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The Hug That Wasn’t? Ivanka Turns to Stone Under Threat of Rubio’s Affection

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There’s a caption contest on Twitter for this photo of an eager Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) hugging Ivanka Trump without actually touching any of Ivanka’s parts. The contest was started by “AltEPA,” whose Twitter handle is @ActualEPAFacts, and who is worthy of your “following” consideration.

The shot makes you wonder just how tall “Little Marco,” as Ivanka’s dad calls him, is. A search came up with this article detailing the heights of the 2016 presidential candidates, along with heights of the past presidents. It offers this caveat at the beginning:

For the record, Rubio is listed at 5’10” in our chart but we have heard from well informed Florida sources that he is more like 5’8″.

Judging by the photo, we’re going to say those Florida sources are onto something. Ivanka, from what we could find, is 5’11” in her stocking feet, and Little Marco’s eyes are about level with her mouth.

Got a caption of your own for this shot? Leave it in the comments section. FYI, “Daddy does it too” was already used on the Twitter feed.

Poetic Justice

Wee Senator Rubio

Marco Rubio’s presidential chances were infinitesimal,
And he needed high-heel boots to make him look tall.
Now that his constituents
Are getting loud and conspicuous,
Little Senator Marco is too tiny to hold town halls.

Enumerati

‘Rollover’ Rubio Will Vote for Tillerson

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Number of votes Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) will cast for Rex Tillerson. Rubio announced that he would support President Trump’s pick to lead the State Department, removing the last significant stumbling block to his nomination, The Hill reports. “Rubio, who aggressively questioned Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson during his hearing earlier this month, had been the lone Republican holdout on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.”

News & Comment

Rubio Says Women Don’t Need the ERA

Good news, ladies! You might not have noticed it, but your rights in America are totally equal. Your protections are the same as men. Discrimination based on gender is over. Feels good, huh?

Apparently that’s what Sen. Marco Rubio thinks. When he was asked at a rally before he quit his race for president earlier this year if he would support the Equal Rights Amendment, Rubio guffawed. “That old thing?” he seemed to say in a newly released video. “That’s so 1979!”

In fact, efforts continue to this day to enshrine equal protection of rights for women in the United States Constitution.

Now Rubio is back in Florida, running for the U.S. Senate seat he virtually abandoned because he was so convinced America would elect him their president in November. Yet even as he campaigns, he won’t commit to serving the full term, lest he again decide America wants him more than Florida does. How Rubio has any support in his state, and any votes among those of us paying pink taxes is a mystery.

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When It Comes to Trump, Little Marco Might Be Sore But He’s Also a Whore

“Little Marco,” as Trump christened him during the debates, stands by his assessment of Trump as “a con man,” but he says we should put him in the White House anyway. That astonishing position reveals more about Rubio’s fitness for office than it does about Trump’s.

— Columnist and author Carl Hiaasen, explaining the awkwardness of the Republican custom of disavowing Donald Trump while continuing to endorse him.

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Where’s Marco? Senate Foreign Relations Committee Member Missed ISIS Briefing to Attend Fundraiser

WhattheheckrubioIt was more important to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) to attend a fundraiser on the “left coast,” as conservatives call it, than a high-level briefing on the recent terrorist attack on Paris.

That left the Republicans’ self-styled foreign policy candidate out of the loop on the biggest story in global news.

Rubio said that he gets regular briefings from staff and sends surrogates to meetings he cannot attend. That worked out great for George W. Bush.

At 10 a.m. Wednesday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee went behind closed doors for a briefing titled, “The Aftermath of Paris: America’s Role.” But Sen. Marco Rubio was not there…

The absence illustrates how Rubio is not just missing floor votes but also key hearings on national security and foreign policy — issues he has presented as chief credentials of his presidential campaign. He’s also skipping a Paris briefing this afternoon for all senators. His office said he attended an Intelligence Committee meeting on Paris held Tuesday.

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If You See Marco Rubio with a Football, Hide Your Children!

The ones where he hits the kids smack in the face are the best, but they’re all good. You’d think Markie Marc would learn after the first couple of passes how to do this thing.

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Graham: Rubio Not Ready for Presidency

He’s a good guy, but after doing immigration with him — we don’t need another young guy not quite ready. He’s no Obama by any means, but he’s so afraid of the right, and I’ve let that go.

— Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), quoted by Politico, on Sen. Marcio Rubio’s (R-FL) possible presidential aspirations.

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Rubio: Obama Believes He’s an Emperor

He believes somehow that he’s become a monarch or an emperor that can basically ignore the law and do whatever he wants.

— Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), quoted by The Week, on President Obama.

Poetic Justice

Marco Turns 43

To the climate scientists he loudly shouts “Nay!”
And he’s all for marriage, unless you’re gay.
He’s the GOP’s darling,
Still boyish and alarming,
And we wish him bad cess on his birthday.