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what's missing in this story is trump's need to have someone grovel to him and be subservient to him. His minions who anonymously talk to the press about qualifications that are irrelevant to trump's thinking. I'm not sure why we get so many stories that don't bring that up as criteria number 1.

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Rubio voting against that bill is a stunning display of pure cowardice. This is a man who spent 12 years positioning himself as a hawk.

Who mercilessly (and correctly) blasted the Obama administrations non reaction to Russian aggression in 2014.

This bill was going to pass. Trump didn't even bother trying to kill it because he knows it's a popular position. This leaves aside the fact that he ALSO voted against the bill that included the most hawkish immigration policies of the last 40 years.

The cynicism is just grotesque.

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Well, if Marco moves out of the state, Florida still has Rick Scott & Tommy Tuberville.

😁

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If Marco was in Cuba during the Castro takeover, I am fairly certain he would have made a good henchman for the communist regime, given his complete lack of conviction.

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Never once have I considered the VP as a basis of my vote... this is all a waste of time and has zero impact... let's hope he sticks to his gut and goes with Lake she drives away normal people on purpose...

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Never before have we had such old guys running. However, Biden is a lot healthier than Trump.

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Re: Rubio's Residency Conundrum: Holy Jesus God Almighty!!! (and this from an atheist)!!! This is straight-up sandbox politics...or is it litterbox politics?...the favorite playground of Mango Mongo. Rubio has already proven himself a friggin' wuss of the variety that lets a rich man grab his nether areas...and likes it.

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Insert gif of Bugs Bunny sawing off Florida *here.*. Florida has been the scene of election chaos for too long; let’s cut them loose. We’ll make D.C. the new 50th state.

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Back when he proposed comprehensive immigration reform I briefly had some respect for Rubio. Unless I dreamed the whole thing. I'm not really sure......

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I trust Caputo’s insider sources more than my own guessing, but I’m surprised at both the choice of Rubio and Vance (despite Don Jr.’s lobbying). Both men have been highly critical of Trump in the past, which he vividly remembers. I’d think he may actually want a woman VP (helps if she’s attractive) to appeal to undecided female voters who are concerned about his role in banning abortion, or a black man like Scott to pull votes away from Biden in the swing states.

(Above all, they must be willing to cheerfully violate the Constitution— someone like Elise Stefanik or Sarah Huckerbee Sanders.)

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How does a woman who is anti-abortion help with women voters? I keep seeing this mentioned but it makes no sense.

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“Helps if she is attractive”? You struck out on both of these!

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Exactly!

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I remember when Rubio first ran for Senator and I realized that he is not bright. So we'd have a dumb president and a not bright vp. Led around by crazy fascists.

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when are we going to actually go by the popular vote like all the other countries?

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Here's the math: 2/3 of each House in Congress + 3/4 of all the state legislatures = not in the lifetimes of anyone now alive.

Taking the lid off the number of seats in the House would increase the size of the Electoral College and bring us a lot closer to a result that matches the popular vote and would not require a Constitutional amendment, but strangely, no one in political office even talks about that.

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Going to be Vance. Pit bull

and all in on Project 2025

and any other way to destroy

our democratic republic.

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If the 14th amendment doesn’t bar Trump from holding office, what makes anyone think that the 12th amendment would bar Rubio from becoming vice president?

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May 1·edited May 1

Or that the 22nd Amendment would bar Trump from trying for a third term, going for the trifecta of constitutional violations?

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The constitution has definitely gone from “The Supreme Law of the Land,” to a list of optional suggestions.

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founding

I am sure Alito and Thomas will find a way to justify Trump running for a third and fourth and many more unless he is dead.

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Let's make sure that we never have to put that hypothesis to the test.

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You can pick your friends and you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friend's nose - unless you're both booger heads?

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Christ on a popsicle stick, as my dad would say. Can these fools dig any deeper? Does anybody remember Sarah Palin? Calling the SNL writers, stat!

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May 1·edited May 1

I thought the vice presidency was "not worth a bucket of warm piss," thank you John Garner. Granted, FDR was only 50 in 1932.

Would Trump pick anyone who was so obviously betting on the actuarial tables?

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