Sick of being betrayed, Arizona Republicans have had it with Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake over their obdurate pushing of the so-called Gang of 8
immigration reform amnesty bill, S. 744, and have begun petitions to recall them.
Tim Brown writes for Freedom Outpost, June 28, 2013, that the people of Florida also have had their fill of Senator Marco Rubio. A petition has been set up to recall the Florida Senator following his vote on Monday in support of S. 744 that he had helped author. Rubio not only refuses to promise to ensure border security before amnesty, he also favors the $5,000 penalty for hiring American citizens over legalized aliens.
This is what the petition says:
Recall Senator Marco Rubio
Marco Rubio in his own words previously while serving in the state legislature; during his campaign for office and his recent rhetoric on TV, Talk Radio, commercials, emails and surveys sent to his constituents stating that the border must be secured first then path to citizenship. The senator now has changed his promise to suit what he decides is in his best interest and not honor his own commitment to his campaign, voters and supporters thereby disenfranchising them.
Had the Senator expressed his true beliefs on illegal immigration over his term in the state legislature and during his campaign it is doubtful that he would have acquired the nomination to run as the republican candidate for Senator from Florida and most assuredly the election results would be in doubt for his favor.
Due to his own words and actions Senator Marco Rubio has nullified the votes cast for him by disenfranchising voters with glib and false rhetoric corrupting the good faith and will of the voters whose recourse now is to recall the Senator and force him to reveal the factual representation of himself and allow the voters to now judge him based on his true beliefs, values not on false and misleading campaign rhetroic statements.
There are other reasons besides Rubio’s betrayal on illegal immigration which cast doubts on whether he ever was a conservative as he pretended to be in 2010:
- In an article, Joel McDurmon recounts Rubio’s own words to a class of almost all Hispanic immigrants or children of immigrants at Florida International University on how politics really works, which demonstrate that for Rubio, it’s all about winning votes instead of about beliefs or principles. Rubio told the students, “If you know the only way to lose your seat is to get out-conservatived in a primary, you’ll never let anyone get to your right. I’m not telling you this is how it should be,” he said with a grin. “But it’s how it is. This isn’t a good-government class. This is a politics class.” Rubio then described what he did to persuade his colleagues in the Florida State Senate to elect him speaker: “You raise money for them. You befriend them. You make sure your kids are friends with their kids. And then you cut the best deal you can.”
Only Florida residents are eligible to sign the petition to recall Marco Rubio, although that hasn’t stopped non-Floridians from signing.
As of the writing of this post, there are 3,324 signatures. The goal is 10,000 signatures. To sign the petition, go here.
Being two-faced isn’t paying off for Rubio. A recent poll shows that his pushing for amnesty has boosted his favorability rating among Hispanics by only a measly 1%.