Sound Bite Reaction (Rubio Announcement Edition)

“Yesterday is over”-Senator Marco Rubio, in announcing his bid for the presidency.

So, does that mean that we are going to stop a Cuba policy firmly grounded in the Cold War (which was over roughly 8800 yesterdays ago?).

Just wonderin’.

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  1. Tillman says:

    Man, Rubio is going to need this for the next few years. If I wasn’t so afraid he was a next-generation psychopath, he’d be my favorite comedian.

  2. gVOR08 says:

    First, I can’t believe no one on his staff told him the recent history and associations of the phrase “new American Century”. Or is he as much in a bubble as Romney apparently was?

    Then Rubio, after a list of complaints, asks

    Why is this happening in a country that for over two centuries has been defined by equality of opportunity?

    Why does no one see the obvious answer, that a generation ago we started electing Republicans to national office in larger numbers, and those Republicans became more and more conservative.

  3. Gromitt Gunn says:

    “Tautology is tautological.”