Rubio tweets ‘Obama’s immigration plan repeats mistakes of the past’; Claims Senate plan is ‘fair’

Heh. Leave it to Twitter to start things off with a giggle. Yesterday, in yet another act of political theater, President Obama “leaked” his immigration plan.

Senator Rubio pushed back immediately.

But, while the push-back against President Obama’s egregiously flawed plan is great, many Twitter users are wondering, “just what is the difference?” As Twitchy has reported, the Shamnesty plan proffered by “The Gang of 8” is inherently flawed as well.

More from The Examiner:

Unfortunately, the few specifics Rubio has named are almost identical to the failed amnesty plans of Presidents Bush and Obama. Don’t take my word for it — just ask Miami Herald political reporter Marc Caputo, or pro-amnesty Mother Jones reporter Adam Serwer, or anti-amnesty Center for Immigration Studies chief Mark Krikorian. All of them have compared the Obama and Rubio immigration plans, and all of them have concluded the two plans are almost identical.

There are really only two minor differences between Obama and Rubio on immigration. First, Obama has set a 13-year process for granting citizenship to these in the country illegally today, while Rubio has not specified how many years they should wait. Second, Obama wants one comprehensive bill covering all of the above items, while Rubio would prefer a series of smaller bills.

It should be noted that President Obama’s “leaked” plan actually sets an 8-year process.

The questions continue.

More from The Daily Caller:

Poor man had no choice: Sen. Marco Rubio had to be deceptive when describing his immigration plans last night–otherwise he’d have little chance of making the sale. Here’s what Rubio said:

We need a responsible, permanent solution to the problem of those who are here illegally. But first, we must follow through on the broken promises of the past to secure our borders and enforce our laws.

This makes it sound as if Rubio would take action to “secure our borders and enforce our laws” before offering to legalize “those who are here illegally.” Unfortunately, that is not the case. The “Gang of 8″ proposal he’s signed on to would immediately legalize those here illegally–giving them “probationary legal status.”  Only their subsequent ability to step up to full citizenship would hinge on enforcement and border security.

Twitter users also respond to Senator Rubio’s tweet that claims the Senate plan is “fair.”

Most aren’t thrilled with “bipartisan,” either. That may be a swoon-worthy term in the Beltway bubble, but for many, it is a bad word.

President Obama’s plan is not serious and is being used as a political prop only.

But, the plan from “The Gang of 8” isn’t a solution either.

  • Tangchung

    Obama & Gang of 8 (Rubio) plan
    Same shamesty different package.

    • TugboatPhil

      Attempting to pick up a t*rd by the clean end.

      • GaryTheBrave

        Pouring honey on a cow droppings doesn’t do much to improve the flavor of either the droppings or the honey.

        • $36544368

          Or as we say in my family…”what’s with the chocolate-covered doo-doo”?

  • CR

    I have an immigration plan. It is really revolutionary, I can’t believe no one has thought of it before…

    Let’s create some kind of legal process for people to enter the country legally, follow some kind of steps or meet some type of requirements to ensure they won’t be a drain on our society, and then after they wait their turn and fulfill all the requirements set by law, allow them to follow a path to citizenship that they started on when legally entering the country…

    Then, we could, I don’t know, secure our borders so people have to follow the legal channels to enter and become citizens. If people enter illegally, we could maybe penalize them in some way for BREAKING THE LAW. It may sound crazy, but perhaps they could be penalized for committing the crime of illegal entry by deporting them from someplace they weren’t meant to be in the first place.

    • CatHerder

      Radical, but I like it!

  • Maxx

    Folks, let’s be honest. The left wants “immigration reform” about as much as we want to spend Monday morning getting a root canal.

    You want immigration reform? Start sending the people who hire them straight to jail. Watch how fast you get reform.

    • $36544368

      LOL…I’ll be at the dentist tomorrow morning…I will be thinking of this post…and glad, that in spite of my dentist not being a native to the US, he did go through all the process necessary to become a citizen, learned English, went to dental school here, and is actually one of my dear friends.

  • Jack Deth

    “Failed Policy”?

    What else is new? Every “New Policy” out of this White House is just a regurgitation of a time tested and failed older policy.

    Democrats want Instant Amnesty to fill their voting blocs. While Republicans seek a more legal approach that doesn’t crush those already here and are waiting in line to become citizens.

  • TonyMitch

    When did the law biding American become so irrelevent in american politics. Maybe, all ethnic groups should become hyphenated Americans. Italian-American, Greek-American etc.. Then we would have nothing but minority groups. I say we do away with the designation of White.

  • Wigglesworth

    Once you legalize them it’s game over. There will be amnesty at some point due to political pressure. They will never as a group be converted back to illegal aliens. You have to put them on a path to citizenship at some point or the issue will be demagogued over and over that these people are basically citizens but not being allowed to become citizens and eventually vote. They would be a permanent underclass and there would be constant cries of racism.

    If Boehner rams though amnesty with a minority of Republicans I will never vote for a Republican again. I will wait for a new party to form.