Marco Rubio says Dem staffers worse than ‘dangerous’ Republicans

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'They have the luxury to prioritize some other issues.'

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is not unaware of the surging tide of extremism in the Republican Party.

But when it comes to posing a danger to the Republic, the second-term Florida Republican believes fringe members of the GOP pose less of a threat to America than staffers for the Democratic Party, who he says “come from a different world.”

“There are people throughout the American political spectrum that have all kinds of ideas, including people who claim to be Republicans, but I don’t agree with their ideas. And in some cases, I think their ideas might be dangerous,” Rubio said Wednesday on the Adam Carolla podcast.

The Senator did not drop knowledge on these potentially “dangerous” ideas from his fellow Republicans, pivoting to the peril posed by Democrats.

“But that’s not what we’re talking about here. What we’re talking about here is a Democratic Party whose donor base and activist base and, frankly, staff base — the people that work their campaigns — come from a different world. They’re generally more affluent, increasingly non-minority,” Rubio said, not offering substantiation for this sweeping assertion.

“Not that that is necessarily the issue,” Rubio qualified. “But they claim to be a party that defends the minority, but their views are largely the views of whiter, more affluent people that live in some bubbles around this country. These are people that $5 gas doesn’t bother as much. They have the luxury to prioritize some other issues.”

By the end of the remarks, the Senator would outline what “some other issues” are.

“For the last two years, they prioritized a fake voting rights crisis in Georgia. They prioritize social issues, transgender rights, all these things that may matter to some people, but they’re not the priority,” Rubio contended.

Rubio has made rants about “Marxist misfits” and “laptop liberals” central to re-election campaign messaging, as he prepares for a November showdown with presumptive Democratic nominee Val Demings, the Orlando Congresswoman.

Recent polling from the Center Street PAC suggests this strategy is working, with Rubio leading Demings 52% to 41% among likely voters. However, other recent polling has shown a tighter contest, and Rubio is losing the fundraising war to Demings, suggesting she may have more ammo for her own messaging down the stretch of the Senate race.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


21 comments

  • Elliott Offen

    August 18, 2022 at 10:36 am

    MAGA terrorists, anti-government so called conservative groups, a white supremacist gangs are the threat. Not the peace and harmony loving left. Only a small percentage of the left is a problem however a large percentage of the right wing are completely unhinged…not comitted to democracy but rather right wing authoritarianism.

    • Wayne

      August 19, 2022 at 4:11 pm

      anti-government groups are “authoritarian”? Please explain!

      Most of us ignore your leftist newspeak. The gig is up.

      • Mr. Haney

        August 27, 2022 at 2:13 pm

        Anti-government groups are traitors Wayne. Get an education and learn something, start with reading the US Constitution you poor ignorant confederate traitor.

    • Cheri Foster

      August 20, 2022 at 4:26 pm

      You mean like the mostly peaceful riots in the “Summer of Love”? C’mon man!

  • PeterH

    August 18, 2022 at 11:25 am

    Provide specific example of Democrat’s dangerous behavior Marco. Put up or shut up. Vote all Republicans OUT OF OFFICE.

    • Impeach Biden

      August 18, 2022 at 12:16 pm

      Yup just what people want in this country, more members in the squad, BLUE city mayors allowing crime to run rampant and supporting their George Soros funded DA’s that do catch and release with no cash bail.

      • Joe Corsin

        August 18, 2022 at 1:00 pm

        Crime is going to be a problem in any big city. If one or two blue cities are soft on crime then you idiots will claim that all blue cities are soft on crime therefore it must be Democrats that are a huge problem etc. etc. Buncha BS.. right wing propaganda… stupidity. Why don’t you mention rural red areas where people don’t have a pot to piss in and most people are stupid? Let’s get that generalization going while you are at it

      • Ted Bower

        August 18, 2022 at 2:05 pm

        Interesting that you completely ignore the crime in “red” states. Texas for example has a lot of mass shootings.
        Crime is a problem. But is a problem we have ALWAYS had and always will.

        “BLUE city mayors allowing crime to run rampant” What do mayors have to do with it?

        “supporting their George Soros funded DA’s” LOL. Who is that exactly and how do you know they are Soros funded?

      • tjb

        August 19, 2022 at 12:26 pm

        just a reminder that there are many republican lead cities with very high crime rates.

  • Sandy

    August 18, 2022 at 2:14 pm

    Rubio says white rich people voting are dangerous????

    “They’re generally more affluent, increasingly non-minority,” Rubio said, not offering substantiation for this sweeping assertion.”

  • just sayin

    August 19, 2022 at 8:49 am

    Yeah. The top 5% of income has voted Democrat the last two election cycles. The progressive wing of the Democratic party is predominately white, with the black and hispanic blocs being more conservative.

    If the author had done five minutes of internet research, they could have found “substantiation” from Pew, Gallup, and other sources, but that would be actual journalism, wouldn’t it?

  • Mike

    August 19, 2022 at 9:34 am

    Rubio’s playing an outdated game of two sides of the coin.
    Portraying the fact that Republicans are losing the educated affluent white voters as the Democratic Party gains them as a positive sounds like Baghdad Bob talk than a skilled Senator.
    Marco’s other charges also display the blindness of a life long politician who has never had a close election.
    When state after state ( with Florida leading the charge) enact vague laws pertaining to education, individual freedom and reproductive rights that are unpopular with the general public a wiser approach would have been smart as Rubio is in no danger of a primary.
    Rubio is not a leader, he’s a reliable R vote in the Senate regardless of his aspirations.
    Rubio is a political creature born into a exile community by non exiles at a perfect moment in time.
    This community has had a spectacularly profound on the impact on our past 60+ years of American history .
    We all know it when we think about it without even going into any real details.

    I don’t think Marco can stand up to a vigorous intense election.

  • Tjb

    August 19, 2022 at 12:31 pm

    Why aren’t we talking about how Rubio wants to dismantle Social Security and Medicare? Does he want to create a huge class of almost homeless retirees living on insufficient fixed incomes?

    • marylou

      August 20, 2022 at 11:52 am

      Rubio wants to eliminate Social Security and Medicare, so that he and Scott can starve seniors back to working for abusive and low paying corporations. To the Republicans, seniors are just useless eaters stealing from the rich. Vote out whiny Little Marco!

  • Wayne

    August 19, 2022 at 4:08 pm

    Authoritarianism is shutting down an economy, trashing small business/livelihoods, and closing down schools for a virus. Or, siccing goons with guns after political enemies. Don’t EVER accept a leftist using the word “fascist or authoritarian”…they’ve lost all standing on that front.

    These people aren’t liberals. Quit calling them that. Know your enemy.

    • Mr. Haney

      August 21, 2022 at 4:57 pm

      Lay off the meth, you’re delusional.

  • muzakguy911

    August 20, 2022 at 1:51 pm

    Marco, please wipe tRump’s semen off your face before you speak on camera

  • Mr. Haney

    August 21, 2022 at 4:56 pm

    Rubio is a coward who thinks he’s entitled to a Senate seat. He needs to be sent packing so he can find a real job for once in his life.

  • Marshall

    August 22, 2022 at 2:45 pm

    Come to America to start your colony’s of organized crime illegals welcomed
    Drop your neighbor’s mail at we can use it at WWE.com.
    FDIC insured.

  • James R. Miles

    August 24, 2022 at 7:56 am

    Like ALL Republicans, Rubio does NOT believe in Democracy or representative government. Both he and Rich Scott do NOT respond to constituents who disagree with them. That is representative government “Republican” style! They both need a lesson in Democracy 101. They will however, sign you up for their propaganda newsletters even if you did NOT request it.

  • Andy

    September 1, 2022 at 5:53 am

    This coming from a guy who has never had a real job in his life , getting elected and being a politician , living off the government dime and campaign contributions. He got some pair balls talking like this.

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