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Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
reply to post by jjf3rd77
Rubio was working on a legal law for all immigrants, now he can't do this because Obama has an executive order for some immigrants. Rubio doesn't even want to be Vice President. This was something he was very passionate about, and Obama takes the credit now. I think it's all talking points on Obama's part. Just to get more votes. Rubio was actually trying to get this thing to pass legally without the power of the President, and while it's funny that republicans are barking at Obama for doing the same thing.
And he still could push this forward if he really wanted to. Enforcement policy of current law does not effect proposed new laws.
BUT...if Rubio moves forward with this...it is an endorsement of Obama's enforcement policy...because the two match exactly. He knows no Republican will vote for something that Obama is already doing...because that makes it look like they support Obama and they have already declared they will oppose anything Obama supports.
Rubio is playing politics...he won't do what he believes in because it would look like he is supporting Obama. Republicans are playing politics because they won't pass a bill that Obama is in support of.
Obama is just making them all look like obstructionist fools....and it is brilliant.