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Showing posts with label Marco Rubio. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Marco Rubio. Show all posts

Monday, October 14, 2019

Daily Kos Repost (GOP Spine?)

The following is a post from the Daily Kos. 

We have avoided modifying the post outside of the removal of various links that are not germane to sharing the piece. If you wish to view those links, click the article title.

Republican senators crying for the Kurds are the enablers who made it happen

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 13: Michigan GOP U.S. Senate candidate John James (left) campaigns with the help of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)(right) at Senor Lopez Restaurant August 13th, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. James, an Iraq war veteran and businessman who has President Donald Trump's endorsement, will be running against Democrat incumbent U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) this November. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
Republican US Senators are spending this morning crying for the Kurds.. or, if not that, at least the US Troops who were put in danger.

Recent decisions by the administration regarding Syria are a strategic error and further diminish the character of our great nation.

As Turkish backed fighters approach a Kurdish held city in :
-700 supporters escaped
-Erdogans forces are filming themselves beheading Kurds - U.S. troops are at serious risk of being cut off & of coming under attack by enemy fighters.

Republican senators who watch the catastrophe happen now bemoan it. They knew what they were getting with Trump. Every. Single. One of them. It wasn’t just that their constituents were telling them, everyone with common sense could see it. Still, their constituents showed up to town halls, to their offices, and everywhere possible to let them know Trump was an unstable baffoon who would lead us to disaster. 

For Republican senators though, the quest for power itself was all that mattered. If Donald J. Trump could reset the US Courts to undermine abortion, gay rights, and the rights of unions to organize, then who cares about the global catastrophes being caused.

The Guardian has a great article about the damage being done.
“This attack wll spill the blood of thousands of innocent civilians because our border areas are overcrowded.” 
The impact of the invasion on local communities is likely to send tens of thousands of people towards the Iraqi border, officials in Iraqi Kurdistan said. “We’re very worried about it,” one official said. “Of course we’d need to take care of them.” 
Between Ras al-Ayn, and the town of Ain Issa – which was also bombed by Turkish jets – a local driver said the number of new exiles had started to grow by the evening, adding: “There are groups fleeing using whatever they find. People are scared of the artillery hitting hear the town.”
Republican senators waking up today and wringing your hands? You might try washing. I think I spot a touch of blood.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Trump Given Notes To Address Mass Shooting Victim Families (Pathetic)

A Sure Sign Of No Empathy 

As the post -Parkland killings move into US History, one has to wonder if the following poll data will diminish over time and well crafted Trump messaging.

We offer it is pathetic to see an elected US President sit with a "cheat-sheet" of verbal reminders and guidance in an event which should have touched his heart and his mind. I offer Parkland affected him in a minor way and in a manner void of deep emotion.

A number of media outlets, including Internet sites, are reporting on NRA contributions and the likelihood the Parkland shooting could fade into the archives of US mass killings and "Now is not the time" congressional reality.  

Bustle dot com (with related links)
According to a report by Open Secrets and Trace, the NRA gave $30.3 million to Trump's campaign. A month before the election, NBC reported that $9.6 million (of the then-$21 million contribution) had been spent on ads and spreading a pro-Trump message, while the majority — $12 million — had been spent towards attacking his opponent Hillary Clinton, the most the NRA has ever spent on an election in history. So, where is the NRA getting all this money? According to the NRA’s website, a one-year membership costs only $40, but, in 2015, The Washington Post reported that the NRA had about five million members, equaling out to $200 million a year, just from membership dues. That’s not even counting donations or any other type of fundraising efforts.
Thirty million USD to elect Trump.  Three-point-three million to elect Marco Rudio.  
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Herewith is the reality of why we as a nation have done literally nothing to curb the use of military-like weapons in the hands of very young people. The graphic also explains the base reality of why we are in stark danger if we leave the entirety of the US federal government in the hands of the GOP.

There is a major difference in former President Obama's reaction to a mass school killings vs that of Trump and his wife.

Image result for Obama cries trump gives thumbs upAfter San Bernadino killings.
Image result for Obama cries trump gives thumbs upTrump post-Parkland killings and a photo op with hospital staff and his wife. ALL GRINS!

Trump will propose minor un contral legisanioan and the GOP led congrss will pass even more minor changes to current law. How about reversing the repeal of the Obama Assault Weapon ban legislation Trump and his congress repealed shortly after taking office. 


Saturday, February 27, 2016

The Daily GOP Ignominious: Marco Rubio, " We are the party of diversity not Democrats"

"We are the party of diversity not the Democratic Party," Sen. Marco Rubio said.

Seriously Marco?
GOP Diversity

" not the Democratic Party," Sen. Marco Rubio said.

When challenged about he and Cruz possibly missing out on Hispanic voter appeal, Rubio went here:  “We have to move past this idea that somehow, the Hispanic community only cares about immigration.”
Rubio was obviously responding with a scripted talking point developed to tickle the shallow innards of a GOP audience.“We are the party of diversity, not the Democratic party.” 

The problem with such a statement; actual data from polling authorities.  Gallup over the past two years has published a few sets of data which completely refute Rubio's bluster.

Party ID in U.S. Within Racial and Ethnic Groups, 2012
Now let's see how Gallup stratified the data.
Party Composition in U.S.: Independents, 2008 vs. 2012
Party Composition in U.S.: Democrats, 2008 vs. 2012
WAPO Polling developed a revealing set of charts which not only refutes Rubio's campaign rhetoric, the charts illustrate dire straits for the GOP.

Now, compare against this chart from the same WAPO piece.

How sad, the man points to two men of Cuban ancestry and one quasi-black man and declares diversity? Women really do not have a place in the GOP. Additionally, David Duke and company are not supporting Sanders nor Clinton. The GOP has an uber wealthy candidate on the GOP stages who seems to be very non-diverse. Trump is garnering increasing levels of support from white supremacist. Rubio's scripted note is an embarrassment to anyone with a modicum of a brain.

Carson is so obviously funded by some special interest in the party for the appearance of an African-American on the campaign trail. Other than Hermann Cain, the GOP and RNC should come up with a much more viable candidate for the Oval Office. Both Cain and Carson have proven African-Americans who matriculate to high-level political campaigns are woefully deficient in both self-perception and personal aura.


Friday, February 5, 2016

Rubio Attacks Obama with Dog Whistle Arguments While Avoiding His Party Opponents

After candidate Obama won the Iowa Caucuses in 2008, he delivered the following lines as part of his victory speech:

Obama’s started his apeech accordingly:

‘They said this day would never come. They said our sights were set too high. They said this country was too divided, too disillusioned to ever come together around a common purpose. But on this January night, at this defining moment in history, you have done what the cynics said we couldn’t do.’
The  Iowa Caucus process ran its course in this past Tuesday and it seems the essence of Obama's victory speech found ghost legs via Marco Rubio. ghost legs via Marco Rubio.
Rubio started his speech this past Tuesday night after finishing third in the Iowa Caucuses as such:

‘So this is the moment they said would never happen. For months, for months they told us we had no chance. For months they told us because we offer too much optimism in a time of anger, we had no chance. For months they told us because we didn’t have the right endorsements or the right political connections, we had no chance. They told me that we have no chance because my hair wasn’t gray enough and my boots were too high.’

The likeness is far too consistent to be happenstance. Interestingly, Rubio finished third in Iowa; Obama won the state in 2008.

It seems Marco Rubio believes he is running against the nation's 44th President, Barack Obama, who is leaving office in January 2017. The unhappy (about his job) Republican Senator from Florida spends far more time on the campaign trail firing disparaging remarks towards Barack Obama, then his actual GOP opponents. His consistent anti-Obama remarks stand in deep contrast to the manner in which he started his speech above. Plagiarism involves a degree of nefarious admiration and denotes a wanton likeness of the victim from the plagiarizer.

Rubio's' Obama obsession didn't slow this past Tuesday. He took great exception to President Obama's visit to a Muslim Mosque and spoke in as bigoted a tone as any remarks from Donald Trump. He accused Obama of "Always pitting people against each other." The only "pitting" President Obama perpetrated against us (some of us) was his audacity in running for and winning the Oval Office.

Maybe, I touched on a strategy in the last statement. Rubio is probably channeling Trump to secure a few more votes in New Hampshire's Primary next Tuesday.

Crooks And Liars published a piece about Rubio's Obama fetish (my word) and the futility of his "pitting" argument.

Marco Rubio Shows His Stupidity By Slamming Something Obama Never Said

Marco Rubio could hardly wait for President Obama to finish his speech at a Maryland mosque before laying into him for something he never said. Young Marco rushed out in New Hampshire to slam President Obama before anyone else could, accusing the President of being divisive. "Always pitting people against each other. Always! Look at today:…

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The Daily GOP Ignominious: Marco Rubio and His A Third Place Victory Lap


As I was running from political coverage this past Monday night, I was distracted from my television remote journey via the site of Marco Rubio's Iowa Caucuses victory speech.  First and foremost the speech appeared strikingly close the context and theme of a past set of speeches from candidate Barack Obama.

Nomadic Politics

Borrowing from Obama: Marco Rubio's Not-So-Victorious Victory Speech | Nomadic Politics

Even more striking was the reality of having tune-in to what was delivered as a victory speech and facing the reality of a Florida Senator (who hates his Senatorial duties) actually didn't even come close to winning Iowa. He finished a distant third behind two candidates who may better represent today's GOP. Have we come to a point that a candidate delivers a victory speech by coming in third ahead of a field of weak campaign candidates?  The answer to the question: obviously.

Crooks and Liars

Marco Rubio Gives Victory Speech For Finishing 3rd In Iowa

Marco Rubio and many of the pundits from the Mainstream Media are absolutely tickled that Marco finished in third place in the GOP Iowa Caucuses. Marco was over the top ecstatic himself, and his 'victory' speech hardly reflected a normal victory. Senator Ted Cruz finished first with 28%, Trump came in second with 24% and Rubio…

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Abortion Shooter And His Acts Receiving Mixed Comment From Conservatives (Or No Comment)

The following was posted during yesterday's nascent case of US terrorism.  As we watched the five-hour stand-off, many surely reflected not only on the tragedy of yet another example of American home-grown terrorism, we also thought of the ugly flak from millions who have succumbing to media paranoia about resettling 10,000 refugees from Syria.  

GOP leaders:  
Ben Carson "Rabid Dogs" regarding Syrian refugees.  He is as of today performing yet another phony act common to GOP presidential candidates via visiting a Syrian refugee camp.  
Donald Trump stated he would actually send them back in addition to his iron-fist proclamation of no Syrian refugees. 
Chris (Bridegate) Christie even stated he would block five-year-old kids from the prospect of a decent place to live. Link: Child sleeps in a wooded area; barefoot children sleep on the ground; family of barefoot children. 
Ted Cruz commented as such last year: Fox News segment. A couple of weeks back Cruz adorned his Chameleon suit, went on camera (1, 2) and took legislative action 
Jeb Bush and John Kasich were much more humane and civil about the prospect of resettling a minuscule number of Syrian refugees. 
Marco Rubio? The candidate moves around issues, squirms day-to-day and changes his position so much we dare not post any comment he will have sipped water and changed his position three times before I finish this piece. 
As the abduction oft eh Planned Parenthood Facility unfolded and it became obvious the killer was not a person of color, the Internet burst with conservative response to comments about US Terrorism. The following is one such example. It is important to note, the responses from this Right-wing troll were keyboarded without any references to race nor references to the Obama Administration. 

First note the Facebook badge assumed by the cloaked troll.

Today in Islam

Facebook post One:
Today in Islam The fuhrer in the White House is waiting to see if the shooter is a Christian or Muslim before labeling it "terrorism" or "gun violence"
Obama, kapos, berni, eva hillary braun, and the National Socialists - NAZIFYING AmeriKa one atrocity at a time
Facebook post Two:
Today in Islam Interesting: There are scores of facilities at that mall and the "progressive" propaganda machines are all zoned in at Planned Eugenics. When it comes out the shooter is a muslim jihadist, wonder how the headlines will read: "gun violence?" "a misunderstanding of Sharia?" "Just random folk?" (victims have to be Jewish to use that) "The Toll of Climate Change?"
There are more, but for expedience let's leave the posts at this point. You should also be aware of a meme post from the troll's Facebook page.

Meme aside, we remind the comments above were keyboarded or cut and pasted in response to accurate comments about home-grown terrorism.

Another Facebook colleague posted what some will call a rant about the Planned Parenthood takeover and related murders. I consider the comments as point-on and an indictment of an American ideology movement which brandishes open bigotry and inhumane rhetoric (including 35 plus US Governors).

Right now, there's a white middle aged man shooting people at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado.
I promise you, he is not a liberal.
I guarantee that he is not a Muslim.
I'll bet money that he claims he was "saving babies from being sold in pieces."
I'll bet even more money that he loves JAYZUS!
I'll bet my last dollar that he hates Obama.
I'll bet my soul that he will not be called a terrorist.
I'll bet the souls of my children there will not be a national conversation about profiling, spying on, rounding up or even mildly inconveniencing right wing Christian extremists.
How can I be so utterly sure of these things? Because this is 'Murika, where domestic terrorism is openly encouraged by one of the two major political movements while the "liberal" media pretends there's no pattern to the violence.
The next few days will be a flurry of activity on the right to distance themselves from their direct responsibility. They'll call him mentally ill or autistic. They'll find a single time he posted something nice about a Democrat in a forest of pro-"life" and pro-gun insanity and demand all liberals apologize for the violence. They'll feign shock and surprise that such a thing could happen. Someone will find a way to blame Obama, probably for not defunding PP like Republicans wanted.
And we will still not call it terrorism. Terrorism is what "those" people do, not something good, JAYZUS-lovin' white 'Murikans do.
I feel safer every single day. Don't you?
The white male terrorist at Planned Parenthood has shot more people today than Syrian refugees have since 2001 — because that number is zero.Posted by Mike Victor on Friday, November 27, 2015

Suspected shooter at Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood taken into custody (Screenshot/CBS News)

Facts: The shooter is a white male, he is a terrorist (killing three including Christian church Deacon cop), and he abducted innocent people and led to sheltering of many people within blocks of the facility.

Right-wing Fox News goes full "circle the wagons" against the reality of a non-Muslim, non-person of color terrorist (act). Examples of such denial are ever-present despite reports of witness observing the killer enter the building with bundles which may have included IED (bombs).
"Before we had any information about the horrors that were transpiring in a Colorado Planned Parenthood, right-wing...
Posted by The Progressive Press on Saturday, November 28, 2015
GOP Presidential prospects go silent (with one exception). One can only guess they care nothing about the dead Americans, they may care more about offending potential GOP voters.
All three Democratic candidates have spoken out on the Planned Parenthood shooting. So far, only one Republican candidate has.
Posted by Mediaite on Saturday, November 28, 2015
The following congressman is a consistent fact on CNN and Fox News waving the saber regarding potential US troops on the ground in the Middle-East. He also consistently preaches all things conservative with regard for the deeper impact of his rhetoric. Watch as he predicts the prospect of an apology from the Planned Parenthood Director, and he did so without any foresight the killer was actually targeting the facility. The Congressman is a true embodiment of conservative shallowness compounded by the need to offer rhetoric for votes.

Another observation. When the congressman asserted deep offense (from many people) about the Planned Parenthood videos, the CNN host didn't bother (to as a minimum) mention the tapes were heavily edited. Since Carly Fiorina mentioned the edited video at the second GOP debate, the mother of the stillborn child has spoken publicly about unauthorized use of the still-born baby issues. She was not an abortion recipient.
This congressman has blood on his hands.
Posted by Addicting Info on Saturday, November 28, 2015

While we have not received confirmation of Planned Parenthood as the target of the latest right-wing killer, Ezra Klein's Vox published a telling piece that for me leads to a heightened sense of anti-abortion suspicion.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Donald Trump Leads The Herd Right Into Social Regression And Bigotry

YOUR GOP..Giving Conservatives What They Want

If you read the previous piece and wondered why I include Rubio in the mix of GOP purveyors of hate and bigotry, the following should help with your understanding.

You will notice Marco Rubio sat on camera with Fox New's number one race based facilitator and chief co-signer of all things conservative (regardless of the heinous nature of the act). Let me remind of Megyn "White Santa; white Jesus" And Pepper Spray is like a vegetable" Kelly.  

As you follow the piece, recognize any such fascists acts would require visible and overt identification of people subjects (For the GOP AKA "Muslims". 


Think Progress

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) appears on "The Kelly File" to talk about talk of shutting down U.S. mosques. 
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) seems to be going further than even Republican frontrunner Donald Trump in advocating the crackdown of U.S. Muslims. He doesn’t just want to consider shutting down mosques, as Trump says, but wants to shut down “any place where radicals are being inspired.”
“It’s not about closing down mosques. It’s about closing down any place — whether it’s a cafe, a diner, an internet site — any place where radicals are being inspired,” Rubio said on Fox News’ The Kelly File on Thursday night when asked if he agreed with Trump. “The bigger problem we have is our inability to find out where these places are, because we’ve crippled our intelligence programs, both through unauthorized disclosures by a traitor, in Edward Snowden, or by some of the things this president has put in place with the support even of some from my own party to diminish our intelligence capabilities.”
“So whatever facility is being used — it’s not just a mosque — any facility that’s being used to radicalize and inspire attacks against the United States, should be a place that we look at,” he continued.
Trump first articulated potentially shutting down U.S. mosques on Monday during a call in to MSNBC’s Morning Joe, when hosts asked if he would consider doing the same thing France did and shut down U.S. mosques with direct terrorist ties. Trump said he would “strongly consider” it, then lamented NYPD shutting down its domestic surveillance program targeting Muslims in New York City. Later this week he suggested the U.S. would “absolutely” create a federal database of Muslimsif he were elected president.
Both Trump and Rubio could be putting forth these ideas because polling suggests that limiting rights of Muslims is popular with Republican voters. A poll released this week found that 25 percent of Rubio supporters liked the idea of shutting down U.S. mosques.
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What we have is  "Your GOP."  Always remember, they are simply giving their supporters what they want.