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Marco Rubio, Lightweight Poser

During the Presidential election, I was open to consider Marco Rubio as a fresh voice of promise for the Republican party. I thought he had some substance. Boy, was I wrong.

Watch the following exchange last week with Hillary Clinton over the debacle in Benghazi, Libya. Rubio started off with some good old-fashioned ass kissing. And then he got to the “tough” questioning:

What a frigging joke! This kid came completely unprepared. Contrast his woeful performance with the buzz saw unleashed by Rand Paul.

Now, you tell me. Who would you rather have as a future Republican Presidential candidate? Rand Paul came prepared. He understood the issues and was fearless in pressing the incompetence of Hillary Clinton.

  • akaPatience

    Jeez, even The New Yorker isn’t buying the hype that Hillary was a great Secretary of State: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/johncassidy/2013/01/hillary-was-a-great-ambassador-not-a-great-secretary-of-state.html
    Media would have us believe that her many miles travelled in the job = success. Anymore, the news is as trustworthy as infomercials for eternal youth products.

  • http://twitter.com/beyondpartisan beyond partisan

    You know what? I saw Rubio’s speech at the convention and thought it was pretty milque toast. And honestly? I don’t care. This may sound cynical, but all I care about is getting these awful socialist Democrats out of power. And the only way to do that is by having Hispanics move over to the GOP. Marco Rubio is too mainstream, yes, and not confrontational enough, but if all he does is get more Hispanics to leave the Democrats then he’s done his job.

  • getfitnow
  • JohnnyTwoDog

    Rubio is an airhead with a good fake biographical story. He is perfect Presidential material. Just the wrong party for that sort of thing.

  • MG6

    Lets look at Zimbawe….isn’t Mugabe Obama’s mentor?

    http://www.theatlanticwire.com/global/2013/01/zimbabwe-down-its-last-217/61562/

    • HELENK2

      if backtrak, ayres and soros have their way, that will be us

  • HELENK2
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  • HELENK2

    does anyone else ever remember the US government demonizing American citizens like this one?
    .
    they have gone after American businesses
    Gibson Guitar
    Boeing Aircraft
    now Gun manufactures

    Fox News

    the people they have demonized
    think
    the trevor martin case
    the police in the professor gates affair
    the tea party
    the NRA
    and many others

    • http://twitter.com/beyondpartisan beyond partisan

      I was pretty unhappy with John Ashcroft raiding California marijuana dispensaries under Bush despite them being legal under CA law, but I have to say, Obama is much worse than Bush, and Bush was pretty damn awful.

      • http://twitter.com/beyondpartisan beyond partisan

        PS I don’t even like marijuana. I just don’t think it’s the federal government’s business to overturn state law like that.

  • HELENK2

    http://freebeacon.com/swept-away/

    thinking like this might add to the budget problems

    $277 million navy ship to be dismantled to avoid harming reef.

    screwup maps caused ship to run aground on the reef. rather than pulling it off the reef and repairing it, they plan to take it apart piece by piece.

  • HELENK2

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/01/awful-hillary-clinton-warns-republicans-not-to-act-like-north-african-terrorists/

    Hilary tells republicans not to act like north african terrorists.

    she really seems to have overdosed on the koolaid . i hope she is not going to run in 2016

    • DianaLC

      She’s being an enabler for North African terrorists if you ask me.
      My fear is that the demwits have decided that they got the first AA POTUS and now they think they’ll go for the first Female POTUS. Makes me sick. Hillary has proved herself to be a Democrat. Whether at this point she is remotely American is in question. I want an American POTUS.

      • http://twitter.com/beyondpartisan beyond partisan

        I don’t think Hillary will win…frankly I’m more concerned they are grooming that horrible Elizabeth Warren for the job.

  • HELENK2
  • HELENK2

    http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=8971311

    just what is going on??? cities with helicopter exercises over head and in Miami and Houston firing blanks

  • HELENK2

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323375204578270401138739978.html

    under obamacare will your doctor’s office become a union shop

    • DianaLC

      As a person whose insurance is Kaiser Permanente, I understand this worry. There are many things I do like about the way Kaiser runs its program in CO. I have instant access (as soon as the doctor gets it) of lab results, etc., through my internet and email account. I am allowed to change doctors if I don’t like my primary care doctor, as I have done in the past. My pharmacy costs are very low, and the prescriptions are picked up at the same building right after a visit if it’s a new prescription. Most lab work is free, and preventatative tests are too if you get them when KP sends you the letter saying you’re due for them.
      But, my monthly insurance costs at my age are astronomical, I think, though I’m so used to having it taken from my pay check that I try not to look. I understand that when I am old enough for Medicare, I can stay with KP and the monthly costs will decrease enormously.
      It’s convenient, too. KP is constantly building facilities here in CO. Mine is a block and a half away from my home. If I need to go to a specialist, I drive fifteen to twenty minutes to a bigger facility, which is attached to a hospital (run by Exempla).
      And I do understand the young doctors trying to have a home life, not wanting to do the paper work, etc. Once when I was working outside of the schools, I had a different insurance plan. I had a wonderful doctor. I liked her so much but lost her to KP when she decided she needed to have more time at home with family.
      I do not want to think of these people becoming unionized, however. It’s the same thing that happened with public schools. The NEA did its bait and switch. They came in wanting us to join a “professional organization.” That was their argument, claiming not to be a union like the AFT. Then when they had the numbers in a district, they acted just like a union.

  • HELENK2
  • MG6
    • DianaLC

      Well, if like most obots your understanding of history doesn’t go past two weeks ago, it is. They get away with it because we have an uninterested, self absorbed, uneducated populace.

  • HELENK2
  • HELENK2

    http://terrellaftermath.com/

    immigration return

  • HELENK2

    http://moonbattery.com/?p=24799

    backtrack gives lighthearted response when asked about Benghazi. sick sucker

    • DianaLC

      Well, as Hillary would say, “What difference does it make?”
      It makes me sick.

  • HELENK2
    • JohnnyTwoDog

      And who armed them?

  • HELENK2

    trying to watch Hilary Clinton on Greta tonight. very disappointing. when asked about Benghazi no real answers. started blaming congress for not enough money

    • getfitnow

      I want to know who ordered the
      Stand Down three times!

      I want to know the names and where abouts of the survivors and hear their testimony.

      I would also like to see the real time video that State Dept was watching.

    • DianaLC

      I couldn’t bring myself to watch.

  • HELENK2

    http://weaselzippers.us/2013/01/29/suspected-islamists-hunted-down-and-beaten-in-liberated-mali-towns/

    suspected islamists hunted down and beaten in liberated Mali towns

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  • DianaLC

    Rand Paul and his father are obviously people who think through their beliefs and follow them. I too liked Paul’s statement to Hillary. I don’t think that she does have a conscience at this point. It makes me sad to say that. I wish there were a way to get some of my funds back after dontating to her campaign in 2008. I can no longer see her as a person of character. She won’t lose any sleep thinking about what he said to her. I was very saddened to read about the corruption in USAID, also.
    However, as much as I might agree with Rand Paul, I do not see him having a snowball’s chance in any hot place (which a presidential campaign it) because of one thing: his clear stand on the personhood issue/anti-abortion issue. My heart is very much with him on that, but my heart also says that it is the issue thatwill do him in as far as national political campaigns are concerned.

  • HELENK2

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/01/29/john-kerry-confirmed-as-secretary-of-state/?wpisrc=al_comboNP_p

    kerry confirmed.

    I am sure that ever person who fought in viet nam is just thrilled.

    I wonder what office they will give jane fonda?

  • HELENK2

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/01/29/Super-Pork-Senate-Clears-Sandy-slush-fund

    surprise surprise all the money in the sandy bill will NOT to clean up and help the victims of sandy

  • HELENK2

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/01/the_hippocritic_oaths.html

    rand paul gives congress hell.
    what do oaths mean?

    • KenoshaMarge

      Oh oh, I know that answer to that.
      What do oaths or their word mean to politicians?
      strong>Absolutely nothing !

  • Judith Wright

    Hillary made Rand Paul look like a complete idiot. In fact, Hillary made all those GOP Senators look like idiots with their ridiculous ignorant and political questions. She particularly made Johnson look like a fool by telling him that those who attended the briefing on the incident (which Johnson did not attend) new everything that happened.

    • buzzlatte3

      LOL! Hillary isn’t all that and she’s headed for the door…

    • http://noquarterusa.net Larry Johnson

      With your head so far up your ass, you clearly were unable to actually see what transpired. I suggest you scrape the shit from your eyes and watch what really happened.

      • NellieS

        Larry,

        After seeing our newest troll, Judith Wright, thought you and others might want to know that these are NOT simply Ophiles, but rather PAID bloggers for Obama and Company.

        During the campaign “season”, Obama first hired the solid Ophiles. This part of their mission was apparently complete by Jul 23rd of 2011.

        By Aug 24,O’s Campaign was advertizing ‘Seeking A Head for Politics, A Sense of Humor, and Buckets of Common Sense’

        2011 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/08/obama-campaign-hiring-seeking-head-for-politics-a-sense-of-humor-and-buckets-of-common-sense/. An article I read, but now cannot find, was written by a guy whose friend, a girl, asked him to come to the campaign for an interview. The criteria Obama’s campaign was looking for by then was:

        1. Had been out of work for 5-6 months or longer

        2. Was fairly well spoken

        3. Able to learn rather quickly

        4. Was not too interested in politics, and did not spend much time online for other than job searches

        So those who were NOT rampant Ophiles, were brought in through a ‘friend’ who had been with Obama’s campaign for awhile. Said ‘friend’ received a bonus if the newbie moved along from referencing talking points, to being able to extemporaneously use talking points which contained a kernal of fact to refute anything the called person refuted. For example, Judith in your article below this one stated “A study on the integration of female combatants in the IDF between 2002 and 2005 found that women often exhibit “superior skills” in discipline, motivation, and shooting abilities, yet still face prejudicial treatment stemming from “a perceived threat to the
        historical male combat identity.”"

        All FACT but naturally glossed over. From what I knew the IDF had some pretty definitive limits for woman in combat, such as homeland territory being threatened, they could not be married, and definitely not pregnant and had no children at home just to mention a few.

        These bloggers started at $10/hr and moved up to $12hr.

        Since the Campaign, Eric Holder has opened a new area at the DOJ to help with his ‘Public Image’

        http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/01/doj_hires_bloggers_as_propagan.html

        And with Obama keeping his campaign going under the rubic “Organize for America” he now has an excuse to keep his ‘loyal’ trained bloggers on payroll. Supposedly to be paid by his “campaign” but as this article shows the strong likely hood is that Judith and other unwelcomes will just be part of Obama’s permanent cheer leading squad paid for by “We the Taxpayer”

        2013 http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/28/16726913-obama-campaign-gives-database-of-millions-of-supporters-to-new-advocacy-group?lite

        Bottom line – the Judiths annd others were unemployed young people, who knew how to blog, and now will not have to join the other poor schmucks laid off because King O has decided ‘We the Taxpayer” need their services indefintely.

        Just though your would like to know.

        • NellieS

          One last thing – these OBAMA bloggers were also grateful to have a steady income, even if it was less than they had been making.

          • DianaLC

            Their gratitude aside, they seem not to have enough in the old crania to help them understand that they are working for the very people who are keeping them unemployed or underemployed.

        • Judith Wright

          Neille you are another kooky conspiracy nut! NQ and Larry Johnson seems to attract them like flies. Anyone who disagrees with the NQ groupthink is automatically a paid Obama spokesperson. Funny stuff. Get out of your right-wing conspiracy bubble! Put down the Fox News and Glenn Beck nuttery!

          • DianaLC

            There seems to be a lot of “kooky conspiracy nuts,” and people with “NQ groupthink,” and “Glen Beck nuttery” going around with some of the people I hang out with. Many people I know are absolutely disgusted with this administration. Most of them think as do the people who comment on NQ, though none that I know of reads NQ. I know more people who bought Glenn Beck’s books than who bought O’s. Fox News continues to dominate cable news. So, wow! You poor people of the vanguard, the intelligentsia that you think you are, really do have some work cut out for you.

            I wouldn’t send out the bolshevik gangs to raid the citizenry yet, especially after the recent number of gun purchases. You might get a fight on your hands.
            We don’t think in terms of conspiracies. We think in terms of a soft revolution against the Constitution, something that we still hold in high regard.

          • NellieS

            Thou dost protest too much, and thus confirm that you are one of O’s paid bloggers. Oh yeah, your ‘names’ given were a first and surname so you looked legit….. conspiracy nah! don’t have enough energy left to be that aggravated all the time. However you Obots do amuse – you are a combination of American College Sophmores (Wise Fools) and mid East sleaze balls, both of whom were students at the college where I taught.

            Bet your favorite theme song is the one from Peter Pan …’I wont; grow up, I donna want to go to school……..’

      • Judith Wright

        All I see is Larry Johnson trying to use the death of four honorable Americans for politics. Nothing changes on NQ. Year after year of the same BS. You are a joke!

        • DianaLC

          Hillary made their deaths a joke in her mind when she asked that stupid question. Only an idiot would answer “what difference does it make” and this give two ridiculous choices that nobody there were positing as to who killed those Americans.
          Hillary does know, and those people’s families desrve to know who killed them NOW–as do the American people.

          • HELENK2

            trolls do not understand that getting answers on benghazi might prevent the deaths of other Americans. also the president should be interested enough not to go to bed while the people that work for him are getting killed and no help is sent. to them it is what the hell what difference does it make

    • DianaLC

      She has lost all the respect I’ve ever had for her when she asked that stupid question about what difference it makes if the death of an ambassador was caused by a spontaneous riot over a video or some people strolling by and deciding to cause trouble. Ambassador Stevens and the three other who lost their lives over this administration’s stupidity and behind the scenes dealing and lying to the American people deserved an answer that showed some respect for their sacrifice–not a performance by a frustrated screaming woman.

      • getfitnow

        Yep

    • KenoshaMarge

      Yeah, how dare those Senators not kneel at her feet like the Dems did? After all, why ask questions at a hearing when you can just believe in the talking points.
      And Johnson, who she seemed to find guilty of lese majeste’ managed to get under her skin enough to make her spew a remark that will haunt her from now on. Not bad for a little pissant nobody from Wisconsin.

      Funny how all the Dems are now rushing to poor little Hillary’s rescue now that she isn’t running against the obamamessiah. What a bunch of bullshitting, koolaid slurping, hyperbolic, bullshitters you obots are.

      • Judith Wright

        The GOP seemed less interested in finding out what actually happened and what steps need to be taken to better protect our diplomats than in political theatre. And they are using the death of 4 honorable Americans to do it. Disgusting.

        • KenoshaMarge

          Even you don’t believe the bullshit you spew. You are just that desperate for attention.
          What the hell would a troll like you know about honorable?

    • KenoshaMarge

      Wrong oh trolly one, she made herself look like a complete idiot. She’s too smart not to know that her smack down of Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, for his horrendous crime of lese majeste, gave the GOP a line to use against her forever.
      She’s smart enough to know that, you aren’t.

    • JJ_the_PUMA

      I have always liked Hillary, but I think the “What does it matter” comment came off looking really bad.

  • foxyladi14

    a slobber fest for all but Paul

  • JJ_the_PUMA

    To answer your question. RUBIO. He is the only Republican I would vote for over Hillary. I have a long list of Democrats I would vote for over Rand Paul. For me, asking Hillary tough questions is not a prerequisite for being a good president. Rubio is actually sticking his neck way out on immigration, and I believe that should be noted.

    • http://noquarterusa.net Larry Johnson

      Oh please. You are slurping the kool aid. Pathetic.

      • JJ_the_PUMA

        Well, we can’t agree all the time.

  • HELENK2

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/01/report-chinese-and-north-korean-technicians-are-working-in-egypt-on-scud-missile-systems/

    this does not look good

    Chinese and north korean technicians are working in egypt on scud missle systems

    • Justine00

      Giving the F-16s to Egypt is clearly treason.
      .

      • foxyladi14

        I agree and one that comeback to haunt us.

  • politicsisdirty

    Nobody, nobody can win against any Democratic Presidential candidate…even Ronald Reagan can’t unless conservatives have an answer for the following:
    - Main Stream Media lies …CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC, New York Times, Washington Post, Politico
    - racism and class warfare
    - Vote for Democrats or else the Republicans will take away your entitlements and/or disability
    - Vote for Democrats because they are for the middle class ………..except of course when we receive money from the rich and powerful to win elections
    - Stupid group who like pretty boy, celebrity type candidates
    - Hollywood elites influencing the youth group
    - Enforcement of voters ID to prevent illegal immigrants from voting
    - Flawed voting procedures
    - Votes being changed by hackers

    • DianaLC

      I am absolutley convinced you’re right about this. I asked my ex-Marine cousin this weekend when he was going to build the walld compound on his farm so I could get away from the current reality in the U.S.

    • NellieS

      Didn’t know MSNBC was still considered a “NEWS” channel-thought they had devolved into total farce and even Comedy Central won’t have them!

      And in your rather long list I am absolutely in favor of Voter ID and if illegals can’t vote – good – we certainly cannot go to their countries and get other peoples retirement money (Social Security), nor free Medical Care, nor vote!

  • MagicBus

    I can’t help but agree with you that Rubio comes off as an ass kisser here but I am not writing this guy off. He legitimizes Republican support for immigration reform and removes the issue from the Democrat column. Check!

    • KenoshaMarge

      Reagan supported amnesty and still only got 37% of the Hispanic vote. George Bush and John McCain supported comprehensive reform and got murdered at the ballot box.

      • MagicBus

        A lot of Republicans would be absolutely giddy if they received 37% of the Hispanic vote. It’s time to take this issue off from the table. And unless Hillary or Biden do an awful lot of tanning between now and 2016 a substantial percentage of the black vote will also be in play.

        The media will continue it’s lust fest with Barry the Mighty O and he will persist in the fantasy that the Big Bad FOX is actually a wolf.

        • KenoshaMarge

          Giddy perhaps but it still won’t win for them. As long as the perception is that the evil Republicans are racist, and the media never stops feeding that meme, the GOP is never going to win with either the AA community or the Hispanic community.

          And as long as the AA community continue their racist voting the GOP can never win with them. As for the idiot women who buy into the “war on women” nonsense, they too are a lost cause.

          Giving amnesty to to millions more Hispanics makes it nearly impossible for a white Republican to ever win again. Rubio is smart enough to know that.

  • getfitnow

    o/t: Late Breaking News!

    Report: 65 people found shot dead with hands bound in Aleppo, Syria – (Reuters)

  • getfitnow

    Rubio wants to give the Democrats 30 million new voters and blow up the economy by dumping them all on welfare.

    A friend told me yesterday, she read the government (I don’t know if it’s State or Fed), is holding classes teaching immigrants how to…wait for it…fill out forms for STUDENT LOANS. This is in CA.

    • getfitnow

      The “instruction” is part of the “Dream Act.”

  • KenoshaMarge

    I had high hopes for this man. Was he once a man of strong conviction and beliefs? I don’t know. But I see a man who has contacted the Oval Office Infection-Ambition. Once that malady is contacted the person isn’t worth spit.

    Rubio showed what he was capable of when he interacted with John Kerry on the floor of the Senate during his first floor speech. He took on the long-time/old-timer and made mincemeat of the blustering fool. I really liked that.

    Now he’s either lost his edge or deliberately dulled it so as not to offend. Either way, no longer someone I would support.

    Would vote for him against Hillary or Biden or whatever Dem would run against him. Sadly the lesser of evils is still evil. Sadly our would be leaders, and supposed leaders, have all become such “little” people.

  • binky354

    I happen to agree with you on this one. Rubio didn’t ask a single question that would get to the answers we want. In reading around on the blogosphere, many who think Rand Paul asked to the point questions, still write him off as a nut. Anyone who stands up for principles, get labeled nutty, right-wing extremists, etc.

    • getfitnow

      The “Boomtowners” aren’t interested in what the People want.

      • KenoshaMarge

        Why would they be when the “people” for the most part aren’t either. Either don’t know what they want, except more of what belongs to someone else, or don’t understand the consequences of what is happening.

    • JohnnyTwoDog

      Rand Paul is looking a lot less nutty these days. He made me do a 180 on him.
      Not much hope for his dad though. But he’s pretty old. Nutty oldsters are endearing. But not Ron. Sorry man.

  • driguana

    Perhaps he thinks he’s going to get the Latino vote that way….got a big surprise for him!!! I actually thought for a moment, how delusional of me, that Rubio was going to be a leader and not just another politician…all politicians are the same….give me some leaders…it’s very clear that there is a difference between a leader and a politician. We need to stop looking at politicians for leadership and start supporting real leaders!!

    • KenoshaMarge

      And I happen, at least this time, to agree with Mark Levin that caving on immigration isn’t going to get the GOP the votes they think it will. Having Rubio as the new “face” of the GOP may garner some votes since so many people seem to be racist and will only vote for people of their own race. But get the majority to vote for a Republican? Not gonna happen!

      Mark Levin: If you think amnesty helps the GOP win elections, you’re dead wrong. And here’s why…

      http://www.therightscoop.com/mark-levin-if-you-think-amnesty-helps-the-gop-win-elections-youre-dead-wrong/

  • Hokma

    Other than Johnson and Paul, that hearing was as much of a softball embarrassment as was her 60 Minutes kumbaya with Obama.

  • HARP2

    Just a younger version of McCain.

    • getfitnow

      By the time the election campaigns begin, he’ll be a full-blown mini Mac.

  • Dave L.

    I had high hopes for this kid, what a disappointment. He’s like a wet dishcloth !!

  • JohnnyTwoDog

    Pretty much why he did not get the nod from Romney.

    • JJ_the_PUMA

      Yep. And Romney carried Florida anyway, as well as Wisconsin.

      • KenoshaMarge

        Sorry but Romney didn’t carry Wisconsin. I wish he had, I certainly voted for him.

        • JJ_the_PUMA

          That’s O.K. He didn’t carry Florida either. I was being obnoxious. I like Ryan, but I think at best he added nothing to the ticket.

  • buzzlatte3

    After what I saw today on immigration, I agree. Rubio is a loser and a poser. Fawning over Rubio by the GOP is just as bad as fawning over Obama by the DNC.

    I’m starting to like Rand Paul more and more. Brains and guts. That’s a good combination!

    • getfitnow

      I’m not going to agree with any candidate 100% of the time, but anyone who really speaks “truth to power,” and has the People’s interest and our right to know stuff in mind, gives me hope. We just absolutely need more of them that aren’t afraid of their own shadow.

  • elizabethrc

    Rubio has become a disappointment to me. He is practically salivating at getting out front for the next presidential elections. He’s just too eager and it’s offputting.
    We don’t need another pretty, eager young face. What we need is experience, wisdom and someone with a sense of historical perspective in the White House. Neither Obama nor Rubio has it.
    Plus he has the baggage of being in too big a rush to push through immigration reform. We already have laws on the books which aren’t being enforced, so he’s going in the wrong direction. Like so many others, he would reward lawbreakers.

    • KenoshaMarge

      I am also disappointed with Rubio.
      I believe that from now on we will hear little more than platitudes from him as his Oval Office infection-ambition grows. Once infected, seldom cured or the same before infection-ambition contracted.

  • HELENK2

    Rand Paul seemed to be one of three there who really wanted answers.
    for many it was just a slobber fest and sickening to watch.
    still no answers, probably never will be