Marco Rubio

Rubio’s Cut Out, St John’s Not Gone

by Mike March 15, 2016

The rumors of his exit swirled for over a week, The writing was on the wall all over Florida, and in the end, he was thoroughly Trumped! Little Marco diminished himself by taking the low road in his desperate attempts to dethrone Donald. Meanwhile, the irritating “St John” Kasich, who actually offered to buy bibles […]

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Schumer delighting in Rubio slitting his political throat w/knife Schumer gave him

by Skip March 15, 2016

Ya gotta love that Dune reference, too! In that moment, as Rubio is announcing the Gang of Eight amnesty plan, Schumer KNOWS that Rubio has no idea what he has just done to himself.  And tonite, Rubio now understands. This is what happens when you betray those that brung you to the dance. (H/T: Instapundit)

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Rubio: The Laddie** Protesteth Too Much – Updated

by Mike March 10, 2016

If you have to keep saying you’re not quitting, you are quitting! From Stuart Varney and Charlie Gasparino at Fox Business, more rumblings of donor fatigue and the potential demise of Little Marco’s campaign: Top @marcorubio donors say barring a positive poll, the Senator will suspend his campaign prior to the Fla primary.https://t.co/IRJSkevDD0 — Charles […]

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Reality Begins To Dawn – Bush Financiers Move To Cruz

by Mike March 3, 2016

No matter how much the GOPe wishfully (wistfully?) announce their support for Malleable Marco, the plain truth is that the base does not want an amnesty-monger as their nominee. The Establishment ignored the base and put up JEB – they got Cruz and Trump from an angry base. They tried to ‘help’ Walker – he […]

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Marco and Nikki, Sitting in a Tree…

by Steve MacDonald February 25, 2016
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Marco skipped out on a Conservative conference to pal around with his newest convert, Nikki Haley, who is positioning herself to be Rubio’s VP. We also talked about the RNC’s  tolerance (blame Steve Duprey) for moderators who hate their candidates, vote fraud, a primary for Kelly Ayotte and does she have a shot at some […]

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LIAR! The Reason Rubio Carries Water

by Mike February 23, 2016

It is often said that liberals are guilty of “projection” – ascribing to others their own character flaws. From that, it would be reasonable to infer, with all the sound and fury of Rubio calling Cruz a liar over illegal immigration, that the source of the lies might be closer to home. A couple of […]

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Ted Cruz Asks Communications Director to Resign…

by Steve MacDonald February 22, 2016
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Ted Cruz asked his Communications Director to resign…for being a D-bag (my words, not his), with this from Ace because it covers it. “Cruz communications director Rick Tyler did push thisabsurd claim out,thereby fragging his own candidate, and so you’re damn right Cruz should ask him to resign. Indeed, I think he should be fired, assuming he was […]

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It’s what we do: just playback their own words…

by Skip February 21, 2016

“Sales Pitch” Politicians everywhere HATE it when you simply spotlight their own words – and think it is an attack. It certainly is what WE do here at the ‘Grok!  Funny thing, this Internet thingy – it forgets nothing; ya woulda thunk that politicians would know that by now. (H/T: Ted Cruz via NYT via […]

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Mission Accomplished – Kamikaze Christie Exits The Race

by Mike February 10, 2016

When notable figures leave the presidential race, WSJ’s James Taranto immortalizes their departure with a little Haiku. Herewith the “Bye-Ku” for Christie: Mr. Roboto Domo Arigato. I’m A kamikaze Paraphrasing: “Thanks, Robotic Rubio – you’re dead and I’m back to NJ….. you’re welcome!!”

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On this, Rubio is right and Jeb! can’t fix nothing

by Skip February 8, 2016

Shot: Marco Rubio: Let’s dispel with this notion that Barack Obama doesn’t know what he’s doing. He knows exactly what he’s doing.” Chaser: Jeb Bush: “My pledge to you: When I’m president I will not blame Barack Obama for a single thing,” he told listeners at the Nashua Country Club in Nashua, N.H. “The day that […]

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Futures predictors already saying Rubio has already lost?

by Skip February 8, 2016

OK, perhaps not the most accurate of methodologies but it IS real people putting their REAL money where their mouths are.  Or, to put it another way, where the profit leads – and profits seem to be racing away from Marco Rubio (reformatted, emphasis mine): BEDFORD, N.H. (MarketWatch) — It won’t show up in the […]

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Robotic Rubio Reamed In Debate!

by Mike February 8, 2016

Headline Shamelessly Stolen From ConservativeHQ.com ! Marco Rubio is between a rock and a hard place – the GOPe old-timers haven’t quite welcomed him into the club, and conservatives abandoned him after the “Gang of Eight” shamnesty bill. While Ted Cruz and even Trump, were happy to play “prevent defense” in the early part of […]

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Marco Rubio – still a member of the Gang of Eight?

by Skip January 18, 2016

Boy, Marco squirms in and out of the “immigration hole” faster than the Eldest’s pet snake.  We Conservatives had problems with this former TEA Party darling since he decided that he would hook up with Senator Chuckie Schumer (D-NY) who basically took him to the cleaners w/respect illegal immigration.  A lot of us went “HUH?” […]

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GOPe Demolition Derby Illustrated

by Mike January 1, 2016

I had noted yesterday, that the circular firing squad, or even a Demolition Derby, seemed to be on the Establishment side of the house this presidential season, then I found this great cartoon and updated it for the current primary chaos: Coming soon to a Primary near you – Pass the popcorn!

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Stupid Party? Establishment Demolition Derby!

by Mike December 31, 2015

I had thought it would be cut and dried – it is clear that the intended standard bearer of the GOPe – Bush III – is a lost cause, and that the outsiders (Trump, Cruz, maybe Fiorina) are giving the GOPe a run for its money. Conventional wisdom, especially on Capitol Hill, was beginning to […]

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Rubio-Gowdy: Donor Class Peas In A Pod

by Mike December 30, 2015

The endorsement that proves Rubio is what we suspected, and shines an unwelcome spotlight on the less-than-conservative positions taken by his new endorser, Trey Gowdy. Breitbart News examined some of Gowdy’s markedly Establishment positions and ties to Boehner, Ryan, and the Donor Class, and in so doing really undermines the value of his endorsement outside […]

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“Is Marco Rubio Getting Outworked? “

by Skip December 23, 2015

The Corner: It’s a question a lot of people are asking, most recently, a couple of Washington Post reporters, who add a little bit to a piece we published here at National Review a couple of weeks ago. Rubio’s critics, who include some of his own supporters, are making two claims: first, that his ground […]

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Life Imitates Grok – Clash Of The Cubans!

by Mike December 17, 2015

Last week, I opined that, as the race shook out, we’d see Ted Cruz consolidate the outsider/TEA Party/ Conservative base voters, and Marco Rubio consolidate the Establishment/moderate voters (and clearly, NeoCons). Notwithstanding Christie’s resurgence as a man of some, ahem, gravitas, the polls and the clashes on stage this Tuesday made it clear that Cruz […]

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Team NeoCon, World Police

by Mike December 16, 2015

Meet the war chicken hawks: When you’re ready to trade essential liberty for a little temporary (and it WILL be temporary) appearance of security, these are your guys… Graham will put your kids boots on the ground, even though he was just a lawyer in uniform. Rubio won’t walk softly with the big stick, but […]

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GOP Endgame 2016:
¿Choque De Titanes Cubano?

by Mike December 6, 2015

With the GOPe gradually realizing that the thoroughly co-opted Rubio is likely to be their last man standing, and with Cruz slowly eclipsing Carson and gaining on Trump, are we setting the stage for a “Clash of the Cuban Titans”? NRO thinks so.

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Every Honest Person Knows: Hillary Lied About Benghazi…

by Scott Morales October 30, 2015

.. but that doesn’t stop the loopy left media from refusing to accept the truth.  Watch Marco Rubio demolish a reluctant and nonplussed Charlie Rose. I bet if Hillary was caught stuffing a sack with puppies, tying it off and tossing it into a lake of gasoline then setting it alight, these people would still […]

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Informal Eyeball Poll –
AFP Defending The Dream Videos

by Mike August 26, 2015

This morning, I took a quick peek at our YouTube Video Manager, and saw some surprising numbers, along with this message from the Analytics page: “AFP Summit – Perry: This video got more views in its first 2 days than your other videos from the last 6 months!” This is how the videos of the […]

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AFP Defending The American Dream Summit
Keynote Videos

by Mike August 23, 2015

Wish I could have been there – some terrific presentations and speeches! Tim Phillips, AFP president, talks about AFP’s history and mission, and, oh yes – a shout out to David Koch Jeb Bush on his record as [spending] Veto Corleone, and his vision for America. Bobby Jindal absolutely on fire and unapologetic about his […]

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2016 Presidential Campaign – Falling, falling, falling

by Skip July 23, 2015

It’s early.  Too early to put all THAT much stock in these but I consider them, in part, a guidepost.  With Hillary, that guidepost arrow doesn’t seem to be pointing in the right direction; from The Blaze is the Quinnipac poll: and

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Trump

by GrokWatch News Desk July 23, 2015

Kathy Dunton | GrokWatch News Desk I am sure to tick off many of my fellow conservatives with this one, but here it goes… It was very exciting a couple of weeks ago to hear him say pretty much what every American is thinking. But now, as they say, he is sucking out all the […]

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Mr. Rubio, if our Government is not abiding by the Rule of Law

by Skip June 26, 2015

While most of the other GOP 2016 contenders have urged resistance to the Supreme Court’s Friday ruling on same-sex marriage, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said Americans “must abide by the law.” In a statement on his website, Rubio said he believes in traditional marriage as central to a strong family life, but then added: While […]

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AFP “Road to Reform” – With Sen. Marco Rubio

by Steve MacDonald June 26, 2015
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Americans for Prosperity held an Event in Manchester, New Hampshire last night. The Road to Reform. featuring Sen. Marco Rubio. The Florida Senator answered questions on topics ranging from the export-Import bank, to the economy, education, Jobs, and health care. I had the opportunity to record the entire event for GraniteGrok.  Senator Rubio’s remarks begin at […]

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Marco Rubio: Livin La Vida Loca

by Scott Morales June 12, 2015

Senator Marco Rubio’s living a luxurious, outrageous lifestyle out of touch with everyday Americans.  His $675,000 Florida house even has a pool!  He’s excessive and irresponsible. While Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been toughing it out, “dead broke” for years, living in squalor and hardship as she fights for her neighbors, the common American […]

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Marco Rubio: Too Wild and Inexperienced

by Scott Morales June 12, 2015

Senator Marco Rubio amassed 4 traffic violations over only 17 years.  His reckless irresponsibility knows no bounds.  Just another example of his flagrant disregard for public safety.  He’s just too young, wild and inexperienced. While Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has no such record and is in touch with the everyday American.  Why just look […]

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Marco Rubio, Not One of Us!

by Scott Morales June 12, 2015

Senator Marco Rubio’s finances are intolerable!  He amassed student loan debt, took out a mortgage on his house and squandered a completely irresponsible sum on a speed boat, while his rickety financial house was not yet in order (he only just earned a $800k book deal, that’s peanuts!).  Face it Rubio is just irresponsible. Behold […]

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