HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Jim DeMint is my best fri...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:32 PM

Jim DeMint is my best friend, says Rubio

From the same interview than gave us "I am not a scientist". and frankly a lot more damning, in MHO. So much for those who think Rubio will move the party toward the center.

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2012_11/rubios_best_friend_other_than041292.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+washingtonmonthly%2Frss+%28Political+Animal+at+Washington+Monthly%29

Rubio’s Best Friend (Other Than His Wife)
By Ed Kilgore
FacebookTwitterDiggRedditStumbleUponDelicious


A GQ interview with Sen. Marco Rubio is mainly getting attention because of his incoherent answer (“I’m not a scientist, man!”) to the question: “How old do you thing the Earth is?” Brother Benen notes that Rubio is a member of the Senate Science Committee (not necessarily a big credential since the House counterpart committee includes such fine specimens as Todd Akin and Paul Broun). Sarah Posner tries to dissect Rubio’s “word salad.”

Others, I suspect, will focus on Rubio’s discussion of his favorite rap songs, which turn out to be:

“Straight Outta Compton” by N.W.A. “Killuminati” by Tupac. Eminem’s “Lose Yourself.”
But I found this exchange most interesting:

GQ: Who’s your best friend?
Marco Rubio: My wife. We talk every day.
GQ: Besides your wife.
Marco Rubio: Jim DeMint. He’s a great source of wisdom as a person who’s had to make decisions that have made him unpopular in his own party. Jeb Bush is another guy I admire for his ability to analyze issues and call them for what they are.

Wow. It’s bad enough that Rubio mentions his Florida political patron, Jeb Bush, as an afterthought. But anyone who thinks of Rubio as a potential GOP vehicle for “modernizing” the party should think again given his proud kinship to the antediluvian DeMint, the heaviest right-wing heavy of them all. You don’t need to be a “scientist, man” to spot a brontosaurus when you see one.

5 replies, 675 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 5 replies Author Time Post
Reply Jim DeMint is my best friend, says Rubio (Original post)
Mass Nov 2012 OP
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 2012 #1
hobbit709 Nov 2012 #2
Turbineguy Nov 2012 #3
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 2012 #4
AnnaLee Nov 2012 #5

Response to Mass (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:36 PM

1. Jim Dimwit?

Republican anti-intellectualism at its finest.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Mass (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:38 PM

2. If that's his best friend, what does that say about him?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to hobbit709 (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:41 PM

3. It says he needs the idiot vote.

The kind of voters that when you get 32 of them in the same room, you've got a full set of teeth.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Turbineguy (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:51 PM

4. You're picking on the dentally challenged.

Stop it.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Mass (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:59 PM

5. Begs the question -

Does he kiss both sides of the coin or just the butt side?

I wonder what "friend" means in Rubio's circle. Does friend mean play golf together or does friend mean privatize Social Security together?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread