Marco Rubio is Bad for America
Senator Marco Rubio is surging in the polls among likely voters in the Republican primaries. The reason for Rubio’s surge is unclear considering he did not do anything to differentiate himself from the other candidates. It is possible people are impressed with his rhetoric, but all he ever does is speak in vague slogans. Maybe his “Hallmark card-isms” are convincing people he is conservative.
The “Gang of Eight” was made up of eight liberal senators who favor amnesty and open borders. Rubio joined Lindsey Graham, John McCain, Jeff Flake, Dick Durbin, Robert Menendez, Chuck Schumer, and Michael Bennet to devise an immigration plan that would provide amnesty for all illegal immigrants, increase legal immigration, and provide an unconditional right to immediate permanent resident status for any person who declares himself “stateless” (Section 3405, p. 693). The bill would also have given the Obama administration unchecked authority to define who is stateless. The stateless would be Muslims like the Syrian “refugees” flooding into Europe. Section 3403 would have granted Obama unconstitutional, unilateral authority to determine who is a refugee based on “humanitarian grounds.”
Rubio’s conservative credentials are non-existent. Rubio’s participation in drafting and sponsoring legislation that is harmful to America and the American people does not stop with the “Gang of Eight” immigration reform plan. Rubio introduced the I-Squared bill, which would have tripled the number of H-1B visas. The bill was pushed by corporate donors who prefer to hire foreign workers over Americans. Rubio is just as weak on legal immigration as he is on illegal immigration.
Rubio is far from being a sage of conservatism, especially when it comes to foreign policy. The following is a list of Rubio’s foreign policy views:
- He still thinks the invasion of Iraq was a smart decision. He wants to double down on Iraq.
- He wants the U.S. to create a “no-fly zone” and “safe zones” in Syria. When pressed about a no-fly zone in Syria and the prospect that Russia might test the policy, he has concluded that Russia would not test the no-fly zone. Rubio is prepared to risk war with Russia for the sake of his foreign policy on Syria.
- He agreed with Obama’s intervention in Libya. Libya is complete chaos thanks to the feeble-minded decisions made by Obama and Hillary Clinton. Rubio thought the Obama administration should have acted sooner, and he favored the ouster of Muammar Qaddafi. Vast swaths of territory in Libya are controlled by various terrorist groups.
- He wants the U.S. to arm Ukraine in preparation for war with Russia. He also favors Ukraine joining NATO. Allow Ukraine to join NATO and Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty would obligate us to defend Ukraine militarily.
- He advocates extensive intervention in Yemen. Rubio stated in an interview with Charlie Rose that the U.S. should step up its commitment to the forces fighting the Houthi rebels by providing “U.S. logistical and air support.” but “I think ultimately you could embed special operations forces.”