Monday, April 23, 2012

Sen. Rubio: “George W. Bush Did A Fantastic Job As President”

Speaking to Candy Crowley yesterday on CNN's "State of the Union," Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) praised George W. Bush for the “fantastic job” he did as president, yet couldn’t say how a Romney administration would differ. The discussion veered off into whether Rubio would accept a vice presidential candidacy, an issue on which he was evasive. One is left wondering which highlights of the Bush years Rubio particularly admires: Iraq? Katrina? Torture? The Patriot Act? Tax cuts for the wealthy? Deregulation? The crashing of the economy? Reactionary Supreme Court appointments? Perhaps if Rubio is part of a victorious Republican ticket, he can help uphold the “fantastic” standards established during by the Bush years. Watch:

RUBIO: I haven’t gone through the comparison. I think that presidents serve in different times with different challenges. And so I think that George W. Bush, in my opinion, did a fantastic job as president over eight years, facing a set of circumstances during those eight years that are different from the circumstances that a President Romney would face.


Jon Rector, editor of the Oracle said...

As much as it pains me to say, I think Rubio is right. Romney would face a different set of circumstances than those faced by Bush. Of course, as you point out, many of those circumstances were created by Bush.

Rubio is just one of a slew of embarrassments we have to endure here in Florida. Please feel free to ignore him. He is just another pandering idiot from the Sunshine State. They breed freely down here.

Jeff Tone said...

Jon, I'll try to ignore Rubio, but that may be difficult if he becomes the vice presidential candidate.

Exactly what has happened to Florida that these ridiculous figures are "leading" the state?

Thanks for your comments, as always.

Jon Rector, editor of the Oracle said...

Jeff, I can't say for sure, but I believe these "ridiculous figures" were brought into Florida as pets by some well meaning idiots.

When these pets became more trouble than they were worth, they were released into the wilds where they began breeding and pushing out native species who really cared about the state and its people.

Like the non-native snakes slithering about in the Everglades, these snakes in Tallahassee are going to be real hard to eradicate.

I'm not sure there are enough people left in Florida with backbone who are willing to stand up to these clowns.

Jeff Tone said...

Jon, they should all educate themselves by reading The SOG City Oracle! Your blog is a haven of sanity down there. Keep fighting the good fight!

Jon Rector, editor of the Oracle said...

Wow! Had to let out the head band in my hat to accommodate for the swelling.

My bride, the Belle of Ballast Point, said thanks a heap.

Apparently she thinks I am going to be a real pain in the butt to live with the rest of the day.


Thanks for the kind words.

Jeff Tone said...

You're welcome, Jon. Your blog is among the best. The Belle should swell with pride for you too--not just because of what I wrote, but also because of the perceptive political analysis you offer year round. The musical selections are quite fine, too!