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Rush Limbaugh Calls Rubio Naive on Immigration, Backs His Play


Rush LimbaughConservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh has just stated he thought Senator Marco Rubio was “a little naive” when it came to immigration reform. Rush quickly explained that his statement was directed to Rubio overall experience on the issue, adding that he “has it in his power to make or break the deal.”

 Rush then added that he and Rubio were good friends, and feels that Rubio is one of “few real Conservatives in elected office.”

 I agree, and would like to add that just because I have been critical of Rubio regarding  immigration reform, I still believe that he is 100% correct on the issue. Personally, I can tell you that Rubio is staunchly against amnesty immigration reform, and the issue I take with him is, his alignment with some the most un-American amnesty-supporting Senators in the U.S. Senate.

 Like Rush, I believe that Rubio honestly is looking out for our country’s best interest. However, I think that he has done himself serious political damage in trying too hard to fit in with the political establishment in Washington, D.C.

Many of us would have preferred (some of us told him) Rubio to not have signed up on immigration reform with the likes of Senators Schumer, Durbin, McCain and Graham.

 We would have liked to see Rubio introduce a bill of his own, with the support of his fellow conservatives Senators  Rand Paul, Mike Lee, and Ted Cruz, that would have been more transparent and inline with the sentiment of the majority of Americans.

 But all hope is not lost on immigration reform. Rubio has already stated that he would not support a bill that compromises his principles, leaving me to add that I have full faith in President Obama and his surrogates in the U.S. Senate, to amend the bill with legislation that will compromise Rubio’s principles, effectively forcing him to pull out of the deal.

 Like Rush said, Rubio is the deal-breaker with the immigration reform bill. If he pulls out, the deal is over.

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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor, as well as one of NewsmaxTV's conservative commentators. Javier has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at

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  • KLSmith

    And it will be up to the Obama administration to “enforce” the bill’s provisions.
    Hell is paved with good intentions. Rubio should acquaint himself with the excellent work Mickey Kaus has done on this issu

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  • Chopper

    Javier, I hope your faith in Senator Rubio is not misplaced. Given what he has ceded, I think it is.

  • Michael Nappi

    Rubio is not naïve, he only want to seem that way. Rubio has his own agenda and it will not be good for all Americans, just those of the ethnic group Rubio will represent.

    Rubio’s origin is questionable as are his intentions. He also changes his views to suit the way the wind blows. He’d another Obama waiting to happen.

  • George Fuller

    Actions speak louder than words……..When Rubio became speaker he spent over $500K to renovate his office. He hired 20 additional staff over and above the 200 hundred or so he inherited…..and of the 20 new hires 17 were former Bush staff members. He paid his Chief of Staff $30K more a year than the Governor made……..Is he considered a conservative because he didn’t spend more than the outrageous half million to renovate his or is a conservative because he only added 20 expensive staffers instead of 50?

  • Jonah Frost

    I will be inclined to agree with you Javier…When the build a damn wall on our southern border and then guard it!

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  • http://att rotortop

    Rubio’s credibility for any political future stems on his stand concerning Border enforcement. As this bill is written, DHS has total executive control to waive or eliminate any border enforcement. This country is based on the rule of law, not the on whim and personal agenda of a Washington Bureaucrat. I will not sleep better, knowing that Janet Napolitano is protecting this country.

    • Lamarre Notargiacomo

      Conservatives have lost all faith in Rubio. We have given Rubio far too much credit on this. He has been involved in politics in Florida and refused to pass legislation strengthening border security. Rush is naïve in saying Marco is naïve, but then who wants to make enemies on this and risk being called “bigoted?” When did we start calling people bigots, simply for having differing opinions? I have been called “racist” for not voting for Obama – it matters not that I supported Herman Cain and Allen West. I prefer Ted Cruz’s position on immigration, which he is admittedly reticent to articulate at the moment. Like my parents used to say, “a man is known by the company he keeps!” The time for Rubio to step aside from this “gang of 8” (where is THAT in the Constitution?) is NOW if he wants to have any credibility. I usually agree with Rush (not that I live or die by anything any talk show host says) but on this, he is just plain wrong. Just like Obamacare, which Pelosi said “you have to pass it to see what’s in it,” we are being led like sheep to the slaughter. This bill is over 800 pages long and no one has had a chance to read it. Our compassion is being misplaced. Rather than supporting and “representing” (hint: “Representative” Marco Rubio) displaced Americans who are jobless and homeless, he intends to reward companies for hiring illegal immigrants/undocumented residents or whatever the politically correct term is today. We are reinventing our laws to fit the mood of the day, rather than enforcing and obeying the laws on the books. Based on the responses of most of your readers, they see through Marco’s façade.

  • Dr. Joseph Chavez

    I understand where Rush is coming from, but neither he nor his family have ever had to face the complications of immigration. Most people from Mexico that have come illegally could neither afford the cost or the risks of going through the process. I am a patriot and I favor immigration reform (it is long overdue), but it has been going on for so long that it will not be easy to fix. All the facts are not in, and the slanted view of the secular media doesn’t help matters any. Let’s not forget that these are lives, not just legislation.

  • Florida Girl7

    Plan for immigration reform

    Throw out present gang of 8. Their bill is garbage

    Put a freeze on all visa’s.

    Update visa system and check all visa’s presently in USA.

    Deport any student not going to school. Any illegal that has overstayed their visa.

    Secure borders I mean really secure it. We secure borders all over the world, why not ours

    E-verify must be put in place and checks put in to make.
    sure it is being properly used.

    Place the 20 million citizens out of work and place the 6 million college grads that are either unemployed or not working.

    only then can we even talk about the 20 million illegals now in our country.

    We need to only take so many immigrants from different countries and not be overflowing with spanish descendants. Immigrants should have money to support them self and not receive any help from the government. We should only take the talent that will add to our country.

    The bill that has been presented is the worse bill ever presented to the American citizen.

    The Obama administration and homeland security are liars, they can not be trusted, if we let this bill go thru nothing will be done and we will shortly have another 20 million uneducated 3rd world illegal. We should learn by history

    This will take time but it all has to be done. laws should be passed and there should be penalties for government officials not performing their job