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Marco Rubio Slams President Obama at South Carolina Fundraiser
Townhall.com ^ | May 20, 2012 | Daniel Doherty

Posted on 05/20/2012 12:16:25 PM PDT by Kaslin

Marco Rubio, during an address at the annual South Carolina Republican Party’s Silver Elephant Banquet Saturday night, called President Barack Obama the most “divisive figure in modern American history.” (Via CNN):

“For all the policy disagreements that we have with our president, it is hard to understate how much he inspired people across this country four years ago,” Rubio said at a fundraising dinner for South Carolina Republicans.

The man who currently occupies the White House, he explained, “is a very different person.”

“We have not seen such a divisive figure in modern American history as we have over the last three and a half years,” Rubio said.

“They get frustrated,” he said. “They can’t win on their record. And so they have chosen to go down a different road, one that I think is destructive, counterproductive and very unfortunate.”

He accused the Obama campaign of attempting to “pit Americans against each other” by engaging in class warfare and unfairly attacking Republicans on gender issues.

“Never have we seen such an effort to divide the American people in an effort to win an election as we have today,” Rubio said.

Well, the Florida Senator does have a point. After all, last week the Obama campaign released a deeply divisive and unfair attack ad against Bain Capital portraying Mitt Romney as a capitalistic “vampire” who laid off thousands of workers at a steel plant in Missouri to maximize profits. Indeed, it’s a nice narrative that resonates well with the left, but as fact checkers recently pointed out, it’s simply not true. The outsourcing at the company in question – GST Steel – took place in 2000 and 2001…about a year after Romney left his post at Bain Capital. But hey, facts are inconvenient things when you’re running for reelection at a time when the unemployment rate is above 8 percent and millions of Americans can’t find work. Divide and Conquer!

By contrast, Mitt Romney is running a much more positive campaign. In his first general election television advertisement, for example, he outlined three policies he’d pursue the first day of his presidency to make the United States a more free and prosperous nation.

FLASHBACK:

Exit question: What solutions has President Obama proposed to lower unemployment, balance the budget, and reduce the national deficit? Oh, right.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: marcorubio; rubio

1 posted on 05/20/2012 12:16:31 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Those pesky “white Hispanics”.


2 posted on 05/20/2012 12:19:35 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: Kaslin

I don’t care what he says. Rubio is a liberal first and a Republican second.

Rubio can’t wait to “work” together with President Obama on illegal immigration to pass a liberal immigration bill.


3 posted on 05/20/2012 12:23:23 PM PDT by o2bfree
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To: o2bfree

Rubio can’t even pay his house payment...


4 posted on 05/20/2012 12:30:26 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Kaslin

RUBIO be Right.


5 posted on 05/20/2012 12:31:56 PM PDT by DeaconRed (My vote in Nov will be dictated by my extreme hatred for ZERO and what he is doing to our country.)
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To: o2bfree

I don’t care what he says. Rubio is a liberal first and a Republican second.

Rubio can’t wait to “work” together with President Obama on illegal immigration to pass a liberal immigration bill.


I no longer trust any politician.


6 posted on 05/20/2012 12:35:26 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: unkus

” I no longer trust any politician.”

Good start!


7 posted on 05/20/2012 12:44:26 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: o2bfree

You are lying. He never said he was for illegal immigration


8 posted on 05/20/2012 12:47:09 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: DeaconRed

Yes he is


9 posted on 05/20/2012 12:49:45 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

He told the truth.


10 posted on 05/20/2012 12:53:18 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: o2bfree

Rubio is another busy body lawyer who never held a real job in his life and has never produced a goddamned thing other than new ways of regulating people lives.


11 posted on 05/20/2012 1:02:23 PM PDT by Rome2000 (WILLARD ROMNEY -- MORMON MELCHIDEZEK BISHOP -HIS FAMILY HAS AVOIDED MILITARY SERVICE FOR GENERATIONS)
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To: Kaslin

It’s getting pretty bad for Obama when the Democratic mayor of Newark, N.J. calls Obama’s campaign attack ad against Governor Romney “nauseating”.


12 posted on 05/20/2012 1:17:42 PM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: Kaslin

Rubio is like Reagan in his ability to communicate the conservative message in a strong, yet appealing way. We need a positive voice like Rubio.

“Freshman Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio lives up to his conservative billing, according to the new ratings. Rubio gets a 100 percent ACU score and a 97 percent score from Club For Growth.” http://www.postonpolitics.com/2012/03/whos-most-conservative-in-florida-two-new-scorecards-might-surprise-you/


13 posted on 05/20/2012 2:02:22 PM PDT by garjog
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To: thethirddegree

It sure is


14 posted on 05/20/2012 2:04:54 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: thethirddegree

It sure is


15 posted on 05/20/2012 2:05:12 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Kudos.

Certainly a much more effective approach, than pandering to illegal aliens...

Though now, Rubia may have cast doubt on his own credibility.


16 posted on 05/20/2012 2:07:07 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: garjog

The hatred of some in here against Marco Rubio is something else


17 posted on 05/20/2012 2:10:50 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Pandering to illegal aliens, is not a real fast way into Freepers’ hearts.

Remember when George W Bush called anyone who wanted a border fence “vigilantes”?

How is Rubia acting any different, the last three weeks?


18 posted on 05/20/2012 2:12:50 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: Kaslin

Take a hike back to Cuba, Rubio.


19 posted on 05/20/2012 2:17:43 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

For your information Cubans are not illegals


20 posted on 05/20/2012 2:20:03 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

Rubia is failing. Hugh.

Palin would be a far better VP.

Just saying.


21 posted on 05/20/2012 2:20:27 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

Why should he go back to Cuba? He was born in Miami and Miami is in Florida which is the 22nd State. Also his parents were not illegals. So how dare you tell him to go back to Cuba


22 posted on 05/20/2012 2:26:47 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

You are not a reader.

I told him to take a hike back to Cuba...(to his parents’ country.)

You need to be taught some serious reading skills. This has been discussed many times.

You have a terrible memory problem.


23 posted on 05/20/2012 2:29:52 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

Give me a break......were concerned that as a youngster his parents took him to the Mormon church? No wonder no decent person wants to run for office. I’m sure there is something in your background that could be spun also


24 posted on 05/20/2012 2:50:23 PM PDT by estrogen (don't let the media pick our candidate)
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To: estrogen

“I’m sure there is something in your background that could be spun also”

No there is not. How about yours?


25 posted on 05/20/2012 2:53:54 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Kaslin
The hatred of some in here against Marco Rubio is something else
That tends to happen to people you learn are liars or phonies. He can take his fantasy "Dream Act" and shove it as far as I'm concerned.

If he's a VP pick it's just one more reason to stay home in Nov.

26 posted on 05/20/2012 4:54:48 PM PDT by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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To: Kaslin

Marco is obviously running for (vice) President.

I’m okay with that.


27 posted on 05/20/2012 5:01:16 PM PDT by cookcounty ("We're all born idiots, and we only get over that condition as we get less young." -J Goldberg)
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To: lewislynn; GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

The Dream Act is one big step in the door to amnesty. Rubio knows it and WE know it.


28 posted on 05/20/2012 5:28:16 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Kaslin

The shills are out in force.


29 posted on 05/20/2012 6:26:33 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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