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FULGENCIO: Has Rubio alienated the Tea Party with immigration reform?
Washington Times ^ | Aug 13, 2013 | by Jose L. Fulgencio

Posted on 08/22/2013 11:53:16 AM PDT by Jim Robinson

OKLAHOMA CITY, August 13, 2013 ― The election of Senator Marco Rubio to the U.S. Senate in 2010 was a moment of celebration for the newly formed Tea Party movement as Rubio became known as the “Tea Party darling.”

Rubio’s stump speech about his family’s escape from Fidel Castro’s Cuba never failed to bring people to their feet. The speech reminded his listeners that America is the greatest country on earth and a beacon to the world’s oppressed.

Upon being sworn in, Rubio fought hard against Obamacare and worked to get the U.S. back on the path of economic success. He took his campaign rhetoric to the Senate floor and to news talk shows.

The federal government was wrecking the economy, and Congress had lost touch with the common people. Rubio sang the Tea Party’s tune, becoming the Tea Party poster child. When Mitt Romney became the GOP candidate, Tea Partyers wanted Rubio to be the vice-presidential nominee in 2012.

Rubio’s stance on immigration reform has now put him out of tune with the Tea Party. His participation in the gang of eight has taken him out of grace. Rather than humbly admit error and return to the fold, he went on Rush Limbaugh’s radio show to urge Americans to support the Senate’s immigration reform bill.

A friend of Rubio’s from his Tea Party honeymoon stage, political pundit Ann Coulter, has attacked him for his views on immigration reform. She isn’t alone, but he may not care. His role in immigration reform may signify the start of his 2016 presidential campaign, and he may have decided that the Tea Party won’t get him to the White House.

The conventional wisdom is that in order to win the 2016 Presidential election, Republicans must reach out to Hispanic voters...

(Excerpt) Read more at communities.washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 113th; aliens; amnesty; elections; florida; gope; illegalimmigration; illegals; immigration; marcorubio; randsconcerntrolls; rino; rubio; teaparty; teapartyrebellion; traitor
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1 posted on 08/22/2013 11:53:16 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Maybe these fools should try promoting bills that benefit a different group such as, I dunno, US citizens??


2 posted on 08/22/2013 11:54:47 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Jim Robinson

” The conventional wisdom is that in order to win the 2016 Presidential election, Republicans must reach out to Hispanic voters...”

Conventional wisdom got us 8 years of Obama


3 posted on 08/22/2013 11:55:03 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens. KILL THE BILL!)
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To: Jim Robinson

in a word - YES


4 posted on 08/22/2013 11:55:47 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (I'll surrender my guns alright - bullets first)
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To: onyx; trisham; TheOldLady; DJ MacWoW; RedMDer; musicman; Lady Jag; Alamo-Girl; bd476; The Cajun; ...
"His [Rubio's] role in immigration reform may signify the start of his 2016 presidential campaign, and he may have decided that the Tea Party won’t get him to the White House."

And he can bet his sweet bippy on that.

FUMR!! TRAITOR!!

5 posted on 08/22/2013 11:55:53 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Has Rubio alientated the Tea Party?

Is Obama a Muslim?

Does a bear take bodacious Obamas in the woods?

Could Travon have been Obama’s son?


6 posted on 08/22/2013 11:56:16 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Jim Robinson
He sure as Hell has alienated me!


America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

7 posted on 08/22/2013 11:56:52 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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8 posted on 08/22/2013 11:57:00 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Jim Robinson
Rubio. No, the name's not familiar.

By the way, the headline writer can't use the word "alienated", it's racist.

9 posted on 08/22/2013 11:58:12 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Jim Robinson

He’s dead, Jim.


10 posted on 08/22/2013 12:02:24 PM PDT by Bronzewound (Lost Hope & Loose Change)
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To: Jim Robinson

Bingo Bump!!

Stick a fork in him...he’s done!


11 posted on 08/22/2013 12:02:57 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

yup


12 posted on 08/22/2013 12:06:40 PM PDT by mort56
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Do they think that Hispanics are emailing and calling their congress critters advocating that illiterate illegal aliens be given amnesty?


13 posted on 08/22/2013 12:06:42 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the people. T Jefferson)
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To: Jim Robinson

YES


14 posted on 08/22/2013 12:07:05 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Yep, he used the TP for his own advantage. Now he wants to be ‘the one’ who gets immigration for the GOP. Climbing the mountain of success in America with only him on his mind. POS! Let him blow his cuban cigar smoke up his latino a**.


15 posted on 08/22/2013 12:08:22 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Jim Robinson

Yep.


16 posted on 08/22/2013 12:15:31 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Jim Robinson
he may have decided that the Tea Party won’t get him to the White House.

Let's see him try it without us.

17 posted on 08/22/2013 12:15:46 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Army dad. And damned proud.)
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18 posted on 08/22/2013 12:18:57 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall With no one to raise him up; And I will set)
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To: Jim Robinson

Dead to me.


19 posted on 08/22/2013 12:19:19 PM PDT by grobdriver
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To: Jim Robinson

Si.


20 posted on 08/22/2013 12:20:00 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: Jim Robinson

Traitor is correct...The turkey used the Tea Party to get him elected and dumped on them for amnesty.


21 posted on 08/22/2013 12:20:45 PM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: grobdriver

Posted before I could!!!!


22 posted on 08/22/2013 12:20:53 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Most hispanics are against amnesty.


23 posted on 08/22/2013 12:22:00 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens. KILL THE BILL!)
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To: forgotten man; Jim Robinson

Has Rubio alienated the Tea Party with immigration reform?

¡Si Señor!

It's not often I have the opportunity to post the same phrase, on separate threads, but it so happened I did, today ;)

24 posted on 08/22/2013 12:24:06 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Jim Robinson

They call me a lot looking for money. I tell them as nicely as I can to go to hell, I don’t support democrats.

Rubio is dead. I pray for him the same prayer I pray for obama: Psalm 109:8-9


25 posted on 08/22/2013 12:27:26 PM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: Jim Robinson

SI!


26 posted on 08/22/2013 12:28:21 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Jim Robinson

Rubio: A Kleenex USED by the democrats and thrown away.

I certainly don’t want him.


27 posted on 08/22/2013 12:30:16 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Jim Robinson

Rubio is no longer capable of winning the top slot, but he may still be viable as a VP nominee.


28 posted on 08/22/2013 12:30:56 PM PDT by Rockingham
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To: Jim Robinson
FUMR!! TRAITOR!!

I've always thought sleeper agent, not traitor. He's not a turncoat, because he was never one of us. All the more reason to turf him in 2016.

29 posted on 08/22/2013 12:38:05 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I know. You would think it would be an easy choice when whites, blacks, AND Hispanics are against amnesty for illegals.


30 posted on 08/22/2013 12:41:12 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the people. T Jefferson)
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To: Jim Robinson

Yes.
Next Question?


31 posted on 08/22/2013 12:43:32 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Jim Robinson

Yes, he has.


32 posted on 08/22/2013 12:44:55 PM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: Blood of Tyrants

The money to sell us out OWNS these politicians.


33 posted on 08/22/2013 12:45:39 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens. KILL THE BILL!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Most hispanics are against amnesty.

Yes, they are. But they also vote Dem, most times. It would appear shamnesty is not the issue they vote on. I think they like the welfare gibsmedat.

34 posted on 08/22/2013 12:49:08 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It wasn't the Rodeo Clown's act, it was the crowd reaction they could't take.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Donate $50,000 to a politician’s political campaign and you can get a plumb $10 million contract or a special line in the tax code that makes your business tax exempt in return yet the politicians claim there is no quid pro quo.


35 posted on 08/22/2013 12:56:29 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the people. T Jefferson)
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To: Jim Robinson
He's alienated me. I heard a great comment that people run for political office by telling voters that they will represent them and articulate their views in Washington. But, once they get to Washington, they see their job as representing the Beltway and articulating the views of D.C. to the folks back home.

Rubio stands in evidence as validity of that theory.

36 posted on 08/22/2013 1:03:25 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Good point.


37 posted on 08/22/2013 1:08:27 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The only people in the world who fear Obama are American citizens. KILL THE BILL!)
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To: Jim Robinson
That is exactly correct. Rubio’s amnesty campaign is going to cost him big time.
38 posted on 08/22/2013 1:19:13 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Jim Robinson

“Has Rubio alienated the Tea Party with immigration reform? “

Well yes he has.


39 posted on 08/22/2013 1:24:10 PM 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: Jim Robinson

Is a frog’s rear end water tight?


40 posted on 08/22/2013 1:24:57 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Conventional Wisdom got us Gerald Ford, Bob Dole, john mccain and myth romney AND ALL WERE LOOOOOOSERS!.

LLS


41 posted on 08/22/2013 1:26:20 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Tea Party may not get him there, but it will keep him from it. Romney is proof of that.

In addition, Rubio is one of the least articulate, least intelligent politicians I’ve met in a while.

Does he really believe that conservatives caving to amnesty will win us votes from career criminals (isn’t that what an illegal alien is?)?

Absurd.


42 posted on 08/22/2013 1:28:43 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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To: John O

rnc called me yesterday... I laughed in his face and thanked him for calling... I then hung up.

LLS


43 posted on 08/22/2013 1:31:53 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Jim Robinson

IMO, Rubio was the lesser of two evils from the get go. Not a truly positive choice.

He was never my “darling”

Can he ever win me over? No chance. We know he believes every thing he’s said about amnesty (which is traitorous IMO). If he were to backpedal on it I know that would be nothing more than lies of political convenience.

He’s already told the truth, any changes from here on in are bald faced lies.


44 posted on 08/22/2013 1:35:56 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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45 posted on 08/22/2013 1:40:13 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: Jim Robinson

i was fooled and voted for Rubio here in Florida.
Fool me once.
It won’t happen again


46 posted on 08/22/2013 1:43:37 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ( Hey Rubio, eat pooh pal))
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you betcha


47 posted on 08/22/2013 2:00:35 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("When there is no penalty for failure, failures proliferate." George F. Will)
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“speech about his family’s escape from Fidel Castro’s Cuba”

His family didn't escape Fidel Castro’s Cuba, they “escaped” Batista's Cuba.

48 posted on 08/22/2013 2:01:49 PM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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There’s nothing wrong with immigration reform, it just has to be the right set of reforms. Let’s finish building the WALL first, then we can discuss it. No wall, no reforms.


49 posted on 08/22/2013 2:09:32 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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Rubio is a John McCain wannabe.

Nuff said.


50 posted on 08/22/2013 2:26:05 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (dont worry about Mexico, put the fence around kalifornia.)
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