The junior senator from the Sunshine State claims his musical tastes tend to gravitate more towards fellow Floridian and rapper Pitbull (real name: Armando Christian Pérez). But if the media, Twitter, Chris Christie and Marge Simpson are to believed, Sen. Marco Rubio would probably be more at home giving a hearty Dōmo arigatō to Dennis DeYoung and the rest of the 1980s super-group Styx.
As reported by Douglas Ernst of the WND.com news portal on Feb. 23, 2016, the boyish looking legislator appeared on the Fox News Channel prime time program The O’Reilly Factor. It was then that the show’s host Bill O’Reilly was more of a pitbull than Mr. Pérez as he doggedly held the perpetually thirsty Miamian to task when it came to how exactly would a President Rubio solve the problem of 12 million illegal aliens in the United States.
A noticeably flustered and reportedly red eared Rubio had to fall back on his oft repeated mantra of it “depends on what the American people will support.” Unfortunately for Rubio, the charge initially raised by former presidential candidate Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) that Rubio is essentially unable to think on his feet and has to rely on memorized talking points again reared its ugly head.
As O’Reilly gave Rubio very little wiggle room on his painfully simple question of “What will you try to sell the voters?” regarding dealing with the millions who’ve broken America’s immigration laws to be here. In a less than 1 minute and 8 second period of time, Rubio mechanically fell back on it “depends on what the American people will support” either verbatim or with minor variances.