The phrase: "President Marco Rubio" is music to the ears of conservatives who are eager to prove they are not anti-Hispanic while still supporting one of their own: a solid conservative. And so it is that, as the immigration debate reignites, the Florida senator´s star power is winning over the world of conservative talk radio. Whether it´s the radio shows hosted by Mark Levin or Sean Hannity or Rush Limbaugh, Rubio´s appearances are being met with gushing accolades. The talkers are not sold on everything he says about
Comments: I remember Rush gushing over W. the first go around when some questioned his conservative bona fides. Rush was fooled (and so were we.) But the Rubio love-fest sickens me. I´ve switched off the radio with disgust more this month then ever before.
Rush Limbaugh´s political loyalties are only as solid as the fluctuation of his ratings. When Rubio is no longer useful, Limbaugh will turn.
The major block in the immigration ideas put forth so far (excepting Obama´s "outline") is that the unions are prepared to kill any semblance of a guest worker program. It´s not about jobs, it´s about organization. The unions cannot organize guest workers, but they are looking forward to organizing the new citizens or the ones who can legally take jobs in the US. Barack Obama actively helped the unions kill any previous such efforts to incorporate the vital guest worker part of a plan. You will notice Obama made no mention of guest workers in his big immigration rollout. Without the guest worker segment, Republicans will absolutely not support a plan.
I call BS. Rush addressed this the other day. He stated he was opposed to the Amnesty Bill but was impressed with Rubio´s articulate manner in which he presented his case. He understood that no progress would be made with Republican support until the border was sealed. CNN is trying to make a wedge issue out of this. Don´t buy into it.
I will forever think W was a great President OP. After 911 I remember believing there was no way he could prevent another similar terrorist attack. Still a proud thirty percenter. That´s right up there in my book with the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War.
Rubio is a powerful fiscal conservative, he´s leading on immigration instead of playing defense, the left is scared of him, and he´s in for four years of the media wing of the Democrat party like CNN going after him.
Notice that it blows right by this author that it may be that those listening to talk radio might have no interest whether he is Hispanic or if he can get that vote. It might be that conservatives want someone who will FOLLOW THE U.S. CONSTITUTION!
Republicans must always be painted as having ulterior motives that have a desire to stop the Democrat attempts to do "good".
I´m not six years old and I don´t need someone to explain things to me. I like Rush and respect his opinion, but I do my own thinking, thank you, nor do I put all my political eggs in one basket. I may like what someone is saying at the moment, I just want to see if they stick to it over time or change their minds to get votes when the time comes. Mrs. Cow
Well we will see what Rubio does when he can´t get border security first. Schumer and Obama have already said securing the border will come later (that means never in Democratic speak). If Rubio caves and buys into securing the border later then all this "gushing" will end. If that happens then he is just another potential presidential candidate like Jeb Bush. The Tea Party will walk away from him if they haven´t already started. I´m against amnesty but if it happens I don´t believe any illegal should get the right to vote ever in IMHO!
"...conservatives who are eager to prove they are not anti-Hispanic while still supporting one of their own." Classic liberal projection. This does not describe conservative motivation, but is, in fact, why Barak Hussein Obama is president of the United States of America. Liberals disgust me.
Rubio is an inexperienced US Senator and Republicans have to oppose any deal that he comes up with that would affectively turn the illegal alien population into new Democrat voters like any special path to citizenship amnesty, no matter what they call it. Nobody knows how many illegal aliens are here, Obama´s water carriers in the liberal media have been stuck on claiming the figure of 11 million now for sometime, but in actuality there could be 20 million or more illegal aliens here now.
If such a Obama special path to citizenship amnesty comes about, you can bet that through their political allies the many very liberal ethnic and immigrant activist groups who operate in immigrant communities, the liberal Democrats with organize just about all the legalized aliens into what amounts to a future liberal Democrat voting bloc before the Republicans even realize what is happening.
If the Republicans back such an amnesty, maybe their share of the so-called Hispanic vote will go up from about 27% to about 33%, but the Democrats will have gained 10 million or more new voters out of the legalized former illegal alien population group.
If that happens it will be long-term political suicide for the Republicans who will no longer have any chance to win future national elections, when the Democrats politically flip States like Arizona, Florida, and Texas to what California is today politically speaking.
Good Grief, it was just a phone interview. The Left will tell me what to think, the Left will tell me how to interpret the interview. The Left really does think that Americans are stupid and not able to think and decide for themselves.
The Left firmly believes that all Propaganda works, prove them wrong.
I have heard Rubio on Levin and Rush; in both cases Rubio said that without a secure border, he won´t vote for the bill. He also makes it very difficult to attain citizenship with a go to the back of the line order, which could take up to fifteen years. So far, there is nothing but talk.....we shall see if there is a bill at all.
Don´t fall for Marco, too hard. Just because the LSM FAILED to vet bammy´s natural born citizenry status don´t be so naive to believe they will free-poass MR on his problem, a Constitutional one to my undersdtanding. How can slam the media and the RATS for allowing an ILLEGAL usurper to become prez when we, or at least some, want the same just because he is an R??? C´mon now ppl.
Ye gods. The Left, and that includes CNN, are afraid of Rubio and they despise Rush. Their campaign to rid the world of Conservative Republicans and talk radio is in full attack mode. I heard the show and Rubio was remarkable in expressing his goals and Conservative beliefs. It was refreshing and a delight to hear. He is an impressive man and I´m not falling for the snarky misinformation from the Progrssive media. They want to eliminate any and every Conservative they fear as a ´contender´.
I wasn´t fooled by W. He was conservative enough for me. We had 4% unemployment during his administration. I have no doubt that if he were still President, we would be long over the current economic situation just like we recovered from the hit after 9/11. It is really the fault of some conservatives who turned against W that O got elected. When W´s approval ratings fell well below the usual Republican percentage, it made him an easy target for the Democrats. A house divided against itself cannot stand.
Please explain in detail what you see as a negative about Rubio other than his youth. I truly do not understand the negative remarks, but admit I have gone into mourning since the election and have not been paying attention to the news.
I´m with 7, 13, and 25. W was a great president, though I´m still ambivalent about Iraq, and, in my book, Rubio is the only plausible candidate on the horizon, and certainly the most impressive. Cruz appears to be a fantastic senator but is too hard-core to get elected as president.
Happy to hear Rush is liking Rubio, too, not that I´m a dittohead.
Here we go again. "Conservatives" whining about Rubio because they don´t agree 100% on every issue. I guess they forgot that the original signer of Amnesty was Reagan--the same guy that raised taxes (although not as much as he lowered them), signed the first abortion bill as Governor and made any number of deals with Tip O. to get more important stuff passed.
Are we in for another round of whatever the Rubio version of "mittens" and "willard" and the other insightful comments we had to hear about Romney?
All Rush said is that he admired the fact that Rubio had the cajones to openly criticize obama, like other pols fail to do. I´m sure that Rush as also pleased to have Rubio on the show, especially when he criticized obama.
Reagan signed the "amnesty" bill because he was assured that the border would be closed, just like the Dems would like everyone to believe they will do it THIS time. Rush does not believe that will happen because Obama ignores laws he doesn´t agree with. Rush likes Rubio´s passion about conservative principles, but he is very skeptical that immigration reform can/ will happen. I listen to Rush every day. I like hearing his opinions just like I enjoy reading the various opinions in the articles posted on this site. I consider myself more informed about Rush than anyone in the LSM.
Yes #28 we must destroy anyone we don´t agree 100%, and then wonder why we lose elections. To disagree is fine, but to make everyone we have a disagreement with a monster is a sign of a very immature mind. BTY I am skeptical about the plan.
George Mason’s home, Gunston Hall, just down the river from Mount Vernon, is closed on Thanksgiving Day but reopens to visitors the day after. In this season when Americans reflect upon all that we are grateful for, these stately and hallowed grounds are a good place to start. Commonly referred to as the “forgotten founder,” George Mason IV had a fair amount of contempt for politics. Especially politicians. It was a dirty, grubby affair that attracted mostly dirty, grubby people. In other words, Mason was clairvoyant.
SAN FRANCISCO — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says she will recommend that President Obama act alone if necessary to create new national monuments and sidestep a gridlocked Congress that has failed to address dozens of public lands bills. Jewell said the logjam on Capitol Hill has created a conservation backlog, and she warned that the Obama administration would not "hold its breath forever" waiting for lawmakers to act. "The president will not hesitate," Jewell said in an interview in San Francisco last week. "I can tell you that there are places that are ripe for setting aside."
Of all the events commemorating the half-century since the Kennedy assassination, Ted Kennedy Jr. said Saturday night’s reunion of John F. Kennedy’s White House staff was the one not to be missed. “I don’t want to go to Arlington Cemetery,’’ he told hostess Nancy Hogan Dutton. “What I want is to be here in your home.’’ The point of the gathering of about 100 old friends was not the death of the president but his life — and theirs when they worked for him. No matter what they went on to achieve, reaching for the moon was hard to top.
An overdue measure to outlaw employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity cleared a procedural hurdle on Monday night in the Senate. The move is one step toward putting into federal law a basic principle most Americans support: Job applicants and employees should be judged on their professional credentials and the caliber of their work, and not be held back because of who they are. The Employment Nondiscrimination Act, however, has a significant flaw — a terribly broad religious exemption
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was the honoree at the annual Jack Kemp Leadership Award Dinner on Monday night, delivering a speech that laid out ways conservatives can advance the “American idea” that the dinner’s namesake advocated. Bush advocated free market principles, especially in energy policy.We should let market forces, not crony capitalism, decide where to invest and how to incentivize citizens to conserve,” Bush, a possible GOP candidate in 2016, said, advocating approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, “rational” regulations on fracking, and opening federal lands to drilling. “A real energy strategy could add an additional 1 percent growth over
Our leaders unite — against us Just when you thought nobody around here could agree on anything, Democrats and Republicans in Congress come together to unanimously express their unified and unwavering view of the innocent American taxpayer: SCREW YOU! That’s right. You can’t get these people to agree on whether it’s raining outside, but when it comes to their deep disdain for us suckers paying all the bills around here, a hot case of venereal bipartisanship breaks out all over the place.
Appearing on Andrea Mitchell´s MSNBC 1 p.m. ET hour show on Tuesday, Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy slammed the press for not doing its job in pointing out the hypocrisy of ObamaCare being delayed for certain groups but not for all Americans: "...the media won´t even ask the question about, ´Why are you [the Obama administration] treating families different than big businesses?´...That´s how pathetic, I think, news reporting has become, when we won´t ask tough questions to the administration.
I have never been much of a conspiracy theorist. For me it was always Oswald by himself from the Texas School Book Depository and nothing in the intervening fifty years has disabused me of this notion. For the most part, I’m an Occam’s Razor kind of guy — the most obvious explanation is likely to be true. (Snip) To put it bluntly, Occam’s Razor has moved. Things that were once possibilities now seem almost certainties to me. Principal among those is that Obama’s academic records are perpetually unavailable for a reason — and that reason is most likely that they reveal
One of President Obama´s chief political assets has been his ability to excite young people like almost no politician in history. But the days of America´s youth fawning over the president are over. A new Harvard University Institute of Politics poll released Wednesday confirms what other surveys have shown in recent months: Millennials have soured on Obama so much this year that their opinion of him largely mirrors the American public´s. Even though Obama does not ever have to face another election, he should be worried about the findings for a couple of reasons, which we will dive into momentarily.
President Obama will cast growing income inequality and a decline in economic mobility as a “fundamental threat to the American dream” during a speech Wednesday in Washington. The speech will serve as an early preview for next year’s State of the Union address, according to a White House official, who said Obama would focus much of his energy over the next three years on the issue. “The decisions we make over the next few years will determine whether or not our children will grow up in an America where, if you work hard, you can get ahead,” the official said.
Good stuff from Jonathan Turley at today’s House hearing on executive power, although I regret that I couldn’t find a more user-friendly format for you to watch. There’s no compilation clip; you’ll have to make do with the C-SPAN embed by fast-forwarding to the time cues I give you and being patient while the vid buffers (and buffers, and buffers).(Snip)That brings us to point two: Even if Congress can’t stop Obama, the courts can. The problem there, though, says Turley, is that O and the DOJ have argued successfully in many cases that no one has standing to sue him
During a presentation at the White House in which President Barack Obama touted the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, the president declared that his signature health care reform law was not going to be repealed. This assertion led his administration members, his staff, and audience members to rise from their seats and give the president a standing ovation. Obama said that ACA opponents’ alternative to the health care reform law is to champion repeal and going back to the health care delivery system status quo ante. He specifically cited Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) who he said was asked directly for
A stunning new study unveiled on Fox News´ Hannity finds that President Barack Obama’s White House calendar records just one face-to-face meeting between Obama and his Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in the more than three-and-a-half years leading up to the disastrous Obamacare launch. The startling statistic comes from a new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) analysis of Obama’s own official White House calendar, as well as the Politico presidential calendar, and raises new questions about Obama’s executive leadership and management throughout the implementation of his singular legislative achievement. More alarming still, the president’s schedule lists 277 private
[Video] President Obama on Wednesday declared that addressing income inequality would be the focus of “all” of the White House’s efforts “for the rest of my presidency.” In a sweeping address that touched on raising the minimum wage, investing in infrastructure and ending tax breaks for the wealthy, Obama warned that the American economy has become “profoundly unequal,” declaring economic mobility the “challenge of our time.” “The combined trends of increasing inequality and decreasing mobility pose a fundamental threat to the American dream, our way of life, and what we stand for around the globe,” he said in an hour-long