Marco Rubio’s insight: Immigration is “all about politics for some people”
posted by Mike McClellan
at 24 June, 12:39 PM 0
In a speech yesterday, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio — the Republicans’ token “Mexican” — discovered that, amazingly, immigration is nothing but a political issue (you can read the article about Rubio here).
In that speech, he asks, ““How did we ever get to this point? How can immigration be a controversial and divisive issue in a nation of immigrants?”
Well, Senator, it all began in 2009, when a certain Democrat won the White House, and Republicans were looking for wedge issues.
Then out here in Arizona, we had folks like Russell Pearce ginning up the True Believers. And — surprise! — we had a governor, Jan Brewer, who signed SB 1070 to make sure that — surprise! — she could be reelected governor.
So Sen., that’s how we got to this point. Your party needed someone to bash — illegal immigrants were an easy target. And voila! Instant controversy.
Now that you have the answer to your question, why don’t you go to “I’ll veto the Dream Act”/ “No, I’ll support Marco Rubio’s version”/ “No, I’ll force illegal immigrants to leave the country”/ “No, I’ll have a ‘long term solution’ Mitt Romney for further clarification.
I’m sure he can be helpful on this.