I know a lot of people like him, but I have real problems with Rubio. First, I do not believe he has given up on amnesty — not for a minute. That is enough to keep me from voting for him, but I found something else that, if it is true, makes Rubio to naive to be a Senator, let alone President. From The American Thinker:
As we saw during the Arab Spring uprisings, choking off all peaceful and legitimate avenues for dissent coupled with unaccountable institutions fuels violent extremism and increases the likelihood of long-term instability. As President Obama emphasized at the Counter Violent Extremism (CVE) Summit in February, “when people are oppressed, and human rights are denied…when dissent is silenced, it feeds violent extremism.”
Jihad has been around since Muhammad first discovered that is was the most effective way to spread his religion. Like Liberal/Progressives today, Muhammad realized it was easiest to just let your followers keep 80% of what they steal from those who refuse to follow you. Today, the modern ‘Muhammads’ use the tax code and entitlements, but Muhammad had a more direct approach: he gave his followers permission to kill the men of those tribes that refused to join Muhammad, have their wives, sell their children and keep 80% of whatever property they could find. Muhammad got 20% for himself. And this is the history of Jihad. Our founders had to deal with it, and now we are. It has not changed, and it has nothing to do with lack of economic opportunity and everything to do with the desire to have what does not belong to you. It also helps that Muhammad made it an Islamic commandment — from Allah — to wage Jihad until there is only Islam on the face of the earth. But I guess Rubio doesn’t know about that part, or, if he does, he thinks that is connected to money, too (idiot).
This is the equivalent of someone running for President in 1940 and claiming that the NAZIs were attacking their European allies because of economic oppression. The problem is, that would have actually been closer to the truth than claiming Jihad is caused by economic depression. But the truth is, Hitler attacked because he wanted to build a Third Reich. The financial aspects did not concern him. He was a lot like our modern Liberal/Progressives today: when Hitler’s economic advisers told him about Germany’s fiscal crisis in 1939 and 1940, he just told them to ‘handle it’ — like he just had to speak and things would resolve themselves. This is the same kind of naive thinking that caused Chamberlain to wave his piece of paper and claim he had peace in his time.
Well, speaking only for me, I fear Rubio would be another Chamberlain, and that makes him too risky to support.