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Marco Rubio aims for comeback with conservatives
Politico ^ | 03/03/2014 | Manu Raju

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. He’s 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.

“I’m 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 I’ve been involved in other issues that are important for the country.”

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; cfr; fraud; nocredibility; rino; rubio; soros
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1 posted on 03/03/2014 7:21:12 AM PST by GIdget2004
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To: GIdget2004

Yeah well good luck with that Marco.


2 posted on 03/03/2014 7:22:14 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: GIdget2004

Get lost, turd.


3 posted on 03/03/2014 7:23:14 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: GIdget2004

Shove it up your Obamahole, Marco.


4 posted on 03/03/2014 7:23:40 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: GIdget2004
Marco Rubio aims for comeback with conservatives

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.

5 posted on 03/03/2014 7:23:57 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: GIdget2004

>> A contingent on the right will never forgive him

I have already *forgiven* him.

But I will never again *trust* him or *support* him.


6 posted on 03/03/2014 7:25:43 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: GIdget2004

Anyone else wanna laugh so I don’t have to? Still working on first cup of coffee and not up to it yet.


7 posted on 03/03/2014 7:26:00 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: fwdude

marco should start by addressing why his chief of staff is a former employess of george soros


8 posted on 03/03/2014 7:26:48 AM PST by stickywillie (how come there are no father-in-law jokes?)
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To: GIdget2004
Thats the problem with lying to someone. They may forgive but they'll never forget.

Marco should stay in his niche down in FLA.

9 posted on 03/03/2014 7:27:35 AM PST by skeeter
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To: GIdget2004
Start with a public speech making these immigration points:
  1. secure the border in a transparently verifiable way;
  2. end the anchor-baby interpretation of the 14th Amendment;
  3. enforce eVerify without exception and with severe penalties;
  4. no government benefits beyond critical emergency care (and that ought to be billed back to the home government); and
  5. NO "Path to Citizenship" - ever - for anyone who has entered the US illegally.
After you've said that publicly a few times and aggressively defended the position, then and only then will I start to consider you again.
10 posted on 03/03/2014 7:28:06 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: GIdget2004

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!


11 posted on 03/03/2014 7:28:23 AM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: GIdget2004

I don’t trust him.


12 posted on 03/03/2014 7:29:19 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: GIdget2004

yeah uh huh

raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat


13 posted on 03/03/2014 7:29:38 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: GIdget2004

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.


14 posted on 03/03/2014 7:30:28 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: GIdget2004

Forget it, Marco. You blew it, big time.


15 posted on 03/03/2014 7:30:39 AM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: GIdget2004

He votes right but has come under the spell of Chuck Schumer and can’t be trusted.


16 posted on 03/03/2014 7:31:00 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: GIdget2004

When does he pivot back???


17 posted on 03/03/2014 7:31:37 AM PST by MulberryDraw (Repeal it.)
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To: GIdget2004

No thanks.

I don’t see how anyone who favors amnesty (even if its called something else) can be called conservative.


18 posted on 03/03/2014 7:31:48 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GIdget2004
Rubio is a blatant panderer. No amount of “conversion” will erase that. He has lost trust and will never get it back.
19 posted on 03/03/2014 7:32:00 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: GIdget2004

That Senate Amnesty bill was total crap. There is no excuse he can make for it will I accept.


20 posted on 03/03/2014 7:36:34 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: GIdget2004

He’s a documented liar. No second chances for documented liars.


21 posted on 03/03/2014 7:36:35 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: GIdget2004

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...


22 posted on 03/03/2014 7:39:37 AM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: GIdget2004

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.


23 posted on 03/03/2014 7:51:24 AM PST by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: GIdget2004

Not buying it.


24 posted on 03/03/2014 7:54:36 AM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: GIdget2004

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


25 posted on 03/03/2014 7:54:50 AM PST by stanne
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26 posted on 03/03/2014 7:55:00 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: GIdget2004

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.


27 posted on 03/03/2014 7:58:12 AM PST by Noamie
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To: GIdget2004
NO!
28 posted on 03/03/2014 7:59:39 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Nervous Tick

Best way to put it.


29 posted on 03/03/2014 8:00:24 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: GIdget2004

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’.


30 posted on 03/03/2014 8:01:09 AM PST by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: Noamie

That pretty much sums it up.


31 posted on 03/03/2014 8:03:37 AM PST by kjam22 (my music video "If My People" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74b20RjILy4)
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To: Hostage

He has already shown he is not a man of his word. RINO, I will not vote for him should he run for President.


32 posted on 03/03/2014 8:05:32 AM PST by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: GIdget2004

Too wet behind the ears, too naive, to RINOish.

Pass.


33 posted on 03/03/2014 8:07:36 AM PST by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: GIdget2004

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!!


34 posted on 03/03/2014 8:07:42 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: GIdget2004

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.


35 posted on 03/03/2014 8:09:34 AM PST by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
TENNESSEE'S 73 YEAR OLD RINO UP FOR RE-ELECTION IN 2014, HAS CONSERVATIVE GOP STATE REP JOE CARR WITH A CONSERVATIVE VOTING RECORD TO CHECK. VOTE OUT THE RINOS. LAMAR ALSO HAS AT LEAST 2 STATE PENSIONS TO ADD TO HIS SALARY AS A US SENATOR. GOVERNOR OF TN AND UNIVERSITY DEAN!


36 posted on 03/03/2014 8:11:40 AM PST by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: GailA

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.


37 posted on 03/03/2014 8:14:42 AM PST by Hostage (ARTICLE V)
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To: GIdget2004

I would be a 100% rubio fan if he removed himself from politics altogether.


38 posted on 03/03/2014 8:17:16 AM PST by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: GIdget2004

Pifffff on Rubbieoh.


39 posted on 03/03/2014 8:17:38 AM PST by RetiredArmy (MARANATHA, MARANATHA, Come quickly LORD Jesus!!! Father send thy Son!! Its Time!)
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To: Hostage

Not interested.

The dude is a zero.


40 posted on 03/03/2014 8:18:29 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: GIdget2004

Bwahahahahaha!!!


41 posted on 03/03/2014 8:19:10 AM PST by Piranha (Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have - Saul Alinsky)
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To: fwdude

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.


42 posted on 03/03/2014 8:22:45 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: VRWCarea51

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.

cronyn 3 state pensions
http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2013/06/sen-john-cornyn-discloses-3-texas-pensions-as-supplemental-income.html/

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!


43 posted on 03/03/2014 8:22:47 AM PST by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: GailA

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.


44 posted on 03/03/2014 8:25:16 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: GIdget2004
The problem with his new 'I saw the light' after amnesty failed is that he would be pushing it again, if he did get elected president.

In fact, he will probably be pushing it again after the 2016 presidential race is determined.


45 posted on 03/03/2014 8:25:20 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: cotton1706

What kind of dope comes under “the spell” of Chuck Schumer? One of the greasiest politicians on the face of the planet!


46 posted on 03/03/2014 8:31:28 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: GIdget2004

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...


47 posted on 03/03/2014 8:35:32 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Sodomy and abortion: the only constitutional rights cherished by Democrats.)
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To: cripplecreek

Meh.


48 posted on 03/03/2014 8:36:04 AM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: GIdget2004

Too late. Credibility gone. It won’t come back.


49 posted on 03/03/2014 8:48:51 AM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: GIdget2004

No sale.


50 posted on 03/03/2014 8:50:26 AM PST by dfwgator
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