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Marco Rubio Stumbles
Politico, by Jim Vandehei and Mike Allen

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Posted By:zephyrgirl, 7/18/2013 8:36:07 AM

Todd Harris, the usually gregarious consultant to Sen. Marco Rubio, uncharacteristically resisted eight days of calls and emails seeking his thoughts for this column. When he finally did reply, the answer was: “to be honest, another story about Marco and immigration is not high on Christmas list!!” No wonder. The very issue Rubio (and Harris) thought would be a game-changing, legacy-builder looks like a big liability for the Florida senator, at least right now. In the process, the self-confident presidential hopeful suddenly looks wobbly, even a little weak, as he searches for what’s next.

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Looks like reality is finally hitting Marco. Too bad it didn´t hit sooner. I responded to his latest request for money with a real scorcher sent back in his post-paid envelope.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: LouD, 7/18/2013 8:41:08 AM     (No. 9429963)

I guess he started to believe his own publicity.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lydwho, 7/18/2013 8:45:40 AM     (No. 9429971)

Face it, HE BLEW IT!!!!!!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: The Advocate, 7/18/2013 8:50:52 AM     (No. 9429982)

The silver tongued orator cozied up to the Serpentine Schumer, Lady Lindsay and treasonous McCain.
The Father of all Lies used him to sell out his own supporters.
He appeared chastened at the Powers confirmation hearing. Will he stand up against this anti-American leftist?



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Reply 4 - Posted by: Judith, 7/18/2013 8:51:48 AM     (No. 9429985)

After reading something from a poster on this site, I went back and looked at rubio´s record while in the state legislature. It is clear he was VERY pro-amnesty and has not changed. His promises for enforcement (which he blocked while in the state legislature)were mere posturing. I guess if the idiot in the whitehouse can get away with lying and cheating, all subsequent politicians believe they can too. Voters really have an obligation to investigate these charlatans.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 7/18/2013 8:53:47 AM     (No. 9429990)

If he has the guts to publicly stand up and oppose the gang of 8 in a major way, he just might possibly earn himself a second look.

Everyone deserves a second chance, but if he continues with his dithering, he is totally toasted. We have more than enough dithering coming from the WH.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: beat the press, 7/18/2013 8:53:50 AM     (No. 9429991)

Marco caught a case of the ruling class flu. In D.C. it is a powerful strain you never quite recover from.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Former lurker, 7/18/2013 8:54:05 AM     (No. 9429992)

Paul Ryan, take note!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 7/18/2013 8:54:24 AM     (No. 9429993)

FTA: he clearly feels intense pressure to start acting more conservative — and quick.

No, we need him to BE more conservative, all the time!

Looks like he shot himself in the foot and I would not vote for him now. What a stupid thing he did.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: arkfamily, 7/18/2013 9:02:17 AM     (No. 9430007)

Truly sad because I liked what he said at the Republican convention. He seemed to have a lot of potential but became mesmerized with his status and clout. He strayed from the conservative principles that people elected him for and the voters feel abandoned. When he started talking out of both sides of his mouth over border security, people started seeing the betrayal. It is hard to overcome that betrayal.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: janjan, 7/18/2013 9:09:38 AM     (No. 9430023)

Politico praises Rubio for not ´kowtowing to the right´ but goes on to explain that he has tanked with conservatives. Maybe now he gets it - you don´t win Republican nominations by ´kowtowing to the left´. Which is what he did.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: J F Ackerman, 7/18/2013 9:09:49 AM     (No. 9430025)

"Consultants" and the weaklings who listen to them have killed the Republican Party.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mc squared, 7/18/2013 9:15:10 AM     (No. 9430036)

He may try to appear more conservative but now we know what he is.
I´m angrier with him than I am with McNut and Lindsay: I never supported them.



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Reply 13 - Posted by: Freeloader, 7/18/2013 9:17:03 AM     (No. 9430039)

Marco Antonio desperately seeks the high office of El Presidente. There´s a problem however...Young Rubio has become a dues paying member, in good standing, of The United State Senate´s exclusive REPUBLICRAT CLUB.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: QRP, 7/18/2013 9:33:27 AM     (No. 9430071)

I think I can help with whats next. Being a retired senator is a great gig.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 7/18/2013 9:42:35 AM     (No. 9430098)

Babalu philandered so much Lucy won´t have him back.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 7/18/2013 9:43:50 AM     (No. 9430102)

Boehner seems poised to move some type of amnesty through the House. It has been his position all along, though he has not stated it publicly until yesterday. Rubio may well get his wish after all, to our detriment, of course.

Everyone in Congress is a scoundrel. It is just a matter of time before Ted Cruz proves himself one also.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: bob913, 7/18/2013 9:44:01 AM     (No. 9430104)

John Boehner has come out yesterday and supports giving amnesty to illegals. Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan and the others are just setting up America´s fall.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: JustRight, 7/18/2013 9:46:08 AM     (No. 9430110)

Poor Marko totally missed the will of his people. They want the borders sealed first and then we can discuss other programs.

Marko danced with the devil (Schumer) and got his toes stepped on. He has really ruined what might have been a great political career.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: miceal, 7/18/2013 9:49:02 AM     (No. 9430113)

Conservative of Florida do your duty, send this lying RINO back to where he came from and replace him with a TRUE Conservative....

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Reply 20 - Posted by: The Architect, 7/18/2013 9:49:21 AM     (No. 9430115)

Marco didn´t "Stumble". He did a flying swan dive right into the middle of it. He doesn´t look "wobbly" or "even a little weak". He looks like his career is dead.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: noparallel, 7/18/2013 9:54:02 AM     (No. 9430119)

Not "weak." It´s done, over, finis.

Calling Ted Cruz! Senator Cruz!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: K.I.S.S., 7/18/2013 9:56:33 AM     (No. 9430124)

...AMAZING...rubio allowed a "consultant" to influence his direction on illegal aliens...this makes rubios support of the treasonous amnesty bill a million times worse and should ensure a rubio defeat...and supports my belief that soros trained "consultants" have infested the RNC & GOP to encourage rinos and destroy the republican party.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: pros7767, 7/18/2013 9:58:24 AM     (No. 9430128)

Rubio is done and he knows it. There is no walking this back or perfectly threading the political needle.

He got elected because of the Tea Party contributions and support. He will not get another penny from me. I suspect many others feel the same way.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Coy860, 7/18/2013 10:01:51 AM     (No. 9430135)

Jeb Bush, the whole Bush clan are pulling Rubio´s strings.
To them illegals deserve more respect than the law abiding, tax paying citizens.
Someone please tell me why I will be forced to pay for a 30 yo "child" of an illegal to attend college? Parents are responsible for their children. Legal or illegal.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Gallo3, 7/18/2013 10:05:44 AM     (No. 9430142)

Brutus Cassius Rubio and Judas Benedict Wilkes Booth Ryan, the willing dupes of the spiders Schumer, McCain and Graham.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: JAN, 7/18/2013 10:29:43 AM     (No. 9430185)

Rubio is all about his own re election at the expense of America.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 7/18/2013 10:46:07 AM     (No. 9430211)

There are two things to keep in mind when thinking about Marco Rubio. The first is that when he was elected to the U.S. Senate the choice was between Rubio and Crist. Rubio was still pretending to be a conservative, while Crist had given that up (having been convinced that his liberal tendencies were the path to the White House). Rubio has now won a Senate seat and he has come to believe that returning to his "moderate principles" (which means doing whatever expands his own power) is the path to the White House. Rubio was the only choice in the last election, but that doesn´t mean he has to be the only choice in the next one.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: arkfamily, 7/18/2013 10:49:08 AM     (No. 9430219)

I´m not willing to put Paul Ryan in the same boat as Marco Rubio unless he backtracks on his stance about border security.

Paul Ryan was on our local show and I like what he has to say if people are willing to listen. Now, if he says he is for border security and doesn´t walk and talk the same, he will following Marco Rubio down the same path.

Give Paul Ryan a chance. He is a no nonsense kind of person and wants real reform. Please listen to him before jumping to a conclusion.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: humboldt, 7/18/2013 10:49:46 AM     (No. 9430220)

The numerous comments (all negative about Rubio) that this post has generated in such a short time show the passion that Rubio has generated by his betrayal of the Republican Party. As for the article, I was most impressed (or depressed) by his absolute cowardice in talking about the immigration bill now since it backfired on him big time.

As for me, I would vote for Schumer in favor of his b***boy, whom I would never vote for no matter the circumstance.

This post should be made a "must tread." It is important that the blind Republican establishment be able to learn the extent of the hatred Rubio has generated among the conservative base.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Wizard of IS, 7/18/2013 10:51:25 AM     (No. 9430227)

I just don´t understand the math. The RINOs want amnesty for Future Democrats and simultaneously invite current Republicans to stay home on Election Day. Truly baffling!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: RancherJack, 7/18/2013 10:55:34 AM     (No. 9430234)

Stumbles?

STUMBLES?

He ran to the cliff of his character-demise and willing threw himself off a 2,000 foot drop.

Buh bye, you poseur

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Reply 32 - Posted by: JansGraphix, 7/18/2013 10:57:53 AM     (No. 9430240)

It seems that if it wasnt for democrats, elite repukes would be utterly leaderless.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: MDConservative, 7/18/2013 11:17:46 AM     (No. 9430272)

This move by Rubio, duplicated by others, is part of the "new" Republican Party, which is cutting loose the "bitter clingers" in hopes of gaining not-do-radical Democrats and independent "moderates". The GOP wants the issue off the table. It´s that simple.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: littleorby, 7/18/2013 11:29:42 AM     (No. 9430288)

I would suggest that MANY of you Ldotters whom no more than a year ago were quite willing to overlook the NATURAL BORN clause in the constitution as you went all out in support of Rubio for President of the United States, should do a bit of soul-searching in regards to your imprudent judgements.

You´ve made the same misjudgement about Senator Cruz, clearly a better choice, yet he doesn´t qualified, either.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Iamfree, 7/18/2013 11:34:41 AM     (No. 9430299)

I don´t live in Florida, but I sent money to Rubio´s campaign and encouraged others in my Tea Party group to do the same. We brought him to the dance and he dropped us as soon as he arrived. I have already told his people to remove me from their mailing and phone lists and I told them why in no uncertain terms. He is dead to me, as are all other Republicans who voted for or will vote for a pathway to citizenship for criminals.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: geoguy, 7/18/2013 12:02:49 PM     (No. 9430364)

Rubio won´t do this BUT the only way he has even a tiny of a chance to redeem himself is to publicly renounce the immigration bill and work tirelessly to successfully stop it. That is his only hope.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: olcap, 7/18/2013 12:09:40 PM     (No. 9430376)

RUBIO and all the other slack-jawed and despicable trash, (RINOs all), that pushed and pushed and pushed some more for amnesty for lawbreakers; all of them deserve nothing more than to be placed on the trash heap of history.

Losers. And traitors.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Polecat49, 7/18/2013 12:48:13 PM     (No. 9430471)

Hey marco. When you BETRAY the people who elected you, you turn into an untrustworthy rino. Either represent your people or just go ahead and be another little john mccain who has a habit of screwing the American People.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: fritzilou, 7/18/2013 12:48:35 PM     (No. 9430474)

Marco´s big problem was that he went all in for a Democrat version of the Senate bill. He should have gone in and fought for border security first. That security should have included a double fence, border patrol, foreign worker identification cards with e-verify and whatever else could make the border security truly secure. He didn´t do that. He just pushed us all against the wall for the version being advertised by Schumer. If Marco wants to be redeemed, he will vote against the bill when it is reconciled for final vote. It will not be improved in the ongoing process.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: dvc, 7/18/2013 1:31:26 PM     (No. 9430539)

Not a stumble, a face-plant.

Tip to Rubio: If you EVER find yourself agreeing with Schumer, you are about to betray all your supporters. Either he´s pretty stupid or massively tone-deaf on this issue. What else does he not understand?

Rubio is not to be trusted.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 7/18/2013 5:30:40 PM     (No. 9430879)

I live in Florida, supported Rubio, and voted for him. I do not feel betrayed, but feel I failed to understand his passion for this problem. He truly cares for these people, illegal tho they are. But he was elected by people who want that border closed and illegals dealt with by our laws. But Politicians largely do their own thing once they get to DC.
Sen Rubio will not raise much money for reelection but maybe the Mexican voters will put him back in the Senate. I won´t

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If the Rev. John DeBonville could preach a sermon to lift the souls of churchgoers across America, his message would be simple: Stop dressing so tacky for church. DeBonville has heard about the “come as you are” approach to dressing down for Sunday service, but he says the Sabbath is getting too sloppy. When he scans the pews of churches, DeBonville sees rows of people dressed in their Sunday worst. They saunter into church in baggy shorts, flip-flop sandals, tennis shoes and grubby T-shirts. Some even slide into the pews carrying coffee in plastic foam containers as if they’re going to Starbucks. “It’s like

Wasserman-Schultz: Midterm Election
´Absolutely Not´ A Referendum on Obama

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Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/21/2014 8:22:28 AM     Post Reply
"No, absolutely not," the November midterm election is not a referendum on President Obama and his policies, Democrat Party Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) told NBC´s "Meet the Press" on Sunday. "[T]hese elections, particularly the Senate elections, are referendums on the candidates running," she said. Asked about vulnerable Democrats who have criticized President Obama´s flawed healthcare law, Wasserman Schultz said they are running their own race. "They have to talk about and focus on the issues that are important to their constituents. And what´s also true is, if you look at the success rate and the track record of

The Growing Financial Disaster of Obamacare
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Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/19/2014 5:55:20 PM     Post Reply
President Obama asserts that 8 million people have signed up for Obamacare, as though that were something to be proud of. In fact, Obamacare has always been a fiasco from a fiscal perspective–a black hole of subsidies and expanded Medicaid, with largely fictitious mechanisms in place to pay for it. As the number of subsidized participants grows, the disaster gets worse. Charles Blahous explains: Our national discussion…is missing the truly significant story here; what is unfolding before our eyes is a colossal fiscal disaster, poised to haunt legislators and taxpayers for decades to come. It is quite possible that the ACA is

John Kerry’s Easter Message:
I’m ‘First Catholic Secretary of
State in 33 Years’

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Cybercast News Service, by Terence P. Jeffrey    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/21/2014 2:26:51 AM     Post Reply
In an op-ed published in the Boston Globe on Easter Sunday and posted on the State Department website, Secretary of State John Kerry recalled his days as an altar boy and pointed out that he is “the first Catholic Secretary of State in 33 years.” Alexander Haig, who served as secretary of state to President Ronald Reagan from January 1981 to July 1982, was also a Catholic. Last month, I traveled to Rome with President Obama, where I was honored to meet His Holiness Pope Francis,” said Kerry. “As an altar boy six decades ago, I never imagined that I

Gospel story of Jesus’ resurrection a
source of deep rifts in Christian religion

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Washington Post, by Kimberley Winston    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/19/2014 10:46:11 PM     Post Reply
“On the third day, he rose again.” That line, from the Nicene Creed, is a foundational statement of Christian belief. It declares that three days after Jesus died on the cross, he was resurrected, a glimmer of the eternal life promised to believers. It’s the heart of the Easter story in seven little words. But how that statement is interpreted is the source of some of the deepest rifts in Christianity — and a stumbling block for some Christians, and more than a few skeptics. Did Jesus literally come back from the dead in a bodily resurrection, as many traditionalist

Wasserman Schultz: Politics Didn’t
Factor into Obama Keystone
Pipeline Delay

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Mediaite, by Evan McMurry    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/21/2014 2:49:40 AM     Post Reply
DNC Chair and Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) told Meet the Press’ David Gregory Sunday morning that President Barack Obama’s latest delay in the approval of the proposed Keystone Pipeline was not a political decision meant to animate members of the Democratic base ahead of the 2014 midterms. “As a member of Congress who represents hundreds of thousands of people in south Florida, I want to make sure the right decision is arrived at and that the president makes that decision carefully and doesn’t factor politics into his decision, which I don’t think he is,” Wasserman Schultz said. Wasserman Schultz

The Incredibly Stupid War on
the Common Core

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Daily Beast, by Charles Upton Sahm    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 4/21/2014 7:22:12 AM     Post Reply
An unholy alliance between the Tea Party and the teachers’ unions threatens to derail the most promising education reform in decades. Like Rocky in the early rounds, the new Common Core math and reading standards are being pummeled left and right. From the left: Education icon Diane Ravitch says the Common Core represents a “utilitarian view of education” that is too focused on testing, data, and accountability. From the right, “ObamaCore” is denounced as federal intrusion. Heritage Foundation education fellow Lindsey Burke calls it “an effort to impose a uniform, standardized curriculum across the country.” From the further right, the always

High school senior forms petition with over
ONE THOUSAND signatures against Michele
Obama speaking at their high school
graduation ´because it would overshadow
the students´ big day´

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Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/19/2014 5:20:14 PM     Post Reply
If expanding the guest list to include Michelle Obama at graduation for high school students in the Kansas capital city means fewer seats for friends and family, some students and their parents would prefer the first lady not attend. A furor over what the Topeka school district considers an honor has erupted after plans were announced for Obama to address a combined graduation ceremony for five area high schools next month an 8,000-seat arena. For some, it was the prospect of a tight limit on the number of seats allotted to each graduate. For others, it was the notion that Obama´s speech,


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