Jon Kyl gives Rubio what he wouldn’t want from McCain

Since Marco Rubio has entered the presidential sweepstakes, he’s spent an inordinate amount of time running from his job in the senate and attempting to disavow his collusion with John McCain, Chuck Schumer, Jeff Flake, Dick Durbin and the throng of leftists and RINOs who comprised the infamous Gang of Eight amnesty pushers. Fortunately, their efforts failed — again.

Supportive words regarding Rubio’s candidacy emanating from the lyin’ lips of John McCain would amount to a political kiss of death for the amnesty proponent. Enter former Arizona senator Jon Kyl — now toiling as a DC lobbyist.  He was brought in to lavish praise on the obedient establishment clone Marco Rubio.

Rubio exemplifies the same duplicity Kyl and McCain perfected (deceitful campaign ads under links) —  talk tough about the border, win re-election — then immediately reverse course and advocate for amnesty. 

Rubio has taken hits trying to explain away his senate absences by arguing that the votes he would have cast are meaningless. “A lot of these votes don’t mean anything. They’re not going to pass, and even if they did, the President would veto them.”  It’s the old “dog ate my homework” ruse and works about as well.

Florida’s junior senator not showing up for work doesn’t phase Kyl. Politico carries Kyl‘s compliment:

“He didn’t shy away from the [amnesty] issue. People looked to him for leadership, and he provided it,” Kyl said. “Not everybody was happy with the proposals that he actually supported, but there’s an old saying in politics: ‘You can’t get something without giving something.’ If you want to just have it your way all the time, you’re never going to get anything done.”

There’s also an old saying among principled conservatives that Marco Rubio and Kyl obviously missed: “If you stand for anything, you stand for nothing.” 


9 Responses to Jon Kyl gives Rubio what he wouldn’t want from McCain

  1. East Valley Conservative says:

    Jeffy McFlake took up their crafty ways, also. How could you forget your own post, SRAZ? It’s one of my favorites and I was able to find it easily. Tsk. Tsk.

    Seeing Jeff Flake standing at a McCain podium serves as a stark reminder of who and what he is. He even stunned the liberal Arizona Republic with his shameless amnesty campaign turnaround done solely for political expediency. His deceit only lasted until the ballots were counted. Then he joined as a Gang of Eight gangster with John McCain, Chuck Schumer, Marco Rubio and the rest of the far left amnesty crew.

  2. lowadobian says:

    Rubio says he’s only absent for “meaningless votes”? The Budget vote was meaningless to him? He should be considered a Deserter like Bergdahl. Rubio defines meaninglessness.

    • Seen It All says:

      Good comparison! Rubio campaigned for the job he has distaste for now. He announced he’s leaving the senate, but he’s already gone and makes lame excuses for missing key votes. These are the creeps who supposedly represent Americans in the U.S. Senate.
      If you’re looking for the integrity we deserve, vote for Dr. Kelly Ward! It’s decades past time to ditch John McCain and the liberal swine he colludes with.

  3. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Rubio was backed by the Tea Party because of his anti-amnesty stance on immigration and that helped him win the senate seat against Charlie Crist. Now he’s backed by pro-open borders billionaires. As mentioned here the other day – his handlers are from the pathetic, wishy-washy Romney campaign of 2012.

    Rubio is going nowhere just like McCain went nowhere when he “ran” against Obama. Rubio tries to play both sides and not very well. He’s just another lukewarm Republican like the ones who are supporting him, including the hard to watch anymore Fox News.

    • LD 23 PC says:

      Fox claims to be “Fair and Balanced,” but they hire lefties like Juan Williams, Geraldo Rivera and even the airhead Meghan McCain WHILE her father is campaigning. Of course they can’t give enough face time to her liberal daddy. I turn off the McGroveling.

      • Conservative Since Birth says:

        A Fox Vice President’s daughter is Marco Rubio’s national campaign manager. No wonder Rubio is on Fox 24/7.

  4. Charlie Conservative says:

    I remember when Kyl attacked AZGOP Chairman Randy Pullen and
    blocked the Trunk and Tusk fundraiser dinners because Pullen stood up to oppose the McCain/Kyl amnesty bill. Kyl endorses Ducey for governor, Ducey endorses McCain for senate, Kyl endorses Rubio for president. Connect the dots.

  5. Conservative Since Birth says:

    Short article that I agree with from a leftwing publication. He’s got Pataki! (and Kyl) two ‘moderates.’ Wow!

    Rubio’s Campaign Is More Underwhelming Than Ever — NYMag