Skip to comments.Marco Rubio’s Iowa Slide
Posted on 07/23/2013 8:59:38 AM PDT by Hojczyk
Iowas talk-radio hosts have been particularly brutal. Steve Deace, an influential Christian conservative, has warned Rubio not to even show up, and has often taunted him during broadcasts. Zip, zilch, nada hes got no support, he would be dead on arrival, Deace tells me. He may end up running for president, but he cant win here.
Rubios latest Iowa headache is Sam Clovis, a charismatic, suspenders-wearing Republican running for U.S. Senate. On the campaign trail, Clovis frequently uses Rubio as a target. Rather than hit President Obama, the usual rhetorical punching bag, he slams Rubio on immigration to score points with conservatives. He does the same on his website, where he shames Rubio in a video.
In an interview, Clovis explains his attacks. What he did is not sitting well with most of us in flyover country, he says. Hes the face of this bill, so I bring him up when I talk about the rule of law, and how these Republicans in Washington want us to violate our principles.
Bye Bye Marco
Don’t know much about him, but this Clovis guy sounds great.
Liz Cheney SHOULD have stayed in Virginia and gone after a DEMOCRAT SEAT!! HOW STUPID going after Mike Enzi.......WHEN are we going to learn to CIRCLE the WAGONS and not EAT EACH OTHER!!!
We can go after Republicans AFTER we have SO MANY SEATS that losing a few doesn't matter!
Everything starts there.
Besides, Rubio was too clever by half, thinking he could flummox the yokels with his 'tough new immigration law' BS.
...you ain't seen nuthin' yet.
Bye Bye Marco
Yep. He's made himself a New York Times Republican, which is to say: a representative of the Democratic [sic] party in all but name.
I disagree... some of the rinoid liberals are worse than dims... mccain and graham as examples. We will never save America until WE CONSERVATIVES control the agenda... and to control the agenda we must destroy the enemies that we have in the republican party. It must be done and it must start now... no mercy and no quarter for turncoat gop elites... not now and not ever again.
Beware, and be aware, of what happened with McCain. He was Mr. Amnesty, came in 4th in Iowa, but went on to win the nomination because he was who the establishment wanted.
It’s actually a shame, because Senator Rubio talks a good game on other conservative issues. Had he went to the senate and fought tooth and nail against the RINOs and Democrats, he would have proven his conservative roots and earned the trust of his constituents.
By reading his speech transcripts, I knew he was an immigration amnesty fan before he started campaigning for the senate. He was a bit more cautious back then, but he spoke in ways that made his compassion for illegals clear. He went more covert while campaigning—I assume to trick conservatives into supporting him.
That said, had he fought for the other conservative causes and a conservative-controlled senate in the long term, he might have built the political capital to propose some sort of amnesty for the hard cases. There are some of those, like children brought here as infants that are now grown and know nothing about their parent’s country. In other words, I think there’s some room for compassion, but security has to come first and be proven over time.
I think it’s very telling that with Democrats and a bunch of quisling Republicans in the senate, Marco Rubio’s FIRST priority was an immigration amnesty that went well, well beyond the most extreme, hard cases and did not put security first. That only proves my original assessment of Marco Rubio. He’s a shill for illegal aliens.
I could be wrong but I disagree with you intensely.
Why should we elect republicans who vote with democrats.
That only send a message that we will elect them only for the party and not for their stance.
We need to get rid of RINO’s
It would be nice if we could effect that without losing Republican seats , but if we cannot then that is the way the mop flops. Letting RINO’s sit in seats and double cross us isn’t getting us anywhere.
I would just as soon see a Democrat in McCains, Grahams, and Hatch’s seats as to see these double crossing Mother lovers in them. As for Mitch McConnell and Boehner, they are the most piss-poor examples of leaders in the history of the Congress.
This makes the rest of this article suspect at best. Steve Deace was an influential Christian conservative but gave up the most powerful (secular) pulpit in Iowa (following Rush Limbaugh on WHO radio in Des Moines) and now almost no one listens to him.
And no one (at least in Central Iowa) knows or pays any attention to Sam Clovis.
Think what you want about Rubio, but don't put much weight on what this says about what is happening in Iowa.
” I feel so bad for him........I’m all choked up.
Yeah, me too....96 tears : )
I think it’s possible to go after both squishy Republicans and Democrats, but I agree. The #1 priority should be to politically terminate the Democrats. It wouldn’t do us any good to have 40 staunch conservatives in the senate if we aren’t also the majority. The filibuster, for example, is a bulwark only so long as it serves the left’s purposes. They’ll dump it in an instant—the so-called nuclear option—the instant they can’t get their way on an issue that’s important to them. I can’t really blame them. Nothing in the US Constitution says the senate needs 60 votes for cloture.
Apologies to Question Mark and the Mysterians........
RINOS are Democrats.
” We’ll send him....
He is doubtless on #92 already.
WRONG. We need to go after the traitors. If they win, they compromise our message. I don't want anyone to even be in the Republican party who thinks invaders should be anything but kicked out of the country and who won't vote to defund Obamacare. We have no way of winning if it's a RINO-globalist vs a Democrat.
Sorry Ann, I don’t tolerate liars of any stripe, but most especially those liars who lied directly to me for my vote.
I won’t be voting for Rubio ever again for any reason.
Umm... the entire point of the presidential primary is for Republicans to go after each other.
I just checked out Clovis on YT. He seems like an okay guy, but looks like he could literally explode at any minute. Chris Christie looks like a paragon of health compared to him. Not a good look for getting elected.
I sent him money at one point also. Never again to that turncoat.
” I don’t want anyone to even be in the Republican party who thinks invaders should be anything but kicked out of the country and who won’t vote to defund Obamacare. We have no way of winning if it’s a RINO-globalist vs a Democrat. “
1) They have the same goals
2) They vote for the same ends.
This 1200 page amnesty would effectively destroy our country, and our biggest problem right now is how to stop
REPUBLICANS like Boehner & McConnell from helping the Democrats destroy the country.
Marco looks like the lead singer now. Send him.....96 beers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7uC5m-IRns
Who the HELL is talking about PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARIES??????
Cruz Makes An Outstanding First Impression in Iowa
You are NOT a thinker....sorry.....that’s like saying Obama is Better than Romney as a President....how DUMB.
Cruz would definitely get my vote.
The article you are commenting on.
I don't like Rubio, but please FOCUS ON THAT TYRANT OBAMA and his synchopants Reid and Pelosi.
And the GOPe will scratch their heads, wonder why, and continue to push for Amnesty.
No no NO
He’s not a shill for illegals. He couldn’t care less about them. Noone in Washington does.
Rubio obeys Washington’s master: $$$$$$$$$$$
He’s a shill for the 1%’ers making fortunes off the illegals.
Money rules everything.
Rubio, isn’t that McCain’s man?
I am sorry you do not approve of people who do not think the same as you.
What makes you think Romney would have been better?
He invented Obamacare, Well at least he wasn’t racist.
I can’t really say what motivates him. He talks like he wants amnesty out of compassion. Maybe so. Maybe he has an ulterior motive like you describe. The bottom line is he’s a shill for amnesty. Of all the things he could have done as a conservative, his overriding, #1 concern above all else was AMNESTY.
McCain won because the primary vote was too splintered. We need to unite behind the most Conservative candidate with a chance of winning to keep the RINO from slipping through to become the nominee. This is how they do it, not some vague “it’s the republicans fault”for running a lousy candidate. We are responsible, not them.
You are ridiculous and somewhat DENSE if you don’t think Romney would be BETTER than OBAMA!!!
THINK.....THAT’s the OPERATIVE WORD!! THINK..
Not happening. We say that but the liberals aka republicans would never allow another liberal to be hurt. Hurting the Rube or hurting barackus I, same thing both are lib trades.
I may be dense, I may be stupid, but I have voted for my last Romney or McCain.
If the Republicans want my vote they better back a Conservative.
Then GOODBYE AMERICA.....Thanks.
You are welcome. Keep backing losers like Romney and McCain and Dole, and see how far that gets you.
They should attack Rubio on Wind and Ethanol as well if that’s what it takes to get rid of Rubio in Iowa and other swing states. He’d rather spend 100 times the amount on illegals that goes to wind tax credits.
Steve King can vouch for Ted Cruz.
You cant beat King when hes on his home turf.