For a while there, disliking Marco Rubio seemed pretty cut-and-dry for liberals. Admittedly he's young and handsome, but when those qualities belong to a Republican, progressives just get scared. (It's the same reason Democrats sighed with relief when Herman Cain bowed out.) Plus there was that weird thing when he lied about when his parents emigrated to the U.S.
But Rubio insists on throwing a wrench into our carefully maintained right-left dichotomy by having nuanced views on immigration…
"Today's announcement [that Obama will not deport young alien residents] will be welcome news for many of these kids desperate for an answer, but it is a short term answer to a long term problem," the Cuban-American Rubio said in a statement.
There you have it, folks. Marco Rubio's a liberal now; he supports Obama's plan. Just as long as he doesn't say anything to confound the issue further…
[Rubio continued,] "And by once again ignoring the Constitution and going around Congress, this short term policy will make it harder to find a balanced and responsible long term one."
Marco, you're making America short-circuit. Look, why not just say whether you think flag-burning should be legal, or whether you like Wal-Mart? We can draw all the conclusions we need from that.
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Tags: Barack Obama, Dream Act, Marco Rubio, Veepstakes