Skip to comments.Rubio's immigration strategy worked brilliantly, but disappointed many
Posted on 06/28/2013 6:21:18 PM PDT by dynachrome
"Menendez told me that Rubio's role was to 'work over the conservative universe, particularly the conservative opinion-maker universe,' in order to 'neutralize them' and, in some cases, 'proselytize them,'" the New Yorker's Ryan Lizza reported recently, referring to Democratic Gang member Robert Menendez. The leader of the Gang, Democrat Charles Schumer, "was delighted to have a Tea Party conservative who could sell an immigration bill to the right," Lizza wrote.
The plan worked brilliantly. Conservative talk radio hosts who might have instinctively opposed immigration reform as conceived by Schumer gave Rubio a respectful hearing and a lot of room. When Rubio told them the bill would secure the border first, they believed him.
Later, when it became unavoidably clear that, in fact, the bill would first legalize millions of currently illegal immigrants, and only after that start the work of securing the border, some conservatives began to express skepticism, disappointment and opposition. But Rubio's neutralization campaign had bought the Gang precious months to write the bill and gather momentum before conservatives began to realize what was actually in it.
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Worked? It ain’t passed yet. Keep calling your Representative in the House at (202) 224-3121.
Couldn’t get past the headline.....laughing to hard..........
How the hell does this keep happening? Lindsey Graham disease.
I do not comprehend why there is no criminal mechanism to remove a politician from office when they violate their campaign promises to their constituents, when they violate their oath of office, or when they violate the laws of the United States (and don’t tell me about recalls, most of those fail!).
Right now, Rubio and about 500 (at least) of his colleagues in the Politburo (AKA Congress) are all guilty of fraud in one form or another and, yet, we do nothing.
And, to add insult to injury, whaddaya wanna bet that the effort to recall Rubio fails?
The pimp sent the prostitute out, eh? Whore Rubio.
Never thought that neutralizing your own team was a valid strategy. I think that is defined as treason.
Rubio better get a good payoff for this one, cause he is toast. My guess is he will not find his early retirement as fun as he thinks. Cause when he leaves office, the scum goes with him. He will forever wake up to the face of a traitor in the bathroom mirror.
As long as Rubio never has to run in another GOP primary, he’ll be fine.
To hell with the Supreme Court! What we need is a citizen board to police the fraud and corruption of our politicians.
This is how “brilliant” Rubio’s strategy worked..LOL..
Rubio was a willing pawn of Schumer.
That says everything you need to know about this guy.
Ah, but they are atheists. They do not believe that some day there will be an accounting for their actions before a Just God’s Judgment. They are killing, stealing, partying and laughing. Then suddenly will become aware of the cost.
And the cost is eternal. After they see God face to face, their next chapter starts for their eternal story. And its the last chapter.
Obama better enjoy his billion dollar vacation spree on the backs of America now, cause he will repay a thousand times over for every cent stolen from a working man. No jobs in Hell.
No golf either.
It keeps happening because they know that the right will vote for them NO MATTER WHAT as long as they threaten the ‘Democrats are worse!”
No they are not. The dems do whatever they like and the GOP lets them. The FACE of this fiasco was a supposed TEA republican.
THAT is worse.
Know what else is worse? Freepers who keep pushing for more of these liberals no matter what. And there are many.
He’s either a fraud, or he actually trusted the likes of Schumer, which means he’s terminally stupid.
Either way Marco, it’s 6 and out for you.
It only worked if the House passes it which it will not.
Though the House SHOULD pass a bill, just one that puts borders first.
he’s a blatant lying fraud.
Benedict Rubio fooled Rush completely. Rush is way too trusting.
Sarah put the GOP on notice, and so should we!
“Hey, I’m gonna lie all through my campaign to get elected. Then, Once I get in office, I will buy time with my lies so that the Democrats can screw over the people who elected me.”
That is brilliant if you are an amoral liar.
Rubio won’t be selling anything else to the Tea Party.
He just committed political Hari Kari.
All he accomplished was to give the media amd Dems a 'national' issue with which to beat up on the R House members in the 2014 election.
What a dangerous fool.
Rubio screwed the pooch.
A polite way of putting it.
No, they should pass nothing, except odiferous gas in the direction of the Senate. Passing any bill will allow a still bad bill to go to Obama AFTER it has gone to committee. Boehner should come out today and and state that the bill being sent to the House is so bad and this issue is so important that it will have to wait until after the 2014 elections. But he won't, I'm sure.
The House should pass no immigration bill at all. Any bill that passes the House will go into conference with the Senate bill and the House leaders (RINOs all) will get to appoint the conferees. They will gut the House bill and replace it with the Senate bill intact with a lot more pork and minor House bits added so the RINOs in the House can say it was the best compromise (ie. bribes) they could get. Then they will pass the bill in the House with all the democrats and some RINOs voting for the bill. Make no mistake, do not be fooled, we will get the Senate bill if any immigration bill is passed by the House.
The only thing the House should be working on is impeachment of the president for refusal to do his job, for creating law out of executive orders, etc.
“I do not comprehend why there is no criminal mechanism to remove a politician from office when they violate their campaign promises to their constituents...and dont tell me about recalls, most of those fail...”
Except for the mechanism to remove lying politicians, why are there no mechanisms to remove lying politicians?
Not sure I get you here.
But yes, recalls are hard and take a lot of work that, frankly, too few of us are willing (or have time) to do. Having a completely corrupt Republican party doesn’t help and neither do those Republican voters willing to hold their nose and vote for any liar no matter what(imho). As long as there is no political cost to liberal Republicans, nothing will change.
If we lose the House in 2014 they will deliver the coup de grace to America.
Rubio’s tactics didn’t work on the Conservatives. We’re not low information people
The taxpayers even paid for the 8 X 10 “I love me” pictures.
Rubio is a con artist and pathological liar.
He has always been pro amnesty.
He is owned by K street
For me the saddest part of this is that Rubio did fool Rush.
So, instead of trying to do something, it’s better to let the “system” defeat us and just let our nation be dragged down into the sewer because it’s easier.
In Brazil, poor people are rioting over the money Brazil has spent to host the olympics. Across the Middle East, people rioted and had civil wars over politicians that never leave. In some parts of the world, freedom and liberty still mean something. In the 1980s, one young man in Tienanmen Square in China had the courage to face down a tank.
But, NOT in America. We have become too apathetic to get off our butts and fight for the country we claim to love. We’re too sure that we can fix the ills of our country at the next election by re-electing the same people who created the problems. We can’t be bothered to go into the streets en masse and tell the politicians that Fast & Furious is not ok; that Benghazi was murder committed at the highest levels and someone needs to be held accountable; that spying on American citizens in clear violation of the 4th Amendment is an outrage that needs to be addressed; that holding America hostage to the oppressive and tyrannical demands of a fraudulent leader who wants to deprive us of a major source of electrical power by banning coal-fired power plants is not the direction America wants or needs to take; that dismantling the military to pretend that our multi-trillion dollar deficit is getting better not worse is the worst kind of fraud.
Yeah, doing something to stand up for America and opposing the direction into which we are being dragged is just too much work; let someone else do it because we have to work even though the new immigration bill passed by the Senate penalizes employers $5000 for hiring American citizens to do the job an illegal should have.
If we start now, we may make it through every national cemetary apologizing to the veterans who gave their lives fighting just so we could come to this point in our history!
Well hopefully not that literally, as Rubio does have a wife and family. The conversion appears to be one with connections— and money to be made in the brokering of the new “processable” immigrants who will need “help” of Lord knows how many contractors to assist their “pathway”, fee based. Beltway bandits all.
Rubio is married to a Columbian, not that there’s anything wrong with that. But the desire to “open” the borders to any immigrant and reward those illegally here with highly prized (used to be) US citizenship, it driven as much by greed as it is for the new plebiscite, which only the morons in the GOP could think will respond to republican “pull up your own bootstraps” vs. on the govt teat forever. Schumer is the immigration lawyer’s rain man and sugar daddy all in one, and publicity pimp. He is the portrait of a bad jew from which the stereotype is easily built (and also a machine politician— Tammany writ large).
Thousands of schumers in the neighborhood Rubio grew up in. Manipulators, liar and skin flints with a big mouth and publicity seeking, always.
What is amazing is the lack of Union opposition!
Elsewhere has been posted Michelle Bachmann’s comments of how this will attempt to be played out. ANY bill boner boy puts up as “a new better version” is a Trojan horse, with the dirty little secret of amnesty inside and pure gaming falsehood. People will be so pissed at them they will not go back to their own districts.
Another candidate that Palin supported over the TeaParty candidate.
Schmucky Schumer is smiling but I would bet Rubio’s butt is sore and that he hasn’t yet identified the cause.
Yes he did. Amazing cuz I used to think he was a smart guy and worthy of our respect. Marco Rubio can go home now and no one will care. Not at all a smart one, darn it.
Gaining control of the House by sufficient numbers of Tea Party candidates may help—HOWEVER, they ALL are corrupted after one term. Once they get a taste of first class, going back to the farm becomes unpalatable.
We have no Cincinnatus, we have no Washington, we have no Coolidge. ONLY TERM LIMITS—at least voluntary, are effective. We need citizen patriots, not a professional political class.
We need a new party that voluntarily commits to term limits—one term for the Senate, two for the House. Citizen patriots who can say “NO AND HELL, NO!!!!” are preferable to a professional political class.
Why couldn't there be? Couldn't contributors, individuals and conservative organizations, charge Rubio (and Flake and Ayotte and some others) with fraud? There are very clear, specific quotes they all made during the campaign that they would put border security first.
US Senators can't be recalled. A fraud lawsuit approach would maybe get other 'pubs thinking twice about traitoring those who elected them to office.
Rubio was just a tissue that could be used and tossed in the trash.
The question for Rubio is, does he know he was a tool? Was he a witting conspirator? The base doesn't care anymore, because Rubio betrayed them. It's the straw that broke the camels back, we been betrayed one too many times.
It's not only Rubio on the edge of the abyss, its the GOP, as run by the RINOs. Palin's already out there saying the betrayers of the Senate, need to be primaried.