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GOP insiders back Rubio in 2016
The Hill ^ | feb 01 2014 | Alexander Bolton

Posted on 02/02/2014 5:11:23 AM PST by chicagolady

Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-Fla.) political stock is rated a buy by major Republican fundraisers in Washington, who are bullish on Rubio’s future as a 2016 presidential candidate.

A group of Republican fundraising heavyweights and wise men in Washington’s business community are solidly behind Rubio, and see him not only as someone who could win the White House, but someone they can work with.

The fundraisers include Bill Paxon, a former New York lawmaker who is now a senior adviser at Akin Gump; Dirk Van Dongen, the president of the National Wholesalers Association; and Wayne Berman, a big-time donor with a knack for picking winning candidates in presidential primaries.

All three are a party of the business wing of the Republican Party that has clashed with the Tea Party. Their support for Rubio suggests they seem him as a possible ally going forward.

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First The Huckster now this Idiot. How long do we have to put up with this madness?
1 posted on 02/02/2014 5:11:23 AM PST by chicagolady
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To: chicagolady

and see him not only as someone who could win the White House, but someone they can work with......

MEANING he is SPINELESS!

OR AS THEY SAY IN SPANISH.....”NO Cojones”


2 posted on 02/02/2014 5:13:39 AM PST by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty and Let the the Stupid AmericanTaxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: chicagolady

When talking so enthusiastically with Mark Levin about the amnesty bill, Rubio sounded like the slimiest used car salesman I’ve ever heard. Please God,...not Rubio.


3 posted on 02/02/2014 5:14:37 AM PST by pallmallman (Q)
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To: chicagolady

“Business Wing of the Republican Party” So this means amnesty whores. They like Rubio....what does that say?

Once Marco put on that amnesty cloak, he was off my PPI forever.


4 posted on 02/02/2014 5:16:41 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: chicagolady

rubio’s bumper sticker for 2016 reads “I’ll say anything to be liked.”


5 posted on 02/02/2014 5:17:09 AM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: chicagolady

Bill Paxon: the epitome of GOP failure


6 posted on 02/02/2014 5:19:45 AM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: chicagolady

Rubio has been awful quiet on the immigration debate lately. Wonder why?


7 posted on 02/02/2014 5:22:43 AM PST by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: nhwingut

Unfortunately for Rubio he cannot unsay what he has said about Amnesty. He, like Boner, is a Democrat working to put into place the permanent Single Party Democrat Socialist State.


8 posted on 02/02/2014 5:27:45 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: chicagolady

No surprise there. As I said many times: The Republican party no longer exists. We have the Democrat and Democrat lite party. Basically a one party system in this country which is why everything is going to hell in a handbasket and why we need a 3rd party NOW. Otherwise come 2016 it’s going to be the same thing - The people are going to have two candidates - The Democrat or the Democrat II - shoved down their throats again, basically the same thing.


9 posted on 02/02/2014 5:29:57 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: pallmallman

Just think: Unless we get a 3rd party we could quite possibly see the country forced to choose between Rubio or Hillary. Watch, that’s what is going to happen. The Marxist propaganda machine posing as our impartial media is going to destroy all the candidates they don’t agree with until two leftists are all that’s left - Hillary and Rubio, and they are going to promote the hell out of them so the people think that is their only choice. BUT if we had a 3rd party and a real conservative running the Marxists would have no choice but to make it a 3-way race and we could see these two dirtbags debated into mush.


10 posted on 02/02/2014 5:35:31 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: chicagolady

No amnesty there, /S.


11 posted on 02/02/2014 5:37:10 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: chicagolady

The Huckster is pumping Lindsey Graham in my state. Should Rubio get the nomination, I will not vote.


12 posted on 02/02/2014 5:38:17 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: chicagolady

Rubio would be a good candidate, IMHO, but it’s going to be Romney again.


13 posted on 02/02/2014 5:40:53 AM PST by livius
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To: chicagolady

Someone will have to remind Rubio to take a drink of water before starting his speeches.


14 posted on 02/02/2014 5:53:13 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: chicagolady

I don’t like gender politics any more than anyone else here, but I think our only real hope is a Conservative woman candidate.


15 posted on 02/02/2014 6:05:42 AM PST by TwelveOfTwenty (See my home page for some of my answers to the left's talking points.)
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To: chicagolady

More Mehhiccans!

More Mehhiccans!

GOTTA HAVE MORE MORE MEHHICCANS MEHHICCANS!!!


16 posted on 02/02/2014 6:07:14 AM PST by Flintlock ( islam is a LIE, mohammed was a CRIMINAL, shira is POISON.)
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To: chicagolady

We’re going to get another big corporate big banker Toadie just like always.


17 posted on 02/02/2014 6:09:23 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: chicagolady

Rubio will NEVER have my vote—no matter how much he and the GOPe run around trying to reestablish his PHONY conservative bona fides.

He betrayed his true nature and WE WILL NEVER FORGET or be fooled.


18 posted on 02/02/2014 6:09:59 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: pallmallman

As a Floridian I was a huge Rubio fan until the amnesty debacle. I knew he wasn’t good in this one issue, but he is solid in virtually everything else, and could articulate conservatism better than anyone in a generation. Then, this immigration debate destroyed all that. He sounded pathetic...absolutely terrible trying to push this crap sandwich Schumer bill. He lost all credibility because he adopted all the same tactics the Dems used to push Obamacare. It was a rush to vote, lied about what’s in it and adopted BS sloganeering. Everything he wasn’t in 2010.

I am one that would accept some middle ground on this issue...but not with this regime in place to renege on promises. And not without real border shutdown and enforcement. The Senate bill did nothing but reward lawbreakers without addressing the causes.


19 posted on 02/02/2014 6:12:43 AM PST by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: House Atreides
no matter how much he and the GOPe run around trying to reestablish his PHONY conservative bona fides.

The past is prologue; that sounds like one Richard M. Nixon in 1968.

20 posted on 02/02/2014 6:16:15 AM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: livius

I hadn’t even thought of Romney again until his name was floated a few days ago. I guess if he is again the choice of the ill-informed primary voters, he will find someone other than Ryan for VP. Still has Jebbie given permission for Romney to run again?


21 posted on 02/02/2014 6:18:17 AM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: chicagolady

Damaged goods.

His ranting as a member of gang of 8 gurarantees his non-election.

we need a man of principle like Ted Cruz


22 posted on 02/02/2014 6:19:21 AM PST by bestintxas (Every time a RINO bites the dust a founding father gets his wings.)
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To: ilgipper
As a Floridian I was a huge Rubio fan until the amnesty debacle. I knew he wasn’t good in this one issue, but he is solid in virtually everything else, and could articulate conservatism better than anyone in a generation. Then, this immigration debate destroyed all that. He sounded pathetic...absolutely terrible trying to push this crap sandwich Schumer bill. He lost all credibility because he adopted all the same tactics the Dems used to push Obamacare. It was a rush to vote, lied about what’s in it and adopted BS sloganeering. Everything he wasn’t in 2010.

As a fellow Floridian..I could have not said it better...

I also blame McCain for most of this...Rubio as articulate and sharp as he is, was still a freshman Senator...learning the ropes..

McCain obviously used him and his appeal to push this crap...

I now look at Rubio with a jaded eye...

23 posted on 02/02/2014 6:19:49 AM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

The last Republican nominee that was not Democrat-lite was Reagan. Bush Junior sometimes talked like a Reaganite, but far too often governed like a progressive.


24 posted on 02/02/2014 6:28:30 AM PST by Daveinyork (IER)
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To: chicagolady

I used to defend big business until I realized big corporate multinationals were nothing more than socialist fiefdoms.

I only support small to medium size business now. The giant corps(es) are deep in bed with government with it soul killing regulations.

I also can’t stand neocons either. They’re just democrats who like the military and call themselves republicans.

Government needs to be kneecapped. They aren’t on our side, and they use us by using our patriotism against us. They think we are stupid rubes.


25 posted on 02/02/2014 6:29:50 AM PST by LibertyLA (fighting libtards and other giant government enablers!)
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To: LibertyLA

So the GOPe plans on taking back the Whitehouse in 2016 with a “amnesty and select the Hispanic for the Whitehouse” strategy. Nice strategy.

Now they just have to figure out how to keep the 20 million odd conservatives that will leave as well as the Dems putting up a woman and the Hispanic mayor of San Antonio on the plantation.

Note to the GOPe. We get it. You only care about the establishment. And that’s why we are taking you down.


26 posted on 02/02/2014 6:52:13 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Insurgent Conservative)
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To: pallmallman

Christie Cream, Huck, Ruby, keep em comin cuz last time Romney get the nod cuz the conservatives split their vote 8 ways and Romney won primary after primary as the only RINO.

They want a Hispanic?

That’s fine, but his last name should begin with a capitol C.

CRUZ


27 posted on 02/02/2014 6:54:21 AM PST by Zenjitsuman (New Boss Nancy Pelosi)
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To: chicagolady

Has anyone noticed (of course you have) that the “Insiders” never, ever endorse a conservative?


28 posted on 02/02/2014 7:04:17 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: chicagolady

And he will go nowhere...


29 posted on 02/02/2014 7:10:22 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: chicagolady

Rubio is a non starter along with Ryan and Crispy.


30 posted on 02/02/2014 7:15:31 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: chicagolady
On the big issues like amnesty, a coalition of the 'Rats plus the GOPe elite Quisling traitors will always win.


31 posted on 02/02/2014 7:16:50 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

32 posted on 02/02/2014 7:21:38 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: chicagolady

The garbage list gets longer and longer: christie, jebbush, ryan, rubio. The GOPe usually backs one rino and lets the conservative base destroy each other with multiple candidates. Someone like Huckabee is thrown in there to peel off “social” conservatives.
My thought is to try to back a good constitutional conservative in the primaries, but have an option for a third party candidate if the GOPe prevails again. Personally, I would favor Cruz as #1 and Rand Paul as #2. But, if the rino won the GOP race, perhaps Palin would run as the third party choice. The way I look at it this it’s a win-win. We can win if we get a conservative for GOP or we can win by destroying the rino establishment. Now if we get a good conservative and we lose the general, our country is forever lost. Other options such as secession or moving en masse with other conservatives to another country would need to be considered.
With the GOP considering moving up their primary, this might work.


33 posted on 02/02/2014 7:22:22 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: chicagolady

Rubio employs a guy who use to work for a Soros outfit, and AFTER he won the Conservative vote in Florida, he switched his position on immigration and became an amnesty advocate - no wonder the establishment RINO fundraisers like him - “all power to big Wash D.C. power”


34 posted on 02/02/2014 7:27:15 AM PST by Wuli
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To: chicagolady

GOP outsiders don’t back Rubio.


35 posted on 02/02/2014 7:32:19 AM PST by KnutKase (VRWC member since 1988)
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To: LibertyLA

“I used to defend big business until I realized big corporate multinationals were nothing more than socialist fiefdoms.”

Amen. I have come to the same realization. What the totalitarians have done is fused the veneer of capitalism with big government. It’s just repackaged fascism, and as you have alluded to, it really goes back to the Medieval system of the privileged aristocracy and serfdom.

Right now, the dependent class believes that they are getting their just deserts from the rich (anyone making more money than they are). But, we know that eventually the middle class and the nouveau riche will become poor, and everyone except the top .0001% will suffer.


36 posted on 02/02/2014 7:33:07 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: chicagolady
Not that long ago Marco Rubio, Mike Huckabee, Paul Ryan and Karl Rove (and many others) were heroes with a substantial number of people on FR. Over time they lost their glitter as we discovered they were all really just politicians with all of the warts and wrinkles that politicians carry. Personally, I have a short list of issues that I care deeply about:

The size and reach of government

Excessive taxation

Abortion

Illegal immigration and insecure borders

Preserving our Constitutional freedoms

37 posted on 02/02/2014 7:37:06 AM PST by Senator_Blutarski
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To: grumpygresh

Coalescing on one conservative candidate to take on and take it to the GOPe Paloooka must be done this time.

Last time we had many good conservatives and they put them before liberal moderators who asked impertinent questions and our guys cut each other up.

Lets let the conservatives be invited to debate at Heritage
and some conservative colleges, with no Rino’s invited for a series of debates, and lets have a CPAC type caucus to choose just one of them so we don’t split our vote.

Better to choose among-st conservatives first then spend money fighting eachother while the Romney’s of the party win
with 33% of the primary election vote.

Will we ever learn to play the game?


38 posted on 02/02/2014 7:37:37 AM PST by Zenjitsuman (New Boss Nancy Pelosi)
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To: chicagolady

FTGOP!


39 posted on 02/02/2014 7:54:55 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: chicagolady
Until we have a law that requires a mental test for voters first. Another way would be to cut off all of the free stuff used to buy votes.
40 posted on 02/02/2014 8:08:21 AM PST by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: grumpygresh

AND WHY is Rand Paul on your list???

Does Rand Paul Support Amnesty? Yes
http://www.frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/does-rand-paul-support-amnesty-yes-he-does/

Rand Paul endorses mass amnesty for illegal aliens
http://topconservativenews.com/2014/01/rand-paul-endorses-mass-amnesty-for-illegal-aliens/

Rand Paul Backs Amnesty If Illegals Can’t Vote Immediately

http://patdollard.com/2014/01/rand-paul-backs-amnesty-if-illegals-cant-vote-immediately/

Rand Paul joins GOP elites in call for amnesty for illegal immigrants

http://southernnationalist.com/blog/2012/11/13/rand-paul-joins-gop-elites-in-call-for-amnesty-for-illegal-immigrants/

Rand Paul’s presence-and-jobs amnesty — WITHOUT E-Verify

By Roy Beck, Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 5:14 PM EST

Whether or not you admire the bold individualistic leadership of Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on other issues, I know you will be disappointed and maybe even shocked by the immigration platform he outlined this morning before the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

SHOULD I GO ON??

https://www.numbersusa.com/content/nusablog/beckr/march-19-2013/rand-pauls-presence-and-jobs-amnesty.html


41 posted on 02/02/2014 10:57:30 AM PST by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty and Let the the Stupid AmericanTaxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: Wuli

Thanks for the Reminder!!

Cesar Conda – Marco Rubio’s chief of staff worked for George Soros

marco-rubioCesar Conda is Marco Rubio’s Chief of Staff. He recently made his Tweets private (protected) so the general public can’t ready them. Cesar Conda has been pushing amnesty for illegals on Twitter and elsewhere as Marco Rubio’s PR agent. Conda, who is an immigration lawyer, went to work for George Soros before becoming Rubio’s Chief of Staf. Cesar Conda worked on the editorial advisory board of George Soros magazine, The International Economy Magazine.

Cesar Conda had been spinning lies about the amnesty bill about how illegal wouldn’t get welfare, wait more than 10 years for citizenship, etc. Those lies have been completely debunked.

Another Rubio spokesperson, Alex Conant, recently compared illegal aliens living and working in this country to the institution of slavery.

So now you understand why Marco Rubio is so gung ho for amnesty. He surrounds himself with a George Soros monkey like Cesar Conda and other idiots like Alex Conant. Sad that Rubio is turning to be such a huge disappointment. At this point, he doesn’t seem much different than Charlie Crist.


42 posted on 02/02/2014 10:59:53 AM PST by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty and Let the the Stupid AmericanTaxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: chicagolady

Thanks for the info on Rand Paul. I seem to have glanced at some of these articles recently, but I seemed to have blinded by cognitive dissonance and hoped that there was some misinterpretation.
The only thing you can count on these days is subterfuge and deceit. Hopefully Cruz will stay strong.


43 posted on 02/02/2014 11:50:25 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: livius

RINO Rubio is a traitorous liar. You can’t trust a single thing he says. He rivals his mentor Mitt Romney with his inability to be honest. If either one gets the nomination, the result will be the same, a loss. It is too easy to show people of principle how unprincipled Rubio and Romney are.

It does not matter how wonderful he believes his background is — he and his parents’ struggle to make it in America. When he lies about his real beliefs to get elected and turns on a dime the moment he gets into office — never again. He’s pure lying RINO. No thank you.


44 posted on 02/02/2014 7:07:42 PM PST by Waryone
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