April 13, 2015

Today's announcement by Marco Rubio (R-FL) will reiterate the message that was repeated ad nauseum in Nashville this weekend at the NRA Annual Meeting. It is time to get rid of those pesky blacks or women who think they should occupy the White House. He may be Hispanic, but he is as white as they come, in many ways.

When his family moved to Las Vegas in 1979, Mr. Rubio, then 8, was baptized as a Mormon — and developed a love of the Osmonds. Mr. Rubio and his family returned to the Roman Catholic Church several years later.

Rubio also will struggle in Iowa and New Hampshire as he is not a favorite, especially of the far right. It is not surprising that a candidate with broad but shallow appeal, like Mr. Rubio, has struggled to gain a strong foothold in either state. It's not clear what Rubio has accomplished to this date.

In March, 2015, he and fellow ammosexual LDS Senator, Mike Lee (R-UT) proposed "tax reform' which reforms absolutely nothing for the middle class tax bracket it claims to help.

The big losers would be the many families making between $150,000 and $411,500 — or the vast middle and upper middle class who are supposed to be the purported beneficiaries of these reforms. Rubio and Lee's proposed 35 percent tax rate would constitute a big tax hike for these families. Some of the increase would be mitigated if they have children and can avail themselvesof the child tax credit. But still, it'll be a tax hike.

The biggest winners? Those making above $464,850. They'll get a hefty 4.6 percentage point tax cut, from their current 39.6 percent tax rate to 35 percent — plus the new credits.

The sharp 20-point tax cliff that families on the cusp of $150,000 face (is problematic). This will create a huge disincentive for them to continue their climb up the income ladder.

Worse, given that usually women are second earners, it's their income that would likely put families over the $150,000 threshold. This means that it's their work that would face the 20 percent surcharge, making this an anti-working-woman tax.

Of course the Republican party is against women, in every single way. The rape-obsessed, uterus police of the GOP never vote in favor of equal pay for equal work. Rubio represents the misogynist Right to a T.

Rubio tries to employ the rhetoric that only the G.O.P.can successfully conduct international diplomacy relations. He is painfully ignorant that Republicans have done nothing but bungle U.S. foreign policy. Here's what Rubio said about Hillary Clinton a few days ago:

What is her agenda going to be?” asked Rubio. “Is she going to be a continuance of what we have now, which is not what the American people want? What’s the difference between her and the current administration?”

“We’re talking about someone who was this architect of failed foreign policy,” said Rubio about Clinton, who was Secretary of State in the Obama administration during a number of national security crises, most notably the September 11, 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya that resulted in the deaths of four Americans.

It's no coincidence that none of these candidates recall the dozen or so deadly embassy attacks under the Bush Presidency. The Benghazi Consulate episode erases the memories of not only those Bush-era embassy attacks, but the whole intelligence debacle known as 9/11. Even Politico did a flattering piece on how his total lack of accomplishments isn't a problem and how compelling his personal story is. They seem to fall hook, line and sinker over the grifter du jour in the G.O.P. That's the liberal media for you.

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