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Rubio’s effort to reach Hispanics could backfire on Senate floor
The Hill ^ | June 10, 2012 | By Alexander Bolton

Posted on 06/10/2012 5:19:38 AM PDT by SMGFan

Republicans hope Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) can help them reach out to Hispanic voters but any debate on immigration reform could end up alienating the bloc they are courting.

Groups that want to stem the flow of illegal immigration say a bill Rubio has crafted could become a vehicle for other proposals, such as legislation requiring employers to verify the immigration status of workers and revoking birthright citizenship.

Votes on these controversial proposals could hurt Republicans with Hispanic voters but may also rally the GOP base, which wants the federal government to do more to combat illegal immigration.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: rubio

1 posted on 06/10/2012 5:19:49 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Doing the right thing regardless of the consequences is rewarded. Please ask Scott Walker about that it is called courage.


2 posted on 06/10/2012 5:27:43 AM PDT by vicar7 ("Polls are for strippers and cross-country skiers" Sarah Palin)
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To: SMGFan

I don’t think that talking about immigration is going to bring Hispanics to the GOP. They are pretty much tied to the hip of the DNC on that and a whole slew of other issues. Nominating Rubio for the VP might motivate some of them, but possibly not enough of them to make a difference.


3 posted on 06/10/2012 5:32:22 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Brilliant
It's up to the Hispanics. Do they want to be American Republicans of Hispanic heritage, or do they want to be Hispanics who live in an American plantation managed by the Democrats.

Rubio probably isn't able to handle the task of telling them about that choice.

4 posted on 06/10/2012 5:39:59 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Brilliant

and they shouldn’t be- the very foundation for most hispanics; family values, anti-abortion, personal responsibility, are conservative...

they, like a number of black Americans, have been brainwashed to believe liberalism is better for them...


5 posted on 06/10/2012 6:03:52 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: Brilliant

The 30 million illegals in America is enough to create some 50 primarily democrat congressional districts. Those who choose to help do this to America are traitors and will be responsible for its destruction.


6 posted on 06/10/2012 6:20:05 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SMGFan
but any debate on immigration reform could end up alienating the bloc they are courting.

Why? If they are 'conservative' before anything else why would it matter?

7 posted on 06/10/2012 6:25:52 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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What an idiot to try and drag the GOP into the Dream Act mess. Let it go. Get out the base. But Rubio keeps giving cover to illegal aliens. I do NOT trust him.


8 posted on 06/10/2012 8:35:08 AM PDT by montag813
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Of late, I have become very suspicious of Rubio, because, on one hand he tries to project himself as a conservative, on the other hand, he conveys that in reality he is a “pragmatic internationalist”. This creeps me out. We do not need another “Bush family”-type individual, who is “Red state” on the outside, but “New World Order” on the inside.

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/rubio-praises-un-world-bank-imf-not-asserting-narrow-american-interests

“He (Rubio) has already established himself as a vigorous advocate of intense and widespread U.S. engagement in the world. He is an internationalist.” — Brookings Institution President Strobe Talbott, the deputy secretary of state during the Clinton administration, prior to Rubio giving a speech at the notoriously internationalist Brookings.

About Strobe Talbott.

Member, Skull & Bones society at Yale, was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford with Bill Clinton, foreign policy adviser for Hillary Clinton, correspondent for Time magazine in Moscow, has written several books on nuclear disarmament, was Director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and recipient of the Norman Cousins Global Governance Award.

The former Russian Foreign Intelligence Service operative Sergei Tretyakov claimed that SVR considered Talbott a source of intelligence information and classified him as “a special unofficial contact”, although “he was not a Russian spy.”

The FBI asked Secretary of State Madeleine Albright not to share information with Talbott about an espionage investigation at the State Department because he might learn about it and tip off Russian intelligence.

Talbott has also written a book, The Great Experiment, about the need for “global governance” and expanding the power of the U.N. in foreign affairs. In it, he thanks George Soros and Walter Isaacson, formerly of Time but now with the Aspen Institute, for their input on his manuscript.

Talbott achieved notoriety for writing a July 20, 1992, Time Magazine column, “The Birth of the Global Nation,” saying that in the next century “nationhood as we know it will be obsolete,” that we will all some day become world citizens, and that wars and human rights violations in the 20th century had clinched “the case for world government.” This reflects the views of the pro-world government World Federalist movement.

Talbott was identified as a World Federalist when he took over the Brookings Institution. He has acknowledged that his parents were members of the World Federalist movement, which collaborated with Soviet front groups such as the Soviet Peace Committee during the Cold War and tried to avoid scrutiny from anti-communist congressional committees after World War II.

The WFA, which renamed itself Citizens for Global Solutions (CGS), lobbies for more power and authority for the U.N., including passage of the Law of the Sea Treaty.

One of their favorite politicians has been Senator Richard Lugar, perhaps the most prominent Senate proponent of the Law of the Sea Treaty, who joined Talbott at the Brookings Institution to discuss U.S.-Russian relations. Lugar has accepted campaign cash from the CGS political action committee.

With friends like this, I hardly think representations of Rubio as a “conservative” are ridiculous. I would even question his loyalty to the United States, and certainly to the US constitution.


9 posted on 06/10/2012 9:17:29 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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