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Rubio nuggets
Rubio must really hate government..

Quote:It’s not unusual for people to get extensions on filing their federal income taxes; millions do it each year. Yet the IRS requires that they pay their annual taxes -- or a reasonable estimate of them -- by the normal deadline in mid-April or face penalties and interest on any overdue amounts. Rubio has paid such penalties in six of the last seven years, totaling more than $23,000, according to his partial tax returns. The penalty and interest for 2012 represent almost half that total.
Rubio's Partial 2012 Tax Return Left Question: When Did He Pay? - Bloomberg Politics
Quote:Before Cruz took the stage, conservative talk show host Glenn Beck labeled Rubio as “the status quo.”
Cruz, Rubio In Fight for Survival Against Trump - US News
Quote:Marco Rubio's supporters have an awful hard time thinking of a major accomplishment in their candidate's career. Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), who endorsed Rubio after ending his own presidential bid, was asked to name something Rubio achieved in office. He fumbled at length before conceding, "The bottom line is there isn’t a whole lot of accomplishments."
Here’s what Marco Rubio actually did as Florida House speaker - Vox

Funny perhaps, but also a little unfair, as:

Quote:Rubio certainly could have accomplished more as speaker, but he certainly had some achievements that his surrogates could and should be citing. And his overall record is similar in scope to that other state legislator turned freshman senator to run for president recently: Barack Obama.
Here’s what Marco Rubio actually did as Florida House speaker - Vox

And this is actually somewhat creative

Quote:Any discussion of Rubio's speakership must begin with 100 Innovative Ideas for Florida's Future. Rubio was selected as the next speaker on September 13, 2005, more than a year before he'd officially take over the role. During a speech after his selection, Rubio told fellow House members to look in their desks. Each found a hardcover book titled 100 Innovative Ideas for Florida's Future — which was entirely blank. "Rubio then told his visibly perplexed colleagues that they would fill in the pages together during the run-up to his speakership," National Journal's Michael Mishak writes. "The ideas would come from ordinary Floridians, he said, and members would collect them at town hall-style meetings called 'idearaisers.'"
Here’s what Marco Rubio actually did as Florida House speaker - Vox
Hypocrisy, yea

Quote:In his latest brush with hypocrisy, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio ® will speak at a conference hosted by an anti-LGBTQ organization, weeks after he said that he was motivated to run for a second term in the Senate because of the terror attack at a gay nightclub in Orlando. The event, called “Rediscovering God in America Renewal Project,” is hosted by the conservative Christian legal defense fund Liberty Counsel, a “hate group” that supports anti-trans bathroom bills in various states. The organization’s president Mat Staver also represented Kim Davis, the county clerk who was jailed for resisting marriage equality in Kentucky.

In an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt last month, Rubio said that he was “deeply impacted” by the deaths of 48 victims at the Pulse nightmare, saying that it “impacted my thinking in general about a lot of things.”

Speaking with the LGBTQ magazine The Advocate, Rubio sympathized with the LGBTQ community, saying, “I don’t need investigators to tell me the gay community was targeted in this attack,” Rubio told The Advocate. “Watch the videos. We know what ISIS has done to people they accuse of being homosexual. They throw them off of buildings. They execute them.” 

According to the Miami New Times, other speakers at the event are passionate defenders of anti-LGBTQ legislation. 
The Stunning Hypocrisy of Marco Rubio | ThinkProgress
Quote:Marco Rubio could have been the candidate of working-class conservative reformism, but he threw it all away. Since 2008, conservative policy analysts have argued that the GOP’s 1980s policy agenda was obsolete and that new policies were needed to address the problems of the middle class and the struggling. Rubio, more than any other 2016 candidates, adopted those ideas, but his immigration-policy errors discredited him. In Florida, Rubio won the Republican nomination for senator over the better funded and establishment-backed Charlie Crist because he was able to argue (persuasively and correctly) that Crist was a pure opportunist. Rubio’s flip-flop on upfront legalization for unauthorized immigrants damaged his image as a conviction politician. Immigration is the issue that most bitterly divides GOP elites from Republican voters, and so Rubio going over to the side of the donors and the lobbyists damaged his image as a populist.
Marco Rubio & Gang of Eight -- Fatal Contradiction | National Review
How typical..

Quote:Rubio’s homage to Fernandez was no doubt embodied a heartfelt sentiment that echoes the shock many Miami residents and baseball enthusiasts felt when they heard about the accident that also killed two other people. In fact, Fernandez’s own arrival to the United States also resonates with about one-third of Miami residents who themselves are refugees or children of refugees.

Yet Rubio’s tribute to Fernandez’s story of struggle and survival mirrors what many undocumented immigrants undergo. The vast majority of the undocumented population have deep roots in the country, with strong family and social connections. And they, too, came to America with “hopes and dreams and aspirations.”

As a 2013 Latino Decisions poll found, at least 87 percent of undocumented immigrants would apply for citizenship if an immigration reform bill passed. As of late, Rubio’s praise has not extended to the undocumented population. In fact, during his presidential campaign run, Rubio said that he wouldn’t support a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and that he wouldn’t extend deportation protection to certain young undocumented immigrants. He also filed legislation in April that would make it difficult for some Cuban immigrants to be given refugee status and to qualify for food stamps and Medicaid.

But Rubio isn’t the only congressional member to make a glaring distinction that separates Fernandez out as an exceptional immigrant. State Rep. Matt Gaetz (FL) tweeted out a tribute to Fernandez on Sunday, despite previously claiming that undocumented immigrants are “sucking us dry.”
Marco Rubio’s glaringly hypocritical tribute to Cuban defector Jose Fernandez
Quote:I am talking, for example, about Sen. Marco Rubio, who in the primary called Trump an "erratic individual" who must not be trusted with nuclear weapons — and then endorsed him for president. I am talking about Sen. Ted Cruz, who called Trump a "pathological liar" and "utterly amoral" — and then endorsed him for president, even though Trump never apologized for threatening to "spill the beans" on Cruz's wife and suggesting Cruz's father was involved in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Most of all, I'm talking about House Speaker Paul Ryan, a man whose pained, blue eyes suggest he desperately wants to cry for help. He's a man who runs around the country pathetically trying to pretend that Trump does not exist and that the key issue is his congressional caucus' "Better Way" agenda. And he's a man who, of his own free will, seeks to help Donald Trump become president.
Why I left Republican Party to register as a Democrat - Business Insider

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