Clinton Beats Rubio Hands Down
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
looking ahead to the 2016 Presidential Election, it is clear that
Hillary Clinton would wipe the floor with Marco Rubio.
Why? Hillary is heir apparent to the Obama throne. That fix has been
"in" since the 2012 election when Bill Clinton saved Obama's rear end.
It was sealed when Hillary fell on her sword over the Benghazi murders
and suffered a concussion for her troubles.
Plus -- there's this: The GOP is in desperate need of a champion. Marco Rubio is not the one.
not even certain Rubio is eligible to run for president, in the first
place. There is a huge question hanging over his head just waiting to
be dropped by the Mainstream Media a moment after Rubio announces his
candidacy. Just because the MsM did not pursue the Obama ineligibility,
do not for one second believe they will not press home an attack on
Rubio. They will, with the gusto of a pack of hungry wolves. Count on
So, what's the problem with Rubio?
Lawrence Sellin, writing at the Canada Free Press, says the following:
precedent of an illegal President having been established by the
inauguration of Obama, the Republicans now feel free to promote their
own illegal candidates.
I believe Marco Rubio is a good man and a
fine public servant. Unfortunately, like Obama, he is not eligible for
the Presidency or the Vice Presidency because he is not a natural born
Both Democrats and Republicans have tried very hard to
confuse the eligibility issue, mainly by focusing on what the
Constitution and the Supreme Court holdings do not say, rather than what
they clearly do say.
Being born in the U.S. makes one a U.S.
citizen, but not necessarily a natural born citizen, which requires US
citizen parents at the time of birth. The Founding Fathers specifically
put that requirement in the Constitution to prevent someone having dual
allegiance from becoming President.
Marco Rubio was born in the
US, which makes him a US citizen. His parents were not US citizens at
the time of his birth. Therefore, Marco Rubio is not a natural born
citizen and not eligible for the office of President or Vice President.
not defined in the Constitution, Article II, Section I, Clause 5
specifically requires, not just citizenship, but natural born
citizenship." SOURCE: http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/40510
where does that leave the GOP? Right where they were in the 2012
campaign -- with nobody who can mount anything other than a one-lunged
attempt at something that MIGHT resemble a campaign.
What about another Hispanic, Ted Cruz of Texas? Uh-oh. NOPE. Senator
Cruz was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, where his parents, Eleanor
Darragh and Rafael Cruz, were working in the petroleum business. His
father was a Cuban immigrant during the Cuban Revolution to the United
States. His mother, an American, was reared in Delaware, in a family of
Irish and Italian descent. SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Cruz
what about Rand Paul? Forget it. His ties to his father preclude the
support of a huge block of republican voters. No chance.
Pathetic, isn't it?
The GOP has sunk so far, so fast, that many question its survival as a viable political party in a decade or less.
lot of things can and will change between now and election day in
2016. But at the moment it is clear that, Hillary Clinton will be,
heck, IS the choice of the democrats to carry their banner all the way BACK into the White House on January 20th, 2017.
Is the GOP finished? Maybe. Maybe not. But what is clear, I think, is they have given themselves another 40 years in the wilderness.
If as I suspect, the republicans lose the US House of Representatives
in 2014, their return to the political wastelands will be assured.
One week after the election in November of 2012, after 50 years as a card carrying republican, I left the party and registered as an Independent. The handwriting was on the wall and I saw it. Problem is -- it had been there for a long time.
I was then, and am now, a conservative before party affiliation.
It is my considered opinion, after spending fifty years in the GOP,
there is no place in the Republican Party for conservatives. Oh, sure,
they'll glad hand us, take our time, talent, money, and support, but
when it comes time to govern, we are relegated to the back benches and told to sit down and shut-up.
conservatives, we are people of conviction. We do not compromise our
core belief. And for refusing to go along to get along we are the butt
of numerous jokes among the moderates and liberals who make up the elite
of the GOP.
Conservatives need to pull out of the GOP and allow it to fail and collapse as a political party. It is dying a slow, agonizing, death even now. Allowing it to die faster might even be considered merciful.
The creation of a VIABLE SECOND PARTY is needed desperately. The GOP is finished as a REAL contender against the socialists disguised as democrats.
Barring an act of God, the democrats will retake the Oval Office n 2016. In fact, there is a very good chance they will retake the House of Representatives in 2014.
it time we conservatives bite the bullet and do what we know we are
going to have to do -- IF -- we expect to have any political influence
in the government of the United States?
Conservatives need, indeed, must have their own political party, totally separate from the GOP. Either that, or we can do what the republicans have been ordering us to do: sit down and shut-up.
© J. D. Longstreet