Thursday, February 11, 2016

Rubio Tantrum Update

After a brief moment of clarity on Tuesday night where Sen. Marco Rubio blamed himself for his poor performance in the New Hampshire primary and said it would never happen again — and please send money — he reverted to the usual fallback position of blaming the media for having the temerity of reporting on his I, Robot moments.

“What happened is obviously Saturday night the debate went the way it went, and then just the media coverage over the last 72 hours was very negative about it and so forth,” Rubio said Wednesday on “Fox & Friends.” “So the last thing voters heard going into the booth yesterday was, you know, something bad happened Saturday night. And so it made it very difficult for us to get any other message across.”

And now he’s doubling down on his oft-repeated claim that Barack Obama is a traitor and that he has more foreign policy experience than anyone ever.

“One of the things I’m criticized for is saying the truth, and I’ll continue to say this: Barack Obama is undermining this country. He is hurting this country. He is doing serious damage to this country in a way that I believe is part of a plan to weaken America on the global stage. This is the truth,” Rubio said on Fox.

He also defended himself from criticism that he’s inexperienced.

“This line that somehow I have no experience is absurd. It’s true I haven’t lived as long as some of the people running for president, but I have more foreign policy experience than any of them,” Rubio said.

That last part is laughable on its face; Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State for four years and no matter what you think of her tenure in the job, that automatically gives her more experience than he has.  With his attendance record in the Senate, I’d say that Téa Leoni has more foreign policy experience than Marco Rubio, and serving on a committee for five years doesn’t count if you don’t show up for work.

Mr. Rubio has a tendency to panic when confronted by a challenge.  That’s not something you want in a president.  If karma does its thing, his next job will be hustling Hondas on Biscayne Boulevard.

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