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Rubio to help Obama on confirmation
The Hill ^ | 13 June 2012 | Julian Pecquet

Posted on 06/13/2012 9:47:58 AM PDT by Theoria

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is vowing to break with conservatives in his party and help confirm President Obama's controversial choice for ambassador to El Salvador when she comes before the Senate, possibly as early as Wednesday.

Obama gave Mari Carmen Aponte a recess appointment in 2010 but it expired at the end of last year after Senate Republicans filibustered her. Some Republicans have raised concerns that Aponte might have dated a Cuban spy 20 years ago, while others sought to use her nomination to pressure the administration to change other Latin American policies.

Rubio, a possible GOP vice presidential candidate and rising star in the Republican Party, initially opposed Aponte's nomination, but has since shifted, a spokesman told The Hill.

“When this issue came up last year, Sen. Rubio was opposing several western hemisphere nominations because of concerns with the administration’s policies in the hemisphere, especially in Nicaragua,” Rubio spokesman Alex Conant told The Hill in an email. “We worked behind the scenes with the Administration and reached an agreement on Nicaragua, so the senator agreed to vote for cloture on Aponte and find enough Republican votes (6) for her to pass.”

“Since Sen. Rubio’s opposition was never based on her personally and the administration has address(ed) his policy concerns, he looks forward to voting for her whenever Senator [Harry] Reid (D-Nev.) brings her up for another vote.”

Conant added that Rubio has found enough Republicans for her to get the 60 votes she needs. One of those Republicans, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), is still recovering from a stroke, however.

Rubio is under pressure from powerful Hispanic groups to support Aponte, who was born in Puerto Rico. Conant said Aponte has personally thanked Rubio for his support.


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: ambassador; elsalvador; hispanic; marcorubio; notnaturalborn; rino; rubio; senate; usurper
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1 posted on 06/13/2012 9:48:11 AM PDT by Theoria
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To: Theoria
Rubio demonstrating that race comes before party. Disagree with the appointment or not, Rubio is pro-amnesty and he's working the Hispanic vote.
2 posted on 06/13/2012 9:54:54 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Theoria

What is up with Rubio? First amnesty and now this? Who is he trying to appeal to?


3 posted on 06/13/2012 9:55:08 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Theoria
We worked behind the scenes with the Administration and reached an agreement on Nicaragua...

I hope you get your part of the deal before confirmation Marco - because otherwise you've been pawn3d.

4 posted on 06/13/2012 9:57:01 AM PDT by Principled (It's not enthusiasm for Romney, it's grim determination to remove Hussein)
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To: Theoria

It is an ambassador appointment, not a judge. This is just to stir us up about Rubio. There are bigger issues that the GOP should fight.


5 posted on 06/13/2012 9:57:40 AM PDT by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: Jane Long
Who is he trying to appeal to? La Raza.....
6 posted on 06/13/2012 9:58:03 AM PDT by jrg
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To: Theoria

Senator Rubio will make a fine choice for a Vice Presidential nominee to run with Governour Romney!


7 posted on 06/13/2012 9:58:03 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (not voting for the lesser of two evils)
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To: Theoria

I wouldn’t help Obama do anything whatsoever. It baffles me why any Republican would. Is this so important that Rubio feels he must take a stand? Dang, a little light in the loafers there bud.

He talks a pretty good game, then something Hispanic comes up and all bets are off.

Sorry, I don’t need these fair weather friends.


8 posted on 06/13/2012 10:01:40 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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To: DoughtyOne
He talks a pretty good game, then something Hispanic comes up and all bets are off.

I'm wondering what he'll do if someone offers him a bistec de palomilla?
9 posted on 06/13/2012 10:08:47 AM PDT by jrg
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To: Yashcheritsiy

“Maverick” II


10 posted on 06/13/2012 10:08:59 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Jane Long

He’s a degenerate twerp lawyer who never held a real job in his life.
He intends to do whatever it takes to stay in DC, a real Washingtonian


11 posted on 06/13/2012 10:09:53 AM PDT by Rome2000 (WILLARD ROMNEY -- MORMON MELCHIDEZEK BISHOP -HIS FAMILY HAS AVOIDED MILITARY SERVICE FOR GENERATIONS)
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To: DoughtyOne

Rubio is just another RINO, “wise latino”.


12 posted on 06/13/2012 10:13:21 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: Theoria
Rubio doesn't meet the consitutional qualifications to be president (he's not natural born). Consequently he may not be vice-president.

If Rubio is named as VP-candidate, then it is clear that both parties have made Article II, Section 1, Para 5 another "dead letter."

13 posted on 06/13/2012 10:13:45 AM PDT by nonsporting
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To: Jane Long
First amnesty and now this? Who is he trying to appeal to?

Mitt Romney.

14 posted on 06/13/2012 10:15:51 AM PDT by Ingtar ("As the light begins to fade in the city on the hill")
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To: Ingtar

Romney/Rubio offers an unusual confection of
ObamaCARE and ineligibility. RINOs everywhere will cheer.


15 posted on 06/13/2012 10:17:47 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Theoria

Who gives a crap? This clown of Obama’s will be move down there, settle in, and then have to quit in January. :)

This is almost as useless as Arizona 8’s election yesterday. The people there basically without a representative from the time Giffords was tragically shot by some leftist a-hole.

She stays in office, unable to fulfill her duties, so she could get a pension. And several months later they have an election just to have ANOTHER one 146 days later.


16 posted on 06/13/2012 10:18:03 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: nonsporting
If Rubio is named as VP-candidate, then it is clear that both parties have made Article II, Section 1, Para 5 another "dead letter."

If Roberts and the court wanted to make their make in history, they would slap down those trying to make The Constitution moot, starting with the current usurper! But alas, Roberts is just another pantywaist.

17 posted on 06/13/2012 10:19:00 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Sworn to Defend The Constitution Against ALL Enemies, Foreign and Domestic. So Help Me GOD!)
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To: jrg

bistec de palomilla: “... onions, green peppers, and garlic ... “!!


18 posted on 06/13/2012 10:19:18 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: Theoria

Let’s keep our eyes on the ball here. The election isn’t that far away and our goal is, SEND ZERO HOME and de-horn Harry Reid and his angels of darkness. Anyone seriously staying home on Election Day, or voting Dumocrat,Libertarian, or Green? Or just not voting? Then remember- whatever happens is your fault. Think about what happened when we voted, on principle of course, for Perot. Then go get registered - this is important.


19 posted on 06/13/2012 10:24:07 AM PDT by Wvoter
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To: nonsporting

BTW, did George Romney become an American citizen before Mitt Romney was born, or after Mitt Romney was born? This question determines whether or not Mitt Romney is a legal U.S. citizen.


20 posted on 06/13/2012 10:26:00 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: Theoria

I have a bad feeling about Rubio. His abuse of corporate credit cards bothers me. A lot of people will say “no big deal.” I say where there is smoke there is fire. People who abuse corporate credit cards by charging personal expenses to them have serious charecter flaws and show bad management skills. I have seen this many times at my work and in local politics. The oppositon will start digging and find plenty of ammunition. Governor McDonnell of Virginia would be a much better VP nominee.


21 posted on 06/13/2012 10:30:00 AM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: Theoria

With all the constant pushing of Rubio in addition to all the Jeb Bush crap lately, I’ve come to the conslusion that Rubio is an establishment ploy. I hope Romney picks someone else to run with him. And if Rubio proves to be another wolf in the fold, then he can be removed from the senate instead of being the next moderate heir apparent.


22 posted on 06/13/2012 10:38:52 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Is he becoming the the Latino McCain/Graham.


23 posted on 06/13/2012 10:42:08 AM PDT by razorbak
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To: nonsporting
Rubio was born in the US and meets all other legitimate qualifications.
24 posted on 06/13/2012 10:45:25 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: kosciusko51

Anything that wakes conservatives up to pro-amnesty, Bush-property Sen. Rubio is a good thing.


25 posted on 06/13/2012 10:46:42 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: kosciusko51
It is an ambassador appointment, not a judge. This is just to stir us up about Rubio. There are bigger issues that the GOP should fight.

I agree. As ambassador, she reports to HIllary anyway. It's not as if she will have any influence on policy. Save the filibuster for the judges.

26 posted on 06/13/2012 10:47:17 AM PDT by ALPAPilot
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To: Theoria

Rubio is your typical “Hispanic” whose “race” is above ANYTHING. All of the FL “Tea Party” types got SUCKERED into supporting this POS. Remember you can REALLY trust VERY FEW Blacks(Cain, Alan West being some of the VERY FEW exceptions) and “Hispanics(mostly MEXICANS)” are MOSTLY the same as Blacks.


27 posted on 06/13/2012 10:48:22 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Wvoter

I plan to vote... for Goode. It will not be my fault when Obama beats Obama-lite. If O’Romney needs my vote in Tennessee, he has already lost.


28 posted on 06/13/2012 10:49:35 AM PDT by Ingtar ("As the light begins to fade in the city on the hill")
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To: Theoria

I need a good bit more information before *jumping to conclusions* regarding this decision by Senator Rubio.


29 posted on 06/13/2012 10:51:13 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Jane Long

” What is up with Rubio? First amnesty and now this? Who is he trying to appeal to?”

Our enemies.


30 posted on 06/13/2012 10:53:23 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: liberalh8ter

Remember, Hispanic is NOT a race. There are Hispanics in all races.

Rubio is obviously not ready for primetime. Now, when the wheels are coming off the Obama Administration clown car, Rubio should not be making any “deals” with them.

But that is what inexperinece, stupidity and non-eligibility for President and VP gets you.


31 posted on 06/13/2012 10:53:55 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: nonsporting
Wrong - Article II, Section 1, Para 5 has a clear meaning - of U.S. citizens - naturalized citizens are excluded, and those not meeting the age or residency requirements are excluded.

Our Constitution only mentions or envisions THREE types of citizens - those who were citizens at the time of adoption (most born as natural born subjects of England, and now all deceased) those who were natural born as citizens of these United States, and those who had to be naturalized.

Marco Rubio was not naturalized and had no need of naturalization because he was born a citizen of these United States.

Currently there are only two types of citizenship in the United States - natural born or naturalized. U.S. law envisions two and only two ways of becoming a U.S. citizen; one is either born with natural allegiance and thus is a citizen at birth, or one must be naturalized as a citizen.

32 posted on 06/13/2012 10:54:24 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: DoughtyOne

I agree. I can’t understand why Republicans feel this need to work with Democrats. These aren’t the Dems of yesteryear, who could at least be reasoned with. Today’s Dems are a virulent breed who never capitulate to the GOP, yet scream partisanship and obstruction when the GOP won’t work with them. Their favorite trick is to scream loud enough until some Republican, wanting to appear statesmanlike, supports them on something. When it is exposed as lousy policy, Dems immediately point out that it had GOP support. Like I always say, liberals don’t need to be understood, accepted, or listened to. They need to be exposed and defeated!Rubio, they are not your friends!


33 posted on 06/13/2012 10:56:20 AM PDT by Freestate316
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To: razorbak

I think somebody’s gotten to him, told him that he needs to moderate if he wants a future in the party, come up with some progressive piece of legislation, appear to work across the aisle. He’s being pushed to the front of the pack far to much for it to be conincidence. Frankly, I’m getting sick of hearing about him.


34 posted on 06/13/2012 10:58:18 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: DoughtyOne

” He talks a pretty good game, then something Hispanic comes up and all bets are off.

Sorry, I don’t need these fair weather friends.”

Buh bye, Rubio. I never trusted you, and I was correct.


35 posted on 06/13/2012 10:58:38 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

You can have him.


36 posted on 06/13/2012 11:00:13 AM PDT by sport
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To: Theoria

It’s Rubio’s closeness to Jeb “amnesty” Bush that has long given me pause (and considering some of the recent quotes from Jeb, it only manages to heighten my alarm). Rubio certainly gives a good speech. And, I sometimes think I might go overboard in my paranoid wariness. But dammit, after the past few years of seeing various Republicans supporting open-borders amnesty, to repeatedly backstabbing Palin and the Tea Party movement, I just no longer have the reservoir of generic trust in the GOP I used to have. Quite the opposite, actually.


37 posted on 06/13/2012 11:00:54 AM PDT by greene66
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To: Theoria

The more I hear about this man, the less I like him.


38 posted on 06/13/2012 11:04:14 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

Romney is eligible, we’ve been through this.


39 posted on 06/13/2012 11:06:48 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: exit82

Correct, my bad....I meant ethnicity.


40 posted on 06/13/2012 11:07:34 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Theoria

I’m tired of Marco already.


41 posted on 06/13/2012 11:13:00 AM 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: allmendream
“Marco Rubio was not naturalized and had no need of naturalization because he was born a citizen of these United States.”

RIGHT, to be a “CITIZEN”. Natural born citizen, is another matter. About that YOU ARE WRONG! Original Intent AND the Supreme Court agree that to be an Article II, Section 1, Clause 5, Natural Born Citizen, you have to be born in the country AND BOTH parents had to be citizens. It couldn't be any clearer.

Did you not see the long article a few days ago?

42 posted on 06/13/2012 11:16:31 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Theoria

“Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is vowing to break with conservatives”

What other vows of conservatism is he willing to break?


43 posted on 06/13/2012 11:18:46 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Rubio was born in the US and meets all other legitimate qualifications.

Both of his parents were US Citizens when he was born?

44 posted on 06/13/2012 11:20:21 AM PDT by nonsporting
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To: nonsporting

Nowhere in the constitution is mom and dad mentioned. Anywhere.


45 posted on 06/13/2012 11:27:32 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Nowhere in the constitution is mom and dad mentioned. Anywhere.

Don't be a rube. The constitution doesn't define hardly any of its terms.

46 posted on 06/13/2012 11:34:15 AM PDT by nonsporting
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To: liberalh8ter

Yep, and so would Jeb.


47 posted on 06/13/2012 11:46:30 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Criminaliens or Crimigrants...0bamao's people?)
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To: faucetman
According to the law most founders were familiar with and/or trained in; English law - one was natural born if they were born into that condition of allegiance.

According to the first naturalization law of 1790, while the founders were still extant and in service to this nation - the children of citizens born overseas were natural born and thus in no need of naturalization. How is that for original intent?

Vattel never used the term “natural born citizen” - but he figured the indigenous or native citizens should be those born of citizens and in country (with a few exceptions) - and all others would have to be naturalized.

In all cases one is either natural born or one must be naturalized.

According to our Constitution and U.S. law; one is either natural born or naturalized.

There is no third type of citizenship currently. There was, and it was those who were citizens at the time of the adoption of the Constitution. Most of these were born as natural born subjects of England - and they did not have to be born in England of two citizen parents to be natural born subjects of England. They simply had to be born as subjects of England to be natural born subjects of England - and they were.

48 posted on 06/13/2012 11:53:19 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Theoria

He’s “growing in office” and is “learning to play ball” all the while “reaching across the aisle” .....its the metamorphosis of a Conservative to a Rino....the final coup comes when he starts collecting “campaign donations” to his “re-election (oops..”retirement”) fund in return for his “bipartisanship”;

At that point he no longer is free to vote the Conservative/Constitutional ticket on behalf of We the People.He is then owned.


49 posted on 06/13/2012 12:03:13 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: Theoria
Marco Rubio

born May 28, 1971 in Miami, FL (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)

Parents were
Mario Rubio born in Cuba, naturalized Nov. 5, 1975.
Oria Garcia born in Cuba, naturalized Nov. 5, 1975.

Parents were NOT US Citizens at the time of his birth (Does NOT meet the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)

Marco Rubio is NOT a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN.

Marco's status is the same as that of Barry Soetoro, aka Barack Hussein Obama, who is NOT a Natural Born Citizen.

50 posted on 06/13/2012 12:05:53 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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