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Discussion: (10 comments)

  1. Chris L

    For an article about Rubio’s ideas…..there aren’t any Rubio ideas in it.

    1. There seems to be a rash of pro-Rubio articles at present among the conservative press. For all the authors concerned, here’s the bottom line: Rubio supports Amnesty therefore Rubio will never get the Rep vote out. Write it out a hundred times before bedtime, hacks!

  2. The Democratic Leadership Council is back, renamed the American Enterprise Institute. Why not entitle this post “The Era of Small Government is Over”. You are lecturing people about “flyover America” from a think tank in Washington D.C., right?

  3. The Bush Administration was obsessed with war not by necessity but due to Karl Rove’s political calculus.
    Bush’s ratings went up after 9/11. And it was an opportunity to radically expand federal flows of money to GOP-aligned interest groups.
    By choice, Bush called himself a “war president.” Mission Accomplished.

  4. Joe Marinaro

    Mike Lee?? Really? A moron of a Senator who,is looking to change the tax code to benefit his constituency – those in a low state tax, high birth rate state. Anyone else will see substantially higher taxes. Just another form of redistribution

  5. Ali Bertarian

    You praise Rubio, who you quote: “And the changes we must make to achieve this better future come from fundamental truths about our nation: that government exists to empower its people…”

    No, Mr. Pethokoukis, the government does not exist to “empower” anyone. Please re-read, or read for the first time, the Declaration of Independence, in particular this: “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.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men…” Government exists to protect our rights.

    Until you finally learn who you are ideologically by looking inward and reflecting, and know the proper terms to describe yourselves, please stop using the Democrat tactic of misusing words, e.g. “conservative,” to mean any darn thing you want because those words have a positive emotional attraction to you.

  6. Redware

    Rubio is talking to the hand.He has forfeited any chance of me listening to a damn word this amnesty loving traitor has to say!

  7. Marco Rubio is no different from what Democrats were in the 1990s. For one thing, he wants to give a ton of taxpayer freebies to single mothers (and thus create more of them)..

    As far as destroying family formation and having women marry the state, Rubio is no different than a Democrat.

  8. Tom Feral

    All I see there is blather.

  9. Tom Feral

    Can Rubio out blather Obama or Hillary?

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