Why Marco Rubio for President?

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio speaks at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. on Thursday.

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio speaks at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. on Thursday.

Everyone who knows me knows that I am a Jindal girl. He is my favorite conservative politician and though I would love to see him as President, I don’t think he has the pull at this time to gain the Presidency. Though he would make a fantastic vice president. That being said I do think Marco Rubio does have the necessary pull among mainstream America to pull in a successful Presidential race. That is if The GOP listens to its constituents (which it usually doesn’t.).

You might be asking yourself why you should vote for Marco Rubio? What can he give you that some other Republican nominee can’t? I will go through why he is better than some of the other candidates and his voting record, so you can get a better look at why Marco Rubio should be our next President.

  1. Trump vs. Rubio

Trump has burst onto the Republican scene as the candidate to beat. He obviously has a lot of ideas that people agree with, especially when it comes to amnesty and immigration. However, having a few good ideas is not enough to make you a good President. Every President since FDR has come in with “good” ideas on how to improve America. Yet we have had far more mediocre and bad presidents than we have had good or great ones. So good ideas alone cannot make a Presidency. Even Obama came in saying he was going to make the government more transparent. That every bill would be posted for at least 48 hours before any vote was taken (and when is that exactly happening Obama?!) and instead we got the Fast and Furious, hidden emails from Hilary and conservatives being threatened by the IRS. So much for that transparency.

Rubio, on the other hand, doesn’t just talk a good game about what is going to do he has a record that shows you what he Immigration-Services_1will do. He has consistently shown himself to be a fiscal conservative and not bowing down to every interest group that comes down the pike. He co-sponsored the bill to get the Keystone XL Pipeline going. He is also for making our country much more secure by doing E-verify, strengthening the border. etc. This is a quote from Marco Rubio regarding illegal immigration:

We also understand it is so special, unique, some people are willing to risk their lives to come here illegally. As compassionate people, we understand that reality and our heart breaks at the stories of what people are having to go through to come. But we also understand the United States of America is a sovereign country. Every single sovereign country on the planet, every single one, tries to or does control its borders and who comes into the country and who leaves. Every country in the world does that. The United States of America should not be any different.

At the end of the day, that is what this issue is about. It is that we have a sovereign right to protect our border and we have a crisis on the southern border of the United States. For many different reasons, people have chosen to cross that border illegally, consistently, for the 20 or 30 years, and the results are obvious to all of us. That is why border security is such an important part of this bill and this measure.

Rubio has shown himself to have strong character, yes he does want to fix illegal immigration in this country, but he doesn’t need to create the sort of crazed melee that Trump has. If all you want to do is change immigration then Trump is your guy but if you want to change America. If you want to make it better for everyone then you need to take a closer look at Marco Rubio.

  • 2 Carson vs. Rubio

Ben CarsonI like Ben Carson. He seems to be a nice, intelligent man. But that doesn’t make him Presidential material. Long gone are the days when a President was nothing more than a mere caretaker and didn’t really need that much political savvy in which to successfully do his job. Today a president is not just a mere figurehead as he was back in the early days of our country. Ben might one day make a great President but just not now.

On the other hand, Marco Rubio has the same character and foresightedness that draws people to Ben Carson and also has a substantial record of standing with conservative values when it comes time to voting. Some people say we need Rubio more in the legislator bracket than we do as a President because he can more effectively get bills passed as a Senator than he could as a President.That is not entirely false, he has shown himself to be both consistent and effective as a legislator and even his colleagues think highly of him. Michelle Bachmann at Politicon, when questioned about Rubio, said he was the most articulate of all the candidates. And while she thought his position on amnesty (she seemed to think he was for it) would hurt him, she also thought overall he would make a good president. (Unfortunately, I didn’t spot the outlet to plug in my computer until after she had talked about Rubio, but it was being filmed so I am sure you can find her comments somewhere.) So I am certain that as president Rubio would be able to use those strong connections he has already forged to help get bills passed, whereas Ben would have to start from scratch.

Those are the two big candidates that Rubio is going up against. Now we will look at some other reasons why Rubio should be President:

Finances:money picture

Marco already has a quite the cash flow. According to the Federal Election Committee Rubio has $8,920,928 in individual contributions. He has received no money from the GOP and as for PACs he has only taken in $204,200. So what does this tell us? It tells us that he is not beholden to PACs to get his message out. Nor to the Republican Party. It is individual people and businesses that are putting their money behind Rubio. The people behind Rubio come from all walks of life, business owners, retirees, homemakers, salespersons, etc. They all have one thing in common, they all believe in Marco Rubio and many have contributed one more than one occasion because of that belief.  That is the kind of President we need. One that everyone can believe in.


Cecile Richards

Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood

When I talked to a potential voter about Rubio, he told me that his being pro-life was going to hurt him. I told him he was wrong, that more than ever people are fast becoming pro-life and with Cecile Richards and Planned Parenthood being brought forth before Congress in order to decide whether or not to defund them, more people are starting to see the truth behind abortion and they are not liking it. According to Vote Smart Rubio has a 100 percent pro-life record. In fact, when it comes to organizations like NARAL, he has received a 0 percent rating. NARAL is the largest abortion advocacy group in America. The difference between NARAL and Planned Parenthood is that Planned Parenthood does abortions, while NARAL just advocates for them to remain legal.  Gallup recently did a poll and said more people are pro-choice than pro-life, but obviously people at Gallup are apparently idiots and cannot read their own poll. Because it read that 39 percent said abortion should be legal in a few cases (rape, incest, life of mother) and 19 percent said it should be illegal in all cases, now maybe they are doing that Common Core math but in real mathematics 36+19=55. Fifty-five percent means MOST Americans are pro-life. How did they arrive at this conclusion that more Americans are pro-choice? Because when asked 50 percent described themselves as pro-choice even though they really weren’t. Gallup took that self-described nonsense and ran with it. Yet as we can see Rubio’s strong pro-life ethic will serve him well in his Presidency.

Fiscal conservatism

Instead of typing a long dialogue, I decided to simply demonstrate Rubio’s conservative vs. liberal slant:

Fiscally Conservative

2014 Americans for Prosperity – Lifetime Score 100%
2014 Americans for Prosperity – Positions (Jan. 7, 2014) 100%
2014 Americans for Prosperity – Lifetime Score (June 23, 2014) 100%
2014 Americans for Prosperity – Positions (June 23, 2014) 100%
2014 Competitive Enterprise Institute – Positions 88
2014 Heritage Action for America – Positions (113th Congress) 82%
2014 Heritage Action for America – Positions (Jan. 9, 2014) 87%
2013-2014 National Tax Limitation Committee – Positions 100%
2013 Competitive Enterprise Institute – Workplace Choice (August, 2013) 100%
2013 FreedomWorks – Positions 95%
2013 National Taxpayers Union – Positions 87%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus – Economic Liberties Score 95%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus – Personal Liberties 90%
2013 Republican Liberty Caucus – Liberty Index 93%
2013 The Club for Growth – Positions (lifetime) 93%
2013 The Club for Growth – Positions 91%
2012 FreedomWorks – Positions 85%
2012 National Journal – Senate Conservative (Economic) 87%
2012 National Taxpayers Union – Positions on Tax and Spending 84%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity – Lifetime score 100%
2011-2012 Americans for Prosperity – Positions 100%
2011-2012 Heritage Action for America – Positions 96%
2011-2012 National Tax Limitation Committee – Positions 88%
2011 FreedomWorks – Positions 94%
2011 National Journal – Conservative on Economic Policy Score 75%
2011 National Taxpayers Union – Positions on Tax and Spending 91%
2011 The Club for Growth – Positions 97

Fiscally Liberal

2013-2014 Progressive Punch – Crucial Votes 2%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch – Overall Positions 9%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch – Crucial Votes Lifetime Score 3%
2013-2014 Progressive Punch – Lifetime Score 7%
2012 National Journal – Senate Liberal (Economic) 12%
2012 NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby – Positions 8%
2011 National Journal – Liberal on Economic Policy Score 25%

So as you can see Marco Rubio has the character, the ability and the fiscal common sense needed to become the next President of the United States and if we are to reclaim our glory, let’s hope he does.

Running for President in 2012

So 2012 is right around the corner and I am not pleased with any of the possible Presidential candidates. So I have decided to do the impossible-I am going to run for the Presidency! Hey you already sent one inexperienced, community organizer to the Presidency, why not send another. At least I like America! Now, of course, I am not deluded enough to think I am going to win but I can get the message out there.  Of course, with my luck I would pull off a Barack Obama and be “Oh crap! Now I am President, what do I do now?”

My hope is that someone worth my vote will man up and then I can support them, but if no one does then it is up to me to do it myself. I am tired of social conservative being told to sit down and shut up! I am not going to the back of the bus, America! I will not be told by fiscal conservatives that saving money is more important than saving children! That the education of the populous is somehow a luxury, but jobs for the populous is not!

I want my country back! I want my God back! I want my children back! So how do I plan on getting these things back you may ask?

Gordon B. Hinckley

1) Well we have to start off by restoring the family. So instead of the UN’s “Rights of the Child” and while I support the “Parental Rights Amendment” currently being circulated, what we really need is the “The Rights of the Family.”  I think Gordon B. Hinckley did it best with The Family: A Proclamation to the World

The family is ordained of God. Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan. Children are entitled to birth within the bonds of matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who honor marital vows with complete fidelity…We warn that individuals who violate covenants of chastity, who abuse spouse or offspring, or who fail to fulfill family responsibilities will one day stand accountable before God. Further, we warn that the disintegration of the family will bring upon individuals, communities, and nations the calamities foretold by ancient and modern prophets.

We call upon responsible citizens and officers of government everywhere to promote those measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society.

As President, I would make the preservation of the family, my first priority. You cannot have a healthy society if you have failing families. My whole puropose on this planet is to restore the family, I take that purpose very seriously. In a nutshell, I would only support pro-life, pro-marriage measures and would veto all legislation that runs contrary to that.

2.  My second goal would be to restore God to this land of ours. That doesn’t mean I am going to force anyone to believe in God (even God himself won’t do that, so why would I?) but it does mean, you crybaby atheists are going to have to get over yourselves and the pledge of allegiance will stand as it is. You have the right not to say it. If it kills you to be quiet for 20 seconds while it is being said…too bad! It also mean if a kindergartner wants to draw a picture of Jesus or a valedictorian wants to give thanks to Jesus Christ in her speech, they will be allowed to do so! It also means that public nativity scenes will not be banned at Christmas and people will once again be allowed to say “Merry Christmas” when shopping for gifts.  I will strike down the tax exempt law that prevents churches from speaking out on social issues of the day. This will free up churches to do their job once more and organize coalitions to help change specific situations that may fall into “political” parameters. The law was nothing but a smokescreen to shut Dr. King up anyway and needs to be struck down as unconstitutional!

3. I will take on the teachers unions and bring educator tyrants to their knees. It is time that the parent’s became responsible for their children’s education again. This means the decision where the child would go to school will be up to the parents not a bunch of bureaucrats who don’t know anything about your child.  Teachers-I am not your friend, I am a friend and advocate of the students! If you don’t plan on educating them, then I am coming for you! If you don’t care about them, then get out of the profession, we don’t need you! We need people who care about our children/students, who want the best for them! We need people like Mrs. Jones, Mrs. West, and Mrs. Radcliffe-teachers who put their students first and in the case of Mrs. Radcliffe actually taught a 4th grader how to think for herself! No more rubber rooms, no more tenure, no more unions holding the American people hostage! Do your job or get fired!

 4. Taxes-first of all the whole tax code needs to be thrown out and started over. There is no reason that the code so be difficult and convulted. We need to stop taxing people for every single breath they take.  If the Dems are so eager to pay more taxes, I will happily accomodate them.Give me your name, social security number and I will be sure to double your taxes for you. No problem. There needs to be a flat tax, if God’s church can survive on a flat tax (tithing) then so can the government. Estate tax is absolutely diabolical and needs to be eliminated. There is no reason to make the dead pay taxes too! It is absolutely ghoulish! By lifting the tax burden off of so many people, we allow business to grow and more people will be able to get jobs.  As for those businesses who continually outsource their jobs, I will fine you until your grandchildren’s grandchildren are paying the fine.  Hire Americans or else!

This is simply the beginning but you get the gist of it.

Election Day

The White House at night

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It is Election Day and soon it will be found out if conservatives did indeed claim the White House back from the commie hijackers that stole it in November 2008.  This is not so much about party but about what kind of country we want to leave for our children (Yes, pro-aborts some of us still think having children is a good thing and want to leave the world better than we found it! ) For too long now, we have followed the Pied Pipers of Liberalism to our own detriment.

Meg Whitman

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 As of right now, I don’t  know who the governor of California is.  Is it Meg Whitman? Is another round of Jerry Brown (hello! You did a crappy job the first time around, some of us actually remember that!)? Neither one really appeals to me, which is why I will be voting for Chelene Nightingale.  Whether she wins or not, the important thing is to continue to fight for the values we hold dear:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. ~Declaration of Independence

Our future is on the line. We will either continue as a nation forged in liberty or we will become the slaves of the government who thinks they know better than we do. In each generation, there is a time to stand up, stand tall and raise your voice in freedom.  This is our time! I belong to Generation Me. I grew up in a generation devoted to hedonism, feminism and where corruption became the norm. I grew up in the day of AIDS, sexual depravity and moral relevancy. All these things seeking to lay claim to our shared humanity. I had to make a decision.  I could continue down this path of destruction or I could turn my life around and help others to do the same. My generation more than any other has done more to damage the social fabric of society and it is time that we clean up our mess!  If we can destroy it then we can rebuild it! And it all starts with one election! This election!

We will either continue to do what we have always done-exploit greed. Or we take back our Constitution and our right to govern ourselves. So when you go out and vote this Election Day, remember that we are one vote away from becoming Communist China. One vote away from allowing the government to have total control over every aspect of our lives. One vote away from a media run only by the state. One vote away from being silenced. Will you be silenced? I hope not. Get out and vote!

March on Washington-2009

As any Black person worth their salt  knows back in 1963 on August 28th Dr. King led a “March on Washington” in which he spoke to an enraged citizenry about the  abuses of the government to keep Black people from enjoying the full rights of citizenship. He was there to hold the government accountable for its wrongful and shameful leadership.

Not much has changed in 46 years.  Yesterday exactly 46 years,  2 weeks and 1 day after Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his powerful “I Have a Dream” speech, Americans gathered once again at the Capitol to tell the government “We shall overcome!”  This time instead of racial prejudice against Blacks it was class hatred we were fighting. The politicians want to divide us-rich vs. poor, Black vs. White, women vs. men! Well yesterday in the great tradition of Dr. King and the Civil Rights movement that brought America freedom once upon a time, America stood up and said “We are not going to take it anymore!”

A new generation of America, some like me who weren’t even born during King’s speech, came out and stood with all the great leaders of the past and present and put the government on notice!  Some put the demonstration in the tens of thousands while other put it closer to 2 million people.  Those who couldn’t be there in DC held rallies close home. America was out in force yesterday and though I sadly couln’t attend any, I was with my brothers and sisters in spirt. I had to get home to teach the Constitution-so I was doing my part yesterday as people rallied and protested the government.

It is time we all do our part. It is time that people come together once more and let the government know, we won’t allow the continued enslavement of our brothers and sisters through welfare. That we will not stand by and let a President promote and “establish” Islam as America’s religion! That we will not allow the Federal Reserve Bank and the approval of Congress to keep printing monopoly money and then forcing us to recognize it as legitimate as they use our blood, sweat and tears to pay off their debts. They need to know we will not be broken, we will not be moved and we will continue to fight to restore our republic, to restore our freedoms and to have God and prosperity reign supreme once more!


Stimulus Passes by One Vote!

me-in-red-checkered-blouse1See people one vote does make a difference.  They needed 60 to pass the stimulus plan and got 61.  About 36 Republicans voted against it.  Well it is good to see at least 36 Republicans still have a pair and were able to stand up to B.O’s threat that if you didn’t vote for the stimulus package you hated America and wanted everyone to starve. Of course, I want to know what three didn’t even bother to vote at all. Not that three votes our way would’ve mattered they would still have the sixty one needed to pass it.

This whole concept that throwing money at problems somehow solves them is ridiculous. If that were true I wouldn’t have a problem in the world. No one is better at throwing money around than me. I am the Queen of Mismanaged Money.  And yet I have money problems….hmmm I wonder why that is!  Heck, I have always said if you wanted some inexperienced Black person to waste your money you should’ve voted for me! LOLman_throwing_money.

I wasn’t surprised to hear it passed the House, what I was surprised by was the narrow margin that it passed and that the Republicans actually listened to the people in office and not some Michael J. Fox type, spin doctor.  (Where is Alex P. Keaton when you need him?)

So where will this stimulus package lead us? Will it create more jobs? Will it bring us greater prosperity? And if it does at cost?  The New Deal supposedly brought greater prosperity but it also created a generation of me’s.  A generation who is patronized and told they need the government to take care of them.  It is also created the mindset that you are entitled to other people’s money. That you don’t ever need to grow up because you can move back in with Mom and Dad and they will take care of  you even when you are forty! That adult responsibility is something to be shunned.  Is this the greater promise FDR envisioned when he created the New Deal nearly eighty years ago? I think not.

But here we go again,  same liberalism, different president.  FDR was the great hope then but his policies gave us a weaker nation not a stronger one. B.O’s policies, especially in regards to us being part of  a global community, won’t leave us a nation at all and will bankrupt us morally and fiscally.  But such is the way of liberalism.

Constitution for the New Deal

constitutionI got this in an email from a really good friend of mine and it felt it was very appropriate at this time to put up. It is not my writing, instead this comes from the genius of  H. L. Mencken.  Though this first appeared in 1937, it so accurately describes what we are facing today in 2009.  Those who do not learn from the past are doomed to repeat it.  And so here we go again.

THIS SATIRICAL PIECE FIRST APPEARED IN The American Mercury,, 41 (June 1937), 129-36, and was reprinted in condensed form by The Reader’s Digest, 31 (July 1937), 27-29. In order to indicate what reached the widest audience, the condensed version appears here.

The principal cause of the uproar in Washington is a conflict between the swift- moving idealism of the New Deal and the unyielding hunkerousness of the Constitution of 1788. What is needed, obviously, is a wholly new Constitution, drawn up with enough boldness and imagination to cover the whole program of the More Abundant Life, now and hereafter. That is what I presume to offer here. The Constitution that follows is not my invention, and in more than. one detail I have unhappy doubts of its wisdom. But I believe that it sets forth with reasonable accuracy the plan of government that the More Abundant Life wizards have sought to substitute for the plan of the Fathers. They have themselves argued at one time or another, by word or deed, for everything contained herein:


We, the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish social justice, draw the fangs of privilege, effect the redistribution of property, remove the burden of liberty from ourselves and our posterity, and insure the continuance of the New Deal, do ordain and establish this Constitution.


The Executive All governmental power of whatever sort shall be vested in a President of the United States. He shall hold office during a series of terms of four years each, and shall take the following oath: “I do solemnly swear that I will (in so far as I deem it feasible and convenient) faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will (to the best of my recollection and in the light of experiment and second thought) carry out the pledges made by me during my campaign for election (or such of them as I may select).” The President shall be commander-in-chief of the Army and Navy, and of the militia, Boy Scouts, C.I.O., People’s Front, and other armed forces of the nation. The President shall have the power: To lay and collect taxes, and to expend the income of the United States in such manner as he may deem to be to their or his advantage; To borrow money on the credit of the United States, and to provide for its repayment on such terms as he may fix; To regulate all commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and within them; to license all persons engaged or proposing to engage in business; to regulate their affairs; to limit their profits by proclamation from time to time; and to fix wages, prices and hours of work; To coin money, regulate the content and value thereof, and of foreign coin, and to amend or repudiate any contract requiring the payment by the United States, or by any private person, of coin of a given weight or fineness; To repeal or amend, in his discretion, any so-called natural law, including Gresham’s law, the law of diminishing returns, and the law of gravitation. The President shall be assisted by a Cabinet of eight or more persons, whose duties shall be to make speeches whenever so instructed and to expend the public funds in such manner as to guarantee the President’s continuance in office. The President may establish such executive agencies as he deems necessary, and clothe them with such powers as he sees fit. No person shall be a member to any such bureau who has had any practical experience of the matters he is appointed to deal with. One of the members of the Cabinet shall be an Attorney General. It shall be his duty to provide legal opinions certifying to the constitutionality of all measures undertaken by the President, and to gather evidence of the senility of judges.


The Legislature The legislature of the United States shall consist of a Senate and a House of Representatives. Every bill shall be prepared under the direction of the President, and transmitted to the two Houses at his order by their presiding officers. No member shall propose any amendment to a bill without permission in writing from the President or one of his authorized agents. In case any member shall doubt the wisdom of a bill he may apply to the President for light upon it, and thereafter he shall be counted as voting aye. In all cases a majority of members shall be counted as voting aye. Both Houses may appoint special committees to investigate the business practices, political views, and private lives of any persons known to be inimical to the President; and such committees shall publish at public cost any evidence discovered that appears to be damaging to the persons investigated. Members of both Houses shall be agents of the President in the distribution of public offices, federal appropriations, and other gratuities in their several states, and shall be rewarded in ratio to their fidelity to his ideals and commands.


The Judiciary The judges of the Supreme Court and of all inferior courts shall be appointed by the President, and shall hold their offices until he determines by proclamation that they have become senile. The number of judges appointed to the Supreme Court shall be prescribed by the President, and may be changed at his discretion. All decisions of the Supreme Court shall be unanimous. The jurisdiction and powers of all courts shall he determined by the President. No act that he has approved shall be declared unconstitutional by any court.


Bill of Rights There shall be complete freedom of speech and of the press – subject to such regulations as the President or his agents may from time to time promulgate. The freedom of communication by radio shall not be abridged; but the President and such persons as he may designate shall have the first call on the time of all stations. In disputes between capital and labor, all the arbitrators shall be representatives of labor. Every person whose annual income fans below a minimum to be fixed by the President shall receive from the public funds an amount sufficient to bring it up to that minimum. No labor union shall be incorporated and no officer or member thereof shall be accountable for loss of life or damage to person or property during a strike. All powers not delegated herein to the President are reserved to him, to be used at his discretion.