Sunday, February 21, 2016

If Marco Rubio is the Option - I'm for Trump

That sound you hear, the powerful hoof beats of the Republican Establishment towards Marco Rubio, are not the sounds of a well-oiled machine.  It is the  sound of a freaked out stampede.
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For those of you not familiar with John Wayne movies or The Lion King, let me define what I mean.  It is not the sound of a well considered opinion of one of America's governing parties that a President Marco Rubio would be the best possible choice for President.
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It is the gun-fire that the Republican base of voters - pushed farther and farther to the right, away from reasonableness and towards the fairy land where conspiracy reigns by talk-radio and FOX News - has unleashed in the form of support for Ted Cruz and Donald Trump.  These two have set of a pathetic and deranged attempt to brand Marco Rubio the "Establishment" Candidate.
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Lordy.
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The Smiling Face of Evil (with toupee)
Marco Rubio is the smiling face of stupidity, opportunism or evil, depending on how much credit you give him instead of his handlers.
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What he is not, is principled or steady.  His two most recent policy changes have convinced me he is the worst of the bunch, not the best.
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  1. Woman's Right to Choose. In a pander to the most absolute of anti-choice foes, he "believes"* that life begins at conception and therefore a zygot is a Human Being, allowed full protection under the Constitution.  He would outlaw abortion at all stages of pregnancy, including in cases where the pregnancy is the result of a rape, incest and if carrying the embryo to term would kill the mother.  Because God.  He has stated that science proves this (a zygot at conception is a Human life).  One wonders what he believes should happen to in vitro zygots and frozen embryos, given his stand, they are "people" at conception and would, therefore, be given constitutional rights.**
  2. Immigration. He once worked with a non-partisian group of senators (8 of them, 4 Republicans and 4 Democrats) to:
    (A) create a reasonable immigration plan that responded to past and future legalization.  Once he found that any kindness towards immigrants would be punished at the ballot box, he dropped this like a gay zygot with Zika (aka - a hot potato).
    (B) First he created the plan in the Senate, but he didn't help push it through the Senate.  He didn't obstruct, but didn't help.
    (C) Then he actively turned against his own plan when the Republicans in the House of Representatives balked at it.
    (D) Now he claims to have never supported it.  And claims he never supported it in Spanish to rub it in the immigrants' face(which is just, you know, screwed up).
    (E) For the immigrant's son to complete his drive to worship at the feet of hate though, that wasn't enough.  He now wants to "on Day One" repeal Obama's directive to protect "Dreamers" - and immediately deport them.
- "Dreamers" are those that were brought to the United States by their parents when they were minors (usually under age 10).  They grew up in the United States.  If they never committed a crime, if they are now over 18 and if they go to college or are in the army, President Obama has issued a directive not to deport them until Congress passes a law to cover them.  Many do not speak the language of the country they would be deported to.
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- Dreamers are the best of people, caught in a system they didn't create, by parents, but are still valuable members of the US Society.  So much, in fact, that 16 states (including Texas, California, Utah and New York) offer in-state University tuition (and obviously freedom from deportation) to those children of immigrants - legal and illegal - that attended all 4 years of High School in the state.
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If this is a moderate Republican - then the preface "moderate" in this context is devoid of meaning. I would rather vote for the true asshole than the lying smiling toupeed asshat.
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*"Believes" in this context is hard to define.  Let's define "believe" as something he tells voters that he truly wants and will work for.  It can also be defined here as a possible lie or fiction designed to stroke a voter's ego long enough to get a vote.
** I do, occasionally, wonder at the results of this doctrine, which has been voted on by a couple of states (to date always voted down).  It means, of course, minors would be able to everything 9 months earlier; drive, smoke, drink, marry.  Since your "life" began at conception - you are 21 years old 3 months after your 20th birthday.  I wonder even more on the status of the frozen in-vitro embryos.   Does their age start at conception?  If they are frozen, is that included in their age.  Given Marco Rubio's "life begins at conception" does that mean that frozen zygots or embryos age until they are used?  Could you then be born at age 21?

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