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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

I believe that the financial disclosure numbers don't include retirement accounts, which would make his numbers reasonable if not inspiring for his salary.

He will get a pension for working as a senator for the rest of his life (provided he lives that long).
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

Rubio is an empty suit. I would rather have Hillary tbh

He's not an empty suit. He has less experience than you prefer, but I've personally worked with him in the state legislature and he's legit. And the current GOP strategy of appealing to angry old white people is not a successful long-term course.
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Originally Posted by FLMountainMan View Post

He's not an empty suit. He has less experience than you prefer, but I've personally worked with him in the state legislature and he's legit. And the current GOP strategy of appealing to angry old white people is not a successful long-term course.

The strategy of importing and legitimizing millions of democrat voters is a short term suicide for the GOP and for the nation.
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As to Bernie's net worth...maintaining two homes is expensive and I think he pays high local taxes too. And really, 176k if he's the only breadwinner? I'm pretty sure he has mooches for kids so I can see where he might not be worth much supporting them.
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Originally Posted by FLMountainMan View Post

And the current GOP strategy of appealing to angry old white people is not a successful long-term course.

I haven't voted GOP in awhile, but I'd certainly welcome that kind of course correction. Maryland's governor is a Republican, and he's acting as needed balancing force to a somewhat overly progressive Democratic agenda around here. A rational, 21st century Republican party that wasn't pandering to old fearful white people would be a useful force in American politics.


Republicans often just assume that anybody who isn't white is a Democratic voter, but there's nothing intrinsic about that. It's true because of the Republican approach towards immigrants. Rubio was at least offering an alternative vision. It's going to be increasingly hard to win elections if you assume all brown people are only voting to get more brown people into the country and get more welfare. Polling largely shows that's not true, heck, Clinton got a huge share of the Hispanic vote while being more of a border hawk than Dole.
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What is the "Republican approach to immigrants?"
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They try not to approach them. Or be in the general area really.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

What is the "Republican approach to immigrants?"



Decry illegal immigration publicly, but laugh as they pay $4.00 under the table to fast food workers, construction crews, and hotel staff.
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The Republican Party is already changing.  There is the national narrative, but Republicans are winning state elections time and time again.  They're dominating most state legislatures and winning more governorships.

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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

A rational, 21st century Republican party that wasn't pandering to old fearful white people would be a useful force in American politics.

At the moment, the Democrats are driving out white voters faster than they're picking up others.
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

They try not to approach them. Or be in the general area really.

That's the MSM narrative but is it the truth? Dubya was clearly quietly about open borders. St. Ron declared amnesty for millions. Mitch McConnell, Repub Senate majority leader, is married to an immigrant.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post


That's the MSM narrative but is it the truth? Dubya was clearly quietly about open borders. St. Ron declared amnesty for millions. Mitch McConnell, Repub Senate majority leader, is married to an immigrant.


So is Jeb, and Cruz wasn't even born here. :P

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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post


That's the MSM narrative but is it the truth? Dubya was clearly quietly about open borders. St. Ron declared amnesty for millions. Mitch McConnell, Repub Senate majority leader, is married to an immigrant.

Your current frontrunner seems to have this wall he wants to build. And several negative comments (rapists, drugsetc) .

 

(Most of the others have been doing better though.)

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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post


So is Jeb, and Cruz wasn't even born here. :P

Rubio's parents were both immigrants. Isn't Trump's wife an immigrant?
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

Your current frontrunner seems to have this wall he wants to build. And several negative comments (rapists, drugsetc) .

(Most of the others have been doing better though.)


"Your?" LOL.

Trump = "Republican approach?" LOL.

Deciding all immigrants come from Mexico? LOL.
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