Marco Rubio (FL) and Ted Cruz (TX) are both 42-year-old Republican U.S. Senators with aspirations. Both are Americans of Cuban heritage. Yet one’s political career is soaring as the other is deflating as swiftly as a helium filled balloon that has hit a nail.
The reason? None other than John McCain.
John McCain, who led the previously popular Sen. Marco Rubio down amnesty’s Primrose Path by bringing him in as a member of the Gang of Eight, has disingenuously said writing Rubio off in a 2016 presidential run is “just foolish.” Rubio’s plunge is due to the fact that McCain, Jeff Flake, Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin and the other gangsters needed a neutralizing agent to sell their Obama-backed scheme to what has previously been regarded as “conservative media.” Rubio was tapped for that job. Back in June, we noted that amnesty had become prevailing view as Fox News began stifling dissenting views.
Rubio’s payoff for doing the gang’s bidding has been a significant downward plunge in the polls and a royal dissing at gatherings where he is heckled over his amnesty stance while struggling in vain to repair his once bright image. Watch for the discredited Rubio to run for re-election rather than aim for the presidency. As Rubio’s association with McCain has caused him to be viewed as damaged goods, McCain nemesis Ted Cruz began to hit his stride.
The Washington Post reports that Cruz was the hit of a recent two-day conference in Rubio’s home state of Florida where loud chants of “Run, Ted, run!” filled a hotel ballroom of more than 1,500 attendees. The cheers came after he challenged Republicans to use an upcoming budget vote to try to force through a measure to defund ObamaCare.
“Right now, the people who are fighting the hardest against our effort to defund ObamaCare are sadly Republican,” Cruz has said. “Over and over again, they say, ‘’We can’t win this fight.’ Well, you know — you lose 100 percent of the fights that you surrender at the outset.”
For their support of the rule of law, and our national sovereignty, John McCain derided Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul as representing an “obsolete, isolationist, America-Firsters” element of the Republican Party. McCain’s fickle heart is actually with Hillary Clinton, whom he terms a “rock star.”
Just don’t let his faithful companion Lindsey Graham know. The news could break his heart.