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is very intriguing. I was initially put off by his Gang of 8 fiasco, but now he is saying the right things and may well recover. For me, he is certainly moving in that direction. I think he is saying that he is both wiser and sadder now. Good. He seems to have done a bit of a mea culpa on that issue. Good, because I think he got worked. Lefties often have a sort of moral jiu-jitsu that flips your good intentions to bad ends. Rubio was a victim of that.
I think he could be a very strong candidate, and I am warming to him.
I think he, Scott Walker, and Bobby Jindal are all very good options.
Jeb Bush is establishment money, but not very compelling. Fine, but not at all exciting in any way.
are in a major bind right now. They promised to nix Obama’s amnesty if they were elected. OK, they won in a landslide. Now if they don’t come through…
They gotta stop weaseling and do the right thing, or they are toast.
are are on the brink of a shellacking of the Democrats in the 2014 the elections. Naturally, they are talking about something that will dishearten and de-motivate their base and give away the win. They act like they want to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. They seem to be really trying to do that. So they start talking about Amnesty. Honestly, you’d think these guys would be smarter than that! Holy Crap!
This is a really stupid ploy. They will certainly not gain any votes, and they will only alienate their base. Honestly, what are they thinking? <shakes head>
In the past I have not been a big John Boehner critic. He has a very tough job. But it is really hard to ignore this stupidity. This wound is self-inflicted, and I therefore don’t have a lot of sympathy. Maybe he needs to go.
UPDATE: Honestly, I don’t know why they’re doing this. It seems mind-numbingly stupid. THIS is how a third party takes off. It’s an implosion of absolutely epic, cosmic proportions. It’s jaw-droppingly stupid. They have a gun to the head of a hostage, and the hostage is…THEM! You’ve got to be KIDDING! If they continue to screw this up, if they insist on this utterly assinine path and it is the cause of us losing the Senate, they are done. They are causing HUGE damage just by bringing it up. It has already started. The Republicans will go the way of the whigs if they’re not VERY careful. And they don’t have much time.
Already we are seeing damage from the infighting. It may be necessary to cleanse the inner vessel before we can take care of the outer one. I never thought I’d say this about Republicans. Until now I’ve been very critical of third party talk. It seemed nutso to me. I’m not sure I feel the same now. I really hope they come to their senses before it’s too late. And already it almost is. They don’t have a ton of time. I mean, if they are losing me, they are seriously hosed up.
UPDATE II: Maybe they just don’t want to win.Maybe they are content with getting crumbs from the master’s table.
has really hurt himself with his immigration faux pas. All of the sudden, he just doesn’t look very serious or presidential. He just looks like another squish (though he might be a useful squish at times). It really was a bad move on his part. In the words of a famous movie, he “coulda been a contendah.” But now he looks like he just can’t hold to principle. There is a lesson here. Hold to principle and don’t chase the accolades of lefties. It is fool’s gold.
Maybe Rubio can rebound from this–spin it in some sort of positive light. It sure doesn’t look like it from here, but you can never know how things will work out. But he is no longer “the golden-haired boy” and will have to make a comeback. It was so unnecessary. I hope he likes his current position, because that’s the most he will likely ever have. Mark my words. You’re seeing the torch being passed elsewhere, and once this ball starts rolling, it is very hard to stop. The thrill is gone, and it can’t easily be brought back. Now he will always be looked on with suspicion–he will most likely forever be back-bencher.
He coulda been a contendah. But Cruz is looking mighty good right now. I think he may well be a better option. Sad, really. I had such high hopes for Rubio…