There has been a good deal of ′buzz′ on the Internet as to whether or not there is a connection between George Soros and Marco Rubio. Much of this centers about the Editorial Advisory Board of The International Economy magazine, which does in deed list both Soros and Sen. Rubio′s chief of staff, Cesar Conda. The Daily Caller contacted the magazine′s publisher, David M. Smick, who responded via email that Soros has no financial interest in the magazine and has not contributed any articles since the late 1980s. There is no direct evidence that Conda ever worked for Soros, nor any that they even ever met with one another. Likewise, there is no evidence that Rubio ever worked for Soros, nor met with him. So does this wash away all of the rumors?
Of course not! Remember, we′re talking politics here where money and power go hand in hand, often into dark, shadowy corners. Those of us who have actually read Prof. Carroll Quigley′s tome, ″Tragedy and Hope″, understand the nature of the game plan by the Progressive Establishment. Thesis, Antithesis, Synthesis. Some, like Glenn Beck, prefer to use the ′Overton Window′ to describe the process. You infiltrate both opposing parties on an issue. One proposes a radical solution, the other a ′lesser of two evils′. In the end, we get a watered-down version of both, which still succeeds in moving the issue to a more Progressive policy than before.
Immigration Reform is just such an opportunity to change the nature and structure of America on many levels. Not just politically or economically, but also socially and culturally. That is a lot of ly′s for the buck! Just the sort of policy issue that the elites would be willing to invest a great deal of time, money and effort to manipulate. So let us take a quick trip back to 2005 in our ′Way-Back′ machine to get some perspective.
George W. Bush had just won reelection and was looking to secure support from Hispanic voters for the GOP. Working with his old education reform pal, Ted ′Where′s My Pants?′ Kennedy, as well as with his friendly rival, John ′The Old Faker′ McCain, Bush ′43 began his push for a ′comprehensive immigration reform bill. While their first attempt went nowhere, the plan did serve as a foundation for future efforts in 2006 and 2007. But the American people were not ready to give a blanket amnesty to some 10-12 million illegal immigrants then, so the legislative efforts all failed to get passed. The attempt, however, did set the stage for Bush′43 to lose support from Conservatives. It also allowed Hillary Clinton to use immigration as a ′wedge issue′ to her own advantage in her 2008 presidential campaign.
Hillary came out against amnesty, Obama supported it. This helped Obama win the Hispanic and youth vote during the Democrat primaries, but, as we all know, it was a close run battle till the end. Meanwhile, the GOP, which got hammered in 2006, mainly due to Iraq and immigration, causing Conservatives to stay home, began to search for fresh blood to take up the fight. Marco Rubio fit the bill very nicely. Son of Cuban immigrants, Marco switched from his career as a lobbyist in Florida to running for political offices. He quickly rose to a position of power within the Florida state legislature, mainly due to his pro-amnesty agenda. Rubio helped block a number of bills that would have made enforcing existing immigration laws more effective. He also pushed and got passed free college tuition for Illegal immigrants in Florida.
Fast forward to 2010, the Year of the Tea Party. Health care was the main issue of the day, along with the economy in general. Charlie Crist was leading for a time in the polls over Rubio, claiming that he supported modifying ObamaCare. But after an interview in the Wall Street Journal, Crist made it clear that he would not repeal the Affordable Care Act in total. Another issue of the day was gasoline prices and whether off-shore oil drilling would help? Again, Crist came down on the wrong side, opposing expanding drilling sites. Rubio won the GOP nomination for the Senate seat and Crist waged a fight as an Independent, making it a three-way race between Rubio, Crist and the Democrat, Kendrick Meek.
Now, here we are in 2013 with many in the GOP Establishment calling for embracing ′comprehensive immigration reform′ once again. The same bunch who have also been busy propping up Marco Rubio as a potential candidate for president in 2016. If George Soros were looking for a golden boy to help move the immigration amnesty issue closer to the goal line, then Marco Rubio would be the perfect front man for the job. Whether there is a direct connection between Marco Rubio and George Soros via Rubio′s chief of staff, Cesar Conda, does not really matter. The fact is tat all three share the same philosophical view on the issue of amnesty for illegal immigration. Rubio and his staff are mostly from the corrupt world of political lobbyists. George Soros has a history of seeking out and using such people. One way or another, there is some smoke here, which means that a smoldering fire exists.