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Marco Rubio Thinks Jeb Bush Will Ultimately Come Around On Immigration
www.BusinessInsider.com ^ | Mar. 5, 2013 | Benjy Sarlin

Posted on 03/08/2013 7:57:33 PM PST by SoConPubbie

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“I thought about that issue a lot and [went] back and forth on it before I signed on to my principles and I just concluded that it’s not good for the country in the long term to have millions and millions of people who are forever prohibited from becoming citizens,” Rubio told reporters on his way to a Senate vote. “That hasn’t worked out well for Europe.”

Responding to a question from TPM, Rubio said he did not think Bush’s surprise move would make it harder to convince conservatives to accept an eventual path to citizenship.

“I don’t think so — we have what we have,” Rubio said.

But Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), another member of the bipartisan Senate group working on a bill, expressed serious concern Tuesday about Bush’s rightward turn — especially given his prominent reputation as an immigration reformer.

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TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 03/08/2013 7:57:33 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; VinL; ex-snook; sport; INVAR; ejonesie22; PieterCasparzen; Colonel_Flagg; Washi; ...

The Real Marco Rubio Ping!


2 posted on 03/08/2013 7:58:17 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: SoConPubbie

“Bush’s rightward turn”

What the hell. That’s an oxymoron?


3 posted on 03/08/2013 8:01:24 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: SoConPubbie

Hey, Marco! I really don't give a flip what Jebbie Bush thinks about on anything.


4 posted on 03/08/2013 8:02:26 PM PST by Jane Long
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To: SoConPubbie

jebbushvomit


5 posted on 03/08/2013 8:09:03 PM PST by upchuck (Waiting, hoping, begging for the straw. Time to bring pent up frustration to fruition.)
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To: upchuck

National interest in Jeb Bush O%


6 posted on 03/08/2013 8:12:12 PM PST by mason-dixon (As Mason said to Dixon, you have to draw the line somewhere.)
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To: Liz; AuntB; Tennessee Nana; La Lydia; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; ...
RE “I thought about that issue a lot and [went] back and forth on it before I signed on to my principles and I just concluded that it’s not good for the country in the long term to have millions and millions of people who are forever prohibited from becoming citizens,” Rubio told reporters on his way to a Senate vote. “That hasn’t worked out well for Europe.”

Great idea Rub, we better to make sure that America has a permanent government dependent Democrat voting class that always goes for raising taxes on those who make it better than them, to pay for stuff for themselves and their families. Oh, and now they LOVE the idea of gay marriage and free abortions

What could go wrong with that???.

If the GOP is down to Rub and Bush in 2016 then expect the same success we got (and expected for me) from Romney and Newt in 2012 race.

7 posted on 03/08/2013 8:15:47 PM PST by sickoflibs (O's sequester Apocalypse tour just proved why we need the 2nd amendment more than ever NOW!)
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To: SoConPubbie

“An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely...”

This is what is to be aware of, but not feared.


8 posted on 03/08/2013 8:16:22 PM PST by logitech (Who's here so vile, that will not love his country? If any speak, for him I have offended)
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To: SoConPubbie

Does it really matter? Jeb Bush hs as much chance of being nominated as I do.


9 posted on 03/08/2013 8:17:26 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: SoConPubbie

No more Bush’s.

Their beans even suck.


10 posted on 03/08/2013 8:17:45 PM PST by hadaclueonce (Forget Mexico. Put the border fence around California.)
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To: SoConPubbie
"...it’s not good for the country in the long term to have millions and millions of people who are forever prohibited from becoming citizens,” Rubio told reporters...

So what's the solution, Senator Rubio? Just declare all these lawbreakers legal? You want us to throw our laws out and acquiesce to the demands of foreigners who don't love this country, and who mostly have no desire to assimilate into this culture?

Sure. Why not. Let's just do like Europe, and subordinate our native culture to that of our third world 'betters', losing everything that makes this country what it is, in the bargain. Do you honestly consider that "good for the country", Senator?

11 posted on 03/08/2013 8:22:53 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: SoConPubbie

“. . . I just concluded that it’s not good for the country in the long term to have millions and millions of people who are forever prohibited from becoming citizens,”

What an ignorant statement!

Those millions, Rubio, are criminals who have no right to even be in the United States, let alone be citizens.

What you are seeing now is the genesis of the coming Republican electoral massacre of 2014. What Republican conservative voter will have any interest in supporting elitists like Rubio, Graham, and their ilk who throw aside any respect for the law to pander to groups like the illegal alien bloc.

For every one hispanic vote they gain, they will lose four of the once reliable and principled conservative, law-respecting base. You can only stab your own troops in the back so many times.

Rubio’s time has come, and has now gone. The voters have turned away from the stupid debate between Rubio and the latest Bush over who can pander the most while lying the best. The Republican consultants and “strategists” have already set up the massive defeat that is coming. Of course, when it’s over they’ll still say it’s because the party didn’t pander enough to hispanics.


12 posted on 03/08/2013 8:25:17 PM PST by oldbill
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To: Tennessee Nana; AuntB; Liz; La Lydia; R; NFHale; Gilbo_3; Impy; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; ...

While I find POTUS campaign politics annoying this early out it was Impy who suggested in a ping to me my ultimate dream ticket for 2016, and I really liked it.

Scott Walker-Ted Cruz (Cruz was born in Canada.)

Now that would be one hell of a fighting team.

That is why it will not happen, it will probably be Bush-Rubio or Rubio Christie.


13 posted on 03/08/2013 8:26:39 PM PST by sickoflibs (O's sequester Apocalypse tour just proved why we need the 2nd amendment more than ever NOW!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Yes, and Marco would know about that because birds of a feather flock together and both he and JEB have been amnesty lovers for years.


14 posted on 03/08/2013 8:29:11 PM PST by Waryone (Palin - West 2016)
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To: Waryone

From the beginning of Rubio’s so-called rise in the Republican party, I have not seen anything that would make me want to vote for him. I still don’t. He just doesn’t impress me. After I hear him speak, I still wonder where he stands.


15 posted on 03/08/2013 8:43:27 PM PST by frnewsjunkie
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To: oldbill

Yep. What you said. Don’t they have well paid consultants that are supposed to tell them this stuff?


16 posted on 03/08/2013 8:52:48 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: oldbill

Yep. What you said. Don’t they have well paid consultants that are supposed to tell them this stuff?


17 posted on 03/08/2013 8:52:50 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: RIghtwardHo

“Does it really matter? Jeb Bush hs as much chance of being nominated as I do”

If it comes down to between you and Jeb you can count on my vote. :=)


18 posted on 03/08/2013 8:54:25 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: sickoflibs

“Scott Walker-Ted Cruz”

Yes, that would be a dream team... a true blessing for our side.


19 posted on 03/08/2013 9:08:17 PM PST by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: hadaclueonce

I’d vote for another Bush if he were conservative. Jeb Bush is NO conservative, nor his brother, not his dad. Maybe someday one will be born in the family.


20 posted on 03/08/2013 9:19:22 PM PST by tsowellfan
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To: Gator113; sickoflibs

“Scott Walker-Ted Cruz”

Very good! I would LOVE to see that happen. You know, some democratic primary candidates were already starting to run about this time during Bush’s second term.


21 posted on 03/08/2013 9:22:00 PM PST by tsowellfan
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To: SoConPubbie

back and forth on it before I signed on to my principles
***Obviously not a principles-first SOCON.


22 posted on 03/08/2013 9:23:04 PM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: SoConPubbie

Rubiio and Jeb can both go straight to hell!!!


23 posted on 03/08/2013 9:32:41 PM PST by dalereed
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To: sickoflibs; BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; Gator113; UKConservative

Cruz is eligible (mother was a citizen and thus he was at birth) if you’re worried (birthers might not think so I don’t know or care about them but I know what the courts think).

That seems like the obvious dream ticket to me, with Walker in the top spot.

I would probably change my tune when faced with 4 years of Shillary or Martin O’Malley (just like 95% of Freepers ended up voting for Romney and McCain before that) but I’d seriously consider not voting for a GOP ticket that had that fat tub off lard Chrissy on it especially in the top spot.

I loathe that obese traitor, I mean he freaking HELPED OBAMA WIN (to keep the job open for himself in 2016? He also gave a speech about himself at the convention, his ego is bigger than his gigantic gut) even friggin Jeb seems 10 times better. I so regret saying “give him a chance” when the knee jerk reaction to his run for Governor was that he was an unacceptable RINO.

If it were Jeb/Rubio then Jeb would have to change his voter registration to Wyoming or something.


24 posted on 03/08/2013 9:56:41 PM PST by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: SoConPubbie

Rubio is sincere, he means well with the immigration reform proposal......he is just wrong. It will not help the country; it will not help the Republicans.


25 posted on 03/08/2013 10:04:12 PM PST by Girlene
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To: SoConPubbie

Jeb’s “about face” on immigration is nothing more than political posturing in hopes of a 2016 run at the WH.

In the event he sould accidentally get elected, he’ll revert to form. This is what Rubio is saying.


26 posted on 03/08/2013 10:36:42 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for anti-American criminals!!)
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RE :”Cruz is eligible (mother was a citizen and thus he was at birth) if you’re worried (birthers might not think so I don’t know or care about them but I know what the courts think).”

Thanks impy,
It only works if it is Walker-Cruz, not the other way around.

Walker is the accomplished governor who ran a state and took the Dems on in a head on fight on unions spending, and trapped and beat the crap out of them.

Cruz is the new boy, young, very smart, aggressive, conservative and Hispanic and he won his Senate Seat.

No pair of Republicans compares with them for that race.

27 posted on 03/08/2013 10:40:49 PM PST by sickoflibs (O's sequester Apocalypse tour just proved why we need the 2nd amendment more than ever NOW!)
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To: SoConPubbie

I don’t trust Rubio. He wants amnesty and jumped on board with Team Romney too fast.


28 posted on 03/09/2013 3:32:50 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: upchuck
jebbushvomit

Jebbushmarcorube-iovomit

29 posted on 03/09/2013 3:50:28 AM PST by Captainpaintball (Those who say the Constitution is a "Living, Breathing Document" do so because they want to KILL it.)
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To: Windflier

“...it’s not good for the country in the long term to have millions and millions of people who are forever prohibited from becoming citizens,” Rubio told reporters
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I agree with Rubio, We should round them up and send them home.


30 posted on 03/09/2013 4:39:01 AM PST by Venturer
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To: SoConPubbie

Who needs democrats when you have “republicans” like Rubio to carry their water for them?


31 posted on 03/09/2013 6:17:26 AM PST by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: sickoflibs
not even going to consider the possiblities for the 'R's ...

firstly, by next year, their dirt, or at least manufactured topsoil will be revealed and we'll be on to new candidates...

secondly, itll literally take a miracle to have an actual candidate that is anywhere near ready to do whats necessary...*if* we survive that long...

sure, i'll still do things like 'normal'...but Im staying focused a LOT more on the next 24 hrs, rather than the *possible* 24 months...

32 posted on 03/09/2013 6:39:04 AM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: Impy
(birthers might not think so I don’t know or care about them but I know what the courts think)

The courts also think that ObamaCare is Constitutional as long as the White House lies and tells the American people it's a penalty when in court they call it a tax. The courts also believe killing a baby before it's born is quite okay too.

Birthers don't much care about what the courts say either. They pretty much look at the US Constitution.

Most Birthers I know are not settled one way or the other on the definition of Natural Born Citizen therefore some say Cruz may be eligible while others may say Rubio is not.

Where the Birthers do stand UNITED (and I for one stand with them on this) is when we have a pResident who snubbs his nose at the US Constitution by blatenly refusing to even show his birth certificate and prove his eligibility. Hey, the man may be as legally eligible to be President as you and I but where you may differ with the Birthers is that you may feel it's not important to dot the "I"s and cross the "T"s and you're quite okay with taking the man's words over actual documentation EVEN AFTER the man posted a very questionable and a forged document on the White House website.

Well, this nation is not run on taking someone's word. We are not a banana republic yet, we require documentation.

Obama may very well have been born in the US and he just may have the documents to prove it, but he refuses to show those documents because he wants to show the world that the US Constutution no longer matters by refusing to abide by it.

Obama is doing to the US Constitution exactly what Saddam Hussein did to the UN Reslolutions and we know how seriously the American people took the UN after years of Saddam snubbing them. The Birthers do not want to see the US Constitution become another laughingstock of the world like the UN has become.

Why would Obama do it?

Just look where we are now... GUN CONTROL.

Sorry, I beg to differ with you.

33 posted on 03/10/2013 9:31:04 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: tsowellfan

Good, stick to Obama.


34 posted on 03/11/2013 10:26:07 PM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: Impy
Good, stick to Obama.

Already am stuck with Obama. Don't blame me. I voted for the conservative Tea Party candidate.

35 posted on 03/12/2013 12:13:53 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: tsowellfan

For President? Who was that? Tom Hoefling?


36 posted on 03/12/2013 11:37:29 PM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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