Rubio isn’t naive. He understands who he’s doing this for, who’s funding it, or he’s the dullest tool in the shed. Rush is #2. What has Rubio done to deserve all this ‘benefit of the doubt’ stuff?
WHO is Americans for a Conservative Direction? (Hint—It AIN’T conservatives!)
BTW, anyone know anything about Rush's ex-wife Marta? I got the feeling while he was married to her it was like Jeb and his mexican wife. Rush would not talk about illegal aliens during that marriage.
He hasn’t done anything to warrant this kid glove treatment, AuntB.
All he has done so far was give some flowery yet meaningless speech at the GOP convention, and conspire with snakes to destroy this country with illegal aliens.
Rubio has made his reputation into so much mud that Rush is putting his own rep at risk with this nonsense, and I say that as a person who loves and respects Rush.
But I ain’t puttin’ up with this.
In fact, at one point when I (that's right, me) was in communication with him it about it, he said, and I quote "Illegal immigration is the sign of a healthy economy." Those words were oddly enough, the very same terms in use by the US Chamber of Commerce! Now that the economy is distinctly unhealthy, Rush (and the Chamber) would like us to forget their "look the other way" stance.
Furthermore, Rush has become a fervent Rubio man. Rush has never admitted that there might even be a constitutional eligibility issue here... or anywhere else.
Let me explain a personal prejudice. I believe Right Wing Talk Radio has an overall negative effect on the conservative movement. It is a commercial broadcast phenomenon that reiterates the bad news about Obama day after day but only to an audience who already knows it. The constant negativity, IMNVHO, depresses turnout among the base. The mere word "Conservatism" is not a program nor a Plan for action. For instance, not one of the Rightie Yakkers ever asked Romney what his program or plan was to be if he should win the election. Instead they (and Romney) simply offered the voters the fact that Romney was not Obama. Result: so-called "conservatives" absent at the polls.