October 23, 2014 4:19 pm -

[su_right_ad]It has become a sad fact of life that it is never too soon to use tragic events for political reasons, but even within that ghoulish game, there are rules. Sure, you might expect the douchiest of politicians to make political hay at a press conference, or on some cable news segment, but official government statements following a tragic event like yesterday’s attacks on Canada’s Parliament and War Memorial tend to hew closely to the formula that House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) used: our thoughts and prayers are with you, we stand with you, we are not afraid, the end.

Or, if you’ve got nothing nice to say, don’t say anything. Lots of senators didn’t put out any statement at all, even presidential hopefuls like Rand Paul (R-Ky.). By rights, you really only expect this sort of statement from the highest levels of government, anyway.

Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) didn’t have to say anything, but he did anyway. Here’s his official statement, released this morning (via email, emphasis mine)…READ MORE


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

15 responses to Marco Rubio Stays Classy, Attacks President Obama In Ottawa Shooting Statement

  1. mea_mark October 23rd, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Sounds like he wants some big campaign contributions from the MIC.

  2. Obewon October 23rd, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    “declaring wars to be over does not end them.”-Mission Accomplished-GWB 2003 Ten years before the Bush admins $6 Trillion+ timetable ended U.S. combat in Iraq. Don’t the Koch bros have anybody intelligent to waste their money on?
    PalinBrawl / Rubio until 2016~

  3. tiredoftea October 23rd, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Did none of these ‘f’ing fringe righties have mothers who told them not to say something if they nothing to say? Or, are they all descended from Phyllis Schlafly?

    • whatthe46 October 23rd, 2014 at 5:00 pm

      or not to say anything, if you don’t know what the heII you’re talking about and its not good to lie. well, what do we expect, she raised him.

  4. forpeace October 23rd, 2014 at 5:05 pm

    It is the election time, and this is the best time of year to attack President Obama for every single incident that is happening around the world.

    Too bad, Marco H2O Rubio couldn’t control himself to remain classy.

    This silly man did his best to connect everything from 9/11, to Canada, to Israel, to Muslims, and finally to President Obama.

    He forgot to balme what had happened in Canada on Canadian Ted Rafael Cruz.

    BTW, I haven’t seen Ted making any statement about his home country, where is he?

    Stay classy, Marco!

  5. Tommy6860 October 23rd, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    So, the insane wing-nut machine keeps churning out the misinformation on what Obama actually said and how ensuing terror incidents play out. Sheesh!

    I’ve been involved heavily in politics since my late teens and I have never seen a president take blame for shit where it can’t even be possibly placed. Hell, Obama is at fault for all of the bad experiences of every prior president before him, according to the wingers.

  6. Suzanne McFly October 23rd, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Part of his quote “Radical jihadists remain committed to waging war against anyone who does not share their warped ideology”
    Sounds kinda like the GOP to me.

  7. 46RayCharles2 October 23rd, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    The guy is a brown noser…

  8. fahvel October 24th, 2014 at 3:50 am

    VOTE VOTE VOTE and you’ll soon rid your country of the bottom feeders. Don’t vote, hey, tough crap.

    • OldLefty October 24th, 2014 at 8:16 am

      The majority only votes in presidential elections ceding their power every midterm.

      They allow the minority to dig the hole a little deeper, so it’s that much harder for their guy next time they do vote.

      And I admit that it’s hard to get young people who are just starting their careers and families to get fired up about state candidates who’s names they don’t know, while the actual issues are never really part of the campaigns, only the horse race.

      That is why we take two steps forward then one step backwards.

  9. rg9rts October 24th, 2014 at 7:31 am

    Do you expect any different??

  10. eyelashviper October 24th, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Rubio is a sickening little twerp, lacking brain power, common sense, or an original thought. He was raised up in the sewer of Miami-Dade politics, and is nothing more than a talking chipmunk for Jeb and the corporate warlords who would turn Florida into a shopping mall and toxic waste dump tomorrow if they get any more power.
    Whenever I hear him touted as a Presidential candidate, I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

  11. mrbigstuff October 24th, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    The sun came up at 7:24 est instead of 7:23 est,Its Obams fault he should resign,That African,Socialist,Marxist is working with radical blacks and the Muslim Brotherhood to control the sun,Its the father he barely knew fault.The sun better come up at 7:23 Saturday morning are I’m not going to vote until November 5th ,The Repugs told me on that date there won’t be long lines.

  12. granpa.usthai October 24th, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    it must really be difficult for the Republican Cubans to understand that POTUS Obama is not the POTUS of Canada. Especially if you’re a Cuban born in Canada to an alleged (though not documented) US mother.Just goes to show their misunderstanding of the US Constitution and the powers thereof, or a Batista power dream.

  13. raincheck October 25th, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Every time I see this idiot he looks like he needs a drink of water… tongue stuck to the roof of his big mouth lips sticking together… looking stupid, and very nervous… I’m NOT being racist when I say… THAT is one BIG brown nose he has!