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Marco Rubio Steps Closer to an Obama Hug
http://www.redstate.com ^ | June 25, 2012 | Erick Erickson

Posted on 06/26/2013 6:17:03 AM PDT by NKP_Vet

You may remember lessons when you were a child by your parent or Sunday School teacher that doing bad things leads to a life of ruin. That telling one little white lie often leads to other lies to cover up the first one, which can lead to worse things.

Which brings me to my disappointment in Marco Rubio and how he came to support the very policies he attacked liberal and now Democrat Charlie Crist for supporting in 2010.

By now, we all know that in 2010, Crist supported amnesty and Rubio attacked him for it. While some of us will be able to forgive Marco Rubio’s rather rapid shift toward the very position he once vocally opposed, others probably will not be so forgiving.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 113th; amnesty; rubio; sourcetitlenoturl
Stick a fork in Rubio, he's done as a republican. Only Ted Cruz stands tall and can be trusted not to betray the country and conservative principles.
1 posted on 06/26/2013 6:17:03 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet
DETR Aztlan Map 4:4
2 posted on 06/26/2013 6:17:38 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee
I sent two pointed emails to my senator, Kelly Ayotte and must have hit a nerve. I got an email back, obviously a bulk mailing, but cunningly addressed to single individuals, where she attacks the "myths" about the amnesty bill.

I am afraid that she is nothing but a tool. I guess we are going to have to primary her as well.

3 posted on 06/26/2013 6:25:43 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: NKP_Vet; Tennessee Nana; Liz; TADSLOS; EXCH54FE; GeronL; Travis McGee; stephenjohnbanker; ...
RE :”By now, we all know that in 2010, Crist supported amnesty and Rubio attacked him for it. While some of us will be able to forgive Marco Rubio’s rather rapid shift toward the very position he once vocally opposed, others probably will not be so forgiving

Speaking of Rubio getting that hug from Obama.

You know how I keep highlighting Rubio’s claims to GOP media that Obama will hate this bill, that this is not the bill that Obama wanted and that Obama ‘has to decide if he will sign this bill’ as if it will be a tough decision for him?

All these disingenuous statements are designed to fool gullible Republicans into thinking that this massive amnesty bill is a poke in Obama’s eye, rather than a huge legacy win.

Well if the Senate passes this monstrosity this week and Obama praises those who passed it and the bill(fully expected) , then wont this show Rubio as the snake oil salesman that he is?

4 posted on 06/26/2013 6:26:18 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: NKP_Vet

Cruz is young and new. I figure at some point, for the right amount of money or after some threats to himself and his family, he will betray us too.

It’s sad, but these days, I don’t trust anyone in government anymore. Our leadership consists of thugs, pimps and prostitutes.


5 posted on 06/26/2013 6:26:31 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: NKP_Vet

the politicians’ dilemma, “I just want to be popular”

“You like me, you really like me”

what about the man in the mirror test, when you are alone are you comfortable with yourself Mario ole son?


6 posted on 06/26/2013 6:26:40 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: NKP_Vet

Anyone remember the old Jim Reeves novelty song called “Bimbo, Bimbo”?

Here’s the revised lyrics:

Rubio, Rubio, where you gonna go-ee-oo,
Rubio, Rubio, what’cha gonna do-ee-oo;
Rubio, Rubio, does Obama knoooooow,
You’re goin’ down the road, to let in all of Mexico.


7 posted on 06/26/2013 6:27:19 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: Redleg Duke
...Red Hampshire should have chosen Ovide over the Collins clone...RH LOVES their left-wing women; look at their CONgressional reps, their Senators, their Governor.

Shame.

8 posted on 06/26/2013 6:27:48 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Redleg Duke
A tool or a total moron. Primary the traitors.

U.S. Constitution, Article IV, Section 4:

"The United States shall guarantee to every state in the union a republican form of government,

AND SHALL PROTECT EACH OF THEM AGAINST INVASION."


9 posted on 06/26/2013 6:32:49 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: NKP_Vet

I have made a heart-promise.

In 2016, I will donate $1,000 to Rubio’s primary opponent.

There is no pain greater than the pain of betrayal.


10 posted on 06/26/2013 6:34:33 AM PDT by Oak Grove (H)
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To: fatnotlazy
Cruz is young and new. I figure at some point, for the right amount of money or after some threats to himself and his family, he will betray us too.

I fear that as well... the immigration issue has perverted the intentions of elected officeholders who held such promise early on. It's great seeing Cruz take a tough stand, but how long will he be able to withstand the inevitable offer he CAN'T refuse?

11 posted on 06/26/2013 6:37:37 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: NKP_Vet

Rubio just lied again on FOX news. He said that if it was left up to conservatives “nothing would get done” about border security because “they already say the border is secure.” Would someone show me ONE conservative who thinks that the border is secure.


12 posted on 06/26/2013 6:42:34 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Osama tried and failed. Obama got it done.)
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To: fatnotlazy

“Cruz is young and new. I figure at some point, for the right amount of money or after some threats to himself and his family, he will betray us too.”

“It’s sad, but these days, I don’t trust anyone in government anymore. Our leadership consists of thugs, pimps and prostitutes.”

________________

+1 Here


13 posted on 06/26/2013 6:49:40 AM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: NKP_Vet

THE SHORT HAPPY LIFE OF MARCO RUBIO

The Rise and The Fall:


14 posted on 06/26/2013 6:51:37 AM PDT by Iron Munro (From nobody to senator, to Conservative savior,)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Rubio is looking really desperate and really stupid.


15 posted on 06/26/2013 6:51:40 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Second American Revolution)
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To: ryan71

He sounded like a big fool on FNC a short time ago. He’s still pimping the same lines he was pimping two months ago. Obviously, he doesn’t know all the changes to the bill his ‘RAT pals have added over the past month.


16 posted on 06/26/2013 6:53:52 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Osama tried and failed. Obama got it done.)
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To: Iron Munro

He was speaker of the house in one of our largest staes. Hardly a nobody. Other than that, you pretty much got it right.


17 posted on 06/26/2013 6:54:01 AM PDT by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: fatnotlazy

Cruz has already hinted to his being a typical Texan pol on amnesty—saying he’s for immigration “reform” and talking about the need to close the border “first”.

But, he’s better than the other beasts we have in there and he’s at least putting up a fight against this current bill.

Still, we should not be duped, as we were with all the GOP pols talking ‘border security first’, without specifying that they were for amnesty after (and now before) that.


18 posted on 06/26/2013 6:56:16 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: ilgipper
"He was speaker of the house in one of our largest sta(t)es.

Then he should know better. MUCH BETTER.

19 posted on 06/26/2013 6:58:10 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: NKP_Vet

“Only Ted Cruz stands tall and can be trusted not to betray the country and conservative principles.”

I hope so but I remember when we said that about Rubio.


20 posted on 06/26/2013 6:58:37 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Second American Revolution)
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To: ilgipper
He was speaker of the house in one of our largest staes. Hardly a nobody. Other than that, you pretty much got it right.

True - but until he became US Senator there probably weren't three people outside of Florida who had ever heard of him.

22 posted on 06/26/2013 7:01:13 AM PDT by Iron Munro (From nobody to senator, to Conservative savior,)
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To: fatnotlazy
Cruz is young and new. I figure at some point, for the right amount of money or after some threats to himself and his family, he will betray us too.

It’s sad, but these days, I don’t trust anyone in government anymore. Our leadership consists of thugs, pimps and prostitutes.

True. The founders saw this which is why they wanted government service to be temporary.

23 posted on 06/26/2013 7:01:21 AM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: Iron Munro

He’ll be a barback in some Cuban joint in Miami come 2020


24 posted on 06/26/2013 7:07:16 AM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: FlingWingFlyer
"He said that if it was left up to conservatives “nothing would get done” about border security because “they already say the border is secure.”

Is that a direct quote?

"THEY" already say the border is secure?

25 posted on 06/26/2013 7:10:36 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: NKP_Vet

Marco Rubio Steps Closer to an Obama Hug

Rubio will know he has become one of the chosen few when Obama bows to him.


26 posted on 06/26/2013 7:10:38 AM PDT by Iron Munro (From nobody to senator, to Conservative savior,)
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To: Iron Munro

Sadly, people like Hannity are still in a love affair with Rubio.


27 posted on 06/26/2013 7:11:00 AM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Yes.


28 posted on 06/26/2013 7:11:11 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Osama tried and failed. Obama got it done.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

If Rubio has just referred to conservatives as “they” on national television, he may have just committed political suicide.


29 posted on 06/26/2013 7:12:10 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: Redleg Duke
I sent two pointed emails to my senator, Kelly Ayotte and must have hit a nerve. I got an email back, obviously a bulk mailing, but cunningly addressed to single individuals, where she attacks the "myths" about the amnesty bill. I am afraid that she is nothing but a tool. I guess we are going to have to primary her as well.

I am deeply troubled about a press release from rep in the US House, who has a very conservative reputation:

“This bill is about finding a compassionate yet firm and law-abiding solution to immigration reform. It also means bringing an estimated 11 million people out from the shadows

UH-OH!

and directly into the work force, where they will pay taxes, pay into social security, and contribute positively to our nation. We can do this without granting amnesty and without granting a new pathway to citizenship,” said Chairman Carter.

Maybe he believes he can reconcile "out of the shadows" with "no new path to citizenship," but I think any "comprehensive" immigration bill coming out of the House is likely to come out of a senate-house conference committee with such a new-path-to-citizenship.

I think he is playing with fire, and I want to get an opportunity to speak with him in person. Failing that, I suppose I need to draft a petition and go door to door.

Voting out someone who allows amnesty might make us feel good, but the irreversible damage would have been done by then.

30 posted on 06/26/2013 7:15:37 AM 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: Colonel_Flagg

Here’s the context in which he made the statement. He was trying to sell the Schumer Republican line that “we’ve got to do something”. He kept saying that conservatives don’t want to do anything and let things stay the way they are. He started in on “the fence” and all of the new border patrol agents we are supposed to be getting with their new amendment. That was when he said that “they” (conservatives) are saying that the border already is secure and nothing needed to be done.


31 posted on 06/26/2013 7:17:42 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Osama tried and failed. Obama got it done.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Thank you for the context. But in his word choice he appears to have separated himself from conservatives. That’s something a lot of us had already figured, but now he’s made it official.


32 posted on 06/26/2013 7:34:02 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: NKP_Vet

More like Marco is one step closer to getting primaried by Allen West a real conservative.


33 posted on 06/26/2013 7:41:54 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: FrankR

Before Jim Reeves I heard Bimbo done by Fred Kirby who used to do a TV show for kids back in the fifties. I couldn’t find a video of him doing Bimbo but this one is dated seven years before my birth and he was apparently taking his singing more seriously back then. I remember seeing Fred riding his horse “Calico” in the annual watermelon parade at Pageland, SC when I was a child.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgCsN2tgtOo


34 posted on 06/26/2013 7:48:14 AM PDT by RipSawyer (I was born on Earth, what planet is this?)
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To: Oak Grove
"Rubio" will become a term in political lexicon.

Verb: "He gonna Rubio us all"
Past tense: "we've been Rubio'd"
Noun: "Pull a "Rubio" - "What a "Rubio"
Adjective: "Don't go "Rubio" on us"

35 posted on 06/26/2013 7:57:52 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep one hand on my shoulder and the other over my mouth.)
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To: ObozoMustGo2012
"He’ll be a barback in some Cuban joint in Miami come 2020"

Why not right now? The citizens of Florida we're lied to and they can recall him. Maybe such an effort would lay down the law to other conservative imposters.

Are you listening Kelly?

36 posted on 06/26/2013 8:01:30 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep one hand on my shoulder and the other over my mouth.)
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To: sickoflibs

” wont this show Rubio as the snake oil salesman that he is? “

YES


37 posted on 06/26/2013 10:41:41 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The RINO/amnesty argument goes like this: 1) If we pander to Hispanics, we will save the GOP, at le)
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