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Exclusive: Marco Rubio's Republican Convention Address
Weekly Standard ^

Posted on 08/30/2012 4:05:34 PM PDT by GOPinCa

Here are the remarks Marco Rubio plans to deliver this evening at the Republican convention in Tampa, Florida: In 1980, I watched my first Republican Convention with my grandfather.

He was born to a farming family in rural Cuba. Childhood polio left him permanently disabled.

Because he couldn’t work the farm, his family sent him to school, and he became the only one in the family who could read.

As a boy, I would sit on our porch and listen to his stories about history, politics and baseball while he puffed on one of his three daily Padron cigars.

I don’t recall everything we talked about, but the one thing I remember, is the one thing he wanted me to never forget. The dreams he had when he was young became impossible to achieve.

But because I was an American, there was no limit to how far I could go.

For those of us who were born and raised in this country, it’s easy to forget how special America is. But my grandfather understood how different America is from the rest of world.

Tonight, you’ll hear from another man who understands what makes America exceptional.

Mitt Romney knows America’s prosperity didn’t happen because our government simply spent more. It happened because our people used their own money to open a business.

And when they succeed, they hire more people, who then invest or spend their money in the economy, helping others start a business and create jobs.

Mitt Romney’s success in business is well known. But he’s more than that.

He’s a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. A generous member of his community and church.

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KEYWORDS: marcorubio; rino; rubio

1 posted on 08/30/2012 4:05:40 PM PDT by GOPinCa
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To: GOPinCa

I have become incredibly dubious about Rubio of late. He came out to embrace internationalism and multilateralism at the Brookings Institution, which rates right up there with drinking the blood of Dracula for being a bad thing.

High praise as well from the Council on Foreign Relations, a nest of vipers if there ever was one.

Their opinion?: “Rubio’s Global Vision: A Lot Like Obama’s”

http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/events/2012/4/25%20rubio/20120425_rubio

As far as I’m concerned, this was a gaffe several times worse than Akin’s.


2 posted on 08/30/2012 4:19:50 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

How do you define internationalism and multilateralism?


3 posted on 08/30/2012 4:24:04 PM PDT by SumProVita
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To: GOPinCa

Nope


4 posted on 08/30/2012 4:43:12 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Plus him being pro-amnesty.

I’m just glad he’s not the VP pick.


5 posted on 08/30/2012 4:46:57 PM PDT by CottonBall
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Plus him being pro-amnesty.

I’m just glad he’s not the VP pick.


6 posted on 08/30/2012 4:47:13 PM PDT by CottonBall
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To: SumProVita

Internationalism has two faces.

Its pleasant face emphasizes mutual cooperation, treaties and standards of mutual benefit, an orderly flow of trade, and cooperation instead of conflict.

However, its other face is vile. Based on the idea that nations, languages, cultures and ethnic groups are obsolete, and should be normalized into administrative districts within trading blocs and world government. That is, nations should just be districts with open borders, and the rest should be homogenized with immigration until they cease to exist.

Its overriding impulse is the belief that human differences are responsible for war, so that if such differences are systematically erased, generic humanity will be at ease under a single government.

The primary political organization hoping to achieve this is the international socialist movement, with entire leftist political parties around the world as its membership. It has grown to include more than 150 member parties from more than 100 countries. Its members have governed in many countries including most of Europe.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socialist_international

Two sitting justices on the Supreme Court of the United States have embraced the idea that federal court decisions should include foreign legal ideas, but couched in American terms, using our judicial precedents.

Many members of congress, mostly Democrats but including some Republicans, have embraced some of the ideas of internationalism. George W. Bush was a firm believer in much of it, and made several strong, if ineffective efforts on its behalf. Bill Clinton also believed in it.

The bottom line is that it is anti-American, in any form, and while those who embrace it may seek to pursue its pleasant face, the two faces are inexorably linked.

It is a deal with the devil himself.


7 posted on 08/30/2012 5:49:36 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

And he’s pro-amnesty.


8 posted on 08/30/2012 5:56:30 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: GOPinCa

Rubio’s gaffe...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqrYc7CVTzg

“Let’s make sure they write that we did our part.
That we chose more government instead of more freedom.”

Wonder if he knows yet he got it backwards?
No one noticed in the live thread.
You hear what you want to hear.


9 posted on 08/30/2012 8:59:42 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: CottonBall

Reagan gave 8 million amnesty!!! I like Reagan Like Rubio don’t like amnesty!


10 posted on 08/30/2012 10:11:10 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Based on the idea that nations, languages, cultures and ethnic groups are obsolete, and should be normalized into administrative districts within trading blocs and world government.

...human differences are responsible for war, so that if such differences are systematically erased, generic humanity will be at ease under a single government.

The primary political organization hoping to achieve this (peace) is the international socialist movement...

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Marco Rubio absolutely does NOT ascribe to any of this type of thinking.


11 posted on 08/31/2012 5:14:27 AM PDT by SumProVita
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

It was a misspeak....pure and simple. You would know that if you’ve read things he’s written or listened to a number of his speeches.

The only 100% perfect human that walked (or ever WILL walk) this earth was Jesus...Who also happened to be God.


12 posted on 08/31/2012 5:18:19 AM PDT by SumProVita
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To: SumProVita

Would you think that George W. Bush does?

While he did not advertise it much, he pushed behind the scenes for a North American Free Trade Zone, roughly based on the European Common Market. This would eventually expand to all the Americas, the FTAA.

He also supported the Plan Puebla Panama, Mexican President Vincente Fox’s idea to depopulate southern Mexico (sending the people living there North in a massive illegal immigration invasion, which caused a huge surge in the number of illegals entering the US), and to turn southern Mexico into the North and central American shipping, air transport, and rail nexus, leading to a gigantic transport corridor bisecting the US to Canada. (The Texans fought that corridor to a standstill. And the rest of the PPP has pretty much ground to a halt. Only the ethnic cleansing part worked.)

And despite repeated and firm denials, Bush went so far as to support preliminary analysis of the creation of a unified currency, the Amero, which would replace the US and Canadian dollar and the Mexico New Peso.

Mind you, this was at a time when he pushed through the creation of America as police state, based on 9-11, with vast numbers of “anti-terrorism” laws that are *exclusively* used against Americans that have nothing to do with terrorism.

This is what “internationalism” offers us. So pardon me if I am apprehensive when a Republican goes to the Brookings Institution, a hive of anti-Americanism. I would be about as concerned if he had addressed the Communist Youth League, the Trilateral Commission, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, or other such collective of scoundrels.

If Marco Rubio has *any* internationalist leanings, it should disqualify him for elective office. Internationalists do no brag about their tendencies, they work hard for them behind the scenes, in impressive bipartisan conspiracies, none of which is for America’s benefit.

It does not matter if they tout internationalism’s “nice face”. It is still a bargain with the devil against our nation and our way of life.


13 posted on 08/31/2012 6:23:59 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

If Marco Rubio has *any* internationalist leanings, it should disqualify him for elective office.

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According to your own definition...you have nothing to worry about in this regard with Senator Rubio.


14 posted on 08/31/2012 6:40:42 AM PDT by SumProVita
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Would you think that George W. Bush does?

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The topic is Marco Rubio.


15 posted on 08/31/2012 6:46:09 AM PDT by SumProVita
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To: GOPinCa

I listened for about 5 minutes when that pandering, michelle bachmann bashing, pandering little snit Mario Rubio took the stage, and then I had to leave the room. And to think at one point, some conservatives thought he was one of us. He will be a stellar protege for Juan McQueeg & Mitt Willard. Mario is definitely part of the up & coming GOP-e crowd. I hope he gets Tea-Partied & thrown out for good in his next election!


16 posted on 08/31/2012 8:08:30 AM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: tallyhoe
Reagan gave 8 million amnesty!!! I like Reagan Like Rubio don’t like amnesty!

One thing Reagan did wrong. But he was duped - the Dems said the borders would be closed after and the problem would never happen again. I believe either Reagan or one of his top guys later said it was a mistake, they shouldn't have fell for it. He never out and out campaigned for amnesty, but did it as a compromise. Rubio, however, has. He was great last night - I like his message of hope and appreciating for this country. But I've lived in border states and see how they are ruined- maybe Fl is different and he doesn't see it. But I would never vote for him, just as I could never vote for McCain either.
17 posted on 08/31/2012 8:21:05 AM PDT by CottonBall
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To: CottonBall

I think Rubio said that we need to close the borders but we need to make a path for the illegals to get citizenship. I don’t think he wants blanket amnesty!


18 posted on 08/31/2012 9:25:38 AM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: tallyhoe
Reagan gave 8 million amnesty

Three million. And only after he'd struck a "deal" with the congress for better border security. The dems screwed him badly on that one.

19 posted on 08/31/2012 12:18:58 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: tallyhoe
...a path for the illegals to get citizenship

That would be amnesty. Anything other them being treated like all other immigrants that did it all legally, waited in line, filled out the papers and paid their fees, and waited their turn without jumping in front of others - that would be amnesty and rewarding criminal behavior.
20 posted on 08/31/2012 1:52:28 PM PDT by CottonBall
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Boy I sure don't see anything in here that smells like Obama's hatred of America or wanting to lose our borders language and culture into a "multinational", global melting pot with no national sovereignty or distinctions.

What I get here is a visionary who sees America that way Reagan saw her - a leader in the world and an influencer of freedom. The friend and supporter of free people everywhere. That's what America is as far as I'm concerned.

22 posted on 08/31/2012 5:44:13 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/events/2012/4/25%20rubio/20120425_rubio

I sure don't see anything in here that smells like Obama's hatred of America or wanting to lose our borders language and culture into a "multinational", global melting pot with no national sovereignty or distinctions.

What I get here is a visionary who sees America that way Reagan saw her - a leader in the world and an influencer of freedom. The friend and supporter of free people everywhere. That's what America is as far as I'm concerned.

23 posted on 08/31/2012 5:46:22 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: SumProVita
FYI, thought you might be interested in my response to yefragetuwrabrumuy's post:

http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/events/2012/4/25%20rubio/20120425_rubio

I sure don't see anything in here that smells like Obama's hatred of America or wanting to lose our borders language and culture into a "multinational", global melting pot with no national sovereignty or distinctions.

What I get here is a visionary who sees America that way Reagan saw her - a leader in the world and an influencer of freedom. The friend and supporter of free people everywhere. That's what America is as far as I'm concerned.

24 posted on 08/31/2012 5:54:56 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: SumProVita

I’ve always found it odd that Rubio in Spanish means “blonde” (which he’s not.)


25 posted on 08/31/2012 11:01:19 PM PDT by QuestingElf
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To: CottonBall

no hey could go back to their own country fill out paper work then enter legally. Pay stiff fines etc!


26 posted on 08/31/2012 11:12:33 PM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: QuestingElf

There are lots of last names like that....in many languages.

;-)


27 posted on 09/01/2012 5:08:03 AM PDT by SumProVita
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To: PapaNew

What I get here is a visionary who sees America that way Reagan saw her - a leader in the world and an influencer of freedom.

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You have good vision. ;-)


28 posted on 09/01/2012 5:12:28 AM PDT by SumProVita
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To: PapaNew

The TRUTH is always a good response. :-)

I am a Tea Party person (I keep my signs in the garage ready to go) and I very much like Marco Rubio.


29 posted on 09/01/2012 5:22:25 AM PDT by SumProVita
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To: PapaNew

Only a very few will ever credit Reagan with what he really did. He could have given speeches and “communicated” all day long and changed nothing. But what he *did* was what destroyed the Soviet Union, and very few people understand this.

Ronald Reagan defeated the Soviet Union with grain.

To explain. Even at the height of the Dust Bowl, wiping out thousands of farms from Texas to Canada, the US still produced a large surplus of grain. With no disaster, we are bulging at the seams with grain.

But the Soviet Union was so ideologically rigid that despite mountains of evidence to the contrary, they still insisted that communist communal farms *had* to be better than capitalist farms. So most of their farmland was dedicated to farms that produced just a tiny amount of grain. The USSR was thus always borderline to famine.

And these farms used a vast amount of animal labor, animals that also had to be fed grain.

But Reagan did something that nobody on the right or the left understood: he opened the floodgates to unrestricted grain sales to the USSR. The right accused him of “supporting Russia”, and the left of “buying the farm vote.”

But both were very wrong. Because US grain was very expensive. The Russians were too paranoid to eat it, so they only fed it to their animals, and diverted their animals grain for human consumption.

And they had to pay for it. First with every drop of oil they produced. Then with all their gold reserves, finally dredging their river deltas to get more gold to give us. And all their foreign currency as well.

American grain drained them of wealth like a vampire drains a victim of blood. And when the Russians were scraping the bottom of the barrel, desperate for anything to buy grain with, then Reagan announced the Strategic Defense Initiative, “Star Wars”.

Hundreds of billions of dollars given without pain to defeat the Soviet ballistic missiles. It was too much for the Russians to bear. It broke their spirit.

When I look at Obama, I see him and his party as ideologically rigid as were the Soviets. As such, all they can do is tear America down, insult our friends and support our enemies. But they have nothing to contribute that works or is efficient. They are losers, but like the Russian communists, they reject reality in favor of their fantasies.

Republican liberals are much more dangerous. W. Bush went to war against radical Islam, but he was so much a creature of war that he could not distinguish between foreign nations and America in pursuing that war.

What little threat there was here, was and is minor, and our domestic intelligence and federal police agencies were more than capable of dealing with it realistically, save when we handicapped ourselves with stupid ideas, like that “profiling is a bad thing.” It isn’t, and it works.

But W. Bush went “full police state retard”, oppressing Americans needlessly, when the battle was in other nations.

Oddly enough, this was probably more harmful to America than what Obama has inflicted on us.

And what they did were not polar opposites, but two sides to the same coin.

Which is why it is so important to get real conservatives into both congress and the presidency. To stop this nonsense, be it radical leftist or liberal-authoritarian Republican, before the combination of the two can destroy our nation.

The opposite to being shot is not being stabbed. Both are bad.


30 posted on 09/01/2012 7:23:02 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: davidhenry

no, maybe ask some others around here. I don’t know all that much about how the site works.


31 posted on 09/01/2012 8:12:04 AM PDT by CottonBall
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36 posted on 09/06/2012 2:40:44 PM PDT by CottonBall
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