So who is Marco Rubio?

Rubio’s eagerness to sign on with McCain and Flake-led “bi-partisan” Gang of Eight Amnesty scheme marks him as untrustworthy

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is the latest announced 2016 Republican presidential candidate. At 43, he brings youthful vigor and promises of a “new American Century.”  What he is telling us is he is not a retread Bush or Clinton. He declares, “It begins now.”

There’s much to agree with as he makes his case. He urges a strong stance against a nuclear deal with Iran. Rubio wisely wants to bolster our national defense. He says he has a plan to eliminate the $18 Trillion national debt. Who can argue with his desire to restore the American Dream? Like most conservatives, he’s pro-life and a Second Amendment supporter. He even promises to cut taxes. These are all worthy goals. The trick is how to implement them.

A bit of background: Rubio’s parents immigrated from Cuba in 1956 and are naturalized U.S. citizens. He was born in Miami, Florida. His wife’s parents are from Columbia. In his religious life, he’s been all over the map. He speaks of his Catholic faith although he also attends a Southern Baptist church. As a child, he was baptized a Mormon and was active in the LDS faith through his early adolescence.

But it’s his divergent and facile views on illegal immigration, the DREAM Act, guest worker program and opposition to Arizona’s SB 1070 that tell a convoluted story. Although he says he doesn’t support amnesty, he repeatedly falls back on the old saw, that “our immigration system is broken.” He also calls it “antiquated” and in need of “modernization.”

.In April 2012, Juan Williams interviewed Marco Rubio on these issues. The following year Rubio eagerly signed on with senate amnesty supporters —- Arizona’s duplicitous John McCain, Jeff Flake and Lindsey Graham (SC) as part of the “bipartisan” Gang of 8. For many conservatives, that blunderous association was a defining moment. Also onboard were leftist Democrat Senators Dick Durbin (Illinois), Chuck Schumer (NY), Robert Menendez (NJ), and Michael Bennet (Colo).

With presidential aspirations front and center, Rubio has since tried to reverse his commitment to the 2013 “comprehensive immigration reform bill” that contained a pathway to citizenship for illegals. The bill passed the Senate but failed in the GOP-controlled House, where the politicians then opted for a “piecemeal” approach, thinking we don‘t know incrementalism when it looks us in the eye. 

Americans are hungry for honesty. We haven’t seen it in six years. This is the time to closely examine the candidates as they announce. America’s future is at stake. The question to ask is, “Can Rubio be trusted?” The unequivocal answer is “No!”

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21 Responses to So who is Marco Rubio?

  1. Tucson GOP says:

    I’ve had my fill of slick. Are there any candidates who don’t lie? Marco Rubio is a younger version of Jeb Bush. I will not vote for anyone who talks out of both sides of their mouth on the illegal invasion. For me, this is THE defining issue.

    • azgary says:

      unfortunately NONE of the big name presumed candidates oppose amnesty, in fact they all advocate for it while denying their amnesty scheme is amnesty

  2. East Valley Conservative says:

    Who is Marco Rubio? He was willing to join with McCain and Flake and a horde of liberal cohorts on their amnesty scheme. He can pound salt.

  3. SmallGovt says:

    He is obviously after the Hispanic vote but seems too eager to run when he really doesn’t have much else to offer at this time. He was a major lobbyist in Florida and would give in too easily on immigration. Cruz will do the same.

  4. Conservative Since Birth says:

    He’s a good speaker, smart and I’m glad he’s not a Democrat. But he’s all over the map on several things. The immigration issue will hurt him and rightly so. He got sucked up with Jeb Bush, his mentor, in the beginning – then got sucked up again with the vile McCain. How to you get out of that one?!

    He also flubbed when his parents left Cuba. He said they hated Castro and got out, but it turns out that they left before Castro was installed as Head Communist.

    When he was a state legislator, he and another state politician were in trouble over buying and house and somehow not able to pay the mortgage. He’s had money issues in his political life in Florida.

    Not sure about the morality issue with Mr. Rubio. Not that I’m perfect, but I’m not running for the highest office in the country.

  5. Kathy says:

    Off topic – follow up on the IRS/Lerner/Levin/McCain Judicial Watch discovery – I receive a daily email from The Patriot Post – they had the portion of discovery regarding McCain and Levin and how far the corruption goes! So it’s getting out slowly – but needs to be front and center (hello Kelli Ward exploratory group).
    http://patriotpost.us/posts/34584

    • MacBeth says:

      Thanks for this update, Kathy. Ever more proof that John McCain is reprehensible…..as if we needed it. We need to get behind state Sen. Kelli Ward. With her background, she stands a very good chance of taking him out of the US Senate. We need to help her with funding and lend a hand to her campaign. Give what you can. This is vital!!
      http://kelliward.net/page.php?t=donate

  6. Geoffrey Parker says:

    Much to commend him. The question becomes his record on demonstrated leadership. There’s not much to say there. >

    • Vince says:

      So you’re onboard with opening the door to illegals? Would you allow criminals who barged into your home uninvited to stay?

  7. jon jensen says:

    They are already showing the water bottle incident on the media. Good luck marco you will need it with that picture!

    • Vince says:

      He needed a drink. At least it wasn’t from Cindy McCain’s Anheuser-Busch distributorship. With Rubio’s close amnesty relationship with John McCain, it could have been.

  8. azgary says:

    no votes for any amnesty supporter, and if it means anything other than illegals leaving the country, it IS amnesty

    • Conservative Since Birth says:

      Flake worked for over a year with Obama on ‘normalization’ of ties with Cuba, so this is just phase II. Flake is almost always on the wrong side of an issue – serious issues. Do I dare say he’s a Communist sympathizer.

  9. East Valley PC says:

    Our immigration system is not “broken.” It simply needs to be enforced. No BS. No doubletalk. I don’t care which side of the political spectrum it comes from. We can’t take in the whole world!

    NumbersUSA is a go-to site for facts on the invasion. Watch Roy Beck’s enlightening video. This is a shortened version.

  10. jon jensen says:

    If tough words on immigration worked the problem would be solved. Unfortunetly they don’t. Remember who got self deported? So what are you doing about it besides tough talk?