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Hill: Rubio Gaining as GOP Establishment's Preferred 2016 Choice.
NewsMax ^ | February 2, 2014 | Elliot Jager

Posted on 02/12/2014 7:52:24 AM PST by Din Maker

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio is garnering support from mainstream Republican fundraisers and contributors for a 2016 presidential run, according to The Hill. Those backing Rubio are antagonistic toward the tea party and see him as an alternative to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who faced new allegations over the weekend that allegedly implicate him in the "Bridge-gate" lane-closing scandal.

The senator's presidential stock has fluctuated. A year ago Time magazine hailed Rubio as "The Republican Savior" only to see him displaced by Christie after Rubio fumbled delivering the GOP response to the 2013 State of the Union Address. Rubio also antagonized conservatives by supporting Senate immigration reform legislation, according to the Post.

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TOPICS: Campaign News; Parties
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; hispandering; massamnesty; rubio; rubio4amnesty
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I'd have never thought 3 years ago that Rubio would be the GOP Establishment's choice. I must say, I'm disappointed.
1 posted on 02/12/2014 7:52:24 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Din Maker

All the proof we need that Rubio is a phony.


2 posted on 02/12/2014 7:54:26 AM PST by lodi90
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To: Din Maker

“A year ago Time magazine hailed Rubio as “The Republican Savior” only to see him displaced by Christie after Rubio fumbled delivering the GOP response to the 2013 State of the Union Address.”

Reality check: He crashed and burned by supporting amnesty, making his switch from tea-partier to Crist-ian, Christie-ian dhimmi for Obama.


3 posted on 02/12/2014 7:54:43 AM PST by dangus
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To: Din Maker
in very tiny print: by Democrats/RINOs

4 posted on 02/12/2014 7:55:30 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Din Maker

Well the democrats first choice for the GOP was Christie, but they destroyed him too early


5 posted on 02/12/2014 7:56:26 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Din Maker
I'd have never thought 3 years ago that Rubio would be the GOP Establishment's choice. I must say, I'm disappointed.

After entering the Senate as a Tea Party favorite, Marco bought the favor of the GOPe by going full blast towards amnesty. The GOPe may be willing to overlook his Tea Party past but I'm not willing to overlook his amnesty present.

6 posted on 02/12/2014 7:57:10 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
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To: Din Maker

Cause for great concern IMHO.


7 posted on 02/12/2014 7:57:21 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: Din Maker

What the GOPe “needs” is a leader that they can control from the sidelines.


8 posted on 02/12/2014 7:58:30 AM PST by Slyfox (We want our pre-existing HEALTH INSURANCE back!)
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To: Din Maker

If the preferred “GOP Establishment” candidate is nominated I’ll be voting 3rd party.

Millions like me will do the same.

This is how political parties die.


9 posted on 02/12/2014 8:07:38 AM PST by EternalHope (Be ready.)
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To: Din Maker

Isn’t it time for one of those posts with the Photo...

Oh no, not this shit again?


10 posted on 02/12/2014 8:08:32 AM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: Paine in the Neck

Right there with you.


11 posted on 02/12/2014 8:09:10 AM PST by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: EternalHope

It’s aready dead. They just haven’t realized that movement is not the host. It’s the millions of maggots feeding on the body.


12 posted on 02/12/2014 8:09:53 AM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: Din Maker

Rubio will never get that Gang of 8 stench off his shoes. He really stepped in it by hanging around them.

Notice how he was the poster boy for the Senate amnesty bill, until the votes were cast. As soon as the voting was over, the ‘new’ faces of the amnesty bill were Shumer and McCain making the rounds to the newstalk programs.

Rubio was had.

More recently, the old faces have been pushing Ryan to the forefront on amnesty.


13 posted on 02/12/2014 8:10:06 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Din Maker

LOL!

Good luck wit dat, Grand Old Pussies.


14 posted on 02/12/2014 8:10:07 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: FReepers
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15 posted on 02/12/2014 8:10:32 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Din Maker

The GOP Establishment endorsement should be viewed as an endorsement from the Lame Stream Media and/or the dnc. IOW, a KISS OF DEATH.


16 posted on 02/12/2014 8:10:44 AM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: Din Maker

Mexicans hate Cubans, like Rubio.

Stupid GOPe probably thinks all Hispanics are alike.


17 posted on 02/12/2014 8:11:18 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dangus

Absolutely, spot on.


18 posted on 02/12/2014 8:11:20 AM PST by Howie66 (John Wayne McCornyn...he's just like US! Honest!)
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To: Din Maker

They keep cycling around with the same phonies. Christie. Bush. Rubio.

Time for a new party.

Just saying. Tea Party.

(I know, it’s not time to bail yet. But just saying, maybe it’s time to bail.)


19 posted on 02/12/2014 8:11:59 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ( http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: VRWCarea51

Already, we have seen in recent weeks that ...

Romney is the new frontrunner,
Huckabee is the new frontrunner,
Christie is the new frontrunner,
Rubio is the new frontrunner,
JBush is the new frontrunner, etc.

Whoever has a preference is writing articles about their preference.

These frontrunner claims are nothing more than early propaganda.

Want a frontrunner? Commission a poll, have it written in a way that gives your preference the edge, and publish the results as your preference being the new frontrunner. If the polling, however, goes a different direction, just dump it in the trash or, if it is an online poll, claim that the site was hacked and that caused the results to be skewed.


20 posted on 02/12/2014 8:15:09 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: lodi90

Oh come on....Rubio, Jeb Bush, Christie, I mean...what a great line up for POTUS. Maybe they could resurrect Bob Dole, McCain, wouldn’t that be exciting?


21 posted on 02/12/2014 8:16:35 AM PST by parthian shot
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To: Din Maker

I’d have never thought 3 years ago that Rubio would be the GOP Establishment’s choice. I must say, I’m disappointed.
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I see this as a positive...Rubio is more consevrative than Christie, Romney or McCain...I like Paul,Cruz, and Gov. Walker better (Walker would be my choice right now)...but Rubio isn’t nearly as bad as some of the names being floated...or tried in years past.

Yes, he is a problem on immigration...but as to Health Care, Taxes, abortion, and entitlement reform...much much better...


22 posted on 02/12/2014 8:17:44 AM PST by Tulane
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To: lodi90

The poster boy for cheap jobs for the friends of the GOP establishment.


23 posted on 02/12/2014 8:18:09 AM PST by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: Din Maker

I will not forget how this guy lied and played us for rubes.


24 posted on 02/12/2014 8:18:57 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Tulane
I see this as a positive...Rubio is more consevrative...

Nobody knows the real Rubio.

25 posted on 02/12/2014 8:21:17 AM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Din Maker

Rubio as the 2016 GOP nominee. Yeh that’ll happen. Not.


26 posted on 02/12/2014 8:23:06 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: Tulane

I agree with your Post #22.


27 posted on 02/12/2014 8:23:34 AM PST by Din Maker
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To: Din Maker

Q. Any of them care to state why he wants to be President and what he would do?

A. NO

Screw stealth candidates.


28 posted on 02/12/2014 8:23:41 AM PST by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: Moonman62

I see this as a positive...Rubio is more consevrative...
Nobody knows the real Rubio.
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True...but nobody knows any politician...

The key is to stay in their faces...think Harriet Myers and Sam Alito...point is — with Bush we had a chance to get Alito...with a Democrat, there will never be a chance....


29 posted on 02/12/2014 8:23:52 AM PST by Tulane
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To: Tulane

With Bush we got Traitor Roberts.


30 posted on 02/12/2014 8:25:09 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Din Maker

They need to stop sweating 2016 and concentrate on 2014 and other midterms.


31 posted on 02/12/2014 8:25:24 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: dfwgator
"Stupid GOPe probably thinks all Hispanics are alike."

Nah they don't - they know we are.

32 posted on 02/12/2014 8:27:00 AM PST by ex-snook (God is Love)
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To: ScottinVA

They need to stop sweating 2016 and concentrate on 2014 and other midterms


Sadly, the GOPe were whipped by obama have mentally checked out until 2016. They have no interest in being an enagaged opposition party with the kenyan in the WH.


33 posted on 02/12/2014 8:28:27 AM PST by lodi90
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

So, when is? Wait for another round of voting for the same and expecting a different result?

The 'GOP' has been trending leftward since early 2000s, with Frist and Lott, et al.

Levin keeps saying 'we need a new Republican party', but I wonder if the nation can survive long enough for that to ever happen from within?

Some commentators are predicting that it will take decades to recover from the current state of affairs. If the next president is a Dem-lib or GOPelite, we will just see more of the same -- more spending and more taxation and digging the hold deeper.
34 posted on 02/12/2014 8:30:52 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: dfwgator

With Bush we got Traitor Roberts.
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We sure did...but poitn being, we also got Alito...

With Obama, Hillary or somoe other dem, whatt are he chances we get Roberts and Alito or Ginsburg and Sotomayor?

Obama is seeding the federal district courts and appeallate courts with serious liberals...Bush didn’t do that...This is rarely talked about but hugely important...we have to have a Republican in 2016 for many reasons...


35 posted on 02/12/2014 8:31:05 AM PST by Tulane
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To: Din Maker

Rubio and Ryan, giving voice to those lie-filled, Zuckerberg-financed, pro-amnesty commercials...

I have nothing but utter CONTEMPT for those two. Never under any circumstances will either ever get my vote.


36 posted on 02/12/2014 8:32:55 AM PST by greene66
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To: dangus

dangus,
As a Floridian I voted for the s.o.b.
Had me fooled.
His folks all came here legally, you’d think they’d disapprove of those doing so not quite legally.
I will not be fooled by this clown again.


37 posted on 02/12/2014 8:33:40 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Din Maker

Another Gringo de Mexico.

Other than that, he’s pretty good, but he won’t be getting my primary vote.


38 posted on 02/12/2014 8:34:09 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Colorado: the Maryland of the Mountain West)
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To: Din Maker

When the LSM gets to Cruz, they will stop laughing. The back benchers act like ‘Rats and will be tossed. Too much Potomac fever in the LSM.


39 posted on 02/12/2014 8:38:10 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: EagleUSA

Don’t be Eagle.
Rubio is candidate most dems would like to see nominated cause they think he is easily beatable.
I will not vote for him as a real conservative. Many others will not either.


40 posted on 02/12/2014 8:39:25 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Din Maker

He sold out REAL fast. Allen West needs to primary his ass in 2016.


41 posted on 02/12/2014 8:54:15 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Joe Boucher

“...Rubio is candidate most dems would like to see nominated cause they think he is easily beatable.”

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I would agree. We need to avoid another McCain/Romney scenario that just loses elections. Most people don’t think about it — these two RINOs (liberals really) still lost elections while Reagan (our last real conservative) won big. We even won twice with a “compassionate-conservative” who did little with two terms and a Congress majority.

I just hope we don’t have another lesser of two evils choice situation but it is looking that way.


42 posted on 02/12/2014 9:00:17 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: Din Maker

Rubio = amnesty


43 posted on 02/12/2014 9:11:03 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: Din Maker

Rubio recently began pushing ideas to reform higher education. Maybe such ideas are needed, but coming from him it mostly seems like another effort to distance himself from his alliance with Schumer and other Dims on amnesty for illegal aliens.


44 posted on 02/12/2014 9:12:32 AM PST by Will88
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To: Paine in the Neck

Yes and if he changes his amnesty position, I’m still not voting for him.


45 posted on 02/12/2014 10:01:52 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: freedomfiter2
Yes and if he changes his amnesty position, I’m still not voting for him.

Oh, the "he is not the perfect candidate so I can't vote for him" reasoning?

Phooey. You probably wouldn't have voted for Reagan.

You're either a short-sighted idiot or a troll. Which is it?

46 posted on 02/12/2014 10:04:15 AM PST by Crusher138 ("Then conquer we must, for our cause it is just")
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To: Crusher138

Actually, I did vote for Reagan. As long as the GOPe can count on conservative votes in the general election, they’ll be destroying the conservative candidates in the primaries. Voting for the left wing GOP candidate is the short sighted position. Is that you, Karl?


47 posted on 02/12/2014 10:11:27 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Crusher138

By the way, the whole “Reagan couldn’t get elected in today’s GOP” argument is a line used by the establishment left who fought against Reagan. It’s untrue and the liars know it. You need to hang out with a better crowd.


48 posted on 02/12/2014 10:30:30 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: EagleUSA

I’ve grown up and am a big boy now and do not need the GOP to tell me how to think or vote.
I will NOT again be snookered in to voting for the lesser of two bad choices.
REAL conservative or go fish.


49 posted on 02/12/2014 10:38:44 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Din Maker
support from mainstream Republican fundraisers and contributors

should read beltway Republican fundraisers

50 posted on 02/12/2014 10:40:46 AM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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