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Rubio insists he isn't being played by Schumer
Politico ^ | 6/16/13 10:38 AM EDT | JENNIFER EPSTEIN

Posted on 06/16/2013 5:33:44 PM PDT by Zhang Fei

Sen. Marco Rubio was dismissive Sunday of some conservatives' concerns that Democrats are taking advantage of him to help pass an immigration bill.

"Immigration reform is something that all Americans recognize has to be done," the Florida Republican said on ABC's "This Week," after being pressed on whether Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is "playing him," as commentator Ann Coulter has claimed.

"I don't focus a lot on public polling, but if you look at these public polls, it's clear the vast majority of Americans understand that what we have in place in this country is de facto amnesty, a broken legal immigration system that needs to be reformed," he said.

That came after Rubio had already offered an even more dismissive answer to host Jon Karl, who asked "Are you being played by the Democrats? Is Chuck Schumer playing you, is essentially the charge?"

Rubio's answer: "I don't -- I quite frankly, I don't even know what that means."

Rubio was also insistent that while some conservatives are opposed to the immigration bill, he agrees with them on "virtually every other issue."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; florida; immigration; rubio; schmuckschemer; schumer
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Rubio's right. Schumer's not playing Rubio. Rubio's playing GOP voters, and has been, all along. He's not the dumb one. We are, for believing his lies.
1 posted on 06/16/2013 5:33:44 PM PDT by Zhang Fei
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To: Zhang Fei
Is Chuck Schumer playing you

Anything Schumer does is to add more power to him and his cronies. Anything. There is not a honest bone in that man's body.

2 posted on 06/16/2013 5:36:53 PM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: Zhang Fei

Rubio is ALL about Rubioi...and you can bet his arm candy wife is just ACHING to get more into the spotlight too......in other words.......We do not need yet another PHONEY!!!!!!!


3 posted on 06/16/2013 5:37:17 PM PDT by MagUSNRET
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To: Zhang Fei

Hopefully this will be the end of rubio, the last thing we need is another illegitimate president.


4 posted on 06/16/2013 5:37:46 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: Fzob
Anything Schumer does is to add more power to him and his cronies. Anything. There is not a honest bone in that man's body.

I think Schumer is as honest as pols get. It's Rubio who's the bald-faced liar.

5 posted on 06/16/2013 5:38:56 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: RS_Rider

LOL. So true.


6 posted on 06/16/2013 5:41:28 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Zhang Fei

Rubio is a fool to believe ANYTHING Sen. Schumer says. It’s all lies and anyone with any sense can see that.


7 posted on 06/16/2013 5:41:37 PM PDT by mohresearcher
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To: Zhang Fei

Sure Rubio, and I still don’t believe you.


8 posted on 06/16/2013 5:42:09 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Zhang Fei
"I don't -- I quite frankly, I don't even know what that means."
Then you have no business sitting at the negotiation table.
9 posted on 06/16/2013 5:42:21 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Fzob

Rubio can’t explain why he needs to pass this bill within months. Why can’t they just pass it in 2015.


10 posted on 06/16/2013 5:42:23 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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11 posted on 06/16/2013 5:43:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Fzob

Everyone knows New York lawyers never tell a lie. /s


12 posted on 06/16/2013 5:43:55 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Zhang Fei

I will not vote for him next time up.

I gave my trust once; not again.


13 posted on 06/16/2013 5:44:06 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Zhang Fei

“I don’t focus a lot on public polling, but if you look at these public polls, it’s clear the vast majority of Americans understand that what we have in place in this country is de facto amnesty, a broken legal immigration system that needs to be reformed,” he said. “

Back to the bullsh** radio commercial talking points.


14 posted on 06/16/2013 5:45:37 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Zhang Fei

Maybe someone should explain is that the reason we have defacto amnesty is because our goverment refuses to do one of the only things it is Constitutionally mandated to do and that is protect our borders. Where do we keep finding these geniuses?


15 posted on 06/16/2013 5:46:03 PM PDT by DeWalt
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To: mohresearcher
Rubio is a fool to believe ANYTHING Sen. Schumer says. It’s all lies and anyone with any sense can see that.

Schumer's not lying to Rubio. Rubio's lying to us.

16 posted on 06/16/2013 5:46:16 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Zhang Fei

“I don’t — I quite frankly, I don’t even know what that means.”

Another Republican lightweight bringing a knife to a gunfight. This is exactly the mentality that lets Democrats cream them one issue after another.


17 posted on 06/16/2013 5:48:03 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: DeWalt
Where do we keep finding these geniuses?

He is a genius. He did get elected senator, didn't he? We're the suckers.

18 posted on 06/16/2013 5:48:06 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Fzob

Schumer is the most despicable member of Congress.


19 posted on 06/16/2013 5:48:53 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: Zhang Fei
what we have in place in this country is de facto amnesty

That is because the FED will not enforce EXISTING laws.

So, what makes us think the FED will enforce border security under a new law -- especially when that new law does not mandate enforcement, but rather gives Homeland Security the option to enforce. If, after 5 years, Homeland Security hasn't secured the border, a new commission is formed.

Oh yeah, like that is going to work. And what about the millions more who will cross the border during that 5 years?
20 posted on 06/16/2013 5:48:56 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: bmwcyle

I feel better. Don’t you?

/s


21 posted on 06/16/2013 5:49:37 PM PDT by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
I'd be willing to bet Rubio hasn't even read all of the 800 page bill he's pushing for Schumer and Durbin.

Former New York lieutenant governor Betsy McCaughey bets “you can’t find five members of Congress who have read” the Senate “Gang of Eight” immigration bill.

The former Democrat is experienced at reading large bills the Congress seems inclined to pass without reading, such as Obamacare. She tabs them, underlines them and tries to see the big picture of what will happen if the provisions of the bill are implemented.

In an interview with The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas, McCaughey brought her dog-eared immigration bill with her and pointed to it repeatedly

22 posted on 06/16/2013 5:50:11 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep one hand on my shoulder and the other over my mouth.)
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To: volunbeer

Overjoyed /s


23 posted on 06/16/2013 5:50:30 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Zhang Fei

One idiot in a roomfull of idiots does not make him a genius.


24 posted on 06/16/2013 5:51:46 PM PDT by DeWalt
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To: headstamp 2

That commercial with Paul Ryan in it? I can’t stand hearing the lies. I have to turn it off.


25 posted on 06/16/2013 5:52:47 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: depressed in 06
Schumer is the most despicable member of Congress.

I beg to differ. Schumer is working to get Democrats elected and sticking it to the American people. Rubio was elected to prevent that from happening. Who's worse - Charles Cornwallis (Schumer) or Benedict Arnold (Rubio)?

26 posted on 06/16/2013 5:55:18 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Zhang Fei

Like a drum, Marco; like a drum.


27 posted on 06/16/2013 5:57:17 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: DeWalt
One idiot in a roomfull of idiots does not make him a genius.

In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. Who's smarter - the dupes who voted for Rubio, or the man who duped them?

28 posted on 06/16/2013 5:57:19 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Zhang Fei
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29 posted on 06/16/2013 5:57:22 PM PDT by RetSignman ("...a Republic if you can keep it")
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To: Baynative

On this one issue of an 800 page bill, I would vote NO.

I do NOT want to see omnibus comprehensive bills which are full of provisions which we don’t know about, and don’t come to light until a bill is signed into law.

Didn’t we learn from Obamacare that continually changing the wording of bills up until the last minute, and voting on a 2000 page bill nobody has read, is a recipe for disaster?

An 800 page bill is a big NO vote in my opinion.

We may need to make some changes to immigration, and deal with illegal aliens, but doing it in some “comprehensive overhaul” is unlikely to accomplish what people hope for.

Break it into pieces and let’s vote on that. Let’s secure the border, vote on that first. Let’s decide what should be done about illegal aliens, separate from the major increase in LEGAL immigration which is part of this huge bill. Let’s break it all up and deal with individually. And let’s have the guts to vote NO and risk being criticized by the MSNBC crowd.


30 posted on 06/16/2013 6:02:12 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Zhang Fei
"I don't focus a lot on public polling, but if you look at these public polls, it's clear the vast majority of Americans understand that what we have in place in this country is de facto amnesty, a broken legal immigration system that needs to be reformed," he said.

Yeah, by reform, most Americans want them arrested, processed and deported. Enforce the law. BTW, the NSA should be able to locate every single one of them seeing as how they know anyone that's called or received foreign phone calls.

31 posted on 06/16/2013 6:02:45 PM PDT by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: Zhang Fei

Yeah, and the industrialists, SA, the Weimar crowd and the German generals all thought that they could keep that Hitler fellow on a short leash while he fronted for them. Remind me how that worked out.


32 posted on 06/16/2013 6:04:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: Zhang Fei
I beg to differ. Schumer is working to get Democrats elected and sticking it to the American people. Rubio was elected to prevent that from happening. Who's worse - Charles Cornwallis (Schumer) or Benedict Arnold (Rubio)?

That is a good point. In a war battle, who would you despise more, your enemy who is fighting to defeat you, or soldiers from your own side who joined with your enemy to fight against you?

33 posted on 06/16/2013 6:05:58 PM PDT by Reddon
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To: Zhang Fei

I’m getting madder at Rubio by the day.

He’s pushing legislation that will destroy this country and lying about it. He’s flipping and flopping (now no enforcement first, though earlier he promised he wouldn’t support it unless enforcement came first). I’ll never trust this jerk on anything in the future.


34 posted on 06/16/2013 6:10:45 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Zhang Fei

More likely Rubio is being blackmailed by Blackmail Barry.


35 posted on 06/16/2013 6:11:00 PM PDT by Old Yeller (You can't spell Stanley Ann without S-A-T-A-N)
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I’m getting madder at Rubio by the day. He’s pushing legislation that will destroy this country and lying about it. He’s flipping and flopping (now no enforcement first, though earlier he promised he wouldn’t support it unless enforcement came first). I’ll never trust this jerk on anything in the future.

The flip flopping is just for public consumption - he presents the face most conducive to winning future elections, depending on the audience. Ultimately, the guy's no Benedict Arnold - Arnold could be bought, whereas Rubio's core conviction is that we need to replace the American population with tens of millions of people from Latin America.

36 posted on 06/16/2013 6:14:46 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Zhang Fei

Aww c’mon, Kick the football.

They won’t pull it away at the last second.

Honest.


37 posted on 06/16/2013 6:15:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Christie at the beach
This entire push has now 1000 pages.

The nation is crumbling with all kinds of corruption; big government waste, cronyism, kickbacks, special interests running the agenda for themselves as each layer of government becomes deeper while there is no oversight. Then they tell us to trust them by making another huge layered of government. No one should be doing anything. Because haven't they done enough already. Obamacare, now compassionate amnesty. They should have no support on this from all of us. They are working for themselves. They don't care about us out here who make the country work but we don't get a say.

38 posted on 06/16/2013 6:17:29 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Zhang Fei

Bye Marco! Sleep with dogs and you get fleas.


39 posted on 06/16/2013 6:17:41 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (dont worry about Mexico, put the fence around kalifornia.)
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To: Zhang Fei
"Immigration reform is something that all Americans recognize has to be done," the Florida Republican said on ABC's "This Week," after being pressed on whether Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is "playing him,"

Frankly, it doesn't really matter whether Chuckie is "playing" Marco or not. Marco's statement about "immigration reform" tells us everything we need to know and, as other posters have noted, Rubio is "playing" conservatives.

40 posted on 06/16/2013 6:19:05 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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To: Zhang Fei

“I don’t even know what that means.”

This guy makes an amoeba looks like Einstein.


41 posted on 06/16/2013 6:20:49 PM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: Old Yeller

Ah, ha, I think you got it. I read somewhere here that he has a lovely wife. Hum mm?


42 posted on 06/16/2013 6:23:43 PM PDT by Bronzy
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To: DeWalt

Yes! De facto amnesty is here simply because this Just-us Dept refuses to enforce the laws already on the books. Why does Rubio even think any of the ‘safeguards’ in his Amnesty Bill will be enforced???


43 posted on 06/16/2013 6:25:04 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: Rightwing Conspiratr1

This whole affair has had two objectives:
1. Neutalize Rubio. The Dems saw him as a threat and realized that his ambition and ego could be exploited to ruin his conservative credentials. I’m sure they are assuring him that he’s now one of the “smart ones” who “see things as they really are” from Washington, not just a wet-behind-the-ears-senator from Florida who had it all wrong when he spouted all that Tea Party rhetoric. They made him the front man for all this crap, so when it goes south, he’ll get the blame, deservedly so. He’s toast. He couldn’t win his seat if he ran today.

2. Legalize 15 million people who are criminals by definition and who have not a clue about what it is to be an American with God-given rights. Sorry, it’s a cultural thing and I’ve experienced it first hand. There’s no outrage about big government or individual freedom since their experience is that government is big and corrupt, like ours is now...so, if they get to legally stay here by actions of that big corrupt government, so what?....”hey man, they let us stay, they talked those other guys into it.. we’ll vote for them, man.”

The House seems to have bought into the global-warming- type propaganda also and thinks that, magically, they’ll win the hispanic vote if they pass SOMETHING, ANYTHING, to do with legalizing what is illegal. Enforcing the law, or pressuring others to do so with the tools they have is never considered for some reason. This will cause ones who vote for the bill to lose any conservative support, and with the IRS suppressing the conservative grassroots operations, there will be fewer primary challengers with a chance. We’re screwed.

The republicans are spinning the cylinder of a revolver with only 1 empty chamber and are about to pull the trigger not realizing that the crooked game they are playing has the rules stacked against them.

Idiots.


44 posted on 06/16/2013 6:26:10 PM PDT by Quanah
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45 posted on 06/16/2013 6:26:16 PM PDT by South40
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“Immigration reform is something that all Americans recognize has to be done,” <<

Stop right there!...lets enforce the laws on the books first..... before we make any more laws we're not going to follow!

46 posted on 06/16/2013 6:29:28 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Zhang Fei

So what is Rubio saying in spanish? “Schumer and I are sure fooling those stupid Gringos”


47 posted on 06/16/2013 6:30:28 PM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: Zhang Fei

Since when has a RINO ever known he was being played? It’s almost the definition of a RINO.


48 posted on 06/16/2013 6:30:39 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: M-cubed

Funny how desperate they are to do something before the midterms.


49 posted on 06/16/2013 6:31:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Zhang Fei

Rubio fooled me in to voting for him once.
Won’t happen again.
Rubio fraud boy


50 posted on 06/16/2013 6:31:19 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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