Two-Faced rubio Lying Then, Lying Now

It was back in the fall of 2015 when marco rubio, in the early stages of the race for the gop nomination for president, made some very serious pronouncements about his current job, what he thought of it, and regarding his future. It’s the “White House or Bust” for rubio, as he declared that he had “given up” on the US Senate, that it was too slow and too rule-bound, and that, with emphasis added as an excuse for missing so many votes, that he was leaving the Senate, and that he was NOT running for re-election (“Rubio gives up on Senate: ‘He hates it’”).

Even after he dropped out of the presidential race in March, he reiterated his statements, telling reporters:

“I’m gonna finish out my term in the Senate and over the next ten months we are going to work really hard here – we have some things we want to achieve – and then I’ll be a private citizen in January.

“No. No, I’m not running for reelection to the Senate.” (“Marco Rubio Emotionally Announces He Will Not Seek Senatorial Reelection”)

rubio has also lamented the failure of any of his great ideas, embodied in several failed

bills, to be embraced and passed. While he has actually been on the right side of some issues, in particular immigration reform, at least at one point in time, the vast majority of his ideas were horrid, including such proposals as rolling back EPA regulations, and the most absurd one of all, a bill to prohibit signs describing highway and other projects from crediting President Obama’s stimulus bill for proving funds.

As of today, with five-and-one-half years in the US Senate, rubio can count the following bills that did pass as his greatest achievements: A bill naming September as “National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month” and a resolution congratulating the Miami Heat for winning the National Basketball Association Championship.

Of course, as I have written regarding the House and Congress in general, we, the American people, are much better off when those elected to run the place through pervasive gerrymandering by a minority of uneducated, egotistical and largely vindictive and racist teabaggers do NOT act, as virtually what ever they try to pass would result in further pain and suffering, and deprivation of rights, for all but the wealthiest and most powerful in the country.

rubio’s one shining moment was his inclusion in the “Gang of Eight” to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill, but of course the teabagger house has never acted on it and in the course of the presidential campaign, the always forthright and honest (snicker, snicker) rubio backed off from it, basically telling the anti-immigrant, anti-immigration reform right wing base of the gop that the bill was one big mistake and of course he doesn’t believe in that stuff. For the record, he opposed amnesty and a path to citizenship when running for the Senate, then he helped pass a bill that would include amnesty and a path to citizenship while in the Senate, and then as a presidential candidate, opposed amnesty and a path to citizenship (“Did Marco Rubio flip flop on amnesty?”).

As to his commitment to the Senate, rubio began missing time long before the beginning of the 2016 presidential election campaign season. In 2014 for example, rubio missed

Terracotta Composting 50-Plant Garden Tower by Garden Tower Project
exactly one-half of the 68 meetings of the Senate Foreign Relation Committee of which he was a member, and for the year, already had the 88th best - that’s 12th from the bottom - Senate attendance record.

If anyone is at all familiar with rubio, they know his word is beyond worthless, and his
honesty totally nonexistent. His record of outright deceit throughout his public career has been well documented, and I’ve written about various incidents in the past, including these:

Rubio Puts Phony Anti-Castro Past Above His Senate Responsibility and US Needs – Documenting the phony campaign stories of his family’s fleeing Castro’s Cuba, which never happened, and the fact that his grandfather returned to Cuba after the revolution and worked for the Castro government;

More On Rubio’s Inherent Dishonesty – How rubio, as Majority Leader of the Florida House of Representatives, recommended to the Florida Division of Real Estate that they give a convicted drug dealer who had served more than a decade in prison a real estate license, not disclosing that the fellow was rubio’s brother-in-law; and

Rubio Grandstanding Finally Over – He Does His Job, Sort Of – The vindictive rubio denying a more than qualified career diplomat a major presidential appointment that drastically needed filling due to her participation in the President’s negotiations to open relations with Cuba.

So, now he wants to stay in the Senate. An guess what? Another run for president in 2020. Come on , Florida! Show the lying scumbag the way out. Let him sell real estate with his drug-lord brother-in-law.

About theHoundDawg

For many years as a lawyer, I saw much of the good and bad of society, and did what I could to right many wrongs. The lack of understanding of what is good and bad, right and wrong, just and unjust, as evidenced by such events as the election of King W as president, (who as such far surpassed the evil of richard nixon but not quite that of ronald reagan) lead me in a new direction, to spend my time trying to understand what is happening to our society, to try as best I can to spread my insights to others, and along the way to maybe even eke out a living through the internet.
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