I voted for Marco Rubio this week

We vote early in Texas. In fact, I have not voted on election day since standing in line to vote for Bush in 1988.

Today, I voted for Senator Rubio in the Texas GOP primary.

To be honest, I did not start out as a Rubio supporter.   I was very impressed with the governors, from Kasich of Ohio to Bush of Florida to Walker of Wisconsin to our own Perry of Texas.   We learned over the last few months that those men did not turn on the voters despite very successful records as governors.

Today, we are really down to three: Trump, Cruz and Rubio.

Trump will lose to Hillary Clinton and Cruz will not unite the party.

So I voted for Rubio because he has the broadest appeal and beats Clinton in the polls.

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Trump won but Rubio is in a stronger position to move forward

Donald Trump won but this is not over by any means.    He is not running any table!

Once again, we see Mr. Trump winning with about 33% of the vote.    In other words, 67% are voting for a number of other candidates.   Also, his stupid attacks on President Bush hurt him with GOP voters.   He lost me with those remarks.

Over the next few hours, we will know whether Senator Cruz or Senator Rubio won the second medal.

We will also learn where Governor Bush’s voters go to.   My guess is that they won’t go to Trump!

So it was a good night for Senator Rubio.   He is the one most likely to win the nomination after South Carolina.    And the polls show that he is the one who beats Mrs Clinton over and over again!

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Remember when Bernie thought that illegal immigrants threatened US workers?

Once upon a time, or when Bernie and Hillary were not pandering for minority voters, they had very different views about immigration and other issues.

My friend Israel Ortega went into the closet of memories and found some beauties for you to contemplate:

As recently as last summer, Sanders told Vox’s Ezra Klein that the idea of open borders was a “Koch Brothers proposal.” Sanders has also said that immigrants are taking away jobs from Americans and suppressing wages.

And Senator Sanders voted against the 2007 immigration reform bill, the Kennedy-McCain bill that the labor unions told him to oppose.

Who knew that Sanders had an inner Trump?

Today, Bernie Sanders is pathetically pandering for blacks and Hispanic votes. He needs them to secure his political ambitions. I just hope that the Spanish media reminds its readers and viewers of a time when Sanders said very different things.

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Maybe Hillary should call Bernie her “93% amigo socialista”

Over the last few days, many Democrats have expressed concerns about Senator Sanders. They are basically saying that Bernie Sanders is a socialist and not electable, as we heard from Senator McCaskill.

Nevertheless, are they really that different? Here are the voting records, according to Derek Willis:

“Hillary Rodham Clinton is a liberal Democrat on domestic matters, and Bernie Sanders is a socialist. They voted the same way 93 percent of the time in the two years they shared in the Senate.

In fact, from January 2007 to January 2009, Mrs. Clinton, representing New York, voted with Mr. Sanders about as often as she did with the like-minded Democrats Ron Wyden of Oregon and Barbara Mikulski of Maryland.”

So what is the difference between them? Not much! 93% is a pretty big number.

To be fair, this is only a 2 year sample but let me repeat that 93% is a big number.

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Cuban-Americans and Mexican-Americans? Two Wings of the Same Bird?

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In interviews conducted by the Washington Post in wedding chapels and casinos … Mexicans who make up so much of the workforce said it would be far more meaningful to elect the first Mexican American president than the first Latino. Many said they would vote for a non-Latino over a Cuban American. In two days of interviews, not a single Mexican said he or she supported Rubio or Cruz.

Which brings me to the point of questioning the viability of the term “Hispanic/Latino” by the Federal Government. Specifically, if a Mexican-American gets a supervisory position in the federal sector, and he/she gets to choose between a Mexican-American and a Cuban-American applicant with the appropriate qualifications, will he/she choose a Mexican-American or a Cuban-American? Most of us understand that the idea of applicants having “equal qualifications” is impossible.

To read the Washington Post article, click on https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2016/01/10/32d20f8e-b4bc-11e5-a842-0feb51d1d124_story.html?wpmm=1&wpisrc=nl_daily202

Obama to anti-US thugs: “You’ve got a friend”

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2016 is off to a remarkable start vis-a-vis U.S. foreign policy.

In less than a week, Iran and Saudi Arabia are threatening to go to war, Afghanistan has come alive after being quiet for a while, and North Korea exploded whatever they exploded.

Let’s add Cuba to the list.

Senator Rubio is asking the State Department for an explanation, as reported by The Miami Herald:

“The fact that the administration, including you, have apparently tried to withhold this information from the congressional debate and public discussion over U.S.-Cuba policy is disgraceful,” Rubio wrote to Roberta Jacobson, the assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere Affairs. Jacobson starred in the Cuba negotiations, and Rubio has been blamed for stalling her nomination to be U.S. ambassador to Mexico.

“While your bureau is not the primary entity within the State Department handling these issues, you oversee U.S. policy toward Cuba and interactions with Cuban officials,” Rubio wrote. “Thus, the fact that members of Congress are reading about Cuba’s possession of a U.S. missile in the newspaper rather than from you or other State Department officials is astounding and inexcusable.”

The Obama adminisration withehld information from Congress about the Iran nuclear deal, or the famous “side deals” negotiated around the legislature.

Now it appears that they did not come clean with Congress over the Cuba deal.

Again, it’s a great time to be an anti-US thug out there.   They have a friend in President Obama.

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The New York Times, covering Rubio, decides that experience matters

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(My new American Thinker post)

It’s time for another article by The New York Times versus Senator Rubio.  Who else would be so negative against Cuban Americans?

Maybe the folks at The New York Times think that Marco can beat Hillary.   Yes he can, according to a series of polls.   Rubio beats Clinton in the RCP average of polls: he is up 2 points!

The New York Times is now saying that Senator Rubio is like then-Senator Obama of 2008.

The article calls him “The Republican Obama”.

In other words, the newspaper has discovered that experience matters in a presidential candidate.

Of course, the analysis is silly because Marco Rubio got to the US Senate with more political experience: Rubio started as a City Commissioner for West Miami before being elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2000, and then was elected Speaker in November 2006. He had successfully served in the Florida legislature as House leader, whereas Obama was a back-bench state senator from a safe seat.

Also, Senator Rubio has developed a reputation as a serious person on foreign policy.   Does anyone remember anything that Senator Obama did in Washington or Springfield, Illinois?

I wonder if The NY Times’ editorial page will write an editorial saying that endorsing a first term Senator Obama with zero executive experience was a mistake?   They should, after questioning Senator Rubio’s experience for president.

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