Marco Rubio just doesn't know when to quit.
Fresh off of his Mitt Romney's so-called response to President Obama's State of the Union address, he's gone on to prove that he's clueless and hasn't learned a thing just like the rest of his party. While everyone was focusing on "guzzle-gate," it briefly distracted from the utter nonsense he was so obviously reading on his teleprompter. ("Note to self: Must. Not. Look. Away.... Gulp.") He gave a speech that was obviously written ahead of time, as he attributed things to the President that he never actually said.
It seemed as if Rubio was living in a world of his own imagination, talking about a President that he dreamed up who made a speech only he could hear. It was filled with more of the same policies that cost his party the election, again, and it was painfully dishonest. (You're just adorable, GOP. Never change.)
When your entire career and what you're selling is based largely on fantasy, it tends to make one nervous, and thirsty. And, not one to pass up a money making opportunity, Rubio jumped right in with a $25 water bottle as a fundraiser for his Reclaim America PAC. Much of what the PAC spends goes to "political consultants." I would venture to say they're overpaid considering the results.
From there, he moved on from water to Kool-Aid, and did what he does best: Find a camera and keep selling that snake oil. Rubio never lets the facts get in the way of a good story or policy. (See his ever so humble home in the "working class neighborhood" he grew up in, which is currently up for sale for a scant $675,000.)
Some of his latest whoppers are that he really, REALLY supports things that he opposes. For instance, he really supports the Violence Against Women Act, but just couldn't vote for it because it shifted funds from abuse to rape. (Not once, but twice.) I guess "rape" isn't violence in his mind?
His heart goes out to the families of victims of gun violence like the children at Sandy Hook Elementary, but he just can't support any new changes to gun laws. Sorry. He's standing with Wayne LaPierre on that one, which is basically laws don't work, why bother? He's heart broken, and yet not enough to even try doing anything to prevent more children from getting massacred. (You can see more of his ridiculous and absurd excuses for doing nothing in the video below.)
He loves student loans, which he benefited from, but he just can't support them for others.
Feels bad for Hurricane Sandy victims, but aid or relief to him is really just "pork." Sorry, you're on your own.
Loves Social Security and Medicare, his parents benefited from them, but he's ever so sorry, he just can't allow anyone else to.
He's working on an immigration plan that no one has seen for the two years he's been talking about it, but he's already said there are reasons why he might vote no it it doesn't meet his criteria. In other words, he's trying to play both sides of the fence, as it were.
Finally, there was this whopper on minimum wage, which would be great, but to remain consistent, naturally he's against that too:
“I support people making more than $9. I want people to make as much as they can. I don’t think a minimum wage law works,” Rubio told Charlie Rose. ”We all support — I certainly do — having more taxpayers, meaning more people who are employed. And I want people to make a lot more than $9 — $9 is not enough. The problem is you can’t do that by mandating it in the minimum wage laws. Minimum wage laws have never worked in terms of having the middle class attain more prosperity.” What works, he said, is helping the private sector grow."
Makes you wonder, does Marco Rubio understand what minimum wage means?
Yes, he'd love to be able to pass a bill so that people could earn a living wage and somehow scratch their way out of poverty, but sorry. Raising the minimum wage, much like gun laws, just wouldn't work. So says Marco.
Hard to imagine that his plan that everyone will pay attention to what he says, rather than what he actually does. He's got to keep that up for a few more years, it's a long time until the next election, and from what we saw the other night, he's already starting to sweat under pressure.