Marco Rubio and the Grand Old Party Are a "Hot, Sloppy Mess"

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A hot, sloppy mess. And Nicki Minaj.
The Riptide national politics desk has been working around the clock to bring you this shocking revelation: Some Democrats suspect the Republican Party is crazy.

"I think Mitch McConnell, frankly, has lost his mind," said Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri, talking about the ongoing debate surrounding raising the national debt ceiling, on MSNBC'S Morning Joe this morning. "I don't know what Boehner has going on in his caucus... It looks like a hot, sloppy mess."

And yes, she was talking about Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.

She was perhaps inspired by yesterday's lengthy New York Times profile of California Rep. Kevin McCarthy, in which Robert Draper reports that freshmen congressmen, completely ignorant of the economic implications of the United States defaulting on its debts, have turned to hostage-taking tactics to get their way.

Except hostage-takers usually ask for things that are realistic, like money or a getaway car or extra pairs of nylons to put over their faces. These yuksters say they'll vote to raise the debt ceiling only if Obama agrees to repeal his devil health-care plan, or if they can get a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced federal budget, or if they can mandate that all rainbows ending in a pot of gold be registered with the Federal Leprechaun Commission. Debates that are, sure, worth having, but right this second?

And Rubio is one of the hard-liners who have floated off in the magical balloon filled with unrealistic demands, kept afloat by bizarre Tea Party winds that blow in directions no one else seems to understand.

"I will vote to defeat an increase in the debt limit unless it is the last one we ever authorize and is accompanied by a plan for fundamental tax reform, an overhaul of our regulatory structure, a cut to discretionary spending, a balanced-budget amendment, and reforms to save Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid," he wrote in a March op-ed in the Wall Street Journal. Why not mention the leprechauns too? He has everything else on the list.

And by "saving Medicare," he means, well, actually he really has no idea what he means. He's hoping someone else will fix it. At least Sen. Bill Nelson wants to make sure the debt ceiling argument doesn't prevent social security checks from going out.

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If the GOP kills Medicare, half of Miami will be out of work.


Haha. Actually Obama and the democrats are the one that are the hot mess. All this talk about change and things are improving and then we need to increase the debt limit? Haha, what a joke this president has been. Total failure after all his hype. Stop spending Obama!


Rubio doesn't know shit about economy. He should be learning from others instead of talking like a clown


Rubio is full of puffy fluffy fairy air.  Hahahahhaha!

No really, all kidding aside, the man is queer.

Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

The same Marco Rubio? That Talks Big but Fails to Deliver?

Before the March 2000 session, Rubio was hardly the scorching conservative who would later woo Tea Partiers nationwide. He said he'd focus on supporting early education and community policing. And he wasn't particularly passionate about cutting spending. In his first three years, he supported adding a $4 surcharge to cruise tickets to fund a Marlins stadium and a $1.2 million earmark to build new bike paths in his district

spent thousands with GOP credit card

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