Marco Rubio says Democrats rely on ‘antisemitic’ votes
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The Senator says the President can't handle being called 'Genocide Joe,' needs Arab votes in Michigan.

During a radio interview Friday, Marco Rubio held forth about how the Democratic coalition is being tested by Israel’s war with Hamas, especially given his belief that a large part of the Democratic base doesn’t like Jewish people.

The Senator told Guy Benson that Democrats “are basically admitting we have an element of our activist base that are antisemites and hate Israel, that we can’t win Michigan without their votes. It’s not just damaging for the Democratic Party. It’s damaging for the country to know that there are elements like this in our country.”

The Senator then contended that people on student visas are “calling for intifada and attacking Jews, sometimes physically, or at least threatening to attack them.”

“And we don’t revoke their visas. We can, but they won’t do it. And they won’t do it because they want their votes. That’s part of their base,” Rubio said. “That’s a problem the Democratic Party is going to have to confront. There is an antisemitic element of their voting base and their activist base, without whom they can’t win. They have to figure out a way to appease them. You’re starting to see it seep into how they talk about Israel and even our policies.”

The Senator painted a picture of President Joe Biden being beset by the loudest, most extreme voices in his party.

“What’s happening is, his campaign people are coming in and saying: ‘Sir, we have all these Arab activists in Michigan, a state you need to win, and they’re very upset, and they’re going to vote against you, and they’re calling you Genocide Joe, so we have to continue to be supportive of Israel for one part of our base, but we also have to appease these radicals who support Hezbollah and Hamas and Israel. We can’t win without their votes.’”

Those political considerations drive policy chaos, Rubio went on to add.

“So what has he done? It started with the leak that he was on the phone with Netanyahu when he hung up on him out of frustration. Then came the leak last week that they’re working on mandating or proposing some two-state solution, which is a complete fantasy, because who would run that? A terrorist organization that wants a one-state solution: them and no Jews, from the river to the sea. Then yesterday, they deployed their key aides from the White House to Michigan, and they met with some of these activists, including people who not only openly support Hamas and Hezbollah, but are on record repeatedly saying that the U.S. government is controlled by Zionist, Jewish money.”

A.G. Gancarski

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19 comments

  • Earl Pitts "Sage Political Expert Emeritas" American

    February 10, 2024 at 3:00 pm

    Rubio is only 1/2 correct.
    Its more than a large part of Demoncrats that “DONT LIKE JEWISH PEOPLE”.
    PREACH ON EARL”.
    “I WILL PREACH ON”, said Earl.
    Its not a LARGE PART OF DEMONCRATS THAT DONT LIKE ALL OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE ….. ITS 100% of all Demoncrats that HATE JEWISH PEOPLE IN THE NATION OF ISREAL.
    America, somehow all the Jews in America have a better than thou complex and have come to hate all the Jews in Isreal. This 100% Fact is supported by the fact that All American Jews worship with their fellow Demoncrats at the alter of “We Hate Isrealies” ….. Yeah I, Earl Pitts American, know it sounds crazey but all Jews in America hate all Jews in Isreal and want them pushed from the river to the sea.
    American Jews that are still Demoncrats are a strange and disrespectful group of Demons indeed.
    AND NOW YOU KNOW THE REST OF THE STORY:
    Earl Pitts American

    • George

      February 10, 2024 at 6:01 pm

      Nice thinking Dunning Kruger boy. Foolish and just plain wrong about Dems hating Jews in Israel. What most Dems, and many American Jews have issues with, are specific Israeli policies regarding Gaza and West Bank, as well as the present hard right Israeli leadership. I know it’s hard, but try to actually understand things and not assume your wrongly interpreted thoughts are anywhere near factual.

    • George

      February 10, 2024 at 6:05 pm

      And just so you know, I’ve only been Jewish my whole life and can’t begin to tell you how often those not Jewish think they know things about Jews that in reality, are delusional bullshit.

      • Earl Pitts "Sage Political Expert Emeritas" American

        February 14, 2024 at 7:14 am

        Thank you George,
        Your twisted leftist diatribe gives all Sage Patriots in Our Great Nation a peep into the leftist twisted mentally defective thought process which ultimantly is behind the illogical hatred of Isralli Jews by American Jews as proven un-questionably by American Jews lifelong support of the Democratic Party.
        Thank you George most American Jews are afarid to discuss their hatred of Isralli Jews. I’m glad you came forward to shed some light on the subject.
        Thanks again George,
        Earl Pitts “Middle East Expert” American

        • George

          February 14, 2024 at 8:43 am

          Terribly sorry about your cognitive disabilities, Earl…that a Panhandle thing? Try rereading my posts. Also, your gaslighting abilities are askew. Try not to immolate yourself with that self-eminating swamp gas.

          • JD

            February 14, 2024 at 9:15 am

            He cannot help the self-emanating swamp gas. It’s due to his overly relaxed sphincter he keeps babbling about. Kind of like the cause Donald’s smell. Too many alkaline in the 1980s.

        • rick whitaker

          February 16, 2024 at 7:50 pm

          earl, if you want a party not likely to be biased against a certain race (except white ), than you would have to choose the dem party. earl , you are heavily biased, so you wouldn’t understand. how does carol put up with a dumb fool like you? next time you get confused, take that sphincter out of your mouth and get some oxygen.

  • Steven Kirn

    February 10, 2024 at 3:01 pm

    I find his remarks offensive. My wife’s family came to the US from Lebanon and still has relatives there. They/we are horrified at the loss of life on both sides, but especially by the disproportionate Palestinian loss. And now Israel tells those remaining in South Gaza to go…where? This must end! Now!

    • Earl Pitts "Sage Political Expert Emeritas" American

      February 10, 2024 at 3:39 pm

      Thank you Steven,
      The people you speak of have been radicalized by the Iranian proxy HAMAS to the point that none of the surrounding Nations will allow them in their countries. So I understand your delima.
      The only place on planet they may find a symbolance of sanctuary is in the Rouge Nation of Iran.
      Even if Iran makes slave labor out of them as China has done with its problem citizens its still better than being dead.
      Those, Steven, sadly are their only 2 choices.
      Sorry to have to be so brutally honest with you Steven. There is no ficticnal Land of Milk and Honey on the planet which will allow entry of those you speak of without being forced into accepting them. Iran is responsable for creating them Iran will be forced into dealing with them.
      But now you have been told the truth that you already knew was the answer before you even asked the question.
      Please come to me, Earl Pitts American, if you ever need a truthfull answer to any of lifes other perplexing questions.
      Earl Pitts “Mid-East Expert” American

    • PeterH

      February 10, 2024 at 4:09 pm

      Thank you for your post Steve. Today’s Republican Party divides America whenever they feel the need for a wedge issue!

      • Earl Pitts "Sage Political Expert Emeritas" American

        February 14, 2024 at 7:18 am

        Thank you Peter,
        For the real truth I urge everyone to read the Golden Knowledge Nuggetts of the world renouned “Middle East Expert” Earl Pitts American.
        Thank you Peter,
        Earl Pitts American

  • MH/Duuuval

    February 10, 2024 at 3:43 pm

    Rubio has moved from his historical smugness to full-time fear-mongering and pandering. (What hasn’t changed is his proclivity for spinning yarns and his love match with firearms extremists.)

    • Earl Pitts "Sage Political Expert Emeritas" American

      February 10, 2024 at 4:06 pm

      Thank you, MH/Duuuval, for reaching out for my, Earl Pitts American’s Sage Wisdom, on how you can cast out the evil leftist thoughts which have infected your brain.
      My Sage Recomendation, MH/Duuuval, is to read my 2 “Knowledge Drops of Golden Nugget Wisdom” in my above postings.
      Then you will:
      1.) Either be totally cured of your Dook 4 Brains leftist brain infection.
      OR:
      2.) You may have additional questions I can help you with as you make your way forward to becoming “A SAGE PATRIOT JUST LIKE EARL”.
      Glad to reach out and give you a hand up and out of the rageing sea of “Dook 4 Brains Leftism”.
      I knew you had potential to be saved which is why I am willing to invest my time in keeping you from going to HEII.
      Earl Pitts American

      • rick whitaker

        February 15, 2024 at 8:03 pm

        earl, you are waiting on a golden nugget from a sphincter. your 70’s and 80’s cornball radio rumor is beneath a thinking person. and dude, get yourself some mental help.

  • PeterH

    February 10, 2024 at 4:06 pm

    Rubio has no shame!

  • ScienceBLVR

    February 10, 2024 at 5:08 pm

    The Senator then contended that people on student visas are “calling for intifada and attacking Jews, sometimes physically, or at least threatening to attack them.”
    “And we don’t revoke their visas. We can, but they won’t do it. And they won’t do it because they want their votes. That’s part of their base,” Rubio said.
    Uh… non citizens in this country on a student visa can vote in national elections? Hmmm.. hope they’re Taylor fans..

  • PeterH

    February 10, 2024 at 8:51 pm

    WHY DO REPUBLICANS HATE AMERICA?

    Marco Rubio endorsed Donald Trump!

    Trump attacked Nikki’s husband for being absent on the campaign trail…… Nikki’s husband is serving this country overseas. Trump doesn’t like our military…… this isn’t the first time.

    Additionally, Trump encouraged Russia to invade any NATO country that Putin wishes!

    Republicans are America’s worst enemy!

    Vote all Republicans out of office!

  • MH/Duuuval

    February 10, 2024 at 9:55 pm

    Because someone opposes actions of the government of Israel — such as the current disproportionate war in Gaza against citizens, including many children — doesn’t make that person antisemitic.

    Here Rubio is playing to both the MAGA base and hoping to lure Jewish American voters.

  • My Take

    February 15, 2024 at 3:19 pm

    The Republican Party has been the festering petri dish of American antisemitism for a century and a half.

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