Skip to comments.Marco Rubio: White House never reached out to me on illegal-immigration move
Posted on 06/18/2012 7:49:45 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
President Obama has lately admonished Republicans for refusing to put down their political swords and failing to come together with their friends across the aisle to find some compromise and see some action on the legislative agenda. Bipartisanship, cooperation, and the ability to put the next election aside are the height of political virtue, we're to believe --- which explains why the White House approached Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio to work together with him on his widely-known modified-DREAM Act endeavor, and he and President Obama presented it as a joint effort to effect real change that might have a shot at passing through our checks-and-balances system of governance.
Just kidding. That didn't happen. Obama didn't try to co-sponsor the idea with Rubio, but just presented his own version of Rubio's plan as an extension of executive fiat rather than working with Congress to get things done.
After Obama's Friday announcement that his Department of Homeland Security will "shift policy" to stop the deportations of young "non-criminal" illegal immigrants and instead grant them work permits to allow them to remain in the country legally, Sen. Rubio had cause for puzzlement.
ABC World News weekend anchor David Muir was with Senator Marco Rubio and his wife Jeanette at their Miami home on Friday when Rubio learned of the Obama Administrations immigration policy change. Rubio told Muir: The White House never called us about this no one reached out to us and told us this was on its way. And, I mean, if they were serious about a real solution to this problem and not politicizing it then why dont you reach out to people? Were trying to work out a real solution.
As much as the Obama administration/campaign is insisting that Friday’s announcement was absolutely, totally, positvely not a “political move” in any way (methinks thou doth protest too much), President Obama really couldn’t afford to let it appear as if anyone in the Republican ranks (especially not the well-known tea-party rockstar of Cuban heritage) was taking initiative on the issue — they needed all that glory for themselves, hence the attempt to skirt around Congress.
Parting thought from Mitt Romney:
He also said on CBS Face the Nation program that Mr. Obamas move was all about politics.
The timing is pretty clear, Mr. Romney said. If he really wanted to make a solution that dealt with these children or with illegal immigration in America, then this is something he would have taken up in his first 3½ years, not in his last few months.
Indeed, for three years Mr. Obama and Ms. Napolitano have denied they had the authority they exercised Friday. They were even asked point-blank whether they had executive authority to halt deportations for students who would have been eligible for the Dream Act, and they said no.
Rubio hasn't just morphed into a RINO; a closer look at his record in Florida shows that he always was left of center. "Reaching out" is such an over used phrase by establishment Republicrats!
the new breed of republican will be able to spout conservatism like a southern baptist preacher spouts the gospel while embracing the vilest marxist policies at the same time
Are we supposed to care that you weren’t consulted?? You’re a pro-illegal repbublican and after pushing Romney onto us, the establishments of both parties have also been pushing you onto us.
I’ve heard more than enough of the names Rubio and Jeb Bush in the last couple of weeks. It’s obvious what’s going on.
LOL Battling egos - competing arrogance. Will the country survive?
Anyone else wonder if Rubio/Obama care about Polish, Irish, German, Chinese, Vietnamese, Greek, Dutch, etc, 'immigrants'?
I think “Reaching out” translates to “We need to screw our own people as well as yours, and we need your help so we can blame somebody”.
‘Rubio hasn’t just morphed into a RINO; a closer look at his record in Florida shows that he always was left of center’
Rubio was for amnesty from the very beginning. However when he realized that a sizeable portion of the Republican base was against it he backed off.
And? Mr. Rubio, your point is?
You knew this is teh “I WON” president. A BIG failure on your part to expect something else.
Why would the dictator of America need to reach out to you or anyone else?
You and your ilk no longer serve any purpose whatsoever.
Congratulations, you have been made obselete, and you aren’t even smart enough to know it.
I started out liking the guy for some of what he was saying, but he's not the rare conservative hero he is advertised to be or that many here want him to be.
Sadly, his actions suggest that his integrity is of an inferior quality and you can find that anywhere in government.
Thanks, but no thanks.
Barely a year and a half as a US Senator, Mr. Rubio’s claim of his foremost authority on immigration is based on what accomplishment? [Don’t give me that excuse based on his heritage. That is bull. Go to Dem party for that kind of things.]
Where is his Semi-DREAM Act proposal for all of us to see?
A glance at TIME Magazine’s recent cover indicates what the left considers an illegal immigrant.
Why should they? Rubio is starting to get on my nerves.
Evidentally Rubio thinks that being hispanic makes one an expert on US Immigration and Illegals as well.
The man's an insult to latinos who are American citizens.
What makes Marco Rubio an expert on Immigration and Illegals?
He’s Cuban American! As far as I know Cuba is the only nation its people get a free ticket to citizenship just by making it to the beaches of America (not that I’m against that) but he’s the last person in the latino world who should be self-proclaimed as the expert on Immigration. His parents country have a simple policy for its citizens who try to leave the island... “you try you die”.
Don’t we have any Conservative Puerto Ricans out there?
Not a blonde or blue eye in the bunch. The U.S. as we have known it is over. The hordes have been let in and only the keep is safe till they set a "pig fire" under the foundation.
The fastest way to end the US welfare state in general is to allow millions of young nonwhites in to tax in support of the aging caucasian population.
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