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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

NY Times Is Right On Rubio

The Horse Sense Blog compares the nonsense in today's news with good ol' fashioned horse sense.

Here's the Nonsense:  The NY Times is putting out attack pieces on Marco Rubio.  They should be rejected because their attacks mean Rubio is a great choice for America.

Here's the Horse Sense:  Intentional or not, the NY Times is doing a service to America by bringing out the truth about Marco Rubio.  His past is very important for voters to know about to see whether he's qualified to be president.

In recent weeks the New York Times has published some pieces raising questions about Marco Rubio's irresponsible lifestyle choices.  People on the right have been quick to defend him calling the NY Times pieces nothing less than partisan attacks.  It's the rare day that I can find something in the NY Times to agree with.  Their wholesale sellout to the progressive Democrats has caused their publication to be questionable in its accuracy most of the time.  But this time, even though people on the right are crying foul, the Times is right.

Just because we disagree with someone on a regular basis doesn't mean they can't be right once in a while.  Old sayings that a broken clock is right twice a day and even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while aren't just cute, they're right.  And this time the NY Times is not only right in their analysis, but in doing such analysis they are doing the job the media is supposed to do to help citizens scrutinize those who would be our leaders.

A new article about Rubio was published this morning bringing out more issues regarding his lack of ability to handle his finances.  This is important if he is to be considered as the nominee for president in 2016.  His lack of ability to handle his own finances is just another example of why there should be concern about how he'd handle the country's economy.  If you can't do it at home, you aren't qualified to do it on a larger scale for someone else.

Certainly people make mistakes in their personal lives.  And we should be willing to allow people to grow and learn.  But when we see a consistent pattern of irresponsibility it tells us that the person has not learned from their mistakes.  That should tell us that we need to find someone else who is more responsible rather than allow the immature person to use their inabilities to drive America into further problems.  Marco Rubio is that person who has not learned his lessons.

And it's not just in his finances.  He has shown himself to be dishonest.  He lied about his parents arrival in America (he said they came here as refugees from Castro's Cuba, but the fact is they came to America before Castro was in power).  He was deceptive when he told Sean Hannity that he'd learned his lesson on amnesty for criminal immigrant invaders (illegal immigrants) implying that he was no longer for it (yet a short time later said that what he'd learned was that amnesty as proposed by the Gang of Eight wouldn't be accepted by Americans so he realized he needed to get it passed in pieces so that it would be more acceptable to voters).  

Someone you can trust wouldn't lie to you.  Some would say he was just spinning the truth, but deception is deception.  And when a person is deceptive they've just failed the most basic test of true leadership and made themselves ineligible for the most important job in the world.

I've warned about Rubio before.  Back in 2013 and again in April and May this year I wrote about him.  I don't believe he's a conservative, but rather he's learned to spin his story well and sell himself as a conservative to people who don't do their homework or pay attention to what's going on.  Frankly, I'm tired of writing about him but his rise in the polls gives me enough concern to feel that I need to write about him again.

The Daily Caller is reporting that Ted Cruz warned about both Rubio and Walker being moderates, which is a polite way of saying they are more aligned with the establishment GOP than with conservatives in the party (and I think he's right).  

I will admit that I've been a Ted Cruz fan from early on, although he's lost much favor with me by his recent support for the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal and his support of the Freedom Act to replace the Patriot Act (neither one is good, both Acts allow too much ability for government to violate citizens constitutional rights).

Americans are terrible at choosing leaders.  If you don't believe it, look at Washington and tell me how we ended up with so many bad people in office if the voters knew how to do a good job in selecting leaders.  Choosing good leaders is one of the 3 key factors necessary to save America from collapse.  The other two are getting our debt under control, which will turn our economy around, and abandoning our immoral lifestyle and returning to faith in God.  I outlined those in my book, No Tomorrows when I wrote it in 2011 and the answers have not changed.  Sadly, neither have the American people.