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Will Marco Rubio Be Hoisted On His Own Petard?
RightWingNews ^ | June 17, 2013 | Derek Hunter

Posted on 06/17/2013 8:24:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Remember all the build-up around the Facebook IPO? Investors wondered when it would happen and how they could get in on it. People were scrambling to be part of the action. Then, it happened, and it flopped. Marco Rubio is fast turning into the Facebook IPO of the United States Senate. There was hype, there was hope, there was sizzle…but there’s been no steak.

In his first year in the Senate, Marco Rubio did … what exactly? He was sworn in on Jan. 3, 2011, and didn’t even deliver his first Senate floor speech until June 14. Conversely, Rand Paul and Mike Lee joined the Senate on the same day, hit the ground running and haven’t stopped running since.

Not everyone has to be Paul or Lee, and we can argue their success (but not their impact). But as a senator, Marco Rubio hasn’t lived up to half the hype. The proclaimed “savior of the conservative movement” is in the midst of selling it out for a handful of empty promises and feel-good platitudes.

The face for the “Gang of 8” senators on “comprehensive immigration reform” has done more spinning than a top lately and seems dangerously unfamiliar with the legislation. He has said areas of the bill, written by Democrats led by Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., needs improvement, but almost nothing he’s said about it is accurate....

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TOPICS: Florida; Issues; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: amnesty; immigration; marcorubio

1 posted on 06/17/2013 8:24:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Personally, I have long considered him petarded.


2 posted on 06/17/2013 8:26:22 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Marco Rubio is an ignorant, transparent racist. He holds hispanic goals at the utmost, regardless of what achieving them might do to this great nation.

A pox on him and his followers. May his days be short, and may another more worthy than he take his place.

FUMR


3 posted on 06/17/2013 8:29:48 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, he has proved he is asexual by screwing himself.

You punk??

I want my $50 bucks back for those ridiculous water bottles.

Had I known you would pull this crap, I’d be setting aside money for your competitor.

Doing it anyway.


4 posted on 06/17/2013 8:30:19 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think the Republican party has been taken over by Rockefeller republicans. that are destroying it from within...


5 posted on 06/17/2013 8:45:02 PM PDT by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: ColdSteelTalon

And yet on a daily basis, Freepers, the supposedly furthest of the political right, are dead set determined to excuse the GOP and make excuses for keeping it in power.

And scream bloody murder when someone dares call it on the carpet. Am I alone in my frustration?


6 posted on 06/17/2013 8:47:51 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

No you are not alone Norm...keep it up! You’re doing a great job!


7 posted on 06/17/2013 8:49:38 PM PDT by teg_76
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To: ColdSteelTalon

It was started by people like them. How can they “take over” something they’ve owned from day one?


8 posted on 06/17/2013 8:50:41 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Nope, I think people are wakin’ up and the volunteer and professional “social media operatives” are scramblin’ to protect the GOP fortress, which is lookin’ quite dilapidated.


9 posted on 06/17/2013 8:56:22 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: teg_76

It makes me crazy. Just WTF does the GOP have to do? Is there NOTHING the collective ‘we’ will not make excuses for?

People talk about Obama raping puppies in a Burka and people saying Cool!...But the right is provably no different. The crap during the primary was excused...all the stuff since...now Rubio and Ocho.

Oh they say, We don’t approve of all that? Really? then why are you still supporting it and expanding it with excuses?

And then the name calling and diversion begins.

We can’t win this. We just can’t. We have a 2 front war here and our own side is more destructive than the left. Until they are depowered and put in their place we have no way forward.

But so few seem to care. If they did, they would speak up...no ROAR up.

/extreme frustration


10 posted on 06/17/2013 8:58:08 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

i would not hate seeing this occur.


11 posted on 06/17/2013 8:59:21 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
A good friend of mine, a high-ranking Republican aide in the Senate, told me a popular joke on Capitol Hill is that Sen. Schumer let Rubio write the talking points while his staff wrote the bill. It would be funny were it not proving so accurate.

Schumer be treating Marco like an intern. He be Bill Clinton, Marco be Monica Lewinsky.

12 posted on 06/17/2013 9:05:46 PM PDT by metafugitive
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As long as he’s hoisted.

I don’t like racists, liars, demagogues, and traitors to the republic. He is all of these.


13 posted on 06/17/2013 9:07:46 PM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: Vendome

Gonna crush mine and send it back with the note: Rubio Caved! I want my money back.


14 posted on 06/17/2013 9:14:28 PM PDT by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
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To: joshua c

Capital idea.


15 posted on 06/17/2013 9:15:17 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: ColdSteelTalon

Nelson Rockefeller looks better in retrospect than these “leaders” today; Dewey, especially so.


16 posted on 06/17/2013 9:19:33 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The gang made him point man because of his credit with conservatives.
When they’re done with him, they’ll toss him aside like a used rubber.
That’s the treatment McCain & Co. get from their friends on the left.


17 posted on 06/17/2013 9:27:44 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Norm Lenhart
We can’t win this. We just can’t. We have a 2 front war here and our own side is more destructive than the left. Until they are depowered and put in their place we have no way forward. But so few seem to care. If they did, they would speak up...no ROAR up.

We certainly are not & probably will not win this because the PTB are stronger than the populace. Your last sentence is also the reason as 99% are too lazy or uninformed to waist an once of energy to correct the situation.

18 posted on 06/17/2013 10:17:37 PM PDT by Digger
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To: Digger

Really, it’s worse. They and EVEN WORSE YET, ‘we’ are fighting our own people tooth and nail when they do speak up. I defy anyone reading this thread to search FR or any other site forum out there.

Find a random thread of any decent size/content including the concept of ditching or depowering the GOP/building a new or adapting an existing party...that does not have several GOP sycophants screaming what a bad idea it is and devolving into personal attacks.

Always an excuse. Always snark. Always something to forward the meme of ‘can’t’.


19 posted on 06/17/2013 10:25:22 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart
Am I alone in my frustration?

Nope. I'm right there with ya, bro.

20 posted on 06/17/2013 10:32:38 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Norm Lenhart
the concept of ditching or depowering the GOP/building a new or adapting an existing party...

The TEA Party made record gains in Republican races in 2010, coast to coast, in spite of a very few losses caused by the Rove critters.

We need that kind of fight EVERY election cycle

21 posted on 06/17/2013 10:44:07 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: meadsjn

That makes it all the more aggravating. These willful fools say with a straight face it can’t be done when a rag tag group of nonconnected people DID IT ALREADY.

The Tea party never once had coordination outside a telephone and email...nothing ironclad. Just comments and ideas between them...which they didn’t all work toward anyway. There is or was no central plan. And they still had a history making win.

And we are to believe it CAN’T be done if they WERE organized?

We don’t need a Billion dollars. We don’t need conferences for 1000 aides in Guam (it might capsize!)

We need a plan based on constitutional P R I N C I P L E S and let the psuedocons on the net scream. Then just freaking do it. It’s not like we all are blind to what we want. We just need to keep the GOP from infiltrating it.


22 posted on 06/17/2013 10:52:34 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart
Let's not forget that after 2010, Obama unleashed the dogs of every federal agency to prevent a repeat in 2012.

There has been abuse of power in this administration like this country has never experienced, not even FDR.

23 posted on 06/17/2013 11:08:46 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: meadsjn

Sure. But King George acted just a bit more intrusively and look what resulted? If free people want to stay free, they have to get over fear of losing material things and Government abuse. Or they lose it all. We learned that lesson once. Hopefully we remember before history fully repeats.


24 posted on 06/17/2013 11:12:57 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Once you’re “in” with the “In Crowd” you don’t need to DO anything!


25 posted on 06/18/2013 2:41:39 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme”. Mark Twain.


26 posted on 06/18/2013 2:46:26 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: ColdSteelTalon

The Republican Party has been the Rockefeller Party for many years with occasional aberrations, most notably Goldwater and Reagan.Nothing useful can be done for the country by continuing to remain the Republican Party or by voting for its candidates as lesser evils. At this point an evil is an evil politically. None is lesser. A 10 degree change in direction of 1% of the government is not even that 1% better than plowing straight ahead. A complete 180 is required and is probably not possible.


27 posted on 06/18/2013 4:29:59 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economiws In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: arthurus

I agree...


28 posted on 06/18/2013 8:18:57 PM PDT by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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