The Dim-Post

November 4, 2010

Face of the day, get used to looking at it edition

Filed under: Politics — danylmc @ 8:12 pm

My wife Maggie is in the US covering the mid-term elections, she took this photo of Florida Senator-elect Marco Rubio at his victory party last night. Rubio is a tea-party candidate and the son of Cuban exiles. You gotta figure he’ll be the vice-presidential nominee for the Republicans in 2012, unless he wins the nomination and runs for President.

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31 Comments »

  1. He looks sufficiently nuts.

    Comment by Aztec — November 4, 2010 @ 8:21 pm

  2. While the Obama Child seems positively sane and is driving the world into currency devaluation wars – go figure.

    Pollies – mouth moving equals lying. Crotch moving equals things you don’t want to know about.

    Comment by leon — November 4, 2010 @ 8:25 pm

  3. I was hoping for a Palin/Rand Paul Aqua bhudda ticket in 2012.

    Whoooaaah, hold it are you saying that Tea Party = Republican (Murdoch/Fox news/Dick Armey/fredomworks/Koch Brothers astroturf movement)?

    Comment by andy (the other one) — November 4, 2010 @ 8:38 pm

  4. “You gotta figure he’ll be the vice-presidential nominee for the Republicans in 2012, unless he wins the nomination and runs for President.”

    Yes – putting up a bright young thing with only 2 years experience in the Senate as your Party’s presidential nominee has proven to be a peachy idea so far …

    Comment by Andrew Geddis — November 4, 2010 @ 8:47 pm

  5. “Yes – putting up a bright young thing with only 2 years experience in the Senate as your Party’s presidential nominee has proven to be a peachy idea so far …”

    Exactly. Mature, experienced, likable and limited ideology is more likely to appeal next time around.. and even Obama isn’t safe with his own crowd unless he demonstrates more of those characteristics in the next two years.

    JC

    Comment by JC — November 4, 2010 @ 9:17 pm

  6. Your’re such a bitch JC ;)

    Comment by leon — November 4, 2010 @ 9:25 pm

  7. This is bad for Rand Paul

    Comment by gazzaj — November 4, 2010 @ 9:48 pm

  8. JC wrote: “Exactly. Mature, experienced, likable and limited ideology is more likely to appeal next time around..”

    which is why it’s in Obama’s interests that the Republicans put up a Tea Party candidate against him

    Comment by kahikatea — November 4, 2010 @ 9:53 pm

  9. I was looking through his website, and in the “12 Simple Ways to Grow Our Economy” section, he lists 12 ideas that he thinks will help the economy. The first seven, summarised, are:

    Cut taxes
    Cut taxes
    Cut taxes
    Cut taxes
    Cut taxes
    Cut taxes
    Cut taxes

    It’s nice to see there will be some fresh thinkers in Washington.

    Comment by derp de derp — November 4, 2010 @ 10:25 pm

  10. Goddammned WordPress. Danyl, can you please make a post detailing what HTML is accepted in comments?

    Comment by derp de derp — November 4, 2010 @ 10:26 pm

  11. People here in the US are too scared of hispanic people for this to occur.

    Comment by Ewan — November 4, 2010 @ 10:45 pm

  12. what a lovely man. What happened to the “anti pleasuring yourself” lady?

    Comment by k.jones — November 4, 2010 @ 11:09 pm

  13. What happened to the “anti pleasuring yourself” lady?

    Despite her cocky, spunky campaign the incumbent rose to the occasion and was able to beat her off.

    Comment by gareth.j.j — November 5, 2010 @ 12:11 am

  14. People here in the US are too scared of hispanic people for this to occur.

    Yeah, they’d never elect a black president.

    Comment by gareth.j.j — November 5, 2010 @ 12:12 am

  15. happened to the “anti pleasuring yourself” lady

    Last I checked David Farrar was at a meet and greet with her as his latest post demonstrates: I met an important lady don’t ya know!

    Cigar anyone?

    Comment by OECD rank 22 kiwi — November 5, 2010 @ 4:26 am

  16. “Yeah, they’d never elect a black president.”

    A black president is very different from an immigrant president. People here in the US (I live in Miami and feel I have a bit of experience regarding this issue, I live about half a kilometre from Marco Rubio himself) are far more xenophobic than racist.

    Comment by Ewan — November 5, 2010 @ 6:34 am

  17. Note that (i) an immigrant President is prohibited by the Constitution, and (ii) Rubio was born in Miami.

    Comment by bradluen — November 5, 2010 @ 7:18 am

  18. Ah, bradluen, but does he look and sound like a real American?

    Being born in a country doesn’t stop you being an immigrant, you know. Ask Paul Henry.

    Comment by Andrew Geddis — November 5, 2010 @ 7:54 am

  19. “…People here in the US… …Rubio himself) are far more xenophobic than racist…”

    Given that it took a civil war to get of slavery, the USA is the home of the KKK, and it was only 53 years ago that a US president had to use troops to escort a black kid to school, this is a truly awesome comment.

    Comment by Sanctuary — November 5, 2010 @ 8:13 am

  20. And I don’t mean that in a good way.

    Comment by Sanctuary — November 5, 2010 @ 8:14 am

  21. “Note that (i) an immigrant President is prohibited by the Constitution, and (ii) Rubio was born in Miami.”

    Sorry, I stand corrected. It was early in the morning.
    I think my point still stands though.

    Sanctuary, I don’t really understand your comments. Well I understand your second one, but I don’t think it is the crux of your arguement.

    Whilst racism here in the US is still bad, it is a far cry today from what you referenced. If you understood, for instance, the Arizona Senate Bill 1070, and realise that this is supported by the majority of people in the US, then you’d understand my point.

    And I don’t mean that in a good way.

    Comment by Ewan — November 5, 2010 @ 9:54 am

  22. Yeah, but he’s from Cuba. That means he’s been fighting the good fight against those dirty communists all his life, right?

    Comment by Repton — November 5, 2010 @ 9:58 am

  23. Touché..

    Comment by Ewan — November 5, 2010 @ 10:07 am

  24. Yabbut, I think a lot of the xenophobia slides into racism. Wouild there have been as much fuss by the `Birthers’ if it had been a liberal white candidate born in similar circumstances?

    Comment by Leopold — November 5, 2010 @ 10:18 am

  25. “Last I checked David Farrar was at a meet and greet with her ”

    that’s not farrar – it’s mike moore surely

    Comment by k.jones — November 5, 2010 @ 10:24 am

  26. Has anyone seen Mark Rubio’s birth certificate?

    Comment by JB — November 5, 2010 @ 10:48 am

  27. I can just see it. Next time around we will have the Coffee Party.
    Sigh!

    Comment by peterlepaysan — November 5, 2010 @ 7:34 pm

  28. But what are his warlock credentials? You need to have those to be a really effective Republican candidate.

    Comment by Tim — November 5, 2010 @ 10:06 pm

  29. The Coffee Party already exists: http://www.coffeepartyusa.com/

    Comment by uroskin — November 6, 2010 @ 9:12 am

  30. You gotta figure he’ll be the vice-presidential nominee for the Republicans in 2012

    I’d have thought in 2008 McCain would have chosen a competent, experienced, media-savvy running mate. We got Sarah Palin. Go figure.

    Comment by Craig Ranapia — November 8, 2010 @ 8:36 am

  31. Carly Fiorina would have been the ideal running mate; smart, successful, not prone to fucking everything up…

    Comment by Phil — November 8, 2010 @ 9:10 am


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