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Professional water choker and part-time U.S. Senator Marco Rubio wants to be the GOP's presidential nominee in 2016, but in order to achieve his goal he needs to convince his fellow Republicans that he's their best shot at knocking off Hillary Clinton, so therefore he says stuff like this:
Sen. Marco Rubio on Tuesday accused Hillary Clinton of trying to downplay Benghazi and called on the former secretary of state to admit her “failures” at the State Department.
“I don’t think the issue of Benghazi is ‘minor-league ball’,” the Florida Republican said in an interview on “CBS This Morning,” using a phrase that Clinton had said on Monday. “Four Americans have lost their lives serving our country. We need to investigate it to understand what went wrong so that the people responsible for those decisions can be held accountable.”
That deserves an automatic three-star rating simply because if you're a Republican, the mere utterance of the word Benghazi puts points on the board, especially when you do it in connection with Hillary Clinton.
Plus, Rubio should definitely get some extra stars for upbraiding Hillary for calling the death of four Americans Benghazi "minor league ball," which is a truly outrageous, or at least it would have been had she actually said that. Not that Rubio will bother to correct himself, but what she actually said was:
In an exclusive interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer, Hillary Clinton said she views the criticism over her role in the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate Benghazi, Libya as “more of a reason to” -- rather than not to -- run for president in 2016.
“Actually, it's more of a reason to run, because I do not believe our great country should be playing minor league ball. We ought to be in the majors,” Clinton said.
In other words, you're at the the level she's at, you can't run and hide from criticism—running for president is the majors, not the minors. Which means that Rubio's comment, while no doubt pleasing to the hopelessly clueless flock he hopes to lead to ruin in 2016, has no connection to reality. Which just might be enough to make him the front-runner.