Video: Hot Air interview with Marco Rubio on border crisis, Hobby Lobby

posted at 8:01 am on July 10, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

Yesterday afternoon, Senator Marco Rubio spoke with me for a brief interview about immigration and the border crisis, as well as some brief remarks on the repercussions of the Hobby Lobby decision on Capitol Hill. I started off asking what Rubio, a partner to Democrats on the stalled comprehensive immigration reform bill, has been hearing from the White House on the latest border crisis. “They’re not communicating much,” Rubio told me, “other than what you’re hearing in the press — certainly not to me.” The present crisis arose in Honduras and to a lesser extent in El Salvador and Guatemala that the US would not kick out children as long as they got here by August of this year. Some of it is just rumors, Rubio says, but “some of that, I think, is the result of more deferred action,” as well as aggressive tactics by traffickers. That’s pretty easy to do, too, because the economic conditions in those areas are pretty desperate already.

What this demonstrates, Rubio argues, is that the claims from the Obama administration that the border is already secure are simply false. “As it turns out, and as we’ve been saying,” Rubio told me, “at least three sectors of our southern border are not secured. So in fact, people are able to cross.” Thanks to the existing laws on the books, the border crossers know to turn themselves into authorities if they have relatives already in the US, because the Department of Homeland Security will release them into the custody of the families.  “It’s amazing, because about two years ago,” Rubio reminds us, “the President went down to El Paso, gave a big speech at the border, where he said [that] the border is secure — and these Republicans that are asking for more, the next thing they’re going to want is a moat, and then a moat with alligators, kind of mocking everybody.”

I asked what all this means for border security and immigration reform. Rubio said it underscores the need for a borders-first process, including a modernized system for legal immigration and enforced employer verification to end the “magnets” that incentivizes illegal immigration. “Until people believe that that this problem is not just under control but actually getting better,” Rubio emphasized, “they’re not going to be willing to talk about anything else when it comes to immigration, and you will never have the votes in Congress to do anything about the problem until you deal with that first.”

Addressing the issue of those already in the country long before this new border crisis is out of the question until those conditions are fully satisfied, Rubio said. “I don’t even think you can begin to have that conversation, much less have the votes for it, until you’ve dealt with part one and part two,” meaning the issues of full border security and the modernization of legal immigration and employer verification.

That brings us to the $3.7 billion funding request from Barack Obama, which Rubio says is mainly a non-sequitur to the crisis. “Very little of it is for actual improvements on the border,” Rubio explained. “There’s even money in there to deal with wildfires, things of that nature.”  Some of the funding is necessary for humane care of those being held, reflecting the compassion which Rubio said is part of the American value system, but under current law and the reform package passed by the Senate last year, all of these current detainees would have to be sent home fairly immediately. “If you don’t enforce the law,” Rubio said in agreement with Governor Rick Perry’s comments yesterday, “you are creating an incentive for people to try to come here [illegally].”

On the Hobby Lobby, Rubio’s not sure how serious the effort will be to pass a bill amending the RFRA to restrict religious expression and force business owners to comply. “I have no idea what the prospects are,” Rubio responded, joking that “Harry Reid doesn’t share that information.” He also noted the widely varying reactions to Supreme Court decisions from Democrats, who jeered at ObamaCare critics after the 5-4 decision that upheld by saying that “it’s the law of the land!” It’s a little different reaction when they lose, Rubio pointed out. I also asked about the status of the repeal-and-replace effort for ObamaCare overall, and Rubio replied that Republicans still haven’t settled on one replacement proposal, but that he “expects that we will file” a proposal relatively soon. “Put consumers in charge of health insurance,” Rubio urged in his conclusion, “not lobbyists, not hospitals, not health care industries, and certainly not government.”


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Since obama has such a proven record of border security, this is the perfect moment to trash your promises and push for amnesty, right Sen. Rubio? You know – the amnesty talk that is luring them all to the border in the first place?

paul1149 on July 10, 2014 at 8:07 AM

Not one more dime…..make do with what you have

cmsinaz on July 10, 2014 at 8:07 AM

Marco, if you really had been who you said you were back in 2010, you would have been President, and a great one.

Instead you revealed yourself to be a Juan McCain and a Miss Lindsay Ghrahmnesty. Thank you for revealing your disingenuous turncoat nature before we made the mistake of nominating you.

And who will be the next interview? Jeb Bush?

ConstantineXI on July 10, 2014 at 8:09 AM

I don’t even think you can begin to have that conversation, much less have the votes for it, until you’ve dealt with part one and part two

Man, he really wants to stay in Washington a loooong time.

Dongemaharu on July 10, 2014 at 8:10 AM

Not one more dime…..make do with what you have

cmsinaz on July 10, 2014 at 8:07 AM

If the House is even going to consider this funding request, they need to get the best attorneys they can find (hint: not any from Congress) to lock this funding down with so many legal strings that Obama can’t violate any of them without facing a firing squad.

That’s what they should do. What they will do is lard up a blank check to Obama with lots and lots of pork.

ConstantineXI on July 10, 2014 at 8:11 AM

I wish there was some way to change the rheotoric to de-couple the ideas of the “comprehensive immigration reform bill” from the reality of thousands of invaders streaming over our Southern border. These are two different issues with different purposes, different timelines, and different needs.

I am so sick of the left whining that the only reason the invaders are here is because the House GOP didn’t pass that bill Rubio prostituted himself over. It’s this administration’s policies and not Rubio’s amnesty scheme that has caused this humanitarian crisis. And no amount of teddy bears handed out at the border will change the fact that the absurdity of an empathy gap with the illegals massed at the border has nothing to do with long-term immigration policies that are causing the crisis.

Happy Nomad on July 10, 2014 at 8:11 AM

I asked what all this means for border security and immigration reform. Rubio said it underscores the need for a borders-first process, including a modernized system for legal immigration and enforced employer verification to end the “magnets” that incentivizes illegal immigration. “Until people believe that that this problem is not just under control but actually getting better,” Rubio emphasized, “they’re not going to be willing to talk about anything else when it comes to immigration, and you will never have the votes in Congress to do anything about the problem until you deal with that first.”

Our right to a secure border should never depend on illegal aliens getting any special pathway to legalization.

Addressing the issue of those already in the country long before this new border crisis is out of the question until those conditions are fully satisfied, Rubio said. “I don’t even think you can begin to have that conversation, much less have the votes for it, until you’ve dealt with part one and part two,” meaning the issues of full border security and the modernization of legal immigration and employer verification.

Have that conversation? There’s nothing to discuss. Kick all illegal aliens the hell out of this country and enforce the law.

bluegill on July 10, 2014 at 8:14 AM

Great interview – thanks Ed

gophergirl on July 10, 2014 at 8:16 AM

Look what is happening from just the rumor of amnesty. Imagine the increase in the intensity of the illegal alien invasion if full blown amnesty came about.

bluegill on July 10, 2014 at 8:17 AM

I am so sick of the left whining that the only reason the invaders are here is because the House GOP didn’t pass that bill Rubio prostituted himself over. It’s this administration’s policies and not Rubio’s amnesty scheme that has caused this humanitarian crisis. And no amount of teddy bears handed out at the border will change the fact that the absurdity of an empathy gap with the illegals massed at the border has nothing to do with long-term immigration policies that are causing the crisis.

Happy Nomad on July 10, 2014 at 8:11 AM

After being lied to so many times, the only way the public will ever regain any trust with the government on immigration is if they demonstrate success on the border for at least a decade.

The magnets need to be shut off.

1. Eliminate all eligibility for ANY SORT of taxpayer money for illegals. This means no welfare, no EBT, no public schools, nothing. This will shut off the taxpayer funding magnet.

2. Crack down HARD on businesses that employ them, including MANDATORY MINIMUM PRISON SENTENCES FOR CEO’s. This will shut off the employment magnet (and raise wages for labor)

3. Build the damn fence, and station border guards in positions where they will be able to react to any detection of breach within time to interdict.

Then we help them go home.

ConstantineXI on July 10, 2014 at 8:21 AM

Yepper Constantine
Sigh

cmsinaz on July 10, 2014 at 8:21 AM

Our right to a secure border should never depend on illegal aliens getting any special pathway to legalization.

A government that won’t protect it’s citizens from foreign invaders is not a legitimate government.

ConstantineXI on July 10, 2014 at 8:25 AM

I know that you mean well Ed but unfortunately for Marco Floridians aren’t even listening. Those who sold out to the US Chamber of Corrupt Crony Capitalism are dead men walking if we ever want to take our country back.

Marco has no moral compass. He’s gone.

Jayrae on July 10, 2014 at 8:28 AM

To boil it down, Constantine, eliminate the reasons for them coming here.

crankyoldlady on July 10, 2014 at 8:28 AM

ed and rubio should get a room.

renalin on July 10, 2014 at 8:34 AM

If there is any politician who perfectly embodies the phrase “Hot Air” it’s Marco RUBEio!

BJ* on July 10, 2014 at 8:34 AM

Not one more dime…..make do with what you have

cmsinaz on July 10, 2014 at 8:07 AM

That’s pretty short-sighted! I mean those vacations for the Obamas don’t pay for themselves. You think they’d settle for two weeks at Camp David in August instead of the Hamptons or Hawaii? That’s crazy! And while on hold, the WH is still without an automatic scoring bowling alley. Beyonce may sing for free but those parties are not of the pizza rolls and a keg on the lawn type of events.

Seriously though. The administration has all the authorization it needs to build that fence but they refuse to do it. Noah Rothman’s sensitivities about an empathy gap aside, the GOP needs to stay strong with the idea that we secure the border first before doing most of the rest of the stuff the Dems are demanding have to be done immediately. Why:

1. A secure border is not just to keep out illegal children. It is a national security issue. If these children are getting across; who else is?

2. If you have a leaky roof you fix it you don’t buy more buckets. There is no way to fix long-term problems until you’ve stopped the underlying causes.

3. If it takes mobilizing the national guard to stabilize the border then funds should be earmarked for that but the $4B that mostly goes to maintaining this diaspora from the South.

Happy Nomad on July 10, 2014 at 8:35 AM

Marco Rubio. LOL

Wigglesworth on July 10, 2014 at 8:42 AM

It’s all part of the plan:

Mexico is a friend of America. Mexico is our neighbor. And we want our neighbors to succeed. We want our neighbors to do well…. And that’s why it’s so important for us to tear down barriers and walls that might separate Mexico from the United States.

— President George W. Bush, address to the Hispanic Chamber
of Commerce, Albuquerque, New Mexico, August 15, 2001

While American troops engage al-Qaeda terrorist cells in far-flung battlefields across Asia and our military leadership prepares for a Gulf War encore against Iraq, our “friend” and “neighbor” to the south is relentlessly invading our homeland. The Mexican government and radical “Chicano” groups in this country are pursuing the dream of La Reconquista — the “re-conquest” of the southwestern United States.

The provocative term “reoccupation” was not coined by an anti-immigration activist. Rather, it was used in an official study published by the Mexican government’s National Council on Population (Conapo). Mendel writes: “The ‘reoccupation’ of this territory has been slow but steady, and the number of immigrants is growing every year.” Citing Conapo’s findings, Mendel predicts that during the six-year reign of incumbent Mexican President Vicente Fox, ending in 2006, “two million Mexicans will enter the United States at the rate of approximately 380,000 per year.”

By publishing the Conapo study, the Mexican government has formally embraced the concept of “demographic warfare” — re-conquering the southwestern United States through unchecked illegal immigration. But it has long been an open secret that Mexico takes advantage of our porous southern border to export its “surplus poverty” and re-impose control over our southwest.

But columnist Carlos Loret de Mola most clearly explained Mexico’s “demographic warfare” strategy 20 years ago in Excelsior (the Mexican equivalent of the New York Times). In an essay entitled “The Great Invasion: Mexico Recovers Its Own,” Loret described the strategy in brutally candid terms:

A peaceful mass of people … carries out slowly and patiently an unstoppable invasion, the most important in human history. You cannot give me a similar example of such a large migratory wave by an ant-like multitude, stubborn, unarmed, and carried on in the face of the most powerful and best-armed nation on earth…. [Neither] barbed-wire fences, nor aggressive border guards, nor campaigns, nor laws, nor police raids against the undocumented, have stopped this movement of the masses that is unprecedented in any part of the world.

This migrant invasion, continues Loret, “seems to be slowly returning [the southwestern United States] to the jurisdiction of Mexico without the firing of a single shot, nor requiring the least diplomatic action, by means of a steady, spontaneous, and uninterrupted occupation.” The effects of Mexico’s immigration invasion were even then visible in Los Angeles, which Loret archly referred to as “the second largest Mexican city in the world.”

http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/immigration/item/16312-aztlan-and-amalgamation

May 2008

McCain to attend convention of ‘reconquista’ group: “Sen. John McCain… will attend the national convention of La Raza [The Race], a radical Hispanic lobby tied to the movement to reconquer the Southwestern U.S. that was part of Mexico before the Mexican-American War that ended in 1848. The convention will be held in San Diego July 14.”

Brown Berets de Aztlan are recruiting and forming new chapters : “‘The Brown Berets de Aztlan have undertaken an active campaign to recruit more soldiers and form new chapters throughout Aztlan,’ said Chairman David Rico yesterday. ‘We will be having a series of presentations throughout the Southwest starting in San Diego on May 8, 2008.’” See The Merging of the Americas in a New Global Order

http://www.crossroad.to/News/Aztlan.htm

davidk on July 10, 2014 at 8:43 AM

Rubio is part of the problem – not part of the solution.

Pork-Chop on July 10, 2014 at 8:44 AM

HN :)

cmsinaz on July 10, 2014 at 8:45 AM

To boil it down, Constantine, eliminate the reasons for them coming here.

crankyoldlady on July 10, 2014 at 8:28 AM

Exactly. With tens of millions of American Citizens out of the labor force it is NOT in the best interest of the United States to allow millions of unskilled non English speakers into this country.

The United States of America belongs to it’s people, not to the world.

ConstantineXI on July 10, 2014 at 8:50 AM

This is so lame. Not it’s not just lame, it’s pathetic.

Look, Rubio airbrushed himself out of the Conservative photo, when he screwed us with his traitorous game on illegal immigration and his subsequent lying, lying, and more lying about what he did and what he was pushing. That was not something Conservatives did. For the Politburo-ish HA Commentariat to try to rehabilitate Rubio’s reputation by working these stupid video public relations deals with him ain’t going to work.

If Rubio doesn’t exist anymore, he will never again have another opportunity to stab us in the back. And that is good enough for me. So, I couldn’t give a damn what he has to say.

Dusty on July 10, 2014 at 8:53 AM

Great interview – thanks Ed

gophergirl on July 10, 2014 at 8:16 AM

Indeed.
Of course he’s wrong on immigration, but Rubio is an important ally most of the time.

However, the mere mention of his name makes a lot of HA folks alternately spew venom & fire from their oral cavities.

itsnotaboutme on July 10, 2014 at 8:54 AM

There are no major wild fires happening right now so what’s the urgency? Didn’t dear leader ask for just 2B$ at first and now it’s up to 3.7B$. Did anyone notice that dear leader didn’t reassure us that the border is secure in his little speech yesterday? I’m sure Jindal could provide some alligators for the moat that is also known as the Rio Grande. Perry told us something last night that hasn’t been talked about before. He said the Border Patrol has retreated back about 45 miles from the border. This is akin to leaving the keys in the car when you stop at a convenience store.

Kissmygrits on July 10, 2014 at 8:55 AM

Would much prefer hearing from Sen. Sessions on the illegal invasion… he is the only one in the Senate that appears to be fighting for US citizens.

unaffiliated on July 10, 2014 at 9:06 AM

“They’re not communicating much,” Rubio told me, “other than what you’re hearing in the press — certainly not to me.”

Well, that’s one area where Hot Air should be following the White House’s lead. I mean, what is the point of this interview. Why talk to Rubio at all? As usual, he has nothing to say that wasn’t in the GOP leadership talking points that Hot Air received via email this morning.

The Obama administration is no longer talking to Rubio because he’s no longer useful as an amnesty shill. And I suspect that the Republican leadership isn’t talking to him either now that the Amnesty/Rubio strategy to regain the White House is in tatters.

Of course, we can pretty much tell who Hot Air will be supporting in 2016, if he decides to run.

Joseph K on July 10, 2014 at 9:21 AM


Part one must be border security…”

Liar. You were willing to delay securing the border to get on with the rest of your comprehensive immigration bill.

“If you don’t enforce the law,” Rubio said in agreement with Governor Rick Perry’s comments yesterday, “you are creating an incentive for people to try to come here [illegally].”

Really, Ed? You let him get away with this? You didnt ask him, if the law that he himself sponsored, played any role in establishing incentives for illegals to come here? Thats quite pathetic. How do you complain about Obamas Pretorian guard of journalists, if you yourself give a liar like Rubio such a kid-gloves treatment?

Red Widow on July 10, 2014 at 9:22 AM

Happen ( unfortunately ) to be one of Rubio’s subjects . I don’t believe a damn word he says .
It’s time to burn up the phone lines ! I will not accept this invasion . You know they get pissed
and pay attention when the phone lines get clogged .
Why is $’s bill being voted on in the senate ?

Lucano on July 10, 2014 at 9:31 AM

“As it turns out, and as we’ve been saying,”

Rubio. One of two things. You were either played for a sucker. Which would mean you are a sucker. Or you helped to orchestrate all of this with you incessant talk of immigration reform. The country by in large had no appetite for anything to do with immigration reform. Yet there you were pushing it like a good little COC puppet. So, are you a sucker or a puppet?

Bmore on July 10, 2014 at 9:49 AM

My bet is you were both.

Bmore on July 10, 2014 at 9:53 AM

My bet is you were both.

Bmore on July 10, 2014 at 9:53 AM

I didn’t think anything could make me laugh today .
Thank you .

Lucano on July 10, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Happy Nomad on July 10, 2014 at 8:11 AM

My big problem with all of this is the purposeful intent to suggest that we currently have no immigration laws. I don’t doubt that they might need to be revised but when the government completely ignores the current laws, with disastrous effect, what incentive do I have to “improve” them?

Cindy Munford on July 10, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Hey can someone help me out with a question. I came into the middle of an interview with Megehan (sic?) Kelly and that jackazz Karl Rove last night. He said during the W administration that the catch and release laws were done away with. Is that true? And if so, could someone tell Washington?

Cindy Munford on July 10, 2014 at 10:21 AM

When it comes to immigration Rubio is talking out of both sides of his mouth. We can no more take seriously anything he says about the issue than we can believe a single word out of President Bring-it-On.

HiJack on July 10, 2014 at 10:36 AM

Cindy , if you hand around a few min . I’ll check as I have it on tape .

Lucano on July 10, 2014 at 10:41 AM

The United States of America belongs to it’s people, not to the world.

ConstantineXI on July 10, 2014 at 8:50 AM

Heh, you are so wrong, you righteous, flag-waving, conservative shill. / The United States of America belongs to the highest bidder. What I know you meant to say is that the good ‘ol USA SHOULD belong to it’s people, but that just isn’t the way it is.

HiJack on July 10, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Cindy , nope didn’t see the jackazz on Kelleys show at all last night .
Rush had said the other day that the laws on deportation were written
by the Clinton adm . and then renewed by Bush so that could be part
of it .

Lucano on July 10, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Of course he’s wrong on immigration, but Rubio is an important ally most of the time.

itsnotaboutme on July 10, 2014 at 8:54 AM

The problems with Rubio run much deeper that his AMNESTY push. Rubio has proven himself to be a pathological liar – who cannot be trusted on any issue. I’m not sure with whom you think Rubio is allied, but, it would be naive to think that Rubio has anything but his own personal interests at heart.

Pork-Chop on July 10, 2014 at 10:55 AM

However, the mere mention of his name makes a lot of HA folks alternately spew venom & fire from their oral cavities.

itsnotaboutme

Screwing over the country for Chuck Schumer tends to have that effect on sane people.

xblade on July 10, 2014 at 11:10 AM

davidk on July 10, 2014 at 8:43 AM

Great post, davidk, because it addresses the great unanswered, because unasked question regarding this invasion: how are hundreds of thousands of illegals making their way through 2000 miles of Mexican territory in order to cross into the U.S.?

I’ve been shocked that no-one has asked this question, because it is the obvious question. It can’t be a simple matter of bribery and corruption; there has to be collusion by the Mexican government and the open borders crowd here in the U.S. for this to happen. Of course, the lack of a question is the answer – this is blatantly treasonous illegality that reaches into the highest levels of the Obama administration, and includes the Republican leadership. Rubio can mouth all the vapid talking points he wants; he knows exactly what is going on, which makes him a part of it.

The fake humanitarian crisis at the border was supposed to coincide with a joint Democrat/Republican push for the DREAM Act, which Cantor was selling right up until the moment he was thrown out of office. That defeat really threw a wrench in the works, and the traitors are now scrambling to salvage something from the debacle. Judging from the talking points I hear from puppets like Rubio, I suspect the new strategy is to use the border situation to cobble together a fake “border control” photo op, along with some toothless, hollow legislation that will allow the Obama administration and the Republican leadership to claim that border security is now being addressed to everyone’s satisfaction, and we can proceed with amnesty. Mark my words.

Joseph K on July 10, 2014 at 11:12 AM

Of course he’s wrong on immigration, but Rubio is an important ally most of the time.

itsnotaboutme on July 10, 2014 at 8:54 AM

Rubio is an important ally of the amnesty/Reconquista crowd. The rest is just cover.

He’s the Republican Obama – a telegenic empty suit, a man of no accomplishments who will do what he is told, who is useful because he plays into the current mania for identity politics. His masters just need to shoe-horn him into office, where he can fundraise and play golf, while the people that run the country go about their business of destroying what’s left of the indispensable nation.

Joseph K on July 10, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Lucano on July 10, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Thanks. I would think if there was a law against the practice of catch and release, someone would have brought it by now.

Cindy Munford on July 10, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Cindy Munford on July 10, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Jackazz was on a Fox show earlier . I had to rerun this twice to make sense of what he said.
Something about o doing poorly among Hispanics in 2012 so he said no deportations of Illegals
for 2 years .

Lucano on July 10, 2014 at 1:06 PM

I know that you mean well Ed but unfortunately for Marco Floridians aren’t even listening. Those who sold out to the US Chamber of Corrupt Crony Capitalism are dead men walking if we ever want to take our country back.

Marco has no moral compass. He’s gone.

Jayrae on July 10, 2014 at 8:28 AM

Ditto. I moved to Fl last year so I could vote against Rubio.

Ed and Rubio are both in favor of a blanket amnesty. I note Ed has been mostly silent on the latest border crisis, which is nothing more than a laboratory experiment to see what will happen if a full-blown amnesty becomes law.

And our State Dept. has been conspiring with Mexico for over a year to facilitate the human trafficking from Mexico’s southern border to our southern border via the Death Trains:


http://mexico.usembassy.gov/press-releases/embassy-statement5/embassy-statement.html

Embassy Statement

Mexico City, July 08, 2014 – We applaud yesterday’s announcement by Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto regarding Mexico’s strategy for its southern border. The Mexican government has been working on this strategy for more than a year, and has routinely briefed the U.S. government on Mexico’s objectives.

Under the Merida Initiative, we have existing programs available to support the Mexican government’s plans for its southern border. Over the past several months, the United States and Mexico jointly agreed to continue cooperation in areas of enforcement at the border and enhancement of Mexico’s biometric and other information systems.

Both of our countries share the responsibility in protecting those crossing our borders – especially the most vulnerable. The United States, together with Mexico and the countries in Central America, is taking action against networks spreading disinformation about the journey and the legal process in the United States, while profiting from putting these children and others at risk. Enforcement of immigration laws allows us to stem the tide of this dangerous migration pattern, prevent untold tragedies and suffering of many more migrants, and crack down on criminal networks who smuggle people and traffic illegal goods.

And the agreement that State is so excited over:

http://www.examiner.com/article/mexico-made-deal-to-send-more-illegal-aliens-to-the-u-s

fred5678 on July 10, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Excellent links, fred5678, doing the work that the so-called conservative media won’t do. This is the story that should be highlighted by Hot Air, and Ace of Spades, and Red State, and the like, instead of crap about Boehner trying to score cheap political points off a situation he helped birth. Allahpundit is inching closer, but he needs to make the leap.

Finally, today, on Rush’s show, a breakthrough. Ten minutes before the end of the show, Rush took a caller who had been on hold for a while. A woman, highly intelligent, calm, articulate. Said to Rush, I haven’t heard this being asked in the media, but how are hundreds of thousands of illegals able to cross the southern border of Mexico, travel through thousands of miles of territory, and enter the U.S., without the Mexican government stopping them? She said that she believed that the Mexican government was colluding with the Obama administration to allow this invasion. She was clear, concise, unequivocal. Rush was sympathetic but non-committal, so she reiterated her point after he had finished: I think the Mexican government is colluding with the Obama administration on this, and I think John Kerry was down there recently for that reason.

She sounded like she had just read one of my posts. Good for her. I think the American public is finally figuring things out. People are not stupid. But this topic is so hot that even Limbaugh let it hang. But at least he took the call, and let it out there.

Joseph K on July 10, 2014 at 3:21 PM

However, the mere mention of his name makes a lot of HA folks alternately spew venom & fire from their oral cavities.
itsnotaboutme

And makes most of the Hot Air GOP Cheerleaders want to pucker up and kiss his posterior region.

Brock Robamney on July 10, 2014 at 3:55 PM

This is rich! Interviewing the Republican who is just as responsible for what is happening at the border as Obama. Rubio went on Univision speaking to these invaders in their own language telling them legalization first and border security when we get to it. Anyone remember that? Nope! Instead, this traitor is the go to Republican to talk to about the issue. Rubio’s favorite cheerleader. Right Ed? This is beyond insane!

http://humanevents.com/2013/06/11/rubio-legalization-first-border-security-whenever/

CommieJuice on July 11, 2014 at 7:18 PM