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Rubio’s Mom Changed His Mind on Immigration
Newsmax ^ | Friday, 08 Feb 2013 11:31 AM | Sandy Fitzgerald

Posted on 02/08/2013 5:00:32 PM PST by Olog-hai

Marco Rubio’s softening stance toward immigration reform boils down to his mom, a new profile of the fast-rising Florida senator reveals.

“Don’t mess with the immigrants, my son,” Oriales Garcia Rubio told her youngest son during a Dec. 21 phone call, Time magazine reports. Illegal immigrants, she said, are “human beings just like us, and they came for the same reasons we came. To work. To improve their lives.”

Rubio took his mother’s words to heart, and says they are shaping his work on immigration.

“I have to balance that humanity with reality,” he said. “We have immigration laws. They have to be followed. But yeah, she reminded me that there’s a human element to this as well. As a policymaker, you have to strike a balance.” …

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events; Philosophy; US: District of Columbia; US: Florida; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: amnesty; amnestypimp; florida; gope; gopsellout; illegals; laracista; larazasboy; marcorubio; mexico; quislingrepublican; rino; rinos4amnesty; rubio; waronterror
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Hmm. What are prisons filled with? Humans, not demons or aliens. Human beings, but not “just like us”. If Rubio is using his mother as an excuse, then that makes his about-face even more vile.
1 posted on 02/08/2013 5:00:44 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Yes, they are human beings just like us. And they have homes. Their home countries have immigration laws just like we do. They don’t let just anyone cross over and take up residence at will either. They understand that immigrants to their countries have to follow the law, and its silly to imagine it should be different here.


2 posted on 02/08/2013 5:09:17 PM PST by marron
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To: Olog-hai

The mother of a U.S. Senator advocating his son ignore his oath of office - and he does. He might as well be a ‘rat.


3 posted on 02/08/2013 5:13:52 PM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Olog-hai

4 posted on 02/08/2013 5:14:27 PM PST by jaz.357 (Welcome to hell. Here's your accordion.)
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To: Olog-hai

So, Rubio’s mom told him this, before or after, she told him that they didn’t flee Castro and Communism....but fled Batista and Capitalism?

Only Liberals and Fools consider Rubio a conservative. He is an Open Border/Pro-Illegal/Anti-American


5 posted on 02/08/2013 5:14:54 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: marron

If we were just like them, we’d be emigrating illegally to their land, though.

Gotta say that Calderon (the hypocrite) was just like the “evil righties” here, i.e. in building a border fence between Mexico and Guatemala . . . yet comes to the USA and criticizes our “low” in regards to illegals coming into the USA from Mexico.


6 posted on 02/08/2013 5:16:27 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: raybbr

Perfectly stated!


7 posted on 02/08/2013 5:17:33 PM PST by Randy Larsen (Aim small, Miss small.)
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To: marron
One of the great success stories of the United Nations has been the regularization of refugee relief process so that we don't end up with millions of STATELESS people like we did at the end of WWII.

I have no idea why there are these illegal alien advocates who are so blind to the fact these people have citizenship and a right to be returned to their country of origin.

It's time to go!

The greater good on behalf of the next tens of millions of refugees from the next great war or natural disaster demands this be done ~ else all that good well on which those future refugees need to temporarily depend just won't be there and they will needlessly suffer and die.

8 posted on 02/08/2013 5:18:04 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Olog-hai

This is right out of the Romney play book such as when he said his mother was the reason he was pro-abortion.

The truth is Rubio has always been pro amnesty. He’s been for giveaways to foreigners for so long, his mother must have changed his mind when he was a baby.


9 posted on 02/08/2013 5:19:25 PM PST by Waryone
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To: Olog-hai
What a bunch of BS!!! He's been heavy into wanting to run for president in 2016.

Sorry - we already elected a Bozo. We need a strong Conservative who can man up & bring this country back to greatness.

Just being hispanic - with no core values does NOT cut it!!!

10 posted on 02/08/2013 5:19:45 PM PST by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: Olog-hai

I love my folks, but I’m not interested in dropping my principles because they both love Obama.


11 posted on 02/08/2013 5:23:16 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Olog-hai

Our problems started with the 1965 Immigration Act. We have allowed Cubans in their rafts for years. Then we allowed certain types who fought with us, and; in general, we allowed ourselves to let the sociologists to play their PC MC games. Our current problems in our immigration policy are tied to the left’s social and political goals.We let South Viets in and denied Montagnards who pulled their weight. We have allowed fools to be administrators.


12 posted on 02/08/2013 5:25:44 PM PST by Lumper20 (`)
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To: Olog-hai

And to hell with American citizens and their children, son. Let them pay for the illegal immigrants because... well just because.


13 posted on 02/08/2013 5:27:23 PM PST by skeeter
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To: LADY J

And this is why the president of the US should be born on US soil to two American citizens. There must be NO conflict of interest or split allegiances!


14 posted on 02/08/2013 5:29:53 PM PST by sneakers (Go Sheriff Joe!)
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To: raybbr

Mama’s boy is no conservative, not even a loyal American.


15 posted on 02/08/2013 5:35:41 PM PST by apocalypto
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To: Olog-hai
Marco. Here's the deal.

We can be a nation of laws, or a nation of demagogues.

You can only choose one.

You can't have it both ways.

16 posted on 02/08/2013 5:36:21 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: Olog-hai

I’ve been wary of him for a long time. As far as I’m concerned, he is now toast.


17 posted on 02/08/2013 5:38:53 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Olog-hai; American Constitutionalist; VirginiaConstitutionalist; Red Steel; theothercheek; ...
Hardly anyone makes mention of this, but for some reason or another, Marco Rubio's mother (and late father) became a naturalized US citizen years after she was eligible to do so. That delay, in retrospect, cost her son the opportunity to be constitutionally qualified for the presidency or vice presidency of the United States.

According to documents posted by others here on PR, Marco Rubio's parents were not American citizens at the time of his birth. Therefore, the senator was not a Natural Born Citizen according to the Vattel definition, although he is certainly a native-born citizen.

Nothing personal against Rubio here; he's been a good senator and he is constitutionally qualified for that position. But if he attempts a run for the presidency, you can bet that he'll face a constitutional legal challenge.

18 posted on 02/08/2013 5:45:40 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: Olog-hai
Rubio slid into office with Tea Party support and now he is the RINO joy boy for next time. The RINOs are probably salivatiing over the fact that dems and courts gave Obama a free pass over the natural born thing because now they don't have to worry so much about Rubio's birth coming four years before mama and papa were naturalized.

And, speaking of mama, it's good to learn that he is not only a false flag conserative but a mama's boy (wussie) as well.
Hey: My mother was thrilled to have her photo taken with Bill Clinton but, while I was glad he didn't hit on her, I didn't decide to support the SOB because she said so.

19 posted on 02/08/2013 5:46:27 PM PST by norton
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To: Olog-hai

Check out “A House of Cards” on Netflix if you want to see what all the Washington politicians are really like.


20 posted on 02/08/2013 5:51:30 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: muawiyah; All
I have no idea why there are these illegal alien advocates who are so blind to the fact these people have citizenship and a right to be returned to their country of origin.

Has there ever been a nation in the history of the civilized world whose government so flagrantly pandered to immigrants, especially invaders who came in without that government's consent? Tolerance in one form or another is one thing, but pandering and inviting them to goodies at the public trough is quite another.

21 posted on 02/08/2013 5:52:43 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: sneakers
Seriously? On US soil? Right there you diminish the value of military service abroad. During peacetime it is normal for dependents to be sent with the troops and there will be babies.

Sorry, does not compute. You can't send a man or woman abroad for purposes of state and deny them the rights their progeny would have had if they just stayed home!

22 posted on 02/08/2013 5:55:50 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Olog-hai
December 21?

Rubio (the son) was pushing for amnesty before that.

USA Today, November 10, 2012:
Immigration stance may put Rubio on GOP's short list

Huffington Post, August 29, 2012:
Marco Rubio: Immigration Reform, Latino Voter Outreach Not Just Republican Problems

Tampa Bay Times, April 05, 2012:
Immigration enforcement group rips Rubio over Dream Act alternative


23 posted on 02/08/2013 5:57:15 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: norton

Rubio is the new hispanic RINO de jeur to replace retreads such as McCain and Romney


24 posted on 02/08/2013 5:59:55 PM PST by Blue Highway
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To: isthisnickcool

“House of Cards” is great. I am at episode 11. I heard it might be renewed for a Season 2.


25 posted on 02/08/2013 6:01:00 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: norton; All
The RINOs are probably salivating over the fact that dems and courts gave Obama a free pass over the natural born thing because now they don't have to worry so much about Rubio's birth coming four years before mama and papa were naturalized.

Please see my post # 18.

Don't expect a Rubio presidential or vice presidential candidacy to go constitutionally unchallenged.

The fact that the Pubbie establishment played deaf, dumb and blind to Obama's lack of constitutional qualification for POTUS doesn't necessarily mean that the 'Rats will return the favor when and if the shoe is on the other foot. Or a Rubio presidential candidacy could possibly be challenged on constitutional grounds by a Republican rival.

26 posted on 02/08/2013 6:01:50 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: Olog-hai
Illegal immigrants, she said, are “human beings just like us, and they came for the same reasons we came. To work. To improve their lives.”

So, what about the other four or more billion human beings around the world who'd also like to improve their lives?

Just a lot of emotion driven nonsense that can result in policies that will ruin this nation.

Rubio's just one more weak panderer who's joined with those who might well sink the Republican party once and for all. He's more irritating by the day.

27 posted on 02/08/2013 6:06:11 PM PST by Will88
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To: justiceseeker93

Nothing would please me more.


28 posted on 02/08/2013 6:14:21 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: Cicero

Don’t ever forget that MARCO voted for the NDAA and the confirmation of John Kerry! That’s enough for me.


29 posted on 02/08/2013 6:15:15 PM PST by Captain7seas (Fire Jane Lubchenco)
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To: muawiyah
Has there ever been a nation in the history of the civilized world whose government so flagrantly pandered to immigrants, especially invaders who came in without that government's consent?

The Roman Empire, right before it imploded and plunged the world into centuries of dark ages?

30 posted on 02/08/2013 6:22:17 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: null and void

yep... hiring foreigners to man their defenses certainly turned out to be a bad idea...


31 posted on 02/08/2013 6:26:07 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: null and void
BTW, i'm not the guy who posted that. Anyway, the Western Empire crashed about 535 AD ~ due to a serious change in the weather ~ something like a 7 year Fimbul winter. By the time that was over most of the native peoples of Northern and Western Europe that depended on agriculture had been pretty much exterminated.

My own ancestral Breton people said "Merlin" had to replant the grapes in France ~ all the way from Nantes to the upper reaches of the Rhone Valley.

so that by itself would have wiped out Roman civilization in the region.

The climate anomaly set off a good thousand years of seriously reduced expectations in Western Europe, and actually devastated Southern Europe economically ~ and it also wiped out civilization for a good 300 years in China!

By 600 AD just about the only folks with a fairly intact economy and a supply of gold were living in Petra (in what is now Jordan).

32 posted on 02/08/2013 6:36:53 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Olog-hai

Wow actual human beings, imagine.

It’s just astounding how absurd this crap is.


33 posted on 02/08/2013 6:47:20 PM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way)
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To: sneakers; LADY J; LucyT
And this is why the president of the US should be born on US soil to two American citizens. There must be NO conflict of interest or split allegiances!

Amen!

34 posted on 02/08/2013 6:50:08 PM PST by thecodont
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To: Olog-hai

No, Mrs. Rubio, they did not all come for the same reasons you did. Nor can you know that because no one screened who these people are and they broke our laws to sneak in here.


35 posted on 02/08/2013 6:50:54 PM PST by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way)
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To: Olog-hai; Liz
Don’t mess with the immigrants, my son,” Oriales Garcia Rubio told her youngest son

_______________________________________

Yeah Mrs Rubio you tell him. Dont mess with me and other immigrants...

But if you want him to mess with anyone tell him to mess with the illegal aliens...

They should be messed with...


36 posted on 02/08/2013 7:08:26 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Olog-hai
Illegal immigrants, she said, are “human beings just like us, and they came for the same reasons we came. To work. To improve their lives.”

"Mind you, we don't want to become Americans like the others did, just live like them in our brand new barrios."

37 posted on 02/08/2013 7:19:32 PM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Wow, the Hitlery First crowd is out in force attacking our #1 Tea Party Conservative, Marco Rubio! The same losers that brought us Obama are now trying to tell us to follow them. No thanks.


38 posted on 02/08/2013 8:03:45 PM PST by ynotjjr (Under Construction)
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To: ynotjjr

amnesty will bankrupt this country and guarantee a Dem majority forever.

Those losers are worried about that kind of thing.

But I guess there are more important things, he has an R by his name after all.


39 posted on 02/08/2013 8:06:32 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Rubio’s plan does not include amnesty, non at all. Expect the Hillary lovers to go under cover and try to split our party again. I see the same names as I did six months ago. I expect the anti tea party trolls to attack him every day in every way because the know if Hitlery loses the Hispanic vote their Party is dead.


40 posted on 02/08/2013 8:18:44 PM PST by ynotjjr (Under Construction)
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To: ynotjjr

It will be amnesty before it ever gets to a vote. Everyone knows it. Just because they refuse to use the word doesn’t change that.


41 posted on 02/08/2013 8:27:03 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Olog-hai

Illegal immigrants, she said, are “human beings just like us,”

“Why do you rob banks Willie?”
“`cause that’s where the money is.” Willie Sutton


42 posted on 02/08/2013 8:28:56 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: ynotjjr
I expect the anti tea party trolls to attack him every day in every way because the know if Hitlery loses the Hispanic vote their Party is dead.

Nominating Rubio with the expectation of winning the Hispanic vote is insane.

He may well be the best candidate, but thinking he'll have a major and positive impact on the Hispanic vote is unrealistic.

Rubio's ethnicity is Cuban. Which will cut no ice among ethnic Mexicans, Puerto Ricans or Spaniards. It's like nominating an ethnic German in order to appeal to the ethnic Irish -- because they're both white.

43 posted on 02/08/2013 8:35:18 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: GeronL

http://www.theblaze.com/blog/2013/01/30/national-review-marco-rubio-immigration/

“Each of the proposals contains an amnesty for the dozen million or so illegals already in the country, and none of them contains adequate security provisions.”

Like you, I don’t appreciate anyone whizzing down my leg then telling me it’s raining ... to anyone here who insists that the RINO/CINOs don’t expect amnesty with their “comprehensive immigration reform”—go lay out in the yard if you’re going to act like a t**d.


44 posted on 02/08/2013 8:38:30 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: GeronL

Rubio has principles, he is leading on this issue and amnesty is not on the table. He got four Dem senators to sign on to his plan. When you see people attacking Rubio on this site know that they are working for Hitlery or are acting as useful idiots for the communist.


45 posted on 02/08/2013 8:38:58 PM PST by ynotjjr (Under Construction)
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To: LADY J
We need a strong Conservative who can man up & bring this country back to greatness.

That's what Rubio wants as well.

Fact is, demographic changes haven't exactly been in our favor. Rubio is a solid conservative --except when it comes to immigration. And while we can agree or disagree, what Rubio wants to do is take the immigration issue off the table so that the Democrats can't co-opt it. He's trying to save conservatism by making it palatable to non-white voters --voters who will decide elections.

This isn't 1980 anymore. Getting 59% of the white vote just doesn't cut it these days. We've got to draw others in. This is what Rubio is trying to do

46 posted on 02/08/2013 8:44:00 PM PST by Drew68
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To: ynotjjr

Let me put it this way, if you think having Democrats on your side is a good thing (worth citing) and then accuse your critics of working for Democrats, you are living in the Twilight Zone.


47 posted on 02/08/2013 8:44:16 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: ynotjjr

Why didn’t you cite the laudatory TIME magazine cover to bolster your contention that his critics work for Dems?


48 posted on 02/08/2013 8:45:10 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: okie01

Good point, faulty conclusion. 60% of Germans, Irish, all whites voted for the white candidate. Hispanic blood is a lot more thicker than the bogus, people of color, that the Dems are trying to sell.


49 posted on 02/08/2013 8:48:59 PM PST by ynotjjr (Under Construction)
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To: Drew68

The GOPe will lose more votes than gain them by rewarded foreign invading criminals at the expense of American citizens.


50 posted on 02/08/2013 8:50:05 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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