Vitter versus Rubio: Patriot versus ???
So far my favorite response to the effort to float Amnesty through on a wave of Rubiomania is that of Louisiana Senator David Vitter on Laura Ingraham’s show: Vitter on Rubio’s immigration reform push: ‘I just think he’s amazingly naïve on this issue’ The Daily Caller 1/30/2013
This is the same old formula we’ve dealt with before, including when it passed in 1986 and that is promise of enforcement and immediate amnesty. And of course, the promises of enforcement never materialize.
In particular he is derisive of Rubio’s mumblings about enforcement
The tradeoff that Rubio had maintained would be essential for his support would be some sort border enforcement. However, Vitter said there would no way to hold account for that tradeoff.
“…that’s not going to happen. I just think he’s nuts.”
Given the prudish pomposity which characterizes most exchanges between Senators, Vitter’s outspokenness is remarkable.
Maybe it stems from annoyance. With a career NumbersUSA ranking of A+ Vitter actually knows what he is talking about. He has been especially impressive in his efforts to do something about Birthright Citizenship, even trying in the useless 112th Congress during a previous bout of Rubio-worship.
I do think, though, based on his clumsy and outmoded handling of the issues in his Wall Street Journal interview, that he may not be very bright.