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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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Theres nothing solution centric in proposing a piece of legislation that the Supreme Court has already ruled upon looking at every constitutional and statutory tax and punitive angle. Likewise, 30 some and approaching 40 attempts to repeal Obamacare in simply non productive and far from rational problem solving.

As far as immigration, current polling (05/2013) by Pew and essentially mirrored by other legitimate polling, 73% of American want a pathway with meeting reasonable criteria to legal residency of the 11M or so illegals residing here today. Thats the $1M dollar chip in the pile for congress to deal with. Equal emphasis on enhancing border security and path to citizenship stands at 47% in February. The data also indicates little change in the peoples interest in immigration reform being done this year over other more important issues -- 17th on the list of issue concerns. Again, this data supports the GOP pushing issues of concern to the majority of Americans down the list while dealing with the peoples issue #17 and likewise pushing border security enhancement contrary to the people interest.

Just doesn't seem the GOP is stacking up any points in solving the problems of most concern for the majority of Americans.
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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
45 weeks ago
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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.
45 weeks ago
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Obama and Rubio - The Tag Team for the Destruction of America.

Rumor has it that since Barack and Michelle always wanted a son, and Trayvon Martin is no longer available, they now wish to adopted Marco Rubio and change his name to Little Barack or Barackito for short..
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And lets not forget that Marco Rubio is also a foreign policy and military genious as his strong campaign for overthrowing Gaddafi and turning Libya over to al Qaeda and fellow travelers proves. And now he is pushing to repeat that kind of great success in Syria. Allah willing ... ... I mean ... ... forward!
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Rubio, the Borker.

Remember this from National Review?

Robert Bork’s America is a land in which women would be forced into back-alley abortions, blacks would sit at segregated lunch counters, rogue police could break down citizens’ doors in midnight raids, schoolchildren could not be taught about evolution, writers and artists could be censored at the whim of the government, and the doors of the federal courts would be shut on the fingers of millions of citizens.

The high-immigration Right has borrowed not only its immigration-policy views from Ted Kennedy, but now his political tactics as well. Grover Norquist, Linda Chavez, American Conservative Union president Al Cardenas — and Senator Marco Rubio — have launched a campaign to Bork those on the right who disagree with President Obama’s immigration plans.
45 weeks ago
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So I must ask, Mr. Kruiser, do you really want to be a Ted Kennedy Borker?
45 weeks ago
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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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He should have fellow border hawk John McCain with him to add even more credibility. They could each even wave a small American flag and sing a few bars of Yankee Doodle Dandy. Yes, this should do it. All will hail them as national heroes.
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Amigos – comrades – muchachos – friends, we are gathered here as an edifice of the great glory that is now vanishing and the intuitive feeling, based on the assumption as Mencken once said, “He who underestimates the American public will never go broke.” This is merely a small indication to behold and to perceive that which has gone way into the behind and to that which might project .. I mean go forward … out of the mouth … i mean .. the future…we’ve got to rip up the constitution so we can rip down those outdated borders! This is the main deterrent upon which we have gathered our strength and all the others who say, “What the hell did that get?” – We don’t yet
know.

Clearly today we must all be aware that political expediency and latino ethnicity takes precedence over rule of law and constitutional procedure. However you say – WTF ! – what does this mean… in relation to the tabulation whereby we must once again realize that the great reconquesta story is now being rehearsed before our very eyes, in the rise of Marco Rubio… indicating that only a two-faced … I mean a bi-faced … I mean a bi-polar … I mean a bi-lingual hombre can receive…the award for reconquesta, unlike Kenyan Hussein Obama whose reconquesta plans don’t drink water.

And as Miller once said in one of his great novels- what did he … that language is only necessary when bilingual communication is endangered. And you sit there bewildered, and Pinter who went further said “It is not the lack of communication, but fear of communication.” That’s what the damn thing is that we fear – communication – especially all the Spanish communication that’s even on a box of Wheaties now. Damn it! And through all this Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity and Stephen Kruiser have attained, and have created for themselves serenity, and it is only their cognitive dissonance that is keeping them alive in their mindless absurdity.

Senors y Senoritas, Ladies and Gentlemen. The time will come when a first world America will outlive its usefulness. Marx, either Groucho or Karl, I can’t remember which, maybe it was both or maybe it was Harpo, once said that America is the opiate of the people. I say that when America outlives its usefulness and becomes a majority latino nation , then opium…will be the opiate…Ahh that’s not a bad idea… we are going to need that badly especially when the booze runs out …

And the completely unbiased and bi-partisan panel, has determined to give the grand prize to Marco Rubio for his EARNESTY’S RAINBOW. Now EARNESTY’S RAINBOW is a token of this man’s genius…he told me so himself and repeatedly … that he could change perceptions by calling his plan for knocking down those pesky borders EARNESTY …in other words, he could have been more specific, but rather than allude to an articulation of the mundane, he has come to the conclusion that brevity is the importance of our nation’s shallow first world existence. God damn!

Marco Rubio’s . EARNESTY’S RAINBOW – is a small contribuion to a certain degree, since there are over seven billion people in the world today. 450 of them … million live in the United States and Mexico which is a very, very small amount compared to those who will be miserable and dying elsewhere…Well, I say that you will be on the road to new horizons, for we who live in a society where citizenship is a commodity and a politician can become a TV personality, it’s not easy to conform if you have any morality…I, I, I said that myself many years ago…

But I do want to thank la Raza…I mean the RNC … I mean the DNC and it’s subsidiary the RNC, the organization for the $1,000 in affirmative action latino scholarships they’ve given out…this afternoon they took in over $4,000,000, but they do have expenses for their consultants you know, and I think that I have another appointment. I would like to stay here, but for the sake of brevity I, I must leave. I do want to thank you, and I want to thank Marco Rubio – acting el Presidenta of la Raza Mexiamerica and also Mr. Obama – acting Pharaoh and Drone Commander of the World – and also I want to thank Professor Irwin Corey and again, thank you. …
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