Ruben Navarrette a nationally known columnist who writes for 120 newspapers around the country hits the nail on it’s head with regard to Marco Rubio. I was sick to my stomach when this supposed “rising Hispanic star” embraced Arizona’s harsh anti-immigrant law, is also against the DREAM Act, and is now for national e-verify and enforcement only policies.
The e-verify supporters, anti-immigrant and tea party whackos are using Marco Rubio as their puppet, but make no mistake: culture will always inevitably come before politics. Marco Rubio is Cuban-American where Cubans have the privilege of the wet foot dry foot policy, however, other Latin groups do not share that same privilege. How ’bout we apply the wet foot dry foot policy to all other Latin groups who are escaping their corrupt governments to achieve the American Dream? Then we can all be “legal immigrants, too” once the foot of an immigrant touches dry land, right?
GREAT ARTICLE BY RUBEN! He writes about the southwestern Latin pulse!
P.S. I hope he writes about Ted Cruz being a sell out in Texas because Ted Cruz is another GOPer who embraces anti-immigrant and enforcement only policies.
Has Marco Rubio sold out?
By Ruben Navarrette, Published: July 8
Poor Marco Rubio. Florida’s junior senator could have been a contender. Instead, he’s become a caricature.
In parts of the Hispanic community, Rubio is thought of as just another ambitious politician who is willing to sell out Latinos to curry favor with Anglo colleagues. That’s what you hear from Internet chatter, letters to the editor, Latino listservs and comments on Spanish-language media.
Just seven months after taking office, the Republicans’ great Latino hope has squandered the one thing that made him unique, interesting and valuable to his party: the potential that he could help mend fences with disaffected Latino voters alienated by the GOP’s simplistic and mean-spirited approach to the immigration issue.
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