Here’s the ad. I don’t know what to say. He took on the Republican Establishment and won?
Rubio is certainly preferable to Hillary. If he somehow wins the nomination I may vote for him.
And I suppose there may have been a “Republican Establishment” in Florida that he had to beat to win the Senate seat.
But what about since then?
He wasn’t fighting the Establishment when he joined “the gang of eight” and advocated amnesty with false promises about border security.
Rubio wasn’t fighting the Establishment when he cast the deciding vote for Obamatrade without reading the bill.
He says we must create a “new American century,” but we can’t afford it. We’re bankrupt.
Part of that “new American century” entails the Patriot Act remaining imposed on America and the NSA Big Brother apparatus staying in place. Justin Amash criticized the Republican establishment by criticizing Marco Rubio.
As Mark Horne wrote:
According to Rare.US, Justin Amash, a Republican Representative from Michigan was asked about Rubio’s proposals.
“I think it’s embarrassing to say things like that,” Amash said. He continued, “It reflects a lack of awareness of what the American people think and what the Constitution says.”
“If he thinks that that’s the future of the Republican Party he is very wrong.” “The party is liberty, protecting people’s rights, pushing back against corporate welfare and big government,” Amash added.
Amash concluded, “I think we have a great group of people who are pushing the Republican Party in the right direction, and you’ve got some people like Senator Rubio who want to take us backward and move the party in the wrong direction and make it into a very small party.”
Mark then ends on a nicer note. I’ll include it because I don’t want anyone to think I don’t recognize Rubio’s virtues.
Just to be clear, even though I think conservatives need to make this issue a priority, and I believe that Marco Rubio is on the wrong side of it, I don’t want to ever detract from Rubio’s real virtues. I thank him for defying the climate change campaign and for calling out GOP budget malfeasance. I greatly appreciate his willingness to join with Rand Paul and Ted Cruz in calling for an audit of the Federal Reserve.
But I can’t be a conservative and not criticize his defense of the Patriot Act. Justin Amash is right.