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Rubio To Deliver GOP Response to Obama's State of the Union (in English and Spanish)
The Hill ^ | 02/06/13 03:40 PM E | By Daniel Strauss

Posted on 02/06/2013 4:31:21 PM PST by drewh

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will deliver the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address on Feb. 12.

Rubio's response will be delivered in both English and Spanish, according to Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) office.

"Marco Rubio is one of our party’s most dynamic and inspiring leaders. He carries our party’s banner of freedom, opportunity and prosperity in a way few others can. His family’s story is a testament to the promise and greatness of America," Boehner said in a statement on Wednesday.

"He’ll deliver a GOP address that speaks from the heart to the hopes and dreams of the middle class; to our party’s commitment to life and liberty; and to the unlimited potential of America when government is limited and effective," added Boehner.

Rubio, a Tea Party favorite, said he would discuss limited government in his response.

"I’m honored to have this opportunity to discuss how limited government and free enterprise have helped make my family’s dreams come true in America," said Rubio.

According to a Rubio aide, the response will focus on policies to aid the middle class. The Cuban-American lawmaker is also likely to discuss immigration.

Rubio's selection to deliver the GOP response is the latest sign of the freshman senator's increasing prominence within the Republican Party. The junior senator is viewed as key to attracting more Hispanic voters to the GOP and is at the center of speculation as a potential 2016 presidential contender

Rubio's response also comes as he has taken a prime role in negotiations over crafting an immigration reform deal. He signed on to a bipartisan Senate blueprint for immigration reform unveiled last week and has taken the lead in selling conservative lawmakers on the plan.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: amnesty; amnestypimp; cfr; deathgop; florida; globalist; goaway; idocy; insulting; lunacy; marcorubio; nwo; pandering; rino; rubio; sayno2amnesty; stupid; stupidparty; un; uscitizens1st

1 posted on 02/06/2013 4:31:27 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

Gun Control
Gay rights
Immigration “reform”

start your count down clock for Spanish as an official language in
10 - 9- 8 - 7 - ............


2 posted on 02/06/2013 4:34:11 PM PST by llevrok (Unlike Obama, at least Nero could play a fiddle.)
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To: drewh

Very, very smart move for the GOP. We can win the next election if we become the Latino Party. And by that, I do not mean amnesty. I mean an equal partnership between Anglos and LEGAL Latinos.


3 posted on 02/06/2013 4:34:11 PM PST by Bryan
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To: Bryan

4 posted on 02/06/2013 4:39:12 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

PC term for illegal aliens : border challenged.


5 posted on 02/06/2013 4:39:19 PM PST by cruise_missile
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To: llevrok

You mean “press 1 for English” wasn’t enough?


6 posted on 02/06/2013 4:40:00 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: drewh
He should do it in the nude...

It's always better to pander bare.

7 posted on 02/06/2013 4:42:48 PM PST by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: Carry_Okie

He should do it in the nude...

Now that would cross all languages barriers!! I’m in!


8 posted on 02/06/2013 4:49:15 PM PST by Isabel2010
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To: drewh
I am so SICK of this 'bow down to illegals in order to get elected' CRAP, or 'The Republican party is dead unless they cater to Hispanics' which means overturning our immigration LAWS to please them.. What is our solution for them not abiding by OUR laws? WE KISS THEIR ASS? WTF?

America's new flag

9 posted on 02/06/2013 4:51:16 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: drewh

How ‘bout delivering the response in Conservative ?


10 posted on 02/06/2013 4:51:28 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: drewh

I hope to miss both drivels.


11 posted on 02/06/2013 4:51:31 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: Isabel2010; Carry_Okie

I notice it’s the ladies who are advocating this.


12 posted on 02/06/2013 4:51:35 PM PST by Bryan
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

No. Catering to Latinos does not mean overturning our immigration laws. But let me point out that Ronald Reagan allowed amnesty for 2.7 million illegal immigrants in the 1980s.

I think that amnesty for ALL illegals would be a slap in the face to the millions of Latinos who went through the proper legal channels and are on a legal path to citizenship. But I also think we could crack open the door just a little bit for illegals who are working, who have been here at least five or six years, and haven’t broken any other laws.

One other thing: I think that as a party, we need to dial back the rhetoric. We need to be a lot more sensitive about this. Just being sensitive costs us absolutely nothing, and could gain millions of votes in the next election.


13 posted on 02/06/2013 4:56:04 PM PST by Bryan
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To: fieldmarshaldj

touche! well played sir...


14 posted on 02/06/2013 4:56:10 PM PST by drewh
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To: fieldmarshaldj

BUMP!

We need to find someone else to give the Conservative Response!!


15 posted on 02/06/2013 4:56:10 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Bryan
Very, very smart move for the GOP. We can win the next election if we become the Latino Party.

Extremely dumb move. The vast majority of illegal immigrants will NEVER vote for a Conservative, much less a Republican.

The RATS know quite clearly they will checkmate our Republic with Amnesty. Rubio is moving ahead with his so called immigration plan, knowing quite well it will result if full and absolute amnesty. He is trying to play the angle of "secure borders, blah blah blah" to fool conservatives while at the same time spouting out to the illegals, hoping to win their votes -- He will fail miserably.

Rubio's Conservatism can never match Reagan's, except in rhetoric.

Rubio will be as big a disappointment as the Bushes.

16 posted on 02/06/2013 5:00:03 PM PST by sand88
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To: Bryan
One other thing: I think that as a party, we need to dial back the rhetoric. We need to be a lot more sensitive about this. Just being sensitive costs us absolutely nothing, and could gain millions of votes in the next election.

I have no intention of being "sensitive" toward the government that allowed this insane situation to occur.

Out elected representatives were derelict in their sworn duty to uphold our sovereignty and secure our borders.

Now, they confront a problem of their own making -- and want to take the easy way out.

Give me one good reason to be "sensitive" toward them.

17 posted on 02/06/2013 5:02:21 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Bryan

Sensitivity regarding 0bama’s eligibility status too, because he’s black? That worked out well, didn’t it.


18 posted on 02/06/2013 5:05:52 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Bryan
I notice it’s the ladies who are advocating this.

I take it you don't check the FReeper page before posting.

19 posted on 02/06/2013 5:06:37 PM PST by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: Bryan
And by that, I do not mean amnesty. I mean an equal partnership between Anglos and LEGAL Latinos.

In support of your notion, are you aware that two separate polls of legal Hispanics revealed a 2-to-1 majority against amnesty? About 60/32, as I recall.

And why not? Many legal Hispanics are of families that have been American for hundreds of years. Or they are of families which did it the hard way, the right way -- immigrated legally and were naturalized.

It is the La Raza activist crew that is promoting amnesty for illegals -- not the Americans of Hispanic descent.

The GOP only gets abouut 30% of the Hispanic vote. The way things are, there's no telling what percentage of that vote is by illegals. And there is a virtual certainty that every one of the GOP's Hispanic votes is coming from an anti-amnesty legal Hispanic.

Therefore, should the Republicans jump on the amnesty bandwagon, risk losing every damn Hispanic vote they're getting now!

20 posted on 02/06/2013 5:12:35 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: okie01; sand88
I have no intention of being "sensitive" toward the government that allowed this insane situation to occur.

No problem. The government deserves all the harshly worded criticism we can pile on them for this. It's unacceptable. But whatever you say, make sure that it cannot be construed as insensitive toward Latinos.

Extremely dumb move. The vast majority of illegal immigrants will NEVER vote for a Conservative, much less a Republican.

Illegals can't vote -- at least, not legally. If we can open the door a crack like I indicated above, and speak on these issues in a more sensitive way toward Latinos, we can take away the Democrats' most powerful talking point: their lie that we are racists.

I'm out here in the western suburbs of Chicago and we're surrounded by perfectly legal, conservative Latinos who are in this country legally and on a path to citizenship. They shake their heads in sadness at the way Democratic Party operatives are getting over on us with this. Basically, in their hearts Latinos are born conservatives. We have to reach out to them and take what belongs to us.

21 posted on 02/06/2013 5:13:34 PM PST by Bryan
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To: Isabel2010

Me too....yummy (:


22 posted on 02/06/2013 5:14:53 PM PST by 1217Chic
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To: Bryan
Basically, in their hearts Latinos are born conservatives.

You're over-stating the case.

Middle class Latinos, no question.

Lower class Latinos, not so much.

But you could say the same thing about Anglos...

Problem is, a disproportionate share of the Latino population is less than middle class.

23 posted on 02/06/2013 5:27:23 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: drewh

Who is doing the Mandarin,French,German,Russian,Hebrew,Arabic rebuttal?


24 posted on 02/06/2013 5:29:39 PM PST by IslamE (epiphany)
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To: Bryan
and we're surrounded by perfectly legal, conservative Latinos who are in this country legally and on a path to citizenship.

40 years ago the evil Kennedy was part of the effort to import illegals. The evil left is only using the illegals for power and control. The evil left only wants their votes.

If we had a proper immigration process, we would have had an orderly way to have millions of immigrants with the values you describe come to our Country.

The RATS know exactly what they are doing. They are out to destroy our Republic and make it into a Socialist H*ll.

Rubio is a idiot fool to think any immigration plan being developed will benefit our Republic. The Rats would never allow that. The RATS know clearly the cultural and vote preferences of illegals.

25 posted on 02/06/2013 5:49:02 PM PST by sand88
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To: okie01
You're over-stating the case. Middle class Latinos, no question. Lower class Latinos, not so much.

We can change that. Lower class Anglos, at least those who haven't been brainwashed by the unions, are overwhelmingly conservative. They are almost as reliably conservative as the blacks are reliably Democratic Party voters -- in the 80-90% range.

You know why.

26 posted on 02/06/2013 5:50:17 PM PST by Bryan
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Thanks drewh.
...by softening its edge on some volatile social issues and altering its image as the party always seemingly "eager to go to war... We do need to expand the party and grow the party and that does mean that we don't always all agree on every issue" ... the party needs to become more welcoming to individuals who disagree with basic Republican doctrine on emotional social issues such as gay marriage... "We're going to have to be a little hands off on some of these issues ... and get people into the party," Paul said. [Rand Paul: Time for GOP to soften war stance Posted on 01/31/2013 5:08:50 PM PST]

27 posted on 02/06/2013 7:48:58 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Bryan
"I'm out here in the western suburbs of Chicago"

Explains a lot.

"Basically, in their hearts Latinos are born conservatives"

I think many on our side would like to believe this, but voting patterns just don't bear this out in real life. Latinos vote Socialist. Not just here. Pretty much everywhere in the latinosphere. Every once in awhile they'll put a fascist strongman or a commie dictator in power. The rest of the time, they vote Socialist.
28 posted on 02/06/2013 8:36:14 PM PST by CowboyJay (Lowest Common Denominator 2012 - because liberty and prosperity were overrated)
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To: Bryan; sickoflibs
>> Very, very smart move for the GOP. We can win the next election if we become the Latino Party. And by that, I do not mean amnesty. <<

Unfortunately for you, it means amnesty for Marco Rubio. It appears the tone of his "Spanish language" response will be Dem-lite rather than articulating a conservative vision. I take this as a further sign that America and western civilization is rotting from the inside. I wish I could be optimistic.

29 posted on 02/06/2013 9:15:17 PM PST by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: CowboyJay
I think many on our side would like to believe this, but voting patterns just don't bear this out in real life. Latinos vote Socialist. Not just here. Pretty much everywhere in the latinosphere. Every once in awhile they'll put a fascist strongman or a commie dictator in power. The rest of the time, they vote Socialist.

In 2004, George W. Bush got 44% of the Latino vote. This came at a time when the left-wing news media establishment, as well as Michael Moore, were demonizing Bush about Iraq.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/09/politics/latino-vote-key-election/index.html

Given enough time, enough sensitivity and an intelligent pro-family message, I believe we can get the Latino GOP vote over 50% by 2016 and perhaps much higher. Barack Obama could be the last Democratic president of our lifetimes.

Latinos are basically conservative, just as all people who genuinely believe in God and family are basically conservative. And like all other people, Latinos who don't have all the information at their disposal, and are fed a steady diet of left-wing lies and highly selective "news" broadcasts, are easily hoodwinked by socialists.

Not just here. Pretty much everywhere in the Latinosphere.

30 posted on 02/06/2013 9:19:51 PM PST by Bryan
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To: Bryan
"In 2004, George W. Bush got 44% of the Latino vote."

Of course he did. W was a pandering crypto-marxist (globalist), not a conservative. Which goes back to the other point. Only a Chicago republican would consider Bush nominally conservative.

Not saying there is no such thing as truly conservative Latinos (I've known a few over the years), they're just very rare. For whatever reason, conservative politics is just not compatible with Latino culture.

From a conservative standpoint, any form of amnesty is just opting for suicide over slow creeping death. If you really think it's going to buy votes for the Republicans... How is the party that won the Civil War, freed the slaves, and ending Jim Crow now faring with the Black population?
31 posted on 02/06/2013 9:51:27 PM PST by CowboyJay (Lowest Common Denominator 2012 - because liberty and prosperity were overrated)
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To: drewh; Fiji Hill; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
Rubio, baby!
32 posted on 02/06/2013 10:11:54 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: drewh

Full court press

FOX/Ailes and their drumbeat

and the GOP establishment

some VERY STUPID GUILTY WHITE IDIOT FREEPERS

move LEFT

become BROWN

our future

pretty much sucks

the sooner the real politics by other means starts the sooner we (or our kids) can build anew

we are being led down the road to ruin by our own leaders

things will never be the same no matter how this turns out down the road


33 posted on 02/06/2013 10:36:22 PM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: drewh

This is how you torpedo your presidential hopes. Rubio can KMA.


34 posted on 02/06/2013 10:41:07 PM PST by M. Thatcher
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To: sand88

1986 was a horrible year for America. The year that Amnesty was passed. Oh and did that help us? No! We lost the Presidency in 1992 which would have been about the time they became Citizens. Stupid Stupid decision that they want to repeat.


35 posted on 02/07/2013 4:23:47 AM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: BillyBoy; Bryan
RE :”>> Very, very smart move for the GOP. We can win the next election if we become the Latino Party. And by that, I do not mean amnesty. <<
.......
Unfortunately for you, it means amnesty for Marco Rubio. It appears the tone of his “Spanish language” response will be Dem-lite rather than articulating a conservative vision. I take this as a further sign that America and western civilization is rotting from the inside. I wish I could be optimistic”

The GOP winning a good % of latino votes both seems necessary and impossible right now.

Rubio is trying to convince GOP voters like Rush listeners that hispanics will vote GOP if they go along with ‘comprehensive immigration reforms’ w a delayed ‘path to citizenship/voting’ which is required to get Dems to go along with it.

But he offers no convincing arguments that this will do anything but create more Dem voters.
Most Hispanics agree with O on nearly all positions he takes, not the GOP's national positions. They are very liberal and believe the gubment should be taxing the rich and doing stuff for the non-rich. Rubio wont address this problem.

Alternatively many Republicans (here certainly) call illegals who were brought here as say 6 yrso old and are now say 20 with a US HS degree and not going anywhere ‘criminals’, This comes from lumping them all together as the same. To voting hispanics it just looks like its hispanic dumping. And give these young people the vote and they will most certainly vote Dem too.

36 posted on 02/07/2013 5:09:08 AM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to Dems and Obama is not a principle! Its just losing.)
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