Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Dubious Rubio Panders Himself Into A Corner

Jim Newell of Salon wrote on how Marco Rubio is having a terrible year. Newell correctly notes the reason is that Rubio is a shameless panderer who could care less about policy. Rubio is against taking his own immigration bill to conference. Rubio voted to shutdown the government and have the Treasury Department default all to defund Obamacare. Rubio had to explain to Marc Caputo why he signed up for Obamacare and (unlike other Republican senators) took the $10,000 subsidy. As usual, Rubio ducked out of his interview with Caputo as fast as he could.

Rubio on Monday defended his decision to accept the annual subsidy, and said it wasn’t that special.

“It’s an [employer] contribution,” Rubio said. “It’s available to every employee of the federal government.”

Caputo asked Rubio about his cat fight with Rep. Paul Ryan over the budget deal. Rubio got out of the interview ASAP. Even Ryan realizes another shutdown is a political loser.Rubio proposes that the Senate turn down a bipartisan House budget deal. Rubio's reason is he is both hysterically against both less and more spending. That is the kind of nonsense a shameless panderer like Rubio will say.

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