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Marco Rubio goes all-in on immigration bill
Polutico ^ | Friday April 11, 2013

Posted on 04/12/2013 8:39:16 AM PDT by Bigtigermike

Marco Rubio is preparing to go all in to support sweeping immigration legislation, offering himself up as the public face of a bill that will split the Republican Party — but that his allies hope will propel him to the front of the GOP presidential sweepstakes.

After offering lukewarm support until now, Rubio is preparing to fully embrace a measure that is the most significant of his political career so far. The gambit could pay off in spades by crowning a leading presidential contender in 2016, or it could permanently damage the Republican’s brand with conservatives.

Rubio is planning a media blitz to promote the bill — which is expected to be released early next week — making the rounds on all of the Sunday political talk shows starting this weekend, wooing skeptical conservative radio hosts and pitching the plan to Spanish-language news outlets. The campaign is aimed at building public support for the far-reaching immigration bill that will dominate Capitol Hill’s attention for much of year

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; gangof8; hispandering; illegals; notconservatives; rinos; rubio; sellouts
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People who believe in freedom, liberty, the constitution, small government have almost no representation in this government.
1 posted on 04/12/2013 8:39:16 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike
Marco Rubio's allegiance is to his race rather than his country.
2 posted on 04/12/2013 8:40:39 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Of course he will.

What a tool.

And you’re right, we have few allies, not enough to matter at all.


3 posted on 04/12/2013 8:40:44 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Bigtigermike

I’ve known for a while now that Rubio is a fraud. No surprise here.


4 posted on 04/12/2013 8:41:06 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Bigtigermike

I am shocked. / face palm and sarcasm tag!
Freegard LEX


5 posted on 04/12/2013 8:42:47 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Windflier

Me neither. Lock and load the day is quickly approaching.


6 posted on 04/12/2013 8:43:12 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Bigtigermike

Will these new illegals be able to get welfare, cell phones, obamacare and the right to vote, unemployment etc.? NO FRIGGIN’ WAY JOSE!


7 posted on 04/12/2013 8:44:19 AM PDT by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: Bigtigermike; All

You need to know how this comes about. Rubio and the gang of 8 have lined up with CPac/ ACU’s Grover Norquist and the South Poverty Law Center to push this amnesty and destroy all active anti amnesty groups.

Grover vs. ‘the Bitter Enders’(Grover trying to give Rubio political cover)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3006017/posts

Southern Poverty Law Center Finds Fewer Militias, Hypes Militia Threat Anyway (FR mentioned)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3006724/posts?page=7#7

[snip]At the heart of the attack is the accusation that the leading members of some groups critical of immigration policy were or still are environmentalists and liberals. This attack piggybacks on earlier work by the Southern Poverty Law Center that used some of the same information to accuse those groups of being tied to Neo-Nazi and White Supremacist groups. There’s something rather strange when “conservative sites” not only begin advocating for illegal alien amnesty, but begin repeating the claims that the Center for American Progress, Mother Jones and the Southern Poverty Law Center were making about anti-immigration groups 5-10 years ago. The same Norquist tactics being used to attack the anti-immigration movement can and will be used to attack the Counterjihadist camp.


8 posted on 04/12/2013 8:45:35 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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it could permanently damage the Republican’s brand with conservatives

Could? Not could - will. It's probably time to move behind Rand Paul (unless Sarah starts organizing a formal campaign NOW). Paul's not perfect, not by a long shot, but I think he'll be ready and good enough in 2016. At least he's not a moron or a traitor. I'm down to Paul, Palin, Ryan, or nothing - I'm already retired for political reasons and I'm going Galt 100% and letting the socialists feed themselves without my help if the GOP runs another RINO against another far left tyrant.

9 posted on 04/12/2013 8:46:47 AM PDT by Pollster1 (A war can only be just if it is fought with a reasonable chance of success.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Yet another attempt by a Republican to pander to a certain electorate demographic, which is futile, unless the politician is going to send handouts of Taxpayer money to them.....that’s all we have today in Politics: pandering and handouts of other-people’s money to buy votes for re-election.


10 posted on 04/12/2013 8:47:38 AM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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11 posted on 04/12/2013 8:48:30 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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Rubio is planning a media blitz to promote the bill — which is expected to be released early next week — making the rounds on all of the Sunday political talk shows starting this weekend, wooing skeptical conservative radio hosts

I would pay cash money to hear Rush Limbaugh tell Marco Rubio to take a long walk off a short pier.

12 posted on 04/12/2013 8:49:27 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Another Rino that is now dead to me.


13 posted on 04/12/2013 8:51:25 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Bigtigermike

Rubio is going to commit political suicide with his immigration stance. Which is fine with me because he is not ready to be President and IMO does not have the gravitas to be President. Plus he is likely not eligible.


14 posted on 04/12/2013 8:52:10 AM PDT 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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I’ve known for a while now that Rubio is a fraud. No surprise here.

That so many "conservatives" fell (and are still falling) for this obvious RINO scares the heck out of me. We've truly lost our way.

15 posted on 04/12/2013 8:55:25 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Rubio is going to commit political suicide with his immigration stance. Which is fine with me because he is not ready to be President and IMO does not have the gravitas to be President. Plus he is likely not eligible.

Rubio can go hang out with Luis Guiterrez ...they are cut from the same cloth.


16 posted on 04/12/2013 8:57:16 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Rubio might as well switch parties if he proposes amnesty.
Immigration reform is something we aren’t going to get..what we will get is even more open doors. Many business’s want cheaper labor and the RATS know they will get more votes.
We are watching the destruction of our Republic..


17 posted on 04/12/2013 8:57:29 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Bigtigermike
Good. Time to separate the wheat from the chafe.

The people to support will only people the politicians against amnesty.

It is not surprising that Rubio supports amnesty over country. He built his entire political life hispandering.

18 posted on 04/12/2013 8:57:41 AM PDT by Theoria
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Doesn’t matter. They’re not worried. They will join the left when there’s no where else to go. We’ll have a one party country soon with a dictator for life.


19 posted on 04/12/2013 8:58:36 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: Bigtigermike

"He's dead' Jim.

It looks like the Aliens have claimed another victim."


20 posted on 04/12/2013 9:01:46 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Welcome to Obama-Land - EVERYTHING NOT FORBIDDEN IS COMPULSORY)
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