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Rubio Aide: ‘There Are American Workers Who, For Lack of a Better Term, Can’t Cut It’
National Review ^ | Sunday June 16, 2013

Posted on 06/16/2013 8:32:57 PM PDT by Bigtigermike

Politico’s Playbook has an excerpt from a new Ryan Lizza piece from the New Yorker that is not yet online. It contains a passage on the back-and-forth between labor and the Chamber that has a quote from a Rubio staffer that is going to raise eyebrows, to say the least:

“There are American workers who, for lack of a better term, can’t cut it. There shouldn’t be a presumption that every American worker is a star performer. There are people who just can’t get it, can’t do it, don’t want to do it. And so you can’t obviously discuss that publicly.”

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KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; democrats; gangof8; gope; illegals; lies; marcorubio
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Rubio staff isn't denying it but is basically angry that it was included in the article. Rubio is digging his own political grave
1 posted on 06/16/2013 8:32:57 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

they keep putting down Americans while praising illegal alien invaders

insane


2 posted on 06/16/2013 8:34:18 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Bigtigermike

There are potential POTUS candidates who can’t cut it now that they are known to be down with amnesty and have no interest in border control.


3 posted on 06/16/2013 8:34:47 PM PDT by Paladin2 (;-))
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To: Bigtigermike

So their idea is to import a bunch of Mexicans what turned Mexico into a sewer. This is about vote buying at our expense!


4 posted on 06/16/2013 8:35:44 PM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: Bigtigermike

We have a lot of politicians that can’t cut it to wouldn’t ya say Rub???


5 posted on 06/16/2013 8:36:50 PM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: Bigtigermike
This quote from our chubby, balding (have you noticed the jowls and thinning hair?) Ricky Ricardo should be very useful. I'm starting to detest him as much as Lindsey Graham.

A quote like this might even be catnip for the MSM!

6 posted on 06/16/2013 8:37:37 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Bigtigermike
In truth, Sen. Rubio has always said the reason we need a robust temporary worker program is to create legal avenues for US businesses to meet labor needs when not enough Americans apply for jobs.

They shovel this s--- on us without blinking or gagging. How can anyone be so shameless?

7 posted on 06/16/2013 8:38:43 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: Bigtigermike

The arrogance of those bastards.


8 posted on 06/16/2013 8:39:23 PM PDT by kabar
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To: GeronL

Working hard to destroy your own country, then abandoning it, breaking the laws to enter another country and working to destroy that country is not a noble endeavor. It’s selfish, immoral and criminal and any aide to or any American politician who would defend such behavior is not worthy of representing the American people. Rubio is an ass and so is his staff.


9 posted on 06/16/2013 8:39:48 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Bigtigermike

THERE ARE BUSINESS INTERESTS IN THIS COUNTRY THAT HAVE LINED THE POLITICIANS POCKETS TO PUSH AMNESTY SO THEY CAN HAVE A BIGGER LABOR POOL TO CHOOSE FROM AND MORE CUSTOMERS FOR THEIR RETAIL AND GROCERY STORES.

This argrument along with the “fertility” one offered by Jeb Bush show us how desperate they are to shove amnesty down our throats whether we want it or not.


10 posted on 06/16/2013 8:40:26 PM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST)
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To: CodeToad

Even a broken clock tells the right time twice a day. Congrats ‘’Mr. Broken Clock’’.


11 posted on 06/16/2013 8:40:43 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Bigtigermike

I read a quote on the comments that “GOP elites not afraid of their base” or somthing like that—meaning they are drawing power from somewhere other than the voting base. Good Pt. What and where? Could it be as simple as the Democrats buying Rubio?


12 posted on 06/16/2013 8:40:53 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Bigtigermike

Mexico is not exactly famous for quality.


13 posted on 06/16/2013 8:41:45 PM PDT by ansel12 (Social liberalism/libertarianism, empowers, creates and imports, and breeds, economic liberals.)
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To: Bigtigermike

If his name was “Mark Reed” would he be in the senate right now?


14 posted on 06/16/2013 8:42:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: Bigtigermike

The fallacy here is that *every* nation has workers who “can’t cut it”. I’ll tell you one thing though - you can’t beat a good American worker!


15 posted on 06/16/2013 8:43:00 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: Bigtigermike
The only Americans who can't cut it, lately, are all in Congress!!!! ("What, you mean WE are supposed to legislate?!?! Oh no, run away run away... give it to the courts.... find a special prosecutor.... hand it off to an agency! ANYthing, as long as we don't have to answer for it!")
16 posted on 06/16/2013 8:43:22 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Bigtigermike
I'm no Rubio fan but I can't disagree with this statement, given the fact that we live in "47%" Amerika. The reality is that we don't have the collective work ethic in this country that existed not all that long ago. Illegal immigrants might be taking jobs that Americans could do, but good luck getting those Americans to do things like work in the fields or some of the other menial tasks that the immigrants do without much complaint.
17 posted on 06/16/2013 8:43:45 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason ("Journalism is dead. All news is suspect." - Noamie)
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Rubio Aide: ‘There Are American Workers Who, For Lack of a Better Term, Can’t Cut It’

And illegals are the solution??? What a doofus.

18 posted on 06/16/2013 8:44:10 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Bigtigermike

Amazed and outraged by the perfectly obvious.....


19 posted on 06/16/2013 8:45:01 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: heartwood

That smarmy reply from Rubio’s PR flak is straight out of the Team Kenya playbook.


20 posted on 06/16/2013 8:46:35 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: Bigtigermike

If we ended welfare and unemployment, most of those workers who can’t cut it would learn to cut it so fast that Rubio could not even say, “God bless my Latino brothers and sisters; viva la Reconquista!” before these workers would now cut it. They would have to cut it or else!


21 posted on 06/16/2013 8:46:54 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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To: Bigtigermike

This really is getting worse and worse. There is no reason to give citizens of other countries who are here illegally, a damn thing!

Why would anyone think such a person would be a good American citizen?


22 posted on 06/16/2013 8:47:04 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: ansel12

Except for Tequila.


23 posted on 06/16/2013 8:48:19 PM PDT by Paladin2 (;-))
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To: Bigtigermike

Social darwinism at its best.


24 posted on 06/16/2013 8:48:44 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Major Matt Mason

The moral decline in America and not confined to the working class. Lack of work ethic has its counterpart in a general decline in business ethics by the owner class.


25 posted on 06/16/2013 8:49:33 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Still Thinking
At one time, America had an abundance of marginal jobs for marginal workers.

Like drinking and toking weed a little too much to operate heavy machinery safely? There are jobs shoveling chickensh*t where sobriety and work attention don't matter so much.

At least there used to be, until we imported illegals to take these jobs. Now, they are even competing with home grown slackers for welfare checks.

26 posted on 06/16/2013 8:49:38 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Bigtigermike

Maybe he’s just trying to start a dialogue.


27 posted on 06/16/2013 8:49:56 PM PDT by pacpam (action=consequence and applies in all cases - friend of victory)
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To: Bigtigermike

I don’t think everyone realizes what this is about. It’s not just to give the democrats all these millions of hispanic votes.

It’s to tip the demographics so that conservatives can’t win and so the republican party and the nation will be controlled by moderate socialist progressives.

All idea of fiscal responsibility, America as a world leader, America as a christian nation, is to be ended.


28 posted on 06/16/2013 8:50:09 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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Rubio Aide: ‘There Are American Workers Who, For Lack of a Better Term, Can’t Cut It’

Oh, you mean union-thugs, government "workers" and "educators".

29 posted on 06/16/2013 8:50:09 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATs! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: Bigtigermike; All

Marco Rubio and his Hispano Racists can bese me ....

And those comments are directed at WHITE ANGLO Americans.

I am so tired of these Amnesty Liberal Hispano Racists...and their enablers in the GOP Media


30 posted on 06/16/2013 8:51:46 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Don't Blame Me For La Raza Rubio....I Voted For Alex Snitker)
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To: Bigtigermike

Wait. Two separate issues. I agree with the aid. I disagree vehemently with the current immigration bill.


31 posted on 06/16/2013 8:54:18 PM PDT by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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To: Bigtigermike
The boy who wanted to pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform a few years back out of loyalty to his Mexican nanny, used the term that illegals were needed to do the lowly jobs that Americans wouldn't do.

Rubio evidently kicked that line up a notch.

Rubio ought to cut his losses now, and go over to the Dems where he belongs.

Hillary was screwed out of the nomination by an Africa-American with a Muslim name. Wouldn't it be funny if she lost it this time to another nobody with an Hispanic name.

32 posted on 06/16/2013 8:55:53 PM PDT by metafugitive
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To: Bigtigermike

CUT the WELFARE, CUT the FREE LUNCHES, CUT the FOOD STAMPS ... CUT the UNEMPLOYMENT...except for the destitute and those actually unable to work. WHAT the FEDS reward...is what we have GOTTEN...you idgit!


33 posted on 06/16/2013 8:56:47 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Bigtigermike
This is a classic, age-old, time-worn story. The ant and the grasshopper. The three little pigs.

When you have a group of people who build a successful society where most people prosper, and that society is head-and-shoulders above what those around them experience, then it is natural for the outsiders to covet and desire what the hard-working builders of the successful society want.

The problem begins when the power-mongers within the successful society begin to appeal to the base desires of those outside their society, because they can't appeal to the builders within their own society anymore. That's when the keys to the gates get passed to others who didn't participate in the building of the society, but now, in masses large enough to swamp and overwhelm the original builders, set their sights on moving in, taking over, and shoving aside the original people.

The treason is that the power-mongers believe that they can rule over the new outsiders in order to sustain their own power. They will soon learn that the outsiders are not builders, and that the society cannot continue to prosper in the ways that their prior original society builders did.

-PJ

34 posted on 06/16/2013 8:57:54 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Bigtigermike
Hope Rubio is reading Free Republic. Doodle a doodlie! - there goes Rubio.
35 posted on 06/16/2013 9:00:20 PM PDT by Bronzy
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To: Williams

I don’t think everyone realizes what this is about. It’s not just to give the democrats all these millions of hispanic votes.

It’s to tip the demographics so that conservatives can’t win and so the republican party and the nation will be controlled by moderate socialist progressives.


Exactly. And the GOP power brokers don’t mind if they lose a couple of elections because they have no interest in vigorously opposing the Democrat agenda. So they let the Dems install the socialist state with barely a peep. They dream of managing that bureaucracy, not fighting political battles to cut it.

The beltway GOP want deals and K Street cashola. Conservatives are the only people in the GOP with a bedrock ideology so naturally the beltway GOP want us marginalized.


36 posted on 06/16/2013 9:02:27 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: SeminoleCounty
It took lots of drugs and dumbing down of good Americans but rubio is still un-American and is pushing amnesty. Church going illegal’s drive brand new cars from stolen money, from IRS and liar in chief. I bet the preacher man never tells his sorry arse church goers they are stealing and praying at the same time. Illegal’s are getting 20k to 30k from the IRS. THIEVES!
37 posted on 06/16/2013 9:03:21 PM PDT by goinguplive
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To: Bigtigermike

[[“There are American workers who, for lack of a better term, can’t cut it. There are people who just can’t get it, ]]

Like this staffer for isntance- perhaps we shoudl allow ONE ilelgal imigrant to take htis staffer’s job- put hte staffer out of work- so he’ll get an idea of what it’s liek to lose a job to an ilelgal-


38 posted on 06/16/2013 9:07:34 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Major Matt Mason

I think the key words here are “temporary worker program.”

We had a lot of ‘braceros’ who worked the fields during WWII, since our boys were fighting the war that Mexico sat out.
When they didn’t want to leave, Ike assisted them: ‘Operation Wetback.’

‘Green’ “immigrants” don’t complain, as you say, because they know if they do there are six more guys on hangers in a closet of the ‘safe house’ they’re flopping in anxious for the work.
The public service unions are anxious to sign-on the illegals who have been here a while and the Chamber of Commerce anticipates another huge wave of pliable, ‘hard-working’, easily cowed, low-wage slaves.

And if the Chicago definition of an “honest politician”: ‘A guy who’s
bought, and stays bought,’ applies here, the Gang is anxious to prove their honesty to the Chamber and labor unions.

Remember when our immigration policy was determined by what was good for the country? No longer!


39 posted on 06/16/2013 9:09:17 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Bigtigermike
Here's the plan--(Rubio is a big, fat LIAR) What’s going to happen in the next few weeks, possibly by July 4th, the Senate will pass the amnesty bill. At the same time the House is going to pass a Trojan horse bill that will sound good and that will secure the borders. The problem with that is they’re both going to be sent to conference committee, where amnesty is going to be added to the Trojan horse bill. The Senate will vote yes on final passage and send it to the House. Led by Nancy Pelosi, the House Democrats will ALL vote for the bill because it will assure permanent Democratic political majority, and a few Republican committee chairs will provide the final votes needed for passage. That way the president will have amnesty for illegals and the country will be fast‑tracked to permanent progressivism. Contact your congresscritters and let them know YOU know. Alert all the people you can to do the same.
40 posted on 06/16/2013 9:11:12 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Bigtigermike

Their are political elites who for lack of a better term are assholes. No wait. That is exactly the term............


41 posted on 06/16/2013 9:11:49 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: Bigtigermike

History shows that granting legal status is not without profound and substantial costs to American workers.

http://www.wvgazette.com/Opinion/OpEdCommentaries/201306140130

It seems like both parties are pimping for the Hispanics.
Rubio, to get his people out of the shadows with dignity he thinks. The democrats looking for future voters since they see they already have the AA voter.


42 posted on 06/16/2013 9:11:59 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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43 posted on 06/16/2013 9:12:53 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Everyone, remember where he lives...so we can send him a card.


44 posted on 06/16/2013 9:14:42 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Bigtigermike
If his aide is saying these things then so is Rubio.
That punk had many hornswoggled.


Just another snake oil salesman.

45 posted on 06/16/2013 9:16:17 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: Bigtigermike

No biggie. Just more lesser evil for us to swallow. Sit up straight and chew properly folks.

Or stop voting for it. Your choice.


46 posted on 06/16/2013 9:25:16 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Bigtigermike

take away their welfare checks and other forms of assistance, and you will see those who “can’t cut it” change over night into productive citizens, eager to earn their next meal.


47 posted on 06/16/2013 9:38:00 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Vigilanteman

The ever rising minimum wage also eliminated all the chicken shit shoveling jobs.


48 posted on 06/16/2013 9:40:45 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Bigtigermike

I’ll take the flames, but Rubio is right.

All of you throwing brickbats would agree with him if the discussion were about our society or about the ignorant voting electorate, instead of about immigration.

This nation has an underclass of uneducated, largely illiterate, and lazy people living off the government dole.


49 posted on 06/16/2013 9:50:44 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Bigtigermike

Rubio has his own 47%.


50 posted on 06/16/2013 9:51:34 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Plan "B" is now Plan "A")
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