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Marco Rubio Bitches About Obama and Senate Colleagues at CPAC

Last year, while delivering the keynote address at the Conservative Political Action Conference Florida Senator Marco Rubio talked about grand ideas. This year he was in total Mean Girls mode while speaking at the Conference this morning, and made digs at his veteran colleagues in the Senate, liberals, and President Obama. Even going so far as to call the Commander-in-Chief "a terrible President."


"Looks like he's a really good father, looks like he's a really good husband, but he is a terrible president," Rubio said of Obama.

Oh damn, that's one for the burn book.

"Unlike any leader in modern American history, we are led today by a president that has decided to pit Americans against each other," Rubio hammered on in a bit of fishy political logic. "The basic argument he is making to our nation is that the reason why some of us are worse off than we used to be is because other people are doing too well. That the only way for some of us to do better is for some people to do worse."

Rubio didn't just limit his zingers to Obama.

He said when he was sworn into the senate just about a year and a month ago he was nervous about the experience of some of the more veteran lawmakers.

"And then six months later, you look around and think 'Man, how did they get here?'"

He quipped that whiled the GOP primary is "more a fight over who's more like Ronald Reagan. The Democrats never fight over who's more like [former President] Jimmy Carter."

He then took aim at Democrats who prefer to call themselves "progressives" instead of liberals.

"'Progressive,'" he pondered. "Which I thought was the name of an insurance company." [Side note: There also appears to be an insurance company using the name "Conservative," and yet it is much less successful than Progressive.]

Rubio also played up his recent attacks on new healthcare laws that require religious-affiliated hospital to dispense birth control, and noted that the Republican party will unite to support whoever it is that ends up naming Rubio as their running mate. (We're paraphrasing there.)

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