‘Little Marco’ shrinks himself to ‘teeny weeny Micro Marco’

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Not that long ago, Marco Rubio was describing Donald Trump with terms such as “fraud”, “con artist” and “a lunatic trying to get nuclear weapons in America.” He warned against a rising tide of violence in American politics inspired by Trump, pointing out that “This is what happens when a leading presidential candidate goes around feeding into a narrative of bitterness and anger and frustration.”

In fact, his condemnation of Trump went to the very core of the man and his campaign:

“It’s very easy to go to people who are hurting and say ‘I know you’re hurting, I know you’re angry, you should be angry, I want you to be angry, I’m angry too, let’s be angry together because the bad things that are happening to you are their fault. It’s their fault. It’s someone else’s fault. And so give me power so we can go after the people who have made you angry. Give me power so we can go after the people who have made your life bad.’ It’s very easy to say that. Every movement in human history that has been founded on that argument has been a dangerous and disastrous one for the country.”

Let’s repeat that last sentence, because it’s important:

“Every movement in human history that has been founded on that argument has been a dangerous and disastrous one for the country.

That was then. Now, the man whom Trump dismissed as “Little Marco” describes such statements as mere “policy differences”. He says that if Trump would like him to speak on his behalf at the upcoming GOP convention, “I would most certainly be honored to be considered for that.”

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How does one shift from what appeared to be heartfelt, sincere condemnation that goes well beyond the harsh rhetoric standard in political campaigns, condemnation that describes the opponent as a threat to the basic nature of American democracy and as a man too crazy and unstable to be allowed anywhere near nuclear weaponry, to “I would most certainly be honored to be considered ….”

Is that how you put the interests of the country ahead of your own?

It’s just astounding and depressing. And somewhere you just know Trump is smiling that Cheshire Cat smile of his, thinking “I was right about that Little Marco all along ….”

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Peachs
Peachs

I think the Braves, like the Republican Party, are doing so bad they should give up being a serious contender, and start hiring celebrities to play center field, maybe even a sexy lady to manage.  

gotalife
gotalife

Clinton unites the right and trump unites the left 

President Obama will campaign with Clinton and palin will campaign for trump.


Hillary wins.

Starik
Starik

@gotalife What about the center? And the left-center and the right-center?

Starik
Starik

@gotalife @Starik The Clintons believe in the welfare of the Clintons. Like Trump, they have no philosophical anchor.

gotalife
gotalife

@Starik @gotalife They help people. As the first female President, she will help millions of people. She will make history like the President and will govern like the President.


Hell, he used her team.

Starik
Starik

@gotalife @Starik They only help people as a political exercise or because it helps the Clintons.

gotalife
gotalife

@Starik @gotalife How many people have the Clinton's helped in the world with Clinton foundation.Go ahead. I will wait.

Starik
Starik

@gotalife @Starik While helping the Clintons more than anybody.  Everybody else seems to have gone to bed, and I want to read some of the Game of Thrones books. I suspect we'll continue to disagree, so lets start up again tomorrow evening. Over and out.

Peachs
Peachs

@gotalife This Sanders thing worries me, I don't think he goes as quietly in the night as we hope he will. You need 15% to go on the ballet as a third party candidate and he is the only person outside the establishment that has it.  


If he could win I would vote for him, but he waters down the election. Gore lost like that. 

TBS
TBS

Undesirable section of town?

Fooled no one.. Not even the blogger who posted it

td1234
td1234

LT: I have been thinking the same thing for a while about a party realignment. Where do you think the realignment could occur? 

honested
honested

@td1234 

Won't that depend on just how substantial the republiklan loss in November really is?

I mean, they just ignored preebus so there is definitely a denial issue to overcome.

Donnie_Pinko
Donnie_Pinko

@td1234 

Depends in part on how Trump manages to do in the general. If he goes down in flames, it may go one way. If he has a strong showing and grows his following, or even wins, then the realignment could be stark on the GOP side. In a fascistic direction.

On the Democratic side, the primary race has driven a further wedge between the left and the liberal establishment that controls the Democratic Party, which has been brewing for years. The witch-hunt of Bernie Sanders by Clinton surrogates suggested that a bitter divorce could be even sooner than it appeared. 

td1234
td1234

@Donnie_Pinko I thought you were going to go to philosophical realignment like how the blue collar working class will go to the Republican party while the open borders/internationalist/ neo cons will swing to the Democratic party.  

rimsky
rimsky

@Donnie_Pinko @td1234 On the Democratic side, the primary race has driven a further wedge between the left and the liberal //////

I doubt it.

foo2u
foo2u

@td1234 @Donnie_Pinko Why on earth would that happen?

There's only one person talking bad about open borders/internationalist policies in the Republican party... and neocons will always have a home in to GOP... it's the OG when it come to neocons.

Donnie_Pinko
Donnie_Pinko

I guess the CDS folks fail to realize that even if Hillary comes in second in California, her delegate for half the California delegates will still far exceed the number to be nominated.

Why do ideological purists toss math out the window? 

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Again, this assumption that what's at stake for Clinton in California is about winning the nomination in the narrow sense.

Come on, Bookman bloggers. Open the mind a bit. Use your brain.

Clinton's securing the Dem nomination is no longer really an issue. What is an issue is the risk of an additional setback - and none would be bigger than a loss in the biggest state and Democratic Party stronghold California, which would be humiliating -  when her campaign is already struggling on multiple fronts.

Kamchak
Kamchak

@Donnie_Pinko 

Blah, blah, blah Clinton. Blah, blah. blah, Democrats. Blah, blah, blah struggling. Blah, blah, blah crisis. Blah, blah, blah peril.

Yawn.

honested
honested

@Donnie_Pinko @honested 

Yes, I believe I can.

I think it will become quite obvious when the real campaign begins and the 'fist shakers' go back to standing on their respective corners.

td1234
td1234

@Donnie_Pinko If you really want to get in the weeds then it is about not allowing Bernie to look so strong so that the establishment Dems can slide in Biden or other at the convention if Hillary is recommended for indictment by the FBI. 

TBS
TBS

For a few weeks yes there would be a lot of media up but you might want to try putting your own emotions regrading the Clintons and Dems to the side if you can and use your mind.

Come September you are fooling yourself if you think a several week set back of losing CA is going to be some focal point of the election

It wont be and even you will not be talking about it

honested
honested

@Donnie_Pinko 

Dude, reality just isn't your strong suit.

This is an election, an election with potentially severe consequences but an election nonetheless.......

Not a revolution or major realignment.

Donnie_Pinko
Donnie_Pinko

@TBS 

So you're saying the Clinton campaign would without question weather such a storm successfully?

I would file that away in exactly the same place as the comment down below by gotalife that "Clinton will win Califormia". In other words, something that I don't think you can say with certainty, however much you may wish you could.

TBS
TBS

Media hype

YouLibs
YouLibs

@Kamchak @Donnie_Pinko


Or were you just intentionally whistling past the graveyard of the inevitable downfall of Western civilization because we failed to heed his warnings?

TBS
TBS

File where you wish

I didn't say she was going to win CA but your use of devastating when looking at the the the general election several months down the road is your emotions talking

You are smarter than that.

Again you won't even be talking about it come September

So file as you wish

honested
honested

@TBS 

There are still 'candidates' jill stein and gary johnson.

Imagine, an election with three legitimate choices for the crackpot vote.

Starik
Starik

@YouLibs @Kamchak @Donnie_Pinko It's amazing that all these arguments turn into personal attacks. We need to tear down the primary system. Also the two-party system. Maybe we need to do away with the Presidential system for a Parliamentary system. The current system isn't working at all. 

YouLibs
YouLibs

@Kamchak @Donnie_Pinko


Sorry, Donnie,


I like contrary opinions a lot if they're well-reasoned.


I like some of your comments but being contrary just for the sake of being contrary doesn't attract much of a following.


It begins to sound like mindless droning, and the droning keeps getting louder.


You've spent countless hours here under at least two user names since I've been here and all I've ever seen you do is criticize.


How would you correct our system of government? Promote something.


I think you're very young with very little life experience and you live in your mind.


Been there.


Tell us how YOU think it could be better.


You have building up and you have tearing down.


Which is more effective?

Kamchak
Kamchak

It's not the National Enquirer that's so hilarious, it's the Paul Horner crap that got posted here as fact

What was it again?

Oh yeah.

Donald Trump Protester Speaks Out: “I Was Paid $3,500 To Protest Trump’s Rally”

Hmmmmmmmmmmm. who was it that posted that story....?

TBS
TBS

What happend to Paul Horner?

foo2u
foo2u

He ran off and got gay married to John Miller?