Rubio: These are the kinds of scandals you see in the third world

posted at 1:21 pm on May 15, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

During an interview on Fox on Tuesday night, Sen. Rubio some poignant thoughts about the wildly nefarious nature of the several scandalizing stories currently bleeding out of the Obama administration:


I can tell you that what’s become clearly apparent is a culture throughout the federal government — not just the IRS, but the Department of Justice, the State Department, etc. We’ve seen that now through three different incidents that basically use the government as an instrument of political activity that target your political opponents to make life difficult for people that are saying things you don’t like, to make life difficult for whistleblowers that are saying things about the State Department that you don’t like. And I believe that all that comes from the top of any organization. So, I think that’s where the questions are increasingly leading, and it’s embarrassing for the country. These are things you typically see in the third world, from unestablished republics and other places. You don’t see that here, and I think that’s what’s really troubling about the recent string of events. … I don’t think that that kind of environment can flourish unless there’s created a space or an environment where it’s encouraged. … It’s a general culture of a willingness to use the instruments of governments to put what you consider to be your political opponents in a bad position.

Even if all of these separate scandals now erupting on President Obama’s watch aren’t due to any direct marching orders from the very top on down, the strategy of just acting like this stuff is happening all around you, and that you are playing catch-up on rooting out the bad eggs, looks incredibly weaksauce. This is the kind of crap that happens in the power-tripping, censoring, centrally-planning, and election-stealing corruptocrat bureaucracies in third-world countries run by dictators and communists, not in an affluent democracy. Maybe you should be aggressively making sure that this stuff isn’t happening in the federal government you are constantly assuring us that you are only growing for our own good — which is pretty obviously exactly what hasn’t been going on here:

In Obama’s case, the narrative emerging from this tumultuous week goes something like this: None of these messes would have happened under a president less obsessed with politics, less insulated within his own White House and less trusting of government as an institution. …

But in the current atmosphere of multi-ring uproars, it is easier to make a case that a mindset of inattention to governing detail and excessive attention to politics was at work in the State Department on Benghazi, and the IRS on investigation of tea party groups, even if Obama isn’t shown to be directly involved.


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Rubio is a disgrace to the USA too.

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2013 at 1:24 PM

go away Rubio.

earlgrey133 on May 15, 2013 at 1:24 PM

When even Venezuelans and Cubans are thinking “I guess we don’t have it that bad compared to the U.S.” then you know something has gone terribly wrong here.

Bishop on May 15, 2013 at 1:25 PM

I’ll have you know that 3rd world countries also have the most strict border and immigration laws, almost draconian in form.

So, no worries about the US becoming a 3rd world country, eh Marco?

BobMbx on May 15, 2013 at 1:25 PM

Wake up, senator. Barry and the Dems have long been making us a 3rd World Banana Republic.

hawkeye54 on May 15, 2013 at 1:26 PM

And with Rubio’s help Obama will reach his goal of making the US a third world country.

redguy on May 15, 2013 at 1:26 PM

Or Chicago.

rogerb on May 15, 2013 at 1:27 PM

Maybe instead of running ads about immigration, Rubio might actually, you know, work to shrink government and put on ads about that.

beatcanvas on May 15, 2013 at 1:27 PM

Damn Hatch and Rubio. They hate educated legal Americans.

To Hades with all of those for amnesty, incl. all the businessess and Obama. May something bad strike you all. Combust, spontaneously, you traitors. YOU are a disgrace to the laws of the land and derelict of your oaths and duties.

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2013 at 1:27 PM

I’ll have you know that 3rd world countries also have the most strict border and immigration laws, almost draconian in form.

So, no worries about the US becoming a 3rd world country, eh Marco?

At some point, when the progs have made us that 3rd world power they dream of, we’ll get more strict enforcement of border and immigration laws. They won’t want any of us to leave and they will be far more selective as to whom they let in to their paradise.

hawkeye54 on May 15, 2013 at 1:28 PM

Rubio: These are the kinds of scandals you see in the third world

Yes, the gang of 8 is beyond the 3rd world, scumbag.

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2013 at 1:29 PM

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2013 at 1:27 PM

I second your emotion.

hawkeye54 on May 15, 2013 at 1:29 PM

Yeah, I don’t mean to pile on, but this was a stupid statement, one you might expect from a politician who wishes to remain relevant & who believes to do so he should make a statement about every current issue that pops up.

The U.S. wasn’t a ’3rd world nation’ when Nixon was engaged in hiding that wiretap/auditape scandal … The U.S. wasn’t a ’3rd world nation’ when Clinton was dropping his pants in the Coat room or Oval office …To each one of these Presidents’ credit, however, none of them had 3 such d@mning scandals hit them at 1 time before….

easyt65 on May 15, 2013 at 1:30 PM

These are the kinds of scandals you see in the third world

We know, a-hole, that’s one of the reasons most of us oppose amnesty!

FloatingRock on May 15, 2013 at 1:30 PM

These are the kinds of scandals you see in the third world

We know, a-hole, that’s one of the reasons most of us oppose amnesty!

Absolutely.

hawkeye54 on May 15, 2013 at 1:31 PM

Lets legalize tens of millions of third worlders to make it official!

Dack Thrombosis on May 15, 2013 at 1:31 PM

Mr. Rubio, aren’t you trying to turn America into the third world with your immigration ‘reform’?

nonpartisan on May 15, 2013 at 1:31 PM

Aw, look. He’s seeking political forgiveness. How sad.

nobar on May 15, 2013 at 1:32 PM

I don’t know about the rest of the Third World, but the Philippines has done a lot to clean up its act in recent years.
Perhaps that’s why–with one of the world’s fastest growing economies–they’re moving out of the Third World.

Meanwhile, the US is slouching toward Gomorrah & inching toward Third World status.

itsnotaboutme on May 15, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Buy lottery tickets. nobrain said something intelligent.

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Leave to Hotair readers to eat their own.

jawkneemusic on May 15, 2013 at 1:34 PM

Rubio: These are the kinds of scandals you see in the third world

And with all the illegals I plan to amnesty in the portrait will be complete!

Gatsu on May 15, 2013 at 1:34 PM

Meanwhile, the US is slouching toward Gomorrah & inching toward Third World status.

Obviously, some people, Gang of 8, etc., feel we aren’t moving fast enough in that direction.

hawkeye54 on May 15, 2013 at 1:35 PM

Third world?

Dog whistle!!

guinneach on May 15, 2013 at 1:35 PM

Everyone seems to have forgotten Obama’s other scandal in which he shipped thousands of assault weapons to drug gangs…in the Third World.

itsnotaboutme on May 15, 2013 at 1:36 PM

Rubio: These are the kinds of scandals you see in the third world

Must be a day of ironies:

Rubio wants to make the US the 3rd world, by amnesty, while lamenting the 3rd world.

Rangel wants “Obama to come clean”.

I didn’t make these things up, verbie. They write themselves.

Oh, last week Michelle encouraged students to “seek out those with differing views”, whil Barack dared students to “ignore the cynics”, heh.

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2013 at 1:36 PM

Give it up, Marco, you are nothing but the poster boy for amnesty now. You have spent all your political capital.

Cindy Munford on May 15, 2013 at 1:36 PM

Mr. Rubio, aren’t you trying to turn America into the third world with your immigration ‘reform’?

nonpartisan on May 15, 2013 at 1:31 PM

You just won a Sno-Cone

ToddPA on May 15, 2013 at 1:36 PM

57% Want IRS Offenders Jailed or Fired

Resist We Much on May 15, 2013 at 1:34 PM

The rest are obtuse.

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2013 at 1:36 PM

And if we could only get Neil Young on it…..

bloggless on May 15, 2013 at 1:37 PM

My Ugandan daughter Irene has ALWAYS been convinced Obama was born in Africa: Not from some silly birth certificate nonsense, but because he acts just like one of their tinpot dictators! :)

michaelo on May 15, 2013 at 1:37 PM

Until further notice, there is only one Senator I want to hear from–Cruz. Carry on.

hillsoftx on May 15, 2013 at 1:37 PM

Aw, look. He’s seeking political forgiveness. How sad.

Not happening until he completely disavows amnesty and anything smelling of it and actively works to enforce and strengthen existing immigration laws and policy.

hawkeye54 on May 15, 2013 at 1:38 PM

Rubio: These are the kinds of scandals you see in the third world

Rubio thinks that the third world owns America and that every third world idiot has the right to force himself on us and then be legalized and printed out a shiny new American citizenship for him to add to his collection.

Rubio, go away you treasonous little worm.

America knew that it was voting for a third world experience when it elected an ineligible retard who is an Indonesian at his core, raised there as a muslim kid, dreaming some day to become another Sukarno – which he clearly has.

And when that third world tin-pot dictator committed the clearly impeachable act of issuing law by dictat from the Oval Office regarding who can stay, legally, in the US, Rubio didn’t call for impeachment. Rubio jumped on the badnwagon and tried to out-treason the Indonesian Sukarno knock-off.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 15, 2013 at 1:38 PM

Plans

1) Have ANY of these jerks ever traveled without an entourage and official guides? Did they ever read about Potemkin villages?

The Heritage Foundation got nailed recently for their rather dim view of immigration. Trust me, they are being “worked on” by the reps. of the power structure.

I would like to ask the reps if they have researched tax fraud in the developing world? It is a farce. They have huge regulation standards and tax rates and nobody tells the truth. You just make sure that you stay chummy with the right pols. Check the alleged Putin tax fraud case and how their leader got someone’s money into his pocket by tax goons intersession.

Heck, you can slip out of any charges in Mexico with the right connections.

Third world? Where does it seem we are going?

2) I am working on a plan for the illegals that treats them better than some other reactionary and rotten ideas like rounding them up as organ donors.

I’m feeling downright Christian.

A few more years like this and it will not make any difference. We will be New Venezuela.

President Obama will not even get his “green agenda” done before we have a new underclass demanding jobs. Wow.

IlikedAUH2O on May 15, 2013 at 1:38 PM

Leave to Hotair readers to eat their own.

jawkneemusic on May 15, 2013 at 1:34 PM

We’re not leftist thugs.

Rubio is a disgrace to the TEA party, a pretender, who switched at the first opportunity. He can go to Hell, pronto. He is a traitor to the land too, to her laws also.

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2013 at 1:39 PM

Rubio: These are the kinds of scandals you see in the third world

So, we should go ahead and ‘import’ more third-world people, right? After all, we’re not very not very good at this stuff. They’ll just be committing the scandals Americans won’t do.

GWB on May 15, 2013 at 1:39 PM

Senator Rubio …. isn’t he the fellow trying to convince us that granting amnesty to 11 million (minimum) illegal aliens because the DHS is going to pinky swear they will take enforcement of the new law

(which, coincidentally, would create a national facial recognition database that would be used to “verify” the ID of everyone before they could do anything the government decides it regulates)

… far more seriously than the exisiting laws the SCOAMF has told them to IGNORE?!?

Are we talking about THAT Rubio?

And he believes all he has to do is criticize the SCOAMF and we will forget about him being the poster boy for the Gang of Eight and Schumer’s Sock Puppet???

Yeahhhh, that’s not going to happen.

PolAgnostic on May 15, 2013 at 1:39 PM

ToddPA on May 15, 2013 at 1:36 PM

He won’t know what to do with it, just let it melt and make a mess.

Cindy Munford on May 15, 2013 at 1:39 PM

Rubio: These are the kinds of scandals you see in the third world


and yet: republicans like Rubio and McCain say we are supposed to be “friends” and trust this Democrat party on Amnesty?

The gop is dead.

PappyD61 on May 15, 2013 at 1:39 PM

So why not back off on immigration wait and see how this all plays out and maybe get more of what you want and less of what chuck shumer wants? just a thought.

ldbgcoleman on May 15, 2013 at 1:40 PM

Speaker Boehner — gotta love him!

Ask him who is going to arrest our Potus and his brother? Ha Ha Ha!

I never knew that you can run an illegal charity!

I want a WH job or favor to come back as a sock puppet. Fun.

Lois Lerner, the senior IRS official at the center of the decision to target tea party groups for burdensome tax scrutiny, signed paperwork granting tax-exempt status to the Barack H. Obama Foundation, a shady charity headed by the president’s half-brother that operated illegally for years.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/05/14/irs-official-lerner-approved-exemption-for-obama-brothers-charity/#ixzz2TNpKfyGg

IlikedAUH2O on May 15, 2013 at 1:41 PM

jawkneemusic on May 15, 2013 at 1:34 PM

Then “our own” better straighten up. Wrong is wrong, no matter who it comes from. Let me know when he tells you what laws you can break and get a pass. No, get rewarded.

Cindy Munford on May 15, 2013 at 1:41 PM

Leave to Hotair readers to eat their own FORCE Conservatives to prove they want limited Government, and eat them alive if they don’t……..DANG RIGHT.

PappyD61 on May 15, 2013 at 1:41 PM

Rubio and the rest of the lot need to sit down, shut up and investigate. Set up House Select Committees for IRS and Benghazi, let the press deal with AP, but leave out the hyperbole and let him hang himself. Axelrod proved that today.

Watched Obama’s msnbc last night and MJ today and the only one that came to O’s defense on a consistent basis was Steve Rattner and even he concedes that the biggest problem may very well be Benghazi.

The only thing that’s going to f€ck this up is the republicans themselves. They’re experts at it.

CTSherman on May 15, 2013 at 1:41 PM

variation on the same riffs as above:

This would explain Rubio’s rush to turn the country over to third worlders. Third world scandals need a third world country.

de rigueur on May 15, 2013 at 1:41 PM

True. The part not getting hammered enough is the scapegoating and terrorizing of the filmmaker. That is straight out of Stalinist Russia.

Southernblogger on May 15, 2013 at 1:42 PM

I can tell you that what’s become clearly apparent is a culture throughout the federal government — not just the IRS, but the Department of Justice, the State Department, etc.

I wish that when politicians speak out about corruption that they would capture ALL of it into one succinct sentence. What about the EPA and the secret email accounts? What about the HHS and the brewing scandal about coercive efforts to raise money to fund o-care? What about the USDA and the Pigford fraud?

There is corruption up and down the line in this administration. I just wish the messaging was better. The left seems to do a good job at messaging, why can’t the right?

glennbo on May 15, 2013 at 1:42 PM

The rest are obtuse.

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2013 at 1:36 PM

Yes, but did you look at the rest of the poll:

* Just 16% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the IRS investigations of these groups were a coincidence

* 57% think the investigations were politically motivated

* 55% think it is at least somewhat likely that President Obama or his top aides were aware that Tea Party and other conservative groups were targeted by the IRS

* Only 7% of voters believe no disciplinary action should be taken against the IRS employees involved in the investigations

Resist We Much on May 15, 2013 at 1:43 PM

Or Chicago.

rogerb on May 15, 2013 at 1:27 PM

Same thing. Chicago is basically a “third world country:”

-Great place to visit, but not to live
-Massive, permanent underclass with wealthy elite “planners”
-Massive and corrupt government, at all levels
-Most racially segregated big city in the US
-Illinois highest unemployment rate in US
-One of the highest gas prices in US
-Piss poor public school system, especially for “minorities”
-Violent and dangerous inner city areas, high murder rate
-Harshest gun grabbing laws in US, leaving poor people defenseless against criminals

^^All of the above caused by Progressives

visions on May 15, 2013 at 1:43 PM

Sorry, Senator. You just don’t run back to the people you’ve turned your back on and seek agreement with them for something that they do not believe in.

You wanted to get in with the Republican Elite, in order to solidify your political future, at the expense of all of the Conservatives and Tea Party Members who cheered so loudly for you at all those rallies you appeared at.

And, now you want us to back you up?

Stick a fork in yourself, Marco. You’re done.

kingsjester on May 15, 2013 at 1:43 PM

That is straight out of Stalinist Russia.

Southernblogger on May 15, 2013 at 1:42 PM

Forward!

visions on May 15, 2013 at 1:44 PM

Senate goes R in 2014, baby.

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2013 at 1:44 PM

57% Want IRS Offenders Jailed or Fired

Resist We Much on May 15, 2013 at 1:34 PM

What’s wrong with the other 43%?

I still don’t think Lois Lerner makes it in her job past this week. The administration is going have to do “something” other than simply declare outrage.

Happy Nomad on May 15, 2013 at 1:45 PM

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2013 at 1:39 PM

Well said. Rubio is also an ingrate. His family came to this nation, was accepted with open arms, and now he wishes to repay the generosity of the American people by siding with those who willfully shatter federal law. hold an abiding disdain for the rights of the American citizens and legal immigrants, and contribute to the further erosion of the rule of law and the first principles of our nation in order to appease his own gnawing ambition.

thatsafactjack on May 15, 2013 at 1:45 PM

PappyD61 on May 15, 2013 at 1:41 PM

I know a woman who loves you ’cause of your posts.

I really like some of them but…

She reads the daily caller every day.

Surprised that she can read? I was.

IlikedAUH2O on May 15, 2013 at 1:47 PM

What’s wrong with the other 43%? Happy Nomad on May 15, 2013 at 1:45 PM

They are busy writing to local Letters to the Editor demanding Obama get a third term.

Cindy Munford on May 15, 2013 at 1:47 PM

My Ugandan daughter Irene has ALWAYS been convinced Obama was born in Africa: Not from some silly birth certificate nonsense, but because he acts just like one of their tinpot dictators! :)

michaelo on May 15, 2013 at 1:37 PM

Maybe but I see a lot of Hugo Chavez in the rat-eared passerby too.

Happy Nomad on May 15, 2013 at 1:48 PM

I am so ready to have a Paul in office now. I want unrelenting reform.

Punchenko on May 15, 2013 at 1:49 PM

What’s wrong with the other 43%?

Happy Nomad on May 15, 2013 at 1:45 PM

They think “IRS” is the new pop sensation whose lead singer is dating Justin Bieber or something.

Punchenko on May 15, 2013 at 1:50 PM

Well, you do have a third-world president.

OldEnglish on May 15, 2013 at 1:51 PM

get a third term.

Cindy Munford on May 15, 2013 at 1:47 PM

Oh C’mon he hasn’t been convicted to get his first jail term yet.

IlikedAUH2O on May 15, 2013 at 1:51 PM

Treasonous bastards. “Oh well sure we can monitor every waking moment of every enemy of this country, you know anyone that opposes us, uhm yeah just over half the population of the United States. But to secure our souther border? That’s just crazy.”
Ya gotta love living in North Korea.

onomo on May 15, 2013 at 1:52 PM

IlikedAUH2O on May 15, 2013 at 1:51 PM

LOL! In this case, sadly, I am referring to a third term as president.

Cindy Munford on May 15, 2013 at 1:53 PM

Rubio should know about the third world, he’s trying to give Amnesty to millions of third world illegals and encouraging millions more to come. Illegal border crossings have exploded since Rubio and the Gang of 8 started pushing their Amnesty bill.

MPan on May 15, 2013 at 1:53 PM

IRS sounds like someone to date PSY.

IlikedAUH2O on May 15, 2013 at 1:54 PM

Bwwhahahahahahaha. Barack Milhous Obama.

https://securecdn.disqus.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/493/6009/original.jpg

PappyD61 on May 15, 2013 at 1:54 PM

So why do you seek to bring it (the third world)into America Mr. Rubio? Poor people, yes, illegals, no!

Don L on May 15, 2013 at 1:55 PM

thatsafactjack on May 15, 2013 at 1:45 PM

Indeed on all. May the land see through it.

The land is way past due for a wake up call.

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2013 at 1:56 PM

They are busy writing to local Letters to the Editor demanding Obama get a third term.

Cindy Munford on May 15, 2013 at 1:47 PM

At this point he could get several. Mr. Hopenchange will no doubt hope they run concurrent.

onomo on May 15, 2013 at 1:56 PM

Don’t believe he cannot be IMPEACHED.

Go after the political jugular on this Administration. The Democrats would have already scheduled the trial in the Senate for next week.

PappyD61 on May 15, 2013 at 1:56 PM

My Ugandan daughter Irene has ALWAYS been convinced Obama was born in Africa: Not from some silly birth certificate nonsense, but because he acts just like one of their tinpot dictators! :)

michaelo on May 15, 2013 at 1:37 PM

Barky, the Indonesian, acts like Sukarno, which makes sense since he was raised in that third world dictatorship and seems to have been a citizen of Indonesia while his mother clearly had been distressed that the commie-loving dictator Sukarno had been overthrown for the military dictator Suharto.

But … America was warned about all this back in 2008. The Constitution tried to make a general rule stopping stuff like this – and it would have worked if we had followed our Supreme Law.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 15, 2013 at 1:56 PM

Resist We Much on May 15, 2013 at 1:43 PM

I did but it’s good that you detailed it further, for this audience and all who snoop around here.

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2013 at 1:57 PM

Rubio:These are things you typically see in the third world, from unestablished republics and other places. You don’t see that here….

You don’t? Coulda sworn I just did. And not such a long time ago.

Barnestormer on May 15, 2013 at 1:57 PM

Bwwhahahahahahaha. Barack Milhous Obama.

https://securecdn.disqus.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/493/6009/original.jpg

PappyD61 on May 15, 2013 at 1:54 PM

That’s disturbing…. The funny thing is that Mark Levin has been calling him Milhous since 2008.

visions on May 15, 2013 at 1:57 PM

Wow, almost universal condemnation of Rubio. His descent to “Christie” status has been amazing.

Doomberg on May 15, 2013 at 1:57 PM

Rubio: These are the kinds of scandals you see in the third world

Like Kenya? Indonesia?

fogw on May 15, 2013 at 1:59 PM

Import third-worlderes, get the third world. Syllogistic logic lost on every single liberal and about 80% of so-called “conservatives.”

ex_machina on May 15, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Third world, heh. That’s exactly what Rubio’s amnesty plan will turn America into.

voiceofreason on May 15, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Like Kenya? Indonesia?

fogw on May 15, 2013 at 1:59 PM

Like Mexico, Bangladesh, Cleveland and Detroit

Schadenfreude on May 15, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Wow, almost universal condemnation of Rubio. His descent to “Christie” status has been amazing.

Doomberg on May 15, 2013 at 1:57 PM

and deserved. Actually, I don’t feel like as deceived by Christie. Still don’t want him at the WH and I don’t think he’ll have much of a shot at the nomination, but I’m wrong pretty much all the time.

earlgrey133 on May 15, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Fox is reporting Obama will meet with Treasury officials today.

He will kiss the boo-boo and make it all better.

“Anyone seen my sand wedge?”

fogw on May 15, 2013 at 2:03 PM

His descent to “Christie” status has been amazing.

Doomberg on May 15, 2013 at 1:57 PM

That’s a bridge to far, Marco could still walk back from the edge. If he wanted to.

Cindy Munford on May 15, 2013 at 2:05 PM

To continue my thoughts; So Marco, you seek to punish Obama because he may have broken the law, yet you seek to reward illegal even though they clearly have broken the law. What makes us third world is to have leaders who compromise their integrity with relative morality that is dependent upon their personal political needs at the time. It is flexibly principled leaders such as yourself that has dragged this once great nation down.

Don L on May 15, 2013 at 2:05 PM

fogw on May 15, 2013 at 1:59 PM

Or…..Mexico!

Cindy Munford on May 15, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Good point, Mr. Rubio.

Now, if we could just elevate or border security to at minimum be what third world countries require, that’d be a good thing, too.

Midas on May 15, 2013 at 2:11 PM

… It’s a general culture of a willingness to use the instruments of governments to put what you consider to be your political opponents in a bad position.Even if all of these separate

Sorta like how you’ve been amping up a campaign against anti-amnesty groups? Gee, I wonder if NumbersUSA.org recently receive a letter or two from the IRS? After all, the machinations in this scandal really benefits two groups; the donks and the GOPe. Had this not blown open, the GOPe would have willingly used this arrow from the quiver of big govt to slay enemies. In the case of amnesty, both groups have a common enemy.

If it gets out that anti-amnesty groups were also targeted, it’s game over for Marco.

Time to repeal the IRS.

AH_C on May 15, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Rubio: These are the kinds of scandals you see in the third world

In Chicago they are never reported because it is business as usual.

farsighted on May 15, 2013 at 2:13 PM

By his worldview, values and ideology, Obama is our Third World president. And our Third World president is deliberately transforming us into a Third World country.

petefrt on May 15, 2013 at 2:15 PM

pretty sure I still regret sending this guy money in 2010…

DanMan on May 15, 2013 at 2:21 PM

Read this garbage from Cornyn. Sounds like it’s our fault for bad things happening to illegal aliens. I hope Cornyn gets primaried in 2014. With repubs like this we will be a 3rd world country even sooner. These demonrats are such nice people to work with. NOT!

A Great Country Deserves a Great Immigration System

‘As Americans, we have built a great country, but we have not built the immigration system necessary to serve it.’

U.S. Senator John Cornyn released a new video “Is This How We Define a Secure Border?” and authored the following column on FoxNews.com:

Click the image above or here to watch the video.

A Great Country Deserves a Great Immigration System
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn
FoxNews.com
May 13, 2013

Immigration reform is, at its core, a human issue. Good policy is driven by good data, but we must never lose sight of the fact that behind every statistic there is a person – a son or a daughter, a mother or a father.

Last weekend, as I traveled through South Texas, I met some of these people. The stories they shared with me illustrate the humanity of the immigration debate that all sides must acknowledge.

In Rio Grande City, I met a young woman who came to Texas to escape persecution in El Salvador several years ago. She did so illegally, paying thousands of dollars to be smuggled across the border.

After arriving in Texas, she fell victim to the same man she had entrusted to bring her into the country. He beat her, raped her, and forced her into a life of prostitution. For years she endured this terror and misery, until she summoned the courage to reach out for help.

By the tragic standards of illegal immigration, some would say she’s among the lucky ones. Unlike so many others, she survived the grueling trek through South Texas that has needlessly taken the lives of so many.

For ranchers in Brooks County, some 70 miles north of the border, the sight of illegal border-crossers traversing their land is routine.

In my short time there, I saw many. Even so, it is often the migrants you don’t see trudging through the brush that offer the most heart wrenching reminder of the dismal state of our immigration system.

These ranchers told me how terribly common it is to find human remains around their homes. These are the ones who didn’t make it – the ones who fell behind and were left to do die by a smuggler who treated them like expendable chattel. In an effort to save lives, many ranchers leave stashes of water throughout their property, but the corpses continue to accumulate at an alarming rate.

It falls upon the Brooks County Sheriff’s Department to respectfully retire the unidentified remains. I met with County Judge Raul Ramirez in Falfurrias, where he led me through a section of the local cemetery that has been set aside for this purpose. Row after row of burial mounds cover three sections of the cemetery. At the head of each mound is a simple aluminum marker bearing a serial number, a date, and a brusque description of what lies beneath: “female skeleton,” “skull,” “bones.”

Unknown and unidentified, they lay far from home and far from the American dream that lured them across the border. Each grave tells a story that ends in tragedy, and collectively they tell the story of a broken immigration system and a border that is still porous. The notion that these people died for the chance to live and work amongst us is at once humbling and horrifying. As Americans, we have built a great country, but we have not built the immigration system necessary to serve it.

A great country deserves a great immigration system. This means recognizing the incentives that lead to the growing number of nameless burial mounds. It means understanding the malevolent forces that transact in human flesh. And it means giving federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies the resources they need to save lives and uphold our laws.

The basic challenge of immigration reform will be to reconcile our compassion as Americans to the fundamental importance of the rule of law, without yielding to either. As a policymaker, I have a responsibility to find real solutions to these issues that are all-too-familiar to Texans. Anything less only perpetuates this grotesque human tragedy playing out every day on American soil.

johnny reb on May 15, 2013 at 2:23 PM

dont worry, its all okay. CNN just reported it was 2 “rogue” employees in cincinnati. see, no big deal. move along,

chasdal on May 15, 2013 at 2:23 PM

To some extent, the press and liberal groups are too blame for these scandals.

When the Obama administration discovered that it could get away with anything, without any questioning by the press and without liberals being upset by the abuses of power, they apparently decided to go hog wild.

Had the press maintained even a modicum of dignity in covering Obama (actually investigating and reporting rather than slobbering all over him), the Obama administration would have felt the need to use some restraint. When they found there was no press watching or reporting on their actions, they felt free to do whatever they pleased.

Monkeytoe on May 15, 2013 at 2:25 PM

Leave to Hotair readers to eat their own.

jawkneemusic on May 15, 2013 at 1:34 PM

Yeah, wacky conservatives; holding their own ‘accountable’ – that’s just nuts, right?

But wait – if liberals had a bit of conscience and occasionally called *their* own on the carpet instead of nuzzling their crotches no matter what they do, we might not be swimming in the shit we currently find ourselves in.

Midas on May 15, 2013 at 2:27 PM

pretty sure I still regret sending this guy money in 2010…

DanMan on May 15, 2013 at 2:21 PM

Me too. And my batting record is pretty bad. I also sent Scott Brown money. But then again, we knew what we were getting with Scott Brown. Rubio, on the other hand…..screwed us.

Alabama Infidel on May 15, 2013 at 2:27 PM

To some extent, the press and liberal groups are too blame for these scandals.

When the Obama administration discovered that it could get away with anything, without any questioning by the press and without liberals being upset by the abuses of power, they apparently decided to go hog wild.

Had the press maintained even a modicum of dignity in covering Obama (actually investigating and reporting rather than slobbering all over him), the Obama administration would have felt the need to use some restraint. When they found there was no press watching or reporting on their actions, they felt free to do whatever they pleased.

Monkeytoe on May 15, 2013 at 2:25 PM

Well said.

Midas on May 15, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Mr. Rubio, aren’t you trying to turn America into the third world with your immigration ‘reform’?

nonpartisan on May 15, 2013 at 1:31 PM

You just won a Sno-Cone

ToddPA on May 15, 2013 at 1:36 PM

Is nonpartisan suggesting that people from other countries coming here make it “third world?” Then again, this is the same troll that called Arabs “ragheads.”

CurtZHP on May 15, 2013 at 2:30 PM

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