Comedy Election 2016

This is The Way Marco Rubio’s World Ends

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JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Republican presidential candidate and sometimes-senator Marco Rubio made the terrible mistake of thinking he could beat Donald Trump at his own game.

Rubio spent the morning mocking Trump for making typos on Twitter, and Trump responded this afternoon by accepting the endorsement of Chris Christie.

And then there's this:


I nearly asphyxiated laughing at this.

Prepare yourself for a general election contest with Republican nominee Donald Trump.

  • muselet

    Somewhere in the afterlife, Thomas Paine has drunk all the vodka in the place and has started on the gin.

    –alopecia

  • GrafZeppelin127

    I think I figured out why Trump can win the general.

    Yes, he’s a con artist. Yes, he’s completely full of sh**. But he’s full of sh** in a way the religious fanatics on stage with him are not. They’re all liars, but they tell different lies in different ways for different reasons.

    They do tell some of the same lies. Trump tells the same lies the rest of them do when it comes to Obama, his presidency, his domestic- and foreign-policy record, the economy, Obamacare, the Iran accord, &c., right down the party line on that subject. His pandering to white resentment and ethnic/racial/religious prejudices remains a problem. But he also tells truths the rest of them don’t, won’t, or can’t, beginning (but certainly not ending) with the GOP’s own sordid recent history. That’s what gives him the edge both now and come fall. Whether he pivots off of the right-wing-fairy-tale version of the Obama presidency once he gets to the general remains to be seen, but even if he continues to lie about that he will continue to tell truths that the other candidates can’t.

  • Wow. These people are f’ing children.

    But then we already knew that.

    • JMAshby

      Party of Lincoln!

      • Dread_Pirate_Mathius

        I participate on a far-far-far right blog in order to get a more rounded view of US politics (a “see both sides” kind of thing). I tried calling this out. Shortened exchange below:

        “GMan”: Let us not forget Mathius, it was the Democrats who didn’t support the Equal Rights movement.

        Mathius: This may shock you, but roles change over time. The Republicans, who love to claim to be the party of Lincoln, are wildly different from who they used to be, too. You can’t dine out on your old reputation if you don’t live up to it anymore.

        GMan: You have fallen for Left Wing attempts to change history, which is ongoing today, even by Obama.

        The whole exchange is cringe-worthy.

    • Dread_Pirate_Mathius

      It’s really astounding. Aside from every other consideration, do you really want to put someone into the most powerful position on the planet when they have this level of maturity?

      I might really love my 3-year-old’s foreign policy stance and tax plan, but I’m not giving her the keys to the nukes, because I know she’ll use them the first time she’s cranky before nap time.