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Marco Rubio calls Obama immigration order a 'short-term answer'(RINO)
latimes ^ | June 15, 2012, 9:51 a.m. | Lisa Mascaro and Matea Gold

Posted on 06/15/2012 12:14:00 PM PDT by Red Steel

WASHINGTON -- Republican Sen. Marco Rubio-- whose reaction to the Obama administration’s immigration order will likely be one of the most closely watched of his party-- issued a carefully worded statement Friday that called for helping young illegal immigrants but criticized the president’s approach.

“There is broad support for the idea that we should figure out a way to help kids who are undocumented through no fault of their own, but there is also broad consensus that it should be done in a way that does not encourage illegal immigration in the future,” the Florida senator said. “This is a difficult balance to strike, one that this new policy, imposed by executive order, will make harder to achieve in the long run.

“Today’s announcement will be welcome news for many of these kids desperate for an answer, but it is a short-term answer to a long-term problem,” he added. “And by once again ignoring the Constitution and going around Congress, this short-term policy will make it harder to find a balanced and responsible long-term one.”

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TOPICS: Front Page News
KEYWORDS: dreamact; obama; rino; rubio; rubiodreamact
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To: rarestia
We are a nation of laws, not men.

Not anymore. We're a nation of whatever Obama damned well wants.

21 posted on 06/15/2012 12:26:33 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: AuH2ORepublican
Using the kids is just another way to backdoor the line jumpers.

On this one issue more than any other, any compromise means goodbye USA.

22 posted on 06/15/2012 12:27:03 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter
he shoulda waited to see the public’s reaction before lending his support.

No he should have stepped up for the American people and the rule of law not the illegals.

23 posted on 06/15/2012 12:28:16 PM PDT by Ratman83
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To: Red Steel; All

Everybody, please at least read what Rubio said before jerking your knees (in either direction). Rubio said more than the headline or even the paragraphs shown here in the lede say.


24 posted on 06/15/2012 12:29:18 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: Okieshooter
Rubio fully supports the intent of Obama's EO, just not his means.

Does that about sum it up?

25 posted on 06/15/2012 12:29:25 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: drypowder

Why would his political career be toast? How was he supposed to respond and what in his response has killed his future in politics?


26 posted on 06/15/2012 12:29:35 PM PDT by whershey
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To: Red Steel

TRAITOR RUBIO balled up pushing amnesty with Senator Kyl,Senator Hutchison has no right to speak on this issue. Obama just cut him off at the knees.Also, the Texas Repubs in cheap labor and libertarian alliance adding a party plank pushing for a “temporary worker program” also just found themselves in bed with Obama by their own treasonous deeds.
DOWN WITH THEM ALL!
TREASON SCUM!


27 posted on 06/15/2012 12:29:47 PM PDT by magna carta
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To: UriĀ’el-2012

If mittens picks this Anarchist Loon Marco Rubio,
I’ll find someone else to vote for.

I AGREE !!


28 posted on 06/15/2012 12:30:02 PM PDT by Froggie
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To: Kansas58
Rubio’s response was great.

Rubio’s response was grating.

He forgot, or doesn't care about the job he holds, the oath he took and the US Constitution.

By acquiescing to this unilateral action by Obama he is handing over to Obama his responsibility as a legislator without a whimper.


29 posted on 06/15/2012 12:30:34 PM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: 'Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt')
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To: skeeter

The intent of just about any Obama EO is to jerk America around outside its constitution. Any other issue is strictly secondary.

Rubio really ought to have pointed out Obama’s pattern of EO abuse.


30 posted on 06/15/2012 12:31:25 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: shalom aleichem

Marco DID criticize Obama’s move


31 posted on 06/15/2012 12:32:01 PM PDT by cookcounty ("We're all born idiots, and we only get over that condition as we get less young." -J Goldberg)
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To: Red Steel
Marco Rubio is no conservative. He's a traitor to American citizens and his loyalty lies with those who share his ethnicity......period.
32 posted on 06/15/2012 12:32:17 PM 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: Iron Munro

I’d like to give these young’uns the red carpet treatment... clear back to Mexico. With their folks.


33 posted on 06/15/2012 12:32:54 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: shalom aleichem

He Said:

“This is a difficult balance to strike, one that this new policy, imposed by executive order, will make harder to achieve in the long run.

“And by once again ignoring the Constitution and going around Congress, this short-term policy will make it harder to find a balanced and responsible long-term one.”


You said: Marco! STFU

??????????????????


34 posted on 06/15/2012 12:32:54 PM PDT by BornToBeAmerican (Things aren't as good as they should be and its Obama's fault, the resident said)
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To: Iron Munro

Sooner of later; even Freepers are going to come to realize that politicians do not give a rat’s ass about us or the Constitution...NONE of them. Ever.


35 posted on 06/15/2012 12:33:33 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: BornToBeAmerican

Well good for Rubio for pointing out that Obama throws political monkey wrenches. Maybe not quite so good for wanting to roll out the red carpet for these young’uns (at least under most cases). We Americans didn’t force their parents to sneak in here.


36 posted on 06/15/2012 12:35:04 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: Red Steel

For those that were advocating Rubio for VP - time to re-think!


37 posted on 06/15/2012 12:35:34 PM 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: skeeter

He should not have the courage of his own convictions? He should wait to see what popular opinion is? Is this not what we criticize other politicians for? Waiting to see which way the wind blows? Not standing up for their own beliefs? Amazing.


38 posted on 06/15/2012 12:35:34 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
There are two critical issues here, and Rubio flaked out on both. Both have lethal implications for the country.

Rather than whining, he and the GOP in general should be screaming bloody murder at the blatant usurpation of their Constitutional authority, and using every means at their disposal to reverse it. Like their lives depended on it.

39 posted on 06/15/2012 12:36:05 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: whershey
Why would his political career be toast? How was he supposed to respond

He could have pointed out that Obama does not have the Constitutional authority to take this action.
That he and Obama both have taken an oath to support the law of the land and the US Constitution.
That this action violates the law of the land and Obama's oath of office.

That while he (Rubio) understands the plight of some illegals his responsibility is to the law and the citizens of the USA.


40 posted on 06/15/2012 12:36:17 PM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: 'Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt')
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