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Frank Gaffney: Does Rubio Want To Be President or Just The Next John McCain?
breitbart ^ | 6/7/13 | f gaffney

Posted on 06/07/2013 6:38:18 PM PDT by bestintxas

In his June 4 column in The Washington Times, Frank J. Gaffney Jr. asked if Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) is serious about running for president in 2016--or if he'd rather just be an accepted fixture in the Washington establishment.

In other words, Rubio's vote on the immigration overhaul is going to tell us whether he plans on being president or if he's happy just being the next Senator John McCain.

Here's how Gaffney put it:

If Mr. Rubio is content with merely paying lip service to the safety and security of the American people, he will continue to enable the adoption of this 1,077-page monstrosity....If, on the other hand, Mr. Rubio actually does take seriously his responsibility as a federal lawmaker to provide for the common defense, and if he seriously aspires to the presidency, there is simply no way he can enable this bill's enactment in anything remotely like its present form.

Gaffney fears that Rubio "wants it both ways" at present, but that's simply not going to work. He backs this up by showing that "bill's present structure makes a mockery of claims that border security comes first."

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; illegals; immigration; laraza; obama; openborders; randsconcerntrolls; rubio
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McCain=nothing in the American language
1 posted on 06/07/2013 6:38:18 PM PDT by bestintxas
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To: bestintxas

Rubio wants to be Chris Christie.


2 posted on 06/07/2013 6:42:34 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: bestintxas

Rubio is already the next McCain. Whether or not he votes for it in the Senate, he voted for it in committee and made it possible for Harry Reid and company to push it.

It’s too late for him to hedge now. He voted FOR when it really counted.


3 posted on 06/07/2013 6:42:37 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: bestintxas

Rubio can run all he wants in 2016, but he will NOT be elected president... so he’s going to have to be satisfied with being McCain II.


4 posted on 06/07/2013 6:44:40 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: bestintxas
Does he have to choose?

and too

5 posted on 06/07/2013 6:47:06 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: bestintxas

Rubio called Ted Cruz a “Wacko Bird” today.


6 posted on 06/07/2013 6:47:43 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot.)
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To: bestintxas

He wants to be the next “winnable” republican! Like Dole and McCain and Romney!


7 posted on 06/07/2013 6:49:25 PM PDT by OSHA (One despises and wants to destroy the United States, the other is a dead terrorist.)
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To: tennmountainman

“Rubio just wants to be Chris Christie.”

And in other news, today is National Donut Day.


8 posted on 06/07/2013 6:58:59 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: bestintxas

Rubio will be the next nothing.


9 posted on 06/07/2013 7:01:24 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: tennmountainman; bestintxas; ScottinVA; ClearCase_guy; goodwithagun
The answer is obvious.

Rubio has gotten aboard the Zuckerberg train, which is heading towards political irrelevancy for him.

10 posted on 06/07/2013 7:03:53 PM PDT by OddLane
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To: bestintxas

Rubio is past tense.

For me, its Rand or Ted.


11 posted on 06/07/2013 7:04:20 PM PDT by marron
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To: Cicero

“Rubio is already the next McCain. “

He’s going to have to fight McCain’s boy Lindsay Graham for the position.


12 posted on 06/07/2013 7:05:32 PM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: bmwcyle; Conspiracy Guy; Cicero
FWIW, Gaffney has been outstanding on this subject.

He gave a speech to the Penn Club last year which explored in meticulous detail how we were giving sanctuary to jihadists of all kinds in the name of multiculturalism.

13 posted on 06/07/2013 7:06:33 PM PDT by OddLane
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To: bestintxas

I hope he wants nothing more than a garbage collector!


14 posted on 06/07/2013 7:09:47 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Soul of the South

15 posted on 06/07/2013 7:12:14 PM PDT by OddLane
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To: bestintxas

Rubio is a soggy, stale Cuban sammich. Next...


16 posted on 06/07/2013 7:13:16 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy
Rubio called Ted Cruz a “Wacko Bird” today.

Where did you hear/read that?

No doubt Rubio is likely jealous of Ted Cruz, but I find it hard to believe Rubio is that dumb to say such. (Note: I absolutely despise Rubio)

17 posted on 06/07/2013 7:17:42 PM PDT by sand88
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To: dalereed

What a stupid idiot he is. Maybe he is dating Bawney Fwank.


18 posted on 06/07/2013 7:19:03 PM PDT by MtnClimber (IRS-The 0bama thug army.)
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To: bestintxas

What Rubio wants to do most of all right now is shed his Tea Party conservative label and be a man of La Raza. That’s what all this trashing of conservatives and Schumer butt kissing is about.


19 posted on 06/07/2013 7:22:18 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: OddLane

I am not clicking any more links tonight. So I can only say, Rubio is who I thought he was, a poser.


20 posted on 06/07/2013 7:23:17 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy
Agreed.

He's a more charming version of Mel Martinez.

21 posted on 06/07/2013 7:24:01 PM PDT by OddLane
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To: sand88

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3028720/posts


22 posted on 06/07/2013 7:24:45 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: Cicero

And worse, he lied repeatedly about what was in that bill.

We won’t forget.


23 posted on 06/07/2013 7:25:02 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight
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To: sand88

The reference means he wants to be McCain


24 posted on 06/07/2013 7:25:19 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot.)
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To: stilloftyhenight
And he's still lying-present tense.

The hilarious thing about these ads bankrolled by Zuckerface is that if you listen to the first fifteen seconds they amount to a better argument against this POS bill than anything opponents could muster.

25 posted on 06/07/2013 7:28:30 PM PDT by OddLane
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To: OSHA

Having a real vision and being able to articulate it is what makes a winner.


26 posted on 06/07/2013 7:39:38 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: OddLane

I don’t remember Mel. But I believe you. Have a good evening.


27 posted on 06/07/2013 7:40:10 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot.)
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To: bestintxas

I am glad to see anything by Frank Gaffney, I think he is a real hero.


28 posted on 06/07/2013 7:40:57 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: marron

Rubio is just a pretty boy with pretty words.


29 posted on 06/07/2013 7:42:38 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Conspiracy Guy
Good night, CG.
30 posted on 06/07/2013 7:42:49 PM PDT by OddLane
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To: lodi90; sand88
Exactly.

Without naturalization-and eventually, enfranchisement-we wouldn't even be having this discussion.

The only reason the Democratic Party supports amnesty is because it ensures a steady supply of new voters, turning the rest of the country into California.

31 posted on 06/07/2013 7:44:36 PM PDT by OddLane
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To: OddLane

I have had it with all these billionaires who think they own America.


32 posted on 06/07/2013 7:45:31 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: bmwcyle
Rubio will be the next nothing.

Reminds me of an old Casey Stengall story.

In the early years of the Mets, a reporter asked Casey about two young pitchers. One was Tom Seaver.

Reporter: So Skipper, in twenty years, where will those two be?"

The Old Perfessor: "Those two? Well that one (pointing to Seaver) will be in the Hall of Fame. The other one? He'll be 45."

33 posted on 06/07/2013 7:51:16 PM PDT by llevrok (Joe Biden is the Fredo Corleone of the Obama crime family.)
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To: cradle of freedom
This is a country, not a hotel.

-John Derbyshire

34 posted on 06/07/2013 7:54:11 PM PDT by OddLane
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To: llevrok

AMEN


35 posted on 06/07/2013 7:54:11 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: OddLane

And certainly not a Motel 6! LOL


36 posted on 06/07/2013 7:58:52 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: cradle of freedom
Something the open borders crowd thinks is an improvement for some inexplicable reason.
37 posted on 06/07/2013 8:06:13 PM PDT by OddLane
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To: OddLane

And he’s still lying-present tense.


And the kenyan was doing exactly the same today about obamacare. Telling flat out fairy tales. The similarities between how they operate are striking. Rubio is a dangerous man.


38 posted on 06/07/2013 8:08:09 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: bestintxas
The Short Happy Life Of Francis Macomber Marco Rubio

Rubio has gone from nobody to potential superstar to the next John "RINO" McCain in less than one year.


39 posted on 06/07/2013 8:10:38 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Proof?


40 posted on 06/07/2013 8:18:37 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: bestintxas

Rubio wants to be loved by the left. It’s a common disease, usually terminal.


41 posted on 06/07/2013 8:19:34 PM PDT by TChad
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To: marron

“Rubio is past tense. For me, its Rand or Ted.”

Rand Paul is too much like Rubio when it comes to immigration.


42 posted on 06/07/2013 8:29:43 PM PDT by Pelham (Deport illegal aliens? Hell yes!)
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To: bestintxas

Rubio is Juan McCain’s used kleenex.


43 posted on 06/07/2013 8:44:17 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: bestintxas

He is making the same mistake Juan McVain made.


44 posted on 06/07/2013 10:29:14 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: bestintxas

One would think he would disavow those ridiculous ads. I have to say, I love seeing (hearing) Soros and Bloomberg wasting their money.


45 posted on 06/08/2013 1:21:26 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: tennmountainman

It sure didn’t take long for him to turn into a RINO.


46 posted on 06/08/2013 3:34:42 AM PDT by AdaGray
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To: AdaGray
It sure didn’t take long for him to turn into a RINO.

Maybe all this time he's been one. It's hard to hide that forever.

47 posted on 06/08/2013 4:14:29 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Mozilla

The question was “Does Rubio Want To Be President or Just The Next John McCain?”

In humor I answered Marco called Ted Cruz a Wacko Bird.

No proof is needed. : )


48 posted on 06/08/2013 5:22:32 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot.)
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To: Pelham
Rand Paul is too much like Rubio when it comes to immigration.


AND his loony pop.. :p
49 posted on 06/08/2013 5:26:15 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: bestintxas

Politically speaking Marco has slit his wrists and is bleeding out. His chances of becoming the 2016 GOP nominee are zero at this point. He will have to fight to get another senate term.


50 posted on 06/08/2013 8:11:54 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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