Marco Rubio Fails When Confronted by Four Brave DREAMers
Yesterday I posted about how the Republican War on Women may be taking a toll in the senate race in Georgia where Democratic candidate Michelle Nunn is up “about 20 points” among women voters when compared to the Republican candidate, David Perdue.
Now, enter Marco Rubio, who was (maybe he still is) supposed to be the answer to the Republicans’ “Latino problem.” Rubio was in South Carolina last night meeting with a bunch of conservatives when four gutsy DREAMers held up a banner and asked for Rubio’s support. The crowd booed loudly, the kids were escorted out and Rubio said:
“We are a sovereign country that deserves to have immigration laws. You’re doing harm to your own cause because you don’t have a right to illegally immigrate to the United States.”
Pretty cold, but impressing angry white conservatives is evidently the most important thing to Republicans these days. I mean, surely Rubio knows that DREAMers are people who were, by and large, brought here as babies or toddlers and who didn’t make a conscious decision to “illegally immigrate.” This is the only country and culture they’ve ever known and if they were deported they’d be as lost in their native land as you or I would be if we were torn from our family and friends and plopped down in the middle of a county we knew nothing about.
Despite pleas by some in their party to reach out to the Latino population, I guess the Republican party is largely blowing off their vote. Genuflecting to Tea Partiers is apparently more important which will make the next two years verrry interesting. Remember “self-deportation?“
Oh, and this video is a ready-made anti-Rubio campaign ad.