Monday, May 20, 2013

Rubio’s Deceptive Amnesty Ad

Via  Mike Scruggs 
 The blatant level of lying that has become common in pushing the Schumer-Rubio or "Gang-of-Eight" amnesty and immigration surge is truly frightening. Is America in such a moral tailspin that truth is now irrelevant?  Has America passed some new threshold on the road to self-destruction?

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) appears in a new television advertisement designed to promote the immigration amnesty bill currently being debated in Congress. The minute-long advertisement calls the proposal "conservative immigration reform" and attempts to make amnesty appealing to Republican voters. Partisan politics aside, the amnesty ad is misleading on a number of counts, outlined below.

The ad was produced by Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg who created the floundering, an advocacy group aimed at promoting amnesty. One of the group's offshoots is something called "Americans for a Conservative Direction", which is cited at the end of the ad. Here is the transcript:
RUBIO: Anyone who thinks what we have now in immigration is not a problem is fooling themselves. What we have in place today is de facto amnesty.
ANNOUNCER: Conservative leaders have a plan, the toughest immigration enforcement measures in the history of the United States.
RUBIO: They have to pass the background check, they have to be able to pay a registration fee, they have to pay a fine.
ANNOUNCER: Border security on steroids. Tough border triggers have no giveaways for law breakers.
RUBIO: "No federal benefits, no food stamps, no welfare, no Obamacare, they have to prove that they're gainfully employed.
ANNOUNCER: Bold, very conservative, a tough line on immigration.
RUBIO: It puts in place the toughest enforcement measures in the history of the United States, potentially in the world and it once and for all deals with the issue of those that are here illegally but does so in a way that's fair and compassionate but does not encourage people to come illegally in the future and isn't unfair to the people that have done it the right way.
ANNOUNCER: Stand with Marco Rubio to end de facto amnesty, support Conservative Immigration Reform.
Every claim made in the ad is deceptive, and each claim is addressed below.

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