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  • This really getting old. (Vanity)

    02/09/2016 9:15:26 AM PST · by andy1954 · 104 replies
    Most on here know by now I am supporting Marco Rubio for the Republican nominee. In the process I am finding some rather remarkable talking points that are completely useless. 1. Voting for anyone other than Trump or Cruz will cause a permanent democratic majority. This is nonsense and anyone that has participated in this process knows it. 2. Some how Cruz can over come his 'likability' issue in the U.S. Senate and even in his home state (I am a Texan) 3. That Donald Trump really is a conservative. Nonsense. He is totally unpredictable. And really could implode in...
  • Senate Staffer Drops BOMBSHELL About Marco Rubio

    02/08/2016 8:30:52 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 66 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 2/8/2016 | Tersa Monroe Hamilton
    There is a very good reason that so many conservatives don't trust Marco Rubio. Some would have you believe it was youthful naivete and inexperience that allowed him to be compromised by the Gang of Eight. I don't think so. I think he was offered money and power and immediately caved. Donald Trump's Senior Policy Adviser, Stephen Miller, is telling a story about Marco Rubio and how he treated an ICE officer during the Gang of Eight's manipulations and it is revealing. Not in a good way either. Miller was the communications director for Sen. Jeff Sessions, so he was...
  • Internal Polling Shows Marco Rubio Crashes, Burns After Horrendous Debate Performance

    02/08/2016 10:29:23 AM PST · by Rockitz · 72 replies ^ | 8 Feb 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — At least two separate GOP presidential campaigns’ internal polling data shows a demonstrable and significant slide for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) after his widely panned debate performance—where New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie targeted him—Breitbart News has learned. A pro-Ohio Gov. John Kasich Super PAC published, via Politico, internal polling numbers showing a drop off for Rubio after Christie exposed him during the debate. In that poll, Rubio fell down to 10 percent and into fourth place. “Most of the polling conducted in the immediate days before the debate showed Rubio in second place,” Politico’s Alex Isenstadt...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Tea Party Founder: Rush, I Love You, But You’re Dead Wrong About Marco Rubio…

    02/06/2016 1:38:20 PM PST · by Critical 1 · 83 replies
    Politistick ^ | February 6, 2016 | Keli Carender
    "Rush, I love you, but you're dead wrong about Marco Rubio - he's a sleazy snake and his electability is a myth." ~ Keli Carender, Founder of the modern day American Tea Party movement I love Rush Limbaugh. I'm not afraid to admit it. I am a 30-something Ditto Head. He's one of my heroes, and always will be. Therefore, it pains me to write this, but it must be done. I can't listen to this defense of Marco Rubio as a full-throated conservative any longer without going a little crazy. So, here it goes. Rush, I love you, but...
  • Marco Rubio’s 7 Top Achievements in U.S. Senate

    02/05/2016 6:19:27 AM PST · by doldrumsforgop · 82 replies
    breitbart ^ | 2/4/16 | j hahn
    Following Rick Santorum’s inability to name a single achievement of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 79% , the media sought to answer the question for themselves. Yet many reporters appear to have come up empty handed. As The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza writes, a “major part of the problem is that Rubio doesn’t have all that many accomplishments in the Senate.” “When Rubio is asked to name his single greatest achievement in the Senate, do you hear crickets?” tweeted the National Journal’s Ron Fournier. Though Rick Santorum was unable to name the accomplishments of the man he just endorsed, there are...
  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • 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:
  • MARCO RUBIO: Legalization of Illegal Immigrants Comes First – Then Border Security

    02/03/2016 5:10:27 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 180 replies ^ | 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....
  • Rush Limbaugh: ‘I Really Like’ Marco Rubio

    02/02/2016 8:52:01 PM PST · by 867V309 · 254 replies ^ | 2 Feb 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Limbaugh told listeners that he felt like a “lone wolf” for appreciating Rubio, because so many people were angry at him for pursuing amnesty in the Senate with the Gang of Eight
  • 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...
  • Vanity: Rubio raised $14.2M in 4th Quarter; Had $10.4M Cash on Hand

    01/31/2016 6:11:28 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    Influence Explorer ^ | 1/31/16 | Influence Explorer
  • Trump Campaign Manager Reveals Fox News Debate Chief Has Daughter Working for Rubio

    01/28/2016 6:13:01 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 139 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/28/2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Corey Lewandowski, the campaign manager for 2016 GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, exposed a blatant conflict of interest on Wednesday that the Fox News Channel has been hiding for months. Lewandowski showed how Fox News has been hiding the fact that Fox News Channel Vice President Bill Sammon has a daughter working for the campaign of the Washington establishment-backed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). Sammon's daughter, Brooke Sammon, is Rubio's national press secretary, and obviously both have a vested interest in the success of the Rubio campaign and the demise of the other campaigns. CNN's Erin Burnett asked Lewandowski about Fox News's...
  • Rubio Blew It, Would Let Illegal Immigrants That Don’t Commit Major Crimes Stay

    01/17/2016 11:51:51 AM PST · by TBBT · 34 replies
    Redstate ^ | 1/17/16 | Dan Spencer
    Sen. Marco Rubio blew it. During his appearance on this morning's edition of NBC's Meet the Press Sen. Marco Rubio made a huge mistake when he said that illegal immigrants that haven't committed major crimes could be allowed to stay. According to NBC's Sally Bronston, when asked if he is still in favor of finding a way for millions of illegals to stay in the United States legally, Rubio replied: If you're a criminal alien, no, you can't stay. If you're someone that hasn't been here for a very long time, you can't stay, I don't think you're gonna round...
  • Bashing Cruz, Rubio defends shift on immigration

    01/17/2016 1:04:25 PM PST · by kik5150 · 41 replies
    TheHill ^ | 1/17/16 | Mike Lillis
    On Sunday, the GOP presidential hopeful acknowledged that his position has changed since 2013, when he helped craft a comprehensive immigration reform bill that included a pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants. But that shift, he argued, was a concession to the political realities in Washington –– where House Republicans have refused to consider the issue –– as well as a reaction to recent terrorist attacks he says have exposed holes in the enforcement of existing law. "It is very clear now more than ever that we are not going to be able to do anything on people...
  • Pro-Cruz super PAC rips Rubio on immigration and national security in new ad

    01/13/2016 7:41:58 AM PST · by Isara · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/13/16 | Alex Isenstadt
    A pro-Ted Cruz super PAC is out with a searing new TV ad invoking ISIS and the San Bernardino terrorist attacks and suggesting that Marco Rubio's efforts to pass an immigration reform bill are imperiling national security. The commercial, from the group Stand for Truth, is the latest in a series of anti-Rubio ads that have homed in on the Florida senator's work on the so-called Gang of Eight bill, a bipartisan 2013 effort to pass immigration legislation through the Senate. "We are at war - not just abroad, but here at home. With the clear and present threat of...
  • Marco Rubio: I’m The Best When It Comes To Fixing Illegal Immigration

    01/05/2016 6:35:52 AM PST · by Rockitz · 32 replies ^ | 4 Jan 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Republican presidential candidate Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) says that no one who has ever run for president knows more about fixing immigration in the United States than he does. In a New Hampshire town hall meeting, the Florida Senator argued that he was not a supporter of amnesty – even though his immigration bill proposed by the Senate “Gang of Eight” offered illegal immigrants a path to citizenship. “No one who has ever run for president understands this issue personally better than I do and that’s why I can tell you and you should tell your friends that no...
  • Marco Rubio Campaign Donor Behind Anti-Trump Sky Writing at Rose Bowl

    01/01/2016 4:06:46 PM PST · by SteveSCH · 125 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/01/2016 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    It turns out that the millionaire GOP establishment donor who bankrolled the anti-Donald Trump skywriting at the Rose Bowl parade on New Year’s Day isn’t just any ordinary donor-class millionaire. He’s backing Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79% , the man who is emerging as the anti-conservative establishment and donor-class candidate for president in 2016. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Luther Stan Pate IV—an Alabama real estate developer worth millions—has donated thousands of dollars to Rubio’s electoral efforts. On Jan. 29, 2015, Pate donated $5,200 to Rubio—who, at the time, hadn’t yet officially launched a presidential campaign but was acting...
  • Marco Rubio Is Plenty Conservative

    01/01/2016 5:56:12 PM PST · by EveningStar · 106 replies
    National Review ^ | December 29, 2015 | Jim Geraghty
    It is now axiomatic that Marco Rubio is the "establishment" favorite in the 2016 Republican primaries, due for a collision with a conservative alternative such as Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, or Ben Carson. But if Rubio really represents the new GOP "establishment," then the fight is over and the conservatives won. Despite infuriating many grassroots conservatives by pushing the failed Gang of Eight immigration-reform bill and advocating a path to legalization, Rubio has an indisputably conservative record as a senator. This is a man who has a lifetime ACU rating of 98 out of 100. A man who has a...
  • Marco Rubio On Fox News: Let’s Make America Great Again!

    12/30/2015 4:49:21 PM PST · by Rockitz · 40 replies ^ | 30 Dec 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), under fire on the campaign trail just four weeks ahead of Iowa’s all-important caucuses on Feb. 1, appears to have changed his tune on whether America is great or needs to be made great again. Rubio is amid a full-scale pander to conservatives as he’s found himself trapped in the ever-compressed GOP establishment lane of 2016 GOP presidential candidates. This week he’s endorsed Mark Levin’s Convention of States, trotted out Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) as an endorser, and framed himself as a “conservative” while his own campaign team refers to him as a “moderate.” And now...
  • Rubio: Gang Of Eight Immigration Bill Needed House To Make It A Good Bill (BS Meter on Red Alert)

    12/29/2015 4:54:44 PM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | December 29, 2015 | Christopher Massie
    Marco Rubio said on Monday that the bipartisan immigration bill he helped craft in 2013 needed the House of Representatives to make it a “good bill.” The Florida senator, who was a member of the so-called “Gang of Eight” senators who drafted the bill, told Iowa radio host Simon Conway that he knew at the time the bill “was not what ultimately needed to become law.”
  • The Conficting Views Of Marco Rubio and Trey Gowdy Makes For Strange Bedfellows

    12/27/2015 4:48:58 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 18 replies
    Redstate ^ | December 27, 2015 | Streiff
    The endorsement by South Carolina Republican Representative Trey Gowdy of Florida Senator Marco Rubio in the GOP presidential nomination contest offers a contrast in opposing positions. Gowdy has espoused positions that have been repudiated by Rubio and it will be interesting to see how the two men reconcile their differences as they campaign together. In Iowa, the Rubio campaign has been attacking his rival for the nomination, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, as weak on national security. This attack is based on Cruz’s support for the USA Freedom Act which curtailed the ability of the NSA to collect phone call meta...
  • Trey Gowdy Endorses Marco Rubio As ‘Rock Solid Conservative’

    12/26/2015 2:37:34 PM PST · by Rockitz · 109 replies ^ | 26 Dec 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has earned the support of conservative favorite Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), who will join the freshman Senator for a three-day trip to Iowa to rally support for his campaign. “Marco is a rock solid conservative and a strong leader we can trust,” Gowdy said in a statement proved to reporters. “I look forward to campaigning in Iowa with him, and introducing my good friend to voters across the state.” Gowdy is a celebrity among many conservatives, thanks to his tough prosecutorial grilling of members of the administration officials during congressional hearings and because he has chaired...
  • Does Rubio’s Gang of Eight membership doom him?

    12/25/2015 5:11:00 PM PST · by Rockitz · 58 replies ^ | December 24, 2015 | Paul Mirengoff
    It wasn’t long ago that conservative proponents of comprehensive immigration reform were insisting that the idea is popular among Republican voters. In 2014, the Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin told us, “nope, immigration reform [isn’t] toxic” and that “the anti-immigration forces are loud but in the distinct minority” within the Republican party. To be fair, Rubin and others of the same view backed up their claim with poll data, but they didn’t persuade me. I remembered how, during the 2012 primary season, Republican presidential candidates, whose polling operations have an enormous interest in being right, treated immigration reform as “toxic” indeed....
  • Marco Rubio Dips in the Polls Heading into Christmas

    12/23/2015 1:12:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | December 23, 2015
    Marco Rubio is dipping in national polls going into the final week of 2015. While the drop is slight, and far from irreversible less than six weeks away from the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses, where the first votes will be cast in the fight for the Republican presidential nomination, it is happening at a time when the U.S. senator from Florida needs to be moving in the opposite direction. Viewed by many Republican and Democratic elites as the his party's best hope of winning back the White House, Rubio is polling a distant third both nationally and in the first...
  • The Rubio Unlimited Muslim Immigration Bill: Are GOPe Fools or Traitors?

    12/23/2015 8:06:33 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 33 replies
    Direct Blue ^ | 12/22/2015 | Lawrence Stellen
    Senate bill 153, the Immigration Innovation Act (or I-Squared), led by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), would allow for virtually unlimited Muslim immigration into the United States. Several of Rubio's most prominent financial backers are among the bill's boosters. Rubio's campaign theme, "A New American Century," employs a euphemism commonly used to describe demographic transformation of the United States brought about by immigration. A recent Pew Research report found that "nearly all Muslims in Afghanistan (99%) and most in Iraq (91%) and Pakistan (84%) support sharia law as official law." Yet in the last five years, the U.S. has issued 83,000...
  • It's War! 'Elitist' Scarborough vs. 'Nativist' Rubio

    12/22/2015 5:27:08 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    In the past, Joe Scarborough hasn't exactly hidden his disdain for Marco Rubio, saying he reminds him of an eager student government candidate and questioning his integrity. But things have now escalated to open warfare between the two. Scarborough, responding to an ad in which Rubio speaks of feeling "out of place in our own country," tweeted an attack accusing Rubio of playing a "crass, offensive, nativist" [read xenophobic/borderline racist] card. Rubio has fired back, putting out a fundraising message in which he slams Scarborough as an "elitist." View the video here.
  • Team Cruz blasts Washington Post's 'yellow journalism'

    12/22/2015 7:52:48 AM PST · by Isara · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/22/15 | T. Becket Adams
    Sen. Ted Cruz's team is accusing the Washington Post of engaging in "yellow journalism" this week after its fact checker awarded the Texas lawmaker "four Pinocchios" for an ad that says Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., supported a bill that would have allowed Islamic terrorists into the United States."Cruz writes in his book that there's a new form of yellow journalism called 'fact-checking,' which is really just another way for liberals to attack conservatives," campaign spokesman Brian Phillips told the Washington Examiner's media desk.He also accused the Post of "attacking [Cruz] with false claims so that they can get the ad...
  • Cruz's View: Iowa Locked Up, Immigration at the Fore and a Looming Battle With Rubio

    12/21/2015 7:45:27 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/21/2015 | Tim Alberta
    Ted Cruz can see himself on a collision course with Marco Rubio, barreling toward a head-to-head battle with his fellow senator for the Republican nomination , that is, if Rubio can deliver on his end of the deal. In a wide-ranging interview here Thursday, Cruz predicted that the GOP race will boil down to the familiar dynamic of an establishment favorite squaring off against a conservative challenger after they claim victories in New Hampshire and Iowa, respectively. "I believe I will be that conservative candidate," Cruz says. "I don't know who the moderate candidate will be." The Texas senator says...
  • Nevada Is Rubio's Firewall, but Cruz Could Tear It Down

    12/21/2015 7:44:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The National Review ^ | December 21, 2015 | Elaina Plott
    Las Vegas - Marco Rubio is going all in to win Nevada. Though the Florida senator has eschewed the idea that he needs to hunker down in any particular state, his campaign has quietly and steadily poured resources into the Silver State, where chaos and dismal turnout rule the caucuses. Rumors of the Rubio campaign's weak ground game in Iowa and New Hampshire have led many to conclude that his strategists don't believe he needs an early-state victory to remain competitive as the primary season moves into March. But that narrative overlooks the reality on the ground here in Nevada,...
  • Trey Gowdy Twists Natural Born Citizen Qualification to Support Marco Rubio

    12/21/2015 6:04:59 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 195 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 12/19/2015 | Tim Brown
    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; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty-five years, and been fourteen years a resident within the United States. -Article II, Section 1 of the united States Constitution Before I begin and before you get angry at me for pointing out what I'm about to point out, I want to ask you to hold that thought and ask yourself...
  • The Sessions-Cruz Video Fox News Doesn’t Want You to See

    12/21/2015 11:50:15 AM PST · by Isara · 101 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | December 21st, 2015 | Daniel Horowitz
    When establishment candidates are losing support with the voters, they often resort to their last subterfuge in the bag of tricks.  They try to taint their conservative opponent as something less than a consistent conservative in the hopes of deflating the momentum of said opponent.  I’ve seen this dynamic play out in almost every competitive primary.  And this is exactly what we are seeing with the entire GOP establishment media that is suddenly concerned that Ted Cruz is not really a conservative.  To those of us who worked on the immigration issue in 2013, there was no secret as to...
  • Byron York: The facts on Rubio, Cruz, and immigration

    12/21/2015 9:05:09 AM PST · by Isara · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/21/15 | Byron York
    The Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform bill passed the Senate after a series of votes in June 2013. Democrats, who controlled the Senate at the time, unanimously supported the bill, while most Republicans opposed it. The four Republicans on the gang - Marco Rubio, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Jeff Flake - of course voted for it, and also agreed with Democrats on a plan to kill almost all GOP amendments.Then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid allowed just a handful of amendments to reach the Senate floor. One, from Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, would have prohibited the legalization of illegal...
  • Rubio Accuses Cruz Of Flip-Flopping

    12/20/2015 9:09:28 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 67 replies ^ | December 20
    Rubio doubled down on his line of attack highlighting Cruz's support for an amendment in 2013 that would have doubled the number of green cards and increased five-fold the number of visas for highly skilled foreign workers. "I think Ted wanted to not talk about legalization during the primary and leave himself the option of being for it in a general election. I don't think that's fair to the electorate," Rubio said on CBS's "Face the Nation." Cruz's amendment would have stripped language from the 2013 Senate immigration reform bill giving illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship but still would...
  • The Ugly Truth About Marco Rubio And His Gang-Of-Eight Amnesty Bill

    12/20/2015 7:38:51 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 12 replies
    Townhall ^ | December 19, 2015 | John Hawkins
    To truly understand why so many people are angry at Marco Rubio about his Gang-of-Eight amnesty bill, you have to go all the way back to his race against Charlie Crist. Rubio was a Jeb Bush acolyte who embraced the Tea Party and ran for senator in Florida against Charlie Crist. Crist was the popular sitting governor in the state and Rubio was thought to be a huge underdog. However, the grassroots embraced Rubio. Just to give you an example, very early on I organized a coalition that endorsed Rubio and encouraged people not to give money to the NRSC...
  • Defiant Jeff Sessions on Gang of 8: Every Step of the Way, Ted Cruz Was By My Side

    12/20/2015 11:14:29 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/19/2015 | Jeff Poor
    DAPHNE, AL : An emphatic Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL)80% is dismissing the claim that presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97%was a backer of the 2013 immigration reform effort by the so-called "Gang of Eight." Sessions, a hometown favorite at a Saturday rally here, told attendees Cruz had opposed the effort the entire way and cited the Texas senator's voting record as evidence. "One of the things you've been hearing about somehow is a criticism of Ted and how he and what he did with regard to this massive that they tried to ram through in 2013," Sessions said. "Let me...
  • In Alabama, Sessions Defends Cruz on Gang of Eight

    12/19/2015 6:36:51 PM PST · by Isara · 9 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Dec. 19, 2015 | Patrick Svitek
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks with reporters before a rally Saturday in Daphne, Alabama. The Texas senator visited the town as part of a weeklong tour of nine mostly southern states. (Photo by Patrick Svitek) DAPHNE, Ala. — Ted Cruz, locked in a heated battle with Marco Rubio over their immigration records, received an assist Saturday afternoon from one of the most hardline opponents of illegal immigration in the U.S. Senate. Introducing Cruz at a rally in the Mobile area, U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama offered an extended defense of the Texas senator's push to undermine support for...
  • The Ugly Truth About Marco Rubio And His Gang-of-Eight Amnesty Bill

    12/19/2015 5:40:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | December 19, 2015 | John Hawkins
    To truly understand why so many people are angry at Marco Rubio about his Gang-of-Eight amnesty bill, you have to go all the way back to his race against Charlie Crist. Rubio was a Jeb Bush acolyte who embraced the Tea Party and ran for senator in Florida against Charlie Crist. Crist was the popular sitting governor in the state and Rubio was thought to be a huge underdog. However, the grassroots embraced Rubio. Just to give you an example, very early on I organized a coalition that endorsed Rubio and encouraged people not to give money to the NRSC...
  • Too-Cute (By Half) Marco

    12/19/2015 10:15:46 AM PST · by Isara · 3 replies ^ | 12/18/2015
    Rubio Says One Thing on the Campaign Trail and Does Another In Office Ted Cruz Releases a New Iowa Ad Highlighting Rubio's Gang of Eight LeadershipHOUSTON, Texas – This week Senator Marco Rubio's record of supporting amnesty has once again come to light, and he has finally admitted he continues to push for amnesty as he did as a leading member of the Gang of Eight in 2013. More troubling for Republican voters is the pattern that has emerged on the issue of immigration - one in which Rubio attempts to appeal to conservatives on the campaign trail but then...
  • ICYMI: Has Marco Rubio Lost Conservatives By Falsely Attacking Cruz?

    12/18/2015 8:29:49 PM PST · by Isara · 55 replies ^ | 12/18/15
    Influential Conservatives Rallying to Defend CruzHOUSTON, Texas - Today, the New York Times reported that Senator Marco Rubio's false attacks on Ted Cruz's immigration record are beginning to backfire as "influential conservatives are now rallying to Mr. Cruz's side and denouncing Mr. Rubio."New York Times Highlights Conservative Ire Over Rubio Attacks "Senator Marco Rubio made a big bet on an immigration overhaul that failed - and he has been running away from it since. Now his past is catching up with him, stoking old grievances from conservative rivals who are reopening one of the most vulnerable episodes in his past."The...
  • Poll: Sens. Cruz and Rubio Surge [12% ea] in New Hampshire [Trump leads with 26%]

    12/18/2015 7:49:18 PM PST · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    BREITBART ^ | December 18, 2015 | MICHELLE FIELDS
    Poll: Sens. Cruz and Rubio Surge in New Hampshire by MICHELLE FIELDS 18 Dec 2015 Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97% and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)79% are surging in New Hampshire, according to a new Boston Herald/Franklin Pierce University. Donald Trump still leads in New Hampshire with 26 percent of support from likely Republican primary voters. Cruz and Rubio have moved up in the poll to second place with 12 percent each. Both of them have doubled their support since October. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is right behind with 11 percent. In October, Christie was at just 3 percent. Florida Governor...
  • Open-Borders Money Backs Marco Rubio

    12/18/2015 11:38:44 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 7 replies ^ | Dec 18, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Political analysis of the Las Vegas debate immigration dust-up between Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio is missing a key ingredient: the money factor. You can read the lips of the candidates till the cows come home. But you'll get to the truth much faster when you learn where pro-amnesty power brokers have placed their bets and hitched their wagons. Rubio's brazenly fraudulent campaign to paint Cruz as soft on illegal immigration is a flabbergasting attempt to distract from the Florida junior senator's faithful allegiance to the open-borders donor class. Here's what you need to know: Facebook, Microsoft and Silicon...
  • Cruz to Rubio: 'Stop making silly assertions'

    12/18/2015 8:22:59 AM PST · by Isara · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/17/15 | Nick Gass
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Thursday was forced once again to defend his record on immigration, saying his amendment to the 2013 reform effort called the "bluff" of those backing the legislation."I introduced an amendment that made anyone here illegally permanently ineligible for citizenship. That amendment called their bluff," Cruz told reporters gathered in Las Vegas on Thursday."What they were interested in, what Chuck Schumer and Barack Obama wanted, was very simple: They wanted millions of new Democratic voters," he went on to say. "There's a reason why I think the new politically correct term is no longer illegal aliens;...
  • Sessions defends Cruz on immigration battle with Rubio: 'We stood together on this one'

    12/18/2015 6:47:33 AM PST · by Isara · 14 replies ^ | December 17, 2015 | Howard Koplowitz
    U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., came to the defense of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on Thursday over Cruz's battle with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio on immigration.Rubio and Cruz are vying for the 2016 Republican nomination for president, and the two senators went toe-to-toe on immigration during Tuesday night's CNN debate, where Cruz attacked Rubio for being one of the sponsors of the so-called Gang of Eight immigration compromise in 2013, which included Democratic senators like Chuck Schumer of New York and Richard Durbin of Illinois. Rubio later backtracked from the bill, which would have given illegal immigrants a pathway to...
  • Limbaugh backs Cruz over Rubio

    12/17/2015 9:36:49 PM PST · by Isara · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/17/15 | Eliza Collins
    Rush Limbaugh is backing Ted Cruz in his immigration battle with Marco Rubio. The conservative talk show host tried to break down what he called a "muddled" back and forth between the two candidates on Thursday."Marco Rubio was part of the Gang of Eight trying to secure amnesty and wishes he wasn't. Ted Cruz never was and they're trying to make it out like he was," Limbaugh said. "At the end of the day when people go vote, people are gonna remember of the two it was Marco Rubio that was a member of the Gang of Eight and Ted...
  • Ted Cruz: This is the establishment is striking back (Video)

    12/17/2015 7:17:55 PM PST · by Isara · 23 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Dec 17, 2015
    Ted Cruz talked to the press today explaining his poison pill strategy from 2013, saying that what is going on now is the establishment striking back against him because he helped stop them from getting the amnesty they wanted. He also pointed out that both he and Marco Rubio promised voters that if they were elected they would lead the fight against amnesty when they got to Washington. But come 2013, he said, the both made very different decisions. Yeah, that’s putting it mildly.Watch:Cruz: There is a reason every other strong opponent of amnesty supported my Gang of Eight amendment...
  • Rubio the Swampland Salesman

    12/17/2015 2:38:56 PM PST · by Isara · 17 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | December 17th, 2015 | Jen Kuznicki
    To hear the Rubio supporters tell it — unsurprisingly the same people who supported Romney and McCain and Cochran and McConnell and (insert list of Republican white beards here) — Ted Cruz opposed the Gang of Eight bill because there just wasn’t enough liberal policy in it.Yes, the likes of Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Michael Bennet (D-C), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), John S. McCain III (R-AZ), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) just couldn’t insert enough liberal, “open border” policy into the Gang of Eight bill, they needed Ted Cruz R-TX to show them the...
  • 'Undocumented Democrats' Is Ted Cruz's 'New, Politically Correct' Term

    12/17/2015 2:14:33 PM PST · by Isara · 39 replies
    NPR ^ | December 17, 2015 | Danielle Kurtzleben
    Ted Cruz has coined a new term in the fight over immigration: "undocumented Democrats." Speaking in Las Vegas on Thursday, the Texas senator and GOP presidential candidate portrayed the idea of a path to citizenship as a ploy to beef up Democratic voter rolls."Proponents of the Gang of Eight were being hypocrites. They were not telling the truth," he said. "What they claimed they were interested in was not in fact what they were interested in. What they were interested in, what Chuck Schumer and Barack Obama wanted, was very simple: They wanted millions of new Democratic voters. There's a...
  • Who to Believe? Rubio or Cruz?

    12/17/2015 1:14:54 PM PST · by Syncro · 52 replies
    conservativereview ^ | December 17th, 2015 | Amanda Carpenter
    Who to Believe? Rubio or Cruz? By: Amanda Carpenter | December 17th, 2015 Marco Rubio supported a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants; that is known. And Rubio is now seeking to undermine Ted Cruz's credibility on immigration issues by saying Cruz supports a path to legalization for illegal immigrants.So, who to believe? Rubio, whose campaign is working hard to knock holes in Cruz's record, or the record of the man himself?At the top level, this much should be clear to anyone. Rubio's Gang of Eight legislation, which included a path to citizenship and was supported by many Democrats, the...
  • Who to Believe? Rubio or Cruz?

    12/17/2015 10:23:53 AM PST · by Isara · 69 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | December 17th, 2015 | Amanda Carpenter
    Marco Rubio supported a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants; that is known. And Rubio is now seeking to undermine Ted Cruz’s credibility on immigration issues by saying Cruz supports a path to legalization for illegal immigrants.So, who to believe? Rubio, whose campaign is working hard to knock holes in Cruz’s record, or the record of the man himself?At the top level, this much should be clear to anyone. Rubio’s Gang of Eight legislation, which included a path to citizenship and was supported by many Democrats, the White House, and moderate Republicans, was defeated. Why? Because Ted Cruz and others,...
  • 'That Is Not What You Said At the Time': Bret Baier Confronts Cruz on Previous Immigration Remarks

    12/17/2015 1:00:42 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 64 replies ^ | Dec. 16, 2015
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) was confronted by a Fox News Channel host Wednesday over previous comments he had previously made in favor of legalizing individuals who are in the U.S. illegally. The line of questioning was prompted by an exchange over immigration Cruz had with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) at Tuesday night's GOP debate. 'Special Report' host Bret Baier played a 2013 clip of Cruz introducing an amendment that would have stripped out a proposal for a pathway to citizenship from the gang of eight’s so-called 'amnesty' bill. Cruz boasted at the time his amendment would have allowed illegal immigrants...