I've done a lot of posts about Marco Rubio. A lot.
Since he joined the "Gang of Eight", my enthusiasm for Senator Rubio is slowly diminishing. What happened to the candidate who was going to go to Washington and remain true to his "conservative principles"? What happened to the candidate who was going to go to Washington and not be manipulated by the elites on Capitol Hill?
Go here to see the post I did on the Marco Rubio rally in Fort Myers, FL on October 16, 2010. I attended that rally and videotaped his speech. In the last video I posted, Mr. Rubio addresses the fact that people go to Washington and get manipulated by the elites. They go there thinking they're Ronald Reagan and then they turn into Jimmy Carter. Well, I know Ronald Reagan passed amnesty, so I guess Marco is following in his "immigration footsteps". Seems like he didn't learn from President Reagan's mistake.
Check out this post from Townhall.com.
'Gang of Eight' Members Angry with Rubio Over Border Security Amendments?
Here's a clip from the article:
What to make of this? I'll raise a few theories below, but here's the Washington Post's Greg Sargent on supposed internal conflict within the 'Gang of Eight:'
If he hangs in there and the bill passes, he’ll get all sorts of media love as the “new leader of the GOP,” a man who “makes things happen in Washington,” blah blah. You and I will pound the table and swear that we’ll never, ever vote for him in 2016, and that might be true — for awhile. But strange things happen. What if Christie emerges as a real threat to take the nomination with moderate support? Suddenly Rubio becomes the lesser of two evils, a guy who’s much more conservative than Christie on balance, who has a pretty good record if you exclude the whole “terrible immigration bill” thing, who’s darned electable against Hillary and isn’t that what’s really important? We’ll talk ourselves into it and Rubio knows it. And then, once he’s the nominee, any righty who threatens to stay home in protest of his embarrassing betrayal of border security (and betrayal of the voters who elected him in 2010 as an anti-amnesty candidate) will be considered an utmost traitor to the conservative cause. Again, Rubio knows all this.