Thursday, December 17, 2015

Marco Rubio Has Some Swampland He’d Like to Sell You

By Jen Kuznicki

To hear the Rubio supporters tell it — unsurprisingly the same people who supported Romney and McCain and Cochran and McConnell and (insert list of Republican white beards here) — Ted Cruz opposed the Gang of Eight bill because there just wasn’t enough liberal policy in it.

Yes, the likes of Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Michael Bennet (D-C), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), John S. McCain III (R-AZ), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) just couldn’t insert enough liberal, “open border” policy into the Gang of Eight bill, they needed Ted Cruz R-TX to show them the way.

Charles Cooke of National Review asks you to believe that Cruz is lying to his supporters by claiming he was never for legalization. After parsing out what legalization means, Cooke used as proof of his assertions, a New York Times piece from September 12, 2013, as well as a YouTube video of Cruz on the Senate Judiciary Committee stating Cruz’s now-famous alleged support for legalization, massive increases in H1B visas, and doubling of legal immigration caps.

Brit Hume’s garbled intrigue via Twitter claims time and again that Cruz wanted an amendment that supported these provisions to pass, and in fact, thought it would pass overwhelmingly. Brit said on Tuesday, that in trying to take a pathway to citizenship out of the bill, Cruz supported legalization!

In reference to that exchange, Megyn Kelly claimed last night in an interview with Marco Rubio that, “It is not true that Senator Cruz has never supported legalization, not citizenship, but he has supported legalization.” To Rubio she said, “[Y]ou were right on that, we fact-checked him on that last night with Brit Hume.”

There it is people! Incontrovertible proof! Brit Hume said so.

Rubio supporters, who want you to vote for Rubio, are asking you to believe that Ted Cruz is just as bad as Marco Rubio, Schumer, McCain, Graham, Menendez and the rest on immigration.

What are they asking you to believe? That Ted Cruz is a damnable, slick lawyer who lies — the same allegations that the same people used on him when he stood for 21 hours to try to drag the Senate Republicans away from their Democrat political paramours, and stand on principle and the Constitution to defund the disastrous Obamacare law.

They are asking you to believe that after months of throwing this YouTube video at people to prove that Cruz is a liar, Rubio is a better man for championing a bill that would create a pathway to citizenship and legalization before border security.

Rubio supporters, who want you to vote for Rubio, are asking you to believe that Ted Cruz is just as bad as Marco Rubio, Schumer, McCain, Graham, Menendez and the rest on immigration. Let that sink in.

And the kicker is that Rubio claims he no longer believes it was the right thing to champion the Gang of Eight bill, and that he learned a lesson from the people after it failed: that border security comes first.

What he won’t say is how he learned that lesson.

Did Rubio learn anything after Cruz gave this speech about the need for border security first?

As he explained on the Laura Ingraham Show, Cruz introduced an amendment to the Gang of Eight bill to “triple the border patrol, to increase four-fold the fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft, to put in place a strong e-verify system, to put in place a strong exit-entry system for visa over-stays …” He went on:

“[A]nd every Senate Democrat on the committee voted against it, and the sponsors of the Gang of Eight. The Gang of Eight, all eight of them agreed to vote against every amendment that would strengthen the bill from an enforcement perspective. Both Republicans and Democrat sponsors voted against them.”

Rubio was offered a “get out of jail free card” from Ted Cruz, all he had to do was change the Gang of Eight bill to put border security first, but he decided to stick with Schumer.

Cruz continued:

“I introduced another amendment, Laura that simply said anyone who is here illegally would be ineligible for welfare benefits. Remember the Gang of Eight was saying over and over again they wouldn’t get welfare, I said fine, let’s put it in the law, they won’t get welfare. Every Democrat voted against it and every Republican sponsor of the bill voted against it, and they voted as a block over and over and over again after amendment after amendment Jeff Sessions introduced amendment after amendment, I introduced amendment after amendment and the gang of eight voted as a gang against enforcing and securing the border.”

Cruz gave this interview over a month ago.

The American people rose up against Marco Rubio’s Gang of Eight bill and Ted Cruz was on the side of the people. Rubio pressed ahead despite massive protest from the people and only now says that he learned his lesson.

If Rubio has learned that lesson, it is from the American people who championed Ted Cruz in being one of the lone responsible senators who not only argued against the bill, but tried every procedure to expose the lies of the Gang of Eight.

It is because of Ted Cruz and Jeff Sessions, and a handful of other Republicans in the House and Senate, that the American people became wise about how Washington was ruling over them, rather than governing by their consent.

In the end, by alerting the people and using all means to stop the Gang of Eight bill, Cruz won a victory in one of the biggest frauds that would ever be imposed on the American people, championed by Senator Marco Rubio.

Yet Fox News megastars and establishment voices at National Review want you to believe Cruz is at the head of some massive conspiracy to support legalization?

It’s more like the Rubio campaign has some prime swampland to sell.


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3 comments:

Unknown said...

It's clear to me, Rubio is an establisment replublican. The only reason why the establishment is in favor of him now is because their 1st choice, Jeb, doesn't look like he's going make it. Now Rubio will be beholden to them.

Open Eyes said...

It's clear to me, Rubio is an establisment replublican. The only reason why the establishment is in favor of him now is because their 1st choice, Jeb, doesn't look like he's going make it. Now Rubio will be beholden to them.

Gayle said...

Rubio sucks.