by: Matt K. Lewis of the The Daily Caller
with comments by yours truly [ ]
Sen. Marco Rubio took to the floor of the U.S. Senate Wednesday afternoon, to address concerns that have arisen from some grassroots conservatives over his support of immigration reform.
[ Concerns?! How about betrayal. And he not only supports it, he appears to be the head betrayer.]
“I have received numerous emails and calls from conservatives and tea party activists,” he said at the beginning of his remarks.
[ From what Ted Cruz has said, the senate phone lines have been on fire. Senate aids are apparently getting a bit tired of fielding the less than complimentary calls]
“To hear the worry, anxiety, and growing anger in the voices of so many people who helped me get elected to the Senate, who I agree with on virtually every other issue, has been a real trial for me,” he confessed.
[ Evidently it is not enough to sway you to change your position. Those who supported you understand that this is truly a game changer. If this gets pushed through, nothing else will matter. We can’t believe you don’t see it]
But he said he told them that he would go to Washington to “fight to stop what is bad for America,” and that what we have now is, in fact, hurting America. ”I simply wasn’t going to leave it to Democrats alone to try to figure out how to fix it.”
[ That’s what we thought you would do, fight for us and the Constitution. And name one thing the “Government” has ever fixed, democrat or republican?]
“I got involved because I knew that if conservatives didn’t get involved in shaping this legislation, it would not have any border security reforms our nation desperately needs,” Rubio said.
[ Well, I’ll be kind and won’t call that a lie, but it sure isn’t the truth. There is no security, but there are hollow promises of maybe some security sometime…maybe]
Rubio asked tea party conservatives who are upset to understand that he honestly believes “it is the right thing for our country.”
[ If that is truly what he believes than he has been lost to the dark side. That or he never was anything but a slick talker. I don’t know which and frankly I don’t care]
And he assured them he would continue to fight along side them for “real tax reform, lowering the debt, balancing our budget, reducing regulations, rolling back job-killing environmental policies and repealing the disaster of Obamacare,” and to defend “the sanctity of life and traditional marriage.”
[ Senator Rubio…the bottom line is that none of those other things will matter at all if we allow, by some updated estimates, upwards of 40 million illegals to become legalized. Our already fragile economy will be overwhelmed (Cloward and Piven) and the country we knew will be unrecognizable in as little as 5 years, give or take. I’m stunned you don’t see it. Or worse, maybe you do]