Marco Rubio Gives GOP Weekly Address – Slams Obama’s Divisive Plan to Pit Americans Against Americans (Video)

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) delivered the Republican Weekly Address this week. He slammed Barack Obama’s divisive plan to pit Americans against Americans.

“You didn’t hear much talk about the success of his Administration—and that’s because there isn’t much.”

Here’s the transcript:

“Hello, I’m Marco Rubio, a Senator from Florida. Right now all eyes are focused on my home state ahead of next week’s Republican presidential primary. It’s an exciting contest and I know that passions are high. So I wanted to take a moment to explain to the rest of the country why Republicans in Florida are so excited about this primary: Because we believe our country is in big trouble.

“As you know, earlier this week, President Obama delivered his fourth annual address to Congress. It was an opportunity for the President to talk about his accomplishments over the last three years and to lay out his plans for the year ahead.

“And he missed on both counts.

“You didn’t hear much talk about the success of his Administration—and that’s because there isn’t much.

“Yes, this President inherited a significant national debt, but over the last three years he’s made it worse. Our national debt has grown by nearly 50 percent since he took over, and now, for the first time since World War II, our national debt is larger than our country’s economy.

“Yes, this President inherited an economy where unemployment was too high, but over the last three years he’s made it worse. Today our unemployment rate is higher than the day he took office. In fact, since he took over, it’s been stuck over 8 percent every single month.

“This President didn’t talk about his record for one simple reason; he doesn’t want you to know about it. But you do know about it, because you feel the failure of his leadership every single day of your life.

“The bottom line is this President inherited a country with serious problems. He asked the Congress to give him the stimulus and Obamacare to fix it. The Democrats in Congress gave it to him. And not only did it not work, it made everything worse.

“President Obama has a year left in the White House. So what are his plans now to make things better? What does he plan to do now, that he didn’t do before? Well we got our answer Tuesday night. He plans to divide us against each other. To pit Americans against other Americans in the hopes of generating enough votes to get re-elected.

“He tells Americans worried about their jobs that the way to help them is to raise their bosses’ taxes.

“He tells those who are hurting that the only way they can be better off, is for others to be worse off.

“He tells all of us that the only way for some of us to climb up the economic ladder is for others to be pulled down.

“This divisive rhetoric, this effort to gain political support by convincing some that they will be better off if we punish others, this stuff has never worked anywhere it’s been tried.

“People end up fleeing countries who adopt economic policies based on these flawed principles. And more often than not, they come here.

“They come here because this is not who we are.

“Americans have always believed that all of us can succeed.

“That those who have made it fairly, can stay there. And those who are trying to make it will have a real chance to join them.

“This is what has made us different. This is what has made us prosperous. This is what makes us exceptional.

“And now, for the first time in my adult life, we have a President who’s asking us to abandon our economic heritage.

“To become like the countries people come here to get away from.

“To become like everybody else.

“Yes, people are hurting. Yes, there is a growing gap between the rich and the poor.

“But the way to solve it is not to embrace the ‘trickle up poverty’ economics of other nations.

“The way to solve it is to embrace the American Free Enterprise system.

“No economic system is perfect. But the American Free Enterprise system has empowered millions of people in the past. I know, because I saw it with my own eyes.

“My father was a bartender. And I thank God every night that there was someone willing to risk their money to build a hotel on Miami Beach and later in Las Vegas where he could work.

“I thank God that there was enough prosperity in America so people could go on vacation to Miami or Las Vegas. Where people felt prosperous enough to have weddings or Bar Mitzvahs and, by the way, could leave tips in my Dad’s little tip jar. Because with that money he raised us. And he gave me the opportunity to do things he never had a chance to do.

“Now, we had help along the way. I had student loans and grants from the government to help me get my education. And I went to our public school system.

“That’s an important role for government to play. And so I also thank God that we had an economy prosperous enough to afford to pay for these things as well.

“So, I’ll just close by saying, I hope this year will be the beginning of our work towards a new and prosperous American century.

“Because I know that this idea of a nation where anyone from anywhere can accomplish anything, it’s not just something I read about in history books. I’ve seen it in my own life. And there’s no reason why we cannot continue it here, if only we do the right things.

“May God bless all of you, and may God continue to bless the United States of America.”

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    too bad he can’t run for president…he would school odumb$hit left and right on any topic

  • Mike K

    If only……Marco Rubio would CRUSH Barack Obama in the General election. Why, oh why, aren’t we on bended knee BEGGING him to jump into the race…….He is intelligent, articulate and young. He would run away with the race. In addition, he represents all that is good within the Republican party. Hard work brings opportunity. Personal responbility. It is very sad that with all Rubio has, we have Caymen Island/Bain Capital Mitt and philanderer Newt. Are you kidding me????

  • succotash

    I firmly believe that most Americans feel as Marco Rubio does and I pray that they will vote that way.

  • Patty

    It is taking a long time, 3 years for the future visionaries to finally come out and say: Obama is dividing a nations. Socialism or Freedom. Regulations and appointments without Congress. He won’t work with Congress, he will ignore them. Grounds for Impeachment. Well, you would think so in another time, with any other president. Mandates Americans to by a product. You would think that this to would be Unconstitutional and grounds for impeachment, another time another president. You would think that billions in lost revenue and social rigging would be grounds for impeachment, not now, not in this time in history. You would think government having NO budget for over 2 years would be ground for something. A president who has given us 5 Trillion dollar more in debt and then with no conscience ask for another 1.2 trillion to raise the debt would be impeach or some scolding but that is for another president in another time. And gun running and the death of Brain Terry and DOJ who closes records and hides behind his Boss, that some reprimands would be placed upon this administration but that is another time indeed. And you would think that 20,000 plus would be a great thing, XL pipeline but eventually thousands more jobs would be a given for another president but that is for another time and another president.

    Congress has made a budget and they have bills that are sitting in this president Senate to only be ignored and pleas to have them look at the proposals and yet, this president won’t include their ideas and chooses to ignore for his base, that seems to be for another time.

    The time is now, we all must stand come Nov. 2012 for this time is our time. Obama’s actions won’t be ignored is a landslide. America has had enough, enough of the alienation of our friends in the world and enough of alienation of other with opinions. He can’t run America excluding Americas. That is not a president’s job. American people and their values and beliefs can not and will not be ignored.

  • Patty

    Rubio is a real person that will be president, I believe this very much. There are others like him and the are coming up in the ranks but none faster than Rubio. You can tell when someone has vision and is hopeful for America’s values and freedom which will always win out in the end. Obstructions may get in our way but faith in the American people and those who are good and share his values will win. I have confidence in America.

    Maybe he is holding out to run for president some day but our candidate whom ever that may be would love to have him or their ticket. I don’t see that I see more for Rubio. Possibly in 2016.


    correct me if I am wrong…but because Rubio was born in Miami to Cuban immigrant parents that makes him not eligable to be president????…although that didn’t stop odumbo

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  • Clever Moniker

    He’s better than any other GOP candidate currently running for president.

    What happened to craigie-poo? Mommie must have cut off his Cheetos supply, thereby reducing his Snack Per Comment(SPC) output to zero. His Nor Luap worship was quite entertaining.

  • donh

    First… Marco Polo plagerizes Michael Savage in stealing the ” trickle up poverty ” line. Second ….He is giving the typical Mitt Romney campaign speech that engages Obama’s class warfare by serving as a defense lawyer for rich corporate CEOs. Marco benefitted from free government give aways in his education but now he is on the side of “evil rich CEO”…this helps the racial left portray Marco as a turn coat traitor to his race as they do with any minority who achieves status in the GOP. His message of how we should all learn to love our rich CEO executives like Mitt Romney is a LOSER. The party needs to stop playing the role of defense tax lawyers for the super rich and start confronting the only real issue…1.5 trillion dollar annual budget defecits caused by a government buying and bailing out the whole world in pursuit of some fascist totalitarian utopia run by “benevolent” international corporations.

  • Patty


    Yes, agree.

  • Patty

    Christie, Ann Coulter…Rinos.

  • gee!

    #6 bing………….to bad………just sayin

  • Patty

    I heard Rubio on Hannity and he never gave a definitive answer if he would be on anyone’s ticket as VP but I do think he was referring to Mitts.

  • Patty

    Birthers ask: Is Marco Rubio eligible to be president?

    Activists known as ‘birthers,’ who still question President Barack Obama’s U.S. citizenship, are focusing on Sen. Marco Rubio, saying he’s not a natural born citizen.

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  • StrangernFiction

    When the chips were down Rubio threw in with the Establishment.

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  • Clever Moniker

    Is anyone currently running for the GOP nomination NOT part of the ESTABLISHMENT? They’re all insiders—every last one of them! The question is the following: How will they govern if elected?

  • WillofLa

    Obama is a Marxist. He was taught and raised by Socialists and Communists. He was taught and instructed by Saul Alinsky, a Socialist, and Franklin Marshall Davis, a Commuinst in all the ways to bring this nation down. Liberalism that was started in this country back in the 1920’s was a disguise for Socialism because the creators knew that American’s would not ever accept Socialist means to fundementally change this nation from a Constitutional representative Republic left to us by our forefathers to keep and grow. The creators knew American’s would never willingly give up their freedom and liberty if they didn’t try to hide the true intent of these people. They decided to use the term “Liberalism” to cover their true intent. They knew that disguised as Liberalism the American people would accept everything that was needed to transform this nation.

    For the past 100 years these people have been transforming this nation with nearly no interference at all. The people who wanted this nation for their own were right about American’s and their sense of fair play and compassion towards those less fortunate. People used to take care of those needy person’s until they could get on their own feet. But those who wanted to take this nation over decided to dump millions upon the natural compassion of needy people until they couldn’t any longer take care of them because they got to the point where they couldn’t take care of themselves the burden was so great.

    This method of overload was given over to the government to take care of because the people couldn’t do it anymore. Since then it has cost them more and more. Liberals have used a economic method that was formulated by two Socialist who were professors at Columbia University back in the 60’s. The name of their method of overburdening a government until it was crushed economically is the men’s last names combined, and it is called “Clowerd-Piven” method of economic destruction. The Socialists and Communists who were controling our government through their seragates in the Congress and Senate and their choice of President that we thought we elected, have been using this economic method to crush this nation by overburdening it with social spending programs and domestic spending programs, and benefit programs for the needy until the people don’t have anymore money to take care of them anymore. Our government is borrowing money from foreign governments now to pay for all the needy people whose numbers are growing more and more everyday.

    We need to put these people back to work but we can’t anymore because while the social spending has drained the Treasury, the Socialists and Communists have seen to it that they removed the one thing that could have provided the money to be able to take care of the needy, and that is jobs. Jobs that were created by all the free people in this nation who wanted to make a living, provide for their families, and make something that people wanted and/or needed for a profit. Under Clowerd-Piven, Socialist and Communist deconstruction of our law making processes, our governmental procedures, our court systems, and our culture, traditions, and way of life with liberalism, environmentalism, and multiculturalism, over taxation, burdensom and unconstitutional regulations from overpowered government departments have nearly completely destroyed what was once the nation that could guarantee someone coming here from a foreign country their dreams could come true.

    Because of American’s belief in the good of people, their concern about the needs of others, and our compassion, and our faith in God, our belief that America was a blessing from God to us on this Earth, we were easy to take over by people who were evil godless people who wanted something they could never provide for themselves because of their evil intent towards their fellow man. We American’s have been to easy on these people, and have believed that if we tell them to do right and not wrong, that they would see the evil they have done. They will not do right because they are evil. The Bible tells us that our job on Earth is to destroy evil by beginning in ourselves then we can begin on our fellow man. Our faith in the God who gave us that purpose will be the only thing that will give us the strength to destroy these people’s efforts to finsh this nation off.

    We have waited much to long, and we have made our job that much harder by waiting way to late to begin trying to take our nation back from those evil people who have taken it from us. We must stop being nice to liberals, because we need to understand that they will never change because they have been taken over by evil. If we care more for the people and not at all for the evil that has taken them over, we will be able to destroy that evil in them. We can do that by taking away all their power over us by not being nice to them anymore regardless of what they accuse us of doing to them and those like them. We must not pay any attention to their accusations or charges because that is just the evil in them trying to protect itself. That is the part that needs to be destroyed.

    Take liberals power away from them by using our Constitution, which is a blessed article of freedom and liberty for all American citizen’s. We can do this if we follow the law that is in the Constitution. There is more than enough in it to do this job if we follow what we know to be true, and disregard the accusations and charges of the liberals, Socialists, Communists, and their agents of deception and lies. Our attack on them must not be let down. It must be relentless in our mission of undoing all they have done. I believe our Constitution is a blessed article from God and holds the power we need to kill off this evil that has taken our country from us.

    Afterward, we must not ever allow ourselves to be so nice to someone that we would give them all that we have because they say their need for it is greater than ours.