June 22, 2016

Oh look, turns out Marco Rubio would like to not be unemployed in January after all:

Marco Rubio will run for re-election for his Florida Senate seat, reversing his previous decision to leave Capitol Hill.

Rubio, who ended his White House bid earlier this year, had long insisted that he would be a "private citizen" after his current Senate term expires. But he came under intense pressure from his own party to seek reelection amid concerns that Republicans could lose their majority in the United States Senate.

Acknowledging in a statement that "in politics, admitting you've changed your mind is not something most people like to do," Rubio said that maintaining GOP dominance in the Senate was a key reason for his reversal.

"Control of the Senate may very well come down to the race in Florida. That means the future of the Supreme Court will be determined by the Florida Senate seat," he said.

I can see the general election ads now. That time The Sun-Sentinel told him he was basically stealing the taxpayers' money with his salary and should resign immediately. All of the reports that Rubio hated his job in the Senate. Berating VA employees who didn't show up for work while he missed over a third of his Senate Votes. Chris Christie pointing out his robotic memorized answers at the debates. And, of course, "little Marco."

The hilarious thing is, Marco Rubio is arguing that the main reason you should vote for him is he will be a reliable Republican Senator who can...wait for it...stand up to President Donald Trump. No, I am not making that up.

Business Insider:

"The prospect of a Trump presidency is also worrisome to me," he said. "It is no secret that I have significant disagreements with Donald Trump. His positions on many key issues are still unknown. And some of his statements, especially about women and minorities, I find not just offensive but unacceptable."

"If he is elected, we will need senators willing to encourage him in the right direction, and if necessary, stand up to him," he continued. "I've proven a willingness to do both."

Look, Marco, I get why the Florida GOP is willing to lower the drawbridge and let you run again because, frankly, your incumbency is the only thing they've got to help them hold on to that seat. On the other hand, your incumbency and job performance is why you are likely to be tossed out on your butt. Democrats hate you, Taxpayers think you are a thief, and now you've ticked off the 1,077,221 Republican primary voters who voted for Donald Trump in the Presidential primary.

Oh, and while there's a Democratic primary going on between Patrick Murphy and Alan Grayson, both Obama and Biden have already started campaigning for Murphy in Florida, and aren't likely to give that up in the general election.

Ironically, your party with its continual obstruction has given the whole Obama administration little else to do but campaign against you.

Good luck, little Marco. You're going to need it.

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