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Rubio on ‘traditional’ marriage at CPAC: I’m no ‘bigot’

In Marco Rubio’s world, discriminating against gays doesn’t make you a bigot.

“Just because I believe that states should have the right to define marriage in a traditional way does not make me a bigot,” the Florida Republican senator said during a speech at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md. on Thursday.

The GOP rising star argued that his party doesn’t need to turn its back on true conservative principles as members try to broaden their outreach to appeal to more Americans (aka: women, minorities and young voters.)

Rubio insisted that those who are close-minded in American politics are the “people that love to preach about the certainty of science in regards to our climate, but ignore the absolute fact that science has proven that life begins at conception.”

Just to recap, back in November when asked by GQ just how old he thinks the Earth is, Rubio said, “I’m not a scientist, man.” Of course, scientists treat it as an unquestioned fact that the Earth is 4.5 billion years old. Many religious conservatives, on the other hand, point to the Bible’s creation tale, with many insisting the Earth was created in a matter of days by God, some 6,000 years ago.

But perhaps most surprising in Rubio’s CPAC speech was what he didn’t talk about: immigration.

The Cuban-American and Tea Party favorite is part of the bipartisan “gang of eight” working to reform the nation’s immigration policy. The plan hopes to provide a pathway for citizenship for the 11 million illegal immigrants in the country.

Rubio has already taken some heat on the right for flirting with a path to citizenship — “Amnesty!” howl some conservatives — and perhaps he figured CPAC wasn’t the best play to tout his relatively moderate stance.

Toeing the party line, Rubio also railed against tax increases, saying “there is no tax increase in the world that will solve our long-term debt problem.”

He also tried to anticipate the left’s criticism about his speech. “’‘That he drank too much water,” Rubio joked, referring to his State of the Union response in which he awkwardly paused to quench his thirst. The other likely point? “That he didn’t offer up new ideas. We don’t need new ideas. The idea is called America, and it still works,” Rubio insisted.

by Anonymousreply 1803/15/2013

Someone should ask him if he opposes DOMA or any federal legislation that limits gay rights as he thinks it is a state matter?

Somehow I think I know what the answer would be.

by Anonymousreply 103/14/2013

"Rubio insisted that those who are close-minded in American politics are the “people that love to preach about the certainty of science in regards to our climate, but ignore the absolute fact that science has proven that life begins at conception.”

Well if that isn't the false equivalency of the decade, I don't know what is.

by Anonymousreply 203/14/2013

I don't think Cubans should be allowed to get married. But I'm no bigot.

by Anonymousreply 303/14/2013

Rubio is, in a word...Bigot.

by Anonymousreply 403/14/2013

I'm not a bigot, but ...

I'm not a racist, but ...

I don't hate women, but ...

I am not a homophobe, but ...

by Anonymousreply 503/14/2013

Do these people ENJOY being on the wrong side of history time and time again?

by Anonymousreply 603/14/2013

"The GOP rising star argued that his party doesn’t need to turn its back on true conservative principles as members try to broaden their outreach to appeal to more Americans (aka: women, minorities and young voters.)"

I love how the Republicunts like to pretend their policies have nothing to do with the fact that women, minorities and young voters don't vote for them.

by Anonymousreply 703/14/2013

Is there a liberal/progressive equivalent of CPAC?

by Anonymousreply 803/14/2013

In Rubio's world, respect is a one-way street.

by Anonymousreply 903/14/2013

R8 -- Netroots Nation (I believe it's called)

by Anonymousreply 1003/14/2013

r7.

No joke. The New Yorker has an article about Eric Cantor and it reveals the Republican Party's future strategy is inspired by the new Domino Pizza marketing campaign where Domino Pizza knows that their pizzas taste bad, but instead of changing the pizzas they just change the design of the box. That's the approach of the Republican Party: Keep the same narrow minded values and just present them in a nicer looking media friendly way.

by Anonymousreply 1103/14/2013

[quote]In Marco Rubio’s world, discriminating against gays doesn’t make you a bigot.

Well he is hispanic so that is not a surprise.

by Anonymousreply 1203/14/2013

I'm no bigot. I just like to define America in a traditional way: NO HISPANICS!

by Anonymousreply 1303/14/2013

R5, you made me dribble just a little bit of urine out because I was laughing so hard. Just a little bit though.

by Anonymousreply 1403/15/2013

Why does the bigot get to decide if he is a bigot or not?

by Anonymousreply 1503/15/2013

[quote]In Rubio's world, respect is a one-way street.

And so is the rectum.

by Anonymousreply 1603/15/2013

Sorry, babe, you ARE a bigot.

by Anonymousreply 1703/15/2013

[quote]I don't think Cubans should be allowed to get married. But I'm no bigot.

Cant we deport him back to Cuba?

by Anonymousreply 1803/15/2013
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