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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:07 AM

 

Marco Rubio says he would come to the U.S. illegally if he had to

Source: ABC News

Hypothetically, if Marco Rubio were not an American citizen and could not provide food for his family, he says he would cross the border illegally to come to the United States.

While discussing immigration policy in his new memoir, An American Son, Rubio called for "common decency" in dealing with undocumented immigrants and said that if put in a similar position as those who are fleeing destitution, he would break the law, too.


"Many people who come here illegally are doing exactly what we would do if we lived in a country where we couldn't feed our families," Rubio writes in his book, which went on sale Tuesday. "If my kids went to sleep hungry every night and my country didn't give me an opportunity to feed them, there isn't a law, no matter how restrictive, that would prevent me from coming here."

Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/marco-rubio-us-illegally/story?id=16601077



By reaching out to Latinos, Rubio will piss off the Tea Partiers. It's a no-win situation for Romney.

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Reply Marco Rubio says he would come to the U.S. illegally if he had to (Original post)
Marzupialis Jun 2012 OP
Iggy Jun 2012 #1
Swede Atlanta Jun 2012 #2
Iliyah Jun 2012 #3
Roland99 Jun 2012 #4
TBMASE Jun 2012 #5
gopiscrap Jun 2012 #8
frylock Jun 2012 #13
gopiscrap Jun 2012 #6
Tommy_Carcetti Jun 2012 #7
Swede Atlanta Jun 2012 #9
COLGATE4 Jun 2012 #10
craigmatic Jun 2012 #11
frylock Jun 2012 #12
Hassin Bin Sober Jun 2012 #14

Response to Marzupialis (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:11 AM

1. Rmoney's Not Going to Win

 

the Latino/Hispanic vote regardless-- in spite of their talk.

Regarding Rubio-- I find his honesty, in this case, refreshing.

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Response to Marzupialis (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:28 AM

2. I doubt Rubio is being seriously considered for the ticket.......

 

RMoney's rhetoric during the primaries on immigration will haunt him to election day. His refusal to answer whether he would rescind Obama's decision not to deport confirms his continued animosity on the subject. He says there would be no need to rescind the order because he would miraculously get Congress to come along and pass something he could live with that would make the order null and void.

He really doesn't know how Washington works does he? Even if the Pukes maintain control of the House and by some miracle take control of the Senate, the Dems in the Senate minority are likely to use the same tactics the Pukes have used and make progress on anything very difficult.

Rubio in essence is thumbing his nose at the reich wing that say you have to punish those that come here illegally. He is in essence saying he really doesn't care about the rule of law. That is something that should be used in any re-election campaign for him in the Senate.

My guess is RMoney might bring him into the Cabinet in some capacity as a way to show racial balance and as an olive branch to the Latino community. I don't know that community would accept that olive branch given RMoney's continued hard right pronouncements on the subject.

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Response to Marzupialis (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:41 AM

3. Bullshit

he speaking with fork tongue.

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Response to Marzupialis (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:48 AM

4. Do as I don't say...not as I say or do

a new twist.

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Response to Marzupialis (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:54 AM

5. There's not a person in this country

 

who wouldn't cross the border illegally if it meant they could feed their family.

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Response to TBMASE (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:58 AM

8. Exactly!

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Response to TBMASE (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:52 AM

13. word

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Response to Marzupialis (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:58 AM

6. There goes his chances at being

The VP nominee

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Response to Marzupialis (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:58 AM

7. Annnnnnnd.....exit stage right Marco Rubio. Thanks for playing Veepstakes. Farewell and Goodnight.

Crap. It means us Floridians are stuck with him for four more years.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #7)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:02 AM

9. Not necessarily.......

 

If Mittens is able to pull this off, I suspect Rubio is being eyed for a place in the Cabinet. I'm not sure what he is qualified to do other than just sit and look pretty but it wouldn't surprise me for racial balance and an outreach to Latino community.

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Response to Marzupialis (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:09 AM

10. It's too bad that what's on US Latin American TV

does get more reporting in the MSM. Jorge Ramos of Univision had an interview with Rubio yesterday, where he pointed out to Rubio that one of his (Rubio's) grandfathers came to the US illegally. Rubio had no answer for that. Univision has done a wonderful job on unmasking the Rethug's mealy-mouth attempts to sway Latin voters, but none of that ever reaches the non Spanish speaking news.

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Response to Marzupialis (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:16 AM

11. The immigration thing doesn't apply to Cubans and he knows it because if not for their

lock on FL politics and D.C. anti-Castro lobbying they would be coming here illegally.

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Response to Marzupialis (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:51 AM

12. yeh, no shit? any anti-immigration blowhard that states otherwise is lying through their ass..

democrat or republican. you do what you have to do to provide for your family, period.

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Response to Marzupialis (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:58 AM

14. "and my country didn't give me an opportunity"

Oh so countries GIVE opportunities now, eh? You twit.

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