Marco Rubio is a busy little fundraising bee and out with a fresh new send me more money e-mail to supporters. So if you’re a supporter and you’re thinking of sending him some of your hard-earned cash, you may want to wait, because if he gets elected, chances are you’re going to need it a LOT more than he will. After all, when someone is funding a campaign, chances are the candidate is going to legislate more in favor of the bigger, deeper pockets, rather than individuals who give them a few little checks here and there, right?
As of today, here’s a glimpse of where he’s getting some of his larger contributions:
|Club for Growth Action||$35,366.00|
|National Right to Life||$173.00|
|Republican Majority Campaign||$10,566.00|
|Senate Conservatives Fund||$78,532.00|
Now take a look at these organizations for a minute.
Club For Growth: $35,366.00
As you’ll recall, Rubio has done a lot of flip-flopping lately on the matter of privatizing Social Security, and I believe as of today he’s saying he’s not in favor of doing that. Really? Because this organization, which has spent $35,366.00 on Rubio, recently left little doubt what their views are on that subject. They’re the “PRIVATIZE SOCIAL SECURITY? HELL YEAH!” guys.
They also think the recently released GOP “Pledge To America” doesn’t go far enough with tax cuts for the rich, among the other recycled ideas that brought us to the mess we’re in at the moment.
Today featured on the front page of the website is a blog post cheering on Sen. Jim DeMint’s (R-As In Tea BaggeR) latest move: shutting down the Senate. DeMint is also one of Marco Rubio’s biggest fans, and he’s brought him a large share of cash to prove it. Along with Rubio, DeMint is also a big fan of the rest of the right wing-nut Tea Bagger crowd, like Sharron Angle, Christine O’Donnell, Joe Miller, and Rand Paul just to name a few.
Also something that might be of interest to Florida voters, Jim DeMint also blocked subpoena power for the oil spill commission back in July, and yes, that oil spill. Rubio is a well-known member of the “Drill, Baby, Drill Club” too, as you’ll probably recall.
National Right To Life $173.00
Granted, they’ve given less, but they gave just the same. Check out their website, if you’re not already familiar with them and see if you don’t have nightmares for a while. They don’t like health care any more than they like abortion, like Rubio.
Republican Majority Campaign $10,566.00
The name of this group speaks for itself, but I suggest you still check out the website if you’re considering a vote for Rubio, or ANY Republican for that matter. They’re a colorful group, but by colorful I mean “colorful ideas.” Among the recent articles from their site:
“Obama Speaks the Language of His Fathers – Marx, Lenin, Stalin, Mao & Sotero” and “Obama’s DOJ Refuses To Prosecute Black-On-White Cirme.” I told you they were colorful. They’ve got more where those came from, and each idea whackier than the last and just as dangerous. Did I mention that their main goal is to become the majority? Wouldn’t that be a hoot! Getting Rubio elected would certainly help them along.
Had enough yet? Let’s get to the last one, shall we?
Senate Conservatives Fund $78,532.00
Here again, as we’ve learned from watching Marco Rubio and his ilk, conservatives today are NOT what they used to be, in that there’s nothing “conservative” about them. Today “Conservative” translates to “Tea Bagger.” They love money and hate big government (except with matters pertaining to the uterus), health care, and immigrants, but love guns and the unborn. After actual birth, well, you’re on your own. Anything like Social Security, Medicare, and unemployment benefits, to name a few, they don’t care for and so you can’t have them. They’re also quite fond of Sen. Jim DeMint, so much so that they’ve honored with a nice big picture on the front of their website, along with the group of Tea Bagger candidates mentioned above and a few more. Rubio is there too. There’s really not much on their website, it seems to exist just for donations. Here’s a look at some of that, if you’re so inclined.
So there you are. Just small glimpse into the funding behind Marco Rubio. That we know of.
Who do you suppose he would most represent?
According to the Miami Herald, there’s an addition to the list above.
We can now add Karl Rove’s “Super PAC” American Crossroads to the tune of nearly $250,000. Details here.