Super Stupid Terrorism

If Rubio Knows Who the Secret Terrorists Are, Can He Enlighten Us?

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) shared a few excerpts from the fan fiction novel he's been working on during last night's debate which, apparently, includes passages detailing specific terrorist suspects.

Rubio was asked if the immigration reform plan he supported (and then decided not to support) would have allowed millions of new migrant workers into the country and he pivoted into this bewildering response.

"First and foremost, this issue has to be more than anything else about keeping America safe. And here's why: There's a radical jihadist group manipulating our immigration system, and not just green cards. They're recruiting people that enter as doctors and engineers and even fiancees," he said. "They understand the vulnerabilities we have on the Southern border, they're looking to manipulate the visa waiver countries to get people into the United States.

If Marco Rubio is aware of specific people posing as doctors and engineers, that seems like information he may want to share with the proper authorities such as the Department of Homeland Security or the FBI.

Just the same, if Rubio can identify a specific terrorist group that is successfully "manipulating our immigration system," he should let someone know.

It may not be politically imperative that he do so because, after all, John McCain became the Republican presidential nominee in 2008 even though he refused to tell us how to find Osama Bin Laden.

  • gooby

    His brother in law used to deal cocaine.That is the nature of his ilk. Now, pretty boy here with a quick tongue has a problem dealing with money. He just can’t count.Spending other ppls money till he got caught. This guy is a disgrace to regular human beings.

  • fry1laurie

    Maybe he’s referring to his brother in law, the drug kingpin for whom he influenced a real estate license for.

  • Aynwrong

    I couldn’t be bothered to watch. I don’t suppose anyone bothered to ask something crazy like:
    “Uhhh…Senator? Would you be willing to name this group or tell us what your source of information is or maybe just tell us where we can find them?”

    If not I won’t even complain about Faux News because I wouldn’t expect better from the rest of the media. I’m guessing if someone does ask the answer will be another great example of Colbert’s truthiness.

  • muselet

    What? Marco Rubio was blowing smoke last night? Say not so!

    At this point, I think Rubio’s just playing out the string. He’s not going to do anything too strenuous, just fleece a few more rich shut-ins, decide who to endorse, angle for a cabinet position, choose what his next elective office should be, that sort of thing.

    He may be robotic enough to fail the Turing Test, but he’s ambitious. Don’t be surprised to see his name pop up again in a couple of years.


    • Aynwrong

      Do you think he could be angeling for a VP pick? Given that anti immigration sentiment has become the defining feature of the GOP I doubt anyone would pick him due to his history with the so called gang of eight but he might have hopes.

      • muselet

        I honestly don’t know. He might be, but as you say, he’s got close to no chance of being selected.

        The problem for him is that he’s young and—here’s that word again—ambitious. Being a VP candidate and losing would probably doom his political career, and I don’t think life at a think tank would suit him. Better to give 2016 a miss and start again.

        It could be interesting to watch Marco Rubio’s career trajectory.


        • Aynwrong

          Good observation. I was going to compare him to Paul Ryan seeing as how his failed VP bid with Romney didn’t prevent him from becoming Speaker of the House but that’s probably a bad comparison. The House was thrown into chaos by Boener’s sudden resignation and I would assume that Ryan’s obsession with killing Medicare left him in a unique position in the House.

          • muselet

            Ryan didn’t give up his day job, so it was easier for him to pick up the pieces; it also helped that he had a reputation (entirely undeserved) as a policy guy. Rubio isn’t running for reelection, so he’s going to have to start again from scratch, and I’ve never heard anyone claim he has expertise in any particular area.


          • Aynwrong

            Well, pandering.