May 24th, 2012
02:42 PM ET
11 years ago

Video: Rubio calls out Obama as divisive

(CNN) - Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said in an interview Thursday that President Barack Obama has become more divisive since 2008 and he's the cause of gridlock in Washington.

"This country has major problems. In 2008, irrespective of how you felt about the president's policies, we all hoped he'd be a uniter, he'd unite American politics and allow us to focus on the issues of the day even if we disagreed," Rubio said in an interview with CNN en EspaƱol anchor Juan Carlos Lopez.

"That Obama is long gone," Rubio continued. "The Obama that occupies the presidency is one who made the cold political calculation that the only way he can win is by pitting one groups of Americans against another. Convincing one group that their life isn't doing better because another is doing too well. This constant pitting of one group against another is divisive in a way we haven't seen by a president in modern political history."

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  1. FLIndpendent

    @Malorty = "What a mouth breather this anchor baby is! It's called projection, anchor baby! It means accusing your adversaries of doing what you, yourself are doing. It's the reichwing's standard M.O. and it's stale!"
    You're right. During the primaries, Romney actually said that every politician knows you have to accuse your opponent of what you yourself are guilty of. I couldn't believe he admitted that, so that is exactly what he & Rubio and the others are doing against Obama.

    May 24, 2012 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  2. Vote the Tea Party OUT in 2012

    @ Kris

    perhaps you should ask Newt Gingrich that question...Obama never called Romney a liar but Newt DID!

    May 24, 2012 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  3. O.T.

    What a tawdry man.

    May 24, 2012 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  4. tb Kettle

    May 24, 2012 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  5. Nicholas

    He really seems to want that VP nomination doesn't he. I remember watching the 2008 GOP convention and it was just so obvious how welcoming the GOP were to minority groups in their big tent. There we so many faces of delegates who were obviously members of minority groups. No wait.....that was the Democratic Convention, ...My Bad.

    May 24, 2012 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
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