|Governor Jeb Bush|
Interesting that the pro-Jeb Bush Right to Rise PAC accuses Donald Trump of trying to insult his way to the presidency, but shows Bush on his way to the presidency insulting Trump.
"And he gets his foreign policy experience from 'the shows'. . . . I don't know if that's Saturday morning or Sunday morning. Donald, you're not going to be insult your way to the presidency."Then Marco Rubio says in attacking Ted Cruz that if ISIS had lobbyists they would have spent millions to pass the "anti-intelligence law" which Cruz voted for.
|Senator Marco Rubio|
"If ISIS had lobbyists in Washington, they would have spent millions to support the anti-intelligence law that was just passed with the help of some Republicans now running for president," Rubio said in foreign policy speech delivered Monday in Hooksett, New Hampshire.
The "anti-intelligence law" to which Rubio referred is the USA Freedom Act, passed in June 2015. It restricts the National Security Agency's collection of so-called metadata from Americans' phone records, a controversial part of the nation's post-9/11 anti-terrorist strategy. Rubio has said the Freedom Act "weakens U.S. national security by outlawing the very programs our intelligence community and the FBI have used to protect us time and time again."
|Rubio's presidential site touting Trey Gowdy|
Beyond going wildly over the top, has Rubio looked at who else voted for the USA Freedom Act? There are a lot of Republicans — conservatives whose support Rubio will need in this campaign — who acted, in Rubio's telling, in concert with those imaginary ISIS lobbyists.
The bill passed by a vote of 67 to 32 in the Senate and 338 to 88 in the House.Sometimes political shots are not well aimed--even aimed at the candidate's own foot.