his self preservation kicks in.
Let me be the first to stomp his fingers as he holds onto the ledge over the precipice.
Well, for the moment, anyway. Perhaps he wants to be recorded as being on all sides of the issue so he will show a positive aspect to all the voters’ GoIt’s not even a “nice try.”.
Well, for the moment, anyway. Perhaps he wants to be recorded as being on all sides of the issue so he will show a positive aspect to all the voters’ It’s not even a “nice try.”.
I swear I heard Rubio call in on Rush’s show sounding (pretending) like a regular caller talking about immigration. But I only caught the end of it so I wasn’t entirely sure. Then I turned Sirius and not but a few minutes later there he(or someone that sounded just like him) was again on Wilkow’s show.
I was waiting for the either host to say, thanks Senator Rubio, but that didn’t happen. Strange.
I wasn’t playing with a lot of rest the previous night, so I don’t feel confident in this, but I’m wondering if anyone else heard the voice? Perhaps, he was just a Rush guest and I missed it.
Hey, Markie—live to lie another day, right?
There hasn't been a vote on amnesty since he was elected. Now he's at least saying he's against it. My RHINO Senator Burr, just collects his paycheck and does whatever Mitch McConnell tells him to do. Burr was no help at all a few weeks ago with trying to build some support for doing anything to stop or change obamacare. Even Communist Senator Kay Hagan has now come out in support of a delay to obamacare. Burr's office...crickets.
What are you talking about? He fought endlessly—first privately and then very publicly—for his amnesty bill that voted for and has passed the Senate.
Now it hangs there, ready to be rolled up with any tiny immigration bill that they can sneak by the House, to turn into passage of Rubio’s monstrosity via conference.
There will be no bill.
Reid wants the issue for 2014.
Ping for later viewing
Reid would be perfectly happy with 30 million new Democrat voters.
rubioshowed us his true colors
and he can kiss my rear end forever more.
Thank you, Jesus, for prayers answered!
Now, I don't trust him. It will take nearly a miracle to change my mind.
Rubio has always been opposed to a “comprehensive” bill because he felt, rightly, that there were several different issues involved and there was no way that one giant confused law was going to be able to deal with the separate aspects.
Rubio is not quite stuck...he can’t go left, he can’t go right, he can’t go up...but there is still a little room to go down.
RINO Rubio is discovering the conservative base rejects his amnesty.
Sorry Rubes, the base has spoken and it ain’t gonna be you no matter how much you try to back-track.
Rubes exposed himself as just another amnesty traitor.
Rubio thought he could work with Schummer and McCain and get a fair compromise....he got played.
If we're going to do this, we need to accept Rubio as a conservative who made a big miscalculation. We should put the wrath where it belongs...to people like Flake and Ayotte who totally went over to the dark side.
Well said grania.
Marco Rubio is from the Astroturf Tea Party.
Rubio was the speaker of the Florida House.
In other words he was the John Boehner of that body taking in the big corporate contributions and forcing the rank and file members to follow his lead or else.
The dems want to be able to use the illegals as a push button mob.
They can get them marching in the streets like a flash mob anytime they say.
“If we’re going to do this, we need to accept Rubio as a conservative who made a big miscalculation. We should put the wrath where it belongs...”
Agreed. I would take a reformed RINO for the reason you stated. He has to continue to deliver to the cause to keep regaining trust.
Maybe I should vet my opinions before I express myself. I'm wrong. I apologize.
It won't wash off!
Let's hope it's true - initial fan as he said all the right things even though he was fawned over before establishing a real record. Dismayed and disgusted when he bit into the immigration "reform" thing even though he wanted to secure borders as part of the deal. Now hopeful that he really has seen the light -if he seems to be panning out, I'll support him, but you already know by Obama's continued presence in the WH how many "principled" conservatives will go...even if it means another Obama, they'll "stand by their principles" and blame those who thought that "anybody but Obama" was a plan to support even though there was no other choice.
I’ll wager Rubio knows this crawl back will be the only one he can credibly make.
Ok Ok .....
But he’s in the dog house until after the 2016 elections
AND after he makes a heartfelt apology to conservatives
AND after he writes a book about how he got suckered that also reveals how he has ‘matured’
AND after God says so.
..but I am weary of putting my trust in a man, or woman....who will sell us out, who has tried to sell us out....and who may sell us out again.
There is forgiveness, sure.....but there is also discernment and wisdom of not being led over the clift again.
Isn't it insanity to make the same mistake twice, thinking you will get a different outcome.
Rubio will need to be watched closely.....
He can backtrack all he wants, but he will never get that gang of 8 stink off — unless he completely disavows them and comprehensive immigration.
Anything short of that is just politics and trying to reposition himself for 2016.
[Per some threads shortly after the CI bill passed in the Senate, Rubio got some $3 million in new corporate donations.]
After listening to the video, I conclude that he is just doing the dipsy-doodle fast-foot shuffle to cover over his previous overt position.
No Sale! Marco. I ain’t buy it.
As Ronald Reagan cautioned, “trust but verify.”
No....Rubio still supports Illegal Alien Amnesty. He has always supported Amnesty while in the Florida state House.
His Rubio-Obama Illegal Alien Amnesty bill is his signature bill. He supports Amnesty...he must live with his decisions
We need to stop making excuses for RINOs who are not conservatives
“Rubio has burned his bridges to the RINOs. He stood by Cruz for the 21 hours. Along with Cruz, he does does what the conservatives need to do. That would be bringing in most of the Cuban population and other conservative hispanics to put together a better, RINO-free party.
Rubio thought he could work with Schummer and McCain and get a fair compromise....he got played.
If we’re going to do this, we need to accept Rubio as a conservative who made a big miscalculation. We should put the wrath where it belongs...to people like Flake and Ayotte who totally went over to the dark side. “
Don’t be so naive. Rubio follows the political winds. He is the definition on an empty suit.
By the way, don’t worry about him being out of favor with his RINO buddies...his endorsement of McConnell last week should patch things up nicely for him.
Did you not see his ringing endorsement of McConnell last week? Now you somehow think he is reformed?
Wow....some people see only what they want to see.
You are INCORRECT! Marco Rubio is a TRAITOR AND NEEDS TO LOSE HIS TEA PARTY CAREER, because he lied and was going to sell the American worker down the river.
Now that he has seen the light? That’s Not our problem.
WE ALREADY KNOW what is in his heart!!
I trusted George Bush with all my heart....
..and even now I am still finding out about areas where he betrayed that trust.....not even including the 2007 illegal amnesty and his part in downfall of our economy that essentially handed the presidency to Obama.
There is much more we will yet to find out about this duplicitous man---with the sweet 'aw shucks' face that sneeringly said...
... 'illegals are doing the jobs Americans won't do'.... & thanks to him, we have millions of Americans without a job, because we're STILL trying to give those jobs to illegals.....
..I am only now cautiously optimistic there are still principled statesmen (& women).....patriots... who care more for our nation than themselves.
Can I watch??
Once you step in a doggies business it is tough to get off your shoes.
Is rubio mclame’s lost son?
Look at Flake and Ayotte. They turned so quickly they had to know they were lying to get elected. They still haven't stopped being minimcains.
I just don't see Rubio as that level of sleaze.