Posts tagged as:

Marco Rubio

False Choice Between Hawkishness and Isolationism

March 6, 2014

Don’t get me wrong — this is not the worst case of the oversimplification of our political process out there, but today’s piece in the National Journal on Rand Paul and Marco Rubio is an excellent example of what I recently labeled as the silliness dominating our discourse.  One of the tricks media outlets, and [...]

Read the full article →

Paul Ryan Falls Into Immigration Trap

July 28, 2013

The Senate’s immigration bill is a nightmare, and the House GOP could stop it dead.  But they won’t because the leadership sucks. Case in point:  former Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan promised piecemeal action in small steps on immigration by October.  On the surface, that’s already considerably more responsible than the Senate’s “comprehensive” morass.  However, [...]

Read the full article →

NJ Senator Frank Lautenberg Dies

June 3, 2013

The last World War II veteran serving in the US Senate, Frank Lautenberg, passed away this morning at 89.  Lautenberg served from 1982-2000, then came out of retirement to replace the disgraced Bob “The Torch” Torrecelli on the Democrat ticket in 2002.  He’s been there ever since. Lautenberg was a self-made man who pushed typically [...]

Read the full article →

Not Sure About This Marco Rubio Fellow Anymore

June 1, 2013

The centripetal force of the statist-leaning ruling class in DC is enormous.  It gobbles up new, bright-eyed members all the time and spits out more of the same junk. Unfortunately, a once bright shining star in my eyes, Marco Rubio, has been caught up in it.  Nothing proves that more than how he’s become a [...]

Read the full article →

A Thirst for More Rubio

February 13, 2013

I made it through literally four minutes of President Obama’s State of the Union speech last night before my gag reflex kicked-in, prompting me to watch something else.  I did catch the news round-up of its contents this morning — more progressive liberal bull crap.  However, I was interested in seeing Marco Rubio give the [...]

Read the full article →

Stymieing Immigration Reform

January 29, 2013

A conglomeration of eight Senators, including Marco Rubio amongst the usual suspects of Lindsey Grahamesty, John McCain, Chuck Schumer, came out yesterday with a possible road map for comprehensive immigration reform.  Not to be outmaneuvered, President Obama offered his enthusiasm, but also a caveat tor two which should make the fledgeling sprouts of consensus wither [...]

Read the full article →

Obama Issues 23 Executive Orders on Guns

January 16, 2013

The President today decided to bypass Congress yet one more time on yet one more issue and signed twenty-three executive “actions” regarding gun control, while nagging Congress to do more.  These orders were quickly criticizedfor not doing anything which would have prevented the Sandy Hook Massacre, which should be the litmus test for any new [...]

Read the full article →

RNC Speeches Day 3: Smitten by Mitt

August 31, 2012

The final evening of speeches at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa capped a solid three days of a pro-American, pro-free market, pro-opportunity political festival.  Hurricane Isaac forced the convention into a three-day affair, but in truth packing all the speeches and events into three days instead of four allowed the message to come [...]

Read the full article →

Who’s In and Out at the Republican National Convention

August 14, 2012

Some new speakers have been named to the list of those speaking at the Republican National Convention in two weeks. Notable ins:  Chris Christie, who will  be giving the keynote address, and Marco Rubio, who will be introducing Mitt Romney on the final night.  Christie and Rubio are GOP superstars who undoubtedly will do a [...]

Read the full article →

Falling into Rubio’s Arms

August 25, 2011

At a California Tea Party event Tuesday, 90-year-old Nancy Reagan was being escorted by Senator Marco Rubio when she missed a step.  Rubio was there to catch her and Nancy wasn’t hurt, even staying to watch the speech (1:36)!  The symbolism is not lost on anyone who understands how well Reagan’s limited government legacy is [...]

Read the full article →

T-Paw Declawed and Drops Out

August 14, 2011

Tim Pawlenty’s campaign was devastated after finishing third in the Iowa Straw Poll yesterday and decided to make it official this morning that he will end his bid for the 2012 Republican nomination for President. Being bested by local nemesis and crowd favorite Michelle Bachmann as well as the zany Ron Paul (whose zealous supporters [...]

Read the full article →

Rubio’s “Whole House” Speech

July 31, 2011

This clip definitely needs to be added to the echo chamber if you haven’t see it yet.  It’s about 15 minutes, but completely worth it especially towards the end: If you haven’t got the time to watch, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, everyone’s favorite potential GOP VP pick next year, clearly expresses reality in the face [...]

Read the full article →

Jeb Bush Endorses Marco Rubio

May 5, 2010

Huge news out of Florida today.  Former Governor Jeb Bush has stepped up to the plate and endorsed Marco Rubio in the Florida Senate race.  Rubio should now be a lock to win the Republican primary that his opponent Charlie Crist already abandoned.  When future historians write their books on political courage, they will have [...]

Read the full article →

We’re Axis of Right. And We DO NOT APPROVE That Message

April 30, 2010

I took a quick look at Axis of Right today and discovered that we had a randomly-generated ad for Charlie Crist on the left-hand (appropriate) side of the page.  Just to avoid confusion, I would like to make it clear that we here at Axis of Right do not approve that message.  Just as we [...]

Read the full article →

Charlie Crist (I)

April 28, 2010

Many saw this coming, but regardless Florida’s Republican Governor Charlie Crist is likely to decide tomorrow in a press conference scheduled for 5pm to run as an Independent in this year’s Florida Senate race.  Currently trailing Republican Marco Rubio by at least 30-points in the primary, Crist is apparently planning to jump ship, dump the [...]

Read the full article →

Axis of Right Radio, Show #4, 3/28/2010

March 29, 2010

Episode #4 of Axis of Right Radio is now available. In this episode, Mike, Ryan, and Sal discuss the passage of ObamaCare and what’s next;  Ann Coulter and her recent trip to Canada;  Obama’s diss of Bibi Netanyahu and what makes Obama tick; Crist and Rubio exchanging attack ads.  Crist is toast. Axis of Right [...]

Read the full article →

Charlie Crist Tries to Compare Himself to Reagan

February 4, 2010

Gov. Charlie Crist (RINO-FL), who is vying for the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate against conservative Marco Rubio (R-FL), tried to compare himself to Ronald Reagan, saying: “If I’m a RINO, then so is Ronald Reagan. I’m [a] less taxing, less spending, less government, more freedom kind of guy and I just take a [...]

Read the full article →

NRSC Epic Fail: Crist and Rubio Tied

December 16, 2009

The National Republican Senatorial Committee, as chronicled here in the past, endorsed RINO Charlie Crist over Marco Rubio, stating that Rubio could not win.  Yet now, in the latest Rasmussen poll, Rubio and Crist are tied in the GOP primary race and both lead Democrat Kendrick Meek in the general election.  The difference between Rubio [...]

Read the full article →

Marco Rubio and the Difference Between the Parties

October 27, 2009

I’ve written several times about the situation in Florida, where the NRSC-backed Charlie Crist (RINO-FL) is going up against former Florida Speaker of the House Marco Rubio (R-FL).  Rubio was on MSDNC this morning on Morning Joe, and spoke about the the need for a clear difference between the parties, where the GOP has gone [...]

Read the full article →

Laura Ingraham’s Ten for Ten

September 30, 2009

Laura Ingraham has created an online petition/list of principles that she feels can propel the Republicans to victory in 2010.  Dubbed “Ten for Ten“, the idea seems to mirror somewhat the Contract With America created by Newt Gingrich and the House Republicans in 1994.  The idea is being spread by RedState and Michelle Malkin, and [...]

Read the full article →

RedState Takes On the NRSC

September 14, 2009

It is no secret that I am disgusted with the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) for not supporting Conservative candidates in the primaries, and instead supporting RINOs who they believe are the only path to victory.  Having NRSC backing gives candidates a huge advantage in primaries in regards to fund raising, ad buys, and general [...]

Read the full article →