Skip to comments.Rubio hammers Obama’s ‘no way bipartisan’ immigration action
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 Rubios words, we dont know how many will be affected by it, whether kids will come up and identify themselves as illegal and that the presidents 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.
"Thats 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 didnt reach out to anyone. [Obama] never talked to anyone. Its 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. Theyre 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. Theyre 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.
Im a great admirer of Gov. Bush, Rubio said. But as for Bushs 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 dont know the context in which [Bush] said it, he told Human Events, Ive always rejected the concept of higher taxes [to pay down the deficit]. I believe that with more revenue, more taxes, thats how you pay down the debt, do more things. I dont believe raising taxes will generate growth.
He went on to say that he was not religiously opposed to taxes. I dont believe in zero taxes. Getting rid of exemptions, creating fairness and respectability in tax codes -- thats what Im in favor of. Im in favor of cutting spending [because] its important for long term growth. Over-reliance in cuts in discretionary spending wont work -- you cant 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.
What exactly is a humanitarian solution?
Marco “Amnesty Queen” Rubio speaks again!
The media isn't, so why don't the "Republicans"?
>”What exactly is a humanitarian solution?”<
I guess it means nobody gets hung, shot or called a Republican.
Code for amnesty.
Rubio is starting to piss me off.
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.
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.
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.
He's not even a RINO, he's a disgusting Democrat.
Are there any other kind?
I have a sense it involves a lot of yet to earned tax payer money.
Never mind. I still didn’t get it right. You know what I mean.
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
Ah, the GOP’s token “hispanic” is pushed out front for all to see again....
I got ya. :)
Something tells me you’re correct about Rubio’s intentions.