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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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KEYWORDS: heartless; hispandering; immigration; rinorubio; rubio; rubio4romney
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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.

That's why they should be called illegal aliens, the official and legal term used by the federal government.

51 posted on 01/27/2012 10:11:11 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Abbeville Conservative
This guys is really starting to annoy the crap out of me.

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.

52 posted on 01/27/2012 10:18:19 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: itsahoot

White guilt is pretty much the ultimate oxy-moron. Our enemies would’t be here if we hadn’t carried them.


53 posted on 01/27/2012 10:31:54 PM PST by TwoSwords (Romney is Crassus. Newt is Parthian.)
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To: Rome2000; nathanbedford
Hope he [Rubio] enjoys his one term as Senator.

Yet another example of FReeper nathanbedford's indisputable axiom and onetime tagline: "All politics is racial."

54 posted on 01/27/2012 11:14:35 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Steelfish
Title should read:

Marco Rubio Says Some Conservatives ‘Harsh and Intolerable’ On Illegals

55 posted on 01/27/2012 11:14:56 PM PST by tsowellfan (If its between Obama and Romney, there isnt all that much difference - George Soros)
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To: Waryone

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.


56 posted on 01/27/2012 11:18:44 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: TwoSwords

“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.


57 posted on 01/28/2012 2:38:32 AM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: freedomfiter2

“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).


58 posted on 01/28/2012 2:40:40 AM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: luvbach1
I hope Rubio is not evolving into member of the Geraldo Rivera wing of the conservative movement.

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".

59 posted on 01/28/2012 3:49:43 AM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Steelfish
Rubio is becoming a worthy successor to Senior Amnesty Mel Martinez that “100%” conservative Tokyo Rove and David Keane tried to get by us to run the RNC .
60 posted on 01/28/2012 5:35:04 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Abbeville Conservative

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

Me too...and I am being kind.


61 posted on 01/28/2012 5:39:28 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: kearnyirish2

The other problem is that Senators are elected in statewide races which gives the urban liberal morons a vote. The Congressional races are settled in many rural districts.


62 posted on 01/28/2012 6:09:47 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: freedomfiter2

“The Congressional races are settled in many rural districts.”

That’s a good point, but the representatives are roughly in proportion to the population; in NJ our rural districts are huge (and often Republican) but they can be offset with a few major urban toilets.


63 posted on 01/28/2012 6:35:41 AM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: kearnyirish2

When white children are pounded from inception, by the schools and t.v., that their ancestors are basically the human equivalent of evil then there’s going to be some blow-back. Lies are still lies.


64 posted on 01/28/2012 7:27:57 AM PST by TwoSwords (Romney is Crassus. Newt is Parthian.)
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To: trebb

Good points made in your post #59.


65 posted on 01/28/2012 7:31:56 AM PST by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Steelfish

anyone know right off hand when his parents became naturalized citizens? before he was born or after? everyone keeps throwing his name around as VP and I was just curious. Although his behavior towards Newt recently ticked me off. I’d prefer West as a VP choice. We might even get some of the blacks to vote for Newt/West instead of automatically voting for bambi. That aside . . . I think West is an excellent choice even IF he was a purple polka dotted dinosaur. Too many people today vote for the package, youth & appearance, they don’t understand this ain’t American Idol.


66 posted on 01/28/2012 8:06:17 AM PST by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: Qwackertoo

just looked it up. Born in ‘71 and parents didn’t become citizens until ‘75. Same thing with Jindal but didn’t look up the dates.


67 posted on 01/28/2012 8:22:07 AM PST by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: Steelfish

Not this sh*t again. NO SHAMNESTY, Rubio. Rubio’s RACISM is showing.


68 posted on 01/28/2012 9:45:20 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: kearnyirish2

That’s a good point, but the representatives are roughly in proportion to the population; in NJ our rural districts are huge (and often Republican) but they can be offset with a few major urban toilets.

This is true of most states. Congress gets a few rural (usually more conservative) representatives. With the state wide election of Senators, you usually end up with liberals elected primarily by the cities.


69 posted on 01/28/2012 9:47:59 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: TwoSwords

The problem with the “whites are evil” agenda (along with the “homosexuals are better people” agenda) is that the enemies of Western Civilization won the battles for schools just as American students stopped learning anything anyway.


70 posted on 01/28/2012 9:51:05 AM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: Steelfish
like any other “minority” freepers worshipped the toliet he pissed in at first...they swooned about “oh my God please let there be a real minority conservative?”...it makes us feel so much better and righteous or whatever the neurosis

every time it goes like this....

And now look at Rubio...he's identity first of course

and he is a very Euro DNA Cuban like 99.9% of the pre Mariel Cubans here are.

Folks who don't keep up don;t realize that Cuba had the most intact European culture/demographic/highest percentage in Latin America except Argentina.

And now they are all here. White Cuba is basically now mostly in the USA and Cuba is a mulatto nation governed by am elite and aging white dictatorial apparatus.

Rubio a minority my arse.

I think Allen West may be the first real deal in a long line of disappointments

71 posted on 01/28/2012 9:57:32 AM PST by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: GeronL

Rubio does not qualify IAW natural born citizen requirements


72 posted on 01/28/2012 11:10:54 AM PST by W. W. SMITH (Obama is an instrument of enslavement)
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To: GeronL

For that matter Romney does not qualify IAW natural born citizen requirements.


73 posted on 01/28/2012 11:12:36 AM PST by W. W. SMITH (Obama is an instrument of enslavement)
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To: Steelfish

Rubio’s bad on immigration, but no worse than Newt.

Which brings me to Shelly Adelson, the casino magnate whose empire is based in Nevada. With his multiple $5M donations, he’s paid more than anyone else we know to put Newt in, and keep him in, the primary game. Could the protection of cheap illegal labor be a motivating factor in his support—and Newt’s ‘humanitarian’ position?


74 posted on 01/28/2012 11:14:28 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: wardaddy

Absofreakinlootly. Plus those who spout the nonsense that Hispanic and or Latino isn’t real. OR Cubans and Mexican are really adversaries.

Somebody forgot to tell the Hispanic Leadership Network or the Hispanic Caucus!

As for Allen West? Hmm, maybe but color me skeptical. Hard to see how that is true being a member of the Black Caucus?’conservative’ or not. While I agree with some of his stated positions when push come to shove he is not trying to disband the Black Caucus he is trying to ‘change’ it. IOW he is inferring that the purpose of the caucus race based politics is OK.


75 posted on 01/28/2012 11:47:05 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: GeronL

You’re right, and even the so called conservatives often don’t.


76 posted on 01/28/2012 4:01:43 PM PST by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: kabar

Nothing makes sense to me anymore. We live in Bizarro World.


77 posted on 01/28/2012 4:04:19 PM PST by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: wardaddy

ping


78 posted on 01/28/2012 6:23:07 PM PST by Pelham (Vultures for Romney. We pluck your carcass)
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Pandering is for pricks.


79 posted on 01/28/2012 6:27:23 PM PST by Gene Eric (C'mon, Virginia -- are you with us or against us?!)
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To: Timber Rattler
Being a leader of the Hispanic persuasion, Marco Rubio has an obligation to tell members of the Hispanic community that they must first and for-most think of themselves as Americans, that they are no different than all the other immigrant groups who came to this country. They should be patriotic towards the United States of America. All the other immigrant groups came here to become Americans and to be assimilate. Rubio passed up a great opportunity to unite the country by emphasizing the need for unity, not division. Unfortunately, he seems to have pulled a Lot's wife. When you come here to live, you can't look back. You cannot live in this country but act as if you are a separate nation living within the boundaries of the United States.

This is why we need to donate to Team America PAC. This is the only immigration organization that actually gives money to pro-borders candidates. They helped Lou Barletta, Steve King and Allen West win their elections. Team America Pac was started by Tom Tancredo who was the leader of the pro-borders, pro-sovereignty caucus that stopped amnesty. We really need to help them out because all of the open borders supporters have BILLIONS OF DOLLARS at their disposal. If you have ever wondered why there are illegal alien advocate groups every where you look, their enormous funding is the reason, which of course means lots of tax money from you and I, La Raza gets millions of dollars from the taxpayers.

80 posted on 01/30/2012 12:42:32 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Steelfish

The Democrats are practicing a form of international Gerrymandering, bringing liberal voters from countries near and far to wipe out the Republican vote. This is a last stand, it is the Alamo all over again.


81 posted on 01/30/2012 1:00:32 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: freedomfiter2

The rural districts do not vote 100% conservative, no district votes 100% Republican or Democrat. If we could work in the more conservative areas to spread the values of conservatism and work to raise the voter turnout, we could make a difference in the state wide races. The Democrat do everything they can go get out their vote, we need to do the same.


82 posted on 01/30/2012 1:15:47 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Altura Ct.

Two can play at that game—how about starting Greek, Italian, French, German, Polish, Scottish, Welsh, Lithuanian, Belgian, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish etc., etc., etc. caucuses? Why should the Hispanics be the only ones to wallow in their ethnic pride?


83 posted on 01/30/2012 1:27:22 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: cradle of freedom

Of course they don’t vote conservative 100% of the time. Just much more frequently than the urban areas do.


84 posted on 01/30/2012 2:17:17 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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