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When Will Republicans Learn to Call Out Liberal Journalists?

November 19, 2012

In the middle of an interview with GQ Magazine, completely out of the blue, and having nothing to do with the interview so far, Marco Rubio is asked the following question:

GQ: How old do you think the Earth is?

This was not a mistake, nor was the question asked out of genuine curiosity for Rubio’s answer.

This is what William Jacobson correctly calls the the “crazy-ing” of Marco Rubio.

It has not been lost on the left that many people have speculated in recent days that Rubio may run in 2016. They’re wasting no time in trying to destroy him as early as possible.

They have to pigeon hole him into one of three categories. Old, Evil or Stupid.

Since Rubio isn’t old, he must be branded as evil and/or stupid.

What’s annoying to me and many other bloggers is that we can see these questions for what they are and we usually see them coming from a mile away.

This is no different than the Republican primary debate hosted by ABC News where George Steponallofus asked about banning birth control out of the blue and then beat that dead horse as all the candidates on stage looked at him in bewilderment.

Republicans still don’t seem to realize that the press is out to destroy them.

They better learn the lesson soon.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Dave permalink
    November 19, 2012 10:08 pm

    Just as it is his right to believe in that nonsense, it is my right to mock him for it. And just as I don’t want a president who believes in tarot cards, Big Foot or Santa Claus, I don’t want a president who refuses to recognize that the earth is billions of years old. He was asked a fair question, and he gave a stupid answer.

    • November 19, 2012 10:12 pm

      Then you’re no different than the press. You’re automatically twisting Rubio’s words to fit what you want to hear. That all Republicans are flat earth conspiracy theorists who doubt evolution.

      Nothing that Rubio said reflects that, it’s just what you want to hear.

      Let me tell you what Rubio should have said to the reporter…. blow it out your ass.

      • Dave permalink
        November 19, 2012 10:28 pm

        You know the Earth is about 5 billion years old, right? Rubio knows it too. He evaded the question because he’s hedging for his snake handler base. Even the Catholic Church accepts that the universe was created billions of years ago. It’s sad that you’re shilling for such a cynical fraud.

        And this is why you guys got your asses handed to you a few weeks ago.

      • scatback permalink
        November 19, 2012 10:48 pm

        It’s the exact same thing as when people were saying that Catholic organizations (& those of other religions which frown upon birth control, whatever those may be) shouldn’t have to cover contraceptives in their insurance plans. The lingual contortionists known (inaccurately, I might add) as “progressives” and their allies in the media intentionally mis-interpreted it as, “Women shouldn’t be able to get birth control. Rawr! Da evil wiminz,” which isn’t even in the same universe as what Republicans and conservative pundits were saying.

    • SpiderMike permalink
      November 20, 2012 9:22 am

      I don’t know what not knowing or caring how old the earth is has to do with doing the job of president. And yes, you have a right to mock anybody you like just as we conservatives do. Here’s a couple of questions our lord and savior Barack should be asked: If you are so smart, why do you hide your college grades? One would think it would be a point of pride for you? Describe the business and financial courses you have taken. On a personal note, when did you stop believing in the marxist doctrine you learned as a child at the knee of Frank Marshall Davis? We do know, by your own admission, that you took those values to Occidental and even on to Chicago where you ran on the New Party platform for the Illinois Senate. And speaking of Frank Marshall Davis, don’t you think you resemble him more than your alleged Kenyan “father”? And how about that ring you have worn since Occidental, which by the way you now wear as a wedding ring? Why does the ring have Arabic script which says “No god but allah”? But I guess your vote stealing liar-in-chief should get a pass on the tough questions, eh?

    • November 20, 2012 12:10 pm

      Dave: So, you don’t want a President who believes in “tarot cards, Bigfoot, or Santa Claus,” right? You do realize that the electorate has granted another four years to Barack Obama, a man who referred to a Chicago preacher who believes AIDS was created in a laboratory for the purpose of eradicating black people as his “spiritual mentor,” don’t you?

      To refresh your memory: When video of such shocking Wright sermons were finally broadcast nationally on ABC months after they were uncovered on talk radio and Fox News Channel, Obama refused to repudiate him. Why not? To quote the then-Senator’s “race speech,” “I can no more disown him than I could the black community. I can no more disown him than I could my white grandmother…” Of course, about a month after saying that, he disowned Wright for daring to question his integrity as an individual. So please don’t baselessly accuse Rubio of sucking up to an ignorant base if you refuse to say that Obama hasn’t done exactly that and worse.

      People who act as if one’s personal belief about the origin of the planet is some sort of indication of whether they reject science, math, and rudimentary logic are engaging in an anti-intellectual exercise. Nothing that can be accomplished for the benefit of people living now and in the future depends on pinpoint calculations of the age of the Earth. N-O-T-H-I-N-G. Such insipid inquiries are made by shallow, arrogant people who want to cast unfair aspersions on people who have different opinions … as you’ve just illustrated.

  2. Dave permalink
    November 19, 2012 10:58 pm

    So you don’t read Rubio’s response as an evasion calculated to placate the religious right? He just, uh, never read a single book about earth science in his whole life and didn’t remember that big salient fact? The one that you remember, and everyone who graduated high school in the last 80 years remembers?

    And, obviously the Catholic church was trying to dodge paying for contraception. I don’t even know what the fuck you’re talking about. But nice attempt to change the subject.

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