Rubio breaks with party to oppose dea...

Rubio breaks with party to oppose deal on 'fiscal cliff'

There are 154 comments on the USA Today story from Jan 1, 2013, titled Rubio breaks with party to oppose deal on 'fiscal cliff'. In it, USA Today reports that:

Republican Sen. Marco Rubio broke with his party Tuesday and voted against a bipartisan compromise to avoid the "fiscal cliff" of tax hikes and spending cuts.

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senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#85 Jan 3, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
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Teabaggers usually tap them for the keynote speakers at their convention.
Mitt Romney chose Paul Ryan for his running mate, but he's making sure to find major convention roles for the other short-listers.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, two of Romney's rumored top choices for the job, will have prominent speaking roles at this year's Republican National Convention. Christie has been awarded the coveted keynote address, while Rubio will introduce Romney on the closing night, sources told Fox News.
Republicans formally announced Tuesday morning that Christie, who considered a 2012 presidential bid of his own before endorsing Romney, would speak in the prime slot in Tampa later this month.
THEN.........they EAT them.
NOT TRUE - Christie said he WOULD NOT RUN for president. He was asked numerous times and even begged and he still said NO.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#86 Jan 3, 2013
senior citizen wrote:
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NOT TRUE - Christie said he WOULD NOT RUN for president. He was asked numerous times and even begged and he still said NO.
That doesn't mean they didn't want him:

The parade of Republican donors courting Gov. Chris Christie for a 2012 presidential run continued Tuesday, but the governor insists he’s not interested in going anywhere anytime soon.

A group of donors traveled from Iowa in May to meet with the governor at Drumthwacket, the governor’s mansion in Princeton.

With the party’s frontrunner sagging, Chris Christie is reconsidering pleas from Republican elites and donors to run for president in 2012, two Republican sources told POLITICO.

The New Jersey governor has indicated he is listening to big-money backers and Republican influence-makers, and will let them know in roughly a week whether he has moved off his threat-of-suicide vow to stay on the sidelines of a presidential race that remains amorphous heading into the fall, the two sources said.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is reconsidering his decision not to enter the 2012 presidential race — and he says he will let top Republican donors know within days about his plans, Newsmax has learned.

During the past few weeks, several leading Republican donors and fundraisers have been urging the popular Republican governor to reconsider his decision not to run and to enter the GOP primary.

“have seen the years,”

Since: Mar 10

and the slow parade of fears"

#87 Jan 3, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
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Agreed.
He is slime, crimminal slime.
Rubio charged more than $100,000 to his GOP credit card during his two years as House speaker for expenses including grocery bills and plane tickets for his wife. Rubio released a statement saying that his expenses were for "legitimate political purposes."
"When I made personal charges, I paid for them directly to American Express," the statement said. "I have not been contacted and don't know anything about any potential inquiries, but I welcome the chance to set the record straight once and for all."
On January 5, newly elected U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) was sworn into office in Washington D.C. But the former speaker of the Florida House of Representatives has some unfinished business back home.
Rubio–as well as other state GOP lawmakers and party contributors–are currently the likely subjects of multiple wide-ranging state and federal investigations conducted by the FBI and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) into improper use of credit cards issued by the Republican Party of Florida, as well as tax evasion and improper budgetary appropriations.
Some of the legislative actions reportedly being investigated by federal authorities are those that led to the development of the state’s largest private prison, the Blackwater River Correctional Facility (CF), which opened its gates for operation in November 2010. The prison was designed and is operated by Florida-based Geo Group, the nation’s second-largest private prison operator.
Naturally teabaggers want this crook for president.
Me, too. Rubio is such a sleazeball! Don't forget his poor, refuge parents who came here to escape from Castro's Cuba. The only problem with that is they came to the U.S. 7 years before Fidel Castro took control in Cuba. Then Rubio tries to blame the "error" on his Mother who gave him misinformation. Really?!?!?

“have seen the years,”

Since: Mar 10

and the slow parade of fears"

#88 Jan 3, 2013
Sorry-"refuge" should have been spelled "refugee". On the other hand, calling Rubio "trash" isn't so far from the truth.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#89 Jan 3, 2013
Doctor My Eyes wrote:
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Me, too. Rubio is such a sleazeball! Don't forget his poor, refuge parents who came here to escape from Castro's Cuba. The only problem with that is they came to the U.S. 7 years before Fidel Castro took control in Cuba. Then Rubio tries to blame the "error" on his Mother who gave him misinformation. Really?!?!?
A born politician.

Rubio was named Freshman of the Year by the Florida Petroleum Marketers Association.

He then saw the $$$$ and a teabagger appeared.
Sheik Yerbouti

Southampton, PA

#90 Jan 3, 2013
Usually Rubio sounds relatively sane for a republican but this sounds like teabagger claptrap!
Fredb

Miami, FL

#91 Jan 3, 2013
senior citizen wrote:
If the crap that the Dems put out was not right - then the REPS SHOULD VOTE TO OPPOSE IT. Obama played around for 3 months and a the last minute wanted to work across the aisle - and hand in shit - when he failed he sent in Biden. This way he can say "Biden" did it. Obama has no idea what his job as a President is or what he would be doing. Bill Clinton will have to answer the phone if it rings at 3 in the morning.
We are lucky to have such a great representative as Rubio. He is one of the few genuine people in Washington.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#92 Jan 3, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
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Can you point out that in his speeches then. Didn't think so.
He didn't say the sun was going to come up tomorrow either because it's common knowledge, just as it was common knowledge he was referring to federal income tax rates everytime he spoke about not raising taxes.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#93 Jan 3, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
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People without principle do things like that.
What would you know about principle, DUMBO?

How many aliases do you post under here?

Have any posted anything factual or on topic yet?
Cat74

United States

#94 Jan 3, 2013
Oh my, Obama threatened a veto if the Republicans added monies for the military, and then signed an appropriation for $633. billion dollars. Good for the Republicans.
Emanuel

Miami, FL

#95 Jan 3, 2013
Fredb wrote:
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We are lucky to have such a great representative as Rubio. He is one of the few genuine people in Washington.
Well said!
Cat74

United States

#96 Jan 3, 2013
He is probably your next President.
nobama

Los Angeles, CA

#97 Jan 3, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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And yet it took the Dems to permanently lower taxes for all those making under $400k.
GOPasaurs lose again by supporting only wealthy Americans.
How do you figure taxes were lowered on anyone.
Please pay attention..
nobama

Los Angeles, CA

#98 Jan 3, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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What would you know about principle, DUMBO?
How many aliases do you post under here?
Have any posted anything factual or on topic yet?
Here we go again.

au contraire

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#99 Jan 4, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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No need when you or your aliases are involved, Dumbo.
Yes, I see, you loons are trying the Attack Ploy you used on Palin and Bachman. The liberal war on women continues.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#100 Jan 4, 2013
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, I see, you loons are trying the Attack Ploy you used on Palin and Bachman..
Actually, I don't know anyone who really cares about either, Dumbo.

It seems the tea baggers- such as yourself and your aliases you post here- care to keep dragging them up.

I do understand: you can't talk about the 2012 election.

au contraire

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#101 Jan 4, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Actually, I don't know anyone who really cares about either, Dumbo.
It seems the tea baggers- such as yourself and your aliases you post here- care to keep dragging them up.
I do understand: you can't talk about the 2012 election.
White House War on Women Escalates
White House fails to represent women

BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff
January 3, 2013 12:37 pm

The White House’s Flickr account
recently released a photo of President Barack Obama and his top advisers. The complete absence of women in the image is another reminder that females are underrepresented in Obama’s staff.
Additionally, the president still pays his female employees significantly less than their male counterparts.

The Obama White House in 2011 paid female staffers 18 percent less than their male colleagues:

According to the 2011 annual report on White House staff, female employees earned a median annual salary of $60,000, which was about 18 percent less than the median salary for male employees ($71,000).

The Obama reelection campaign, though better, was also a bastion of inequality:

The Obama reelection campaign’s female employees earned an average of $6,872 during that period, compared with an average of $7,235 for male employees. That is a difference of $363, or 5.3 percent.
The annualized pay difference is more than $2,100 per year.
It is unclear when Obama and the Democrats will call off the war on women.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#102 Jan 4, 2013
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>White House War on Women Escalates
Not interested in your off topic cross posted DumboSpam, Dumbo, no matter what alias you post under.

Flagged.

au contraire

“Forever Is Promised To No One”

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#103 Jan 4, 2013
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Not interested in your off topic cross posted DumboSpam, Dumbo, no matter what alias you post under.
Flagged.
Of course you are not. You can't handle a battle of wits, you are unarmed.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#104 Jan 4, 2013
Fredb wrote:
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We are lucky to have such a great representative as Rubio. He is one of the few genuine people in Washington.
I never said he was bad. I said if the crap that Obama put in that plan was not right then the politicians should NOT VOTE FOR IT. Go back and read what I wrote and not what you thought I wrote.

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