So Marco Rubio still refuses to answer the question of whether or not he has smoked marijuana.

“Here’s the problem with that question in American politics,” Rubio said. “If you say you did, suddenly there are all these people saying ‘Well, it’s not a big deal, look at all these successful people who did it.’ On the other side of it, if you tell people that you didn’t, they won’t believe you.”

And if you refuse to answer entirely, then people will think you’re nothing but a craven politician with something to hide.

Marco, Marco, Marco… If you hadn’t smoked weed, you would say so. We all know you smoked, and your lame excuses for refusing to answer the question just make you look, well, lame.

P.S. I was going to tag this with slang terms for marijuana, but there are way too many for that!

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  1. casper says:

    Off topic, but this comment by Noonan is the perfect example of conservative empathy.

    “M. Noonan
    May 20, 2014 at 1:20 am
    Watson,

    Life isn’t perfect – but ensuring that 99.99999% of the votes are valid is worth causing a 92 year old woman a trivial difficulty.”

  2. Noonan, in response to an observation that Boko Haraam may have aquired their weapons from the U.S.:
    “Well, in a sense, Boko Haram did – thanks to our disastrous mission in Libya, large amounts of Libyan weapons wound up everywhere, and it seems that Boko Haram got a selection of them.”

    Ahem. Two things. One, this is a fine example of All Roads Lead To BENGHZI! Syndrome, suffered by those who wear their tinfoil tricorns too tight. Notice here how the complete lack of evidence is a prominent symptom of this disease.

    Two, in only his second comment to HIS OWN POST about how we should arm foreign militias Noonan is complaining about the negative consequences of arming foreign militias. Proof positive that slow-witted cretins are immune to cognitive dissonance.

  3. meursault1942 says:

    Also, on the topic of Florida Republicans, Cory Robbins has an outstanding piece on the Republican war on workers. In particular, he highlights the growing epidemic of wage theft–employers not giving employees their due compensation. Some places are actually trying to do something about it:

    In 2010, liberal legislators in Miami-Dade County decided to take matters into their own hands. They passed an anti-wage-theft ordinance, resulting in more than 600 prosecutions and $1.7 million recovered in stolen pay in the first year alone. Miami-Dade’s success inspired Broward and Palm Beach Counties to propose similar measures.

    Well, that seems pretty straightforward. You go after people who steal wages from their workers, you get those workers the money they are do, who could possibly have a problem with that?

    Oh, right: Florida. Republicans. Florida Republicans.

    In response, Republican legislators in Tallahassee tried to pass a bill that would prohibit any “county, municipality, or political subdivision of the state” from enacting laws, rules, ordinances or regulations “for the purpose of addressing wage theft.” They failed, so they tried again. This time, the bill passed the Florida House, but failed in the Senate.

    Where conservatives often style themselves as the champions of local control — Ronald Reagan called for a government with “as much law and decision-making authority as possible kept at the local level” — the Florida example suggests that they have no compunction about sacrificing that principle when it threatens business interests

    And there is conservatism in action: Its “principles” are not principles at all, just meaningless grunts. And conservatives really hate working-class people. And they think that if you refuse to allow something to be addressed–wage theft, climate change, gun violence, etc.–then that thing magically ceases to exist.

    One hopes their derangement reaches its nadir soon…but that’s a pretty far-fetched hope, it seems.

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