Video: Rubio chews out Univision over cheap-shot attack

posted at 1:46 pm on June 20, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

At least I presume Senator Marco Rubio chewed out Univision interviewer Jorge Ramos as presented in the network’s English-language transcript.  I took French in high school, as did most who grew up in the heavily Francophone area of, er … Los Angeles.  Mediaite has the clip and a little of the background of the dispute between Univision and Rubio, some of which gets aired in the exchange between Rubio and Ramos, but a key part doesn’t get mentioned at all:

When Ramos tried to say the network went to the senator’s office, he declared that a lie and argued that the network “stationed a team of cameras in front of my mother’s house trying to capture the cameras.” Over Ramos attempt to explain the story, Sen. Rubio argued that the story was “not about me, it was the personal story of two private citizens who have nothing to do with politics.”

“I should have been asked about those links,” he continued, “I would have been pleased to tell you that I had nothing to do with it, I was 16 years old; it had a very negative impact on my family; it was a very sad moment.” Instead of doing that, Sen. Rubio accused the network of “persecut[ing] first my sister, then my family directly,” adding that Univisión never called him, that “it was me who called Univisión… because I thought it was a joke.” The “persecuting” quote and the point about him being the one to call the network and not vice versa, as well as a comment about him being taken completely out of context on Twitter thanks to the network, didn’t make it to air today, but appear on the official transcript of the interview.

Sen. Rubio does address his links to his brother-in-law: “I was 16, I bathed the dogs in his back yard, he probably gave me presents,” but concluded, “my family has nothing to do with politics.”

The attack on Rubio’s family was only part of the dispute.  The Miami Herald reported last year that Univision attempted to extort an interview with Rubio by threatening to go public with the story of his brother-in-law’s criminal record in the harshest manner possible.  Republican presidential contenders threatened to boycott a Univision debate in solidarity with Rubio afterward, and this appears to be the first time that Rubio has engaged Univision since that time.

Needless to say, you don’t need to know Spanish to get the gist of Rubio’s opinion of Univision.  Ramos bit off a little more than he could chew here. Rubio doesn’t Hulk out, nor does he “shout down” Ramos as the video title claims, but nonetheless, you’re going to like him when he gets angry.


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Rubio, you have screwed the pooch brother. Your value is down bigtime.

Bmore on June 20, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Ricky Ricardo type temper.?/

Bmore on June 20, 2012 at 1:52 PM

I like him even more “in Spanish”, if that’s even possible.

aquaviva on June 20, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Acting stupidly?

Bmore on June 20, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Video in Spanish? We now have more Asian immigrants, where are the all the Asian immigrants that can’t speak English.

Oil Can on June 20, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Rubio, you have screwed the pooch brother. Your value is down bigtime.

Bmore on June 20, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Yeah, not so much. Most still want him as VP.

nicktjacob on June 20, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Jorge Ramos is scum.

He kept insisting that the people have a right to know, if Rubio gets the VP nod, what his relations were to his brother in law when he was 16.

… and we can’t even find ask about Obama’s membership in the socialist party when he was in his 30s!

El_Terrible on June 20, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Yeah, not so much. Most still want him as VP.

nicktjacob on June 20, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Not me. Pass. His stock is down. Its been in a downward spiral for a while IMHO.

Bmore on June 20, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Sen. McBush.
Little Marco is deepening the hole he’s digging.

Mr. Arrogant on June 20, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Well-deserved chewing out. After the stunt Univision pulled to appease their Democrat masters, I’m surprised Rubio sat with them at all.

That outlet’s practically a front for La Raza.

KingGold on June 20, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Of course the rest of the interview had Ramos asking Rubio how he can, as a Latino, take anti-Latino positions

El_Terrible on June 20, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Rubio has decided to play the left’s little games – he can whine all he wants, but he has brought it on himself. Rubio’s push for amnesty has damaged him beyond repair, and will define his future.

Pork-Chop on June 20, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Ramos tried to imply that “now that you are considered for VP this might matter” and Rubio beat him back like a dish rag.

Rubio speaks Spanish as fast as he talks in English. He sure set Ramos straight.

I don’t care for Rubio but Ramos/Univision are totally in the butt of Obama.

Schadenfreude on June 20, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Rubio, you have screwed the pooch brother. Your value is down bigtime.

Bmore on June 20, 2012 at 1:48 PM

This.

Yeah, not so much. Most still want him as VP.

nicktjacob on June 20, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Sorry, conservatives are not down with amnesty. We want illegals rounded up and deported, not here sucking up taxpayers money and taking what few jobs are left.

Rebar on June 20, 2012 at 1:57 PM

That outlet’s practically a front for La Raza.

KingGold on June 20, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Yes it is. Problem is that Ramos is seen as Walter Cronkite on Spanish television. He calls something racist and people believe it.

El_Terrible on June 20, 2012 at 1:57 PM

I could listen to him in Spanish over some Republicans in English who go all squish and deer eyes caught in the headlights all the time. Rubio never is embarrassing. When Crist attacked him for “what he was doing to hispanics” Rubio KO’d him.

Rubio and Paul Ryan and Scott Walker: the boys who never make you cringe.

Marcus on June 20, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Not me. Pass. His stock is down. Its been in a downward spiral for a while IMHO.

Bmore on June 20, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Ha! You keep fskcing that chicken, Bmore.

Abby Adams on June 20, 2012 at 1:57 PM

where are the all the Asian immigrants that can’t speak English.

Oil Can on June 20, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Wrong. Most of them speak broken English, or English with an accent, but they DO speak it, compared to so many Hispanics, who don’t even bother. The leftists hold them back, via this idiocy, because they like them in the modern day voting ignorant plantations.

Schadenfreude on June 20, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Pork-Chop on June 20, 2012 at 1:56 PM

You realize that we’re not going to deport 12 million illegals, correct? And you do realize Rubio’s plan doesn’t call for a path to citizenship, yes?

nicktjacob on June 20, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Ha! You keep fskcing that chicken, Bmore.

Abby Adams on June 20, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Not on this thread/topic, but in general Bmore is right. Obama got the upper hand on the DREAM act due to Rubio. It’s what drove Obama to decide at this time. Plus, Rubio is a disaster on amnesty, Lybia, the ME, illegally entering the USA and a few other big items.

Schadenfreude on June 20, 2012 at 2:00 PM

What’s amazing is that all these years of listening to Rubio’s speeches and interviews, I’d never heard the dude speak Spanish before. In fact, I didn’t even know if he was bilingual. Slightly OT, but that’s gonna help him bigtime if/when he runs for President down the road.

Doughboy on June 20, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Jorge Ramos is scum.

He kept insisting that the people have a right to know, if Rubio gets the VP nod, what his relations were to his brother in law when he was 16.

… and we can’t even find ask about Obama’s membership in the socialist party when he was in his 30s!

El_Terrible on June 20, 2012 at 1:54 PM

It’s the classic hypocrisy of the left.

ProfessorMiao on June 20, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Ha! You keep fskcing that chicken, Bmore.

Abby Adams on June 20, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Best you can do? God forbid anyone have an opinion that runs counter to yours. ; )

Bmore on June 20, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Some of you make comments on this thread and are clueless of what you say. This is the purvue of the left, or so we thought.

Schadenfreude on June 20, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Sorry, conservatives are not down with amnesty. We want illegals rounded up and deported, not here sucking up taxpayers money and taking what few jobs are left.

Rebar on June 20, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Bull**it. You know very well we’re not going to round up and deport 12 million people. It would cost billions of dollars, and if a Republican POTUS ordered it to happen, no Republican would ever again be elected president in the United States.

Rubio doesn’t want amnesty, as he’s not calling for a path to citizenship.

nicktjacob on June 20, 2012 at 2:02 PM

What’s amazing is that all these years of listening to Rubio’s speeches and interviews, I’d never heard the dude speak Spanish before. In fact, I didn’t even know if he was bilingual. Slightly OT, but that’s gonna help him bigtime if/when he runs for President down the road.

Doughboy on June 20, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Agree completely, and that’s why I want a spanish-speaking VP.

Rubio, Jeb Bush, Susana Martinez…

nicktjacob on June 20, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Acting stupidly?

Bmore on June 20, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Not with Ramos. He let Ramos have it, in certain and factual terms.

Schadenfreude on June 20, 2012 at 2:03 PM

I find it interesting that Sen. Rubio nor Romney have mentioned securing the border first. I may have missed that though.

Mr. Arrogant on June 20, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Abby Adams on June 20, 2012 at 1:57 PM

his stock is also down with me-and I ain’t effing farm animals.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 20, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Some of you make comments on this thread and are clueless of what you say. This is the purvue of the left, or so we thought.

Schadenfreude on June 20, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Even on Spanish television, with the biggest amnesty hack in the country, when Rubio is pressed to support amnesty, he firmly rejects it.

El_Terrible on June 20, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Sorry, conservatives are not down with amnesty. We want illegals rounded up and deported, not here sucking up taxpayers money and taking what few jobs are left.

Rebar on June 20, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Keep attacking Rubio over his plan, and it will become amnesty.

And it’s impossible to deport everyone, pal. Absolutely impossible. The only viable solution is to secure the border, shut off the magnets, and let attrition take care of the rest.

KingGold on June 20, 2012 at 2:04 PM

You realize that we’re not going to deport 12 million illegals, correct?

nicktjacob on June 20, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Why not make a start? Pour encourager les autres?

It’s amusing that amnesty people pretend like this is some kind of impossible task like defeating the Nazis and then the Communists.

Wait, that actually happened.

CorporatePiggy on June 20, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Rubio, Jeb Bush, Susana Martinez…

nicktjacob on June 20, 2012 at 2:03 PM

NO more Bushs, Clintons and Obama, in any form/shape. Be gone, all of you. You have all done your bad deeds for the land.

Schadenfreude on June 20, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Not me. Pass. His stock is down. Its been in a downward spiral for a while IMHO.

Bmore on June 20, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Ha! You keep fskcing that chicken, Bmore.

Abby Adams on June 20, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Who moved your rock, Abby, you mealy mouthed squish?

I made the mistake of listening to the mediate video. I didn’t hear any curse words or where the bathroom is, so I got absolutely squat from it. Either way, Rubio is about as respected as McCain on the immigration issue. Illegal means illegal, flaco!! At least he doesn’t have a fat, squishy daughter.

HornetSting on June 20, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Agree completely, and that’s why I want a spanish-speaking VP.

Rubio, Jeb Bush, Susana Martinez…

nicktjacob on June 20, 2012 at 2:03 PM

I want a QUALIFIED Veep-not a token nor a Bush.
Jindal please!

annoyinglittletwerp on June 20, 2012 at 2:04 PM

KingGold on June 20, 2012 at 2:04 PM

You and others, this thread is NOT about amnesty or illegals.

Schadenfreude on June 20, 2012 at 2:05 PM

CorporatePiggy on June 20, 2012 at 2:04 PM

So you want the federal government to spend hundreds of billions of dollars rounding up 12 million people and shipping them back to wherever they came from?

Yeah, that’s not going to happen.

nicktjacob on June 20, 2012 at 2:06 PM

¿cómo dice usted hubba hubba en el español?

bettycooper on June 20, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Agree completely, and that’s why I want a spanish-speaking VP.

Rubio, Jeb Bush, Susana Martinez…

nicktjacob on June 20, 2012 at 2:03 PM

This is the US. We speak American English here. If someone is unwilling to learn the language-they probably should be allowed to become citizens-let alone vote!

annoyinglittletwerp on June 20, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Shouldn’t.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 20, 2012 at 2:06 PM

At least he doesn’t have a fat, squishy daughter.

HornetSting on June 20, 2012 at 2:04 PM

That’s relevant…

nicktjacob on June 20, 2012 at 2:06 PM

For Pete’s sake, even when asked if Arizona has a right to enforce SB 1070, he says it does. Oh, but Rubio is an amnesty hack.

El_Terrible on June 20, 2012 at 2:07 PM

You and others, this thread is NOT about amnesty or illegals.

Schadenfreude on June 20, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Too bad you made it one, then. You opened the door by constantly whining about Rubio.

KingGold on June 20, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Not with Ramos. He let Ramos have it, in certain and factual terms.

Schadenfreude on June 20, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Thats fine. Good on him. Still it doesn’t mean it corrects all his other errors.

Bmore on June 20, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Bull**it. You know very well we’re not going to round up and deport 12 million people. It would cost billions of dollars, and if a Republican POTUS ordered it to happen, no Republican would ever again be elected president in the United States.

nicktjacob on June 20, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Pretty ignorant statement, considering that we already did it, and it worked great.

Rebar on June 20, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Ugh, I hate the mediaite player. Never works for sh!t.

Scrappy on June 20, 2012 at 2:08 PM

This is the US. We speak American English here. If someone is unwilling to learn the language-they probably should be allowed to become citizens-let alone vote!

annoyinglittletwerp on June 20, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Uhhhhh, they’re bilingual. Got a problem with that, champ?

nicktjacob on June 20, 2012 at 2:08 PM

I speak fluent spanish from my years working with Cubans in New Jersey as a missionary for the Mormon church. Rubio doesn’t chew out the reporter per se, but he does take offense to Univision doubling down on the story. He’s more extremely annoyed in his tone.

hot-heir on June 20, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Ha! You keep fskcing that chicken, Bmore.

Abby Adams on June 20, 2012 at 1:57 PM

You don’t grace your nom.

Schadenfreude on June 20, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Shouldn’t.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 20, 2012 at 2:06 PM

But do.

El_Terrible on June 20, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Ha! You keep fskcing that chicken, Bmore.

Abby Adams on June 20, 2012 at 1:57 PM

One last thing before I leave this thread. Your insult. Sounds like something you might know a little about.

Bmore on June 20, 2012 at 2:09 PM

I’ve seen that type of smile at the end of the video before.

That’s the smile you give that basically says, “You’re lucky we’re on camera right now or I would rip your skull out through your mouth.”

LoganSix on June 20, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Rubio, you have screwed the pooch brother. Your value is down bigtime.

Bmore on June 20, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Agreed. Both Romney and Rubio lost a lot of value with me after their pathetic handling of the Obama amnesty.

That being said, Rubio is still preferable to complete losers like Pawlenty & Portman.

Norwegian on June 20, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Too bad you made it one, then. You opened the door by constantly whining about Rubio.

KingGold on June 20, 2012 at 2:07 PM

I sided with Rubio, if you can read. He did great in the interview and let Ramos have it, politely and elegantly. Comprehension is not for the left, and apparently not for you either.

Schadenfreude on June 20, 2012 at 2:09 PM

The attack on Rubio’s family was only part of the dispute.  The Miami Herald reported last year that Univision attempted to extort an interview with Rubio by threatening to go public with the story of his brother-in-law’s criminal record in the harshest manner possible.  Republican presidential contenders threatened to boycott a Univision debate in solidarity with Rubio afterward, and this appears to be the first time that Rubio has engaged Univision since that time.

Extortion? I thought they were just here to pick our lettuce. Of course you and your family were targeted, you’re a republican.

HornetSting on June 20, 2012 at 2:10 PM

I can see Havana from my house.

faraway on June 20, 2012 at 2:10 PM

I speak fluent spanish from my years working with Cubans in New Jersey as a missionary for the Mormon church.
hot-heir on June 20, 2012 at 2:08 PM

¿cómo dice usted magic underpants en el español?

bettycooper on June 20, 2012 at 2:10 PM

At least he doesn’t have a fat, squishy daughter.

HornetSting on June 20, 2012 at 2:04 PM

That’s relevant…

nicktjacob on June 20, 2012 at 2:06 PM

As relevant as diddling barn yard foul, champ?

HornetSting on June 20, 2012 at 2:11 PM

¿cómo dice usted magic underpants en el español?

bettycooper on June 20, 2012 at 2:10 PM

no creo que te quiero decir

El_Terrible on June 20, 2012 at 2:12 PM

I speak fluent spanish from my years working with Cubans in New Jersey as a missionary for the Mormon church.
hot-heir on June 20, 2012 at 2:08 PM

¿cómo dice usted magic underpants en el español?

bettycooper on June 20, 2012 at 2:10 PM

*chokes*

HornetSting on June 20, 2012 at 2:12 PM

This is the US. We speak American English here. If someone is unwilling to learn the language-they probably should shouldn’t be allowed to become citizens-let alone vote!

annoyinglittletwerp on June 20, 2012 at 2:06 PM

For their own good…but the leftists don’t care about their advancement. They love the dummies in the modern day plantations, just for votes. It’s utter exploitation and subjugation, from the left and by the left. They are the true racists of our day.

Schadenfreude on June 20, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Pretty ignorant statement, considering that we already did it, and it worked great.

Rebar on June 20, 2012 at 2:07 PM

1) Cost would be enormous
2) Logistics would be impossible
3) Even if hundreds of thousands left, you’d still have millions
4) No room in our jails as it is

nicktjacob on June 20, 2012 at 2:12 PM

nicktjacob on June 20, 2012 at 2:08 PM

If they’re bilingual then there’s no need for a candidate to speak to them to them in Spanish. If you want to speak your ‘native’ tongue-return to your ‘native’ country!
*grand-daughter of a Chernigov, Ukraine native…who spoke English with ZERO accent.*

annoyinglittletwerp on June 20, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Wrong. Most of them speak broken English, or English with an accent, but they DO speak it, compared to so many Hispanics, who don’t even bother. Schadenfreude on June 20, 2012 at 1:59 PM

That’s what I meant to say. I now live in Asian community, due to this new immigration to my community, but I’m moving out soon.

Sometimes the parents have a hard time, but all kids speak English and usually another language.

I don’t think it’s the Democracts, yes they contribute to it by starting bi-lingual programs, but I think it’s mostly cultural. Some in the hispanic community thinks it’s their land, so why learn English. It’s taught in Mexican schools, they are still bitter about the American-Mexican war.

Oil Can on June 20, 2012 at 2:13 PM

NO more Bushs, Clintons and Obama, in any form/shape. Be gone, all of you. You have all done your bad deeds for the land.
Schadenfreude on June 20, 2012 at 2:04 PM

What about Romney? Wait wait wait you BOUGHT his Sheriff Joe act in the primaries!!? And didn’t realize he plannned to hide behind Señor Senator Rubio from the beginning?! And you have the nerve to say people here don’t know what they’re talking about?

Marcus on June 20, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Sorry, conservatives are not down with amnesty. We want illegals rounded up and deported, not here sucking up taxpayers money and taking what few jobs are left.

Rebar on June 20, 2012 at 1:57 PM

you sure as hell don’t speak for me.

Ampersand on June 20, 2012 at 2:14 PM

The “persecuting” quote and the point about him being the one to call the network and not vice versa, as well as a comment about him being taken completely out of context on Twitter thanks to the network, didn’t make it to air today, but appear on the official transcript of the interview

…oh I’m shocked!…glad that the media regulates itself!/

KOOLAID2 on June 20, 2012 at 2:14 PM

You realize that we’re not going to deport 12 million illegals, correct? And you do realize Rubio’s plan doesn’t call for a path to citizenship, yes?

nicktjacob on June 20, 2012 at 2:00 PM

It simply isn’t possible to deport 12 million illegals. But the problems are that their children born on US soil will all be citizens, and the border is not yet secure so this will have the effect of encouraging more illegal migration.

It’s a no win situation, IMO.

ProfessorMiao on June 20, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Oil Can on June 20, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Still, the leftists keep them in that idiotic ignorant state, which keeps them back culturally and professionally, so long as they vote D. It’s the mostly untold story because the media eat caca, all day long, mistaking it for Beluga caviar.

Schadenfreude on June 20, 2012 at 2:15 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on June 20, 2012 at 2:12 PM

I was saying there’s nothing wrong with candidates being bilingual. In fact, it would be mighty helpful in terms of communicating with Hispanics who’ve not yet learned English.

nicktjacob on June 20, 2012 at 2:16 PM

Marcus on June 20, 2012 at 2:14 PM

You must be silly batsh*t crazy. I was Never for Mitt.

Schadenfreude on June 20, 2012 at 2:16 PM

If they’re bilingual then there’s no need for a candidate to speak to them to them in Spanish. If you want to speak your ‘native’ tongue-return to your ‘native’ country!

annoyinglittletwerp on June 20, 2012 at 2:12 PM

But if I listen to Mexican politics they have Lopez Obrador on tv spewing the same crap as Obama. Obama in 1 language is too much, I can’t do Obama in 2 languages. I still <3 Rubio.

El_Terrible on June 20, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Revised

You must be silly batsh*t crazy. I was Never for Mitt in 2012.

Schadenfreude on June 20, 2012 at 2:17 PM

E-Verify.
Cut off benefits to illegals including healthcare.
No money. They will leave because the majority have no allegiance to this country, just our money.

HornetSting on June 20, 2012 at 2:17 PM

I remember enough of my “Restaurant Spanish” that Sen Rubio was basically telling Ramos to get bent.

“Su perro no es hunto” – that dawg won’t hunt (sorry, I mangled it)

CatchAll on June 20, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Ah, you purist police crack me up.

I’m literally laughing at you.

Red Cloud on June 20, 2012 at 2:18 PM

If they’re bilingual then there’s no need for a candidate to speak to them to them in Spanish. If you want to speak your ‘native’ tongue-return to your ‘native’ country!

annoyinglittletwerp on June 20, 2012 at 2:12 PM

This is silly, dear one.

I find it hilarious that the leftist’s amor, theirs truly “smartest and most eclectic president evah” doesn’t speak another language, thinks that Austrian is one and is one of the biggest dummy rubes in political history.

Schadenfreude on June 20, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Abby Adams on June 20, 2012 at 1:57 PM

his stock is also down with me-and I ain’t effing farm animals.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 20, 2012 at 2:04 PM

…I agree!…and regarding the part I just highlighted…has anybody seen Joe Biden lately?

KOOLAID2 on June 20, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Ha! You keep fskcing that chicken, Bmore.

Abby Adams on June 20, 2012 at 1:57 PM

Says the idiot who supported Horatio Huntsman during the primary.

JPeterman on June 20, 2012 at 2:19 PM

1) Cost would be enormous
2) Logistics would be impossible
3) Even if hundreds of thousands left, you’d still have millions
4) No room in our jails as it is

nicktjacob on June 20, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Nonsense, all of it.

Put up a border fence to keep more from coming over, or the deported from returning.

Make E-Verify a national requirement, and make knowingly hiring an illegal a felony.

Start hunting down illegals, and putting employers in jail in well publicized raids.

90% will self-deport, the rest can then be hunted down.

As far as cost, it will be far far cheaper to deport all these aliens than supporting them, educating them, health care, etc.

Rebar on June 20, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Do we actually now what Rubio’s immigration plan is?

My concern with Rubio over immigration is his tone – he uses the same tone as those who pay lip service to enforcing the law but emphasize legalizing residency and ignore securing the border. And Rubio stated that those who oppose mass legalization are racists.

I’d like to see his actual plan but the way he’s partially rolling it out to the public worries me.

gwelf on June 20, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Unusually large number of trolls in this thread. Almost as though there were some sort of organized effort underway.

Tomolena1 on June 20, 2012 at 2:20 PM

I speak fluent spanish from my years working with Cubans in New Jersey as a missionary for the Mormon church.
hot-heir on June 20, 2012 at 2:08 PM
¿cómo dice usted magic underpants en el español?

Even though I’m no longer a Mormon, I will still say…go f$#k yourself.

hot-heir on June 20, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Every heated conversation I’ve ever heard between two Spanish speakers included the words “tu madre.” Didn’t hear that here.

Mark1971 on June 20, 2012 at 2:21 PM

I find it hilarious that the leftist’s amor, theirs truly “smartest and most eclectic president evah” doesn’t speak another language,

Schadenfreude on June 20, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Obama speaks Arabic “with a first-class accent”

faraway on June 20, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Ah, you purist police crack me up.

I’m literally laughing at you.

Red Cloud on June 20, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Keep laughing until your job is lost to cheap labor, your neighborhood looks like a barrio, and your dog is missing and is presumed eaten. Sorry for the last, that would happen if Obama is campaigning nearby.
I’d like to hear your thoughts on McCain.

HornetSting on June 20, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Wait, why am I, a United States citizen, having to listen to a United States Senator give an interview in Spanish?

ButterflyDragon on June 20, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Rebar on June 20, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Rubio supports e-verify and securing the border, he says so to Ramos face despite being called anti-Latino, and you consider Rubio as being for amnesty?

El_Terrible on June 20, 2012 at 2:22 PM

ButterflyDragon on June 20, 2012 at 2:21 PM

+1000!

If you don’t want to speak our language-you don’t get to become a citizen.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 20, 2012 at 2:23 PM

Every heated conversation I’ve ever heard between two Spanish speakers included the words “tu madre.” Didn’t hear that here.

Mark1971 on June 20, 2012 at 2:21 PM

LOL. There’s a third word ;)

El_Terrible on June 20, 2012 at 2:23 PM

And you have the nerve to say people here don’t know what they’re talking about?

Marcus on June 20, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Yes, a few on this thread have no frucking clue what they’re talking about. They just jumped into the thread, ignorantly and blessedly.

Schadenfreude on June 20, 2012 at 2:23 PM

Rubio supports e-verify and securing the border, he says so to Ramos face despite being called anti-Latino, and you consider Rubio as being for amnesty?

El_Terrible on June 20, 2012 at 2:22 PM

The DREAM act is amnesty, pure and simple. Illegals need to be deported, not given an education on the taxpayers dime.

Rebar on June 20, 2012 at 2:24 PM

Obama speaks Arabic “with a first-class accent”

faraway on June 20, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Heh, I know how he pronounces the -stans. That’s not speaking any language.

Schadenfreude on June 20, 2012 at 2:25 PM

HornetSting on June 20, 2012 at 2:21 PM

In my old neighborhood-Chicago Heights, Il-kids were allowed out of school to attend pro-amnesty events Downtown.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 20, 2012 at 2:25 PM

The DREAM act is amnesty, pure and simple. Illegals need to be deported, not given an education on the taxpayers dime.

Rebar on June 20, 2012 at 2:24 PM

He opposes Obama’s Dream Act and he says so.

El_Terrible on June 20, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Rebar on June 20, 2012 at 2:24 PM

Agreed! If you came her legally-or your family came her legally-you should be incensed that amnesty.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 20, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Bull**it. You know very well we’re not going to round up and deport 12 million people.

Why ? Giving up even before making an effort for our national security ?

It would cost billions of dollars,

How will it cost billions ?
It will save us trillions when taxpayers don’t have to pay for millions of illegals with multiple IDs in different counties , and their anchor babiies to raise generations on WIC, food-stamps, welfare, disability, free public housing, medicaid, free school and college, free school-feasting, free incarceration, free public defenders, free rehabs, free smartphones, free PS, free cable, illegal tax-refunds , free everything …

and if a Republican POTUS ordered it to happen, no Republican would ever again be elected president in the United States.

If illegals won’t vote, Republicans will win .
Hussein knows it. Why else is he protecting illegal voters so fiercely ?

Rubio doesn’t want amnesty, as he’s not calling for a path to citizenship.

nicktjacob on June 20, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Once an illegal is on it’s way to a green card, it is getting in line for US citizenship and chain migration , on public dime .
Deal with it

burrata on June 20, 2012 at 2:26 PM

You realize that we’re not going to deport 12 million illegals, correct?

nicktjacob on June 20, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Why not make a start? Pour encourager les autres?…

CorporatePiggy on June 20, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Ha ha, CorporatePiggy, I’ve never seen anyone use that excellent phrase.

Romney will pick whom Romney picks. This bit is simply entertainment. Look at Rubio’s body language: leaning forward, both feet on the floor, hands on the knees. He could have only done more by sliding his chair closer to the interviewer, who was leaning back as far as he could.

PopsRacer on June 20, 2012 at 2:26 PM

I like Rubio, but this current discussion of illegal immigration or amnesty is simply a diversion from the terrible economic condition of this country. Rubio has questionable issues about immigration, but we should not get hung up on it at this point.

Our Dear Leader needs to be removed from office, yesterday.

electricfunksandwich on June 20, 2012 at 2:35 PM

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