Why Rick Santorums & Bobby Jindals Endorsement Is Huge For Marco Rubio

 

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This week Marco Rubio received two endorsements from prominent politicians and former presidential candidates.  The first is former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, and the second is Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.  These are major get’s for Rubio and I will tell you why.

Since Rubio announced, conservative personalities and his fellow presidential candidates have gone after Marco’s record, calling him an establishment man and that he is for full throated amnesty.  Something that is false but has been peddled by some as the truth.

The records of both Jindal and Santorum, respectively as a US senator and a governor, are very conservative.  From Santorum being the only legislator to pass welfare reform and sponsoring and shepherding every pro-life bill that has become law.  And Jindal’s accomplishment in cutting Louisiana’s taxes six times in eight years, including making Louisiana’s property tax one of the lowest in the US at 0.18%, and after being appointed secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals were he cut $400 million in medicare expenses.  And the two of them stand firm on the issues of pro-life, pro-marriage and for years have been outspoken leaders in defense of our Constitutional freedoms.

Their respective endorsement of Rubio is a firm indicator of Jindal’s and Santorum’s belief that Marco Rubio is the most qualified in the current field of candidates, and that he is the right conservative with the message and vision to lead.  Since Iowa, people have certainly given him another look; and now with the endorsement of weathered and well known conservative fighters and reformers, still undecided voters and supporters of former candidates are certain to gravitate toward Marco.  And there is the possibility that they will encourage others to switch their support.

Going into New Hampshire and South Carolina, the momentum is firmly behind Marco Rubio.  And if conservatives continue to endorse and lineup behind him in the days to come, and advocate for him, as Rick and Bobby have done.  Than we may soon see Marco clinch the nomination.

Below are the videos of the endorsement of both Rick Santorum and Bobby Jindal:

Rick Santorums Endorsement:

Bobby Jindals Endorsement:

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Moving Forward; Why I Endorse Marco Rubio

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This past week has been a roller coaster ride, not just for me, but for all Rick Santorum staffers, volunteers and supporters.  The results in Iowa did not come out as we had expected and left us stunned.  So we did what we knew best and had done for weeks leading up to the caucus.  We prayed.  For clarity, for guidance, and for Rick and his family.  Because we knew that God’s plan is greater than ours.

Then the next day came and Rick made his two announcements.  Both did not surprise me, and I have enthusiastically chosen to go along with Rick and give my full support to Marco Rubio.

Marco, though I have not seen eye to eye with him on all issues.  He is firm in his values and beliefs, something that is crucial to me in a candidate.  He also has shown that is open to hearing ideas and learning, something that he has obviously done already as he’s surely read Rick’s message and plan for blue collar America.  His stance on immigration has softened, though I would like to see him change more to what Rick had planned.  But overall his plan is not the end of the world, or the end of America as most would have you believe.  He supports deporting all criminal illegal aliens, including those with serious single misdemeanor (domestic violence and drunk driving among others).  And he would immediately revoke Obama’s 2014 executive order that protects as many as 5 million adult illegal aliens from deportation.  Here is an excerpt from his book American Dreams, on what his plan is for illegal immigrants:

Rubio, from American Dreams, 2015: First, those here illegally must come forward and be registered. If they have committed serious crimes or have not been here long enough, they will have to leave. With the new E-Verify system in place, they are going to find it difficult to find a job in any case. Second, those who qualify would be allowed to apply for a temporary nonimmigrant visa. To obtain it they will have to pay an application fee and a fine, undergo a background check and learn English. Once they receive this work permit, they would be allowed to work legally and travel. To keep it, they will have to pay taxes. They would not qualify for government programs like Obamacare, welfare or food stamps. And if they commit a crime while in this status, they would lose their permit. Third and finally, those who qualify for a nonimmigrant visa will have to remain in this status for at least a decade. After that, they would be allowed to apply for permanent residency if they so choose. Many who qualify for this status will choose to remain in it indefinitely. But those who choose to seek permanent residency would have to do it the way anyone else would, not through any special pathway.

As you can see, the record that he has and espouses is different than the one the other candidates want you to believe.

In the senate he has been leader and has actually done more take out Obamacare than its self proclaimed arch enemy, Ted Cruz, has done to get rid of it.  Below is a list of Marco’s accomplishments in the Senate.

Obamacare Taxpayer Bailout Prevention Act
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 01/08/2015) Became law.

Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act of 2015
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 10/20/2015) Became law.

Investing in Student Success Act of 2015
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 10/20/2015) Became law.

Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability Act of 2015
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 04/23/2015) Became law.

United States-Jordan Defense Cooperation Act of 2015
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 07/16/2015) Became law.

Vessel Incidental Discharge Act
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 02/04/2015) Became law.

A resolution designating September 2015 as “National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month”.
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 07/29/2015) Became law.

A joint resolution to express the disfavor of Congress regarding the proposed agreement for cooperation between the United States and the People’s Republic of China transmitted to the Congress by the President on April 21, 2015, pursuant to the Atomic Energy Act of 1954.

Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 07/15/2015) Became law.

United States Commission on International Religious Freedom Reauthorization Act of 2015
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 07/16/2015) Became law.

Florida Fisheries Improvement Act
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 05/20/2015) Became law.

Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act of 2015
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 06/18/2015) Became law.

Wireless Innovation Act of 2015
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 06/18/2015) Became law.

Girls Count Act of 2015
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 03/19/2015) Became law.

A bill to require the Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to maintain a project to improve hurricane forecasting, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 05/14/2015) Became law.

Second Amendment Enforcement Act of 2015
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 03/26/2015) Became law.

Educational Opportunities Act
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 03/19/2015) Became law.

Escambia County Land Conveyance Act
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 03/18/2015) Became law.

Let Seniors Work Act of 2015
Sponsor: Sen. Rubio, Marco [R-FL] (Introduced 03/17/2015) Became law.

As it the above makes clear, Rubio has done a lot in the senate.  He may not have huge accomplishments like what Rick did with welfare reform and the partial birth abortion ban.  But it is quite hard to get things done when in your first four years in the senate the majority leader, Harry Reid did not let anything get done.

So given Marco’s committed to stance to pro-life and religious freedoms and values, it was a no brainer for me to gravitate toward him after the departure of my own candidate. He is natural born leader who when he stands up and speaks, others take notice, and he is not afraid to take strong and firm stances in what he believes.

That is why I am happy to fully support and endorse Marco Rubio for president of the United States.