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Malkin: A National Security History Lesson for Marco Rubio
Creatos Syndicate ^ | April 26, 2013 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 04/25/2013 5:34:38 PM PDT by jazusamo

Florida GOP Sen. Marco Rubio seems well meaning enough. As second-generation conservative Americans, I know we both share a common passion for this great land of opportunity. But when it comes to comprehending the real agenda of the open-borders zealots he's allied himself with, Rubio doesn't have a clue.

And his abject ignorance threatens all of us who cherish American sovereignty and exceptionalism.

On Fox News' "The Sean Hannity Show" Tuesday night, Rubio defended his Gang of Eight "immigration reform" bill and insisted that we could and should have a system in place that vets foreign tourists and short-term visa holders based on their "national security" profiles.

"In essence, we should be able to analyze (whether) these are individuals coming from a part of the world that keeps feeding into the terrorist network," Rubio earnestly explained. "(W)e should be very careful about who we allow in and take into account every single measure or every single factor that we think could lead to somebody being more likely possibly a member of a terrorist organization or involved in terror."

Great idea, Rubio! Newsflash: The concept of a national security entry-exit screening database is at least 10 years old. It's an idea that was sabotaged by the progressive soft-on-security ideologues with whom Rubio has recklessly partnered.

In the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Bush administration created NSEERS, the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System. Administered and championed by Justice Department constitutional lawyer, immigration enforcement expert and now-Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, NSEERS stopped at least 330 known foreign criminals and three known terrorists who had attempted to come into the country at certain official ports of entry.

(Excerpt) Read more at creators.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: aliens; gangof8; illegals; immigration; malkin; nseers; rubio; terrorism
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1 posted on 04/25/2013 5:34:38 PM PDT by jazusamo
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2 posted on 04/25/2013 5:37:18 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: jazusamo

Rubio is either a useful idiot, or a double agent.


3 posted on 04/25/2013 5:43:24 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: COBOL2Java

I think Rubio has been seduced by the elitist mentality that has a grip on most politicians. He seems to be backing away and I’m willing to cut him a tiny bit of slack for being naive. He hasn’t been there long enough to be double-crossed.


4 posted on 04/25/2013 5:47:26 PM PDT by trubolotta
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To: jazusamo

Rubio has killed his political career...ditto for Ted Cruz. You can’t expect Republicans to support you if your goal is to make excuses for those violating the law.

Sorry Marco...take your cognitive dissonance and shove it


5 posted on 04/25/2013 5:49:43 PM PDT by I got the rope
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To: jazusamo

FUMR.

You are a RINO.

FUMR.


6 posted on 04/25/2013 5:50:01 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: jazusamo

About the only remaining question is whether Rubio is a willing tool of the open borders pushers, or a useful idiot who is the most gullible newbie to come along in years.


7 posted on 04/25/2013 5:51:53 PM PDT by Will88
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To: trubolotta

He was double crossed by the National Republican Senatorial Committee NRSC when they endorsed Charlie Crist the very hour that Crist announced, months after Rubio did.

Apparently Rubio missed the lesson on the fool me one, fool me twice saying. Lost in translation?


8 posted on 04/25/2013 5:52:42 PM PDT by mazda77
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To: trubolotta

I’m done giving these people slack. If he believes awarding citizenship to tens of millions of freeloading criminals would be good for the country, there’s a lot more at work than simple naivete.


9 posted on 04/25/2013 5:53:02 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ( (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization))
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To: mazda77
Apparently Rubio missed the lesson on the fool me one, fool me twice saying. Lost in translation?

Like I said, he is naive and that is understandable. I would rather try to win him back (assuming he was with us in the first place) than write him off as a total loss. We should be using persuasion, not name calling.

10 posted on 04/25/2013 5:56:55 PM PDT by trubolotta
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To: jazusamo; P-Marlowe; Jim Robinson

I agree with Rubio about what he said today on Fox:

What we have now is immigration chaos.
What we have now is DE FACTO AMNESTY.

So, we are damned if we do and damned if we don’t. He is right about that.

I refuse to move forward without first securing the borders completely and getting total control of access to the country.

That, however, will NOT pass the Senate and the Presidential signature.

The damnable thing is that my supporting secure borders means we keep what we have now, and what we have now is DE FACTO AMNESTY.

To achieve what I want will require a filibuster proof Senate and the Presidency and the House all being in the hands of conservatives.

That is a pipe dream.

So, I’m stuck with the status quo amnesty. This is insanity.


11 posted on 04/25/2013 5:58:57 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Will88

Yep, I’d like to believe he’s gullible but what I believe means nothing, if he’s an open borders turkey he’s selling us out.


12 posted on 04/25/2013 5:59:33 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: I got the rope
Rubio has killed his political career...ditto for Ted Cruz.

I agree about MarcoPhone Rubio...but Cruz??? What'd Cruz do to get a crumb in your bra?

13 posted on 04/25/2013 6:00:50 PM PDT by Jane Long (Background checks? Dandy idea, Mr. President. Shoulda started with yours. - Sarah Palin)
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To: jazusamo

The whole idea of giving Mexico and its citizens preferential treatment should be questioned

AMNESTY TWO ISSUES NEVER TOUCHED
ACTIVE FR’S IF YOU SEE ANY CREDITABLE REPORTS OF PROBLEMS AMERICAN CITIZENS ARE HAVING WHILE LIVING IN MEXICO PLEASE POST THEM.....

(1) When is the treatment of American citizens in Mexico and their rights vs US treatment of Mexicans going to be an issue when we discuss amnesty ? And two other questions US legislators should ask

Here are three questions:that has yet to appear on any US legislator’s questionaire from either chamber

ASK YOUR FEDERAL LEGISLATORS WHY IT HASN’T

Issue One

!...Should Mexican citizens when in the US be given the same rights American citizens are given while in Mexico? .......Americans making an illegal entry into Mexico are promptly unceremoniously sent back....

2.. The Mexican government through public statements and its educational system lays claims to major portions to all or some of our southwestern states as part of the Mexican nation. Are we asking for trouble by granting their illegals an expressed path to our citizenship laying the groundwork for “squatters rights” at some future date ?

3... If it is deemed necessary to supplement the US labor force by allowing itinerant labor should the individual states make the determiniation as to the number should the offer being needed ? And should that offer not be restricted simply to Mexican nationals but to other central and south American countries as well ? Why should its citizens use up other nations emigration quotas ?

Issue 2

What makes it necessary for US to subjugate our sovereignty because of available cheap labor ? While the Godless Demo-Coms socialists encourage population control and abortion . Then complain the US is not reproducing enough citizens to replace its aging retiring workforce. But rely on (as the Romans did) on foreigners (barbarians) .to keep their welfare ponzie schemes supplied with tax money and keep the system working.....

On the Mexican problem

Ever hear of reciprocal aggrements ? These are arranged to protect the rights of American citizens working or living in other countries.

Why is it when it comes to citizens of other countries we are required to offer them the same privledges as we do to US citizens? But when it comes to US citizens who get in trouble or attempt to do business in other countries they do not get the same treatment their citizens get.

Americans can’t own coast land in Mexico. And get no title to it elsewhere. If they run out of cash they’ll get unceremoniously sent back or put in jail untill some relative comes up with the “fresh”. That’s just for starters as for granting them voting privledges yea let’s give Mexican citizens that right when American citizens vote in their elections .


14 posted on 04/25/2013 6:01:41 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause..Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: xzins

I sure agree with him that the borders have to be completely secured.

Let the GOP and Dems do that and then work for reform.


15 posted on 04/25/2013 6:04:49 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

I agree with you, but it will not happen.


16 posted on 04/25/2013 6:06:37 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

But it’s not for a lack of laws. The fricken constitution-hating Marxist traitor occupying the white house and his liberty-hating underlings REFUSE to ENFORCE THE LAW!! And they have already declared through word and deed that they will NOT enforce ANY new law they disagree with!! New laws will do nothing to improve the situation, but will in fact fling the border wide open!!

WAKE-UP RUBIO!! WAKE-UP America!!


17 posted on 04/25/2013 6:08:42 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jane Long

Cruz will be maligned with no facts nor proof. he’s catching flak here like an A-10 in Afghanistan.

And for the same reason.


18 posted on 04/25/2013 6:11:03 PM PDT by stanne
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To: I got the rope

Cruz is against the immigration bill


19 posted on 04/25/2013 6:11:45 PM PDT by HawkHogan
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To: trubolotta; Will88
He seems to be backing away and I’m willing to cut him a tiny bit of slack for being naive.
Rubio has been talking about his "Dream Act" AKA amnesty since before he was elected.

Too many people here ignored that. His Chief of Staff is a known open borders dimwit.

He is anything but naive and the last thing we need is to continue to "cut slack" or apologize for elected officials naiveness

By cutting slack you assume he's too stupid to know what he's doing. If that's the case, the sooner we get rid of him the better.

20 posted on 04/25/2013 6:12:29 PM PDT by lewislynn ( We bet on the black, it came up red.)
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To: xzins

As always, the government IS the problem!! Especially FUBO’s Marxist/Islamofascist government!! Do not allow this bastard more power or allow him his way!! Obama is loving McCain/Rubio’s betrayal!! If FUBO continues openly defying the constitution, IMPEACH the treasonous bastard!!


21 posted on 04/25/2013 6:13:55 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

They will not wake up, Jim.

They will not do what’s right. A conservative Senate, House and Presidency will not happen for a couple decades, if ever.

Therefore, we are stuck with what we now have. Illegals flooding across the border, Tsarnaev-type terrorists infiltrating, and democrats gaining voters by the millions.

Texas will fall to the socialist voting illegals as they slowly gain a majority, just as they did in your California.

Then the nation.

The democrats WANT what we have now. Why would the democrats change it? They just keep offering what they know we won’t agree to so they keep what we now have.

The nation will go bankrupt, the crisis they’ve longed for will happen, and a one-party, dictatorship of the proletariat will be imposed on the USA.

Weep for your nation, store ammo, and pray there will at least be a fight.


22 posted on 04/25/2013 6:18:53 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: HawkHogan

i joined in with rubio?


23 posted on 04/25/2013 6:19:21 PM PDT by I got the rope
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To: lewislynn
By cutting slack you assume he's too stupid to know what he's doing. If that's the case, the sooner we get rid of him the better.

Rubio will be in the Senate for another 5+ years, so it is time to get real. Either we win him over or push him into the establishment Republican klatch. If he hears enough reasoned opposition to his stand, he may change his mind. Calling him names, decalring him toast and other such nonsense will do nothing productive.

24 posted on 04/25/2013 6:19:33 PM PDT by trubolotta
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To: I got the rope

sorry..meant to write...
“I thought he joined in with Rubio.”


25 posted on 04/25/2013 6:19:58 PM PDT by I got the rope
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To: jazusamo
"The concept of a national security entry-exit screening database is at least 10 years old." This has been LAW since the 1996 immigration bill. If it had been enforced, the 911 hijackers would not have been in the country. Implementation was "delayed" due to objections from the airlines and other tourism-related industries. I remember Delta was a big player in this. The Border Security Act of 2002 in the wake of 911 again mandated the implementation of a computerized entry-exit database. This did not occur. The current ineffective "system" they use exempts Mexicans and Canadians and other foreign nationals who enter on certain kinds of visas, such as Saudis, as well as nationals from western European countries (no terrorists there!) in the visa waiver program. We do not collect biographic and biometric data on all visitors, offering a pass to terrorists, and other undesirable aliens to enter the country under the visa exemptions.

Nor do we track whether or not visitors actually leave. Submission of departure forms are voluntary. There is no way to be certain that visitors are leaving when their visa expires without personally tracking the individual down. As if.

And Rubio (& Company) expect us to believe that this time it will happen. Sus pantalones se están quemando.

26 posted on 04/25/2013 6:20:16 PM PDT by La Lydia
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27 posted on 04/25/2013 6:21:25 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: trubolotta

He’s a lawyer. He isn’t gullible, he knows exactly what he’s doing. We are not going to win him back, he’s a statist.


28 posted on 04/25/2013 6:22:30 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: I got the rope

Rand Paul is for amnesty, not Cruz.


29 posted on 04/25/2013 6:23:17 PM PDT by HawkHogan
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To: COBOL2Java

Rubio is the Hispanic Obama


30 posted on 04/25/2013 6:23:50 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave ofo attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: chris37
He’s a lawyer. He isn’t gullible, he knows exactly what he’s doing. We are not going to win him back, he’s a statist.

He is gullible because he is taking Schumer et al at their word. I'm sure they schmoozed him pretty well, as did McCain and Flake. He isn't the first to be taken and he won't be the last.

31 posted on 04/25/2013 6:26:38 PM PDT by trubolotta
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To: Jim Robinson

Totally agree, and the list of articles for impeachment so far is approaching infinity!!


32 posted on 04/25/2013 6:27:11 PM PDT by ldish (Give me Freedom and Liberty or let's kick some a**!)
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To: jazusamo

Rubio is GOP-e, period.


33 posted on 04/25/2013 6:28:20 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: Jane Long
Cruz, in his own words, video at link:
    “So, it is my hope that passing a bipartisan bill addressing areas of common agreement – securing the border, improving legal immigration, improving agricultural workers to ensure that we have workers who are here out of the shadows, able to work legally.

    “I hope that reform legislation will not be held hostage to an issue that is deeply, deeply divisive, namely a pathway to citizenship. In my view that’s how we get something done, we focus on areas of agreement, not on areas of disagreement. And I am hopeful that over the course of consideration, we’ll see some consensus come together to do exactly that.”

Ted Cruz, US Senate website, Press Release on Immigration Legislation
April 22, 2013

34 posted on 04/25/2013 6:30:07 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Jim Robinson
FUBO continues openly defying the constitution, IMPEACH the treasonous bastard!!

This system has ceased to function as a republic. He will not be impeached. Personally, I think he's there because the elite of both parties wanted him there.

Conservatives have been sold down the river.

We need a new battle plan, because the current one isn't working, and it won't work. A freaking internet tax, Jim, and Maryland is taxing the God-given RAIN! It is absurd, it is insane, it is tyrannical.

"When in the course of human events...."

35 posted on 04/25/2013 6:33:15 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: trubolotta

He didn’t get there by being stupid, he knows exactly what he is doing. For crying out loud, he was speaker of the Florida House!


36 posted on 04/25/2013 6:33:44 PM PDT by mazda77
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To: COBOL2Java

He sounds more like a double agent. Equating illegal aliens with slaves revealed a great deal about him.


37 posted on 04/25/2013 6:35:08 PM PDT by Jane Austen (Boycott the Philadelphia Eagles!)
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To: jazusamo

God Bless MM


38 posted on 04/25/2013 6:37:06 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Background checks, Mr. President? You first ...)
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To: mazda77

Ok, let’s toss him because of one issue, immigration. There’s a winning strategy.


39 posted on 04/25/2013 6:37:55 PM PDT by trubolotta
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To: lewislynn
He is anything but naive...

The question of naivete involves whether he actually believes that the so-called border security provisions could ever be effective, and even more whether he believes the Dims have any intention at all of following through.

He's either naive in believing they might be effective, or he's lying shamelessly as he constanly promotes all those wonderful border security provisions cooked up by the Gang of 8.

40 posted on 04/25/2013 6:39:30 PM PDT by Will88
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To: trubolotta
He is gullible because he is taking Schumer et al at their word.

Rubio is a fraud. He is NOT gullible. He knows exactly what he is doing - destroying our Republic with his support of this evil bill.

People who believe that Rubio is naive or that he can be turned towards Conservatism are the gullible ones.

Rubio will NEVER be a Conservative.

41 posted on 04/25/2013 6:42:11 PM PDT by sand88
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To: sand88

If Rubio is on the ticket in 2016 - NO!!!


42 posted on 04/25/2013 6:43:03 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave ofo attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: sand88

I agree. Rubio is devious. He could not possibly so stupid as not to realize the harmful consequences of this bill.


43 posted on 04/25/2013 6:45:19 PM PDT by Jane Austen (Boycott the Philadelphia Eagles!)
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To: trubolotta

Well, I’ll say this. If you are a person with a career in government as Rubio is, and you do not know or are not aware that Chuck Shumer is a slithering snake in the grass, then you are simply too stupid, ignorant and dangerous for the job.

The same goes for McCain. Both of these people are menaces. They are American villains to the core.

I do not know enough about Flake to be able to speak on him at this time.

But I’ll say I regret voting for Rubio. I should have known better, Florida republicans come from a long, long line of backstabbing.


44 posted on 04/25/2013 6:45:51 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37

I’m well aware of Schumer and company. They are not honorable and not to be trusted, but the little club we call Congress won’t face that fact with only a few exceptions. Schumer is a con man and Rubio isn’t his first nor will he be his last mark. Con men are good at what they do and once they pour on the charm, very few people actually can resist.

I wouldn’t be too harsh on yourself for voting Rubio considering the choices you had and the fact he had support from a lot of conservatives, as well as the TEA Party.


45 posted on 04/25/2013 6:56:43 PM PDT by trubolotta
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To: trubolotta

Were you even old enough to remember the ‘86 Immigration Reform Act? If you are, or did, . . . . . well I’ll just let you and everyone else fill in the rest.


46 posted on 04/25/2013 6:57:38 PM PDT by mazda77
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To: jazusamo
I sure agree with him that the borders have to be completely secured. Let the GOP and Dems do that and then work for reform.

I say it again. The republican immigration reform bill should be "secure the border". Do not talk to me until it is done, not planned, not half azzed, not in the works, done.

47 posted on 04/25/2013 7:01:03 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Cyprus - the beginning)
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To: Da Coyote

FUMR.

You are a RINO.

FUMR.


You got a two for one there.
Works for Romney and Rubio


48 posted on 04/25/2013 7:01:25 PM PDT by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: chris37

Can anyone out there who is not a troll explain to my how we are ever going to win the White House without the Hispanic votes? Just cut the crap for a moment and tell me. Must have working knowledge of demographics and statitstics. It’s like a hen house in here.


49 posted on 04/25/2013 7:01:38 PM PDT by ynotjjr (Rubio / Cheney 2016 Brand New Heart - Same Old Guts)
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To: mazda77

Of course I remember the 86 act - which is why I am against what is being proposed now. I have written articles about that and a small step approach like the one the House is considering. All I have said is that I’m not prepared to completely write Rubio off because of this since he said he favors the House approach and we need him on other legislation.


50 posted on 04/25/2013 7:01:55 PM PDT by trubolotta
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