Oct 13, 2014


By Evelio Perez
  The wait is over folks, today Florida Senator Marco Rubio has announced in Miami's Freedom Tower (Miami Cuban's Ellis Island), his candidacy for the Presidency of the United States.

 Rubio, a Tea Party favorite and Republican rising star was one of Governor Mitt Romney's final choices to be his vice-presidential running-mate in the 2012 election. Although not chosen, he has been seen by many, including America's leading conservative radio voice himself, Rush Limbaugh as one who has what it takes to one day become President of the United States.

 Not since Bill Clinton or Ronald Reagan have we had such a great public speaker and communicator in the likes of Senator Rubio.
 Like it or not, young and dynamic leadership with new ideas is what is going to take to defeat the massive and powerful Clinton Political machine. So strap yourselves in folks, it's going to be a doozy.........................

Marco Rubio (From Wikipedia)

Here's Marco with his parents

 Marco Antonio Rubio was born on May 28, 1971 in Miami, Florida, the second son and third child of Mario Rubio and Oria Garcia. His parents were Cubans who had immigrated to the United States in 1956 and were later naturalized as U.S. citizens in 1975.   

 Rubio's family was Roman Catholic, but from age 8 to age 11, he and his family attended The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints while they lived in Las Vegas. He received his first communion as a Catholic in 1984, before moving back to Miami with his family a year later. He was confirmed and married in the Catholic Church. 
Rubio attended South Miami Senior High School and graduated in 1989. He then attended Tarkio College for one year on a football scholarship from 1989 to 1990, before enrolling at Santa Fe Community College (now Santa Fe College). He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida in 1993, and his J.D. degree cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law in 1996. While studying law, he interned for U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.

 After having served as a City Commissioner for West Miami, Rubio was elected to the Florida House of Representatives for the 111th district in a special election on January 25, 2000. He won each of his re-election bids. In November 2006, he was elected Speaker of the Florida House for the 2007–09 term.

 On May 5, 2009, Rubio announced on his website that he planned to run for the United States Senate in 2010 for the Republican seat being vacated by Sen. Mel Martinez, who had resigned and been replaced by George LeMieux. Prior to the announcement, he had been meeting with fundraisers and supporters throughout the state. Initially trailing by double-digits against the incumbent Governor of his own party, Charlie Crist, Rubio eventually surpassed Crist in polling for the Republican nomination.
On April 28, 2010, Crist announced he would be running as an independent, effectively ceding the Republican nomination to Rubio. Several of Crist's top fundraisers, as well as Republican leadership, refused to support Crist after Rubio won the Republican nomination for the Senate.
 On November 2, 2010, Marco Rubio won the general election with 48.9 percent of the vote to Crist's 29.7 and Democrat Kendrick Meek's 20.1.

 Rubio married Jeanette Dousdebes, a former bank teller and Miami Dolphins cheerleader, in 1997. She is of Colombian descent, and together they have four children named Amanda, Daniella, Anthony, and Dominic.
Rubio and his family live in West Miami, Florida.
Rubio attends Catholic Mass as well as a Southern Baptist church in West Kendall, Florida.

Marco in his own words.......


  • Abortion is complex issue; we must reduce the number of them. (Aug 2015)
  • Barbarians of our age have murdered millions of the unborn. (Aug 2015)
  • Ban abortion after 20 weeks. (Apr 2015)
  • Consensus that life begins at conception; so no abortion. (May 2014)
  • I believe in protecting life but I'm not a chauvinist. (Mar 2013)
  • Pro-life, but understands that woman's right is the law. (Jun 2012)
  • Expand birth control exemption for faith-based organizations. (Jun 2012)
  • Opposed Sotomayor nomination based on her Roe support. (Jun 2012)
  • No right to privacy, that resulted in the Roe v. Wade. (Feb 2010)
  • Require ultrasounds before performing abortions. (Feb 2010)
  • Voted against funding stem cell research. (Apr 2006)
  • Opposes both federal abortion funding & judicial activism. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports prohibiting human embryonic stem cell research. (Aug 2010)
  • Supports giving legal protection to unborn children. (Sep 2010)
  • Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)

                    ON THE ECONOMY
  • We borrow from countries that dislike us. (Oct 2015)
  • Repeal and replace Dodd-Frank: it eviscerates banks. (Aug 2015)
  • Freeze spending for everything but defense at 2008 levels. (Apr 2015)
  • Tax, borrow, & spend is not the way out of the recession. (Feb 2013)
  • Real problem is $1T deficit each year since 2009. (Feb 2013)
  • Oppose Obama stimulus package; it's bad for America. (Mar 2010)
  • Support balanced budget amendment and line-item veto. (Feb 2010)
  • Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)
  • Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)
  • Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)
  • Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Feb 2013)

  •                  ON THE FAMILY

  • Pro-family tax code: increase child-care tax credit. (Nov 2015)
  • The "success sequence"--education and kids after marriage. (Jan 2015)
  • Answers lie with family and our faith, not politicians. (Feb 2013)
  • Better life means your kids accomplish what you never could. (Aug 2012)
  • Elian Gonzalez should stay in US & father should join him. (Jun 2012)
  • Even single mothers see their hopes & dreams in firstborn. (Jun 2012)
  • Improve state-provided services for kids with disabilities. (Jun 2012)
  • Hip-hop fan; "Ignore their politics & just enjoy the music". (Jun 2012)
  • No gay couples as foster parents; no social experimentation. (Jun 2012)
  • We need a long-term commitment to Afghanistan. (Apr 2012)
  • Parental notification for social networking website use. (Nov 2006)
  • Halt illegal activities at strip clubs & porn websites. (Nov 2006)
  • Increase $20M in tax credits for G-rated and PG-rated films. (Nov 2006)
                         FOREIGN POLICY
  • North Korea is run by a maniac with nuclear weapons. (Sep 2015)
  • Putin trying to position Russia as a geopolitical force. (Sep 2015)
  • Pre-conditions for Iran: end enrichment & ballistic missiles. (Jul 2015)
  • Opposes nuclear deal with Iran; but supported deal in 2012. (May 2015)
  • I have a clear strategic vision of America's role in world. (Feb 2015)
  • Obama has no ISIS policy to avoid upsetting Iran. (Feb 2015)
  • North Korea is a criminal syndicate, not a government. (Dec 2014)
  • Our policy should lead to more liberty for the Cuban people. (Dec 2014)
  • Engagement with Vietnam & China has not led to freedom. (Dec 2014)
  • Provide more assistance to Jordan, to prepare against ISIS. (Jun 2014)
  • Stay involved against ISIS or Iran becomes regional hegemon. (Jun 2014)
  • Press freedom is a universal human right, especially in Cuba. (May 2014)
  • Tough sanctions against Russia for Ukraine aggression. (May 2014)
  • Only America can stand up to world totalitarianism. (Mar 2014)
  • Putin wants to reconstitute Russian power & Russian prestige. (Mar 2014)
  • The Russian government is a government of liars. (Mar 2014)
  • The China Dream is to surpass America as world leader. (Mar 2013)
  • America is exceptional: nation blessed by God with resources. (Jun 2012)
  • Prefer coalitions but don't over-rely on global institutions. (Apr 2012)
  • America needs a foreign policy of engaging abroad. (Apr 2012)
  • Military action should be on the table in Iran & Syria. (Apr 2012)
  • Intervention to promote democracy abroad. (Nov 2011)
  • Promote democracy via engagement abroad. (Sep 2011)
  • Foreign aid spreads positive influence around the world. (Sep 2011)

    Latin America

  • End relations with anti-American communist tyranny in Cuba. (Jul 2015)
  • We've neglected Latin American democracies & our alliances. (Apr 2015)
  • Cuba must improve on human rights for engagement to continue. (Dec 2014)
  • Cuba embargo was designed to protect American companies. (Dec 2014)
  • Build relations with Mexico for trade & oil, not just border. (Nov 2012)
  • Che Guevara reviled by Cuban exiles; I want no association. (Jun 2012)
  • Rated -2 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)
  • Vigorous support for State of Israel against Hamas in Gaza. (Nov 2012)
  • Sponsored funding and supplying the Syrian rebels. (Mar 2013)

                      ON HEALTH CARE
  • All kids should get vaccinated, with medical exceptions. (Feb 2015)
  • ObamaCare stifles entrepreneurship with regulation. (Jan 2015)
  • World Health Organization can't combat Ebola; only US can. (Oct 2014)
  • Ban visas from Ebola-stricken countries; target the source. (Oct 2014)
  • Medicaid expansion fails because funded only for a few years. (Jan 2014)
  • FactCheck: ObamaCare is not now forcing loss of insurance. (Feb 2013)
  • Expand mental health centers; address violence at its source. (Feb 2013)
  • Address mental illness with care, attention and compassion. (Feb 2013)
  • Backed out of Race for the Cure over abortion funding fight. (Sep 2012)
  • Medicare's hospice care let my father die with dignity. (Jun 2012)
  • Expand prescription benefits to low-income seniors. (Jun 2012)
  • Provide alternatives to employer-based insurance system. (Mar 2010)
  • Launch a marketplace of affordable health insurance. (Nov 2006)
  • Capitated managed-care systems achieve better value. (Nov 2006)
  • Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (May 2011)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)
  • Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)
                      ON IMMIGRATION
  • Bar any company abusing H1 visas from future visas. (Oct 2015)
  • Change from family-based system to skills-based. (Oct 2015)
  • Replace family-based system with economic contribution. (Sep 2015)
  • Legal immigrants have been waiting in line for 15 years. (Aug 2015)
  • Human trafficking law & deferred action caused border crisis. (Aug 2014)
  • Give kids of illegal immigrants in-state tuition rates. (Jan 2014)
  • Border control: 90% apprehension and 100% surveillance. (Apr 2013)
  • Immigration is a human issue AND a law & order issue. (Mar 2013)
  • English is de facto official language; let's recognize that. (Jun 2012)
  • AZ anti-immigrant law demands papers like "police state". (Jun 2012)
  • OpEd: Claimed falsely that parents fled Castro in 1959. (Jun 2012)
  • Legal status, but not citizenship, to migrant's children. (Jun 2012)
  • AZ law may unreasonably single out some citizens. (Apr 2010)
  • Don't count illegal immigrants in the 2010 census. (Apr 2010)
  • Allow children of illegals to pay in-state college tuition. (Mar 2010)
  • No amnesty in any form, not even back-of-the-line. (Mar 2010)
  • Oppose amnesty in any reform. (Feb 2010)

    Comprehensive Reform

  • My family are all immigrants; but no comprehensive solution. (Sep 2015)
  • No green card for 10 years for current illegal immigrants. (Jul 2015)
  • Comprehensive immigration reform is politically infeasible. (May 2015)
  • Joined "Gang of Eight" to push comprehensive reform. (Apr 2015)
  • Deal with border & future immigrants BEFORE any amnesty. (Feb 2015)
  • 2010: Earned path to citizenship is code for amnesty. (Feb 2015)
  • Modernize immigration to win global competition for talent. (Sep 2014)
  • FactCheck: No MarcoPhones, and no executive DREAMers either. (Apr 2014)
  • Not amnesty: 15-year wait, plus fee, minus federal benefits. (Apr 2013)
  • Green cards after 10 years; secure border; & e-Verify. (Apr 2013)
  • Compare reform to existing situation of 11 million illegals. (Apr 2013)
  • Leave immigration to feds; 50 sets of laws is worse. (Jun 2012)
  • GOP DREAM Act: visas for going to college or military. (Apr 2012)
  • Opposes granting amnesty to illegal immigrants. (Sep 2010)
  • Supports full implementation of current border security laws. (Sep 2010)

                   ON SOCIAL SECURITY
  • Child tax credit refundable against payroll tax. (Nov 2015)
  • No benefits changes for my mom and others of her generation. (Oct 2015)
  • Benefits have to be less generous to save Social Security. (Jun 2012)
  • Raise retirement age for those now under 55. (Apr 2010)
  • Tough choices include raising retirement age & reducing COLA. (Mar 2010)
  • Hard choices for people under 40, to avoid runaway growth. (Mar 2010)
  • Keep raising the retirement age on the table. (Mar 2010)
  • Keep cost-of-living adjustment on the table. (Mar 2010)
  • Rated 7% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance. (Jan 2013)
 Folks, there is no doubt in my mind that we have reached the final and critical stages for not only saving this once great country, but humanity itself from the many apocalyptic enemies that are beginning to alter the outlook and security of this once impenetrable country.
 We are going to have many good choices in the Republican field with different ideas of how to lead this country....... but in my book Senator Rubio stands out as the one determined, capable, and descent man ready to to undertake this enormous task of rebuilding this crumbling and bleeding shell of a once proud republic. 



Evelio Perez said...


Anonymous said...

I like Rubio a lot, he seems to be so real.

Anonymous said...

Anybody but Hillary!
Pissed off!