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2012-06-18 03:27:53 PM
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2012-06-18 03:30:00 PM
Or he is making a play to get the VP nod, and killed it so he wouldn't ruin his name with the derp crowd.
 
2012-06-18 03:32:26 PM
Rubio scuttles his imaginary bill? Whatever will his fantasy supporters do?
 
2012-06-18 03:36:53 PM
"People are going to say to me, 'Why are we going to need to do anything on this now. It has been dealt with. We can wait until after the election,'" Sen. Rubio said in an interview. "And it is going to be hard to argue against that."

So you're conceding that this isn't an unconstitutional illegal fascist power grab, and that it is effective despite lack of Congressional action?
 
2012-06-18 03:39:46 PM
Rubio issued a statement Friday calling the announcement "welcome news for many of these kids desperate for an answer."

Aw, that was stupid Rubio! Rule #1 of Derp Club: Don't agree and/or compliment Obama EVER, under any circumstance.

Rubio went on, "there is broad support for the idea that we should figure out a way to help kids who are undocumented through no fault of their own."

Now you've got, Rubio! Rule #2 of Derp Club: any bill that displays any modicum of humanity toward minorities, and has broad support, should IMMEDIATELY be struck down by the GOP.

Of course, the bill was a joke that they never intended to pass. The Republican congress would've loaded it so full of dysfunctional anti-government derp that Democrats would've been forced to vote it down in the Senate and.... ta-daaaa! GOP is pro-Latino, Democrats are uncompassionate assholes. And Obama blew the whole thing up in his face.
 
2012-06-18 03:41:18 PM
Marco Rubio didn't have a bill. He floated some proposals, but he never introduced, nor did he introduce any legislative language, related to his proposals.
 
2012-06-18 03:46:42 PM
In conceding that his own push was likely dead for now, Mr. Rubio also expressed anger at how the White House made its announcement Friday without consulting him or other members of the Republican Party.

Riiiiight...especially since the Republicans have made such a good-faith effort to work with the White House.

"We have to recognize that these are human beings, the vast majority of whom come here in search of a better life and better opportunities," [Rubio] said.

RINO!!
 
2012-06-18 03:53:15 PM

RexTalionis: Marco Rubio didn't have a bill. He floated some proposals, but he never introduced, nor did he introduce any legislative language, related to his proposals.


And now he never will, because Obama acted when Rubio was afraid to.
 
2012-06-18 03:56:40 PM
So the Republican plan has been... Rubioed out
 
2012-06-18 04:01:23 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: So the Republican plan has been... Rubioed out

YYEEEEEEEAAAAAAHH!

 
2012-06-18 04:03:59 PM
It just keeps getting funnier.
 
2012-06-18 04:09:56 PM
"People are going to say to me, 'Why are we going to need to do anything on this now. It has been dealt with. We can wait until after the election,'" Sen. Rubio said in an interview. "And it is going to be hard to argue against that."

I've been informed by no less authority than Mitt Romney itself that Obama's overreaching executive order is only a short term solution, which isn't a real solution at all.
 
2012-06-18 04:27:24 PM

kronicfeld: So you're conceding that this isn't an unconstitutional illegal fascist power grab, and that it is effective despite lack of Congressional action?


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2012-06-18 04:30:24 PM

Quasar: "People are going to say to me, 'Why are we going to need to do anything on this now. It has been dealt with. We can wait until after the election,'" Sen. Rubio said in an interview. "And it is going to be hard to argue against that."

I've been informed by no less authority than Mitt Romney itself that Obama's overreaching executive order is only a short term solution, which isn't a real solution at all.


So which is it? A short term solution that requires further action now to make it sustainable or something that's been dealt with and can wait until after the election?

I'm going to go with: whatever is best for Rubio's political career when he's asked.
 
2012-06-18 04:39:05 PM
I feel like I should maybe be upset Obama is trolling the hell out of Republicans and just building up more and more examples and evidence that the GOP Congressional members have no interest in bipartisanship, but it's just so damn amusing to watch them predictably backtrack and attack Obama on supporting something they proposed.

It's like an Onion article come to life.
 
2012-06-18 04:43:18 PM
www.cognitivedissident.org

It was going to take forever for Rubio to figure out how to rearrange the 4 shapes anyway.
 
2012-06-18 04:43:36 PM

meat0918: I feel like I should maybe be upset Obama is trolling the hell out of Republicans and just building up more and more examples and evidence that the GOP Congressional members have no interest in bipartisanship, but it's just so damn amusing to watch them predictably backtrack and attack Obama on supporting something they proposed.

It's like an Onion article come to life.


Obama should propose that Reagan be given a Lincoln-sized memorial on the National Mall; it would be awesome to see Republicans explain why THAT was the worst idea ever.
 
2012-06-18 04:45:00 PM
In conceding that his own push was likely dead for now, Mr. Rubio also expressed anger at how the White House made its announcement Friday without consulting him or other members of the Republican Party.

goinglikesixty.com
/hot like GOP tears
 
2012-06-18 05:23:02 PM
HOW DARE THIS GET BI-PARTISAN SUPPORT? HOW DARE YOU SIR? HOW DARE YOU?
 
2012-06-18 05:30:41 PM

RexTalionis: Marco Rubio didn't have a bill. He floated some proposals, but he never introduced, nor did he introduce any legislative language, related to his proposals.


Oh, no no no. It's everyone else's fault: In the interview, Mr. Rubio blamed both Republicans and Democrats for lacking proper perspective on the issue.

"Whaaah! You didn't go with my idea so it's all your fault! Whaaaah!"
 
2012-06-18 05:35:54 PM
In conceding that his own push was likely dead for now, Mr. Rubio also expressed anger at how the White House made its announcement Friday without consulting him or other members of the Republican Party.

You have GOT to be shiatting me...

All the Repubs do is torpedo ANYTHING attached to Obama, and they can't figure out why nobody TELLS them any more when things are in play?

They really ARE as stupid as they appear to be, aren't they?
 
2012-06-18 05:36:08 PM

Gyrfalcon: RexTalionis: Marco Rubio didn't have a bill. He floated some proposals, but he never introduced, nor did he introduce any legislative language, related to his proposals.

Oh, no no no. It's everyone else's fault: In the interview, Mr. Rubio blamed both Republicans and Democrats for lacking proper perspective on the issue.

"Whaaah! You didn't go with my idea so it's all your fault! Whaaaah!"


And now he's behaving like the schoolyard wimp who knows he can't win.

"I could beat you up but I don't want to."

"I can solve immigration but I don't want to."
 
2012-06-18 05:36:10 PM
I don't know what they have to say,
It makes no difference anyway,
Whatever it is, I'm against it.
No matter what it is or who commenced it,
I'm against it.

Your proposition may be good,
But let's have one thing understood,
Whatever it is, I'm against it.
And even when you've changed it or condensed it,
I'm against it.
 
2012-06-18 05:36:52 PM
This ties back to Tim Pawlenty walking back Romney's "vetoing the DREAM Act" claims.

Pawlenty told Soledad O'Brien that Mittens was open to Rubio's plan for immigration reform. Now, Rubio doesn't have a plan. So what's Mitt's position now?

I mean, besides quantum superposition.
 
2012-06-18 05:37:28 PM
I almost want Obama to start coming out in open support of some Republican sponsored legislation, just to see the reaction by Republican politicians and Republican-media as they figure out how to respond to it. Either they pull support for their own ideas or they risk publicly agreeing with Obama after having spent his entire term as president denouncing everything he does and believes as absolutely and unequivocally wrong. I think that'd be funny to watch.
 
2012-06-18 05:37:44 PM
"The president's unilateral declaration on Friday, Sen. Rubio said, "sets back our efforts to arrive at a balanced and responsible approach to this issue. It poisons the well. It leads to mistrust. It makes it harder to come up with a long-term solution."

Pretty much this.
 
2012-06-18 05:37:47 PM
Ah, a version of the old Republican trick - Sponsor/Cowrite bill, propose bill, vote against bill.
 
2012-06-18 05:37:51 PM

Mikey1969: In conceding that his own push was likely dead for now, Mr. Rubio also expressed anger at how the White House made its announcement Friday without consulting him or other members of the Republican Party.

You have GOT to be shiatting me...

All the Repubs do is torpedo ANYTHING attached to Obama, and they can't figure out why nobody TELLS them any more when things are in play?

They really ARE as stupid as they appear to be, aren't they?


Nah, they know exactly why Obama didn't tell them. Doesn't mean they won't complain about it, though.
 
2012-06-18 05:40:48 PM

Kome: I almost want Obama to start coming out in open support of some Republican sponsored legislation, just to see the reaction by Republican politicians and Republican-media as they figure out how to respond to it. Either they pull support for their own ideas or they risk publicly agreeing with Obama after having spent his entire term as president denouncing everything he does and believes as absolutely and unequivocally wrong. I think that'd be funny to watch.


You mean like endorsing fried chicken, apple pie, NASCAR, the majority opinion in Citizens United v. FEC, fetal personhood amendments, or breathing air?
 
2012-06-18 05:41:29 PM
President Obama has recruited Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., to play the part of Mitt Romney in mock debates ahead of the three presidential debates in October, the Obama campaign has confirmed to CBS News.

The Washington Weeners reported the news. David Axelrod, Mr. Obama's chief strategist, told the Post that Kerry was an "obvious choice."


Obama just trolls Republicans full time now.
 
2012-06-18 05:42:14 PM

3_Butt_Cheeks: "The president's unilateral declaration on Friday, Sen. Rubio said, "sets back our efforts to arrive at a balanced and responsible approach to this issue. It poisons the well. It leads to mistrust. It makes it harder to come up with a long-term solution."

Pretty much this.


So put pen back to paper and propose an alternative. The wounded act isn't fooling anyone. And nothing Obama did will prohibit others from submitting legislation.

"Mistrust" is the new "uncertainty." The GOP has nothing but vagueries to offer.
 
2012-06-18 05:42:29 PM

NateGrey: President Obama has recruited Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., to play the part of Mitt Romney in mock debates ahead of the three presidential debates in October, the Obama campaign has confirmed to CBS News.

The Washington Weeners reported the news. David Axelrod, Mr. Obama's chief strategist, told the Post that Kerry was an "obvious choice."

Obama just trolls Republicans full time now.


Now THAT'S funny!
 
2012-06-18 05:43:42 PM

3_Butt_Cheeks: "The president's unilateral declaration on Friday, Sen. Rubio said, "sets back our efforts to arrive at a balanced and responsible approach to this issue. It poisons the well. It leads to mistrust. It makes it harder to come up with a long-term solution."

Pretty much this.


Then why doesn't Mitt Romney come on out and say he would change this order if he was president? If it's so horrible like you say why is it OK for Romney to say he would keep it in effect?
 
2012-06-18 05:45:25 PM

3_Butt_Cheeks: "The president's unilateral declaration on Friday, Sen. Rubio said, "sets back our efforts to arrive at a balanced and responsible approach to this issue. It poisons the well. It leads to mistrust. It makes it harder to come up with a long-term solution."

Pretty much this.


Having that many cheeks must make the butthurt that much more piquant.
 
2012-06-18 05:46:00 PM

Corvus: 3_Butt_Cheeks: "The president's unilateral declaration on Friday, Sen. Rubio said, "sets back our efforts to arrive at a balanced and responsible approach to this issue. It poisons the well. It leads to mistrust. It makes it harder to come up with a long-term solution."

Pretty much this.

Then why doesn't Mitt Romney come on out and say he would change this order if he was president? If it's so horrible like you say why is it OK for Romney to say he would keep it in effect?


Except he hasn't done that either. He's simply waffling because saying he would repeal the order would piss off the greasy Beaner Mexicans but saying he would keep it in place would piss off the white trash Cracker Rednecks.
 
2012-06-18 05:46:02 PM

Mikey1969: In conceding that his own push was likely dead for now, Mr. Rubio also expressed anger at how the White House made its announcement Friday without consulting him or other members of the Republican Party.

You have GOT to be shiatting me...

All the Repubs do is torpedo ANYTHING attached to Obama, and they can't figure out why nobody TELLS them any more when things are in play?

They really ARE as stupid as they appear to be, aren't they?


Obama has started to treat the GOP just like he does Pakistan. This is appropriate, and how you should deal with terrorists.
 
2012-06-18 05:47:03 PM

3_Butt_Cheeks: "The president's unilateral declaration on Friday, Sen. Rubio said, "sets back our efforts to arrive at a balanced and responsible approach to this issue. It poisons the well. It leads to mistrust. It makes it harder to come up with a long-term solution."

Pretty much this.


How? Coming up with ideas is pretty easy, actually. Always has been. How does someone else doing something, or not doing something, make it harder for you to come up with ideas?
 
2012-06-18 05:47:30 PM
establishes precedent for assinating american citizens, abolishes habeas corpus, starts personal wars without the consent of congress, ignores clearly defined congressionally created immigration law and personally legalizes 800,000 illegal immigrants by presedential fiat.
it's the imperail president that you progressives have been worried about for decades.
 
2012-06-18 05:47:43 PM

3_Butt_Cheeks: I got nuthin'


Pretty much this.
 
2012-06-18 05:49:10 PM

Kome: 3_Butt_Cheeks: "The president's unilateral declaration on Friday, Sen. Rubio said, "sets back our efforts to arrive at a balanced and responsible approach to this issue. It poisons the well. It leads to mistrust. It makes it harder to come up with a long-term solution."

Pretty much this.

How? Coming up with ideas is pretty easy, actually. Always has been. How does someone else doing something, or not doing something, make it harder for you to come up with ideas?


When I think of Fark trolls I rarely think "generates original ideas with ease".
 
2012-06-18 05:49:27 PM

relcec: establishes precedent for assinating american citizens, abolishes habeas corpus, starts personal wars without the consent of congress, ignores clearly defined congressionally created immigration law and personally legalizes 800,000 illegal immigrants by presedential fiat.
it's the imperail president that you progressives have been worried about for decades.


Well said.

*snert*
 
2012-06-18 05:49:59 PM

Diogenes: 3_Butt_Cheeks: "The president's unilateral declaration on Friday, Sen. Rubio said, "sets back our efforts to arrive at a balanced and responsible approach to this issue. It poisons the well. It leads to mistrust. It makes it harder to come up with a long-term solution."

Pretty much this.

So put pen back to paper and propose an alternative. The wounded act isn't fooling anyone. And nothing Obama did will prohibit others from submitting legislation.

"Mistrust" is the new "uncertainty." The GOP has nothing but vagueries to offer.


Pretty much that.
 
2012-06-18 05:51:15 PM

relcec: establishes precedent for assinating american citizens, abolishes habeas corpus, starts personal wars without the consent of congress, ignores clearly defined congressionally created immigration law and personally legalizes 800,000 illegal immigrants by presedential fiat.
it's the imperail president that you progressives have been worried about for decades.


Wow all those are lies:
establishes precedent for assinating american citizens - Wrong the "battlefield" rule was established during the Bush administration it didn't change at all under Obama. Also in past wars we would attack US citzens if they were fighting for the enemy and on the battlefield too.

abolishes habeas corpus
- HUH? have no clue what you are talking about here.

ignores clearly defined congressionally created immigration law and personally legalizes 800,000 illegal immigrants by presedential fiat. - not at all. NONE of these immigrants become "legal" they are just not going to be prosecuted. You are lying.
 
2012-06-18 05:52:22 PM

relcec: establishes precedent for assinating american citizens, abolishes habeas corpus, starts personal wars without the consent of congress, ignores clearly defined congressionally created immigration law and personally legalizes 800,000 illegal immigrants by presedential fiat.
it's the imperail president that you progressives have been worried about for decades.


Why do you think some of us are planning on voting for Gary Johnson over Barack Obama?
 
2012-06-18 05:52:55 PM

3_Butt_Cheeks: "The president's unilateral declaration on Friday, Sen. Rubio said, "sets back our efforts to arrive at a balanced and responsible approach to this issue. It poisons the well. It leads to mistrust. It makes it harder to come up with a long-term solution."

Pretty much this.


How does this "poison the well?" Who is mistrusting who as a result of this temporary stay in deportation for a subset of illegal immigrants? Congress can still pass any immigration law it wants.
 
2012-06-18 05:52:59 PM

Diogenes: So put pen back to paper and propose an alternative. The wounded act isn't fooling anyone. And nothing Obama did will prohibit others from submitting legislation.


There won't be a vote on that before November even if he were to get negotiations going with both parties to find something that will pass.

Kome: How? Coming up with ideas is pretty easy, actually. Always has been. How does someone else doing something, or not doing something, make it harder for you to come up with ideas?


See above. "Ideas" are easy. Try Congress.

theorellior: Having that many cheeks must make the butthurt that much more piquant.


I guess it would yea....I suspect your butthurt detector has lost it's luster however.
 
2012-06-18 05:54:07 PM
Yes. No, but yes.
 
2012-06-18 05:54:43 PM
The president's unilateral declaration on Friday, Sen. Rubio said, "sets back our efforts to arrive at a balanced and responsible approach to this issue.

What efforts?

It poisons the well.

So the guy does something you're in favor of, and it's poison. This is odd choice of words.

HE STOLE MY POISON
 
2012-06-18 05:55:00 PM

3_Butt_Cheeks: Diogenes: So put pen back to paper and propose an alternative. The wounded act isn't fooling anyone. And nothing Obama did will prohibit others from submitting legislation.

There won't be a vote on that before November even if he were to get negotiations going with both parties to find something that will pass.


BECAUSE OF REPUBLICANS. You are saying because Republicans refuse to vote on it then it can;t be their fault because they can't vote on it. This is amazingly stupid even for you.
 
2012-06-18 05:55:21 PM

3_Butt_Cheeks: See above. "Ideas" are easy. Try Congress


You wanna answer the question I actually posed to you, instead of whichever question you decided to answer?

How does the president doing anything make it more difficult to come up with ideas for how to solve problems, as you quoted Rubio saying and agreeing with.
 
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