ESTABLISHMENT FAVORITE ON THE VERGE OF CRUSHING DEFEAT IN HIS HOME STATE
“I understand people are angry and frustrated. Anger can motivate us, but it shouldn’t define us. Anger is not a plan.”
That was Marco Rubio on his Facebook page earlier today …
He’s speaking, of course, to the “Republican” electorate – echoing the failed attacks of his establishment compatriot Nikki Haley, who has been telling the GOP to simmer down as she escalates the party’s assaults on Donald Trump, the insurgent candidate who got them so riled up in the first place.
Rubio’s “angry and frustrated” remark might as well have been directed at the status quo legions livid at “The Donald,” though. And their lack of a plan.
Because the GOP electorate sure as hell isn’t listening to him anymore …
Rubio stadium event in Hialeah. Stands empty; crowd in one end zone. pic.twitter.com/9zj0xslwSA
— Byron York (@ByronYork) March 9, 2016
According to the latest Sunshine State polling, Rubio trails Trump by at least fifteen percentage points in winner-take-all Florida – where a whopping 99 delegates to the GOP convention are on the line. And “The Donald” is taking no chances – running an absolute “nut-cutter” of an ad against the state’s junior U.S Senator.
Rubio’s unraveling – which came despite the full-on embrace of the GOP’s next generation of establishment politicians – is astonishing.
“The Rubio campaign is on its last legs, stumbling dehydrated and desperate through the Florida Everglades like the heroine in the second act of a Carl Hiaasen novel, trying to stay one step ahead of the bloodhounds who want nothing more than to drag the Florida senator into the swamp and tear his throat out, or at least convince him to join with Ted Cruz on some sort of unity ticket to stop Donald Trump, which might be an even worse fate,” wrote Gary Legum for Salon.
An even more damning indictment came courtesy of Jonathan Chait of The Daily Intelligencer, who chronicled how various “conservative” news outlets were advocating for – then abandoning – Rubio. All in a matter of days.
“This is the second time Rubio tried to save his party from a mortal threat only to immolate his own ambitions in the process,” Chait wrote. “In 2013, Republican insiders, fearing the long-term danger of demographic obsolescence, called upon him to lead the passage of comprehensive immigration reform. At first, Rubio’s prominent role seemed to make him the Republican savior; by 2014, the base had turned against him and his presidential prospects lay in ruins. Remarkably, he managed to rebuild his standing after disavowing his own bill. But he again offered himself up to take on a mortal (and this time, more immediate) threat to the party’s well-being in the form of a Trump nomination. And again, a giddy flurry of apparent success was followed by humiliating collapse.”
“The 2016 campaign is almost certainly not the end of Rubio’s political career,” Chait added. “But he needs to stop listening to his so-called friends.”
The rapidity of Rubio’s descent has been truly breathtaking to behold. Seriously, this was the cover of Time magazine … less than three weeks ago.
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(Pic via Time)
People are angry and frustrated … Rubio’s got that right. They are angry and frustrated at politicians like him.
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What’s interesting is how day after day you continue be the dumbest,dullest and repetitive witch on FitsNews.
Story is about Rubio.Try and stay on topic.
Hey, should I have my wife contact your attorney re: the horrible and nasty comments you make about her. Just give me the phone number and email address and we can give him a call. What’s the number – 800-IMA-OHIO
Warrants like this are not easy to obtain.Repeated and menacing comments of alleged criminality (pedophilia) by an identified blogger(s) against me and and family members,not ‘nasty’ comments, would be the reason they are issued.
If you would like to involve yourself (if you haven’t already with your IP address),feel free to do so.
Oh, I dunno. I mean, if you’re shown to display outward hostility with vicious and unwarrented attacks on family members – isn’t that a form of harrassment? At the very least, in a court setting, it certainly makes the plaintiff look rather assholish?
Problem you have Rocky is that you’re a gutless fool that would never come out from hiding behind that ‘keyboard’.This doesn’t involve you unless you want it to.Only the best.
Why do you want him to come from behind his keyboard? That sounds stupid. That’s how people end up being murdered by craigslist killers and the like. Your comments seem to me to be from a very angry individual, I would never expose myself to such people for fear of my safety.
LMAO!!! He can’t do anything even with your IP address!
Speaking of dull & repetitive… I wait with bated breath for your next Disqus username and/or next idle lawsuit threat.
Maybe Virgin of Guadalupe
Thank you for that link. Your contributions are always welcome here, don’t listen to those nay-sayers!
Thanks, A blowhard like pogo does not bother me in the least.
the more the Establishment wrings their hands and complains the more satisfying it is going to be when Trump burns it to the ground
IMO Trump is the perfect amalgam of the vitriol from FoxNews, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Tea Party, etc…you reap what you sow.
Amen! Just as The Bible tells us: For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind.
Wonder how much they paid Marco, in money or favor, to go postal on President Trump?
I don’t know about savior but it looks like Rubio’s gonna get crucified.
You know what is great about this election? When faced with the Republican field, the general public has realized how bad things could actually be. Obama’s approval rating just hit a three year high.
If Jeb had done better in the race it would be even higher. Nothing makes the public like Obama more like being reminded of the Bush family.
Based on my experiences with the Cuban families I have had work for and be friends with me, I had the highest hopes for Mr, Rubio. The “Gang of Eight” deal was the killer of his political career. Pulling a Obama and ducking from a voting record was the cherry on top.
I still don’t understand why it is so hard to show up and vote. That’s his job. That’s why people voted for him. That’s presumably why he ran in the first place. It’s the easiest part of the job. Makes no sense to me.
No foam parties in DC?
Can’t run fast enough to cast your vote in high heels?
Because unfortunately these days you have to be something for everyone to survive with a electorate that consists of a bunch of single issue boneheads that are incapable or unwilling to exercise their grey matter with a little critical thinking. The only way to not offend anyone in such a fractious environment is to do nothing. The far ends of both parties push this slash and burn policy, leaving the middle with little to chose from.
How about writing about the death watch of Scum Sucking Haley? Her endorsement meant the end of Napoleon Rubio. In a few days the Queen Scum Sucker will be claiming she was a backdoor buddy of Trump’s all along. Little Willie is all too familiar with Scum Sucker Haley’s love of backdoors.
Did you mean scum or cum?
Hoping he doesn’t drop out before we get the story about his mistress that we’ve all been waiting so patiently for.
Remember when he was called the Hispanic Obama for the GOP?
I am willing to bet that Nikki will publicly announce she endorses Cruz.Wait for it.
I don’t know. She had a lot in common with Marco, both of them being anchor babies and all. I don’t know if she can feel the same affinity with Rafael. He isn’t even a natural born citizen, he’s a Canadian. He’s beneath her on the on the immigrant hierarchy scale.
Love Haley’s poison lipstick. Mitt and then Marco. Who’s next?
Rubio is a bum. Cruz is a legitimately smart dude though and totally plays the heel role just as well as Trump.
I will be glad when he is out of the race. Haley will hitch her cart to Cruz when that happens and will try to ride that horse to a VP nomination. When he fails then she will have to deal with the fact that in a few short years she will be another washed up, useless, former governor.