Tag Archives: Marco Rubio

Marco Rubio’s long history of anti-LGBTQ activism

As Floridians and Americans continue to become more tolerant and supportive of equality, Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) continues to double down on his record of opposing LGBTQ Floridians’ basic rights and freedoms. Just last month, he publicly attacked the right to same sex-marriage in a speech to a group known for pushing extreme anti-LGBTQ legislation. Rubio’s anti-LGBTQ activism goes back […]

What *%$# is Marco Rubio doing?

As my Twitter feed indicates, while slamming other Florida Republicans recently, I’ve been pretty soft on Marco Rubio because I think, unlike the rest of the party of DeSantis and Trump here in Florida, he’s been strong in condemning Russia and Putin (we will try to have more on the party of DeSantis’ Russian love […]

Identity Crisis: Who Are We?

How do you identify? If you were asked to describe yourself without using your name, how would you respond? Identity is tricky a concept but important to understanding behavior. Where you stand tends to be where you sit, after all. In the U.S. few would identify with their state, outside of Texas, Alabama and maybe, […]

The level of cognitive dissonance among Florida’s GOP leaders is stunning

Senator Marco Rubio is either engaged in high-level trolling of us all or he’s really losing his marbles. This Monday morning tweet about the COVID situation followed several days where Rubio impulsively tweeted highly-charged politicized tweets that were quickly exposed as factually inaccurate. Rubio tweets come at a time where Governor Ron DeSantis’ and his […]

Val Demings, the Democrats rock star and the race against Rubio

Congresswoman Val Demings has announced her candidacy for US Senate. Despite Florida’s clear trend toward the GOP at the statewide level, national Democrats are crowing about this “get” in terms of candidate recruitment and now see the race as a potential pick-up in a 50-50 US Senate.  Demings is at least on paper about as […]

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 […]