For one brief second I thought: Wow, maybe Marco Rubio is one Republican candidate with a sliver of character. I was reading his response to Donald Trump’s immigration statements, where he said:
“Here’s what’s so important to me; the presidency of the United States is not just the top government official. It is the leader of our people and our nation as well.
It’s important we have– to conduct the presidency, it has to be done in a dignified way, with a level of class. I don’t think the way he’s behaved over the last few weeks is either dignified or worthy of office he seeks.”
“We already have a president now that has no class.”
What the hell was I thinking? I’ve been around too long to expect any degree of civility from Conservatives. Truth is, Marco Rubio almost lost his seat at the GOP adult table after his little foray into immigration reform, and still has a lot of kissing and making up to do. We’ll never see an original thought from that guy again. But since he wants to talk about about class, I’ll oblige; here’s the level of class Mr. Rubio has exhibited, courtesy of Mother Jones:
- Charging personal expenses on the party credit card
- Double billing Florida taxpayers and the GOP for flights
- Finally paying a home mortgage after 5 months because it was headed to foreclosure
We need transparency in government spending. We need to put each government expenditure online so every Floridian can see where their tax money is being spent.
But my personal favorite regarding the class act that is Marco Rubio: Voting against the 2014 Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act when it took the man himself 16 years to pay off over $100,000 in student loan debt. Luckily for Rubio, unlike most graduates, he could pay it off with the proceeds from a book.
Marco Rubio once said:
We must change the decisions we are making by changing the people who are making them.