The Martin 9/12 Tea Party Committee in Florida is sponsoring a statewide protest against Senator Marco Rubio. Rubio is a prime example of being swept away by pretty words and good looks. It happens to Republicans as well as Democrats and when we see candidates distancing themselves from TeaParty values, we shouldn’t need a second look.
The immigration group, FLIMEN is also urging Floridians to protest Rubio’s district offices. Back in 2009, Rubio met with the FLIMEN and all but promised them that he would never support any pathway to citizenship, or amnesty for illegal immigrants.
But that was 2009, and Rubio was running for office. Rubio who has dismissed these immigration groups as “crazy,” has softened on the issue considerably, but sticks to his main point that he does not support “blanket amnesty” for illegal immigrants.
Just yesterday during his “media blitz” promoting the soon-to-be release bipartisan immigration reform bill, Rubio took a page out of the Associated Press’ (AP) playbook, and used the term “undocumented” to identify illegal immigrants. Source: SharkTank
Rubio’s self-separation from from the TeaParty began long ago when he refused to join The Tea Party Caucus (and actually, even before that time). Rubio is a mainstream Republican with a deep special interest in making illegals legals. Protests Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at all of Senator Rubio’s Florida district offices.