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Rubio's speech interrupted by hecklers

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio's speech to the Florida delegation was interrupted several times Tuesday by a well-placed band of protestors.

Rubio handled it with humor, joking initially that one protestor "is not happy with the hotel assignment"  assignment" and later asked "Did he eat the food?"

About six protestors from Stand Up Florida, a group affiliated with the service employees union, and their lawyer were given a trespass warning and were escorted by Pinellas County Sheriff deputies off the property. Most of them were from Palm Beach County, including self-described anarchist and former Lake Worth City Commissioner Cara Jennings. They appeared to have found their way into the convention hall without credentials.

Rubio told the crowd that in 2010, his campaign for U.S. Senate was "against someone who behaved like a Democrat" and added, "I'm not sure what he's doing nowadays but, I told you so."

With that, a man who later identified himself only as ""John" stood up and shouted, "Mr. Rubio, we representatives of the working class demand that the GOP stop..." his comments were then drown out by boos from the crowd.

One of the conventioneers shouted back, "then get a job,'' as the crowd applauded. Quipped Rubio, "well, I guess he's not happy with the hotel assignment, as the crown erupted in laughter and applause.

"He's clearly at the wrong convention,'' Rubio continued. "Did he eat the food?"

He reminded the delegates, "We can't live without Florida, you guys know that. It's such a critical state but so much of these campaigns are decided on the margins. It basically comes down to the people that we know who may not vote unless you get them there...Not because they're bad people but because they're busy."

As he continued, Tonya Rosenberg of Boca Raton, stood up with her cane and shouted: "Mr. Rubio, we want you to pay your fair share." 

Rubio then asked, "Alright where's the hidden camera?"

He continued, suggesting that Obama's promises for hope and change "were long gone." As Jennings rose to challenge him, security started escorting people out The protestors shouted. The crowd shouted back, "USA. USA. USA." 

:Hey,'' Rubio stopped them. "At least they call me, Mr. Rubio." He quickly finished.

"They challenge of this convention is to convince the American people that the direction that we're on now is the wrong direction and there's a better direction, one the will allow us to leave for our children what they deserve to inherit,'' he said. "The single greatest nation in all of human history."



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Balotera Republicana

"may not vote unless you get them there" ??? who is Rubio kidding, how many ABSENTEE ballots do you need ??? 10,000, 50,000 100,000 ? just call your local "balotera"... huge FRAUD in Miami with the absentee ballots but since they are always 99% for GOP candidates...Rubio doesnt care


So surprised that you didnt mention his quote about the world needs to be more like America not America being like the rest of the world.[paraphrase] I frankly was floored by that, it was like something from 1939 Nazi Germany.

drake mallard

when will Rubio start working for jobs in Florida ??? he should stop
campaigning and vacationing and self promoting his book on our Florida
time and get to work !!!

South Florida is known as the capital of Medicare fraud, and marco rubio is silent about

Feds in Miami: Millions stolen from Medicare wound up in Cuban banking
system In an unprecedented case, federal prosecutors have charged a
Miami man with engaging in a massive money laundering scheme that moved
millions stolen from the federal Medicare program into Cuban banks

The same Marco Rubio? That Talks Big but Fails to Deliver?

A Cuban on the ballot means nothing to the general population of the

Hispanic community. Most Latin Americans don't like Cubans

Cubans have enjoyed a status not accorded to any other immigrant group
over time. In this work,Illegal Immigrants from Cuba: Preferential

Ally B.

"...then get a job" ? Whoever shouted that back to the protester obviously isnt in-touch w reality and clearly illustrates the problem with voting Republican. While he/she may have withered the economic nightmare, for many of us, you just dont go out and get a job. Believe me, we've tried and keep trying to find employment. It's almost impossible for many people especially middle-aged people to find work anywhere incl. at fast-food places. Where it not for govt help, many of us would be homeless.

Angelo Valdes

The only reason Rubio won the election is the democrats allowed Meeks to stay in the race even though he did not have a chance in hell of wining. Dmocrats should have scrapped Meeks and supported Carlie Crist. He would have won hands down. Stupid demorats and greedy Meeks for not stepping down for the good of the pary. Where the hell is he now anyway?
And good old Charlie is supporing Obama!!!!

R B Quinn

Rubio for President ... of Absurdistan


"The single greatest nation in all of human history."
Ha, ha, ha! Good one. Are you delusional? you sound like Hitler in "Downfall".


AvidReader, please identify the nation, empire, kingdom, principate, etc... that is/was better than the USA. Hitler was able to accomplish his evil because his country was desparate. If Obama remains President, we will be like Greece. When there is rioting in the street, we will see Hitler and he will be a Democrat. Not a fan of Republicans, but you liberals are as dumb as a box of rocks. Pretty funny that the self described anarchist was hanging around with the SEIU.

Robert Jenkins

Anything said by Valor Robdo Boy; should be ignored. He is first and foremost for himself and himself alone.
Once Greer gets done spilling the beans; Scott will appoint himself as Senator. Marco will go back to Cuba, as there is no extradition treaty there.


If they got in without credentials
that's not a good sign

Where is security ?


Yes, he told us in advance what he planned to do. Few were listening.
The following is a narrative taken from a 2008 Sunday morning televised "Meet The Press'.
From Sunday's 07 Sept. 2008 11:48:04 EST, Televised "Meet the Press" THE THEN Senator Obama was asked about his stance on the American Flag.
General Bill Gann' USAF (ret.) asked Obama to explain WHY he doesn't follow protocol when the National Anthem is played.
The General stated to Obama that according to the United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171...
During rendition of the national anthem, when the flag is displayed, all present (except those in uniform) are expected to stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. Or, at the very least, "Stand and Face It".
'Senator Obama replied:
"As I've said about the flag pin, I don't want to be perceived as taking sides". "There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression.." "The anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all that sort of thing."
Obama continued: "The National Anthem should be 'swapped' for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song 'I'd Like To Teach the World To Sing'. If that were our anthem, then, I might salute it. In my opinion, we should consider reinventing our National Anthem as well as 'redesign' our Flag to better offer our enemies hope and love. It's my intention, if elected, to disarm America to the level of acceptance to our Middle East Brethren. If we, as a Nation of warring people, conduct ourselves like the nations of Islam, where peace prevails - - - perhaps a state or period of mutual accord could exist between our governments ......"
When I become President, I will seek a pact of agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity, and a freedom from disquieting oppressive thoughts. We as a Nation, have placed upon the nations of Islam, an unfair injustice which is WHY my wife disrespects the Flag and she and I have attended several flag burning ceremonies in the past".
"Of course now, I have found myself about to become the President of the United States and I have put my hatred aside. I will use my power to bring CHANGE to this Nation, and offer the people a new path. My wife and I look forward to becoming our Country's First black Family. Indeed, CHANGE is about to overwhelm the United States of America "
WHAAAAAAAT, is that???
Yes, you read it right.
I, for one, am speechless!!!

Dale Lindsborg , Washington Post


Obama is a socialist and populist promoter of class warfare, bent on destroying the most perfect system in history, where anyone can become rich and where a black person can be the president of a white majority country, I also fear that Mr. Obama does not understand that there is a large majority of “Latinos” who do not want to see in this country the same things that forced us to migrate from our original countries, the brainless populism, class warfare and the lack of a future for our kids. Obama still does not recognize that the reason for the great failure of socialism in the world, is simple ...simply the ones who don’t work benefit from those who do. There is no incentive for striving, and there are prizes for those who shirk work and responsibilities. There is no reward for excellence, because it is never achieved, as most in that system push down. The worker and successful companies must pay his own bills, but the bills of the one who does not work or companies that are failures, are always paid by the “government” with the resources provided by the worker and the good companies! It is the guarantee to horrendous failure. All equal!!!, but down there!!!, half-submerged in the swamp of mediocrity ... so thick that nobody sinks completely, but so dense and sticky that no one can reach the shore and leave it...

Federal Farmer

Marco's a smart guy. I like him.

But I do find it funny that he talks endlessly about business and "job creators" when he (1) never owned, founded or operated a business, and (2) every cent he's earned has come, directly or otherwise, through his government service. His book, his law firm gigs (he didn't really practice law so much as he did lobbying work), everything, in fact, derives from or relates back to his government service. Kinda funny.


Rubio tell us about your Buddy and Ex-Roomate David Rivera who is currently under FBI investigation,,,


During the two years prior to assuming the speakership, Rubio traveled around the state hosting “Idearaisers” to
solicit Floridians’ input on ways to strengthen Florida. The 100 best ideas were compiled into a book entitled
“100 Innovative Ideas for Florida’s Future” which served as the basis for his term. All 100 ideas were passed by
the Florida House. Fifty-seven of these ideas ultimately became law, including measures to crack down on gangs
and sexual predators, promote energy efficient buildings, appliances and vehicles, and help small businesses
obtain affordable health coverage. Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich hailed the effort as “a work of
In addition to these ideas, Rubio championed a major overhaul of the Florida tax system that would have
eliminated all property taxes on primary residences in favor of a flat consumption tax. The effort garnered
national attention, with
Grover Norquist, president of the fiscally conservative Americans for Tax Reform, praising Rubio as “the most
pro-taxpayer legislative leader in the country.”



Indian Chief,'Two Eagles,' was asked by a white government official, 'You have observed the white man for 200 years. You've seen his wars and his technological advances. You've seen his progress and the damage he's done.' The Chief nodded in agreement.The official continued,'Considering all these events, in your opinion, where did the white man
go wrong?'

The Chief stared at the government official for over a minute and then calmly replied. 'When white man find land, Indians running it. No taxes, No debt, Plenty buffalo, Plenty beaver, Clean Water; Women did
all the work, Medicine Man free. Indian man spend all day hunting and fishing; All night having sex.'

Then the chief leaned back and smiled. 'Only white man dumb enough to think he can improve system like that.

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