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June 5, 2013 - 12:56 pm

Marco Rubio is one of those politicians who has the gift of freaking out the people in his own party almost as much as he does folks on the other side of the aisle. However, the “OMG-AMNESTY!!!!” panic over Rubio by conservatives is a bit premature. More on that in a moment.

To help comfort everyone, here is Rubio’s crafty attempt to undo the Obamacare nightmare.

On Tuesday morning, Marco Rubio unveiled what he hopes will be America’s 28th constitutional amendment. “If passed by Congress and ratified by the states,” the senator declared, the revision would render it illegal for the federal government to “force citizens to purchase goods or services at the risk of being hit with a tax penalty.” Thus, the People would “reassert constitutionally limited government” in the United States.

Rubio’s amendment is a transparent attempt to repeal Obamacare by the highest means possible. But, more than that, it would serve as a wider prophylactic, contrived to slow the damage that last year’s National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius decision piled on top of 80-odd years of expansionist jurisprudence. Although his project is futile, Rubio’s instinct is admirable.

As symbolic grandstanding goes, it is one of the better attempts at making a point that we have seen in recent years. And it shows that his ideological instincts are still in the right place.

On the immigration front, the senator has signaled that he won’t back the immigration reform he’s become known for if the security provisions are too weak. The lefties are upset and pretending like this is a new position for Rubio, even though it is not.

Marco Rubio has taken on the thankless but necessary task of working with people on the other side of the aisle on an issue that desperately needs to be addressed (I’ve spent my entire life living near that border-trust me) and has few solutions which make even a good number of people happy. Do I love the whole bill? No way. Do I think he’s an ideal conservative? Not always.

But do I live in the real world or an ideological utopia?

Exactly. I’m here for solutions, not fantasy fulfillment.

Stephen Kruiser is a professional comedian and writer who has also been a conservative political activist for over two decades. A co-founder of the first Los Angeles Tea Party, Kruiser often speaks to grassroots groups around America and has had the great honor of traveling around the world entertaining U.S. troops.

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Looking to a constitutional amendment to absolve your sins and cover your butt is what was referred to in KGB "tradecraft" as Maskirova and Dezhinformatsia and nothing more. With the country held by the enemies of the Constitution who are looking at the possibility of making that control permanent in a couple of years at most; promising to support a constitutional amendment that at best would take a decade to start and push through is just political spin. He is at best, just another Institutional Republican feeder at the trough.

Subotai Bahadur
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Even if Rubio sees the light on immigration reform, he has proven that he is unsuitable for higher elected office because he "ganged-up" with Chuck Shumer...who is undoubtably a traitor to this country.

Senator Rubio...you are too naive to be President. In fact, this stunt means you are a one-term senator. I live in Florida, and trust me, Rubio showed his true colors. He will never win office in this state again.
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TommyTee - I would say Rubio at this time is unsuited for higher office, not because he 'ganged-up' with Shumer but because he got rolled by Shumer. Maybe this is just a learning experience for him, but only time will tell.
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Well, if it works, fine, better late than never. But at best, it's a long shot. Constitutional amendments are not to be taken lightly, and it's appropriate that the process is long, arduous, and fraught with uncertainty.
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Rubio did not take on a thankless task. He made a political calculation. He has always represented the immigration bill to be both more and less than what it is. In the absence of political blowback, he would have been more than happy to vote for the bill that came out of committee. And he seems a bit taken aback at the lack of faith we citizens have expressed in our government and the promises politicians make.
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Rubio could turn this around before it's too late.. by appearing in a television commercial filmed on the border, showing him clenching his teeth and demanding "Just build the damned fence!" Oh wait.
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Although his project is futile, Rubio’s instinct is admirable.

But do I live in the real world or an ideological utopia?
Exactly. I’m here for solutions, not fantasy fulfillment.

These just make for a really strange juxtaposition.
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