Well, Marco Rubio said it loud and clear with his voice and his votes on women's issues in the Senate. Votes speak louder than words but they translate as easily as Español a Inglés. Marco odia a las mujeres. Marco hates women.
Some men feel that a woman's place is in the kitchen or nursing a baby. I would call them narrow-minded simpletons. I certainly wouldn't want to call them senator and God forbid, president.Yet with his deceptive charm and thinly veiled ambition, he's trying to walk a tightrope between sanity and reality, mainstream America and the right-wing, Tea Party nuts, and he's losing his balance.
Zeke Miller, in a recent Time Magazine article, has spelled out the efforts to clarify and paint a true picture of what many in the GOP think is their best hope. After the tea party gets through with him, the painting will be dry and the bright colors will fade and his squeaky clean sheen will flake off. He'll become another Rick Santorum or Mike Huckabee. A few minutes of fame, a few more of facing scrutiny and it'll be back into hole from which he emerged when Charlie Christ was playing games in the Florida Senate elections.
As reported by Miller in his article about Emily's List labeling Rubio as Anti-women, the picture of the GOP's top choice is looking pale and wanton.
EMILY’s List has a message coming for women who may be impressed by Marco Rubio‘s recent performance in the Senate:Don’t be fooled by those dreamy eyes and moderate positions on immigration reform.
“This is a senator who was one of only 22 Republican men voting against the Violence Against Women Act,” said Stephanie Schriock, the group’s president, in an interview previewing the effort with TIME. “He has worked tirelessly to roll back women’s freedom.” Central to the EMILY’s list argument is Rubio’s vocal support for an upcoming Republican Senate bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks of gestation. The bill, which has not yet been brought for a vote, faces certain defeat in the Democrat-controlled Senate. “I’m very supportive of it. I’m already on a bill that does it in the D.C. area,” Rubio told POLITICO this week. “We’re trying to determine appropriate language that our colleagues can coalesce around, so that’s what we’re working on.”
So Marco's not for supporting women's reproductive choices, he's not for equal pay for women, he's not against violence to women, he's reluctantly going around and backing his senate vote on his own immigration bill which he threatened to vote against. Years ago we'd have called him Archie Bunker or Al Bundy. Now he'll just be known as Marked-down Rubio. Armed with that baggage he's hoping women and especially immigrant women will be shallow enough to support him.
His own party is starting to distance themselves from him. The House doesn't want to vote on an immigration bill that includes a pathway to citizenship. Rubio, the son of Cuban exiles, is lending his support to that stance. Even without the pathway to citizenship he is okay with it. And what is he okay with? Spending $46 Billion dollars for border security on top of the billions we're already spending. Is he crazy?