Marco Rubio secured a big endorsement today after his strong, albeit 3rd place finish in Iowa: Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina.

Scott said in a recorded video that Rubio is “the one shot in 2016 to beat Hillary Clinton”:

And as Emily Zanotti points out, this is a very big deal:

An excerpt:

Senator Tim Scott is the first black Senator elected from the “deep south.” He was appointed, initially, by a female governor, herself a woman of color, a child of immigrants and a Catholic. He is throwing his support behind the Hispanic son of immigrants who escaped Communist Cuba, the night after more than 60% of Republican Iowa caucus-goers voted for a minority  – Hispanic, black, or female –  to win the Presidential nomination. Even if you’re not a fan of Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Dr. Ben Carson or Carly Fiorina, you have to appreciate what that means for the “party of old white people.” Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, both lily-white septugenarians – literally old white people – are arguing over .4% of a vote that drew only half as many caucus-goers as in 2008, flipping coins for delegates and lobbing accusations of voter fraud.

The media certainly won’t talk about it, but the diversity among Republicans is a very big deal.

Good luck trying to find any mention of race in our usually race-obsessed MSM.

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  • Orwellian_Dilemma

    C’mon man! Senator Scott, don’t disappoint your fans by endorsing the liberal in the race.

    • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

      Could’a been worse…

      • algonquinmatt

        Christine O’Donell: “i am not a witch”

        • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

          Scale.

          Duck.

          “It’s a fair cop…”

        • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

          The Democrats war on women hurt her.

          • vetgal1970

            Karl Rove and his hate fire for the Tea Party was a factor also

          • http://truthbeforedishonor.wordpress.com John Hitchcock

            The Ruling Class Republicans’ refusal to go to bat for her sunk her.

    • Jake Wilde

      The E is going to ram another candidate of their choice down our throat no matter what. I hope we can resist them this time.

      • Deplorable Jesse-Messy Hammer

        “GOPe” = YAWn. Is that why ted Cruz won yesterday: because “the E rammed him down your throat”? Oh-no-no, THIS is how Ted Cruz won: because serious conservs did their job by registering-as-Repub and VOTING in the primary (caucus) from Cruz…Just like I’ll support Cruz as a registered-R-primary-voter in NJ’s closed-primaries, because claiming you “support” anyone without voting for that 1 in the primary is “lip-service”. My point being: You sound like the kind of “lip-service CON who’s too independent” to register with that icky R-word, so you snooze-out the primaries, in which case its YOU (not your fictional boogeyman GOPe) who rams the “estab”-guy down OUR throats.

        • Jake Wilde

          You are pretty stupid bro. I never said anything like that. You just like to assume. Rubio is the establishment guy or Trump if they think he can win. Cruz is the only one that went to D.C. with voter concerns in mind. So F off you tool and stop jumping at shadows. I meant the establishment was pushing Rubio, but really just F off….

          • Deplorable Jesse-Messy Hammer

            …I know that what you meant, fella. What I said (which you didn’t & can’t refute) is that Senator Tim Scott ISN’T the “establishment”…AND that in any case it’s you who allow “WhoeverTF the establishment is” to pick the candidate FOR you since you’re too “independent” to vote in primaries. I defy you to prove me wrong in my assertion that you don’t vote in primaries & thus you’re giving ONLY “lip-service” to supporting Cruz.

          • Jake Wilde

            I never said Scott was establishment exactly now did I? You assumed I meant Scott you fuc%tard. I am a registered R and vote in the primaries, but yet F you again. You don’t know me or my perspective. I have been on here supporting Cruz for a long time and do not answer to a moron such as yourself. I know why I decide to vote the way I do whereas you follow the herd right? Do you see how easy that is? You bit off more than you can chew here. Now say something of real substance than just your BS assumptions.

          • Deplorable Jesse-Messy Hammer

            …You don’t know WTF you’re saying.

          • Jake Wilde

            I’m in full command of my words. You are an emotional mess. Reading a book and studying the subjects you want to portray yourself an expert in, will help with your charade. I suggest you start with something light.

          • Luv2GoFly

            Mess always infers things that people did not say, because he absolutely cannot stand for others to have a differing opinion than his. Dude is a complete douchenozzle who always gets wrapped around the axle, and then posts these lengthy diatribes with plenty of bold type, italics, parenthesis, underlinings, caps, and complete with plenty of insults and name calling to try and prove his point. The reality is that he is a little man who probably got his ass kicked every day in school for being the annoying little know it all.

            The very fact that he can’t even see your point that the establishment always tries to force their candidate of choice down our throats every election cycle is very telling.

          • Jake Wilde

            He is cooked here. I was one of the first people on Twitchy and most know to not get too silly with me or they get a knock-down-drag-out they are most likely lose. This guy is limited and can’t see beyond his ignorance.

          • nc ✓s & balances

            Jake, I have also been on Twitchy since the beginning, and, while messmann can get a little wound-up, he makes good points. Too often people over-react and it quickly turns into a pissing contest.

          • Jake Wilde

            That is fine, but he needs to say something of substance and not his BS conjecture.

          • Deplorable Jesse-Messy Hammer

            …Thanks NC.

          • Mark81150 school of the Duke

            The voice of reason…. never change NC..
            .
            this is why I hate the primary season.. folks who should be friends are fighting tooth and claw with each other…
            .
            Ted Cruz is my first choice currently.. and while Senator Rubio has made some missteps in my opinion… I do believe he’s in his heart one of us..
            .
            and would vote for either one proudly.. Rubio has more charisma.. Ted the greater intellect,… both are great assets to the party.. each in their own way.
            .
            I love to hear Carly Fiorina.. and believe she is destined for greatness… Dr. Carson is an exceptional mind.. and human being.. though I think he needs just a little more seasoning.. a little more practice to fully grow his strengths..
            .
            Trump?…. out of respect for the friends.. real friends I have who still support him.. I’ll let the cards play out.. he can have his shot at the brass ring. So afterwards.. there is no lingering bitterness that keeps people home on election dqy, when we need every hand to stand up against the massive voting fraud.. disinformation of the democrat media complex..
            . Whatever our opinion of Trump.. we need the votes of his voters.. so I will throw no more spitballs his way..
            .
            We can win this… but we must, absolutely must not alienate each other so the other side squeaks out another win by default..
            .
            it sure as Hell would never be on merit…
            .
            We can and will win.. and we need both the moderate votes AND the Trump supporters votes..
            .
            so I hope this primary season is less savage than 2012 was.. 08…

          • nc ✓s & balances

            Talk about the voice of reason…you never disappoint, Mark!

    • Deplorable Jesse-Messy Hammer

      Senator Scott obviously disagrees with you about Sen.-Rubio being “liberal”. LOTS of conservs disagree with your opinion. (I’m one of them, although I prefer the other Cuban-American who won yesterday’s caucus.)

      • nc ✓s & balances

        Thank you “m” – I’m so sick of the childish name calling of everyone who isn’t “your pick” being a liberal or even a rino. Like you, I’m over the moon that my #1 guy, Cruz, won Iowa. But if somehow Rubio slips past him at the finish line I’ll be ok with that too. Yes, the Gof8 thing still bothers me, but it’s not enough to cancel everything else out.

        • Jake Wilde

          Same here, I’ll support the right, but I’ve been a big Cruz fan since the filibuster.

      • Orwellian_Dilemma

        I should hope they disagree with my take on Rubio and haven’t supported a liberal intentionally. But when Rubio stabbed America in the back with his responsibility-free amnesty-for-all plan, that really ended any warm feelings I have for him.

        And I agree with you–Cruz all the way.

  • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

    If he had endorsed Trump, I think half the heads in America would have exploded…

    • thale_taxurfeet ♂ Vilified

      Maybe… but then many of us, would likely have attributed his opinion to the same category as sphincters. Everybody has one, and most of us really only care about our own.

  • Jonas Blane ll

    Sen Scott can endorse whoever he wants.

  • Jonas Blane ll

    That excerpt was loaded with identity politics. I thought twitchy was against identity politics.

    • http://truthbeforedishonor.wordpress.com John Hitchcock

      Dude, an in-your-face taunt to the Democrats who are all about identity politics is just that: an in-your-face taunt. You can go suck some green percimmons.

  • Premium

    Tim Scott, traitor.

    • Oysteria (I won)

      Forgot your /sarc tag

    • aka_m

      If Tim Scott is a traitor and Rubio is a liberal- words have absolutely no meaning anymore.

    • soxfan4evah

      Yes how traitorous he not do exactly as you wish. Seems maybe progs aren’t the only totalitarians.

  • capitalistpig

    White Hispanic.

  • journogal

    Remember, liberals don’t consider Republican minorities to be true minorities or real people. They refer to them as “Uncle Tom,” “tokens,” and worse, while claiming Republicans are racists.

    It’s telling that there was only one white guy in the top four Republicans at the Iowa Caucus, while Democrats have two old, very white, rich people.

  • http://wandererswaysite.wordpress.com Wanderer

    I’m a little surprised really. Would have figured Tim to jump into the Cruz camp, especially after last night. But hey, not like he endorsed Kasich or something.

    Oh well, there’s a lot of election still to go.

    • Pookiedr

      I think the actual endorsement of Rubio was before the caucuses by a few hours, but I could be wrong.

      • Karla1953

        You are not wrong………………………..

      • http://wandererswaysite.wordpress.com Wanderer

        That would make more sense. I still would have figured Tim Scott for Cruz but I can’t quibble too much with his pick.

  • Askwatch

    I think Bernie Sanders has the first shot at defeating Hillary. Rubio might have the second.

  • algonquinmatt

    Moonbats on WaPo’s site this morning were saying that Rubio wasn’t a real Hispanic…he’s a Cuban! and ‘regular Hispanics’ hate Cubans.

    and we’re the racists.

    • Tessa from Texas

      Just another example of their utter ignorance. I guess “journalism” courses these days do not include learning how to use a dictionary.

    • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

      Wait, didn’t they say Obama wasn’t “authentic” because he didn’t have “slave blood” or wasn’t “down with the struggle” or some such nonsense?

      Who keeps coming up with that crap? More importantly, WHY?

    • JosephBloughs ✓Viagrafied

      I actually know a lot of racists of Mexican descent, and I can say that with authority as a member of that community. I can also assure you they don’t get all worked up about their prejudice like Americans twist ourselves up about our often imagined racism.

      • Russ

        There is Jorge Ramos, who sees racism under every park bench, but seems to think everyone but he is ray-cyst. I’ve also heard him described as one of the elites, though. Seems really pro-Mexican, and pro-Hispanic, as long as he maintains his status among them. Am I reading him wrong?

        • JosephBloughs ✓Viagrafied

          I don’t know if it plays a part, but I see Ramos as agenda driven. Consistency would matter not to the man. He wouldn’t demand Mexico treat its illegals in the same manner as he demands of the U.S. But there is a degree of racism among the population towards either America or other hispanics (not from Mexico). not to mention a certain amount of contempt for Mexicans who’ve assimilated into the American culture, don’t speak Spanish or embrace the whole Aztlan / La Raza thing. It’s similar to what leftists do in the U.S., demonizing those that don’t believe as they do and betraying their prejudice in the process.

    • vetgal1970

      Hillary was looking at Julian Castro for VP. The existence of both Rubio and Cruz completely undermines her strategery therefore they CANNOT be allowed to seen as authentic

      • R.C.

        If Rubio would accept the Cruz smaller government approach, I could accept him as a vp

  • The Marathon Man

    Libturd interpretation: White Republican who was black until he left the dem plantation endorses a guy with a Hispanic surname but looks white and is GOP so he obviously can’t be Hispanic as president.

  • Tessa from Texas

    It would really blow their little minds to go to Mexico and see the Mexicans who are natural blondes with light skin — many are descended from Spaniards who came to Mexico from certain northern areas of Spain. Why do they assume that all Hispanics have dark skin — just look at the first 2 letters in the word “assume” and there is a possible answer.

    • johnstretton

      IIRC: Sofia Vergara, while born in Colombia, is of Swedish descent. She is a natural blonde.

      • Tessa from Texas

        I remember reading that, too, and she has verified that she is naturally blond.

  • http://www.vatican.va/ Rulz

    I have to admit, I’m surprised. He must think Cruz can’t beat HC, but his numbers are just as good against her in the states, which is where this will be won or lost.

  • Jerry Shelton

    never try and make sense of what happens in the south. Just accept it

    • tverle

      Ouch!

    • aka_m

      Go love yourself – over there.

      (Is that better twitchy?)

      • Jerry Shelton

        I am in SC and he is my Senator. Not happy about his endorsement. But that is life.
        Remember this he was one of the calm heads after the AME shooting. We did not burn loot or riot, we tried reaching out and healing.

        • aka_m

          Exactly which is why the slam on the south irked me.

          • Jerry Shelton

            I disagree with his endorsement, but I still respect Senator Scott and for the most part what he stands for. It does not always make sense, but it works, so welcome to the south.

          • aka_m

            Been here all of my life.

          • aka_m

            meaning– you almost got a “bless your heart” 🙂

  • Dwayne Mountain Dew Camacho

    If you are a republican…in office…never…ever…ever comment on the primary.

    This is not something any republican should be doing. It serves absolutely no purpose…

  • surfdog

    Have we heard from BLM on this ? Is Scott the only black man in America without a voice ?

  • Frustrated Teacher

    And Cruz is the first Hispanic to win any sort of primary…if he had been a Dem the media would be pushing it in every report….but now we get…[crickets]

  • vetgal1970

    Ah. Just heard on FOX, former Mass senator Scott Brown is poised to endorse Trump

    • JV

      hahahahahahaha

      a lib endorses another lib

      • vetgal1970

        Another RINO in his basket to prove his anti establishment cred lol

    • http://truthbeforedishonor.wordpress.com John Hitchcock

      Former Massachusetts Senator who tried to become a New Hampshire Senator, and has New England values. And they don’t align with Conservatism in the least.

  • Luv2GoFly

    Twitchy, is it really necessary to point out that it was an African-American that endorsed a Hispanic? Seriously, what’s with all the ethnic labeling – isn’t that the left’s area of expertise? Come on, knock it off with the identity politics.

    • tverle

      That was my first thought too.

    • R.C.

      I think they are just showing the hypocrisy.
      But, Im ready to move on.
      Oh, and a chance to push Rubio.

  • JV

    disappointed he didn’t endorse Cruz but not surprised

  • HiltonHead_Dude

    Marco Rubio is a tested conservative, who flip flopped on immigration. So has Ted Cruz.

    Trump in 2012 supported amnesty for the illegals in this country. He supported single payer not that long ago and gave money to Hillary Clintons senate campaign, and later thought she would be a great Secretary of State because of her negotiating skills. Follow that with his self admitted great relationship with Chuck Schumer, nance Pelosi, and Harry Reid. He supports planned parenthood and more gun control policies. Never mind his love of eminent domain.

    As for Rubio, he was the senator that passed that tiny law that made it impossible for State Exchanges to get federal bailout money to keep them afloat, which has made it more likely that obamacare will sink on its own.

    He may not be the first choice, but he is hardly a RINO or establishment. That would be Jeb or Kasich.

    • R.C.

      Rubios plan to increase the page count on the tax code “to make it fair” rather than downsizing and simplifying it is a reason I would not vote for him.

      • HiltonHead_Dude

        thats a fair critique….my problem is as of late, if it isn’t your candidate, then he’s a RINO. that was more my beef. and not with you but in general.

    • Luv2GoFly

      Hardly RINO? Let’s see: a man who purport to be a conservative Republican, campaigns as such, and then gets to Washington and the very first bill he helps to author and push forward is one that goes against the very fabric of conservatism: illegal alien amnesty. Not only did he help author the bill, but he vociferously defended it for nearly two years until his poll numbers started to tank. That, my friend, is the very essence and definition of being a RINO.

      And the simple fact of the matter is that Rubio’s positions are not that different from the establishment RINOs Jeb and Kasich.

      • Giuseppe Franco

        Not exactly.

        Immigration is not a single issue litmus test that defines conservatism.

        By your own definition, Ronald Reagan wasn’t a conservative. Most Republicans would take issue with that argument.

        • T-Bone

          Don’t forget that Reagan was duped by Democrats. They said give us amnesty and we will secure the border. He did his part of the bargain. They did not do theirs. That is why we will not agree to comprehensive immigration that has some border security wording in there. Do the security first, then we will talk.

    • constitutionminded

      With Jeb and Kasich both failing Rubio is the next choice of the establishment GOP.

      • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

        No, the Establishment endorsed Trump.

        • constitutionminded

          Bush was the establishment candidate. Then Kasich and now Rubio. Trump scared the GOPe out of their wits. They surely didn’t like him.

          • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

            Yet the GOPe are endorsing TRUMP. Why would they do that if they were scared of him? Perhaps it’s because they know that he is just another Crony.

          • constitutionminded

            When he announced his run all the media could do was report that the entrenched washington people were scared of him. By his statements he could be a, well, anything but a conservative. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him jump to the democrats before this is over with.

  • Giuseppe Franco

    I hope this endorsement helps Rubio in SC and elsewhere in the South, but the reality is that I really don’t think endorsements matter that much anymore.

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  • Giuseppe Franco

    I think the Twitchy angle here is to highlight the diversity of some big players and Presidential candidates in the GOP compared to the lily white folks representing the other side during this election cycle.

    I don’t think this is the same thing as the cynical identity politics game the Dems always play.

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Agreed. As usual, for us, unlike the Dems, it’s not about the bean counting, it’s about the double standards. In a perfect world (or a libbie-free one) we would never bring the subject up.

  • Burnt Orange

    How crazy are the Democrats. They label the Republicans the party of “old white people” yet they are the ones running TWO old white people for the Office of the Presidency. Does the DNC have a group of individuals with addled minds.
    The GOP has a very diverse field of candidates to choose from if ethnic or gender are your criteria. My guess is the Democrats just keep repeating old campaign slogans from the last century hoping no one will notice who they are running. What a bunch of losers.

  • CrystalDawn0603

    A black senator endorses a Hispanic for President? Both Republicans?!? What will the SJWs think? How can they jibe that with their Dem worldview? Call one “Uncle Tom (even if they have no idea who that is) and say the other is attempting to erase his immigrant past. Phew! That was close. I almost thought the GOP was tolerant of other races.

  • Numb3rTech

    RINO Rubio is still not eligible to be President of the U.S.A.!

    • LimpingHenry

      Yes, he is. I’m for Cruz, but Marco Rubio was born in the US.

      • Numb3rTech

        Rubio was an anchor baby!

        • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

          So was Trump, chump.

          • Numb3rTech

            LoL
            You really are not very well educated are you?
            Try reading about things you know nothing about, chump!

          • Numb3rTech

            Donald Trump’s parent were citizens when Donald was born.
            Donald Trump was NO anchor baby like RINO Rubio!

        • deltaflute

          Not all immigrants are created equal. Cubans are/were considered political refugees and aren’t considered “illegals” so long as they reach the shore. They can then be processed as political refugees and formally immigrate. This is different than Mexicans who do not have political refugee status. If they cross the border without permission, they cannot formally immigrate. The term “anchor baby” usually refers to illegal immigrants having children in the United States. Most often these babies have ties to Mexico. Rubio isn’t an anchor baby as his parents legally entered the country. And Trump wasn’t one either. They are, however, children of legal immigrants or 1st generation Americans.

          • Numb3rTech

            However, Rubio’s parents were NOT citizens when he was born! Rubio is still an anchor baby!

          • deltaflute

            You still keep using the term “anchor baby” incorrectly. His parents were in the United States as legal immigrants. Anchor babies describe children born to illegal immigrants.

            Here let me throw a dictionary at you since it seems so hard for you to understand: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=anchor+baby

          • Mary Brown

            Rubio’s parents were NOT citizens when he was born so he is not natural born! At least 1 parent has to be a US citizen!

          • deltaflute

            What? Rubio was born in Florida. That makes him natural born and a citizen. His parents were born in Cuba and became naturalized citizens in 1975. They initially left Cuba for economic reasons but were forced to permanently reside in the US as Castro gained power.

          • LimpingHenry

            It doesn’t matter whether or not they were US citizens at the time of Rubio’s birth. He was born in the US and that makes him a natural born citizen.

  • D H

    isn’t this some sort of code violation?

  • Jimni27

    Jake Tapper is the only one on the left ( Meaning CNN, not Tapper) that I’ve seen so far that’s mentioned Cruz being the first Hispanic Iowa Caucus winner. On twitter. Don’t know if he did on air.
    Love that Scott and Trey Gowdy have endorsed Rubio. I respect both.

    • LimpingHenry

      I do, too, even if they did endorse the wrong candidate. I respect Marco Rubio, too. I just don’t agree with him on immigration.

      • Jimni27

        Can I just ask you something? This isn’t a loaded question, I won’t jump down your throat, I’m just really curious- do you think that Cruz or Trump will really deport 11 million people? One more question- what exactly do you think Trump and Cruz are going to do different than Rubio?
        I just find it odd that everyone is fixated on really the only thing Rubio flip flopped on, and he has amended his views.

        • constitutionminded

          I don’t believe anyone will actually deport them. But making them legal without permanent citizenship is different from amnesty. They should not be rewarded for wrong behavior.

        • nc ✓s & balances

          Jimni, I don’t believe anyone is going to “deport 11 million people” in the sense that the image conjures up. Every time I hear someone use the phrases “knock on doors” and “round up” I want to scream. It will never happen that way, but it doesn’t mean we just give up.

          We start, of course, by securing the border, and ending sanctuary cities. Then, when law enforcement comes across someone here illegally we apply the law and deport them forthwith.

          We also must crack down on employers of illegals. Here in California ICE seems to look the other way when it comes to construction, landscaping, car washes, restaurants and hotels, etc. It’s endless. Plus we also give them driver’s licenses to get to their jobs! This nonsense has to stop. Stop the benefits, stop the magnet, people will have no reason to stay illegally.

          • Jimni27

            I get what you’re saying but this whole GO8 thing that everyone is tying around Rubio’s neck seems odd to me. The whole purpose of it was to start conversation, debate and get things done. Look at this interview he did with Buzzfeed right around that time. Do you see anything really wrong with what he was saying? He sounds like ( to me) that things were still getting hashed out and that he simply realized that border security should come first after talking it out with the right and left, but I certainly see why he was flirting with legalization. Immigration starts at the 11 minute mark:

            http://www.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeedbrews/buzzfeed-brews-with-marco-rubio-91da

          • nc ✓s & balances

            If if if there were ever to be “legalization” it would have to come after all the other issues were solved first. But there’s two big problems with that:

            1. The “all the other problems” never seem to get solved. It’s an elusive dream, and the Dems keep moving the goalposts on us. Ex: years ago we didn’t have sanctuary cities and driver’s licenses to undo.

            2. Even IF you got “all the other problems” somehow magically resolved, and we agreed, ok, they can stay and work here legally but no citizenship, the Dems would scream “Second Class Citizens!” And that would be the end of that.

            So you see, “legalization” is just a ruse for citizenship i.e. Dem votes.

          • Jimni27

            Okay, so then you are saying we should throw them all out or not? Because it sounds like you are.

          • nc ✓s & balances

            No. Obviously we can’t. And if you look at my previous posts responding to you (just a few back) you’ll see that a) I didn’t call for that, plus I think we should never utter the words “round up” in this context and b) I offered some suggestions that would go a long way to helping the problem. But it takes a lot of determination, especially on the “crackdown on the employers” part. You have to stop the incentives and rewards.

          • Jimni27

            I can agree wit that. Have any of the candidates suggested that or is that your suggestion. I’m just trying to see what Cruz and Trump have promised that’s different than Rubio, besides “rounding them up”.
            Rubio has changed his position to building the fence first. He has said he would target those that have criminal records for deportation. He has ALWAYS said from day one, that this should be done in stages because to try to do everything at once is just not plausible.
            I think that’s a common sense approach to it.

          • nc ✓s & balances

            I don’t remember any of the candidates specifically putting it that way, although I can’t really claim it’s “my” suggestion. I’ve just taken bits from what I’ve heard other people say that made good sense.

            And yes, I agree that the “incremental” approach is the only way to go. The politicians should strike the word “comprehensive” from their vocabulary, whether it applies to immigration, the budget, or anything else they work on. That’s how we get in these messes.

            ps: I don’t remember hearing anyone but Trump talking about “rounding up.”

          • Jimni27

            Agreed!

          • nc ✓s & balances

            Jimni, I hope you don’t think that just because I’m a Cruz gal that I don’t also like Rubio? I may prefer Cruz, but Rubio is certainly acceptable to me. Way more than Trump, that’s for sure.

        • LimpingHenry

          I don’t think anyone is going to physically deport 11 million people. Enforce the laws on employment and cut off benefits; many will leave voluntarily. Rubio says he has amended his views, but we have only his word for that. In contravention of that we have his actions in support of amnesty in the Gang of Eight bill. I have to judge by actions in preference to words.

          • Jimni27

            I just don’t get hanging on to one thing that he changed his mind on. I think it showed he tried to come up with a solution, and when he saw what his voters really wanted, listened to them.
            My thoughts on Cruz is that he just wants to slap down anything from the other side. I think he is more like Obama in that he is an obstructionist. I really think we’ll have more stagnation in Washington if he’s the POTUS.

          • LimpingHenry

            When the choice is between stagnation and colluding with the Democrats to push a progressive big government agenda, I’ll take stagnation every time. The Congressional Republicans have the power not to fund bad programs now; with Ted Cruz as President, they will have the power to roll back government excess, it they want to as they say they do. With a President Rubio, I just don’t see that happening, at least to any significant extent.

          • Jimni27

            You’re “colluding” is my “compromising” . I don’t see anything wrong with compromise. Rubio may get flack from some Democrats as president, but at least his own side likes him.

          • LimpingHenry

            “Compromise” means each side gives up something to get something; “colluding” means the other side (Democrats) gets everything and gives up nothing.

  • 2tor

    So he endorses the guy that’s all for letting in illegals to steal jobs from his constituents? Hope someone points that out.

  • LimpingHenry

    Well, heck, I still like Tim Scott and I’m sure Ted Cruz does too.

  • https://geekpolitics.liberty.me/ Come On Man!

    I despise Marco Rubio. He’s a neocon warmongering amnesty shill who has no regard for civil liberties and the 4th amendment. And a big infinity for sugar subsidies. Though just this of a black republican endorsing a hispanic republican will drive SJWs up the walls.

    • http://truthbeforedishonor.wordpress.com John Hitchcock

      Nothing wrong with a little sabre-rattling, and the use of force to show we mean it. And that “neocon” misappropriation was old 8 years ago when Laup Nor and his idolaters were bandying it about.

  • AFVet4America

    Disappointed, but Tim Scott is a good man. Cruz has the African American Pastor that has an extensive plan to help our inter cities and jobless rate of African Americans. The endorsement is on his website at TedCruz.org Rubio is the one that wanted illegals legal amnesty to take more jobs from Americans.

  • AFVet4America

    Cruz got a coveted endorsement from Congressman Jeff Duncan SC today

  • http://Twitter.com/jkerrysforehead John Kerry’s Forehead

    There is more than “one shot in 2016 to beat Hillary Clinton” it’s called the PRIMARY and people need to understand the best way to beat the low-info, name recognition, straight-party voter is to keep them off the general ballot. I’m betting if Bernie is on the ballot, enough HRC voters will stay home to hand GOP the victory as long as we’re not force-fed some establishment hack RiNO. This goes for the next Senate and House race. Congress has a 9% approval rating, there isn’t one Senator or Representative that is safe as long as people come out in Primary and VOTE THEM OUT. Don’t give people the option to vote for another McCain, Pelosi, or whatever DC squatter who has spent decades in office, getting rich on the taxpayers back while voting themselves out of the crap they force upon the American citizens. #ProjectPrimary2016 #ProjectPrimary2018 #ProjectPrimary2020 #TermLimits4Congress

  • Deborah Hallsted

    Now THAT’s what you call a real, “Inconvenient Truth”.

  • Robyn Thrasher Aikin

    I am and always have been a conservative until, apparently, this year. Amazing how a faction of people somehow now own a word and way that used to encompass far more people than the fringe element. I support Rubio completely and I believe he IS a conservative. I am so tired of the cruz supporters with their “we are the only ones” mantra. Rubio can and will win a general election and THAT is what is important. I am glad Scott has joined the team.

  • Kaya Hund

    No doubt Senator Scott sill be trashed for using the word “shot.”