Tag Archives: Marco Rubio

Florida’s media has wised up to Marco Rubio

After years of coddling Marco Rubio and enabling his rise from volunteer on a Congressional campaign fresh out of college in 1992 to becoming Florida House Speaker in 2006 to his election as US Senator in 2010. Many in the press corp in this state gave Rubio a pass as he used representation of Florida […]

Marco Rubio: Where right-wing ideology, and self-interest trumps Florida’s interests

Florida’s Junior Senator has doubled-down on his support of GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump. At Wednesday’s debate Rubio continued his support for Trump, while continuing his pattern of deceitful public statements. Democratic nominee Patrick Murphy seized on Rubio’s willingness to resort to dishonesty to further his political standing in saying,  “If you voted as much […]

TFS Podcast – October 25, 2016

Brook Hines and Kartik Krishnaiyer return to podding after a long sabbatical. In the coming weeks we will be exploring and engaging enhanced methods of distribution for our pod but for now the embedded player below and on the sidebar is the method of release. Included in this show: Marco Rubio calls Patrick Murphy “an old […]

Florida progressives MUST work to stop Marco Rubio – It is a moral obligation

Congressman Patrick Murphy is far from the type of liberal Democrat many of us on the left like to see as the party’s nominee for important offices. He is inexperienced, has a questionable voting record and seems ineffectual on the stump. But beggars cannot be choosers and while I personally never implore progressives to check […]

Marco Rubio – an unusually skilled master of deceit

Floridians were treated to a US Senate debate on Monday night that featured a skilled performer.  Our state’s Junior Senator, Marco Rubio’s efforts at spin and diversion remain as strong as ever. Those who tuned in to the debate were treated to masterful entertainment as Rubio, a professional performer who borders on being a sociopath […]

Marco Rubio’s dog whistle politics – is Florida’s Junior Senator Donald Trump’s political heir?

  A common narrative that has emerged that Donald Trump serves as the ideological heir rhetorically to the likes of George Wallace and Ronald Reagan in pushing buttons using racial code to garner voters. But Florida’s Junior Senator who is anxious to be nominated by the GOP for President in the future and has been […]

Marco Rubio – putting himself above American interests

Much has been made the last few days of Marco Rubio’s unwillingness to fully repudiate Donald Trump. That’s largely because Rubio’s political calculation is such – if he can keep the disaffected Trump voters in his column for the post-Trump world, he can be the GOP nominee for President in 2020 or 2024. But this […]

Marco Rubio’s Miami allies: Cronyism, corruption and racism

Marco Rubio is a product of the rough and tumble and often less than ethical world of Miami/Dade County politics. The prodigal son of this world, great pains were taken throughout the last decade to reduce Rubio’s rising star from exposure to the embarrassing transgressions of his closest local political allies. It’s no small wonder […]

Marco Rubio- Florida’s very own unilateralist, McCarthyite Senator: An “intellectual” Donald Trump

Marco Rubio hitched his wagon to the neoconservative caravan years and years ago. Now Rubio having broken his promise to Republican voters not to seek reelection to the United States Senate stands on the brink of being returned to the Senate. The Democratic Party has become complicit in enabling Rubio’s return to prominence so we here […]

Born-again Floridian Marco Rubio playing cynical political games and reemerging as a political force

Friday afternoon as Daytona Beach began cleaning up from Hurricane Matthew’s impact, Florida’s Junior Senator Marco Rubio was surveying the damage and doing what cynical pols do- acting as if he had some empathy for the victims of the storm. But the reaction to Matthew was part of the Rubio reboot – a politician whose […]