Thursday, March 08, 2012

Profile in Courage: Marco Rubio

It is getting harder for Sen. Marco Rubio to defend his opposition to the Dream Act. Felipe Matos pens a must-read op-ed detailing Rubio's hypocrisy.

Trying to cover over your anti-immigrant opposition to the DREAM Act, your support for Arizona's racist SB-1070 and other anti-Latino legislation by meeting with one DREAM Act student is cynical and manipulative. As many parents say, "You can't cover the sun with one finger," Mr. Rubio. The majority of Latinos in the United States support the DREAM Act and you don't. I would be ashamed of myself if I was a child of immigrants who supported anti-immigrant legislation and opposed the DREAM Act and other pro-Latino legislation. Ashamed.

Rubio's concern is staying in public office. Rubio may be viewed as a tea party spokesman. The truth is Rubio is a career politician. Rubio has served in government since the nineties. Politicians that stay in the game that long are not couragious. A few emamples.

Rubio ran from his support of the PIPA legislation after the internet blackout protest.

In 2010, Rubio backed BP paying into a restoration fund. Now that the BP spill is out of the news, Rubio feels safe to protect oil interests. Rubio claims that BP paying for the damage.

"It's unfortunate to see a good idea to help people along the Gulf Coast be turned into another Washington tax-and-spend feeding frenzy," Rubio said.

Rubio talks about policy with the depth of Frank Luntz talking points. The good Senator wants you to believe that BP paying for the damage it caused to Florida's beaches is a "tax and spend frenzy." Mr. Rubio, do you know who will pay for the restoration of Gulf Coast beaches, if BP doesn't pay? The taxpayers whom live on the Gulf Coast.

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