Senator Marco Rubio criticized by fellow Republican Senator David Vitter on Immigration Reform

Louisiana Senator David Vitter. An official ph...

Louisiana Senator David Vitter. An official photograph from his Senate website (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On Laura Ingraham’s radio show, Senator David Vitter (R-LA) called out Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) on the latter’s support of the Bipartisan Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform.  In doing so, Sen. Vitter has identified himself as one of the few vestigial remnants within the old Republican Party that cannot follow the simple math lesson taught by the recent Presidential Election:

Anti-Immigration Reform Platform=less than 40% of the Latino vote, where >40% of the Latino vote=White House.  

Or put more simply:

Anti-Immigration Reform Platform=Bad

While I do agree that any Republican primary could still be won by an Anti-IR candidate, we have clearly witnessed that it is simply not possible for said candidate to “reset” or “restate” this position in time to win the Presidential Election

Excerpt from the radio show:

Rubio in recent days has made his case on various conservative talk radio shows, including Ingraham’s, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Mark Levin. But Vitter pointed to the lapses in Rubio’s judgment with regards to the legalization status his proposal would offer.“Look, I love and respect Marco,” Vitter said. “I just think he’s amazingly naïve on this issue.  This is the same old formula we’ve dealt with before, including when it passed in 1986 and that is promise of enforcement and immediate amnesty. And of course, the promises of enforcement never materialize. The amnesty happens immediately, the millisecond the bill is signed into law. And the same is true here.”“No, they won’t be citizens immediately,” he continued. “They will be legal. They will have a full right to stay in this country forever legally. And then the only question is how long does that take? It’s going to happen. Does it take a year, five years, longer? But citizenship is guarantee at that point as a practical matter.”

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