Senator Harry Reid blasts Senator Marco Rubio’s “DREAM Act” to keep youth to permanent underclassby Dee Dee Garcia Blase on Apr. 03, 2012, under 2012 Presidential elections, Anybody But Mitt Romney for 2012, female-led political movement, National tequila party movement, nativist tea party extremist republicans
Senator Harry Reid pretty much handed Senator Marco Rubio his arse with regard to the DREAM Act in the below op-ed. How is it that a gabacho cares more about Latinos than those “convenient Hispanics” such as Rubio?
Rubio becomes “Hispanic” when Tea Party extremists need him to be one. He was an effective tool for them when they needed him to side with the harsh Arizona anti-immigrant law. And he has flip-flopped on the DREAM Act the same way Mitt Romney flip flopped on his RomneyCare. [On a side note: These crazy Tea Party people mobilized against Obama due to ObamaCare, and now they want to elect Romney who began RomneyCare that ultimately became the blueprint for ObamaCare. They are utterly confounded.]
Marco Rubio is all of a sudden concerned about “chain migration” but fails to tell the public that his family benefited from “chain migration.” And now we are learning that Rubio doesn’t want DREAMers to earn their citizenship. Mexican-Americans and Chicanos BELIEVE in legal immigration. We are not for amnesty even though the Cubans receive amnesty under the Cuban Adjustment Act. We know that Cuban immigrants receive tax payer dollars without first contributing a dime into our taxpayer system. The Mexicans want to contribute to our tax revenue system, too, and they are merely asking for legal immigration.
Where are the Cuban immigrants at in Florida revolting against Senator Marco Rubio?
Don’t Cuban-Americans know that Rubio is being used as a pawn for the likes of the Heritage Foundation, NumbersUSA and FAIR to keep those of Mexican descent (and other Latino immigrant groups who don’t benefit from amnesty) in the shadows of society?
Don’t these people know that the likes of NumbersUSA will turn against the Cubans, too, once they are finished using politicians like Sen. Rubio?
Those of Mexican descent make up of almost 70% of the entire Latino population. The xenophobes know this which is why they need tokens like Rubio to do their dirty work and keep the Mexicans in somewhat of a powerless underclass. Cubans make up of only 3% of the Latino population which is why the puppet masters at FAIR are willing to use politicians like Rubio who benefit from amnesty in order to keep the larger Hispanic demographic as a permanent underclass.
Speaking of NumbersUSA (a well known anti-immigrant group)….they gave Senator Marco Rubio a good grade. They gave him a B because they know damn well what they are doing. They are using tokens to go after the larger Hispanic demographic to do their dirty work. The Cuban-Republicans are taking the bait and it will backfire.
Let’s identify some fears, shall we? Just why is the Republican Party afraid of being compassionate to our youth via the DREAM Act?
Answer: Because they have been hijacked by the nativist tea party extremists and they are afraid that if President Obama signs a DREAM Act bill and/or Legal Immigration Plan — then it might create generational Latino Democrats. You see, amigos, Republicans will not be so scared when they try to create a situation that prevents an individual from voting — thus, creating an underclass. It’s no different than when the slave owners tried to prevent slaves and African-Americans from becoming citizens to eventually vote. Tea Party Republicans like Rubio want the Mexicans to work for competitive labor but not to give them the right to be citizens.
And that, amigos, is the bottom line.
So much for Republicans who tout personal responsibility. They want Latinos to vote for them in 2012 as they try not to be held accountable for their open hostility towards Latino immigrants. I think it’s time they took some courses on how to deal with disappointment.
An excerpt of Sen. Harry Reid’s op-ed below:
In contrast, the Republican plan to relegate hundreds of thousands of young people to a permanent underclass is unprecedented in American law or history, and goes against the basic American value of equal opportunity. Instead of bringing us closer to a solution, these measures move the discussion further away from the productive middle ground once occupied by Senator Hatch and other Republicans.
Ironically, even these bills have no chance of moving forward in a Republican House beholden to the Tea Party. Republican leaders automatically denounce any such proposal as an unacceptable “amnesty.” And how much farther to the right Republican leaders will move is anyone’s guess, since Romney’s positions are about as firm as an Etch-a-Sketch drawing, in the words of his own advisor.
If Republicans have constructive ideas to improve the DREAM Act, Democrats are listening. Before the last DREAM Act vote, we adjusted age limits and made other changes to accommodate Republican concerns. They still opposed it. However, our door remains open.