The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

If We Had Wanted an Obama-Hugging Sellout, Charlie Crist Would Be a Senator

Marco Rubio leading the RINO Squish Amnesty Parade? After so many conservatives personally vouched for Marco’s bona fides as The Real Deal? Meet the new Boss, same as the old Boss: Hey, did someone set the clock back six years in Washington? Because today looks a hell of a lot like the dawn of the […]

The 2016 Campaign Begins

Marco Rubio goes to Iowa: Seven hundred people turned out to see the Florida senator at the annual  birthday fundraiser bash for GOP Gov. Terry Branstad. Rubio had the spotlight  all to himself — he said he was merely here to help the governor mark his 66th  birthday, but no one believed it for a […]

RNC Hangover: You Gotta Believe

Last guy in the Press Filing Center, 1 a.m., Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 “There was never enough time. Every deadline was a crisis. All around me were experienced professional journalists meeting deadlines far more frequent than mine, but I was never able to learn from their example.” – Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing on […]

COMPLETE TEXT: MARCO RUBIO’S SPEECH TO THE GOP CONVENTION

TAMPA, Florida Text provided by the Republican National Convention: In 1980, I watched my first Republican convention with my grandfather. He was born to a farming family in rural Cuba. Childhood polio left him permanently disabled. Because he couldn’t work the farm, his family sent him to school, and he became the only one in […]

VP Tea Leaves: Is Mitt’s Short List Now Down to Pawlenty, Portman or Ryan?

There are signals — both in terms of actual evidence and what might be called “absence of evidence” — that Mitt Romney’s vice-presidential choices have now come down to three Midwesterners: former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Ohio Sen. Rob Portman and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan. It appears that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has been eliminated […]

I Love The Sound Of Citizenship Arguments In The Morning–No I Don’t

by Smitty Update: Human Events is not Town Hall. Michael Zak at Human Events: Now that Mitt Romney has become the presumptive Republican nominee, there is speculation that the junior senator from Florida will be his running mate. Marco Rubio’s parents were from Cuba and did not become U.S. citizens until he was four years […]

Rubio Unqualified For VP?

by Smitty Allahpundit giving it the Full Eeyore. Senator Marco Rubio appears to be staffing up for some sort of promotion; there are books and rumors of books, and rumors of a past a flirtation with. . .psst: Mormonism, in his dim dark past! Oh Nos! Allahpundit hits a crescendo about the whisper campaign against […]

SooperMexican: Dana Milbank Apologist?

by Smitty Did I type apologist? I meant adversary. First day, new fingers. SooperMexican is having none of Milbank’s critique of the GOP’s ‘insufficient’ pandering of the Latino vote (emphasis original, epithets ironic, as only conservative white males are capable of raaaaacism): Today leftist halfwit and pasty white gringo Dana Milbank wrote a column decrying […]

Much Needed Palate Cleanser From Marco Rubio

by Smitty Remind me again why this guy hasn’t been press-ganged into running for POTUS? Rubio sports more authenticity in a short speech than the entirety of the Mitt Romney cannon: Oh yeah: some Ruling Class Overlord hasn’t yet decided it’s Rubio’s ‘turn’, or something. via American Power

Savage Weirdness at Final Boarding: Did Team Perry Put the Blame on Rubio?

The National Affairs Desk, in the smoking lounge at Dulles International Airport, 1:10 p.m., Monday, Oct. 17, 2011 DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Less than hour until final boarding for my flight to LAX en route to Vegas, and no time to waste on trivia now. While I was checking in the one-way rental car ($164), I […]

From the Future Ambassador to Vanuatu

Feb. 17, 2010: When we first met by accident in an elevator at CPAC, Marco Rubio said to me, ‘Hey, your camera’s pink.’ After the events of this afternoon, I e-mailed my American Spectator story (about Marco Rubio denying my Thursday exclusive) to a fellow journalist. He replied, “My guess is that you were right […]

Well, Of Course He Denies It: Marco Rubio Says I ‘Made It Up Out of Thin Air’

My exclusive yesterday — sources telling me that Marco Rubio’s pro-Romney chief of staff Cesar Conda worked behind-the-scenes to persuade GOP leaders in Florida to move their primary to January – gets an official denial via Javier Manjarres at The Shark Tank: “Don’t you think if something like that had happened, you would have heard something? 100% fiction, they […]

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