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Marco Rubio’s South Carolina “Coup”

“CONSERVATIVE” SENATOR LINKS UP WITH LIBERAL LOBBYIST … || By FITSNEWS ||  With the eyes of the political universe focused on U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and his big announcement, you’re forgiven for missing a so-called “coup” pulled off by one of his rivals in early-voting South Carolina. We’re referring to U.S….


|| By FITSNEWS ||  With the eyes of the political universe focused on U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and his big announcement, you’re forgiven for missing a so-called “coup” pulled off by one of his rivals in early-voting South Carolina.

We’re referring to U.S. Senator Marco Rubio‘s recently announced alliance with Palmetto State lobbyist/ consultant J. Warren Tompkins.

Of course Rubio and his team don’t engage in so-called “process stories,” so Tompkins’ hiring didn’t make much of a splash …

Who is Tompkins?  As longtime FITS readers are well aware he’s a liberal lobbyist … has been for years.  We’re not the only ones who’ve made his left-leaning ideological orientation abundantly clear, either.

“Conservatives argue that (Tompkins) good fortune has come at the expense of their beliefs, and that he has enriched himself through insider’s deals and arrangements that subvert limited government,” columnist Deroy Murdoch wrote back in 2009.

That’s not just an argument, actually … it’s demonstrably true.

Tompkins has spent years padding his pockets on behalf of the Palmetto State’s big-spending establishment – most notably defending its corrupt, “one size fits none” government-run education system (and its bureaucratic apologists).

He’s been ruthless in his advocacy, too …

In fact, Tompkins is the alleged architect of the dirtiest political hit in the history of the “First in the South” presidential primary.  Although in recent years his political character assassination attempts have veered from effective to downright clumsy.

So … why is Rubio (well, his political action committee) hiring this guy?

Good question …

Beyond his liberal mooring and reputation for dirty dealings, Tompkins has little to boast of these days … as his once-formidable political organization is a mere shadow of its former strength.  So what does he bring to the table for Rubio?  Very little … not unlike what he brought to the table for Mitt Romney in the last two “First in the South” elections.

According to The New York Times, Tompkins “will focus on raising tens of millions of dollars that will be used to buy advertising in support of the senator.”

All from good “conservatives,” right?  Right …

This website had already taken a dim view of Rubio’s candidacy.

“Like so many ‘conservative’ politicians before him, we believe (Rubio) had tremendous potential … but he chose to go to the dark side rather than stand for freedom and free markets,” we wrote earlier this month.

Indeed … and now he’s got an aging liberal “Palmetto Palpatine” poised to do his dirty work in the ramp-up to the “First in the South” primary.


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Rocky March 24, 2015 at 11:58 am

Marco………Polo……… This guy is just running to justify not running for Senate. He’s been termed the only Senator that doesn’t want to be a Senator. With nothing to show for 5 years in office, he’s looking to pad his PAC, then get off the ride, hit the speaker circuit for a year, then on to his $700K a year job on K Street. Heck, is house in Miami is already up for sale.

willblogformoney March 24, 2015 at 6:04 pm

Drunk, fat and stupid is no way to through on.

Oh Boy March 24, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Don’t forget Terrible Terry Sullivan while you’re at it…

Star Wars Fan March 24, 2015 at 12:05 pm

There is no Galaxy near or far in which Palpatine and Vader are not Republicans. 2012 was the year of the Empire Strikes Back.

Star Wars Fan March 24, 2015 at 12:12 pm

Thats 2014

The Dark Side March 24, 2015 at 2:11 pm

Palpatine and Republicans have one thing in common, they both control the senate.

just another guy March 24, 2015 at 12:31 pm

He hired him bc he could get him on the cheap. Quinndom prices have sky rocketed since their success in 2014.

CNSYD March 24, 2015 at 12:33 pm

Sic Willie always provides us with “inside information”. Like lobbyists pad their pockets. And lobbyists will align themselves with whoever writes the biggest check regardless of the mismatch in political views. Thanks for the info Sic Willie. We would never have guessed without your insight.

#soybeanwind March 24, 2015 at 12:44 pm

And he thanks you for clicking and commenting on yet another story. We do not thank you for yet another inane, useless post. Your best bet is to stay on tigernet where the Tigers never lose and Dabo is not considered a fucktard (and a candidate for the Florida job…HAHAHA!).

FastEddy23 March 24, 2015 at 12:37 pm

It is hard to pin down Rubio’s positions on several issues. One could slam Him for several, but one thing for sure: He is a whole lot better than what we have now.

IMO: He would be a worthy candidate.

Rocky March 24, 2015 at 12:51 pm

Hard to pin down Rubio’s positions on several issues – that should tell you a lot.

FastEddy23 March 24, 2015 at 1:14 pm

Yeap … Hillary, even more so. Oh Bummer? LOL

The only one on the horizon that could actually be pinned down on more than a few issues: Elizabeth Warren, the “progressive” Fascist gun-maul of the “leftist” elites.

Rocky March 24, 2015 at 8:39 pm

I dunno, I’m a Dem but I’m fairly impressed with Rand Paul. And if Jeb wins, the Democrats win.

FastEddy23 March 25, 2015 at 11:03 am

Yeap, correct.

Jeb is just another one, a rino republicrat with the backing of the good old boys in DC.

Nölff March 24, 2015 at 12:52 pm

He looks thirsty.

True Gopper March 24, 2015 at 1:25 pm

Maybe if rubio gets above 10% in the polls and Warren “Snark” Tompkins gets only 10% richer and Marco and the MSM catches on to him, he can cry “yellow journalism” as he did in accusing them of Gestapo tactics when he was the sleaze-smear artist.

RogueElephant March 24, 2015 at 1:26 pm

Rubio has fallen from grace to conservatives. He can hang it up. After the speech Cruz gave yesterday he can go home and disappear. Cruz’s speech was the first time since 1979 (Reagan) that a political speech has brought a tear to my eye. That takes a lot.

vicupstate March 24, 2015 at 1:40 pm

Be sure to send him some money, Jeb and the establishment will be ready to shoot him down.

RogueElephant March 24, 2015 at 5:29 pm

Already did.

Dolla Dolla Bills March 24, 2015 at 2:00 pm

OMG YOU PEOPLE THAT COMMENT ON THIS BLOG ARE SO STRANGE + WEIRD. When will anyone understand that it goes like this – Willie gets paid by someone to write a story, writes said story, then RQA checks back and comments at least once to make sure their story got written. YOU PEOPE ARE CRAZY.

MashPotato March 25, 2015 at 6:10 am

“You people”?

What do you mean, “you people”?

M2000 March 24, 2015 at 5:07 pm

At least Dr. Paul approves of Rubio’s Open Border policy, almost as identical as his, Goldman Sachs has to have some “cheap labor” and Jeb Bush praises the “acts of loves” who’ll end up joining far left unions to demand 15 dollars per hour and higher but will eventually be replaced by robots in the end:

Lone Ranger March 24, 2015 at 6:23 pm

While Rubio the immigration flip-flopper and scrubbed-like-Jeb-RINO
thought he’d stick SC conservatives in his sack

REAL conservatives saw through him and Joe Wilson voting for
Boehner and taught both not to stab in the back !!!

GrandTango March 24, 2015 at 6:58 pm

Tompkins kicked McCain’s, Sanford’s and FITS’ @$$ in 2000…and FITS is still butt-hurt over it…

Bush Cracking McCain’s @$$ in 2000 is what motivated FITS to start blogging.

FITS’ treatise against Tompkins is likely still in Cyber-space….

Remember: Bush ran right and McCain-Sanford were the Establishment GOP moderates…The media LOVED McCain….and HATED BUSH…just like FITS…

Not much has changed…no matter what FITS tries to feed you…

PS: FITS: the national media seems to be most scared of Walker…Michael Isakoff is already tin-foilishly claiming illegal campaign money…LMAO…

They must be scared as H#!! of a governor in a liberal state who had kicked the Democrats’ a$$#$ being a Conservative….and FIXING the mess the Democrats had his state in…

Buz Martin March 24, 2015 at 8:49 pm

Dude’s from the bad side of my Tompkins line. They all came to SC via NC. Previously VA and NY. Tompkins Square Park in NYC was named after some of those Welchmen. I know nobody cares. Slow news day, not much to comment on.

Toyota Kawaski March 25, 2015 at 8:17 am

feel free to go back to NYC anytime. Im sure the Cannucks going back home from the White Trash Mecca could give you a ride.

Buz Martin March 25, 2015 at 12:07 pm

It’s SO much easier to be a total asshole troll like you when you don’t have the balls to use your own name. Isn’t it?

Buz Martin March 25, 2015 at 12:09 pm

The SC Tompkins/Thompkins line only descends from people who lived in NYC after immigrating here from Europe. That happened before 1800. This is my home. The home of the majority of my ancestors. Fuck you.


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