Marco’s Dangerous, Mark My Words (Limerick)

I’ve been mystified by the general reaction to Sen. Marco Rubio’s delivery of the GOP response to the State of the Union address.

Yes, his desperate lunge for water looked awkward. Nonetheless, his performance just doesn’t deserve the mockery it’s been getting. In fact, Marco Rubio is the one Republican who worries me.

I find Rubio alarmingly likeable. And I was struck by his ability to lie so convincingly and charmingly.

But I was starting to doubt my own instincts when I came across these comments from Van Jones in response to questioning from CNN anchor Carol Costello:

“Rubio is dangerous for Democrats,” Jones said. “I’m so glad we’re talking about him and we’re joking about him because right when he reached for that water bottle, he was reaching an emotional part of the speech which he stepped on.”

Jones said the while Florida’s junior senator “has an extreme record,” Rubio’s political skill shone through in the last 90 seconds of his speech, which Jones said was “extremely powerful.”

“(Rubio) is to the heart what Paul Ryan is to the head,” Jones said. “This man can connect emotionally.”

Marco’s Dangerous, Mark My Words (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Although Rubio’s drinking looked gawky,
I’m begging you Dems, don’t get cocky:
He lies better than Ryan
And charm’s underlyin’
His falsehoods. So things could get rocky.

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3 Responses to “Marco’s Dangerous, Mark My Words (Limerick)”

  1. Remember when a lot of us figured Reagan wasn’t dangerous. Then he was elected Gov. of California, then president. And compared to George W, Reagan was a man of substance.

    The media clearly adores Rubio, or any Republican they figure will be electable and good for their stock portfolio or other financial interests. He could have eaten a rat or bit the head off of a snake and the media would try to sell him as a man you’d want to have a beer with. That’s the biggest danger.

    His speech, even without the Poland Springs malfunction, was incompetent and inept but it was no more so than most of what George W. Bush said. He’s dangerous but mostly for what the media will make him into.

  2. Hansi says:

    Plus he’s Hispanic. And I betcha that all the Mexicans in this country will vote for him. The GOP has nothing to worry about :)

  3. madkane says:

    The media is always happy to help out Republicans.

    Thanks for your comments Hansi and Anthony.