Rubio won the debate, I guess

29 Oct 2015 04:24 am
Posted by: Donna

I watched the whole GOP debate Wednesday night, twice, and truly wasn’t impressed by anyone on the stage, including the moderators, but the general consensus was that Marco Rubio won, for some reason. Robby Van Winkle, AKA Vanilla Ice, thinks so.

(Warning: Linked videos autoplay.)

What I heard was Rubio whining about the media, whining how difficult it has been for him to recover from a poor childhood and student loans and manage his current finances despite an income of nearly $200K a year and a $1 million book deal, whining about how expensive it is to send his children to religious private schools, and whining that Jeb! and the Sun Sentinel were unfairly criticizing him for missing many Senate votes while openly stating that he hates being a Senator and you should just elect him President now, please, because John McCain missed votes too eight years ago.

It was a truly Presidential-level performance, for the caliber of GOP candidates on offer for the 2016 election, I guess. Eyeroll.

2 Comments

  1. Comment by Phil on October 31, 2015 1:33 pm

    Yep, apparently all it takes to “win” a GOP debate (Rubio), or to come in second (Cruz), is to sucessfully recite your one moment of pre-planned and rehearsed lines, with force and conviction. Complete sentences optional.

  2. Comment by Timmys Cat on November 1, 2015 3:03 pm

    Twice?! Is this a new form of masochism you’re trying out?
    You must have been….board.

    What’s so politically cynical of Rubio is that almost all of his money woes are self inflicted. (after saying he was going fly right and use his book bucks to pay debt and set up his children, he goes out and buys a $60K speed boat.)

    That he talks fiscal conservative while spending money like teenager with a credit card isn’t such a worry. Goopers only want belt tightening from others so there is more for them. Rubio is just another pretty faced sleazy politician.
    What the big red flag is how deeply he is involved with a single billionaire enabler for his money fix. This seems to be beyond a relationship with a donor. It appears to be a co-dependency.

    But as Mr. Rubio, 44, seeks to counter questions about his stature and readiness for the presidency, his financial history creates particular complications. It has made him unusually reliant on a campaign donor, Norman Braman, a billionaire who subsidized Mr. Rubio’s job as a college instructor, hired him as a lawyer and continues to employ his wife.

    And it could undermine Mr. Rubio’s well-crafted political persona: The senator has long portrayed himself as a champion of financial austerity, railing against excessive government spending and runaway debt.
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    A detailed review of their relationship shows that Mr. Braman, 82, has left few corners of Mr. Rubio’s world untouched. He hired Mr. Rubio, then a Senate candidate, as a lawyer; employed his wife to advise the Braman family’s philanthropic foundation; helped cover the cost of Mr. Rubio’s salary as an instructor at a Miami college; and gave Mr. Rubio access to his private plane.

    It looks like the reason Rubio never seems solid is that he isn’t. He’s a hand puppet for someone who can never have enough.

    link 2nd quote in page 1

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