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Sorry Marco, You’ve Lost Our Trust

On Wednesday, Florida’s Republican Senator Marco Rubio took to the floor of the Senate to try to win back some of the credibility with grassroots conservatives, Tea Partiers and other limited-government constitutional conservatives that fronting for President Obama’s Gang of Eight immigration bill has cost him. (you can see Rubio’s speech here)
Sen. Marco Rubio
“I have received numerous emails and calls from conservatives and tea party activists,” he said at the beginning of his remarks.

“To hear the worry, anxiety, and growing anger in the voices of so many people who helped me get elected to the Senate, who I agree with on virtually every other issue, has been a real trial for me,” he confessed according to Matt K. Lewis’ Daily Caller transcript of Rubio’s remarks.

In Rubio’s telling, this “worry, anxiety, and growing anger” are unjustified because President Obama’s present policy of lax border security is “bad for America” and he wasn’t “going to leave it to Democrats alone to try to figure out how to fix it.”

He then repeated the false choice that has incensed so many conservative leaders and activists: “I got involved because I knew that if conservatives didn’t get involved in shaping this legislation, it would not have any border security reforms our nation desperately needs.”

Rubio then capped that insult to the intelligence of conservatives by asking the Tea Partiers and limited government constitutional conservatives who have been bombarding his office with calls and e-mails to understand that he honestly believes “it is the right thing for our country.”

Creating a multi-million dollar slush fund for La Raza and other left-wing groups is the “right thing for our country?”

Packing a bill with spending and special interest favors that would never stand the smell test of public opinion on their own, but might gain a vote or two for the “comprehensive” bill is the “right thing for our country?”

Creating a new visa program that effectively wipes out any time limits or penalties for overstaying your visa resulting in, for all practical purposes, the creation of an open border is the “right thing for our country?”

Sorry Marco. Standing with Senators Ted Cruz, Jeff Sessions, Rand Paul and Mike Lee to fight for a secure border would have been the “right thing for our country.”

What Senator Rubio asked for on Wednesday was forgiveness for betraying the trust of the voters who elevated him to the U.S. Senate over Florida’s then-incumbent establishment Republican Governor Charlie Crist.

Except if you listen to what Marco Rubio says, he didn’t actually undertake any of the acts of contrition required for forgiveness – the most important of which is the promise not to continue to engage in the conduct that requires forgiveness.

We gave Rubio’s speech an open-minded hearing and at the end, we had one thought: “You can’t unring a bell” or easily rebuild trust once it is betrayed.

In the future, Senator Rubio may fight alongside conservatives for “real tax reform, lowering the debt, balancing our budget, reducing regulations, rolling back job-killing environmental policies and repealing the disaster of Obamacare,” and to defend “the sanctity of life and traditional marriage,” but it won’t be as a trusted ally.

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UPDATE: Call Senator Marco Rubio's Jacksonville office (904-398-8586) and other district offices to register your strong disapproval of his dishonest amnesty actions. We filled up his DC voice mail box already!

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TOO LATE, MARCO!

YOU made a grave ERROR in siding with the Marxist, Schumer & GANG, thus YOUR POLITICAL CAREER is the COST of ....following the "Piper"!!!