Skip to comments.Rubio insists he isn't being played by Schumer
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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“I don’t even know what that means.”
This guy makes an amoeba looks like Einstein.
Ah, ha, I think you got it. I read somewhere here that he has a lovely wife. Hum mm?
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???
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.
Stop right there!...lets enforce the laws on the books first..... before we make any more laws we're not going to follow!
So what is Rubio saying in spanish? “Schumer and I are sure fooling those stupid Gringos”
Since when has a RINO ever known he was being played? It’s almost the definition of a RINO.
Funny how desperate they are to do something before the midterms.
Rubio fooled me in to voting for him once.
Won’t happen again.
Rubio fraud boy
He's not being played. He's playing GOP voters. The RINO's are saying that GOP voters can't get 'em all. The way to counter that was illustrated a while back in the movie "Stand by Me", where the protagonist, Gordie, who was armed with a gun, was surrounded by a large group of bullies, just as GOP voters are being swarmed with RINO office holders:
Personally I suspect that if this border erasure act fails, we’ll see a flood of dirty leaks on a lot of people and frankly I don’t care.
Let em go down under their own dirt.
‘Schumer is the most despicable member of Congress.’
Sure-fire way to tell if Chuckie is lying to you.
Did his lips move?
He isn’t. He is being played by Juan. McCain and his pet fruitcake Graham
he’s not being played, he is in on it with the democrats.
Rubio decided to join up with the LA RAZA side! SHAMEFUL and TRAITOROUS!
Isn't that sort of like your husband telling you he agrees with you on virtually every issue except that one minor issue of fidelity?
Well, maybe NSA has something on him.......or he lied to get elected.
Either way his career is dead.
Yea right......that's a good one!
Only if he stays in the GOP. With amnesty, he'll get hordes of new Hispanic voters in FL. All he has to do to stay politically viable is adopt the Dem platform wholesale and switch parties. We have a long hard road ahead of us. He's figured out all the angles.