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Senate Aide: Rubio 'Trying to Get Out of the Gang of Eight'
Breitbart ^

Posted on 06/05/2013 1:27:41 PM PDT by Perdogg

A high-ranking senate aide told Breitbart News on Wednesday that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is searching for an escape hatch from the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Miscellaneous; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: gangofeight; marcorubio; rubio; toolaterino
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1 posted on 06/05/2013 1:27:41 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: sickoflibs

I don’t agree with the bill, not even the framework, but I wish people would not trash Rubio.


2 posted on 06/05/2013 1:28:53 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Perdogg

Why not trash Rubio ~ after all, he’s their leider?


3 posted on 06/05/2013 1:29:40 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Perdogg

Its not like people didn’t try to warn him.
Lesson #1: “Ignore anything McCain and his girlfriend have to say”
Lesson #2: “See Lesson #1”


4 posted on 06/05/2013 1:29:42 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: Perdogg

Lay down with dogs, you get fleas, Marco........need some calamine lotion?........


5 posted on 06/05/2013 1:30:11 PM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Perdogg

Marco showed incredible stupidity in getting involved with Schumer in the first place, I will always question his judgement now.


6 posted on 06/05/2013 1:30:46 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Perdogg

Might be a good idea.


7 posted on 06/05/2013 1:30:48 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: Perdogg

Memo to Marco:

CLOSE THE BORDERS FIRST

Then, we’ll talk.


8 posted on 06/05/2013 1:32:05 PM PDT by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: Perdogg
Now that the bill is launched and likely will be passed Rubio wants to distance himself from it.

He'll never be able to wash the stink off.

9 posted on 06/05/2013 1:32:54 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Zathras; muawiyah; sickoflibs

There is a difference in admonishing someone and trashing. He deserves the admonishment, not the trashing.


10 posted on 06/05/2013 1:32:55 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: Perdogg

I haven’t trashed him in public, but you really should have seen the email I sent him. It smoked.


11 posted on 06/05/2013 1:32:57 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Perdogg

Rubio has been horrible on this issue. Truly horrible. He’s damn good on nearly everything else. As a Florida constituent, I am not going to throw Rubio under the bus...at least not yet. He can come out of this okay if he exits the gang correctly or proposes a reasonable alternative that gets rid of the amnesty and strengthens the border enforcement.

If he continues to push this crap sandwich all the way through the senate, he deserves whatever is thrown at him.


12 posted on 06/05/2013 1:33:22 PM PDT by ilgipper (The lesson for the GOP is simple - don't let the opposition define you)
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To: Perdogg

good. then he’s still listening, at least. i still like rubio and God knows we need him to hold the line for the next four years as one of only 5 or so principled conservatives in the senate.

mcconnell needs to feel the heat. we need to force 60 vote cloture. his phone is busy line so that is a good sign.


13 posted on 06/05/2013 1:34:00 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: Perdogg

He wants to be a US Senator, he’s got to put up with the trash.


14 posted on 06/05/2013 1:34:15 PM PDT by muawiyah (Git yer Red Arm Bands here - $29.95 - NOT SOLD IN STORES - TAX FREE)
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To: Perdogg
...I wish people would not trash Rubio"

He was wrong to go along with any scheme that does not stop the invasion of the US first. But I've been defending him, kind of. I've said he is who he is, and it seems he's hispanic first and a US citizen second. That being said, I think he can learn how we conservatives feel about people coming to the US honestly and legally.

I think he was played by Schummer and McCain. Their primary goal, more than even destroying the integrity of US citizenship and residency, was to stop conservative, articulate, and intelligent Rubio. Rubio was played.

That being said, I'm not one trashing him. Rubio is intelligent, he's passionate about making things better, and he could bring the US in a good direction. But he can't be naive or stupid about the intentions of those who will do anything to continue the destruction of the US.

15 posted on 06/05/2013 1:35:56 PM PDT by grania
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To: Perdogg
but I wish people would not trash Rubio.

No need to trash him as he's done a thorough job of trashing himself by joining this latest Democrat ruse to try and grant amnesty to 15 - 20 million illegal aliens. Almost everything about this latest amnesty ruse has been deceitful and dishonest, and especially those absurd radio ads Rubio participated in that have run for weeks.

16 posted on 06/05/2013 1:36:29 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Perdogg

This IS Rubio’s “we’ll build the fence in a couple of years or have a meeting” bill.


17 posted on 06/05/2013 1:37:16 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Perdogg

I live in Florida and i voted for him. I won’t trash him but i wont vote for him for US Senate again...or certainly if he gets nomination for higher office
He got into office..traded in his conservative street creds and joined the establishment E GOP
I have no problem with that...I merely wont vote for them
If that means nothing but Democrats get elected..thats fine with me..
I sleep well at night because the lesser of evils is still evil and Marco Rubio either lied to us..or was naive.
I dont really give a rip he had his shot..i voted for him..i wont vote for him again...EVER!
Freegards
LEX


18 posted on 06/05/2013 1:37:17 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: ilgipper

He’s better then Nelson but this has been sorely disappointing.


19 posted on 06/05/2013 1:37:51 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Perdogg
There is an old saying: if you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything.

Once a so called republican fool drinks the Shmuky's kool-aid, one is left with the fall out of that decision. Rubio's political career as a conservative republican is toast. Next, he will probably switch parties as to stay in DC and he can really kiss on Shmuky’s ass then. I'm sure Shmuky and gang are loving this.

20 posted on 06/05/2013 1:37:55 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: Perdogg

And well he should. Beating a dead horse is not a pretty sight.


21 posted on 06/05/2013 1:38:06 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: Perdogg

I really like Rubio.
A new face of next generation of leaders.
People tried to tell him he was being used by those in power.

Advice is to stop listening to GOPe and start listening to the people who put him in the Senate.
We The People.


22 posted on 06/05/2013 1:38:17 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: ilgipper
Rubio has been horrible on this issue. Truly horrible. He’s damn good on nearly everything else.

Trouble is if this one issue, ie bill, passes none of those other issues will matter. The nation will forever become socialist California writ large.

As far as I'm concerned Rubio knows this and has chosen his own political future over that of the country. The rest is all lip service.

Yeah, I'm mad at him.

23 posted on 06/05/2013 1:38:21 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Perdogg
Good for Rubio

The reason they have a Gang of 8 is because they need 8 Senators to provide the necessary votes to steam roller this thing through.

From the standpoint of getting this disastrous Immigration Bill passed a Gang of 7 = Gang of 0 and the bill will fail

Welcome back from the Dark side, Sen Rubio. It's nice to have you back and I hope it was a learning experience

24 posted on 06/05/2013 1:39:36 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Perdogg
Rubio (R-FL) is searching for an escape hatch from the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill.

Easily done -

1. Put on your Big-Boy Pants

2. Stand up

3. Say:

"This bill has turned into another overbearing monstrosity like the Obamacare bill.
It is not what the American people want or need so I can not support it."


25 posted on 06/05/2013 1:40:28 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: Perdogg

Rubio deserves to be ‘trashed’ (your word, not mine).
He exhibited very poor judgement in aligning himself with the likes of Schumer. The sooner he disavows this insanity the better.


26 posted on 06/05/2013 1:40:53 PM PDT by O6ret
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To: Perdogg

Doesn’t surprise me.

Like Eve in the Garden of Eden, he was seduced by that Evil Old Serpent John McCain - the Father of Lies. Rubio probably felt that he could finesse the immigration mess and lead McCain to logic. Instead McCain tried to use him.

I hope RUbio manages to escape. I really like him and I think he is really a conservative. He was mislead by Satan in the Senate House.


27 posted on 06/05/2013 1:41:22 PM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/))
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To: Perdogg

I don’t agree with the bill, not even the framework, but I wish people would not trash Rubio.
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Would you have said the same about Vidkun Quisling if you were a Norwegian in the 1940s? Face it, Rubio BETRAYED us. I’m not sure there is ever forgiveness for Treason.


28 posted on 06/05/2013 1:41:27 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Perdogg
>>>I don’t agree with the bill, not even the framework, but I wish people would not trash Rubio.

Then he needs to take a lesson from my Senator: Ted Cruz.

Yes...he's my senator and I am PROUD....

29 posted on 06/05/2013 1:41:54 PM PDT by NELSON111
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To: Perdogg

Golly, did he just figure out what we knew all along, that Schumer and the gang are not to be trusted??


30 posted on 06/05/2013 1:43:01 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Perdogg

Trying to get out? Just announce that you’re out. Sheesh...


31 posted on 06/05/2013 1:43:53 PM PDT by ez (Muslims do not play well with others.)
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To: Perdogg

He is the worst, most deceptively craven and cowardly hypocrite among the Republicans in the Senate.


32 posted on 06/05/2013 1:44:44 PM PDT by Piranha (We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.)
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To: Perdogg

Sadly, he already found the escape hatch. The problem is, we flushed already.


33 posted on 06/05/2013 1:44:55 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were Iviolated...)
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To: Iron Munro

>”This bill has turned into another overbearing monstrosity like the Obamacare bill.
It is not what the American people want or need so I can not support it.”

If he said those two sentences into a microphone, the bill would be DEAD.


34 posted on 06/05/2013 1:46:27 PM PDT by struggle
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To: Perdogg

Rubio stepped in the Gang of 8 and he will never get that stench off.

The immigration bill commercial he is a part of is filled with lies and misrepresentations.

Poor Rubio is realizing Schumer, McCain and Graham played him and quite probably destroyed any future political aspirations he might have had. However, Rubio was pro-amnesty and pro-illegals when he was in the state legislature, so if they did play him, he allowed it.

It will be difficult for Rubio to extricate himself from the immigration bill because he helped write the damn thing.


35 posted on 06/05/2013 1:46:29 PM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: ilgipper
If he continues to push this crap sandwich all the way through the senate, he deserves whatever is thrown at him.

What I've been thinking too. He's been good on so many issues but this one is a potential death knell to the USA in swamping us with immigrants who are going to so CLEARLY be on the "taker" side of the equation versus the "maker". If this bill is passed, it is so clearly GAME OVER for the USA we grew up loving. It may already be Game Over, but this bill represents the absolute death knell. It is PAINFULLY obvious to anyone who is paying into the system and pays attention to what is going on.
36 posted on 06/05/2013 1:46:46 PM PDT by rockvillem
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To: Perdogg

Screw Rubio, he was weighed and came up lacking.


37 posted on 06/05/2013 1:48:01 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: ilgipper
Rubio has been horrible on this issue. Truly horrible. He’s damn good on nearly everything else.

This immigration bill is checkmate for our Republic. Rubio clearly knows the result of passing this bill.

Rubio is an absolute fraud. Never again should Rubio have the support of any Conservative.

Rubio is NOT a Conservative. You cannot be a Conservative and even entertain the thought of supporting such a destructive bill.

Who cares is smooth talking Rubio can "sound" Conservative on other issues. He is a liar.

There are millions of other citizens who would never make the mistake that Rubio made.

None of these slimy politicians should be given a second chance.

We are too close to losing our Republic to allow ourselves to rationalize some way to excuse the Fraud known as Rubio.

38 posted on 06/05/2013 1:48:24 PM PDT by sand88
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To: Iron Munro

My version would be...

Rubio (R-FL) is searching for an escape hatch from the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill.

Easily done -

1. Put on your Big-Boy Pants

2. Stand up

3. Say:

Yes folks, I have finally come to my senses. I am sorry. I really screwed up here. We have 40 million people out of work in our nation, and I was insensitive enough to care out the jobs and well being of foreign nationals before the jobs and well being of my own fellow citizens. How could I have been that blind?

I know I don’t deserve it, but some day I hope you’ll be able to forgive me.


39 posted on 06/05/2013 1:48:44 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were Iviolated...)
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To: Perdogg
I don’t agree with the bill, not even the framework, but I wish people would not trash Rubio.

Maybe he shouldn't have his name associated with all those shameless false-flag radio spots pushing the "conservative" immigration reform bill.

40 posted on 06/05/2013 1:48:52 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Forget it, Jake. It's Eric Holder's people.")
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To: Perdogg

Rubio is a Phoenix.


41 posted on 06/05/2013 1:49:10 PM PDT by Mashood
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To: rockvillem

No he wants the ability to still ride the fence and recieve accolades for what I do not know!
What happened to just Walk out the Door!


42 posted on 06/05/2013 1:49:51 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Perdogg

Then Rubio needs to quit pushing the bill and that claim might be a little more believable.


43 posted on 06/05/2013 1:50:53 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: Zathras

Rubio has long been GOP-E - was NEVER a conservative.

He got exposed and now he’s trying to slither way from the truth.

Rubio = Romney = McCain = Bushies = liberal establishment GOP-E


44 posted on 06/05/2013 1:51:31 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: newfreep

I tend to agree, unless he can do something to rehabilitate that image.


45 posted on 06/05/2013 1:53:55 PM PDT by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: All

Rubio should have went into this process by saying he was going to negotiate a bipartisan immigration bill that secured the border first...he should have never have come out for amnesty or a “pathway to citizenship” ....he could have bailed and rebuked McCain, Graham and Schumer and called them out on what a disastrous bill this was on every Sunday show and on Hannity, Limbaugh, etc. that would have elevated him in the eyes of a lot conservatives voters ...plus he would have had the advantage of saying he tried to pass an immigration bill when 2016 comes around

...but, he went full throttle amnesty and made a damn fool out of himself ...and is done as far as I am concerned

member of the stupid party is stupid ..what a surprise


46 posted on 06/05/2013 1:54:52 PM PDT by thestob
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To: Perdogg
I don’t agree with the bill, not even the framework, but I wish people would not trash Rubio.

Rubio supported and helped frame it, and stood by while his Gang of 8 comrades trashed opponents of the bill (Conservatives).

He is not an innocent bystander, but a willing accomplice.

47 posted on 06/05/2013 1:55:31 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Perdogg

The good news — and more important that Marco Rubio’s delimma — is that the bill appears like it’s going to crash and burn.


48 posted on 06/05/2013 1:55:36 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: Iron Munro

Rubio (R-FL) is searching for an escape hatch from the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill.
Easily done -

1. Put on your Big-Boy Pants
2. Stand up

3. Say:

“This bill has turned into another overbearing monstrosity like the Obamacare bill.
It is not what the American people want or need so I can not support it.”

______________________________________________________________

Exactly

If Rubio come out strongly against this travesty, he will ensure it’s defeat and do the country a great service.

In my book, all will be forgiven and forgotten.

This Immigration Bill has one and only purpose and that is to dilute the vote pool with Third World voters to offset all of the voters who are going to desert the Democrat Party once they figure out how badly they have been had - a process which we already see happening and which will turn into a rush for the exits once Obama Care hits home.

It’s no coincidence that Immigration Reform and Gun Control are the two signature goals of this administration and the reason they are in such a panic that both are going down in flames.


49 posted on 06/05/2013 1:56:04 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Iron Munro

Exactly. Anything else is just weasel words.


50 posted on 06/05/2013 1:56:21 PM PDT by sheana
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