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The Cruzification of Marco Rubio
Daily Beast, by Michelle Cottle

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 12/14/2013 11:02:55 AM

The junior senator’s blatant pandering in bashing the budget deal shows the shameless lengths he will go to get back into the GOP base’s good graces. Let’s give it up for Marco Rubio! After months of getting his butt whipped in the rabid-obstructionism department by Ted Cruz, the junior senator from Florida emerged the hands-down winner in the race to trash the Murray-Ryan budget deal. The entire political chattering class expressed awe this week at just how quickly Rubio’s team pushed out his “this deal sucks” statement. It was as though some poor staffer had been assigned to sit around 24-7

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pros7767, 12/14/2013 11:12:52 AM     (No. 9653604)

Rubio lost my trust awhile ago.

Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice shame on me!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: eoddad, 12/14/2013 11:17:44 AM     (No. 9653615)

Even the left is mocking him. I second the motion, I will never trust Rubio and I hope he is replaced with a Conservative.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Truth_Detective, 12/14/2013 11:21:22 AM     (No. 9653624)

Marco who?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: cousair, 12/14/2013 11:30:55 AM     (No. 9653643)

Why is it Liberals never ever look at results? Conservatism works every time it is tried. Look around the world? Is it any wonder socialism is set in country after country that is going out of business, their people are forced to take what they are given while the fruits of their labors are eaten up by big socialist/communist governments?? Logic is simply not used in looking at what works and what doesn´t. Ronald Reagan said it best. When big government comes to call, close the door.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: StormCnter, 12/14/2013 11:34:22 AM     (No. 9653651)

I have a lot of sympathy for Marco Rubio. That´s an awful long way for a young senator to fall. He needs better advisors.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: tisHimself, 12/14/2013 11:42:24 AM     (No. 9653663)

He has to stop wearing Jeb Bush´s hand me downs.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: CleanhouseinDC, 12/14/2013 11:50:10 AM     (No. 9653672)

Toast

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 12/14/2013 12:07:00 PM     (No. 9653696)

Folks - - I was the first to warn you all about this sleazer.

I immediately spotted him for the slick opportunist he is the moment he voted for the Big Sugar subsidies. I started referring to him as "Azucar" and "Citizen Cane Sugar."

Nothing could have been a clearer indication of his self-centered, low character than the sugar vote. Stay away from this guy - - he´ll give you diabetes.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: suziannr, 12/14/2013 12:14:15 PM     (No. 9653711)

I disagree he needs better advisers. He needs core principles....but actually that´s what he has shown...his core principles. And they are not limited government, free market, fiscal responsibility.


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Reply 10 - Posted by: oh-heck, 12/14/2013 12:37:50 PM     (No. 9653739)

The Democrats created the Sequester assuming the Republican would oppose it. Any conservative would prefer to cut all government programs that are simultaneously unconstitutional and ineffective. But the sequester is the only cut that has actually been written into law and signed by the President. So why is the GOP willing to give it up? The Dems hate the military. So the only way they will allow an increase in defense spending is to decrease the retirement pay of soldiers. Why would the GOP put their names on this?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bighambone, 12/14/2013 12:49:42 PM     (No. 9653753)

Don´t ever forget that Rubio was one of the Republican senators who facilitated the liberal Democrat designed amnesty program through the Senate. If that bill ever becomes law it will hand the Democrats tens of millions of foreign born voters in the years ahead. Any Republican who would do that has to be a political moron.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 12/14/2013 1:06:20 PM     (No. 9653781)

Sen Rubio is a classic example of saying what it takes to get elected, then voting what HE believed was the best course rather than what his constituents wanted. There are too many of those in both parties, and we the people are not truly represented by those who want to represent us in DC. I agree, we need to overwhelm the Republican party, vet our choices very carefully, and then send a majority of our ´kind´ to Congress.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: LanieLou, 12/14/2013 1:21:28 PM     (No. 9653802)

I think Rubio was very strategic in his immigration bill handling... He made himself a part of the committee, fully supporting it.. but when time came to send it to the floor, he denounced it.

Rubio now has won the respect of fellow Hispanics, while opposing the legislation.

We need to give him the benefit of doubt that he was simply being strategic.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: oldmagnolia, 12/14/2013 1:28:47 PM     (No. 9653808)

He needs a primary challenger in 2016. We should all support with some money his opponent. He needs to go.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: lil dotty, 12/14/2013 2:05:00 PM     (No. 9653846)

Very disappointed in this guy. In the future the motto will be trust but verify. Breaking his own way was bad timing on his part but that certainly helped his supporters see him for what he is. Sad that there are few in DC we can trust without any doubt.


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