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by kos on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 02:22:19 PM PST
That is too funny. Rubio ain't white enough to save them.
They're really looking for zombie Ronnie.
by a2nite on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 02:26:48 PM PST
and THAT didn't work!
American Television is a vast sea of stupid. -xxdr zombiexx
by glitterscale on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 02:29:10 PM PST
[ Parent ]
It kinda works.
Next it's the flashlight under the chin.
look for my eSci diary series Thursday evening.
by FishOutofWater on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 02:38:25 PM PST
Latinos may have resentments because Cubans have unfair automatic status upon entry.
Rubio is a hard sell, regardless, to make a more precise point.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, too funny. Sucks to be a TBagoper.
by a2nite on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 03:01:30 PM PST
He's held national political office for a total of one month and already he's the best the GOP has to offer for a presidential ticket in 2016?
What a @#$%@# joke!
I still say, fix Ronald Reagan's body up the way they did Lenin and run his dead ass in 2016. At least he won't be putting his foot in his mouth...
I'm not sixty-two—I'm fifty-twelve!
by Pragmatus on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:53:31 PM PST
Back when Dubya Bush was president, I said I'd not only rather have his father instead, I'd even rather have Richard Nixon as president. The fact that he's dead and would have to serve as a zombie didn't change that.
by billstewart on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 02:02:45 PM PST
Just look at that face. Note that they do not show the balding spot on the back of his head, or the fact that he is short.
Not going to happen. Neither he or Jindal are the GOP savior.
Back to the drawing board, Republics.
by Sixty Something on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 05:58:15 PM PST
No matter how he tries to project himself he still comes across like a lemur that's been trained to talk.
by Pragmatus on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:57:26 PM PST
Seriously, what is up with that tie? It's like somebody wanted to test the color response on a television from the mid-1980s and came up with the most challenging pattern to reproduce.
In fact, I'm pretty sure if you look off to the side, the tie is actually moving.... Crawling.... God, I'm getting sicker looking away from Rubio than I ever did looking right at him.
Man, fuck that tie.
"O mulier, magna est fides tua. Fiat tibi sicut vis."
by rujoking on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 07:04:37 PM PST
It will give you a seizure.
by lostintheswamp on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 10:30:04 PM PST
Thump! Bang. Whack-boing. It's dub!
by dadadata on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 03:28:52 AM PST
is that he's not that bright. He's a better speaker than Palin, but he's a similar desperate hope.
The sleep of reason brings forth monsters. --Goya
by MadScientist on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 07:25:02 PM PST
I saw him speak at a Romney rally in the run up to the election (I was there for a sort of know the enemy type of thing). Within a couple of sentences he had the crowd at its feet. He drew more applause in 5 minutes than Romney in his entire speech (not much of a challenge but still). Afterwards the whole buzz of the crowd was all Rubio...
Not that he might win the presidency, but the Repub nomination could very well happen...
by ElGris on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 06:04:03 AM PST
he was balding in the back... He's also balding in the front and combs his hair down over his forehead. AND.. I only noticed a couple of days ago that he is really short .. a pee wee...How many short Presidents have there been?
by lostintheswamp on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 10:29:01 PM PST
Time = pathetic.
by dadadata on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 03:27:18 AM PST
Maybeline doesn't have enough lipstick for that pig.
by FishOutofWater on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 02:37:00 PM PST
New Diary - "The Most Condemned Black Man in America... Then or Ever" - A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma
by JekyllnHyde on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 05:55:35 PM PST
by War4Sale on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 07:37:08 PM PST
He's too liberal.
Thank you, ghost robot. Amen
by Anthony Page aka SecondComing on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 03:30:38 PM PST
They know Hispanics are the fastest growing demographic and Obama cannot run again.
So without Obama, who has a 70 percent approval rating from Hispanics now, who will Hispanics vote for in 2016?
by snideelf on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 09:02:52 PM PST
"Hispanics" will vote for the candidate who best represents their interests. That will almost certainly be the Democratic nominee, because the fact that Rubio is a Spanish-speaking Latino doesn't change what he represents: decimation of our earned benefits and social welfare programs in the name of bigger tax cuts for the 0.1%.
Rubio can either try to win over Latino voters or appeal to his base. He cannot do both.
by HipHopAnonymous on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 12:47:20 PM PST
why is his right arm so much lower than his left? Some sort of manufacturing defect at the brown-conservative-creationist plant?
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by Herodotus Prime on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 02:30:32 PM PST
And the same problem as the Boeing Dreamliner, too much outsourcing and too little oversight of production.
New Arizona State Motto; "Yeah, but it's a dry hate!"
by Fordmandalay on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 02:36:34 PM PST
I love nature, science and my dogs.
by Polly Syllabic on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 02:47:51 PM PST
Time is a long river.
by phonegery on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 02:50:11 PM PST
It looks weird.
by CanadaGoose on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:07:55 PM PST
He may be Cuban and therefore the GOP lumps him in with all Hispanics, but the GOP will have to go a lot further in its endorsement of any immigration bills to suit the "other" Hispanics in the voting population. And that will kill them in their "base".
by glitterscale on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 02:31:56 PM PST
just like when Mayor Bloombito speaks Spanish. You mean that's not enough?
by decembersue on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:46:29 PM PST
For some reason HashtagJesus seems incongruous...
Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time. (Terry Pratchett)
by angry marmot on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 02:33:35 PM PST
which to me seems even worse.
Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.
by NMDad on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 02:46:06 PM PST
by a2nite on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 03:39:34 PM PST
an under-reported corruption problem? .. hahahahaha!!
by Calvin Jones and the 13th Apostle on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 02:35:06 PM PST
The cover or the tweet. The one thing I DO know is that the circumstances of his parents' immigration will be something everyone in the country knows about within a month after he announces. The big challenge for Rubio is if he can make lemonade out of it.
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by Dave in Northridge on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 02:36:46 PM PST
and after and no change.
by Bailey2001 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:29:58 PM PST
by their bullshit estimation (the same for Ted Cruz for different reasons) despite the Tea-stain. Nothing to do with ethnicity, I'm sure, and some probably would let the possibility of power Trump CT, but a chunk won't.
by bythesea on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 08:27:01 PM PST
of John Brennan. Less than impressive.
by jj32 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 02:44:07 PM PST
Hilary will run...my gut tells me she could be the nominee in 2016. Lord knows she's got the pugnaciousness and intelligence to take on the GOP machine.
I would love to see her be first woman president in this country. We're long overdue...
"For all those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die." Ted Kennedy 1980 DNC Keynote Speech
by Dumas EagerSeton on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 02:44:56 PM PST
just waiting to vote for a female President.
It would be interesting to see the GOP try to win when 60% of white women are voting for the Democrat.
Economics is a social *science*. Can we base future economic decisions on math?
by blue aardvark on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 02:59:29 PM PST
I think there are many, many women just waiting to vote for a female President.
I'm not Hispanic myself so I can't speak from personal experience but my understanding is that Cuban Americans are sort of the "black sheep" of the Latino voting bloc. A number of folks have told me that they vote Republican b/c of the Bay of Pigs and have never forgiven ANY Democrat for that whole crisis time.
I don't know about that. But I would definitely support, and pound the pavement for a Hilary run in 2016!
by Dumas EagerSeton on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 03:20:13 PM PST
by Rube Goldberg on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:02:32 PM PST
Then why, with all her money and establishment support, did she lose the 2008 nomination to a first-term senator? Obviously, there were a lot of Democratic women who did not support her, even in the primaries.
These two years are the time when we should be trying to figure out who would be our best candidate and President. We have a lot of attractive possibilities--Sherrod Brown, Elizabeth Warren, Hillary Clinton, Martin O'Malley, Brian Schweitzer, and others. Let's figure out who's the best progressive we can get, and stop trying to close down the process 45 months before the election.
by Ron Thompson on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:03:59 PM PST
by viral on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:18:29 PM PST
the only reason I supported Obama over Hillary in the primaries was because I hate women. Thanks for your insight.
"Today is who you are" - my wife
by I Lurked For Years on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 07:39:15 PM PST
I supported Obama for reasons that had nothing to do with misogyny, and would support as the nominee if she is in 2016.
by bythesea on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 08:33:49 PM PST
by viral on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 07:56:19 AM PST
I do that too sometimes. :-P
by I Lurked For Years on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 03:59:19 PM PST
by Bailey2001 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:30:50 PM PST
by bythesea on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 08:35:28 PM PST
as her team didn't know how delegates were awarded. I have to suspect that if their strategy had been right, she might have won the nomination.
Obama is a formidable candidate and put together a formidable campaign team. Nomination candidates don't often face such competition.
We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"
by Gooserock on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:55:33 PM PST
The best campaigner around.
by blue aardvark on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 08:01:49 AM PST
The reason I supported Obama instead of Hillary in the 2008 primary is because I'd lived through two terms of Clinton's Eisenhower Republicans and didn't want to live through two more. Sadly, that's what we got anyway.
But five and six are just too much to bear.
Can we PLEASE finally elect some damn Democrats, for once? Please?
Editor, Red and Black Publishers
by Lenny Flank on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 05:56:52 PM PST
Obama was because H.C. would not sign the ban on land mines.
Boy, was I mistaken. Obama has taken Bush neo-liberal policies further than I would have even dreamed.
by qofdisks on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:21:25 PM PST
If Hillary serves two terms, it would mean that for nearly all of the previous 44 years, someone named either "Bush" or "Clinton" had a desk in the White House or in the cabinet.
Talk about an aristocracy . . . . . . .
by Lenny Flank on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:36:41 PM PST
They found out how terrible Bobby Jindal really is.
by NMDad on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 02:44:58 PM PST
by Herodotus Prime on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 03:01:24 PM PST
is his weight. In a national election it would be the biggest drawback. Amurricans hate fat people, including themselves.
I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.
by I love OCD on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 04:27:35 PM PST
his weight is obviously a negative, but Christie's biggest problem is his mouth (oddly, what most think is his biggest asset).
As the aftermath of Sandy showed, he is the most eloquent and believable when he's being honest. But when he's being honest, he's usually being a total asshole.
A skillfull politician can win past the weight issue (if America can elect a black man, it can elect a fat man), but Christie doesn't have that ability.
by sweatyb on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 05:54:43 PM PST
has way too much baggage to get through the Tea Party laden-primaries to get nominated. Though I bet he runs.
by MadScientist on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 07:31:25 PM PST
so well during the primaries for them, didn't it.
These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert, to fleece the people... -Abraham Lincoln
by HugoDog on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 03:01:45 PM PST
Every GOP who has done a SOTU rebuttal has tanked afterwards. Being a GOP rebutter is a one-way ticket to loserville.
2012 Bobby Jindal (1st inaugural, not SOTU, but anyway ....)
2012 Mitch Daniels
2011 Paul Ryan
2010 Bob McConnell
My political compass: - 8.38,-6.97
by pucklady on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 04:40:13 PM PST
Republican Rebuttal in Spanish?
That ought to make some heads explode.
If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!
by CwV on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:16:28 PM PST
I want 1 less Tiny Coffin, Why Don't You? Support The President's Gun Violence Plan.
by JML9999 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 07:09:30 PM PST
Sorry Republicans, your party is too far fucked for Rubio or Jesus to do much of anything along the lines of a "quick fix so we can get enough votes to win the next election" type of miracle.
Remember, God helps those who help themselves, right?
by DeadHead on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 02:51:02 PM PST
He set the necessary example.
Drive forth the moneychangers with a whip of cords, overturning their tables.
Then, and only then, will you be saved.
by blue aardvark on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 02:56:56 PM PST
As a guest musician I've been through many hours of rw religious preaching and services. I've never heard such a claim there before.
You must have strangely misheard "homoSETCHuals." What would Jesus have against the oppressed moneychangers?
by Gooserock on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:59:32 PM PST
I admire your fortitude. I simply couldn't do it.
by dadadata on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 03:33:39 AM PST
but I don't think even He can save your party.
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by eataTREE on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 02:57:52 PM PST
He just doesn't want to, for obvious reasons.
by blue aardvark on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 03:00:04 PM PST
God loves liberals. We remind Him of His Son.
Pissed off a lotta TCOT folks.
by I love OCD on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 04:30:05 PM PST
by a2nite on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 03:37:56 PM PST
We already know how phony this guy is.
What we could use is about 9 consecutive progressive women Democratics 2-term Presidents. and the GOP as neutralized nostalgia.
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by renzo capetti on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 04:01:54 PM PST
Oh.. uh.. my wife says she canceled it in 1991.
"And now we know that government by organized money is just as dangerous as government by organized mob." -- FDR
by Mogolori on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:15:28 PM PST
to Time probably won't be enuf to get him nominated. The cover photo in dKos is the most exposure this issue will ever get.
by MadScientist on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 07:35:27 PM PST
by CwV on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:17:48 PM PST
With apologies to Ron Guidry of the Yankees, that's my nickname for Jindal. I doubt Rubio will be as bad in his State of the Union response, though he will lack the gravitas of a Chris Hayes, for example.
As much as Democrats can infuriate me by going to the center, when they became unpopular they actually changed their stance on taxes, guns and cracking down on crime. They didn't just change the packaging but what was in it-- and then we got Clinton in 1992.
I hope Republicans are taught the very painful lesson of losing and losing and losing until they truly change and move a little to the center. Actually, I hope they go extinct, but that won't happen.
by samantha in oregon on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 04:05:41 PM PST
What is it, exactly, that's so hard to understand? Feed the hungry, welcome the stranger, care for the needy, visit the sick, love everyone. Short phrases. Simple concepts. Clear directions. As Nike says, Just Do It!
by I love OCD on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 04:20:58 PM PST
You know, I sometimes think if I could see, I'd be kicking a lot of ass. -Stevie Wonder at the Glastonbury Festival, 2010
by Rich in PA on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 05:36:47 PM PST
Money doesn't talk it swears.
by Coss on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 05:48:48 PM PST
are puppets of the oligarchs, very much.
It's here they got the range/
and the machinery for change/
and it's here they got the spiritual thirst.
by karmsy on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 05:49:59 PM PST
of the rich.
They're corporations, they're sponsored by corporations, and they hold one of our most precious freedoms from obligation.
They're doing what our system was built for them to do.
by Gooserock on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 07:01:53 PM PST
I'm not always political, but when I am I vote Democratic. Stay Democratic, my friends. -The Most Interesting Man in the World
by boran2 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 05:51:28 PM PST
determined to follow newsweek.
The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers
by Laurence Lewis on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 05:52:03 PM PST
Rubio's birth certificate before they accept him as an honorary white guy.
by Lenny Flank on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 05:53:11 PM PST
more important than electing Meek then.
"The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason." - Thomas Paine
by shrike on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 05:53:42 PM PST
needs to be saved?
I'm more concerned about how the middle class is going to be saved.
What is going to save what's left of the Democratic Party?
And concerned about how the Democratic Party is going to preserve Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.
Fussing over what it will take to "save" the GOP is downright weird.
It is a complete distraction from where the focus really should be.
If nothing else, we should be talking about how to kick the Republicans while they're down and keep kicking.
"I think that gay marriage is something that should be between a man and a woman.” - Arnold Schwarzenegger 2003
by kerplunk on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 05:53:43 PM PST
It is the lowest quintile that is suffering.
by shrike on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 05:57:24 PM PST
(adjusted) since Carter. Nor have the well to do. It's all been confined to the top 1% and mostly the top .01%.
Family net worth has declined substantially since 06 or so.
Just because the middle income isn't suffering doesn't mean it's fine.
by Gooserock on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 07:04:08 PM PST
If you want Social Security to be saved, contact your US Senator and tell them to support the Bill introduced by Bernie Sanders to remove the cap on FICA taxation.
The bill is stalled in committee. Tell your senators to move the bill out of committee and onto the senate floor for debate and a vote.
AND, tell them to include dividend and capital gains income for FICA taxation, too. Labor income is taxed and the primary income for the wealthy elite should be taxed for FICA purposes, too.
It will make SS solvent forever.
by Jn1Good on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:48:56 PM PST
They manage to kick themselves very well.
No matter how things are, I can always take solace in the fact that the GOP can't seem to figure out how to get a decent candidate through a primary. The establishment knows it, the base clearly just doesn't give a fuck. The Bachmanns and Cains get them far too excited to remember that they actually have to win the election for their dreams to be a reality.
by Justin93 on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 02:55:09 AM PST
by Obamalover20122 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 05:55:07 PM PST
OK this is want I want to hear a conversation about.
Let's hear some talk about this guy's charisma. You know, as Molly Ivans said, the Elvis factor. The soaring rhetoric. The ability to draw large crowds for a good, old-fashioned teach-in.
The empathy, the ability to connect with people.
Somebody expound on why this guy would still be considered the hope of the Republican Party even if he wasn't Hispanic.
by cjfb on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 05:55:11 PM PST
This is the most contrived action the republicans have taken since declaring Herman Cain a front-runner during the last election. Rubio stands for nothing more than the GOP party line. His voting record in the Senate should be proof positive that he is nothing more than a cookie cutter teapartier being put on display for the affect of "diversity" like Jindal and Haley.
by meleweb2 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 05:56:30 PM PST
nominee. He is white, nutty as a fruitcake and hates everything and is very angry. The modern day GOP party.
"Don't Let Them Catch You With Your Eyes Closed"
by rssrai on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 05:58:50 PM PST
“The future depends entirely on what each of us does every day.” Gloria Steinem
by ahumbleopinion on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:43:28 PM PST
We already have two of them (i.e. no Habeas Corpus, or 1st AMENDMENT, 4th AMENDMENT, 5th AMENDMENT, 6th AMENDMENT, 8th and 14th AMENDMENTS.
by Mike Taylor on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:00:11 PM PST
My heroes have the heart to live the life I want to live.
by JLFinch on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:05:28 PM PST
keep my shallow thoughts about this guy to myself....
Did he get lighter? Hmmmmm
May today be greater than yesterday, and tomorrow be greater than both! Go Ravens!
by secret38b on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:11:37 PM PST
Maybe this is concern trolling I don't really give a $h!%.
The Fox / corporate wing of the GOP is about to ditch all the culture war stuff. The southern strategy kind of ain't working if we're into the second Presidential term of a black centrist Democrat. The only value that the GOP really hold dear is class war, eliminating the EPA and what's left of the middle class and making as much of the younger generation sleep under bridges and scuffle for minimum wage as they can. All the anti-equality stuff is a loser for them, creepy dark ages stuff about women is a loser for them. Economically their actual ideology is a loser so they're going to dress it up as "reasonable and slightly boring business men who can do business" Very soon Luntz will banish "job creators" and it'll be "business oriented", they'll ditch "common sense" and go with dull business man.
And Rubio's perfect. He's Hispanic, which as long as they don't botch some sort of "bi-partisan" immigration reform will lead them to trumpet "case closed. we're cool". And all he'll talk about is "putting people back to work".
Their base of older fringe crazies won't shut up about whatever creepy freakout they're on but they won't get any airtime and Rove will attempt to nuke their candidates from orbit.
Let's make sure they don't get away with it in 2014.
If you didn't like the news today, go out and make some of your own.
by jgnyc on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:12:25 PM PST
For a lot of Hispanics, that doesn't count. Cubans get way favorable treatment that the vast majority of immigrants of any nationality don't get.
by mmacdDE on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 07:35:09 PM PST
Typical, predictable Republican FAIL. And he is representative of a party that wants to prevent any path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. Permanent resident status only. Why? For NO other reason than to prevent them from ever being able to VOTE. Period. The Democratic Party overwhelmingly won the Hispanic vote in 2012 and while for older generations of Cuban Americans who may still vote Republican because of The Bay of Pigs which occurred some 50 years ago, many of them voted Democratic in 2012 and younger generations of Cuban Americans are just like any other younger generations in our country....overwhelmingly progressive hence overwhelmingly Democratic.
Rubio, the GOP's latest amongst many tapped as "the future savior of the GOP" is gonna tank like all who have gone before him. Same shit, different lying, hypocritcal douche. And the teabagger's who have been trying to pass "English only" laws are going to choke on their teabags when he delivers his rebuttal in Espanol as well as English. They'll be warned not to, but they seriously cannot help themselves!
Pass the popcorn, would ya? ;D
"An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity" Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr..
by mindara on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 07:55:32 PM PST
stuff. Unfortunately, that is all their base responds to. Guns, God, gay-bashing and Muslim hating, with an undertone of blatant racism. The Republicans have systematically driven anybody with a brain out of the party. They can't even find candidates who aren't nuts.
The corporate GOP would have to start a new party, the Rich Guy party. Of course Romney was a bust, so it doesn't seem to hopeful.
by MadScientist on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 07:42:34 PM PST
As a liberal I'm dismayed that people think that the GOP is in "trouble," as if we need to just sit back. This is far from the truth. As I write this, right wing state legislatures are passing anti-union and anti-woman laws. Republicans have held up Hagel's nomination again. They also are stalling the Violence Against Women Act.
Who won the election again????
by fabucat on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:12:56 PM PST
the democrats need to start taking back the legislatures.
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by smokey545 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:56:45 PM PST
by viral on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:13:36 PM PST
by bythesea on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 08:39:33 PM PST
All I could see was "A Snipers life and death" on one side, "The Contender" on the other and Rubio's mug shot in the middle.
"Democracy only works when we claim it as our own" -Bill Moyers
by Eddie C on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:14:36 PM PST
why doesn't the Democratic leadership and party machine come out blasting these anti-democratic saviors? They are not democratic they would not know democracy or even a representational republic the operates under our hard won rule of law and separation of powers if it bit them. Instead the Democrat's cut deals with them and make like they have no power to stop this RW anti-democratic slide that the voters rejected, not at all believable. All we seem to do as Democrat's whether we win or lose is to enable this long nasty slide into a reality that has no basis other then the by-partisan endorsement of a by-partisan global screw. This renders democracy and the common good of humanity and our planet's well being all forsaken for the profit of an inhumane global NWO that we all are supposed to embrace as we won we defeated teh evil and yet here we are with no means to end the madness.
by shaharazade on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:14:57 PM PST
That doesn't mean they're the same, but they are both conservative.
by Gooserock on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 07:06:53 PM PST
politics throughout history, ours and the world at large is not static it moves it progresses. History is littered with would be rulers of the world who meet in the end the combined efforts of people who do and can withdraw their consent to be 'governed' by the forces that have nothing but death and human degradation to offer. Takes a while but they always fall as the majority of people are just not this fearful, evil or stupid. Like the Soviet Union fell not with a bang but a whimper, so will this plutocracy that refuses to even pay a decent wage for it's peoples servitude.
by shaharazade on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 07:35:09 PM PST
he has a gun in his back.
How did Marco Rubio become the new voice of the GOP? He brushed up on his accent and pretended to be a proud Cuban-American. That and a million dollars won't get him much further than Orlando.
He's going to Didneyworld!
by ibwilliamsi on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:15:36 PM PST
"There is only one savior, and it is not me. In case you were wondering, I'm not Jesus Christ."
No asshole. You're the John Edwards of the Republican Party. That means your stalker BFF will be a man.
That Obama is one talented Mr. Coffee.
by fou on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:19:35 PM PST
You got some 'splainin' to do.
Beat in the straw poll by the write-in.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.
by Ex Con on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:21:28 PM PST
This guy's weakness is a total lack of having done Anything during his career other than carry Jeb's South Florida bags, live off the Party credit card, and stay away from anything resembling a stand or a position. His only political activity has been serving as the Tea Party's Tio Tomas.
Palin had more integrity and more of a record!
But yuh gotta admit, he's cute.
by Nickie Haflinger on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:32:06 PM PST
You and I see differently.
by Sixty Something on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:37:59 PM PST
with a few extra pounds creeping on, from that picture anyway. As in guys who were handsome as young men who start to lose it a bit as they age if they don't work at it.
by ahumbleopinion on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:50:05 PM PST
Ryan Gosling, James Marsden, Chris Pine, Josh Duhamel, Paul Walker, Chris Evans, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, etc. are cute. Marco Rubio, not so much. As they say," beauty is in the eye of the beholder".
"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." - John F. Kennedy -7.8., -6.6
by helpImdrowning on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 08:55:04 PM PST
This is as good as it gets for the Teapublicans? Very sad that a man so young as this has lost his soul to a party so craven. But then again, he's from Florida which seems to be a breeding ground for right wing insanity. The media is elevating a most undeserving individual. How about doing a cover on the Castro twins from Texas? Far more remarkable and intelligent. They are the future of the Democratic Party and the face of 21st Century America. In my humble opinion.
by judiadg on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:32:20 PM PST
their whole family during the convention...they most definitely are the future of the Democratic party...
by mindara on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 08:31:55 PM PST
except he's Latino.
Yeah, I don't think that's going to be enough to save the party.
by War4Sale on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:32:52 PM PST
He is one of 8 Senators to vote against the Violence Against Women Act.
The attack ads should write themselves.
by PennsylvaniaProgressive on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:36:29 PM PST
That he is Cuban American isn't going to mean beans. It isn't going to give him a free ride on immigration issues. It might even hurt him.
by Sixty Something on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:41:01 PM PST
would get them the female vote. It didn't. Rubio won't get them the Latino vote either.
by MadScientist on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 07:47:11 PM PST
No credibility with anyone and trying to save a party that is already drowning in its own muck
The thing about democracy, beloveds, is that it is not neat, orderly, or quiet. It requires a certain relish for confusion.
by MufsMom on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:42:39 PM PST
because that's all Rubio is
by hadrons on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:44:35 PM PST
Is WHITE but his HANDS are brown. What happened? Is he a white guy or a brown guy?
by Jn1Good on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:45:33 PM PST
If your definition of "save" means throwing the bastards a freaking anvil, I'll be the first one in line.
by JONESEY on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:50:43 PM PST
It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision. ~ Helen Keller
by Pam from Calif on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:51:02 PM PST
single time, I'm still wiping the tears off my face! LOL...I love it when someone pops this in a comment thread randomly like this! Best.Evah.!
by mindara on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 08:34:17 PM PST
by Pam from Calif on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 01:05:05 AM PST
by mindara on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 03:02:20 AM PST
by a2nite on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 06:22:32 AM PST
This is a joke right, he will have to do a Romney and have alot of different positions on alot of stuff that the Tea Baggers care about like stocks and bonds. Sometimes he will be for stocks and sometimes for bonds. This will create quite a problem for those who favor gold.
by Boston Beans on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:56:24 PM PST
He's not ready for prime time. Another empty vessel, imv.
Hillary would crush him.
What is so unnerving about the candidacy of Sarah Palin is the degree to which she represents—and her supporters celebrate—the joyful marriage of confidence and ignorance. SAM HARRIS
by Cpqemp on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:57:53 PM PST
The real reason he's a climate change skeptic is that he likes long walks on the beach.
Ain't he just the absolute dreamiest?
by rujoking on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 06:58:24 PM PST
that Latinos identify as "Latinos" rather than as Cubans, Colombians, Dominicans, Mexicans, etc., and that they will therefore derive electoral advantage from just being able to point to Republican Rubio would be laughable if it weren't so ignorant and insulting.
The GOP can't win on ideas. They can only win by lying, cheating, and stealing. So they do.
by psnyder on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 07:05:02 PM PST
I'd prefer that he took a long walk off a short pier.
It's the humanitarian in me. :)
by JONESEY on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 07:06:09 PM PST
by JML9999 on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 07:12:12 PM PST
Jesus has the ability to stroll across a swimming pool. Republicans make the attempt, get wet after the first step, and still proclaim "it's a miracle".
And the problem too many of their supporters, even after seeing failure, declare victory because the guy who failed was on Gods side.
by JONESEY on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 07:32:32 PM PST
He had the talking-stick when the drum stopped.
I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country. Thomas Jefferson
by Sam Sara on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 07:44:38 PM PST
is the death knell (at least for National aspirations) for the newest GOP flavor of the month!
That's why Chris Christie wanted NO part of this last election cycle debacle...Jeb Bush, too (although in Jebbie's case, staying out of sight for the most part will never, ever remove the STENCH of 2000 and his idiot brother's 8 disastorous years from him. No more Bush's again....EVER!)
I don't like Chris Christie, he's an asshole, a bully and his economic and social policies while nowhere near as draconian and disgusting as other GOP'er governor's, are still awful and damaging to 99% of his constituency....and he at least had enough intelligence to stay the hell away from the 2012 GOP clusterfuck. He will never go over on a national stage. He ain't a nice guy and bullying his way through Iowa (especially when those damn thug union teacher's dare question his policies on education and he tries to shut her down New Jersey style....ahh...I almost look forward to the entertainment spectacular that will commence with extra, extra popcorn....almost!
by mindara on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 08:49:57 PM PST
..."No, really, we don't despise you" in Spanish?
by SFRick on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 10:24:16 PM PST
by you on soon
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