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Threat against Sen. Marco Rubio under investigation, his office says
Miami Herald ^ | 04/25/2012

Posted on 04/24/2012 9:52:22 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is the target of a threat deemed credible enough to merit police protection in Washington, D.C., and at his home in West Miami, his office said late Tuesday.

The freshman senator rocketed to national political stardom in recent weeks as he jumped to the top of the shortlist of potential running mates for presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. From CNN to The Daily Show, Rubio has become a staple of cable-news chatter about whether Romney will offer him the spot — and whether he would take it.

But the fame has made him not just a magnet for support and criticism, but now the target of a threat.

Rubio’s office said no additional information about the threat would be released for now. The U.S. Capitol Police and the West Miami Police Department are providing security and investigating.

Neither agency could be reached for an official comment.

A police cruiser was parked in front of Rubio’s West Miami home Tuesday night. The senator was not home; he is scheduled to deliver a foreign policy speech Wednesday at the Brookings Institution in Washington.

If Rubio became Romney’s running mate, he would receive around-the-clock protection from the U.S. Secret Service.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: birthers; investigation; marcorubio; marcorubiothreat; moonbatbirthers; naturalborncitizen; office; rubio; threat
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1 posted on 04/24/2012 9:52:28 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache

Looks like Rahm went back to Chicago for a reason...to get his “team” locked and loaded to take out or scare out any potential threats to “the agenda”.


2 posted on 04/24/2012 9:53:37 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big. Vote Newt!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

The democRATS are scared shyyyytless of Rubio.


4 posted on 04/24/2012 9:58:36 PM PDT by entropy12 (Winning is the only thing...coach Vince Lombardi. Losers in elections have zero power.)
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- You betcha they are afraid of Rubio!


Are any of you on Free Republic one of those fools, tools, trolls, or sleepers that associate with, or hire, or do any business whatsoever with anyone from these groups that voted for Obama in these percentages in 2008? :


99%
78%
67%




5 posted on 04/24/2012 10:05:04 PM PDT by devolve (---- --------insanity_is_alive_and_mucho_malignant----------)
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To: entropy12

“The democRATS are scared shitless of Rubio.”

I don’t know why. He’s another amnesty promoting Republican in the mold of Dubya. And all that does is guarantee an increase in Democrat voter rolls.


6 posted on 04/24/2012 10:08:23 PM PDT by Pelham (Marco Rubio, la raza trojan horse.)
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To: Pelham

Rubio is ineligible to be President and VP.


7 posted on 04/24/2012 10:15:58 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: Pelham

Very basic, he will erode Obama’s Hispanic votes, which the Kenyan can not afford to lose in a close election. Rubio can speak fluent Spanish, which will help with the fastest growing segment of voters. He also solidifies Florida in the GOP column.


8 posted on 04/24/2012 10:17:29 PM PDT by entropy12 (Winning is the only thing...coach Vince Lombardi. Losers in elections have zero power.)
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To: SatinDoll

“Rubio is ineligible to be President and VP.”

Didn’t stop Obama, and won’t stop the Stupid Party from emulating his success.


9 posted on 04/24/2012 10:19:30 PM PDT by Pelham (Marco Rubio, la raza trojan horse.)
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To: entropy12

I have news for you- the millions of Mexican ancestry latinos aren’t impressed with Cubans.


10 posted on 04/24/2012 10:20:42 PM PDT by Pelham (Marco Rubio, la raza trojan horse.)
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To: SatinDoll

Thats what I thought also, are they going to run him anyway?


11 posted on 04/24/2012 10:21:47 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: Pelham

They are pretending to be scared.


12 posted on 04/24/2012 10:31:58 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Pelham

Just so long as his name sounds like a Mexican restaurant the Hispanics are fine with him.


13 posted on 04/24/2012 10:55:49 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Pelham

We can argue till we are blue in the face. Wait and see the results. But Rubio will not get the nod anyway. It will be a governor.


14 posted on 04/24/2012 10:57:41 PM PDT by entropy12 (Winning is the only thing...coach Vince Lombardi. Losers in elections have zero power.)
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To: entropy12

Is there some other iffy swing state more needed by the GOP than FL.?


15 posted on 04/24/2012 11:09:24 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

I live with a zillion latinos.

The Mexican Americans can spot a mojado in a second. The mojados can tell a Mexican from a Guatemalan from an El Salvadoran. It’s accent, it’s look, it’s behavior. Americans can’t easily tell them apart so they think they’re all the same.

The idea that latinos are one big happy family and will all vote for each other is a story that only the idiots running the GOP believe, because those fools think that they can out-pander the Democrats. Well that’s one more reason why the GOP is known as the Stupid Party.

The latinos who have been pouring into the US courtesy of Open Borders fanatics like Dubya have been overwhelmingly poor, and they vote for the party offering them most free stuff.


16 posted on 04/24/2012 11:22:45 PM PDT by Pelham (Marco Rubio, la raza trojan horse.)
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To: entropy12

Well there is one other point I wanted to bring up with you. You pointed out that Rubio can speak Spanish, as if that is an important thing.

Well this is an English speaking country. The majority of my colonial ancestors spoke English and I inherited their culture. The ones that didn’t spoke French, but they used English to conduct business and government. I have -zero- interest in diluting my culture by replacing it with that of Latin America.

I realize that a good portion of the GOP will betray this culture at the drop of a hat if it means winning one election. Which is why I hold half the GOP in a contempt equal to that with which I hold Democrats.

I have my own rule, which is the campaign-in-English rule. When I run across a politician campaigning in Spanish I write him off. If you don’t know what America’s language is you aren’t fit to govern. If you aren’t willing to maintain Engish as America’s language then you aren’t fit to govern.

Rubio has already made it clear that he puts his ethnic group first when he came out against AZ 1070. So since he wants to be a latino primo let him go run against Castro; it’s about time Cubans fought for their own country. Unlike American ancestors who fought the British for 8 years, Cubans simply cut and ran; unwilling to fight for their homeland. Not the sort I want running this country.


17 posted on 04/24/2012 11:55:24 PM PDT by Pelham (Marco Rubio, la raza trojan horse.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

rubio’s parents were not citizens when he was born.

therefore, he is not a natural born citizen

which would be required for the vice president as the he could assume office

NOT ELIGIBLE


18 posted on 04/25/2012 12:40:07 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: sten

You now that;
We know that;
Rubio knows that;
And, they know that;

Their fear stems from what we all know and the one way to get the Dems and Socialists to admit it is to put Rubio there as a sacrificial lamb knowing someone from the Obama team will raise the issue, therefor disqualifying themselves. The Stupid Party doesn’t have the balls to call them out, so why not devise a plan to have them call themselves out?

Now that Obama is officially their nominee.


19 posted on 04/25/2012 2:10:22 AM PDT by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: Pelham

Calle Ocho may not be what it once was. In much the same mold of early 60’s Cubans, Venezuelans have brought their talent and wealth to South Florida. It follows that other Latins continue to do likewise throughout the US.


20 posted on 04/25/2012 3:07:19 AM PDT by Huaynero
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To: SatinDoll

Yep. I was also surprised to find out he had converted to Mormonism in his teenage years, but changed his religion when the family moved to Florida.

I wonder if he will go back to being a Mormon now.


21 posted on 04/25/2012 3:50:41 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: Pelham
I live with a zillion latinos.

Is that more than a brazilian?

22 posted on 04/25/2012 4:05:06 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: entropy12

Why? He’s a flaming RINO. I know this because I read it on FR.


23 posted on 04/25/2012 4:11:10 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: sten

Haven’t you gotten the memo?

They threw that rule out with the bathwater.


24 posted on 04/25/2012 4:14:03 AM PDT by wolfcreek (‘closed eye’ mentality is the reason for our current reality)
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To: wolfcreek

which means they also tossed Amendment 16


25 posted on 04/25/2012 4:16:42 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: sten
Or any others @ their discretion.

YES WE CAN!

26 posted on 04/25/2012 4:21:34 AM PDT by wolfcreek (‘closed eye’ mentality is the reason for our current reality)
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To: sten

um... Rubio was born in Miami... thus he is a citizen. No idea what you are talking about.


27 posted on 04/25/2012 5:11:30 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Go Newt!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

“If Rubio became Romney’s running mate, he would receive around-the-clock protection from the U.S. Secret Service.’

Yeah but who’s going to guard him while they’re making whoopee?


28 posted on 04/25/2012 5:30:26 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: My Favorite Headache

Has Christie been cleared on this?


29 posted on 04/25/2012 5:59:30 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Pelham

“The idea that latinos are one big happy family and will all vote for each other is a story that only the idiots running the GOP believe...”

_____________________________________________

You are correct. There are many divisions among them. I personally know a good number who are quite conservative. There are also those who liked Obama at first but who are very unhappy with him now.

I have noticed a difference also regarding where in the U.S. these Hispanics are found. La Raza has been most active historically in California and in the western states and a bit in the Chicago area. You can thank the Chicano Movement and community activist (think Marxism primarily) professors on university campuses for that.

Marco Rubio certainly does NOT espouse the radical goals of La Raza. To a very great extent, I admire what Rubio stands for. He IS amazingly articulate in both English and Spanish, seems to have a good spiritual base, and he LOVES this nation and understands the principles of freedom on which it is based.

The influx of illegals (there ARE Latinos who have come here legally) occurred not just because of those who are Open Borders fanatics. In a sense, we are all responsible because our businesses were happy to get them, people liked hard-working gardeners, construction workers, and housekeepers, etc. It’s been going on for years.


30 posted on 04/25/2012 6:12:30 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: FR_addict
I was also surprised to find out he had converted to Mormonism in his teenage years, but changed his religion when the family moved to Florida.

That's interesting. Do you have a source for that?

31 posted on 04/25/2012 6:16:35 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: mazda77
...someone from the Obama team will raise the issue, therefor disqualifying themselves.

That's exactly why the Dems will NOT raise the issue. By letting another ineligible candidate onto the ballot, it further soldifies a precedent for ignoring the national security provision of the Constitution that requires NBC status.

32 posted on 04/25/2012 6:21:09 AM PDT by TexasVoter (No Constitution? No Union!)
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To: entropy12
Rubio will not get the nod anyway. It will be a governor.

Are you sure? Maybe Romney is smarter than we all give him credit for and he will choose Ron Paul.

33 posted on 04/25/2012 6:22:58 AM PDT by TexasVoter (No Constitution? No Union!)
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To: entropy12
I have finally come to that conclusion, too, after believing for months he was a shoo-in, regardless of the primary winner. The ethnic advantage will likely take a back seat to experience, and well it should.

Having said that, I would love to see Col Allen West in the running. Unfortunately, that will not happen.

34 posted on 04/25/2012 6:34:56 AM PDT by Calliecat
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To: Pelham
I agree wholeheartedly, Pelham.

This sell out by the GOP, which began in earnest in 2004, has left me with a lingering cynicism about the party's future.

35 posted on 04/25/2012 6:42:46 AM PDT by Calliecat
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To: My Favorite Headache

to take out or scare out any potential threats to “the agenda”.
__________________________
Yep, and there is no question about it, Rubio is their new Palin. The Obots aka concern rolls are working furiously all over the internet saying he’s not experienced enough(as if the Kenyan was).


36 posted on 04/25/2012 6:42:59 AM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: SatinDoll

Bull Shit!!!


37 posted on 04/25/2012 6:47:29 AM PDT by southphilly (Every State should be a right to work State)
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To: TexasVoter
That's exactly why the Dems will NOT raise the issue. By letting another ineligible candidate onto the ballot, it further soldifies a precedent for ignoring the national security provision of the Constitution that requires NBC status.

I believe this fully explains the conspiracy of silence by both major political parties surrounding Obama's eligibility problem. Marco Rubio (as well as Bobby Jindal and Nikki Haley) has a similar issue. The pubbies think the Obama presidency makes it a moot point.

38 posted on 04/25/2012 6:48:33 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: My Favorite Headache

Ok, read the thread and this wasn’t mentioned...

Has anyone considered that a death threat against Rubio could come from a similar source as death threats against Zimmerman?

The hispanic vs black connection?


39 posted on 04/25/2012 7:04:23 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Rubio = Zimmerman in the MSM eyes


40 posted on 04/25/2012 7:05:01 AM PDT by George from New England
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To: My Favorite Headache
It wasn't me. However, I did lv a voicemail and didn't hear back. But that wasn't a threat it was a complaint about the federal bungling bureaucracy that is full of chair warmers who are trained to say, "There is nothing I can do."

Well, then "you're fired."

41 posted on 04/25/2012 7:13:33 AM PDT by floriduh voter (I have no comment.)
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To: patriotspride; All
Just wish his staff would return my call. They are helpful sometimes and other times, seem pre-occupied. Maybe his entire staff was scared to go to work yesterday. Just sayin'. A weird lady where I live is suddenly almost stalking me but nothing I can do unless she stands thus and so. Now if I say anything about her, it's would be a crime cuz in Florida, free speech is already a memory. The Constitution in Florida has been steamrolled.

The lowest of the low have the upper hand and prance around. They are stupid simply because when they say something that they think is free speech, they're next. Florida leads the nation in rights being removed and the police depts here have had the memo for quite some time.

If a person gives an opinion against a politician, Obama new law that's a FELONY.

42 posted on 04/25/2012 7:22:23 AM PDT by floriduh voter (I have no comment.)
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To: floriduh voter

Will Obama arrest everyone voting against him? Will there be jail cells, just the IRS, or a re-education camp? You know how Mish luvs Mao.


43 posted on 04/25/2012 7:24:47 AM PDT by floriduh voter (I have no comment.)
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To: entropy12
The democRATS are scared shyyyytless of Rubio.

Maybe for political reasons, the guy scares me for reasons detrimental to the republic.

44 posted on 04/25/2012 7:47:54 AM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

umm.. you need to do your homework, unless you’re trolling

assuming you’re not a drooling troll or a dem lurker... (but I repeat myself)

to be eligible... you must be 35 years old, have lived in the US for 14 years, and be a natural born citizen.

to be a natural born citizen, whichs means you are a citizen naturally as there are no alternatives, means... you must be born on US soil AND be born of TWO citizen parents. if BOTH parents are not citizens at the time of your birth, then you are a citizen but not a NATURAL BORN citizen

there is a difference... which is why the founders specifically changed the wording from citizen to natural born citizen. there is no confusion over the definition and the term wasn’t invented by the founders. indeed, the term had been in use for centuries at the time of the founding

the supreme court even defined it in happersett v minor in 1874.

the 14th amendment involves citizenship, not a natural born citizen.

so you see... there is OBVIOUSLY no way Rubio, whose parents weren’t US citizens until he was 4, could be a natural born citizen.

if you’re now wondering how the current resident whose father was a Kenyan citizen could be natural born... then welcome to being a ‘birther’


45 posted on 04/25/2012 7:48:15 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: txrangerette

It crossed my mind.


46 posted on 04/25/2012 8:01:06 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Newt says, "A nominee that depresses turnout won't beat Barack Obama.")
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To: sten
a natural born citizen ... means you are a citizen naturally as there are no alternatives

I love the simple phrasing of this clear explanation.

Why can't the three branches of the US Gov't get this?

47 posted on 04/25/2012 8:12:05 AM PDT by TexasVoter (No Constitution? No Union!)
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To: chris37

Yes, GOP has never won without Ohio in recent history.


48 posted on 04/25/2012 8:20:24 AM PDT by entropy12 (Winning is the only thing...coach Vince Lombardi. Losers in elections have zero power.)
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To: entropy12

You do realize that if FL. goes blue, the GOP cannot win?

If the dems ever lock FL. along with Calif. and New York, then they own the country.


49 posted on 04/25/2012 8:27:34 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Pelham

I understand your take on English language. As a naturalized citizen myself, who learned English not at home but in a convent school, I am perhaps the most fierce English only as official language person. I say that because bi-lingual & tri-lingual countries have ongoing turmoil & conflicts & fights based on language issues. Our neighbor Canada is good example.

However as my tag line says, winning is paramount. Defeating Barack Hussein Obama takes precedence over everything else in my book. If that means grovelling with Hispanic voters, that is a small price to pay.


50 posted on 04/25/2012 8:33:27 AM PDT by entropy12 (Winning is the only thing...coach Vince Lombardi. Losers in elections have zero power.)
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