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seafan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-31-10 07:59 PM
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Uh-oh. Marco Rubio has now ticked off Keith Olbermann and agreed with Obama on the same day.
Rubio says Obama's offshore drilling proposal "right decision for country"

By Andrew Abramson
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Allen Eyestone/Palm Beach Post

WEST PALM BEACH Considering that Marco Rubio has spent months attacking Republican governor Charlie Crist for supporting President Obama's stimulus plan, Rubio praising Obama for anything might be the last thing Rubio supporters' expected.

But at a campaign luncheon at the First Baptist Church at 1101 S. Flagler Drive this afternoon, Rubio a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate said he was surprised when Obama announced his intentions to open offshore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico.

"It was the first time I think the administration has ever signaled a willingness to look at that," Rubio said to reporters after his speech. "I think it's important that the country has all of its domestic energy resources at its disposal.

"It's the right decision for our country."

Rubio said he still needed to learn more details of the proposal, but that he wants more drilling off the coast of Florida.


He never mentioned Crist or Obama by name during his speech, although he blasted the new health-care law after a question from the audience.


Rubio also said he was against amnesty for immigrants, believing legal immigration will never work if illegal immigrants are granted amnesty.

Then, he closed the speech with a thought he said originated from Glenn Beck, FOX News' popular conservative talk show host,.

"There are millions of people in America that hate our country, so why can't we just do a trade?" Rubio said. "We'll send you Sean Penn, Janeane Garofalo and Keith Olbermann, and you can send us people that actually love this country and want to help us build it."

You, Marco Rubio, are small ball.

And you and Jeb need to work on some new talking points.

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