Friday, June 14, 2013

Marco Rubio is Getting Hammered

I'm a fan of Marco Rubio's, but my support for him is a lot like that of those who elected Barack Obama President in 2008.  I think he's upbeat, he and I agree on a lot of issues, he looks good on TV and he can give a good speech.

But I've got to wonder--is there one more thing about him that is like Barack Obama--and that is, he may not be ready for prime time yet.

I haven't followed the immigration story as closely as I should, but I do stay up on the media of the vast right wing conspiracy.  Needless to say, it has not been kind to the Senator from Florida.  But it isn't as though they've been making things up--they're killing him with his own words, and they're killing him with the company he keeps.  (i.e. Chuck Schumer).

This is a big, complicated issue, and for a guy who is trying to lead the Republican Party in positive directions, Rubio has chosen a decent place to start.  I wonder though, has he been snookered by an atmosphere and processes that he wasn't wise enough to consider?  Did he simply not understand "the rules of the game" in Washington deeply enough, as a Senator of some two years standing (sound familiar?)

I need to watch this more closely; I still believe Rubio's the real deal.  But it might not be for 2016.


Mudge said...

Like just about everything else, we need to enforce the laws already on the books before we declare them in need of reform. We do not need more low wage labor right now, given the amount of no wage labor waiting for a job. And there is no way in hell that once granted legal status we'll hold the now legal immigrants in entitlement exile. We don't need this and we can't afford this and Rubio is little more than Schumer's personal fiddle that he is playing masterfully.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Hammered, where is Hammer?

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