2/5/16, "The 'Big Con' begins," Memo to Phyllis Schlafly, Eagle Forum, by Ed Martin
"Open-borders donors, like Paul Singer, know exactly what they are
buying with Senator Rubio.
They are in on the con, and their mark is
There is no single major distinguishing policy difference between
Marco Rubio, John McCain or Lindsey Graham. They have the same trade
policy, immigration policy and foreign policy. But on immigration most
especially — the issue in which all four have invested the most — there
is no daylight separating them.
The difference, then, is one of persona, not policy. And in the
arena of immigration, this translates into a vital difference. The
biggest change from McCain-Kennedy, which could not get out of the
Senate, and the Gang of Eight-which was nursed along by conservative pundits despite being to the left of (Ted) Kennedy's bill-was the presence
of Rubio. Rubio created the conditions necessary to produce a
considerably more open borders bill: conservatives who were invested in
the Rubio Brand provided no early pushback but accepted Kennedy’s old
talking points, and Rubio gave red state Democrats the political space
necessary to support it. This is how it got 68 votes in the Senate.
The stakes of course are raised considerably if Rubio is President or
Vice President. Rubio would have a much, much better chance than Obama
of getting an open borders bill through Congress — while Boehner could
refuse to bring up Obama’s mass immigration/amnesty bill for vote in
2014, Ryan would never refuse Rubio’s bill. Rubio’s presence, as it did
with the Gang of Eight, would create the cover for both certain
Republicans and all Democrats to get behind a far more open borders
All of which adds up to: there is likely no person in the
United States of America in a better position to enact mass immigration legislation than a President Rubio — no one who could deliver more votes
in both parties for open borders immigration. Senator Rubio is not
Main Street’s Obama, he is Wall Street’s Obama: President Obama was a
hardcore leftist running as centrist; Senator Rubio is a Wall Street
globalist running as a tea party conservative.
Unlike other legislation, the effects of bad immigration policy
cannot be repealed. They are forever. The Republican party...should not nominate any candidate who is committed to a
policy of mass immigration. Rubio wrote the Obamacare of immigration
policies: a bill that would have eviscerated the middle class, plunged
millions into poverty, legalized the most dangerous aliens on the
planet, overwhelmed our schools and safety nets, and done irreversible
violence to the idea of America as a nation-state. Rubio is the
candidate of open borders, Obamatrade and mass immigration, making one
last attempt to pull off one big con."
Above from 2/5/16 memo released by Mrs. Schlafly:
"To: Phyllis Schlafly
From: Ed Martin, Ed@EagleForum.org
Date: February 5, 2016
Re: Marco Rubio record since his election. Included in this memorandum are hyperlinked sources."