Bob Schieffer to Rubio: As president, would you sign the immigration bill you helped pass in the Senate?

posted at 2:41 pm on April 20, 2015 by Allahpundit

Rubio’s right that this is a hypothetical and that nothing like the Gang of Eight bill could pass the House right now. But Mickey Kaus is right that it’s a darned fine gotcha, a way to gauge how far Rubio’s willing to go in renouncing his signature “achievement” as a senator. What if Rubio defeated Hillary next year and the party’s leadership decided to capitalize by doing something splashy to show Latino voters that the new, Rubio-led GOP was ready to engage them like never before? A bill like the Gang of Eight bill getting past the House isn’t inconceivable under those circumstances; if the new president wanted to give political cover to fencesitters in the House by backing the bill publicly himself, it might shake loose enough Republicans to get to 218 with Democratic help. Remember, Rubio’s main argument against comprehensive reform at the moment is that it’s politically impossible, and therefore pointless to waste more time on it since Congress will never have the votes to do it. A trailblazing new president might change that equation. So, again: Would he sign the bill? The fact that he won’t answer illustrates the primary/general straddle he’s trying to pull off. He won’t say yes because he knows that re-embracing the Gang of Eight at this point would horrify wary border hawks who are wondering whether to give him a second chance. But he won’t say no because, if he becomes nominee, he wants Latino voters and other pro-amnesty swing-staters to hold out hope that he might deliver on comprehensive reform as nominee. I wonder if some crafty moderator like Hugh Hewitt will pose this question to the field at one of the debates, receiving a drumbeat of no’s onstage until Rubio meekly pipes up, “That’s a hypothetical.” (Actually, Jeb would sign the Gang of Eight bill, right?)

The plan he offers Schieffer here in lieu of a straight answer sounds better than the Senate bill. Security must be “achieved” first (does that mean merely passing a security bill first or actually implementing the provisions?), then comes a reform bill to make immigration law more merit-based, and finally illegals get legalized — with citizenship a possibility years down the line. I wonder how many righties, having heard about Rubio’s about-face on the Gang of Eight bill, took that to mean he no longer supported legalization at all. Surprise! Schieffer misses an obvious follow-up, though: What happens if, as is certain, Democrats retain more than 41 seats in the Senate in 2017 and filibuster a security-first bill on grounds that they’ll accept nothing less than comprehensive reform? Is the first Latino president prepared to be demagogued from here to eternity for making his first immigration move as president a move to strengthen internal enforcement against illegals? What happens if, as is quite possible, Democrats do well enough next year to actually win back a majority of the Senate? Chuck Schumer isn’t going to start his tenure as majority leader by selling out the left’s pro-amnesty base in a deal with Rubio on border security, especially given the panic Democrats will feel from having lost the presidency to a Republican Latino candidate. They’ll be more eager than ever to re-ingratiate themselves with Latino voters. And, Schumer being Schumer, I’m sure he’d love to stick it to Rubio after Rubio abandoned the Gang of Eight by offering him a simple deal — namely, Senate Democrats will agree to the very same immigration bill that Senator Marco Rubio voted for, nothing more or less. If the House won’t agree to that, that’s fine; Schumer will be happy to watch President Rubio squirm as he’s forced to take sides with House Republicans against a bill that, uh, he himself helped write and championed for months.

Exit question: Did Rubio actually support … Mike Huckabee for president in 2008?


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Bob Schieffer is retiring. So should Rubio.

nothing like the Gang of Eight bill could pass the House right now

could

anotherJoe on April 20, 2015 at 2:45 PM

Forget Rubio and the Gay articles, real news is coming.

US Navy Confirms Aircraft Carrier, Warships To Intercept Iranian Weapons Shipments In Yemeni Waters

Oil Can on April 20, 2015 at 2:47 PM

Sigh. If only these candidates had some functional testicles….like Cruz.

cynccook on April 20, 2015 at 2:47 PM

“What happens in the Senate, stays in the senate.”

-Sen Marco Rubio

portlandon on April 20, 2015 at 2:48 PM

Brutal

jake-the-goose on April 20, 2015 at 2:48 PM

Forget Rubio and the Gay articles, real news is coming.

US Navy Confirms Aircraft Carrier, Warships To Intercept Iranian Weapons Shipments In Yemeni Waters

Oil Can on April 20, 2015 at 2:47 PM

Unless they’re flying rainbow flags, no one really cares. /

Nutstuyu on April 20, 2015 at 2:48 PM

“What happens in the Senate, stays in the senate.”

-Sen Marco Rubio

portlandon on April 20, 2015 at 2:48 PM

“Or the rest stop”

-Sen Lindsey Graham.

Oil Can on April 20, 2015 at 2:50 PM

He looks like a 12-year-old in that picture.

Ward Cleaver on April 20, 2015 at 2:50 PM

Exit question: Did Rubio actually support … Mike Huckabee for president in 2008?

Ah, proof that Rubio’s not all bad!

Stoic Patriot on April 20, 2015 at 2:50 PM

It doesn’t matter. We’re done.

BKeyser on April 20, 2015 at 2:50 PM

F

orget Rubio and the Gay articles, real news is coming.

US Navy Confirms Aircraft Carrier, Warships To Intercept Iranian Weapons Shipments In Yemeni Waters

Oil Can on April 20, 2015 at 2:47 PM

More war huh? Well maybe the chicken-sh*ts that didn’t volunteer after 9/11 – but loved war – will get a chance to fight or send their kids. After 10 years in the Corps, I’m sitting back watching the little scared civilians argue for more war while not participating themselves.

MoreLiberty on April 20, 2015 at 2:51 PM

So what If Rubio said something nice about Huckabee in 2008? Eight years ago? When Huck was thin? And running against McCain? Who do you think begged who for the endorsement.

Marcus on April 20, 2015 at 2:51 PM

Rubio insisted that the Gang of 8 bill was security first. He’s just going to lie again.

El_Terrible on April 20, 2015 at 2:52 PM

Yes, better yet in Texas Mexican slang,

Mouy Been I would.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on April 20, 2015 at 2:54 PM

He has nothing to lose by backing gang of eight bill because only amnesty lovers are even considering voting for this guy.

Buddahpundit on April 20, 2015 at 2:55 PM

This guy is so full of crap. It makes me ill that there anyone dumb enough to believe a word that comes out of his mouth.

WhatSlushfund on April 20, 2015 at 2:57 PM

The plan he offers Schieffer here in lieu of a straight answer sounds better than the Senate bill. Security must be “achieved” first (does that mean merely passing a security bill first or actually implementing the provisions?), then comes a reform bill … and finally illegals get legalized

-Allahpundit

Rubio has already told the Univision Spanish-language audience that legalization is not contingent on anything.

Rubio is a liar and can’t be trusted.

Rubio Vs. Rubio-
TALE OF A PRO-AMNESTY SNAKE:
http://www.redstate.com/2013/06/20/rubio-vs-rubio/

When speaking to Spanish language audiences, Marco Rubio hasn’t even tried to hide his “legalization first” position (which is in direct opposition to what he promised when campaigning for conservative votes to get the nomination):

Senator Marco Rubio has reversed himself on immigration and demonstrated with words and actions that his Gang of 8 plan will provide a path to citizenship and that the path will begin before the border is secured.

(Speaking in Spanish on Univision) “Let’s be clear. Nobody is talking about preventing the legalization. The legalization is going to happen. That means the following will happen: First comes the legalization. Then comes the measures to secure the border. And then comes the process of permanent residence. What we’re talking about here is the system of permanent residence. As for the legalization, the enormous majority of my colleagues have accepted that it has to happen and that it has to begin at the same time we begin the measures for [the border]. It is not conditional. The legalization is not conditional.”

There are actually still conservatives who are supporting Rubio? I guess that shows that, even among conservatives, there are low-info voters, sadly. It must be pretty embarrassing to have to admit you are for a total phony like Rubio.

Supporting Rubio is akin to supporting throwing away the country via illegal alien amnesty. Anyone supporting this phony might as well paint a big “I” for “idiot” on his/her forehead.

bluegill on April 20, 2015 at 2:57 PM

I’m sitting back watching the little scared civilians argue for more war while not participating themselves.

MoreLiberty on April 20, 2015 at 2:51 PM

They need to let the people in the Middle East just fight it out. The higher the body count (on both sides) the better. Civilization will never exist with Islam.

Oil Can on April 20, 2015 at 2:57 PM

They need to let the people in the Middle East just fight it out. The higher the body count (on both sides) the better. Civilization will never exist with Islam.

Oil Can on April 20, 2015 at 2:57 PM

Agreed. Let the Saudi’s and Iranians fight it out. But no, too many Americans are like “Whoo…if anyone’s going to be having their treasure and young men sacrificed it’s going to start with ‘Merica.”

MoreLiberty on April 20, 2015 at 3:00 PM

*is*

WhatSlushfund on April 20, 2015 at 3:03 PM

“Or the rest stop”

-Sen Lindsey Graham.

Oil Can on April 20, 2015 at 2:50 PM

Miss Lindsey, first sitting transgendered Senator.

ConstantineXI on April 20, 2015 at 3:03 PM

Obama only knows how to blink

The Navy Brass only know to blink the same way at the same time.

May be an E-8 left in the Navy who will fire the weapons and blame an E-5 for the screw up.

like it always is, E-6 on down do most of the dirty work

APACHEWHOKNOWS on April 20, 2015 at 3:04 PM

Rubio: “It begins with serious enforcement measures.”

But just a couple years ago Rubio co-authored a bill that begun with serious citizenship for 10 to 30 million illegals, with enforcement (with no e-verify) just kind of a vague future promise just like the 1986 amnesty bill that Reagan regretted ever signing and that has turned the once vibrant California into a leftist waste water.

anotherJoe on April 20, 2015 at 3:06 PM

So what If Rubio said something nice about Huckabee in 2008? Eight years ago? When Huck was thin? And running against McCain? Who do you think begged who for the endorsement.
Marcus on April 20, 2015 at 2:51 PM

Huckabee wasn’t the only one Rubio was slobbering over…

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) wrote in his book that he cried when Obama was elected:
“I was so proud to be an American, and so moved by the powerful symbolism of the moment, I couldn’t stop myself from tearing up.”
http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/04/13/three-reasons-hillary-clinton-is-no-barack-obama

whatcat on April 13, 2015 at 10:57 PM

bluegill on April 20, 2015 at 3:08 PM

wary border hawks who are wondering whether to give him a second chance.

It’s not just “border hawks”; no one who cares even one iota about the notion of the nation-state would give this treasonous little worm another chance. The traitorous worm has proven beyond any doubt that he is a despicable, treasonous POS who hates the idea of the nation-state and thinks that central and south america are entitled to anything they want north of mexico.

Rubio needs to go live with his true constituency. He has no business in government, here. With his hostile attitude towards the concept of the nation-state, he has no business in government, at all. I know … I know … without government, the treasonous little worm would have nothing to do, since his whole life has been nothing but leeching off of the people in government positions. He is not qualified or able to do anything in the private sector … except sell his services to lobby government. He really would be more at home in Mexico or Venezuela or Cuba.

Go Marco. Be with your constituents.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on April 20, 2015 at 3:09 PM

As much as I hate gotcha questions this one did put a big ol’ smile on my face.

alchemist19 on April 20, 2015 at 3:09 PM

They need to let the people in the Middle East just fight it out. The higher the body count (on both sides) the better. Civilization will never exist with Islam.

Oil Can on April 20, 2015 at 2:57 PM

Maybe ‘intercepting’ the weapons will have that effect – draw it out.

I just can’t square that as a command that would have come from the mommypant rides a bicycle with helmet but no [apparently ineffectual] ballbusterbar president we now suffer.

Have we also missed a US military coup today whilst talking about the super-important topics of gay weddings, weed and Rubio?

And is the Nuke deal still on with Iran?

Tsar of Earth on April 20, 2015 at 3:10 PM

Glad Schieffer asked a good question, instead of one about gay weddings.

cat_owner on April 20, 2015 at 3:13 PM

Rubio can’t read. He didn’t read his own bill. HIs lobbyist staff did.

TAARP on April 20, 2015 at 3:17 PM

Remember, he will always be one of Schumer’s Republicans.

TAARP on April 20, 2015 at 3:18 PM

Coke v Pepsi, that’s all these idiots are.

MoreLiberty on April 20, 2015 at 3:22 PM

What was that article about the GOP always nominating the wrong guy?

McCain the hawk when the country was tired of war.
Romney, who passed Romneycare as we try to fight back on Obamacare.

This has the Possibility of being the latest example.

WisRich on April 20, 2015 at 3:31 PM

Rubio needs to go live with his true constituency. He has no business in government, here.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on April 20, 2015 at 3:09 PM

Right, and the argument that we should support Rubio for president (!) … to get the co-author of the Gang of 8 bill and Schumer’s Republican out of the senate is sometimes humorously made here: http://newsmachete.com/?news=449

Sometimes humorously, but very seriously, we need to kick Rubio OUT of the senate!

Bonus: https://theviewfromtheisland.wordpress.com/tag/marco-rubio-judas-goat/

anotherJoe on April 20, 2015 at 3:32 PM

WisRich on April 20, 2015 at 3:31 PM

McShame’s problem wasn’t that he was a hawk and wasn’t that the country was tired of war. The problem was that McShame had just tried to shove through aid and comfort to invading illegals and was the most despised person in the GOP. On top of that, McShame was one of Barky’s biggest supporters and refused to campaign like a normal man, instead looking out for Barky’s back whenever he could. McShame was only nearly saved by Palin and Joe the Plumber, though McShame eventually drowned out any help they were and managed to throw it on his own.

The 2008 election had nothing to do with Iraq or Afghanistan. It was about illegals and McShame and the GOP’s push to aid and abet the invasion in 2006-2007.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on April 20, 2015 at 3:37 PM

Plastic Man.

thatsafactjack on April 20, 2015 at 11:50 AM

Best summation

Schadenfreude on April 20, 2015 at 3:45 PM

The 2008 election had nothing to do with Iraq or Afghanistan.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on April 20, 2015 at 3:37 PM

… Forgot the sarc tag?

TylerMichaels on April 20, 2015 at 3:50 PM

It’s hard not to suspect that Rubio’s potential money men — including pro-amnesty casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and pro-amnesty billionaire hedgie Paul Singer – are influencing him to leave the Amnesty First door open. That would also explain why Rubio hasn’t lately been saying what York heard him say back in August — that he’d require immigration-control measures be actually “up and running — before legalization.” [York’s paraphrase] …

http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2015/04/20/would-president-rubio-sign-the-gang-of-eight-amnesty-bill/#comments

Marco Rubio is owned by pro-amnesty money men.

Rubio is a phony with no conservative convictions and will tell English language audiences one thing and Spanish audiences another.

Anyone who supports this greasy fraud Marco Rubio should be ashamed.

Rubio lied to conservatives to get the GOP nomination for senate and then wasted no time stabbing conservatives in the back.

Did Republican voters really not learn their lesson after nominating pro-amnesty McCain and establishment-backed Romney? With Rubio you get McCain’s pro-amnesty policies and Romney’s lack of any real conviction. Rubio is a big nothing. The hype around Rubio is based on a lie.

bluegill on April 20, 2015 at 4:06 PM

yeah this really is a lot like romney and his health care law. btw, romney lost.

I wonder if some crafty moderator like Hugh Hewitt will pose this question to the field at one of the debates, receiving a drumbeat of no’s onstage until Rubio meekly pipes up, “That’s a hypothetical.” (Actually, Jeb would sign the Gang of Eight bill, right?)

oh can this happen please?!!!??

Sachiko on April 20, 2015 at 4:11 PM

Liar fraud Rube-ee-oh and his gang of H8

They h8 American sovereignty and American workers, and they want to import illegal foreign invaders to replace American workers at cheap labor prices.

for them, it is all about politics, and the country be damned.

Senator Philip Bluster on April 20, 2015 at 4:13 PM

this is just sad:

Rubio has already told the Univision Spanish-language audience that legalization is not contingent on anything.

Rubio is a liar and can’t be trusted.

Rubio Vs. Rubio-
TALE OF A PRO-AMNESTY SNAKE:
http://www.redstate.com/2013/06/20/rubio-vs-rubio/

When speaking to Spanish language audiences, Marco Rubio hasn’t even tried to hide his “legalization first” position (which is in direct opposition to what he promised when campaigning for conservative votes to get the nomination):

Senator Marco Rubio has reversed himself on immigration and demonstrated with words and actions that his Gang of 8 plan will provide a path to citizenship and that the path will begin before the border is secured.

(Speaking in Spanish on Univision) “Let’s be clear. Nobody is talking about preventing the legalization. The legalization is going to happen. That means the following will happen: First comes the legalization. Then comes the measures to secure the border. And then comes the process of permanent residence. What we’re talking about here is the system of permanent residence. As for the legalization, the enormous majority of my colleagues have accepted that it has to happen and that it has to begin at the same time we begin the measures for [the border]. It is not conditional. The legalization is not conditional.”

There are actually still conservatives who are supporting Rubio? I guess that shows that, even among conservatives, there are low-info voters, sadly. It must be pretty embarrassing to have to admit you are for a total phony like Rubio.

Supporting Rubio is akin to supporting throwing away the country via illegal alien amnesty. Anyone supporting this phony might as well paint a big “I” for “idiot” on his/her forehead.

bluegill on April 20, 2015 at 2:57 PM

Sachiko on April 20, 2015 at 4:20 PM

This is why Rubio’s talk about learning his lesson is really just all talk.

Ukiah on April 20, 2015 at 4:20 PM

Romney lost primarily because he got outspent 2 to 1. Secondly because the national media is 90 percent democrats. Thirdy because democrats will always line up and support their nominee. Forthly republican won’t. Same thing will happen this time.

steel guy on April 20, 2015 at 4:25 PM

Like big Obama, Little Obama’s loyalties are to the third world, not to America.

VorDaj on April 20, 2015 at 4:26 PM

Matthew Boyle over at Breitbart has done a pretty good job covering Rubio’s latest flub on immigration. He’s taking fire from a lot of establishment shills so you know he hit the nail right on the head.

CONFUSION OVER: RUBIO TEAM CONFIRMS BOTH TRANSLATIONS OF HIS SPANISH LANGUAGE INTERVIEW WITH JORGE RAMOS ACCURATE

TheMadHessian on April 20, 2015 at 4:29 PM

TheMadHessian on April 20, 2015 at 4:29 PM

Breitbart has been awesome in their coverage of this issue.

bluegill on April 20, 2015 at 4:47 PM

ok, so who is pumping him up in the polls if it’s not you guys?

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on April 20, 2015 at 4:54 PM

Breitbart has been awesome in their coverage of this issue.

bluegill on April 20, 2015 at 4:47 PM

You’ll notice the same people attacking Boyle over this Rubio stuff were the same people who attacked him over the Liz Mair stuff. “Birds of a Feather”……

TheMadHessian on April 20, 2015 at 4:56 PM

Schieffer’s best question to Rubio was: “As president, would you sign the immigration bill you helped pass in the Senate?”

Sure, it’s a gotcha question, and ol’ Bob would never have asked a question like to any of their dearly beloved and dearly protected Democrats, but it’s actually a fair question, and ol’ Marco boy brought it on himself.

In fact, ol’ Marco’s already flip-flopping again on the issue so fast, it takes a time-lapse movie camera to slow him down enough that the naked eye can distinguish the flips from the flops.

Asok Asus on April 20, 2015 at 6:29 PM

Bob Shieffer – As president, would you sign the immigration bill you helped pass in the Senate?

Marco Rubio – Umm, I thought you promised you weren’t going to ask me that.

Bob Shieffer – Mr. Rubio, the people have a right to know.

Marco Rubio – Umm, the system is broken, out of the shadows, no fault of their own, actually I forget what my donors told me to say about immigration, I wasn’t prepared for this.

I think I’m supposed to pretend to be against it for now.

If you want the real answer, ask me in Spanish, we can talk after the interview.

Bob Shieffer – Ladies and gentlemen, the senator from Florida, Marco Rubio. Thank you very much.

Redstone on April 20, 2015 at 7:01 PM

He’s not my first pick but certainly not the last. If he’s the nominee I’ll certanly support him. Much better than any democrat.

steel guy on April 20, 2015 at 7:22 PM

He is a lying snake-sounds just as bad as a Democrat to me.

redware on April 20, 2015 at 7:39 PM

Ok then vote for that politician who has never lied, flipped, changed his mind, or minced words. Who was that again? This is exactly why the dems will win again. Good luck.

steel guy on April 20, 2015 at 7:58 PM

Ok then vote for that politician who has never lied, flipped, changed his mind, or minced words. Who was that again? This is exactly why the dems will win again. Good luck.

So vote for the guy who is a liar, wrong on the most important issue of the day, because otherwise the blue team might win.

Not a very compelling argument.

While Rubio is likable, and can give a good speech, his only achievement is that he pushed a terrible amnesty bill and shamelessly broke his campaign promise by doing so.

His role models are Jeb, McCain, and Lindsay Graham.

I think I’ll pass!

Redstone on April 20, 2015 at 8:12 PM

That is the difference between dems and reps and why they win. Rubio isnt perfect no-one is but his voting record is good and his idiology is sound. The dems get behind their nominee warts and all while we look for the pure candidate who is really just a myth.

steel guy on April 20, 2015 at 8:26 PM

He’s a weasel.

paul1149 on April 20, 2015 at 8:32 PM

That is the difference between dems and reps and why they win. Rubio isnt perfect no-one is but his voting record is good and his idiology is sound. The dems get behind their nominee warts and all while we look for the pure candidate who is really just a myth.

steel guy on April 20, 2015 at 8:26 PM

Not really.

Rubio messed up on a HUGE issue, that would never, ever happen on the left.

It would be like Hillary coming out as pro-life or as a climate-change skeptic.

If you do nothing but step on your voters, like the GOP does, it is unrealistic to expect blind loyalty.

So, you are wrong, the dems win because they listen to what their voters want, generating turnout.

The GOP, on the other hand, make it their life’s mission to betray their voters, especially on this issue where it could not be more clear where the sentiment lies.

Redstone on April 20, 2015 at 8:36 PM

Such dizzying intellect,guess it’s pointless to argue with such logic.

steel guy on April 20, 2015 at 8:42 PM

So, again: Would he sign the bill? The fact that he won’t answer illustrates the primary/general straddle he’s trying to pull off.

Yes. And it’s a straddle he might never be called on if he was a Democrat. But at least formally he’s a Republican. And as with John McCain, that means when the starting whistle for the general blows, or a bit before, the leftist mainstream media will start destroying him if he’s still there to be attacked.

David Blue on April 20, 2015 at 8:50 PM

Bob Shieffer – As president, would you sign the immigration bill you helped pass in the Senate?

Marco Rubio – Umm, I thought you promised you weren’t going to ask me that.

Bob Shieffer – Mr. Rubio, the people have a right to know.

Marco Rubio – Umm, the system is broken, out of the shadows, no fault of their own, actually I forget what my donors told me to say about immigration, I wasn’t prepared for this.

I think I’m supposed to pretend to be against it for now.

If you want the real answer, ask me in Spanish, we can talk after the interview.

Bob Shieffer – Ladies and gentlemen, the senator from Florida, Marco Rubio. Thank you very much.

Redstone on April 20, 2015 at 7:01 PM

:D

Rubio brings out the best in the comic commentariat.

David Blue on April 20, 2015 at 8:54 PM

Such dizzying intellect,guess it’s pointless to argue with such logic.

steel guy on April 20, 2015 at 8:42 PM

The only correct thing you’ve said all night!

Redstone on April 20, 2015 at 8:56 PM

Redstone,
That comment wasnt meant for your post.
My first candidate is Cruz and second is Perry although i have my doubts about his intellect. I actually am more in line with your POV
Than you understand. I just dont think we ought to throw the baby out with the bathwater. Better an imperfect nominee who i agree with 80 percent of the time than someone who I’ll never agree with.

steel guy on April 20, 2015 at 9:19 PM

steel guy on April 20, 2015 at 9:19 PM

No problem, it was a misunderstanding.

I liked Rubio in the beginning a lot, but for me illegal immigration is a very important issue so I could not support him.

Others may disagree, but there is no arguing with the fact that his poll numbers sank precipitously after the Gang of 8.

Even polling now at 10%, that is less than half of where he was in early 2013.

I don’t think it is too much to ask for the GOP to nominate a candidate that lines up with the majority of its base on the pivotal issue of illegal immigration.

Redstone on April 20, 2015 at 9:32 PM

We all know the end game here. The dems want to give citizenship to 20 million Hispanics who will in turn reward them with their votes giving them total run of the government for the forseeable future. I’m not sure anything can stop that from happening at this point. If reps are seen as being anti hispanic it will surely happen. I suppose electing a man like Cruz may dampen that image. Politicians who are seen as being pro amnisty may in actualiy simply see the writing on the wall and are trying to avoid the suicide of the republican party.

steel guy on April 20, 2015 at 9:54 PM

BTW I’m not pro amnesty I just understand the motivation of politicians looking toward the future of the party.

steel guy on April 20, 2015 at 10:17 PM

Marco Rubi…No!

You are the weakest-link, goodbye (and take Jeb with you)!

virgo on April 21, 2015 at 12:12 AM

Rubio is the hispanic piñata.

Tap him with the immigration stick and watch all the illegals come flying out never to go back in.

Younggod on April 21, 2015 at 5:19 AM