Skip to comments.Will Marco Rubio Be Hoisted On His Own Petard?
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 theres been no steak.
In his first year in the Senate, Marco Rubio did what exactly? He was sworn in on Jan. 3, 2011, and didnt 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 havent 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 hasnt 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 hes said about it is accurate....
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Personally, I have long considered him petarded.
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.
Well, he has proved he is asexual by screwing himself.
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.
I think the Republican party has been taken over by Rockefeller republicans. that are destroying it from within...
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?
No you are not alone Norm...keep it up! You’re doing a great job!
It was started by people like them. How can they “take over” something they’ve owned from day one?
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.
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.
i would not hate seeing this occur.
Schumer be treating Marco like an intern. He be Bill Clinton, Marco be Monica Lewinsky.
As long as he’s hoisted.
I don’t like racists, liars, demagogues, and traitors to the republic. He is all of these.
Gonna crush mine and send it back with the note: Rubio Caved! I want my money back.
Nelson Rockefeller looks better in retrospect than these “leaders” today; Dewey, especially so.
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.
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.
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’.
Nope. I'm right there with ya, bro.
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
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.
There has been abuse of power in this administration like this country has never experienced, not even FDR.
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.
Once you’re “in” with the “In Crowd” you don’t need to DO anything!
“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme”. Mark Twain.
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.
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