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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 administrations 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. Rubios 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.
What is up with Rubio? First amnesty and now this? Who is he trying to appeal to?
I hope you get your part of the deal before confirmation Marco - because otherwise you've been pawn3d.
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.
Senator Rubio will make a fine choice for a Vice Presidential nominee to run with Governour Romney!
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.
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
Rubio is just another RINO, “wise latino”.
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."
Romney/Rubio offers an unusual confection of
ObamaCARE and ineligibility. RINOs everywhere will cheer.
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.
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.
bistec de palomilla: “... onions, green peppers, and garlic ... “!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is he becoming the the Latino McCain/Graham.
Anything that wakes conservatives up to pro-amnesty, Bush-property Sen. Rubio is a good thing.
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.
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.
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.
I need a good bit more information before *jumping to conclusions* regarding this decision by Senator Rubio.
” What is up with Rubio? First amnesty and now this? Who is he trying to appeal to?”
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.
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.
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!
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.
” He talks a pretty good game, then something Hispanic comes up and all bets are off.
Sorry, I dont need these fair weather friends.”
Buh bye, Rubio. I never trusted you, and I was correct.
You can have him.
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.
The more I hear about this man, the less I like him.
Romney is eligible, we’ve been through this.
Correct, my bad....I meant ethnicity.
I’m tired of Marco already.
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?
“Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is vowing to break with conservatives”
What other vows of conservatism is he willing to break?
Both of his parents were US Citizens when he was born?
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.
Yep, and so would Jeb.
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.
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.
born May 28, 1971 in Miami, FL (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)
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.