Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Rubio hammers Obama’s ‘no way bipartisan’ immigration action
Human Events ^ | 6/21/2012 | John Gizzi

Posted on 06/22/2012 9:59:37 PM PDT by neverdem

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) offered criticism Thursday morning of President Obama's recent executive action dealing with illegal immigrants beyond the oft-heard Republican point that it was “extra-constitutional.” In Rubio’s words, “we don’t know how many will be affected by it, whether kids will come up and identify themselves as illegal” and that the president’s order was in no way bipartisan.

“There are many unanswered questions. How many does it affect? Are kids going to come out and identify themselves?," Rubio said this morning at the Christian Science Monitor breakfast.

Many felt that President Obama upstaged the Florida senator with the Friday announcement, because it was understood that Rubio was working on his own version of the DREAM Act. Conservatives, especially, asked why Rubio took so long in crafting his own legislation.

"That’s why it took so long to come up with the bill. If I wanted to come up with something based on talking points, I would have done it in six months. I just think if you look at it, this White House didn’t reach out to anyone. [Obama] never talked to anyone. It’s not that I want to talk to these guys. If you are really interested in a bipartisan solution, you reached out to senators from other parties. That never happened. They’re interested in a talking point. I hoped for a humanitarian solution.”

Regarding the presidential election, Rubio -- who is still mentioned as a potential vice presidential nominee this year -- said “Democrats will do very well among Hispanics for a while. They’re liberal Democrats and they are not going to support us. Cuban Americans that moved to Miami are disproportionately Republican. Cuban Americans who moved to New Jersey are disproportionately Democratic. But the Republican Party is doing a much better job of -- and Gov. Romney is doing a better job of -- explaining why the Republican Party is the pro-legal immigration party.”

Rubio also said that he disagrees with his close friend and fellow Florida Republican Jeb Bush on a “grand bargain” to deal with the nation's debt.

“I’m a great admirer of Gov. Bush,” Rubio said. But as for Bush’s recent comment on CBS News that the debt crisis would probably be resolved by a “grand bargain” between the two parties that includes many spending cuts and some tax hikes, onetime Florida House Speaker Rubio disagrees.

“I don’t know the context in which [Bush] said it,” he told Human Events, “I’ve always rejected the concept of higher taxes [to pay down the deficit]. I believe that with more revenue, more taxes, that’s how you pay down the debt, do more things. I don’t believe raising taxes will generate growth.”

He went on to say that he was “not religiously opposed to taxes. I don’t believe in ‘zero taxes.’ Getting rid of exemptions, creating fairness and respectability in tax codes -- that’s what I’m in favor of. I’m in favor of cutting spending [because] it’s important for long term growth. Over-reliance in cuts in discretionary spending won’t work -- you can’t get 100 percent of cuts from 30 percent of budget. And cutting foreign aid will eviscerate the ability of this country to get things done around the world.”


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: jebbush; obama; rubio

1 posted on 06/22/2012 9:59:48 PM PDT by neverdem
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: neverdem

What exactly is a humanitarian solution?


2 posted on 06/22/2012 10:07:42 PM PDT by EEGator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: neverdem
Cutting foreign aid reduces our ability to "get things done around the world" (pp) . ?
3 posted on 06/22/2012 10:15:32 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

Marco “Amnesty Queen” Rubio speaks again!


4 posted on 06/22/2012 10:16:23 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: neverdem
Why doesn't he hammer him about Fast and Furious? SOMEONE needs to explain to the hispanic voter bloc how Obama was getting them killed to further his anti-gun, anti-American agenda.

The media isn't, so why don't the "Republicans"?

5 posted on 06/22/2012 10:21:56 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: EEGator

>”What exactly is a humanitarian solution?”<

I guess it means nobody gets hung, shot or called a Republican.


6 posted on 06/22/2012 10:24:04 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (The only good Zombie is a dead Zombie, oh wait...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: EEGator

Code for amnesty.


7 posted on 06/22/2012 10:25:22 PM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Kickass Conservative; Theoria

Rubio is starting to piss me off.


8 posted on 06/22/2012 10:51:21 PM PDT by EEGator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Slump Tester
Why doesn't he hammer him about Fast and Furious? SOMEONE needs to explain to the hispanic voter bloc how Obama was getting them killed to further his anti-gun, anti-American agenda.

The media isn't, so why don't the "Republicans"?

They're squealing like stuck pigs because of Issa' committee charging Holder with Contempt of Congress. Check RealClearPoliticss.com.

9 posted on 06/22/2012 10:58:36 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: neverdem
Rubio -- who is still mentioned as a potential vice presidential nominee this year

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.

10 posted on 06/23/2012 12:08:20 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: EEGator
What exactly is a humanitarian solution?

A solution that allows the Mexican families to return to their home where the children can be with their grandparents and play with their cousins and be proud of their own heritage while fighting for change in their own country so that life can be better for all Mexicans and not just for those who pick up and leave.

But somethig tells me Rubio does not mean that kind of humanitarian solution.

11 posted on 06/23/2012 1:13:47 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Should Obama recuse himself from making any decisions on immigration?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: ASA Vet
I don't care where he was born...He's a real dick.

He's not even a RINO, he's a disgusting Democrat.

12 posted on 06/23/2012 1:14:55 AM PDT by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: lewislynn
he's a disgusting Democrat.

Are there any other kind?

13 posted on 06/23/2012 2:34:59 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: EEGator
What exactly is a humanitarian solution?

I have a sense it involves a lot of yet to earned tax payer money.

14 posted on 06/23/2012 3:35:41 AM PDT by beaversmom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: EEGator
I have a sense it involves a lot of yet be to earned tax payer money.
15 posted on 06/23/2012 3:36:32 AM PDT by beaversmom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: EEGator

Never mind. I still didn’t get it right. You know what I mean.


16 posted on 06/23/2012 3:37:40 AM PDT by beaversmom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

Whether Obama’s decision to not arrest 1 million Illegals is constitutional or not....the real issue here is Illegal Alien Amnesty....and unfortunately Marco Rubio and Obama both support Illegal Alien Amnesty

If you aren’t willing to seal the borders AND deport 100% of all illegal aliens, you support Amnesty

Rubio and Obama support Illegal Alien Amnesty...Rubio more upset that Obama beat him to it


17 posted on 06/23/2012 4:55:02 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (When I said "close the borders", I did not mean the bookstore chain)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: neverdem; Liz

Ah, the GOP’s token “hispanic” is pushed out front for all to see again....


18 posted on 06/23/2012 5:53:52 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: beaversmom

I got ya. :)


19 posted on 06/23/2012 6:22:11 AM PDT by EEGator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: tsowellfan

Something tells me you’re correct about Rubio’s intentions.


20 posted on 06/23/2012 6:24:40 AM PDT by EEGator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

Cuba needs you Rubio; Please go “home”.


21 posted on 06/23/2012 6:32:10 AM PDT by Diggity
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: neverdem

Mitts McCain is blowing it, while the white voter is abandoning the president pro tempe of the Black Panther Party, they send out a Hispano-racialist to give a faint dog whistle to the white rubes. “Woof woof you dumb white rubes.”


22 posted on 06/23/2012 9:10:35 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tsowellfan
...fighting for change in their own country so that life can be better for all Mexicans and not just for those who pick up and leave.

You forget the heaping piles of US currency being sent "home" by illegals.

Not to mention social security payments to retirees who shouldn't have been here to even qualify for them.

It's a win-win situation as far as they are concerned.

But I agree with your suggested humanitarian solution...kick the whole lot back across the border and start over again under the rules that are already in the books.

23 posted on 06/23/2012 10:05:52 AM PDT by norton
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: ASA Vet

“Rubio — who is still mentioned as a potential vice presidential nominee this year”

Yeh running as VP with Obama. Two illegals for the misery of one.


24 posted on 06/23/2012 10:43:08 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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: neverdem
I guess Marco likes Obama's amnesty EO less than he first thought.

Thats the thing about being a local politician who aspires to a national office - you tend to think its the same, just on a larger scale.

25 posted on 06/23/2012 11:27:01 AM PDT by skeeter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Slump Tester

Rubio doesn’t want to focus on Fast and Furious because it brings attention to all of that nastiness associated with Hispanic illegal aliens. He wants us to think that all illegals who cross the border are clean cut A students who were brought here by their parents. If Rubio focused on Fast and Furious it might make people think of how Rubio, Romney and all of the amnesty promoters undid all of the work of Brian Terry. Just think about it, Brian Terry risked his life to keep our country from being overrun by foreign invaders and Romney, Rubio and Obama want to legalize all of those people that Brian Terry was trying to stop. Border Patrol not only stop drug smugglers but they try to keep out the demographic threat of foreigners swarming into ou country in huge numbers changing our country forever. Sharing a country means sharing power which means a loss of sovereignty.

We seem to care more about illegals than they do about us. They don’t give a *bleep* that it is our country and we do not want them in it. They just go on thumbing their noses at us and helping themselves to everything that they can get.


26 posted on 06/23/2012 9:15:04 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson