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GQ Magazine ran an interview with Republican Senator Marco Rubio. The following question and answer gave the lefties a conniption:
GQ: How old do you think the Earth is?
Marco Rubio: I'm not a scientist, man. I can tell you what recorded history says, I can tell you what the Bible says, but I think that's a dispute amongst theologians and I think it has nothing to do with the gross domestic product or economic growth of the United States. I think the age of the universe has zero to do with how our economy is going to grow. I'm not a scientist. I don't think I'm qualified to answer a question like that...That's it...that's all that's needed to send my newsfeed into a deluge of Marco Rubio rants.
Check out this quip from Ezra Klein:
"Did I mention that Sen. Rubio sits on the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee?" mobile.slate.com/blogs/bad_astr…
— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) November 19, 2012
You mean the committee that oversees the following:
...communications, highways, aviation, rail, shipping, transportation security, merchant marine, the Coast Guard, oceans, fisheries, climate change, disasters, science, space, interstate commerce, tourism, consumer issues, economic development, technology, competitiveness, product safety, and insurance.There's a bigger problem here. This Soviet style nonsense needs to go! Abolish this committee!
And that's the major issue I have with the whole Marco Rubio hissy fit. Americans are staring at the left hand while the right hand robs them blind, and takes away their freedoms.
What Rubio thinks about the age of the Earth is immaterial.
We're currently stuck with having to live under a monolithic State. The main concern with Rubio (and every other politician) should be this: How many guns is this guy going to point against us...and how many guns is he going to point at the rest of the world?
That's the meat and potatoes.
Is Rubio going to squeeze the Iron Fist or not?
The most opportune time to squeeze that fist is during war. Since Marco Rubio is supposedly "the future" of the Republican Party, let's see what the future has in store for us:
Rubio on The War on Terror
From Rubio's CPAC speech in 2010:
Americans are also looking for a clear alternative on the issues of our national defense. There is no greater risk to our security than radical Islamic terrorists. These terrorists do not aim to kill us because we offended them. They attack us because they want to impose their world view on others, and America is standing in their way.Rubio on War With Iraq
From Aug. 31, 2010:
The withdrawal of American combat brigades from Iraq marks an important milestone in a struggle that has eliminated security threats and helped democracy take root there. Because of America's commitment and sacrifices in Iraq, the Iraqi people, the region and the world are all safer today.Rubio on War With Iran
Tonight, I join the American people in honoring, remembering and thanking the brave men and women who fulfilled their duty and have helped bring a truly responsible end to combat operations in Iraq, where the Iraqi people now govern and protect their sovereign nation.
We should thank our troops who, under the leadership of Generals David Petraeus and Ray Odierno, brought Iraq back from the brink. We should also acknowledge President Bush and Members of Congress from both parties who did what was right in 2007 by supporting the troop surge that has made Iraq a safer and more stable nation. Their wisdom, political courage and faith in our troops have helped make this important milestone possible.
In June of this year, Rubio was answering questions at a Council of Foreign Relations event. He was asked by a the moderator the following question about striking Iran:
“You would sanction a strike before you would tolerate a nuclear Iran?”Rubio's response:
“Yes and I think that we need to begin to prepare people for that.”We have ourselves a full-fledged warmonger here. What Rubio thinks about the age of the Earth really doesn't seem so important anymore, does it?
Does the future look a lot like the past? Here's why:
Several years ago, Lew Rockwell was watching Morning Joe, who was covering the Rubio's race to become a Florida Senator. He're what Joe Scarborough had to say:
"Well, of course, the ghost of Jeb Bush, or rather, the hand of Jeb, is on Rubio. All Jeb's fundraisers, the entire Jeb machine, is working for Rubio."Let also not overlook that Neocon extraordinaire, Bill Kristol, is also a Rubio guy, even suggesting him as VP in this year's election.
We may have dodged a bullet with Romney losing the election. Obama appears to be marginally less belligerent. With Romney, expanded wars would've been just about guaranteed.
But the neocons will be back. They have 4 years to groom and polish the so-called "Crown Prince of The Tea Party Movement"...Marco Rubio.