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Rubio: Republicans must ‘work harder than ever’ to reach minorities, immigrants

by George Bennett | November 7th, 2012

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, an early frontrunner in GOP 2016 presidential chatter, congratulated President Barack Obama on his re-election and said he plans to work on “upward mobility policies” and on communicating the conservative message to minority voters who overwhelmingly backed Obama.

“The conservative movement should have particular appeal to people in minority and immigrant communities who are trying to make it, and Republicans need to work harder than ever to communicate our beliefs to them,” said Rubio, the Hispanic Senator who is probably the GOP’s most prominent minority voice.

Read Rubio’s statement after the jump…

Statement by Sen. Marco Rubio on Tuesday’s election:

“I join my fellow Americans in thanking God we live in an exceptional democratic country where our leaders are elected peacefully at the ballot box. And I congratulate President Obama on his victory.

“It has been a privilege campaigning for Mitt Romney, getting to know him and traveling throughout the country on his behalf. When future generations look back on this election, I am proud they will count me among those who chose a path of limited government and free enterprise at a critical crossroads in our history. I am proud to have cast my vote for Mitt Romney.

“Now comes the hard part. America faces monumental challenges in putting people back to work, reducing our crushing debt and advancing our interests around the world.

“In the next Congress, I am committed to working on upward mobility policies that will ensure people who work hard and play by the rules can rise above the circumstances of their birth and leave their children better off. The conservative movement should have particular appeal to people in minority and immigrant communities who are trying to make it, and Republicans need to work harder than ever to communicate our beliefs to them. I look forward to working on these goals with my new and returning colleagues in Congress and hope the President will get behind our efforts.”

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21 Responses to “Rubio: Republicans must ‘work harder than ever’ to reach minorities, immigrants”

  1. Third World America Says:

    WELCOME to the Third World, America.

    As in all Third World nations, expect high unemployment, inflation, devalued currency, soaring national debt, higher taxes and downward mobility of the middle class during President Obama’s second term.

    The Federal Reserve will continue to flood the banking system with worthless greenbacks to prop up Wall Street, but the “QE 3-4-5″ policy will fail. When faced with these problems, President Obama is simply overmatched.

    In the words of Bob Dylan; “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.” America is in decline.

  2. J Laine Says:

    I highly respect many achievements of US but do not stop wondering about the election system of the great democracy.
    How have you been able to make it so complicated and slow!
    We in Finland are disappointed if the results of a national election are not ready in an hour after the election ends and nobody has to register beforehand to be eligible for voting.

  3. Chris Ramsay Says:

    The problem is one of culture… left-wing culture. This is something propagated in schools and the media, and if Republicans want to stop the brainwashing of the public against their point of view, they need to invade the PTA and university boards to ferret out this left-wing bias. The mentality in the black and Hispanic community has other roots. It is racism against white people, and no one ever condemns them for it. Media and leftist whites talk about white people being “racists” when 40% of them voted for Obama, but let 95% of blacks and 80% of Latinos vote for Obama and it supposedly has nothing at all to do with their hatred for “whitey.” Instead it is supposed to be the white candidate’s fault for not “reaching out,” whatever the hell that means. Republicans can pander all they like, but most blacks and Latinos will never vote for them. In reality, the only reason Romney lost is that white people are not racist enough, and do not vote their own ethnic interests like blacks and Latinos do.

  4. RealAngst Says:

    Oh No Marco..YOU ARE NEXT!

  5. Nowswimback Says:

    In other words, reach out with more welfare concessions. The immigrants do not even belong here. They were imposed on us by the Immigration Act of 1965 which was passed without consent of the people. We need to stop pretending that this is a real representative government, and also stop pandering to nonwhites. No pandering will ever be enough for them. They will just keep taking until this country is bled dry. We need to go back in the other direction and send the immigrants back to where they came from.

  6. Brian O'Donaghey Says:

    @Chris Ramsey
    Once your like-minded idealogues “ferret out this left-wing bias”, how do you propose to deal with it? Do you propose thought evaluators and a thought-conversion process to somehow cleanse or change how the majority of people think? Your proposal is puzzling without details.
    I’m an Independent/NPA not quite “converted” to either party ideology.

  7. Brian O'Donaghey Says:

    Unless you’re a Seminole, I’ll meet you on the beach at Singer Island on Sunday at 9 AM. We can swim back together since you stated “We need to go back in the other direction”.
    I’ll be taking a slight left towards Ireland.

  8. anderson Says:

    Yes Whites must work harder at turning our Country over to invaders. Thank you Senator Beaner.

  9. kevin Says:

    Rubio needs to decide whether he wants his kids to live in a civilized America or a mongrel Latin American America. I think I know the answer.

  10. kevin Says:

    Rubio needs to decide whether he wants his kids to live in a civilized America or a mongrel Latin American America. I think I know the answer.

  11. Mike Says:

    J Laine, in Findland, there is only one time zone.

    In America, we have four time zones in the contiguous United States. That is why our results take longer to be announced. When it is 8 p.m. in Washington D.C., it is 5 p.m. in California. Hope that helps.

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  15. Elizabeth Says:

    I am Mexican American…Proud to be a US citizen….We have got to educated in the most positive way that Republicans care for the middle class PEOPLE!!!….When I was 18- about 27 years old….I believed that Democrats were for me….they are for the Middle class…they take care of the poor…I believed that the Republicans are for the rich I am not rich so I VOTE for Democrats…..this is what I believed….of course the media was all i had…Until one day I had a very close friend of mine and talked to me….explained things to me….I got it…it made sense and when something is common sense I believe in it!!!!…I understand it….My Parents still live in the same place they lived in 40 some years ago….it is all latins mostly Mexican….during this last election tons of people walking the streets for Obama…few very few for ROMNEY…maybe one…We have got to make a MOVEMENT… the right direction…Mr Rubio you have got to stay on track and educate… I am counting on you the USA is counting on YOU!!!!! and all the other Republican latinos and Americans to educate!!!! =0)

  16. Brian Says:

    It’s WHAT your selling, not HOW your selling it! So unless you disguise or mislead, people see that the GOP is in the pocket of corporate interests. One need look no further than the flood of money, facilitated by the Citizens United decision (handed down by a GOP Supreme Court majority), and which side gets more.

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