Tag Archives: Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio is the LAST PERSON with the credibility to call for civility – judge him by his own words in the past

The DC political press corps favorite GOPer (though this is not true of the Florida press corp who have generally tried to keep him honest), Florida Junior Senator Marco Rubio has reappeared as a national figure in the wake of this week’s tragic events. After days of silence following an attempt by one of his […]

Donald Trump now Marco Rubio’s puppet on Cuba – the hypocrisy of Florida’s Junior Senator

Donald Trump, despite his populist reputation has gradually adopted the neoconservative foreign policy of Florida’s Junior Senator Marco Rubio. Rubio is an unreconstructed neoconservative that has never met a military intervention that he didn’t embrace, even if it isn’t in our national security interests. He has never missed an opportunity to undermine our current administration’s […]

Marco Rubio – 15 years of selling out public education

Marco Rubio was educated in Florida’s public school and universities. A man who likes to pass himself off as a man of principle and a defender of American values (as evidenced by his “emotional” showboating during the confirmation hearings of Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State – a nominee that Rubio eventually supported) is really […]

Marco Rubio – Florida’s shame

Cuban dictator/revolutionary/leader, etc Fidel Castro passed away in the wee hours Saturday. The Castro legacy divides Floridians more than others – the large Cuban exile community in southeast Florida loathed the man while many on the left have noted that Castro was a freedom fighter against a right-wing dictatorship that was propped up by the […]

Marco Rubio’s positions in his own words: Climate Change

“Sure the climate is changing, and one of the reasons is because the climate has always been changing,” he said. “There has never been a time when the climate was not changing.””On the contrary, there are laws they want to us pass that would be devastating for our economy,” he insisted, citing the Obama administration’s […]

Marco Rubio’s own words: President Obama’s foreign policy and allegations of sedition

Below is an assortment of quotes made between December 2015 and February 2016 by Florida Senator Marco Rubio about President Obama and his foreign policy. “It’s now abundantly clear: Barack Obama has deliberately weakened America,” “He has made an intentional effort to humble us back to size.” “As if to say: we no longer need […]

Flashback: Marco Rubio claims President Obama divides America by visiting a mosque

For those who forget the lengths Marco Rubio will go to race bait, earlier this year while still seeking the GOP Presidential nomination, Florida’s Junior Senator made this claim “I’m tired of being divided against each other for political reasons like this president’s done. Always pitting people against each other. Always. Look at today—he gave […]

Shades of 2004 as Marco Rubio’s allies appear to be race-baiting down the home stretch

The GOP won a US Senate seat by a narrow margin in this state back in 2004. Mel Martinez’s cynical and embarrassingly crude campaign was able to overcome first Bill McCollum in the GOP Primary and then Betty Castor in the General Election. Martinez used McCollum’s support of hate crimes legislation as a US House […]

TFS Podcast: White working class voters, 2016 like 2004 and 2000, foreign policy in the US Senate race, will Rick Scott try to influence the result and more

On the latest edition of the TFS Podcast Brook Hines and Kartik Krishnaiyer look at the Presidential race and the flight of white working class voters away from the Democrats. The current landscape in Florida is discussed as well. While most in the media use 2008 and 2012 as a frame of reference for how […]

Marco Rubio, Immigration, foreign policy and southeast Florida voters

The most recent polling indicates a significantly higher percentage of Florida Hispanics/Latinos are supporting Hillary Clinton for President than are behind Patrick Murphy for US Senate. The latest polling shows Senator Marco Rubio running 14 points higher among Florida Hispanics/Latinos than the Presidential nominee of his party, Donald Trump. In fact, the gap between Clinton […]