National Politics - 2016

Marco Rubio Lied About His Fundraising

SENATOR HAS A “PINOCCHIO PROBLEM” What little use we once had for U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida evaporated earlier this year when he cast the deciding vote for U.S. president Barack Obama‘s crony capitalist trade deal earlier this year. Seriously … that was a real tipping point for us….


What little use we once had for U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida evaporated earlier this year when he cast the deciding vote for U.S. president Barack Obama‘s crony capitalist trade deal earlier this year.

Seriously … that was a real tipping point for us.

Anyway, we’ve described Rubio in the past as “two-faced on big issues … and flat-out wrong on others.”

Apparently he’s got a bit of a Pinocchio issue, too … a growing problem as his war with fellow establishment “Republican” Jeb Bush heats up.

For those of you not following the 2016 “Republican” presidential primary, Bush and Rubio are battling for the support of the status quo wing of the GOP – especially the special interest cash that purchases legislation like “Obamatrade.”

And the political whores who support it …

How’s that street hustling going?  Well, this week third quarter fundraising totals for the campaigns were released – and Bush more than doubled Rubio’s haul over the last three months ($13 million to $6 million).

Aside from that being a terrible quarter for Rubio, the website Saint Peter’s Blog has some context that makes the story even worse for him.

From their report …

On October 9th, (Rubio’s) campaign let slip at a donor retreat in Las Vegas that Marco would raise $6,000,000 for his campaign in Q3, and the press dutifully trumpeted this number to the unsuspecting public.  A week later, when Jeb Bush released the news of his $13,380,000 Q3 take, Team Marco quickly sought to deflate the Bush numbers and followed up by emphasizing they had more campaign cash on hand than Bush.

But, last night about 7:30 when Marco actually filed his campaign finance report  (you know, the one that makes it a crime to lie about the numbers) the real accounting showed that Marco had raised $5,721,028 — not $6,000,000 — and that the cash on hand he can use in the primary is $9,749,305.

Compare this to Jeb Bush’s primary cash on hand of $10,001,000  – about a $250,000 advantage for Bush — and you begin to get a sense of how willing Marco was to fudge the numbers to create the myth that his lean and mean campaign machine has more primary cash than Bush.

Hmmmm …

Also of interest?  The blog has some interesting tidbits on Rubio’s personal financial history … which is apparently every bit as fiscally irresponsible as his treatment of your money.

Sad …

Rubio could have been a contender.  He entered the Senate on a Tea Party wave, and had elected officials like him and U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky stood firm on conviction (as opposed to making political calculations), this country would be in much better shape.

And for that matter so would their presidential candidacies …


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TARevolution October 16, 2015 at 12:16 pm

FITS still CPR-ing Jeb, because he knows Hillary has a chance against another Liberal-Tarians Moderate, like him and Sanford. Give it up Dude. Nobody wants Jeb.

Mexican Americans October 16, 2015 at 1:33 pm

We wanta Jeb. He is very, very, very good to us. We love Jeb.

flip October 16, 2015 at 12:27 pm

Jeb has as much chance for nomination as Tom Ervin did for governor.
How about an article about how the CBO was off 50% on number of enrollees in obamacare and nobody can afford it?
Lying about Rubio is a loser.

GrandTango October 16, 2015 at 12:40 pm

Trump better look out. Judging by the picture above, Rubio is encroaching on his ‘closeted bro-dude’ demographic. God, I’m sooooo jealous!

Rocky Verdad October 16, 2015 at 1:13 pm

Flip, don’t lie. The actual article you base that on cites the reason for fewer sign ups is that companies did NOT dump employer provided insurance for their employees, (which you said they would do in droves) – and therefore those people are getting insurance still through their employers. So if you want an article on how WRONG you were, and hence, fewer people need to use the exchange – have at it.

rocky NEVER stops lying October 16, 2015 at 1:23 pm

YOU are lying.The reason stated in the article is that people have NOT entered the exchanges because the plans are so expensive.

Rocky Verdad October 16, 2015 at 1:28 pm

Bull Shit. The article says:

“10 million by the end of next year, up only about 1 million from this year. That’s far lower than Congressional Budget Office estimates that topped 20 million. HHS has found that far fewer companies are planning to drop coverage than originally expected, and that fewer employees are planning to shift to buy insurance on the exchanges.”

It then says:

“Some say the relatively small increase has more to do with the price of the plans. “This is totally unsurprising and driven by the high cost of Obamacare’s exchange-based plans,” said Avik Roy, a senior fellow with the free-market Manhattan Institute.”

And the Manhatten Institute – to educate you – since you’re misinformed or a liar “The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research (renamed in 1981 from the International Center for Economic Policy Studies) is a conservative American think tank established in New York City in 1978 by Antony Fisher and William J. Casey.

Turn that Pinochio nose over at GT’s backside. At least he’ll have a use for it.

Rocky Verdad October 16, 2015 at 1:30 pm

Oh, and one last thing – ba, ba, ba, bam!!!!!!!

stumpknocker October 16, 2015 at 1:34 pm

back side front side who cares no matter how you turn him gt is asshole all over

Rocky Verdad October 16, 2015 at 1:59 pm

Well said. Well said sir. GT is so dense he walks into Ooops on King Street thinking it’s a farting stall.

flip October 16, 2015 at 1:33 pm

Thank you for proving my point with your post! It is the cost of the plans.

They estimate only 25% of the 10 million will register.$696 fine in 2016.

Add those votes to Trump,Carson or Rubio.

Rocky Verdad October 16, 2015 at 1:35 pm

No, a discredited think tank says it’s the cost. The real reason is – employers didn’t dump benefits for peopel. Which you said they would. Like I said – you’re either misinformed or a liar. Pick one.

Rocky Verdad October 16, 2015 at 1:39 pm

All six of them.

Bible Thumper October 16, 2015 at 12:32 pm

Good lord! Fits nose is longer than Rubio ‘ s when he says the SCDOT bugatti increased 80% when it is 64% or when he gives State but figures the includes federal money that can’t be reallocated.
Rubio’s numbers were close and preliminary.

stumpknocker October 16, 2015 at 12:51 pm

i was thinking the same thing, round off the figure and he is dead on. who would expect him to give the number out to 7 digits

huh? October 16, 2015 at 12:32 pm

Big Deal. Was the aide suppose to know to the penny what Rubio would raise? I am no Rubio fan and I find this to be a nothing burger.

Bible Thumper October 16, 2015 at 12:39 pm

Or know what Jeb raised…

Trump 2016 October 16, 2015 at 12:43 pm

Rubio is an anchor baby who lied about the reason his parents came to this country. He is unfit to be President. He said his parents came to the US fleeing communism, and Castro. But the Records show his parents came here before Castro was even a threat. We don’t need an immigrant President, and we certainly don’t need a lying immigrant President. To make matters worse he is a Koch puppet. He has been kissing Koch ass, making promises and begging for money. Now he has Sheldon Adelson paying him to do his bidding. The guy nothing but an empty suit, selling his connections to the highest bidder. Is that really who we want for President.

Communist Republicans October 16, 2015 at 2:27 pm

Should not be surprising since the Kochs got their wealth helping Stalin.

Latest Mrs. Trump October 16, 2015 at 4:19 pm

Fank you, Meestir Troomp.
I no have to vait vor greencard so as I pretend to act like wife.
Perphaps you give me…how you say?….anchor babies

Writenow October 16, 2015 at 5:35 pm

One needn’t be racist about it. “Anchor baby” is pretty bad. Babies are just babies.

SCBlues October 16, 2015 at 1:08 pm

I was going to say that this 100% does not bother me but it actually only 99.9% does not bother me . . . .

flip October 16, 2015 at 1:27 pm

Go have another abortion and I bet you feel better.

Rocky Verdad October 16, 2015 at 1:28 pm

It must suck to be wrong all the time.

flip October 16, 2015 at 1:35 pm

You go have on too.We are paying for your dead beat illegal mother in-laws Obamacare subsidy already.Add it to the bill.

Grill the fetus for dinner.That is who you people are.

Rocky Verdad October 16, 2015 at 1:37 pm

We’re having sushi tonight. You mean my legal resident mother-in-law who paid into the system in the 1970s. That one? Awe, wittle Flip don’t like it when Latin people have insurance. He doesn’t like it when people people follow laws he doesn’t like. As the Eagles said in 1994 – Get Over It!!!!

flip October 16, 2015 at 1:39 pm

Paid into the system since 1970’s and is still a NON-citizen fucking over the American citizen taxpayer?
You should be ashamed, deadbeat son in-law.

Rocky Verdad October 16, 2015 at 1:56 pm

My grand-mother got SS and Medicare and was never, ever, ever an American citizen. Had a greencard from 1922 until she died in the 1980s. Viva Quebec!!!! Again Flip – the law clearly provides, if you are a legal resident alien, you must go to el cambio and obtain coverage. We did. If you don’t like how they did it, take it up with the law.

SCBlues October 16, 2015 at 3:50 pm

flip fought The Law and The Law won!If you don’t like how they did it, take it up with the law.”
flip fought The Law and The Law won!

flip October 16, 2015 at 2:29 pm

I race hate on my own grandkids! LMAO!!!!!!!!!

stumpknocker October 16, 2015 at 1:41 pm

flip’s prayer, i hate them liberals Jesus, i know you hate them liberals too, somebody told me it was in the bible, please please please kill all the liberals Jesus, its in the bible Jesus make them go away, they make my head hurt so bad,

mamatiger92 October 16, 2015 at 1:59 pm

“somebody told me it was in the bible”

Good call. It would have to be hearsay, ’cause he hasn’t actually read his Bible. That much is clear.

SCBlues October 16, 2015 at 3:49 pm

“Go have another abortion and I bet you feel better.”
LOL Did it make you feel better when you aborted Tango’s baby? It was never in doubt who was on top . . .

erneba October 16, 2015 at 1:11 pm

A politician lying? No, I don’t believe you.

Rocky Verdad October 16, 2015 at 1:14 pm

I like Marco – he cheated with his FLGOP credit card, steered campaign cash to his Mom and sister, and his wife, and let his house in Tallahassee go into foreclosure. He’s a poster child for the GOP. Heck, he doesn’t even show up to vote anymore.

libeling costs $$$$ October 16, 2015 at 1:19 pm

He is not a tax cheat like you.2 of the 4 things you mentioned are felonies.I will ask him about them.Can he contact you thru FitsNews?

Rocky Verdad October 16, 2015 at 1:23 pm


flip October 16, 2015 at 2:34 pm

I’m a tax cheat! I want to raise everyone else’s taxes even though I’m a moocher and just sit at home on welfare! How else can I come here all day! LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rocky Verdad October 16, 2015 at 1:15 pm

Strong field in generations – can’t even beat Trump.

flip October 16, 2015 at 1:25 pm

Hillary can’t beat Trump or ANY of the Republican candidates.Says much about your socialist candidate,huh?

Rocky Verdad October 16, 2015 at 1:29 pm

Every week goes by and the Party of Chaos brand just gets worse and worse. Currently only 5% of independents support the GOP – know now as the Gang of 40.

flip October 16, 2015 at 1:36 pm

I guess that is why Hillary can’t get above ‘40%’ in the polls?

Rocky Verdad October 16, 2015 at 1:37 pm

You still running against Hillary? Hey, did you notice how she raised more money than Jeb and Marcio combined?

flip October 16, 2015 at 1:41 pm

She sealed the deal the other night.The other socialists appeared so insane the brain injured bitch actually looked like she is ready for a guest pass from the nursing home.

Rocky Verdad October 16, 2015 at 1:57 pm

Awe, that’s sweeet. Hey, how about the GOP lady, stiffing the widow on income owed to her husband for the failed Senate campaign. Man, I hope them Failureina folks are demanding to get paid in cash.

The Donald October 16, 2015 at 2:32 pm

Beat me? Why would she have to beat me? I’m only in this for her sake. She doesn’t have to beat anybody, just sit back and watch as I win this thing for her.

vicupstate October 16, 2015 at 1:54 pm

In other GOP candidate news, Lindsey Graham, tired of being ignored and stuck at .5% said that Ben Carson is clueless. POT meet KETTLE.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) told Morning Joe that he doesn’t think Ben Carson “has a clue about what’s going on in the Mideast,” and that he “can’t understand what he’s saying half the time.”

Said Graham: “He’s a lovely man, he’s a great doctor, and everybody else thinks we suck. That’s all I know what to tell you. I can’t understand what he’s saying half the time. He’s a brilliant guy but I don’t think he has a clue about what’s going on in the Mideast. So what can I say? I don’t know.”

Rocky Verdad October 16, 2015 at 1:58 pm

Yes, when the American people could care about the Middle East, you should make that a central part of your campaign.

SCBlues October 16, 2015 at 3:52 pm

” . . . and everybody else thinks we suck.”
Lindsey sure sucks – literally.

Speak D Truth October 17, 2015 at 11:44 am

But does he spit or swallow?

Rocky Verdad October 16, 2015 at 2:08 pm

Dang, Marco sure is shorto.

Stats October 16, 2015 at 2:15 pm

He is taller than he looks in that picture. I googled it cuz I thought he appeared taller on the debate stage. He is 5’10”. That Hispanic blood must contribute to his youthful looks. He looks younger than 44 to me.

Rocky Verdad October 16, 2015 at 2:16 pm

I think he stands on a phone book during the debates.

SCBlues October 17, 2015 at 7:23 am

A New York City or Los Angeles one. . . .

Rocky Verdad October 16, 2015 at 2:15 pm

Is Flip Joe the Plumber? Both from Ohio? Where is ole’ Joe the Crapper Fixer these days?
“In February 2014, Wurzelbacher took a job at a Jeep plant which required him to be a member of the United Auto Workers. He complained that his colleagues have called him a “Tea-bagger”. The Washington Post, citing Sean McAlinden, who has studied the auto-bailout as the Chief Economist for the non-profit Center for Automotive Research, commented that an “irony” is “that Joe the Plumber may not have gotten this auto job if it weren’t for the hated bailout of the auto industry” which was “first championed by Bush” but attacked by conservatives when implemented by Obama. McAliden is quoted saying “He wouldn’t have gotten a job in Toledo if Chrysler hadn’t been bailed out..Chrysler would have shut down immediately. No production; no jobs; no pension payments; no nothing.”

Ah, the con mentality.

Con Game October 16, 2015 at 2:31 pm

I guess plumbing didn’t work out for him? He should have gone into sewage, he seems quite adept at shoveling shit just like flip.

Native Ink October 17, 2015 at 7:48 am

If joe works in Ohio I’d say there’s about a 50/50 chance he’ll end up moving down here. That’s the trend these days.

ThreePalms October 16, 2015 at 2:58 pm

Carson and Trump are joke candidates. Republicans who support their candidacies reveal themselves to be naive about politics. ¡jEB, the establishment darling is so uninteresting that he can barely pole around 10%, but the SuperPAC money will keep him around long enough be there at the end. Rubio has an opening and has time to make it work. He could very well take the nomination from Bush. Alas, Clinton may never carry SC, but she looks like an easy winner in the Electoral College.

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Speak D Truth October 17, 2015 at 11:42 am

The fact that anyone would vote for Hillary after 25 years of lies, corruption, scandal, and cover ups is what is mot troubling about our country.

Rakkasan October 17, 2015 at 2:06 pm

Why would you want to “pole” jeb? Is that what the young people are calling it now? Whatever happened to bone, pork (for your pig fans), tap, lay pipe, poke, etc. And here I thought you were going to talk about three-ways and we learn you really want to pole jeb? Damn, dude.

SickOfLiars October 16, 2015 at 4:14 pm

Rubio thinks you’re stupid. “Repeal and Replace.” With what? Idiot. With what!? Show me an alternative! Or, STFU!

Writenow October 16, 2015 at 5:28 pm

Anyone for Rubio, deserves him!

Native Ink October 16, 2015 at 11:55 pm

None of these candidates can win the general election.

nitrat October 17, 2015 at 4:45 pm

Rubio is a life long politician – just like the way over-estimated Paul Ryan. The only difference is that Rubio spent time in the state legislature and Paul Ryan immediately went for Washington.
Rubio cheated with party and/or legislative credit cards in Florida. This was all over the papers there when he was running for US Senate. But, like Trikki NIkki and her life long history of never paying local, state or federal taxes on time without the prodding of a lien, voters don’t care when they vote for a crook…or, just don’t know what the signs are that they are electing a crook.

ELCID October 19, 2015 at 12:47 pm

KOCH BROTHERS are throwing massive money behind this fool.
Just look at all the TV spots Rubio has running across the State.
Looks like the Koch Brothers are using their old Sara Palin and Tricky Nicky Haley game plan to take the last place loser to the finish line as their puppet winner: again!


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