January 31, 2013, - 1:12 pm

Rubio: My Role’s to Pimp the Right, Limbaugh, Levin on Amnesty; Open Borders Lobby Cheers Rubio

By Debbie Schlussel

It’s official: Marco Rubio and his staff told today’s Wall Street Journal that Rubio’s role–as I told you all along–is not to ensure that immigration amnesty also includes meaningless border security measures. It’s to pimp the right on amnesty. And his “working girls,” Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, and others, were played like violins, this week. And, again, while Rush tried to backpedal yesterday, on Tuesday he told listeners after the Rubio interview, “Maybe we should do this.” He can’t claim he never said that (though he’s tried). It’s on the recordings and in the transcripts on his site.



Yesterday, Rush Limbaugh played clips of John McCain, one of the Rubio-Schumer Senate Gangbang of Eight pimping the immigration amnesty. In the clips, McCain openly says that he and Marco Rubio get “our [right wing] talk show guys” to come aboard and get on the side of Rubio and, thus, the amnesty bill. And that’s exactly what happened. I’m not sure why Limbaugh proudly played that clip, except to pretend that he didn’t bite the worm on the hook like a starving fish, which is exactly what he did in giving Rubio a gushing, softball opportunity to pimp the amnesty package, with Limbaugh then telling Rubio (as I told you yesterday) how much he admires Rubio for what he’s doing with his involvement in the amnesty push, that Rubio is “recognizing reality.” McCain and the Senate Gangbang of Eight are having the last laugh. They played these people who pretend to be so smart and are unelected “leaders” of the conservatives movement over the microphone. And that was the plan all along. From today’s Journal, Rubio’s top aides participated in this story with his sanction:

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio knew from the outset that championing a major immigration overhaul would expose him and the Republican Party to multiple perils, so he started doing the spadework early. Working off a tight script, the freshman lawmaker began airing his own ideas weeks before he and a bipartisan group of seven other senators unveiled their package of proposals on Monday. In the days since, Mr. Rubio has shouldered the main burden in selling the plan to skittish conservatives, including talk-show hosts such as Rush Limbaugh, whose opposition could prove lethal.

Last year’s presidential defeat of Mitt Romney crystallized for the GOP how much its future rests on winning over more Hispanic voters. Negotiating a deal to help solve the country’s nagging immigration problems would build Mr. Rubio a reputation as an effective lawmaker and give him an accomplishment that has eluded many of his Senate predecessors, Republicans say. . . .

The immigration overhaul marks by far his most ambitious legislative effort, opening the possibility that his first major test could also strain ties with some of the conservative groups who championed his rise to the Senate.

That is why he has been so assiduous in reaching out to influential conservatives. . . . A talk-radio backlash helped scupper the last big push for an immigration deal, in 2007 under President George W. Bush. Early signs are that the rollout this time may be going more smoothly for those backing an overhaul.

After their 10-minute talk on his show, Mr. Limbaugh gushed to his listeners that he had gone from “adamantly against” the Senate proposal to thinking, “maybe we should do this.”

In all, Mr. Rubio has granted interviews to more than a dozen conservative outlets this month, going back to several of them repeatedly, his aides said.

His aim is twofold: to sell the overall package, but also to make it clear where he, himself, stands. . . . Mr. Rubio brings unusual attributes to the fight. He was a standout in the 2010 tea-party insurgency, and can sell his ideas in Spanish.

“No one has the political maneuverability on this issue that Marco does,” said Ana Navarro, a GOP political consultant in Miami who has known Mr. Rubio for years.

In promoting his ideas, the senator has turned to a theme that Mr. Obama also adopted in his own immigration speech in Las Vegas on Tuesday: that the U.S. must maintain its exceptional status as a beacon for immigrants, and that doing so requires both sides to work to resolve the country’s immigration problems.

[Emphasis added.]

Um, Marco, here’s how you resolve it: deport them. But here’s my FAVORITE part, courtesy of the open borders crowd:

Rich Stolz, executive director of the immigrant advocacy group OneAmerica, said liberals are pleased by Mr. Rubio’s involvement.

“People on the left are glad, if wary,” Mr. Stolz said. “He could make the overall package more conservative, but he will also make it easier to get through Congress.”

And that, dear readers and friends, is exactly what this is all about: Rubio’s presence in leading the amnesty bill to victory through Congress . . . with the help of Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, and all the others slobbering over this phony. When a so-called “conservative” Senator is championing legislation and policy that the far left applauds, we should be vehemently opposed. Instead, we have mancrush-afflicted co-conspirators like Rush and Levin drooling like airheaded schoolgirls with a huge crush (with apologies to the schoolgirls for the comparison). But what do they care? Both these guys are multi-millionaires who won’t have to compete against illegal aliens on the job market and won’t hurt a bit in paying further and increased entitlements for 30 million additional people instantly thrust on the system.

Muchas Gracias And Viva La Raza!

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26 Responses

Rush, you can’t have a first world nation with a third world population. You either start deporting soon, or say hello to Mexico. Choose one.

David Lanham on January 31, 2013 at 1:27 pm


ebayer on January 31, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Debbie Schlussel…..2016.

Ajax on January 31, 2013 at 2:14 pm

If Repubbies think they’re gonna get Mexicans to vote for a Cuban, well – they mustn’t get out of the Bloomfield-Rochester Hills Triangle much.

Politically Correct Liberal on January 31, 2013 at 2:26 pm

This is strike three against the Republican Party, and three strikes you’re out.

Strike one was the campaign. Incredibly, after Obamacare, the Republicans ran a candidate who not only did not oppose Obamacare (except for a couple of isolated rhetorical pronouncements), but helped pave the way for it in his state. The issue was virtually ignored during the campaign with the connivance of virtually every Republican. Similarly, we have discussed here the lunacy of the Republicans’ foreign policy positions during the campaign, and the failure to campaign seriously on bread-and-butter issues, affirmative action, or, of course, illegal immigration.

Strike two has been the budget talks. The Republicans did not want to cut spending, so they borrowed a trick from the Dems in California — propose cuts in the most sensitive programs like Social Security, that they knew wouldn’t pass, but don’t propose cuts in health care spending, or massive government waste, that most people would agree should be made. So the whole axis of the 2012 campaign up in smoke immediately, after a very close election, that, if counted honestly, Romney, with all his shortcomings possibly won.

And this is the third strike. I’m not sure that Rush et al, were hoodwinked. I think that their natural inclinations are the same as Rubio’s. It is more than coincidence if they go along with the Republicans on issue after issue (e.g. the dismal campaign and the dismal budget talks). They know there is more money in following the liberal norms. The sniping of these people against Michele Bachmann during the campaign is evidence of that. And remember, it was the Republicans that gerrymandered Allen West, and removed Jim Bunning (not perfect, but he did have an independent streak) from office.

A few decent local Republicans on certain issues, but they confine themselves to limited issues, and side with the establishment on everything else. They are the Whigs of the 21st Century, not irrelevant, but actually an obstacle to meaningful conservative change.

The Republicans as a whole are part of the problem, not the solution.

Little Al on January 31, 2013 at 2:32 pm

Michael Savage’s former fill-in, “Jeff Kuhner” referred to Rush Limbaugh as a “Globalists-Conservative”!

The globalists-conservatives are those who are kinda like George W Bush (he was never a right winger to begin with) who secretly supports amnesty for illegal-aliens, favors the “NAU” (North American Union) that’ll connect a super-highway from Mexico to Canada, etc. And it’s something that the far-left favors as well as these globalists-conservatives favor!

“A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on January 31, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Michael Savage is 100% correct – Borders, Language, Culture. The leftists in our country, the islamo/fascists, and the state run media would LOVE to see Rubio run for the Presidency. They could run Mika the Moron from the Morning Joke (Joe) show and she’d win in a landslide. Just put a sign on Rubio’s back, “Panderer in Chief.” Don’t the so-called repubs realize that any “Outreach” to “Minorities” will be used against them – bigtime! Rubio, and the idiots who voted to reappoint Priebus will ruin what’s left of the party. Remember, Priebus hired the “Advisers” who were the quislings in Romney’s campaign. Steve Schmidt – who ran McCain’s disastrous campaign was brought on board to run Romney’s. Now Schmidt is the darling of the state run media – spends his time running from network to network bashing repubs. He’s a white Michael Steele. When will the repubs learn? Obviously, never.

    Victoryman on February 1, 2013 at 10:10 am


If you like a permanent left in power, an emasculated America and millions more on welfare, support amnesty!

No wonder the Open Borders crowd loves the conservative commentariat. They can be played for chumps.

NormanF on January 31, 2013 at 2:38 pm

I have tried to emphasize to some “Republican voters” in my life that there is a difference between conservative pundits and Republican Party operatives. Unfortunately, Rush, Levin, Coulter, etc., etc., are the latter.

There is no other way of explaining their behavior, as it depends entirely on the party of the politician.

skzion on January 31, 2013 at 2:44 pm

Rush is wearing a steelers jersey in that pic. That’s all you need to know about that phony.

Squirrel3D on January 31, 2013 at 2:46 pm

Supporters of amnesty love to use the BS line of “we can’t round up 12 million illegals”. They’re also the same people who justify hiring illegals by saying “the illegals do the work Americans won’t do”. Both cliches are BULLSHIT.

You don’t have to round up 12 million illegals. A major crackdown on hiring illegals via vigorous prosecution of employers who knowingly hire illegals will cause “self-deportation” of many of them. Cutting off their access to employment is the best strategy to use.

BTW, Three Cheers to Senator Lindsey Graham for putting Chuck Hagel in his place during the confirmation hearings today. Graham vigorously questioned Hagel about his anti-Semitic comments about the “Jewish Lobby”, and challenged Hagel to name a congressman or senator who’s been intimidated by the Jewish lobby or a single example of a bad US foreign policy action that resulted from pressure from the Jewish lobby. Hagel could not. Hagel admitted he should not have made the comments.

Scott on January 31, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Amen, if we got halway serious about enforcing our border, we would eliminate 90% of the problem immediately; they would stop coming and trying to assert their “rights”. The Republican party knows this. We don’t have snipers guarding every bank in the US because it isn’t necessary. We just use common sense deterence.

    David Lanham on January 31, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Liberals want YOU to serve minorities
    While Conservatives want you…
    to serve their dinner.

    Politically Correct Liberal on January 31, 2013 at 3:36 pm


    Lindsey Grahamcracker’s only reasons for talking tough to upChuck Hagel is that he’s up for reelection soon and he asked McCain to give him his balls back.

    Ken b on January 31, 2013 at 7:38 pm

Just a front by Grahamnesty to get re-elected.

Little Al on January 31, 2013 at 2:52 pm

“Both these guys are multi-millionaires who won’t have to compete against illegal aliens on the job market and won’t hurt a bit in paying further and increased entitlements for 30 million additional people instantly thrust on the system.”

How true.

DS_ROCKS! on January 31, 2013 at 3:06 pm

“It’s no fun bein an illegal alien”…


ebayer on January 31, 2013 at 3:35 pm

You nailed it Debbie. I used to be a big Rush fan. I can’t say that now. Here is a crucial point that everyone keeps glossing over or are just not understanding:

“Last year’s presidential defeat of Mitt Romney crystallized for the GOP how much its future rests on winning over more Hispanic voters.”

It is crucial to understand (and I’ve docummented this on other sites) that no matter what position the Republicans take on immigration, Hispanics will STILL be voting for Demoncats. Why? Because, as studies have shown, Hispanics, like other minorities, will vote overwhelmingly for big government — cradle-to-grave government involvement and entitlements. We now know Hispanics are lefties on numerous issues like abortion, gay marriage, and so on. In other words, Republicans will NOT be gaining Hispanic votes and are playing right into the hands of the Demoncats. We can project from all this that conservative style govt will be over for as far into the future as we can see. This will have PROFOUND implications for the US of A.

Percy Kittens Reloaded on January 31, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Rush is all about Rush. Boycott Rush Limbaugh as a fraud.

As goes, so goes and unProud Citizen of the Death Spiral State of California on January 31, 2013 at 6:55 pm

I wrote yesterday that Limbaugh’s words were all over the place, without direction, force and conviction. There were more of them today (no link, but you know where it is):

“Correcting the Record on the Rubio Interview and My Position on Immigration.”

Barry Popik on January 31, 2013 at 7:25 pm

Limbaugh is just a phony moneygrubbing entertainer. Levin is just annoying.

Jedediah on February 1, 2013 at 2:01 am

Please keep your eye on Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. Sen. Rubio is “Not the Guy”.

Bobguzzardi on February 1, 2013 at 9:48 am

The Republican party is doomed. They have no idea that they are committing hari kari by imitating the Democrats. They can’t out liberal the liberals and all their efforts to bring blacks and minorities into their camp are doomed to failure. And while they’re looking for love in all the wrong places they have alienated their natural base to such a degree that there is a significant movement amongst them to form a third party. I would also add that the Republican failure to act as an opposition party to the Democrats has also doomed thecountry.

Jerry G on February 1, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Yes: exactly. I wish there was a way to euthanize the Republican Party, so that all the resources that it sucks up would naturally accrue to a new Third (Conservative) Party. Killing the Republican Party would not only serve to put it out of its misery, but would also, by killing the host, kill the viruses which caused the affliction in the first place (RINO’s and Establishment Republicans — aka, “Moderate” Republicans). Once the Republican Party is out of the way, then the Conservative Party can use all of those freed-up resources to destroy the Democrat Party. Just imagine — ALL the money which people are currently contributing to Republican causes, instead, being funneled into a Conservative Party! The first thing I’d do is buy MAJOR air time, and FLOOD the airwaves (both video AND audio) with cleverly-designed commercials, in which, through use of actual video and audio segments, I’d clearly demonstrate how the Democrats have lied and misrepesented everything, from ‘A’ to ‘Z’ over the recent years. We HAVE all of their lies on video and audio already — THAT gold-mine should be USED! In other words: do the job, of educating and informing the public, that the State-Run Media refuse to do — once we have the vast wealth that the Republican Party now commandeers, then we can AFFORD to take on the job that the State-Run Media now monopolizes (and neglects). SHOW all those clips of Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Stephanie Cutter being caught blatantly in outright lies; and SHOW Maxine Waters, inadvertently blurting out her intention to “socialize” business, then stopping herself mid-sentence, as she realizes that she just had done a “no-no” — etc. And at the end of each commercial, URGE the public to contact ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, NPR, The New York Times, The Washington Post, etc., and ask those media outlets, WHY they covered up all these things, WHY they neglected to inform the public that they were being lied to, for all these years. Keep broadcasting these commercials, make them, as I said, clever and entertaining, and keep pounding them on the airwaves — do it frequently enough, and keep at it long enough, and even the stupidest of the morons will eventually get it. NO ONE likes it, when he or she learns that they’ve been lied to, and manipulated, and have been taken for, and played for, a fool. But what stands in the way of all this, is the continued existence of the Republican Party. It must be destroyed — and THEN, we can roll up our sleeves, and get down to work! 🙂

    Retribution on February 3, 2013 at 9:04 pm

Trying to be everything to every one, USA is losing its identity and purpose. WOW isn’t it great.

G. R. Scharoubim on February 1, 2013 at 10:53 am

Rush has lost must face in his wimpy waffling on Rubio. He finally said he was “disappointed” in him (Senor Embustero)
but then refused to attack him for his pandering etc. Rush almost NEVER mention super wimp and Barry enabler, Speaker Boehner! That alone had me start cutting back and shutting off the radio on Rush. Rush loves to analyse, just doesn’t dare to suggest how these problems might be fixed!

Rush complains about RINOs, but along with non-black Jamaican Colon Powell, they are now both the main spokesmen for the GOP/RINO gang.

Boehner, McConnell, McLiar, Goober, “Arlen” Toomey and many others must be defeated! The nation and its Constitution cannot withstand such fools.

Otto Schaden on June 19, 2013 at 11:08 am

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