Marco Rubio for President

Marco Rubio Continues His Jihad Against America’s Middle Class

Marco Rubio uses the false narrative that a lack of skilled American workers is the cause of these massive layoffs in the IT sector, using the phrase “skills gap” as his hook; a code phrase which is also employed by Disney, Microsoft, Southern California Edison and other companies that have laid-off American workers and replaced them with cheaper foreign “guest” workers. In reality there is a surplus, not a shortage, of skilled U.S. workers and not enough STEM jobs to accommodate these citizens.

Marco Rubio Provides The Final Vote To Give Away More American Jobs

After 250 Orlando, Florida Disney workers were laid-off and forced to train their foreign replacements, by voting for TPA, Marco Rubio just provided the final vote to advance legislation that will double or triple the number of foreign workers allowed under the program that just put his American citizen constituents out of their jobs.

Here’s the real issue with Marco Rubio’s finances

Chris Cillizza, The Washington Post

The issue then is that Rubio has worked to sell the "average guy with debt" storyline even while doing things that average folks don't do. He got an $800,000 advance for his book, which, as someone who has written a book, I can tell you, is not average. Rubio used some of that $800,000 to pay off his student loans, to pay legal fees and, yes, to splurge on a boat.

The 4 Stupidest Things About The New York Times Hit On Marco Rubio

Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist

In what reads almost like a parody, the New York Times went large with news about Marco Rubio’s supposedly dangerous driving record. The only problem was that it was a complete dud of a story that made its reporters look like chumps. Here are the four major problems with the piece.

Marco Rubio Leaves GOP, Joins Party of Stupid - Or Does He?

Embattled ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos has a friend in Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio. Why? Maybe it is because it turns out the main topic of several of Rubio’s past interviews with Stephanopoulos has been – you guessed it – comprehensive immigration reform.

Who Votes For Rubio?

Ross Douthat, The New York Times

Right now he’s well-positioned as a lot of voters’ second choice, which isn’t a terrible place to be but which suggests “Pawlenty Zone” problems if he doesn’t become a first choice for more than 5-10 percent of the electorate at some point before the primaries actually begin. And there’s a plausible case, offered this week by my colleague Nate Cohn, that he’s ultimately destined to disappoint.

Marco Rubio, Gen-X Fraud

Ana Marie Cox, The Daily Beast

On the surface, Marco Rubio is such a perfect 2016 Republican nominee you might think he was created in a lab. He ticks off all the demographic boxes that the GOP has struggled with for the past decade: A young (43) Latino who likes Tupac! He is adept with social media, talks like a person who watches the same dumb TV as you, and is pleasantly self-deprecatory when the occasion calls for it. Pundits and consultants are giddy with the prospect of a “generational choice” between Rubio and the rest of the field—not to mention Hillary Clinton.

Highlights of the Week in Presidential Politics

This week saw Hillary Clinton demonstrate why she is the Democratic candidate conservatives want to run against; Jeb Bush demonstrate once again that he and Clinton share many of the same positions, and why he is the "great white hope" of the Republican establishment; Rand Paul and Marco Rubio undercut their own campaigns with votes in the Senate, Ted Cruz make an important speech no one reported, and not-a-candidate-yet Donald Trump take the laurel for the week by making the best case we've heard yet for Ted Cruz's candidacy.

Rubio Fails First Post Announcement Test

In his first post announcement test – the vote on the dangerous Iran nuclear weapons treaty bill put forward by Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker – Rubio voted for that dangerous bill and failed to take the bold conservative stands that would have distinguished him from the huge Republican field. What's more, Rubio wilted under pressure and withdrew a strong conservative amendment demanding Obama certify Iran recognized Israel's right to exist.

NBC OpEd: Is Marco Rubio The Republican Obama?

Jason Johnson, NBCBLK

After watching Marco Rubio deliver his presidential ambitions it was very clear that he is bringing something dynamic and almost Obama-esque to the 2016 race. The question is, can he get out of his own way enough to really compete?

Folksy Hillary Clinton vs. Statesmen-Looking Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio?

Patrick Healy, The New York Times

On one side is a crowd of Republicans trying to look presidential. On the other side is a lone Democrat trying to look normal.

Rubio Announces for President: Which Marco Rubio Would Show-Up For Inauguration Day?

Our concern is not with the Marco Rubio who announced on Monday, our concern is with which Marco Rubio is going to show-up on Inauguration Day if he were to win the presidency.  Would it be the “pre-Gang of Eight bill” Marco Rubio we saw yesterday, or would it be the  “after the Gang of Eight” Marco Rubio, who has spent much of the last two years scorching conservatives and advocating a bill intended to destroy the American exceptionalism Rubio claims he has launched his campaign to restore?

As Rubio enters race, Bush better beware

Susan Page, USA TODAY

The generational message the freshman Florida senator delivered and the iconic setting he chose underscores the advantages he has over Bush, who leads in most early national polls. "In many countries, the highest office in the land is reserved for the rich and powerful," Rubio told a friendly crowd of about 1,000 people in Miami who chanted, "Marco!" "But I live in an exceptional country where even the son of a bartender and a maid can have the same dreams and the same future as those who come from power and privilege."