Marco Rubio pulls an Arafat

Hey remember when the PLO was famous for saying one thing in English and something different in Arabic to their own people.

Marco Rubio apparently does:

In a Spanish-language interview Sunday with the network Univision, Sen. Marco Rubio, the leading Republican on the Gang of Eight comprehensive immigration reform group, made his strongest statement yet that legalization of the nation’s estimated 11 million illegal immigrants must happen before any new border security or internal enforcement measures are in place, and will in no way be conditional on any security requirements.

“Let’s be clear,” Rubio said. “Nobody is talking about preventing the legalization. The legalization is going to happen. That means the following will happen: First comes the legalization. Then come the measures to secure the border. And then comes the process of permanent residence.”

I’d love to see what the current price is on the Rubio 2016 domain name.  I suspect the price will drop like a rock after this, if it hasn’t already but Powerline disagrees:

remember, the Republicans nominated John McCain in 2008 notwithstanding his prior support for amnesty. They then nominated Mitt Romney in 2012 notwithstanding Romneycare. Although Republicans often are portrayed by the MSM as hopeless ideologues, we don’t behave that way when it comes to nominating presidential candidates.

Allahpundit says it’s that or nothing:

I think he’s calculating, unfortunately quite rationally, that conservatives are far more likely to forgive him for selling out their core interest in the name of winning over Latinos than general-election voters are if he becomes known as The Man Who Killed Reform.

and it’s all about getting a bill, he’s trying to pull a Johnson.

Update:  Ouch!

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This is a suckers bet.