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Gay Rights Amendment Offered to Immigration Bill
NewsMax ^ | May 8, 2013 | Reuters

Posted on 05/08/2013 1:11:36 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy on Tuesday proposed a gay rights amendment to the Senate's immigration bill, prompting one of the measure's Republican sponsors to repeat his prediction that it could sink the legislation. "It'll kill the bill," Florida Senator Marco Rubio said in a brief interview. "There is a coalition of groups who are supporting immigration reform who will not support it if that's in there."

Rubio, the son of Cuban immigrants and a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2016, is key to attracting conservative support for the bill. It remained uncertain whether the amendment would make it through the committee, which is controlled by Democrats.

The Leahy amendment, one of more than 100 offered two days before the Judiciary Committee takes up the bill, would allow U.S. citizens who are in "long-term committed relationships" to sponsor their foreign partners for green cards, which would allow them to live and work legally in the United States.

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KEYWORDS: aliens; homosexualagenda; illegalimmigration; immigration
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Crossing the aisle to work with demoncrats is an idiot's mission. Thank you Mr. Rubio. You may now count on your presidential ambitions as DOA!!
1 posted on 05/08/2013 1:11:36 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Never liked Rubio, he speaks out of both sides of his mouth.


2 posted on 05/08/2013 1:13:02 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Jim Robinson

Good news, the witch is dead.


3 posted on 05/08/2013 1:13:51 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do ithat when I have a fire.)
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To: Jim Robinson

So Rubio thinks that we need to import more fags?


4 posted on 05/08/2013 1:14:01 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Jim Robinson

U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy on Tuesday proposed a gay rights amendment to the Senate’s immigration bill, prompting one of the measure’s Republican sponsors to repeat his prediction that it could sink the legislation. “It’ll kill the bill,” Florida Senator Marco Rubio said in a brief interview.

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It must be upside down day. For once - I agree with Leahy.

Rubio is right. Adding gay rights WILL kill the bill.

So, Go Pat Go!


5 posted on 05/08/2013 1:15:53 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Jim Robinson
The more GOP 'moderates' move towards the democrats on any given bill, the farther left the democrats slide.

Maybe they think the GOP wants amnesty badly enough that they'll buy more radical leftwing bells & whistles.

On the other hand, maybe the democrats want to kill the bill altogether.

6 posted on 05/08/2013 1:17:28 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Jim Robinson

Damned straight!


7 posted on 05/08/2013 1:17:28 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Jim Robinson
Thank you Mr. Rubio. You may now count on your presidential ambitions as DOA!!

And if he becomes the nominee in 2016? What then?

8 posted on 05/08/2013 1:17:42 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (The Cardinals chose wisely.)
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To: SandyInSeattle

What happened when Romney became the nominee? Don’t say you weren’t warned.


9 posted on 05/08/2013 1:19:12 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: humblegunner

Treason... with a strap-on.


10 posted on 05/08/2013 1:19:24 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: FReepers
Amnesty?!
Hell No!!!


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11 posted on 05/08/2013 1:19:27 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: SandyInSeattle

Then we have a repeat of 2008 and 2012. That being the case...

Defeat all RINO’s and their liberal agendas now! While you can.


12 posted on 05/08/2013 1:19:50 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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"It'll kill the bill," Florida Senator Marco Rubio said

Good! Let it die.

13 posted on 05/08/2013 1:22:08 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: Jim Robinson
"There is a coalition of groups who are supporting immigration reform who will not support it if that's in there."

Sure they will. Scratch my back, I'll scratch yours - it would take a professional politician to appreciate that, though...oh, wait...

14 posted on 05/08/2013 1:22:11 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: humblegunner

I thought he was saying, absolutely not - guess not.


15 posted on 05/08/2013 1:22:41 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: SandyInSeattle

Well, we have to support him.....he is the only one who can win. /s/


16 posted on 05/08/2013 1:24:00 PM PDT by svcw (If you are dead when your heart stops, why aren't you alive when it starts.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Well you what they say Rube-io, lay down with dogs, get up with fleas.

Say goodbye to your presidential aspirations, ya shmuck.


17 posted on 05/08/2013 1:24:19 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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To: Jim Robinson; All

You’ve misspelled Rubio’s name. It should be Rub[e]io, as in Rube. Schumer’s done a great job of selling him a certain bridge in Brooklyn.


18 posted on 05/08/2013 1:27:44 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: Jim Robinson; SandyInSeattle
He won't.

All his opponents need to do is morph his face into Mark Zuckerberg's and he's finished.

19 posted on 05/08/2013 1:28:10 PM PDT by OddLane
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To: SandyInSeattle
You're displaying a defeatist attitude already!? Lets pick our guy/gal now and start working to make him the nominee. We can't have a nasty bitchy primary like in 2012 (even though Romney was a shoe-in despite the whole ugly affair).

We pick our guy now and freeze out any RINOs that try to horn in. It is imperative that we rally behind sombody very soon -- before 2014.

20 posted on 05/08/2013 1:28:49 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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To: libstripper
He knows what he's doing.

It's all a charade, per Mickey Kaus.

21 posted on 05/08/2013 1:29:47 PM PDT by OddLane
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To: Jim Robinson
I've was lukewarm on Rubio and with his endorsement of this lightly camouflaged amnesty bill, I have abandoned all hope of Rubio being the kind of conservative leader the GOP desperately needs. Rubio was a fool for joining some of the most left-wing members of the senate to push this mess. Either Rubio has terrible judgement or, more likely, is another go-along, get-along RINO who talks conservative when it's convenient but acts liberal when he votes.

I agree with Senator Rubio that adding a 'gay rights' amendment to the immigration 'reform' bill will and should kill it. Whether by Democrat design or just Democrat arrogance, killing that bill would be a victory for America, even if most Americans are too disconnected from the grim reality of amnesty for illegal aliens to appreciate it's death.

To the question of what will we do if Marco Rubio becomes the 2016 Republican presidential candidate, my response is that unless he demonstrates a quick and verifiable reversal of his present course of pushing deeply flawed laws giving American citizenship to illegal aliens and shows a verifiable (by his votes as well as his words) adherence to the U.S. constitution, I will not contribut a dime to his campaign (the RNC) and I will vote independent. What is the point of electing yet another big-government RINO who does what Democrats do and puts the 'Republican' stamp on it? Enough of that.

22 posted on 05/08/2013 1:36:07 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: humblegunner

No, Leahy is the homophile. Rubio is against special rights for the pervert crowd.


23 posted on 05/08/2013 1:36:10 PM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Billthedrill
Exactly.

Ed Morrissey was completely right about this stunt-it's kabuki theater by Leahy, Schumer and the Gang of Eight schemers.

Placate your left wing base, when it's stripped from the bill call the GOP reactionaries.

A more interesting showdown will be with the Congressional Black Caucus, which is threatening to bolt if the Diversity Visa is scrapped-the one improvement in this horrific bill.

24 posted on 05/08/2013 1:37:21 PM PDT by OddLane
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To: iowamark
Hear, hear!


25 posted on 05/08/2013 1:39:17 PM PDT by OddLane
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
That wasn't the particular orifice I was thinking of, but agreed.
26 posted on 05/08/2013 1:40:04 PM PDT by OddLane
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To: SandyInSeattle
And if he becomes the nominee in 2016? What then?

Then expect Hillary to occupy the White Hut.

If there is not a real, viable candidate (conservative, tea partier, libertarian, WHATEVER) that Republicans can truly rally behind... this election will go the same way as when they fronted losing tickets ala Bush/Quayle '92, Dole/Kemp '96, McCain/Palin '08 and Romney/Ryan '12.

I expect if Rand Paul/Ted Cruz/Mike Lee and their allies keep pushing and pushing and pissing off the right people, there might be hope... but probably as a third party because the GOP/Rove Machine is defunct and without principle.

One bizzare twist, however, would be if the Bengazi crap has any sort of real ramifications and touches the Teflon Kenyan directly (it won't though)... I see Biden taking over, gun control really being rammed up our ass, he only lasts until the 2016 cycle, and because low information voters vote like it's a student council election then the Democrat ticket will be something akin to a Pelosi/Clinton 2016 ticket, handily voted in by the ignorant 50% of the population... much like 100+/- percent (most likely +) of the Negro vote went to 0bama. My advice is to buy land while it's cheap and interest rates hover around 0%, move away from any Blue or Blue-leaning state with big Blue pockmarks around metropolitain areas ("entitlement centers"), buy weapons, marry properly, and homeschool your kids to be pillars of local business and industry.

Maybe in 50 years things will settle out... Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union fell eventually... the whole of the EU is in process of collapsing... just wait it out in the woods and maybe in 2 generations we will have a viable federal government that is back to what the nation's founders intended.

27 posted on 05/08/2013 1:42:11 PM PDT by Rodamala
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they can piss off, now we are open to all homosexuals in the world to come here, no FRIGGING CHANCE


28 posted on 05/08/2013 1:47:27 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Jim Robinson
Patrick Leahy on Tuesday proposed a gay rights amendment to the Senate's immigration bill, prompting one of the measure's Republican sponsors to repeat his prediction that it could sink the legislation.

It's not Leahy's first rodeo. Perhaps we should assume his intent is to kill the bill. So as to keep it as a campaign issue? To avoid getting blamed for something so unpopular? Others more Washington-savvy than I would know.

29 posted on 05/08/2013 1:47:57 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: iowamark

Rubio said this would kill the bill, I did not read where Rubio said this was a good idea but there are a couple saying he;s now dead because of this.

We live in a bizarre world


30 posted on 05/08/2013 1:49:42 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Neoliberalnot

think some have mis read this .

Rubio has not said he supports homosexuals coming here and yet some have jumped YET AGAIN to conclusions and saying Rubio is now dead.

[rolls eyes and shakes head]


31 posted on 05/08/2013 1:50:57 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

sorry but Rubio never said he agrees with this , he said it would kill the bill .

Why are some saying as if Rubio supports homosexuals coming here


32 posted on 05/08/2013 1:51:55 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Rodamala
There's only one thing we can count on if this bill is enacted.

The GOP's rapid extinction.

33 posted on 05/08/2013 1:55:03 PM PDT by OddLane
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To: manc

I think that people are upset that Rubio was advocating amnesty in the first place.


34 posted on 05/08/2013 1:56:29 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd
You're displaying a defeatist attitude already!?

Of course not. Sheesh.

I just am not in the mood for another destructive cycle like we had when this site refused to support Romney and did all they could to bring him down.

I don't want 2012 redux.

35 posted on 05/08/2013 1:59:09 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (The Cardinals chose wisely.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Don’t say you weren’t warned.

Warned about what?

36 posted on 05/08/2013 2:01:16 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (The Cardinals chose wisely.)
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To: iowamark
Exactly!

He's the face of the open borders brigade in the United States Senate, and Schumer's partner in crime.

I didn't keep it, unfortunately, but I was sent a mailer from Mel Martinez's campaign importuning me for cash-this was when he was running for the U.S. Senate in 2000-where he promised emphatically to oppose the Bush amnesty.

Rubio is no different from any other two-faced politician who sells out Americans for political and economic profit.

37 posted on 05/08/2013 2:01:53 PM PDT by OddLane
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To: SandyInSeattle

Warned about what happens when the GOP runs RINOs.


38 posted on 05/08/2013 2:04:15 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: manc
He's simply scared that it will derail his precious illegal-amnesty. He's shown himself to be such a two-faced operator that I tend to doubt he has any particular moral objections to the gay agenda.

Either way, him being the point-man on illegal-amnesty gives him fleas enough to open a circus. He probably should actually -- it would give him something to do when he's not performing in the circus in DC.

39 posted on 05/08/2013 2:08:33 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Ah, gotcha.


40 posted on 05/08/2013 2:09:20 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (The Cardinals chose wisely.)
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To: libstripper
Schumer is simply perpetuating the work of The Swimmer.

By yoking himself to Schumer, Rubio is simply helping to polish Ted Kennedy's legacy.

41 posted on 05/08/2013 2:09:33 PM PDT by OddLane
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To: manc

Rubio is dead with or without this bill with or without amendments. He revealed himself to be an open borders geek. We don’t know if he’s gay.


42 posted on 05/08/2013 2:14:33 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SandyInSeattle

Romney was a loser ~ man didn’t have a chance of winning ~ certainly nothing wrong in opposing the nomination of an idiot like that.


43 posted on 05/08/2013 2:17:13 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: SandyInSeattle

I figure Obama will be re-elected.


44 posted on 05/08/2013 2:18:45 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: SamuraiScot
I agree with Mickey Kaus.

There's no reason why Democrats would want to kill this bill.

If it does die, they're going to revive it-just like the DREAM Act-but there's no way they'll pass up a chance to enfranchise millions of future statist, dependent Democrats.

45 posted on 05/08/2013 2:20:27 PM PDT by OddLane
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To: Jim Robinson

I thought that we already have laws covering this;

https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2003/05/23/03-12984/movement-and-importation-of-fruits-and-vegetables


46 posted on 05/08/2013 2:22:09 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Lots of ‘conservatives’ still refuse to admit they weren’t warned. And the next leftist the Repubs the GOP runs will get their screaming support. And we’ll get the blame for not backing them to the hilt. AGAIN.


47 posted on 05/08/2013 2:33:52 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

Edit...refuse to admit they WERE warned.


48 posted on 05/08/2013 2:36:04 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

there is a flood of radio and tv ads featuring rubio pushing for this amnesty.

It is 100% lies. It claims amnest is not really amnesty and a promise to secure the boarder is actually good enough.

100% lies.


49 posted on 05/08/2013 3:47:03 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory
To paraphrase Mary McCarthy, .. every word [Rubio says] is a lie, including 'and' and 'the.'

Applies equally to the other seven members of the Senate Gang.

50 posted on 05/08/2013 3:51:58 PM PDT by OddLane
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