Marco Rubio is putting the Republican Party ahead of Country once again with this lie:
"The mistakes that Republicans have made is that we have allowed conservatism to be defined as anti-illegal immigration," Rubio said. "In fact, conservatism is pro-legal immigration."Conservatives are the home of the anti-illegal immigration crowd. Just go check out the states with the toughest laws on illegals and you will find those laws were put in place by hard right legislators along with Republican dominated legislatures voting for those hard right illegal immigration laws. Governor Perry was taken out in the primary by the far right because he supported the Texas version of the Dream Act started by then Governor Bush and then carried on by Governor Perry. How can you tell students who have been in the US in our schools most of their lives that they don't qualify for in-state tuition. Some do not speak very good Spanish because they have been here their whole life.
With all the Romney lies, Rubio wants us to believe he would do something about illegal immigration that would help them? What he would do is probably deport since one of his advisors is John Bolton along with some other hard right anti-illegal immigration people. In fact some of his advisors are not too keen on legal immigration as they attempt to put them all in one box.
But the idea that Romney would be able to pass other reforms into law by the time he repeals the deferred action policy seems removed from the political realities of immigration in Congress. And Rubio himself seemed to acknowledge that Republicans need to approach the concept through a different frame and mindset.Marco Rubio is not doing the Cuban community where he came from any favors with throwing in with Mitt Romney. Believe Romney will use him and throw him under the bus because he is not a rich Republican -- we have seen it happen more than once. Why are Rubio and other Republicans willing to work with Romney but never would work with Obama on illegal immigration? Shows they only care about the Party winning not the Country which has made a lot of center right Republicans really disgusted with the Congress. Noted that some of the people who want to work with Romney were at the meeting the night of the Inauguration like Dr. Coburn (R-OK) who started working on details to obstruct that night. I thought Dr. Coburn had more integrity then that but I guess I was wrong not only about him but Marco Rubio.
By Sam Stein Posted: 10/16/2012 11:54 am EDT Updated: 10/16/2012 12:12 pm EDT
NEW YORK -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said Tuesday he was comfortable with Mitt Romney's decision to end President Obama's deferred action program upon entering office because he believes the Republican nominee will put in place other reforms by the time the program expires.
The senator, one of the leading Republican voices on immigration reform, has called for a reform plan that many say prompted Obama's policy, which grants a special two-year deportation reprieve to young immigrants between the ages of 16 and 30 brought here as children illegally, provided they have a clean criminal record and are currently attending or have graduated high school. But even with Rubio's philosophical support for the concept of deferred action, he chose to bite his tongue Tuesday when asked if he was upset that Romney would end the policy, while respecting those temporary stays that have already been handed out.
"What I'm really comfortable with is that [Romney] says he wants to find a permanent solution and, in fact, has now openly begun to talk about the idea that we were working on," Rubio told a group of reporters at a Bloomberg View event. "So, not to put words in his mouth, but what I'm fairly confident about is that if Mitt Romney is elected president, we will have a willing partner in the White House to find a solution to this issue along the lines of what we were working on."
"We are going to replace [Obama's program]," he added. "I think his point is, we are not going to give out new permits because we are going to replace the system with a new one. And I think that is very promising."
"I don’t know about hypotheticals," he said, when ased what would happen if a new system wasn't in place by the time Obama's program was revoked. "Irrespective of it we have to do this. It is not like this is going to expire in ten years. It is going to expire in less than 24 months. So either way we are on the clock."
Rubio has criticized Obama routinely for "poisoning the well" on immigration reform by going forward with his deferred action concept without input from the Congress. He hammered that point home once more during his sit down with journalists Tuesday, noting that several unexpected Republicans -- Sens. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah), along with Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) -- had expressed openness to working with him on immigration legislation.
This story has been updated to clarify details of Obama's deferred action program.
Source: Huffington PostA good friend told me I should support Charlie Christ over Rubio as Rubio was not the most honest candidate -- I should have listened. Learned some valuable lessons in the last few years since those Republican blinders have come off. Taken a lot to admit that the Republican Party is not the Party I grew up in but a party in this election of liars and pandering to wealthy donors. They will lie just like Romney and obstruct bills for veterans jobs, farmers who have gone through a major drought, and all kinds of job bills to hurt Obama putting Party over Country. Is this what the hard right is all about -- 'my way or no way' and if you choose not to follow what they say, then they won't cooperate in any way? Is this the new Republican Party?