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Mon Jun 20, 2016, 11:10 AM

Pic Of The Moment: Marco Rubio Says The Orlando Massacre Has Made Him Rethink Pledge To Quit Senate



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Reply Pic Of The Moment: Marco Rubio Says The Orlando Massacre Has Made Him Rethink Pledge To Quit Senate (Original post)
EarlG Jun 2016 OP
niyad Jun 2016 #1
malthaussen Jun 2016 #4
niyad Jun 2016 #6
leftieNanner Jun 2016 #14
BootinUp Jun 2016 #2
bucolic_frolic Jun 2016 #3
malthaussen Jun 2016 #5
dixiegrrrrl Jun 2016 #19
yuiyoshida Jun 2016 #7
kairos12 Jun 2016 #8
summerschild Jun 2016 #9
rladdi Jun 2016 #10
NoMoreRepugs Jun 2016 #11
keithbvadu2 Jun 2016 #12
herding cats Jun 2016 #13
63splitwindow Jun 2016 #15
3catwoman3 Jun 2016 #16
Fritz Walter Jun 2016 #17
Jamaal510 Jun 2016 #18
Skittles Jun 2016 #20
hibbing Jun 2016 #21
The Wizard Jun 2016 #22
calimary Jun 2016 #23

Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 11:17 AM

1. hmm, didn't he also say that the senate is a total waste of time, that they do absolutely nothing?

now why would he want to continue in such a useless waste of time--oh, yeah, the money and the attention.

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Response to niyad (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 11:20 AM

4. Oh, how cynical of you.

No, no, it is he dedication to public service and devotion to America that makes him realize his work there is undone.

I'm surprised, you'd think he could get a nice job as a lobbyist. Maybe they weren't offering enough.

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 11:40 AM

6. cannot help the cynicism, mea culpa!! you are correct, one would think the various lobbying

groups would love him.

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 01:34 PM

14. I don't know, Mal

Rubio is so ineffectual that the lobbying groups paying big bucks wouldn't be interested in him. $174K is better than $0K. When you look at the government officials who have made the lobbying leap, they are usually people with connections. Who the hell would "take a meeting" with Marco?

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 11:19 AM

2. K & R

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 11:19 AM

3. It's rare to see someone in public life

who operates under a cloud of self-confusion and inconsistent flip-flops
on his own positions

Really don't know how someone like him got to where he did with such a
meek uncertain mind

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 11:21 AM

5. Not on his own merits, perhaps?

Mr Rubio would seem to be an example of someone put somewhere by others who thought he might be of use.

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 06:31 PM

19. I read a lengthy background of him

Slate? rollingStone? The Atlantic?
type of reporting.

Rubio got where he did by getting favors from entrenched politicians, an ability to make his bulshit sound senere, and over weening ambition.
But here's the fun part:
He owed a lot of favors by the time he hit the Senate, and he showed no interest in paying them back.

The adage "Be nice to the people you meet on the way up, cause you might meet them again on the way down" is SO appropriate for Rubio.

Plus, he has a LOT of campaign debt, so needs a job ASAP.
But the Fla. politicos are not happy with him.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 11:42 AM

7. uhuh...

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 12:02 PM

8. He is beyond vile.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 12:14 PM

9. My guess is he's getting back into position

hoping Trump falls out at the convention.

He's already told the world he hates working in the Senate.

He still wants the presidency.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 12:23 PM

10. So Rubio really thought it was an easy job in the Senate, never show up for work,

collect a nice salary, benefits and pension. I just hope the Florida voters get what he is all about. And now he will continue his fight against gay groups, support the NRA and get funding from them. And of course vote NAY on any bill that mentions guns or purchase of guns.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 12:43 PM

11. my fellow Floridians twice elected Scott - Rubio could be a viable candidate again for the Senate

... never underestimate the ignorance of the American public - especially in FLORIDA

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 12:44 PM

12. From the cartoon roundup

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 01:18 PM

13. Huh, I thought it was because the GOP was scared they'd lose his seat to the Denocrats




Rubio faces pressure to run for re-election as GOP fears grow over his Senate seat

http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/25/politics/marco-rubio-florida-senate-race/


Rubio is such a lair.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 02:24 PM

15. And here I thought...

 

he had just come to the sobering realization that he would have to actually work for a living instead of living off the public largesse.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 03:56 PM

16. Who wouldn't like a $174,000 a year job...

...where you worked halt-time or less, and didn't have to do a damn thing when you did have to be there?

I could do that job.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 04:36 PM

17. Follow the money

OK, the connotation from the advice that "Deep Throat" gave to the WaPo journalists investigating the Watergate break-in is not quite the same here and now, but the advice is still valid.

Who, exactly, is willing to fund the water boy's re-election? And that includes whatever PACs took a shine to him. I'm not so stupid to believe that whatever funds were left over from his FAILED presidential campaign were returned to the donors, nor did they go to line his pockets (on top of his salary and perks he's drawing from the federal government that he claims to despise so much).

He sees new dollars out there, and he's chasing them.

Eventually, he wants to build a war chest for a 2020 and the more he can amass now will come in very handy just a few years after Drumpf is handed his muskrat-covered head this November.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 06:18 PM

18. Can you blame him?

I wouldn't quit my job, either, if I got paid 6 figures despite having bad attendance and being inept at my work.

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 08:33 PM

20. LOL

he pimps for a party that loves guns and hates gay folk

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Mon Jun 20, 2016, 09:09 PM

21. Stay thirsty my friend n/t

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2016, 07:56 AM

22. A slick talking huckster with the ethics of a rabid hyena.

The perfect Republican

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Response to EarlG (Original post)

Tue Jun 21, 2016, 11:15 AM

23. Oh Great! He wants to go back to the Senate job he never showed up for, in the first place!

Easy paycheck, I guess. Just bill it all to us taxpayers.

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