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Marco Rubio indicates he won’t vote for own immigration bill without changes
Daily Caller ^

Posted on 06/05/2013 8:04:48 AM PDT by Perdogg

In an interview on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show on Tuesday night, Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio indicated that he would not support the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill he had helped author unless it is changed.

Earlier in the day, Rubio had said that immigration reform was still short of the 60 votes it needs to pass the Senate.

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1 posted on 06/05/2013 8:04:48 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Cris37 indicates he won’t vote for Rubio again no matter what Rubio does.


2 posted on 06/05/2013 8:06:37 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Perdogg

Allen West for Senate.


3 posted on 06/05/2013 8:07:49 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics usually is.)
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To: Perdogg

The 60 vote requirement is a lie put out there to keep us focused elsewhere. As Mark Levin pointed out yesterday, Mitch McConnell has said that he will let it come to a vote without a vote on cloture. As a result, the requirement is only 51. This is a set-up.


4 posted on 06/05/2013 8:08:15 AM PDT by Piranha (We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.)
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To: Perdogg

He was for it before he was against...goodbye Marco. We hardly knew yah...


5 posted on 06/05/2013 8:08:51 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Perdogg
Rubio has seen his political life flash before his eyes.

But no one should forget how he tried to flim-flam us.

6 posted on 06/05/2013 8:09:38 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Perdogg

Rubio see his numbers drop?


7 posted on 06/05/2013 8:10:50 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Perdogg

Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio indicated that he would not support the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill he had helped author unless it is changed.

Earlier in the day, Rubio had said that immigration reform was still short of the 60 votes it needs to pass the Senate.

Let’s hope this remains true on both counts.


8 posted on 06/05/2013 8:10:50 AM PDT by wita
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To: Perdogg; mickie
Looks like the intense pressure coming at him from every bastion of the conservative right is having the desired effect....but too little backing-off too late.

Leni

9 posted on 06/05/2013 8:11:28 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Piranha

We can kill it in the House if it passes.


10 posted on 06/05/2013 8:11:29 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Perdogg

Poor Rubio is beginning to realize just how deep the hole he stepped in is and what it is filled with...


11 posted on 06/05/2013 8:12:23 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it gettingthe so hot?)
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To: Carry_Okie

There is a great idea. Run West agains’t Rubio.


12 posted on 06/05/2013 8:12:24 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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To: Perdogg
His polling must be taking a hit. I even noticed Rand Paul is saying the same thing now. Ha, they are so political which I know one can't assume there is no politics ever involved in these politicians’ decisions but sometimes, it takes the people to guide them. Rubio has been a let down. We here in our TP were expecting him to be more independent from the establishment. Why? Working on reforms to shrink the government.
13 posted on 06/05/2013 8:12:29 AM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Piranha
As Mark Levin pointed out yesterday, Mitch McConnell has said that he will let it come to a vote without a vote on cloture.

It should have been on the breaking news sidebar.

14 posted on 06/05/2013 8:14:52 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics usually is.)
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To: Viennacon

Probably not unusual, but it is the first time I have seen two comments posted to the same exact second. Guess Jim needs to add tenths, hundredths, millies, etc.


15 posted on 06/05/2013 8:15:47 AM PDT by wita
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To: Little Ray; Perdogg

I wonder what he was promised to sign on to this pile ‘o crap?

Judging from his facebook page, he is getting near-constant heat for this pile ‘o crap. I guess he’s feeling the heat. That is my hope, anyway.


16 posted on 06/05/2013 8:16:36 AM PDT by iceskater (Enjoy your chains, comrades.)
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To: Perdogg
We've got a new reason (excuse) the US Senators can use to change their mind and vote against the bill. With Susan Rice who got on national TV and LIED about Benghazi or is SO STUPID she didn't do her own research in charge of national security, how can we trust this administration to even try to enforce the border security aspects. Heck, with Susan Rice in there they'll just lie and say they are!

Time to put the pressure on every fake-conservative Republican and every dem up for election in 2014.

I say give Rubio some room to repent. He'll have to disown Shumer and join Cruz in putting down McCain though.

17 posted on 06/05/2013 8:17:25 AM PDT by grania
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To: Piranha

But other Senators can object to unanimous consent


18 posted on 06/05/2013 8:18:11 AM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Perdogg
Let's hope this is true.

If so, Rubio is still toast. He did this way too long. The bill is one more democrat disaster if it passes, that he joined in on the sham is shameful.

19 posted on 06/05/2013 8:18:32 AM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: skeeter

But no one should forget how he tried to flim-flam us.


This is a hustle to take the heat off. Rubio is nothing but a lying self serving political hack.

The amnesty bill will pass the Senate and Rubio is in no way done with this bill. He is just setting it up for the House to pass some fake border security measures and the GOP will try to take credit for that.

Then Rubio will get on board for the final bill that comes out of conference. He will vote for it and most likely Boehner will sell us out and let the Dems pass it in the House.


20 posted on 06/05/2013 8:18:37 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: chris37

9YearLurker indicates the same.


21 posted on 06/05/2013 8:18:38 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Little Ray
poor Rubio

I've said this before. He is who he is. That would be he's hispanic first and a US citizen second. I think we should give him a chance to put his priorities straight, especially since his turning against the bill just might stop it from passing.

22 posted on 06/05/2013 8:19:33 AM PDT by grania
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To: Perdogg

Looks as if nobody actually wants this bill. Rubio’s talking it down from the (ahem) right, and various Dems from the Lenin-Left. Empty posturing for all?


23 posted on 06/05/2013 8:21:09 AM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: Perdogg

Rubio has been deceived by himself.


24 posted on 06/05/2013 8:21:43 AM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: lodi90

I believe your scenario will definitely happen, and the American people will never understand what was done.


25 posted on 06/05/2013 8:22:43 AM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: lodi90

I have seen nothing to indicate that Boehner will lift a finger to try and stop it from coming to a vote in the Hiuse despite overwhelming Republidan opposition (at least publicly) to this bill. If it passes the Senate I believe it will pass the House and in committee the Senate bill with citizenship for illegals will become the law.


26 posted on 06/05/2013 8:23:09 AM PDT by Piranha (We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.)
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To: Piranha

You can be sure that McC will figure out a way to help the liberals despite occasional “conservative” rhetoric. He is after all a self-styled “John Sherman Cooper Republican”, and that is NOT “conservative” at all.


27 posted on 06/05/2013 8:25:24 AM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: wita; xzins
Earlier in the day, Rubio had said that immigration reform was still short of the 60 votes it needs to pass the Senate.

Rubio is a complete dufus.

It only needs 50 votes because McConnell (the turncoat) has indicated he is not going to force Cloture. The only way we can force 60 votes is for several of the Senators (Cruz, Paul) to take the floor and refuse to relinquish it until there is a cloture vote.

We need to get Senators to stand up for American and not to bow to Mexico. At last count there were 2 of them.

28 posted on 06/05/2013 8:26:08 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: 9YearLurker

Chris37 also wishes he hadn’t typoed his own name :D


29 posted on 06/05/2013 8:27:50 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: 9YearLurker

Rubio is selling thinking conservatives down the river because he has calculated he doesn’t need our votes anymore. Rubio thinks he can keep some of his supporters while adding a bunch of American Idol mush brained types to his new power base.

Rubio only used conservatives to get inside the beltway. He has the power of incumbency now and doesn’t need us anymore.


30 posted on 06/05/2013 8:29:03 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: Perdogg

Rubio helped make this bill and voted for it in committee. Then he says
he will vote against it? Sounds like Kerry’s I voted for it before I voted
against it shuffle.
Rubio is finished as a Presidential Candidate.


31 posted on 06/05/2013 8:29:12 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: grania

Negative. All his chances are spent. He’ll need my vote too, and he will not be getting it.


32 posted on 06/05/2013 8:29:33 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Piranha

All it takes is for one senator to filibuster and insist on a cloture vote.


33 posted on 06/05/2013 8:31:19 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Perdogg

Pluck you Rubio, and the lizard you rode in on.


34 posted on 06/05/2013 8:32:47 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were Iviolated...)
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To: P-Marlowe

It only needs 50 votes because McConnell (the turncoat) has indicated he is not going to force Cloture.


The bill will pass the Senate. I don’t doubt McConnell has stabbed us in the back and they already have a deal to pass it.

I think this withdrawing support of the bill right now is a little bit of an FU to Reid from McConnell. McConnell wants to force all the vulnerable Dems to vote for the bill. Reid wants to get as many GOP votes as he can so can release some of the Dems up for reelection.

It’s totally meaningless as far as passage because what matters is the final bill.


35 posted on 06/05/2013 8:39:37 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: Perdogg

Rubio, what a disappointment you turned out to be.


36 posted on 06/05/2013 8:41:20 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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Too bad... you have lied to me every day since you started this amnesty crap rubio... that is why you hold no sway with me and why I will donate to any republican that challenges you.

LLS


37 posted on 06/05/2013 8:42:11 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Perdogg

Marco was warned about playing ball with Chuckie Schumer when all this crap started, it’s all smoke and mirrors planned to keep the border wide open.


38 posted on 06/05/2013 8:44:16 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

True. In practice, without the support of the Minority Leader it is more likely to fail. That is a point that Levin addressed and I think he is correct, recent filibusters notwithstanding.


39 posted on 06/05/2013 8:52:30 AM PDT by Piranha (We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.)
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To: lodi90
I think this withdrawing support of the bill right now is a little bit of an FU to Reid from McConnell.

Its these stupid games these turncoats play. Their loyalty is not to the Constitution or the American people. They are only loyal to themselves and the power they can grab by stabbing America in the back. McConnell is not fit to be a men's room janitor, much less a Senator from a great state like Kentucky.

A pox on both their houses.

40 posted on 06/05/2013 8:56:38 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: Perdogg

Rubio has been for amnesty from day 1. He toned his pro illegal stance somewhat when he saw the backlash from conservatives.


41 posted on 06/05/2013 9:00:16 AM PDT by doc
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To: wita

The downside of voting for the Dem in order to punish these guys is getting less and less every day.

We still get the same crap shoved down our pieholes either way.


42 posted on 06/05/2013 9:19:50 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: doc

Rubio has been getting absolutely DESTROYED on his talk show tour. And Hewitt is a pretty friendly audience.


43 posted on 06/05/2013 9:20:38 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Perdogg

I would happily vote for one of my chickens over Ruuubio.


44 posted on 06/05/2013 9:21:31 AM PDT by Flintlock ("The British are coming--to TAKE OUR GUNS"--Paul Revere)
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To: Perdogg

Flip, meet flop.


45 posted on 06/05/2013 9:23:08 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Perdogg

And Rubio tells illegals “ Chu don need no steenkin papers”.


46 posted on 06/05/2013 9:24:57 AM PDT by csmusaret (Will remove Obama-Biden bumperstickers for $10)
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To: Perdogg
It's not nice to fool your supporters.

Pray tell, oh falling star, is it getting harder to see your way in the dimming light of your fading future, Marco?

47 posted on 06/05/2013 9:50:07 AM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I wish I knew why Levin and Limbaugh continue to give Rubio the benefit of the doubt.


48 posted on 06/05/2013 10:11:44 AM PDT by Piranha (We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.)
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To: grania

Sorry. “Hispanic” is a made-up demographic.

Rubio is Cuban, and most of the immigrants we are talking about are Central and South American, esp. Mexican. There is a great deal of antipathy between Mexicans (and other Central and South American ethnicities) and Cubans. Heck, speaking Cuban Spanish in Mexico can get you killed (apparently some commonly used words don’t mean the same thing between the two areas). They don’t really make much of a common cause.

I can’t believe that Rubio wouldn’t know this. I think this was purely political on his part (look at all those votes...). Or, worse, it might be moral - he might actually think that illegal aliens deserve better treatment at taxpayer expense.


49 posted on 06/05/2013 10:38:43 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it gettingthe so hot?)
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To: Little Ray

Rubio is Cuban, and most of the immigrants we are talking about are Central and South American, esp. Mexican.


Rubio is trying to broaden his power base in FL and attract some obama voting cubans/puerto ricans/etc. I don’t think he is really thinking about Mexicans now. It is obama voters he is after. FL is almost a 50/50 party split at this point.

I think he is looking at another term in the senate before he runs for POTUS. He wants to wait a bit, let amnesty kick in and is hoping a lot of people forget his role in it.


50 posted on 06/05/2013 10:56:16 AM PDT by lodi90
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