Skip to comments.Scott Switches Positions on Immigration Ahead of Election
Posted on 06/09/2014 6:37:27 PM PDT by nickcarraway
When Rick Scott made his maverick push for Florida governor four years ago, the Republican took a hard line against immigration that he used to assail his main GOP rival for the job.
Scott called for an Arizona-styled enforcement law and a need to "secure the borders." Just last year he vetoed a bill that would have offered temporary driver's license to some young immigrants.
But the incumbent governor is now making a concentrated push to win over Hispanic voters in what appears to be a tight re-election campaign.
Scott on Monday signed into law a bill that guarantees in-state tuition rates to high school students living in the country illegally.
Don’t be surprised if voters choose Crist. Scott has pi88ed off conservatives
Shun Him — Defeat him. He is a traitor.
So Florida now discriminates against U.S. citizens from other States, but not illegal aliens?
Clear violation of the 14th Amendment.
Someone around here had just recently been defending Gov Scott. Wonder if they feel the same way, today.
He just guaranteed his loss.
Why is NBC Miami referring to as ‘immigration’?
Not one dime’s worth of difference.
Governor Scott has reduced Florida’s debt in absolute terms to the level it was at when Crist first entered office.
I cannot pretend that a governor Crist wouldn’t have signed this legislation, so what exactly are we choosing over again?
Scott has cut taxes and cut debt.
I truly wish he could be an unmistakable clone of myself on every policy decision, but I can’t compare him to that ideal, I have to compare him the existing alternative.
And I already know how that story turns out...
Scott eliminated the ethanol mandate.
And made it illegal for DRs to ask about guns.
Nobody’s perfect ay?
It's the new reality.
Shun him. Defeat him . He is a traitor to his word— not worth spit.
Welp, Scott, hope you find what your looking for, because you lost mine.
How many face palms is he worthy of now?
Then we can have more debt and the same policies.
I can’t see why anyone would do that.
People in FL almost always make the wrong choice.
Yeah, I’m not sure what the deal is here, it’s like there is something in the water or the air, similar to the west coast.
It’s all those retired New Englanders.
RINO’s are Democrats in disguise
The Lesser of Two Evils is just the same Evil in a different hoodie.
How about a comparison of economic figures (jobs, state deficit/surplus, etc.) of Scott vs. Crist. What does that look like?
RINOs are snobs; think they’re “better” than the Democrat riff-raff.
I do not even believe that they are the lesser of two evils.
They are the same evil, government.
It has fooled half of us with one lie and the other half with another lie.
It really doesn’t matter what any one of us believes in that regard, because we are all going to be enslaved.
We were played like fiddles.
The only problem with that is in doing so, we get Charlie Crist.
Nope. Conservatives won't have it anymore. They will destroy liberal republicans where they find them.
Is there another State in the Union that can boast that?
He just got it back to it was when Crist took office.
When my option is to keep him or put Crist in, I'm keeping the guy who actually has a record of cutting debt and vetoing spending.
Who do you think pays for the difference between 'in state' tuition?
Taxpayers, which is most people in a State like Florida that doesn't have an income tax.
I'd prefer a free market in education, but that's not on the table.
The people in this State want their taxes to subsidize higher education. Seeing Crist elected in place of Scott isn't going to alter that, it isn't going to effect it in any way.
But I have NO reason to think that putting Crist back in the governor's mansion won't lead to more debt as he compromises in every direction he can seeking 'accomplishments'.
I'll stick with the guy who considers cutting debt an 'accomplishment' and has a record of doing it that I can't find equal to in the last 100 years.