National Politics - 2016

Marco Rubio Chickens Out

ESTABLISHMENT FAVORITE REFUSES TO APPEAR AT CONSERVATIVE GATHERING U.S. Senator Marco Rubio – still basking in the warm embrace of the Republican establishment – turned his back on conservative voters gathered in the Upstate region of South Carolina this week. Forty-five minutes after he was supposed to take the stage at…

ESTABLISHMENT FAVORITE REFUSES TO APPEAR AT CONSERVATIVE GATHERING

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio – still basking in the warm embrace of the Republican establishment – turned his back on conservative voters gathered in the Upstate region of South Carolina this week.

Forty-five minutes after he was supposed to take the stage at the inaugural Conservative Review Convention in Greenville, S.C. this week, organizers at the event received a call from a Rubio staffer saying the candidate would not be attending due to a “scheduling conflict.”

Why did he bail?

According to reporter McKay Coppins of Buzzfeed, the audience at this gathering was dominated by supporters of U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas.

“The contingent of Rubio fans in attendance was virtually invisible,” Coppins reported.

Cruz’s campaign pounced on Rubio’s decision.

“This is a final admission that Marco Rubio isn’t even going to try to compete for the votes of conservatives in South Carolina or anywhere else,” a Cruz spokesman told Buzzfeed. “And who can blame him? Rubio isn’t a conservative.”

That’s true …

As our guest columnist Michael McDaniel noted this week, Rubio’s candidacy is the latest page out of the “GOP Blue Book” – an effort to reorient the “Republican” party as an entity more ideologically aligned with the Democratic party (which itself is veering wildly to the left).

Usually that effort involves at least paying lip service to the conservative wing of the party, but apparently Rubio doesn’t have time to even pretend anymore …

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45 comments

victim February 19, 2016 at 9:23 am

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Torch February 19, 2016 at 10:16 am

The 13 year old across the street from Fits can’t get it fixed.

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shifty henry February 21, 2016 at 12:26 am

same error note I was getting on IE: “Nuclear Exploit Kit Redirect 4” …

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shifty henry February 21, 2016 at 12:32 am

Damn! Fits hop-scotched out again. And I was posting a thanks to Will, Karl, and the backroom boys for getting me back here. And I was typing a joke but I’ll post it separately.

shifty henry February 21, 2016 at 12:34 am

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Tazmaniac February 21, 2016 at 12:39 am

++++++!!!!

RogueElephant February 19, 2016 at 9:56 am

Poor Marco, he is the second string loser taking Jeb’s place. The establishment can’t handle Trump or Cruz. They have to have a candidate they can control. Thanks to the people waking up to where this country is going the establishment is running out of bought and paid for politicians. This is a good thing. Trump 2016. Let’s Make America Great Again.

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Flip February 19, 2016 at 10:00 am

When Rubio and Bush drop out they will probably back Cruz just to bite at Trump.

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TroubleBaby February 19, 2016 at 7:07 pm

Yep..in a way the #’s don’t look good for Trump, once the establishment base is consolidated by losers dropping out, the race becomes much more difficult for Trump.

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shifty henry February 21, 2016 at 12:17 am

Yep x2 ….. those supporter have to go somewhere, and they didn’t pick Trump on the first spin.

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Flip February 19, 2016 at 9:56 am

Rubio had a hot date and his heels broke on his way out the door.

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idcydm February 19, 2016 at 10:21 am

Do you think Rubio’s heels are akin to Hillary’s Zedong jackets?

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Tazmaniac February 19, 2016 at 10:36 am

She has morphed from Zedong into the comical Dr. Evil. I wonder if her Secret Service detail has been tasked with suicide watch?

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idcydm February 19, 2016 at 10:56 am

If you really look at her overall campaign, she should be home to keep an eye on Bill, he seems to be slipping earlier than Reagan did.

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shifty henry February 21, 2016 at 12:23 am

Good God, Taz — I had that same thought but was afraid to even think it aloud..!!

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Tazmaniac February 21, 2016 at 12:38 am

Hey Shifty! Do you know about the website change to fitsfeed.com?

shifty henry February 21, 2016 at 1:46 am

no, but is this a joke?

shifty henry February 21, 2016 at 12:21 am

The page jumped and erased my comment when I typed “Nikki” … damn! OK, here it is: Do ya’ think Nikki took Marco’s boots from the dressing room? Or maybe Marco wanted Nikki’s hooker boots because they have a higher heel?

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idcydm February 19, 2016 at 10:08 am

Why did Cruz have to use Photoshop, seems a bit juvenile, like under developed.

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Tazmaniac February 19, 2016 at 10:13 am

Clearly it is targeting a certain level of intelligence. The Ds don’t have the patent on gullible dumbasses.

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Firefox keeps blocking this site. There’s something janky going on.
The same with Chrome. Is anyone else getting that?

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Bible Thumper February 19, 2016 at 10:32 am

Android phone is working.

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CorruptionInColumbia February 19, 2016 at 10:49 am

I have Chrome on my Galaxy Note 4 and mercifully, am not getting slammed as of yet.

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mamatiger92 February 19, 2016 at 1:23 pm

Can’t get in using Firefox, but I can using IE. Strange.

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Rocky Verdad February 19, 2016 at 5:23 pm

I finally can get in with Chrome – but I have to tell it to do it. Else I get the Red Death page.

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shifty henry February 21, 2016 at 12:15 am

What is the Red Death page?

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shifty henry February 21, 2016 at 12:14 am

Just now got in using Firefox, which I added two days ago. Internet Explorer, via Norton, kept blocking Fitsnews with the culprit being “Nuclear Exploit Kit Redirect 4″….. have not tried entering using IE tonight. I don’t feel so all alone now since others have been experiencing the same type of blockage. Hello, everyone..!!

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Bible Thumper February 19, 2016 at 10:32 am

I predict high turnout for the Republican primary, tomorrow, but with few blacks voting. Next week’s Democratic primary will have a low turnout. There will be low black turnout and very low white turnout.

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shifty henry February 21, 2016 at 12:18 am

Why are you predicting a low turnout next primary?

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Bible Thumper February 21, 2016 at 12:26 am

1. Open primary… The Independents voted in the Republican primary.
2. For Southerners Obama / Clinton 2008 was more of a draw than Clinton / Sanders.
3. Obama brought out the black vote in 2008.

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shifty henry February 21, 2016 at 12:36 am

—- got it, thanks.

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Tazmaniac February 19, 2016 at 10:34 am

For all of our differences, I think we can all unite and give a big FU to the POS “hacker”.

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Huh? February 19, 2016 at 12:36 pm

What hacker?

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HD February 19, 2016 at 11:07 am

If Rubio isn’t a conservative, the term has no meaning anymore.

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Flip February 19, 2016 at 12:35 pm

Graham calls himself a conservative, let that sink in

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HD February 19, 2016 at 12:43 pm

It doesn’t matter to me what they call themselves. I put far more stock in how their performance is judged by Heritage, ACU, etc. Rubio is rated among the most conservative Senators by all of them.

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Rocky Verdad February 19, 2016 at 5:26 pm

Meaning he’s accomplished nothing?

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HD February 19, 2016 at 11:41 am

Ya’ll reaped what ya sowed.

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erneba February 19, 2016 at 11:52 am

“..the “Republican” party as an entity
more ideologically aligned with the Democratic party (which itself is
veering wildly to the left)…”
The two parties should unite to form a Politburo, the Democrats would feel at home and the Republicans could just follow their lead as usual, like they have been doing for the last fifty years or more.

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Rocky Verdad February 19, 2016 at 5:25 pm

Well when you’re running for second place, going to a boo festival probably don’t help.

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Tom February 19, 2016 at 6:01 pm

Damn, now I won’t get to hear the two Cubans argue over who hates Mexicans the most!

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