Skip to comments.Rubio Admits ‘Political Operatives’ Hope Immigration Bill Will Give Democrats Lock On Power
Posted on 06/21/2013 3:38:09 PM PDT by drewh
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) defended the Senate Gang of Eights immigration bill on the Andrea Tantaros Show today. Rubio on Thursday voted with most Republicans to add a security amendment offered by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX). But that amendment went down on a mostly party-line vote. Cornyns amendment would have given border security a higher priority in the bill, and made it easier to deport illegal-alien criminals who drunk drive and are caught in domestic abuse cases, among other crimes.
Sen. Rubio claimed that the Corker-Hoeven amendment, which would beef up border security, is a dramatic improvement over the bill. Tantaros fired: If this amendment is so good, why wasnt it in the original bill?
Rubio answered that he is listening to input to try to improve the bill, and that the amendment in his judgement improves the bill.
Tantaros asked Rubio if the Democrats are using the bill to change the demographics in states like Texas to give them a lock on power. Rubio admitted that some political operatives are hoping to use the bill that his Gang of Eight is offering to do just that.
In fact, the Texas Democratic Party explicitly bases its long-term strategy on current demographic changes underway in the Lone Star State. Those changes would be accelerated if the Rubio-Schumer immigration bill becomes law. Theres no doubt that politics are involved in this, Rubio admitted as he criticized groups on the left that continue to push for less border enforcement and more government benefits for illegal aliens.
Tantaros asked Rubio about the FAIR chart showing a how a litany of crimes committed by illegal aliens would be treated. Rubio agreed that that should be fixed. He said that he would support amendments to close off those waivers, and hopes those amendments are offered in the Senate. Rubios defensive response raised the questions of whether Sen. Rubio knows what is in the bill bearing his name, and why he tells Americans that it is 95% perfect.
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Is anyone even listening to Rubio anymore?
Yet he’s still all for it. Conclusion: Trojan Horse Democrat.
His chances in 2016 (and beyond) just went up in smoke.
Rubio is a schmuck. Dems are playing rope-a-dope with him.
Rubio is a rube.
Rubio got corrupted by ambition.
Pity, but D.C. has that effect.
Rubio is a traitor to conservatives.
born May 28, 1971 in Miami, FL
Mario Rubio born in Cuba, naturalized Nov. 5, 1975.
Oria Garcia born in Cuba, naturalized Nov. 5, 1975.
Parents were NOT US Citizens at the time of his birth.
Marco Rubio is NOT a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN.
Marco's status is the same as that of Barry Soetoro, aka Barack Hussein Obama, who is NOT a Natural Born Citizen.
Rubio knows this yet he’s all in on giving Amnesty to millions of illegals..he allows this to happen along with the rest of the GOP, they have sealed their fate, this country will be a one party system
This has been the grand strategy for decades. The liberals know Mexicans will always vote democrat and for free stuff, same as their negro constituency.
They do not worry about any of them going R anytime in the foreseeable future.
Result is permanent liberal rule and we as a country are finished. Bury your guns now if this passes, you know what will come next when they have the votes.
We just nominated Mitt Romney, John McCain, Dubya, Bob Dole and Poppy Bush. He’d fit right in there, as would Krispy Kreme or Jon Huntsman.
I don’t know if it was after the fourth or fifth time I heard that rancid, lie-filled radio commercial of Rubio’s, but somewhere around that time, I started getting the almost uncontrollable urge to put my foot through the tv-screen whenever I see that scumbag’s face.
I swear I’ve grown to hate his guts.
Rubio is a Democrat tool.
he lost it ~ how’s the dog this afternoon?
geez, maybe he’ll do Charlie Crist, change his party ID and run for prez...what are the odds????
“he lost it ~ hows the dog this afternoon?”
I don’t know, I’m at work. LOL
“I swear Ive grown to hate his guts.”
You and me both. I can’t stand seeing his face now.
Once Texas becomes Texico, you can kiss this country goodbye.
Politically speaking, Rubio is a dead man walking.
It’s crazy. Rubio had the attention of a good many conservatives. Key conservative media mouthpieces were looking at the man and liking what they saw. Growing chatter about how he might become a viable candidate for the presidency was all over the internet and on the air.
Then, POOF!! It’s all gone.
Is he just stupid?
Was he bought off?
Is he dirty and being blackmailed?
Well, my guess is that he’s stupid... and they got him dirty.
What an amazing thing to throw away.....
Of course it will give the Democrats a lock on power. How many illegals are estimated to have been made members of the SEIU? Look at what the SEIU has done already, put cities into bankruptcy. Imagine with that kind of power all across the country.
Unless Barry Soetoro told the gang that there are enough votes in conference committee or something to that effect...
What's a Rubio?
a little dem organizing/get out the vote here in TX and in 2018 you’ll have Gov. Julian Castro ....past 2020 it’s a lost cause anyway
Rubio is a member of the club. Schumer’s protege.
You've given this corrupt POS we call the President cover! You've helped destroy the GOP, and give the Dems forever power!
I will never vote for another RINO again!
MAYBE that is why Rubio is doing this to AMerica.....He KNOWS HE CAN:T BE PRESIDENT!!! DEMOCRATS....NEVER TRUST THEM!! Even when they are POSING as Republicans!
>> Is anyone even listening to Rubio anymore?
His vapid platitudes never resonated with me from the go.
The GOP is dead, and so is America. The GOP has been milquetoast since TR, with a good comeback in the 20s, but now, it is dysfunctional and sterile. This is the end, my only friend, the end.
I think that Rubio is in over his head and starting to crack from the strain.
One of Saul Alinsky’s rules was that if there is someone who is making trouble and getting in the way of what you are trying to accomplish that you should give him a job, make him a part of the project so that whatever the outcome, he cannot complain. The Democrats did this to Rubio. He cannot back down now. It’s way too late. He fell for the Democrat flattery. I think that he was just too young and inexperienced to handle the job.
I heard him explain his interest in amnesty as advice from his mother, to not let down the other immigrants. I knew when I hear him blame his mother that he was done. No adult answers the question, “Why?”, with, “My Mother told me to do it.”
Well, if Rick Perry realized what was at stake, he’d defy Washington, and start building a fence, not just with Mexico, but with New Mexico as well. Let Holder file a lawsuit. Who cares? This is the Battle of Trenton, damn it!
What’s a Rubio?
The Democrat districts in Texas run along the Mexican border. What a coincidence. I’m sure there’s no illegal immigrant ballot stuffing going on.
He is stupid.
He may have been bought off.
He may well be dirty and is being blackmailed
But he believed in amnesty way before most conservatives ever heard of him. He was killing tough illegal immigration bills in the FL Legislature when he was Florida’s Speaker of the House. He stated his dislike of Arizona’s tough laws before he was elected senator. This was not a surprise. I have always been shocked that TEA party people were so easily fooled by him, and even after I told them about his love of illegals, they’d still make excuses for him.
I had hoped that his alignment with the TEA party movement meant he would bury his love of illegals in order to keep himself in office, but no. He was perfectly happy to make conservatives look like stooges. It does not appear that he cares whether or not he is re-elected. As long as he can get illegals into this country, he’ll be happy.
He's been an amnesty backer since his days in the statehouse. He did not fall for Democrat flattery. We fell for Rubio's deceit.
I think this will finish the GOP and yes, the dems will have a lock on power from here on out.
While we haven’t been running around with torches, pitchforks, muskets and cannon balls, I believe that we have been in the midst of a civil war.... and we may have just lost the darn thing.
“While we havent been running around with torches, pitchforks, muskets and cannon balls, I believe that we have been in the midst of a civil war.... and we may have just lost the darn thing.”
Somethings gotta give...
Yes,I know that Rubio has talked about immigration from the beginning, but his plan involved in giving amnesty to college graduates or graduates of a trade school. He wanted them to get an education and then the amnesty.
Just like there’s no massive illegal alien ballot stuffing going on in CA, Il, and NY.
Rubio is a prison punk he is so screwed.
I agree, but I am also afraid that we have been sabotaged from within by Republican union supporters who refused to go into battle against the unions. There was a time that I thought that taking on the unions was an ill fated battle that was not worth the effort, but that was before I learned about the SEIU and other government unions, before ACORN and Obamacare.
I tried to talk to the head of our state Republican Party about the SEIU and other government unions and he told me to go to the state convention and propose an amendment, but he that the Republican Party was going to do it.
Rubio is the new McCain.
While theoretically Republican, he votes Democrat to be praised as the man who crossed the aisle and compromised.