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GOP: With big Latino vote, Rubio would win presidency (Survey: Rubio would get 48% of Hispanic vote)
Washington Examiner ^ | 02/04/2013 | Paul Bedard

Posted on 02/04/2013 9:49:16 AM PST by SeekAndFind

He's already being treated like the 2016 GOP presidential front-runner, and now there is another reason Republicans are excitedly buzzing about Florida Sen. Marco Rubio: He alone would reverse the party's slide among Hispanic voters.

A new nationwide poll from JZ Analytics found that Rubio would get 48 percent of the Hispanic vote, about twice what Mitt Romney won in 2012. Republican strategist told Secrets that a win among Latino voters that big would assure Rubio the presidency, since he would also likely keep the regular GOP base.

"If he does that good, then he's the next president," said a senior GOP official. "It makes him The Man, I guess," added the official.

The poll, provided to Secrets, did not indicate why Hispanics like Rubio, other than his story growing up in Florida as a child of Cuban parents is well known. He has also joined the bipartisan Senate effort to reform immigration.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


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To: TomGuy

RE: Rubio’s resume is about as thin as Obama’s was

He was SPEAKER of the Florida House for 4 years and by 2016, will be senator for 6 years. Is that a thin resume?

Other than your not liking his immigration policy, what other issues do you disagree with him? (e.g., debt, budget, military, defense, healthcare, abortion, gay marriage, energy, government regulation, education, etc.?)

Does someone have to be 100% aligned with you thinking in order for you to consider voting for him over the Democrat?


51 posted on 02/04/2013 10:32:19 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: MichaelCorleone

Great post.


52 posted on 02/04/2013 10:34:52 AM PST by Nea Wood (When life gets too hard to stand, kneel.)
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To: Mi-kha-el
Agree, but an amnesty will just hasten the process. We are bringing in 1.2 million LEGAL immigrants a year. They will vote Dem two to one. Our electorate has been changed dramatically by immigration since the 1965 Immigration Act.

Since the 1965 Immigration Act, our pro-population growth immigration policies have fueled major demographic changes in a very short period of time. In 1970, non-Hispanic whites comprised 89 percent of the population; today they are 66 percent; and by 2042, they will be 50 percent. The Democrats, under the banner of multiculturalism and diversity, have forged a political coalition that depends on individuals coalescing around racial and ethnic identities rather than the issues. The continuing and increasing flow of minority immigrants, mostly poor and uneducated, provides a natural constituency for the Democrats, which see them as their principal source of political power.

87 percent of the 1.2 million legal immigrants entering annually are minorities as defined by the U.S. Government and almost all of the illegal aliens are minorities. By 2019 half of the children 18 and under in the U.S. will be classified as minorities and by 2042, half of the residents of this country will be minorities. Generally, immigrants and minorities vote predominantly for the Democrat Party. Hence, Democrats view immigration as a never-ending source of voters that will make them the permanent majority party.


53 posted on 02/04/2013 10:35:54 AM PST by kabar
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To: SeekAndFind

Depends on whether you want a professional bloviator (like the one currently there) or a professional executive.

I agree that Rubio makes great speeches. Speechifying is not executive experience.


54 posted on 02/04/2013 10:36:51 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: kabar

Rubio isn’t Hispanic. He’s a white Cuban who speaks Spanish. The mixed blood Mexicans - the biggest ethnic group of Latin Americans in the US will never vote for him.


55 posted on 02/04/2013 10:37:13 AM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Longbow1969

I think his parents were not citizens when Rubio was born. That does matter whether or not anyone cares anymore.


56 posted on 02/04/2013 10:41:21 AM PST by SaintDismas
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To: SeekAndFind

“Does someone have to be 100% aligned with you thinking in order for you to consider voting for him over the Democrat?”

Yes. This has been demostrated for the past 5 years.


57 posted on 02/04/2013 10:43:25 AM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh great! More good news, the MSM is picking our next RINO globalist president. Can’t wait for 2016.


58 posted on 02/04/2013 10:45:10 AM PST 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: x
That depends on the details.

There are many details out there that affect how any given voter decides to vote. And, no, there is no way for Rubio to come out of his amnesty pushing without permanently losing the vote of some conservatives.

By pushing amnesty with the likes of McCain, Graham and the Dims in the Gang of 8, he has alienated some conservatives and he won't win their vote in the future, especially if this latest amnesty scheme becomes law.

And no one who pushes amnesty can claim to be a fiscal conservative, so he loses on that issue, also.

59 posted on 02/04/2013 10:45:10 AM PST by Will88
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To: Perdogg

RE: Yes. This has been demostrated for the past 5 years.

OK, I’m curious... WHO is it?


60 posted on 02/04/2013 10:47:53 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

The Liberal MSM wants Rubio as the GOP nominee because they know Rubio is a closet liberal. If they cannot beat him...they will influence him

And, he is Cuban American.....which does not sell well in Mexican-Amer, Dominican, Puerto Rican, and Central Amer communities. He is also very “white”.....which is an issue among darker skinned Hispanics. Skin color is a big in many Hispanic families

That 48% Hispanic vote poll is bogus


61 posted on 02/04/2013 10:48:05 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: TomGuy

RE: I agree that Rubio makes great speeches. Speechifying is not executive experience.

What about his VOTING RECORD and his record as legislator?


62 posted on 02/04/2013 10:50:01 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

There is no perfect candidate, I have been trying to tell people that for 5 years.


63 posted on 02/04/2013 10:50:02 AM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: ilgipper

Somone that wants to create a program that takes trillions from our pockets and give it to lawbreakers....like Rubio plans to do with Rubio-Obama Amnesty...is no conservative. No more Karl Rove liberals


64 posted on 02/04/2013 10:52:29 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t believe it for a second.
But if he does want that vote, he’ll have to stop acting like conservative (which won’t be hard - he isn’t).


65 posted on 02/04/2013 10:53:33 AM PST by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: SeekAndFind

An anchor baby is NOT a natural born citizen. His parents were immigrants albiet legal IMMIGRANTS. Rubio’s parents did not begin their immigration and naturalization process until more than four years after Marco’s birth, more than fifteen years after they took residence in the U.S. Therefore, they could not confer upon Marco that which they did not possess at his birth, U.S. Citizenship.


66 posted on 02/04/2013 10:53:40 AM PST by johnsmom (I must be dreaming 'cause this can't be real)
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To: Perdogg

RE: There is no perfect candidate, I have been trying to tell people that for 5 years.

Well, I hope you’re not going to stay in the sidelines just because you can’t get someone perfect. What about voting for someone who agrees with you just 90% of the time?


67 posted on 02/04/2013 10:55:55 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: johnsmom

RE: An anchor baby is NOT a natural born citizen. His parents were immigrants albiet legal IMMIGRANTS. Rubio’s parents did not begin their immigration and naturalization process until more than four years after Marco’s birth, more than fifteen years after they took residence in the U.S. Therefore, they could not confer upon Marco that which they did not possess at his birth, U.S. Citizenship.

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The English common law rule, under which a person’s citizenship was determined by the place of his birth, was known as jus soli.

The United States generally follows this rule.

Authority for this rule is found in the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which states that: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”

The Supreme Court endorsed the universality of this rule in U.S. v. Wong Kim Ark 169 U.S. 649, 18 S. Ct. 4561142 L. Ed. 890 (1898). The constitutional rule of jus soli has been construed generously and almost always has endowed all persons born in the United States with United States citizenship.


68 posted on 02/04/2013 10:59:22 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

no, I vote for the better candidate. I voted for McCain in 2008, Romney in 2012, and I will vote for Rubio, or Rand Paul, or Michele Bachmann over Hillary or Cuomo anyday.


69 posted on 02/04/2013 11:00:04 AM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: Longbow1969

Rubio’s parents were not citizens at the time of his birth....and with the legal precedent already set in about 80 different court cases....to be natural born one must also have citizen parents at time of birth

Note that the ones who inaccurately claim Marco Rubio is eligible are the same ones that fought against conservatives on Obama Eligibility.


70 posted on 02/04/2013 11:01:29 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: Casie

Nope. It is more like “guests” leaving a banquet because they were given TV dinners and told to go eat in the kitchen.

Screw ‘em. Until conservatives get to set some of the policies, the ‘Pubbies can go look for another base and get used to being minority. Or go extinct.


71 posted on 02/04/2013 11:01:43 AM PST by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: Perdogg

Beg to differ Perdogg.

An “anchor baby” i.e. Rubio, is a child born in the U.S.A. to parents who are not legal U.S. Citizens AT THE TIME OF THE CHILD’S BIRTH. (Rubio’s parents, by his own admission, did not receive benefit of naturalized citizenship until he was four years old). Under the 14th Amendment and subsequent immigration and naturalization laws, the U.S.A. grants that child “naturalized citizen” rights at birth and then that child becomes an “anchor” upon which the foreign parents can apply and usually receive naturalized citizenship as immigrant Americans.

While our immigration and naturalization laws currently offer general citizen rights to “anchor babies” like Rubio, born in the U.S. to foreign parents, the 14th Amendment has no bearing at all upon the definition of Natural Born Citizen or the Article II constitutional qualifications for the office of President and Vice President.

A citizen is either naturalized under the 14th or Natural Born to legal citizen parents, exempt from all immigration and naturalization laws and amendments. It is not possible to be both.


72 posted on 02/04/2013 11:02:59 AM PST by johnsmom (I must be dreaming 'cause this can't be real)
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To: kabar

Excellent post on Rubio. Stated it best of all


73 posted on 02/04/2013 11:04:09 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: Perdogg

RE: no, I vote for the better candidate. I voted for McCain in 2008, Romney in 2012, and I will vote for Rubio, or Rand Paul, or Michele Bachmann over Hillary or Cuomo anyday.

Well, I’m glad to hear that. Unfortunately, there are quite a number of FReepers who are one or two issue voters who would not vote for any Republican under any circumstances even if they agreed with them 75% of the time.

All we need are enough people like these in the USA and we’d have Democrats in power for as long as we can stand it.


74 posted on 02/04/2013 11:05:28 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: ilgipper
I recently voted with Rand Paul on stopping the export of military equipment to Egypt.

If I am reading your statement correctly, you are claiming to be a United State senator.

75 posted on 02/04/2013 11:06:59 AM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: kabar
RE: What has he done of note?

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Jan. 1, 2013 HR 8 Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012 Bill Passed - Senate
(89 - 8)
Nay
Dec. 28, 2012 HR 5949 FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012 Bill Passed - Senate
(73 - 23)
Yea
Dec. 21, 2012 HR 4310 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(81 - 14)
Yea
Dec. 4, 2012 Treaty Doc. 112-7 The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Treaty Ratification Failed - Senate
(61 - 38)
Nay
Nov. 30, 2012 S Amdt 3025 Requires Sufficient Sizing of Civilian and Contract Services Workforces Amendment Rejected - Senate
(41 - 53)
Nay
Nov. 29, 2012 S Amdt 3018 Prohibits the Indefinite Detention of Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents Amendment Adopted - Senate
(67 - 29)
Nay
Nov. 29, 2012 S Amdt 3245 Prohibits the Use of Funds for the Transfer or Release of Individuals Detained at Guantanamo Bay Amendment Adopted - Senate
(54 - 41)
Yea
Nov. 29, 2012 S Amdt 3058 Expands TRICARE Coverage of Autism Amendment Adopted - Senate
(66 - 29)
Yea
Nov. 29, 2012 S Amdt 3096 Accelerated Transition of US Military Operations to the Government of Afghanistan Amendment Adopted - Senate
(62 - 33)
Nay
Nov. 28, 2012 S Amdt 2985 Repeals the Limit on the Use of Funds to Procure Alternative Fuel Amendment Adopted - Senate
(62 - 37)
Nay
Nov. 28, 2012 S Amdt 3095 Repeals the Prohibition on Biofuel Refinery Construction Amendment Adopted - Senate
(54 - 41)
Nay
Nov. 28, 2012 S Amdt 2955 Expands the Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program Amendment Adopted - Senate
(85 - 11)
Yea
Nov. 14, 2012 S 3414 Cybersecurity Act of 2012 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(51 - 47)
Nay
Sept. 22, 2012 H J Res 117 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2013 Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(62 - 30)
Nay
Aug. 2, 2012 S 3414 Cybersecurity Act of 2012 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(52 - 46)
Did Not Vote
July 25, 2012 S Amdt 2573 Tax Hike Prevention Act of 2012 Amendment Rejected - Senate
(45 - 54)
Yea
July 25, 2012 S 3412 Middle Class Tax Cut Act Bill Passed - Senate
(51 - 48)
Nay
July 19, 2012 S 3364 Bring Jobs Home Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(56 - 42)
Nay
July 17, 2012 S 3369 DISCLOSE Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(53 - 45)
Nay
July 12, 2012 S 2237 Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(53 - 44)
Nay
June 21, 2012 S 3240 Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012 Bill Passed - Senate
(64 - 35)
Nay
June 21, 2012 S Amdt 2310 Requires Labels on Foods with Genetically Modified Ingredients Amendment Rejected - Senate
(26 - 73)
Nay
June 21, 2012 S Amdt 2372 Prohibits the EPA from Conducting Aerial Surveillance of Agricultural Operations Amendment Rejected - Senate
(56 - 43)
Yea
June 20, 2012 S Amdt 2454 Prohibits Food Aid to North Korea Unless Waived by President Amendment Adopted - Senate
(59 - 40)
Nay
June 19, 2012 S Amdt 2156 Increases Funding for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Amendment Rejected - Senate
(33 - 66)
Nay
June 19, 2012 S Amdt 2172 Rescinds Bonuses to States for Administering Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Amendment Rejected - Senate
(41 - 58)
Yea
June 19, 2012 S Amdt 2181 Limits Farm Subsidies to Farmers with Incomes Under $250,000 Amendment Rejected - Senate
(15 - 84)
Yea
June 19, 2012 S Amdt 2174 Limits Eligibility for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Amendment Rejected - Senate
(43 - 56)
Yea
June 13, 2012 S Amdt 2393 Repeals Sugar Subsidies Amendment Tabled - Senate
(50 - 46)
Yea
June 13, 2012 S Amdt 2392 Reduces Funding for Food Stamps Amendment Tabled - Senate
(65 - 33)
Nay
June 5, 2012 S 3220 Paycheck Fairness Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(52 - 47)
Nay
May 24, 2012 S Amdt 2153 Prohibits Increase in Interest Rates for Student Loans (Lamar Bill) Amendment Rejected - Senate
(34 - 62)
Yea
May 24, 2012 S Amdt 2107 Authorizes Import of FDA-Approved Drugs from Canada Amendment Rejected - Senate
(43 - 54)
Nay
May 24, 2012 S Amdt 2108 Prohibits FDA Approval of Genetically Engineered Fish Amendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 50)
Nay
May 24, 2012 S 2343 Extends Student Loan Interest Rates (Reid Bill) Bill Failed - Senate
(51 - 43)
Nay
May 24, 2012 S Amdt 2111 Prohibits Pharmaceutical Companies from Delaying the Release of Generic Drugs Amendment Rejected - Senate
(28 - 67)
Nay
May 15, 2012 HR 2072 Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act of 2012 Bill Passed - Senate
(78 - 20)
Nay
May 8, 2012 S 2343 Extends Student Loan Interest Rates (Reid Bill) Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(52 - 45)
Nay
April 26, 2012 S 1925 Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act Bill Passed - Senate
(68 - 31)
Nay
April 25, 2012 S 1789 United States Postal Service Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(62 - 37)
Nay
April 16, 2012 S 2230 Establishes a Minimum 30 Percent Tax Rate for High-Income Taxpayers Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(51 - 45)
Nay
March 29, 2012 S 2204 Amends Energy-Related Tax Credits Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(51 - 47)
Nay
March 20, 2012 S Amdt 1836 Reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank of the United States Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(55 - 44)
Nay
March 8, 2012 S Amdt 1537 Approving the Keystone XL Pipeline Project Amendment Rejected - Senate
(56 - 42)
Yea
March 1, 2012 S Amdt 1520 Authorizes Moral and Religious Objections to Certain Health Care Items and Services Amendment Tabled - Senate
(51 - 48)
Nay
Feb. 17, 2012 HR 3630 Extends Payroll Tax Cut Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(60 - 36)
Yea
Feb. 6, 2012 HR 658 Federal Aviation Administration Act of 2012 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(75 - 20)
Yea
Feb. 2, 2012 S Amdt 1472 Prohibits Consideration of Bills Containing Earmarks Amendment Rejected - Senate
(40 - 59)
Yea
Feb. 2, 2012 S 2038 Prohibits Insider Trading by Government Officials Bill Passed - Senate
(96 - 3)
Yea
Feb. 2, 2012 S Amdt 1491 Requires Disclosure of Financial Transactions by Executive Branch Employees Amendment Adopted - Senate
(58 - 41)
Yea

76 posted on 02/04/2013 11:08:41 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeminoleCounty
RE: What has he done of note?

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Jan. 1, 2013 HR 8 Job Protection and Recession Prevention Act of 2012 Bill Passed - Senate
(89 - 8)
Nay
Dec. 28, 2012 HR 5949 FISA Amendments Act Reauthorization Act of 2012 Bill Passed - Senate
(73 - 23)
Yea
Dec. 21, 2012 HR 4310 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(81 - 14)
Yea
Dec. 4, 2012 Treaty Doc. 112-7 The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Treaty Ratification Failed - Senate
(61 - 38)
Nay
Nov. 30, 2012 S Amdt 3025 Requires Sufficient Sizing of Civilian and Contract Services Workforces Amendment Rejected - Senate
(41 - 53)
Nay
Nov. 29, 2012 S Amdt 3018 Prohibits the Indefinite Detention of Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents Amendment Adopted - Senate
(67 - 29)
Nay
Nov. 29, 2012 S Amdt 3245 Prohibits the Use of Funds for the Transfer or Release of Individuals Detained at Guantanamo Bay Amendment Adopted - Senate
(54 - 41)
Yea
Nov. 29, 2012 S Amdt 3058 Expands TRICARE Coverage of Autism Amendment Adopted - Senate
(66 - 29)
Yea
Nov. 29, 2012 S Amdt 3096 Accelerated Transition of US Military Operations to the Government of Afghanistan Amendment Adopted - Senate
(62 - 33)
Nay
Nov. 28, 2012 S Amdt 2985 Repeals the Limit on the Use of Funds to Procure Alternative Fuel Amendment Adopted - Senate
(62 - 37)
Nay
Nov. 28, 2012 S Amdt 3095 Repeals the Prohibition on Biofuel Refinery Construction Amendment Adopted - Senate
(54 - 41)
Nay
Nov. 28, 2012 S Amdt 2955 Expands the Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program Amendment Adopted - Senate
(85 - 11)
Yea
Nov. 14, 2012 S 3414 Cybersecurity Act of 2012 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(51 - 47)
Nay
Sept. 22, 2012 H J Res 117 Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2013 Joint Resolution Passed - Senate
(62 - 30)
Nay
Aug. 2, 2012 S 3414 Cybersecurity Act of 2012 Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(52 - 46)
Did Not Vote
July 25, 2012 S Amdt 2573 Tax Hike Prevention Act of 2012 Amendment Rejected - Senate
(45 - 54)
Yea
July 25, 2012 S 3412 Middle Class Tax Cut Act Bill Passed - Senate
(51 - 48)
Nay
July 19, 2012 S 3364 Bring Jobs Home Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(56 - 42)
Nay
July 17, 2012 S 3369 DISCLOSE Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(53 - 45)
Nay
July 12, 2012 S 2237 Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(53 - 44)
Nay
June 21, 2012 S 3240 Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012 Bill Passed - Senate
(64 - 35)
Nay
June 21, 2012 S Amdt 2310 Requires Labels on Foods with Genetically Modified Ingredients Amendment Rejected - Senate
(26 - 73)
Nay
June 21, 2012 S Amdt 2372 Prohibits the EPA from Conducting Aerial Surveillance of Agricultural Operations Amendment Rejected - Senate
(56 - 43)
Yea
June 20, 2012 S Amdt 2454 Prohibits Food Aid to North Korea Unless Waived by President Amendment Adopted - Senate
(59 - 40)
Nay
June 19, 2012 S Amdt 2156 Increases Funding for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program Amendment Rejected - Senate
(33 - 66)
Nay
June 19, 2012 S Amdt 2172 Rescinds Bonuses to States for Administering Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Amendment Rejected - Senate
(41 - 58)
Yea
June 19, 2012 S Amdt 2181 Limits Farm Subsidies to Farmers with Incomes Under $250,000 Amendment Rejected - Senate
(15 - 84)
Yea
June 19, 2012 S Amdt 2174 Limits Eligibility for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Amendment Rejected - Senate
(43 - 56)
Yea
June 13, 2012 S Amdt 2393 Repeals Sugar Subsidies Amendment Tabled - Senate
(50 - 46)
Yea
June 13, 2012 S Amdt 2392 Reduces Funding for Food Stamps Amendment Tabled - Senate
(65 - 33)
Nay
June 5, 2012 S 3220 Paycheck Fairness Act Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(52 - 47)
Nay
May 24, 2012 S Amdt 2153 Prohibits Increase in Interest Rates for Student Loans (Lamar Bill) Amendment Rejected - Senate
(34 - 62)
Yea
May 24, 2012 S Amdt 2107 Authorizes Import of FDA-Approved Drugs from Canada Amendment Rejected - Senate
(43 - 54)
Nay
May 24, 2012 S Amdt 2108 Prohibits FDA Approval of Genetically Engineered Fish Amendment Rejected - Senate
(46 - 50)
Nay
May 24, 2012 S 2343 Extends Student Loan Interest Rates (Reid Bill) Bill Failed - Senate
(51 - 43)
Nay
May 24, 2012 S Amdt 2111 Prohibits Pharmaceutical Companies from Delaying the Release of Generic Drugs Amendment Rejected - Senate
(28 - 67)
Nay
May 15, 2012 HR 2072 Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Act of 2012 Bill Passed - Senate
(78 - 20)
Nay
May 8, 2012 S 2343 Extends Student Loan Interest Rates (Reid Bill) Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(52 - 45)
Nay
April 26, 2012 S 1925 Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act Bill Passed - Senate
(68 - 31)
Nay
April 25, 2012 S 1789 United States Postal Service Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(62 - 37)
Nay
April 16, 2012 S 2230 Establishes a Minimum 30 Percent Tax Rate for High-Income Taxpayers Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(51 - 45)
Nay
March 29, 2012 S 2204 Amends Energy-Related Tax Credits Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(51 - 47)
Nay
March 20, 2012 S Amdt 1836 Reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank of the United States Cloture Not Invoked - Senate
(55 - 44)
Nay
March 8, 2012 S Amdt 1537 Approving the Keystone XL Pipeline Project Amendment Rejected - Senate
(56 - 42)
Yea
March 1, 2012 S Amdt 1520 Authorizes Moral and Religious Objections to Certain Health Care Items and Services Amendment Tabled - Senate
(51 - 48)
Nay
Feb. 17, 2012 HR 3630 Extends Payroll Tax Cut Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(60 - 36)
Yea
Feb. 6, 2012 HR 658 Federal Aviation Administration Act of 2012 Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(75 - 20)
Yea
Feb. 2, 2012 S Amdt 1472 Prohibits Consideration of Bills Containing Earmarks Amendment Rejected - Senate
(40 - 59)
Yea
Feb. 2, 2012 S 2038 Prohibits Insider Trading by Government Officials Bill Passed - Senate
(96 - 3)
Yea
Feb. 2, 2012 S Amdt 1491 Requires Disclosure of Financial Transactions by Executive Branch Employees Amendment Adopted - Senate
(58 - 41)
Yea

77 posted on 02/04/2013 11:09:39 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeminoleCounty
Rubio’s parents were not citizens at the time of his birth....and with the legal precedent already set in about 80 different court cases....to be natural born one must also have citizen parents at time of birth

I think I will go with the opinion of constitutional scholars like Mark Levin on this one. Rubio was born in Miami, Florida. That makes him a natural born citizen. The citizenship status of his parents is irrelevant. The courts are not going to agree with you any more on Rubio than they did on Obama. Rubio is constitutionally eligible to hold the office of President (or VP). Period. The end.

78 posted on 02/04/2013 11:15:42 AM PST by Longbow1969
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To: Sigurdrifta; Casie

How did a pro-abortion, pro-homosexual agenda, creator of Romney/Obama care, Massachusetts liberal cult member, who in 20 years of running won a single election, and was rejected for reelection in that office, become the republican candidate?

People like you gave us Obama, and evidently want to continue down that path to irrelevancy.


79 posted on 02/04/2013 11:17:22 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: ilgipper

I agree. I’m Hispanic myself, but that’s not the reason I like Rubio. He is the most gifted articulator of conservative principles since Reagan. The probably with Romney was that he wasn’t “fluent in the language of conservatism” since he was a big-government, establishment Republican at heart. Rubio captures the possiblilty in America as an opportunity society vs. the Democrat vision of equalized misery and government control as the “new normal”.


80 posted on 02/04/2013 11:18:57 AM PST by Conservative Vet
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To: SeekAndFind

This dead argument offends our Constitution every time it is repeated. Repeating a lie often does NOT make it the truth.

It is not a legal question for judicial usurpers to dictate definition upon their political agendas. It is a Constitutional question. The American people, NOT the Supreme Court, are the final arbiters of what is or is not constitutional. Nobody above a 3rd grade reading level needs a lawyer to explain the true meaning of three simple words, Natural Born Citizen.

While it is true that our Judicial System was patterned after British Common Law and British court systems, it is FALSE to state that our Declaration, Constitution, Bill of Rights and system of self-governance were based upon British Common Law. Our Founders placed ALL faith in the people, not government or the courts, which they had seen corrupted from top to bottom in England. They entrusted ALL of our fundamental rights as “Endowed by our Creator” under Natural Law or the Laws of Nature, NOT British Common Law, which they had just separated from in the American Revolution.


81 posted on 02/04/2013 11:19:29 AM PST by johnsmom (I must be dreaming 'cause this can't be real)
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To: SeekAndFind

I support Rubio except his amnesty and grouping mexicans in with real Latinos.


82 posted on 02/04/2013 11:20:34 AM PST by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: SeekAndFind

We don’t even know who the 2016 candidates will be, and already some of you are fighting to promote liberalism and to marginalize conservative influence on the choices.

Four years out, and you are already fighting to create a permanent shift to Romney like candidates.


83 posted on 02/04/2013 11:25:18 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: SeekAndFind
Rubio is not the Posterity of We the People. As written in the Preamble, the Constitution was established to secure the Blessings of liberty to We the People and our Posterity.

Turning over the highest position in the land to someone who is not the Posterity of We the People would not be an act that secures liberty.

-PJ

84 posted on 02/04/2013 11:26:36 AM PST 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: kabar
Reps are deluded if they believe that nominating a token candidate to take advantage of identity politics will be successful against the Dems.

Besides, amnesty is a poisoned chalice. What good is it to win an election and then be locked out for decades afterwards? Whatever happened to long term thinking? The big problem is that Hispanics are, on average, much dumber (meaning have lower IQ's) than the Southern and Eastern Europeans who came in the late 19th and early 20th century. And yet that earlier wave of immigration led to Democratic dominance for most of the last 100 years.

85 posted on 02/04/2013 11:29:01 AM PST 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: SeekAndFind
The Supreme Court has never ruled on whether someone who acquires birthright citizenship thru jus solis qualifies for the Presidency as a natural born citizen per Article 2 Section 1 of the Constitution:

No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President;

86 posted on 02/04/2013 11:36:12 AM PST by kabar
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To: SeekAndFind

He’s not conservative on immigration—What he’s pushing is amnesty, pure and simple. That’s the tip of the iceberg. The longer he’s in DC, and influenced by the likes of McCain and Graham, the more he’ll “grow” in office.


87 posted on 02/04/2013 11:38:03 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Ted Kennedy's Oldsmobile has killed more people than my guns.)
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To: SeekAndFind; All
As a side note about Rubio, let's not overlook that the only reason that people are so concerned about who the president is is the following. Most people do not understand that the corrupt federal government is exercising government powers which it has wrongly usurped from the states.

Consequently, conservatives are wrongly expecting a conservative president to exercise constitutonally nonexistant federal government powers to fix the nation's problems as much as the Democrats have exercised constitutionally nonexistant powers to screw the nation up by chasing their socialistic fantasies.

Lot's of times I think that we'll never restore the constitutonal republic.

Also, while the Democrats wrongly ignored major constitutional problems with Obama's citizenship requirements to be president, the question is will they attack Rubio?

Is Marco Rubio Qualified to Be President… And Do You Have to Qualify for President to be VP

Or will Obama's ignored citizenship problems give Republicans a license to likewise ignore possible problems with Rubio's citizenship qualifications to be pesident.

What a mess! :^(

88 posted on 02/04/2013 11:38:33 AM PST by Amendment10
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To: SaintDismas

“The precedent is now set. One just doesn’t have to be NBC to be president and I guess we should all give up on the constitution. It just doesn’t matter anymore anyhow.”

What difference does it make?


89 posted on 02/04/2013 11:39:04 AM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: SVTCobra03

If only!


90 posted on 02/04/2013 11:43:26 AM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: ansel12

Mr (Ms) ansel 12.

You’re an idiot.

Believe me. I did not vote for Obama.

“People like you”?

Go to H*ll.


91 posted on 02/04/2013 11:44:29 AM PST by Sigurdrifta
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To: SeekAndFind

That may be his voting record, but what legislation has he authored that makes him a significant legislator? He has been in the Senate for two years and has a thin resume.


92 posted on 02/04/2013 11:45:42 AM PST by kabar
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To: SeekAndFind

That’s nice. However, I expect him to vote like that! It is revolting when a Republican decides to heave principle to the wind and vote with the rats on anything, and he has done as I would expect a Republican to do, and not a RINO.

Where I have a very large problem is his sudden love for McCain’s gang and his push for Amnesty. For, by joining McCain, Ghrahamnesty, Schumer and the other Amnesty Gang, he has undone all the good work and loyalty he had with many people. People like me, to whom Amnesty is a defining position.

By standing up with such persons, Rubio has forfeited my support.

The hypothetical “What if he is the nominee in ‘16?” is still clear: I will vote against whoever the rats put up. Even if it is Rubio, for any rat is incalculably worse than even the weakest-kneed RINO. What I will do is work against such candidates in the Primaries.


93 posted on 02/04/2013 12:01:47 PM PST by BrewingFrog (I brew, therefore I am!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Rubio wants to pass amnesty, guaranteeing the electoral demise of Conservatism in America, and you are worried about what pretty speeches he gives about the issues?


94 posted on 02/04/2013 12:05:37 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: SeekAndFind

Many Hispanics
Are “Dependency Voters”
Not “Values Voters”

Unless Rubio promises to keep the gravy train hustling down the tracks, delivering free gummint goodies to an ever-growing immigrant dependency class, he will never come close to 48% of the Hispanic vote.

They know which side their bread is buttered on...


95 posted on 02/04/2013 12:07:47 PM PST by Haiku Guy (If you have a right / To the service I provide / I must be your slave)
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To: SeekAndFind

Rubio is a million times better than Romney and McLame. Still not perfect though.


96 posted on 02/04/2013 12:09:16 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: livius

“Heck, he should have skipped senator and run directly for president last time around.”

Sure, why not. I mean, he skipped actually accomplishing anything in life and went straight into politics out of college.


97 posted on 02/04/2013 12:09:41 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Jim Noble

I see what you did there - very clever!! That thought sends shudders up my spine but I don’t know how it can get any worse do you ?


98 posted on 02/04/2013 12:13:45 PM PST by SaintDismas
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To: Sigurdrifta

“if any candidate deviates in any small detail from their “received wisdom”, will not vote for him or her.”

We’re not talking “small details” here. We’re talking about the fact that we haven’t had a conservative candidate in 28 years from the so-called conservative party. That’s not nit-picking.


99 posted on 02/04/2013 12:17:26 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: SeekAndFind
The poll, provided to Secrets, did not indicate why Hispanics like Rubio...

I suppose they're wondering why black voters like Obama, too.

100 posted on 02/04/2013 12:17:41 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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