Marco Rubio Says That Like Donald Trump, President Obama Has ‘No Class’

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)  Nati Harnik/AP Photo

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.)
Nati Harnik/AP Photo

Marco Rubio has been referred to by a number of conservative pundits as the young, fresh face the GOP so desperately needs. Not only is he young, he represents the swing state of Florida that Republicans desperately need in order to win back the White House. He’s also Hispanic, a demographic Republicans continue to struggle with thanks to the anti-immigrant rhetoric of the party which Donald Trump has taken to all new levels in recent weeks.

Considering that the field is so crowded and Donald Trump has had all of the attention due to his stunts like giving out Lindsey Graham’s personal cell phone number, anything other candidates do is mostly ignored because, as The Onion so brilliantly and satirically points out “Admit It: You People Want To See How Far This Goes, Don’t You?” Here’s a great example of that total fascination with the shitshow that is the Trump candidacy – Ohio governor John Kasich announced his candidacy yesterday, and was mostly greeted with a resounding “meh.” This isn’t shocking when you consider the fact that he’s a moderate by party standards, but add in the dumpster fire that is currently the entire Republican field being savaged by a multi-billionaire who seems more interested in trolling everyone than winning anything, and you can see why other candidates are desperately trying to get any sort of media time.

Marco Rubio decided the way to separate himself from the field is to bash Trump and compare his antics to President Obama in an interview with “Fox & Friends.”

“I don’t think that the way that he’s behaved over the last few weeks is either dignified or worthy of the office that he seeks. We already have a president now that has no class,” Rubio said in a “Fox & Friends” interview when asked about Trump.

In order to justify his claim that Obama lacks class, Rubio cited the president’s selfie-stick video with BuzzFeed, his interviews with YouTube stars, and his interview last night on “The Daily Show.”

“I mean, we have a president now that does selfie-stick videos, that invites YouTube stars there — people that eat cereal out of a bathtub. You just saw the interview he did right now where he goes on comedy shows to talk about something as serious as Iran. The list goes on and on,” Rubio said. (Source)

Marco Rubio claims that these things make President Obama lack class, but all you have to do is go to Google and you can easily find Marco Rubio having beers during an interview with Buzzfeed, as well as a number of appearances he made on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. As Ana Marie Cox pointed out over at The Daily Beast earlier this year, Marco Rubio claims to be representative of the younger and more diverse generation of voters, but his views show that he really represents the same angry old white voters the party desperately needs to stop counting on if it wants to remain competitive at a national level over the coming decades.

Attacking President Obama for appealing to young people is just another tired old Republican strategy. They can’t attack him on real issues, because the solutions they’re proposing are unpopular, especially with younger voters. Speaking of which, I wonder what the demographic Marco Rubio really represents thinks of his plans to see the NWA biopic or love for Tupac’s music, especially if they ever read the lyrics from either?


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  • Allahu Akbar!

    Gotta agree with this guy.Obama has been an absolute classless clown in the White House as has his wife.Ive seen some of the embarrassing videos they have made.Trump does not have much class but at least he lets you know what is on his mind.

    • MrsWindy01

      I’m not surprised you would agree with this guy. Your disrespectful icon, along with it’s pathetic claims against our duly-elected President speaks clearly as to YOUR “lack of class”, Mr. Akbar. How shameful.

      • Allahu Akbar!

        Your avatar is telling……..

      • noah vail

        and you, sir, discredit even your avatar…

      • OMGface


      • MrsWindy01

        Thank you for showing us once again how classless YOU are, Mr. Akbar. Sadly, your response is exactly what I expected. How pitiful……..

      • OMGface

        What is more malignant and pitiable than his kinda self hatred? NOT MUCH.

    • brian nunziato

      Give us some examples, moron. Obama has more class than all of the Republican candidates put together. You’re fucking clueless.

      • OMGface

        I like humans who keep it REAL and pull no punches….thank U.

      • MrsWindy01

        People like Mr. Akbar are so jealous of our President that they can’t see straight. Hence their continuous “mockery” and hateful rhetoric. People like that should be pitied. Thanks for a wonderful post, Brian! (Y)

    • OMGface

      You are a sour grapes, entirely unendowed bigot with not one redeeming quality. Not one.

  • OMGface

    Shocking part: someone with the IQ of a dust mite and not a shred of character is actually seeking this nomination….forget, has any following at all.

  • Janrpoole

    ^^^^^Get It Now.o-r-w-a-d-p-r-g-r-e-s-i-v-e

  • Cynthiananderson

    ^^^^^Now Get It -ffoorrwardprogressives