More Research on Candidate Marco Rubio…

Someone put this piece together outlining Rubio’s activity while serving in the Florida House of Representatives.   Essentially it encapsulates numerous historical media outlines of information currently making its way into the MSM discussion:

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76 Responses to More Research on Candidate Marco Rubio…

  1. bertdilbert says:

    Q: I’d like a yes or no answer. Did you ever use your Republican Party of Florida credit card to purchase flooring for your home?

    A: Look, I’ve already addressed these credit card questions. The bills came to my home and I always wrote a check for personal expenses.

    Uh Rubio, it was a Yes or No question!-

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    • facebkwallflower says:

      Did he?

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    • cynthia says:

      In 2 election cycles we interviewed all candidates in a private setting including Allen West. We asked Rubio 16 times and he was the only federal candidate not willing to be interviewed. With local and state issues on property rights, regionalism, immigration, and E Verify he did not want any questions. one of the question we wanted answered was why he appointed Harvey Ruvin to board who clearly is a left promoter of sustainable development and Global warming.
      Research
      http://www.miamitodaynews.com/news/080117/fyi.shtml
      RUVIN APPOINTED TO PANEL: Miami-Dade County Clerk of Courts Harvey Ruvin has been appointed to the Florida Energy Commission, where he will use his knowledge on natural resource conservation and technology policy, among other things, to help the state address its long-term energy needs. He currently chairs the county’s Climate Change Advisory Task Force. Mr. Ruvin was appointed to the state panel by Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio, a West Miami Republican. Mr. Ruvin was a county commissioner from 1972-1992 and has been clerk since 1992. The nine-member Florida commission looks into various energy options available — such as renewable energy sources and conservation — and sets goals for the state.
      Harvey Ruvin

      http://www.miami-dadeclerk.com/clerk_biography_national_international.asp
      National and International Service

      •Harvey Ruvin served as the President of the National Association of Counties (NACo) (1987-88). He chaired separate NACo Task Forces on Immigration, Environment and Energy, and the Liability Insurance crisis. NACo is the only national organization representing the interests and acting as a clearing house for the more than 3,000 county governments in America.
      •Ruvin is a past chairman of the Urban Consortium (UC) of Public Technology, Inc. (PTI). PTI is the technology arm of its parents, the National League of Cities, the National Association of Counties and the International City/County Management Association. The UC is a coalition of the Nation’s 50 largest urban government seeking to apply emerging technologies to local government needs.

      In addition to his leadership of America’s Counties and the Urban Consortium, Ruvin’s service at the NATIONAL (where he has served five Presidents in an advisory capacity) and INTERNATIONAL level has included:

      •Member, Intergovernmental Science Engineering and Technology Advisory Panel to Office of Science Advisor to the President (Presidents Ford and Carter, 1975-80).

      •Member, President’s Council on Energy Efficiency, as well as Vice Chairman of Local Government Energy Policy Advisory Committee (President Carter, 1977-80).

      •Served a four-year term on the prestigious Advisory Committee on Intergovernmental Relations (ACIR). He chaired the ACIR Research committee. (Presidents Reagan and Bush, 1987-91).

      •Served as a member of the President Clinton 1988-91 Sustainable Communities Task Force of the President’s Council On Sustainable Development (PCSD).

      •Member, Board of Directors of the National Association of Counties (1983-present).

      •Member, Board of Directors of National Association of Regional Councils (1973-1978).

      •Member, Board of Directors of the Community Associations Institute (1978-1982).

      •Vice Chairman of National Immigration Forum (1980-1984).

      •Delegate to the United Nations World Congress for a Sustainable Future, representing America’s Counties at this first-ever international effort to coordinate local governments’ environmental initiatives (1990).

      •Was the sole spokesperson representing Local Governments World-wide to address the Prep-Com of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in March of 1992.

      •Served as Vice-President of the North American section and as a member of the prestigious World EXCOM of the International Union of Local Authorities (IULA), an appointment made jointly by the US Conference of Mayors, National League of Cities, the National Association of Counties and the Canadian Municipal League.

      •Served as chair of final communiqué session of the Second Municipal Summit on Climate Control in Berlin (March 1995) which produced the most comprehensive participating statement by local leaders to date on full range of climate change and equity issues.

      •Member, Board of Directors of the National Association of County Recorders, Election Officials and Clerks, Board of Directors (NACRC). This is the governing body which oversees the organization’s efforts to promote the exchange of ideas for the professional management of county recording, clerk and information management functions.

      •Vice Chairman, Executive Committee of ICLEI which is the 15 member governing body of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI). ICLEI is membered by 600 local governments from all over the planet, seeking pro-active ways to combat global environmental and sustainability concerns. He serves as President of USA – ICLEI. Inc. – the corporate entity operating the organization’s efforts in America.

      ICLEI has been designated to represent local government at all United Nations’ meetings dealing with the environment and sustainability.

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      • your tour guide says:

        I’m still spoiling for someone to do an expose’ on NACO. I started tracking their platforms back when GW Bush was in office. One of the few things that he did right was
        try to cut back on Community Block Grants. Most of the community block grant money that arrives in Georgia is used to rehab crime plagued aged apartment complexes.
        It’s sort of HUD lite. What makes it worse is that they snatch up smaller properties
        that would be affordable tear downs. If many of these largely vacant hell holes were tore down, then many formerly fine neighborhoods could again start to flourish.
        Anyway NACO started a vast letter writing campaign to make sure that Bush’s idea didn’t see the light of day. When I did further research on NACO’s platforms I started to notice that everything they championed regarding housing in particular destroyed stable areas. Consequently, I regard NACO affliated public officials as traitors to those that they supposedly serve.
        One of the other housing platforms they championed was “workforce housing”. It was set asides for supposedly police, fire, and other lower paid county employees in
        areas where housing costs were higher. The success story that they published online
        was around Alexandria, Virginia. Their own stats made lies about it being “workforce”
        housing. A high percentage was retirees, and 30 plus percent was section 8.
        Anyway, I think the possibility exists that NACO is an acronym for an offshoot of
        our old friends, namely ACORN. Anybody want to do some digging on that aspect?

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      • flawesttexas says:

        Rubio has long been a believer of the Global Warming Hoax…his speech to the FL House, when he became Speaker a few yrs ago…is very telling

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  2. yohio says:

    It’s seems rather clear that Rubio is never clear with the answers he gives. After all these years when will people ask themselves why, it’s because he has plenty to hide.

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  3. KBR says:

    We don’t want a bridge, we want a fence!

    Liked by 7 people

  4. KBR says:

    No, make that
    We want a WALL, not a bridge!

    Liked by 10 people

  5. R-C says:

    Republican Party Credit Card = “Slush Fund”.

    You’re done, Marco. D-O-N-E.

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  6. NHVoter says:

    This article from 2010 is long, but worth a read. It discusses Rubio’s ruthless ambition & his shady financial dealings (middle towards the end). I found the section about his mortgages particularly eye opening.
    http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/marco-rubio-tea-party-pretty-boy-6379200

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    • NHVoter says:

      PS You’ll see the name Paul Singer in the article towards the bottom…

      Liked by 3 people

      • Ziiggii says:

        The same Paul Singer that is now documented to be involved in the NC 3rd District race to oust Freedom Caucus member Rep. Walter Jones per the recent quarterly FEC filings. Yeah, Mr. Singer is financially backing challenger Taylor Griffin in that endeavor.

        Sidenote: scuttlebutt was that Boehner enlisted help to find a challenger to oust another Freedom Caucus member Rep. Mark Meadows (NC-11) during the August recess; they seem to not have found one since Meadows is running unopposed.

        The GOPe machine is deeply involved in NC politics and I have been researching this since NC HB-373 completely changed the political playing field in my state. Personal opinion/gut is that Governor McCrory, Senators Burr and Tillis are the main connections to the “why” the RNC/GOPe machine has gotten to be so entrenched in my state.

        There is an all out war being waged by the GOPe at the state level to keep “their” players on the field and to thwart, “once and for all” in their minds, this Tea Party/Vulgarian uprising. The BIG money guys are at work not only on the national stage (Republican Presidential Primary), via the PACs, but also in the weeds.

        HINT: take a look at Rep Renee Ellmers (NC-2) backers – over 75% of her money is from PACs (mostly healthcare industry PACs – read, lobbys – “buying” votes?)

        and a high percentage of those individual contributors are from outside the state and/or her district.

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    • sandra ballard says:

      Ummm…Chang sounds like a spirit guide to me. Creepy, scary and very interesting.

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    • msMS says:

      Mystic warrior, Chang, sounds like a spirit guide. Maybe another reason he sweats and drinks so much water. Afraid of disappointing his guide.

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    • Sandra says:

      I’m reading the mortgage info right now and it’s bugging me greatly.

      In 2005, Rubio and his wife bought a $550,000 home with a $55,000 down payment. That right there is a red flag. Rubio just finished paying off his $100,000 of student debt in 2012! How on earth could he and his wife, a cheerleader, afford a $550,000 home in 2005?

      And then, just 37 days later a bank “controlled by his political supporters” appraised the $550,000 home for $735,000 and allowed him to take out a $135,000 home equity loan. These are the kind of lender and borrower decisions that contributed to the mortgage crisis, you know? If you remember, appraisals were a sloppy shady mess back then. It’s all different now, lenders can no longer choose their appraisers.

      Rubio is a slippery eel already at the “young” age of 44. Totally self-serving. MUST NOT BE PRESIDENT. We can’t afford it.

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    • Wow – that was really informative. I found the IRS investigation into his finances really interesting. Is it on-going, or did his membership in the Gang of 8 halt the investigation?

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  7. Nanny G says:

    The Bible advises, ”give me neither poverty nor riches……”

    Seems like good advice.
    Romney was reamed for his wealth.
    Now Rubio is being reamed for his lack of money.

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    • Doug says:

      My issue isnt with wealth its with ill gotten wealth. Rubios lack of money is just poor management and shortsightedness. He shouldnt be where he is right now financially and so its very relevant to being qualified for POTUS. Speeding tickets and all that stuff is peanuts compared to the fact he cant run finances without constant borrowing.

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    • Dee says:

      Nanny – It wasn’t Romney’s wealth I had issue with. I don’t begrudge Trump one penny of his riches. It’s my opinion that Rubio isn’t being “reamed” for his lack of money, it’s his lack of judgement, management and lack of taking responsibility for his poor choices.

      I also have a lack of money and live paycheck to paycheck (I ever only have a few hundred dollars in reserve for emergency) so I don’t look down on others who have a lack of money. But I also live within my means. I don’t buy extravagant things, I shop sales and use coupons. I drive an old used Jeep that’s paid for. I don’t go into debt unless absolutely necessary and pay it off asap.

      I don’t want someone elected president who has no qualms about spending company money on personal items, who uses cronyism to get shady loans, who apparently has no idea what a budget is.

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      • joshua says:

        old used Jeeps rock…my 1988 Wrangler Laredo has been paid for for years…and despite the bad gas mileage, I like driving it better than a new one with debt on it ..

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  8. shelleybear66 says:

    Rubio = Elven Thief

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  9. El_Flaco says:

    American Bridge is a far left outfit so anything in there needs to be verified independently. That being said, Rubio is an establishment scoundrel. I would never vote for him in the primary or general election.

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    • Lulu says:

      Here is what American Bridge is “about” – from their website:

      American Bridge 21st Century is a progressive research and communications organization committed to holding Republicans accountable for their words and actions and helping you ascertain when Republican candidates are pretending to be something they’re not.

      https://americanbridgepac.org/about/

      A PAC doing opposition research on Republicans.

      Its book on Rubio (and it is indeed a book!) appears to be a compilation of everything that was ever written about him in the media, etc. Interesting stuff.

      I do not trust Marco Rubio. Just too sketchy, shifty, mendacious. Choose your words…

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    • yosemite16 says:

      First time poster and a long time reader. I think it’s important that we read far left media, and take their lies seriously. It gives us hint at what Hillary’s campaign will look like. The Democrat controlled media will pound on Rubio’s questionable finances day and night in the general election. Romney was clean as a whistle by comparison and look what they did to him.

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  10. He can not show himself to be any better than Obama..it is about being responsible.. and about his obvious disregard to being honest. Just what we need in office again. Donald Trump is the only one with the ability to turn this country around.. Everyone should read his book “Crippled America”..one person who said he was sketchy on explaining his policies got his book and after reading it..is 100 percent a Trump supporter. Of course we all know that if you look it is very easy to find Trump’s policies..just go to his website, but his book is excellent from what I hear and all proceeds go to Wounded Warriors..so.. what is better than that..you get a great book and help Wounded Warriors at the same time.

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  11. lecombatblog says:

    I never liked Rubio from the beginning of his appearance on the national political stage. Now I know I was right.

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  12. stringy theory says:

    Wow! This report on Rubio goes on and on and on. He is a total slime and with such a shady record, he would be no better than Hitlery or Oblmus. I am glad the media is starting to look at his shady record but they’re certainly not doing their job properly. I know one thing, if he were to become the GOPe nominee (which he won’t, thankfully) Hitlery would use every bit of this information and probably more to totally destroy him. Which is why only Trump is the man for the job–a real American and a patriot.

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    • winky says:

      They are showing it because of Trump…….If Trump was not around, and Rubio was the GOPe nominee they would remain silent on Rubio thro the primary and then Clinton would come in and destroy him and then Clinton would win because they would remain silent on Clinton throughout the whole process …..scumbags

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  13. TwoLaine says:

    This one caught my attention on page 28 of 555. I knew he lied in his personal story, etc., but this guy also thinks he should get a pass on the lies. His last lines are, “No one really cares how or when his parents got here. It’s Rubio’s achievements — and his future contributions to help fix this country — that really matters.”

    WRONG! IF you are writing a BIOGRAPHY, it is Your Responsibility to Tell The Truth!

    We might not care EXCEPT he wrote all of these lies in a FOR PROFIT book, and then LIED MORE to sell it. Every time he told the story to SELL HIMSELF for any job, or anything, it was another lie. I believe that he told those lies willfully, and with knowledge aforethought. We already have a Liar in Chief. Why would we ever want another?

    Op-Ed: Rubio’s Confusion Over his Parents Immigration Was Understandable.

    Steven Kurlander wrote, “As my mother and her family aged and memories began to become embellished, there later came what I will call a ‘bubba misa’ effect, where family stories about the Holocaust were told in different ways by various relatives. Sen. Rubio, like hundreds of thousands of children of Cuban refugees, grew up in a home a “son of exiles”, where his early life and upbringing was touched every day by his parent’s flight from a brutal, totalitarian Castro regime. Being the son of exiles, I assume that Rubio also gained a special understanding and appreciation of the greatness of this country. He probably also has an immense empathy and respect for any refugee who has endured terrible hardship and persecution and for those left behind living under dictatorship and poverty. Maybe because I am the son of a Holocaust survivor, I understand the confusion Sen. Rubio may have surrounding his parent’s story — it may be the Cuban refugee version of the ‘bubba misa’ effect and it may be just that his parents did not really talk much about their flight to Florida at all. Rubio is instead the latest victim of a debilitating ethos of character assassination rampant in our press and blogosphere that wrongfully dissects a politician’s rendition of his personal history, taking facts out of context to destroy his or her credibility. From a child of the Holocaust’s perspective, this assault on Rubio’s story was totally unfair. As evidenced by this attack on Rubio, today’s political culture in Washington, which sanitizes brutal regimes like those led by Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez, also seeks to discount the plight of refugees from these totalitarian states and minimize the achievements of their sons and daughters, like Rubio. While I disagree with Rubio on some issues — and would enthusiastically argue with him like my mother taught me to — I wish there were more first generation Americans like him in the halls of Congress with that ’sons of exile’ upbringing and education. No one really cares how or when his parents got here. It’s Rubio’s achievements — and his future contributions to help fix this country — that really matters.”

    [Steven Kurlander, Sun-Sentinel, 10/27/11]

    Marco Rubio has nothing to apologize for in his rendition of parent’s refugee story

    http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2011-10-27/news/fl-skcol-rubio-holocaust-kurlander-1027-20111027_1_marco-rubio-holocaust-survivors-refugee

    Message to Steven K: My American parents taught me all the same things that your parents taught you, and plenty more. They also taught me that lying was wrong and bad, and that sooner or later, your lies will catch up to you. We Do Care about the lies! It goes to judgement and character. There is, and was, NO EXCUSE!

    #NoMoreLiarsInChief !

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  14. LoreneTN says:

    555 pages! Almost big enough to be a bill, but not quite. To be a bill it has to be too big to read. Let’s see a report like this on Obama on his background.

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  15. rsmith1776 says:

    I’ve only browsed the table of contents. Seeing the word “sugar” made me shudder as to what I’d have to read under that header.

    President Trump, 2017-2025!

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  16. TwoLaine says:

    Page 30 of 555 – More sanctimonious excuses for the lies:

    Telemundo’s Jose Diaz-Balart Defended Rubio’s Exile Claim.

    Jose Diaz-Balart defended Rubio. “My point on MSNBC was to explain that their is a significant difference between an immigrant and an exile, and that often an immigrant can also later be an exile. For example, in 1931, tens of thousands of Spaniards emigrated for strictly economic reasons: the Second Spanish Republic was going through a devastating economic crisis, a hopeless panorama. Many of these immigrants LATER became exiles when the Republic fell and, in 1939, the fascist and ruthless Franco dictatorship took power. For those Spaniards – and generations of their descendants – they became from that moment on EXILES not immigrants, regardless of the fact that they had first left Spain as immigrants. When they were immigrants, if they prospered economically they could return to their homeland at any time, resuming a life they had left. As exiles, they not only physically lost everything, they were forced to emotionally lose an important part of their identity, they had to start a new life in another country, never returning to where they were born, knowing they would die far away from the land of their ancestors. It seems clear to me that many people cannot fathom that reality and therefore assume superficial, trivial reactions. There is nothing more I can do to change that ignorance, an ignorance based, I’m certain, on the privilege of never having to suffer the pain of a country lost. That ignorance makes you believe you have the explanation to what you can never understand. I am sorry you are unwilling to even try to entertain what that must be like, but rather choose to strike out because you can’t understand.”

    [National Review, 10/24/11]

    Message to Jose: You are the ignorant and sanctimonious one. My ancestors also suffered the pain of a country lost, so this is just as much our story as it is yours. Just because your story, or that of someone else may be more recent, it does not negate ours.

    As to “the privilege of never having to suffer the pain of a country lost. That ignorance makes you believe you have the explanation to what you can never understand. I am sorry you are unwilling to even try to entertain what that must be like, but rather choose to strike out because you can’t understand.” What you don’t seem to understand is that we suffer every day the pain of a country lost. STOLEN by Illegals, Politicians, Special Interest Groups, and The Lying Media who Protects ALL of Them! Yes, Including You, and Your Family!

    IF you are an Illegal, YOU ARE A CRIMINAL! For some reason you seem to think you are entitled to come here, NOT FOLLOW OUR LAWS, and get a FREE PASS, to EVERYTHING AMERICAN’s worked for.

    Many generations of my ancestors fought hard for what we have built in America, and for Law and Order in OUR Country! You call it Privilege. We call it Hard Work, Blood, Sweat and Tears. You want to tear us down so you can build yourself up. You are UNWILLING to entertain what it must be like for us, because you DO NOT CARE. You think your pain is somehow greater than ours. I know it isn’t your fault that your Aunt married Fidel Castro, but it isn’t ours either.

    You say, “they were forced to emotionally lose an important part of their identity”. Yeah, We Totally Get That! It happens to us EVERY DAY! That it why it MUST STOP!

    #MakeAmericaGreatAgain !
    #TRUMP2016

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  17. bitterlyclinging says:

    American Bridge equals David Brock equals mediamatters.org equals Hillary Clinton equals Barack Hussein Obama equals George Soros.

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    • JRD says:

      Marco Rubio can lie with a straight face as well as 0bama and Hillary. People who worked for Soros and LaRaza now work on Team Rubio.

      So what’s your point?

      It is okay for the GOP to have a corrupt candidate who wants to be Hillary when they grow up?

      No, it is not.

      There is no more Democrat and Republican. There is just the corrupt Uni-Party.

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  18. Sandra says:

    I am going to read every word of this report, and at every opportunity I will disseminate the information. This guy cannot be allowed to be President, and really he should be kicked out of politics altogether. We need good people representing us, not pathological scammers.

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  19. Steve says:

    Fox news pundits and Murdock aren’t going to like this.
    It’s a smear campaign against the “golden boy”!

    Correction” “sweaty golden boy”!

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    • liberty2828 says:

      All that glistens is not gold…

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    • PatriotGalNC says:

      Why do you think he was sweating so badly? Why the dry mouth? He knew he is a fraud, and as he was hyperventilating to try to keep up the fakery in the speech…he was overwhelmed with thirst. The body does not lie.

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    • moogey says:

      Fox News has become so blatant in their attempts to manipulate the American voters that this morning, for two hours on Fox Business, the pundits, one after the other, made their speeches and all with the same spin….Rubio is an outsider and a much better outsider than Donald Trump.

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  20. spacette55 says:

    Even though American Bridge is a progressive organization, the report provides links to back up the information. Lexis-Nexis is a great non-partisan tool for this kind of background info.

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  21. Paul Killinger says:

    Seems like young Marco is doing his best to emulate ol’ Lyndon Johnson’s political career. Too bad for him this isn’t still the 1960’s, when politicos could still get away with such unseemly stuff.

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  22. Josie says:

    I am listening to Laura Ingraham right now interview somebody that worked with Rubio going into some detail of his personal knowledge of the financial scandals. This caused this guy to discontinue working with him. I got in after the interview started so don’t know the name, but it’s riveting stuff.

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  23. winky says:

    I have read that Rubio’s sister was married to a drug trafficker many years ago and went to jail for it …….Rubio’s sister was not charged……..I have read that Rubio has a women (has been accused of extramarital affair in a recent town hall meeting) and cocaine problem which might explain why Trump refers to his constant sweating…..Romney vetted him for VP and passed him up…..bad stuff about him.

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  24. NHVoter says:

    Excellent!

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  25. JunieG says:

    This guy has ambition but no talent or moral core. A Hispanic Obama? Groomed to be someone’s tool. This guy is breathtakingly incompetent and unworthy of service.

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  26. IntoTheFray says:

    Seems Marco Rubio learned his politics in Chicago!

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  27. RINOKiller says:

    Guy is toast

    Then the Pub-Es will be

    WHO’S NEXT?

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  28. I’m not sure where to put this…did anyone notice the poor GOP performance in NJ?
    It looks like Christie caused the Republicans much damage downticket, maybe due to lack of financing, maybe hangover from the Bridgegate scandal. Several state level assembly seats were lost to the Dems as well as a few county level freeholder seats.
    http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2015/11/democrats_win_their_largest_nj_assembly_majority_in_36_years.html

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    • TheTorch says:

      I think Christies popularity in NJ has cratered, if so that may explain what has happened with the NJ assembly.

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    • There is a lot of anger in NJ about Sandy funding. Many people are still paying mortgages on homes they can’t live in. Christie tells them to shut up when they ask where the money is. That explains the loss of the Republican seat at the shore. NJ got plenty of federal funding to help home owners.

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  29. TRONGOD2000 says:

    One of the things that bother me about this stuff is that IF Rubio were to get the nod to go up against Hillary the very first thing to happen would be “Hillary you can’t be trusted….” Then the rebuttal would be, “And since when have you started telling the truth about your finances?” From there on out we have two dishonest politicians running against each other and Hillary wins. Two wrong candidates does not make a right one. (Or a left one, for that matter)

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  30. JoeS says:

    Sundance, you have a GREAT sense of humor!

    Quote, “Someone put this piece together.”

    “Someone” REALLY dotted the “i” and crossed the “t”s. I think there must have been a team of “someones!”

    This is very THOROUGH opposition research by people who play for keeps.

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    • JoeS says:

      I suppose American Bridge Nazis have a thorough opp research program going for all of the GOP. The question is who can look them in the eyes and proverbially cut the throats of the their political correctness-ONCE AND FOR ALL!!!!!

      Trump 2016!

      Look what a mess has become of David Brock!!!!!!!

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  31. lovely says:

    And Rubio plays the Clinton card about the credit card.

    “It wasn’t a credit card, it was an American Express charge card secured under my personal credit in conjunction with the party,” Rubio said

    In short it all depends on what your definition of “credit card” is.

    Good gravy.

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  32. Marie Rogers says:

    it will be fun to watch the debates to see how many of them go after rubio!
    carly would be a shark on the attack!

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  33. Lulu says:

    Salon jumps on the pile and cuts through those who would say “oh, just another young family struggling”, etc., etc., with this:

    http://www.salon.com/2015/11/05/were_missing_the_real_marco_rubio_scandal_the_problem_isnt_his_financial_trouble_its_that_hes_a_corruptible_sneak/

    Excerpt:

    Pretty much everyone in the country has trouble handling debt, and far too many people are carrying way too high a balance on their credit cards. Framing it in these terms just allows Rubio to make the point that he’s not wealthy and he copes with the same financial difficulties as everyone else. The damning part of all this is that he abused resources made available to him as Speaker. I’m not especially bothered that Rubio can’t balance his checkbook, but I do care that he’s a corruptible sneak.

    (However, if reporters and Rubio’s opponents are looking for a way to make his personal financial troubles relevant, try bringing them up the next time Rubio justifies a balanced budget amendment by saying the government must balance its books just like American families do.)

    But that’s still not Rubio’s “biggest liability as a presidential candidate.” I tend to think it’s a little more significant that much of Rubio’s policy platform is based on lies and discredited economic theories.

    And then there’s amnesty and the Gang of Eight. And his new affiliation with Singer, who promotes the same open borders policies that Soros does. And on and on and on.

    I don’t trust Marco Rubio.

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    • Lulu says:

      The headline on that Salon article:

      We’re missing the real Marco Rubio scandal: The problem isn’t his financial trouble, it’s that he’s a corruptible sneak
      Focusing on Rubio’s poor money management obscures the much larger problems with his finances and policy record

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