I fell for a FAKE news report on Marco Rubio. The story reported below IS NOT TRUE. I should have known that something as outrageous as this couldn't be true, but because of how the T-GOPers view rape victims who become pregnant, (some of their candidates believe rape victims who are impregnated should carry their pregnancies to term -- no abortion for any woman under any condition), it seemed plausible for someone like Rubio to make such an outrageous suggestion. I normally check out these things before posting, but I didn't do my job this time. Sorry. I will do better in the future.
I still stand by my claim that most of the candidates running for the T-GOP nomination are radical and their ideas are kooky.
Mind you, this is the party of Freedom! And keeping the gummint out of our lives:
NOT TRUE! THIS WAS A HOAX REPORT ON A NEWS SATIRE SITE. SORRY.
“Rape Victims Should Be In Custody If There Is Suspicion That They’re Planning Abortion”
These reports, however, ARE TRUE:
Points On Marco Rubio's Troubled Financial History
"Ask Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and he himself will say it: he's not part of the 1 percent. And a Tuesday report in The New York Times goes into detail about the 2016 candidate's fraught financial history, which includes using the Florida Republican party's credit card for personal purchases, buying multiple houses, and appointing unqualified family members to serve in political positions with fiscal responsibility.
The piece notes that Rubio, like many Americans, carries credit card debt, and has had to grapple with mortgages and paying off student loans. What sets Rubio's financial troubles apart from those of many Americans, however, is that Rubio's had the long-time financial support of billionaire Norman Braman, a major campaign donor who helped fund Rubio's job as a college instructor, hired Rubio as a lawyer, and continues to employ his wife."
Dr. Ben Carson:
Ben Carson: Dept. of Education Should Police ‘Extreme’ Political Bias in Colleges
"The self-described “politically incorrect” GOP candidate wants to enforce his own political correctness on campuses. Unlike many of his conservative colleagues, Ben Carson would not eliminate the Department of Education if he were president. Instead, he would use the federal agency to police “extreme political bias” on college campuses. Appearing...on Glenn Beck’s radio show, Carson was asked whether he would dismantle the department as part of his education policy. “I actually have something I would use the Department of Education to do,” the doctor smirked in response to the question."
“It would be to monitor our institutions of higher education for extreme political bias and deny funding if it exists.” So, in effect, “politically incorrect” Ben Carson would like a government agency to be arbiter of what is or is not politically “extreme” speech on campuses."
Ted Cruz: IMPLIES THAT An Atheist 'Isn't Fit To Be' President. Not only that, but a president should begin every day with prayer.
"Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said Friday that he believes anyone who wants to be president must fear God and pray daily.
Speaking at the National Religious Liberties Conference in Iowa, Cruz joined other GOP presidential candidates for a discussion about the persecution of Christians in the U.S. and around the world.
After some very extreme, very weird comments about homosexuality, right-wing pastor Kevin Swanson introduced Cruz to the stage to ask him how important it was for candidates to submit to Jesus Christ as "the king of the President of the United States." "Any president who doesn't begin every day on his knees isn't fit to be commander-in-chief of this country," responded Cruz."
Trump: Deport 11 million, then let good people back in
"In one of his first forays into policy as a presidential candidate, Republican Donald Trump calls for the deportation of all 11 million people estimated to be living in the country illegally while allowing the "really good people" to return.
It's a plan Trump offers with few specifics — and one complicated by the messy realities of the nation's immigration system. Such an effort may be more difficult than Trump realizes because deporting so many people means finding them first. The government does not know the identities of many of the millions of people who have come into the country illegally or remained after their legally issued visas expired. Locating immigrants who don't have a legal immigration status has stymied officials for decades."
John Ellis Bush!
Jeb Bush sees Apple Watch as part of anti-Obamacare plan
"In Tempe, the Republican presidential hopeful told an audience that he wants to “repeal Obamacare” and replace it with some kind of “consumer-driven” system – a popular phrase among GOP politicians, which no doubt polled well in focus groups. Bush then explained his vision for his new Apple Watch fits into his health care vision:
“On this device in five years will be applications that will allow me to manage my health care in ways that five years ago were not even possible. I’ll have the ability, someone will, you know, because of my blood sugar, there’ll be a wireless, there’ll be, someone will send me a signal. It’ll come here, I’ll get a double beep saying, ‘You just ate a butterscotch sundae’ or something like that. ‘You went way over the top. You’re a diabetic, you can’t do that,’ whatever.
“We’ll be able to guide our own healthcare decisions in a way that will make us healthy. And ultimately, we have to get to a health system, away from a disease system.”
How the rest of the world sees the America and the T-GOP:
"An opinion piece in a New Zealand newspaper a few months ago gave particular attention to the extremism being displayed by the GOP presidential candidates and actually cited the support they have from voters. The authors wrote that Republicans “are now essentially a party of religious fundamentalism” in citing Ted Cruz’s typically Republican mindset that America’s darkest day was not 9/11, Pearl Harbor, presidential assassinations, or the Civil War. No, according to Cruz and no small number of Republican voters “America’s darkest day was when the Supreme Court ruled that states cannot ban same-sex marriage.”
"A resident of an EU nation remarked that, “I am completely flabbergasted by what has become of America. In the Republican Party stupidity is admired and encouraged, intelligence and education are viewed as ‘elitist’, money is their God and fear is their motivator.
If more people outside the US continue to speak very loudly about this situation, it might help them turn things around. The hate and fear that Fox (NOT news) promotes helped the Republican Party create and fuel the atmosphere threatening America.
“The takeover of American conservatism by evangelical Christians, Fox News and a handful of shady billionaires transformed Republicans into the party of willful ignorance where doctrinal purity is more valued than intelligence, tolerance has been supplanted by persecutory moralizing, and paranoia has replaced realism.”