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June 18, 2013 - 1:43 pm

All of the Gang of Eight voted against border security, which Congress had already promised to deliver years ago, today.

Senators on Tuesday rejected building the 700 miles of double-tier border fencing Congress authorized just seven years ago, with a majority of the Senate saying they didn’t want to delay granting illegal immigrants legal status while the fence was being built.

The 54-39 vote to reject the fence shows the core of the immigration deal is holding. The vote broke mostly along party lines, though five Republicans, including Sen. Marco Rubio and the rest of the bill’s authors, voted against the fence, and two Democrats voted for it.

Republicans had offered the fence as a way to build the confidence of voters skeptical that the government will enforce its laws, but opponents said building more fencing is costly, would take too long, and shouldn’t be dictated by Washington.

Sen. Marco Rubio described the bill he now supports as amnesty in 2010, when he opposed the bill. He promised border security before legalization. He now supports the bill he once decried, and votes against the thing he said should come first.

Yet he thinks we should trust him and his fellow Gangsters.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Er, what was that phrase we heard a few years ago? Ah, yes, shovel ready project. Funding it would create jobs, not just dependendents of the state. Does anyone in Washington DC really want anyone to work?
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This bill does not need to be longer than 10 pages at the most. The reason it is 1,000 (plus) is so the politicians of both parties can insert the pork to buy off senators and congressmen to ensure passage (remember obamacare?). This issue is too important - please contact your respective representatives every day until we either get TRUE BORDER SECURITY FIRST, or this bill is defeated. Do not let the democrats lie to us and screw us again a la 1986.

I am extremely disappointed in Rubio, but, "it is what it is". If we allow amnesty for all the illegal aliens in America, there will be 10 million plus new democrats within two years and we'll be Greece shortly thereafter.

Remember BENGHAZI!
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Rubio, the great Sellout. And I thought McCain was bad.
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