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Rubio joins GOP colleagues for Obama dinner at White House
The Hill ^ | Daniel Strauss

Posted on 04/10/2013 4:17:58 PM PDT by JohnPDuncan

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) joined President Obama for his second closed-door dinner with Senate Republicans on Wednesday.

Rubio had been invited but had not committed for most of the day of the dinner. The Florida Republican's office said immigration meetings might get in the way of him going to the dinner, but later said he would attend.

Besides Rubio, Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), John Boozman (Ark.), Susan Collins (Maine), Mike Crapo (Idaho), Mike Enzi (Wyo.), Deb Fisher (Neb.), Orrin Hatch (Utah), Johnny Isackson (Ga.), Pat Roberts (Kan.), John Thune (S.D.) Roger Wicker (Miss.) dined with Obama.

Obama's first meeting with Senate Republicans, last month, did not result in any new policy breakthroughs but senators left the meeting feeling more optimistic about possibly brooking a deal on deficit reduction.

After Wednesday night's dinner Obama will have not met with 21 Senate Republicans. They are: John Barrasso (Wyo.), Roy Blunt (Mo.), Thad Cochran (Miss.), John Cornyn (Texas), Ted Cruz (Texas), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Chuck Grassley (Iowa), Dean Heller (Nev.), Jim Inhofe (Okla.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), Mike Lee (Utah), Mitch McConnell (Ky.), Jerry Moran (Ky.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Rand Paul (Ky.), Rob Portman (Ohio), Jim Risch (Idaho), Tim Scott (S.C.), Jeff Sessions (Ala.), Richard Shelby (Ala.) and David Vitter (La.).

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TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: amnesty; amnesty4illegals; cheapdate; disaster; gangof8; manchin; manchintoomey; marcorubio; obama4amnesty; obamaamnesty; obamabudget; obamagraphic; obamaguns; obamastash; rinos4amnesty; rubio; rubio4amnesty; rubioamnesty; sayno2amnesty; thefixisin; turncoats
I've had it with Marco. First he ignores Tea Partiers who helped him get elected back in Florida and now this!
1 posted on 04/10/2013 4:17:58 PM PDT by JohnPDuncan
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To: JohnPDuncan

Gang of Eight Rubio can kiss his presidential run goodbye. It’s DOA!


2 posted on 04/10/2013 4:19:49 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!n)
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To: Jim Robinson

If they try and ram that through I will not be happy.


3 posted on 04/10/2013 4:20:55 PM PDT by JohnPDuncan
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To: JohnPDuncan

Rubio has really grown in office. Before long, he will be fighting Graham for the role as McCain’s Monica Lewinsky.


4 posted on 04/10/2013 4:22:29 PM PDT by peyton randolph (FUBO and his wookie beard)
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To: Jim Robinson

He counts on us holding our noses again, because when election time rolls around, we always do. Well, I’m not afraid anymore. Let the Democrats do their worst and let’s just get it over with. The Republicans will just make it a longer, slower death.


5 posted on 04/10/2013 4:23:03 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: mrsmel

If they get amnesty through, it won’t even be slower. Amnesty is certain instant death for the GOP.


6 posted on 04/10/2013 4:24:55 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!n)
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To: Jim Robinson

True. I still don’t know what’s up with the Republicans on that issue. They are delusional if they think they’ll ever get those votes, and what good is access to cheap labor when the left has the power to destroy capitalism?


7 posted on 04/10/2013 4:27:16 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: JohnPDuncan

Keep your enemies closer!!


8 posted on 04/10/2013 4:27:48 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: JohnPDuncan

Marco is fine. He isn’t fooled by the Assclown.


9 posted on 04/10/2013 4:27:52 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: JohnPDuncan

Hope they don’t trade their rights for a bowl of thin gruel.


10 posted on 04/10/2013 4:29:16 PM PDT by allendale
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To: mrsmel
Last time that Odumbo had the Rhino's over for dinner was when Paul was doing his filibuster. My very own Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson went and later returned while Paul was still doing his thing. I got so damned mad that Johnson even considered going, I called his office and asked him, “Why he supported Odumbo with TWO standing ovations, while Odumbo was actually picking his pocket”? Odumbo is nothing more than an opportunist that will lie and use anyone to get what he wants. Don't believe that? Watch to see how this next “invite to get screwed” goes. Bring on the popcorn.
11 posted on 04/10/2013 4:30:14 PM PDT by DaveA37 (I'm for HONEST government)
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To: JohnPDuncan; All

Folks...if you still support Marco Rubio.....you are not a conservative

Hope you like that Illegal Alien Amnesty Rubio got cooking


12 posted on 04/10/2013 4:30:36 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: JohnPDuncan

I see No invitations for Ted Cruz, Mike Lee or Rand Paul.

13 posted on 04/10/2013 4:31:04 PM PDT by onyx
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To: onyx

Are you surprised?

Obama must be sick of them. They’re his biggest opposition.


14 posted on 04/10/2013 4:33:06 PM PDT by JohnPDuncan
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To: JohnPDuncan

It is our patriotic duty to walk away from the GOP.


15 posted on 04/10/2013 4:33:10 PM PDT by dware (3 prohibited topics in mixed company: politics, religion and operating systems...)
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To: JohnPDuncan

It is our patriotic duty to walk away from the GOP.


16 posted on 04/10/2013 4:33:10 PM PDT by dware (3 prohibited topics in mixed company: politics, religion and operating systems...)
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To: JohnPDuncan

Anyone who doesn’t think a Third Party is on the way is delusional.


17 posted on 04/10/2013 4:36:11 PM PDT by AdaGray
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To: SoFloFreeper

The fact that he is participating in this gang of 8, making laws behind closed doors, tells me all I need to know. He is violating the core tenants of our republic. All legislation should be in the open, not in a back room like they did with the obsmacare bill. He is dead to me!!


18 posted on 04/10/2013 4:36:38 PM PDT by bigtoona
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To: SoFloFreeper

Rubio is not fooled by Obama he Just breaks bread with him.


19 posted on 04/10/2013 4:36:53 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: JohnPDuncan

Please make it stop!

The only guy I want meeting with Zero is Mark Levin.


20 posted on 04/10/2013 4:40:02 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: JohnPDuncan

Agreed...The Tea Party got him elected and now he joins the RINO camp.


21 posted on 04/10/2013 4:41:15 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

I’d like to be a fly on the wall in that room.

I’m listening to him now.


22 posted on 04/10/2013 4:41:30 PM PDT by JohnPDuncan
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To: JohnPDuncan

Hey Marco, I’ve changed my mind about that water drinking trick you did on TV. You really DID look stupid.

Frankly, anyone that participates in any of the “gangs”, or kisses Obama’s butt....... are simply not worthy of my vote.


23 posted on 04/10/2013 4:42:10 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Good riddance to bad rubbish.

Elephinos stink as much as Donkeys!

24 posted on 04/10/2013 4:42:23 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

“The only guy I want meeting with Zero is Mark Levin.”

I couldn’t agree with you more.


25 posted on 04/10/2013 4:43:42 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: JohnPDuncan

"CLIMB on board Marco, there's plenty where this came from"

26 posted on 04/10/2013 4:46:43 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: JohnPDuncan

Bring a long spoon.


27 posted on 04/10/2013 4:47:27 PM PDT by Argus
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To: JohnPDuncan

Cool. Our Texas Senators choose to sup elsewhere.


28 posted on 04/10/2013 4:51:31 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Jim Robinson

Rubio is a fraud. I will never support anyone in a secret “Gang of...”


29 posted on 04/10/2013 4:54:08 PM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: onyx

Exactly!!!


30 posted on 04/10/2013 4:55:23 PM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: ObozoMustGo2012

It is over. Conservatives need to realize that the Party sold out a long time ago. Although the GOP has never been a great counter balance to the Democrat socialists there was a time that it was a reasonable restraint. Those days are over and now it is time to decide whether we want to be moderate Democrats or do we want to form a Conservative Party and stick to our convictions.


31 posted on 04/10/2013 5:06:47 PM PDT by Commonsensecommonman
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To: JohnPDuncan

Never was a fan of that smirking baby-faced smooth talker.


32 posted on 04/10/2013 5:36:29 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: noinfringers2

You are correct. Rubio is not fooled by Obama. He agrees with Obama.


33 posted on 04/10/2013 5:52:25 PM PDT by Waryone (Trust the Lord not your own understanding. Acknowledge Him. He will direct your path.)
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To: bigtoona

Okay.


34 posted on 04/10/2013 6:16:39 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: JohnPDuncan

You wouldn’t be on the wall but dear leaders forehead.


35 posted on 04/10/2013 6:21:00 PM PDT by JamesA (You don't have to be big to stand tall)
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To: mrsmel

That’a exactly what I said when we were left with Romney :p


36 posted on 04/10/2013 7:24:54 PM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: JohnPDuncan

It seems that Obemba has read the FBI files on those senators.

They will all cave.


37 posted on 04/10/2013 7:38:51 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: onyx; JohnPDuncan; All
And in the aftermath of that cozy supper, Rubio has not yet released a statement on where he stands on Toomey-Manchin.

Rubio's DC office says the calls are 50-50 (???).

>>>>> 202-224-3041 <<<<<

Doesn't matter if you're not a FL resident. Please call him.

38 posted on 04/11/2013 8:56:00 AM PDT by cyn (Benghazi.)
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To: SoFloFreeper; JoeProBono; gonzo

// Marco is fine. He isn’t fooled by the Assclown. //

I would love to think you are right. Unfortunately, that may not be true. He’s not come out on Toomey-Manchin, which is a disasterous foot-in-the-door encroachment.

Call Rubio’s DC office: 202 - 224 - 3041, let me know what the person tells you; I’d like to compare it w/what I was told. Thanks.


39 posted on 04/11/2013 9:02:03 AM PDT by cyn (Benghazi.)
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