Sen. Marco Rubio: I’m not the savior. (Jesus is.)

JEWEL SAMAD AFP/GETTY IMAGES U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla, speaks during a seminar on “Is the American World Order Sustainable … Continued



U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla, speaks during a seminar on “Is the American World Order Sustainable and Necessary in the 21st Century?” at the Brooking Institution in Washington, DC, on April 25, 2012.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “There is only one savior, and it is not me.#Jesus”

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) tweets on the TIME cover story labeling him the “Republican savior.”

Read more on religion in U.S. politics at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs at Georgetown University.

  • persiflage

    How do these nitwits get elected to the Senate, of all places? Nitwit voters…..

  • di89

    I bet if you called him God’s gift, though, he’d be OK with that.

  • WmarkW

    Politicians don’t save; they spend.


    He’s just another ignorant Teab*gger.

  • It wasn’t me

    Can’t these GOPers ever say anything without bringing their sky daddy into it

  • radsenior

    Here’s yet another example of McConnell’s pushing Rubio to the front to make waves and get his name out. Rubio is not the anointed one, but the “Token” or “Window Dressing” or “Curb appeal.” Both Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio ARE NOT leading voices on the Hispanic immigration debate. Both are window dressing lackies of the TEA party which has hi-jacked the Republican party along with Birchers(B), Birthers(B-2), Evangelicals(E), Libertarians(L) and TEA-types(T) who have used the scarlet (R) when running for offices across the land. Rubio is being pushed as he is a citizen born and raised, while Ted Cruz is Canadian by birth. Both are avid TEA partiers. Many, many Cubans who emigrated from Cuba – including those whose families left under Batista, well before the Revolution brought Castro to power – are a no-fit in the ‘Hispanic’ and ‘immigrant’ political terminology. The people crossing into the US from or through Mexico undergo a completely different experience, and they are generally from a vastly difference socio-economic background than were the Cubans.

  • archybunka1

    I’ll say your not Rubio. Next time your oranges freeze don’t come crying to us for aid. Or, your next hurricane, or tornado, or sinkhole, or anything else that plagues Florida on a regular basis.

    How small minded can a senator from a storm prone state like Florida be?

  • Hacim Obmed

    Don’t be silly. They larded up the relief bill with so much pork the amount actually going to people hurt by the storm was a minor component. It deserves to be cut so the bill has only money that goes to benefit actual victims. You should not complain about this. It is ultimately in the national interest and in the interest of all disaster victims now and in the future.

  • SimonTemplar

    It’s very unlikely that any main-stream media outlet is actually concerned with the “salvation” of the Republican Party. But at least Rubio was humble enough to correct time.

    Obama, on the other hand, has been silent about Newsweek and Foreign Policy Magazines calling HIM the messiah with their “Second Coming” cover titles.

  • SimonTemplar

    Come to think of it, it is a little strange that this blog would mention the ONE instance of Rubio being called a savior and neglect to mention the TWO instances for Obama. Hmmmm.

  • persiflage

    Obama was smart enough to know the comedic absurdity of it all….whereas Rubio actually thought people were serious.

    Gilding the lily by ‘humbly” referencing Jesus as the true savior would appeal to fundamentalists, and that’s about all. If Rubio is the best the GOP/Tea Party has to offer, the nation is in bigger trouble than we thought. Still, I can almost see a Ryan/Rubio ticket in 2016,

    All the shape-shifting hasn’t changed a thing……the new lower common denominator for republican candidates has barely caused a blip on anyone’s political radar.

  • practica1

    Religion is dandy – but not in government.

  • practica1

    Somewhere there’s a story about loaves and fishes…. Maybe we could cultivate that sensibility…. Especially among Christian politicos

  • AgentFoxMulder

    I’ve heard of people like you persiflage. You are a psychic spy, with the gift of “remote imaging.” At least I find that easier to believe than the likelihood that YOU actually know what Obama thinks about his status of the Second Coming.

    I for one would prefer to hear him quiet down his many, MANY fawning fans in the American press corp.

  • Secular1

    Oh! my my agent, I don’t believe i heard any thing from you when all GOPers (Guns over People) were fawning on your real savior the gipper.

  • Secular1

    Yes Practica1 I suppose you want us to believe that the larding has never happened before. Especially for the disaster relief measures for all the state which have couple of them every year. This is the first time so all these patriot senators and congress people were nipping this practice in the bud, I suppose.

  • AgentFoxMulder

    Firstly, I was too young to care about politics when Reagan was in office.

    But most importantly, the GOP should support their candidate just as Dems support theirs. However, the press, which touts itself as the 4th branch of government in spite of not being elected or appointed to office, is supposed to be free of political bias so as to watchdog government and politicians objectively. They are obviously failing at this job so completely I don’t think anyone reading this could seriously even need me to cite examples. But the sheer number of news personalities (they act more like movie stars than journalists) who have taken paid positions IN this administration and the number of those who openly admit to voting for one party over the other (all dems as far as I know) is appalling. Lets consider the issues which drew press fire under Bush and compare how they are NOT covered under Obama:

    CIA Rendition
    Drones (only recently getting attention)
    Fast and Furious
    Personal Privacy

  • persiflage

    ‘I’ve heard of people like you persiflage. You are a psychic spy, with the gift of “remote imaging.”‘

    The term is remote viewing – a cross between extra-sensory perception and telekinesis at a distance – episode 27 of X-Files. And I thought you had a photographic memory!

    I think you’re actually refer to mind-reading, another of my psychic powers that comes in handy from time to time. I picked up a lot of pointers from watching The Mentalist.

    e.g. The Second Coming – remaining aloof from political hyperbole is a trick that every politican should master ASAP. Clearly something a greenhorn like Rubio failed to do…………

  • jjlc125

    Good for Sen. Rubio.

  • brucemwilliams

    Gee, thanks for clearing that up, Senator. I know it’s hard to tell the difference between you and Jesus sometimes, huh?…