Yahoo: Rubio: ‘My trip to Iowa has nothing to do with 2016′
On Thursday in Washington, D.C., Florida Sen. Marco Rubio sounded very much like he's embracing his role as a rising star in the Republican Party, but he dismissed the notion that an upcoming visit to Iowa puts him on the presidential grid for 2016.
"My trip to Iowa has nothing to do with 2016," Rubio said during a wide-ranging interview at the Atlantic's Washington Ideas Forum. "I'm one of 100 senators."
Rubio noted that when he agreed to attend the Nov. 17 fundraiser for Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad he believed Mitt Romney would be the 45th president.
Word to the wise from one white man to another:
Rubio gently rebuts Romney
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio gently distanced himself from Mitt Romney's comments that "gifts" to targeted voting blocs helped turn the election for President Barack Obama.
The potential 2016 hopeful told POLITICO that he hadn't seen the full context of Romney's comments, and downplayed them as simply "an analysis to donors." But he said, "our mission should not be to deny government benefits to people who need them," but the party should work to ensure "less people need government benefits."
"I donít want to rebut him point by point," Rubio said of Romney. "I would just say to you, I donít believe that we have millions and millions of people in this country that donít want to work. Iím not saying thatís what he said. I think we have millions of people in this country that are out of work and are dependent on the government because they can't find a job."
Rubio added that the economy is not producing jobs and many unemployed workers don't have the required skills for vacant positions, "and therein lies the challenge for the conservative movement; how do our ideas help change that."
"...many unemployed workers don't have the required skills for vacant positions, and therein lies the challenge for the conservative movement; how do our ideas help change that."
How about by cutting funding so the lazy bums can be real Americans and pull themselves up by their bootstraps or maybe borrow the money from their parents.
ďTo argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.Ē -Thomas Paine l My profile
ďThese are the ideas that people come to America to get away from.ĒRubio
How should society view a cure for a ailment of limited duration that takes another's life to 'cure'?
It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism while the wolf remains of a different opinion. ...Dean Inge
This is from August 2012 and irrelevant at this point... but I did laugh pretty hard at it.
Maybe if Romney had argued his point exactly like this lady did... who knows! Maybe it would have changed the dialogue.
Folks, we may have just uncovered the smoking gun explaining Romney's loss.
Read more at http://www.duffelblog.com/2012/11/mi...on-for-romney/. And spend a few minutes perusing the comments. This country is 80% brainless.WASHINGTON, DC Ė Sources confirmed today that hundreds of thousands of military absentee ballots were delivered hours after the deadline for them to be counted, with preliminary counts showing that they would have overturned the vote in several states and brought a victory for Governor Mitt Romney.
It's a vast postal conspiracy.
Just think how vast it must be. Hundreds of thousands of ballots, no doubt to tens of thousands of addresses, and all if them delayed until they were just a few hours late?
This looks like a job for Sheriff Joe.
(Wonder if Fox News picks it up.)
Last edited by Larry; November-15th-2012 at 06:47 PM.
"The Internet is like a herd of performing elephants with diarrhea: massive, difficult to redirect, awe-inspiring, entertaining, and a source of mind-boggling amounts of excrement when you least expect it" - I wish I had said this.
I see Kid Rock's new album comes on on the 19th.
So Romney told his donors that after the election Bill Clinton called him and said he had considered switching to the Republican Party after hearing Ann Romney speak at the RNC.
This begs the question: Is Bill Clinton a master troll or is Mitt Romney an even bigger liar than I had even imagined?
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