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Delusional: Marco Rubio thinks most Americans - including Hispanic immigrants - will support small government

On the Rush Limbaugh show earlier today, Marco Rubio discussed the Gang of Eight Senate amnesty plan and made this delusional claim:

"People always say to me, 'aren't you worried about the political implications [of amnesty]'?

I am confident, I really am - and maybe people don't share this confidence - I am confident that given a fair chance, I can convince most Americans - including Americans of Hispanic descent - that limited government and free enterprise is better for them and better for their upward mobility than big government is. Because, that's the reason they came here. If you look at people all over Latin America, they come to get away from stale, stagnant economies where the rich keep winning and everybody else keeps working for them because big government dominates those economies."

That's not going to happen. Only maybe one-third of the U.S. supports limited government, and the support of many of them is skin deep (try and take away their entitlement programs and see how they respond). As of January 2013, only 8% of Americans admitted to being members of the Tea Parties, the poster kids for limited government.

Hispanics are even more supportive of big government than Americans in general. While many Cubans might want to get away from "stale, stagnant economies", many or most Mexicans bring their economic (and other) ideas here.

Compare what Rubio said to - just as one example - "Why Hispanics Don’t Vote for Republicans" (link).

Which of those two is grounded in reality, and which is the stuff of rainbows and unicorns?

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Tue, 01/29/2013 - 12:36 · Importance: 4