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seafan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-31-12 12:27 AM
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Marco Rubio heckled at Hispanic Leadership event for anti-immigration stances.
From this past weekend in Miami:

Rubio defends himself against anti-immigrant charges at Hispanic Leadership event

By Marcos Restrepo
January 27, 2012

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., told participants at the Hispanic Leadership Network conference this morning in Miami that immigration is a gateway issue that touches everyone in the Hispanic community.

Rubio added that the United States must choose in the 2012 elections a different economic option than the one the current president has taken the nation in, which will rob us of the American Dream.

When a group of young people stood up to protest, yelling, Why are you anti-immigrant? Rubio said they should be allowed to stay because theses young people raise a legitimate issue. Rubio said he wanted them to hear his speech so they could understand that he is not what they called him.


Conservatives have used rhetoric that is harsh and intolerable, Rubio added, but he said that those on the left are creating unreal expectations in the Latino community.


Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. (Pic via Facebook) Link

Rubio apparently doesn't think his own rhetoric is seen as harsh and intolerant.

Some questions for Mr. Rubio:

How about your dogmatic opposition to the DREAM Act, Mr. Rubio? Ninety-one percent of Latinos support it, according to the Pew Hispanic Center polling. You have pledged to oppose it.

It hasn't helped your case that your carefully embellished tale of your family 'fleeing the Castro regime' fell apart in the past few months. Turns out, your family had more in common with many more Latinos who came into this country seeking economic opportunity. Your "story" was a fabrication to exploit for your election, and now everyone knows how you used that carefully crafted story to further your ambition.

People do not like being lied to, Mr. Rubio.

It also doesn't bode well when you present legislation to restrict flights to Cuba from other cities in Florida except from Miami.

How about your assertion that 'English should be the official language in the U. S.', that you ran your Senate campaign on in 2010?

It looks like Mr. Rubio, Mr. Romney and Mr. Gingrich are all singing from the same hymnal.

How about your previously stated position on upholding Arizona's harsh crackdown on undocumented immigrants, which you also ran on in your campaign?

Have you noticed that the Tea Partiers who propelled you into office are now furious that you have done nothing substantive to please them on immigration?

Rubio, who is seen as a viable vice presidential candidate, is well known in Florida, but not so much by Latino voters in other states. An ABC/Univision/Latino Decisions poll released this week shows that in California, 45 percent of Latino voters have never heard of Rubio, in Texas that number is 39 percent, in New York/New Jersey it is 38 percent and in other states it is 40 percent.

It looks like Mr. Rubio has some serious problems outside of Miami.

But, oddly enough, from the corporate media, we never hear about it.

And the real joke is that Mr. Rubio recently pointed his finger at the GOP, admonishing the party to 'tamp down the hard-edged stances on immigration'.

What a hypocritical, harsh stance by Mr. Rubio, in a continual grasp for more unbridled power.

People are noticing.

Meanwhile, Rubio's negative numbers continue to rise-- most recently at 39% disapproval, up from 31% in March. Funny, how we never hear about this in the corporate media.

By the way, Marco "Mitt Romney is no Charlie Crist" Rubio ought not to use former Governor Charlie Crist's name as a punching bag. Crist's approval numbers have beaten Rubio's for quite a while now.

We warned of this Jeb Bush//Koch brothers-- fueled rise of Rubio.

Now we must push on until this right wing assault on our country is beaten back and marginalized for many years to come, and into permanence.

Until then, all aboard the crazy train known as the Florida GOP primary.

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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-06-12 02:52 PM
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1. OT, but I am so over red ties, blue ties, blue and red ties and other
attempts to send subliminal messages through garb.

Get real. This is not about wearing some high school team uniform or giving some secret handshale.
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