Courtesy of Politico:
Marco Rubio on Wednesday moved to claim the mantle of the staunchest national security hawk in the presidential field, the one ready to be commander in chief on Day 1 — even as critics question whether a first-term senator would have the chops to compete against a former secretary of state.
Sen. Rubio (R-Fla.) laid out his foreign policy vision in a speech before the Council on Foreign Relations, an address designed to show that he has a coherent philosophy about America’s role in the world, and isn’t afraid to use force to ensure that America remains, in his characterization, the one indispensable super power. He depicted his worldview as one squarely in keeping with bipartisan internationalist traditions shared by presidents such as John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan.
“The first duty of the president, as written in the Constitution, is not ‘taxer in chief’ or ‘regulator in chief’ – it is commander in chief,” he said, according to prepared remarks. “Every presidential candidate must be prepared to execute this duty. And any who [advocate] averting our eyes from the dangers of the world must be prepared to explain, against six years of counterevidence, how retrenchment and retreat will lead to a safer world. They will not.”
Suffice it to say that young Rubio appears to be yet another war monger. He went on to call for more “robust defense spending.” What the hell is it with Republicans and wars – they are just sickening. Rubio should send all that bottled water to CA – they are parched too. As the goons continue to deny climate change and send treasonous letters to responsible countries trying to reduce CO2 emissions, they then refuse to increase the budget for Amtrak after a horrible accident which claimed at least 7 lives. I suppose the idea of getting more cars off the road and reducing CO2 and having a decent public transport system with safety features doesn’t appeal to them. Well obviously not. Those GOP fuckers are beholden to the oil industry, so feck the plebs… and the “exceptional” country is safer. Tell that to the family and friends of the victims.
When you visit the USA, you are never quite sure when a bridge is going to collapse or some lunatic is going to shoot you. It can be exceptionally frightening. I honestly don’t know how people live that life every day.
I hope I don’t sound too angry. I’m just glad to be looking at my dog.
Oh, and Dakota has been married before…
Also and too, waiting for Sarah to declare something.