Skip to comments.Marco Rubio calls Obama immigration order a 'short-term answer'(RINO)
Posted on 06/15/2012 12:14:00 PM PDT by Red Steel
WASHINGTON -- Republican Sen. Marco Rubio-- whose reaction to the Obama administrations 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 presidents 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.
Todays 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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Not anymore. We're a nation of whatever Obama damned well wants.
On this one issue more than any other, any compromise means goodbye USA.
No he should have stepped up for the American people and the rule of law not the illegals.
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.
Does that about sum it up?
Why would his political career be toast? How was he supposed to respond and what in his response has killed his future in politics?
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!
If mittens picks this Anarchist Loon Marco Rubio,
I’ll find someone else to vote for.
I AGREE !!
Rubios 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.
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.
Marco DID criticize Obama’s move
I’d like to give these young’uns the red carpet treatment... clear back to Mexico. With their folks.
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
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.
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.
For those that were advocating Rubio for VP - time to re-think!
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.
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.
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.