Skip to comments.Marco Rubio aims for comeback with conservatives
Posted on 03/03/2014 7:21:12 AM PST by GIdget2004
After dropping his push on immigration, Rubio is seeking to rehabilitate his image with much of the GOP base by falling back on his staunch conservative ideology while engaging in a calculated effort to broaden his domestic and foreign policy portfolio. Hes becoming a regular fundraising presence on the campaign trail and plans to play a big role in a handful of key midterm races this fall.
A contingent on the right will never forgive him for backing a bill offering a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, and his critics say he jettisoned the plan strictly to preserve his political standing. But in interviews with numerous GOP leaders and influential conservative activists in early primary states, his new push seems to have won over one-time skeptics who are now more open to a prospective Rubio candidacy.
Rubio, who plans to make a decision on whether to run for president either later this year or in early 2015, denies he dropped the immigration push for political purposes. But he acknowledges that his role in the immigration push took a toll on him politically.
Im sure there are people who are unhappy with what I did on immigration and will never be supportive of me again, Rubio said in an interview in the Capitol last week. But by and large, I think if you look at my approval ratings in different metrics that are out there, I feel like many of my supporters maybe disagreed with me on immigration and disagreed strongly but they understand that Ive been involved in other issues that are important for the country.
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Yeah well good luck with that Marco.
Get lost, turd.
Shove it up your Obamahole, Marco.
Save your time and money Marco. I, for one, have had more than enough of politicians who had pre-election conversions only to return to their RINO ways afterwards.
>> A contingent on the right will never forgive him
I have already *forgiven* him.
But I will never again *trust* him or *support* him.
Anyone else wanna laugh so I don’t have to? Still working on first cup of coffee and not up to it yet.
marco should start by addressing why his chief of staff is a former employess of george soros
Marco should stay in his niche down in FLA.
To late Marco, you showed us all last year what your true intentions were/are on Amnesty. Your tone when you were called on it were also telling. A couple more years and you will carry the same arragance about like McConnell, McCain and Cornyn.
You screwed yourself. No go back to the cloak room and sip your Cognac with Schumer et al!
I don’t trust him.
yeah uh huh
Changing your image makes you look weak, Rubio. Should you run, the Democrats would have a blast with their “flip-flopper” campaign ads. You’ll be fortunate to hold on to that Senate seat next time it’s up.
Forget it, Marco. You blew it, big time.
He votes right but has come under the spell of Chuck Schumer and can’t be trusted.
When does he pivot back???
I don’t see how anyone who favors amnesty (even if its called something else) can be called conservative.
That Senate Amnesty bill was total crap. There is no excuse he can make for it will I accept.
He’s a documented liar. No second chances for documented liars.
Looks like Marco got his diploma from the McGrahamnyn School of Selling B.S. to Conservatives in Election Cycles.
Hope he folds it in five corners, and...
A ‘toll’ on his standing. Imagine that. Suggest that we give INVADER FELON CRIMINALS a shot at Amnesty and it’s a ‘toll’.
FU Rubio. You can change your tune, remain silent - whatever. You haven’t or won’t change your heart, and this is why we conservatives have turned on you. Think about it.
Not buying it.
Conservatives are logical by nature. They’ll always tie Rubio to schemers amnesty deal and the dopey eight
He can forget it like he forgot to drink water in between two lengthy highly public speeches, the first one on spanish to his unassimilated friends whoever they were
It takes blind nerve and serious tone-deafness to run as a Tea Party candidate and then come straight out of the gate with Amnesty.
It’s really sad that he is that stupid.
And by stupid I mean like a goat is stupid.
Best way to put it.
Marco, you need to apologize, yes apologize for being snookered by the democrats and their RINO toadies in the Senate.
You are young and you were naive.
Simply say “I was fooled once but NEVER AGAIN!” and you will win back a lot of conservative support.
With that said, it is true that immigration needs a lot of reforming especially the awful parts left standing by the Ted Kennedy 1965 immigration reform.
BUT THE TIMING IS NOT NOW!!!
When will be the correct time?
When Tea Party conservatives control the House, the Senate, and the Presidency, and the Supreme Court stops bowing before the ‘Chicago Way’ and begins to respect the ‘American Way’.
That pretty much sums it up.
He has already shown he is not a man of his word. RINO, I will not vote for him should he run for President.
Too wet behind the ears, too naive, to RINOish.
Marco, I will NEVER, NEVER, NEVER trust you again. You showed us your true colors and you will betray us again should you have the opportunity.
Rubio has sold his integrity and soul very cheaply. Ambition and sweet words in his ear motivated his betrayal.
DO NOT TRUST THIS DUPLICITOUS MAN—EVER!!
Why is it that no matter how passionate and wound up Rubio is said to be, he never sounds really angry or strong to me? Even that anti-Castro speech he have a few days ago sounded much less impassioned than what I would give, and I’m not close to that issue. There’s something too soft about his demeanor and voice and his somewhat muffled pronunciation to be intimidating. And I want an intimidating tough president. I certainly don’t want one who is holding the back door open for Central America.
You could be right but I like the way he sets the record straight on Cuba and Venezuela.
He may be redeemable but it’s entirely up to him and how well he redeems himself.
I would be a 100% rubio fan if he removed himself from politics altogether.
Pifffff on Rubbieoh.
The dude is a zero.
Just give a lot of good speeches like Cruz and you will be back in the good graces in no time. Don’t worry bout results. Just be a talker. It worked great for Obama and Cruz. Talkers are the winners in America these days.
And if we oust him after 1 term, he gets a big pension, life time Platinum healthcare for himself, wife and his unmarried kids until age 26.
Then you have to start asking these questions how many other pensions is is drawing while serving in the US Congress. Most have several state or federal pensions on top of their Congressional Salaries.
3,6,7 yrs and each one comes with a pension, when you or I would have to work 20 for a lousy pension.
Weiner nuddie kiddie porn, 1 year of 1 term gets $35K per year for life, plus Platinum healthcare for him and his unmarried kids till age 26. He broke Federal laws and state laws and is a FREE man. You’d go to federal prison for such behavior.
WE NEED TERM LIMITS, 2 TERMS AND OUT, NO RETIREMENT, NO HEALTHCARE, AND WHAT HEALTHCARE YOU GET WHILE YOU ARE IN OFFICE IS 0’CARE. REDUCE SENATE TO 4 YRS NOT 6 YRS! AND WE DON’T PAY FOR PRESIDENTIAL PRIVATE PARTIES, VACATIONS, OR THEIR CLOTHES. MOOCH’S LAST DRESS COST US TAX SERFS $12K.
A person who serves starting as enlisted in the Military retires a SCPO gets about $17K per year if they did their service from the 60’s - 80’s. With RATIONED HEALTHCARE!
term limits must also apply to unelected bureacrats.
It does no good to kick out elected politicials if the unelected bureacrats can continue to ignore the law.
What kind of dope comes under “the spell” of Chuck Schumer? One of the greasiest politicians on the face of the planet!
Marco Rubio clearly indicated he was for amnesty BEFORE he was elected. It bothers me that he deceptively hid that fact during his campaign, but the part that galls me the most is that amnesty became his #1 priority on taking office. With all the things going wrong in this country, AMNESTY was Marco Rubio’s #1 priority, and he was willing to cooperate with Democrats to achieve it.
I hope Marco and all the other amnesty supporters are shown the political door...
Too late. Credibility gone. It won’t come back.