Skip to comments.Allen West won’t rule out primarying Rubio in Florida in 2016
Posted on 06/19/2013 8:43:44 AM PDT by Hojczyk
Outlets like Politico are overselling this, but for understandable reasons. The thought of a nationally known tea-party hero bloodying the nose of the great GOP hope in 2016 over amnesty is irresistible to political media.
Its momentarily irresistible to tea partiers too, I bet: Grassroots conservatives complain endlessly about Rubio these days due to his Gang of Eight fiasco but hes gotten off with a wrist slap among prominent conservatives and most right-wing big media, apart from the occasional perfunctory expression of disappointment.
How many border hawks out there wouldnt want to see West, a guy respected by the grassroots for speaking truth to various forms of power, take off the gloves with him over immigration in a primary race?
Listen to the clip, though, and youll see that hes all but ruling it out without explicitly ruling out. He makes no Sherman statement but theres nothing here suggesting that he thinks its a good idea its a heavy lift to knock off a sitting senator, he says, it plays into the medias hands by handing them a storyline of red-on-red tea-party internecine warfare, etc. In fact, there are two obvious problems with a primary challenge. One: Wont Rubio be, er, running for a different office in 2016?
Theres a chance that hell stay out if Jeb Bush makes a bold move into the race, but I think that depends on what happens with immigration reform. If Rubio succeeds in getting something passed, the media will toss bouquets at him and wealthy Republicans will ooh and aah at his ability to get things done by getting them lots of cheap new labor. Hell be tempted to strike while the irons hot. If he runs for president, then he might not run concurrently for a new term
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Hell, I wish he’d move to SC and primary Lindsey Graham next year.
The Tea Party really should fight to win that seat.
Rubio cannot be trusted.
Whatever happens, I’d like to see West run for Rubio’s seat.
Good. Rubio should run as a Democrat anyway. Or he could pull a Charlie Crist and run as an independent . . . hopefully with the same results as Crist.
I would take Allen West over Marco Rubio in a New York minute.
Rubio is an EPIC fail.
If Allen wants it then he should swamp the changing.
Better idea. Luv it.
We have a long list of RINOs to get rid of and we might as well start with Rubio and work thru to Grahamnesty and the rest.
I hope Col. West decides to run.
Rubio won’t be running to retain his seat, he’ll be far too busy running in a GOP (hand-picked by Rove, and other Bush’s) for be the Presidential candidate!
Wish you were in my state.
You da man!
Rubio is a rent boy.
Rubio seems to be getting the Juan McStain treatment. Not really gushing , but not bad. OTOH, West is trashed by most MSM outlets. That makes West the better man.
RATS would cross over.
Rubio is on the same side of the fence as La Raza.
He fooled a lot of people. Then he ran his mouth of Spanish TV because he thought no one was looking.
He got caught in a lie. He was pandering to the Hispaniola vote. He can not be trusted.
All the while, Alan West was being "districted" out of existence.
AW should have been the VP candidate.
Be still my beating heart!
Find it strange when the excuse is being given that while the government knows whats going on in 300 million citizens lives but because the illegals are not citizens and in “the shadows” according to Florida’s Senator Rubio the US doesn’t know who they are or where they’re comming from so we must make them citizens..
FR’s ;This Wednesday June 19th a Anti Amnesty Rally will be held on the Capitol grounds. Participants are urged to visit their respective Congressional Representatives and let them know their feelings Michelle Bachmann announced over the Rusty Humphries show http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3032787/posts
WHEN IT COMES TO AMNESTY MEXICO THIS IS THE NO NO
If you agree with the above and the following please don’t let it lay here in FR-land. Pass it on to to your favorite talk show host and to your US legislators. PUSH THE HASTERT RULE.
ONE NATIONALITY AMNESTY SKEWS QUOTAS. AMNESTY FOR NATIONALS FROM A COUNTRY THAT HAS CLAIMS ON OUR NATIONAL TERRITORY HURTS OTHERS FROM SOUTH AMERICA, AMERICAN CITIZENS AND SKILLED LABOR FROM OTHER NATIONS
In that May 3rd speech Obama gave before the Mexican Anthropological Museum in which he blamed America for the violence in Mexico I believe he went even futhur. Theres a inference but never referenced by name to the Gasden purchase and border settlements US made with Mexico where Obama hinted he seems to side with the Mexican claims. Would those in attendence share that view is a question that should be asked, because I believe they would,.he does.
SOLVING THE ‘LATINO” PROBLEM A MYTH HISPANIC IS NOT A RACE BUT A POLITICAL LINGUISTIC CONTRIVANCE ...don’t fall into the hypenated Americans trap created by the hypenated political party ...The DEMO-COMS
The Mexicans have been getting most favorable treatment above the rest of our neighbors both north and south. Theyre permitted to cross our borders and enter illegally and are allowed access to rights of citizenship (with the exception of voting which if the democrat party regains control over the House will happen) other nationals entering this country dont get.. Worse yet the Obama government has been working hand in glove with Mexican movements such as LaRaza supporting the Mexican claims which are also supporting “Amnesty”.
Also by allowing Mexicans to do this any quota ration for immigration from other south and central American countrys are taken up by Mexicans while that country is laying claim to a large chunk of our sovereign territory is a recipe for later serious problems which are happening now.
ARE MEXICAN ILLEGALS SQUATTERS PERPETUATING THE MEXICAN CLAIMS ?
We are already seeing the result of this in certain areas claimed by the Mexicans. Their national flag (standard) gets displayed over ours. Where there is a controlling number of Mexican nationals (illegals). Its displayed over certain institutions particularly schools accompanied by riots and disturbances. Blacks are threatend by Mexicans in certain sections of citys in those areas. Were courting trouble by not placing a value on our sovereignty and our citizenship.
MOST COINS OF THE REALM HAVE TWO FACES WHAT ABOUT HOW ARE AMERICAN CITIZENS LIVING IN MEXICO BEING TREATED ?
Worse yet if a US citizen goes into Mexico never mind illegaly but legally. Theyll get 2nd class treatment. Land ownership in title is prohibited period. And there are a slew of regulations they must comply with. Which doesnt apply to a citizen of Mexico
THE SOLUTION ASSERT OUR SOVEREIGNTY AND TALK RECIPROCITY .
By not insisting on reciprocity particularly on those who have entered this country illegally were offering no incentive for assimilation and were not easing the burden for our fellow citizens who for what ever reason decided to live in Mexico.
ENOUGH OF THE ONE WORLD SOCIALISM ...BRING BACK SOVEREIGNTY AND SANITY TO OUR COUNTRY .....BRING BACK BELIEF IN GOD ...THIS GOVERNMENT OUT OUR FACE..... OUR RELIGIONS..... AND OUR BEDROOMS..
I’d love to see that!
Yup----New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza caused a bit of a stir, recounting how Senate Dems praised Rubio for bamboozling Rushbo, his st5aunch conservative audiences, and Republicans, in general, by repeatedly lying about "reform".......
Can you almost hear Schmucky Schumer saying," Aw, go ahead, Marco, baby......we Democrats lie to our stupid supporters all the time....and we get elected and reelected....no problem."
I guess Marco was really swayed when Schmucky showed him this picture of Biden and Arlen.
"Trust me Arlen, when you're one of us, your worries are over."
Which is the killer quote---the one most devastating to political ambitions?
(1) Rubio saying latinos are superior to American workers?
(2) Jeb Bush saying latinos are superior to Americans b/c they are more "fertile?"
Mmmmmmmm.......decisions, decisions, decisions (cackle).
Democrats do not have a good track record of being kind to traitors.
I hope West does defeat Rubio in the next primary. Rubio is a traitor to America.
Even though I’m Canadian, I called his office anyways to voice support for him, and to let him know that it’s not just Americans that support his ideas either.
"Marco the Rube" is a lost cause.
West would destroy Rubio in a primary. He would also beat Bush in a primary as well
West can raise enough money to run an effective campaign...enough to beat back a Liberal GOP candidate