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MARCO RUBIO DESTROYS APOLOGISTS (The useful idiots)
Human Events ^ | February 26, 2014 | John Hayward

Posted on 02/27/2014 2:27:12 PM PST by neverdem

A new low in the disgrace of the American political class was reached when Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) took the floor this week to extol the virtues of Cuban communism. A new high immediately followed, as Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) rose to annihilate Harkin, and all the other miserable apologists for left-wing tyranny.

The civilized world continues to pay an appalling price for failing to cast out communism with the same vehement disgust we showed towards fascism. Among other things, the difference in our attitude toward these monstrous evils blinds us to their similarities. Too many Western politicians and academics have been driven mad by the strain of pretending that communism and fascism are opposites. They have been corrupted by the soul-deadening process of justifying, or at least politely ignoring, terrible means to reach ends they approve of… and they take a lot of the evidence for the achievement of those goals on faith, even when it comes from totalitarian liars.

This reflects not just on foreign policy, but on our domestic politics as well. Just about every big political story bubbling in the headlines today involves people who are willing to sacrifice the American system, and the rule of law, to impose their own righteous vision on a populace that grows less free by the day. I’ve never been a fan of the benevolent-dictator model of government, but I must admit it makes me extra-nervous when I look at who the American Left regards as an acceptably benevolent dictator.

How easily the modern Western liberal turns his eyes away from the brutal oppression of Venezuela or Cuba! How readily they ignore the connections between these dungeon states and the fascist horrors no one can deny. How easily they forget everything Rubio reminds them of here. The rest of us should listen, and remember.

It is best to watch and listen to Rubio’s speech, rather than reading his words, but let me give you his closing statement, and urge you to watch him build up to it:

I don’t think we should stand by here with our arms crossed, watching these things happen in our hemisphere and say nothing about them. I can close by saying this: Over the last week, I have tweeted about these issues. I get thousands of retweets from students and young people, until they shut them out, in Venezuela who are encouraged by the fact that we are on their side. What they want is what we have, the freedom and the liberty. That’s what all people want.

And if America and its policy-makers are not going to be firmly on the side of freedom and liberty, who in the world is? Who on this planet will? If this nation is not firmly on the side of human rights and freedom and the dignity of all people, what nation on the Earth will? And if we’re prepared to walk away from that, then I submit to you that this century is going to be a dangerous and dark one. But I don’t believe that’s what the American people want from us. Nor the majority of my colleagues.



TOPICS: Cuba; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; Russia; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: communism; cuba; florida; hugochavez; leopoldolopez; marcorubio; marxism; nicolasmaduro; russia; socialism; venezuela
Check the video at the source.

http://www.humanevents.com/2014/02/26/marco-rubio-destroys-apologists-for-cuban-and-venezuelan-oppression/

1 posted on 02/27/2014 2:27:12 PM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem

...he cudda became a contender...*tsk tsk*


2 posted on 02/27/2014 2:28:44 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: neverdem

Harkin’s last term, thank God.


3 posted on 02/27/2014 2:33:32 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: neverdem

And so we should just erase our borders and give our amigos free reign. And free education. And free or low cost housing. And free ObamaFoodStamps that can be redeemed for booze and crack. And free ObamaPhones. And free ObamaCare. Ain’t freedom grand. Especially when other people pay for it.


4 posted on 02/27/2014 2:34:46 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: neverdem

Bump


5 posted on 02/27/2014 2:38:54 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: Huskrrrr
Harkin has never been shy about hugs for commies.


6 posted on 02/27/2014 2:39:24 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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7 posted on 02/27/2014 2:41:26 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: neverdem

bkmk


8 posted on 02/27/2014 2:45:21 PM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: neverdem

~~~Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA)~~~

The man who brought you the Harkin Steak Fry of 2007.

Rubio is still an illegal amnesty supporter.


9 posted on 02/27/2014 2:48:32 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: neverdem

I watched his speech, and I loved it. I will never understand why so many U.S. politicians and celebrities praise Cuba.


10 posted on 02/27/2014 2:53:13 PM PST by grundle
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To: Jim Robinson
And so we should just erase our borders and give our amigos free reign. And free education. And free or low cost housing. And free ObamaFoodStamps that can be redeemed for booze and crack. And free ObamaPhones. And free ObamaCare. Ain’t freedom grand. Especially when other people pay for it.

He has renounced his original support for comprehensive immigration reform. Show me a pol who is or was perfect.

Marco Rubio takes the (political) 5th on whether he toked up

But they might reject you because your latest position on immigration is different from your first position on immigration, and both are probably different than your next position on immigration.

11 posted on 02/27/2014 2:58:46 PM PST by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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To: grundle

Well, the Cubanos living in the States never will; they know the truth about Fidelismo that the armchair Marxists like to blink.


12 posted on 02/27/2014 3:02:18 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: F15Eagle
Rubio is still an illegal amnesty supporter.

I don't believe so, not now. Check comment# 11.

13 posted on 02/27/2014 3:03:50 PM PST by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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To: neverdem

Everything you need to know about the Cuban nightmare is right here.

http://therealcuba.com/


14 posted on 02/27/2014 3:21:17 PM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: F15Eagle
Rubio is still an illegal amnesty supporter.

My view, precisely.

There is just no (as in no possible way of ever) getting past Rubio's support for amnesty for illegal aliens; and, the further insult is that he claims that it not amnesty.

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15 posted on 02/27/2014 3:22:16 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: neverdem

You know this had to have left a mark. I did a Google search on “Tom Harkin” + “Cuba”, and found very few liberal media accounts of his speech. Most of the results were for conservative blogs on Rubio’s takedown of Harkin, and I didn’t even put his name in the search. Evidently, the libs haven’t mounted much a defense for their esteemed Senator.


16 posted on 02/27/2014 3:36:47 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: Doogle
...he cudda became a contender...*tsk tsk*

Very true. It won't convince me to vote for him for president, nonetheless, I give him credit for continuing to highlight this issue. Someone must.

17 posted on 02/27/2014 3:41:49 PM PST by BfloGuy ( Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas.)
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To: neverdem

You can trust Rubio, but I won’t. Its not just like he had his arm twisted and reluctantly voted for Amnesty.

Rubio pushed it, twisted other people’s arms, and said the GOP had to do it. All BS. Rush said he can’t understand why the GOP wants to hasten their demise by voting for Amnesty.
Rubio has the answer. See he was backed by the Tea Party and they worked tirelessly for him, but the Tea Party isn’t as rich as the Chamber of Whores and Karl Rove’s Pac.

These guys want a job when their days in DC are over and they will sell out the Tea Party and conservative like us
for campaign cash and a post politics cushy job.

Once a man stabs the Tea Party and conservative in the back on such a core belief and makes a 180 degree change, is he any better than John Kerry?


18 posted on 02/27/2014 3:42:29 PM PST by Zenjitsuman (New Boss Nancy Pelosi)
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To: Zenjitsuman; Jim Robinson; F15Eagle; Seaplaner
You can trust Rubio, but I won’t.

As long as he doesn't make more serious mistakes, I could consider him again after the 2016 election. I think everbody deserves at least one break to redeem themselves for a prior error, but not ad infinitum. Maybe Rubio's primary consideration was Romney's disastrous share of the vote from Latinos in 2012, but I don't know that's true or not.

19 posted on 02/27/2014 4:24:51 PM PST by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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To: grundle

Cruz and Rubio are the only contenders that truly understand the tyranny of the fascists and leftists.

I’m sure that their fathers escaping these hell holes have nothing to do with their passionate condemnation of communism.


20 posted on 02/27/2014 4:31:16 PM PST by A'elian' nation ("Political Correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred." Jacques Barzun)
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To: neverdem
N.D., your point is reasonable and well-taken; and I can agree if, and only if, Mister Rubio has changed his stance on amnesty for illegal aliens.

(In all fairness, it may have happened, and I just never caught it.)

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21 posted on 02/27/2014 5:01:26 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: neverdem

But I don’t believe that’s what the American people want from us.

***
Hey, Marco, get a clue; we also don’t want amnesty. But that little fact doesn’t seem to bother you.


22 posted on 02/27/2014 5:02:21 PM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: neverdem
think everbody deserves at least one break to redeem themselves for a prior error, but not ad infinitum.

I hear you brother. But let me quote a rather famous FReeper, ahem:

All politicians are scoundrels until proven otherwise. Once proven, they must make periodic installments of proof lest they be re-labeled a scoundrel.

23 posted on 02/27/2014 5:04:41 PM PST by VRW Conspirator ( 2+2 = V)
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To: VRW Conspirator

NAYs -—32 Against Amnesty for illegal immigrants
Barrasso (R-WY)
Blunt (R-MO)
Boozman (R-AR)
Burr (R-NC)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coats (R-IN)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
Cruz (R-TX)
Enzi (R-WY)
Fischer (R-NE)
Grassley (R-IA)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johanns (R-NE)
Johnson (R-WI)
Lee (R-UT)
McConnell (R-KY)
Moran (R-KS)
Paul (R-KY)
Portman (R-OH)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Scott (R-SC)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Thune (R-SD)
Toomey (R-PA)
Vitter (R-LA)
Wicker (R-MS)

Rubio isn’t on this list and you want to cut him a break.
But, Corball, and McConnell voted against Amnesty and you rightly so want them out of office. I am truly confused.

Rubio was not a foot soldier in Amnesty’s army he was leading the charge. I stand with the 26 million long term unemployed. In Vegas where I live good paying jobs in the casinos are going mostly to illegals, as well as most high paying construction site jobs. Rubio has sold out his fellow American who have been out of work for years. I don’t think he changed his position for any other reason than his Florida favorable numbers tanked faster than the Titanic.


24 posted on 02/27/2014 6:20:12 PM PST by Zenjitsuman (New Boss Nancy Pelosi)
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To: neverdem

“The civilized world continues to pay an appalling price for failing to cast out Communism with the same vehement disgust we showed towards Fascism.”

Finally! Someone is saying it.

Maybe a lesson should be taken from Marco Rubio’s principled stance against what was said by that disgusting senator from the midwest.

IMHO


25 posted on 02/27/2014 6:43:03 PM PST by ripley
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To: neverdem

As a Floridian I can tell you this is SOP for Marco. When he is trying to court your vote he will be as anti-amnesty as he can stomach, then he goes to his hispanic friends behind your back and tells them not to worry, he’s just doing it to get support.

Once he has what he wants, he’ll go all out for amnesty. I’m telling you now so you’ll know that if you fall for it, it’s on your head because you’ve already been warned.

He wants amnesty and he wants political power. When those two things are in conflict, he’ll manipulate whoever he has to in order to get both. Don’t be one of the clueless who gets played. I’m done with Marco. There is no way this lying traitor is going to fool me.


26 posted on 02/27/2014 6:47:12 PM PST by Waryone
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To: Waryone

“He wants amnesty and he wants political power. When those two things are in conflict, he’ll manipulate whoever he has to in order to get both. Don’t be one of the clueless who gets played. I’m done with Marco. There is no way this lying traitor is going to fool me.”

I agree but forgot to add that he is in favor of Amnesty since he knows adding 30 million Hispanics will get him the votes to win the White House. He has a Hispanic surname like Cruz, but Cruz is interested in Americans first and not that a demographic change that will change the country in a negative way.

Rubio as you say is for Rubio first.


27 posted on 02/27/2014 6:59:13 PM PST by Zenjitsuman (New Boss Nancy Pelosi)
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To: neverdem

“I don’t believe so, not now.”

He was against it before he was for it and before he was against it again... That was as of yesterday, I haven’t checked today.

He is what one would call.... insincere, not to be trusted.


28 posted on 02/27/2014 11:37:32 PM PST by aquila48
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To: neverdem
RE: “Maybe Rubio’s primary consideration was Romney's disastrous share of the vote from Latinos in 2012.”

Maybe he should have read some political history?

Romney - urged enforcement of existing laws - 27% of Hispanic vote in 2012.

McCain - sponsored the Bush-McCain Amnesty Bill in 2006 - 31% of Hispanic vote in 2008.

GHWBush - Avidly supported the Reagan Amnesty in 1986 - 30% of Hispanic vote in 1988.

Susana Martinez - Republican governor of New Mexico - a former Democrat - has Mexican ancestry on both sides of her family - 39% of Hispanic vote in 2010.

29 posted on 02/27/2014 11:56:17 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: F15Eagle
~~~Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA)~~~ The man who brought you the Harkin Steak Fry of 2007. Rubio is still an illegal amnesty supporter.

Not so much as he came out as originally. he wanted closed borders and kind of got co-opted before we threw him to the curb.

Food for thought - if any candidate has an attribute we don't like, does that make it better to allow a commie take the cake? If the last choice we have standing come election time and that person is not as tough on immigration as we believe he should be, but is against homosexual takeover and against abortion,. do we support such a person or pave the way for a Dem who is rabidly for all 3 of these sins?

Honest question - not trying to support any RINOs, just curious about what the end game might look like if we can't affect the primaries enough to get a solid conservative who is against all the atrocities and totally for the Constitution.

30 posted on 02/28/2014 4:11:24 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: trebb

There can be no food for thought. Once a grain of conservohate develops, it remains and grows for ever until there is no candidate with the purity required for acceptance.


31 posted on 02/28/2014 4:18:27 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: trebb

Can you name one guy who actually abandoned illegal amnesty and went on to fight against it, especially successfully?

I can’t think of one major player to do so, of any significance that is.

I’d say they’re all on board. And being compensated in some form, one way or another, or have a predisposed bent that gets revealed along the way.


32 posted on 02/28/2014 11:20:32 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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