Poor man had no choice: Sen. Marco Rubio had to be deceptive when describing his immigration plans last night–otherwise he’d have little chance of making the sale. Here’s what Rubio said: We need a responsible, permanent solution to the problem of those who are here illegally. But first, we must follow through on the broken promises of the past to secure our borders and enforce our laws. This makes it sound as if Rubio would take action to “secure our borders and enforce our laws” before offering to legalize “those who are here illegally.”
Comments: I´m so sorry to see this about Rubio. I guess it was too much to ask for in thinking he would be any different than a typical politician in Washington. He is one of the most articulate Republicans I have seen, but his coziness with the deceitful, corrupt Democrats will take us down a road this country can´t survive.
Not surprised! He thinks this will elevate him to acquiring the illegals votes--maybe not so much for him on top of the ticket but for Jeb B. to top a ticket with him as VP.
Reading what some of his constituents have said (most certain opposition research has already been done on him and this is why the media and Dems are reacting to him--building up his profile) makes one easily see the "RINO" strain showing on his backside. He has had financial problems---back when Speaker of the House in FL of using issued credit cards (may have reimbursed for charges), personal financial problems among other things. He would fit the Rove model quite well!
Alicia, Marco, or Geraldo .. what´s with some Hispanics (wither Puerto Rican, Cuban, Mexican or other family backgrounds) who place their ethnic concerns over those of the nation? Marco and Alicia are good people, but I reserve the right and will exercise my right to disagree with them on this subject and to point out their obvious conflict of interest.
We have a proper immigration path. If it needs fixing - fix it. If the borders need securing - secure them. This is especially true for a nation that is (or was) an island of liberty in a sea of 7-billion or so, most of whom are "subjects".
"A nation without borders is not a nation" - Ronald Reagan
And he continues to carry the lie that it is an immigration and border busting problem. It´s an illegal employment problem. Dry up the illegal employment, you dry up the illegal immigration problem. The only solution is to issue work grant cards- 30 days, you get in, as a registered illegal worker, find an employer to sign the card, you get to stay and pay taxes on your earnings like everyone else, and get workmens comp protections like everyone else. I have no problems with that. I´d even allow them to take Driver´s license testing and get a DL- with "Foreign Worker" stamped across it, so they can be on the highway legally and get insurance.
But, the sad fact is, employers love these little low paid slaves from Mexico. The working peasant class is a beautiful thing when most Americans would rather sit at home and collect unemployment wages.
Oh brother. here we go. Calling Alicia and Rubio down for putting their ethnic background before country is an idiotic comment. If you paid attention to what they are saying you´d know that they are trying to save America and return it to what it was before. They are born and bred Americans who may look different than you but are just as patriotic as you think you are. They both want border security First and are not at all like Geraldo.
There are three levels of amnesty that the Republicans could cave on to allow the liberal Democrats to loudly claim that they passed comprehensive immigration reform.
The Republicans could go along with giving longtime illegal aliens an indefinite conditional or probationary immigration status that would allow them to stay, work, and to travel internationally. Once in that status the aliens would have to qualify for an immigrant visa, as all legal immigrants must do, to be granted Permanent resident status. That´s what going to the back of the line should mean.
The Republicans could go along with immediately granting most illegal aliens permanent resident (green card) status. They could then bring their close foreign family members to the USA and in five years apply for US citizenship.
Or the Republicans could just go along to get along with the liberal Democrats and grant most illegal aliens US citizenship and US voting rights.
The Republicans should go with the conditional or probationary immigration status option, and make sure that the only way that those legalized aliens can become permanent residents is that they first qualify for an immigrant visa. That would stop most legalized aliens from being granted US voting rights all at the same time.
If the Republicans did that, most illegal aliens being given conditional or probationary immigration status would be happy as they could stay here and work legally. However the Democrats would not be happy, as they are looking forward to a mass of 10 million or so new Democrat voters coming on line quickly as the result of 11-20 million illegal aliens being granted US voting rights.
What this article describes is the truth about Rubio, the gang of 8, amnesty... ALL of it.
The amnesty would immediately take effect, save for obfuscation through semantics, and if you are naive enough to think that Rubio himself is naive, and being led against his will by the rest of the gang of 8, you need to wise up and think.
The ones here, pushing, pushing, pushing for amnesty, (their name-calling and attempts at bullying and isolating what has OBVIOUSLY become the majority notwithstanding), have a very difficult, no, IMPOSSIBLE time of pulling enlightened voters back under their lying party´s umbrella, and are beside themselves with ire, while they try to convince right-minded people that they are wrong.
Attempting to present Rubio´s, and therefore, the gang of 8´s amnesty (remember who the gang of 8 is), as a plan that will require securing the borders PRIOR to amnesty being granted, are lying through their teeth, and they know it.
Now they think they have a new weapon to use against the right-minded among us - Alicia Colon´s article today.
Sorry guys, but I believe we´ve already shot down that foolishness.
#3, the constitution bars a veep pick from the same state as the prez nominee. Jebster and Rubio are both from Florida.
Remember how Cheney went back to Wyoming and re-established his legal residency there in order to be Dubya´s veep pick? That´s because as an oil exec Cheney was living in Texas. He and Dubya could not be officially from the same state. Recall that Cheney started out as a Wyoming congressman, so his move back was legit.
Jebster and Rubester are both elected officials statewide in Florida and cannot pretend to be from some other state. (Jebster the ex-gov, of course.) So there is no getting around it if someone is honest and not a con artist.
Rubio is good at PR up to a point. But he has already been tainted by being co-opted by Schumer and McCain and aligning for amnesty. Amnesty and Rubio may both already be... DOA. Besides, is Rubio a natural born citizen? Apparently not.
#8 it is not possible to reason with one issue voters. The problem is their very easily manipulated by the the other side and the press. The problem is our side has one issue voters on many different issues, therefore we never get behind any candidate.#3 it´s nice you believe everything Charlie Crist says. We are not called the stupid party for nothing.
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