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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:19 PM

Marco Rubio 2016: THE GREAT RIGHT HOPE!

I....err....hmm...I think it reads better this way!!





It's not even December of 2012, but Marco Rubio is already in Iowa:

And so it begins again.
Thirty-eight months before the next presidential vote is cast, Marco Rubio on Saturday night became the first of the potential 2016 contestants to swoop in to this first caucus state and test the GOP’s new rallying cry to broaden its appeal.

Seven hundred people turned out to see the Florida senator at the annual birthday fundraiser bash for GOP Gov. Terry Branstad. Rubio had the spotlight all to himself — he said he was merely here to help the governor mark his 66th birthday, but no one believed it for a minute.


http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/84002.html




Rubio sells himself as a fresh face to represent a battered and stale Republican brand, but that sales pitch relies on his biography—not his policy:

Taking a page out of the Democrats’ playbook on Saturday, the Florida senator wove his personal story into direct appeal to the middle class. “Our workers are not making as much as they made in the same jobs 25 years ago,” he said. “My father was a bartender. My mother was a maid at hotel. They were able to provide for us a standard of living. …”



If Rubio actually wanted to take a page out of the Democratic playbook, he might actually consider proposing some of their policies. Instead, he offered pretty much exactly the same thing that Republicans have been delivering for decades: conservative policy 101. For example:

To jump-start the country, he spoke of lower taxes, fewer government regulations on businesses, job training and a stronger nuclear family.




Do less! Not more! Sound familiar? Well:

And in a clear swipe at President Barack Obama’s commitment to raise taxes on the nation’s wealthiest, he said: “The way to turn our economy around is not by making rich people poorer, but make poor people richer.”



But wait, there's more:


“If America declines, there is nothing to take our place,” he said. “What country is going to serve as an inspiration?”



So, less government, don't tax the rich, jingoistic American exceptionalism, and the guy's initials are MR. Are you sure we're not talking about Mitt Romney here, because this stuff sure sounds familiar. What exactly makes Rubio different? Apparently this:

“Something has to happen,” Branstad said in an interview. “That’s why Marco Rubio is a great choice for our party. America is the land of immigrants and he represents the American dream.”



So I guess Republicans believe that if they nominate a Cuban-American who talks about the need for immigration reform (but doesn't actually go into any detail about what that would mean), then all their problems are solved and they don't have change any of their other policies? Because that seems to be exactly the promise Marco Rubio is offering.



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http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/11/19/1163072/-Marco-Rubio-2016-The-Great-Right-Hope

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tblue Nov 2012 #1
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datasuspect Nov 2012 #4
onehandle Nov 2012 #5
Segami Nov 2012 #7
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Segami Nov 2012 #11
closeupready Nov 2012 #6
Turbineguy Nov 2012 #8
Segami Nov 2012 #9
Turbineguy Nov 2012 #10

Response to Segami (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:31 PM

1. They think Latinos are stupid.

and will vote for him just cuz he's brown too. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

They have NO CLUE about what they need to change to win the next election. Psssst, let's not tell them.

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Response to tblue (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:39 PM

2. I thought they were going to step it up a notch

and go all out by passing out Cuban cigars!

I actually believe they DO know what they need to change in order to move with the times but they also know such changes won't win them future elections if a sector of their base refuses to accept those changes.

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Response to tblue (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:45 PM

4. "caucasian exceptionalism"

 

assumes that non whites are not even people to begin with.

they are untermensch, Other, those with no validity.

it's funny how the loss of "white prestige" as a social control concept has resulted in the bottom falling out of the republican party.

and it's only because of sheer numbers and demographic shifts. not one bullet will be fired. whites in this country will simply be bred out of existence or marginalized to the periphery.

skin pigmentation has no bearing on intelligence, hopefully newer generations of white folk won't hang on to their ancestors' hatred and fears.

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Response to tblue (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:49 PM

5. Flame away, but a percentage of Latinos will vote for him because he's Latino.

Don't know what percentage that is, but we better find out before dismissing him.

I predict a Latino and a Woman on the GOP ticket in 2016.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:56 PM

7. I personally think it will be a Latino and a Bush.

The Bushes believe (as BlueBloods) that its THEIR inherit right to be leading or governing this nation.

The name ' BUSH ' anywhere near the 2016 election possibilities should be seen as a major red flag for all Democrats and Indies.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:40 PM

3. They have no idea who their National base is. Hint: Racist, ignorant, morons.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:24 PM

11. They do. They just won't publicly acknowledge such a claim.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:52 PM

6. At first glance, he doesn't strike me as very bright, i.e.,

the perfect running mate for a Palin/Rubio ticket.

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Response to Segami (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:59 PM

8. He has to get through

the Tea Party. For that you need to make people believe you're a moron.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:00 PM

9. LOL! I believe you meant ' moran '

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Response to Segami (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:02 PM

10. Yes

sorie for the speling eror.

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