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Can Sen. Marco Rubio recover with tea party? 'Absolutely,' leader says
Tampa Bay Times ^ | 07/24/2013 | Alex Leary

Posted on 07/24/2013 3:49:35 PM PDT by GIdget2004

"He started off his remarks saying a lot of you don't agree with my position on immigration but I did what I thought was right for the country," Niger Innis, chief strategist of TheTeaParty.net, told the Tampa Bay Times. "He only spent about 30 seconds on it. He knows most people in the room disagree with him but it was respectful. No eggs were thrown at him.

"He spent much more time — a good 10 minutes — talking about Obamacare and the moral and practical and economic responsibility that tea party members and conservatives have to derail Obamacare."

Rubio in his brief immigration remarks mentioned how he does not plan on pressing the House on immigration. "He's given his pound of flesh to those who want comprehensive immigration reform," Innis said. "We disagree with him but it was courageous. But he's said his part. I think he's done. I think he realized he has to remind those in the tea party that on 95 percent of the issues, he is right in line with them. His record is sterling except for one major blemish."

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1 posted on 07/24/2013 3:49:35 PM PDT by GIdget2004
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To: GIdget2004
Niger Innis, chief strategist of TheTeaParty.net

What? Who? You gotta be kidding me!

2 posted on 07/24/2013 3:51:16 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: GIdget2004

Not all may be as quick to forgive as Mr Innis, is my thought?


3 posted on 07/24/2013 3:51:30 PM PDT by man_in_tx (Blowback (Faithfully farting twowards Mecca five times daily).)
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To: GIdget2004
"He started off his remarks saying a lot of you don't agree with my position on immigration but I did what I thought was right for the country," Niger Innis, chief strategist of TheTeaParty.net, told the Tampa Bay Times.

No problem. My turn to do what's best for my country is coming up.

Rubio won't be party of the plan.

4 posted on 07/24/2013 3:51:49 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kill the bill... Begin enforcing our current laws, signed by President Ronald Reagan.)
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To: GIdget2004

Sure he can recover with the Tea Party. He will just never be fully trusted ever again.


5 posted on 07/24/2013 3:51:56 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: GIdget2004
"He started off his remarks saying a lot of you don't agree with my position on immigration but I did what I thought was right for the country," Niger Innis, chief strategist of TheTeaParty.net, told the Tampa Bay Times.

No problem. My turn to do what's best for my country is coming up.

Rubio won't be party of the plan.

6 posted on 07/24/2013 3:52:15 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Kill the bill... Begin enforcing our current laws, signed by President Ronald Reagan.)
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To: GIdget2004

We have a leader? Since when? I didn’t vote for him. If I were to vote for anybody to lead the Tea Party it would be Sarah.


7 posted on 07/24/2013 3:52:43 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: GIdget2004

Get lost Rubio.


8 posted on 07/24/2013 3:53:52 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: GIdget2004

He will not be able to recover. No way will I ever vote for this idiot if he runs for President.


9 posted on 07/24/2013 3:54:22 PM PDT by eekitsagreek (Tip like a Greek during tough economic times: 3% in loose change!)
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To: Timber Rattler

Tell ya what. If Rubio successfully facilitates the repeal of Obama care, I might consider supporting him.


10 posted on 07/24/2013 3:55:22 PM PDT by cblue55 ("Those people who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants,")
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To: GIdget2004

Who the hell cares about any other issue?? If you let in tens of millions of illegals, it’s game over for ALL issues conservatives care about, the budget, Obamacare, taxes, defense. Dems, and marxists will control the entire government as far as the eye can see. There will be no constitution. No bill of rights. Just drones in the sky, and NSA watching all that we say and do, and bunch of old people cowering in the corner talking about how they used to be free.


11 posted on 07/24/2013 3:56:59 PM PDT by Defiant (In the next rebellion, the rebels will be the ones carrying the American flag.)
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To: GIdget2004
I disagree with Mr Innis...Marco jumped the shark to the point of no return. If Mr Innis feels this way, then I have serious concerns with TheTeaParty.net.

Here's more of what Mr Innis said, from the linked article...

He said it would be unwise for tea party members to discard Rubio.

"Why would we want to alienate this rising star?" Innis said. "I'm not encouraging people to look past immigration, but — no pun intended — to have a comprehensive look at his record."

Mmmmmm...no thanks.

12 posted on 07/24/2013 3:57:44 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: GIdget2004

To me, Rubio’s capitulation on the rule of law was NOT courageous, but smarmy and cowardly. He met with Shumer and Durbin instead of his supporters. He is a fraud, IMO.
If you listened to his interviews with talk show hosts, he spoke in talking points, and did not answer doubts directly. Despite saying that there would not be a rushed bill, and that there would be many hearings before any vote was taken, he voted for a 1200 page monstrosity that no one read.
I despise the guy. He is a traitor. Bob


13 posted on 07/24/2013 3:58:05 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("The atmosphere's too cold in here to attract a butterfly like that." Al Stewart)
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To: GIdget2004

NFW!


14 posted on 07/24/2013 3:58:35 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: GIdget2004
Chief Strategist Niger Innis. Why does this sound so ... well, so not tea party?

They're going to start prattling about optics and reaching across the aisle any second now, sounds like.

15 posted on 07/24/2013 3:58:36 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Timber Rattler

Niger Innis isn’t the “leader” of the Tea Party, he’s head of the Congress of Racial Equality, last I checked. Not a bad guy, but he doesn’t speak for the rest of us.


16 posted on 07/24/2013 3:58:50 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: GIdget2004

In a word? No.


17 posted on 07/24/2013 4:00:03 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Sirius Lee

He’s not the leader but the “strategist” for the TP.net or whatever cocakamamie TP clone he came up with. Next thing we’ll know, we’ll have a chief entertainment division of the Tea Party and the lib media will be drooling..


18 posted on 07/24/2013 4:01:54 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: GIdget2004
I think he's done [pushing immigration].

WRONG!

He is like Schumer/McCain/Graham on the subject. He tried to push it as state House speaker. He tried to push it as US Senator.

Like the scorpion and the frog -- it is his nature.

He may lay low for a while and wait for a different forum, but, like the liberals and progressives, he will continue to push the issue -- either in public or behind the scenes.

Compassionate Conservative GW Bush pushed it 3 times during his administration and even came out a few weeks ago pushing the new Senate bill.

Rubio lied and lied and allowed commercials to use his name. Commercials that misrepresented the Senate bill contents and claimed that conservatives favored the bill.

No, Rubio is not done with immigration. Not by a long shot. It is his nature.
19 posted on 07/24/2013 4:01:56 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: GIdget2004

Watch for Rubio to pander to conservatives to make up for amnesty. How long before we see a massive “Hispanics Against Gay Marriage” rally?


20 posted on 07/24/2013 4:07:03 PM PDT by eekitsagreek (Tip like a Greek during tough economic times: 3% in loose change!)
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To: GIdget2004

“...Niger Innis, chief strategist of TheTeaParty.net...”
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What the hell was his mama thinking?


21 posted on 07/24/2013 4:07:36 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: GIdget2004

Thirty pieces of silver.


22 posted on 07/24/2013 4:08:34 PM PDT by greene66
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To: GIdget2004

I don’t see it. The last time I made a compromise on a guy who I liked otherwise but couldn’t stand his stance on immigration was George W. Bush. Who promptly stuck that issue in a very personal place and broke it off. Never again.


23 posted on 07/24/2013 4:11:10 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: GIdget2004
He's finished, IMO. His plan was too lethal to the country, and he was way too dishonest in promoting it.

How can any conservative ever trust him again?

24 posted on 07/24/2013 4:11:22 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: GIdget2004

Not me. His championing of the La Raza bill was too much. I don’t even think he cared about the contents of the bill, just went ahead and pushed it anyway..


25 posted on 07/24/2013 4:13:40 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Skip impeachment and move straight to deportation..)
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To: GIdget2004

Marco RINiO is a fake, phony.


26 posted on 07/24/2013 4:14:56 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: GIdget2004

Rubio is a treasonous rat just like the rest of them for aiding and abetting the LARGEST FOREIGN INVASION IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD!


27 posted on 07/24/2013 4:15:09 PM PDT by SENTINEL (Kneel down to God. Stand up to tyrants. STICK TO YOUR GUNS !)
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Phony tea party and phony leader... rubio is dead meat... stinking, rotting, maggot infested, festooned carbuncles of rotting flesh!

LLS

28 posted on 07/24/2013 4:15:59 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: GIdget2004


29 posted on 07/24/2013 4:16:10 PM PDT by Iron Munro (They Old. That's Old School People. We In A New School, Our Generation)
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To: GIdget2004
Rubio is a degenerate twerp lawyer and busybody who never held a real job in his life.

He supports the interests of hispanics legal and illegal first and foremost, and is also on the take, raking in 3 million in cash campaign contributions from businesses that want cheap labor,middle class whites be dammed.

30 posted on 07/24/2013 4:17:00 PM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: Jane Long

“Why would we want to alienate this rising star?” Innis said.

Methinks it is the other way around...Rubio “alienated” us. Sorry, Marco, but you screwed the pooch on this one.

BTW, who died and made Mr. Innis leader of anything? Can I be a leader, too, if I get myself a web site called TeaPartydotsomething? Just askin’.....


31 posted on 07/24/2013 4:17:51 PM PDT by Donkey Odious ( Adapt, improvise, and overcome - now a motto for us all.)
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To: GIdget2004

Forgiveness?

Or Acceptance?

Neither one as far as I am concerned.


32 posted on 07/24/2013 4:17:58 PM PDT by Iron Munro (They Old. That's Old School People. We In A New School, Our Generation)
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To: GIdget2004

They need to recall this moron who wishes destruction on our culture, country and his party


33 posted on 07/24/2013 4:18:21 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Nachum

He will NEVER NEVER get my vote.


34 posted on 07/24/2013 4:18:52 PM PDT by lu shissler (ecause)
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To: Defiant

exactly


35 posted on 07/24/2013 4:18:58 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GIdget2004

Drivel!


36 posted on 07/24/2013 4:19:35 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Donkey Odious

Why has no on launched a recall on Rubio?


37 posted on 07/24/2013 4:20:02 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Timber Rattler

‘Niger Innis’ Never heard of him. I’ve heard of ‘Rowdy Negro.’
If this were Rowdy talking, well, that’d be different. Good ol’ Rowdy.


38 posted on 07/24/2013 4:21:01 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: GIdget2004
Absolutely NOT !

39 posted on 07/24/2013 4:21:28 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: GeronL

Federal officers — senators and representatives — cannot be recalled. This has been litigated in federal court (Idaho, 1967) and state court (New Jersey, 2013).


40 posted on 07/24/2013 4:21:49 PM PDT by Publius
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To: Jane Long

“The Tea Party.net” has nothing whatsoever to do with the TEA Party.


41 posted on 07/24/2013 4:21:50 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: GeronL

Colonel Allen West will be challenging rubio in the primary and rubio will fold like a pair of nothings that he is.


42 posted on 07/24/2013 4:22:45 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Timber Rattler

NO! Rubio sold us out to La Raza.


43 posted on 07/24/2013 4:23:19 PM PDT by whitedog57
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To: GIdget2004

First off, I’m the leader of the tea party and secondly, nobody asked me.


44 posted on 07/24/2013 4:24:05 PM PDT by Eddie01 (Liberals lie about everything all the time.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

I certainly hope so


45 posted on 07/24/2013 4:25:36 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GIdget2004

Rubio is fooling himself, if he thinks he can waltz back into the Tea Party’s good graces. He is discovering that the Tea Party isn’t like the Republican Party, and he can’t fake conservative principles.


46 posted on 07/24/2013 4:26:25 PM PDT by pallis
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To: GIdget2004

May he live a cursed, wretched life.


47 posted on 07/24/2013 4:28:54 PM PDT by Kaosinla (The More the Plans Fail. The More the Planners Plan.)
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To: GIdget2004

Romney never had a chance because he never denounced RomneyCare. So Rubio must denounce his own latest Shamnesty.


48 posted on 07/24/2013 4:32:06 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Arguing with a marxist is like playing Chess with a Pigeon.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

He was named after a country, just like Jordan Weiner.


49 posted on 07/24/2013 4:33:21 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Arguing with a marxist is like playing Chess with a Pigeon.)
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To: rfp1234

probably too late for that


50 posted on 07/24/2013 4:34:53 PM PDT by GeronL
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