Everybody Hates Marco Rubio: Gays Protesting Senator Today, Tea Partiers and Pro-Immigration Groups Protesting Him Tomorrow

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Marco Rubio is taking it from all sides this week. Today, LGBT activists are staging a sit-in at Rubio's Tampa office. Tomorrow, he'll face protests near the same office from Tea Partiers who claim his stance on immigration is too liberal and pro-immigration reform protestors who think his immigration bill is too conservative.

Yep, everybody hates Marco Rubio.

GetEQUAL, a national grassroots LGBT rights organization, claims its members will occupy Rubio's office until he declares his support for the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. That bill would make it illegal to fire or not hire someone simply based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. Rubio has previously announced his opposition to the bill, stating he's not for "any special protections based on orientation."

"Senator Rubio believes it's okay for me to be fired just because I am gay. As a resident of Florida and his constituent, I am ashamed of his position," said a group spokesman in a statement.

Starting at noon tomorrow however Rubio's Tampa office will also attract a completely different group of angry protestors: Tea Partiers. Yes, the same group that helped sweep him to victory in 2010 and heralded him as a potential presidential candidate. They believe Rubio's immigration bill has gone too far in giving amnesty to undocumented workers.

"As a result, Patriot groups are withdrawing their support for Senator Rubio and demand that he walk away from this bill," read a statement from three local activists according to The Buzz.

Oh, you thought that was all? Nope. Pro-immigration reform groups have also now announced a protest of their own outside Rubio's office at the same time.

"Come join members of Mi Familia Vota, Florida, clergy members, allies, and MoveOn, as we participate in a vigil at Senator Rubio's office to ask that he see the error of his ways regarding increased militarization, accepting campaign funds from GEO, an arm of ICE, and also adding English proficiency before undocumented Americans may be legal permanent residents," read a statement from those groups. "That's way before they would be eligible for citizenship. We will pray for him to do the right thing."

At this point is there anyone anywhere on the political spectrum not mad at Marco Rubio?

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frankd4 topcommenter

oh MArco ! HAS AN IMAGE PROBLEM that stems from not THINKing issue through and IMMEDIATELY stating positions POPULAR with tea-partiers YET a day or two later having to FLIP-FLOP and back-peddle AWAY from what he originally said

TOO MANY people can compare his ever-shifting stance and call him out on whisy-washy mumbo-jumbo BS

same thing is happening to J E B ! who instead of being an experienced elder statesman is showing himself to be as vapid as his brother dubbya


These people are not asking for special protections their asking for prosecution for those who discriminate against other. 

drakemallard topcommenter

Marco Rubio, was paying thousands to Bovo's firm absentee voting 78,223 absentee votes, compared to 26,533 for Meek and 25,478 for Crist.

This is a real problem here and the disparity in registrations for democrats v. Repbus voters this year is astounding. Add the fraud you brought up in your post we should have FBI, DOJ investigating the results of  Rick Scott and  marco rubio

drakemallard topcommenter

It's time to recall Marco Rubio or vote him out of office.

Missy Ibarra
Missy Ibarra

This is what happens when you don't have a backbone and you sell your ass to everyone. Fuck you, Rubio!

Yaser Castro
Yaser Castro

He's such a joke. I can't wait for Hillary to tear him a new one come 2016, IF he can make it that far that is.

Yasel Cruz
Yasel Cruz

Hijo de la gran p... Y lo dice un cubano. He is a disgrace

Maria Elena De Valle
Maria Elena De Valle

...and he's easy to love. It all depends which qualities you are looking for and which defects you will oversee --nobody is perfect :)

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