Skip to comments.If I Were Marco Rubio
Posted on 06/08/2014 2:09:11 PM PDT by PoloSec
Senator Marco Rubio spent the better part of last year joining together with Democrats to make a bipartisan push for amnesty and comprehensive open borders. The message to the third world was clear and unambiguous. We have not learned the mistakes of the past and we will continue granting amnesty because we lack the stomach to leave any illegals behind.
Not surprisingly, starting late last year there was a surge in border crossings. Now, there are rampant rumors throughout Central America that as long as you come here with children, you will never be turned down. How uncanny that the rumor tracks almost identically with the statements put out by politicians in both parties propagating a desire to care for the worlds poor and place their needs over those of Americans.
If I were Marco Rubio, I would hang my head down in shame for helping engender this new wave of illegal immigration. At the very least, I would have issued the following statement:
Although I have previously expressed support for amnesty, it is now abundantly clear that calls for amnesty before the enforcement measures are implemented will always spawn endless cycles of illegal immigration. The approach I pursued last year was deeply flawed and I am now committed to shaming and embarrassing this administration into following the laws and preserving our sovereignty. I still wish to deal with some other immigration-related issues, but none of that can be addressed until the lawlessness ends and this country is shielded from the harmful effects of illegal immigration.
Instead, Rubio put out this ambiguous statement:
There is evidence that unfounded rumors in some countries that if you come as a child to the U.S you can stay have contributed to it, said Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). Beyond that, I think that its illustrative of the need we have in this country to address immigration reform in all of its aspects.
He said the surge calls out for a long-term approach in terms of improving our immigration system: both the way the legal immigration system works and addressing those who are here illegally.
Its literally a Potomac mental disorder. Every deleterious effect of illegal immigration, even those directly caused by their version of immigration reform, is used an excuse to double down on those very policies. So by granting benefits and citizenship to those illegals already here before the fence is constructed, exit-entry is working, and interior enforcement is restored ..that will dissuade others from coming here illegally?!!
Over the weekend, Eric Cantor engaged in similar cerebral gyrations by suggesting that the way to solve the border crisis is by offering more kids citizenship.
At a time when Americans are suffering from protracted stagnation, diminished wages, and joblessness, it is unconscionable for Washington politicians to spend money supporting new illegal immigrants. Yet, shame is one attribute lacking from any of the career politicians.
Mario should do the right thing and become a Democrat.
Add Eric Cantor to that list (of RINOs that are really democrats in RINO clothing!)
Mario Rubio is not a RINO, he is trying to do something, but he’s goofed. As Jesus said, ‘’Those without sin, cast the first stone.” He wants to do something about Illegals, but he was wrong. Still Rubio is better then 97% of the Senators there.
It might be third time lucky for Crist in 2016 after facing Rubio and Scott.
I’d end it.
Rubio’s goal was amnesty from the very beginning.
He promised it to Spanish speaking audiences from day one and YouTube videos showing many of those speeches were linked in threads here at the time.
It is true that there were and are idiots even here at Free Republic who lack the intellect to grasp the significance of those promises. Even after he was elected and we learned who he was telling the truth to all along...and who he was lying to all along.
Illegal immigrant should be a easy fix...
Once the border is sealed...if you are here illegally, you are given a choice...
1. Here's your ticket home...
2. Oh' you want to stay here? BTW, if you want to stay, no bennies, no free education, no federal or state money... Here's your green card to work legally and the chance to become a citizen after you pay a nice fat fine and certify as drug free and no criminal history are gainfully employed and have a sponsor to support you if you need help...
The parasites will go home...
The ones who really want an opportunity will go the later route...
Marco has already revealed his true colors.
No conservative for sure.
Thanks for the heads-up Rubio
He needs to have a “Come to Jesus” moment before id ever trust him again...He’s tasted the Washington wine....and he became giddy with it..Doubt he’ll ever get over it....
I don’t trust flip-floppers. Someone who turns on a dime on huge issues and then wants to be President.... not a chance.
Sorry, but at least Rubio is trying something. What are you doing? Even Sean Hannity said that Rubiosaid he made a mistake. If I had a choice between Hillary or Marco, I’ll vote Marco.
I think he is more conservative that what FReepers believe. I for one think that illegals are going to be a driving wedge in the GOP. I bet you hate Reagan for his AMNESTY SCREW UP, or are you giving him a pass because he was a GREAT PRESIDENT?
He is trying to make millions of illegals (many of part of the drug cartels) into voters and he has said as much to Spanish speaking audiences since the launch of his political career. He and his partisans are part of the Arlene Spector / Lindsay Graham wing of the Republican party and none of that crew needs to be retained and absolutely they need to be cordoned off from any possibility (even a slight one) of reaching a leadership position.
A liberal in the Republican party is no better than a liberal in the Democrat party.
I will point out to you that I have campaigned for more personnel processing legitimate immigration requests (particularly the spouses of Americans who marry overseas) since the Carter administration, so your stupid quip about what am I doing misses the mark by a wide margin.
You might bother to look at my home page on this forum. It has been the same for many years.