Rubio discovers perils of McAssociation

It was a lesson most of us learned in our youth: Choose your friends carefully; you’ll be judged by the company you keep.

The Hill reports that the ambitious Marco Rubio has discovered — perhaps too late — that his association with John McCain carries a high price. 

Watching helplessly as his 2016 presidential aspirations evaporate, Rubio who initially played a key role as McCain’s Gang of Eight amnesty pusher, is now lying low, after plummeting from first to sixth place among potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates. Though working to convince Republican senators to vote for the contentious amnesty bill, he no longer wants to take part in putting pressure on House members after receiving a stinging rebuke from conservatives.

In a bow to political expediency, Rubio has dramatically switched gears, downplaying amnesty during his meetings with constituents.  He has switched his focus instead on the effort to defund ObamaCare, another popular topic among Republican activists and Florida’s seniors rightly concerned over restricted health care options.

A good student, Rubio has learned something from his mentor McCain — the fine art of hypocrisy.

Just as McCain transformed from mocking to imitating Sen. Rand Paul’s stance opposing the U.S. sending $ billions in aid to Egypt, Rubio is emulating another senator McCain ridiculed — Sen. Ted Cruz — whose political stature is on the upswing. It was Sen. Cruz who initially spoke about defunding ObamaCare.

Read Alexander Bolton’s “Rubio takes low profile on immigration,” detailing the Florida Senator’s descent in the polls and his desperation-based strategy to right his toppling campaign.

22 Responses to Rubio discovers perils of McAssociation

  1. Van says:

    We don’t need people who bow with the wind, we already have them and Rubio is a Political Ladder Climber and we must remove the steps forever. God Bless You; Van

  2. jstme says:

    Rubio is now history w/respect to 2016 Presidential race….if the short memories of R’s do not come into play….

    Speaking of playing – watch for him to start playing with R’s minds, tricking them into thinking he is really a conservative. After all, he is a McLame-taught loser.

  3. eubykdisop says:

    The article states: “…Rubio is emulating another senator McCain ridiculed – Sen. Ted Cruz – whose political stature is on the upswing.”

    Let’s take a look at legislation proposed by Ted Cruz himself as currently described on his own website.

    “Sen. Cruz Files Additional Amendments to Immigration Legislation”

    “Cruz 1324: Green Card (LPR) reform to modernize, streamline and expand legal immigration”

    “This amendment would streamline and simplify our legal immigration system by consolidating segmented visas, creating real and transparent caps, eliminating the diversity visa lottery, and treating all immigrants equally by eliminating the per-country caps.”

    “Provisions of his amendment include:
    •Doubling the overall worldwide green card caps from 675,000 visas per year to 1.35 million per year (not including refugees and asylees)”

    “Cruz 1325: Increase high-skilled temporary worker visas (H-1B visas) five-fold”

    “This amendment would improve our nation’s legal immigration system by increasing the H-1B cap from 65,000 to 325,000. It would also help America retain the people it educates by authorizing dual-intent student visas and address the need for high-skilled labor by creating a block grant to promote domestic high-skilled workers.”

    http://www.cruz.senate.gov/record.cfm?id=344112

    So Cruz is proposing legislation to:

    1 – ELIMINATE the per-country caps on visas
    2 – DOUBLE green cards to 1,350,000 PER YEAR (NOT INCLUDING “refuges and asylees”)
    3 – INCREASE H-1B visas FIVE TIMES from 65,000 to 325,000

    Now, can someone explain to me what is “conservative” about the immigration legislation which Cruz is proposing and how it fits with the Conservative position regarding immigration, green cards and H-1B visas?

    • Van says:

      Thank You for the information and will keep it in mind, as we have far to many want to be conservatives as it is, if Cruz wants to do this then I’ll say No Thank You; God Bless You; Van

    • Chuck says:

      I’ll withhold judgement on Cruz until I see how it all plays out. We still have time.

      • euybkdisop says:

        Well, Chuck, I think it’s already played out. Cruz has demonstrated what he is willing to support by the legislation he himself has proposed and which is still posted on his website. The fact that it is still posted on his website, and hasn’t been taken down, says to me that he still currently stands by it.

        Let’s not be like the person who marries someone thinking that they will change! Cruz is who he is, for better or for worse, and the legislation he has proposed accurately reflects who he is.

    • eubykdisop says:

      “Sen Ted Cruz Wants to DOUBLE Immigration”

      “Published on Jul 27, 2013”

      Ted Cruz – the “controlled opposition.”

      “Yeah, he wants to close the border and stop illegal immigration. BUT he wants to DOUBLE “legal” immigration…”

      After talking about securing the border, at 3:27 into this video you can see and hear Cruz making his pitch for increased immigration and expressing his support for “reform” legislation.

  4. JAKE says:

    It is best that we learned about Rubio now rather than later. If he was a really good student of McPain he would have know to hide his true feeling until after being elected to the office he desires.

    As far as Cruz is concerned, I know he is not perfect like his critics are, but he will do until someone better comes along. As long as the establishment republicans are after him, that’s is a point in his favor.

    • Van says:

      Better of Two Evils, this is how we got here no thank you, either Represent US or no deal. God Bless You; Van

    • eubykdisop says:

      So let’s be clear about this, JAKE. You are saying that someone who wants to increase green card visas from 675,000 per year to 1,350,000 per year and who wants to increase H-1B visas from 65,000 per year to 325,000 per year “will do”.

      Apparently immigration issues and American citizen employment issues aren’t high on your list of political priorities.

      • JAKE says:

        I have worked where green card were used in order to obtain the labor for farm workers and other labor intensive work. The labors were here legally and did not need to steal someone else’s identification to work They could come here and work and then go back to Mexico. That kept the families in Mexico. Now that we have stopped this, the workers bring their families to the US and go on welfare. Let them legally work here and keep their families back home. Let them vote back home. Your way is pushing for them to stay here and vote for the democrats.

      • eubkdisop says:

        You conveniently left something out, JAKE. Ted Cruz ALSO wants to increase the number of H-1B visas by FIVE times from 65,000 to 325,000 PER YEAR! Now, are H-1B visas for agricultural workers? No! Well, who are they for?

        “The H-1B is a non-immigrant visa in the United States under the Immigration and Nationality Act, section 101(a)(15)(H). It allows US employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in specialty occupations.”

        “The regulations define a “specialty occupation” as requiring theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge in a field of human endeavor including but not limited to biotechnology, chemistry, architecture, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, social sciences, medicine and health, education, law, accounting, business specialties, theology, and the arts, and requiring the attainment of a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent as a minimum (with the exception of fashion models, who must be “of distinguished merit and ability”).”

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H-1B_visa

        Now, do you support allowing into the U. S. FIVE TIMES the currently permitted number of foreign nationals to work in biotechnology, chemistry, architecture, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, social science, medicine and health, education and law, to name a few? Ted Cruz supports that! Each one of those jobs is a job which is NOT going to an American citizen!

  5. American Dad says:

    Rubio deserves what he gets, which should be zilch. Lie down with dogs, wake up with fleas…. and who is a bigger dog than John McCain?
    I wish the same fate to Jeff the Flake.

    • pcrcPC says:

      Rubio is an example of what we get when we do not do proper vetting. Rubio was lying down with dogs long before he laid down with mccain, somebody labeled him a “conservative” because of something in his past or something he said so we do not keep checking. most of the rinos that get into office, even under conservative branding have associations with known progressives, it is a serious indicator of lack of conservative principles, and a willingness to “evolve” on issues for perceived political gain. then once they are in office, they pretty much know they will not be voted out for their duplicitous acts, the lesser of two evils kind of thing.

      knowing how hard it is to remove an incumbent, we must do more vetting and holding to account candidates with known progressive alliances, we ignore who is on their staffs, who their advisors or campaign chairmen are, then end up surprised when they end up acting antithetically to the conservative philosophy,

      if a candidate has progressive rino’s as campaign staff, advisors, chairman etc… we must send a message and reject them

      • eubykdisop says:

        you spew the same crap daily you will get the same in return, just cut and pasted.

        eubkdisop says:

        August 21, 2013 at 2:03 pm

        That’s very interesting since you ALSO tell us that Adam Kwasman, who voted AGAINST Medicaid expansion, is stabbing us in the back!

        You tell us that Attorney General Horne “legitimized” illegal alien students because he met with them to refute their Liberal propaganda.

        You equate persons serving on Kwasman’s campaign committee with the appointments of Heywood and Martinez to be Executive Director and Chief of Staff of the Arizona Republican Party.

        Gee, you don’t like Republicans who associate with Liberals AND you don’t like Republicans who vote AGAINST Medicaid expansion and who refute the propaganda of illegal alien students!

        Well, that’s pretty clear. You don’t like Republicans, even if they adhere to and implement Conservative principles. There’s a reason for that. You’re a Liberal, Democrat Obama troll, LOL!

        Have yourself a wonderful Democrat Liberal Obama troll day, pcrcPC! :-)

        Reply

  6. sgt flapjaw says:

    Rubio deserves his rapid descent into political irrelevance. Once you make the career ending choice to adopt the McCain style of politics, you will forever carry the McCain Stain…..Good riddance.

  7. pcrcPC says:

    Another example of why we should reject republicans who associate with liberals, even those republicans with supposed “conservative” credibility or history. Rubio having associations with Cesar conda, among others, should have been enough of a red flag to prove him unworthy of being called conservative.

    Sleeping with the enemy generally makes you an enemy as well, and if you are sleeping with them, we’ll let’s just say you can’t get “just a little bit” pregnant.

    There are arguments by establishment republicans and rino’s that we should not subject our candidates and politicians to, for lack of a better term, “purity tests”, then they pretend to be surprised when the politician proves to be a liberal.

    Are you really that stupid or naive? What makes you think if you keep doing what has always been done that the same outcome is not inevitable.

    Failure to hold politicians to conservative standards is what has brought us the Republican Party we now have, more rinos’s than conservatives. How is that working out for us?

    We must demand of our politicians a purity of principle and associations. Those who say we should not hold republicans to strict standards are not true conservatives, but are sell outs as well, more interested in the republican name than the republican philosophy.

    Let politicians know, when they surround themselves with liberal advisors or campaign chairman etc…. It is unacceptable. We see all the time what the results of having liberals surrounding a politician results in, yet we do not stop them and then once we see the results we do not hold them responsible.

    Demand purity of principle and professional political associations, if you don’t demand it, you will not get it and it will be your own damn fault.

    • eubkdisop says:

      That’s very interesting since you ALSO tell us that Adam Kwasman, who voted AGAINST Medicaid expansion, is stabbing us in the back!

      You tell us that Attorney General Horne “legitimized” illegal alien students because he met with them to refute their Liberal propaganda.

      You equate persons serving on Kwasman’s campaign committee with the appointments of Heywood and Martinez to be Executive Director and Chief of Staff of the Arizona Republican Party.

      Gee, you don’t like Republicans who associate with Liberals AND you don’t like Republicans who vote AGAINST Medicaid expansion and who refute the propaganda of illegal alien students!

      Well, that’s pretty clear. You don’t like Republicans, even if they adhere to and implement Conservative principles. There’s a reason for that. You’re a Liberal, Democrat Obama troll, LOL!

      Have yourself a wonderful Democrat Liberal Obama troll day, pcrcPC! :-)

      • pcrcPC says:

        you spew the same crap daily you will get the same in return, just cut and pasted.

        oh btw kwasman associates with liberals orr and shope just as Rubio associates with liberals, or as the sraz article states: “It was a lesson most of us learned in our youth: Choose your friends carefully; you’ll be judged by the company you keep.”

        kwasman has chosen the company of shope and orr, he deserves to be rebuked, he is sleeping with the enemy.

        your hypocrisy is astounding, just because you are not as conservative as I am in choosing to hold candidates and politicians feet to the fire, you throw laughable charges.

        enjoy your hypocrisy.

        pcrcPC says:

        August 20, 2013 at 8:32 am

        Wow, it appears I have a stalker, or perhaps, as i suspect, you have a crush on me euby, or, I guess it could be both.

        If it is a crush, sorry bud I don’t swing that way, if you are a stalker enjoy.

        You try to bully people posting here into silence, typical alinsky tactics. People who disagree with you bring out multiple, long harangues indicating some sort of need to prove yourself. Suffering a bit of an inferiority complex are you?

        You disagree with me on some issues, so what.

        I think republican politicians should avoid doing things like meeting with illegal aliens, the only associations we should have with illegals are ones like when sheriff joe has them lined up on a curb cuffed. We should not be calling illegal aliens “immigrants”‘ we should not call amnesty “immigration reform”‘ nor should illegal aliens be doing things like testifying before congress. All of these things lend legitimacy and normalcy to the presence of illegal aliens.

        You disagree, once again, so what.

        I think we should judge politicians among other things, by their associations, for instance, if you have campaign advisors/chairmen who are supporters of obamacare/obrewercare and/or amnesty, like Ducey and Kwasman have, and the presence of such progressives means I cannot support those candidates, I don’t agree with voting for a candidate just because they have (R) by their name. That’s what gets us mccains, flakes, brewers, grahams etc…

        You disagree, again, so what.

        I am not stupid or naive enough to believe the support of individuals like shope, Orr, Marquez-peterson will not involve payback that is damaging to conservative ideals.

        You seem to consider this your personal blog site and try to scare others away who disagree with you. Now you are resorting to veiled threats to others on the site who happen to comment on one of my posts, you are truly a small little man. Well tough. I’m going to keep posting and your goofy diatribes, whining and bullying tactics do nothing but make you look even more foolish.

        You tend to accuse those who disagree with of using progressive alinsky tactics, how about I turn the tables here. You unleash long, monotonous, repetitive, accusatory diatribes, incessantly whine, and try to bully those who disagree with you. Nothing is more progressive or alinsky than that.

        I have my own opinions and will continue to state them, if you would like to keep stalking me, have fun and if it is, as i suspect, a crush on me I suggest you look elsewhere, once again I don’t swing that way.

  8. eubykdisop says:

    To pcrcPC:

    Oh, I see! It doesn’t matter that Adam Kwasman voted AGAINST Brewer’s Medicaid expansion. That doesn’t count. It isn’t legislation or votes on legislation which matter. That’s not the issue for someone as “conservative” as you are, LOL!

    And that awful Attorney General Horne! He “legitimized” illegal alien students by meeting with them! It doesn’t matter that he pointed out to them that he is from Canada and came here LEGALLY! No, the crime of meeting with them in unforgivable!

    And, of course, having someone serve on a campaign committee is the SAME as appointing them Executive Director or Chief of Staff of the Arizona Republican Party, LOL!

    Ah, yes! As a true Liberal Obama troll, all Conservatives and Republicans are no good. Adam Kwasman stabbed us in the back by voting AGAINST Medicaid expansion and Attorney General Horne “legitimizes” illegal aliens. Terrible things!

    Now you have yourself a wonderful Liberal Democrat Obama troll day, pcrcPC! :-)