“KILL RUBIO” OPERATION NOT HELPING FORMER FLORIDA GOVERNOR
This website has made its contempt for U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida abundantly clear. We don’t like him – a conclusion we reached long before he became the last, best hope of the “Republican” establishment in the 2016 presidential race.
But while we oppose Rubio on principle, we are also less-than-enthralled with his fellow Floridian (and former mentor) Jeb Bush. Indeed Bush’s botched bid to take out Rubio reeks of the sort of desperation we’ve come to expect from the GOP establishment.
And like Rubio, Bush is terrible on the issues … well, with one notable exception.
Anyway, the increasingly testy status quo battle between Bush and Rubio is the subject of an expansive book excerpt released this week by reporter McKay Coppins of BuzzFeed.
According to Coppins, Bush has been aggressively attempting to take Rubio out for months – mounting a ferocious whisper campaign aimed at neutralizing his financial support and alerting reporters to alleged skeletons in his closet.
The code name of this alleged “Kill Rubio” operation? “Homeland Security.”
(And yes, given Bush’s pre-9/11 record that’s more than a little inappropriately ironic).
Hold up … isn’t Bush supposed to be the good guy? The “ideas candidate?”
Yes, but …
“Beneath the glossy exterior of his public profile – that of the compassionate conservative, the happy warrior, the good-natured reformer – Jeb possessed a hard-edged, often ruthless political style that ran through his entire rise and reign in the Sunshine State,” Coppins wrote.
Now Bush’s ruthlessness is being unleashed on Rubio on multiple fronts. Not only is there the long-running whisper campaign, but earlier this month came an overt threat from the Right to Rise PAC (which is supporting Bush’s presidential bid) to spend more than $20 million of its war chest blunting Rubio’s recent momentum.
Again, Rubio deserves every bit of the criticism he receives – and we will gleefully amplify any credible criticism (from Bush or any other candidate) that helps knock him down a peg.
Rubio is bad, bad news … when he bothers to show up for work, that is.
But there’s no denying the hatcheting of Rubio is wounding the ax-wielder every bit as much as his intended victim.
In his bid to savage Rubio (and salvage what’s left of his formerly-front-running presidential bid), Bush is transparently revealing himself to be everything he’s been pretending he’s not.
Bush vs. Rubio
The cure is worse than the pain
Which one is the cure ?????
Is Bush still running? Heck, Bush plus Rubio still ain’t close to Da Man. #MakeAmericaGreatAgain
The powers that be will have their way again with predictable results : Bush versus Clinton will be the order of the day; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QcalIYCdDo
The political “elites” and “pundents” already have the election over. It will be Jeb / Hillary and Hillary will win. The wild card is Trump. He can’t be bought and told what to do. It brings a thrill to my heart to see the establishment going ape shit crazy trying to marginalize him. That means that even though I don’t agree with him 100% , I agree enough to support him. All freedom loving Americans should get on the Trump train and roll over the establishment. I just hope there is enough of US.
It will be Trump and Rubio.Landslide.
Trump doesn’t even like Marco Boobio.
Won’t matter.Hillary can’t win.She is stuck at 45-47% of the vote.Won’t change.
Higher than most of the clowns you like. Trump is in it for Hillary so him being up front is great.
Hillary is laying low for a reason. The more she is in the limelight, the farther down her numbers drop.
The last Democrat debate was set up to keep “Hillary exposure” to a minimum, public exposure is her kryptonite.
And more shoes could drop concerning Benghazi and the “illegal” mail server. The best thing happening to Hillary these days is that the Republican primary candidates are keeping her off the front page.
“The best thing happening to Hillary these days is that the Republican primary candidates are keeping her off the front page.”
Yes, but that’s going to be ending soon. Actually, I hope she stays in until the SHTF on the e-mail scandal, because then there won’t be time for the RAT party to bring in their “B” Team.
I’m thinking Trump / Cruz. Trump hasn’t jumped on Cruz in any meaningful amount.
Interesting how the career pols seem to be assuming that Trump will implode. You’d think they’d spend all their energy on blowing him up before each other.
Oh well. When does your official endorsement for Trump come out Will?
He’ll claim he will support whoever the Libertarian party candidate is but still post all Trump all the time.
Yep you nailed it!
Bush is getting ready to Surge!!!!
Hillary will drop out and endorse Biden for Pres. Count on it.
Just so long as she does it from a jail cell.
Delighted to see Jeb at 5% and less. Maybe that’s because in the content of all of his TV ads all he says is that he can “fix” what his brother George “fucked.” Will be happy to see That dynasty crash and burn for the last time. BTW, let’s try to begin being good Global Citizens and send George to the International War Crimes Tribunal for trial on war crimes in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and everywhere else we killed people openly, and/or had undisclosed torture and prison sites. Hah, we ain’t good enough for that… we’re in line for Radical Islamic Shock and Awe, courtesy of George W Bush. Let’s be sure and remember who to thank when the worst happens right here. We’ve done nothing to repudiate what he did. Consequently, There Are No Innocent Americans!