Skip to comments.Senate Amnesty Supporters Boast Marco Rubio ‘Neutralized’ Limbaugh, Fox News
Posted on 06/18/2013 3:55:31 PM PDT by RatherBiased.com
New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza caused a bit of a stir in the conservative media world today in a report he filed for the New Yorker about the ongoing debate in the U.S. Senate over an immigration bill that is currently opposed by many conservatives. According to the piece, the so-called Gang of Eight see the role of Florida Republican Marco Rubio as being to neutralize conservative talk radio and to get opinion hosts on Fox News Channel to either talk up the legislation or at least not oppose it.
In their view, Rubio, who was initially touted by many conservatives nationally as their great hope even though he was regarded far more skeptically by Florida conservatives, has succeeded in his assignment.
Two Democrats in the group, New Yorks Chuck Schumer and New Jerseys Bob Menendez, flat-out stated as much to Lizza:
Menendez told me that Rubios role was to work over the conservative universe, particularly the conservative opinion-maker universe, in order to neutralize them and, in some cases, proselytize them. Schumer said, Hes the real deal. He is smart, he is substantive. He knows when to compromise and when to hold. And hes personable. An aide to Menendez said that if the Gang were a group of high-school students, Rubio would be the cool jock and the captain of the football team, with whom everyone wanted to hang out. Schumer often found himself mediating disputes between Rubio and McCain, who felt that Rubios public statements sometimes positioned him positively with conservatives at the expense of the Gang. McCain would call Schumer and fume, Look what Rubios doing!
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I hate our government, I mean REALLY hate it. And the press,too.
currently opposed by many conservatives.
Is the year 2000 Currently?
I would say the last 50 years!
Remember when we had the WETBACK program? The Good Ole days!!
I’m shocked! Shocked, I say! /s
We need capital offense recall laws.
Does this report mention that when the useful idiot Rubio leaves the room the democrats fall all over themselves laughing at him ?
I’m pretty offended by these “Conservative” ads they’re running to push Amnesty.
Marco needs to march right down to Dade County voter registration and register D..en espanol, of course....
More red meat ping.
What is our role in this new era? Do they still expect us to support and defend this ‘fundamentally’ transformed nation? I do not recognize it any more.
We need something because what we have now is a dam* mess! All this government and abuse isn’t anything that our founders had in mind.
I guess in the end the only thing I can say in Rubio’s favor is that he pissed off McCain.
Otherwise..he is a real disappointment.
You mean the wolves in sheep’s clothing?
Rubio is nothing more than a used kleenex, now.
translation he;s doing what we want.
To think him and Paul had a good future
The media is providing the safe environment in which these politicians can push agenda items that would otherwise get sliced to ribbons. All of the players in this farce are loathsome, but the media is absolutely Satanic.
No, Rubio just neutralized himself.
It’s not working boys.
Funny, I don’t feel “neutralized”.