In his capacity as a member of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., presented this address Wednesday to the John Hay Initiative at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C.:
Thank you, Nancy Smith, for bringing up Atlantic City, and for allowing us to tell the other side of the story (ref: Jan. 6 Smith column,"About All That Crime Gambling Brought to Atlantic City ...").
"The Affordable Care Act's political position has deteriorated dramatically over the last week." That, coming from longtime Obamacare cheerleader and Washington Post blogger Ezra Klein, was pretty strong language. And it was only Wednesday.
That was the day after the release of a devastating Quinnipiac national poll. It showed Barack Obama's approval rating at 39 percent, with his disapproval rating at 54 percent -- sharply down from 45 percent approval and 49 percent disapproval on Oct. 1, the day the government shutdown began andhealthcare.govwent into (limited) operation.
Blunder after blunder. That's been the story of President Barack Obama's policy toward Syria.
On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., offered his closing remarks on immigration reform on the Senate floor:
President Obama has again realized he cant convince the American people about the merits of his big government agenda and will do what he does best: run roughshod over our Constitution and now try to impose his job-killing environmental agenda by executive order.
On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., took to the Senate floor to support an amendment improving border security to the immigration reform bill he has championed.
Next year when I start presenting some very difficult choices to the country, I hope some of these folks who are hollering about deficits step up. Because I'm calling their bluff. President Obama, June 27, 2010
For a devoted Chicago White Sox fan, President Obama has sure sounded like more of a Cubs fan lately when talking about Americas debt crisis its all about next year. In doing so, he has encapsulated the fundamental problem with Washington and our political system today its always about next year. Or after the election. Or when the time is right.