Skip to comments.Fact Check: Marco Rubio Distorts His Bill During Rush Limbaugh Interview
Posted on 04/19/2013 6:08:36 AM PDT by EXCH54FE
If the Senate is going to pass the Gang of Eight's amnesty bill in the 113th Congress, they're going to need Marco Rubio to sell it to his Republican colleagues. After the bill's introduction yesterday morning, Rubio began his sales pitch last night by appearing on Mark Levin's radio program. But the big sell came today when he tried to convince Rush Limbaugh. Unfortunately for Rubio, Limbaugh didn't bite even with his distorted details.
Yesterday, Rubio's staff began an aggressive campaign to dispel any myths that were circulating in the mainstream media. Given his staff's attention to the details of the bill, we thought we should return the favor by providing the same kind of scrutiny to his defense of the bill to Rush Limbaugh. Here's what we found...
For starters, Rubio did an about-face from an earlier appearance on Limbaugh's program. On January 29, 2013, he said:
If, in fact, this bill does not have real triggers in there, if there is not language in this bill that guarantees that nothing else will happen unless these enforcement mechanisms are in place, I won't support it.
Now that the bill's out, we know that it legalizes most of the 11-18 million illegal aliens before any enforcement provisions kick in. Rubio didn't deny it.
We don't want to wait on legalizing, and I'll tell you why, and my original position was that we wanted to secure the border first and then legalize. The problem is we have millions of people here now, by some estimates 10, 11 million. We want to know who they are and freeze the problem in place. I don't want that number to grow.
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Sorry, but RINO-beo is now off my radar.
IMO his talk is salve for his Team Party supporters and nothing more.
I voted for and supported senore’ Rubio for his senate run.
I will not again support him even for dog catcher.
He’s MIA in my world.....Rubio Who? He can stick his AMNESTY up his a$$
He definitely distorted his bill. He has proven himself to be a useful idiot for the Progressive Democrats and is clearly easily manipulated by them. He is certainly no Ted Cruz.
On the Rush show Rubio sounded like a kid caught stealing. The stress was showing. He was talking extremely rapidly and making excuses and “explanations” a mile a minute. I think he realizes he has now blown whatever possibilities that may have existed for him to be win, as a conservative, the Republican presidential nomination in the 2016 election.
He may try to redeem himself in future years, but he may well be beyond redemption since he has shown himself to be so untrustworthy. Rush seemed sad as he interviewed him and probably realized that Rubio was self destructing before him.
Rubio is worse than Toomey.
Still trying to sell his load of cr@p, with ‘best intentions’.
Rubio can kiss any national office good-bye as far as I’m concerned. Let him be only the Floridians’ headache.
Rubio was McCained, he just does not know it.
Too bad Rush won’t be on to talk about this today. I heard Rubio on the program yesterday. He was weak. Rush seemed to be disappointed in what he was hearing.
Unless I am mistaken that legalization that happens immediately is similar to what Obama did by exec order, they get a temporary probation type visa not the Green card.
If the plan is amnesty then I would expect it to do this, submit volunteers to a background check with no promises attached.
Much of what Rubio says sounds like BS I listed in other pings, is there actually a bill to read?
Makes me think he owes someone a BIG favor.
I think the marathon bombing will change the conversation on immigration.
I was there as well Joe, and like you he is gone as far as I am concerned. The Limbaugh interview may very well be the death for this piece of crap legislation. Naturally, the goings on in Boston in the last 24 hours will also be a big factor in it going down.
One other questions that is bothering me tremendously is why did the FBI hold off for 24 hours of releasing what we know was released to certain media outlets of these two?
Did Obama delay that so he could dominate the airwaves to express his indignation to the bouncing of his weapons bill?
It is a shame. He had so much potential. Clearly, he has become a DC stooge. His only saving grace will be to withdrawal his support during debate due to inherent flaws. I don’t expect that, as DC politicians will never admit they were wrong.
As another poster mentioned, Ted Cruz has basically destroyed Rubio’s initial basis as a national leader. As much as I like Rubio overall, Cruz has shown himself to be a stronger conservative, more bold, more brave, and a better communicator. He basically “Out-Rubio’d” Rubio.
If not, we'll have a meeting.
Rubio - T.E.A. Party Fraud / RINO
Rubio has already changed his position on border security. Now, he is okay with that can being kicked down the road another 5 years or so.
I didn’t consider Rubio serious previously. If he were, all that needed to be done was use EXISTING laws. There is no need for new laws for that.
Now, he says he is for smaller government, but his proposal calls for a committee to take over border security, if Homeland Security doesn’t provide border security. Huh???
First, a new committee means bigger government, more bureaucracy.
Second, if the HSD can’t handle that, why does that massive bureaucratic boondoggle even exist?
Maybe, since the Boston Marathon Massacre seems to have been perpetrated by Chechnyan Islamists, that may cause the new immigration bill to be crammed up Rubio’s butt.
Yep, the GOPe probably loves the idea of a young, Hispanic McCain to lead the party into permanent token opposition to Democrat hegemony.
Looks like Rubio cares more about his job than the country. He’s just a typical politician now. He knows he gets his votes from the Hispanic community and rather than finding them jobs and have them work to become citizens he wants to give them a pass into our welfare system.
Spending too much time with Juan McCain can result in contraction of his illness.
The other thing that made me mad, was he said no federal benefits. well, lots of the benefits are run through the states with the federal government providing funding.
Rubio is trying to pull a fast one.
Rush is living proof that you don’t need a degree from an ivy covered university to be smart, perceptive and literate..
We have to get out in front of the next election cycle and pick our candidates and not let the press, RINO pudnits (like screamin’ Coulter), or lib leaning states first in the primaries do it for us.
If the first govt. commission doesn't get the job done, they'll create another one ??? Sounds foolproof, eh ?
As currently proposed, I understand there are legal loopholes which could tie things up in court ( a near certainty) which would then allow Homeland Security to deem whatever they wanted to deem.
The dems seem to like it, so I'm petrified from the start. I don't believe the House will allow it, so the bottom line may be Rubio's creds crashing in flames.
Cream rises and so has Cruz. Rubio went too far, curdled and needs to be scooped away.
Rubio has self-immolated.
Better than Crist, to be sure, but still owned by the Big Business Lobby and La Raza.
“It doesn’t matter one iota how much border control is in his bill because it will be enforced the same as the border control in the current law... meaning ZERO enforcement. “
So true. The Congress can pass any law they want but getting Napolitano and Holder to enforce is immpossible.
Rubio is at worst a RINO traitor and at best a clueless rube. Either way, he’s finished as far as I am concerned.
Until they will enforce the current laws, which would cause most illegals to deport themselves, there is no sense is creating new laws to ignore.
Let’s face facts: Polidiots are using illegal aliens as illegal votes. We are not being represented, illegal aliens are.
Call your Senators now and tell them “NO!”
They need to hear from everyone. This bill is anti-American, and will not secure us.
Eleven plus years after 9/11/01 and our borders are still sieves.
Thousands of crimes are committed everyday by these “folks in the shadows”.
No other country tolerates this, not even Mexico, the hellhole that it is.
So, with 23 million people out of work, why should we?
RE :Now that the bill’s out, we know that it legalizes most of the 11-18 million illegal aliens before any enforcement provisions kick in. Rubio didn’t deny it.
We don’t want to wait on legalizing, and I’ll tell you why, and my original position was that we wanted to secure the border first and then legalize. The problem is we have millions of people here now, by some estimates 10, 11 million. We want to know who they are and freeze the problem in place. I don’t want that number to grow.
So, NOT securing the border means that the NUMBER WON’T GROW?
Section 1: Affirm the foreign citizenship of illegal aliens currently residing in the US.
Section 2: Grant foreign citizens currently in the US but gainfully employed the right to purchase a 10 year renewable work permit.
Section 3: Close the borders, deport all foreign citizens in the US not possessing a valid work permit.
Anything else is just a veiled attempt to create a permanent underclass of unproductive people beholden to the government; the perfect herd of sheeple to vote the wishes of their masters in Washington.
He should be on your radar to support a real Republican to take his place. He needs to be our #1 target/ ridding America of traitors.
Rubio is an enemy of the American Worker, freedom and Liberty.
His Chief of Staff is a George Soros employee.
Section 2: Grant foreign citizens currently in the US but gainfully employed the right to purchase a 5 year renewable work permit. Only after this employment has been offered to every available welfare recipient who has comparable skills.
Section 3: Close the borders, deport all foreign citizens in the US not possessing a valid work permit.
Section 4: Whatever low skill job these foreign workers are performing must be offered to an existing welfare recipient. If that current welfare recipient refuses the job, his/her benefits are permanently cut off.
Section 5: Employers are 100% responsible for all care and welfare of foreign employees and their dependents, including, but not limited to: medical, housing, food, education, and transportation.
Sorry, but Rush is just as full of sh*t as Rubio is! Sadly, Rush has left all of the heavy lifting to Mark Levin. I'm seriously wondering what's happening to Rush?
Yeah, Rush is a friggen genius! He also made the “smart, perceptive and literate” observation on yesterday's show that Rubio is a “true conservative!” Sure thing Rush...whatever you say.
Rubio distorts “Amnesty Bill” Ping, for Rush Ping List.
Without securing the border & substantially stopping illegal immigration, illegals will rush to cross over to gain amnesty.
Knowing who they are, that is, identifying illegals eligible for amnesty, is not something that happens over night. It could take years given our bureaucracy.
Rubio knows full well that the Executive branch of our government has repeatedly ignored our immigration laws & failed for decades to secure our borders adequately. Nothing prevents Obama & future presidents from continuing that tradition.
The net of Rubio’s immigration law is that we will give amnesty, welfare, & quick citizenship to anyone who can sneak into the country. This is not an immigration bill. It is an open borders bill!
I’ve long maintained that opposition to a border fence/wall on the grounds that it would not work are based on the fact that it would work.
A fence should be required to be completed before any amnesty discussion starts. With no fence, you can’t enforce any rules because they can just stroll across the border again. Rubio is insane
Rubio is a sympathetic person and member of Congress. His heart and mind are in the the right place....BUT IN THE WRONG TIME.
Sure something must be done according to Rubio’s passions....BUT NOT NOW.
I wouldn’t mind seeing an America in my lifetime where we had open borders with Canada and Mexico but not before so many other things must be resolved....LIKELY NOT IN OUR LIFETIME.
Rush was, as usual, right in his interview with Rubio. He pointed out a fact that Rubio could not deal with, that the last immigration amnesty resulted in losing California to the democrats. An amnesty now will result in LOSING AMERICA.
Until we have control of our voting process for citizens, until we can distinguish between who and who are not eligible for our social safety nets, until we have a government that is ready, willing and able to enforce common sense provisions of law, new proposals to deal with illegal residents are OFF THE TABLE for Republicans.
One thing that Rubio was right about that NEEDS TO BE DONE NOW, is the chain immigration provision of Teddy Kennedy’s folly. But that will need to wait until the GOP controls the Senate with CONSERVATIVE SENATORS.
So get busy Marco and help Sarah and others ELECT TEA PARTY APPROVED SENATORS IN 2014. That’s the priority.
So, the illegals will not be a part of the Obama healthcare system.....what a gift to the law breakers! No fines like the American taxpayers will be forced to pay.
The illegals will CONTINUE to receive FREE (taxpayer funded) healthcare, FREE housing and FREE food stamps, are we to believe the government will deny any of these things to them? They will be guaranteed free EVERYTHING for 13 years, then what, will they deport them? The answer is NO!
None of these freebees will cost the illegals a penny. Are we to believe that all of the illegals will SUDDENLY decide to acquire gainful employment and pay their fair share...NOTHING BUT LIES.