Evaluating the Lee-Rubio Tax Plan
Of the top three candidates for the Republican presidential nomination, judging from the RealClearPolitics average of national polls, only one has released a detailed tax plan: Marco Rubio, the senator from Florida. Not surprisingly, then, his proposal — made along …
The Times Discovers Communists Are Trying to Smear Rubio
Marco Rubio could be on his way to becoming the first Cuban-American president of the United States, but, the New York Times reports, he’s not so well liked in his ancestral homeland. “If Marco Rubio becomes president, we’re …
Yes, Marco Rubio Read TPP — and That’s Not Even What He Voted for Today
Senator Rubio cast a vote today in favor of giving President Obama trade-promotion authority (“TPA”) to negotiate trade deals, a measure that passed the Senate 60–37. According to a headline on Breitbart, this means “MARCO RUBIO CASTS DECIDING VOTE FOR …
Rubio: Jeb’s a Friend, and I Welcome Him to the Race
Senator Marco Rubio just issued the following statement welcoming Jeb Bush to the presidential race:
In politics, people throw around the word ‘friend’ so much it often has little real meaning. This is not one of those times. When I …
‘Yes, I am ‘nouveau riche,’ but then, it’s the ‘riche’ that counts, now isn’t it?” So declared Jim Williams in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. And in the American context, that is broadly true: There are …
‘Living It Up with the Rubios’
I wrote about the Rubio flap for Politico today:
The Times led off its vetting of the Rubios with an exposé of their traffic tickets, perhaps because they couldn’t get access to their cable bill or recycling bins. The …
The Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous
You’ve probably heard by now about Marco Rubio’s “luxury speedboat” in the words of the New York Times. But I doubt you’re prepared for the opulence of this 1-percenter toy. Behold:
Clearly, Rubio is too out of touch with the …
John Kasich and the Republican Voter
If resume and electoral record were the primary criteria for a presidential candidacy, John Kasich would be in the top-tier. Heck, He might even be at the very top. But if resume and electoral record were the primary factors, we …
Rubio Channels JFK on the Trail in Iowa
Ames, Iowa — Marco Rubio doesn’t have to say much to make a generational argument for new leadership. The baby-faced 44-year-old is himself an embodiment of it. But the Florida senator drew on Saturday drew on another young, dashing, silver-tongued …
This NYT story may have been meant to be light-hearted, but that’s not really an excuse for it. “Mr. Rubio’s troubles behind the wheel predate his days in politics,” Alan Rappeport and Steve Eder report. Troubles behind the wheel? …
Marriage and the Republican Presidential Primaries
Rubio says he does not support a constitutional amendment to restore states’ ability to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman:
“I don’t support a constitutional amendment. I don’t believe the federal government should be in …
Rubio Remains a Supporter of Path to Citizenship
Many conservatives — and, indeed, many people — have been confused about what, exactly, Marco Rubio’s position is on immigration now that he’s said he regrets his support for the failed Gang of Eight bill. In an interview with New …
Immigration Protesters Try, Fail to Interrupt Rubio Speech
Senator Marco Rubio’s speech at the Road to Majority Conference Thursday was interrupted by pro-immigration protesters, who tried and failed to shout down the presidential hopeful.
In the midst of Rubio’s remarks, the two men entered the ballroom at Washington, …
Has Marco Rubio Really Learned His Lesson on Immigration?
Let’s get real. No Republican rival of Marco Rubio is going to stand on a presidential debate stage and give him grief about speeding tickets, or purchasing an $80,000 boat, or cashing in a retirement account too early.
But every …
Rubio the Average American
Marco Rubio bought a bunch of stuff he probably couldn’t afford. Welcome to America.
So the New York Times has pulled together another hit piece — this one insinuating that Rubio, who the newspaper evidently believes is the GOP front-runner, is …
How Rubio Turned a New York Times Attack into an Asset
When the New York Times on Tuesday became the third major publication to run a report on Marco Rubio’s spending habits and financial struggles, the Rubio campaign didn’t quibble with any of the specifics.
#ad#Instead, his team …
The Times Asks an Obama Donor to Assess Rubio’s Finances
It’s the perfect sequel to the New York Times’ reporting on the #RubioCrimeSpree. This morning, the Times tells us all about the #RubioPersonalFinanceMistakes.
There’s a lot in the story that is a rehash of previously-reported material; as I wrote in …
Sometimes, you really have to give the New York Times credit for the sheer amount of reportorial labor it undertakes.
This is not one of those times.
A couple of Times reporters spent Friday morning basking in praise for their “…
NYT Exposes Marco Rubio as Pretty Average Driver
A media skirmish is currently taking place on the Interwebs about this piece, published today by the New York Times: “Marco Rubio and His Wife Cited 17 Times for Traffic Infractions.” Via the Times:
According to a search of the Miami-Dade …
On Human Rights, No More Free Passes for China
Twenty-six years ago this week, student-led popular protests gripped Beijing. Spurred by the death of a prominent reformer, thousands gathered in Tiananmen Square in April 1989 to seek greater political freedom. As the days passed, their numbers swelled not only in …