Skip to comments.Marco Rubio’s press secretary likens non-citizen permanent residency to slavery
Posted on 04/21/2013 10:09:55 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
Alex Conant @AlexConant: "We haven't had a cohort of people living permanently in US without full rights of citizenship since slavery".
Mind you, he isnt talking only about illegal immigrants. Hes talking about any non-citizen who lives in this country permanently, including millions of Green Card holders.
And by implication:
Conn Carroll @conncarroll: For those of you keeping score at home, Rubio spokesman @AlexConant just compared all Schumer-Rubio opponents to slave owners
If this is Team Rubios strategy for winning over conservatives, good luck with that.
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No one is forcing them to stay here another minute.
Hate to say it, but Rubio is an idiot on this issue. They’re not being held here against their will. They are not slaves.
What a drama queen.
This is not like human trafficking which often happens when there are frank illegales that get systematically winked at.
Never bought his act. Never will.
Blood is thicker than the Constitution, and lust for power is thicker than both.
If this came from Rubio, he needs a wake up call. This is the sort of thing you expect out of liberal-emote, not out of conservative-think.
This is about as insane as it gets.
It this is indeed Rubio’s spokesperson...he needs to slap a huge piece of duct tape over his mouth.
Nobody forced these people to be here. AND...they can always leave.
Slaves were captured, brought here, and retained by force. They forced their way in, and we are begging them to leave. Some slavery.
“We haven’t had a cohort of people living permanently in US without full rights of citizenship since slavery”.”
Does that mean Piers Morgan gets citizenship next week?
Rubio isn’t naive or being played. It’s the people that that are played and naive about Rubio and Co. He knows exactly what’s he doing and that pandering and selling out
They are free to leave anytime. As a matter of fact I think most American Citizens would prefer that they left.
Politicians would sell out far less often if they thought to the logical end of the positions they are asked to espouse. Sometimes there is room for uncertainty on issues but not here. Rubio has spewed B.S.
Rubio is starting to come out of ‘his’ closet as to whom he believes to be USA citizens. Who he believes are not the ones that my brother died for in WWII and in which I also had overseas service.
When I scanned this, I was confusing Alex Conant with Cesar Conda. Marco Rubio has an interesting staff. I read this last weekend:
History repeats itself, and this time, we are the NATIVES! Who is Cesar Conda? - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3007546/posts
Meet Cesar Conda, chief of staff, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., close associate and fellow amnesty pusher of Grover Norquist, who last week called all of us who want our borders secured, “Bitter enders”, He might as well have called us ‘Savages’.
Here is detailed some of the undermining of immigration law these two have accomplished over 3 decades, including working closely with Stephen Moore of the Cato Institute, Conda circulated a statement against Prop. 187 of California in the nineties. The race baiting they pulled on Alan Simpson when he tried to enforce the borders in the 90’s was nothing but disgusting.
Conda, an immigration lawyer, was Vice President Dick Cheneys chief domestic policy adviser. After leaving there, Conda went to work for George Soros on the editorial advisory board of the Soros publication, The International Economy Magazine.
Even amnesty pushers on the left like Conda!
So deporting them is the same as freeing the slaves. Lincoln would be proud.
We just got Punk’d.....
Slaves just couldn’t leave when they wanted to, the illegals can.
Mr. Rubio... SCREW YOU and the picture you’re trying to paint.
Did Marco Rubio change suddenly or did he fool me and many others regarding his political views?
And he will not get one more liberal vote because of this stance...and he will just lose most of his conservative support.
This is not how you win elections.
Rubio was always known to be a protege of Jeb Bush. Once he got into office he quickly built alliances with the Establishment in D.C. He only rode the Tea Party train to get elected
Not smart enough and not principled enough to be president.
I think his true colors are showing through. I tried to give him the benefit of the doubt but I was always suspicious that he was worse than just squishy on this issue.
First let me thank you for your service and your brother’s sacrifice.
I can’t figure out what is happening with Rubio. The “Old Guard”...I get. But these “young guns” that should be reforming the party are caving. Disappointing is an understatement.
I am not very familiar with Florida politics, but was very intrigued with Marco Rubio’s campaign, and very optimistic about his conservative values. Was his campaign a complete fraud? I am so disappointed in this man on so many levels. Who can we conservatives trust if someone we thought was one of us could sell out so quickly? I didn’t know he was associated with Jeb Bush which would be the kiss of death for me regarding ANY candidate.
They aren’t that stupid. This is purposeful to send a message to us saying we can do anything we want and you have no say.
Other than being Latino, I don’t know what he brings to the table.
The more I hear from guys like Marco, the more I like Rand.
Wish this pudgy mortgage deadbeat would cease his ethnic-loyalty-based assault on my homeland and go back to making up BS stories about his family history.
So how will Rush and Mark parse this?
Rubio dragged both dummies right into his tar pit
In all seriousness, LPR status is a path to citizenship. What this idiot is alluding to is illegals working for low wages because they are illegal, working off the books. In some sectors H-1B workers get abused, but I only have anecdotal evidence of that.
RUSH was out a funeral on Friday.
He must have been attending the funeral of Rubio’s GOP political career.
I think Rand is on board with this insanity.
But they all are or so it seems.
The Pubs think this will buy them votes.
As Speaker of the Florida House he blocked several GOP bills that would have authorized Arizona-style immigration enforcement.
After being elected to the US Senate, Rubio hired a chief of staff who was once a lobbyist for the Association of Immigration Lawyers.
Another faux conservative bites the dust
Citizenship for illegals is all about shifting the political balance to the left. They want a RINO vs Socialist country where those pesky conservatives have no influence. Anyone who is for citizenship is NOT on our side.
Rubio isn’t selling out to anyone, it is what he has always believed.
It’s been known that Marco Rubio has ties to the Bush clan. Jeb brought Rubio under his wings when he was the governor of FL and that’s why there are jokes going around about Rubio being Jeb’s puppet. If one just look at Rubio’s staff, one can quickly see that it’s fill with alot of team Bush and team Romney acolytes and associates
I don’t listen to either on a regular basis anymore...but it’s gonna be mighty hard on their egos to adjust their narrative.
OK serious question. Can someone please explain to me why Freepers are still thinking this guy is a conservative, or better yet, actively campaigning against him? Folks, he is pushing an amnesty bill. It does not get any more liberal and country destroying than that.
If conservatism now accepts this kind of treachery and can excuse it then what is the point of being a conservative at all?
Again, this is a serious question, not a wise ass trolling comment.
Thanks for confirming what I have come to believe, that Marco Rubio is nothing but a RINO, and likely worse, a full-blown Democrat. Hopefully, he will have a little integrity, fess up, and change from R to D in the next election.
Edit...”Or NOT actively campaigning against him”
Sorry about that
Rubio is jumping the shark.
In a hurry.
Beat me to it. Damn right.
I don't live in Fla..but I sent money for his campaign. The Bank Of Berdie is closed for business.
We have some conservatives and Freepers that are easily duped when even the so-called conservative media presents the next shiny thing....we had some here slobbering over Chris Christie not too long ago before their eyes were finally open. Rubio had been presented as a rising star and a tea party hero repeatedly that its ingrained in some conservatives that he’s the one to lead them
On the campaigning thing I was more alluding to people carrying his water on right wing websites more than an actual campaign. But I imagine there WILL be those saying the same crap that ‘he is better than a Dem...Really?