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Monday, September 26, 2016

Marco Rubio Stumbles On His Way To The Vice Presidency

Marco Rubio Stumbles On His Way To The Vice Presidency

Florida Senator Marco Rubio gave a major foreign policy address at the Brookings Institution today, as part of his continued effort to lay the groundwork for a vice presidential nomination that he claims not to want.

Rubio’s big speech did not go seamlessly, however. Near the end of his remarks, Rubio had to pause when he discovered that he accidentally misplaced the last page of the speech.

Ironically, Rubio has literally spent years mocking President Obama for using a teleprompter, which would’ve solved his problem at the Brookings Institution. The Atlantic Wire’s Alexander Abad-Santos highlighted some of Rubio’s many teleprompter jokes this afternoon:

-Rubio calls President Obama “the most articulate and talented teleprompter reader in America,” New York Times Magazine, January 2010
-“And the president couldn’t find anywhere to set up a teleprompter to announce new taxes” Rubio at CPAC, quoted by the New York Times February 2010
-“I doubt I’ll be able to give you the best speech you ever heard,” Rubio said at the National Conservative Student Conference in 2011. “My teleprompter got left at the office.”
-“It’s hard to get a teleprompter in this town, there’s someone who uses it a lot.” Rubio as quoted by The Nation February 9, 2012

This minor hiccup won’t disqualify Rubio from the veepstakes, but there are other signs that he shouldn’t start measuring drapes for One Observatory Circle. Over the past year, several troubling questions have been raised about Rubio’s background. First The Washington Post revealed that his parents did not flee the Fidel Castro regime in 1959 as Rubio claimed, but actually came to America in 1956, when Fulgencio Batista ruled Cuba. Then it was revealed that Rubio was baptized as a Mormon as a child, which could scare off voters who are already wary of Mitt Romney’s religious views. Today, news broke that a forthcoming biography of Senator Rubio will show that his grandfather was ordered deported from the United States, but opted to stay in the country illegally. This would surely create an uncomfortable dynamic with Romney, whose immigration plan insists that men like Rubio’s grandfather “self-deport.”

The Romney campaign has already gone to great lengths to avoid confronting the contradictions and complications of the governor’s record and biography. They likely won’t want to be saddled with Rubio’s baggage as well.

 

  • Nattxn

    They are going to run as Beavis and Butthead.

  • Here you have Dumb N’ Dumber!!!!! I keep waiting for America to Wake Up and Smell the Coffee!!!!! Are they going to believe all the crooked ad or are they actually going to investigate and educate themselves before they vote?????

    • AaronNashuaNH

      Investigate—educate!? What’s that??

  • ObozoMustGo

    Looks like it’s “target the conservative Spic kid” time, huh. What a bunch of racists bigots you leftist nutjobs are.

    You want to see stupid? Here’s stupid. www dot youtube dot com/watch?v=t4-AKcH3eC8

    9 minutes of your messiah Obozo gaffing it up.

    • 101strac

      Wow, you are one pissed off person. I have this mental image of you walking the streets muttering to yourself. You probably could benefit from some therapy. I know a therapist I can recomend, oh wait, he’s a democrat, scratch that.

    • ralphkr

      Speaking of gaffes, Obozo, how about you learning that you do not spell out “dot” but type “.” in addresses.

      • ObozoMustGo

        Hey ralphy you moron, you cant post proper links in the comments, you effing dope!

        Have a nice day!

        • ralphkr

          How strange, Obozo, since I have seen other addresses properly typed so all one has to do is copy and paste to the address bar. In other words, they are not live links which are NOT allowed.

          • ObozoMustGo

            ralphy… from your pic, you look pretty old. How’d you get through life without wandering out into traffic? And wipe the drool from your chin, please.

            Have a nice day!

          • ralphkr

            Well, sonny, the pretty red lights in the grill of my car helped part the traffic rather nicely and if they wouldn’t stop for me they ended up booted into the ditch (this was long before California “invented” the PIT Maneuver which actually came from Germany.

          • ObozoMustGo

            hehehehehehehehehehehehe……….. you have a good sense of humor, ralphy! 🙂
            (no, I’m not being sarcastic. It’s a sincere compliment)

            Have a nice day!

      • ObozoMustGo

        Hey ralphy you moron, you cant post proper links in the comments, you effing dope!

        Have a nice day!

    • Jon

      You just HAD to bring that up, didn’t you.. “target the conservative Spic kid”… Before you declared your race we had no idea who or what you were other than another idiot looking for a rumble by insulting others insulting you. Again, and this time I suppose it’s more to truth, go back in your adobe and quit calling other people what you yourself are.. that being a racist bigot, irregardless of which wing you lean toward. (go’way).

  • ObozoMustGo

    Here’s another one for you…. Go to YouTube and search on “Idiots who voted for Obama” .

    There are reems and reems of footage of complete morons proclaiming their allegiance to Obozo.

    • Diogenes67

      There are even more reams of posts by idiots calling the President Obozo.

  • ObozoMustGo

    Here’s another one for you…. Go to YouTube and search on “Idiots who voted for Obama” .

    There are reems and reems of footage of complete morons proclaiming their allegiance to Obozo.

  • howa4x

    The Tea party drank the cool-aid about him just like they did with Christene O’Donnell from Del. who said she wan’t a witch or Sara Palin, didn’t know about Paul Revere or Michelle Bachmann who didn’t know what war freed the slaves. Tea party members are some of the stupidest people in America

  • During the campaign the Senator had the reputation of using”Tea Party” language out of state while being much more nuanced in in-state discussions. Now as he assiduously pursues the Vice Presidency with a national audience he MUST learn to use the teleprompter at least to maintain some consistency. CRJ.

    • AaronNashuaNH

      Just goes to show, “what goes around, comes around”. Talk about poetic justice.

      The honorable senator from Florida, and others who think like him, shouldn’t be so eager to point out the faults of others.

  • I doubt Rubio will accept to run with Romney. Let him gain some experience and luster in the senate and do not waste his efforts running against an incumbent

    We made a mistake in the last election by voting in a Jr Senator as President. He allowed himself to be push by a very impopular Pelosy and equally dislike Reid

    This election will be hard for me to decide. Should I vote for the current dude bend on giving money away in Medicaid, unemployment and disability making people more dependent on free money when we can not afford it.
    OR
    Do I vote for the dude that will give all the benefits to rich people ignoring the hard working middle class in the process.

    Why can we not have more choices???

    • Mr. Geromino Schmidt,
      That’s all the choices that there is. GOP/Tea Party are just clueless. If you all and your representatives will do away with being self centered and abhor what is Godly , maybe the Almighty will open the eyes of your eyes to see the goodness that the Preogressives are bringing to America. You all hate yourselves and it’s going to be difficult to continue that path. I used to be one of you. That time I was HARD-CORE republican. I cannot thank God enough for steering me away from the path you are , presently. I sympathize with you all. If you do not MAKE your REPRESNTATIVE to TAKE NO! NO!NO! from their vocabularies. One will be expect 1-3 year old to use those words. America will be a better place without the GOP. Your party is EVIL, DESTRUCTIVE and I don’t know whatelse to say. Maybe you will be counting on Supreme MASTERS to RIG the election for you this year as they did in 2000. May God Bless the USA. Without the progressives, America will be a THIRD WORLD COUNTRY. Thank GOD for LIBERALS/ THE PROGRESIVES.

      • Joseph
        Republicans are about 40% of the population and they are not all evil. What is evil are the demagogues that are controlling the airwaves, and that goes for the extreme right as well as for the extreme left. Democrats are also about 40% and they are all not pregressives or communists. Who really decides who become president comes down to the independents.

        I am a Fiscally Conservative Republican who voted to Obama in the last election and I am disappointed in his leadership and the waste of his initial considerable political capital forcing PPACA thru while other issues were far more important and not given a priority (economy, financial fraud, war in 2 countries and degrading infrastructure).
        Some of his choices for underlings are also very questionable.
        The country needs its progressives as much as it needs its conservatives and as long as people continues to demonize each others we will go NOWHERE

        I have lived in Third World Countries and one thing that makes them that way is their inability for political parties to treat each others with respect as well as political fraud.

    • Who would you rather waste your money on? Your neighbors or the oil companies. I made that decision long ago! I prefer my neighbors!

    • CrankyToo

      You don’t need more choices – you need a reliable news source. In other words, turn off Fox Noise and tune back into the real world. When you become better educated, you’ll find that the choices you need to make in November are not
      difficult to discern.

      Alternatively, you could take the easy way out and just follow this simple advice when you get into the voting booth:

      If you’re wealthy and wish to become wealthier (probably by an order of magnitude), then Mitt’s your “dude”.

      If you’re not wealthy, vote for the guy who’s worked his ass off the last 3 plus years to do right for the majority of our citizens, and in the face of extreme Repugnican obstruction, I might add.

      I hope to see you at the polls in November, and I hope you vote Democrat from the top of your ticket all the way to the bottom. Our democracy is in peril!

  • Calling all tea party people stupid makes you as bad as the righties calling all democrats communists.
    If you had the knowledge of the large amount of people receiving benefits fradulently from government plans, probably you would also be angry that your tax dollars are misuse in that matter.
    We are all Americans and nothing will be fixed by the extremes of both parties. Maybe we should stop calling each other names and start listening to each side point of view and meet somewhere in the middle.

    • djras1

      What LARGE amounts of people receiving benefits fraudulently? When fraud is discovered it is prosecuted.

    • adler56

      An Indian German? Good luck getting the racists to join you.

    • Jon

      Your right G.S. neither should call the other names that they can’t prove but the welfare freeloaders are in fact small (frauds) the rest ARE the needy and the unfortunate and no different than the people walking the streets for hand-outs because they’ve lost (or never had) what we consider necessities. If we close the welfare system down then we starve the poor, needy.. Women and children while substituting that money which will then be ear-marked for more wars and corporate bail outs.. Which would you rather these taxes go for? Which would you rather see die? I like your philosophy Geronimo but I say, as a compromise, let’s give to these welfare recipients as we would any charity and INSIST our lawmaker monitor the deserving from the bottom feeders instead of remaining blind in their own responsibilities.. It’s THEY who needs to police the welfare system, not us.. but (obviously) they just won’t do it and the one’s who are willing wants to end it for everybody because of the few who abuse it just like calling off a game because one person was caught cheating.

  • lmmd

    and that baggage ain’t the end of it either………..rubio’s performance in the FL senate was a disaster – his abuse of the FL GOP credit card well documented – the man takes where ever he can and does nothing for his constituents.

    • That’s what the Repuglicans are good at TAKE, TAKE, TAKE!

  • Rubio has had some of his own words come back to haunt him…definitely he could have used a teleprompter yesterday. There is nothing wrong with keeping yourself on track to a large audience. He isn’t ready for prime time yet but the night is young….and he will learn…with a teleprompter when and if his day comes!

  • adler56

    Once he’s a candidate he will self-destruct. He used a RNC credit card for personal expenses- splain that Ricky. The guy is a loser and needs to go back to Cuba.

  • AIMPOINT

    He’s a self proclaimed Bushy – that’s how he would do it again. Let him say that some more.

  • It’s time to recall Rubio. He lied about everything regarding his background. Charges now arising that he paid individuls to take exams for him in college. He is as dumb as they come and this became very evident when he read this speech even thought his staff tried to limit word useage to five letters or less. A criminal who got off while reen went to prison because his brother is president of Florida BC/BS and got Senator John Thrasher to have the republican party ignore his misuse of $125,000 using republican party credit card which is restricted to party business to remodel his house. He is now under scrutiny because of students confessing that they took exams for him and signed his nbame “Rubeo”. It’s the “Rubio Joke”. He is a pathological liar and must not be allowed to remain in congress. Let Rick Scott appoint another republican to this office.
    Let the state attorney Bondi take action to start proceedings. Lets make this guy and example for future crooks trying to liar to the voters.

  • If selected as Mittie’s veep, he’ll probably need a nana, more than a teleprompter.

  • joyscarbo

    What a baffoon! Learn public speaking, Rubio!!! Between you and Mitty, you’ll not go far.

  • howa4x; You are correct. Anger breeds ignorance and theres plenty of both in the tea party

  • Not to smart and he is blasting Obama about his speaches!!!!

  • ObozoMustGo

    All you racist bigots just dont like Rubio because he’s not the “stupid spic progressive” you all think he should be. You hate conservative blacks, hispanics, or whatever because you leftist nutjobs see everything trough skin color. THAT is racism.

    The Holy Trinity of the left = Race, Gender, and Class!

    Have a nice day!

    • Jon

      What a punk.. You call us racists while using, ‘ObozoMustGo’.. Our racism has to do with this guy’s crooked actions while in office, NOT color or creed you idiot. Why don’t you find another forum to spew your hatred, we’re sick of reading about your pathetic ramblings.

      Have an ordinary day!

      • ObozoMustGo

        Congratulations! You’re the first leftist nutjob I’ve seen that has admitted to being a racist! At least you’re honest, unlike all the other leftist nutjobs.

        Have a nice day!

  • Wait until his fanatically loyal Cuban American core finds out he has been BS’ing them about his family all along.

  • Jon

    Why in hell are the Pubs even considering this leech for V.P.? Have they fallen THAT far from reality? This man is even worse than the stooge they want for POTUS.. Big B’ness is giddy.. Big Pharma patting each other on the back.. Big oil given the green light for even more record profits.. The American public again, at a loss. The Pubs say, “Four more years of Obama will destroy our Country” yet they refuse to offer an alternative for salvation.. Both parties are grossly inadequate in common sense and will cause our destruction unless they wake up and realize that their in this just as deep as we are, that their salaries and benefits will desolve just like ours will and they will be murdered if they dare flee with their undeserved booties. We need a change.. For once in I don’t know how long, we need HONEST politicians in our White house and Congress, but.. Who we gonna call..? Ask any Floridian what Rubio has(en’t) accomplished for them.. They will tell you, I’m sure.

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