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On immigration, Marco Rubio urges the right to tone it down
TB.com ^ | 11.15.2011 | Alex Leary

Posted on 11/15/2011 8:35:38 AM PST by wolfcreek

WASHINGTON — With growing signs that Hispanic voters are turned off to GOP positions on immigration, Sen. Marco Rubio is trying to use his national profile to deliver a message to his party: Tone it down.

"The Republican Party should not be labeled as the anti-illegal immigration party. Republicans need to be the pro-legal immigration party," the Florida lawmaker said Monday on Fox News.

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Emphasis should be on securing the border, first.
1 posted on 11/15/2011 8:35:40 AM PST by wolfcreek
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To: wolfcreek

“With growing signs that Hispanic voters are turned off to GOP positions on immigration...”

Convicts don’t like loose talk about enforcing laws on the books to the maximum either. Duh.


2 posted on 11/15/2011 8:37:14 AM PST by jessduntno ("They say the world has become too complex for simple answers... they are wrong." - RR)
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To: wolfcreek
With growing signs that ILLEGAL Hispanic voters are turned off to GOP positions on immigration...

Fixed it.

3 posted on 11/15/2011 8:38:09 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.<sup>®</sup>)
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To: wolfcreek
The Republican Party should not be labeled as the anti-illegal immigration party

And the Ref throws the bull sh!t flag!

4 posted on 11/15/2011 8:38:30 AM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: wolfcreek
The Republican Party should not be labeled as the anti-illegal immigration party

And the Ref throws the bull sh!t flag!

5 posted on 11/15/2011 8:38:35 AM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: wolfcreek

How about the “growing Anglo” frustration and anger with illegal immigration, Marco?

What part of ILLEGAL doesn’t make sense to you?


6 posted on 11/15/2011 8:39:03 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat (There's nothing more hypocritical than a white liberal calling someone else a "bigot")
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To: wolfcreek
Emphasis should be on securing the border, first.

And that, and that alone is why Rick Perry will never be President.
7 posted on 11/15/2011 8:40:10 AM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: wolfcreek

“With growing signs that Hispanic voters are turned off to GOP positions on immigration,...”

CORRECTION:

“With growing signs that illegal alien and criminal Hispanic voters, who aren’t supposed to be here much less be voting, are turned off to GOP positions on immigration,...”

Legal immigrants OTOH aren’t turned off are very much in favor of enforcing the border and immigration laws!


8 posted on 11/15/2011 8:40:17 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: wolfcreek

If there are 30 million illegals in America, that translates into nearly 50 congressional seats based on census counts alone.

Yeah sure, we can let it slide for another decade or so. /s

I dated a Serbian woman who despite being liberal, said that America is finished if something isn’t done about illegal immigration like yesterday.


9 posted on 11/15/2011 8:43:01 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: SoConPubbie

What good does it do to mop the floor when the pipe is still leaking?


10 posted on 11/15/2011 8:43:01 AM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: wolfcreek

We are trying to save the country. Illegal immigration is a top problem.

Americans do not want illegals in the country and they do not want to pay for them.

If Americans really wanted the invasion of illegals, the Obama administration would have granted amnesty when they had the House, the Senate, and the White House.

They didn’t do that because they know they will lose voters.

The dems would like nothing better than having the Stoopid Party grant the amnesty. Then they will do exactly what they did with Black voters. They will take the credit and the votes.


11 posted on 11/15/2011 8:43:47 AM PST by dforest
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To: wolfcreek

I hope Rubio is not a part of the 2012 ticket. However, he might ensure that we receive a large portion of the ILLEGAL vote.


12 posted on 11/15/2011 8:44:45 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: cripplecreek
Only if your state, county, city or precinct allows their vote to count. We passed a voter ID law here in Texas...what about your state?
13 posted on 11/15/2011 8:45:24 AM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: wolfcreek

I Wish the MSM would learn the DIFFERENCE between LEGAL and ILLEGAL immigration and how Conservatives feel about it.

Conservative Position:

PRO LEGAL IMMIGRATION
ANTI ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

Inastead the MSM paints Conservatives as being “ANTI IMMIGRATION” and makes no effort to difrentiate.

They do this because it furthers their Liberal craptastic agenda.


14 posted on 11/15/2011 8:45:51 AM PST by GraceG
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To: wolfcreek
Only if your state, county, city or precinct allows their vote to count.

Wrong. Congressional districts are a direct result of census counts. No voting necessary.
15 posted on 11/15/2011 8:47:16 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: wolfcreek

Ughhh. Democrats have Muddied this issue up so badly. It’s ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION! I’m getting so tired of the Political Types....Next Congressman or Senator needs to be someone with Common Sense and little time in the Political Arena


16 posted on 11/15/2011 8:47:33 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: wolfcreek
I WILL NEVER ACCEPT THOSE HERE ILLEGALLY AS AMERICANS. rubio is now persona non-grata with because of this pro mexican/pro illegal invader stance... the only AMERICAN position on immigration is to support ONLY LEGAL IMMIGRATION... anything else... might as well keep the dims in power and turn the country over to la raza and the reconquistas.

LLS

17 posted on 11/15/2011 8:47:42 AM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: wolfcreek

How exactly do you tone down; routing out illegal activity?


18 posted on 11/15/2011 8:48:01 AM PST by PoloSec ( Believe how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again for our justification)
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To: wolfcreek

Another Republican who thinks we’re ‘heartless.’


19 posted on 11/15/2011 8:49:35 AM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: wolfcreek

If we don’t give them amnesty, we will lose the Hispanic vote. /s


20 posted on 11/15/2011 8:49:50 AM PST by umgud
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To: wolfcreek

“You’re talking about somebody’s mothers and grandmothers and brothers and sisters,” Rubio, the 40-year-old son of Cuban immigrants, said in Dallas.

Or, “Let’s not be heartless ...” He’s preaching to the choir in Texas.


21 posted on 11/15/2011 8:50:26 AM PST by tumblindice (The First Lady cap snaffler: It Really Really Works)
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To: wolfcreek

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“The Republican Party should not be labeled as the anti-illegal immigration party.<<

.
Is it to become pro-illegal?

If so, the illegals have won and the country is no longer ours.


22 posted on 11/15/2011 8:50:38 AM PST by 353FMG
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To: GraceG
Conservative Position:

PRO LEGAL IMMIGRATION

ANTI ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

Billiant


23 posted on 11/15/2011 8:50:39 AM PST by svcw (God's Grace - thank you!)
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To: indylindy

According to these polls, immigration is far down the list of major concerns for voters.

http://www.pollingreport.com/prioriti.htm

Don’t get me wrong, I’m highy against illegal immigration but, we have an election to win and we must concentrate on the major issues.

If we get off message and in the process, make whole sections of the electorate mad, we will lose this coming election.


24 posted on 11/15/2011 8:53:34 AM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: JaguarXKE
"The Republican Party should not be labeled as the anti-illegal immigration party."

And the Ref throws the bull sh!t flag!

He's talking about "framing the narrative" in a more positive way. Pro-legal immigration plays better than anti-illegal immigration -- just as conservatives steal the thunder from the libs using the phrase pro-life instead of letting themselves be labeled as anti-choice. It's PR101.

25 posted on 11/15/2011 8:54:07 AM PST by Reese Hamm
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To: JaguarXKE

Oh ok... hey everybody lets just shut up about everything these frauds, yes Rubio is a fraud too, do want us to talk about. To hell with the constitution and rule of law its about the votes and money....and cheap labor.

If you want to stop poverty stop importing it. Maybe we should make this a fair trade issue and tax it.


26 posted on 11/15/2011 8:55:37 AM PST by Breto (never accept the premise)
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To: cripplecreek

THose district still need vetted/legal politicians to run for office.

Are you saying some *Hispanic* politician might vote against your concerns?


27 posted on 11/15/2011 8:57:31 AM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: wolfcreek
Rubio has hide his pro illegal position until now. Knew it would come out sooner are later. Hay little rubio, what part of illegal do you not understand.
28 posted on 11/15/2011 8:58:14 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: wolfcreek

Illegal aliens are not supposed to be part of the electorate.

If they are, the country is over anyway.


29 posted on 11/15/2011 9:00:43 AM PST by dforest
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To: wolfcreek

Maybe he can console himself and tell us again about his parents being driven out by Castro.


30 posted on 11/15/2011 9:01:17 AM PST by mean ogre
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To: wolfcreek

Knew this was coming. Is there no one?


31 posted on 11/15/2011 9:01:31 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: wolfcreek

Sell out.


32 posted on 11/15/2011 9:01:49 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: wolfcreek

another rino.


33 posted on 11/15/2011 9:02:10 AM PST by ken21
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To: ken21

Maybe Freepers and Tea Partiers are the RINO’s. New Party is needed or CWII. Take your pick I am good either way.


34 posted on 11/15/2011 9:05:07 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Reese Hamm

Then he should change “The Republican Party” to Conservatives”.
The mainstream GOP is on record as being in favor of not only legal immigration but illegal “immigration”.
I suppose we could go to lower case: gthoomc!

And the PR argument is a little silly: maybe when we start talking about deporting large numbers of illegals (I’m sorry, “undocumented immigrants”) we should start calling ourselves `Americans” and anyone who disagrees with us on this issue as “American’ts”?


35 posted on 11/15/2011 9:05:11 AM PST by tumblindice (The First Lady cap snaffler: It Really Really Works)
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To: cripplecreek

You didn’t answer my question.


36 posted on 11/15/2011 9:06:55 AM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: central_va

it was revealing how many on this forum drank gloria allred’s kool aid.


37 posted on 11/15/2011 9:07:29 AM PST by ken21
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To: cripplecreek

This is to make Perry more palatable. We saw how he nosedived when he started his pandering to illegals and the “heartless” remark.

So I guess the issue is more important than a poll would have us believe.

This is a ploy to use Rubio, who I already knew was soft on illegals, to prop up Perry.


38 posted on 11/15/2011 9:07:56 AM PST by dforest
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To: wolfcreek

I think you’re calling me a racist and didn’t bother to think about whether to answer, Benedict.


39 posted on 11/15/2011 9:08:21 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: indylindy

Seems like Pissant used to warn about Rubio’s stance on illegals. I mostly haven’t paid much attention myself.


40 posted on 11/15/2011 9:09:39 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: wolfcreek

Both parties worked to offshore jobs while promoting tens of millions of illegals. Now identity theft is rampant and tens of millions of Americans are out of work. Hey Marco, how about all those folks? Another thing OWS is too dumb to figure out.


41 posted on 11/15/2011 9:10:12 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: cripplecreek

Rubio is a Bush protegee.

That told me all I needed to know.


42 posted on 11/15/2011 9:11:33 AM PST by dforest
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To: cripplecreek

It wouldn’t be *racism*, they are the same race as us. (assuming you are White) Xenophobic, nativist, maybe but lets be pragmatic here and deal with the situation at hand.

You still didn’t explain why you think the illegals would control 50 congressional districts. [you’ve repeated that statement numerous times without elaborating]


43 posted on 11/15/2011 9:14:53 AM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: tumblindice

“You’re talking about somebody’s mothers and grandmothers and brothers and sister, “ Rubio... said in Dallas”.

Aaaaghhhh! I am just screaming at my computer screen right now. How about American Mothers, Grandmothers, Brothers and Sisters! What about all of the real Americans lost each year to illegals raping, murdering, drunk driving etc... What about the American prisons forced to pay for them, the schools that are just drowning in them, the hospitals losing their shirts over them? I am just so sick and tired of being called heartless and insensitive over a cancer... a disease that just floods into this Country. Bite me, Rubio!


44 posted on 11/15/2011 9:14:53 AM PST by momtothree
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To: svcw

Conservative Position:
PRO LEGAL IMMIGRATION

ANTI ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

Billiant

Needs to be “Shouted from the mountain tops” and by every single GOP Candidate No matter if they are running for Senate, House, Governor, Mayor, state senate, state house, President, City Councilor, Judge, etc.....

THIS IS THE CONSERVATIVE POSITION, WE ARE A PRO LEGAL IMMIGRANT PARTY, WE BELIEVE IN THE RULE OF LAW!!!

YOU BREAK THE LAW, YOU PAY THE CONSEQUENCES!


45 posted on 11/15/2011 9:16:25 AM PST by GraceG
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To: jakerobins

Agreed. However, Republicans haven’t done themselves any favors by not fighting back and uniting against illegal immigration and try to pass laws preventing illegals from being eligible to receive federal benefits and attending public schools.


46 posted on 11/15/2011 9:19:11 AM PST by princeofdarkness (The Obama Administration is circling the wagons. But the Truth Indians are using flaming arrows.)
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To: wolfcreek

Just consider me an American who has no use for treasonous scum when I don’t bother to answer your cowardly questions.


47 posted on 11/15/2011 9:20:14 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: cripplecreek

You just don’t want to admit you’re FOS.


48 posted on 11/15/2011 9:23:04 AM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: momtothree

WoWsers! Damn nice rant!

Make that two of us. Bite me Rubio!


49 posted on 11/15/2011 9:25:30 AM PST by dforest
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Stop Goofing Off And Donate


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50 posted on 11/15/2011 9:33:12 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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