Rubio’s 15 Minutes Winding Down
After getting his ass kicked by the Tea Party for dabbling with immigration reform, watching Marco Rubio struggle to make himself relevant once again has become a sorry spectacle. Here’s his latest attempt.
In a letter sent Tuesday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) demanded that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services cancel a planned $8.7 million television ad buy to promote Obamacare.
“This blatant misuse of federal dollars to promote a fundamentally flawed law is extremely concerning, especially considering the extensive unknowns surrounding the coming launch and implementation of ObamaCare,” Rubio wrote in the letter, addressed to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
Whether Rubio truly believes that the Affordable Care Act is fundamentally flawed matters not. The facts are that the law was passed by Congress, signed by the President and affirmed by the Supreme Court. So, with no due respect to Mr. Rubio, he can STFU. After the countless dollars and time that Republicans have spent smearing the ACA by way of lies and distortions, the government has every right to set the record straight. In fact, they have an obligation to do so and inform the public on how the new law affects their lives.
Rubio might have once been the golden savior in waiting preparing to lead conservatives to glory in 2016. No longer. Any creds he might have had as a serious presidential candidate vanished in his refusal to stand up to the mindless Tea Party madness that is ripping his party to shreds. Rubio is now nothing more than another clown doing his best to fit himself into the Republican clown car along with the likes of Cruz and Paul and Ryan and Santorum and every other delusional winger with allusions of grandeur.
Here’s the letter I’d love to see Kathleen Sebelius send Rubio. (-snitched from a TPM reader)
From The Office of Kathleen Sebelius
To: The Honorable Senator Marco Rubio
CC: Ted Cruz, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell and every other Republican member of Congress
Secretary of Health and Human Services
There you go.