Several days ago in an nextooze.com commentary about Rubio, “Is Rubio right for Romney?” we posed the idea that Rubio has some baggage and actions that give Tea Partiers and Conservatives some pause. Now some of the Rubio fawners on the national level have been voicing their concerns about Marco Rubio. After a “foreign policy speech” at the Brookings Institution on Wednesday, national visible Conservatives are getting nervous.
Last night on Hannity, Sean voices his concern about Rubio’s liberal leaning speech at Brookings. Rubio said in his speech,
“Faced with historic deficits and a dangerous national debt, there has been increasing talk of reducing our foreign aid budget. But we need to remember that these international coalitions we have the opportunity to lead are not just economic or military ones. They can also be humanitarian ones as well.”
Alarm bells should be going off in your head over Rubio’s comment that more spending in foreign countries is Conservative thinking. Rubio continued along and gave this highlight,
“I always start by reminding people that what happens all over the world is our business. Every aspect of [our] lives is directly impacted by global events. The security of our cities is connected to the security of small hamlets in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. Our cost of living, the safety of our food and the value of the things we invent, make and sell are just a few examples of everyday aspects of our lives that are directly related to events abroad and make it impossible for us to focus only on our issues here are home.”
Is Rubio promoting a new World Order and the acceptable use of America’s lives and treasure to police the world? Is this a true Conservative line of thinking? In case your head is spinning from the rhetoric and you can’t remember the difference between a Liberal and a Conservative on foreign policy Rubio’s espoused foreign policy is essentially Liberal. It is Liberals that believe on the U.S. Government can solve the world’s ills and the want to shape it in their perceived utopia. A true Conservative takes the world as it is and limits his involvement. More Rubio on world spending:
“One of the programs I am proudest of is the effort that began under President George W. Bush with robust Congressional support to combat AIDS in Africa. Millions of human beings are alive today because the United States and others in the global community are paying for their anti-viral medications. This investment allows us to say without any hint of exaggeration that by 2015, the world could see the beginning of the end of AIDS, something that was previously unthinkable just a few years ago.
We need to continue this kind of foreign aid investment not just in PEPFAR, but in malaria control, vaccine programs and agriculture initiatives so that we can make similar strides in preventing hunger and establishing a healthier global community.”
Rubio in the past fortnight has burped out The Dream Act-Lite and now a speech favoring more of the same of Progressively Liberal foreign policy.