Marco Rubio Courting Voters For 2020
After 11 women came forward in just one day this week to say that Donald Trump is indeed just the man he boasted to be: one who could sexually assault women and get away with it because of who he is, Marco Rubio is one of the Florida Republicans still endorsing him for President.
Marco Rubio, who has daughters of his own, is still supporting Trump even after revelations that Trump walked in on naked teenagers in the dressing room at a beauty pageant he owned, something that was apparently the norm for him at the other pageants he owned, walk-ins which he called "inspections."
After everything that Donald Trump has said and done for over a year now, beginning with his charge that Mexicans were drug dealers and rapists, to the allegations now spilling out daily for things he's done in the past, the only time Rubio opposed Trump was when he was a threat to Rubio's own political ambitions for 2016 in the presidential primaries. Soon after dropping out, Rubio flip-flopped on his decision to run for his Senate seat again, and as he did so, he endorsed the man who humiliated him, and who did a number of things Rubio criticized him for previously.
Because that's who Rubio is. He will do just about anything, no matter how low and dishonest, to further his political career.
Even if you were to ignore everything else Rubio's done and said, like how he hates his job in the Senate, and the fact that he's set records for his absenteeism there, how he's taken stands against women, health care, the LGBT community, and just about anything that would be good for his constituents -because Obama- his support for an admitted sexual predator for the office of the President tells you all you need to know about his "character" and that alone disqualifies him from office.
The two women you see above are Trump supporters at one of his rallies from photos circulating on Twitter, and there are many more just like them. These are the types of voters Rubio hopes to win over with his support of Trump. Because Rubio is running for the Senate again not because he wants the job, but because he wants to keep the seat warm as a stepping stone to another run for POTUS in 2020. And in doing so, if he has to stand in support of a sexual predator to do it, so be it.
When the "Trump Tapes" first surfaced last week, where Trump bragged that he could sexually assault women and get away with it because he was a star, this was the only thing Rubio said about it, a single tweet:
Which, in Rubio doublespeak, means absolutely nothing. It's a typical move by Rubio, who seeks to have it both ways on any number of positions, which is to publicly "condemn" something while continuing to support it. Because not long after this tweet, Rubio was asked if he still supported Trump. His response was "my position has not changed." He claimed that he wished there were better choices for president, but he supports the one who is an admitted sexual predator (among other things) and continues to bash his opponent, Democrat Patrick Murphy, because he would stand with Hillary Clinton on the issues. You know, issues like improving health care, the economy, creating jobs, improving the lives of women and children, and more. These are the kinds of horrors Rubio cannot stomach, while he apparently can stomach a candidate who walks in on naked teenagers, and who looks at 10-year-old girls and says he'll be dating them in 10 years.
Because that's who Rubio is. He supports Trump and he wants the support of Trump voters like those pictured above in the future.
Even today as I write, more allegations against Trump are coming out. And as I write, Rubio still supports the man the allegations are against.
Among those new allegations today: Trump once said that "deeply troubled teens" are "always the best in bed:"
In a jaw-dropping 2004 interview with Sirius XM shock jock Howard Stern, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said that actress Lindsay Lohan is clearly “deeply troubled” and therefore “great in bed.”
...“What do you think of Lindsay Lohan?” Trump asked Stern.
“I think she’s hot,” Stern replied.
“There’s something there right?” Trump said. “But you have to like freckles. I’ve seen a, you know, close up of her chest and a lot of freckles. Are you into freckles?”
“I’m not into freckles, but the red hair thing I like. I like her on the cover of Entertainment Weekly,” said Stern.
A bit later, Trump said, “Now does the father wreck, does that bother you a little bit?”
“Oh yeah, because first of all, if the father’s a wreck like the way he is…,” Stern said.
“Right,” Trump agreed.
Stern asked, “Can you imagine the sex with this troubled teen?”
“Yeah, you’re probably right,” Trump said. “She’s probably deeply troubled and therefore great in bed. How come the deeply troubled women, you know, deeply, deeply troubled, they’re always the best in bed?”
That's the man Rubio hopes becomes the next President.
This also surfaced today:
Kristin Anderson was deep in conversation with acquaintances at a crowded Manhattan nightspot and did not notice the figure to her right on a red velvet couch — until, she recalls, his fingers slid under her miniskirt, moved up her inner thigh, and touched her vagina through her underwear.
Anderson shoved the hand away, fled the couch and turned to take her first good look at the man who had touched her, she said.
She recognized him as Donald Trump.
...Anderson, who said she doesn’t support Trump or Democrat Hillary Clinton, did not initially approach The Post. A reporter contacted her after hearing her story from a person who knew of it, and she spent several days trying to decide whether to go public.
Anderson’s decision to do so follows last week’s disclosure by The Washington Post of a 2005 video in which Trump boasted to “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush that his celebrity gave him the ability to grab women “by the p---y. You can do anything.”
Trump insisted that his comments were “just words” and dismissed them as “locker room banter.”
Pressed about them in Sunday night’s debate against Clinton, Trump said that he had never done the things he had talked about, which would constitute sexual assault.
What Anderson described, however, is consistent with the behavior Trump described on the video.
“It wasn’t a sexual come-on. I don’t know why he did it. It was like just to prove that he could do it, and nothing would happen,” Anderson said. “There was zero conversation. We didn’t even really look at each other. It was very random, very nonchalant on his part.”
Rubio, who has young daughters of his own, thinks the man who does this should run the country, because others who think the same just might vote for Rubio in the future.
These are just the latest in a virtual tsunami of women coming forward to say that Trump is very much the man who boasted he could get away with sexually assaulting women because he's Donald Trump, and they have the emotional scars to prove it.
There are a lot of reasons Marco Rubio isn't fit for another go at the Senate job he hates, and likely won't fully serve because he'll take another run at POTUS, but these top the list.
And that goes for every other Republican out there who continues to support this repulsive man for President.
This is not leadership. This is cowardice at the most extreme level.
Marco Rubio doesn't deserve anyone's vote.