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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) said that he would abandon the Senate “Gang of Eight” immigration bill if it includes protections for LGBT couples, marking the senator’s latest threat to torpedo the legislation he co-authored.

Rubio made the threat during a Thursday appearance on The Andrea Tantaros Show. While discussing Senator Patrick Leahy’s (D-VT) proposed amendment to the immigration bill — which would grant same-sex couples the same protections as heterosexual couples by making the law recognize “any marriage entered into full compliance with the laws of the State or foreign country within which such marriage was performed” — Rubio insisted that he could not abide by such a rule.

“If this bill has something in it that gives gay couples immigration rights and so forth, it kills the bill. I’m done,” Rubio said, according to Yahoo! News.“I’m off it, and I’ve said that repeatedly. I don’t think that’s going to happen and it shouldn’t happen. This is already a difficult enough issue as it is.”

Leahy introduced the amendment on Tuesday, after previously withdrawing it under pressure from Republicans while the Senate Judiciary Committee was reviewing the bill.

“Seeking equal protection under our laws for the LGBT community is the right thing to do,” Leahy said. “I withheld my anti-discrimination amendment during the Senate Judiciary Committee markup. As the entire Senate turns to debate the immigration bill, the fight for equality must go on.”

Despite Rubio’s past rhetoric painting immigration reform as an urgent humanitarian issue, it’s hardly surprising to learn that he’s happy to scrap the whole thing unless it discriminates against LGBT couples. After all, if Rubio does indeed pursue the presidency in 2016, he will need to significantly shore up his right flank to survive a Republican primary.

Plus, this is not even the first time that Rubio has threatened to kill his own bill. In February, Rubio suggested that the White House’s leaked immigration proposal — which was nearly identical to Rubio’s own plan — could kill the reform process. In March, Rubio demanded that the Senate slow down the legislative process. Rubio eventually backed off both threats. Additionally, during Thursday’s interview with Tantaros, Rubio warned that the bill has “no chance” of passing without stricter border enforcement regulations.

“If the border situation is not improved in this bill, this bill won’t pass,” he said. “It won’t pass the Senate and it has no chance in the House. It won’t become a law and we’re wasting our time.”

Even if Rubio walks away from the Senate bill, it’s unclear whether or not he could prevent it from winning 60 votes and passing the Senate. Without the political cover of Rubio’s support, however, the bill’s odds of passing through the Republican-dominated House of Representatives would become incredibly remote.

AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File

  • Michael Kollmorgen

    Oh Boy, discriminating against gay people again huh?

    As usual, it figures!

    And, “people” voted for this bastard to get his add in office.

    • tax payer

      It’s against gays that are illegals. This group will have more Rights than the Gays of this country. So, this means they may have to lie they are also illegals to have more Rights.

      • Mike Maricle

        English please.

        • tax payer

          I only know Japanese.

          • plc97477

            Are you here illegally?

          • tax payer

            I am, but don’t tell anyone because than I would have to ask Congress to start all over for us and you can be sure they’ll say Okinaga.

      • Michael Kollmorgen

        That wasn’t the point of my comment.

        The point was he’s using the gay community, regardless where they came from to discriminate against. Only this time, its this group of people who really have NO defense at all.

        I bet a Vegas bet he wouldn’t vote for approving gay marriage on a federal level either, even for us US Citizens.

    • MVH1

      But Michael, those gays aren’t people to him. Only those retarded fundamentalist Christianists. You know, the ones who forgot about Jesus.

      • Michael Kollmorgen

        Oh, I take that as a Mulligan anyway……………

      • plc97477

        I think we could almost say the only ones he considers people are the ones with enough money to buy him.

        • MVH1

          I suspect you are exactly right.

  • Troy

    I said it once and I will say it again Rubio,is a scum you know what racist,how he got elected to the senate is beyond me.He will not be re-elected the dirt bag.

    • charleo1

      The Florida T-Party sent Rubio to Washington. If you Google, worth
      less than nothing. You will find a picture of Rubio and his own made
      up biography about being the son of Cuban Exiles.

      • DarkNight

        That is pathetic when you have to male up a phony Bio,and talk about being and exile immigrant when he knows he was not,yet these sorry Floridians,elected him into office just like that dildo Rick Chrome Done Scott.
        All this much had taken place before I returned tot his state from my home state were Chris Dunkin Donut Christie,is governor of New Jersey.
        When I say I am a Independent voter that is exactly what I mean.What gives that low life the right to past judgment on LGBT,that is reserved for God,and no one else who thinks they are.
        Rubio will not be re-elected and neither will Scott

        • Dominick Vila

          This Floridian implant did not vote for either of them, and I don’t plan to do it when they run for re-election. The fact that Republicans vote for people with a record like Scott and Issa says it all.

          • old_blu

            Good morning Dominick, good to see you.
            I think they are getting short on people that want to be Republicans and this is what they have to go for, kind of like scrapping the bottom of the barrel, if you know what I mean.

          • Dominick Vila

            Good morning Old Blue. Yes, I believe their membership is down to 25% of the electorate, and at the rate they are going they may end up with only the most radical elements in our society.

            I don’t have a problem with conservative views or finding middle ground, I do have a problem with immature claims, insults, and policies so radical that they compromise our national security, our economy, and our way of life. Needless to say, the fact that people like Scott, Aikin, Mourdoch, Franks and others got the positions they have or had baffles me. It says more about their constituents than themselves, and that’s scary.

          • DurdyDawg

            No! Actually it’s about the money that feeds the ads that mesmerizes the sheeple and the gerrymandering that completes a perfect back-up plan if that happens to fail. They wanted a trilogy but couldn’t quite convince all their zombies to literally toss their elderly under the bus so voter id’s had to be placed on the back burner.

          • Dominick Vila

            There is no question that money has turned our political process, especially campaigning, into a mockery. In my opinion, candidates should receive equal amounts of money from the Federal, State and local governments, and should operate within the constraints of the money allotted to their campaigns. Private donations should be banned, and anyone guilty of accepting them should be disqualified from running. At the moment, a candidate with a cute 30-second commercial has a better chance of winning than the best educated and experienced candidate, regardless of vision or political platform. The whole process has been turned into a 3-ring circus by the pervasive influence of money from special interests more interested in gaining access and placing their minions in positions of responsibility to advance their interests than what is best for the country.

          • DurdyDawg

            Impossible to argue with the truth.. Thanks Dom.

          • plc97477

            I think they have started scraping up whatever was under the barrel at this point.

          • old_blu

            Yeah, but I don’t think they have much choice. I mean what are they going to do ask Palin to leave Fox News? hahaha

          • plc97477

            They can’t do that she has already been ousted.

          • old_blu

            I think they just agreed to take her back, and I think that is a good thing that way we won’t miss Michele Bachmann as much, and the late shows will still have something along with SNL.
            I hope I don’t have to tell anyone this is sarcasm.

          • plc97477

            I wasn’t planning on missing michele much at all to be totally honest with you.

          • Fern Woodfork

            Miss Her?? LOL I Plan To Throw A Party When That Crazy Ass Bitch Leave Office!! Praying They Dig That Dirt Up On Her Ass Before She Flee The Country!!! LOL

          • plc97477

            I will bring the champagne.

          • old_blu

            Ahh, come on you and Fern can’t tell me you’re not going to miss the laughter you get from the stupid shit she spews out of her trap. And hello to you both. : ))

          • plc97477

            I really don’t think she will ever fade away. As long as she is not in a position of power and can do damage to anyone I am more than happy to be able to laugh at her.

  • ObozoMustGo

    Who cares if it makes special rights for gays or not? The whole stupid bill is a complete debacle and should be burned up right now. And who cares what Rubio thinks anyway? No conservative gives a damn about him anymore. He’s a progressive turncoat. You guys can call off the character assassination dogs on Rubio now. He has NO SHOT at the presidency following this amnesty bill he’s working behind the scenes to shove down our throats just like Obozocare was done. Focus on real conservatives like Rand Paul or Ted Cruz. Their characters are wide open for leftist freak assassination attempts. The difference is they can take the heat. Rubio’s just another feckless chump cowtowing to the phony leftist media line that he needs to suck up to the illegal DemonRAT voters… errr….. illegal immigrants.

    Have a nice day!

    “The only defense against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.” ― John Locke

    • metrognome3830

      I think Rubio is trying to play both sides of the issue. The LGBT thing just gives him a convenient out. Rand Paul? Questionable. Ted Cruz is just as phony as Rubio, only he has decided his future lies in pandering to the right wing instead of playing both sides. Well, hey! we can’t agree on everything.
      Have a nice day,, OMG!

    • charleo1

      Have a nice day? When was the last time you had a nice anything?

      • MVH1

        Bozos don’t have good days. When have you seen a hate-filled Bozo have a good day?

        • charleo1

          My point exactly. Miserable human beings

    • MVH1

      But, Bozo, he has turned himself inside out three or four times to stay in good with you guys. See how you are? All he wants to do is run for president.

    • RobertCHastings

      Rand Paul is an honorable Libertarian. Cruz is merely a politicized Glen Beck.

    • Nomad

      Rand, Ted or Rubio leading your ticket, that will be sweet! You guys just don’t get it….

    • CEMQ

      Obozo,

      I should pity you, but I won’t. Racist reactionaries like you deserve NOTHING.
      There will be comprehensive immigration reform. Our Nation will be the better for it.

      You are just afraid to compete with people who have a better work ethic than you. Who are willing to do the work that most of us will not do.

      All your rage comes from your own realization that you are not good enough. From your own impotence. Serves you right.

      • plc97477

        It is possible his rage comes from knowing that he will not be able to hire illegal workers and pay them next to nothing and threaten to turn them in if they complain.

    • Sand_Cat

      You have a nice day, too: somewhere else.

  • jmprint

    The Tea Party is not going to allow the immigration bill to pass period, they keep making lame excuses. In the end they will nay the bill. They are idiots on a puppet string. They say what they are told to say. I can hardly wait to read about the spooks in his closet.

    • tax payer

      Let’s hope they do as you say, but you mentioned as I have always mentioned they are Puppets and are now controlled by a another Puppet, which happens to be controlled by the illegals. We are at their mercy and you know something there’s nothing we can do about it, and they know it too. I voted for the my Republicans and so far they are for the Americans, but for how long is a good question?

      • jmprint

        The illegals don’t controll anything. Most of them are good human being trying to make a better life for themselves, and in doing so contribute a wealth to the United states. The Tea Party are the string holders and you bought into them.

        • tax payer

          When I say control by illegals it means the illegals have others such as ( Advocates ) speaking in their behalf because most of them would need someone to translate and that would take too much time. Our own Government has come out to say they forward billions to their country, so how much is left for the USA?

          • DurdyDawg

            Obviously, if what you say is true and we are funneling billions into Mexico then it stops at their g’ment, otherwise there wouldn’t be as many trying to get out of their country so it’s not doing the people in Mexico any good and we should quit doing this but if you mean these billions are because we’re allowing them to work here then it’s what they’ve earned that’s being sent there and they paid their taxes to receive it so I don’t know what you mean when you say billions are being forwarded.

          • tax payer

            If they don’t have the right to work legally in this country than many of them are working for cash and that means they get 100% of their pay. Sure, they pay taxes, food, alcohol, fuel, and so on, but the majority of them sent money back home. My wages were $20.00 an hour and that was 12 years ago, but I saw only about $13.00 from my pay for every hour I worked. Federal taxes, Medicare, Social Security, Pension, Insurance, Food, Mortgage and many more same as you and every American in this country. They live an almost tax free life in this country and still manage to get benefits for having anchor babies. I don’t think they will want to pay all those taxes and future payments for benefits for their Golden Years like I paid before I retired because their salary will be less. Some of them may still continue to work under the table, but they have to prove they were paying taxes and working legally in order to stay here more time after six years. Their Government doesn’t intercept the money going to their families because there are ways to sent the money straight to banks in their country. Our Government isn’t funneling Billions it’s them. It’s their families and they want to provide for them, but they don’t want to pay taxes like we have to pay ourselves every time we get our paychecks. I mentioned it because I read an article of the money being sent to their country and you can Google it, and find out, if it really happens. Like my best friend used to say, ” Are you writing a Book? “, whenever I asked him a question is what this comment reminds me off.

          • DurdyDawg

            Well if that last statement was a subtle insult then up yours if you can’t accept someone who wants to know and as to your ‘google’ look up, isn’t it strange that no matter what you google there’s never an agreement because someone else will google the opposite of what you googled and will accept the BS they they discovered as well then comes the arguments, the accusations and the insults.. gives me the indication that we’re all being fooled by the information that one finds and another can dispute.. The shadows have done this to us and they’ve succeeded greatly in one pub thinking another dem is stupid while the dem can prove it’s the pub because that’s what they read in an article on the web.. I know a few of these illegals and their work habits as I live in a deep rural area and if you don’t mind working ten to twelve hours a day for less than $20.00 I’m sure you won’t have to pay taxes either. What most people think is that the illegals are taking our good paying jobs when we haven’t had those since the turn of the century and what these people are doing is working on jobs that no American breadwinner would even think of doing but have it your way, keep sucking the gatorhate and believing the web info ratchet heads.

          • tax payer

            A good education can reward these people with a good paying job and being dropouts is not going to make them have a $20 an hour job unless they sell drugs, and not make it to the age of 30. Once Congress sticks it to the ( American People ) these illegals will work jobs meant for your American children and their parents. The illegals that you know must be drunks and they earn $20 a day, so they can have enough money for alcohol and that’s it. They are here to get our obese women and they can have them too, so they can have a nice Section-8 home place to sleep, eat, and have sex free. It doesn’t matter to them the women are constructed like an elephant because, when these elephants go to work ( to support them ) they seek nice skinny women for sex. I know this because my wife has such a cousin that found an illegal she supports and she does look like an elephant. Check out the wives or girlfriends of the illegals you know and I’ll bet they are as huge as an elephant. Like you said Americans won’t do the jobs the illegals do, but in reality some of these Americans don’t want to work PERIOD.

          • DurdyDawg

            And your idea that these illegals will get any better education than what the g’ment is feeding our kids then you really are looking through rose colored glasses. No, they’re not drunks that I know of, their people who have come here looking for work and finding what they can just as you would do if you immigrated to another country. What your doing is playing the extreme game just as the christian sects sees total annihilation if Iran or any other nation uses their nuke on us. Yes, it can happen but it’s not probable.

          • tax payer

            Are you calling me the ( N ) word with your colored eye glasses comment. I will have you fired from your job, so where do you work? I can say the ( N ) word because no one can fire someone that is retired.

          • DurdyDawg

            Is THAT why I haven’t been pink slipped for the last three years (of my retirement)..? What made you think I work? I WORKED, no one seems to want me now and I’d probably have to be re-trained every day since I’ve been idle for so long (and loving it!). I assume you were being ‘mildly’ sarcastic concerning the (N) word and rose colored glasses. Doesn’t really matter, I’m too old to care. Oh! And I never said we don’t have fraud.. We’ve got that in every facet of existence.

    • Fern Woodfork

      I Totally Agree With You My Friend !! 🙂 It’s Just Another Excuse To Kick The Bill Down The Road!!! 🙁

  • Germansmith

    lets us not forget a couple of things
    -Rubio is a Republican and can only go as far as he can without committing political suicide.
    -That clause would give undocumented aliens rights that citizens do not have in States where same sex marriage is not legal. Do you mean to tell me Patrick Leahy was not aware of that? Is this a way for Patrick Leahy to kill this bill and then blame the Republicans for its demise?…that is Machiavellian

    • Michael Kollmorgen

      “Foreign marriage laws can also include marriage between children before consenting age in our country…We should not allowed foreign laws to become effective in our country.”

      We even don’t have the same age of consent throughout each of the 50 states. So, why condemn foreign marriages IF they are legal there.

      I could tell you a true horror story about such a situation that happened in Ohio and WV just a few years ago involving consent and marriage.

      • Mark Forsyth

        I’m waiting to see if that putz kills himself with his mental gymnastics.

        • MVH1

          Ain’t it the truth.

      • Germansmith

        please do tell….I have family in WV and some people in the hill due to their isolation, can be unusual in their customs.
        Mark Forsyth, below, Are you from West Virginia?

        • Michael Kollmorgen

          Ok, here it goes……………..

          This was about 20 years ago.

          A man who was 21 at that time, married a woman who was according to WV law of legal age of consent.

          They were legally married, living in WV for around 5 years and had children.

          They moved to Ohio. They lived here in Ohio for a few years more. A neighbor had learned what ages the wife and husband were when they got married.

          The neighbor reported them to the police. They in turn investigated them. The State of Ohio charged the man with Rape. They went to court and the state won. Last I heard he was still in an ohio prison.

          The wife, was required to attend rape counselling, their children was put up for adoption.

          I know this story is absolutely true. I met the man personally in county jail, he awaiting transportation to a state prison. I got involved with a fight at a bar and was thrown in for a few days. Somehow I got to talk to him and he told me his story.

          My mother came to visit me and met his mother in the visiting room, where conversation turned to his and my problem. This was how my mother learned of his problem.

          Both his story to me and his mother’s story to my mother matched perfectly, exactly the same.

          This is what I meant by these various consent laws in each of these 50 states. It can get really really nasty.

          • Germansmith

            Some statutory rape laws are ridiculous and applied sometimes with no common sense

          • Michael Kollmorgen

            Of course.

            Well, in the mean time though, this state has destroyed 5 lives and his/her extended family as well.

            Goes to show, State Power can be much greater than Federal Power. Yet, people constantly complain about federal power? They have absolutely NO idea what is really going on.

          • Germansmith

            It also shows he had a very dickish neighbor

          • RobertCHastings

            If the marriage occurred in WV, and its consummatoion occurred there also, and the wife attained the age of consent prior to moving to Ohio, that does not make sense. Ohio authorities cannot prosecute an offense to their laws that occurred in a different jurisdiction. This sounds like a really interesting one. Please send me a link to the specifics.

          • Michael Kollmorgen

            Sorry, this happened around 20 years ago. I only knew these people in passing and didn’t associate afterwards.

          • RobertCHastings

            A shining example of the failures of our Justice system. She is not only blind, sometimes she is downright stupid, and by no means impartial.

          • Sand_Cat

            Unfortunately, these days it looks like states – or those run by Republicans – can do pretty much anything they want, at least long enough to cause permanent harm to their victims.

          • Michael Kollmorgen

            You hit the nail right on the head.

            States can do almost anything they want within their borders. And, it don’t matter what political party is in power either.

          • Mark Forsyth

            That mess was also quite prevalent for a very long time as it applied to bi-racial marriage.

          • Michael Kollmorgen

            Yes, and it still does today in parts of the Old South. Several churches have already stated they won’t marry mixed straight couples.

            A lot of this is all christian religious-based.

          • Mark Forsyth

            And that is the big cluster fuck.Most of their attitudes and behavior have nothing at all to do with the concept of Christianity.Lack of logic and reasononing,intense focus on a word for word interpretation of the Old Testament[Give Me That Old Time Religion,and a word for word interpretation against the realities of today cannot be had] and convoluted thinking all result in a fervent belief that they are right.It is a perfect exercise of willful ignorance.
            It’s said that it takes all kinds to make a world but there are times when I could do with less variety.
            Just one more thing- I’ll bet that none of the seudo Christians ever consider that the things that went down in the Old Testament that they are so wedded to,occurred long before the time of Christ and the birth of Christianity,and have more to do with ancient Judaen practices.But of course that may be a bit much for knuckle draggers.

          • Michael Kollmorgen

            The belief in Christianity itself fosters racism, at least black and white racism.

            In simple terms, Christians are taught to fear the dark. Dark is evil and not to be messed with. During the “Dark” ages people didn’t even step out of their homes after “dark”. Fear of the unknown lurking behind every shadow.

            That belief, fostered in psychological terms today, as a fear of “dark”-colored people. The fear of the “dark”, the unknown is so ingrained in our psyches over the centuries so much so, that’s why we have racism today.

            And, its the absolute opposite in the Far East. White is evil and feared, “dark”ness is good and not feared, due to Far East religions such as Buddhism, taoism, etc. This is also why you find much less racism in the far east, at least black/white racism.

        • Mark Forsyth

          Why would you even ask,you know nothing of my customs or my people.I thought I told you to go fuck yourself days ago.

      • RobertCHastings

        Constitutionally, the individual states are required to honor contracts established in other states, and I am assuming that includes marriage contracts. However, we are not required, nor is our government required, to recognize such contracts made in foreign countries. Exceptions occur when individuals from foreign countries have diplomatic immunity; however, we are still not required to accept the marriage laws of, say, Pakistan, if they vary significantly from ours.

        • Michael Kollmorgen

          “Constitutionally, the individual states are required to honor contracts established in other states, and I am assuming that includes marriage contracts.”

          That is NOT true. IF it WERE true, gay marriages that are performed in states that approve of gay marriage would be honored in non-gay marriageable states, which they are not.

          I don’t even think the issue of marriage is even mentioned in the Constitution.

          • RobertCHastings

            I may be reading this improperly, or perhaps interpreting it incorrectly, but read Article IV section 1, referring to Acts, records and Judicial Proceedings of every other state. Article IV section 2 also could be seen to deal with the same issue.

  • tax payer

    You give them an inch and they want more than ten inches or they will yell discrimination. Leave your lovers in your country and ( think only of yourself ) because this country has plenty of your kind to choose from.

    • Michael Kollmorgen

      If they are of legal age what’s a difference? There is none.

      It’s just the same as any married straight couple.

      The issue here was that they are illegal immigrants as everyone else would be in that classification, married or not.

  • Mark Forsyth

    Rubio threatens to leave the gang of eight if the rights of LBGT are part of immigration reform.Why would he stop there with a half measure? He should keep going and leave government altogether and hope the door doesn’t hit him in the ass on his way out.A lowlife racist homophobe who should crawl back under his rock.

    • MVH1

      It seems he has turned himself inside out so many times, he hasn’t been able to reconstitute as a viable human being. He should be committed somewhere. This kind of thing surely drives people like him insane, what with all the manufactured biography and all. 🙂

      • Mark Forsyth

        I think that when someone makes a lifestyle of truth denial and of living contrary to nature or what they know deep inside to be right,that it sets up stress inside the bodythat quickly results in inflamation and that over a long period of time manifests in extremely virulent types of disease,usually fatal.So I would not be surprised at all to learn that someone like Rubio has either a mental or physical affliction.
        It just goes to show how very much our thoughts create our reality.

        • plc97477

          I wonder if that can be the cause of the insanity that seems to have taken over the gop.

          • Mark Forsyth

            I would make that bet.Sometimes people look past their own judgement or thier first best thought for an explanation when their first determination was the right one all along and I think your suggestion fits to a T. Pun Intended.

          • plc97477

            That means with the right medicine we might be able to cure their insanity.

          • Mark Forsyth

            Not exactly.Their affliction is self induced,it is willful ignorance,which they seem unwilling to let go of and it is quite possible that those individuals who have invested themselves with that flawed type of thinking for a long time may no longer be capable of change.Otherwise they do possess the means to cure themselves but that cure requires a fundamental change in thinking,which is a monumental[emphasis on mental] job.
            Proper thinking,that is,clear constant consistant reasoning resulting in sound conclusions is the most difficult work that a human can engage in and is the type of work that is most avidly avoided.It just happens to be the work that is most vital and consequently the most rewarding.
            I do hope that you are not holding your breath in anticipation of great expectations.You must realize that as a group they are doomed because the work that is required as described must occur on an individual basis born of an unignorable and desperate desire.Sorry to be so long winded.I felt that the gop problem needed delineating,at least as far as I see it.

          • plc97477

            I think you are trying to say is, if there was a medicine that would fix stupid, they would fight to the death their freedom to not take it.

        • idamag

          He looks so smug, but he doesn’t realize he is the GOP token to get the Hispanic vote.

          • Mark Forsyth

            That sure is is one broken token.

          • idamag

            The strategy will probably be to try to get Rubio the VP slot on the ticket.

    • Nomad

      NO ! The exact opposite , we want this tard to be nominated and run against any voice of reason. The Dinasaur Party will loose by even bigger margins in the years to come. Its simple ( demographic ) math.

      • Mark Forsyth

        I doubt that we need to go to those lengths.Rubio has already proved himself to be unacceptable and at the rate he’s going,he’s only a good candidate for an early grave..The gop is toast. and is soon to fade into the background of insignificance while the country and economy evolves.

        • Sand_Cat

          I wish I could believe you’re right on both points, though I don’t need Rubio in his grave, just out of office.

          • Mark Forsyth

            I don’t wish him dead,out of office would be sufficient although I do think the way both he and his party are going they are quite able of facillitating thier demise.I would be very happy if they would stop proving it.

          • Fern Woodfork

            I Don’t Hate Them Nor Do I Want None Of Them Dead!!! I Just Want Their Power And Their Jobs Taken Away!!!

          • Mark Forsyth

            That’ll work.

        • DurdyDawg

          Unless the majority of sensible voters develop short term memory lapses just as the Pubs have done concerning Dubya’s felonies. We don’t have to remember the Alamo but we should certainly recall in 2014 and 2016 what was going on with the GOP and T-peers during THIS period of time.. We damn well don’t need to vote these idiots back in nor the Dem fools who went along with them.

          • Fern Woodfork

            You Got That Right My Friend !! 🙂 There’s A Lot Of Backstabbing Going On In Washington A Bunch Of Sellout Democrats!! 🙁

          • Mark Forsyth

            Rest assured that while I sometimes may be unaware or forgotten certain details,I have a long memory.

          • DurdyDawg

            … and we’re going to need it come 2014 and 2016 what with boob tube mesmerisms and big buck lies that will (again) be floating around. Thanks Mike.

    • Fern Woodfork

      That Will Be Fine With Me If All These No Good Ass Do Nothing American Taliban Members Get The Hell Out Of Offices!!!

      • Mark Forsyth

        You and me both Fern,it can’t happen too soon.

  • Lynda Groom

    When I grew up the ‘land of the free and the home of the brave’ had meaning. Equality for all was not just a phrase. My family taught me that true Americans lived by and supported the ideals of the founding documents. All men are created equal was suppose to be a lot more than just empty words. The country has been trying to live up to those words for over 200 years now. Apparently the young Rubio does not yet understand what it means to be an American. It becomes more obvious each and every day that he is willing to say anything he feels is necessary to suck up to the extreme fringe base of his party. In short he is a phony on the policy debate of immigration reform. His point of view is that of a windsock. Whichever way the prevailing wind is blowing is his position of the day. It should therefore not be too shocking that he is still being considered a rising star of his party.

  • constancespinney

    Well it is good to have confirmed the “perfection” of Rubio. And that he knows EVERYTHING there is to know about life. Wonderful. This is nothing but a cheap excuse to ditch the bill. To think some people are actually thinking this “man” is qualified to be a president – of what? The dog catcher’s union? Certainly nothing that has to do with life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Or dealing with other nations, far more advanced than this one. He is a joke, except nothing is funny.

    • plc97477

      I am not sure I even want him in charge of dogs. Sorry I can’t think of anything he can be in charge of.

  • charleo1

    Hear the Right Wingers on this board? Who cares if Gays have equal protection?
    Who cares? If he don’t have health insurance? Let him die! Who cares? We don’t want no immigration amnesty! Who cares? If this the only Country they’ve ever
    known? Ship ’em back! Who cares? If the damned T-Baggers run the GOP into
    the ground? Not I.

    • MVH1

      You know an image comes to mind as they spout off. I see them sitting in their dirty wife-beater T-shirts in front of the TV watching that fool Hannity and drinking cheap beer, belching and farting as they get drunker and louder cheering on the racists and bigots they count as best friends and lamenting the fact that them illegals are getting all the jobs and all the welfare and are just here for the free stuff and all the “queers” are immoral. Of course they all live in red states which suck up more from the federal government than they pay in taxes and get all kinds of freebies they think other people are getting. Otherwise, how could you sit in front of your TV that works when you don’t have a job. Wait until they see their food stamp budget is about to be cut into the bone, not just to the edge of it.

      • charleo1

        Exactly! And cussing the Federal Government, and that
        N!#ger the Communist Liberals, and illegal Mexicans
        put in charge.

        • CEMQ

          charleo1

          I guess you admit to being one of those ignorant, scared, racist, cowardly peckerwoods.

          You should have taken advantage the benefits that racism gives people like you. When prejudice and racism limit the opportunity of everybody who is not an Anglo (non Latino white) it helps you.
          Now that it is changing you complain.

          Now that just being an Anglo (non Latino white) is no longer a guarantee to bee at least middle class, you complain. You blame everybody else for your own sad existence.

          Man up!

          • charleo1

            I was responding to MVH1. Read his post, then mine.

          • Sand_Cat

            WHAT?

          • CEMQ

            Sand_Cat

            What is it you don’t understand?

            You might want to deny it, but but racism is still alive and well in our Nation.

            It is still pervasive and institutional. It denies opportunity and access to all persons who are not Anglos (non Latino whites. The result is that non Anglos, or minorities if you like, are prevented from having the same opportunities, access, education as Anglos. Meaning Anglos benefit by making the playing field be tilted in their favor.

            Why do you think that as recent as 2010, when Anglos made up 76% of the US population, 95% of the managerial and professional jobs in the Nation were held by Anglo males.

            In other words around 34% of the American population is made up of Anglo males. That 34% controls 95% of all professional and managerial jobs! The game is still rigged in favor of all Anglos and specially Anglo males.

            Are you still asking WHAT?

          • Mark Forsyth

            You are incorrect.Gop policy,funded by big corporate money is rabidly dismantling and destroying the middle class to the extent that nobody will reach it regardless of who they are unless those policies are reversed.Think about it.They are cutting funding for everything that makes both a middle class or even a lower class possible.They have made it impossible for some communities to even have their own police force or public servants of any kind.Cuts to education,cuts to infrastructure cuts to public works or every other public program.They don’t believe in the people and they don’t believe. in Democracy either because in their dark hearts they are fascists.

      • plc97477

        Of course they will blame Obama.

  • MVH1

    Somebody put another glass of water just out of reach for this flip-flopping flipper flopper stupido. He’s turning into a pretzel trying to please all the factions of his party so they will let him run for president one day.

  • Hippo Krit (R)

    “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”
    No No NO – NOT THAT KIND OF HUDDLING!!!

  • RobertCHastings

    So much for the party of “inclusion”. They just managed to alienate another 15% of the US population.

    • plc97477

      Do you think they could ever end up with a minus number? I think they are trying their hardest to get there.

  • hotflashweave

    Senator Rubio needs to forget about his ambitions for 2016, and work on building a solid record of achievement. He is young and uninformed, and does not give the impression of the maturity and wisdom that will be required of the next president. Naked political ambition is seldom attractive. He’s got plenty of time to grow and learn. We’ll be watching…

    • plc97477

      Lots of us will be watching. He will not be able to get away with anything.

    • mandinka

      can you name 1 just 1 achievement in Barak’s life???

      • rephack

        he banged linda ketter, no that was a group of sailors

  • CEMQ

    Perhaps he protests too much about gay people. Maybe he is fighting his own impulses.

    • idamag

      That could be. I knew a guy that was a gay basher and 15 years later he came out of the closet. Someone once told me, “We hate in others, that which we don’t like in ourselves.”

      • mandinka

        Hilary has already confirmed that she is a lesbian and the reason why Bill fools around

        • rephack

          Like Hilary, Linda Ketter became lesbo too. He hubby couldn’t get it up anymore.

  • Dominick Vila

    First they demanded assurances that our Southern border has been secured before immigration reform can progress, now they want assurances that gays and lesbians will not benefit from immigration reform. What’s next? Assurances of no more extra-terrestrials sightings? Why don’t they just say the truth and admit they don’t want our pristine society tarnished by the entry of people whose culture and ethnicity they hate, and because they don’t want to impact the ability of entrepreneurs that benefit from the availability of our pseudo slaves?

    • mandinka

      Seeing as how barak ended the sealing of our borders and repatriating illegals back seems like a reasonable request

  • Mary Ann Hoogeveen

    The man is an idiot one of many the people here in florida have elected.The only way the teaparty darling will see the inside of the WH in 2016 is to take a tour .

    • Sand_Cat

      I hope Obama still has those cancelled as a result of the sequester.

    • mandinka

      You think barak will terminate the constitution and just make himself presidente for life like his mentors. Castro, Mao Stalin you know the standard Socialist democracy

      • Mary Ann Hoogeveen

        It is President Obama and you are like the rest of the tea party you stand on the corner holding your misspelled signs letting your fat ass overload your mouths.Get over it,you lost the election and get use to it.

  • charleo1

    E.J. Dionne, brought one of the best descriptions of the GOP’s problem with
    Hispanics, and Latinos, on T.V. last night. Perhaps you caught it. Dionne said, the Republican’s attitude towards Hispanics, and Latinos, is, “We want you to vote for
    us. But, we wish you weren’t here.” Same with the LGBT. We want you to vote
    for us. But, would rather you go back in the closet.

    • mandinka

      No they are opposed to illegals voting. The fact that 5 million illegals got to vote absentee during the 2012 election means our voting laws need to be strengthened

  • midway54

    And many of us hope that he is done in Florida, too. A disgusting opportunist serving the plutocrats.

  • miri chorev

    It seems to me as if Rubio was looking for good excuse to back up. He thinks that being Cuban American will make him an ideal candidate who will attract the hispanic votes, Now he stands to loose those votes and the votes of young people who mostly oppose discrimination of GLBT people, He chose the tea party over the young and hispanic populations.

    • plc97477

      I have a hard time with the idea that he ever had chance of winning those votes.

    • mandinka

      HUH????? Gays comprise less than 2% of the population and no “young” person would throw away their vote over a gay issue, its not even on their radar

  • jakenhyde

    Does this guy really think he’s presidential material???? With a little luck, the voters of Florida will give him the Allen West treatment.

    • mandinka

      Head and shoulders above the quota boy sitting there now

      • jakenhyde

        Rubio couldn’t even tell the truth about when his parents came from Cuba. He’s a natural liar. He doesn’t want immigration reform to pass so he can blame Obama. He’s only giving immigration reform lip serice to make it look like he tried.

        Proof of that is that he keeps talking about how adding bi-national couples to the bill will kill it. He just trying to goad the dems into doing that so he can say, “I told you so.” The republicans in the house aren’t going to pass the bill even as it is now……and he knows it.

        Too bad that instead of being the party of “NO”, the republicans couldn’t have been content with passing some bipartisan laws to help get this country on it’s feet. But the republicans in the senate have set a record for filibusters….not because they didn’t like the proposed laws, but because they hate Obama. And you guys are still pissed that Obama beat your boy hands down in the last election. That Romney was the best you could come up with says a lot about the status of the republican party at this time.

        • DurdyDawg

          “That Romney was the best you could come up with says a lot about the status of the republican party at this time.”..
          … My thought exactly and look at ’em already.. Trying to pick more losers even before it’s time. The only pub contender today would be Christi and they’ve already branded him as a traitor to the party. I thought Jon Huntsman would have given Obama a run for his money in 2012 but the pubs decided to cut him off before he even got off the stating gate.. This is what conservatives do to good Republicans.. I guess to make more room for air heads like them.

  • ridemybroom

    whats the matter Rubio….you don’t like a little class with that immigration bill !

    • mandinka

      what does class have to do with bestiality??

  • ridemybroom

    Think Rubio is gay myself….think he, Graham, and Mc cain need to come on out of the closets they harbors…

    • mandinka

      we know for sure based on his room mates testimony that Barak is bi sexual

  • MOOSE4U2

    I agree that immigration has nothing to do with gay rights . Those are 2 separate issues. Where are straight people’s rights??I guess we don’t have any. Our flag is the good old stars & stripes NOT A RAINBOW I notice a lot of people saying why doesn’t he (RUBIO )go back to is country the reason being that he is in his country the good ole USA .

  • mandinka

    Good for him. We already have a morality problem in this country and including gays would only acerbate the issue. Its a choice so let them pick another line of living