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    Re: Rubio tells donors he is running for White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    No, it's not a cheap shot. It's reality. I've repeatedly said that Hillary is not a candidate I favor, just that she's going to be far better than the competition. That's why she'll win, barring some unforeseen circumstance.

    The rest of your post was borderline coherent.
    What makes her "far better than the competition?" You must be speaking solely of ideology since her actual accomplishments are dwarfed by most of her competition.

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    Re: Rubio tells donors he is running for White House

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    Rubio tells donors he is running for White House

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    MIAMI (AP) Sen. Marco Rubio is telling his top donors that he is running for president because he feels "uniquely qualified" to pitch his Republican Party as one that will defend the American Dream.

    The first-term Republican from Florida told his biggest backers on a conference call on Monday that he sees the coming presidential campaign as a choice between the past and the future. In a swipe at Democratic rival Hillary Rodham Clinton, Rubio said the former first lady "is a leader from yesterday."

    Rubio says he has always felt the United States is about tomorrow.


    Does he have a chance?
    I fully expect the media to rally around Rubio the same way they did Obama. After all, his is a historic candidacy. In Rubio we have the first Hispanic candidate with a genuine chance to win the White House. The negative aspects of his past will be ignored and the media will swallow any vague platitudes he utters and spread them as if the were spoken by the Chosen One. Oh wait. Rubio is republican. Nevermind. The media will trash him

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    Re: Rubio tells donors he is running for White House

    I know a lot of candidates run knowing they won't win. I'm sure Rubio knows he won't win. I'm sure Ron Paul knew he wouldn't win BUT Ron Paul had a message and point to get across that I think actually permeated across all Americans. My granddaddy ran for South Carolina state senate twice as a Republican. As a poor old chicken farmer, he didn't have much money, and if I remember right he won Lexington County and nothing more (Outside of Columbia). I don't specifically remember everything he was running for and he has since passed away, but my mom and grandma broke it down like this "In debates he would promise things that then the guys with more money and stature had to promise, things that dealt with agriculture, and being more fair to black workers." My granddad actually employed quite a few black folks for help on the farm and they all said they liked working more for him because he was nicer, fed them better, and paid better. I actually think they got paid about $150 a day vs. my granddad buying me a N64 game a week for the same amount of work lol. So my granddad yeah, didn't really think he would win, gained nothing financially, he just gained the respect of other farmers and people as well as maybe a few more customers to his tax business, and above all he was able to get other politicians to at least think about or promise things like Ron Paul was able to.

    So what is Rubio's game? He doesn't strike me as a guy that is running to get the bigger guys to adopt his ideas, he strikes me as a guy running to maybe get a show on Fox News in the future.
    "Were going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and thats crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: Rubio tells donors he is running for White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    It tells most people that I made the right decision because the alternative was Gore and Kerry. The fact that you want to divert from Gruber's comments is quite telling just like the fact that you love California politics and its economic conditions says a lot about you.
    LOL....you might be able to sell that to the people on the boards if you didn't swoon over GWB the way that you do. I think the only people whom you idolize more is that Gruber guy. Its very telling how you put all of your trust in the words of one guy. Says a lot.

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    Re: Rubio tells donors he is running for White House

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    LOL....you might be able to sell that to the people on the boards if you didn't swoon over GWB the way that you do. I think the only people whom you idolize more is that Gruber guy. Its very telling how you put all of your trust in the words of one guy. Says a lot.
    It isn't the words it is the results of Obama that generate my comments. Results don't seem to matter in the liberal world as rhetoric trumps actual results and data. You have proven over and over again that reality.

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    Re: Rubio tells donors he is running for White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    It isn't the words it is the results of Obama that generate my comments. Results don't seem to matter in the liberal world as rhetoric trumps actual results and data. You have proven over and over again that reality.
    Love getting you to spout your empty rhetoric. I know the code words to elicit your responses. You long ago lost all credibility when you talk about "results" yet swoon over and idolize the Herbert Hoover of the 21st century.

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    Re: Rubio tells donors he is running for White House

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Love getting you to spout your empty rhetoric. I know the code words to elicit your responses. You long ago lost all credibility when you talk about "results" yet swoon over and idolize the Herbert Hoover of the 21st century.
    It is people like you, not me, that causes the problem. Your lack of economics understanding along with the inability to actually research verifies your lack of credibility. Today there still aren't any economic results of Obama's that are better than Bush's and that is something the leftwing will never tell you but the results do.

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    Re: Rubio tells donors he is running for White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    It is people like you, not me, that causes the problem. Your lack of economics understanding along with the inability to actually research verifies your lack of credibility. Today there still aren't any economic results of Obama's that are better than Bush's and that is something the leftwing will never tell you but the results do.
    Oh the irony.....why is it that those who are quick to claim someone is ignorant....are almost always the most uneducated and ignorant in reality? You talk a big game con but the "results" simply don't back up your rhetoric. Its almost like you are obsessed and believe it is your calling in life to try to rescue the failed legacy of GWB. I have never met a bigger apologist.

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    Re: Rubio tells donors he is running for White House

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Oh the irony.....why is it that those who are quick to claim someone is ignorant....are almost always the most uneducated and ignorant in reality? You talk a big game con but the "results" simply don't back up your rhetoric. Its almost like you are obsessed and believe it is your calling in life to try to rescue the failed legacy of GWB. I have never met a bigger apologist.
    Then by all means post the Obama economic results that are better than Bush's, GDP growth? NO, Debt? NO, Labor force growth? NO Discouraged workers? NO, BEA.gov, BLS.gov, and the U.S. Treasury aren't your friend.

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    Re: Rubio tells donors he is running for White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Then by all means post the Obama economic results that are better than Bush's, GDP growth? NO, Debt? NO, Labor force growth? NO Discouraged workers? NO, BEA.gov, BLS.gov, and the U.S. Treasury aren't your friend.
    Bush vs. Obama on the Economy, In 3 Simple Charts [UPDATED]

    The problem with people like you, Con is that you refuse to see the facts. You want to live in the reality that you have created in your own mind and you will spin and dance around the facts until you shuffle away. Any rational American will tell you that we are without a doubt better off today under Obama than we were under GWB ( the Herbert Hoover of the 21st Century ). The only real question is whether we should be better off than we are. Obama has definitely made some mistakes. But to try to pass GWB as the economic genius that you believe he is....is just downright laughable.

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