Skip to comments.Marco Rubio Says Some Conservatives ‘Harsh and Intolerable’ On Immigration
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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This guys is really starting to annoy the crap out of me.
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I hope Rubio is not evolving into member of the Geraldo Rivera wing of the conservative movement.
“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.
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.
The conservative what?
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.
Romney-Rubio won’t be any different than Obama-Biden except they get to destroy the GOP from inside too.
That is why I support ron and rand Paul. You know what you get for better and worse.
Rubio: America has had enough of the national suicide policy of Republicans and Democrats called immigration. No more. End it now!
“Harsh and Intolerable” sounds a lot like “heartless.”
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.
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.
Rubio just flushed any chance of higher National office down the toilet with this pitiful pandering.
Did they forget the word “ILLEGAL” in the headline?
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.
“Harsh and Intolerable On Immigration”.....or on Illegal Immigration.....quite the difference.
These can’t be rolled into one over-riding debate.
So use the Spanish term. Illegales. Ee-lee-gah-lays.
Marco Rubio’s ropas were strewed
By strong winds that left him quite nude.
..A cop came along,
..And unless I am wrong,
You expected this line to be rude.
Yes crazy Jew US military haters and 9/11 truthers !
You Dem party operatives are still allowed here ?
Rubio, get a clue. Some people are highly intolerant of lawbreakers whatever their race. And asking those people to be tolerant is not very tolerant of you.
And people are more sensitive about this issue because of high unemployment.
He’s a turn off. Big time.
If they are here illegally, they are NOT immigrants, they are illegal aliens. If anyone is offended by those words, too bad.
As for Marco Rubio, he’s becoming a huge disappointment.
Go join the democraps, Rubio!
No illegal should ever have anything to look forward to but deportation and prison!
Lol!!!! Yeah - have fun w mittens and newt. one is Obama lite, the other is Obama fat.
So speaking in plain non-PC language when discussing wetback invaders is “Harsh and Intolerable”?
Does that apply to all of them, or just the La-Raza reconquista clique?
Is it OK to call them illegals if they are white europeans?
What about orientals and middle eastern?
Know what, never mind, I’m not going to follow their PC handbook anyway.
Deport all ILLEGALS, regardless of where they originate from, NO exceptions.
I doubt it. I think Newt and Romney would both have him high on their VP lists.
Very simple. White countries should be illegal.
I dont trust him as far as I can throw a romney.
If we let the 'immigration' advocates dictate the language, then we might as well just give up. How Orwellian can it be, someone actually used the term illegals to describe illegals.
And the odds are that Rubio is a close pro-amnesty pol, and he's just dancing around the issue to avoid offending any group for now.
I thought he showed his hand in equivocating over Arizona SB1070. This just confirms my suspicion..
The more I hear from ‘’Latino’s’’ (Mexicans, Cubans,etc) the more I’m convinced they’re racists who have turned their native lands into crap-holes they run away from and now they’re turning America into one big Balkanized crap-hole where Spanish will replace English and we will be the premier crap-hole in the world.
Well, I’m against third world socialism for the entire U.S., and amnesty for illegal immigration will end any serious opportunities for a quick and healthy return to U.S. capitalism.
Deport all ILLEGALS, regardless of where they originate from, NO exceptions.
That is the only way we can keep what’s left of our national sovereignty. So who can we support for POTUS?
Sad but true. With over 1 million Hispanics in FL it not too long before this state will turn blue (It went for Obama in 2008) and then all is lost. Even before the election begins the Rats will have CA , NY (large immigrant populations), WA, MA, OR, and CT, in the bag! This nation is now kaput.
Exactly why the founders put in the NBC requirement.
So, is Rubio speaking as a Hispanic-American, a Latino-American, a Cuban-American, or is he speaking as an American?
The latest data show 22.1 million immigrants holding jobs in the U.S. with an estimated 8 million being illegal aliens. By increasing the supply of labor between 1980 and 2000, immigration reduced the average annual earnings of native-born men by an estimated $1,700 or roughly 4 percent. Among natives without a high school education, who roughly correspond to the poorest tenth of the workforce, the estimated impact was even larger, reducing their wages by 7.4 percent. The reduction in earnings occurs regardless of whether the immigrants are legal or illegal, permanent or temporary. It is the presence of additional workers that reduces wages, not their legal status.
The Bureau of Labor statistics for December 2011 show a national unemployment rate of 8.5 percent, including 15.8 percent for blacks and 11 percent for Hispanics. 22 million Americans are seeking full-time employment. Despite the economic downturn, the U.S. continues to bring in 125,000 new, legal foreign workers a month. This includes new permanent residents (Green Cards) and long-term temporary visas and others who are authorized to take a job. This makes no sense.
I’m going with Gingrich, but remembering that congress proposes and passes the laws, which the house funds for enforcement.
We actually do not NEED any “New” laws here, just sincere enforcement of those already on the books.
In this election I feel the congressional races will be more important than the presidency, congress can block presidential grand plans.
When they do their jobs properly.
The House of Representatives has proven to be our best friend. A handfull of commited workers can change a congressional race.
To the liberal mind there is no difference between legal and illegal immigration.
The same goes for our election laws. The end justifies the means.
Like they used to say on AOL: ME TOO!
Seriesly, it was very well said and that ought to be keystone of America's core values.
except for the reversal of the position of the Non-NBC.
People who have taxpayer funded security men with guns protecting them 24/7 don't seem to understand how it feels when illegal aliens move into your neighborhood and act like gangsters.
We are the victims here and those we have elected want to protect the illegal invaders.
“Hes suffering from Beltway Mind Fungus.”
I got: Garden Variety Racist.
He wouldn’t be tuning up his “harsh and intolerable” violin if it were say, Poles or Swedes routinely circumventing US Immigration Laws.
You have great perception, most never figure it out.
Laws are passed to make Legal, Illegal.
Examples, In 2010 Obama ignores current Immigration Law and stops Illegal Alien Deportations. He has no fear that he will be Impeached for exceeding his Authority.
In 1994 the Congress passes the Assault Weapon Ban. Legal Gun Owners who refuse to Register their previously legally owned guns become overnight Felons because they take no action to comply.
The Communists won the battle without firing a shot. Nakita Kruschev was absolutely right.
Marco is harsh and intolerant towards me, what am I supposed to do curl up in a white guilt ball and cry because he wants to flood this country with immigrants? What a bum for playing the race card, he should be charged with a hate crime.