Skip to comments.How the GOP Sabotaged Marco Rubio, the Man Who Was Once Its Savior
Posted on 02/21/2014 10:53:12 AM PST by nickcarrawayEdited on 02/21/2014 12:39:20 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
It was a mere two days after the 2012 election, and the shock of defeat had barely worn off when the Republican Party’s answer suddenly became clear, and it was Marco Rubio. The announcement came in a column, portentously titled “The Way Forward,” by Charles Krauthammer, the operative-pundit, Fox News panelist, and columnist whom a National Review cover story had deemed the leader of the opposition to President Obama. The party’s predicament could be solved, Krauthammer announced, with “a single policy change: border fence plus amnesty.” Then, having softened on immigration and thus endeared itself to Latinos, the party need only elevate the handsome, right-wing young senator to the top of its ticket. “Imagine Marco Rubio advancing such a policy on the road to 2016,” rhapsodized Krauthammer. “It would transform the landscape.”
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and conservatives and freepers fall for it every time....
Oh Please, The GOP is set to self-destruct. Rubio is just another vicccctim..
It may have been at the behest of the scum party leaders but the speed with which Rubio completely abandond his claimed “core” principles to chase the political winds are what did him in. If it was indeed sabotage by the party leadership, it was only made possible by Rubio’s own failings.
Most Americans are not overly concerned with 'immigration reform'. This is a Democrat issue intended to (a) bash Republicans and, (b) gain Democrat voters by proposing amnesty (with lots of loopholes) for those already here. Rubio is permanently tainted and will likely never regain his 'star' status because the party base - conservatives - no longer trust him, for good reason.
From the beginning he promised illegals amnesty in Spanish language speeches to groups like La Raza, whilst simultaneously speaking about border security to English speaking audiences. His La Raza speeches were posted on YouTube and various posters put up links to them here.
Once in office, he showed it was La Raza he had been speaking truthfully to.
When Rubio came out for amnesty, it was all over
It wasn’t conservatives and Freepers who fell, it was Rubio.
We saw through his fall in an instant, and abandoned him just a quickly.
I wanted to like Rubio. He worried me a bit, because I didn’t see a lot of grit in his character. He didn’t look like a fighter.
And he began to strike me as a guy with positions rather than bedrock principles.
GOP keeps trying to sell amnesty and they do not want to repeal Obamacare. Every politician they send out to sell it winds up limping home after getting his hat handed to him because the people don’t want it. Rubio took the bait and now reaps the reward. Jeb Bush is in the same boat. Once the favorite, now exposed as another amnesty shill.
Rubio alone is to blame for his fall from grace. He’s no conservative.
Rubio tried to persuade us that suicide was the way forward. Being rational individuals and not love-sick fans, we said to ourselves, maybe Rubio’s not the guy we thought he was. If Chait thinks this was sabotage, he’s a major league dim bulb who’s blinded by his prejudices. In his heart of hearts, he’s got to know that amnesty will lead to short- and long-run political debacles at the ballot box for the GOP - immediately from disgruntled conservatives, and later on from amnestied immigrants who want a bigger welfare state.
The standard way to fleece a rube is to offer him an easy way to get what he wants anyway. Rubio wanted to be a presidential contender. They whispered into his naive ear that amnesty was the way. His ego and his cultural sympathies did the rest.
Chait is a moron. Rubio hurt himself acting as Chucky Schmucky’s Mini-Me.
Rubio fell from grace when he finally stated his true position supporting amnesty.
NO real conservative would go for that.
I voted for his sorry ass for Senate, I will not be fooled again.
Regardless of how much smoke anyone tries to blow up my ass.
At the time that Bush (W) put forth his resolution to solve the illegals who came over the border, it sounded good to me. The plan called for the illegals to have to be in the country for at least six years, and even then get behind those who had applied legally for admission which would take seven years.
That meant that it would take 13 years for anyone illegally crossing the border before they could become citizens.
The simple truth of Bush’s plan was that the only other option was to put all the illegals who had crossed our border on busses and send them back to Mexico. Could you imagine what the left media would have done with columns and pictures if he deported the illegals? Pictures of due-to-deliver moms to be, of elderly and infirm, of small children looking scared stupid, and every other tragic person or peoples being crammed into overflowing busses.
There are also not enough busses to do the above.
In addition, Bush said that the law would call for anyone committing a serious crime not to be allowed to stay, but would be deported immediately.
Rubio committed suicide with his immigration nonsense. Dead to me.
That would be at the beginning of his campaign.
He came out for amnesty from day one.
In his spanish language speeches.
Ted Cruz tried to warn him.
Absolutely it was conservatives and freepers who fell.
Because Rubio outlined his amnesty plans in spanish language speeches which were posted on YouTube.
They were linked to here. Yet many decided to ignore that and voted for him anyway..
After he did as he told his Spanish audiences he would, these Freepers acted outraged.
That takes a special kind of stupid.
“Rubio mistakenly believed Krauhammer’s assertion that backing ‘immigration reform’ (amnesty) would ‘save’ the GOP. Both were mistaken. The Republicans should propose securing the border first, with adequate funding, then worry about the rest of it - with no amnesty.”
I am for amnesty. Under conditions. One, the border is closed and that doesn’t mean a cute fence. Two, all illegals currently in the US who have a criminal record are deported wth families. Three, all illegals MUST have a sponsor, either an employer or clergy. And finally, illegals receiving citizenship are forbidden to vote for a period of 10 years.
The GOP did not sabotage Rubio.
Egged on by folks like Krauthamer, and one of Rubios lieutenants who happened to work for Soros before, Rubio sabotaged himself.
He got to where he was using the Conservative base, and then he decided to throw them under the bus. They hollered, and now Rubio, Krauthamer and the New York Magazine and others want to blame everyone but Rubio for his own problem.
Rubio sabotaged Rubio.
Hey Cherry baby nobody is “falling” for anything but you. When Marco the “Rube” got in bed with Chucky Schumer he made his own whore’s bed. He is a phony and deserves the treatment he got.
For a Republican, going into the Senate is sabotage. All Republican Senators are terrible.
Seems like you are mimicking the DU position on shAmnesty.
Rubio made a Rookie mistake and was played. The establishment knows that the people have figured out that when the words “comprehensive” or “bi-partisan” are used to describe a bill, this mean big trouble. The elites used Rubio as cover to do the same ol same ol.
Rubio could have come out of the immigration thing as a hero to conservatives and been set up for 2016 ....if he had went into those negotiations, worked a couple of weeks on the bill...then announced “the bill being drafted in the senate puts illegal immigrants ahead of American citizens and I can not be involved in drafting a bill that does that “ ....
1.) It would have killed the bill ...no way they would have gotten to 60 without Rubio (at the time this was all happening he was the face of the bill)
2.) conservatives would have loved for someone to poke a stick in the eye of McCain and Graham ...which he would have done by blowing up that bill and the gang of 8
3.) separated himself from the Bushes and the rest of the Rove like amnesty whores...
but, he actually believes that amnesty BS ..so he’s dead to me anyway ....
stupid politician ...stupid party
(Over the next few months, conservatives shook off Rubios charm offensive and whipped themselves into a familiar frenzy against his immigration-reform plan.)
In other words, they read the bill and the details did not inspire confidence.
Yup. Nothing more. Nothing less.
After the Republicans cut their own political throats, and relegate the Party to Whig status, forever when they pass amnesty, They will all get phoney baloney jobs at their crony crapitalist donor´s businesses that want the illegals legalized for their low cost labor pools and their retail customer base.
They will be paid double or triple what they get at the taxpayer filled trough at their current phoney baloney political gig, without having to campaign every two or six years.
Immigration reform is not needed. Enforce existing laws.
Rubio pulled off a great scam. He toppled a GOPe fav and then parroted him after getting elected.
This is nonsense on stilts. That's like solving the theft problem by making theft legal. The status quo is fine. All that needs to be done is a slow ratcheting up of enforcement, including raids on companies and the deputization of local law enforcement for placing illegals in custody, with a cash bounty for every illegal transferred to the Border Patrol.
“Seems like you are mimicking the DU position on shAmnesty.”
Nope, I only care about the border. Once the fence is in place and Republican is in office, pull a rat and renege on the promise and deport all of them.
Plus it would be best to correctly spell the plural form of ‘bus.’ There’s just one ess. Two esses means more than one kiss.
I'll second that.
That was the only other option? I don't think so. Why tell that story?
1. Have employers to use E-verify or other data base (soc. sec.) to determine whether employees are legal.
2. Levy huge fines on businesses that either refuse to determine legal status or who knowingly hire illegals.
3. Deny benefits to illegals. No Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), no welfare, no food stamps, no WIC, no unemployment benefits, no social security.
4. Interpret the 14th Amendment as written. i.e. - no anchor babies.
5. Once caught here illegally, you can never return to the US legally.
No jobs, no freebies, and no chance use their children. They will leave on their own. That is what George Bush could have done. Oh and by the way, it was done once before by Eisenhower and it worked then.
Another liberal Nancy boy trying to stir things up.
Straw man arguments don't do well on FR. They will self deport if we stop letting them have more rights than a citizen.
It is illegal to ask if one is a citizen in California elections, even if they can't speak one word of English.
Let's not forget Jeb Bush, or Bush 41. This may be an issue:
Jeb Bush was born in Midland, Texas. When he was six years old, the family relocated to Houston, Texas.
The origin of the name Jeb is his initials; Jeb is merely a direct pronunciation of J.E.B. (John Ellis Bush).
Jeb initially attended Grady Elementary School in Houston. Following in the footsteps of older brother, George, Jeb Bush attended high school at the private Massachusetts boarding school, Phillips Academy Andover. At the age of 17, he taught English as a second language in León, Guanajuato, Mexico, as part of Phillips Academy's student exchange program. While in Mexico, he met his future wife, Columba Garnica Gallo. In 1973, Bush graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in Latin American Studies. He completed his coursework in two and a half years.
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