Tim Scott: Marco Rubio for president

posted at 2:41 pm on February 2, 2016 by Allahpundit

There was some surprise last night when Scott’s endorsement was announced, although Hot Air readers knew it was more or less in the bag a month ago. (Scott appeared at a Rubio rally in South Carolina in mid-December.) The news leaked as the votes were being counted in Iowa, which started some speculation that Team Rubio thought they were going to underperform and needed positive buzz to distract from the results. So much for that theory. I think the real message of announcing Scott’s endorsement during the Iowa vote was that Rubio’s in this for the long haul. He’s already looking past New Hampshire to Scott’s home state of South Carolina. And of course it’s an implicit rebuke to Cruz, who hasn’t landed the endorsement of a single Senate colleague (yet). Scott is respected on the right as a “true conservative,” a tea-party favorite who, in theory, should be with Cruz. Nope. Team Rubio. For Cruz’s Senate endorsements, it may be Jeff Sessions or bust.

In many ways Scott is the perfect Rubio endorsement. He’s got the sort of conservative cred that Rubio once had among his detractors on the right and is trying to rebuild after the Gang of Eight debacle. He’s an influential officeholder from an early primary state. Like Rubio, he comes from a humble background and has risen to hold high federal office, the American dream in action. And of course he’s living proof that the GOP isn’t exclusively a party of old white guys. Emily Zanotti notes the symbolism:

Senator Tim Scott is the first black Senator [since Reconstruction] elected from the “deep south.” He was appointed, initially, by a female governor, herself a woman of color, a child of immigrants and a Catholic. He is throwing his support behind the Hispanic son of immigrants who escaped Communist Cuba, the night after more than 60% of Republican Iowa caucus-goers voted for a minority – Hispanic, black, or female – to win the Presidential nomination. Even if you’re not a fan of Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Dr. Ben Carson or Carly Fiorina, you have to appreciate what that means for the “party of old white people.” Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, both lily-white septugenarians – literally old white people – are arguing over .4% of a vote that drew only half as many caucus-goers as in 2008, flipping coins for delegates and lobbing accusations of voter fraud.

Rubio’s running as the future of the party, on a message of opportunity. Who better to echo that than Tim Scott? The money line: “It’s not about where you start, it’s about where you’re going.” His other core point here is electability, which you’ll hear again and again from Team Marco as they veer towards a long war with Cruz. Ace objects that Rubio’s electability is overstated given his tepid reception among Republican voters so far. Fair enough, but there is data suggesting that he’d appeal more to key groups in the general election than Cruz or Trump would. I don’t take “electability” claims as an insult to my intelligence, just a tactful reminder that not all constituencies are as willing or unwilling to support a candidate as grassroots conservatives might be. Which is not to say that those claims should be taken at face value: The best way to prove you’re electable is to, um, win some elections. Big test for Rubio coming up in New Hampshire and South Carolina.

So, as the candidates arm up for war in South Carolina, that makes Scott for Rubio, Lindsey Graham for Jeb Bush (giggle), and Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster for Trump. There’s still a major wild card out there who I once thought for sure would line up for Rubio but lately have begun to doubt. Which way is Nikki Haley going? She’s not going to wimp out and refuse to endorse in the primary, is she?

Update: Whoops — forgot that Trey Gowdy is already on Team Rubio too. And if Jeb flames out in New Hampshire, Graham could be aboard the Rubio express by the time South Carolina votes.


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tim scott endorsed rooobio!!!!

allah and salem had a collective Big O

renalin on February 2, 2016 at 6:13 PM

Tengo enormes pelotas

Mryett on February 2, 2016 at 5:55 PM

Trump has bigger.

darwin on February 2, 2016 at 6:14 PM

allah and salem had a collective Big O

renalin on February 2, 2016 at 6:13 PM

No No Allah is a “Cruz supporter” … he must be disappointed … or not.

BoxHead1 on February 2, 2016 at 6:14 PM

I wonder how the open border folks got to him?

darwin on February 2, 2016 at 5:58 PM

Give me a break. Rush has been propping up a guy he knows isn’t a conservative to get ratings and now it’s time to stop the charade. He knows that.

AYNBLAND on February 2, 2016 at 6:15 PM

Exactly Rubio is a conservative wet dream. Trump will destroy the USA. Rubio will save us importing 10s of millions of Democrat voters and welfare dependents is definitely how you expand the Republican brand and restore fiscal sanity. He’s a neo con so he’s tough on terror bomb them over there then bring em here just brilliant! Primary over Weepy Marco ftw

LeeBelieu on February 2, 2016 at 6:16 PM

Yep, Rush is a straight shooting realist. He knows the bottomline objective is stopping the Queen of Corruption from implementing Obama 3.0, not token catharsis over hatred for the GOPe.

Dan333 on February 2, 2016 at 6:12 PM

How dense are you people? If you don’t stop the flood of illegals from all corners of the world you’ll implement Obama 3.0 anyway.

Ohhhh … we must elect the severe conservative!

Just like we had to elect Romney, and McCain, and Bush. They’re all birds of the same feather.

No wonder we lose all the time.

darwin on February 2, 2016 at 6:17 PM

Rush: I don’t like the idea of Rubio being labeled an “establishment candidate”

http://www.breitbart.com/video/2016/02/02/limbaugh-i-dont-like-this-idea-of-rubio-labeled-as-an-establishment-candidate/

this is just getting better and better for the sane.

AYNBLAND on February 2, 2016 at 6:19 PM

For Cruz’s Senate endorsements, it may be Jeff Sessions or bust Athos on February 2, 2016 at 2:53 PM

I’m not sure if Sessions will endorse at all. Wasn’t he challenged for his Chair on one of the Committees recently? Can’t recall which one though.

As one of the strongest opponents of Immigration, I doubt if he’d endorse Cruz. Also Sessions is warning about TPP, which Cruz voted for cloture on the TPA.

I think he’d like to support Trump, but for political reasons may not.

bluefox on February 2, 2016 at 6:19 PM

The Scandalous DJT [email protected] 7m7 minutes ago
Cruz and Trump, together, have like 55% support, so if you’re still STUNNED that people could support them, the problem lies with you.

d1carter on February 2, 2016 at 6:21 PM

How dense are you people? If you don’t stop the flood of illegals from all corners of the world you’ll implement Obama 3.0 anyway.

Ohhhh … we must elect the severe conservative!

Just like we had to elect Romney, and McCain, and Bush. They’re all birds of the same feather.

We don’t lose all the time. We control the House, the Senate and unless we make a mistake with Trump, will have all three.

AYNBLAND on February 2, 2016 at 6:21 PM

I like the Cruz/Rubio or Rubio/Cruz idea but I think Governor Haley should be in the mix here to mitigate female turnout.

AYNBLAND on February 2, 2016 at 6:22 PM

Tengo enormes pelotas

Mryett on February 2, 2016 at 5:55 PM

Tiene una cabeza blanca:-)

bluefox on February 2, 2016 at 6:23 PM

Plus with Bush years back but younger and sexier let’s not forget his parting gift Obama! Think how awesome the Democrat after Rubio will be voted for by our New Americans! What vision! What a show of bipartisan compromise! Bend over America Rubio is a coming!

LeeBelieu on February 2, 2016 at 6:23 PM

Rubio isn’t establishment which means he’s not a centrist, and as the GOP has endlessly preached you need to support a centrist to reach across the aisle and win elections.

I can’t in good faith support some conservative guy who will drive away the all-important indie vote, therefore Rubio must be defeated.

Bishop on February 2, 2016 at 6:23 PM

Give me a break. Rush has been propping up a guy he knows isn’t a conservative to get ratings and now it’s time to stop the charade. He knows that.

AYNBLAND on February 2, 2016 at 6:15 PM

I don’t give a crap if someone’s “conservative”. No one even knows what that is. It’s different in every state.

I want someone who isn’t afraid to fight back and do what needs to be done.

I want someone unabashedly pro-American. Not constantly judging their words so as to not offend someone.

darwin on February 2, 2016 at 6:23 PM

Yep, Rush is a straight shooting realist. He knows the bottomline objective is stopping the Queen of Corruption from implementing Obama 3.0, not token catharsis over hatred for the GOPe.

Dan333 on February 2, 2016 at 6:12 PM

This is why I am not a Republican. They keep making the exact same mistakes time after time after time.

What a bunch of fools to vote for corrupt proven liars.

Nomennovum on February 2, 2016 at 6:23 PM

this is just getting better and better for the sane.

AYNBLAND on February 2, 2016 at 6:19 PM

Sorry, but Alex Jones sycophants don’t get to claim the mantle of sanity.

besser tot als rot on February 2, 2016 at 6:23 PM

Exactly Rubio is a conservative wet dream. Trump will destroy the USA. Rubio will save us importing 10s of millions of Democrat voters and welfare dependents is definitely how you expand the Republican brand and restore fiscal sanity. He’s a neo con so he’s tough on terror bomb them over there then bring em here just brilliant! Primary over Weepy Marco ftw

LeeBelieu on February 2, 2016 at 6:16 PM

Just the guy we need!

/

darwin on February 2, 2016 at 6:24 PM

Trump has bigger.

darwin on February 2, 2016 at 6:14 PM

He should probably have those looked at.
Mine are not at full size because of all the action I am getting in the Niagra Falls area.

Mryett on February 2, 2016 at 6:24 PM

Ohhhh … we must elect the severe conservative!

Just like we had to elect Romney, and McCain, and Bush. They’re all birds of the same feather.

No wonder we lose all the time.

darwin on February 2, 2016 at 6:17 PM

Meh. You’re arguing with people who are essentially Democrats; it’s a waste of time. For them, the problem with things like the Iran deal and the TPP is that it wasn’t passed by a Republican, not that they were done at all.

The Scandalous DJT [email protected] 7m7 minutes ago
Cruz and Trump, together, have like 55% support, so if you’re still STUNNED that people could support them, the problem lies with you.

d1carter on February 2, 2016 at 6:21 PM

Ace still in denial about what Rubio’s near-win means, I see.

Well, Cruz supporters will get a dose of reality if Rubio takes New Hampshire.

Doomberg on February 2, 2016 at 6:25 PM

He knows the bottomline objective is stopping the Queen of Corruption from implementing Obama 3.0, not token catharsis over hatred for the GOPe.

Dan333 on February 2, 2016 at 6:12 PM

Yeah. Because the GOP’s plan to stop Obama 1.0 and 2.0 worked out so well. Let’s do exactly the same thing again.

besser tot als rot on February 2, 2016 at 6:25 PM

Rubio not establishment?

That’s a good one. Really, very funny.

Andy__B on February 2, 2016 at 6:26 PM

Yep, Rush is a straight shooting realist. He knows the bottomline objective is stopping the Queen of Corruption from implementing Obama 3.0, not token catharsis over hatred for the GOPe.

Dan333 on February 2, 2016 at 6:12 PM

Wasn’t a GOP controlled Congress supposed to stop Dog Eater 2.0 and roll back Dog Eater 1.0?

Huh. Maybe I’m thinking of a different GOP controlled Congress.

Bishop on February 2, 2016 at 6:26 PM

For them, the problem with things like the Iran deal and the TPP is that it wasn’t passed by a Republican, not that they were done at all.

Doomberg on February 2, 2016 at 6:25 PM

You’re talking about Rubio, right?

besser tot als rot on February 2, 2016 at 6:26 PM

W

e don’t lose all the time. We control the House, the Senate

AYNBLAND on February 2, 2016 at 6:21 PM

And more governorship’s and state legislatures!

The question is … what have they done with them?

NOTHING.

Except give Obama everything he wants.

Let’s elect more of the same. Yay!!!!!

darwin on February 2, 2016 at 6:27 PM

this is just getting better and better for the sane.

AYNBLAND on February 2, 2016 at 6:19 PM

So Rubio is anti establishment?

Were you anti-establishment all this time – not including when you were a “Cruz supporter” – You hate the establishment now, huh?
If I remember correctly you were the first of the “Cruz supporters” but you got outed early – you paved the way here for all the other “Cruz supporters” though.

Why is it all the supposed CruzBots are sweet on Rubio? How’d that happen?

“Cruz is the real conservative … oh wait .. I meant Rubio.”

BoxHead1 on February 2, 2016 at 6:27 PM

darwin on February 2, 2016 at 6:17 PM

Whether it’s Rubio, Cruz, or Trump, the flow of illegals will be curtailed. A fence and strict enforcement of the border, mandatory e-verify with steep penalties, detain and deport, no welfare entitlements, etc. Stop the flow in and dry up the economic well that sustains the illegals here now. Those who believe only Trump can solve the illegal immigration problem (i.e. his pledge to immediately deport all the illegals) are living in Fantasyland.

Dan333 on February 2, 2016 at 6:28 PM

He should probably have those looked at.
Mine are not at full size because of all the action I am getting in the Niagra Falls area.

Mryett on February 2, 2016 at 6:24 PM

be careful. That’s an STD hot zone. Trump told me, he gets a lot of action there too.

darwin on February 2, 2016 at 6:28 PM

Just like we had to elect Romney, and McCain, and Bush. They’re all birds of the same feather.

No wonder we lose all the time.

darwin on February 2, 2016 at 6:17 PM

It is truly an amazing thing to watch the hysterical reaction to the Iowa results: Every single Republican lemming is marching straight over the Marco Rubio cliff.

In the incredibly unlikely event he wins, that would be two gay immigrant loving, American hating presidents in a row. Awesome.

Nomennovum on February 2, 2016 at 6:29 PM

Meh. You’re arguing with people who are essentially Democrats; it’s a waste of time. For them, the problem with things like the Iran deal and the TPP is that it wasn’t passed by a Republican, not that they were done at all.

Doomberg on February 2, 2016 at 6:25 PM

Yeah, I think you’re right.

darwin on February 2, 2016 at 6:29 PM

Rush was propping up Trump for business reasons before, but now…NOW…we gotta listen to him when he spells out the reasons to support Rubio. I mean no way would Rush be a Rubio fan for the same monetary reasons he was a Trump fan.

I understand it all now, quite clear in fact, yessir.

Bishop on February 2, 2016 at 6:31 PM

Bishop on February 2, 2016 at 6:26 PM

Didn’t ya know Obama’s still President with veto power and a veto proof Senate?

Dan333 on February 2, 2016 at 6:31 PM

Whether it’s Rubio, Cruz, or Trump, the flow of illegals will be curtailed. A fence and strict enforcement of the border, mandatory e-verify with steep penalties, detain and deport, no welfare entitlements, etc. Stop the flow in and dry up the economic well that sustains the illegals here now. Those who believe only Trump can solve the illegal immigration problem (i.e. his pledge to immediately deport all the illegals) are living in Fantasyland.

Dan333 on February 2, 2016 at 6:28 PM

You can wake up now.

The GOP has been promising that for years … decades even.

darwin on February 2, 2016 at 6:31 PM

Whether it’s Rubio, Cruz, or Trump, the flow of illegals will be curtailed. A fence and strict enforcement of the border, mandatory e-verify with steep penalties, detain and deport, no welfare entitlements, etc. Stop the flow in and dry up the economic well that sustains the illegals here now. Those who believe only Trump can solve the illegal immigration problem (i.e. his pledge to immediately deport all the illegals) are living in Fantasyland.

Dan333 on February 2, 2016 at 6:28 PM

Well, someone is living in fantasyland.

Nomennovum on February 2, 2016 at 6:31 PM

You’re talking about Rubio, right?

besser tot als rot on February 2, 2016 at 6:26 PM

Rubio and Rubio’s supporters, yes. Their version of “winning” is very, very different than our version of winning.

Doomberg on February 2, 2016 at 6:32 PM

It is truly an amazing thing to watch the hysterical reaction to the Iowa results: Every single Republican lemming is marching straight over the Marco Rubio cliff.

Nomennovum on February 2, 2016 at 6:29 PM

The power of propaganda.

darwin on February 2, 2016 at 6:32 PM

Conservative tokenism is out of control.

cimbri on February 2, 2016 at 6:37 PM

Feb 02, 2016 at 6:28 pm Dan333
Yeah Rubio did a great job going after illegals and sanctuary cities as Speaker of the Florida house. He buried taking any action against them! We’ll fix the problem with a guy who ignored the problem and when elected Senator tried to make the problem worse! Yeehaw!

LeeBelieu on February 2, 2016 at 6:37 PM

Rush knows the bottom line is winning and appointing an originalist SCT justice(s).

ex Dem from Miami on February 2, 2016 at 6:39 PM

Rush: I don’t like the idea of Rubio being labeled an “establishment candidate”

http://www.breitbart.com/video/2016/02/02/limbaugh-i-dont-like-this-idea-of-rubio-labeled-as-an-establishment-candidate/

this is just getting better and better for the sane.

AYNBLAND on February 2, 2016 at 6:19 PM

I just read that. I stopped listening to Rush/Hannity/Levin and listen to music. More balance about politics online.

A lot of hidden agendas have been revealed this election cycle and more to come. Something about Cruz that supposedly is big.

bluefox on February 2, 2016 at 6:41 PM

Feb 02, 2016 at 6:39 pm ex Dem from Miami
Hell yeah another Roberts on the court

LeeBelieu on February 2, 2016 at 6:41 PM

Conservative tokenism is out of control.

cimbri on February 2, 2016 at 6:37 PM

Yes. And it’s pathetic. If Rubio becomes the GOP nominee, watch white men stay home in droves. But the cuckservatives will be happy with themselves: “See, we aren’t the party of old white males!”

The problem, of course, is that is precisely what the GOP is, thanks to the Dems ethnic cleansing.

Nomennovum on February 2, 2016 at 6:42 PM

Yeah Rubio did a great job going after illegals and sanctuary cities as Speaker of the Florida house. He buried taking any action against them! We’ll fix the problem with a guy who ignored the problem and when elected Senator tried to make the problem worse! Yeehaw!

LeeBelieu on February 2, 2016 at 6:37 PM

I did some research on his record as Speaker when he was running for Senate against Crist. He’s always been pro-amnesty. You’re right, he was a natural for the gang of 8.

Guess Rush forgot to research that.

bluefox on February 2, 2016 at 6:43 PM

Looks like Hot Air is censoring “cvckservative” when spelled correctly.

Cool. Nice work guys.

Nomennovum on February 2, 2016 at 6:44 PM

Trump will solve illegal immigration by deporting them all.

And he’s got a bridge in Brooklyn that he’ll sell you for an unbelievable price.

Dan333 on February 2, 2016 at 6:44 PM

this is just getting better and better for the sane.

AYNBLAND on February 2, 2016 at 6:19 PM

Yes. And the weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth of the insane has begun.

petunia on February 2, 2016 at 6:45 PM

Rubio and Rubio’s supporters, yes. Their version of “winning” is very, very different than our version of winning.

Doomberg on February 2, 2016 at 6:32 PM

It is not Trump or Cruz running the country that’s for sure.

petunia on February 2, 2016 at 6:46 PM

I think he’d like to support Trump, but for political reasons may not.

bluefox on February 2, 2016 at 6:19 PM

Sessions has already supported Trump quite a bit, going to his rally, lending him a staffer, etc. He probably won’t endorse Trump for the time being, which isn’t necessary anyway. Sessions doesn’t do much for Trump in the next states up.

cimbri on February 2, 2016 at 6:47 PM

Just like we had to elect Romney, and McCain, and Bush. They’re all birds of the same feather.

No wonder we lose all the time.

darwin on February 2, 2016 at 6:17 PM

Romney was our Kerry. I mean what an awful candidate. How are you going to run against Obamacare when you invented it?

McCain had the economic meltdown on Bush’s watch and he picked Sarah Palin which … /smh/

Bush is Al Gore with a head cold.

Rubio had to run because he only taller than Hillary and that hair isn’t going to stay up there much longer.

I like Rubio. He is not like those other 3 because he can actually win. He speaks real good and the women like him, which is what electability really hinges on.

Mryett on February 2, 2016 at 6:51 PM

I have not seen one poll that lists immigration as the number one issue among all voters, or even just Republicans. It never rises above 15% in either group and is always behind the economy and terrorism. Further, there is no poll showing that even a sizeable minority wants to deport them all. Never heard so much chatter about an issue that isn’t going to decide the election.

Lou Budvis on February 2, 2016 at 6:51 PM

Tiene una cabeza blanca:-)

bluefox on February 2, 2016 at 6:23 PM

Time to squeeze it and get the puss out.

Mryett on February 2, 2016 at 6:53 PM

Didn’t ya know Obama’s still President with veto power and a veto proof Senate?

Dan333 on February 2, 2016 at 6:31 PM

I hope you know why Obama has never needed to use his veto pen.

bluefox on February 2, 2016 at 6:54 PM

I have not seen one poll that lists immigration as the number one issue among all voters, or even just Republicans. It never rises above 15% in either group and is always behind the economy and terrorism. Further, there is no poll showing that even a sizeable minority wants to deport them all. Never heard so much chatter about an issue that isn’t going to decide the election.

Lou Budvis on February 2, 2016 at 6:51 PM

YOU SHUT YOUR AMNESTY ESTABLISHMENT MOUTH!!!!!
YOUR LOGIC WILL NOT HARM ME OR PENETRATE THE BUSCH-LITE MOAT THAT ENCIRCLES MY BRAIN!!!
TRUMP/CRUZ 2016 4EVAH!!!!!!!!!!

Mryett on February 2, 2016 at 6:56 PM

Well, I have a question or opinion. Wasn’t Rubio’s parents both born in Cuba? How does that qualify him to be President of the U.S.?

bluefox on February 2, 2016 at 6:56 PM

I don’t give a crap if someone’s “conservative”. No one even knows what that is. It’s different in every state.

I want someone who isn’t afraid to fight back and do what needs to be done.

I want someone unabashedly pro-American. Not constantly judging their words so as to not offend someone.

darwin on February 2, 2016 at 6:23 PM

The Illinois Nazis are excited to hear it.

Immolate on February 2, 2016 at 6:58 PM

Well, I have a question or opinion. Wasn’t Rubio’s parents both born in Cuba? How does that qualify him to be President of the U.S.?

bluefox on February 2, 2016 at 6:56 PM

Marco was born in Miami, Florida, USA.

Mryett on February 2, 2016 at 7:06 PM

Bishop on February 2, 2016 at 6:23 PM

Marco knows why the caged bird sings. First job was building the cages, in fact.

A free bird leaps
on the back of the wind
and floats downstream
till the current ends
and dips his wing
in the orange sun rays
and dares to claim the sky.

But a bird that stalks
down his narrow cage
can seldom see through
his bars of rage
his wings are clipped and
his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings
with a fearful trill
of things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird
sings of freedom.

The free bird thinks of another breeze
and the trade winds soft through the sighing trees
and the fat worms waiting on a dawn bright lawn
and he names the sky his own

But a caged bird stands on the grave of dreams
his shadow shouts on a nightmare scream
his wings are clipped and his feet are tied
so he opens his throat to sing.

The caged bird sings
with a fearful trill
of things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird
sings of freedom.

~Maya Angelou

Christien on February 2, 2016 at 7:08 PM

bluefox on February 2, 2016 at 6:56 PM

Marco was born in Miami, Florida, USA.

Mryett on February 2, 2016 at 7:06 PM

I know that. But that doesn’t make him a Natural Born Citizen.

bluefox on February 2, 2016 at 7:09 PM

YOUR LOGIC WILL NOT HARM ME OR PENETRATE THE BUSCH-LITE MOAT THAT ENCIRCLES MY BRAIN!!!
TRUMP/CRUZ 2016 4EVAH!!!!!!!!!!

Mryett on February 2, 2016 at 6:56 PM

Why Busch Lite and not a different beer?

Bishop on February 2, 2016 at 7:11 PM

Why Busch Lite and not a different beer?

Bishop on February 2, 2016 at 7:11 PM

Stop messing with him, cabron.

Christien on February 2, 2016 at 7:14 PM

Well, I have a question or opinion. Wasn’t Rubio’s parents both born in Cuba? How does that qualify him to be President of the U.S.?

bluefox on February 2, 2016 at 6:56 PM

One of the best articles on this issues by a law professor said that at the time of the drafting of the Constitution, the framers would have understood that the term Natural Born Citizen to include people of foreign-born parents who were born here pursuant to English common law as it existed then. Therefore, Rubio is a NBC. According to the article, Cruz would not have been considered a NBC under English common law because he was born to a foreign father outside the US. I think a court would uphold Cruz’s NBC status, but the issue is not settled.

Lou Budvis on February 2, 2016 at 7:16 PM

Didn’t ya know Obama’s still President with veto power and a veto proof Senate?

Dan333 on February 2, 2016 at 6:31 PM

Cool! Didn’t ya know that the 2007 Patriots were 18-0 going into the Super Bowl and were supposed to destroy the NY Giants?

Apparently the Giants went out and tried anyway.

Bishop on February 2, 2016 at 7:16 PM

Give me a break. Rush has been propping up a guy he knows isn’t a conservative to get ratings and now it’s time to stop the charade. He knows that.

AYNBLAND on February 2, 2016 at 6:15 PM

I don’t listen to talk radio, but I read Rush transcripts occasionally. I figured he was pushing Trump for the ratings, and now he has to back off. No matter what candidate one prefers, we have all learned lessons about the talking heads/opinion shapers.

Misha on February 2, 2016 at 7:17 PM

Why Busch Lite and not a different beer?

Bishop on February 2, 2016 at 7:11 PM

What Beer Says About Your Politics

Mryett on February 2, 2016 at 7:23 PM

Two Cubans running. Which one is COHIBA and which one is BOHICA, again? It’s hard to tell them apart.

Christien on February 2, 2016 at 7:25 PM

Somebody wants to be VP????

ProfShadow on February 2, 2016 at 7:28 PM

Rush: I don’t like the idea of Rubio being labeled an “establishment candidate”

http://www.breitbart.com/video/2016/02/02/limbaugh-i-dont-like-this-idea-of-rubio-labeled-as-an-establishment-candidate/

this is just getting better and better for the sane.

AYNBLAND on February 2, 2016 at 6:19 PM

Rubio has been willing to accept this role, since he thinks establishment backing is the way to win.

I’ll admit he’s the most conservative of the establishment candidates, but I want more than just that.

The Republican establishment needs to learn a lesson.

Only Cruz or Trump victories will do that.

Sackett on February 2, 2016 at 7:45 PM

What did Mitch promise Tim for that endorsement?

Another Drew on February 2, 2016 at 7:53 PM

bluefox on February 2, 2016 at 6:19 PM

Sessions has already supported Trump quite a bit, going to his rally, lending him a staffer, etc. He probably won’t endorse Trump for the time being, which isn’t necessary anyway. Sessions doesn’t do much for Trump in the next states up.

cimbri on February 2, 2016 at 6:47 PM

Yes, he has. I think Sessions would help Trump, when you consider that the N.E. States have had an influx of illegals. Not sure about S. Carolina. I would think every State should be concerned about the illegals and terrorists coming into our Country. Immigration was the first thing Trump came out about. These johnny come lately’s about building a Wall and exporting illegals etc had years to do it and didn’t even talk about it until Trump jumped into the P. race.

We’ll have to wait and see what Sessions does.

I don’t think the N.E. is wanting a Preacher for President however.

bluefox on February 2, 2016 at 7:55 PM

Lou Budvis on February 2, 2016 at 7:16 PM

Thanks. It’s very confusing. I know the back & forth about Cruz, but his mother was a U.S. Citizen. But we still don’t know all of the details.

I would have thought Rubio with no U.S. Citizen parent would have disqualified him.

Hopefully it will be settled sometime:-)

bluefox on February 2, 2016 at 7:59 PM

“What a bunch of fools to vote for corrupt proven liars.”

It’s the Democrats that have that problem.

grumpyank on February 2, 2016 at 8:05 PM

Mryett on February 2, 2016 at 7:23 PM

Ah, well that’s…very scientific.

Bishop on February 2, 2016 at 8:06 PM

Somebody wants to be VP????

ProfShadow on February 2, 2016 at 7:28 PM

Yep. Rubio is to be Jebbie’s VP if the RNC can pull it off. (not Scott)

Everyone is forgetting that it’s always been Jebbie for President; it’s his turn. Planned ever since 2008.

bluefox on February 2, 2016 at 8:08 PM

Two Cubans running. Which one is COHIBA and which one is BOHICA, again? It’s hard to tell them apart.

Christien on February 2, 2016 at 7:25 PM

I don’t know. However, the Hispanics are offended that Senator Ted Cruz is being labeled as Hispanic. He’s a Cuban and they need to say that.

bluefox on February 2, 2016 at 8:11 PM

Trump will solve illegal immigration by deporting them all.

And he’s got a bridge in Brooklyn that he’ll sell you for an unbelievable price.

Dan333 on February 2, 2016 at 6:44 PM

The President is the head of the Executive Branch. The Executive Branch is in charge of executing the law. Existing immigration law states that illegal aliens SHALL be deported where found. Why is your guy even running for office, admitting he can’t do the job? Why are you gloating over an admitted loser?

At least Trump is promising to enforce the law. What do you have, insults? Nice way to attract voters to win in the general.

dominigan on February 2, 2016 at 8:35 PM

I watched Iowa feeling hopeless, like I had no one to support, I had to settle for being against Hillary and trying to excuse a couple of really awful candidates.

But now…. well it’s been a very good day. I now feel like I can enjoy the election.

petunia on February 2, 2016 at 9:29 PM

Everyone is forgetting that it’s always been Jebbie for President; it’s his turn. Planned ever since 2008.

bluefox on February 2, 2016 at 8:08 PM

Since that is obviously not happening we should all rejoice together!

petunia on February 2, 2016 at 9:30 PM

I would have thought Rubio with no U.S. Citizen parent would have disqualified him.

Hopefully it will be settled sometime:-)

bluefox on February 2, 2016 at 7:59 PM

Um he was born in Florida. There isn’t even a question about anyone but Cruz. Who was born in Canada. I know it’s hard but try to keep up. Rubio and Trump are Americans by birth, not dual citizens of any where else.

petunia on February 2, 2016 at 9:32 PM

Burn him! Burn him! RINO! Sell out! LEFTIST CRAZY CARPETBAGGER!

1redshirtxlg on February 3, 2016 at 12:35 AM

I’ve never been a fan of Scott.

…..and this just shows he’s a total Amnesty loving Chamber employee.

It reminds me of when Trey Gowdy went all towing the Bush 43 / Chamber line that Illegal Aliens were all awesome and such because they were doing the job Americans won’t do. Gowdy was supposed to be the great challenger to Lindsey Grahamn. Both of them, worthless.

Get the Americans’ arses off of Welfare and get them out picking the crops, and THEN we won’t have to worry about cotton-pickers.

Our politicians are just whores for their business buddies.

The Republic is dead. And we help kill it everytime we vote for these losers.

Scott probably believes the same thing that Gowdy does.

PappyD61 on February 3, 2016 at 8:35 AM

The Illinois Nazis are excited to hear it.

Immolate on February 2, 2016 at 6:58 PM

I don’t know what this means. Being pro-America is akin to Nazism?

darwin on February 3, 2016 at 8:58 AM

He drank the kool aid.

geminicontender on February 3, 2016 at 10:56 AM

I love Tim Scott. Makes me feel even better about my support of Marco…

dpduq on February 3, 2016 at 12:09 PM

Tim Scott is another DC insider who is in the bag for the GOPe/commie-dem uniparty from hell. Only Trump is self funded and immune to the disease.

earlgrey on February 3, 2016 at 2:18 PM

Didn’t ya know Obama’s still President with veto power and a veto proof Senate?

Dan333 on February 2, 2016 at 6:31 PM

Bush being President and having veto power sure didn’t stop Reid and Pelosi from fighting in 2007-08.

bw222 on February 3, 2016 at 10:20 PM

“What a bunch of fools to vote for corrupt proven liars.”

It’s the Democrats that have that problem.

grumpyank on February 2, 2016 at 8:05 PM

What Democrat hasn’t been more liberal than what they campaigned on. For that matter, what Republicqn hasn’t become more liberal than what they campaigned on.

bw222 on February 3, 2016 at 10:25 PM

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