In the National Journal’s 2011 vote rankings, Rubio ranked as the 13th most conservative senator, while Heritage Action’s scorecard has Rubio as the third most conservative in the 112th congress, behind only now-former senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah).
Rubio is also one of just nine senators who got a perfect 100 from the American Conservative Union in 2011, and he was one of just five to earn an A+ from the conservative group Americans for Prosperity.
And Rubio has really shown his conservative colors in recent weeks. He was one of just five Republicans to vote against the so-called “fiscal cliff” deal on New Year’s Day and voted against the Hurricane Sandy relief bill (instead voting for a smaller version) and against the three-month debt ceiling delay.
So he’s entirely out of touch with his working class neighbors. In fact, he’s out of touch with most of the country. It’s why the tea party loves him so much.