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.