Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. pauses while speaking during a technology roundtable at the Switch Innovation Center, Friday, May 29, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
He lied! There is no other way to describe Marco Rubio’s betrayal of the conservative cause in America. I had an opportunity of having dinner with Marco Rubio several years ago when he was running for the US Senate against Rhino, former FL governor, Charlie Crist (who has since declared himself to be a Democrat). Rubio is in person what he appears to be on TV, smart, charming, and passionate in his speeches on American exceptionalism and patriotism. The stump speech you hear him deliver today in his political rallies was already polished and ready for PrimeTime.
That night, every point of his speech was right on target for courting the conservatives who would propel him to the US Senate and ultimately the national spotlight, including our shared views on illegal immigration. We trusted him. We backed him. We set our hopes on his promises; after all, he was one of the darlings of the Tea Party movement.
However, Marco Rubio lied! I called his Washington and local office the day his participation and sponsorship of the “Gang of 8” bill was announced and left the message, “I hope Marco enjoys his tenure in Washington, DC, because I will do everything I can to oppose him going to Washington for a second term.” [I have wondered if that is the reason he is running for president, because he may well not have won a second term for the Senate after he betrayed FL conservatives].
Someone might object and say, “Aren’t Christians suppose to be willing to forgive?” Absolutely, but Marco has never confessed to the conservatives who put him in office that he was WRONG…that he BETRAYED us…that he put his political future ahead of those who sent him to Washington and, in his words, “Restore American Exceptionalism”!
If Marco Rubio wants to know why his moment to be President is being lost to one he calls a “Con Artist”, he need only look into his heart and the “Gang of 8” who surround him in his betrayal of American conservatives.
Marco, do something radical for yourself and the conservatives who believed you…be a man and stand up and say, “I WAS WRONG!” It may be too late to salvage your run for president, but not too late to restore your honor.
Copyright 2016 – Travis D. Smith