Because there are so many more reasons he shouldn't be President (and won't be) than just his immigration flip-flops, we continue a look back at Marco Rubio's greatest failures from the Beach Peanuts archives (part one is here):
May 2, 2011: Marco Rubio stumbles onto Meet The Press to share his "concerns" that President Obama has "failed to lead" on the country's most pressing issues. While Rubio was trying to set the record for most times anyone has said "Obama fails to lead" in an hour or less, President Obama was busy "not leading" by tracking down Osama Bin Laden.
Just like Reagan? DREAM on. In a speech at the Reagan Library, Rubio said Ronald Reagan defined the era in which he grew up, ignoring the fact that Rubio's policies hardly line up with Reagan's. The man who said “Ronald Reagan was elected when I was in third grade and Ronald Reagan left office when I was in high school” apparently wasn't paying attention then.
Rubio voted to block President Obama's $447 billion jobs bill in 2011 and further cosponsored another bill that would kill one out of every 10 federal jobs. Then he followed up by coming to Tampa to talk about job creation and blamed everything but his own efforts to kill jobs for preventing businesses from hiring workers.
Rubio began embellishing his family story, changing the date when his parents came here from Cuba and why. He was outraged, OUTRAGED, that fact checkers could count and pointed this out. He tried to clear it up later by saying "I got the dates wrong because they happened 15 years before I was even born." One would think having such a compelling family story that Rubio professes to be so compassionate about would mean those dates would be burned into his memory, but this is Marco Rubio, and the real story wouldn't back up his political narrative, so...
Tossing his anti-Wall Street Tea Party supporters under the bus again (along with the rest of us), Rubio took Wall Street cash and proceeded to block tax breaks for the middle class, blocked the confirmation of a director for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau which was created to protect consumers from the big predatory banks, and worked to weaken the agency altogether.
Rubio also voted against the nomination of Mari Carmen Aponte as ambassador to El Salvador. Rubio did so because he didn't like President Obama's Latin America policies, nor the State Departments policies toward Cuba. Democrats at the time said this was an insult to the Puerto Ricans he represented in Florida. Another monumental outrage tantrum ensued, relayed by proxy through a spokesperson.
Rubio earned a "perfect" voting score from his base, Americans For Prosperity and the Koch brothers.
Rubio begins bleeding any Hispanic support he had because of his lack of support on immigration. The bleeding never ceased for many reasons, including the time when he and his BFF David Rivera signed on to discuss military only immigration with some white nationalists at a CPAC hate-fest.
In the run up to Mitt Romney's VP pick guessing game, even Ann Coulter said Marco Rubio wasn't ready to be Vice President. Yes, Ann Freakin' Coulter. She said he "scared her." Former Bush AG Alberto Gonzales was also not a fan.
Rubio, on whether he wanted to be Romney's VP pick: Yes, I don't want to be VP, no of course I do!
Mitt Romney took the 2012 VP Rubio Pander Mobile out for a test drive, and found that it wasn't just Ann Coulter and Alberto Gonzales who didn't like Rubio. The dislike was bipartisan. For both of them, it turned out.
More David Rivera problems.
Rubio voted to block the student loan interest rate extension, because the Rubio American Dream apparently includes staying broke long after college. Spoiler Alert: He used false claims as an excuse to do so.
Rubio didn't think it was a "big deal" that Mitt Romney was hiding his tax returns from voters so they wouldn't find out how little, if any, he paid in taxes on his boatloads of income. There's a shocker.
Rubio shows his dislike of President Obama by refusing to attend his second inauguration, because that's what mature politicians who are ready to be President do. Then Rubio puts out a statement "honoring" the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and celebrating the inauguration, which he did not attend, because, blatant hypocrisy.
Rubio calls the anniversary of Roe v. Wade "tragic," and says he is "privileged to serve in a position that allows me to fight for the lives of the unborn." (so he can deny their mother's health care, and to many of those children after they're born.)
Rubio votes against paying the nation's bills. I guess he thought of it as a kind of "foreclosure" for America, or a credit card someone else picks up the tab for, given he's the expert on such things.
Rubio votes to block the Violence Against Women Act. He also votes against it again despite the fact that it contained human trafficking legilslation that he co-sponsored. So yes, immigration wasn't the only legislation he helped create and then voted against.
Rubio famously slurps his way through a response to the President's State Of The Union address, and then, wait for it.....fundraises off of his blunder with a $25 bottle of freedom water for his Reclaim America PAC.
The same day Connecticut's State Prosecutor Stephen Sedensky revealed that it took Adam Lanza less than five minutes to fire 155 bullets at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown and kill 26 children and adults, Rubio signed a letter stating he would filibuster ANY gun legislation in the Senate. He wouldn't even allow a debate, and he voted against it with Sandy Hook victims families looking on from the gallery, followed by refusing to talk to a Sandy Hook victim's daughter.
More Rubio immigration nonsense.
Rubio fundraises off the GOP manufactured crisis at the IRS in an attempt to distract from the real issue behind it, campaign finance laws that allow politicians like Rubio to swap out democracy for billionaires with political agendas.
Yes, more Rubio immigration nonsense.
Rubio finds a way to combine two of his favorite "scary" issues, Obamacare AND the IRS, as he attempts to take away health care.
More Rubio health care hypocrisy.
Rubio says he wants to hear Obamacare horror stories. Not really.
Rubio demands that a women carry a child to term no matter what the circumstances. In this case, the consequences would be a child who is uninsurable.
Rubio, and his "wage enhancement" plan.
Rubio's "not a scientist, man." So stop asking him to face reality.
Rubio tries to distract from his "not a scientist man" comment by turning the conversation to abortion, which doesn't change the fact that he's still ignoring climate change as his constituents navigate floodwaters back home, and leaves him on an island when you look at the polls.
And finally, Rubio calls his big donors to tell them he's running for President, later formally announces to the rest of the country, and immediately falls into the arms of billionaire Big Sugar donors after he leaves the podium.