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2012-04-20 08:10:07 AM  
At least he won't eat it.
 
2012-04-20 08:19:51 AM  
Just hose him off. He'll be fine
 
2012-04-20 08:35:04 AM  
"I'm not going to be vice president,'' is perhaps an honest assessment of the Romney campaign, even if Rubio gets the campaign experience...
 
2012-04-20 08:38:27 AM  
Yeah, well Biden denied to the last that he was even on the list, so...
 
2012-04-20 09:05:41 AM  
This is a big farking deal.
 
2012-04-20 09:09:59 AM  
"... I'm sorry. If I do a good job as a senator instead of a vice president, I'll have a chance to do all sorts of things, including commissioner of the NFL, which is where the real power is."

So, you're openly stating that your political office is a stepping stone to a lucrative private sector job? Good to know.
 
2012-04-20 09:24:04 AM  
Whar birf sertifikut?
Whar?
 
2012-04-20 09:24:09 AM  
Rubio got elected due to conservative white guilt.
 
2012-04-20 09:26:31 AM  
But Rubio's parents weren't born in this country so therefor he is ineligible to be VP.

/its true because I read it on the Internets
 
2012-04-20 09:26:59 AM  
I'm curious what question he was answering. If it was something about whether he would accept the VP nom, it might have just been a case of his mouth getting ahead of his brain. If it was "what's your 5 year plan?", then the slip would be a little more damning.
 
2012-04-20 09:28:35 AM  

apoptotic: I'm curious what question he was answering. If it was something about whether he would accept the VP nom, it might have just been a case of his mouth getting ahead of his brain. If it was "what's your 5 year plan?", then the slip would be a little more damning.


This.
 
2012-04-20 09:29:04 AM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: "... I'm sorry. If I do a good job as a senator instead of a vice president, I'll have a chance to do all sorts of things, including commissioner of the NFL, which is where the real power is."

So, you're openly stating that your political office is a stepping stone to a lucrative private sector job? Good to know.


Oh whatever. I hope you're just being a libertroll. That's a pretty funny line by Rubio. And I'm an Obama supporter.
 
2012-04-20 09:29:17 AM  
And Marco Rubio is always a reliable, honest source. Just ask his father, who escaped Cuba years before Castro came into power, in favor of fighting Dracula, landing on the moon, and inventing the paper clip.
 
2012-04-20 09:30:25 AM  
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2012-04-20 09:32:11 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Rubio got elected due to conservative white guilt.


LOL....sadly, but true
 
2012-04-20 09:33:57 AM  
Good idea. I'm sure the Tea Party will line up behind the Obamacare author and an anchor-baby veep.
 
2012-04-20 09:34:27 AM  

Republicat: apoptotic: I'm curious what question he was answering. If it was something about whether he would accept the VP nom, it might have just been a case of his mouth getting ahead of his brain. If it was "what's your 5 year plan?", then the slip would be a little more damning.

This.


Although, thinking about it a little more, even that response to "what's your 5 year plan?" might not mean anything if the previous few questions were all about people speculating he'd be the VP nom, why wouldn't he want to be the VP, who does he think should be the VP, what would he rather accomplish instead of being VP etc and the phrase Vice President had just worked its way into his brain like an earwig whose quickest avenue of escape was out his mouth.
 
2012-04-20 09:34:35 AM  
A Florida poll by the Democrat-leaning Public Policy Polling this week found

Is "democrat-leaning" the proper way to write that, shouldn't it technically be "democratic-leaning"?
 
2012-04-20 09:37:02 AM  

UCFRoadWarrior: HotWingConspiracy: Rubio got elected due to conservative white guilt.

LOL....sadly, but true


Couldn't be more false. Rubio was the only Republican with any experience willing to run against Crist, because Crist looked like a lock for the seat. Rubio won the nomination and the seat largely because the Republicans, and to some extent independents as well, quickly and surprisingly got tired of Crist's "everything to everyone" limp-noodle populism. Rubio could have been a Seminole or black, it wouldn't have mattered. He had experience and signed up for the right race at the right time.
 
2012-04-20 09:39:33 AM  

GentDirkly: UCFRoadWarrior: HotWingConspiracy: Rubio got elected due to conservative white guilt.

LOL....sadly, but true

Couldn't be more false. Rubio was the only Republican with any experience willing to run against Crist, because Crist looked like a lock for the seat. Rubio won the nomination and the seat largely because the Republicans, and to some extent independents as well, quickly and surprisingly got tired of Crist's "everything to everyone" limp-noodle populism. Rubio could have been a Seminole or black, it wouldn't have mattered. He had experience and signed up for the right race at the right time.


Sorry, conservatives taught me that voting for a minority candidate = white guilt.
 
2012-04-20 09:39:52 AM  
It would be Obama's Wet Dream if Rubio is the VP nod.....no more Birther issues...can't be attacked on being pro-Illegal Alien Amnesty (Rubio is pro-Illegal Alien Amnesty)....Biden will not be only VP candidate making stupid comments..

And, the Big One.....Conservatives will stay home if the GOP has a Pro-Illegal Alien candidate
 
2012-04-20 09:42:05 AM  

UCFRoadWarrior: It would be Obama's Wet Dream if Rubio is the VP nod.....no more Birther issues...can't be attacked on being pro-Illegal Alien Amnesty (Rubio is pro-Illegal Alien Amnesty)....Biden will not be only VP candidate making stupid comments..

And, the Big One.....Conservatives will stay home if the GOP has a Pro-Illegal Alien candidate


I thought Rubio was a Tea Party darling?
 
2012-04-20 09:43:03 AM  

GentDirkly: UCFRoadWarrior: HotWingConspiracy: Rubio got elected due to conservative white guilt.

LOL....sadly, but true

Couldn't be more false. Rubio was the only Republican with any experience willing to run against Crist, because Crist looked like a lock for the seat. Rubio won the nomination and the seat largely because the Republicans, and to some extent independents as well, quickly and surprisingly got tired of Crist's "everything to everyone" limp-noodle populism. Rubio could have been a Seminole or black, it wouldn't have mattered. He had experience and signed up for the right race at the right time.


Rubio is pro-Illegal Alien Amnesty. He hid that well from Tea Party people....but real conservatives know better....especially now that Rubio is planning his own DREAM Act Illegal Alien Amnesty bill.

The Tea Party is dead. It never was conservative...it just got different RINOs put in leading national offices.
 
2012-04-20 09:44:27 AM  

UCFRoadWarrior: Conservatives will stay home if


I don't think so, they have been worked into a froth over the past 4 years. These people think Obama is a little bit worse than the antichrist and he's a black guy. Look at tard nugent's comments from the other day, that's the passion and hatred they are bringing to this election.
 
2012-04-20 09:44:36 AM  

GentDirkly: UCFRoadWarrior: HotWingConspiracy: Rubio got elected due to conservative white guilt.

LOL....sadly, but true

Couldn't be more false. Rubio was the only Republican with any experience willing to run against Crist, because Crist looked like a lock for the seat. Rubio won the nomination and the seat largely because the Republicans, and to some extent independents as well, quickly and surprisingly got tired of Crist's "everything to everyone" limp-noodle populism. Rubio could have been a Seminole or black, it wouldn't have mattered. He had experience and signed up for the right race at the right time.



You don't choose to be Cuban. RACIST!
 
2012-04-20 09:46:28 AM  

qorkfiend: UCFRoadWarrior: It would be Obama's Wet Dream if Rubio is the VP nod.....no more Birther issues...can't be attacked on being pro-Illegal Alien Amnesty (Rubio is pro-Illegal Alien Amnesty)....Biden will not be only VP candidate making stupid comments..

And, the Big One.....Conservatives will stay home if the GOP has a Pro-Illegal Alien candidate

I thought Rubio was a Tea Party darling?


Not after doing this.....Link
 
2012-04-20 09:48:27 AM  

GentDirkly: Rubio could have been a Seminole or black, it wouldn't have mattered.


But not white?
 
2012-04-20 09:51:52 AM  

Headso: UCFRoadWarrior: Conservatives will stay home if

I don't think so, they have been worked into a froth over the past 4 years. These people think Obama is a little bit worse than the antichrist and he's a black guy. Look at tard nugent's comments from the other day, that's the passion and hatred they are bringing to this election.


A large number will stay home if the GOP runs an pro-Amnesty candidate.

Why do you think so many states are passing anti-Illegal Alien laws? Not just GOP voters, but many Dem voters, are tired of Illegal Alienism. It is only the pro-Alien lobby in the DNC and GOP (Chamber of Commerce, Anti-American businesses)

John McCain lost because conservatives stayed home. And, even as the pro-Illegal Alien candidate who wrote the 2007 Amnesty bill.....Hispanics still voted Obama 2 to 1. Illegal Alien Amnesty is a loser issue for a GOP candidate
 
2012-04-20 09:56:54 AM  

UCFRoadWarrior: A large number will stay home if the GOP runs an pro-Amnesty candidate.


I disagree, I don't think it matters who the VP is to the republicans, they are motivated enough.

UCFRoadWarrior: John McCain lost because conservatives stayed home.


I also disagree here, there was a large number of voters that went out but Obama won the moderates and he got more younger people out to vote.
 
2012-04-20 10:01:26 AM  
On the face of it, this looks like a good idea for the Romney camp.. It will definitely helps him secure Florida, and will win him some amount of latino support (though to look at his numbers, I doubt anywhere near enough to carry the latinos). Anyone from Florida that can give an honest, non-partisan assessment of Rubio (or anyone follow him close enough)? I know he was (is?) the darling of the Florida tea party, but is he bat-shiat insane like most of the tea party, or did he just use them to get into office?
 
2012-04-20 10:02:34 AM  
Rubio doesn't want to be part of a losing ticket in 2012. It would be a setback for his plans in 2016.
 
2012-04-20 10:06:32 AM  

Headso: A Florida poll by the Democrat-leaning Public Policy Polling this week found

Is "democrat-leaning" the proper way to write that, shouldn't it technically be "democratic-leaning"?


No, it would be "Democratic-leaning", capital D.

Little-d democratic refers to the concept of democracy, whereas capital-D Democratic refers to the proper noun of the party.

Much like how Republicans aren't republican, Libertarians aren't libertarian, and Constitutionalists aren't constitutional.
 
2012-04-20 10:21:38 AM  
Still my guess for Romney's VP.
 
2012-04-20 10:22:03 AM  
Pick whoever you want, R-Money; you aren't getting anywhere near the White House this year.

...Well, pick whoever you want, except for Chris Christie. That guy....yeesh.

MithrandirBooga: Constitutionalists aren't constitutional.


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2012-04-20 10:25:35 AM  

gingerjet: But Rubio's parents weren't born in this country so therefor he is ineligible to be VP.

/its true because I read it on the Internets


There is a strong subset of the "birthers" that believe that very thing (it how they maintin Obama can't be president, without having to go down the "IT'S A FAAAKE!" route on the BC) If Romney nominates him those folks with either have thier heads explode or suffer nigh-fatal whiplash flip-flopping on this point
 
2012-04-20 10:43:48 AM  

Magorn: gingerjet: But Rubio's parents weren't born in this country so therefor he is ineligible to be VP.

/its true because I read it on the Internets

There is a strong subset of the "birthers" that believe that very thing (it how they maintin Obama can't be president, without having to go down the "IT'S A FAAAKE!" route on the BC) If Romney nominates him those folks with either have thier heads explode or suffer nigh-fatal whiplash flip-flopping on this point


They will not support Rubio

Derpocrats are the ones who will change their stripes when their own are doing something they are against....Perfect Example:

Derpocrats: Bush started war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and opened Gitmo...Warrgarrbl WAR CRIMES. Obama continues wars in A-stan, Middle East (hell, expanded them), keeps open Gitmo: Crickets
 
2012-04-20 10:46:42 AM  

Magorn: gingerjet:
There is a strong subset of the "birthers" that believe that very thing (it how they maintin Obama can't be president, without having to go down the "IT'S A FAAAKE!" route on the BC) If Romney nominates him those folks with either have their heads explode or suffer nigh-fatal whiplash flip-flopping on this point



You seem to think that birthers have the ability to process information and come to logical conclusions from facts. Not sure what event in the past has given you this idea.
 
2012-04-20 10:48:00 AM  

UCFRoadWarrior: Magorn: gingerjet: But Rubio's parents weren't born in this country so therefor he is ineligible to be VP.

/its true because I read it on the Internets

There is a strong subset of the "birthers" that believe that very thing (it how they maintin Obama can't be president, without having to go down the "IT'S A FAAAKE!" route on the BC) If Romney nominates him those folks with either have thier heads explode or suffer nigh-fatal whiplash flip-flopping on this point

They will not support Rubio

Derpocrats are the ones who will change their stripes when their own are doing something they are against....Perfect Example:

Derpocrats: Bush started war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and opened Gitmo...Warrgarrbl WAR CRIMES. Obama continues wars in A-stan, Middle East (hell, expanded them), keeps open Gitmo: Crickets


Well, at least you agree that George W. Bush and his lackeys are war criminals who violated American and international law and are guilty of crimes against humanity.
 
2012-04-20 10:49:46 AM  

UCFRoadWarrior: Magorn: gingerjet: But Rubio's parents weren't born in this country so therefor he is ineligible to be VP.

/its true because I read it on the Internets

There is a strong subset of the "birthers" that believe that very thing (it how they maintin Obama can't be president, without having to go down the "IT'S A FAAAKE!" route on the BC) If Romney nominates him those folks with either have thier heads explode or suffer nigh-fatal whiplash flip-flopping on this point

They will not support Rubio

Derpocrats are the ones who will change their stripes when their own are doing something they are against....Perfect Example:

Derpocrats: Bush started war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and opened Gitmo...Warrgarrbl WAR CRIMES. Obama continues wars in A-stan, Middle East (hell, expanded them), keeps open Gitmo: Crickets


2....possibly 3 if you hook anyone
 
2012-04-20 10:52:15 AM  

UCFRoadWarrior: Obama continues wars in A-stan, Middle East (hell, expanded them), keeps open Gitmo: Crickets


If you got your news from other sources than Fox and forwarded emails, you would know this is not the case.
 
2012-04-20 10:52:52 AM  

Derp Du Jour: 2....possibly 3 if you hook anyone


Oh, give him a 3 then.
 
2012-04-20 11:02:35 AM  

Lucky LaRue: Anyone from Florida that can give an honest, non-partisan assessment of Rubio (or anyone follow him close enough)?


Sure. He's a lying, petulant child who has no qualms with using the party's corporate credit card for personal expenses and failing to pay his mortgage.

He's a gem.
 
2012-04-20 11:03:21 AM  

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I kept on trying to read that with "Gandalph" or "Magneto" until the hamster in wheel starting moving again.

A picture is worth a thousand words. Except in this case where apparent 4 of them only equals 2 words. I'm assuming you are about as busy at work as I am right now.
 
2012-04-20 11:14:47 AM  

UCFRoadWarrior: John McCain lost because conservatives stayed home


Wrong. John McCain lost because he chose a petty, vindictive, greedy running mate who was unready for the national stage and unwilling to do the work necessary to change that.
 
2012-04-20 11:17:55 AM  

UCFRoadWarrior: GentDirkly: UCFRoadWarrior: HotWingConspiracy: Rubio got elected due to conservative white guilt.

LOL....sadly, but true

Couldn't be more false. Rubio was the only Republican with any experience willing to run against Crist, because Crist looked like a lock for the seat. Rubio won the nomination and the seat largely because the Republicans, and to some extent independents as well, quickly and surprisingly got tired of Crist's "everything to everyone" limp-noodle populism. Rubio could have been a Seminole or black, it wouldn't have mattered. He had experience and signed up for the right race at the right time.

Rubio is pro-Illegal Alien Amnesty. He hid that well from Tea Party people....but real conservatives know better....especially now that Rubio is planning his own DREAM Act Illegal Alien Amnesty bill.


The Senate race wasn't about immigration. It ended up being about stimulus. Being anti-stimulus won Rubio the Republican primary. Appearing likable while being less eager to please and wishy-washy than Crist, and more intelligent than Meek (not hard) won him the general.

The Tea Party is dead. It never was conservative...it just got different RINOs put in leading national offices.

The Tea Party is an anti-incumbent, anti large amounts of spending on anything, group. Their influence will ebb and flow, and in different political times they will attract more Democrats than they did at first. As in, if and when the Republicans are in power and spending up a storm, the Tea Party may attract some Democrats. Right now a lot of Tea Party membership has been sucked back into the mainstream Republican fold.
These people, similar to libertarians, are not going away. Just waiting for the next political storm to throw independent and disaffected voters their way.
 
2012-04-20 11:20:12 AM  

UCFRoadWarrior: Magorn: gingerjet: But Rubio's parents weren't born in this country so therefor he is ineligible to be VP.

/its true because I read it on the Internets

There is a strong subset of the "birthers" that believe that very thing (it how they maintin Obama can't be president, without having to go down the "IT'S A FAAAKE!" route on the BC) If Romney nominates him those folks with either have thier heads explode or suffer nigh-fatal whiplash flip-flopping on this point

They will not support Rubio

Derpocrats are the ones who will change their stripes when their own are doing something they are against....Perfect Example:

Derpocrats: Bush started war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and opened Gitmo...Warrgarrbl WAR CRIMES. Obama continues wars in A-stan, Middle East (hell, expanded them), keeps open Gitmo: Crickets


...and ended them. You forgot that part. You know, the part that folks really wanted.

As for Gitmo, we can't let a lot of those folks go. Because we cannot try them. No way in hell, considering the chain of custody and chain of evidence, and if we try them here, then we have to accord them the same rights, that have been systematically violated.

Which is the point that most folks made about Gitmo in the first place. Myself being one of them. We have tried and convicted a decent number of folks and put them into Supermax holding, and they were convicted because the evidence and chain of custody was maintained.

Gitmo? Not so much for a lot of the folks held, thanks to the expansion of captures, extraordinary renditions, and the "enhanced interrogation" procedures used in order to get information from them. We have folks we cannot actually try in any of our own courts, because of the way they were captured, and the treatment in their holding. That is a legacy of the previous Administration, and being left holding that bag, falls upon those who began the damn thing.

Would it be nice if we could close Gitmo? Yes. Can we? Not without releasing a LOT of folks, who would become beacons for Jihadists to use, and who would resume their place, even climb up the ladder upon their return, and certainly be used in recruitment and fundraising efforts. The reality, and the scope of being trapped with these folks in this legalistic Limbo is staggering.

The President moved to end those conflicts. Now, we are trapped with a lot of folks in custody we cannot try. We can't send them home either, not any time soon, and blaming Obama for realizing the scope of the wrong done, and realizing the horrible can of worms that the previous Administration, and being trapped by that decision is not exactly damning, so much as a mark of shame for the nation, as we let it happen, and said little to stop it.

If we'd pursued that matter as a law enforcement matter, as opposed to a military one, we might have been able to preserve that chain of evidence, and preserve the chain of custody, so that we could try them. Which we have done before. But a lot of the folks in Gitmo will be in legal Limbo for a long while, and not because of something that this Administration did. We had the opportunity when we began operations in Afghanistan to take the moral high ground, and we didn't just abdicate it, we lowered ourselves further. And now we're stuck with that stain, and if you have ire because Obama didn't fix it, you might want to remember that the President isn't magical, and some things when they get broke, they stay broke...
 
2012-04-20 11:25:10 AM  

Salt Lick Steady: Lucky LaRue: Anyone from Florida that can give an honest, non-partisan assessment of Rubio (or anyone follow him close enough)?

Sure. He's a lying, petulant child who has no qualms with using the party's corporate credit card for personal expenses and failing to pay his mortgage.

He's a gem.


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2012-04-20 11:29:18 AM  

The Why Not Guy: UCFRoadWarrior: John McCain lost because conservatives stayed home

Wrong. John McCain lost because he chose a petty, vindictive, greedy running mate who was unready for the national stage and unwilling to do the work necessary to change that.


Not me. He lost my vote with his idiocy about Ossetia.

Palin was a symptom of McCain's problem, not a reason for it.

McCain in 2008 showed himself, consistently, to be out of touch with the reality of our situation. His suspending his campaign to try to appear useful during the banking crisis which did nothing. His response to Ossetia, and his railing against Russia for intervening to prevent ethnic cleansing in Georgia--and rolling out tanks on the field against tanks that had been rolled out against unarmed civilians who had dual citizenship in Russia was a sticking point for me. He didn't understand the issues, he dithered back and forth, he was not even a leader in the Senate or particularly effectual in that role, and he wanted to jump over to the Presidency?

I voted for McCain in the Primary, because I thought he was the best choice. He lost that vote by his own actions, and blaming folks for "staying home" underscores the fact that McCain was his own worst enemy. Not Moderates. Not Democrats. Not RINOs. HE was his own worst enemy. He lost my vote the old fashioned way: he earned it.

Palin? She was a symptom of a listing and underthought campaign that had no real idea what they Hells they wanted, and no idea how to achieve the few unmuddied goals that they set before them. A symptom, and nothing more.
 
2012-04-20 11:31:57 AM  

hubiestubert: "I'm not going to be vice president,'' is perhaps an honest assessment of the Romney campaign, even if Rubio gets the campaign experience...


Well played.
 
2012-04-20 11:58:54 AM  
Lol Rubio would hurt Romney in Florida? Who the heck did they poll?
 
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