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Gang Of Eight Conversion Has Rubio’s Star Falling Among Conservatives

June 25, 2013 by  

A new poll from the Rasmussen Report shows Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has lost much of the good will he’d cultivated among conservatives since his election during the Tea Party’s 2010 midterm surge.

The poll finds Rubio slipping among his base, with his approval rating among conservatives standing at 58 percent — a drop of 10 percentage points since May, and 15 points since February.

Blame the Gang of Eight. Rubio’s involvement in the push for a bipartisan agreement to effect immigration reform, and especially the inclusion of President Barack Obama’s sine qua non condition to allow amnesty and a path to citizenship for 11 million illegal aliens, has incensed the majority of Rubio’s conservative base.

He also hasn’t helped himself by flip-flopping on his election-year stance, when he famously slammed the immigration plan put forward by his present-day colleague in the Gang of Eight, Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.). “‘Earned path to citizenship’ is basically code for amnesty,” Rubio had said back then. “It is unfair to the people that have legally entered this country to create an alternative pathway for individuals who entered illegally and knowingly did so.”

Enjoy a walk down memory lane with this helpful graphic produced by the Federation for American Immigration Reform:

Marco Rubio_amnesty_timeline_2-15-2013

Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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  • Phil

    I’m a 71 year old life long Republican, who is so disappointed in my party I don’t know if it’s worth it anymore. In 2010 I had high hopes the country could be saved, now those hopes are gone. I walked the streets last year in the summer heat to help Jeff Flake get elected. This year I’ll sign a recall petition if one comes out. I’m thinking of leavening the Republican Party and becoming an Independent.

    • Tommy cunningham

      Became a independent when McCain nominated for president, both parties don’t give a darn about the Constitution, I’m tired of compromise when it comes to liberty!! Look at the laws that came out with both parties compromising, patriot act under bush, “unconstitutional “, violates 4th, NDAA , violates 5&6th, McCain Fingold law, violates 1rst, Obamacare violates 9th and 10th.. These are just a few. We need to clean house and replace everyone and stop career politicians from happening with term limits and require a balanced budget, go to a fair tax “equal for all” and do away with the private corporation of banks know as the Federal reserve and have Us treasury print money backed by gold and silver .

      • Don miller

        Couldn’t have been said any better tommy my thoughts all along the entire system is rotten to the core set term limits or flush the entire system maybe the politicians were exactly right the time is now for a completely new system but it’s up to we the people to I force that change petition the government as we the people everyone of us liberty and freedom loving Americans vote independent the two parties are worthless and way to antiquated same old crap year after year no trust left they pissed all over what was left of that with this so called immigration their essentially getting rid of us with this voter reform act my bad I mean immigration reform all their doing is securing votes well news flash immigrants if they will do this to their own people how long before they will do it to you to think about it all double agents no loyalty no trust deserves no votes and no money

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  • Bob

    Typical Mexican tell you what you want to here and then crawfish and make it all about himself…. I saw this when I lived in San Antonio, very self centered when they get in office! Just look how well thing operate down south? I’m just saying.


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