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Rubio's Risk

Larry1764 Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 5:54 PM
Keep in mind these two things: First, that any conservative hispanic will be treated by the other kind as Herman Cain and Alan West and Clarence Thomas are treated by the other blacks: "uncle toms" or "you're not really black." If Republicans pick Rubio because they think he will bring in the hispanic vote, they are crazy. Second, hispanics come to the USA from cultures where they have to lie and steal and do all kinds of illegal things in order to survive (including "pay off" the cop, the bureaucrat, et al. When they come here, it is natural for them to continue with this mindset, especially if they perceive that our cops, bureaucrats, and especially politicians are just as dishonest as theirs back home. I know there are
Larry1764 Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 5:56 PM
exceptions, but in general, they bring the mentality with them and citizenship will not change that. I started to add that "a good dose of religion" could change them, but . . . in their cultures the church has all too often been corrupt as well, so that will also be a hard-sell.

A friend of mine, Republican consultant Matt Mackowiak, tweeted on Tuesday night that if immigration reform goes through Congress this year "it will almost solely be due to" Florida Senator Marco Rubio.

To which I replied: "you break it, you buy it."

There are two different conservative narratives about Rubio's dalliance with John McAmnesty and the other bi-partisan group of senators on board with his plan. The first is the glowing words coming from Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, and now Rush Limbaugh. Just one day after Limbaugh made national news by trashing Rubio's plan, he praised the senator effusively...