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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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.
That's why they should be called illegal aliens, the official and legal term used by the federal government.
That's because he is a degenerate little prick lawyer and busybody who when he was "Speaker" of the House in Fl conspired with that fake tan faggot Charlie Crist to pass primary seat belt enforcement legislation, something even Jeb Bush vetoed every time it was brought forward.
His support for BISHOP ROMNEY is proof that he is a piece of not to be trusted garbage.
Hope he enjoys his one term as Senator.
White guilt is pretty much the ultimate oxy-moron. Our enemies would’t be here if we hadn’t carried them.
Yet another example of FReeper nathanbedford's indisputable axiom and onetime tagline: "All politics is racial."
Marco Rubio Says Some Conservatives Harsh and Intolerable On Illegals
I agree with your assessment. IMO he is the current Colin Powell, Condoleeza Rice style ‘minority outreach’ model being groomed by a certain globalist, carpetbagger family of some notoriety.
Never impressed me, albeit he was an improvement over his predecessor, as Scott Brown was over his.
“Very simple. White countries should be illegal.”
More simply put: white babies make white countries. Don’t excuse the role of “whites” in this demographic shift; decades ago Cardinal Ratzinger (now Benedict XVI) pointed out how Europeans played a role in the demise of their own culture. Self-absorbed adults who want commitment to nothing more than pets will go the way of the dodo.
“The House of Representatives has proven to be our best friend.”
Running for re-election every 2 years makes someone very responsive to their constituency; that also explains why Senators can be more brazen (at least for 5 years, before posturing for re-election).
I'm not sure that he isn't suffering his own bit of "Obama Syndrome". He sounded good, is young and good looking, and got elevated to his current position on the express elevator.
We don't really know what's been in his mind and heart for an extended period of time, so we may have thought he was far more rational and conservative than he is. Add that to the express trip to fame and he is likely also a bit taken with himself for his "achievements".
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