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Senate Amnesty Supporters Boast Marco Rubio ‘Neutralized’ Limbaugh, Fox News
NewsBusters ^ | Matthew Sheffield

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 York’s Chuck Schumer and New Jersey’s Bob Menendez, flat-out stated as much to Lizza:

Menendez told me that Rubio’s 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, “He’s the real deal. He is smart, he is substantive. He knows when to compromise and when to hold. And he’s 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 Rubio’s public statements sometimes positioned him positively with conservatives at the expense of the Gang. McCain would call Schumer and fume, “Look what Rubio’s doing!”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: amnesty; immigration; rubio
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1 posted on 06/18/2013 3:55:31 PM PDT by RatherBiased.com
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To: RatherBiased.com

I hate our government, I mean REALLY hate it. And the press,too.


2 posted on 06/18/2013 3:57:47 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: RatherBiased.com

currently opposed by many conservatives.

CURRENTLY?

CURRENTLY?

Is the year 2000 Currently?

I would say the last 50 years!

Remember when we had the WETBACK program? The Good Ole days!!


3 posted on 06/18/2013 3:57:59 PM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Marco Rubio(D/R).


4 posted on 06/18/2013 4:00:24 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: RatherBiased.com

I’m shocked! Shocked, I say! /s


5 posted on 06/18/2013 4:01:13 PM PDT by Waryone (Trust the Lord not your own understanding. Acknowledge Him. He will direct your path.)
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To: Irenic

We need capital offense recall laws.


6 posted on 06/18/2013 4:01:42 PM PDT by Joe Bfstplk
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To: RatherBiased.com

Does this report mention that when the useful idiot Rubio leaves the room the democrats fall all over themselves laughing at him ?


7 posted on 06/18/2013 4:02:22 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: chicagolady

I’m pretty offended by these “Conservative” ads they’re running to push Amnesty.


8 posted on 06/18/2013 4:03:08 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Marco needs to march right down to Dade County voter registration and register D..en espanol, of course....


9 posted on 06/18/2013 4:03:23 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; Liz

More red meat ping.


10 posted on 06/18/2013 4:04:22 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Irenic

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.


11 posted on 06/18/2013 4:06:15 PM PDT by griswold3 (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes)
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To: Joe Bfstplk

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.


12 posted on 06/18/2013 4:06:31 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: RatherBiased.com

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.


13 posted on 06/18/2013 4:06:39 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: cripplecreek

You mean the wolves in sheep’s clothing?


14 posted on 06/18/2013 4:06:55 PM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Rubio is nothing more than a used kleenex, now.


15 posted on 06/18/2013 4:08:09 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: RatherBiased.com

translation he;s doing what we want.
To think him and Paul had a good future


16 posted on 06/18/2013 4:08:20 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Irenic

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.


17 posted on 06/18/2013 4:09:26 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: RatherBiased.com

No, Rubio just neutralized himself.


18 posted on 06/18/2013 4:10:07 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: RatherBiased.com

It’s not working boys.


19 posted on 06/18/2013 4:10:14 PM PDT by DManA
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To: RatherBiased.com

Funny, I don’t feel “neutralized”.


20 posted on 06/18/2013 4:10:17 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: RatherBiased.com

You know it’s bad when Chuck Schumer starts praising you. Rubio’s a f***ing snake.


21 posted on 06/18/2013 4:10:38 PM PDT by Durbin
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To: chicagolady
Funny thing is that a wolf in sheep's clothing is the Fabian socialist symbol. They're all about societal manipulation and crony capitalism.

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22 posted on 06/18/2013 4:11:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Charles Martel
I saw this on Curl's twitter... Joseph Curl ‏@josephcurl 7h One last on F Chuck Todd's indignation over 'news' orgs breaking 'news.' Maybe what DC needs is more 'reporters' and fewer 'journalists'.... Expand
23 posted on 06/18/2013 4:12:01 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: RatherBiased.com
Senate Amnesty Supporters Boast Marco Rubio ‘Neutralized’ Limbaugh, Fox News

Suuure...and the baloney "neutralized" the meat slicer. What BULLSHIT!!

24 posted on 06/18/2013 4:12:29 PM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: RatherBiased.com

Paul Ryan is making an a$$ out of himself now on Levin.

I used to think he was relatively intelligent, but now it seems HE thinks we’re stupid.

(Ya think THIS administration would deport someone who didn’t “learn English”???!!!???)

The repukes are dropping like flies.


25 posted on 06/18/2013 4:13:17 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Marco Rubio, “the real deal,” according to Schumer. Oily, oily, oily. But Marco will be enjoying the cocktail parties, I’m sure.


26 posted on 06/18/2013 4:13:18 PM PDT by Chaguito
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To: RatherBiased.com

See, now this is why it’s important for us to elect lesser evils because Dems are much worse. /s

And people wonder why I harp on this crap...


27 posted on 06/18/2013 4:13:23 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: cripplecreek

Vote Orubio. He’s clean and articulate.


28 posted on 06/18/2013 4:14:19 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: SpaceBar

LOL Glenn Beck is calling him Senator Dirtbag.


29 posted on 06/18/2013 4:15:44 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Rubio is close on the trail of an elusive, trickster. Following the path of the OrangeMan Charlie Crist.


30 posted on 06/18/2013 4:15:49 PM PDT by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: LongWayHome

“useful idiot Rubio”

He’s not a useful idiot. He’s a lefty - one of them. The only idiots are those that think he politically of the right.


31 posted on 06/18/2013 4:18:33 PM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: Smokeyblue

And the idiots still saying we need to elect more like him to WIN!!!

Tell’em what they “WON!” Johnny...


32 posted on 06/18/2013 4:20:58 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: cripplecreek
Glenn Beck is calling him Senator Dirtbag.

I wonder how that translates into spanish?
33 posted on 06/18/2013 4:21:03 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: RatherBiased.com

Paul Ryan (on Levin) is so dense, he thinks Obama WANTS to grow the economy!!!!!!!! HA!!!


34 posted on 06/18/2013 4:22:19 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: RatherBiased.com
McCain would call Schumer and fume, “Look what Rubio’s doing!”

Putting Rubio aside for a moment...

McCain...I hate that SOB...almost as much as Obama...

At least Obama will look you in the eye...while he stabs you in the heart..McCain will slip the knife in your back...everytime..

35 posted on 06/18/2013 4:24:33 PM PDT by Popman (Godlessness is always the first step to the concentration camp.)
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To: SE Mom

It’s not too late for Limbaugh and Levin to go nuclear on Marco Rubio; but they ain’t doing are they. They must think they have no influence to effect the outcome and that they are better off being Marco’s friend.


36 posted on 06/18/2013 4:27:33 PM PDT by Windy City Conservative
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To: RatherBiased.com
I can't say if and when Limbaugh sold out.

But I can say for sure that Fox News sold out a long time ago at about the time that Uncle Rupert brought that guy on board us allies call Tokyo Rove.

37 posted on 06/18/2013 4:33:10 PM PDT by metafugitive
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To: RatherBiased.com
Keep thinking that... I love it when an enemy underestimates our power. What fools.

LLS

38 posted on 06/18/2013 4:33:29 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: metafugitive

Remember that after Pelosi took power, Rush admitted on air he, quote, “Carried the Republican’s water”

That is a cast in broadcast history fact. I agree with him on most all things...but I will forever filter his comments/positions through his own admission.


39 posted on 06/18/2013 4:35:26 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: RatherBiased.com

Rubio has sided with La Raza.


40 posted on 06/18/2013 4:35:32 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: cripplecreek

I am too... everyone is... everyone knows it is all lies and the enemedia know it is lies and the left knows that it is lies... but throwing money at us through ad bombing is all that they have left.

LLS


41 posted on 06/18/2013 4:36:03 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Mortrey
I heard him. Every time Levin would point out a flaw Ryan countered with 'I plan on offering a bill to fix that". Gimme a break. Just pass this bill & we'll take care of your concerns later.

The more I listen to these guys, the angrier I get.

42 posted on 06/18/2013 4:36:06 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: chicagolady
Remember when we had the WETBACK program? The Good Ole days!!

From Wikipedia: Operation Wetback (1954): Implementation and tactics

Operation Wetback was a system of tactical control and cooperation within the U.S. Border Patrol and alongside the Mexican government.[30] Planning between the INS led by Gen. Joseph Swing and the Mexican government began in early 1954 while the program was formally announced in May 1954.[31] On May 17th, 1954 command teams of 12 Border Patrol agents, buses, planes, and temporary processing stations began locating, processing, and deporting Mexicans that had illegally entered the United States. 750 immigration and border patrol officers and investigators, 300 jeeps, cars and buses, and 7 airplanes were allocated for the operation.[32] Teams were focused on quick processing and deportation, as planes were able to coordinate ground efforts more quickly and increase mobility. [33] Those deported were handed off to Mexican officials, who in turn deported them into central Mexico where there were many labor opportunities.[34] While the operation would include the cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Chicago, its main targets were border areas in Texas and California. [35] Overall, there were 1,078,168 apprehensions made in the first year of Operation Wetback, with 170,000 being captured from May to July 1954.[36] The total number of apprehensions would fall to just 242,608 in 1955, and would continuously decline by year until 1962, when there was a slight rise in apprehended workers.[37] During the entirety of the Operation, border recruitment of undocumented workers by American growers continued due largely to the inexpensiveness of undocumented labor and the desire of growers to avoid the bureaucratic obstacles of the Bracero program; the continuation of illegal immigration despite the efforts of Operation Wetback was largely responsible for the failure of the program.[38] Despite the decline in apprehensions, the total number of Border Patrol agents more than doubled to 1,692 by 1962, and an additional plane was also added to the force.[39] In terms of apprehensions, Operation Wetback was immediately successful. However, this success would be short lived, as the program would fail to limit the number of workers entering the United States from Mexico illegally.[40] The program would also result in a more permanent, strategic border control presence along the United States - Mexico border.[41]

43 posted on 06/18/2013 4:36:42 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: RatherBiased.com

Maybe Obama and Biden will add their gushing praise of Rubio to go along with Schumer and Menendez. I wonder if it’s occured to Rubio that this praise is also meant to further damage him with the Republican base, and to damage his future political prospects.


44 posted on 06/18/2013 4:37:52 PM PDT by Will88
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To: RatherBiased.com

Well, Limbaugh’s lips have been glued to Rubio’s posterior at least since his election to the Senate.

I don’t know if it’s his new wife, but Rush has been lacking passion for a while now. I’ve stopped listening to his show because, when he’s not talking about himself, he’s whining.


45 posted on 06/18/2013 4:37:58 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: RatherBiased.com

The conservative opinion-makers better speak up or they are ready for the scrap heap! Friggin’ dumbazz Limbaugh, Hannity and Levin got all weepy eyed...tools that they are!


46 posted on 06/18/2013 4:46:41 PM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: SpaceBar; DoughtyOne
Glenn Beck is calling him Senator Dirtbag. I wonder how that translates into spanish?

I think "Senador Cochino" conveys the idea. "Cochino" literally means pig, but it has other connotations.

47 posted on 06/18/2013 4:50:42 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: skeeter

I’m the same...my blood pressure rose just listening to him!

It’s PAST time Levin (and other hosts) come down on these guys—I’m tired of being spoken to like a two year old (or, an obama voter.)


48 posted on 06/18/2013 4:53:41 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: RatherBiased.com; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; jimbo123; 9YearLurker; DoughtyOne
“God bless Fox,” Graham said. “Last time it was ‘amnesty’ every fifteen seconds.” He sad that the change was important for his reelection, because “eighty per cent of people in my primary get their news from Fox.” He added that the network has “allowed critics to come forward, but it’s been so much better.”

And yet they keep electing him.

49 posted on 06/18/2013 4:56:07 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: RatherBiased.com; mickie; flaglady47; seekthetruth; Chigirl 26; gonzo; surfer; Dan Nunn; ...
"Mendenez said that if the Gang of Eight were a group of high school students Rubio would be the cool jock and the captain of the football team that everyone would want to hang out with."

No, Senor Mendenez. In that scenario, Rubio would be the water-boy for the opposing side, making countless trips on and off the field during the whole game.....energetically and enthusiastically carrying the enemy's water to help them beat his own home team.

Que traidor, "Capitan" Rubio!

Leni

50 posted on 06/18/2013 5:00:08 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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