Rubio continues panderfest; Boehner claims ownership of the sequester

Meanwhile, the Speaker of the House circulated a memo to Republicans praising himself (can you believe this?) for leading America to the sequester, which he now owns, by his own pen.

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Let's start with Rubio. He may or may not have a presidential future, but it will not be in 2016. I predict he does not run, because he knows I am right. First, Rubio gave a nationally televised response to a presidential address that was so empty of substance that the only thing anyone remembers was his desperately grasping for bottled water.

Then, Rubio gave a speech to CPAC where he lacked the fortitude to even mention his No. 1 legislative priority: immigration (maybe the right won't find out about it).

And now ... Rubio continues his panderfest by joining Paul and Cruz in their filibuster against strong background checks. At the moment America is horrified to learn about the vast arsenal of another mass murderer of children, Rubio panders in favor of the arsenal!

Perhaps Mr. Ailes can create a new cable television show on Fox called "Marco, Ted and Rand." This would (pardon the pun) kill two birds with one stone. Rubio, Paul and Cruz can get their precious cable exposure, which seems to be their reason for everything, and we can leave the battles against mass murderers who kill children to the grown-ups who care about the kids.

As for Boehner, he has now claimed Republican ownership of the sequester with his strange message of self-praise for the strategy that enacted the sequester and protected the wealthiest Americans from paying their fair share of taxes. Upon this rock, Republicans will build their church, while Democrats will build their campaign to take back the House.