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Knee-Jerk

As strange as it may have been, Sen. Marco Rubio’s reaction to the leaked Obama’s immigration reform plan, shouldn’t have surprised anyone.

By Simón Gómez Feb 20, 2013 6:41PM

Oops, looks like Marco Rubio has put his foot in his mouth once again.


By leaking President Obama’s Immigration Reform Plan to USA Today, the White House was sending a very clear and plain message to the four Republicans in the Gang of Eight working on the immigration reform bill: Be advised that if you intend to screw with us again, this time we are ready.


The White Hose learned this lesson in a very bitter way in 2009 while trying to push through a bipartisan health care reform bill. But after months and months of negotiations, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) turned his back on the bill eliminating all hopes of bipartisanship and delaying the bill. Grassley, who up until then was considered a reasonable person, went to the extent of parroting Sarah Palin’s idiocy about Death Panels despite having been intimately involved in the drafting of the legislation and in close contact with Obama throughout the process.


Marco Rubio made a knee jerk and in hindsight pretty embarrassing response to the White House’s leaked plan by calling it “dead on arrival.” The trouble you see is that the White House plan is no different than the bill Rubio and the others in the Gang of Eight are proposing. Rubio’s been making a lot of slip-ups lately. I honestly don’t think the White House intended to expose Rubio in such a blunt way, but now it’s been done. Rubio’s reaction underlines and in some ways justifies the White House’s mistrust in Republican legislators and its need to let the American people know that the President is ready to step up if Congress once again fails to deliver.


And who could blame the White House when the Republican star of the Gang of Eight was so openly opposed to the DREAM Act, voted against the Violence Against Women Act and is so patently . . . how could I put it? . . . Thirsty, for notoriety.


What do you think?



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11Comments
Feb 22, 2013 4:08AM
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These elected Republican legislators are not the sharpest knife in the draw or the brightest bulb in the house. I think they are given an IQ test before nomination, and if they score one point above the imbecile level, they are rejected as unfit by their electorate. Unfortunately, the Democrats score only slightly higher, but it seems that it's enough to out fox the GOP.
Feb 22, 2013 1:48PM
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It is funny how MSN never reported how Obama said that he had been to 57 states or at a Navy Dept awards ceremony Obama kept mispronouncing the Navy corpsmen as "corpsemen". What a great Commander in chief!
Feb 22, 2013 12:55PM
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Marco Rubio's huge lack of political savvy is continuously demonstrated every time he makes a political statement, he needs to learn that the demographics of our country have changed, that the hispanic vote ( Mexican vote especially the largest number of hispanic voters) are not going to vote republican and his senate seat may be in jeopardy in his upcoming re-election bid. DO NOT take hispanics for granted, we are no longer politically inactive as demonstrated in the past election. 
Feb 22, 2013 11:57AM
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The junior senator thinks he is the gift of God to the GOP.  He even has the GOP believing it.  He will keep putting his foot in his mouth and show the true aim in all of this and that is to obstruct, obstruct, obstruct.  To heck with the country as long as he makes a name for himself.

UGH and poo on Mr. Rubio.
Feb 22, 2013 10:55AM
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Why such a fashion with with a junior senator? And so little interest in the gaffs and misstatements of s senior senator and vice president - Joe Biden?
Feb 22, 2013 1:49PM
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It is funny how MSN never reported how Obama said that he had been to 57 states or at a Navy Dept awards ceremony Obama kept mispronouncing the Navy corpsmen as "corpsemen". What a great Commander in chief!
Feb 22, 2013 1:15PM
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Sorry guys but, Mr BLONDE (Rubio) IS A POPET OF HIS WHITE MASTERS.  Shame on the CUBANO'S voters that put him there believing that them will have control of this nation.  As guys like Rubio are called:  COME MIERDAS.

 

Well; on his favor, maybe he's a prophet that can tell the outcome's of politics.

 

Instead of kissing a.... he should be trying to get social assistance to the poor people of his native land CUBA and making agreement for such' there, you'll be a different Republican!!!!  Who knows; maybe you can be the next President of a democratic Cuba and end communism.  Open yours eyes; racists and arrogant TEA Party Republicans are using you and when something goes wrong they'll blame you.

Feb 22, 2013 11:23AM
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This is why Sen. Reid should've gotten rid of the filibuster.
Feb 22, 2013 2:03PM
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Rubio makes Benedict Arnold look like a patriot! 
To quote Manuel Abundis, "the demographics of our country have changed, the Hispanic vote
(Mexican vote especially the largest number of hispanic voters) are not going to vote republican and his senate seat may be in jeopardy in his upcoming re-election bid. DO NOT take hispanics for granted, we are no longer politically inactive as demonstrated in the past election."
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  • SimónSimón Gómez

    Political junkie, loud mouth extraordinaire, and a born gear head, Simón found himself in Miami after 11 years of practicing law in Caracas and being a good ole boy. While always attuned to American culture, his heart is firmly rooted in the Latino community. Simón wrote for three years the car pages of Maxim en Español and has been freelancing for MSN Latino since 2011. Simón divides his time between his two dogs, his production work, and his writing.