24 thoughts on “Val Trolls Rubio”

  1. cbs news:

    In a video statement posted to Twitter, Rubio criticized Demings as a “do-nothing House member with not a single significant legislative achievement from her time in Congress.” Rubio said …. “In the weeks ahead, the voters of Florida are going to be reminded of my significant and common sense achievements, and they’re also going to learn more about how ineffective and far left and extremist the real Val Demings is when she’s in Washington,” Rubio said.


    cartoon that ran in 2016 about the same guy who calls others ineffective:

    See the source image


    and from wapo in 2015

    Marco Rubio is a U.S. senator. And he just can’t stand it anymore.
    “I don’t know that ‘hate’ is the right word,” Rubio said in an interview. “I’m frustrated.”
    This year, as Rubio runs for president, he has cast the Senate — the very place that cemented him as a national politician — as a place he’s given up on, after less than one term. It’s too slow. Too rule-bound. So Rubio, 44, has decided not to run for his seat again. It’s the White House or bust.
    “That’s why I’m missing votes. Because I am leaving the Senate. I am not running for reelection,” Rubio said in the last Republican debate, after Donald Trump had mocked him for his unusual number of absences during Senate votes.

    another 2016 ‘toon

    See the source image

  2. meanwhile, shades of j. edgar

    Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, talks with Rachel Maddow about a breaking report from the New York Times that the Department of Justice under Donald Trump in investigating leaks to the media subpoenaed Apple for his data and that of his staffers as well as a child.

  3. Hunting Leaks, Trump Officials Seized Records of Democrats – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

    WASHINGTON — As the Justice Department investigated who was behind leaks of classified information early in the Trump administration, it took a highly unusual step: Prosecutors subpoenaed Apple for data from the accounts of at least two Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee, aides and family members. One was a minor.
    All told, the records of at least a dozen people tied to the committee were seized in 2017 and early 2018, including those of Representative Adam B. Schiff of California, then the panel’s top Democrat and now its chairman, according to committee officials and two other people briefed on the inquiry. Representative Eric Swalwell of California said in an interview Thursday night that he had also been notified that his data had subpoenaed.
    The zeal in the Trump administration’s efforts to hunt leakers led to the extraordinary step of subpoenaing communications metadata from members of Congress — a nearly unheard-of move outside of corruption investigations. While Justice Department leak investigations are routine, current and former congressional officials familiar with the inquiry said they could not recall an instance in which the records of lawmakers had been seized as part of one.
    Moreover, just as it did in investigating news organizations, the Justice Department secured a gag order on Apple that expired this year, according to a person familiar with the inquiry, so lawmakers did not know they were being investigated until Apple informed them last month.
    Mr. Schiff called the subpoenas for data on committee members and staff another example of Mr. Trump using the Justice Department as a “cudgel against his political opponents and members of the media.”
    “It is increasingly apparent that those demands did not fall on deaf ears,” Mr. Schiff said in a statement. “The politicization of the department and the attacks on the rule of law are among the most dangerous assaults on our democracy carried out by the former president.”
    He said the department informed him in May that the investigation into his committee was closed. But he called on its independent inspector general to investigate the leak case and others that “suggest the weaponization of law enforcement,” an appeal joined by Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

  4. observation:

    if nothing was found by doj looking for leaks and targeting only democrat congress critters, it’s rather obvious the leaks were made by GOPers.   question then would be why?   internecine hatred for youknowwho OR  just another attempt by former guy to garner more press coverage not caring whether neg or positive? also the leaks may have been on purpose in order to provide a predicate for doj to get approval to search apple records.

  5. Could just use Orange Adolf putting down “Little Marco.”

    From the OT: There has to be a way to encrypt the cryptocurrency paid as ransomeware. Right? If not, someone needs to figure out how to do it. That way, when they try to hide it with multiple transfers, Feds can still find the little weasels.

  6. Rubio has less than half the balls of Val Demmings.  
    Anyone got simple instructions for posting a picture?

  7. Make screen shot of picture
    tap “choose file” above comment box
    choose “photo library” when it pops  up
    choose screenshot
    Post comment

  8. Lessee here. 

    How about that! Thanks sturge. Oops. Not so fast I guess. I wonder if the pic is too big to post as an image. Weird – it posted as an image here but as a link on my phone. I really don’t understand much about this new electronic world. Check that – the image just transformed into a link. I’m thinking it may be time to get lunch.

  9. pogo was right in his critique of v.p. kamala’s inadequate reply to the why-haven’t-you-visited-border question.  in addition to his suggested answer, she should have reminded the interviewer she had been at the ca/mex border  as a senator in 2018 regarding the separation of children and at the tex/mex border in 2020.   

    am surprised her communications peeps weren’t showing photos of all her past visits to border to soften the criticism that she hadn’t been there yet as veep. 

    media ignores she’s been tethered to joe’s side at almost every speech/announcement (when not otherwise presiding at senate) since 1/20 and only unleashed recently.

  10. Sometimes you press edit on the photo and then crop extraneous stuff out of the screenshot before posting.  
    Now make up that bed.

  11. different look than the pouting potus pic with g-7 gang bending over table scowling at him in 2018


  12. Something I think is lost in the outrage over the dictator wannabe using DOJ for political mucking about is that it was all about him wanting to find who was leaking that he was talking to Putin.  It was obvious that the guy was and still is an agent of Russia.  The truth of what he was doing is what all this is about.  Without wasting too much time researching, I am sure PATD is correct about his cult members doing the leaks.  Several of the books about the regime mention that.  But, the less time I think about the former guy the better.

  13. The former President criticized the sitting President and gave praise and comfort to an adversarial head of state while the sitting President was not just overseas, but scheduled to meet said adversary.
    What a prick!

  14. Ms. Bronc,  that wasn’t lost on Greg Sargent.  Wapo.

    On Thursday night, the New York Times reported that the Justice Department took the highly unusual step in 2017 and 2018 of subpoenaing the account data of two Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee, amid an investigation into leaks related to the Russia scandal.

    The two Democrats — Reps. Adam B. Schiff and Eric Swalwell, both of California — were highly visible critics of then-President Donald Trump. The efforts appeared designed to track whether Swalwell and Schiff — who was then the committee’s ranking Democrat and is now chair — were leaking information to the media about contacts between Russia and Trump associates.


    Never has a president been under such scrutiny after he left office (Well, maybe RMN, but that’s questionable since he left office because of the scrutiny while he was on office).

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