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Why Rush Loves Rubio
Commentary Magazine, by Jonathan S. Tobin

Original Article

Posted By:Dreadnought, 1/30/2013 10:38:43 PM

The political world is still buzzing over the way Rush Limbaugh seemed to swoon over Marco Rubio yesterday in spite of the fact that he entered the conversation with the Florida senator disagreeing strongly with his position on immigration reform. Rubio has been on a tour of conservative talk radio shows in the last week as he attempts to sell the conservative base, with the stop at Limbaugh’s show the most important. While it’s clear that Rubio didn’t exactly persuade Limbaugh to change sides on the issue, his arguments in favor of the principles put forward by

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/30/2013 10:43:04 PM     (No. 9149617)

If they don´t come here for welfare, and the Mexican economy is better than ours, why are they here ?


Reply 2 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 1/30/2013 11:10:33 PM     (No. 9149643)

If Rush wants Rubio and Amnesty, to hell with both of them. Clowns.


   

 

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Reply 3 - Posted by: locarno, 1/31/2013 12:40:41 AM     (No. 9149692)

I wonder if Tobin actually listened to the conversation between Rubio & Limbaugh. There was no ´swooning´ that I heard. Rush was polite, frank, and patiently listened while Rubio made his case. Personally, I think Rush has a new respect for Rubio, and seemed impressed that Rubio has actually ´lived the life´ of an immigrant and seems to know what he´s talking about on the subject.

But, overall, Rush struck me as being very wary of this proposal, especially the border enforcement part. There was no ´love´ in the air between the two of them. Polite? yes. Respectful? yes. Love? no. Rush may be thinking along the lines as many of us are, that this is the new reality. There are 12Million illegals in this country, and they aren´t going anywhere. So we either continue to lose the battle, or attempt to take control of some parts of it which is what I think Rubio hopes to do.


Reply 4 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 1/31/2013 2:55:31 AM     (No. 9149738)

Reply 2, I heard that interview. There was no swooning. Rush likes Rubio, so do I. Rush was not persuaded that Rubio is right about his plan. Neither am I.

What is expected of Rush when he invites a Senator on his program. Should he attack the Senator or whould he be friendly and polite?


Reply 5 - Posted by: civilservant, 1/31/2013 7:20:10 AM     (No. 9149901)

Amen, #´s 3 & 4.
Rush was merely observing Reagan´s 11th commandment....don´t crap on your guy.
Dems have that tattooed on the inside of their eyelids so THEY never forget, it´s about time the Pubbies learned it.

Oh, we would have preferred that Rush give the Left some ammo to hurl at us??


Reply 6 - Posted by: LEARNED, 1/31/2013 8:00:56 AM     (No. 9150000)

Amnesty - hardly. To get and maintiain a Green card for 5yrs: stay crime-free, cannot apply for government assistance, pay back-taxes and penalties - then, after 5yrs, go to the back of the line, if citizenship is desired. Most of these people don´t want citizenship...just a job...something Mexico can´t provide.

Read the plan...its a good one.

Rubio is doing what real leaders do. Lead - and take the arrows.


Reply 7 - Posted by: Vivi, 1/31/2013 8:12:23 AM     (No. 9150029)

When my great grandfather came here the only words he could say in English were ´´apple pie ´´. Oddly enough I don´t speak German and neither does my father, his grandson. We all work. We all love our country. Until Carter most in the family voted Democrat. Now there´s not a liberal in the bunch (other than an eccentric uncle who married into the family) that I know of.

It will all be OK. Have a little faith.


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: civilservant, 2/1/2013 8:28:52 AM     (No. 9151983)

#6, we need murder reform. No-one observes that law either so let´s say if you have escaped prosecution for the last 5 years, and go for 5 years murder free, we will grant you immunity!!

Just because a law is ignored by a population does not mean that law needs revision. It needs ENFORCEMENT.



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