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If We Had Wanted an Obama-Hugging Sellout, Charlie Crist Would Be a Senator

Posted on | January 28, 2013 | 38 Comments

Marco Rubio leading the RINO Squish Amnesty Parade? After so many conservatives personally vouched for Marco’s bona fides as The Real Deal? Meet the new Boss, same as the old Boss:

Hey, did someone set the clock back six years in Washington? Because today looks a hell of a lot like the dawn of the Bush-Kennedy-McCain 2007 illegal alien amnesty. Deja vu all over again.
Starring in the role of John McCain this time around? Florida GOP Sen. Marco Rubio. . . .

Marco, you think you’re gonna double-cross Michelle Malkin and get away with it? Damn, I thought you were smarter than that . . .



38 Responses to “If We Had Wanted an Obama-Hugging Sellout, Charlie Crist Would Be a Senator”

  1. smitty
    January 28th, 2013 @ 10:10 am

    Apparently, it’s easier to pander than reform. Will the government refund the money paid by people who, you know, played by the rules, and jumped through all the USCIS hoops?

  2. TC_LeatherPenguin
    January 28th, 2013 @ 10:18 am

    So now it’s official: Step inside the Beltway and you join The Borg.

  3. Bob Belvedere
    January 28th, 2013 @ 10:33 am

    Why did so many expect so much from Rubio?

    The warning signs were there during his run for the Senate seat.

    You don’t become Speaker of a state legislature at such a young age and not be a professional player in the political game.

    He was always a lesser of evils.

  4. joethefatman
    January 28th, 2013 @ 10:49 am

    Mickey Kaus has much the same attitude in his post. I can never get my head around the idea that complete surrender is somehow a winning proposition. Might as well be prepared for 40 years in the desert.

  5. WyBlog - Hey, why not create millions of new welfare recipient Democrat voters overnight?
    January 28th, 2013 @ 10:59 am

    Hey, why not create millions of new welfare recipient Democrat voters overnight?…

    When John McCain and Chuck Schumer both endorse an idea, you know it’s gotta be bad. But Marco Rubio too? What are they smoking in the GOP cloakroom these days?…

  6. DaveO
    January 28th, 2013 @ 11:03 am

    Here’s a question: is it possible to reform immigration into the US of A without granting blanket amnesty, and permitting open taxation of the wages earned? If we actually shut down the border, Mexico would (as it already does) order its military to cross our border in support of the illegals – who provide up to what? 35% of Mexico’s GDP?
    So far the options are blanket amnesty, or a shooting war with Mexico and its narco-cartel and Iranian allies. There are other ways to reform, including ways which also defang the Mexican racists and their Prognazi allies.

  7. Bob Belvedere
    January 28th, 2013 @ 11:16 am

    Let the Mexican ‘Army’ come.

  8. richard mcenroe
    January 28th, 2013 @ 11:25 am

    Dave Mataconis is bloviating about IR on Twitter. Rhetorical: Is he always this clueless, smnug and disingenuous?

  9. richard mcenroe
    January 28th, 2013 @ 11:26 am

    People like Kaus don’t think THEY’LL be giving up anything.

  10. MarkReardon
    January 28th, 2013 @ 11:30 am

    Ok, so we’re screwed again. Let’s at least make sure we get kissed when it’s over. We already have Green Cards for the honest players. Let’s have yellow cards for the Dreamers (they grew up here and are probably at least as American as the rest of the spoiled brats we’ve raised in the last 30 years) and give them a path to citizenship by serving in the military. Red cards for the blatantly illegal along with the wrist slap fines and ASSURED INSTANT DEPORTATION for felonies. No collecting Social security for either Red or Yellow until they make the commitment to citizenship. How do we get kissed? Every drivers license gets a Red, Yellow, Green or Red, White and Blue stripe and must be presented when you vote.

  11. McGehee
    January 28th, 2013 @ 12:06 pm

    I’ve only been saying that since 1995.

  12. McGehee
    January 28th, 2013 @ 12:07 pm

    Counter-rhetorical: Has he ever not been?

  13. DaveO
    January 28th, 2013 @ 12:22 pm

    Yeah, thanks.

  14. Bloop_Bloopington
    January 28th, 2013 @ 12:44 pm

    Had you enacted this plan six years ago, at least half the new voters would be Republicans by now.

  15. ReaganiteRepublican
    January 28th, 2013 @ 12:44 pm


  16. Bloop_Bloopington
    January 28th, 2013 @ 12:47 pm


    Is that the Comprehensive-Immigration-Reform/Amnesty Reagan of whom you are a “Reaganite”? Or some imaginary Reagan who exists only in the hearts, minds and blog threads of right-wingers?

  17. Dai Alanye
    January 28th, 2013 @ 1:07 pm

    Reagan’s mistake falls into the category of “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”

  18. Dai Alanye
    January 28th, 2013 @ 1:09 pm

    Why don’t we simply ENFORCE THE LAW? Unexpected, I know, but certainly an option.

  19. Quartermaster
    January 28th, 2013 @ 1:16 pm

    Mexico has an Army? I think they have a glorified police force that masquerades as an Army, but not an actual Army.

  20. Bob Belvedere
    January 28th, 2013 @ 1:17 pm

    Notice my ‘ marks.

  21. jakee308
    January 28th, 2013 @ 1:33 pm

    Enforcing the law would be raaaaacist.

  22. Christy Waters
    January 28th, 2013 @ 1:46 pm

    The only value to being an American citizen anymore is as a pocket to be picked by the govt. As for Rubio, the GOP establishment is doing a fine job of turning him to the dark side so he’ll be groomed for a run in 2016. “Hey, he’s got a pretty face…”

  23. TC_LeatherPenguin
    January 28th, 2013 @ 2:32 pm

    We’re old farts, my brother.

  24. Neo
    January 28th, 2013 @ 3:25 pm

    White House press secretary Jay Carney on Monday welcomed an immigration deal reached by a bipartisan group of senators and gave credit to President Obama for pressing the issue.

    I suppose the White House will also take credit for helping Senator Bob Menendez procure sex with underaged Dominican prostitutes.

  25. OldmanRick
    January 28th, 2013 @ 3:35 pm

    Rubio is hoping to capture some of the illegal Mexican, central and south American vote in 2016.

  26. Christy Waters
    January 28th, 2013 @ 3:51 pm
  27. Thane_Eichenauer
    January 28th, 2013 @ 6:56 pm

    What is the desired reform? Just because X many people have jumped through certain hoops does that mean it is desirable to have the next Y many jump through those same hoops?

  28. MarkReardon
    January 28th, 2013 @ 7:07 pm

    The only way we get happines with law enforcement is to give all the illegals a 30 round clip and a bus ticket to DC

  29. Quartermaster
    January 28th, 2013 @ 7:45 pm

    I did. I was being serious. Hard to believe, I realize, but this time….

  30. Quartermaster
    January 28th, 2013 @ 7:46 pm

    The chances that Latinos would become Repubbies is vanishingly small.

  31. Quartermaster
    January 28th, 2013 @ 7:49 pm

    Reagan bought into several things the Dims put up with big promises. All the promises turned out to be lies. Par for the course with Dimocrats.

    Reagan was a much different fella than you feverish moonbats think. For a moonbat reality is something that results when they have a serious shortage of psychotropic drugs.

  32. John LaRosa
    January 28th, 2013 @ 9:20 pm

    He’s always been a squish on immigration, so I’m not surprised by this at all. I think his game plan will be to pander on this issue and act like a “true conservative” on others. Some 2016 wannabes will just insist that we go “all in” and “niche market” to the “MSNBC wing of the GOP” because, after all, that worked so well for Huntsman. (Christie appears to be heading that way now.)

    Overall, the GOP will continue to lose badly if it continues to accept the false premises, straw man arguments and debate frameworks established by the Left. My business partner, Brad Marston, has suggested that we send every “Establishment Republican” a Chia Pet in the shape of male private parts; but, at this point, I’m not sure any of them would remember what testicles look like. Barney Frank would be far more likely to appreciate the gift anyway.

  33. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    January 29th, 2013 @ 3:08 am

    Maybe the hoops are the BS part. I would like to see more immigration, with an emphasis on bringing in people with skills and talent. Like they do in Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

    But the status quo is killing us. There will not be mass deportations. Border security, while important, will not fix the problem. The real cure is civil penalties for employers who hire illegals, but both Republicans and Democrats do not want that because their businesses benefit from it.

  34. Quartermaster
    January 29th, 2013 @ 5:52 am

    We don’t know if secure borders will work because it hasn’t been tried. We know we can deport people in mass quantities because it’s been done before. The real problem is not the law, it is the will to live by the law. Rule of law is just a dim memory in this country and your grousing about secure borders not working is simply a repetition of the left’s talking points on the matter.

    We don’t really need to import either skilled labor or college trained people. It has already been shown that we don’t have a shortage of either one. They are simply being under bid by the H1B types who get hired by employers that aren’t willing to pay Americans to do jobs Americans will do. Both Computer Science and IT types are both under hired and most are simply kicked to the curb by the corporations that are being allowed to kick Americans to the curb and bring in what amounts to indentured servants to do the job.

    This problem has been dealt with at length for years, but the US Chamber of Commerce and the Dimocrats keep lying about the problem .

  35. Bob Belvedere
    January 29th, 2013 @ 8:14 am

    Well put.

  36. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    January 29th, 2013 @ 10:58 am
  37. Bob Belvedere
    January 29th, 2013 @ 8:00 pm

    It’s tough to know.

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