Back in the day, when he was elected to the U.S. Senate, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) was a Tea Party favorite, a rising star in the Republican Party, and widely considered a probable 2016 presidential candidate, notwithstanding the fact that, like Barack Hussein Obama, he is not an Article II “natural born citizen” because both of his parents were not citizens of the United States at the time of his birth. Not that anyone cares about that fact, or any other provision in our outdated Constitution, written over two centuries ago by a bunch of slavery-enabling DWEM (Dead White European Men). Once Barack Obama was allowed to not only run for, but also assume, the office of President of the United States, that ship sailed, and the idea of attempting to enforce Article II was as dead as those afore-mentioned drafters of that increasingly irrelevant document.
Interestingly, it’s not the Constitution or the rule of law that may deal the death blow to Sen. Rubio’s Oval Office ambitions. It’s his unfortunate and disappointing duplicity on the issue of amnesty for illegal aliens. Newsflash to Senator Rubio: Some of us speak Spanish, and for those who don’t, there’s the Google Translator. Regardless of which one you use, you can see the man that we once viewed as a defender of the country we grew up in talking out of both sides of his mouth over the last few weeks on the issue of “comprehensive immigration reform.” During an appearance last Sunday, 6/9/13 on Univision, speaking in Spanish, the baby faced Senator said
Let’s be clear. Nobody is talking about preventing the legalization. The legalization is going to happen. That means the following will happen: First comes the legalization. Then come the measures to secure the border. And then comes the process of permanent residence. What we’re talking about here is the system of permanent residence. As for the legalization, the enormous majority of my colleagues have accepted that it has to happen and that it has to begin at the same time we begin the measures for [the border]. It is not conditional. The legalization is not conditional.
Say what? “The legalization is not conditional?” This is a very different Senator Rubio from the one who was pledging to stand up for border security before legalization for the 11 million (yeah right) illegals already in the country. At least that’s what we thought. Come to find out that wasn’t the case after all, or perhaps it was, and we just didn’t understand.