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

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.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Fox News Chooses GOP Candidates

Fox News chooses next presidential prospects.

And the winners are:  Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Chris Christie, and John Kasich will appear in the prime-time showdown.

And the B-Team bottom dwellers are:

Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, Carly Fiorina, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Jim Gilmore.

The top ten is a smorgasbord of US conservatism and a college of candidate racism, homophobic, a libertarian chameleon, a whacked-out former brain surgeon, a failed governor who is he can kills ISIS like a teachers union, a noted exponent of phasing-out Medicare, a New Jersey bully, a young lost soul from Florida and Kasich (criticism not yet fully developed).

The bottom seven, no comment. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The GOP Campaign Is Heating Up: Skirts Are Showing

When GOP politicians go about spewing venom regarding segments of the population considered outside of their 92% demographic. Yes, use of "92% demographic" was a convenient euphemism for total intolerance beyond the parities predominantly white male (aged) and married women population. It seems all GOP candidates with an exception for the non declared Carly Fiorina have spoken in various degrees against the LGBT community, same sex marriage and of late literal denial of access to public services (from private business owners).

Rachel Maddow ran a segment last night that reminds of the significance of a "political skirt " that cannot be tucked-away. Marco Rubio and Rand Paul have declared their candidacy along with Ted Cruz. Both Paul and Rubio have staked position against the LGBT community that is now posing a GOP Primary problems. The primary campaign will force all GOP candidates to dance on one side of the social issues, with full knowledge they will be forced to "modify" their positions. If Paul wins the GOP nomination we will be faced with hours of Paul performing his now common, "In note sure, I'm not certain" or his all too frequent, "I did not say that."  

The candidates will tow the primary-line despite polling contrary to their position. 

Freedom to Marry 

Polling Highlights

Supermajority Support: The highest percentage ever of Americans – a 63%supermajority - back the freedom to marry as a constitutional right for gay couples, according to a 2015 CNN/ORC poll. This is up 14 percentage points from 2010, with significant increases by both Republicans and Democrats.
Non-Marriage States: Even in states without marriage for same-sex couples, a majority support the freedom to marry. A December 2013 poll from Anzalone Liszt Grove Research found that 51% of voters living in non-marriage states (at the time, 34 states) support marriage for same-sex couples. Support for marriage is strong in every region of the country - 59% in Central states, 53% in Western states, and opinion is split evenly in the South, with 46% in favor and 46% opposed.  
A Constitutional Question: A 2013 Washington Post-ABC News poll found that by a 2-to-1 margin (64-33%) Americans believe that this question should be decided based on the U.S. Constitution, not left to families to struggle over case-by-case, battle by battle.
Evangelical Millenials: Pollster and Former Romney Director of Data Science, Alex Lundry, found that 64% of self-identifying Evangelical millenials support same-sex marriage. 
Catholics: A New York Times/CBS News poll conducted February 23-27, 2013 shows 62% of American Catholics are in favor of legalizing marriage for same-sex couples.
African Americans: A national Gallup poll conducted November 26-29, 2012 found 53% of African Americans thought marriages between same-sex couples should be recognized officially and should have the same rights as straight married couples.
Hispanics: A Quinnipiac Polling Institute poll conducted February 27-March 4, 2013 showed 63% of Hispanic voters support same-sex marriage.
Republicans: A 2014 Washington Post/ABC News poll shows that support for the freedom to marry crosses party lines, with 40% of Republicans saying they support marriage for same-sex couples, with 23% strongly supportive. Among self-described moderates, support is at 64%, with just 27% opposed. A 2014 New York Times/CBS News poll found that 56% of Republicans under the age of 45 and a 2014 Pew Research poll found that 61% of Republicans under 30 support marriage for gay and lesbian couples.

Despite the reality of it all, we will find serious "Etch-A-Sketching" on the issue. Let's watch as Rachel Maddow delivers a cogent and totally relevant segment regrading the most nascent of declared candidates and their squirming regarding same sex marriage.  As I listen to Rand Paul, I could not help, but wonder if he will ever seek a psychological remedy for his penchant to ramble through answers while making-up the comments as he speaks. 

Yes, Paul is an out of his element Chameleon who offers up same sex marriage "contracts." Rubio? He is simply lost in his devotion to US conservatism while feigning a younger political perspective and social outlook and paradigm. Yet, he harbors and preaches the same tired Paleozoic Era doctrine of his high-end baby boomer cohorts, money backers and conservative supporters.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

UPDATE: Fiorina Joins in.....The GOP Ignominious: Indiana Governor Mike Pence (R) Shows His True Homophobia; GOP Join-in

Embedded image permalinkA Homophobic GOP Twitter Gallery

Governor Pence comes forth on the Monday after his "D-DAY" Religious Freedom Law and his proud signing ceremony replete with three avowed anti-gay activist.

Pence the full seven minute press statement (excludes the Q and A) MSNBC excerpt....
Let’s also not forget that with several Republican presidential candidates endorsing the new law as-is, Pence isn’t doing the GOP’s 2016 field any favors by quickly looking to add “clarity” to the controversial anti-gay measure.


Pence is either completely misguided psychologically or he is doing what many in the GOP do routinely: lying. I posit the latter. He claims to have been dismayed by the tsunami reaction to his signing the bill into law, but he sat proudly with the three anti-gay activist.

Other attention seeking members of the party have also stepped-up.

Cruz stepped-up like a proud bigot with support for Pences actions well before Pence come forth today with a well rehearsed set of lines and strategic demeanor.
Of course, the ever opportunist Jeb Bush would waddle along like his older brother following Dick Cheney through years of political malfeasance.
And the Kentucky "Chameleon" Rand Paul speaks! DId Paul once claimed to be a Libertarian? If I am not mistaken about his past claims, it seems the political campaign has induced yet another Chameleon change in his colors (excuse the pun). Does Paul "The Younger" remain strong wand unwavering with any convictions?
A notieable absence of Marco Rubio in this Twitter Gallery was resolved today. Rubio, of course joined the chorus as a "full supporter" of Pence and the Religious Freedom Law. Notice Rubio also came-out in support before Pence stood before the press with a Donald Trump like show.

What about other GOP Presidential hopefuls. We know the long-shot candidate Ben Carson's position on the law. 

Since Carly Fiorina has indicated a 90% probability she will join the GOP fray, I wonder her position on the Pence D-Day signing and the Religious Freedom Law? (UPDATE BELOW) We await comment from the future candidate, but rest assured she will avoid the issue until forced to speakout.

Pence indicated over this past weekend he had no idea the signing of the law would generate the level of scope of reaction that has resonated. I suggest a resounding "poppycock." Checkout the net embed.

REALITY CHECK: Almost Every GOP-Controlled Red State May Roll Back LGBT Rights #BoycottIndiana
— The Baxter Bean (@TheBaxterBean) March 31, 2015

You will hear and read the Pence Law is a carbon copy of federal law from the 1990s.  A GOP lie hatched over the weekend that holds as much credibility as Reince Priebus declared the GOP would perform minority outreach and stop acting like the party of old angry white men. 

Update: Fiorina joins other GOP Presidential aspirants in criticizing the media and progressives instead of speaking out against potential discrimination. 

The Hill 

Fiorina denounces Indiana law 'frenzy'

They really do Lock-step very well.