Miami, Florida (CNN) - For Marco Rubio, life was simpler when it was tea time all the time.
When he was gunning for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in Florida, the former speaker of the Florida House of Representatives aggressively courted the state's conservative Tea Party activists. That strategy worked. Rubio was suddenly a Tea Party favorite. His stunning rise in the polls forced Florida's more moderate governor, Charlie Crist, to bolt the GOP primary to run as an independent.
But the race is now more complicated, with Rubio competing in a three-way battle royal against both Crist and the Democratic nominee, South Florida Rep. Kendrick Meek.
I am supporting Kendrick Meeks, but if things don't start to look up for him, I think dems should throw their support behind Crist. I rather have him than to have Rubio any day.
Rubio also stands for extending the unfunded Bush tax cuts which will add greatly to our debt, eliminating social security as we know it, and support for the big business mentality that led to our current economic mess. He is opposed to the health reform bill that will decrease our deficit (according to the CBO) and allow insurance companies to return to their abusive policies. I urge my fellow Floridians to reject this clone of Dick Armey.
Remember how he used money that was not his for his personal needs?
I still want to know more about your misuse of the republican credit card that you used for personal expenses Rubio.
"Marco Rubio: 'I represent the things I stand for'"
How fitting...he stands for redundancy. That's right Amurika...keep putting these conservative nutjobs in office expecting a different result.
Yeah he will be his own man, yet he hired a team of high-powered GOP washington-based consultants.
Maybe he should drink the tea, not smoke it.
HAHA you should know how to play the game and SHOULD have been SMART enough to know that Tea Party does not a general election win make!!!!!
I have just one thing to say to all you Florida Republicans out there who think this guy is your savior, especially those of you on Social Security and Medicare. Be careful what you wish for.
It's amazing how these TEA PARTY folks all of a sudden want to REVERSE their EXTREME ways when it becomes obvious that the Tea Party is not so popular after all – not in the MAIN STREAM of how America is run, that is!!!!
Now Rubio wants to have something to say about the AZ Immigration Law – when before he said NOTHING (at least I heard NOTHING).
All of a sudden now Rubio wants to say, "I don't think the Arizona bill should serve as a model for the rest of the country…" He flipped the script and think that ALL Americans should fall for it. The only ones he has on his side are the Tea Party folks and their support for him will fade away too as he TRIES to move towards the middle!!!
DEMOCRATS UNITE AND VOTE IN NOVEMBER – We can win this because of what the ‘other side’ represents and it’s difficult for them to pull away from it now!!! Yes We Can!!
Thats what happens when you pander to the crazies just to get through a primary. Then you have to back track to get votes from the regular crowd.
The political rule is "DANCE WITH THE ONE WHO BRUNG YA!"
You didn't know that the general electorate would shoot you down for your association with the Tea Party?" How politically naive. Kind of makes you unfit to serve, doesn't it?
Rubio is a big fake. He knows nothing (as in "Know Nothing" ). What does this statement mean? "I represent what I represent."?? He is a male Sarah Palin.
And that's the problem. Rubio stands for risking our seniors' Social Security through his disastrous privitization, using RPOF credit cards for personal use against policy, hypocrisy on fiscal issues–gambling, extravagant taxpayer renovations, etc.
And instead of finding ways to work together, far-right Rubio simply wants to work against others with his divisive politics. No gracias.
Crist will win. He is a good guy. He has been a good Governor and people like him. Better watch out for those teapartiers you just might get what you ask for. NOT People beware!
the one that always has the phrases that connect back to the phrases themselves
A nickel ain't worth a dime anymore.
Rubio: I represent the things I stand for
so here is a Yoggi Berra one for your polical career:
Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours.
... blah, blah, Republican lies, blah, blah, blah.... nothing new here, folks...
For those sore losers who leave their respective parties to run as "independents," there should be a third party, "The Opportunist Party," for them to be identified with.
I can tell you as a white Cuban man born in Cuba and raised in the U.S. —not all of us are conservative, especially the youth. I think getting a good education has a lot to do with it. Not all Cubans want to see the embargo against Cuba continue, which really hurts the Cuban people and not the Cuban leaders. Cuban people are fierce lovers of freedom, and they do not want to be painted with a broad brush by conservatives whose failed policies toward Cuba have not worked for 50 years. Do Cubans really want another Cuban, or any other conservative, telling them who they are, how to behave, what to think and what civil liberties conservatism says is okay for them to have—no thank you. Fascista. Comunista. Extreme right. Extreme left. We don't care. We don't want it.
The brilliance of the Republifraud Party 'represented' in the intelligence of the comment which is the title of this article. Really Rubio, you represent the things you stand for? Earth shattering, value setting. What a crock!
I hate this idiot....no values no principles, nothing....another GOP thug...Mexican Americans, please do not vote for this idiot....He stops immigration.....okay...
What u stand 4 rubio? like those sweet contract deals for his family. For u neocons google marco rubio finances this man was and probably still is neck deep indebt. not to mention his house in fla was in foreclosure, along with not paying taxes and abuse of the gop party credit card. also double billed the state 8 times for flights and said it was a mistake, lol. So this ur guy con7 lets hear the excuses. Us fla voters are still waiting to hear where the 100,000 came from to pay off the foreclosure once it became public?
He also represents redundancy in the english language.
'I represent things I stand for"?
That's like saying, I drive cars that I operate.
Marco Rubio: 'I represent the things I stand for'
No you don't Blondie. You stand for the things that will get you elected on a block by block basis.
As you so succintly put it: we don't have to worry about you having "independent' thoughts like Brown. The only thoughts that you represent are those of your Party, be it Tea or GOP, one and the same.
This guy is a politician. He'll do or say anything to get elected.
"'I represent the things I stand for'"