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Rubio Admits ‘Political Operatives’ Hope Immigration Bill Will Give Democrats Lock On Power
PJ Media ^ | June 21, 2013 - 7:34

Posted on 06/21/2013 3:38:09 PM PDT by drewh

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) defended the Senate Gang of Eight’s 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. Cornyn’s 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 wasn’t 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. “There’s 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. Rubio’s 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.”

The Andrea Tantaros Show is produced by Fox


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: amnesty; benghazi; fastandfurious; immigrationbill; impeachnow; irs; randsconcerntrolls; rubio; undocumenteddemocrat
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To: greene66

“I swear I’ve grown to hate his guts.”

You and me both. I can’t stand seeing his face now.


21 posted on 06/21/2013 4:01:50 PM PDT by Durbin
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To: Durbin
Is anyone even listening to Rubio anymore?

Probably the NSA, ya know just to keep him in line.
22 posted on 06/21/2013 4:02:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: drewh

Once Texas becomes Texico, you can kiss this country goodbye.


23 posted on 06/21/2013 4:02:43 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: drewh

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.

WHY?

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.....


24 posted on 06/21/2013 4:02:55 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~ I drink good wine, listen to good music and dream good dreams.)
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To: Gator113

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.


25 posted on 06/21/2013 4:05:20 PM PDT by Eva
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To: Gator113
Why is Rubio ruining his political future for a bill that will die in the house?

Unless Barry Soetoro told the gang that there are enough votes in conference committee or something to that effect...

26 posted on 06/21/2013 4:06:41 PM PDT by drewh
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To: Durbin
Is anyone even listening to Rubio anymore?

What's a Rubio?

27 posted on 06/21/2013 4:06:44 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Viennacon

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


28 posted on 06/21/2013 4:07:40 PM PDT by thestob (Marco Rubio is a liar, and he thinks that you're a fool)
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To: nesnah

Rubio is a member of the club. Schumer’s protege.


29 posted on 06/21/2013 4:08:59 PM PDT by Seven plus One
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To: drewh
Fu*k you Rubio!

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!

30 posted on 06/21/2013 4:09:29 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: ASA Vet

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!


31 posted on 06/21/2013 4:10:36 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Durbin

>> Is anyone even listening to Rubio anymore?

His vapid platitudes never resonated with me from the go.


32 posted on 06/21/2013 4:11:11 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: drewh

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.


33 posted on 06/21/2013 4:11:21 PM PDT by By and By (Dime Store New Dealers are Milquetoast and Liberal)
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To: drewh
Rubio Admits ‘Political Operatives’ Hope Immigration Bill Will Give Democrats Lock On Power

Then Rubio is a GOP turncoat for assisting the enemy in passing this. Rubio is done as a politician.
34 posted on 06/21/2013 4:12:58 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Durbin
I heard a radio interview with Gomez who is challenging Ed Markey (a fraud's fraud) in Massachusetts. He is another simpleton Republican on this matter. We are getting screwed from both sides.
35 posted on 06/21/2013 4:13:20 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: drewh

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.”


36 posted on 06/21/2013 4:13:28 PM PDT by Eva
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To: thestob

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!


37 posted on 06/21/2013 4:14:34 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: thestob
It's only lost if you say it is. Organize. Hell with the IRS, or other federal (democrat) licenses, sanctions, permissions, or whatever. Organize.
If You're comfortable enough with a collectivist Texas, oh well...
38 posted on 06/21/2013 4:16:37 PM PDT by Seven plus One
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To: windsorknot

What’s a Rubio?

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-hM-j_NZr7Y8/UKrMEn054PI/AAAAAAAAmX0/DWETkgPXNpI/s1600/Marco-Rubio+Clown.jpg

Enough said.


39 posted on 06/21/2013 4:17:57 PM PDT by Durbin
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To: drewh

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.


40 posted on 06/21/2013 4:25:29 PM PDT by BinaryBoy (Socialism is built on slavery.)
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