Skip to comments.Rubio Flips Again, Helps Sink Biometric Visa Tracking Amendment
Posted on 06/18/2013 7:56:01 PM PDT by paltz
The Senate voted down an amendment to the upper chamber's immigration bill proposed by Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) that would require a full biometric visa tracking system placed at every land, sea, and air port of entry in the United States before legalized immigrants could receive green cards.
The measure, which was also called for by the 9/11 Commission in the wake of the 2001 terrorist attacks, would establish a biometric exit-entry system.
Gang of Eight member Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) told Breitbart News last week that the tracking system was the "lynchpin to the whole bill." In May, he told various outlets he favored such a tracking system. On Tuesday, however, Rubio voted against the Visa tracking amendment.
Members of the "Gang of Eight" promised border security before legalization in the process of bringing their immigration bill to the Senate. However, an amendment proposed by Senator John Thune (R-SD) that would finally construct the 700 mile double-layer border fence as mandated by the 2006 Secure Fence Act was voted down as well with the help of the Republican members of the Gang of Eight.
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These facts must devastate Rush and Levin, who have tried so hard to believe Rubio, when he “assured” them of requiring border security and biometric visas before his support, each of which he walked away from!
wHATTA PEACE OF TOAST.
Wow... that was one of the BEST things in this bill.... It gets UGLIER every day.
It’s hard to rationalize what Rubio is doing other than to say he is stuck on stupid.
Still, I admire the fact that they have taken issue with the Zuckerberg money bomb that's saturating WABC with those imbecilic, pro-amnesty radio ads.
“Its hard to rationalize what Rubio is doing other than to say he is stuck on stupid.”
It’s almost like he has had a stroke and doesn’t know what he is doing.
Yes, and Rush named names yesterday, the Koch Brothers (funders and founders of Americans for Tax Reform, which I joined) and Ken Adelson (deep pocket funder of Newt Gingrich, another Amnesty-loving GOP-er!)
He is a crook and conniving evil pathological liar .
I called his vile billionaire puppet office and the phones were busy or no one had the nerve to pick up
They are being hammered .
He know he is cooked so it fora.l about. Being bought off like Maccain and Graham and snake McCoonnel .
K street crooks
“Its hard to rationalize what Rubio is doing other than to say he is stuck on stupid.”
I can’t think of any rational explaination, either.
Gay blackmail, or some feminazi spouse or mother in his family close by, man or woman. We know gays have no borders.
They are going to pass this..... too much momentum and all we have to stop them is the Weeper in the House.
Sorry, we are screwed. Ironically, the GOP will take most of the blame because Rubio has become the face of this monstrosity just as Obama will forever be the face of the Unaffordable Care Act.
The one-two punch of ballooning entitlements from amnesty combined with government healthfare in the face of our ballooning debt makes me want to invest in the prepper industry. It’s going to get ugly. Shrillery will be a shoo-in for 2016 with 11 million new voters. Kiss Florida goodbye for a long time.
I think you're confusing ATR with Americans for Prosperity.
But you're right, the Koch brothers are Beltway libertarians (cosmotarians), and probably agree with Reason Mag, Cato, the WSJ, among others, on the subject of open borders and immigration.
Adelson is the worst though.
Not only a huge proponent of open borders-and an hypocrite-but he tried to foist Newt Gingrich upon us in the last election.
What part of Taxed Enough Already did he not understand?
There is only one way to defend a a thousand pages of indefensible legislation."We have to pass the bill before you will know what's in it."
Of course, that playbook only works when you control both bodies of the legislative branch as well as the executive.
Which is where the village idiot Rubio comes in.
They attempt to get Marco to persuade Boehner and enough house members to go over the cliff to get the legislation passed.
It is quite plain to see just how stupid Rubio is, it is very much up in the air if the speaker and enough members in the house are stupid enough to be taking instructions from Rubio.
One thing is for sure if the bill doesn't pass, the media will canonize Marco and demonize every member of the Republican house.
He could care less .
He is bought off .
The Koch Brothers, HEB food chain billionaire.,and the evil,billionaire who funded jerk funded Newt so he divided the primary vote for Romney own
Rubio and Grahnesty and McConnell and McCain and Flake.
Adelson has destroyed the GOP .
A truly evil creature .
Looks like Rubio is playing kiss b. with Obama and the
Mexicans. Does he think he can bring in that massive 7%
latino vote by being a sellout? On the other hand.
Do we want a nation wide biometric tracking system for
everyone? Could be a foot in the door.
The truth is that by supporting this, the Koch Brothers and Ken Adleson are signing their own death warrants. The Democrats and unions then will have unlimited power, and will use it to crush them. 10 million illegals legalized equals 6 million votes for the Democrats and only 1 million for Republicans, which will result in Texas and other states becoming permanently blue.
Wow... This guy Rubio has gone full assclown.
The Gaydar is strong on that one.
Rubio’s presidential hopes lie on the trash heap of immigration blues. It’s going to be fun watching this wiggle monkey try to spin his way out of this. ...I liked Rubio. Shame on me. It’s getting to a point I don’t trust any of the bums.
The usual short term gain and no long teem thinking.
Beyond reckless .
I think Adelson is a Dem using his money to kill off the GOP.
He funded Newt to divide the conservative base to get Romney .
The guy is pro abortion, anti religion, pro amnesty ....
a lib funding the country club GOP to fight off any chance of a conservative winning a national race.
He is poison to anything he touches and it’s on purpose.
Let me paint you a picture:
People who are already preppers have most of their stuff - the best brands that work. Those who rush to try to get something, will buy the brand of whatever is in regular stores. Instead of swell Sanyo eneloop rechargeable batteries, they will buy Duracell and Energizer at Walmart or the drug store or the grocery store. If it's a man, he will buy those same brands at Lowes and Home Depot. And, he will buy cheap flashlights because he has to buy so much, the better brands won't be sold until the end unless no one has money to buy them at the end after their food and water.
They will buy grocery store brand veggies and canned meat. Bags of beans and rice will sell out everywhere as well as cans of beans. Toilet paper will be gone quickly.
The cheapest brands of guns will sell out whether or not there are any cartridges to buy.
The idea of that madness makes me want to lock the front door now and not open it until the world straightens out, however long that will be.
But yes, people like Anderson have wielded an almost uniformly malignant influence over American society.
Mirror mirror on the wall who is the sneakiest little weasel of them all? (Marco Rubio)
There is an interesting irony building here. I, too, have heard those ads a thousand times on the radio, and they emphasize that it's a "conservative" bill, with "conservatives" behind it, and those "conservatives" are demanding tough border security, etc., etc. The ads have clearly painted the bill as a "conservative" (read: Republican) effort. The ads leave the distinct impression that the Republicans own this bill.
So guess what? The ignorant chattering class, aka, the low information voters, have also heard those ads a thousand times, so when the bill crashes and burns who do you suppose they will "blame"? LMBO! It certainly won't be the "conservatives" because, well... why would the "conservatives" (read: Republicans) kill their own bill, a bill they are so proud of they've spent millions of dollars advertising it?
Break out the popcorn. This is only going to get funnier.
This is classic schoolyard bully bait and switch.
That’s all Rubio is, a low rent Cuban punk playing the credulous Republicans for fools.
Adelson directly impacted the GOP primary by financing Newt and kept him in the race .
As it turned out ,he did it to help Romney win .
Have you read about his beliefs?
He and his wife are liberal Dems .
Now he wants 30-49 million new Dem voters to help the GOP ?..
He is destroying the GOP with his money and he is no dummy .
He owns. Rubio, Ryan, Boehner, McConnell, McConnell ,..........
f**k this rino loser rubio. seriously. where’s vlad the impaler when you need him?
this was one of several things that pissed me off about bush.
patriot act was one.
harriet myers was one.
caving to obama’s command to begin bailouts was one.
creating dhs and tsa were two, and turning tsa glorified baggage handlers into badged thugs was another.
no the koch brothers an go anywhere in the world and live.
He ought to worry about winning the conservative vote. Since the modern conservative movement came into being after WWII, no Republican has won the White House without winning a good share of it.
Rubio is finished with conservatives. He either lied or was just too young and weak to stand up to anyone.
.......what get’s me is how often do these guys think they can go to the “their fools” well..................McCain in particular............
It’s amazing to myself how myself’s view of McCain has deteriorated down to a minus # in recent years. McCain is all about the self aggrandizement o McCain and not much else.
You can never have enough of many things, but faith is still the most important prep of all.
can rubio be recalled?
FWIW, I would much rather have Zuckerface be the face of this bill than Marco Rubio, even though I never believed he was as popular as his acolytes seem to think he is.
Read the Huffington Post piece I linked to in my previous post.
It seems that I'm beginning to distrust even the "good guys" who were helping to elect "true conservatives"
I can almost guarantee that the ignorant chattering class has no clue that Zuckerberg is behind the ads.
Same with Al Cardenas and the laughably named American Conservative Union.
Show me someone from Washington D.C. purporting to be a "conservative," and I'll show you a Grade A liar.
AFP is not a bad organization-Koch Bros. affiliation notwithstanding.
Steve Lonegan, a former chapter leader-who's pretty good on immigration issues-is running for the Lousenberg's seat this year.