(LaTimes) – Um, after reading this article about Marco Rubio’s blocking of a Obama nominated ambassador Roberta Jacobson, I think about how the politics of this is beyond exhausting.
If you read this article — and I hope you do, you’ll read how this is a good play in Rubio’s part as far as holding up very important international business between Mexico and the United States.
Also, that Tom Udall, a Democrat, is trying to convince the House to confirm her nomination, shows that Republicans have no reason to listen. All they have to do is text or do something but listen to him. At the most, they’re looking at him as saying, “it’s a Democrat talking.”
But if you’re anything like us who has been watching these conservatives do nothing for seven years, then you’ll see it’s more of the same. The frustrating thing about this is that no one is going to do anything until after the new year.
When I say anyone doing anything, talking about from the middle to the left of that party.
As Udall says in the video above, Arizona senator Flake also asked that her nomination be confirmed and from the video below, he talks better about the relationship between the U.S. and Cuba, so if you don’t already know about this point of view, take note. Because Cuba — when you read the article by the LA Times — is the reason Rubio is playing politics with Jacobson’s job and really, American relations.
Yes, disregard the other stuff about him for now. At least he’s the voice of reason in a insurgency full of unreasonable people.
By the way, it’s one thing for Rubio to stomp and rage about the president’s nominees, it’s quite another for him to have to power to block a nomination.
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