Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will deliver the Republican response to President Obama´s State of the Union address on February 12. Rubio´s response will be delivered in both English and Spanish, according to House Speaker John Boehner´s (R-Ohio) office. "Marco Rubio is one of our party’s most dynamic and inspiring leaders. He carries our party’s banner of freedom, opportunity and prosperity in a way few others can. His family’s story is a testament to the promise and greatness of America," Boehner said in a statement on Wednesday.
Am I alone in thinking Boy Rubio is our affirmative-action mistake? Sick, sick, sick to death of never-had-a-real-job fair-haired politicians-for-life, and this guy will be around for sixty years. Sheesh!!
Let´s see... I think the speech might go something like, "i don´t like some of the things you are doing, but you are right on with helping those poor latinos who happen to be here, not because they broke any laws. They just like our country and it´s jobs, welfare, free college (for immigrants only), and we shouldn´t look down on them. They deserve to have a path to citizenship, and the current plan that I like is that they actually receive amnesty, and none will never be deported, no matter. We can easily shove this down the throats of the stupid party´s voters."
Learning that RINOs are not only politicians, but regular "republicans" too. Oh yeah - those would be the ones who continue to defend the indefensible.
#3, I´m with you. GOP chicks like to feel good about themselves --- they watch Oprah and are suckers for an exotic suit and a biography. There is nothing compelling about Rubio other than that. But he is not a white male, so he´s got that going for him. AA card allows him to cut amnesty deals with Schumer and Durbin and McCain and everyone in the GOP is expected to go along with it. I´d like to see a white guy try that. HA!
I am really get sick of all the negativity on this forum lately. I have been here for 13+ years (nearly the beginning) and can´t believe how so many people are becoming so cynical, bigoted, and just all around negative BEFORE they know anything. You remember the saying about the word "assume", don´t you?... Anyway, I think it is great Rubio is repeating his response in Spanish for all those voters who never get a chance to hear our side and whose English is limited. Say what you want, but is it too much to ask folks to try to keep somewhat of an open mind? It is starting to sound like a bunch of grouchy old people talking about their health going downhill in a retirement home.
Attitudes like some on this board are going to ensure a Hillary presidency. I don´t even enjoy reading it anymore, much less commenting. Destroying W wasn´t enough. Rubio happens to be a pretty spectacular man. Your loss. I´m outta here.
FYI, I´ve been around for those 13+ years also. You´ve probably got me beat on the number of posts. However, my comment wasn´t based on anything but FACTS.
I happen to live in CA a state that now counts WHITES (English speaking) as a Minority.
I don´t know where ´Others´ live, but rest assured you will become one of us minorities sooner than you think.
So, go ahead and feel superior in your enlightenment -- I live with that $rap every day out here.
I didn´t say a thing about WHAT he was going to say. And as far as those people that can´t speak or understand English - why is he even trying to communicate with them. How could they be citizens? If citizens, how the heck can they vote if they can´t read the freaking ballot?
Okay, blast away with your mouth wide open in astoundment and justice.
Well said #15 Just for information Hispanics are not a single race but a blend and because the USA is a melting pot of ethnic cultures Mr. Rubio with his Cuban ethnic background is mostly Causasoid ( white)so stop the racial slurs. He is ethnic pure enough to represent his country. He was born a citizen just like most the detractors. I personally hope that the GOP walks in mass out of the State address if Obe makes even one anti comment. Mr. Rubio then can can hammer him.
Funny how people take it personally when no one was even talking about or to them... No, I don´t think I´m superior. I just miss the days when there was not so much negativity. We used to look for solutions more than just complain. I am a native white Californian, 100% english-speaking (except the little Spanish & Swedish I learned in school) who is half Spanish in ethnicity and half Northern European too. Yes, I am a "minority" and have been all my life. But what does that have to do with Rubio giving a second speech in Spanish so others can understand what we (on the right) have to say? Nothing. Everyone should learn English, but not everyone does or they don´t always learn it well enough. BTW, my poor grandma forgot her English when she got old (and she was from Texas!). But she did learn it at one time. Hey, don´t feel bad...I still love you guys!
My choice would be Cruz. He has something special for a rookie senator. He speaks to the issues clearly, and is surefooted. and unless he is crushed by the republican leadership in the senate, he will make a major contribution to our country. Bobby Jindal made the mistake of listening to republican operatives when he made that presentation. If hed just spoken his mind, in his own way of talking, he would have been successful.
The negativity would be because for four years we conservatives have had a finger stuck in our eye daily. We have a faux president who has no intention of proving his eligibility to serve in the office and laughs at anyone who pushes the issue. He is wrecking our country and stealing our liberties daily. We have no electeds with the spines to stand up against him and make him do what is right. Our country is going to Hell in a handcart and he is out daily on AF-1 burning up our assets and acting like he is still on the campaign trail. He robs the citizens to pay his followers and bundlers. I can´t even put to words all that he has done, is doing and will do before the next four years are up, and for some reason I expect him to have a third term. You betcha, I´m negative.
Rubio is lenient on illegal immigration. He is part of the watery element of the Republican Party. Before you know it, they´ll be having speeches in Chinese and Mohican. Step by step, America is being fragmented and dissolved.
A good choice. He speaks well and is a conservative, no matter the brickbats thrown his way here. There will never exist a politician with whom I agree 100 percent so whatever disagreements I have with Rubio on individual issues are par for the course.
Well, you can complain about Rubio´s stance on illegal immigration and the dearth of politicians willing to stand against Obama on principle all you want. But don´t forget - the people in Washington respond to what they perceive to be in their interest, and there are simply not enough down-the-line conservatives left around to beat back the tide. There is no longer any Silent Majority out there waiting to be heard from. So why should anyone be surprised when a guy like Rubio looks at the political terrain and tries to make the best of it?
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