Rubio: Morally Vacant
Rubio: Morally Vacant
“This election is about trust. Who do you trust to go to Washington and stand up to Barack Obama.” – Candidate Marco Rubio 2010
“Senator Marco Rubio steps up as chief spokesman for immigration bill.” – USA Today April 2013
In March 2010, GOP Senate candidate Marco Rubio accused Charlie Crist of “campaigning with Barack Obama on behalf of the stimulus program, while 211,000 Floridians have lost their jobs.”
In March 2013, Senator Marco Rubio began campaigning on behalf of Barack Obama’s Amnesty and immigration reform, while 87 million adults were out of the US labor force.
From the start, “The Gang of Eight” took its marching orders from the White House. Each bill provision had to be pre-approved. Every public message was pre-orchestrated by the Obama team. And the PR spokesperson for the “Gang of Eight” was Rubio.
Rubio spoke on behalf of, and for, every Democratic lawmaker in the Senate – betraying conservatives. He chose to side with the open-border left. He lied to law enforcement, American citizens on TV, in ads and to talk radio hosts throughout with “self-serving deception“.
Rubio won election to the US Senate in part by ‘opposing amnesty’ for illegal aliens and attacking Republican-turned-independent Charlie Crist for supporting amnesty. But that was when he was running as an immigration hard-liner.
In 2009, Rubio accused poll-driven Republican leaders of “abandoning their principles and selling out the grass roots in pursuit of power.”
In 2009, Rubio even invoked Ronald Reagan: “he erred in supporting the 1986 amnesty for illegal immigrants.”
In 2009, Rubio stated: “The anti-immigration party is the union-controlled Democratic party.”
In 2010, there is this video: “I am strongly against Amnesty for a number of reasons.”
In 2010, there is this video: “I’ll never support amnesty. An earned path to citizenship is basically code for Amnesty.”
In 2010, Rubio told Human Events: “And you’re never going to have a legal immigration system that works if you grant amnesty.”
Rubio’s timeline to Amnesty clearly was reversed.
And in 2013, Senator Rubio spearheaded what could be the biggest voter registration drive for Obama and the Democrats in the history of our nation. It’s not 11 million. It’s 25 million. Amnesty. Day one.
And, Rubio’s betrayal extended to every legal US citizen. He recklessly chose to cite “Biblical compassion” to justify 25 million illegal aliens being amnestied while showing no compassion for our beleaguered, unemployed Americans.
In The Rise of Marco Rubio, a biography by Roig-Franzia, the author leaves some readers questioning Rubio’s political core on issues ranging from immigration to big government spending. His legislative record reflects this.
The author quotes Raúl Martinez, the Democratic former mayor of Hialeah, Florida, fellow-Cuban, Rubio 2010 supporter, and a man Rubio has strongly defended, as saying there is “the new Marco… the I-want-to-be-a-senator-at-any-cost Marco.”
Maybe the first red flag was when he blocked all immigration enforcement bills as Florida House Speaker. Or maybe when he called the Arizona immigration law a specter of a “police state“ saying it went “too far”.
Or maybe it was as simple as when he embellished his family history. Or his mini-scandal involving personal expenses on a political credit card. Or his awkward history of personal finance. All reflect matters of character.
Like Obama, Rubio campaigned on one set of principles and then acted on another. He led 14 other cafeteria Republicans along with ‘every Democrat’ in voting for the S.744 Amnesty bill. Now we wait to see if another Republican is bluffing, John Boehner.
Rubio is morally vacant.
He’s burned bridges of trust and judgement with his fellow Capitol Hill colleagues, staffers, activists, grassroots, Governors, and conservative media. Polls reflect this. Voters know when a politician is pandering, lying and shape-shifting.
But, Rubio accomplished what Ted Kennedy had failed at for decades. Let that sink in…