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Mon May 12, 2014, 01:07 PM

The Rude Pundit: GOP Senator Marco Rubio Is a Frighteningly Stupid Man ...

Who Thinks He's Ready to Be President

One-time Savior of the Republican Party, Senator Marco Rubio, he of the muy beneficial Cuban background (although, you know, Hispanics aren't idiots - believe it or not, they can tell a Mexican from a Puerto Rican from a Cuban), he of the parched lips, he of the allegedly once-reasonable side of the GOP, thinks he's all grown up and ready to be president of these here United States. Oh, sure, he was a bit coy during his Sunday interview, saying that his party of lunatics, whores, and lepers is just filled to the brim with potential candidates. But, yeah, he's ready.

And how can you tell he's ready? Because Marco Rubio talked about complex issues like a brain-damaged Twitchy commenter. "I think a president has to have a clear vision of where the country needs to go and clear ideas about how to get it there," he told ABC combover Jonathan Karl. And part of his clear vision is that you can go fuck yourself with your climate change.

When Karl asked him about it on Sunday, Rubio answered, "I donít agree with the notion that some are putting out there, including scientists, that somehow, there are actions we can take today that would actually have an impact on whatís happening in our climate." Here's the fuckin' deal: unless you are a scientist and you have slam-dunk evidence in your hand, you don't get to disagree with the "notion" that nearly every climate scientist is wrong. It's like when a fan thinks he can tell the coaches of a pro football team what plays to run by screaming at them from the stands. You know, Senator, a law degree from the University of Miami entitles you to a lot of things. Ignorantly questioning climatologists with statements like "I do not believe that human activity is causing these dramatic changes to our climate the way these scientists are portraying it" is not one of them. "These scientists" will kick your ass all over your soon-to-be drowned state.

But let's put aside the usual blah-blah-blah climate change denialism. We're pretty much fucked there, and we're not gonna do a goddamned thing about it until we're having Road Warrior-esque drinking water battles.

Instead, have a read of Rubio's erudite statements on how Democrats want to keep people working at Burger King: "I want people to look at the Republican Party as the party that shows them the way to a new American century versus a Democratic Party that shows us how this is the new normal and we just have to get used to it, that the cashier at Burger King will always be a cashier, and all he or she can hope for is an increase in the minimum wage...And what we say is: No, the cashier at Burger King might be a cashier today, but he or she will be a manager tomorrow, and maybe they're paying for school so she can be a doctor in 10 years."

In order to understand that mindbogglingly stupid paragraph, picture this: The skeleton of Ayn Rand has Marco Rubio sitting on her lap. She's got her bony hand up his ass, operating his mouth like the meat puppet he is. Got it?

What is the magical path by which that Burger King worker becomes a doctor, something that is totally within the realm of possibility? So let's use our brain TVs and imagine that Burger King worker. Let's call her "Claudette." Claudette maybe has her high school diploma, so let's say she's around 20. Chances are that, as a full-time worker at Burger King, she'll make somewhere around $7.40 an hour. Even after working a second job, she might make under $15,000 a year with no benefits. If you can imagine someone like that, she might inform you that, after three years at BK, "I still live at home with my mother and try to go to school on the side. I do dream of something more, but it's really hard to get jobs right now."

Oh, wait. We don't have to imagine Claudette because she's a totally fucking real Burger King employee.

How the fuck is she becoming a doctor, Senator Rubio? Only through the government helping through programs like student loans, health care, and, yes, a higher minimum wage so that she can actually save something and not just exist to serve your kids Whopper, Jrs. And Claudette's a best case scenario (other than middle class kids in high school, the GOP fantasy minimum wage workers). What if she had kids? A sick parent? No place to live? That's where government is supposed to step up and says, "Hey, you wanna be a doctor? Let us help you try to achieve that dream." Not "It's your fault you can't make more than $7.40 an hour after 3 years at Burger King."

Show us the way to the "new American century"? Motherfucker, it's 2014, not 2000. We're in the century, the real century. Deal with what's happening, to the climate, to the people, now, not in some fake future constructed in the cash-stuffed offices of think tanks and SuperPACs.

http://rudepundit.blogspot.com/2014/05/gop-senator-marco-rubio-is.html

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meegbear May 2014 OP
daleanime May 2014 #1
tkmorris May 2014 #2
Gothmog May 2014 #3
Cha May 2014 #14
ladjf May 2014 #4
VA_Jill May 2014 #5
aggiesal May 2014 #6
Mopar151 May 2014 #7
The Wizard May 2014 #8
malaise May 2014 #9
BlancheSplanchnik May 2014 #10
riqster May 2014 #11
Dollysmom May 2014 #12
BrotherIvan May 2014 #13
elzenmahn May 2014 #15
reformist2 May 2014 #16
classykaren May 2014 #17
OLDMDDEM May 2014 #18
freebrew May 2014 #19
Thespian2 May 2014 #20
frylock May 2014 #22
Iwillnevergiveup May 2014 #21
frylock May 2014 #23

Response to meegbear (Original post)

Mon May 12, 2014, 01:28 PM

1. K&fuckingR....

although 'if' you're a cashier at BK your job is not 'full time' and you're like as not getting less then 30 hours a week.

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Mon May 12, 2014, 01:37 PM

2. Recced, because fuck that guy

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #3)

Mon May 12, 2014, 08:52 PM

14. She's good.. "Marco Rubio is hugging the rightwing wall and leaving scratch marks."

thanks Goth

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Mon May 12, 2014, 02:05 PM

4. and he also appears to be exceptionally disingenuous. nt

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Mon May 12, 2014, 02:45 PM

5. Mosquito Rubio

is in no way even ready for a job at Burger King. He needs to go home and have mami get a towel and wipe behind his ears before he tries to go out into the world again!

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Mon May 12, 2014, 03:08 PM

6. About that climate thing ...

"I donít agree with the notion that some are putting out there, [Font color=Red]including scientists[/font], that somehow, there are actions we can take today that would actually have an impact on whatís happening in our climate."

Maybe if you look in your own back yard ...
http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/05/08/us/florida-finds-itself-in-the-eye-of-the-storm-on-climate-change.html?hpw&rref=us&_r=1&referrer=

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Mon May 12, 2014, 03:08 PM

7. Saw him on WMUR Sun, AM

Fucking lying shitstain of a snake. Takes any Democratic success, twists it 180^, says it's all wrong, and he's got the answer. Sanctimonius twit!

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Mon May 12, 2014, 03:15 PM

8. On his way to becoming a Pox News

propagandist, Mr. Rubio stopped by the Senate to learn the fine art of bullshiiting for hours on end without saying anything meaningful. He's a babbling idiot, with apologies to all idiots.

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Mon May 12, 2014, 03:18 PM

9. "These scientists" will kick your ass all over your soon-to-be drowned state



Love you Rudie!!!

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Mon May 12, 2014, 03:32 PM

10. a million k&r's

He's so right on.

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Mon May 12, 2014, 03:49 PM

11. Big ol' K&R

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Mon May 12, 2014, 05:57 PM

12. You can't simply "disagree"

I wonder if he was diagnosed with cancer whether or not he'd agree or disagree with the scientific evidence of his diagnosis? I wonder at what number of doctors he would cease getting "second" opinions? He's the worse kind of idiot because I don't believe for a second he "believes" what he's saying.

I may "believe" in God--faith does not require empirical evidence. However I am persuaded by scientific evidence. One does not need to "believe in" climate change because it is not an article of faith, accepted without evidence.

This is evidence of the failure of education to make that difference clear. Believing in is different from persuaded by--something my students have a hard time distinguishing.

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Response to Dollysmom (Reply #12)

Mon May 12, 2014, 07:01 PM

13. It is the Republican argument

My belief trumps your facts. I thought it was because so many heard preachers shouting 3 or more times a week that you can't believe any facts, any of your own experience, just believe what I say and the Bible is true. It has brainwashed so many it's unbelievable. At least you are trying with your students. Some may wake up from the programming.

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 03:53 AM

15. The only thing you need to know if you're a politician these days....

...is which side your bread is buttered on.

Rubio knows this. He doesn't need to be on side of truth to be on the side of his donors. He just needs to muddy the waters.

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 05:56 AM

16. Paying her way through pre-med program as she works as a manager at Burger King??? What a sick joke.


How can people utter such nonsense and have anyone take them seriously? This, my friends, is insanity.

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 07:07 AM

17. Ya know not everyone is smart enough for Med school does that mean

That they are not entitled to a decent living if they are working full time? They are not entitled to marry and have children? When the government said years ago under Clinton, we were turning away from a manufacturing economy to a service economy. Didn't they allow for increasing the minimum wage? A professor told me A country can't exists that doesn't make anything. That each MANUFACTURING JOB makes 2 other jobs. NAFTA ruined us . Now they want to finish us off with TPPA.

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 08:33 AM

18. I love the way he writes

There isn't a better way to say what was just said. Rubio and his ilk are simply fence-sitters waiting to see which way the tide will go and then fall into the water and follow that tide. They have no deep purpose. They are shells of what they were elected to be. Let's wait for Fox News to come up with our talking points then fire away. Wait, Rush has something to say that I know I'll agree with, so I'll wait to make a statement. Lemmings. That's what he is as well as the rest of them. How can they have such a huge following? That is the sad part.

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 09:38 AM

19. So, when Fla is underwater,

will he still be a senator?

Just askin'

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 09:40 AM

20. Dear Marco

I worked my way through college. Tuition at Georgia State was $35 per course. I was paid $90 per month by the university. I ate hamburgers and banana sandwiches most of the time, but I survived. After 3 years, I began teaching at a private, Catholic, school for the princely sum of $300 per month, while continuing my education at night school. I also worked for the YMCA in the afternoons and managed an apartment complex. Oh, yes. I was married with one child. Getting my education was very easy. (Sarcasm)

Please note this experience took place in the late '50's, early '60's. What I did cannot be done today because of ignorant assholes like Marco Rubio who pads his bank accounts with money flowing from the greedy bastards who own America.

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Response to Thespian2 (Reply #20)

Tue May 13, 2014, 11:32 AM

22. well stated and welcome!

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 10:19 AM

21. Brilliant take down

Thank you, Rude for keeping Rubio on the hot seat.

K&R

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Response to meegbear (Original post)

Tue May 13, 2014, 11:33 AM

23. Motherfucker, it's 2014, not 2000.

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