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FREEDOM OUTPOST

I wrote about Karl Rove’s new Conservative Victory Project PAC, which has taken aim at truly conservative liberty minded Tea Party candidates. Now Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) looks like he has his eye on a presidential run in 2016, even though his eligibility for that office is in question, and he’s given a high five to Rove’s anti-Tea Party PAC calling it a “good idea.”

When asked directly if Rubio thought that Roves’ Conservative Victory Project is a good idea, Rubio responded, “Yes.”

Rubio’s Senate race was helped by Karl Rove at a crucial time, so should we expect anything less than him to endorse Rove’s PAC? I don’t think so. Rubio said that the Tea Party and the Conservative Victory Project “have a place in American politics.”

“I think the concern that people have is that somehow people in Washington in the Beltway are going to decide that someone can’t get elected,” he told CBN’s David Brody. “That’s the argument they used against me and I don’t believe that’s Karl Rove’s intention but I think the concern that people have is that people from Washington are going to come in and decide ‘so and so is unelectable, somebody else is more electable, we have to go with them’ and I think that’s a valid concern. There have been some candidates that have been nominated that have not done well in the general-election stage.”

However,one of the interesting things about what Rubio said was, “There have been some candidates that have been nominated that have not done well in the General Election stage. Perhaps we need to do a better job working through that to ensure that doesn’t happen in the future. But I also think we have to be very careful that we’re not discouraging grassroots types candidates from running because often times they get elected and do a pretty good job.”

He did not touch on the very candidates the Republican party put up this past election cycle, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. Apparently they didn’t do well enough to turn out their base, but Rubio saw fit not to deal with that and neither did Rove.

“We’re all on the same team. We’re all working for the same goal,” Rubio said. “I think we need to take a deep breath and understand that at the end what we all want is to elect the most conservative people possible to come up here, fight to defend the Constitution, protect our liberties and move our country forward.”

Now hang on to your hats. The statement he just said is not true. Let me demonstrate. Senator Marco Rubio voted for the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act. This specifically would allow for American citizens and those on American soil, who are supposed to be treated equally under the law and given due process that is protected under the Fifth and Sixth Amendments. My fellow Americans, he not only voted for it, but then completely misrepresented it in his justification of his vote.

Furthermore, US District Court Judge Katherine Forrest issued a permanent block on the NDAA and her questioning of the Obama administration as to whether they were actually using this currently indicated that they were doing so.

Obama had indicated that he would veto the legislation because of Sections 1021 and 1023 which provide for the indefinite detention and denial of due process simply for allegations, without evidence, that one is a terrorist. He signed the law, claiming that he would not abuse that power.

Forrest’s block barely made it through a weekend before Obama’s attorney’s petitioned US Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit Judge Raymond Lohier to order a stay against the injunction of Forrest, which he granted.

Rubio also supported the GOP nominee Mitt Romney who openly said he would have signed the 2012 NDAA as written and his vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan who voted for the NDAA.

That is not the goal of “fight(ing) to defend the Constitution, protect(ing) our liberties.” It is the exact opposite. This is only one issue. The issue of rewarding illegal aliens with citizenship is another that we are facing now and Rubio is pushing legislation that even Barack Obama approves of on that issue.

I understand there can be no perfect candidate, but my goodness, we should be endorsing people that can at least affirm to uphold their oath and yes, I understand Barack Obama is bad news. That is not an excuse to let people who claim to be on the side of the Constitution, who wear an “R” on their jersey, trample upon it.

Finally, keep in mind what he teaches in a politics class. Joel McDurmon of American Vision News reports in an article titled Rubio Blows His Conservative Cover:

Rubio still teaches a class at Florida International University, and one recent morning he was telling his students—almost all Hispanic immigrants or children of immigrants—how politics really works. His topic was the Florida House of Representatives, and he didn’t need notes to explain why the legislative body he once led is so partisan and polarized. “If you know the only way to lose your seat is to get out-conservatived in a primary, you’ll never let anyone get to your right,” Rubio said. He’s clearly a political animal. “I’m not telling you this is how it should be,” he said with a grin. “But it’s how it is. This isn’t a good-government class. This is a politics class.

Rubio’s detractors, and even some admirers, suggest that his career so far has been less about good government than politics and self-promotion. His autobiography recounts virtually no substantive achievements beyond a hometown tree-planting project. In the class, he devoted much of his time to recounting the machinations that persuaded his colleagues to elect him speaker: “You raise money for them. You befriend them. You make sure your kids are friends with their kids. And then you cut the best deal you can.” He didn’t mention that the deal he reportedly cut to secure North Florida support for his candidacy revised funding formulas at the expense of his South Florida constituents. . . .

Rubio’s endorsement of Rove’s PAC, which takes aim at true conservatives, should be an indicator of what he is really about and I suggest that if Republicans want conservatives to achieve victory, they start putting up true Constitutional conservatives.

 
 
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  • JohnSvengali

    Charlie Crist turned out to be real garbage as a Republican, now a Democrat, sold to us as the Republican establishment’s choice. That was Rubio’s competition to become nominated as a Republican for the U.S. Senate. But just as a lot of us did not know what an opportunist and political whore Charlie Crist was until he went openly and unabashedly left of center, Rubio has done the chameleon conservative act convincingly, always seeming to say the right thing – apparently whether he believes it or not – “never letting anyone get to the right of him.”

    This article writer’s conclusion that Rubio has been about political self-promotion and posturing is spot on. Seeing him not hit Hillary Clinton hard at the recent Benghazi hearing and voting for John Kerry put him in the pack of Republican Senate mush. Seeing his all-out and foolish amnesty proposals reveals his true agenda. He’s spending political capital, hoping it puts him ahead of the pack, while appearing to play honest broker. It’s B.S., and I don’t like it.

    Rubio is playing every card he can to embrace whatever trend comports with the establishment of the Republican party, diving head-first into the popular issues pool. The establishment’s wrong-headed trend is to compete with Democrats for the Spanish-speaking vote. The ones who vote with us are about 1/3 of that population and solidly Republican, productive and law-abiding, legal immigrants or were born here, and are conservative by philosophy, even advocating strong border protection and immigration integrity. The other 2/3 of that demographic are liberal, Democrat, less-informed, are possibly related to illegal aliens, and are sympathetic to illegal aliens and fundamentally transforming America into a border-less, bilingual, Hispano-centric multicultural Balkan-like mess. And the latter are winning in the battle. They have never been or never will be with us. So, what’s the point to legitimize these generally low-skilled, future Democrat voting, law-breaking or advocating group? There is no point.

    Rubio is slick, a politician first, conservative to a degree, but solid he is not. It was correct to support him over Crist. Kudos to Mark Levin. But to stamp him as having presidential timber with the conservative mettle we found in Goldwater or Reagan is not only premature, it may be completely off-base. Rubio as presidential material? I disagree with Levin on that and urge patience for us all in reaching any such conclusion.

    • rosech

      We have enough scum to get out of our White House and Congress, and Mr. Rubio has just joined that group of vermin. Man, when they want to get in Congress and move up, the greed and power just makes them jump off their oath of office and screw their constituents. We allow them to take these steps but we can force them to resign or recall them because THEY ARE OUR EMPLOYEES, and not the other way around. Frankly, for me, he has always been very low on the totem pole for his stand on many issues, and now this. No way, Jose!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ray-Hallman/1443476724 Ray Hallman

    well, I thought he would be okay. why do they hate the tea party? Time to look elsewhere

    • rosech

      They hate us for loving America and the Constitution and yet so many of them have never even read the Constitution. We definitely must get rid of them and vet thoroughly their replacements asap!

  • disqus_wvjDDhxQLw

    Rubio has always been anti teaparty. Fort Lauderdale Tea Party is longest running Teaparty in the US. Marco Rubio showed up 15 minutes before his un informative speech and left directly after.

    Allen West stayed in the hot sun for an hour after he spoke out of the back of my truck in a mall parking lot on a 90 plus degree day. Not only did Allen stay but he took verbal abuse from a old time veteran with opposing ideas like a statesman, firm with his belief but oh so respectable to his elder veteran. What a shame the GOP helped kill Allen’s career in politics is my opinion.

    Rubio, Juan Zapata and David Rivera, all Republicans killed 6 anti illegal immigration bills 76% of Florida’s population supported according to a sunshine poll.

    The Florida GOP and else where I assume have become agents of the big corps, unions, yes unions, agriculture and construction conglomerates. They are a Un American wing on one side of our corrupt eagle, while the liberal socialist left is the other.

    Until lawyers don’t represent the majority of elected representatives, PAC and election funding rules are changed and the electric ballot is thrown in the corrupt garbage can, the Republic is doomed. Obama is simply finishing hammering the nail in the coffin that GW helped build with stimulus, but it goes back much further than that now doesn’t it.

    To bad Glenn Beck went off track and put the religion in front of the Constitution, if he had debated and united the libertarians a strong movment would have been created. It would have drawn the most straight edged evangelicals to join in. We could have drawn a line in the sand and forced other Christians to pick sides. Now his attempt to divide the libertarians shows to me he has lost touch with what America is. The momentum is lost, as is likely the Republic.

    To bad Christians who call themselves conservatives stuffed the coffers of churches who lobby to open borders and destroy the fabric of America. So much for the melting pot that created the greatest country and way of life ever to grace the earth.

    To bad Evangelical minorities that run the Tea Party divided a growing group of freedom loving libertarians, disgruntled dems and conservatives The Teaparty became what the libs lied we were in the beginning. What a F&#@ing shame.

    To bad Ron Paul is Ignorant to Islamification. He was to bold with his military wind downs and flat out missed the mark.

    If the Evangelicals, Ron Pual bots and Glenn Beck had followed the founding fathers and constitution instead of Bible, Ignorance, and ego. We would have stomped out socialism in the USA. Instead it is flourishing and we may be doomed.

  • rosech

    Rubio is just part of the RINO/liberal gang Not a native born citizen so no go for the prez seat, Mr. Rubio. Also, if you are against our Tea Party, then you are against America. If Rove’s PAC/consultants want you, it is a sure bet we do not because the PAC/consultants pick who they want the Repubs to run. The Tea Party, however, we go for the real gold, not the junk stuff which you have become. Move back home and let us get on with saving OUR country. You want amnesty and the majority in this country DO NOT! Another mark against your future.