UPDATE 2: From Mark Levin just now:
While I oppose the immigration bill, given the border-security issue and Obama’s record of non-enforcement, among other things, I regret linking to a post that refers to Senator Rubio as a slick used car salesman. He is earnest and thoughtful and deserves much better. He loves his country and means well, unlike too many politicians. There are slick used car salesmen on Capitol Hill, many come to mind, but Rubio is certainly not one of them.
Also, while I’m on the subject, there are bloggers, columnists, and radio hosts who will personally trash Rubio because they think that shows how tough they are on illegal immigration or how conservative they are. Actually, they are pretenders. Most of them have done nothing on this issue or for the conservative movement. Landmark Legal Foundation has been involved in every recent, major piece of litigation against the Obama administration involving illegal immigration, including assisting Arizona in its defense of its law and borders. We went all the way to the Supreme Court. I don’t recall any of these “tough” guys and gals behind their computers and microphones lifting a finger. None of them. Talk is cheap, and many of them are frauds.
UPDATE: Mark Levin tweeted this out this morning:
Count me out: the border is NOT secured and Obama cannot be trusted, period… fb.me/2GtSOTI16
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) April 18, 2013
The link goes to a site that describes Rubio’s interview with The Great One like this:
Rubio talked fast, like a slick used car salesman, but sounded nervous at times, and also didn’t make sense at times (such as when he talked about how Americans wages are being depressed — blatantly ignoring how his amnesty scheme would flood the labor market and drive down Americans wages even more). But Rubio obviously has pro-amnesty talking points down pat about E-Verify (but neglected to mention the long phase in period for this) and other things. And of course, Rubio neglected to mention the big loopholes in his amnesty bill.
I hope this clears up any ambiguity for some of you who confuse Levin’s objective demeanor during the interview as support for Rubio’s plan. In the interview Levin only had a few minutes to ask questions and if he spent the time ‘ripping’ Rubio, he wouldn’t have been able to elicit the same answers that many of you are using to challenge Rubio.
Mark Levin had Marco Rubio on his show tonight to discuss the immigration bill and, among other things, explain why we should trust this president and his administration to carry it out once it’s passed. But there were many other questions that ranged from the size of the bill and the legislative process to the legalization process and what all that entails.
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