Rubio Can’t Cut It


Marco Rubio is likable. That likability is his chief asset. Even as he champions a wildly unpopular bill among his own base, his numbers remain high. It’s not just magic.

Rubio is everywhere. If you tune in to Univision, you can hear him promising legalization. If you watch FOX News, you’ll hear him express disappointment in his own bill, almost sounding as he might not vote for the very thing that he has staked his entire career on.

There are many Rubios. At times it seems as if there are as many Rubios as there are Obama. A flock of smiling men with neat black hair who can talk Tupac, the American dream and anything in between for as long as you want them too.

Anyone can have a Rubio and if you don’t like your Rubio, just send him back and in two to four weeks a new Rubio will arrive hoping to meet your expectations.

Who is the real Rubio? Is he the passionate conservative or a sharp Florida politician? Is he the man saying that border security comes before legalization to a conservative audience or the man saying that legalization comes before border security to an Hispanic audience?

The real Rubio isn’t likable. The real Rubio wants to be liked. The real Rubio is desperately insecure and desperate to please everyone at the same time. The real Rubio is in over his head.

A Rubio aide was quoted as saying that there are American workers who can’t cut it. That is no doubt true and Rubio is one of them. Marco Rubio moved up the ladder too fast. Too much was put on him too fast and he’s trying to juggle everything in the air without dropping his likability.

What does Marco Rubio stand for? Anything you want him to.

  • antisharia

    Rubio is- and we shouldn’t be shocked by this- a politician. He saw that the 2010 elections were a conservative/ antistatist backlash against President Obama and he rode the wave. Not that it was that hard to do. His opponents were Charlie Crist, who is now a Democrat, and congressman Meeks, who couldn’t get elected dog catcher outside of his own district. Conservatives were thrilled at his victory and touted it as the high point of the 2010 elections. It’s probably time to rethink that.

  • 2maxpower

    Rubio is a disaster. Un GRAN DISATRE.

    he doesn’t stand for honesty, integrity or morality.

    he is a fraud.

  • cathy

    JANUARY, 2013

    Rubio-Obama immigration plan?
    Senator’s proposal looks like White House policy
    Wednesday, 01.16.13

    Not only do Rubio and Obama’s plans create a similar type of amnesty for the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants, the two politicians have used similar language.

    Here’s Obama unveiling his plan in May 2011, relatively little-reported at the time:

    “Those who are here illegally, they have a responsibility as well. So they broke the law, and that means they’ve got to pay their taxes, they’ve got to pay a fine, they’ve got to learn English. And they’ve got to undergo background checks and a lengthy process before they get in line for legalization. That’s not too much to ask.”
    Here’s Rubio in the Wall Street Journal on the undocumented:

    “They would have to come
    forward. They would have to undergo a background check…They would have to pay a fine, pay back taxes, maybe even do community service. They would have to prove they’ve been here for an extended period of time. They understand some English and are assimilated. Then most of them would get legal status and be allowed to stay in this country.”

  • cathy


    Marco Rubio, 2009

    “I am strongly against amnesty. The most important thing we need to do is
    enforce our existing laws. We have existing immigration laws that are not being
    adequately enforced. Nothing will make it harder to enforce the existing laws,
    if you reward people who broke them. It demoralizes people who are going
    through the legal process, its a very clear signal of why go through the legal
    process, if you can accomplish the same thing if you go through the illegal
    process. And number two, if demoralizes the people enforcing the laws. I am
    not, and I will never support any effort to grant blanket legalization/amnesty
    to folks who have entered, stayed in this country illegally.”

  • Superpower

    Looks like the big money got to Rubio… an offer he can’t refuse.

    • Tina Trent

      Nah, he was always crooked. His record in the Florida house is slimy.

  • Tina Trent

    Miami politics are a cesspool. Maybe having a real job outside politics once would have helped him. Al Cardenas is probably the problem.

    Also, when someone accepts an award from a race rights group for stopping immigration reform, then pretends he’s anti-amnesty to get elected to the Senate the next year, well, that’s sort of a sign of something. Too bad the guys from Red State and National Review wanted their own Obama so badly.

  • LoJoFo

    Likable. Just the quality one likes to see. In a child.

    And you are correct, Mr. Greenfield. Rubio just wants to be liked. He is trying too hard. It gives him away. He is not authentic. He is a poser.

  • Naresh Krishnamoorti

    Perfect description of this infantile psychopath.

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  • KansasGirl

    Daaaang, Schumer looks evil in that picture.

  • usbillorights

    As a Floridian who made the mistake once…I can promise you I’ll never make the same mistake again.

  • gunsmithkat

    Rubio has always been a squish on Immigration. He blocked all kinds of real reforms as Florida speaker of the house. He’s a rank opportunist.

  • Bette

    Rubio is my Senator; to say I am disappointed is just a fact. Why didn’t he just say at the outset that he was against a comprehensive bill that hides special interest deals and would only support a step by step process beginning with true border security followed by each pertinent issue individually voted upon. He wouldn’t be destroying his future and would still be liked by his constituents. Alas, another likeable and articulate Republican, who shoots himself in the foot.