See Why This Senator Believes Barack Obama Thinks He Is An Emperor!

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) says the President broke the law for failing to notify Congress about the release of five Taliban terrorists from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.  Rubio was speaking with Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson on Tuesday about the White House’s unilateral move to make the exchange deal, claiming the president “believes somehow that he has become a monarch or an emperor.” Rubio continued that Obama didn’t tell Diane Feinstein, the intelligence committee chairwoman, about the deal.

The Senator asserted that “the president has violated the law here,” which requires a 30 day notification before any individual detained at Guantanamo can be transferred to his country of origin.  See NDAA H.R. 1960 Title X, Subtitle D, Section 1033 at https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr1960/text

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Is The GOP Deliberately Paving The Way For Major 2016 Loss?

There are people who believe Elvis is alive, and there are those who insist that the phases of the moon affect human conduct. Then there are those who believe kowtowing to Hispanics will bring Republicans victory in 2016.

The fact that many people believe these things doesn’t make them true. While the first two are harmless fairy tales believed by supermarket tabloid readers, the third is a dangerous lie believed by far too many decision-makers in the Republican leadership.

Like the first two, the supposed connection between capturing the Hispanic vote and insuring victory for Republicans cannot be defeated with evidence that contradicts it.

Even in the face of a mathematical formula showing Mitt Romney could have won 70% of Hispanic votes and still lost, the GOPe will not give up the fairy tale they believe.

Now, “just” 18 months before the next presidential election the Republican hierarchy is beginning to show signs it is getting ready to double down on their belief that the Hispanic vote is essential–and that amnesty is the way to win Latino votes. They are clinging to their stupidity as dearly as the liberals cling to “man-made” climate change.

Both are peddling lies, but the Democrats will gain from their lies; and the Republicans will go down in flames by clinging to their lie.

By their continued worship of the man-made climate change lie, the liberals will receive millions of dollars in donations from rich liberals who believe their money can change a problem that doesn’t exist. Money in quantities that large is the basis of winning campaigns, so that lie is a very useful one for Democrats.

The Republicans, on the other hand, are getting ready to inflict a fatal wound on themselves and our hopes for the future.

To further their Hispanic vote lie, the GOPe is currently taking another look at Florida Senator Marco Rubio because he is Hispanic. They are touting his “comeback” without mentioning that he needs a “comeback” precisely because of his kowtowing to Hispanics on amnesty. They apparently think that conservatives should forget about how Rubio supported amnesty and now embrace him and amnesty. They are fooling themselves because in clinging to a lie that is built on amnesty for illegals, they will drive conservatives away.

How supposedly patriotic Americans who purportedly want to win in 2016 can consider Marco Rubio as their candidate shows the deep level of contempt the GOPe has for its own base.

Republican “decision–makers” are preparing the way for the next Democrat president by believing their own lies.

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Is Marco Rubio The New Establishment Candidate?

After completing my normal morning review of global news, I have come to the conclusion that there is a concerted push by well known conservative media outlets to hype the Presidential aspirations of Marco Rubio.  He is their new favorite and is being promoted heavily.  This push comes in the face of his reduced stature within the Tea Party for his support for immigration reform.  It seems the Republican establishment is ready to nominate Rubio in spite of the anger on the far right regarding the immigration issue.

After being elected to the U.S. Senate from Florida in 2010 with the support of the Tea Party, against the flip-flopper Charlie Crist, Rubio came under heavy fire over the last eighteen months for his inclusion in the Gang of Eight bipartisan senators who pushed for immigration reform.  I attended CPAC for the last two years, and the air was visibly let out of the balloon of Rubio’s fortunes among the conservative faithful.  My reaction to his speech was one of interest but not excitement.  I felt that he had some maturation to achieve prior to being presidential material.

The Republican establishment is highly focused on finding a candidate who can conform to and present their agenda as well as win against whatever candidate the Democrats will throw their way.  They are focused on pushing immigration reform, as they believe the party will be overrun by demographics as the Hispanic population grows as a percentage of the electorate.  This is a rational concern, seeing the results of the last few elections where Republicans have been shut out of the White House.  However, the Republican leadership also has to address the concerns of the base–that in their zeal to make the Hispanic vote happy, they are weakening the rule of law, adding votes to the liberal cause, and, in the long run, destroying the very fabric of this country for short-term economic gain.

The Right needs to find a candidate who can articulate both views and appeal to the base as well as the mainstream Republican agenda.  We are at a historical crossroads for the United States of America. History is yet to be written as to whether we can move forward as a more diverse country and still maintain our historical values that have led to American exceptionalism and so much success.

I feel the effort to appease the Hispanic electorate by the Right via giving them what they want on immigration reform alone is misguided.  Any future Republican presidential leader has to be able to articulate the Right’s views on self-reliance, limited government, and low taxes.  I don’t believe the Tea Party is anti-immigration; they are just against breaking the law and needlessly adding voters to the roles that will just vote for more government handouts.  That is why presidential leadership on the issue is so important.  America is desperate for a leader who can take us into a prosperous and law-abiding future.  Republicans are desperate for a candidate who can appeal to the Hispanic vote, but who also can articulate our values and why they are important.  The Left has just been buying votes for too long with freebies from Uncle Sam.  It remains to be seen whether Marco Rubio is that man or not.

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Watch: Marco Rubio Just Gave Hillary The Job Grade Everyone Knows She Deserves

ABC News’ Jonathan Karl interviewed Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and asked him what grade he thinks he would give Hillary Clinton for her performance as Secretary of State.

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WATCH Marco Rubio School Liberal Journalist On “Climate Change”

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) is asked by a liberal ABC journalist his opinion on the White House’s latest report on “climate change.”

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