Skip to comments.Charles Grassley: Rubio’s work on immigration does not destroy his 2016 prospects
Posted on 06/28/2013 8:29:34 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
The rumors of the demise of Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubios presidential prospects in Iowa as a result of his role in crafting immigration reform are somewhat exaggerated, said Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley on Thursday.
Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King, a fierce opponent of immigration reform, has said that Rubio is toast in the Iowa caucuses, should he run for president in 2016. A number of Iowa conservatives expressed similar opinions to the Washington Examiners Byron York last month.
But Grassley said that in 2013, it was too early to make such predictions.
Its pretty hard for me to tell you three years out, he said, speaking to the press just 40 minutes before the Senate was set to vote on the comprehensive immigration reform bill crafted by the bipartisan Gang of Eight, a group of which Rubio is a part. It may influence some people right now, but right now is not 2016.
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Wanna make a bet Chuck!
Really? Another moss-back heard from. Grassley did have his finger on the pulse of the party when Gerald Ford was president.
Could have fooled me.
In any case, rest assured that RINO-ubio will NOT EVAH get my vote.
Get real, Grassley...
Yo chuckie, hate to inform you pal, but, YES IT DOES.
Of course it doesn’t. It didn’t destroy McCain’s after his 2006 and 2007 immigration failures. The republican establishment loved shoving him down our throats, forcing us to vote for such an odious man. The same with Romney. Now they’re pushing Christie and Jeb Bush. And Rubio will be a third backup, just in case some conservative gets traction. Either way, they get one of their own as the nominee, one who has been bought, cajoled, paid-off, blackmailed, co-opted, whatever!
Trust me on this one, Charles, as the Iowa GOP see their scarce jobs disappear into the cheap “migrant” black hole, their taxes going up for Obama-migration, we’ll help them remember who is primarily (in the GOP) to blame!
Well, you know as well as I that as soon as Rubio gets the GOP-e nod at the 2016 GOP-e Convention, Rove and Priebus will dispatch their harpies to FreeRepublic to corral and browbeat all of us who will refuse to vote for their latest loser. We'll get posts like "Hillary thanks you for your vote" etc.
Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King, a fierce opponent of immigration reform, has said that Rubio is toast in the Iowa caucuses...
As always, a Republican RINO moderate, immediately pipes up to undermine another (more conservative) Republican. Amazing how it seems that democRATS NEVER speak out against another democRAT, no matter how vile or perverted or corrupt that democRAT is. Only moderate, liberal statist RINO repubs attack conservative Repubs. And these same liberal statist RINO repubs NEVER attack any liberal democRATs, or commie pigs like RAT bastard 0dumb0.
So Grassley is now an authority on how to remain committed to Conservative views and achieve enough voter confidence to retain viability as a candidate?
That’s like asking for fashion tips from lady GaGa.
Stick a fork in him....
My first thought: Wanna bet, Charlie?
This is why you don’t trust / vote for / support lesser evils. They come back later to campaign for greater evils.
Rubio’s run is dead-in-the-water, forked toast.
I have to agree completely with Grassley’s notion that “Rubios work on immigration does not destroy his 2016 prospects”.
Of course it does not. However, he’ll have stiff competition for the nomination from Hillary!(TM) fer sure!
“Charles Grassley: Rubios work on immigration does not destroy his 2016 prospects”
Mark my words. The same wannabe king-makers(rove) who appointed romney—wll be looking at a Christie/Rubio ticket in 2016. I guess they REALLY want to see the partys’ last agonized gasp.
What Planet does this Idiot live on?
No one who voted “yes” will be on my list.
And I mean no one.
I’m not sure I’m GOP anymore, anyway. I think they have lost the plot.
Old Man, its past time you wnet BACK on your meds and retired after generations of sucking off the public teat.
What a clueless idiot. Typical of the entitled noveau aristocracy whi fills our elected offices in Washington DC
Depends on who controls the GOP. Right now, that is NOT conservatives. Rubio is be just fine with the GOP leadership. After all, they support amnesty, too.
The question for them is “Can we scare Conservatives into voting for Rubio by pointing out how much worse the Democrat candidate (Hillary!?)is?” It usually works.
I like Grassley but Rubio has slit his wrists and is bleeding out politically. It will be a miracle if he even gets another Senate term.
That is true, but he will need to run against Hillary in the Rat primaries to get nominated..and that will be a tough fight for him.
Us true RWB Elephants have long long memories.
Rubio burned his bridges with tea party conservatives. Any presidential campaign by him is DOA!
Exactly - 2016 will be a re-run from ‘08 & ‘12, with many taking their vote and going home. We’re hosed...
Yup Mama Bear has her sights on him. He’s toast. I could not help but notice that after Mama Bear mentioned holding him accountable he started worrying. Well he should be worried, Mama Bear does not forget. Kelly Ayotte needs to be worried too.
You bloody well wait, Chuck.
His butt is grassley and we’re the lawnmowers. Same for any other quisling rinos: mulch.
I predict Rubio will either make a run for the Presidency in 2016 or will change his party affiliation to Democrat a la Charlie Crist.
Both of these scenarios would explain why Rubio voted the way he did. He thinks if he runs for President, he’ll have all those grateful Latinos voting for him, thus he’ll become this Hispanic Reagan if he wins. OR he’ll switch to Democrat and still win Florida due to the stupidity of Floridians (I am one, so don’t give me shit) and the fact that many of the illegals here will be Democrat supporters when they’re legalized.
He’s probably right. Lots of us would “never” vote for mccain or Romney. But we did. Personally, I will vote third party or stay home. Actually I’ll vote SECOND party since we only have one.
Yes it does. Not so much that he tried to do something but that he became Schumer’s butt boy in the process.
Charles Grassley: Rubios work on immigration does not destroy his 2016 prospects
If Rubio intends to make a serious run for president he will have a hell of a fight to beat Hillary in the democrat primary elections.
But after his immigration debacle and eager submission to the Liberal Dark Side that is the only possible route open to him.
He is probably right....Rinos will run one well seasoned hack and conservatives will run 50 punching bags.....BINGO... rino wins.
Mama Bear has endorsed several who turned out to be anything but conservative.
Mama Bear has some ‘splainin’ to do, herself.
One thing could save him. If his negotiations do indeed create a situation where invaders go home, the border and residence issues are brought under control, and jobs go to US citizens, he would be proven correct.
Yep, it did not take him long to run to the Senate floor and cry about his “trials” after Mama Grizzly put him on notice the other day.
Instead of ABO, it’ll be ABC.
For me it sure as hell does.
I love how these d*ckheads tell US how to/who to vote for.
Though the GOPe apparently still hasn't learned that the voters don't have to do as they say, sadly.
At first I listened to his talk about border security uber alles, but it got worse with each day as it became obvious he was lying about the security issue.
Every day, more lies.
Stick a fork in him, unless he becomes a democrat he's going to be primaried......
We are in the Internet Age.
A politician can no longer do evil, and escape political punishment.
Millions of Conservatives will contribute time and money to defeat Rubio.
Rubio showed the world that he is a liar, who promoted Amnesty in a Bill sponsored by radical leftist Schumer.
We will not forget. No, we will never forget.
Yep, and, of course, we’ll get the usual bleating of “if you don’t vote for (fill in the blank), then (fill in the blank) will win.”
It’s how they’ve managed to prop up mediocrity since Dole in 96, failing to answer the question, “How does constantly rewarding stark mediocrity lead to excellence?” It’s a question they’d rather not hear.
It does as far as I’m concerned.
Maybe the best scenario is that the Gop-e implodes sooner than later. The Gop-e are not about the base nor their own platform. They are the root of our problem; no opposition to the other views. Nothing, will ever change until we have a fight of the conservative wing to moderate wing in this party. Imo.