Republican Senator Marco Rubio is the latest Republican to jump on the "Pentagon has gone woke" bandwagon, and, as usual, his comments are somehow even dumber than the rest of his party’s. Rubio claims that China is conducting military exercises right now because our military is more focused on transgender rights and pronouns than anything else – a claim that couldn’t be more false if he tried. Farron Cousins explains what’s happening.
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You know, the thing I love about Marco Rubio is definitely not as politics. No, no, no. Not by any stretch of the imagination. What I love about Marco Rubio is that he continues to prove that he is the dumbest person serving in the United States Senate, even with the climate change deniers, which let’s be honest, Rubio kind of fits into that, uh, scheme as well with his unnoticed scientist man claims. But even with your climate denials, even with your folks who attempted to overturn the election, Rubio’s still the dumbest. And he’s also a great source of always proving that he is. In fact, the dumbest, see Rubio got the opportunity to go on Fox news this week on Fox and friends, where he decided to like so many other Republicans go after the so-called woke military and somehow blame military wokeness on China exercising these military drill drills around Taiwan. So here is what here’s what the brilliant mind of Marco Rubio came up with. When we see these things happen, remember that our civilian leaders in the Pentagon have just spent the last two years focus very seriously on the proper use of pronouns and ensuring that we host the right number of drag Queens shows a different military bases around the world.
And now the recruitment numbers are down because the working class families that are the backbone of our recruitment efforts, these are the people who have for decades sent their sons and daughters to defend our country. They’re not interested in joining some woke social experiment organization.
Um, this, this is news to me, right? To be honest with you. I, I, haven’t seen that the military is forcing military bases around the world to have a certain number of drag shows. Now, now that’s quite an accusation, right? And as non stupid people know, that’s also not a thing that’s happening by the way, the military is of course not obsessed with pronouns. They have, of course, issued new guidance. Don’t discriminate against these people. Hey, avoid these terms. If somebody gives you pronouns, please try to respect them. The people obsessed with pronouns, by the way, are the Republicans. They’re the ones who are constantly on and on about pronouns, pronouns, pronouns, pronouns, and wokeness. Meanwhile, people on the left are like, Hey, these are my pronouns. If you don’t mind, like that’s it. We’re not, we’re not pushing it relentlessly. Yes. Some people have ’em in their Twitter bio bio.
So what y’all are the ones that make a big deal about it. But here’s the thing. Military recruitment numbers have been down for a hell of a lot longer than just two years. Hell. During the Bush administration recruitment numbers went down so bad because of how poorly they were bungling, right? The war on terror recruitment numbers went down so bad that they dropped some of the requirements for members of hate groups being banned from the military, right? During the Trump administration, they also lowered the requirements needed to join the military because the numbers went way down. This is not a new problem. It is not a new phenomenon. And of course it has absolutely nothing to do with the military suddenly going woke, oh, it gets so much better though. Cuz he gets so much dumber. He continues. You’re going to see China launch rockets over Taiwan, potentially military airplanes launching over Taiwan. And I think part of this is messaging, but I think part of it is to send a very clear signal to leaders in Taiwan. If we decide to take you by force, you won’t be able to stop us and therefore you should negotiate the terms of your surrender.
You see bud, um, China right now is exercising military drills over Taiwan. Not necessarily to send Taiwan a message, but to send the United States a message. They, they warned us that this was gonna happen. If Pelosi went to Taiwan, she went to Taiwan. Now they’re doing this. So, so what exactly is your point here? I don’t think you have one. I don’t think you know what you’re talking about. And of course, as I said in the beginning, that is one of the best things about Marco Rubio, right? The guy never fails to disappoint when it comes to being stupid. This of course is why his 2016 presidential came, uh, campaign went down in flames.