Once upon a time, this:
And for a while, Rubio was okay on immigration reform, even helping move a reform package out of the Senate. But then someone reminded him that he wants to run for president, and conservatives hate brown people, so now he scolds DREAMers for political points.
For an ambitious Republican looking to prove his conservative bona fides and rub out the stain of working with Chuck Schumer and Harry Reid, the interruption [by DREAM activists] was something of a gift. A plugged-in Republican operative turned to a reporter and observed dryly, "I couldn't think of a better way to make Rubio look good in South Carolina."There's nothing that would make Rubio look better in front of rabid conservatives than bashing a bunch of brown children! True dat.
The audience of nearly 1,200 conservatives jeered the protestors as Rubio waited for them to be escorted out of the Anderson Civic Center, scolding them in the process.Remember, none of those children immigrated to the United States on their own volition. But Republicans want to lock up kids for the sins of their parents. But only when they're brown.
"We are a sovereign country that deserves to have immigration laws," Rubio said. "You're doing harm to your own cause because you don't have a right to illegally immigrate to the United States."
The crowd cheered him on. One elderly audience member shoved a protester as he weaved his way through the tables. Another, 73-year old Army veteran Turk Culberson, angrily stalked them out of the building, clutching his cane as if it were a baseball bat.Classy, those Republicans, yelling and stalking and threatening and pushing children, because that makes them feel ... fulfilled? And if anyone wonders whether Rubio will get any significant non-Latino Cuban vote, there's your answer. He's joined the retrogrades, turning his back on the kind of sane immigration policy that his own Cuban community enjoys.
Update: Huh, I had forgotten about how Rubio's grandfather came to the United States illegally.
So, you know, deport the whole lot of them.