Skip to comments.Rubio Defies Tea Party, Endorses Mitch McConnell For Reelection
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 McConnells 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 hes skeptical of attacks from the far-right.
Ive 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 Im some kind of liberal, McConnell said on CBSs Face The Nation.
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. McConnells re-election. I think hes trying to lead our conference....
(Excerpt) Read more at outsidethebeltway.com ...
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.
And they just keep pissing in our faces.......
Let that endorsement benefit McConnell’s rival instead. Rubio stabbed the Tea Party in the back too many times already.
I have always liked Rubio, and rationalized his mistakes. No more. Boot him.
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.
Toast burned to a crisp.
Oh. Prone. Never mind.
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...
Rubio was always a fraud, and I don’t think he fooled all that many.
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.
Ann Coulter will be happy.
This particular machination has to do more with Ted Cruz then McConnell.
Just another Latino bong dreg
Spit it out....sick bubblegum
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
I suspect his “good friend,” John McCain took Rubio under his wing and instructed him in the ways to be a turncoat
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.
i fell for Rubio,
supported and voted for his sorry ass.
it won’t happen again.
that boy can go straight to hell.
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.
Rubio was toast anyway.
I have never liked him, but I am not in Florida.
Rubio is so over.
Rand Paul has endorsed McConnell also.
He’s toast and over too.
Hey Mario! Azende me tuzeprovenos sfachim!
(and he is!)
stick a fork in rubio
stick a fork in rubio
wasn’t he the one that Rush interviewed on his show? Outed himself before the interview was done. Just a rino in conservative clothes..
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...
Rubio is a duplicitous fraud. I would certainly expect him to rally to support his fellow RINOs.
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Unfortunately, like many of the major debates in Washington, immigration has become a stalemate-where both sides are imprisoned by their own rhetoric or attachment to sacred cows that prevent the possibility of a balanced solution.
Immigration Reform will not occur until Conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. I am here today to begin that conversation.
Let's start that conversation by acknowledging we aren't going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants.
If you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you...
This is where prudence, compassion and thrift all point us toward the same goal: bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society.
Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors.
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[but he's not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]
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