Sarah Palin rips Rubio on immigration

Sarah Palin criticized Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) by name on Monday for the Senate immigration bill. 

Palin, in a lengthy Facebook post, blasts the bill as "amnesty," says it won't secure America's borders and compares the Senate's process toward passing it to Democrats' passage of ObamaCare in 2010.

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She criticized Rubio and other "amnesty suppoters" for opposing an amendment sponsored by Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) that would have required the completion of more of the border fence before illegal immigrants could receive registered provision immigrant status. 

"It's beyond disingenuous for anyone to claim that a vote for this bill is a vote for security," Palin wrote.

"Look no further than the fact that Senator Rubio and amnesty supporters nixed Senator Thune's amendment that required the feds to finally build part of a needed security fence before moving forward on the status of illegal immigrants who've already broken the law to be here," she wrote. "This bill isn’t about fixing problems; it's about amnesty at all costs."

The Monday post comes just hours after she posted an article highlighting Rubio's 2010 comments that an "earned path to citizenship is basically code for amnesty," deriding him as a flip-flopper. The attacks are a sign that should Rubio run for president, she could emerge as a vocal detractor of his campaign.

Palin, now a Fox News contributor who continues to hold sway with conservative activists, warns that the bill will lead to a conservative revolt against both Democrats and centrist Republicans in the 2014 elections.

"As the Senate moves to pass amnesty, the only bright spot in this travesty is the rallying revolution we can look forward to. For just as opposition to Obamacare became a rallying cry for the 2010 midterm elections, opposition to this fundamentally transforming amnesty bill will galvanize the grassroots in next year’s elections," she concludes. "And 2014 is just around the corner."