As in all things political an unknown person has created a pink slip for Marco Rubio. It is going viral on the internet and on social media sites.
Candidate Marco Rubio in 2010: An ‘Earned Path to Citizenship is Basically Code for Amnesty’.
When former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio was running for the Senate in 2010–as a conservative candidate backed by the Tea Party movement he insisted that illegal aliens inside the United States would need to go home and that giving illegal aliens “an earned path to citizenship,” such as his opponent Gov. Charlie Crist, former President George W. Bush and Sen. John McCain had advocated, was nothing more than a “code for amnesty.”
Alex Leary, Times Washington Bureau Chief, reports, “Increasingly, on TV, conservative talk radio and social media, Rubio has been cast as a sellout, liar and flip-flopper. This was the 2010 candidate who in a debate declared that “earned path to citizenship is basically code for amnesty.” The bill passed Thursday has an earned path, requiring immigrants to pay taxes, fines and wait at least a decade before getting permanent residency. Conservative commentator Erick Erickson wrote this week that Rubio had moved a step closer to a Charlie Crist-like hug of President Barack Obama.”
In a column posted before the passage of Rubio’s immigration bill Leary wrote:
A group of pro-reform groups also plans a noon [June 26th] protest at Rubio’s Tampa office. News release:” Come join members of Mi Familia Vota, Florida, clergy members, allies, and MoveOn, as we participate in a vigil at Senator Rubio’s office to ask that he see the error of his ways regarding increased militarization, accepting campaign funds from GEO, an arm of ICE, and also adding English proficiency before undocumented Americans may be legal permanent residents. That’s way before they would be eligible for citizenship. We will pray for him to do the right thing.”
Saying Sen. Marco Rubio has “broken promises” on immigration a group of tea party groups in Florida plan to protest outside his Tampa office tomorrow at noon.
“This bill will forever be known as the Rubio Amnesty bill. As a result, Patriot groups are withdrawing their support for Senator Rubio and demand that he walk away from this bill,” read a statement from three local activists. “As a result, Patriot groups are withdrawing their support for Senator Rubio and demand that he walk away from this bill.”
Here is the pink slip sent to Senator Rubio and his entire staff:
Accompanying the pink slip is this message: “If you like this pink slip forward it onto Rubio and cc his staff so it will send a strong message……then pass it onto your email contacts…….let’s blister his butt……”