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Rubio Defies Tea Party, Endorses Mitch McConnell For Reelection
Outside the Beltway ^ | October 20, 2013 | Doug Mataconis

Posted on 10/20/2013 11:09:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Florida Senator Marco Rubio has endorsed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell over his Tea Party primary challenger:

Washington (CNN) - One-time tea party favorite Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, said Sunday he supports Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s bid for re-election in 2014.

McConnell is facing a primary challenge in his home state of Kentucky from businessman Matt Bevin, who was endorsed by the influential Senate Conservatives Fund on Friday.

“Matt Bevin is a true conservative who will fight to stop the massive spending, bailouts, and debt that are destroying our country. He is not afraid to stand up to the establishment and he will do what it takes to stop Obamacare,” Senate Conservatives Fund Director Matt Hoskins said in a statement.

But McConnell said he’s skeptical of attacks from the far-right.

“I’ve endured millions of dollars in attack ads that have called me a right-wing fanatic over the years. I think my opponents in the primary are going to have a hard time convincing Kentucky primary voters that I’m some kind of liberal,” McConnell said on CBS’s “Face The Nation.”

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Rubio, himself facing flak from the far right over his stance on immigration reform, said McConnell is doing a good job in tough circumstances.

“I do support Sen. McConnell’s re-election. I think he’s trying to lead our conference....

(Excerpt) Read more at outsidethebeltway.com ...


TOPICS: Florida; Kentucky; Campaign News; Issues; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 2014; amnestypimps; florida; gopestablishment; kentucky; lundergangrimes; marcorubio; mattbevin; mcconnell; mitchmcconnell; rino; rubio; teaparty; teapartyturncoat
I was never fooled by Marco.
1 posted on 10/20/2013 11:09:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I was never fooled by Marco.

Same here. I never did get what all the fuss was over him.

And now look. After so many people trying their darnedest to give him the benefit of the doubt after his shameful endorsement of 'comprehensive immigration reform', he turns around and firmly closes the door shut on any remaining doubts as to what camp he really stands in.

FU Rubio, you fraud.

2 posted on 10/20/2013 11:14:53 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: 2ndDivisionVet

And they just keep pissing in our faces.......


3 posted on 10/20/2013 11:17:19 PM PDT by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Let that endorsement benefit McConnell’s rival instead. Rubio stabbed the Tea Party in the back too many times already.


4 posted on 10/20/2013 11:20:46 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have always liked Rubio, and rationalized his mistakes. No more. Boot him.


5 posted on 10/20/2013 11:21:11 PM PDT by GilesB
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I sorta was. At least I had high hopes for him.

Sadly, he’s decided that life is better inside the establishment tent, so he’s toast now.


6 posted on 10/20/2013 11:21:42 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Ronin

Toast burned to a crisp.


7 posted on 10/20/2013 11:25:10 PM PDT by itssme
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hmm...this "Rubio" fellow - what position does he play?

Oh. Prone. Never mind.

8 posted on 10/20/2013 11:30:17 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: All

Beware of Greeks bearing gifts...

There are several Trojan Horses in the midst of the republican party apparatus...

Too bad Florida has to put up with this guy for a few more years...Some will rationalize their patience over that time, trying to find something good to cling too when the time draws near to decide to keep him, or toss him on the trash heap of bad choices...

Just remember what has happened over the here and now, Rubio will change his tune, perhaps coming more to the right as time marches on, never forget the COMPLETE time of service in this term, he has probably learned from the best on how to swing his position on issues to justify his and many others existence in the ranks of temporary occupyer;s of office around our country...

They all learn to do this in one way, shape or form, it is reality...

And it will be up to Florida to take care of this...Let’s see if they can remember this time in our countries history when it to makes its decision to keep him around...


9 posted on 10/20/2013 11:34:49 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Attention Sean Hannity.... Is your man crush on “Marco” finally over now? Ready to unhitch your horse from his wagon?
10 posted on 10/20/2013 11:47:03 PM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rubio was always a fraud, and I don’t think he fooled all that many.


11 posted on 10/20/2013 11:48:12 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I initially thought Rubio an ally for freedom, albeit not an especially bright one.
Lord knows we need freedom fighters in DC.
Rubio disappoints on many levels.
12 posted on 10/20/2013 11:49:58 PM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Surprising. Not.


13 posted on 10/20/2013 11:56:48 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The GOP desperately needs new blood - new, charismatic advocates of limited government and self-reliance. When I first heard of Rubio, I was interested and wanted to learn more. At this point, I’ve learned more than enough - Rubio is a political descendant of the Bushes, a slimmer Chris Christie. No thanks.


14 posted on 10/20/2013 11:57:27 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ann Coulter will be happy.


15 posted on 10/21/2013 12:11:52 AM PDT by gattaca ("Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This particular machination has to do more with Ted Cruz then McConnell.


16 posted on 10/21/2013 12:15:51 AM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ruck Fubio

Just another Latino bong dreg

Spit it out....sick bubblegum


17 posted on 10/21/2013 12:26:55 AM PDT by wardaddy
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To: GilesB

Why wasn’t his sponsoring amnesty enough then?

I saw the circle jerk for him here election night 2012

Instantly as it became obvious we were down the crapper yet again

Freepers run for identity politics like vampires for virgin blood

(Not you perhaps but 100s did)

Crazy like batshite

Isn’t it a rich irony yet another ....albeit half Latino is our best hope

But honesty check.....does Cruz’s surname or identity mean anything now?

Hell no....its just so far he is our leader.....at least we have one finally who actually is in the game

Not in radio or on the sidelines snowy and all


18 posted on 10/21/2013 12:33:43 AM PDT by wardaddy
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To: Ronin

I suspect his “good friend,” John McCain took Rubio under his wing and instructed him in the ways to be a turncoat


19 posted on 10/21/2013 1:09:42 AM PDT by Catsrus (A)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He fooled me. I certainly didn’t expect him to join the club as quick as this. At least it gives the Tea Party time to find a strong candidate to primary him with.


20 posted on 10/21/2013 1:27:26 AM PDT by pallis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

i fell for Rubio,
supported and voted for his sorry ass.
it won’t happen again.
that boy can go straight to hell.


21 posted on 10/21/2013 3:39:35 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ( Hey Rubio, eat pooh pal))
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To: stevie_d_64

The conquered Trojans later said, “Beware of gifts bearing Greeks!”.

Anyway, what more proof do we need, if proof were needed, about Rubio? I didn’t know it was possible to nail your own coffin shut from the inside.


22 posted on 10/21/2013 4:52:33 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rubio was toast anyway.


23 posted on 10/21/2013 4:52:45 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ( The Republican Party has become the White Flag Party-shamefully surrendering daily to Socialism)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have never liked him, but I am not in Florida.


24 posted on 10/21/2013 5:50:12 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Resolute Conservative

Rubio is so over.


25 posted on 10/21/2013 5:51:02 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

Rand Paul has endorsed McConnell also.
He’s toast and over too.


26 posted on 10/21/2013 6:32:05 AM PDT by weston (As far as I'm concerned, it's Christ or nothing!)
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To: weston

BUMP


27 posted on 10/21/2013 6:33:21 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It's time to bring back the Bob Grant "Mario Salute":

Hey Mario! Azende me tuzeprovenos sfachim!

(and he is!)

28 posted on 10/21/2013 6:54:49 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: GilesB

stick a fork in rubio


29 posted on 10/21/2013 7:04:39 AM PDT by stickywillie (how come there are no father-in-law jokes?)
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To: GilesB

stick a fork in rubio


30 posted on 10/21/2013 7:05:01 AM PDT by stickywillie (how come there are no father-in-law jokes?)
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To: pallis

wasn’t he the one that Rush interviewed on his show? Outed himself before the interview was done. Just a rino in conservative clothes..


31 posted on 10/21/2013 12:15:58 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: elcid1970; All

Well your illustration is proven by the size and occupancy of that coffin...

There are people in that state that live and breath on his every syllable...He can do NO wrong...

Bottom line is we all across the country had high hopes for this guy in the beginning, and look how long it took for him to fall out of favor with a lot of them...

It may all come down to what some of us really know about the “place” and not so much the “person” we send up there to represent us...

Same thing goes for our guy Cornyn...He was gangbusters going in, the place and influences eventually consumed him as well...

I’m sure a lot of people could cite their own similar situations...


32 posted on 10/21/2013 8:25:22 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rubio is a duplicitous fraud. I would certainly expect him to rally to support his fellow RINOs.


33 posted on 10/22/2013 11:45:55 AM PDT by House Atreides ( D)
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