Rubio to Cruz: If I’m so establishment, why is the establishment spending $20 million on ads to defeat me?

posted at 2:41 pm on January 21, 2016 by Allahpundit

As a great man once said, it’s a fine line between stupid and clever. This retort to Cruz’s claim that the establishment is moving from Rubio to Trump has a foot on each side of the line.

“Well, then why is Ted Cruz spending so much money attacking me?” Rubio shot back Thursday morning when asked about Cruz’s latest barb. After taking part in a forum on national security here, the Florida senator dismissed Cruz’s two-pronged attack, pointing to the fact that he continues to have more money spent attacking him than any other Republican candidate as evidence that he’s still viewed as serious threat.

He also noted that most of the attacks against him are coming from the GOP establishment itself. “Every time I’ve ever run for office, whether it’s to the Senate or now as president, I’ve had to take on the Republican establishment and we’re doing it again now,” Rubio said. “For example, I’ve had over $20 million spent attacking me. That’s not grassroots money, that’s money from the establishment.”

That’s a shrewd counterargument to Cruz’s attack — follow the money to see if you want to know who establishmentarians fear — and he’s not exaggerating about the amount. According to one NYT reporter’s calculation, Rubio has faced $22 million in attack ads in just the past seven weeks. And the vast majority of it is indeed coming from “the establishment.” But there’s a footnote:

“The establishment” here consists almost entirely of Jeb’s Super PAC. They’ve launched an all-out “kill Rubio” effort in New Hampshire and beyond, and for once they’re doing a pretty effective job. By Rubio’s logic, if Team Jeb suddenly dropped $10 million in attack ads to blow up a surging John Kasich, Kasich would no longer be an establishment candidate because he’d now be in “the establishment’s” crosshairs. Team Marco is quick to note that his numbers are steady despite the deluge of negativity, but that’s not exactly true. Starting in late December and continuing into the beginning of this month, he rattled off four straight polls in NH where he was at 14-15 percent. In the seven polls since then, including today’s stunner from WBUR, he hasn’t hit 15 percent again and has hit 14 percent just once — and that poll, from ARG, was supplanted by a more recent ARG poll dropping him to 10 percent. In three of those seven polls, he didn’t even crack double digits. His unfavorable rating in New Hampshire, per yesterday’s CNN survey, has climbed nine points in just a month, leaving Rubio with an overall rating (58/32) that’s comparable to Ted Cruz’s (55/30). It’s hard to argue that the barrage from Team Jeb, combined with Christie hitting Rubio as an inexperienced kid and Cruz hitting him as a RINO, hasn’t taken a toll.

In fact, don’t look now but Rubio’s overall poll average in New Hampshire is creeping ever closer to Jeb Bush’s. As I write this, RCP has Rubio at 10.8 to Jeb’s 8.3 — but that doesn’t include the new WBUR numbers, which have Bush leading Rubio by three points. (That makes four polls in a row where Bush is no worse than two points behind Rubio in New Hampshire.) It’s entirely possible, if this trend continues, that Rubio will slip to fifth place in the RCP average next week behind Trump, Cruz, Kasich, and Bush. Christie has slipped a bit himself in New Hampshire lately, polling consistently in the high single digits after about a month of cracking 10 percent, which is evidence that Rubio’s attacks are working on him too. But that brings me back to the initial point: This isn’t a case of “the establishment” trying to blow up one candidate, it’s a matter of various center-righties and their respective arsenals of fatcat donors trying to clear a lane for their guy to become the “establishment” champion. Kasich is winning for the moment because, ironically, everyone forgot to try to blow him up. Bush was too obsessed with smothering the younger, more appealing guy from his political past to bother with bombing Kasich. Maybe it’s too late now.

More on Team Jeb’s “kill Rubio” effort:

[The $20 million spent on attacking Rubio] would account for about a third of the Right to Rise advertising budget so far.

Broken down by state, $8.5 million has been spent attacking him in Iowa, $7.5 million in New Hampshire and $2.7 million in South Carolina. The remainder has been spent on national cable television — mainly Fox News.

The content and theme of the attacks are varied. First, Mr. Bush’s allies painted Mr. Rubio, a first-term senator, as an overeager opportunist seeking a promotion while he was shirking his responsibilities in the Senate. They have started portraying him more recently as a flip-flopper, most harshly in an ad that shows a cartoon of Mr. Rubio superimposed over a weather vane. The spot accuses him of switching his position on immigration legislation for political purposes.

The big surge of congressional endorsements for Rubio hasn’t emerged either. Why? Well, partly because of Jeb Bush:

The reticence around Rubio was punctuated by Sen. Lindsey Graham’s surprise move into Jeb Bush’s camp last week. The South Carolina senator, seen as one of the few congressional endorsements that could move the needle after he dropped out of the presidential race last month, went on to imply that Rubio is too green to be president.

Some senior GOP lawmakers who got behind Bush when expectations were still high say they’re not ready to jump ship yet but will reassess if the former Florida governor drops out…

“Rubio has a lot of support. Jeb has more,” [Rep. Adam] Kinzinger said. “I’m 100 percent with Jeb. If at some point he decides he’s not running anymore — which I don’t foresee happening — but if he does, then we’ll take a look after that. But you know, Rubio may drop out too.”

All of this is in service to Team Jeb’s master plan of somehow maneuvering Trump into a two-man race, with Bush emerging as nominee because most of the party supposedly can’t stand Trump. Destroy Rubio, count on Trump to destroy Cruz, and then it’s a death match between the two of them. The irony, though, is that killing Rubio doesn’t seem to be moving big donors towards Jeb in an all-out effort to stop Trump. On the contrary, Bush donors are reportedly pissed off at Jeb Super PAC chief Mike Murphy for wasting so much cash on destroying Rubio, whom they like and who would be a real threat to Trump as the last center-right candidate standing. If there’s any movement among big donors lately, it seems to be towards Trump in the interest of stopping Cruz in Iowa. (Whether that’s because those donors now see it as a two-man race between Trump and Cruz or because they’re taking a high-stakes gamble that Trump will be beaten by one of their favorites once Cruz is out of the way is unclear.) The point is, though, that increasingly it seems like Jeb Bush’s legacy from this race will be enabling Donald Trump’s victory, first by galvanizing populist support for Trump with the specter of another Bush presidency and now by destroying the one guy on the center-right who’s equipped to beat Trump and Cruz in a three-way race. Whether that’s being driven by resentment and jealousy of Rubio specifically or a feeling more generally that if Jeb can’t have the nomination then no moderate should is known only to Jeb and Murphy themselves. But that question is all that will remain once Bush 2016 is gone.

But hey. Rubio’s biggest fans will tell you that he’s the chosen one, a once-in-a-generation talent, a communicator unparalleled in the Republican Party, the avatar of a new age of conservatism. They don’t like the Obama comparison but to hear them describe Rubio, they sound a lot like O-bots circa 2008. If Rubio really is that singular a talent, even $20 mil from the Right to Rise Keystone Kops shouldn’t be able to stop him. Why hadn’t he already consolidated Christie’s, Kasich’s, and Bush’s support before Murphy went nuclear on him?


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Oh, I dunno…controlled opposition? $20M is a rounding error to these types.

Who’s backing you? Oh right.

MMK on January 21, 2016 at 2:45 PM

Because, ¡Marco!, the Establishment hates you for USURPING ¡Jeb!’s TURN

They are blaming YOU for his failures.

ConstantineXI on January 21, 2016 at 2:46 PM

…Jeb doesn’t count…Waterboy!

JugEarsButtHurt on January 21, 2016 at 2:47 PM

Breaking News: Establishment candidates don’t want to be called established

Oil Can on January 21, 2016 at 2:47 PM

Rubio is just not ready for primetime.

mjbrooks3 on January 21, 2016 at 2:48 PM

water bottle pics never get old.

everdiso on January 21, 2016 at 2:48 PM

A shrewd counterargument?

More like a craven one, offered in contempt to voters Rubio hopes aren’t really paying attention – while trying to disingenuously shift himself onto the ‘anti-establishment’ side of the ledger.

Athos on January 21, 2016 at 2:48 PM

Because there is more than one establishment candidate in the race?

clement on January 21, 2016 at 2:48 PM

Rubio is just not ready for primetime.

mjbrooks3 on January 21, 2016 at 2:48 PM

Neither is Cruz.

ConstantineXI on January 21, 2016 at 2:49 PM

Kid, because the others are even more establishment.

That the Fox losers all say “Rubio is now the de facto establishment candidate” escapes you?

You are the biggest traitor to all you ever met.

Your latest ad is a disaster “I’m the most anti-establishment and for the TEA party”.

Heh

Schadenfreude on January 21, 2016 at 2:49 PM

Dear Lord, thank you for this season.

It’s Christmas in America, every day.

Schadenfreude on January 21, 2016 at 2:50 PM

Rubio is Right, the moderate establishment prefers Bush, but the somewhat conservative elites, like NR & weekly standard types prefer Rubio

The funny thing is that Rubio allowed himself to be labeled establishment for 5 months, because he wanted the donor money, but now its too late for him to fight back

Even McCain & Graham wouldn’t endorse him, that should tell you how reliable to pro amnesty crowd is, Rubio dig his own grave, now own it

OrthodoxJew on January 21, 2016 at 2:50 PM

The remainder is about $3.5 million to national Fox ads — I’m in California and see the Jeb-pac rubio weather-vane ads all day long.

John the Libertarian on January 21, 2016 at 2:51 PM

“For example, I’ve had over $20 million spent attacking me. That’s not grassroots money, that’s money from the establishment.”

Most of it from your friend, Jeb!, the one who helped you, and the one you betrayed too.

:)

Thank you Lord.

The center right is not coalescing AP.

You’ll have to go

Cruz?

Trump?

More booze

Schadenfreude on January 21, 2016 at 2:52 PM

It’s funny how they write “Sen. Cruz” and “Sen. Rubio” in the poll tables, and every time I see I automatically read “Señor Cruz” and “Señor Rubio”.

Rix on January 21, 2016 at 2:53 PM

To: marco ‘open borders’ rubio

Just shut up and go home.

TRUMP 2016

Pragmatic on January 21, 2016 at 2:53 PM

The funny thing is that Rubio allowed himself to be labeled establishment for 5 months, because he wanted the donor money, but now its too late for him to fight back

Even McCain & Graham wouldn’t endorse him, that should tell you how reliable to pro amnesty crowd is, Rubio dig his own grave, now own it

OrthodoxJew on January 21, 2016 at 2:50 PM

Schadenfreude on January 21, 2016 at 2:55 PM

Rubio to Cruz: If I’m so establishment, why is the establishment spending $20 million on ads to defeat me?

Because Carl Rove and Mitch McConnell and that old fart who runs the U.S. Chamber of Commerce love Jeb! much more than they love you (even though you have great Establishment bona fides), and you are frankly getting in the way of Jeb!’s coronation.

FlameWarrior on January 21, 2016 at 2:55 PM

The funny thing is that Rubio allowed himself to be labeled establishment for 5 months, because he wanted the donor money, but now its too late for him to fight back

Even McCain & Graham wouldn’t endorse him, that should tell you how reliable to pro amnesty crowd is, Rubio dig his own grave, now own it

OrthodoxJew on January 21, 2016 at 2:50 PM

Schadenfreude on January 21, 2016 at 2:55 PM

‘Act of love’ – vs. – ‘Gayboots’.

Pork-Chop on January 21, 2016 at 2:56 PM

He’s done with Iowa

Rubio scales back Iowa advertising

The Florida senator is airing fewer 60-second ads, but is still hoping for a third-place finish in the caucuses.

Schadenfreude on January 21, 2016 at 2:57 PM

Rubio to Cruz: If I’m so establishment, why is the establishment spending $20 million on ads to defeat me?

Because you are willing to sell anyone out at the drop of a hat to advance your own financial and political gain. In short, nobody trusts you, not the Establishment, who truly understands the concept of betrayal for financial and political gain, nor those attempting to overthrow the Establishment who are finished being betrayed by those seeking power for their own personal financial and political gain.

oscarwilde on January 21, 2016 at 2:58 PM

The establishment wasting all their money in a civil war, this is too good. Rubio not running for reelection in the Senate makes it even better. So long Marco!

Jeffreyvdb on January 21, 2016 at 2:58 PM

From an Iowan working on the ground for one of the campaigns, I can tell you that Rubio has fallen off the radar a bit here. I was just thinking about that earlier today before I read this. It makes sense. Iowan’s are not talking about him as much. It’s very much Trumo Vs Cruz with Rand and the Huckabee fans clawing for life. Christie’s office is often shuttered. Carson’s campaign has been devastated by tragedy and campaign turmoil. Rubio has turned his attention elsewhere and Iowans have noticed.
But Paul supporters and Rand supporters are still very hungry.
h a p f a t on January 21, 2016 at 1:43 PM

Schadenfreude on January 21, 2016 at 2:58 PM

All of this is in service to Team Jeb’s master plan of somehow maneuvering Trump into a two-man race, with Bush emerging as nominee because most of the party supposedly can’t stand Trump.

Yes, we’ve already known this for SIX MONTHS.

The Establishment tried to rig the nomination via the RNC rule changes, state primary dates, and winner-take-all. It’s why so many Establishment candidates came out of the woodwork despite the issue of splitting the vote… because they were COOPERATING to dump their delegates to Bush. Heck, this even explained WHY these specific candidates came out (Kasich)…

Why are the HotAir pundits the slowest to figure things out?

dominigan on January 21, 2016 at 2:59 PM

AP perhaps partially believes:
But hey. Rubio’s biggest fans will tell you that he’s the chosen one, a once-in-a-generation talent, a communicator unparalleled in the Republican Party, the avatar of a new age of conservatism. They don’t like the Obama comparison but to hear them describe Rubio, they sound a lot like O-bots circa 2008.

Rubio differs from Obama in several ways. He says stuff that has some content to it. Most importantly, Rubio isn’t a narcissist, meaning he doesn’t drag along with him everything that implies — the importance of his image, the thin skin, the Greek columns and desire for love, adulation, and admiration, the continuous lying, the divide and conquer mentality, and on and on.

LashRambo on January 21, 2016 at 2:59 PM

Schadenfreude on January 21, 2016 at 2:55 PM

Not bad

OrthodoxJew on January 21, 2016 at 2:59 PM

The South Carolina senator, seen as one of the few congressional endorsements that could move the needle

Ha ha ha ha ha. That is so funny.

rbj on January 21, 2016 at 3:00 PM

Too late

Not bad

OrthodoxJew on January 21, 2016 at 2:59 PM

Our friend Bmore did that.

Schadenfreude on January 21, 2016 at 3:01 PM

Why are the HotAir pundits the slowest to figure things out?

dominigan on January 21, 2016 at 2:59 PM

a) figure out which team HA is on, b) understand your own question, no need to go on to c).

oscarwilde on January 21, 2016 at 3:01 PM

Schadenfreude on January 21, 2016 at 2:57 PM

Love it, love it, love it. Warmongering, snooping, amnesty traitor.

Jeffreyvdb on January 21, 2016 at 3:01 PM

Ha ha ha ha ha. That is so funny.

rbj on January 21, 2016 at 3:00 PM

Jeb!/Ms. Lindsey, for all the PC labels in 2016

Schadenfreude on January 21, 2016 at 3:02 PM

Oh, and another thing…

Rubio to Cruz: If I’m so establishment, why is the establishment spending $20 million on ads to defeat me?

Answer: Because eventually the ghouls turn and eat each other when they realize one of them has become nothing but dead flesh. Not to be so morbid, but the Establishment candidates are eating their own.

dominigan on January 21, 2016 at 3:03 PM

a) figure out which team HA is on, b) understand your own question, no need to go on to c).

oscarwilde on January 21, 2016 at 3:01 PM

Sorry, meant that question to be rhetorical. (Is there a tag for that?)

I already know which team most of the pundits are on.

Only Jazz shows much of a thinking objective analysis any more.

dominigan on January 21, 2016 at 3:04 PM

You can all thank Rubio, obama/Hillary and McCain/Ms. Lindsey for ISIS ruling in Libya and the rest of the messes over there.

Schadenfreude on January 21, 2016 at 3:05 PM

There are different degrees of being establishment Mr. Rubio, but there is no doubt that you are. Expect more hits as Trump moves closer to the establishment.

voiceofreason on January 21, 2016 at 3:07 PM

The snow panicking Washington DC is a wonderful representation of this election cycle.

The horizon is gold with light and delight!

mjbrooks3 on January 21, 2016 at 3:07 PM

You can all thank Rubio, obama/Hillary and McCain/Ms. Lindsey for ISIS ruling in Libya and the rest of the messes over there.

Schadenfreude on January 21, 2016 at 3:05 PM

Or we can thank Donald for contributing to and campaigning for Senators Clinton and Schumer.

Tater Salad on January 21, 2016 at 3:10 PM

Too late

Not bad

OrthodoxJew on January 21, 2016 at 2:59 PM

Our friend Bmore did that.

Schadenfreude on January 21, 2016 at 3:01 PM

I was a Romney guy last election, but i got convinced that you need a solid conservative to win, and now this election i’m on the Cruz train and everybody tells me that he is to conservative to win,

OrthodoxJew on January 21, 2016 at 3:10 PM

I was a Romney guy last election, but i got convinced that you need a solid conservative to win, and now this election i’m on the Cruz train and everybody tells me that he is to conservative to win,

OrthodoxJew on January 21, 2016 at 3:10 PM

He’s too conservative, we need a “deal maker” to work things out with the Democrats ;-)

Tater Salad on January 21, 2016 at 3:13 PM

As a great man once said, it’s a fine line between stupid and clever.

Bonus points to AP for quoting This is Spinal Tap.

Doughboy on January 21, 2016 at 3:19 PM

You are stupid and so unaware of it, glorious to watch, but no more.

Schadenfreude on January 21, 2016 at 3:24 PM

I was a Romney guy last election, but i got convinced that you need a solid conservative to win, and now this election i’m on the Cruz train and everybody tells me that he is to conservative to win,

OrthodoxJew on January 21, 2016 at 3:10 PM

Why this season is so much fun my friend. So many miss the irony in their hectoring. Just ‘enjoy’. None will make too much of a difference.

Schadenfreude on January 21, 2016 at 3:26 PM

There are different degrees of being establishment Mr. Rubio, but there is no doubt that you are. Expect more hits as Trump moves closer to the establishment.

voiceofreason on January 21, 2016 at 3:07 PM

The establishment isn’t attacking boobio, jebios super PAC is is.

RickB on January 21, 2016 at 3:26 PM

Why are the HotAir pundits the slowest to figure things out?

dominigan on January 21, 2016 at 2:59 PM

a) figure out which team HA is on, b) understand your own question, no need to go on to c).

oscarwilde on January 21, 2016 at 3:01 PM

Bingo.

SalemHotAir, like Fox, is on the ¡Team Jeb¡ and can’t figure out what to do about his failure except proclaim Trump’s Doom™

ConstantineXI on January 21, 2016 at 3:27 PM

Drudge poll for Prez…

Trump 46%

Cruz 28

Sanders 3

Clinton 1

Senator Philip Bluster on January 21, 2016 at 3:28 PM

HA does not care if it is Bush or Boobio, as long as they get their amnesty boy in power.

Senator Philip Bluster on January 21, 2016 at 3:31 PM

But hey. Rubio’s biggest fans will tell you that he’s the chosen one, a once-in-a-generation talent, a communicator unparalleled in the Republican Party, the avatar of a new age of conservatism. They don’t like the Obama comparison but to hear them describe Rubio, they sound a lot like O-bots circa 2008. If Rubio really is that singular a talent, even $20 mil from the Right to Rise Keystone Kops shouldn’t be able to stop him. Why hadn’t he already consolidated Christie’s, Kasich’s, and Bush’s support before Murphy went nuclear on him?

I’m not a Rubio super-fan, but I think this is unfair.

Barack Obama only had to beat a tired and overconfident Hillary Clinton in 2008. Much of the “Democratic establishment” actually quietly backed Obama, because they were terrified of Hillary losing to the expected Republican nominee Mitt Romney. They did the numbers after 2004, when Bush got a decent amount of black and Latino votes, and they were convinced that without a massive turnout of blacks and Latinos for the Democrat they would lose in 2008. And they needed a black candidate to do that. Obama was the only plausible one at that time. All the cult stuff around Obama was just a sideshow. He was pushed to the front by the Democratic establishment.

Rubio has had to take on several “wing favorite” candidates, without himself being the favorite of any wing of the party. It’s a much heavier lift, even for a pol as talented as he is. If the filed had been cleared early and it was just Rubio vs. Trump, we would be having a far different race right now.

If Obama had faced the same kind of free-for-all in 2008 that the GOP is having this year, it’s more likely he would have ended up just being the black candidate, more like Jesse Jackson in 1988, and getting 15% of the primary votes. In fact, he probably would not have run at all.

rockmom on January 21, 2016 at 3:35 PM

Well, Dondi, there’s establishment and then there’s Establishment.

False flag operation? How effective are they?

You know you’re establishment. Look over your shoulder, the guy doing you is Chuck Schumer and he’s a Democrat Establishmentarian.

That should be enough for you.

jake1246 on January 21, 2016 at 3:36 PM

Rubio should call himself the Prince of Light and Hope. I hear that rings well in NH.

Nethicus on January 21, 2016 at 3:36 PM

Drudge poll for Prez…

Trump 46%

Cruz 28

Sanders 3

Clinton 1

Senator Philip Bluster on January 21, 2016 at 3:28 PM

This poll clearly indicates that Trump is DOOMED™ -SalemHotAir

ConstantineXI on January 21, 2016 at 3:37 PM

Drudge poll for Prez…

Trump 46%

Cruz 28

Sanders 3

Clinton 1

Senator Philip Bluster on January 21, 2016 at 3:28 PM

Remember when Ron Paul would win all those polls? Good times, good times…

Nethicus on January 21, 2016 at 3:37 PM

SalemHotAir, like Fox, is on the ¡Team Jeb¡ and can’t figure out what to do about his failure except proclaim Trump’s Doom™

ConstantineXI on January 21, 2016 at 3:27 PM

Then why are you still here?

FreeRepublic is thataway =========>

rockmom on January 21, 2016 at 3:37 PM

Remember when Ron Paul would win all those polls? Good times, good times…

Nethicus on January 21, 2016 at 3:37 PM

This cycle has been blessedly devoid of Ronulans.

ConstantineXI on January 21, 2016 at 3:38 PM

Fonda will give Trump more points.

Schadenfreude on January 21, 2016 at 3:40 PM

Then why are you still here?

FreeRepublic is thataway =========>

rockmom on January 21, 2016 at 3:37 PM

I expect to be banned eventually. For being an actual CONSERVATIVE like the Hot Air blog claims to be.

Then I’ll be gone. I’m only here for the conversations with other commenters who will be pushed out with me anyway.

ConstantineXI on January 21, 2016 at 3:40 PM

Or we can thank Donald for contributing to and campaigning for Senators Clinton and Schumer.

Tater Salad

Sure you can…if you’re brain damaged.

xblade on January 21, 2016 at 3:47 PM

Actors Harry Belafonte, Kerry Washington and Jane Fonda, filmmaker Jonathan Demme and intellectual Noam Chomsky are among those lending their support

those names should be in front of the House un-American Activities committee of yesteryear.

Senator Philip Bluster on January 21, 2016 at 3:51 PM

Actors Harry Belafonte, Kerry Washington and Jane Fonda, filmmaker Jonathan Demme and intellectual Noam Chomsky are among those lending their support

those names should be in front of the House un-American Activities committee of yesteryear.

Senator Philip Bluster on January 21, 2016 at 3:51 PM

McCarthy has been proven right.

ConstantineXI on January 21, 2016 at 3:53 PM

Rubio is just not ready for primetime.

mjbrooks3 on January 21, 2016 at 2:48 PM

Neither is Trump.

jaime on January 21, 2016 at 3:55 PM

Chris Christie is asking for money… Via “The National Tea Party”

Another fraudulent fraud, fraudulently defrauding fools by claiming a fraudulent fraud affiliation with a fraudulently ‘conservative’ group.

What sort of fool would ever think that Chris Christie would be a TEA party darling?

Schadenfreude on January 21, 2016 at 3:59 PM

Because you are a baby RINO, not yet fully trained!

Jpalm32 on January 21, 2016 at 4:13 PM

Rubio, you POS, three words describe you as being the epitome of the establishment…

GANG OF 8

. So live with it and don’t forget to wipe Chuck U Schumer off yer chinny chin chin, you POS!

they lie on January 21, 2016 at 4:14 PM

It is ironic that Graham and McCain got Rubio to carry the water on amnesty with joining the gang of 8, of which both Graham and McCain were water boys for Chuck U Schumer, and after Rubio took it up the azzz for them, they abandon him and throw their support to JEB. Delicious. There is no honor among thieves. None. Nada. Zilch. They whispered sweet nothings in little Rubio’s ears, like, “You can be POTUS, we have your back. Trust us. We will steer the big donors your way. You are a shoo in. Amnesty will get you all of the illegal votes plus the legal latino votes.”

they lie on January 21, 2016 at 4:28 PM

This is exactly what I thought the GOPe would do after it was inarguable that Jebbie failed–attack Rubio so he looks like an outsider. Now he’s proving my theory.

The games are getting easier to spot once the veil of trust is gone from my eyes…washed away by the GOPe knives in my back.

Don L on January 21, 2016 at 4:41 PM

Pubico isn’t even worth arguing over.

He isn’t worth spit.

Andy__B on January 21, 2016 at 8:00 PM