Sen. Marco Rubio has some ‘splainin’ to do.
Back in the day, when he was elected to the U.S. Senate, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) was a Tea Party favorite, a rising star in the Republican Party, and widely considered a probable 2016 presidential candidate, notwithstanding the fact that, like Barack Hussein Obama, he is not an Article II “natural born citizen” because both of his parents were not citizens of the United States at the time of his birth. Not that anyone cares about that fact, or any other provision in our outdated Constitution, written over two centuries ago by a bunch of slavery-enabling DWEM (Dead White European Men). Once Barack Obama was allowed to not only run for, but also assume the office of President of the United States, that ship sailed, and the idea of attempting to enforce Article II was as dead as those afore-mentioned drafters of that ncreasingly irrelevant document.
Interestingly, it’s not the Constitution or the rule of law that may deal the death blow to Sen. Rubio’s Oval Office ambitions. It’s his unfortunate and disappointing duplicity on the issue of amnesty for illegal aliens. Newsflash to Senator Rubio: Some of us speak Spanish, and for those who don’t, there’s the Google Translator. Regardless of which one you use, you can see the man that we once viewed as a defender of the country we grew up in talking out of both sides of his mouth over the last few weeks on the issue of “comprehensive immigration reform.” During an appearance last Sunday, 6/9/13 on Univision, speaking in Spanish, the baby faced Senator said
“Let’s be clear. Nobody is talking about preventing the legalization. The legalization is going to happen. That means the following will happen: First comes the legalization. Then come the measures to secure the border. And then comes the process of permanent residence. What we’re talking about here is the system of permanent residence. As for the legalization, the enormous majority of my colleagues have accepted that it has to happen and that it has to begin at the same time we begin the measures for [the border]. It is not conditional. The legalization is not conditional.”
Say what? “The legalization is not conditional?” This is a very different Senator Rubio from the one who was pledging to stand up for border security before legalization for the 11 million (yeah right) illegals already in the country. At least that’s what we thought. Come to find out that wasn’t the case after all, or perhaps it was, and we just didn’t understand. From the Washington Examiner:
Just to emphasize the point, Rubio stressed that the initial legalization is not conditional on border security. “The legalization is not conditional,” he said. Rubio’s statements were an entirely accurate description of what is in the Gang of Eight bill.
With Hannity Wednesday, Rubio explained that he once favored border security before legalization. “When I initially got involved in this effort in December of last year, I initially said let’s make sure everything, including that first step, is conditioned on the border and all these other things,” Rubio said. “Here’s the problem with that: Let’s say that it takes four years to do the border plan. What do we do with the millions of people that are here illegally in the meantime? Do we just ignore them?”
And yet, weren’t we led to believe that Sen. Rubio was supporting this “tough” “conservative” proposal because it required that the border be secured BEFORE legalization? Isn’t that the impression that the faux conservative, Mark Zuckerberg funded group “Americans for a Conservative Direction” tried to leave with their ads, featuring at least one extremely misleading visual, seen here?
Maybe it’s just me, but that’s the impression that I have, and I think that’s the impression that Sen. Rubio has attempted to create by saying one thing in front of English-speaking audiences and another in Español.
Sen. Rubio tried to back peddle on what many of us consider duplicitous sell-out behavior, as in that Hannity appearance early in the week, but any benefit he might have gotten, which I suspect is nearly non-existent, from his tap-dancing there and elsewhere was completely wiped out by his vote yesterday against Sen. Charles Grassley’s amendment of the Gang of 8 proposal. That amendment would have delayed legalization for the illegal immigrants until the Department of Homeland Security could certify that it had effective control over the border for six months. Seriously? If he can’t even support a weak border security requirement like that, how serious can he be about border security?
I guess this sort of thing is what happens when good guys like Sen. Rubio hang out with Sen. Chuck Schumer, or the original Eddie Haskell of the U.S. Congress, one Sen. Richard “Dick” Durbin, who is notorious for his avuncular, soft-spoken pretense of moderate consensus when he’s in the living room with Ward and June, as in front of the American public, only to reveal his real hard left self when behind closed doors with Wally and the Beav, as in with Sen. Chuck Schumer and Barack Obama. I’ve warned you, Sen. Rubio, not to let yourself be played. I fear that you haven’t heeded my warning, and fear even more for the future of this country.
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