Lil’ Marco Rubio has once again taken offense,
Saying the L.A. Dodger’s stunt is at Catholics’ expense.
Lil’ Marco’s defending nuns
Over some innocent LGBTQ fun,
And the Dodger’s promotion of the “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.”
“I don’t know what he’s trying to do or what the goal is. Obviously, he doesn’t deal with foreign policy every day as Governor. So I’m not sure. I can’t speak to that. I can’t compare that to something else he did or said over the last few years because he doesn’t deal with it every day.”
— Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, distancing himself from Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ apparent flip-flop on the war in Ukraine, on the Hugh Hewitt radio show.
A new Mason-Dixon poll in Florida finds 46% of voters think Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) should be reelected in 2022, while 40% don’t. No major Democrat has emerged to run against him, so the poll could only cite “a Democrat” as an alternative.
In a hypothetical three-way Republican primary for president in Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) gets 64% support compared to 12% for Sen. Marco Rubio (R) and 10% for Sen. Rick Scott (R), Politico reports. That 52-point lead over Rubio represents a massive increase since July when he was ahead by just 11 points over Rubio.
Tuesday, June 4, as Donald Trump was wrapping up his only moderately disastrous state visit to the United Kingdom, the U.S. Treasury Department issued a press release announcing that the Trump administration was reversing the Obama administration’s 2014 loosening of restrictions on Americans’ travel to Cuba.
Of course, to maximize confusion, the policy was set to go into effect THE NEXT DAY — Wednesday, June 6.
The nugget of the press release was this quote attributed to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin:
“Cuba continues to play a destabilizing role in the Western Hemisphere, providing a communist foothold in the region and propping up U.S. adversaries in places like Venezuela and Nicaragua by fomenting instability, undermining the rule of law, and suppressing democratic processes,” said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. “This Administration has made a strategic decision to reverse the loosening of sanctions and other restrictions on the Cuban regime. These actions will help to keep U.S. dollars out of the hands of Cuban military, intelligence, and security services.”
Although it wasn’t spelled out in the press release, supporting documents made it abundantly clear that Trump was returning to those halcyon days of yore when only Americans with direct family ties in Cuba could legally travel there.
“Well, he’s had the nuclear codes for a year and a half, and we’ve been all right.”
— Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), in an interview with the Weekly Standard, on his comments during the 2016 primaries that Donald Trump was so mentally unstable he couldn’t be trusted with the nuclear launch codes.
It’s Trump’s, not Biden’s, declining acuity on display.
The absurd or the nonsensical, who knows what Trump’ll say.
If you haven’t noticed,
It dates from when Trump was POTUS
To 2017, when he coined his first nonsense term,”covfefe.”
“Can you imagine, a former president of the U.S. saying that? The whole world heard it. The worst thing is he means it. No other president in our history has ever bowed down to a Russian dictator. … For God’s sake, it’s dumb, it’s shameful, it’s dangerous, it’s unAmerican.”
— President Biden, in a speech, slamming Donald Trump suggesting he would tell Russia to “do whatever the hell they want” to NATO countries.
A new Wall Street Journal poll finds a plurality of American voters “think Israel has gone too far in responding to the October attacks by Hamas, and a growing share believes the U.S. isn’t doing enough to help the Palestinian people. … The new poll found that 60% of voters disapprove of Biden’s handling of the war, 8 points more than in December, with 31% approving of Biden’s actions.”
“More than 8 million asylum seekers and other migrants will be living inside the U.S in legal limbo by the end of September — a roughly 167% increase in five years,” Axios reports. “That’s up from about 3 million in 2019 — a sign of how the underfunded and outdated U.S. immigration system can’t keep up with the rapidly growing migrant population driven by new border surges.”
Pew Research: “No single issue stands out after the economy. Nearly three-quarters of Americans (73%) rate strengthening the economy as a top priority. That is considerably larger than the shares citing any other policy goal.”
“Nikki Haley says she has raised $12 million in February ? and has the funds she needs to continue competing in the Republican presidential primary against former President Donald Trump,” USA Today reports.
60 Minutes: “John Bolton and Robert O’Brien, two former national security advisers who served in the Trump administration, required ongoing U.S. Secret Service protection long after they left their positions due to potential threats from Iran. … Newly released documents reveal the cost to taxpayers of that security. For nearly one year of protection, the total for both individuals was $12,280,324.”