Marco Rubio, You’re Running for President, Not Best Comic Standing

Only 360 days left until the presidential elections and it seems like Marco Rubio is working harder to be the presidential comedian than the presidential candidate. We get it, Rubio. You’re a dad, so you are full of dad jokes.

Like a true dad, he thinks every situation deserves an ill-timed joke.

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Thank you for showing you have absolutely NO chill about making fun of a potentially life-threatening problem. Very presidential, Rubio.

Voicing your indecisiveness between president of the United States and NFL Commissioner is not that funny…

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“In just three days in Miami, I will announce whether I will run for president, re-election to the Senate, or for Commissioner of the National Football League.”

*laughs at own lame joke*

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How did he react when he learned how much money Hillary was planning to raise? You guessed it. Another dad joke.

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How long have you been sitting on that one, Rubio? Was it before you “accidentally” mixed personal and campaign money or while you were facing foreclosure?

He is also full of puns.

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Something tells me he uses this fantasy football name every year.

What does one say when given a serious award from a prestigious Latino institution?

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You make a poor tequila joke and then laugh at your own joke to make it seem better.

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??? It doesn’t even look like a bottle, Rubio. STFU and GTFO.

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Who doesn’t love to hear people joke about their wealth?

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That’s nice and all, but I’m pretty sure Americans are struggling with student loan debt and your story is not the norm. Must be nice.

Question: “Is 43 old enough to be president?”

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Rubio: This joke is going to kill.

Everybody except Marco Rubio:

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*f-cking crickets*

Remember his water joke? Well, he is full of them if that’s your thing.

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Oh. That’s why you are always so thirsty after your speeches.

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He tries his best to make light of situations…and fails.

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Remember that horrible blizzard that slammed Washington D.C. and prevented the government from working?

“Now that I come to think of it, the blizzard might be the best thing to happen to the American economy in 12 months.”

Really, dude? That’s what your thinking at that moment?

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Go sit in the corner and think about what you’ve done, Marquito.

I just don’t even know anymore…

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Can we not have a comedian as president, please?

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Marco Rubio Writes Letter Asking For TPS For Venezuelans After Republicans Voted Against It

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Marco Rubio Writes Letter Asking For TPS For Venezuelans After Republicans Voted Against It

The Trump administration is letting Temporary Protected Status expire for hundreds of thousands of people. A lot of these people have been here for years and have started families and businesses. Republicans voted against TPS for Venezuelans so Sen. Marco Rubio is now asking Trump to do something about it.

Sen. Marco Rubio wrote a letter to President Trump asking for TPS for Venezuelans.

It is a break from the usual tactic of ignoring TPS needs in Florida by Haitians, Hondurans, and Salvadorans. These people are at risk of losing their TPS after the Trump administration decided to let those protections expire. Venezuelans started fleeing the South American country when the economy started to collapse. Many of them have settled in South Florida.

People immediately started to call Sen. Rubio out for his glaring inaction for years.

Venezuelan nationals have been coming to the U.S. for years to escape the terrifying situation in Venezuela. An economic downfall led to millions of Venezuelans going without food, school, medicine, and other necessities. The crisis was an international fascination as Venezuelans took to the streets and were killed for protesting against their government.

Senate Republicans refused to vote on a bill last year to provide TPS to Venezuelans.

In August 2019, Senate Republicans had the chance to vote on a bill that would have protected Venezuelans living in the U.S. A bill in the Democrat-led House passed but the Senate bill stalled because of Senate Republicans. The failure by the Senate to pass the bill has left Venezuelans vulnerable to deportation back to the country they fled.

“Not this week, I don’t anticipate movement on it,” Rubio told the Miami Herald back then. “I anticipate hopefully getting the administration to do something. That’s what we’ve been working on behind the scenes here, we’ve made a little progress on it. We have 17 votes already scheduled this week, a bunch of nominees, the spending bill, the veto override. The votes this week have already been scheduled.”

During this time, the Trump administration has quietly been deporting Venezuelans back.

Venezuelans nationals have been deported back to President Nicolás Maduro’s brutal regime. With no economic prospects, the deportations are sending people to their deaths as one in three Venezuelans aren’t getting enough food. This is just one of the many issues compounded on the Venezuelan people after years of economic and political turmoil.

Venezuelans are also pointing out how Sen. Rubio waited until after Amy Coney Barrett to fight for TPS.

Senate Republicans recently confirmed Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. The confirmation was rushed to secure a conservative majority on the court and went against the wish of the American people. A majority of Americans preferred that the Senate wait until after the election.

There are four days left until the elections and every vote matters. Make sure you get out there and make your voice heard.

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Two Republican Senators Post Photos Of Elijah Cummings While Honoring John Lewis

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Two Republican Senators Post Photos Of Elijah Cummings While Honoring John Lewis

This weekend, the U.S. lost one of the greatest Civil Rights icons in history. Rep. John Lewis died July 17, 2020, and tributes poured out for the long-running congressman.

Congressman John Lewis leaves behind a legacy of racial justice and activism for civil rights.

Rep. Lewis was a major leader in the Civil Rights movement in 1960s Alabama. On March 7, 1965, Lewis led a group of people marching to Montgomery, the Alabama capital, in order to vote. As the group tried crossing the bridge, state troopers attacked the protesters. Lewis sustained a cracked skull during that attack. Every year after, Lewis crossed that bridge on the anniversary to commemorate the fight.

Tributes poured in on social media praising the congressman’s legacy of fighting for justice.

Rep. Lewis was relentless in his fight for justice and for racial equality. He was arrested several times throughout his life while fighting the injustices he wanted to change in this country. The activism eventually led him to a life of politics. The 80-year-old politician was first elected to Georgia’s 5th congressional district in 1987 and he served his district until his death.

On the eve of his death, the Supreme Court announced a decision that barred 1 million former felons from having their right to vote restored. This was something for which Rep. Lewis started with his fight for justice. He fought for the right of people to vote and would always remind people of their duty to vote in honor of those who fought for the right. The decision was a reminder that his fight was not over.

“There is no person more associated with the sacred right to vote in our lifetime than John Lewis,” Michigan Representative Dan Kildee told the Atlanta Journal Consitution. “To be able to execute his vote — to cast his vote for him — is an honor I will be able to keep with me until the day I die.”

Kildee was chosen by Rep. Lewis to cast his votes for him while he was in hospice. Rep. Lewis was ill from pancreatic cancer during his last days serving the people of Georgia’s 5th congressional district.

Florida Senator Marco Rubio offered his condolences but used the wrong picture.

Rep. Elijah Cummings died in October 2019 of complications from health issues. People are stunned that Sen. Rubio, who has worked with both Cummings and Lews in the past, would mix the two up.

The very uncomfortable mix up was exacerbated when Senator Dan Sullivan made the same mistake.

That’s right. Two senators made the mistake of posting a photo of themselves with Rep. Elijah Cummings. Rep. Lewis knew very well that this confusion was a long-running issue and made jokes about it in the past. On April 1, 2019, Rep. Lewis released a statement on how he was going to start ming sure people can tell them apart: a beard or head tattoo.

“I considered getting a tattoo on the back of my head, just to clear things up. I tried to convince Elijah to get one too, but that didn’t go over so well.,” reads Rep. Lewis’s statement. “I guess being mistaken does have its advantages, though. Elijah’s younger than me, so I guess being mistaken for him is kind of a compliment. Maybe one day when I have a schedule conflict, I’ll see if he wouldn’t mind sitting in a hearing for me. You think anybody would notice?”

Sen. Rubio eventually tweeted the correct image but not before the damage was done.

The tweet corrects the mistake but is a little too late considering the speed of screengrabs. At least he did take the steps to change the tweet and admit that he did post the wrong image.

Of course, people took the time to turn the narrative and misidentified both Sullivan and Rubio.

Those are fellow Republican senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz of Texas. The mix up is an embarrassing reminder of the racial microaggressions still alive and well today. The moment has reminded people of the trope that all Black people look alike and that is something we are hyperaware of in the current political atmosphere and cultural shift.

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