CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE …
We can’t stand U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida … for any number of reasons.
Most egregiously in our book, he cast the deciding vote in the U.S. Senate to advance “Obamatrade” – a crony capitalist trade deal that will have disastrous economic impacts on the Palmetto State.
Still, we have an obligation to point out when candidates we don’t like (including Rubio) take the right positions on particular issues. And Rubio did just that on the issue of the Second Amendment this week.
Granted, every “Republican” running for president zealously supports the right to keep and bear arms, but Rubio made the most of his opportunity
During a “Republican” debate dominated by the first real testy exchanges between GOP frontrunners Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, Rubio shone when the discussion turned to the “War on Guns” being waged (again) by U.S. president Barack Obama.
“If Barack Obama could confiscate every gun in America, he would,” Rubio said.
Moderator Neil Cavuto pointedly asked Rubio to explain how Obama could be against guns if gun ownership was surging in America.
“That doesn’t sound like a White House unfriendly to gun owners,”
“That sounds like people afraid the president’s going to take their guns away,” Rubio retorted.
“The Second Amendment is not an option. It is not a suggestion. It’s a constitutional right,” Rubio continued. “This president, every chance he has ever gotten, has tried to undermine the Second Amendment.”
Here’s a look at the entire exchange …
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Again, every GOP candidate is pro-gun. And truth be told, Cruz has been getting better reviews from gun advocacy groups than Rubio – or any other “Republican” candidate. And Trump has made strong Second Amendment protections a centerpiece of his front-running candidacy.
But Rubio won the issue on this night … drawing the ire of the “progressives” in the process.
“Rarely has a mainstream candidate for president engaged in promoting the theory that the White House harbors plans for gun confiscation,” the website ThinkProgress noted.
If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a million times: More guns = less crime. The government’s own stats prove it. But even if they didn’t, as Rubio articulately noted – the Constitution expressly forbids government infringement on the right to bear arms.
That’s why we support civil disobedience of any gun law (federal, state or local) that infringes upon this right … and always will.
Too fucking little, too fucking late
I wonder if Jeb is as lukewarm on gun rights as Dubya was. I recall being relieved that Dubya was in office when the abominable Clinton magazine and gun ban’s sunset finally came into view. Dubya said if Congress renewed it, he would sign it. Thankfully, Congress did not renew it, but WTF? Still, after 8 years of Clinton, we were relieved that Dubya wasn’t aggressively supporting it.
No more “settling” for second or third best!!!!
Jeb signed into law, the if I pick a fight with you and you fight back, I can legally shoot you law. Or if your appearance scares me, I can shoot you law. So yes, he’s very strong on gun owners being able to shoot whoever.
Rubio was spot on.Obama would confiscate guns IF he could have found a way of not being impeached:
President Obama today praised Australia’s confiscation of firearms. Obama said: Couple of decades ago, Australia had a mass shooting, similar to Columbine or Newtown. And Australia just said, well, that’s it, we’re not doing, we’re not seeing that again, and basically imposed very severe, tough gun laws, and they haven’t had a mass shooting since.
Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/380033/obama-praises-australias-gun-confiscation-charles-c-w-cooke
Australia did not confiscate any guns. There was a buy-back program for certain firearms which was endorsed by 90% of citizens. The almost universally endorsed program was passed into law only 12 days after a mass shooting.
That isn’t government confiscation by any means, Jack.
Experts said that the country’s (Australia) 1996 ban on most semi-automatic firearms has actually driven criminals to those guns….????
Have you even been to Australia?
Regardless of the vehicle used to accomplished it, the bottom line is that you are still disarmed. I don’t know if the Aussie government is following the rest of the Western world yet, but if they do, let me know how safe you feel when muzzies are walking around in your towns with guns and you have none, as is now happening in Germany.
Obama isn’t a gun advocate. But confiscate guns? Horseshit. Obama signed the law that lets me carry in National Parks for the first time. And government approval for firearms purchases has vastly speeded up. Bought a tidy .357 the other week and approval took 15 minutes.
I swear Trump is the only candidate that doesn’t absolutely spew absolute lies.
You might want to clarify that statement.
I have also purchased hand guns, five of them during the Bush administration and none of the approvals were over fifteen minutes. You are heaping praises on Obama for doing nothing.
Feel safe enough yet?
Planned Parenthoods weapons are more dangerous than guns.At least you have a chance if you are shot-a baby is DOOMED.
Kinda like Trump cutting off paying medicals bills for a sick infant.
The Democrat Party aborts 1.2 million children a year and you bring up a sick infant?
Boy, that will sink Trump. :)
Trump is on board with abortion.
Guns are like golf clubs, you want a full set so all situations are covered. In addition many people like to buy beautiful firearms for display. You should try some shooting sports, you may convert.
Got most of that out of my system in ‘Nam.
I don’t purchase guns to “feel safe,” I purchase guns to defend and protect myself. “Feelings” have absolutely nothing to do with it.
“If Barack Obama could confiscate every gun in America, he would,” Rubio said.
If Marco Rubio could suck my dick, he would. What a deSPICable lying piece of shit.
Obama doesn’t always publicly say what he wants. Remember him telling Putin he would make a deal after the election, when he did not know a mic was on.
And then slapped him silly with sanctions?
LMAO!!! While Putin savages Ukraine.That showed him.
All of Ukrain? Or is it an area around the size of West Columbia.
And Trump has openly stated Putin is a man he can make deals with
Your point being????
That Obama is a marxixt leaning radical Islamist.
Obama will confiscate all the guns, just like Donald will deport all the illegals. Neither will ever happen.
If the polls indicated so, Rubio would support 2A repeal. The guy just doesn’t seem to have any foundation. Wherever the political wind blows, there goes Marco.
A stupid comment and false.Keep giving aid and comfort to the enemy.That is what RINO”S do.
So if Hillary joins the Republican Party then she would have your support just because of the R behind her name? That’s what idiots do. Wow, I wonder what is wrong with politics today?
Marco Rubio “nailed it” like a cobbler nails heels to a boot.
““That sounds like people afraid the president’s going to take their guns away,” Rubio retorted.”
Gun industry marketing works!
Yep, the gullible fools fall right into the trap. How do you think the GOP has been getting middle class Americans to vote against their interests.
Which militia does Rubio belong to? Isn’t that part of the 2nd amendment?
How well is it regulated?
I hear Rubio doesn’t even own a press. How can he support the first amendment.
Cuban sandwich press, or coffee press.
Cuban sandwiches, muy authentico, in Tampa on the way to a Bucs game, great memories.
Cruz, as he did with most issues last night, actually ended up stealing the limelight from Rubio on this issue as well. Cavuto asked Rubio to cite specific reasons why he thinks Obama would confiscate everyone’s gun if he could – and Rubio hesitated and then said something about Obama holding a press conference every 2 weeks. The next time they got to Cruz he rattled off 5 or 6 specific examples. Like Ann Coulter says – if Rubio can’t give a canned response that he’s practiced in front of mirror a hundred times he’s not too impressive.
What is Ann Coulter doing observing Rubio in front of a mirror? Inquiring minds want to know.
Haley has more policy positions than flip has Disqus accounts?
Give it to me Dan!!!! Dan!!!!!
Says the woman who was hoping for Romney to run again.
I love how so many articles here start with:
“We don’t like [so and so] for various reasons [link to previous articles]. However, we like this thing so and so said . . . .”
we need to stop calling it “obamatrade” and “obamacare” because republicans are unwilling to put anything on the presidents desk to stop these things. We need to call them back stabbing republican trade/care so BSRA and BSRC?
The narcissistic and egomaniac Obama calls them that.You didn’t hear the wHite House is now called ObamaHouse?
Just stop with the ObamaTrade nonsense. You’ve been co-opted by right wing protectionists peddling left wing myths about free trade agreements. Rubio voted for Trade Promotion Authority, but TPA isn’t the same as a trade agreement. It’s a process vote. In fact, there’s a good chance Congress won’t pass the Trans Pacific Partnership because of Obama’s bullshit on tobacco carve out in Investor State Dispute Settlement procedures and the weak intellectual property protections for biologics. That Congress may refuse to pass TPP completely undermines the criticism that TPA will automatically result in passage of TPP.
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Not a big Trump fan, but he and Rubio won the debate last night. Cruz may have one the episode on the birther topic, but I think Rubio nailed Cruz on being a politically calculating conservative that has not been consistent (even through Cruz claims he is). The more Trump and Cruz go head to head, this allows room for the 3rd and 4th place candidates to inch up in the polls.
Ever once in awhile, High Hills gets one right.
“Civil disobedience of any gun law” huh???
Carry your pea-shooter into just about a police department lobby and wave it around FITS…I fucking dare you
Or better yet, go to any military base and make sure they know you are packing when you approach the guard gate…I fucking double dare you