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Conservative Activists Praise Marco Rubio For Opposing Common Core

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By JAVIER MANJARRES

Amid being booed and heckled by a small group of detractors yelling out “No Amnesty” during his address to the Americans For Prosperity annual gathering in Orlando, Florida, Senator Marco Rubio was welcomed with open, yet cautious arms by grassroots activists from around the country, who converged on Florida for AFP’s annual summit.

 Rubio received several standing ovations during his speech, but the time where he received the greatest praise, was when he denounced Common Core, an issue critically important to his grassroots base of support.

 Rubio first openly stated that he was against a nationalized education system about a month ago, putting him at odds with his mentor, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.  According to several sources that are in-the-know, the Bush people are not too happy with Rubio’s anti-Common Cores stance, and may have already reached out to Rubio expressing their disapproval

 Bush has been a strong, if not the strongest, supporter of the controversial national education standards curriculum.

 One of Rubio’s loudest detractors on immigration reform is author and Fox News Contributor, Michelle Malkin, who says that “she welcomes his new found passion for opposing Common Core,” but still has reservations about Rubio’s true motive behind his opposition of this issue she has been railing against.

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As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor, as well as one of NewsmaxTV's conservative commentators.

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  • Sean O’Neal

    Rubio didn’t go far enough in his statement regarding Common Core. With ll the information on CC that has been sent to him he should be an expert against it by now if he honestly read what he was sent.

    His caution maybe in trying to play both sides against the middle – appeasing the conservatives and Bush at the same time. I wonder how his dinner with Bush went this weekend. Oh, Jebbie with the weight he has put on certainly added to it with the 2 dinners this weekend – Rubio and Scott.

    Never forget this whole bunch are neocon’s and professional liars. I will never believe a thing they say unless you see action in front of the words – action for the good of America – not the politician’s.

    • Bruce

      Regarding Rubio, this speech much made sense regarding the fact that we do not need a National Curriculum. We need to allow School Boards and States to set curriculums that meet the needs of their area in making students ready for the jobs that are available.

      The Department of Education needs to be scaled back to maintaining statistics and to administering Pell Grants, the funding to local school boards for DOE programs needs to be cut 20% for each of the next five years until it reaches zero.

  • Cat

    And we can trust him on this … why? He lied on amnesty .. he has lost all credibility.

  • Rone

    The point is Rubio has no character or creditability. He will campaign and play to the voters but when it actually matters he will stab you in the back. He is liberal and is just as likely to come out in full support of common core as oppose it. His complete change in support of AMNESTY after a long campaign of complete vocal opposition shows he lacks honesty and character. It was more than a sell out in that he intended to support Amnesty all along. He lied to a degree that is seldom seen in American politics. He is contemptible.

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  • rinohunter

    just pandering to us again ..another liar another rino that says one thing and does another,,,

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  • Tasha

    So far, I don’t know any teacher who is in favor of Common Core. This was designed by and foisted on districts by Stalinist bureaucrats who wouldn/’t last a week in most schools, who have no cue what kids are like and the massive lack of work ethic and reading and math skills in many urban schools. While it purports to teach higher order thinking skills, it spends way too much time on basic skills at the hs level, skills that should have been mastered in elementary school. It also obscures differences in achievement. From what I see, it will simply be a pretense that kids know something when they get very little content.

  • Shirley Dennis

    I agree with Tasha and her comments. We had children who had to experience the “open classroom” type of teaching, many yrs ago and it was a flop and then the kids had to overcome it the next few years. Oh Gov. Scott, Oh Marco, Oh Mr. Weatherford don’t you realize we are in a fierce battle for our children. As Jesus said to Peter, “Peter I pray for you as Satan is sifting you as wheat”. Gov. Scott & Sen. Rubio, we pray for you as Mr. Bush is dulling your intellect.

  • Shirley Dennis

    I agree with Tasha and her comments. We had children who had to experience the “open classroom” type of teaching, many yrs ago and it was a flop and then the kids had to overcome it the next few years. Oh Gov. Scott, Oh Marco, Oh Mr. Weatherford don’t you realize we are in a fierce battle for our children. Gov. Scott & Sen. Rubio, we pray for you as Mr. Bush is dulling your intellect.

  • Skip

    Rubio is not a Conservative. He is in the tank for the illegals. He believes the Hispanics will actually vote for Republican Party candidates. He is wrong and I feel a traitor.

    I could never vote for him no matter what he runs for. I hope his political career is soon over. I feel the same about Paul Ryan. another turn coat.