What is it with you Republicans? I was thinking the best analogy for Conn Carroll and other esteemed conservatives who’ve recently declared their abiding affection for Marco Rubio–despite disagreeing with him on immigration–is that they’re cheap dates. Sure, on the central legislative issue of Obama’s term Rubio betrayed his campaign promises and the beliefs of the Republican base. But, hey, he went on Rush! And he didn’t call his opponents racists! Sure, he cheated on me with my arch rival and cleaned out my bank account, but he took me to dinner didn’t call me a ‘ho! I guess I’ll take him back. As Allahpundit forcefully points out, Rubio’s whole mission for the Gang of 8 was to anaesthetize the Right with charm and concern. That wasn’t enough, so he also lied. He lied about the border security provisions in his bill, then declared he … [Read more...] about Oh, Go Ahead, Destroy Marco Rubio
A bipartisan supermajority in the Senate is poised to pass the Combating B.D.S. Act today. Yet a few of my colleagues — some on the Senate floor and one in an Iowa airport — recently echoed false claims made by anti-Israel activists and others that the bill violates Americans’ First Amendment rights. That line of argument is not only wrong but also provides cover for supporters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, who embrace an international campaign of discriminatory economic warfare against Israel, a fellow democracy and America’s strongest ally in the Middle East. Some proponents of B.D.S. claim — and perhaps even believe — that it is a movement meant to put pressure on Israel to end its occupation of the West Bank. But a cursory look at the public statements of B.D.S. leaders and key advocates show that this is nonsense. The goal of the movement is to eliminate any Jewish state between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. In … [Read more...] about Marco Rubio: The Truth About B.D.S. and the Lies About My Bill
Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Locals stand up against Florida drilling Fullscreen Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Christian Wagley, of the Gulf Restoration Network, speaks against drilling for oil along the Florida coast during a press conference on Pensacola Beach on Friday, April 20, 2018. The date marks the 8th anniversary of the BP oil spill, which was caused by an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig that was off the coast of Louisiana. The explosion killed or injured more than two dozen workers and led to more than 210 million gallons of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico. Jody Link/[email protected] Fullscreen Grover Robinson, Escambia County Commissioner for District 4, which includes Pensacola Beach, speaks against drilling for oil along the Florida coast during a press conference on Pensacola Beach on Friday, April 20, 2018. The date marks the 8th anniversary of the BP oil spill, which was caused by an … [Read more...] about Marco Rubio introduces bill to extend moratorium on drilling in Gulf of Mexico
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (CNN)It's the riddle of Marco Rubio. The Florida Republican might be the most natural politician in the 2016 White House field. Yet for all his potential, he's stuck low in the pack of GOP candidates after a riotous summer hijacked by Donald Trump. His aspirational, optimistic brand of conservatism has struggled for traction in a season of seething political anger. Still, If GOP strategists had sat down to build a candidate to win back the White House, amid the wreckage of 2012, their prototype would look a lot like the youthful Rubio. With silky political skills, an American Dream story rooted in humble beginnings, hawkish national security reflexes and historic potential as a pioneering Latino, Rubio also offers a generational contrast with Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. "Marco Rubio is like Roy Hobbs in baseball: The Natural," said Bob Vander Plaats, a top social conservative activist in Iowa, referring to the movie about a young hotshot … [Read more...] about Can Marco Rubio win?
Story highlights There are two completely different campaigns taking place to claim the Republican presidential nomination. Donald Trump's unorthodox effort has proven to be more viable and sustained than any pundit ever thought possible. Greenville, South Carolina (CNN)In one pocket of South Carolina on Thursday, Donald Trump invited a woman to stroke his golden hair. In another, Marco Rubio lectured students on eradicating poverty. There's only one slot for the Republican Party's 2016 presidential nomination, but there are two completely different campaigns taking place to claim it. On Thursday in the Southern early-primary state, they collided. One is the chest-beating Donald Trump extravaganza, playing to packed houses as the billionaire tramples political rules and casts a spell over huge crowds with extended policy-free diatribes and boasts that he is out of sight in the polls. The other involves the 16 other GOP presidential hopefuls who are gasping for media coverage and … [Read more...] about Donald Trump and Marco Rubio: A tale of two very different campaigns