Skip to comments.Scarborough: 'Rubio Not Ready; Republicans Pushing Him Out There Making Big Mistake'
Posted on 02/13/2013 7:12:26 AM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
"I'm going to get in trouble for saying this," said a prescient Joe Scarborough. Less than an hour after delivering a devastating take-down of the Obama economic record that surely pleased many conservatives, Scarborough made remarks about Marco Rubio that are bound to outrage many of the same folks.
Commenting on Marco Rubio's response to the State of the Union, Scarborough declared that Rubio "is not ready to be President of the United States" and that "Republicans pushing him out there are making a big mistake."
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I swear, Scarborough is constitutionally incapable of going an hour without saying something that will outrage conservatives. Ping to Today show list.
I completely agree that Rubio is not ready to be president. Perhaps we should first wait a bit and see if he actually does anything conservative?
I was impressed by Rubio, I was not expecting to be impressed. I thought the speech was great on content, he was obviously nervous, no big deal to me.
Only if you give a sh*t about the asshat. I have utterly no concern what a liberal like Scarborough has to say.
I was going to post something similar like, let’s wait to see if he is completely sanitized of his so-called conservatism before granting him the label and rushing to support his candidacy for Presidency.
I may or may not support a Rubio candidacy in 2016. Would definately prefer Palin at the top of a ticket (Palin / Rubio?).
But I agree 100%. Rubio passed this test with flying colors.
But,but,millions of Hispanics will reject more free s***
to vote for Rubio.
Marco Rubio is the Cuban-descent Hispanic version of “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”.
Like the fictional Jefferson Smith, first the temptations to corruption will be offered, then being framed into a scandal will be the follow-up strategy.
Not much has changed in the last century or so. Or for even much longer, if one wants to go into an exhaustive study of the matter. The Roman Senate was plagued by just these kinds of intrigues and petty jealousies.
Rubio was making a speech, how does the Scab equate that as making him President?
Folks, this is classic Leftist “pump and dump”.
The Left pumped up Rubio as the savior of the GOP, and of course the GOP-e fell for it. Even had the speech in Spanish.
What could go wrong?
The whole purpose of the Left calling for Rubio, putting him on magazine covers, etc. was precisely for what you saw last night and this morning.
Rubio = FAIL!
Rubio could have given the best speech ever made in DC, it would not matter.
They pumped him up in order to cut him down.
We have to get better at this game.
Well!! I’ve been on pins and needles waiting to hear what Rhino Joey thinks!!!
Same here. He did well, but started speaking a little fast about halfway through. Like the others though, I'm holding off on a verdict until we see what he does.
And who is the one person you hear nothing about? Jeb Bush, of course. And who's family is Rove and crew most connected with? I don't think it's any secret the Bush family intends to run Jeb in 2016...
That very well could be.
And then we’ll get the Bush-Clinton Cartel running against each other in 2016.
Would definately prefer Palin at the top of a ticket (Palin / Rubio?).
Yes, Rubio has gone up a notch in my book. As for being president well way to soon to make a call on that. Let’s see if his actions match his words. On another front I thought Pauls’ address was excellent too. The reps elected by the Teas Party are damn good conservative thus far IMHO.
Weird how neither Scarborough or any one other single person in the entire media enterprise wondered out loud if Obama was ready to be president just 3 years after his rise from obscurity. He clearly was polished and ready as a back-bencher in the corrupt Illinois state government.
Rubio was Speaker of the House in Florida, one of our largest states, and will have served two more years in the US Senate than Obama did in 2008.
I know Jeb Bush is ready.
Well, who (ever)is really READY to be president?
If Scarborough likes him, Rubio should probably needs to be removed from the running.
Besides, do we really want another invading barbarian enabler in the upper reaches of the party? Aren’t there enough already?
I don’t mind if Christie and Rubio are toasted before 2016, but I don’t want another Bush.
Just finished listening to “Lost to the West” about the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire. Our politics are sounding more and more like the terminal politics before the Empire collapsed.
Anything Mr. Sweater the rambling RINO says should be taken with a grain of salt. Every since he savagely attacked Sara Palin I have despised this POS.
“Scarborough: ‘Rubio Not Ready; Republicans Pushing Him Out There Making Big Mistake’”
I wholeheartedly agree. We do not need yet another RINO!
Guess what Jackass Joe, Obama -— he of the paper thin resume -— has been in office over four years and he’s still not ready to do a good job.
Sometimes negative attention is better than no attention at all - especially to an actor or politician. They need the stage to feel alive. They need to be noticed, otherwise they disappear into oblivion.
He is no more eligible than Obama to hold the presidency, though I would prefer him to the current regime. Two wrongs still don't make a right.
And the community organizer was ready. OK Joe. Whatever....
Azzhole Rove is building a 2016 ticket with Jeb as Prez and Rubio as VP. I’m already passing on this or any other Rovian candidate.
Scarborough = Mr Magoo
Or is the possibility that Obama is not an nbc for the same reason a license for GOP to push unqualified Rubio as next RINO candidate?
For once Scarborough is right. Rubio is not ready to be POTUS but he still gave a good rebuttal to Obutt.
Whether conservative enough to satisfy a lot of die-hard conservatives, is a question for which I have no opinion.
WHat I do know is that any congressional Republican who can stand up to Obama and not dance around his failures like most of them, who can actually speak in clear concise sentences and make his point - I’m looking for that.
Whatever Mitt may or may not be, he should have spoken the unvarnished truth about the Obama destruction of America. He was trying to be too polite, too nice - and nothing he said ever got thru to any libs, even the ones who weren’t crazy about Obama.
It was such a waste of a campaign. Any Republican running for office should be required to listen to the speeches of Ronald Reagan, especially when he was running against Carter. He states fact, but does not attack - but he is clear with everything he says about Carter’s attempted destruction of the US.
Mitt could have done that, if he wanted to and if he hadn’t been advised by imbeciles.
‘We have to get better at this game’ - isn’t that the truth? Sadly we do have some excellent examples of Republicans who were good at the game - none of whom have been emulated by any Republican, except for a certain few.
RINO boy Scarborough just can’t stop himself from trying to be liked by the trash at MessNBC. Joey Boy, stop being jealous of Marco because he’s achieved more in Florida politics. And Rubio is FAR MORE PREPARED to be president than Obama was in 2008—and is still more prepared than Obama in 2013. So shut up Joe—you’re a hideous bore.