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Has Marco Rubio been bitten by an Establishment Vampire?
Ben Barrack ^ | 1/31/12 | Ben Barrack

Posted on 01/31/2012 5:57:11 AM PST by Ben Barrack

Florida Senator Marco Rubio has been a Tea Party favorite, much like South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley was. Haley endorsed Romney and was thoroughly rebuked by her state's voters when Gingrich won going away.

Rubio hasn't officially endorsed Romney but he has come about as close as Sarah Palin has to endorsing Gingrich. In fact, Rubio's rebuke of Gingrich's ad that went after Romney for being anti-Immigration may have been almost as effective in deflating the Newtmentum in Florida as Romney's negative and egregious ads that targeted Gingrich. The Senator from Florida even rebuked Gingrich when the former Speaker likened Romney to Crist. Rubio defended Romney as someone who stood by him in his race against Crist.

As John Hawkins points out at Right Wing News, Romney didn't get behind Rubio until the Tea Party had spent a year pushing Rubio past Crist...

(Excerpt) Read more at barracknow.blogspot.com ...


TOPICS: Government; History; Miscellaneous; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: florida; marcorubio; mittromney; newtgingrich
Braveheart betrayal scene anyone?
1 posted on 01/31/2012 5:57:18 AM PST by Ben Barrack
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To: Ben Barrack

Of course he has. The Romney people and the DC establishment have come to Rubio and told him that he is guaranteed the VP slot but that he must sell out his Tea Party cred.

We’ll see but there’s no way Rubio is allowed to the Palin to Romney’s McCain.


2 posted on 01/31/2012 6:04:30 AM PST by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: wilco200

Romney running with Rubio would give us TWO HISPANICS at the top of the list.


3 posted on 01/31/2012 6:06:45 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Ben Barrack

Incredibly disappointing move by Rubio, and very tone deaf. Can’t he see that Mitt Romney and Charlie Crist are the same animal?


4 posted on 01/31/2012 6:08:02 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Ben Barrack

He is a politician. Jeb’s protegee. Politicians will use who ever they can and take whatever they can to win.

There my be a very few who hold to principles, but the list wouldn’t be very long.


5 posted on 01/31/2012 6:09:59 AM PST by dforest
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To: muawiyah

Romney running with Rubio would give us TWO HISPANICS at the top of the list.

...and it would give the Gop two men with questionable Natural Born Citizen status, thus bailing out 0bamao...

...ymmv


6 posted on 01/31/2012 6:10:40 AM PST by ElectionInspector (Molon Labe...)
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To: ElectionInspector

The Edmunds Act did NOT strip the Romney clan of citizenship . This is an example of historical fiction that gains traction.

HOWEVER, the NBC status is an issue for Rubio.

Chestur Arthur, Obama , and Rubio - Two of which are Republicans.


7 posted on 01/31/2012 6:16:52 AM PST by RummyChick (It's a Satan Sandwich with Satan Fries on the side - perfect for Obama 666)
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To: ElectionInspector

The Obots are probably pumping hundreds of millions into Romney’s campaign.


8 posted on 01/31/2012 6:17:26 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: dforest

“He is a politician. Jeb’s protegee. Politicians will use who ever they can and take whatever they can to win. There my be a very few who hold to principles, but the list wouldn’t be very long.”

And from I’ve read from FL FReepers Rubio showed that his ethnicity trumped all else when he was in the FL House in bottling up any meaningful immigration measures.

Mike Lee stands head and shoulders above Marco Rubio.


9 posted on 01/31/2012 6:21:20 AM PST by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Ben Barrack; All

The Tea Party put him where he is. The Tea Party can take him out. And do so in plain view. The others will get the message.


10 posted on 01/31/2012 6:21:37 AM PST by j.argese (Newt ... the Nixon of our time ...)
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To: dforest

He’s actually more Ileana ros’s protege. She made him.He probably has more loyalty to her than Jeb. She’s all in for Mitt.Go figure the rest.


11 posted on 01/31/2012 6:22:40 AM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Ben Barrack

I never trusted this guy. His mushiness on the Arizona legislation told me all I need to know; if he will equivocate there, he will do so elsewhere. I believe he’s as self-serving as the most seasoned of politicians.


12 posted on 01/31/2012 6:25:42 AM PST by Calliecat
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To: wilco200

Hummmmm…..Let me see now:

1. Mitt Romney’s Father Was A Mexican Citizen When Mitt Was Born.

http://politicalvelcraft.org/2012/01/28/mitt-romneys-father-was-a-mexican-citizen-when-mitt-was-born/

This makes Romney not eligible to be president.

2. Rubio’s parents were still Cuban citizens when Rubio was born although Rubio was born within the jurisdiction of the U.S. Because of his parents not being U.S. citizens at the time of his birth, he is not eligible to be president or VP.

I don’t know why this is so difficult to understand for many of you folks.


13 posted on 01/31/2012 6:29:58 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Ben Barrack

Apparently, there’s this “Cult of Rubio.” He’s come out directly for a “pathway to citizenship,” and yet the Tea Party loves him. He definitely looks like one of the establishment. I’d like to find out where else he’s incompatible with the conservative agenda.


14 posted on 01/31/2012 6:39:10 AM PST by Lauren BaRecall (I declare for Santorum)
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To: j.argese

Rubio is not Constitutionally qualified to be VP. End of the story.


15 posted on 01/31/2012 6:43:24 AM PST by iontheball
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To: Ben Barrack

If Rubio’s parents had felt like him, they would have stopped half way on their journey to freedom.


16 posted on 01/31/2012 7:00:42 AM PST by RetSignman (I take responsibility for what I post not for what you understand.)
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To: Ben Barrack

Ode to the Grand Olde Party, and their BFF, the Obamanator.

When Newt or Paul rocks the GOP Establishment Boat,
The GOP oarsmen pull knives from their boots.
The hacking and slashing puts extreme fighting to shame,
Never, no NEVER rock the GOP Establishment Boat!
The GOP cannot win elections, by choice of their suits,
A RINO Nominee is a Democrat, - - - - one and the same.

Two Party as One Party is what they adore.
“Never give voters a choice,” ( or politicians
Are out of life-time jobs, - - forever more).

As we pay our bills holding our noses as we vote,
The Obamanator holds his cold, steel knife
To America’s throat - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - .


17 posted on 01/31/2012 7:03:32 AM PST by Graewoulf (( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Ben Barrack
In fact, Rubio's rebuke of Gingrich's ad that went after Romney for being anti-Immigration may have been almost as effective in deflating the Newtmentum in Florida as Romney's negative and egregious ads that targeted Gingrich.

Disagree. Newt's "anti-immigrant" ad was disgraceful pandering to Hispanics, along with his horrid Univision interview with amnesty pimp Jorge Ramos. Romney's call for tougher immigration enforcement is not "anti-immigrant". Illegal aliens are NOT immigrants, they are invaders. This is the one issue keeping me from a gleeful embrace of Gingrich. I will NEVER support Mittens, but Newt's immigration "ideas" are detestable.

18 posted on 01/31/2012 7:11:10 AM PST by montag813
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19 posted on 01/31/2012 7:15:28 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-Free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: iontheball

“Rubio is not Constitutionally qualified to be VP. End of the story.”

Except that both GOP-e and DEM-all, with the blessing of MSM and a ‘look the other way’ court take pleasure in ignoring/trashing/wiping their feet on the Constitution and (with NDAA)the Bill of Rights.

I believe you are correct, but recent history shows that if *they* want him in...he’ll be in.


20 posted on 01/31/2012 8:03:08 AM PST by MichaelCorleone (Stop feeding the beast; only spend money with establishments that share traditional American values.)
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To: Ben Barrack

I like Rubio a LOT, but he is a former state speaker. You don’t get there by poking the eye of the party insiders.

I am glad Rubio did not endorse, and frankly the two areas where he did insert himself in the race are fair arguments. I think Newt got off message in Florida and went in too many directions instead of sticking to fighting for the conservative positions and laying out where Romney’s political career contradicts FL GOP voters. This has not been a good week for Gingrich, and it is not all inflicted by the other guy.


21 posted on 01/31/2012 8:08:01 AM PST by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

The only problem with your statement is that barack hussein has set a precedent for all non NBC candidates.So if Hussein was eligible Marco is as well.THe left can’t have it both ways.


22 posted on 01/31/2012 10:39:04 AM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Ben Barrack.


23 posted on 01/31/2012 7:14:42 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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