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  • Sheldon Adelson-Owned Las Vegas Newspaper Endorses Rubio

    02/06/2016 9:31:58 AM PST · by WilliamIII · 8 replies
    NBC ^ | Feb 5 2016 | NBC
    The Las Vegas Review-Journal endorsed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio for the Republican nomination Friday, saying their reasons for the endorsement are "many." The conservative-leaning newspaper was recently bought by casino mogul and Las Vegas resident Sheldon Adelson who is also a prolific donor of Republican candidates and pro-Israel causes. His $140 million purchase of the paper was well-above market value and made in secret. It took weeks before Adelson was identified as the owner.
  • Ann Coulter–Heroin: Blame It on America

    02/03/2016 4:20:20 PM PST · by george76 · 65 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 3 Feb 2016 | Ann Coulter
    Any politician who claims to care about the drug overdose deaths sweeping the nation, but does not demand that we build a wall, deport illegal aliens and end the anchor baby scam, is a liar. In 2014, more people died from drug overdoses than any year in U.S. history: 47,055. That's more than die in car accidents -- and it's not even close. This is a huge, horrible problem -- and it's a problem caused entirely by the fact that Mexico is on our southern border. The diverse, hardworking people of Mexico manufacture the majority of heroin in the U.S....
  • Schlafly unloads on Rubio: 'He betrayed us all'

    02/05/2016 3:23:04 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 76 replies
    WND.com ^ | 2/5/16 | wnd
    Schlafly unloads on Rubio: 'He betrayed us all' In 2009, Marco Rubio was a plucky challenger for the open Senate in Florida, taking on incumbent Republican Gov. Charlie Crist. Though Rubio was trailing in the polls, one leading conservative activist thought that he had real potential and vowed to help him. “When Marco Rubio ran for the Senate in Florida, I think I was the first one to endorse him,” said Phyllis Schlafly. “I made a trip down to Florida in 2009 just for the purpose of helping him.” But Schlafly, a legendary conservative activist, author, and WND columnist, now...
  • Sheldon Adelson Brings On More Former Politicians In Anti-Online Poker Push

    02/05/2016 5:05:49 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 32 replies
    cardplayer.com ^ | Jul 16, 2015 | Brian Pempus
    The Sheldon Adelson-backed group that is trying to outlaw online poker in America has brought on former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MS) and former Sen. John Breaux (D-LA) to help lobby for the ban, according to reporting from The Hill. (SNIP) Graham’s legislation is co-sponsored by Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Dan Coats (R-IN), Mike Lee (R-UT), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).
  • House Republicans Pick Racist Steve King To Chair Immigration Task Force

    02/05/2016 4:40:11 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 73 replies
    politicususa.com ^ | Feb 5, 2016 | John Lundin
    Republican lawmakers – who are unhappy with the perceived “executive overreach” of the Obama administration – are forming a new task force to find “legislative solutions” to challenge the president’s power — and they picked a telling lawmaker to lead the effort. Rep. Steve King (R-IA), a passionate anti-immigrant hardliner, will serve as chairman. The task force will conduct hearings and investigations “relating to separation of powers and executive overreach issues,” according to the resolution approved on a voice vote on Wednesday. It’s unclear which of President Obama’s executive actions the task force will focus on, but immigration policies will...
  • The Rubio Menace

    02/05/2016 12:17:40 PM PST · by TBBT · 11 replies
    Kaus Files ^ | 2/5/2016 | Mickey Kaus
    Marco and the K St. Restoration: I went to see Marco Rubio's town hall this afternoon in Salem, New Hampshire. It was only a few miles from my hotel-I really had no excuse. I wanted to find out: Was Rubio really as slick and insubstantial in this setting as John Edwards? Answer: No. He's slicker. He's slicker, in part, because he at least seems a bit spontaneous,** with a slightly goofy, human quality. I admit this is hard to judge seeing him once -- maybe he always lets his 8-year-old son sit on his stool during his stump speech. But...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,"Open Line Fridays",12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM,February 5, 2016

    02/05/2016 8:38:50 AM PST · by Biggirl · 152 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | February 5, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    Call The Rush Limbaugh Show program line between 12 Noon & 3PM Eastern Time, at: 1-800-282-2882 E-mail Rush: ElRushbo@eibnet.com or Fax Rush at: 212-445-3963 Write a letter to Rush and mail it to: The Rush Limbaugh Show, 1270 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020. Join This Ping List Now! E-mail Rush: ElRushbo@eibnet.com Fax Rush at: 212-445-3963, Write a letter to Rush and mail it to: The Rush Limbaugh Show, 1270 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020.< Join This Ping List Now! Click Here To Join This Ping List! < AND NOW... amidst billowing clouds of...
  • Trump Senior Adviser: Rubio the Candidate of 'The Open Borders Syndicate'...<tr>

    02/05/2016 10:45:30 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 53 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Julia Hahn
    On today's program of Breitbart News Daily, Donald Trump's Senior Policy Advisor, Stephen Miller, blasted donor-class favorite Sen. Marco Rubio as the "front man for the open borders syndicate." Miller, former communications director for Sen. Jeff Sessions and the Senate Budget Committee now serving as Trump's Senior Policy Adviser, appeared on today's program to provide policy analysis on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the immigration issue ahead of Saturday night's debate. "Marco Rubio is the front man for the open borders syndicate," Miller declared. "Understand this," Miller told listeners, "Marco Rubio is determined to finish what he started with the Gang...
  • Phyllis Schlafly: Disqualify Rubio for Lying About Amnesty in Spanish Language Interview

    02/05/2016 9:19:08 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 48 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 02/04/16 | Jim Hoft
    Conservative icon Phyllis Shlafly said freshman Senator Marco Rubio should be disqualified from the presidential race for lying to conservatives in English and saying something entirely different on Spanish language television. Marco Rubio told Univision host Jorge Ramos that Obama's amnesty could not be terminated because people were already benefiting from it. Breitbart.com reported: Phyllis Schlafly, architect of the modern conservative movement and tireless opponent of mass immigration, says GOP hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) should be disqualified from the race for dishonestly saying one thing about amnesty in English and another in Spanish. "If Jeb's candidacy falters despite the...
  • Jeb’s awkward plea to young voter: ‘I want to be your first’

    02/04/2016 6:51:39 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 2, 2016 | Chris Perez
    GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush made a cringe-worthy plea Tuesday in New Hampshire to a college student who has never voted before. “I want to be your first,” he told the student, according to Washington Post reporter Ed O’Keefe, who tweeted the awkward exchange. The former Florida governor had been taking questions at a town hall event in Rindge, NH.
  • Freedom Caucus to GOP: Be more like us to win the White House

    02/04/2016 4:17:22 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 7 replies
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  • Phyllis Schlafly: Disqualify Marco Rubio for Lying About Amnesty in Spanish

    02/04/2016 2:59:01 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 65 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | August 18, 2015 | Katie McHugh
    Phyllis Schlafly, architect of the modern conservative movement and tireless opponent of mass immigration, says GOP hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79% should be disqualified from the race for dishonestly saying one thing about amnesty in English and another in Spanish. "If Jeb's candidacy falters despite the $114 million he raised, the establishment's next choices, Sen. Marco Rubio and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, have basically similar views," she wrote in her Monday World Net Daily column: Kasich said the 12 million illegals should be "legalized once we find out who they are," and Rubio said Obama's executive amnesty "can't be terminated...
  • EXCLUSIVE–Voicemails: ‘Ben Carson Suspending Campaigning’; Cruz: ‘Accurate Report’

    02/04/2016 12:48:03 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 182 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 4,2016 | ALEX SWOYER
    New audio obtained exclusively by Breitbart News indicates that as the Iowa caucuses began on Monday night, the campaign called precinct captains informing them that Dr. Ben Carson was suspending campaigning, and instructing them to tell voters they should “not waste a vote on Ben Carson and vote for Ted Cruz.” The calls were placed after the Carson campaign had already clarified that Carson was not suspending his campaign. Nancy Bliesman, a precinct captain for Cruz in Crawford County, Iowa, told Breitbart News that she received two voice mails–one at 7:07 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST), and one at 7:29...
  • Marco Rubio George Soros Rupert Murdock and Fox News: The Cheap Labor Gang

    02/04/2016 11:36:44 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 16 replies
    cocachisright.com ^ | Feb. 4, 2016 | By Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Marco Rubio, George Soros, Rupert Murdock and Fox News are the Cheap Labor Gang. They are all in on a scheme to push amnesty down our throats. Here’s how it works: They win; we lose if we nominate Rubio. While Iowans showed they aren’t concerned about illegal aliens, (just 11% saw them as important) the rest of America is very concerned about them. A September CNN survey showed an astounding 9 of 10 Americans see illegals as an important issue. Among those very concerned about illegal aliens are Marco Rubio George Soros Rupert Murdock and Fox News. Their concern is...
  • Rubio To Jorge Ramos: I Will Keep Obama’s First Exec Amnesty In Place Until Amnesty Enacted

    02/04/2016 10:38:28 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 148 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | November 2, 2015 | Julia Hahn
    In a little-noticed interview earlier this year with Univision's Jorge Ramos, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79% declared that, as President, he would keep Barack Obama's executive amnesty for DREAMers in place until it was permanently codified through legislation. Rubio said, in part: DACA...applies to young people that arrived in this country at a very young age before they were adults and I don't think we can immediately revoke that... I'm not calling for it to be revoked tomorrow, or this week, or right away. "I think it will have to end at some point and I hope it will end because...
  • La Opinión: Marco Rubio Is a ‘Republican Obama’

    02/03/2016 10:26:18 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 38 replies
    Wednesday’s cover of La Opinión, the nation’s largest daily Spanish-language newspaper, prominently portrays donor-class favorite Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 79% with the infamous “hope and change” imagery that defined Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. The cover of the Spanish-language paper writes: “The Republican Obama? The surge of the Latino Senator in the presidential campaign has made him a target of criticism on the subject of immigration.” Marco Rubio and Barack Obama share many of the same policy goals, such as Obamatrade and military intervention in Libya, but their most striking similarities are on the subject of immigration. Both men support citizenship...
  • Rubio’s rise and the end of the Bush dynasty

    02/04/2016 7:35:02 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 26 replies
    Yahoo Politics ^ | 2/4 | Matt Bai
    The day after the Iowa caucuses, I watched as the Shakespearean drama underlying this year’s Republican race — a classic tale of friendship and betrayal — played out its final act on either edge of New Hampshire. In Keene, close to the Vermont border, I joined the small group of reporters who came to hear Jeb Bush speak to a polite audience of workers at a grocery wholesaler. Bush was, as ever, reasoned and respectful, but he seemed a little frustrated as he compared his old Florida protégé to President Obama. Marco Rubio is “gifted as a politician, an unbelievable...
  • Santorum can't name any of Rubio's Senate accomplishments

    02/04/2016 7:27:01 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 82 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/4/16 | NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
    Rick Santorum had one job to do in his appearance on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Thursday. He failed. The former Pennsylvania senator, who dropped his presidential bid Wednesday, told co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski he is supporting Marco Rubio's presidential campaign because the Florida senator is someone "who can work together with people." But Santorum struggled to name one accomplishment Rubio has had in the Senate. "He's been in the Senate for four years," Scarborough noted. "Can you name his top accomplishment in the Senate - actually working in the Senate doing something that tilted your decision to Marco...
  • This Industry Titan May Move His Support From Jeb to Rubio (Hank Greenberg AIG)

    02/04/2016 6:31:31 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Fortune ^ | 2/3/16 | Laura Lorenzetti
    After Jeb Bush finished with only 3% of the vote at the Iowa Caucus. Maurice "Hank" Greenberg, a former insurance industry executive who grew American International Group into the world's largest insurer, may bail on Jeb Bush after his mediocre performance in the Iowa Caucus. The candidate he'll likely back? Marco Rubio. The move comes even after Greenberg's CV Starr company gave $10 million to a Bush super-PAC less than four months ago, reported Bloomberg.
  • Rubio endorsements: Another senator, Pat Toomey, signs on

    02/03/2016 9:03:31 PM PST · by entropy12 · 67 replies
    Hot Air ^ | FEBRUARY 3, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Not as important as Tim Scott’s support since Toomey’s not from an early state, but still significant big-picture. This isn’t just a case of Cruz losing out to Rubio on another endorsement among his Senate colleagues, it’s a litmus test of electability — or perceived electability. Why might a Republican from a purple state, whose seat is up this year by the way, prefer Rubio to Cruz or Trump? Hmmm:
  • Media hypes Rep. Steve King while immigration reform advances[2013]

    02/03/2016 8:58:39 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 13, 2013 | Jennifer Rubin
    Politico tells us that Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), infamous for his bigoted comments on illegal aliens, is "hitting the trail" with his anti-immigrant screed. ("If you bring people from a violent civilization into a less-violent civilization, you're going to have more violence right? It's like pouring hot water into cold water, does it raise the temperature or not?") But the thing is that no one -- outside the Beltway -- takes him all that seriously. The photo accompanying Politico's report of an anti-immigration in Majority Leader Eric Cantor's Richmond, Va., district shows exactly 14 people. (Politico claims a grand total...
  • In Defense of the GOP Establishment [Understanding the limitations of what they have to work with]

    02/03/2016 8:04:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/03/2016 | James Arlandson
    When you were a rowdy teen, your parents were the Establishment. Now that you're a parent, what are you? The anti-establishment, cool parent? Not likely. Rather, you're a grownup who tries to keep the peace in your discordant household; who tries to negotiate among self-interested, imperfect family members who have competing goods and goals; and who tries to instill a long-range vision for the future in your desire-ridden family who wants instant self-gratification. Welcome to the Establishment. You're a bona fide member now. Here's a defense of the amorphous, notional Establishment, as I see it, if it even exists in...
  • Do Christians feel compelled to forgive Rubio for his amnesty lies?

    02/03/2016 7:35:18 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 23 replies
    Do some people voting for Rubio see it as forgiveness for hating on him for all his amnesty lies?
  • Ann Coulter mocks education of Republican establishment (Ice Cream man Rubio a dunce)

    02/03/2016 7:07:37 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 13 replies
    Lion of the Blogosphere ^ | December 21, 2015
    "At what point in Donald Trump’s inaugural address do you figure the GOP establishment will finally grasp what’s been happening? The establishment, not “elites” because they’re mostly bland functionaries who went to third-rate schools — have thrown absolutely everything they have at Trump." (SNIP) And maybe that’s why they are rallying behind a loser like Rubio who attended Tarkio College and Santa Fe Community College?
  • Santorum: U.S. needs newcomers [2012]

    02/03/2016 6:56:45 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/05/12 | Kevin Cirilli
    Rick Santorum called for immigration reform on Tuesday, saying that without newcomers from abroad the United States is going to shrink. “I think the fact that we send some of those people back and don’t give them the opportunity to participate here is wrong,” Santorum told POLITICO. (SNIP) Santorum didn’t advocate for a specific immigration policy while he spoke with POLITICO following an appearance at Books-A-Million in McLean, Va., where he signed copies of his book, “American Patriots.” Santorum, sporting his signature sweater vest, was also promoting Patriot Voices, the 501(c)4 group he launched in June to support conservative candidates.
  • MARCO RUBIO: Legalization of Illegal Immigrants Comes First – Then Border Security

    02/03/2016 5:10:27 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 180 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | February 3 | Jim Hoft
    The interview with Univision was in Spanish- Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) told Univision yesterday that legalization of illegal immigrants will come first and then new border security measures. The Examiner reported: In a Spanish-language interview Sunday with the network Univision, Sen. Marco Rubio, the leading Republican on the Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform group, made his strongest statement yet that legalization of the nation's estimated 11 million illegal immigrants must happen before any new border security or internal enforcement measures are in place, and will in no way be conditional on any security requirements. "Let's be clear," Rubio said....
  • Jeb Bush supporter Pete Sessions's brutal quote about Jeb Bush (TX Amnesty Pimp bailing on Jeb?)

    02/03/2016 9:49:56 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/14/16 | Amber Phillips
    To see just how far the once-odds-on favorite in the Republican presidential race has fallen, let's look back last year, when Rep. Pete Sessions (Tex.), a senior House Republican, endorsed Jeb Bush for president: -snip- "I'm endorsing Jeb Bush. But that was 10 months ago. He has since then not sold himself as well as he had wanted," Sessions told National Journal's Daniel Newhauser and Alex Rogers. "Everybody is weighing and balancing what they know now that they didn't know 10 months ago, and I think that the person who gets closest to me is a [Marco] Rubio."
  • RUSH LIMBAUGH: Rubio Is Not an Establishment Moderate

    02/02/2016 3:10:43 PM PST · by presidio9 · 282 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | February 02, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I have to say one thing, one more thing, one more time. I do not like -- and I've got a Reuters story: "Marco Rubio Emerges Champion of Battered Republican Establishment." Another Reuters story, headline: "Republican Cruz Calls Iowa Win a Victory for Conservative Grassroots." I do not like, speaking for myself, I don't like this idea that Marco Rubio is all of a sudden being labeled as an establishment candidate. I know that Rubio's got the baggage of that Gang of Eight bill and I know that in many people's minds he's got the baggage of wanting...
  • Timeline of Rush Limbaugh’s growing hatred of Marco Rubio

    02/02/2016 9:02:20 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 55 replies
    MofoPolitics ^ | Jun. 27, 2013
    1/29 Marco Rubio unveils Rubiocare on the Rush Limbaugh Show 2/7 Rush Limbaugh heaps praise on Marco Rubio: He is the real deal! 3/6 Rush Limbaugh lists Marco Rubio as one of his favorite conservatives 4/4 Rush Limbaugh takes Marco Rubios call, ignores Rand Paul 4/18 Rush Limbaugh: I cant ask Marco Rubio any tough questions because it might curb his enthusiasm (SNIP) 6/12 Rush Limbaugh defends Marco Rubios border security lies 6/13 Rush Limbaugh feels played by Marco Rubio 6/13 Rush Limbaugh: Marco Rubio is taking advantage of my goodwill, insulting my intelligence
  • Graham slams Rubio for going 'hard right'

    02/02/2016 7:51:29 PM PST · by kik5150 · 45 replies
    Politico ^ | 02/02/16 | Eliza Collins
    Lindsey Graham had some harsh words for Marco Rubio on Tuesday, particularly on his stance on abortion and immigration which he warned would keep women and Hispanics from joining the party. “Marco has no exceptions for rape and incest,” the South Carolina senator said in an interview with MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “I think it’s going to be very hard to grow the party among women if you’re gonna tell young women, ‘If you get raped, you’ve gotta carry the child of the rapist. Most pro-life people don’t go there, that will not sell in New Hampshire.” Graham, who dropped out...
  • Michael Savage: “I would vote for any Republican except Rubio” (video)

    02/02/2016 6:22:03 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 49 replies
    MofoPolitics ^ | 22 September 2015
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  • Ted Cruz Apologizes To Carson For Lying About His Race Withdrawal - Well, Sort of...

    02/02/2016 4:14:49 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 90 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 2-2-2016 | sundance
    February 2, 2016 Ted Cruz Apologizes To Carson For Lying About His Race Withdrawal - Well, Sort of... by sundance The Canadian Clinton realizes the exposed scheme has the potential to reveal his true character so he goes immediately to the old reliable “I didn’t know” routine.“Last night when our political team saw the CNN post saying that Dr. Carson was not carrying on to New Hampshire and South Carolina, our campaign updated grassroots leaders just as we would with any breaking news story. That’s fair game. What the team then should have done was send around the follow-up statement...
  • CNN Report On Carson Going Home To Florida

    02/02/2016 3:34:57 PM PST · by dschapin · 175 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/1/2016
    Here is a link to the CNN breaking news report that started the speculation that Carson was about to drop out of the race. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1085531334800368&id=100000305365400&_rdr
  • In S.C., leaders look to the ‘anti-Trump’

    02/02/2016 3:03:53 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 19 replies
    www.myajc.com ^ | Jan. 16, 2016
    Just more than a month before the South Carolina Republican presidential primary, many in the state’s GOP leadership are looking for the “anti-Trump.” They better hurry. (SNIP) U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney has endorsed Rand Paul. Fellow Congressman Trey Gowdy picked Marco Rubio in December. U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham endorsed Jeb Bush this past week. And, on Wednesday, Gov. Nikki Haley used her nationally televised response to the president’s State of the Union to caution Republicans against the angry rhetoric of her party’s front runner.
  • Tour of Ben Carson's Campaign Bus

    02/02/2016 12:04:16 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 8, 2015 | The Exchange
    Here's a look at the outside of Dr. Benjamin Carson's campaign. bus. 18 people were able to fit inside and they went on a tour of NH, starting in Manchester to greet potential voters.
  • Cruz lashes out at Rubio, Trump in NH

    02/02/2016 1:08:02 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 158 replies
    Billings Gazette ^ | February 2, 2016 | AP
    <p>Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is lashing out at Marco Rubio and Donald Trump on immigration while facing New Hampshire voters for the first time since his Iowa caucus victory.</p> <p>Cruz charged that Rubio led the fight for "amnesty" for immigrants in the country illegally. He also said Trump didn't do anything to fight immigration reform as the debate raged on Capitol Hill in 2013.</p>
  • Rubio now the clear favorite according to prediction markets

    02/02/2016 6:27:00 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 76 replies
    February 2, 2016
    According to PredictWise, which aggregates the results of betting markets, the candididates' chances of winning the nomination are now 54% Rubio, 26% Trump, 13% Cruz, 4% Bush. A day ago, before the Iowa cacuses, the chances were 51% Trump, 33% Rubio, 10% Cruz. So the biggest winner in Iowa was Rubio. I think Rubio is the most electable candidate, because Cruz (who I like) is too conservative for the country. If Rubio is elected president, I hope the congressional GOP can stop a bad immigration bill, as it did under George W. Bush.
  • Refresher: Rubio’s Deceptions

    02/02/2016 7:56:25 AM PST · by AuntB · 30 replies
    KL South Wordpress ^ | July 19, 2014 | KL South
    Refresher: Rubio's Trail and Amnesty Deception From the start, the Immigration bill S.744 was constructed to deceive the public. And, did a good job of creating the false illusion of greater security. But Rubio's claim of enforcement 'triggers' was a dishonest argument. His amnesty scheme was chock full of deception with many behind the scene maneuvers all designed to obfuscate truth. The bill made America less safe, not more. Rubio's scheme allowed illegal aliens to be legalized immediately. All at a huge cost to the US taxpayer [Note] and sovereignty of our nation. Like Obamacare, the legislation was crafted behind...
  • Marco Rubio’s very big night in Iowa

    02/02/2016 6:55:51 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 82 replies
    Sure, his rival won the first-in-the-nation nominating contest. And he didn't even come in second place. In fact, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) came in third, exactly where we predicted he would. But it's how Rubio came in third that makes all the difference. Polling indicated Rubio would be a distant third, trailing by perhaps double digits in the socially conservative state — an afterthought behind the two candidates expected to duke it out for first: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Donald Trump.
  • Rubio-mania is upon us

    02/02/2016 6:05:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 58 replies
    The Week ^ | February 2, 2016 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    The takeaways from Monday night's Iowa caucuses are clear for Republicans: Ted Cruz was powered to victory by social conservatives and his superior ground game. Donald Trump's supporters — as was widely suspected — were less attached to the political process than their preferred political performer, and he subsequently underperformed his polls. Trump is far from finished, but Iowa was an ominous start for the frontrunner. And finally, the much anticipated Marco Rubio moment is here.
  • BREAKING! Bush Loses Iowa!!

    02/01/2016 5:32:37 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 83 replies
    Just wanted to be the first to say it!!
  • This Is the Jeff Sessions Election and the GOP Is Just Along for the Ride’

    02/01/2016 8:12:51 AM PST · by Rockitz · 25 replies
    TalkingPointsMemo.com ^ | 1 Feb 2016 | Lauren Fox
    To be candid, there’s not usually a line of reporters waiting to talk to Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL). But last week, with only four days to go until the Iowa caucuses, the 69-year-old glassy-eyed former U.S. attorney nearly forgot to cast his vote on a routine matter he was so busy moving from one interview to the next outside of the Senate chamber. The four-term senator is hardly a new face in the Republican Party, nor is the soft-spoken and twangy Sessions considered the party’s rising star. But suddenly, almost out of nowhere, and for reasons even he doesn’t fully...
  • New York Times: Jeb Bush 'Savaged' By Donald Trump

    02/01/2016 7:26:11 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/1/16 | Dr Susan Berry
    Bloomberg News' former top editor, Al Hunt, says GOP candidate Jeb Bush has been "savaged" by Washington-outsider Donald Trump. Alongside various self-inflicted mistakes and hits from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), "Jeb Bush suffered most from being savaged by Mr. Trump, the billionaire developer, who derided him, insulted his family ties and mocked him with the lasting epithet that he was 'low energy,'" Hunt writes in a column at the New York Times. Hunt explains that Bush missed an opportunity in the first half of 2015 to define himself as a reform candidate and to showcase conservative credentials that appeal to...
  • Reformer Sen. Cruz and Brutal Mr. Hyde

    01/31/2016 8:01:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, had the voice of a liberal and a libertarian when he wrote a piece for the Brennan Center for Justice in April that ripped the federal criminal justice system on three fronts -- "overcriminalization, harsh mandatory minimum sentences, and the demise of jury trials." "Draconian mandatory minimum sentences," he wrote, can produce sentences that far outweigh the crime, especially for "nonviolent drug offenders." The Ted Cruz who wrote that piece -- and co-sponsored the Smarter Sentencing Act of 2015 with Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Dick Durbin, D-Ill. -- may not be familiar to those following...
  • "Rubio’s summer of ’90: An arrest, then newfound purpose"

    01/30/2016 10:46:13 PM PST · by sunrise_sunset · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/21/2016 | Manuel Roig-Franzia and Scott Higham
    Marco Rubio's first year of college at a small school in Missouri ended badly. His grades were awful. A neck injury dashed any hopes of achieving greatness on the football field. He was hurting for money. He resolved to go back to Florida and get his life on a path to success. Instead the 18-year-old added to his troubles after returning to Miami for summer break: He was arrested one night in May 1990 for being in a crime-plagued public park after closing time, according to police records and an interview with a friend who was cited with Rubio that...
  • Tom Tancredo: Ted Cruz Is the Real Deal

    01/30/2016 12:54:31 PM PST · by Isara · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Jan 2016 | Tom Tancredo
    ...Avoiding a repeat of past treachery on immigration means electing a president who will keep his promises, not "work out a deal" that perpetuates our open borders fiasco. So, it is fair to ask, can we trust Ted Cruz to challenge the Republican establishment's love affair with massive immigration?Some candidates make loud, colorful promises to secure our borders. Ted Cruz has a record of actually fighting for secure borders. In 2013, Cruz fought in the Senate trenches to defeat the establishment's grandiose "Gang of Eight" amnesty bill. He offered strong amendments that exposed the true character of the amnesty bill.The...
  • Going down in flames: Shane Osborn decides to lose ugly in Nebraska (against Trump-hater Sasse)

    01/29/2016 11:28:02 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/12/2014 | Matt K Lewis
    I was almost starting to feel sorry for Shane Osborn. After all, he had been spurned by the conservative movement in favor of a fresher face named Ben Sasse, had been unceremoniously un-endorsed (for really no good reason) by FreedomWorks, had his military service questioned, and was effectively swift-boated in an ad paid for by an outside group. (SNIP) As Jonathan Strong points out, The pledge, from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), asks candidates to vow to oppose amnesty, increases in legal immigration, and increases in the number of guest workers. They dont just want to stop illegal...
  • Cruz 2013 Tweet: Any bill this body passes should have border security first & then legalization.

    9:37 AM - 19 Jun 2013 We need to secure the border. Any bill this body passes should have border security first & then legalization. Not the other way around.
  • Forget Politics. This Battle Is Personal. [2006 hit piece on "Dummy" clinger Jeff Sessions]

    01/29/2016 3:10:06 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 24, 2006 | Dana Milbank
    Alabama's Jeff Sessions sure knows how to nurse a grudge. Talking about his family earlier this year, the Republican senator recalled that "Lincoln killed one of them at Antietam." (SNIP) A short, wiry man with protruding ears, Sessions has become the Lou Dobbs of the Senate. He argues his points not with the courtly Southern tones of the late senator Howell Heflin (D), his predecessor, but with the harsh twang of a country tough -- which, in a sense, he is. Sessions was one of just nine senators to oppose a ban on torture. He has raised objections about renewing...
  • No, Ted Cruz Did NOT Support Amnesty, Concedes Megyn Kelly After #GOPDebate

    01/29/2016 7:12:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 101 replies
    Red State ^ | January 29, 2016 | Caleb Howe
    During the Fox News/Google GOP debate on Thursday night, the candidates, especially Rubio and Cruz, were taken to task over their record on immigration. In one exchange, moderator Megyn Kelly challenged Senator Cruz to on whether, based on his amendments offered, he supported legalization. "Yes it would," said Kelly of his amendment. However, later that evening Kelly interviewed Cruz and conceded an important point. That being pretty much the opposite, which is that he did not and does not support legalizing the status of people here illegally. First, what was said at the debate: "It would have allowed for legalization,...