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Mon Nov 30, 2020, 11:19 AM

Marco Rubio is already suiting up for the politics of destruction

Great column by Fred Hiatt in the Washington Post this morning about what he terms Rubio's "profile in cowardice." Some excerpts:

Let’s say you’re a Republican senator who claims to support democracy and U.S. leadership in the world.

Let’s imagine, too, that you’ve spent four years excusing and supporting a president who fawned over North Korea’s odious dictator, encouraged China’s ruling tyrant to build his concentration camps, took the word of Russia’s strongman over U.S. intelligence agencies and celebrated the Saudi despot who orchestrated the dismemberment of a dissident journalist. And let’s posit that, on top of all that, you’ve been a profile in cowardice as your president tried to nullify a democratic election here at home.

Now the president-elect appoints a team of seasoned, moderate foreign policy experts who support democracy and American leadership in the world.
How do you respond?

Here is the way Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) actually greeted the new team: “Biden’s cabinet picks went to Ivy League schools, have strong resumes, attend all the right conferences & will be polite & orderly caretakers of America’s decline.”

I suppose this sour, graceless tweet shouldn’t surprise us...But there is something particularly galling about this instant pivot to attack mode from senators who couldn’t even bring themselves to acknowledge the results of the election — who have stood by or cheered as President Trump has attempted to overturn those results.

...If Trump’s coup attempt has failed, it is because his defeat was so decisive — and because those state and local officials had the integrity and courage to resist Trump’s pressure.

But here’s the essential point: Almost no Republicans on the national stage had the integrity or courage to offer backup for these local officials. Almost none of them gave the public any reason to hope that if Trump’s effort to steal the election state by state had gained traction, they would have stood against it.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/marco-rubio-is-already-suiting-up-for-the-politics-of-destruction/2020/11/28/af30e91e-2f74-11eb-bae0-50bb17126614_story.html

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Response to Nitram (Original post)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 11:43 AM

1. He is in my district, he is a creep.

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Response to katmondoo (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 11:53 AM

2. And he would be a creep in anybody's district.

I despise the little prick. His brother, Rick Scott, is not much better.

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Response to Nitram (Original post)

Mon Nov 30, 2020, 11:58 AM

3. We had the chance to vote him out four years ago.

The idiots of this state decided that this useless twerp, who openly admitted that he only wanted to be a senator because it would serve as a springboard to the presidency, was worthy of another term.

Sadly, we’ll more than likely vote his pathetic ass back in again in 2022. This state’s a joke.

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Mon Nov 30, 2020, 01:56 PM

4. K&R

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