Video: Amnesty supporters inexplicably protest Marco Rubio, some without knowing who he is

posted at 2:07 pm on April 11, 2013 by Allahpundit

Via CNS and the Media Research Center, a snapshot from yesterday’s “Rally for Citizenship” in D.C. in which a guy who’s done more than any other pol in America to make immigration reform possible ends up eating shinola anyway. I don’t really think this is inexplicable, incidentally. This is a sneak preview of the “thanks” Rubio and other Republicans will get for passing amnesty once the left goes to work on them for insisting upon the few meager enforcement provisions that end up making it into the bill. No matter what happens, no matter what passes, they will not give up on using this issue as a wedge. It’s too valuable to them electorally; if the GOP ever did make serious inroads with Latinos, Democrats would be in mortal peril. And ironically, because Rubio probably has the best chance among national Republicans to make that happen, he’ll receive the worst “anti-immigrant” scapegoating of all in hopes of neutralizing him. These signs make perfect sense in that regard. This is just the beginning.


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Irony is cool.

Schadenfreude on April 11, 2013 at 2:18 PM

Mr Rubio’s parents came to the US LEGALLY.

Resist We Much on April 11, 2013 at 2:18 PM

Nice going, GOP.

RedRedRice on April 11, 2013 at 2:18 PM

in which a guy who’s done more than any other pol in America to make immigration reform possible ends up eating shinola anyway

Cool

Schadenfreude on April 11, 2013 at 2:19 PM

So why even bother then? If the whole point of selling out 300 million Americans is to curry favor with the other 15-20 million and by all accounts that’s unlikely to happen, then let’s stop wasting time on it.

Doughboy on April 11, 2013 at 2:21 PM

This is a sneak preview of the “thanks” Rubio and other Republicans will get for passing amnesty once the left goes to work on them for insisting upon the few meager enforcement provisions that end up making it into the bill. No matter what happens, no matter what passes, they will not give up on using this issue as a wedge.

Encapsulates my thoughts exactly. These are the people the Republican Party genuinely believes will stampede to the polls in 2016 to save them.

Doomberg on April 11, 2013 at 2:21 PM

“Mr. Rubio, your parents are legal immigranst”

For the record.

The protesters are not immigrants, not legla nor illegal. They are usurpers.

Anyone who calls them immigrants is a dummy and a disgrace to the myriad of legal immigrants to the USA, who have sacrificed a lot for their legal status, the privilege to hold it.

The scum are illegal aliens, on the state and federal doles, demanding rights.

Shame is inexistent in the US any more.

Obama killed the last semblance of decency in the land.

Schadenfreude on April 11, 2013 at 2:22 PM

Rubio and all the illegal aliens’ azzkissers can go to Hades.

Schadenfreude on April 11, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Squishy GOP will cave for bupkis

cmsinaz on April 11, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Encapsulates my thoughts exactly. These are the people the Republican Party genuinely believes will stampede to the polls in 2016 to save them.

Doomberg on April 11, 2013 at 2:21 PM

Worked in 86!

:-/

Gatsu on April 11, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Encapsulates my thoughts exactly. These are the people the Republican Party genuinely believes will stampede to the polls in 2016 to save them.

Doomberg on April 11, 2013 at 2:21 PM

The GOP is not being run by Mensa members.

Bitter Clinger on April 11, 2013 at 2:25 PM

Ronald Reagan regretted his amnesty. The left never keeps its word.

Don’t believe the tyrannical charlatans, never.

Schadenfreude on April 11, 2013 at 2:25 PM

Schadenfreude on April 11, 2013 at 2:22 PM

Criminal aliens are how I refer to them after hearing it from Jay Severin several years ago when he used to be on the radio in Boston, seems appropriate.

D-fusit on April 11, 2013 at 2:26 PM

The GOP base can’t seem to stop the GOP from drifting leftward, but the Left will pound the GOP into paste anyway. But GOP pols get to build their nice big fat nest eggs at our expense while the economy slows to a crawl, so I guess that’s all that matters.

Aitch748 on April 11, 2013 at 2:27 PM

Nations of Dreams.

If you pass it, they will come.

portlandon on April 11, 2013 at 2:27 PM

The scum are illegal aliens, on the state and federal doles, demanding rights.

And so many in government rushing to provide those “rights” because the illegal invaders serve the Left’s purpose of fundamentally changing the cultural and political landscape of the USA.

hawkeye54 on April 11, 2013 at 2:29 PM

“The United States cannot regain its competitive standing in the world by importing low wage workers from other countries. On the one hand, it engenders conditions this country cannot and should not tolerate. On the other hand, in the modern age, a nation’s wealth and prosperity is secured by high worker productivity and capital investment, not by the availability of low-wage labour.”

– Senator Eugene McCarthy (D-MN), 1968 Democratic Presidential nominee

Resist We Much on April 11, 2013 at 2:30 PM

The GOP base can’t seem to stop the GOP from drifting leftward, but the Left will pound the GOP into paste anyway. But GOP pols get to build their nice big fat nest eggs at our expense while the economy slows to a crawl, so I guess that’s all that matters.

Aitch748 on April 11, 2013 at 2:27 PM

The GOP has essentially detached itself from its old base. I think the huge majority of them have just decided to grab as much loot for themselves as they can.

Doomberg on April 11, 2013 at 2:31 PM

When have liberals stooges ever known what they were doing?

Akzed on April 11, 2013 at 2:31 PM

The GOP base can’t seem to stop the GOP from drifting leftward, but the Left will pound the GOP into paste anyway.

Since GOP leadership is about as firm as silly putty now, pounding the party into paste is close at hand.

This issue will be the death knell of the GOP. The party will eventually merge with the dems as any significant difference on leadership levels evaporate.

hawkeye54 on April 11, 2013 at 2:32 PM

What really ticks me off is this sense of entitlement. That because these trespassers are already here we have to figure out some way of giving them citizenship despite the fact they’ve broken our immigration laws and most likely have used fake documents to obtain work and benefits under various entitlement programs. We don’t owe them a damn thing.

Yet under this administration all these criminals are so emboldened you have an illegal sitting before a Congressional committee whining about the way he is treated. Deport them all. We don’t have to break up families but the illegal ones have to go and if the legal ones want to stay, then that is their problem.

Happy Nomad on April 11, 2013 at 2:33 PM

The more the GOP has done for “Hispanics,” the worse they’ve done with them at the polls.

Akzed on April 11, 2013 at 2:33 PM

But … but … Rubio says that if we just grant INSTANT AMNESTY to illegals, that they, and all hispanics will be magically transformed into loyal Republicans, and put him in White House, and stuff.

Pork-Chop on April 11, 2013 at 2:33 PM

… in THE White House …

Pork-Chop on April 11, 2013 at 2:34 PM

Idiots

darwin on April 11, 2013 at 2:34 PM

Just think of how peacefully we could all live together if entitlement spending and wealth redistribution was not a concern.

Daemonocracy on April 11, 2013 at 2:34 PM

Can someone explain to me why it is so hard to deport someone?

nonpartisan on April 11, 2013 at 2:34 PM

Yep, these all those voters that will rush to the GOP as soon as they pass amnesty.

Don’t they just look like good, down home, traditional Conservatives?

The Democrats are in real trouble now…

catmman on April 11, 2013 at 2:36 PM

To every Republican in the Nation who says we need to
reach out to the illegaL Hispanic vote. I hope you take five minutes out of your day to read this, then
take your HEAD OUT OF YOUR AZZ!

ToddPA on April 11, 2013 at 2:38 PM

Can someone explain to me why it is so hard to deport someone?

nonpartisan on April 11, 2013 at 2:34 PM

Because it’s mean and cruel.

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Bitter Clinger on April 11, 2013 at 2:40 PM

“The United States cannot regain its competitive standing in the world by importing low wage workers from other countries.”

Ah, but you see, today’s Left doesn’t want the USA to regain its competitive standing and rise above other nations. That wouldn’t be fair. We must be as mediocre and no better than any other nation.

hawkeye54 on April 11, 2013 at 2:42 PM

This is a sneak preview of the “thanks” Rubio and other Republicans will get for passing amnesty once the left goes to work on them for insisting upon the few meager enforcement provisions that end up making it into the bill.

So strange. It’s even in slow motion.

Are there words? I got nothing.

Axe on April 11, 2013 at 2:43 PM

the “thanks” Rubio and other Republicans will get for passing amnesty once the left goes to work on them for insisting upon the few meager enforcement provisions that end up making it into the bill. No matter what happens, no matter what passes, they will not give up on using this issue as a wedge.

Whaaaa? a wedge? I thought, as a GOP, that wedges were evil and turning the independents against us. But here the left is using a wedge on an issue that’s not only nationally unpopular, but unpopular among the group of replacement Americans they hope to lasso it with. Weird.

Serious note: Duh. We can’t out-left the left. Their immigration treason will not result in rewards to the GOP. We only lose this issue by refusing to wedge it and thereby refusing to fight it.

It is so surreal, who is advising the GOP on this issue. Look to Gov. Brewer, eh?

joeindc44 on April 11, 2013 at 2:43 PM

Can someone explain to me why it is so hard to deport someone?

nonpartisan on April 11, 2013 at 2:34 PM

The same reason I’d get laughed off the board for suggesting you get married before you have sex.

Axe on April 11, 2013 at 2:45 PM

Can someone explain to me why it is so hard to deport someone?

nonpartisan on April 11, 2013 at 2:34 PM

Especially when a bunch of them are all gathered in one place! Holy cow! You drive up the buses to the rally, offload all the BP agents who go to town arresting folks, stuff the arrested back on the buses, drive south to the border. Done! Heck, you could even put an immigration judge and a lawyer on each bus and do the hearings on the way south. Speedy!

(And, this shows that you, _partisan, obviously have some brain cells that you actually use.)

GWB on April 11, 2013 at 2:47 PM

Well thats just plum Loco!
The pandering didn’t work?
What about all the new conservative Latino’s
embracing the GOPEEEE????
LMAO
Rubio..the biggest tool in the big red box of fools.

bazil9 on April 11, 2013 at 2:47 PM

The GOP is not being run by Mensa members.
Bitter Clinger on April 11, 2013 at 2:25 PM

Mens rea, maybe…

Akzed on April 11, 2013 at 2:50 PM

Mens rea, maybe…

Akzed on April 11, 2013 at 2:50 PM

More likely.

hawkeye54 on April 11, 2013 at 2:52 PM

Can someone explain to me why it is so hard to deport someone?

nonpartisan on April 11, 2013 at 2:34 PM

Capitalism, from the left and the right.

The left part should really irk you, alas.

Schadenfreude on April 11, 2013 at 2:54 PM

Because it’s mean and cruel.

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Bitter Clinger on April 11, 2013 at 2:40 PM

Wrong thinking. If you’d remove the honey, the flies would go elsewhere, alas.

It’s not that.

It’s Capitalism, for different reasons, from both sides.

If nonpartisan had a useful brain it would irk it to see Capitalism exploit people, from the left.

Schadenfreude on April 11, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Can someone explain to me why it is so hard to deport someone?

nonpartisan on April 11, 2013 at 2:34 PM

Because liberals say it is. No other reason…

Dopenstrange on April 11, 2013 at 3:02 PM

If nonpartisan had a useful brain it would irk it to see Capitalism exploit people, from the left.

Schadenfreude on April 11, 2013 at 2:57 PM

I have no problem with capitalism exploiting people, that is the basis of capitalism. The problem with illegal aliens is they’re exploiting our country.

nonpartisan on April 11, 2013 at 3:02 PM

Because if and when they are granted citizenship they are likley Democrat voters. If illegal immigrants were likley Republican voters there would be bullet trains running 24-7 from L.A., Phoenix, Houston, and Alubquerque one-way to Mexico City packed to the gills until the last one was gone and the border would be tighter than Fort Knox.

Kataklysmic on April 11, 2013 at 3:03 PM

“There ought to be a rally for the 20 million Americans who can’t find a full-time job,” said Roy Beck, president of the immigration restrictionist group NumbersUSA.

What he said.

lynncgb on April 11, 2013 at 3:06 PM

Kataklysmic on April 11, 2013 at 3:03 PM

that only flies so far. iirc, republicans had control of congress and presidency under bush for a period.

nonpartisan on April 11, 2013 at 3:06 PM

Pork-Chop on April 11, 2013 at 2:34 PM

Rubio has said no such thing..:)

Dire Straits on April 11, 2013 at 3:09 PM

that only flies so far. iirc, republicans had control of congress and presidency under bush for a period.

nonpartisan on April 11, 2013 at 3:06 PM

True. But Republicans are pussies who buy into the left’s framing of every issue and fear being criticized in the media more than death. Democrats have the balls to actually fight for what they want and get it done. I admire every single thing about the Democrats except their policies.

Kataklysmic on April 11, 2013 at 3:10 PM

Republicans are pussies

Kataklysmic on April 11, 2013 at 3:10 PM

HEY! How’d that get through the filter?

Singular work too?

Axe on April 11, 2013 at 3:12 PM

republicans had control of congress and presidency under bush for a period.

nonpartisan on April 11, 2013 at 3:06 PM

For once I agree with you..GOP had it’s bite at the apple..:)

Dire Straits on April 11, 2013 at 3:15 PM

Classic low information voters.

They are only doing as they are told by their Democrat masters.

UltimateBob on April 11, 2013 at 3:21 PM

Can someone explain to me why it is so hard to deport someone?

nonpartisan on April 11, 2013 at 2:34 PM

Because liberals say it is. No other reason…

Yup, here’s proof that trying to deport someone is hard:

USA Trying to Deport Christian Homeschooling Family Knowing They Face Persecution

Read more: http://politicaloutcast.com/2013/02/usa-trying-to-deport-christian-homeschooling-family-knowing-they-face-persecution/#ixzz2QBUeURDG

hawkeye54 on April 11, 2013 at 3:24 PM

“Video: Amnesty supporters inexplicably protest Marco Rubio, some without knowing who he is”

The word is “A-S-T-R-O-T-U-R-F”. (Thanks, dingbat pelosi!)

TeaPartyNation on April 11, 2013 at 3:24 PM

I have no problem with capitalism exploiting people, that is the basis of capitalism
nonpartisan on April 11, 2013 at 3:02 PM

Wow..Who taught you that??!!??..:)

Dire Straits on April 11, 2013 at 3:28 PM

Wow..Who taught you that??!!??..:)

Dire Straits on April 11, 2013 at 3:28 PM

His po-mo professor, libfreeordie.

GWB on April 11, 2013 at 3:33 PM

His po-mo professor, libfreeordie.

GWB on April 11, 2013 at 3:33 PM

LoLz..Sounds right..:)

Dire Straits on April 11, 2013 at 3:35 PM

I have no problem with capitalism exploiting people, that is the basis of capitalism

nonpartisan on April 11, 2013 at 3:02 PM

Capitalism is the Communist’s concept of free markets. The basis of the free market is not slavery.

Axe on April 11, 2013 at 3:36 PM

I admire every single thing about the Democrats except their policies(/tyrannies).

Kataklysmic on April 11, 2013 at 3:10 PM

Fif accuracy

Schadenfreude on April 11, 2013 at 3:36 PM

The signs could have said anything… They don’t speak or read English… Giving them the signs to carry is a form of training and abuse… They are now useful as pawns for any cause of the day their masters send them signage for.

RalphyBoy on April 11, 2013 at 3:38 PM

I have no problem with cCapitalism exploiting people, that is the basis of cCapitalism

nonpartisan on April 11, 2013 at 3:02 PM

…except that you and Obama hate the 1%rs, while he lives like the .0001%rs.

Schadenfreude on April 11, 2013 at 3:38 PM

Morons have no jobs for their own but they promote this.

Schadenfreude on April 11, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Capitalism is the Communist’s concept of free markets. The basis of the free market is not slavery.

Axe on April 11, 2013 at 3:36 PM

I was taught that Capitalism is where you have two cows..You then sell one of the cows and buy a bull!!..:):)

Dire Straits on April 11, 2013 at 3:40 PM

I was taught that Capitalism is where you have two cows..You then sell one of the cows and buy a bull!!..:):)

Dire Straits on April 11, 2013 at 3:40 PM

:)

I wonder how it’s shaped in nonpartisan’s mind . . .

Axe on April 11, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Morons have no jobs for their own but they promote this.

Great. Now we’ll have the Mexican Salt Cartel, creating jobs for salt smugglers in the black market.

hawkeye54 on April 11, 2013 at 3:45 PM

El que hace la paga.

steebo77 on April 11, 2013 at 3:49 PM

El que hace la paga.

steebo77 on April 11, 2013 at 3:49 PM

Speak American, Frenchie.

Axe on April 11, 2013 at 3:52 PM

I wonder how it’s shaped in nonpartisan’s mind . . .

Axe on April 11, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Don’t know..Maybe this will help..:)

Dire Straits on April 11, 2013 at 3:53 PM

And the people waiting in line to immigrate legally are left behind again?

Nice going.

You’re walking into a trap, young Mr. Rubio, laid by the Dems and the unions and aided and abetted by the “top men” in your own party.

PattyJ on April 11, 2013 at 4:20 PM

Can someone explain to me why it is so hard to deport someone?

nonpartisan on April 11, 2013 at 2:34 PM

Because there is no way to tell which of our amigos vote for the evil Republicans. But once the race traitors are required to wear red R’s on their clothes, it will be easier to round ‘em up and ship ‘em out.

/

Lily on April 11, 2013 at 4:32 PM

And the people waiting in line to immigrate legally are left behind again?

Nice going.

You’re walking into a trap, young Mr. Rubio, laid by the Dems and the unions and aided and abetted by the “top men” in your own party.

PattyJ on April 11, 2013 at 4:20 PM

Yes. The overwhelming preference the liberals give to Mexican illegal immigration is infuriating. There are millions of people in countries other than Mexico that have skills more valuable than landscaping and that would make much better Americans than uneducated and unskilled Mexicans.

When did we stop caring what potential immigrants have to offer our nation?

slickwillie2001 on April 11, 2013 at 4:34 PM

Will somebody please forward this to Rico Rubio!?!?
We have enough ‘human debris’ in this country who feel entitled to have what everyone else has without having to work for it, popping out babies and expecting the rest of us to pay for them, and constantly whining about the rich.
Now, you want to import more ignorant, low skill ‘human debris’ who come from third world socialist sh!tholes who don’t speak English and expect us to give them the ‘rights’ they deserve because they broke our laws to come here?!?!
Rubio, MCCain, Graham, Flake should be put on trial for treason, along with the entire Democratic Party. But, I better watch out, because we all know the penalty for treason! The horror of even SUGGESTING such a thing!

RovesChins on April 11, 2013 at 4:48 PM

The IQ of the Democrat party in full display.

MelonCollie on April 11, 2013 at 5:09 PM

When did we stop caring what potential immigrants have to offer our nation?

Maybe, in 1965.

Teddy Kennedy sponsored the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 which abolished the national origins quota system that was American immigration policy since the 1920s, and replaced it with a preference system that focused on immigrants’ skills and family relationships with citizens or U.S. residents.

Not to mention the probability even then, it was hoped that many of these newly eligible immigrants would become loyal democrat voters.

Its what the immigrants offers the Left, not the nation, that counts most.

hawkeye54 on April 11, 2013 at 5:33 PM

Can someone explain to me why it is so hard to deport someone?

nonpartisan on April 11, 2013 at 2:34 PM

they can’t catch them.
you see, they are scared so they run really fast.
sound familiar?

dmacleo on April 11, 2013 at 6:21 PM

I have no problem with capitalism exploiting people, that is the basis of capitalism
nonpartisan on April 11, 2013 at 3:02 PM

Wow..Who taught you that??!!??..:)

Dire Straits on April 11, 2013 at 3:28 PM

someone really really stupid.

dmacleo on April 11, 2013 at 6:22 PM

Can someone explain to me why it is so hard to deport someone?

nonpartisan on April 11, 2013 at 2:34 PM

Weak-kneed politicians have made it so that you have to dot every i and cross every T.

MelonCollie on April 11, 2013 at 7:24 PM

nonpartisan on April 11, 2013 at 2:34 PM
GWB on April 11, 2013 at 2:47 PM
ToddPA on April 11, 2013 at 2:38 PM

Inventors and investigators.

The John Birch society used to string together a bunch of events and then devise or divine a conspiracy among communists.

A number of people I know are totally confused by the Republican party as it seems that they are trying to anger the Latinos while doing nothing to really side step a sea change in voter registrations. One would find it easy to see a conspiracy if there was a puppet master one could identify, like we used to have the Russians.

There is nobody to identify.

An inventor in our group wants ID cards to spike sales taxes for gasoline and etc. The goal was to pay for a modification of our transport system to maybe Nat Gas and/or a change to electric cars and trucks. Then someone noticed that if you had no ID and you paid $19 a gallon for gas we would grab a lot of the criminal or “underground” economy money that now flows tax free. Then we thought of illegals. It would remove the economic incentive to stay in the US or if they did, a fund could be created so they would pay their way. Republicans hated it.

Ok, so an ID program is ambitious. How about enforcing present law?

Someone in law enforcement we know had a plan for a “scalable” program of deportation. There was no magic to it. Guess who hated it?

IlikedAUH2O on April 11, 2013 at 7:42 PM

Another irony is the fact that the UAW is pressing for Immigration Reform. Our economist buddy says that nobody, but nobody with typical progressive ideas on the left could possibly see any benefit for average working Americans from granting citizenship for the illegals.

But the UAW is sending mass emails asking for members and fellow travelers to blast their representatives to press for removing illegal status.

I shall not even consider how poor and uneducated blacks would fare with the new citizens here.

The only explanation is the power of the Democrat Party. The grant of citizenship meets NONE of their usual and traditional goals, however. The only possible attraction we found for Democrats was pretty crass and short sighted.

They want voters.

Behind that somewhere there could be a a non-economic motivation.

They seem to want a non-white and non-Eurocentric America.

IlikedAUH2O on April 11, 2013 at 7:54 PM

Liz Goodwin is such a partisan idiot.

Schadenfreude on April 11, 2013 at 8:16 PM

Led by the nose.

CW on April 11, 2013 at 10:16 PM

. No matter what happens, no matter what passes, they will not give up on using this issue as a wedge. It’s too valuable to them electorally; if the GOP representatives of either party ever did make serious inroads with Latinos name your issue, Democrats would be in mortal peril.

Which is why the Democrat (& Republican?) leaders never really attempt to solve any problem, even if their own party members suffer for it.

AesopFan on April 11, 2013 at 11:38 PM

Hispanics are Europeans invaders who stole Native American land.

They should return to Spain and Portugal where they belong.

(According to their own ‘logic’.)

profitsbeard on April 12, 2013 at 12:18 AM

Hispanics are European invaders who stole Native American land.

They should return to Spain and Portugal where they belong.

(According to their own ‘logic’.)

profitsbeard on April 12, 2013 at 12:18 AM

(And that goes double for illegal alien Hispanics.)

profitsbeard on April 12, 2013 at 12:19 AM

“They watch Univision …”

Exactly. No matter what happens, Univision will “kill Rubio” and “kill Republicans”.

As others have said, this is a complete waste of effort.

Carnac on April 12, 2013 at 2:17 PM