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Politico: Rubio Goes 'All - In' on Immigration Reform; Allies Hope It Propels Him To Front Runner Status; Media Blitz Planned

By Manu Raju | 4/11/13 | Politico

Marco Rubio is preparing to go all in to support sweeping immigration legislation, offering himself up as the public face of a bill that will split the Republican Party — but that his allies hope will propel him to the front of the GOP presidential sweepstakes.

After offering lukewarm support until now, Rubio is preparing to fully embrace a measure that is the most significant of his political career so far. The gambit could pay off in spades by crowning a leading presidential contender in 2016, or it could permanently damage the Republican’s brand with conservatives.

Rubio is planning a media blitz to promote the bill — which is expected to be released early next week — making the rounds on all of the Sunday political talk shows starting this weekend, wooing skeptical conservative radio hosts and pitching the plan to Spanish-language news outlets. The campaign is aimed at building public support for the far-reaching immigration bill that will dominate Capitol Hill’s attention for much of the year.

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Have you ever heard Marco

Have you ever heard Marco Rubio speak? He never says anything we can get excited about supporting. It's all political doublespeak. Blah, Blah, Blah.

The GOP is DEAD!

Throw some lime on it!

RON PAUL is the GOLD STANDARD of politics, his value never changes; it's tied to the CONSTITUTION!

Remind everyone that Rubio is

Remind everyone that Rubio is not eligible for the Executive office. He is not a natural born citizen.

Rubio = Romney2.0

Here we go again. More proof that the Republican establishment is actively trying to lose elections.

The choice

" The gambit could pay off in spades by crowning a leading presidential contender in 2016, or it could permanently damage the Republican’s brand with conservatives."

I am going to go with "permanently damage the Republican's brand with conservatives", as that seems to always be what the establishment is shooting for.


Who wants to bet they try to cram Jeb Bush down our throat..knowing they will rig the election for his win despite mass protests and overwhelming unpopularity.

rand paul's spike

in google trends from filibuster #1 was bigger

Rubio is an air head.

he is confused and lost.

Greta VanSusteren slammed Rubio last night in a

segment with an ICE agent. National ICE Council President Chris Crane complained that they are on the front lines when it comes to illegal immigration and have not been consulted regarding new legislation. He then said that he got word from Rubio that he wants to talk to him over the weekend but that wouldn't allow them enough time to read the 1,500 page bill so what good is that? Greta then said something like, well you know why he called you right? It's because he's doing a media blitz on the Sunday morning shows and just wants to be able to say that he's spoken with you.

I almost fell out of bed. Wish I could find the video - wasn't on her website, here's the article they have posted. http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2013/04/12/ice-union-calls...

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know Peace." - Jimi Hendrix

I never had much reason to

I never had much reason to vote for Rubio before and now I have one less reason to vote for him. Any mass media anointed "front runner" is guaranteed to be a disaster.

Aint gonna work.

Aint gonna work.

I saw a fellow, approx mid

I saw a fellow, approx mid 70's driving his mercury marquis with "God bless the troops" and victory-rubio bumper stickers. Rubio ( and every other possible republican candidate will promote yet another war, further bankrupting this country while calling it patriotism. This is Florida remember where an ounce of cannabis is a felony and they will lock you in a cage and wreck your life. The republicans in this state think that "poisoning cannabis and putting it out on the street" is how to "win the war on drugs". Another republican recently said that if people want medical cannabis they should leave the state and go somewhere else. This is the state of the republican party in Florida. Like it? Hell many of you PROMOTE it. Some freedom seekers. More like bullshit seekers. Fk every one of you who supports these traitors. Those of you who can't believe what you're seeing, yeah I know. Me too.

it'll be some joint neocon-quasi-neocon- ticket campaigning with some kinda libertarian sounding ideas in 2016. Good grief people what the fk is wrong with you?

Meanwhile it's the libertarians and the democrats who support legalization in Florida.

Stay safe out there. Hahahaha USA=FUBAR

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good things is my religion. Thomas Paine, Godfather of the American Revolution

During the primaries/caucuses

The media will pound us with polls from Florida, Arizona, California showing favorable numbers for Rubio to take the focus off the fact he will be struggling in Iowa and New Hampshire.

"Natural Born" the rubin the roob is not

He's an anchor baby. Which means he is not a qualified citizen for either president or vice president.

Marco Rubio
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (short version)

Marco Antonio Rubio **>>(born May 28, 1971)<<** Rubio was born in Miami, Florida,[5] the second son and third child of Mario Rubio and Oria Garcia. His parents were Cubans who had immigrated to the United States in 1956 and were **>>naturalized as U.S. citizens in 1975<<**.


Regardless of popular belief , Marco Rubio IS NOT a "natural Born" citizen.

even if he was born here, both parents were not citizens at the time of his birth. They didn't become citizens until 1975 four years after his birth.

If they were citizens then it wouldn't matter where he was born. Then he would be a "natural Born" citizen.
Since he is not a natural born citizen, but is considered wrongly by many to be, for simply being born here. Does not escape the fact that he is NOT natural born, and therefore does not Qualify for the position of president or vice president of the United States of America.

"HIS"story is going on all the time. Whether or not one sees it, is the defining point of one's character.~MEB

Yes. Thanks. Everyone at the

Yes. Thanks. Everyone at the DP should already be aware of this but apparently they are not.

Thank you

This is where it begins for Rubio and this is where it ends for Rubio. He is not qualified under the United States Constitution to run for either President or Vice-President. Period.

The Neocons are wild about about...

...Amnesty, or rather forced integration.

This is a major issue, the other side of the Invade the World/Invite the World ideology we live under. I doubt Rand will come through, but it would be an excellent political opportunity to permanently bury the neocons by filibustering an Amnesty bill.

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Attention GOP

I will NOT be voting for Rubio in any national election.

Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof

Yeh! Rubio gets his very own Bill!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

He's only been waiting since early 2009 for his marching orders, while Rand, Ted, and Mike hit the floor running 2013, bravely fulfilling campaign promises.

I cringe thinking of this yet wet-behind-the-ears pup going up against a well seasoned socio/psychopath like Herr Hillary! But then, the GOP likes losing.

"If you want something you've never had before, you have to do something you've never done before." Debra Medina

I got news for you, the gop

I got news for you, the gop is not "losing". The democrats are not "losing". The only losers here are the people and liberty. Most can't even tell the difference

The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good things is my religion. Thomas Paine, Godfather of the American Revolution

It's interesting

how this news comes out just after Rubio's dinner with Obama . Hmm

Ron Swanson

Your Papers, Please

Rubio wants you to prove your legality before you may exercise any of your God given rights. Immigration reform is good and all, but we must reject e-verify and all other national ID cards!!!!!!!!

Just another smokescreen

to take attention away from the gun legislation debate going on.


Bingo! Divide and Conquer