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Marco Rubio Says Some Conservatives ‘Harsh and Intolerable’ On Immigration
YahooNews ^ | January 27, 2012 | Liz Goodwin

Posted on 01/27/2012 8:03:30 PM PST by Steelfish

Marco Rubio Says Some Conservatives ‘Harsh and Intolerable’ On Immigration By Liz Goodwin | The Ticket

"For those of us who come from the conservative movement, we must admit that there are those among us who have used rhetoric that is harsh and intolerable, inexcusable," Rubio said at a conference for the conservative Hispanic Leadership Network. "We must admit, myself included, that sometimes we've been too slow in condemning that rhetoric."

Rubio, a Republican senator to Florida who is often floated as a potential vice presidential nominee for the party in 2012, was interrupted by two protesters raising awareness about the Dream Act, which would provide legal status for illegal immigrants who were brought to the country as children and attend college or serve in the military. "Why don't you support undocumented immigrants? Please help us," one young man yelled, as members of the crowd booed. Rubio shouted from the podium that he wanted the two young men to be able to stay and hear him out, as security at the event quickly escorted them away.

"These young people are very brave to be here today," he said. "They had the bravery and the courage to raise their voices."

Rubio has said he will stay neutral during the primary, though he intervened on Mitt Romney's behalf when Newt Gingrich ran radio ads calling Romney "anti-immigrant." Rubio said the ads were inflammatory, and the Gingrich campaign quickly announced it would pull them.

Rubio didn't specify which conservatives he thought were using harsh immigration rhetoric in his speech. In a Republican presidential debate in October in Las Vegas, Rick Perry and Romney used the word "illegals" 10 times to refer to illegal immigrants, which is considered a dehumanizing term by immigration advocates.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: heartless; hispandering; immigration; rinorubio; rubio; rubio4romney
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1 posted on 01/27/2012 8:03:36 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

This guys is really starting to annoy the crap out of me.


2 posted on 01/27/2012 8:06:27 PM PST by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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3 posted on 01/27/2012 8:11:08 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: Steelfish

I hope Rubio is not evolving into member of the Geraldo Rivera wing of the conservative movement.


4 posted on 01/27/2012 8:11:23 PM PST by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Abbeville Conservative

“This guys is really starting to annoy the crap out of me.”

He’s suffering from “Beltway Mind Fungus”. It infects all of these jokers after some time in Washington.


5 posted on 01/27/2012 8:11:51 PM PST by headstamp 2 (Time to move forward not to the center.)
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To: Steelfish
In a Republican presidential debate in October in Las Vegas, Rick Perry and Romney used the word "illegals" 10 times to refer to illegal immigrants, which is considered a dehumanizing term by immigration advocates.

Well, therein lies the problem. Advocates for ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION want to muddy the waters between illegal aliens and legal immigrants. In order to do that they have to make it difficult for people to discuss the issue and so they try to decide which words we can use. I'm sorry, but people who have come here against the law are ILLEGAL ALIENS. If that is dehumanizing, it is not my fault. They must have dehumanized themselves, or their parents dehumanized them since they are responsible for their status. Not me. And not Rick Perry or Romney. We need to stop caving into this silliness and use the proper terminology.

6 posted on 01/27/2012 8:12:54 PM PST by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: Steelfish
Rubio said at a conference for the conservative Hispanic Leadership Network

The conservative what?

7 posted on 01/27/2012 8:13:16 PM PST by Altura Ct.
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Wouldn’t it be amazing if one of these GOP beltway jokers criticized Obama and his reckless immigration policy instead of going “John McCain” on their own supporters.


8 posted on 01/27/2012 8:14:14 PM PST by headstamp 2 (Time to move forward not to the center.)
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To: Steelfish

Romney-Rubio won’t be any different than Obama-Biden except they get to destroy the GOP from inside too.


9 posted on 01/27/2012 8:14:29 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: headstamp 2

That is why I support ron and rand Paul. You know what you get for better and worse.


10 posted on 01/27/2012 8:16:12 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Steelfish

Rubio: America has had enough of the national suicide policy of Republicans and Democrats called immigration. No more. End it now!


11 posted on 01/27/2012 8:16:23 PM PST by StormEye
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To: Steelfish

“Harsh and Intolerable” sounds a lot like “heartless.”


12 posted on 01/27/2012 8:16:37 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is not just brewing, rebellion is here!!)
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To: brytlea

Remember how the MSM almost never points out the differences between embryonic and adult stem cell research? It’s the same thing with legal/illegal immigration now.


13 posted on 01/27/2012 8:17:04 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Steelfish

I hope no one is under the misconception that Marco is conservative. He is a stealth, sovereignty hating RINO. He no longer cares if he has TEA party support because he knows that he will be able to cry racist and get the dems on his side when re-election time comes.


14 posted on 01/27/2012 8:18:30 PM PST by Waryone (Mitt Romney, the father of gay marriage and socialized medicine in the US, is a lying socialist)
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To: Steelfish

Rubio just flushed any chance of higher National office down the toilet with this pitiful pandering.


15 posted on 01/27/2012 8:18:40 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Steelfish

Did they forget the word “ILLEGAL” in the headline?


16 posted on 01/27/2012 8:19:57 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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To: headstamp 2

Right on.

Enforcing law doesn’t have to be inhumane. We are the bad guys for wanting to preserve our nation.

The “insurmountable” task of righting the illegal immigration problem pales in comparison to what we accomplished in WWII.

All it takes is some collective will of the heretofore aquiescent majority of Americans.


17 posted on 01/27/2012 8:20:03 PM PST by One Name
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To: Steelfish
I don't know what is going on with the Saints that we put up on pedestals around here. Toomey voting for gays in the military, Rubio supporting Romney and other liberal beliefs. Governor of Virginia and SC endorsing Romney. It is a mess which is why I no longer say “so and so for President” anymore until they have seriously prove that they earned that title. It is passed around here way too easily.
18 posted on 01/27/2012 8:20:14 PM PST by napscoordinator (Go Newt! Go Patriots (America's Team)! America's is going the right direction in 2012!!!)
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To: Steelfish

“‘Harsh and Intolerable’ On Immigration”.....or on Illegal Immigration.....quite the difference.

These can’t be rolled into one over-riding debate.


19 posted on 01/27/2012 8:20:39 PM PST by Puckster
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To: Steelfish

So use the Spanish term. Illegales. Ee-lee-gah-lays.


20 posted on 01/27/2012 8:21:48 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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