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GOP Sen. Rubio says deportation leniency is 'welcome news'
The Hill ^ | 06/15/12 01:07 PM ET | Mike Lillis

Posted on 06/15/2012 11:02:07 AM PDT by BradtotheBone

A GOP senator on the short list to be Mitt Romney's running mate is applauding President Obama's move to forgo deportations for some illegal immigrants.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said the more lenient policy is "welcome news" for those immigrants who will benefit, though he was quick to knock the administration for acting unilaterally.

“Today’s announcement will be welcome news for many of these kids desperate for an answer, but it is a short term answer to a long term problem," the Cuban-American Rubio said in a statement. "And by once again ignoring the Constitution and going around Congress, this short term policy will make it harder to find a balanced and responsible long term one.”

Rubio's comments are a stark contrast to those coming from other Republicans, who are blasting the new rules as a threat to U.S. jobs and possibly illegal.

Rubio's remarks also further complicate the position of GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, who took a hard conservative stance against illegal immigrants amid the heat of the GOP primary but is now searching for ways to soften that stance in order to appeal to Hispanic voters, who will be vital in a number of swing states.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: fl; florida; notnbc; novp; nwo; oathofoffice; openborders; reasonfornbc; removerinos; rubio; shamesty; soros; un; usurper
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To: BradtotheBone

It appears that former Freeper Pissant was ahead of the curve on this one.


51 posted on 06/15/2012 11:37:27 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Breto
Just goes to show you can’t trust minorities with power...they favor their own above the law....

...and guilt-driven eager to please crackers take in the neck...again. Our country is gone, folks.

52 posted on 06/15/2012 11:38:48 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: BradtotheBone

Rubio just killed his chances at VP.


53 posted on 06/15/2012 11:40:36 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: BradtotheBone

Checkmate Hatch you rino. I give you about 2 hours to slither out and say you were for this but you wanted congress to vote on it and this is egregious and an affront to process. This is your tar baby and you will pay for it at the ballot box.


54 posted on 06/15/2012 11:40:40 AM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Mich Patriot

I live less than sixty miles from Mexico. (I already feel like I live there.) Most of the Mexican people I know will not like this. The ones that are here will feel like their jobs could be taken by the flux of new ones coming across.


55 posted on 06/15/2012 11:40:56 AM PDT by Faith-Hope
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To: BradtotheBone

LOL at Rubio supporters...you got played like a frickin’ fiddle...he’s the ‘Tea Party’ candidate...ROTFLMAO! Put lipstick on this pig...let’s see you try.


56 posted on 06/15/2012 11:41:04 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Nabber

i read it it says he is a traitor and and agrees with lawlesnes.

If he though it was wrong he should have said so actions have consequences.


57 posted on 06/15/2012 11:41:04 AM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: Ratman83
He will put the illegal children before US children.

Of course.

58 posted on 06/15/2012 11:42:59 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: BradtotheBone
Look for Rubio to come on strong with some proposal on some other issue to try to win back his cred with conservatives.

As far as I'm concerned, none of it means ANYTHING after he endorsed flooding the country with millions more democrat voters who will do their part to block anything resembling conservative reform on any issue, in DC and across the country.

He has sold out the entire conservative agenda for his own political benefit.

59 posted on 06/15/2012 11:43:06 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: BradtotheBone

So the U.S. Constitutiton is toilet paper to Rubio.

Vote him out.


60 posted on 06/15/2012 11:45:07 AM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: BradtotheBone

61 posted on 06/15/2012 11:46:18 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Jedidah
The bigger issue, which should be screamed by Republicans, is that Obama has no respect for separation of powers or the Constitution, that he’s a power-grabber.

I completely agree with you.

The real problem is Obama's continued usurpation of the powers of the legislative and judicial branches. While anti-immigrant folks go apoplectic over the immigration issue (without regard for the fact that this may be the only reasonable compromise anyway), they will raise enough noise that the rise of the dictatorship will get overlooked.

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62 posted on 06/15/2012 11:48:52 AM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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To: Smokeyblue

Isn’t that what multiculturalism and diversity is all about?

Holder has “his people”, Rubio has “his people” and the mooslims have theirs, etc.

And when the SHTF there will be a large number of ethnic groups all trying to claw and fight their way to a position from where they can survive.

Epluribus what?


63 posted on 06/15/2012 11:48:56 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: BradtotheBone
All of you people that promoted this open border, Constitution shredding, racist pimp for mexico should apologize for every nice thing that you ever said about him. This is an fundamental issue that goes right to the heart of the US Constitution and the RULE OF LAW. There is no rationalization of this issue... just illegal and unconstitutional tyranny... and this jerk likes it. FU rubio!

LLS

64 posted on 06/15/2012 11:48:56 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Nabber
I’m not sure that any of you read the original quote. Rubio said it was “welcome news” to those kids; not to Americans, Republicans, or him.

Cmon. Even the writer characterized Rubio's comments as a stark contrast to other GOP figures condemning the EO.

65 posted on 06/15/2012 11:49:19 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: BradtotheBone

This whole thing by Obama is just a clarion call for the next gushing wave of illegals to come pouring over the border.


66 posted on 06/15/2012 11:50:25 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: Altura Ct.
I just wonder if whites will ever wake up?

I have no faith.

67 posted on 06/15/2012 11:52:18 AM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: BradtotheBone

Here comes the gushing wave of illegals.

They are not going to want to miss the amnesty that Obama will give them either in his second term or during his lame-duck session.


68 posted on 06/15/2012 11:53:14 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: BradtotheBone

FU Rubio


69 posted on 06/15/2012 11:54:27 AM PDT by stockpirate (Romney, Ann Coulter & our ruling republican elites, are Big Government socialists, Grand Ole Sociali)
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To: BradtotheBone

Well that was a short-lived career. Romney is doing well right now and if he wants to win this he’d better distance himself from Rubio and Jeb. If he jumps on this band wagon, he’s toast.


70 posted on 06/15/2012 11:55:31 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Nabber
I’m not sure that any of you read the original quote. Rubio said it was “welcome news” to those kids; not to Americans, Republicans, or him.

He is the elected representative of American citizens.

He is not the elected representative of illegal aliens.

His first concern on the issue should not be for what is welcome news for illegals, what makes illegals happy or what is "fair" for illegals.

His concern and obligation as a Senator should be for the law, his oath of office, the taxpayers who have had to foot the bill for illegals' welfare, health care, schooling, etc., the people who would fill the jobs vacated by illegals, the Americans who have to compete with illegals for jobs, college slots, etc.

This was an opportunity for him to speak out for those who elected him, for taxpayers and for the law of the land. He failed.


71 posted on 06/15/2012 12:00:10 PM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: 'Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt')
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To: BradtotheBone

The best thing Republicans can do from this point is declare:

“NOW IT’S TIME TO CLOSE THE BORDER!”

Don’t bother trying to fight this battle, just move on to the next battle, in this war.


72 posted on 06/15/2012 12:02:13 PM PDT by G Larry
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To: who knows what evil?

I am not sure that, outside of the military, anyone in Washington will help defend our nation. Are they all traitors? Most likely.


73 posted on 06/15/2012 12:03:38 PM PDT by Ratman83
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To: Huskrrrr
Rubio is playing right into Obamas’ “Rope a dope” strategy.

Well, it worked on one dope from South Florida!

If Romney picks Rubio as his running mate it will guarantee Obama a second term.


74 posted on 06/15/2012 12:06:46 PM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: 'Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt')
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To: Nabber
Not what he said, at all. Only what you wished he said.

LOL. you are either very young or naive. I have been around long enough to know exactly how politicians think.

Rubio is 100% in favor of EVERY illegal eventually getting citizenship. He can't come out and say it, but that is exactly the end result of the policies that Rubio supports.

Rubio wants to be President one day (it is obvious) Rubio knows he will need the votes of tens of millions of illegal third world socialists. Hence, the nuanced statements that Rubio spews.

Rubio is like 99.9% of every other politician -- opportunistic slime.

75 posted on 06/15/2012 12:09:34 PM PDT by sand88
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To: Mich Patriot; BradtotheBone

Turn coat!!!


76 posted on 06/15/2012 12:12:42 PM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: Mich Patriot; BradtotheBone

Turn coat!!!


77 posted on 06/15/2012 12:13:01 PM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: Sequoyah101

Nor I.


78 posted on 06/15/2012 12:14:09 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: BradtotheBone

I hope Romney will cross this panderer from Florida off the potential VP list. Romney could make fewer bigger mistakes than to stick someone on the ticket with him that would immediately, by his presence, reopen the rift among Republican voters that caused some much harm during W’s years of pushing amnesty for illegals.

Forget Rubio.


79 posted on 06/15/2012 12:21:51 PM PDT by Will88
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To: MileHi
Rubio has been pretty clear where he comes down on this.. He wasn't very clear on anything related to illegal aliens before he won a senate seat. He has gradually become more clear since winning.
80 posted on 06/15/2012 12:26:53 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Theoria
What a waste, to see a well-spoken talented young candidate turn to shit like this.
81 posted on 06/15/2012 12:32:25 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: greene66

Remember how Rubio came out against Gingrinch in Florida?


82 posted on 06/15/2012 12:34:41 PM PDT by Windy City Conservative (Kyle Smith)
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To: BradtotheBone

NWO scum.


83 posted on 06/15/2012 12:34:50 PM PDT by cowboyusa
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To: BradtotheBone

Ba Bye Marco ... watch out for the door.


84 posted on 06/15/2012 12:35:21 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (Anybody but Obama.)
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To: cripplecreek

To me, this is just the verbalized platform of the good Bishop (Rubio just let the cat out of the bag too early)

...And to believe the some are trying to convince me with false narratives as to why I should vote for Williard.

...same highway as Zero, but at different speeds.

I can only hope that Zero is doing this now because he knows that SCOTUS is going to rule in favor of AZ 1070.


85 posted on 06/15/2012 12:40:47 PM PDT by Kaosinla (The More the Plans Fail. The More the Planners Plan.)
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To: Varmint Al

They don’t want to understand the quote.


86 posted on 06/15/2012 12:45:20 PM PDT by mimaw
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To: Kaosinla
I can only hope that Zero is doing this now because he knows that SCOTUS is going to rule in favor of AZ 1070.

That was one of my first thoughts when I saw this news today. I definitely believe that either or both of the shills Obama put on the Supreme Court are filling him in on insider court knowledge.

Insider trading of another sort.

87 posted on 06/15/2012 12:50:42 PM PDT by Will88
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To: BradtotheBone
“Today’s announcement will be welcome news for many of these kids desperate for an answer, but it is a short term answer to a long term problem," the Cuban-American Rubio said in a statement.

"And by once again ignoring the Constitution and going around Congress, this short term policy will make it harder to find a balanced and responsible long term one.”

This is the long and short of it...and even the first part of his statement is accurate--the people brought here as babies or born here to illegals will welcome this action.

But it is ALSO clearly against the rule of law, and will ultimately hurt these people.

Obamugabe is a sleaze.

88 posted on 06/15/2012 12:51:07 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: mimaw
They don’t want to understand the quote.

I understand exactly what Rubio stated. Rubio is 100% for every illegal eventually getting citizenship.

Rubio is trying to be nuanced. He will fool those who want to believe that Rubio is somehow conservative.

89 posted on 06/15/2012 12:51:52 PM PDT by sand88
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To: mimaw
They don’t want to understand the quote

Oh, I understand exactly where Rubio stands and I didn't need this quote to help me. For the past month he has been putting together the "Republican" Dream act with his FL buddy Rivera. Just do a search on here or anywhere for that matter and you will know exactly where he stands - which is for amnesty.
90 posted on 06/15/2012 12:52:40 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: BradtotheBone
Then he's an @$$hole.

Next?

91 posted on 06/15/2012 12:53:59 PM PDT by OKSooner (Never take a "known safety risk" shooting with you even if he is an ordained minister.)
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To: BradtotheBone

I just called and chewed on someone in Rubio’s office about his support for any of Obama’s announcement. They tried to assurement the media is twisting his point of view.

I told them they needed then to put out a stronger statement and position against this directive, and I asked when Congress was going to grow a backbone and start supporting the Constitution.


92 posted on 06/15/2012 12:56:49 PM PDT by Texas56
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To: mimaw

It’s simple to understand.

“short-term answer” and “short-term policy” do not equate to a the true definition of violation of the oath of office and violation of the Constitution.


93 posted on 06/15/2012 12:58:59 PM PDT by Kaosinla (The More the Plans Fail. The More the Planners Plan.)
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To: BradtotheBone

Blast President Obama for Amnestying Illegal Aliens

https://www.numbersusa.com/phones?ID=14050

White House Comment Line: 202-456-1111

(if the comment line is not working, please call the White House switchboard: 202-456-1414).

If you are particularly outraged, you may call both.


94 posted on 06/15/2012 1:01:57 PM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: Joe Brower

forget him. He’s in with Jebbie, has to be... and Jeb is in with Romney although he won’t publicly declare same. There goes what was left of the country.


95 posted on 06/15/2012 1:02:16 PM PDT by floriduh voter
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To: All
For those claiming Rubio's words are being taken out of context, or misrepresented - here is some clarification:

Florida Pol Introduces GOP Alternative to DREAM Act

Marco Rubio breathes life into limited DREAM Act [Democrats welcome compromise proposal]

Rubio hopes to pass DREAM Act alternative by end of summer

Rubio Praises U.N., World Bank, IMF for Not Asserting ‘Narrow American Interests’
96 posted on 06/15/2012 1:02:51 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevslisababy
Rubio is toast now.

Wishful thinking I fear.

FOX has been nearly as wild about Rubio as they were about Mittens.

Quite a few freepers were/are on that band wagon as well.

97 posted on 06/15/2012 1:05:38 PM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period.)
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To: opentalk
Castro is passed on through his family tree. Even though they left Cuba, Castro rubs off on some families. I have a former friend whose parents are from Cuba. She's like the secret police and thinks everyone is stabbing her in the back and will ALWAYS choose hispanics over other ethnicities. Rubio's office was supposed to be helping me. They have not helped me at all. I guess I need to sound hispanic next time I call them and see if they look at my file again.

Viva Castro! Viva Jeb and Viva Rubio!

98 posted on 06/15/2012 1:05:55 PM PDT by floriduh voter
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To: Mich Patriot

Well, he’s just eliminated himself from the veep-stakes, that’s for sure.

Romney won’t be caught in the same room with him now. And to tell the truth, I’m fine with that because he was never on my short list.

Still... I’ve been watching politics a long time and you seldom see anyone blow their own foot off that gracefully — or that completely.


99 posted on 06/15/2012 1:12:22 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Mich Patriot
Welcome news, no and yes. Gingrich and Rubio’s thinking on immigration in my view is much more in reality and workable. If Obama had gone to congress and present them with policy on young immigrants who came with their parents under the age of 10, not fault of their own and after 8 years are just as much an American at 18 years old have a window from 18 to 26 years old to establish their contribution to the US productivity and not poverty yes they should be able to work when unemployment is under 6.5%. I could support something like that
100 posted on 06/15/2012 1:18:07 PM PDT by wmap
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