Photo: Rubio and SOTU Reaction
The following is a response by ‘Somos Indpendents’ to Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union. The group apparently is not pleased with Rubio’s lack of passion for immigration reform especially in light of his own’s family benefiting from a very generous immigration policy.
Senator Marco Rubio failed to heed his mother’s advice in last night’s State of the Union Address Response to the President. He had a wonderful opportunity to recapture the 1950’s Republican Party who used to embrace Mexican-Americans, Cubans, and Puerto Ricans who fought hard for their vote and their loyalty, when the Democrats – especially the Dixiecrats were demonizing all persons of color.
It is highly unfortunate that Rubio did not listen to the wise advice of his own mother instructing to be welcoming to all people including immigrants with or without status and todos los pobrecitos. Rubio did not advocate for the same treatment his own family members received when they arrived as immigrants to the United States. Under the Cuban Adjustment Act, his family members received amnesty.
It appeared that this was nothing less than an advertisement for the Republican Party – not a solution to America’s problems. The alleged Savior of the GOP now appears to be a false prophet and sniveller when he failed to suggest any type of solutions for America’s problems today.
The Somos Independent Movement (formerly the National Tequila Party) is a woman-led political movement led by Mexican-Americans and focused on legal immigration reform. This organization consists of Independent, Democratic, Libertarian and Republican voters.