Monday, June 17, 2013

Really, Marco?

US Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) was a guest on ABC (USA)’s This Week programme, in part to talk about the immigration reform bill he co-sponsors and helped to draft. Nothing unusual in that—nor with his hypocrisy.

Rubio said that the bill needs “improvement”. He discussed conservative demands for some unspecified “fixes” to the bill to somehow deal more sternly with border security. Somehow.

Guest Host Jonathan Karl asked Rubio, “If the bill stays as it is regarding border security, do you vote for it?” Rubio replied, “Listen, I really don’t want to get involved in these hypotheticals and ultimatums about what I want…” Karl interrupted Rubio, pointing out it wasn’t a “hypothetical” at all: “That’s a very real possibility, Senator…” Rubio then again ducked the question.

So, Rubio said he didn’t want to get involved in “ultimatums about what I want”—oh, really? Just this past week he DID issue an ultimatum: “If this bill has in it something that gives gay couples immigration rights and so forth, it kills the bill. I'm done. I'm off it.”

Rubio wants us all to know he’s not giving ultimatums, and he’s negotiable on pretty much everything—except, of course, on equal opportunity for LGBT immigrants, in which case he does have an ultimatum: Keep the LGBT partners of US citizens out or he walks away from the bill.

This is just more evidence of why Marco Rubio is an anti-gay bigot and a hypocrite.


rogerogreen said...

I'm still hoping the SCOTUS rulings will provide an end-around the immigration bill.

So are you saying Rubio is...disingenuous?

Arthur (AmeriNZ) said...

That is the nicest possible word for what I'm saying! You're right, if the Supreme Court strikes down the Defense of Marriage Act, then the inclusion of LGBT married couples in the immigration "reform" bill will no longer be necessary. But it won't change Rubio's er, um, disingenuousness

rogerogreen said...

Oh, I imagine the end of DOMA will still lead to some litigation over LGBT immigration, but the law will be on the side of justice.