Ted Cruz, rather than fight the Gang of Eight immigration bill, went on a futile filibuster against Obamacare. And Rubio, who was one of the Gang of Eight, now wants us to think he’s tough on security by going out and buying a gun just in case he might have to fight ISIS.
There’s a lot of good reasons to buy a gun. Your home might be broken into. You might be robbed at the ATM. You might be in a 7-11 when someone decides to hold up the place. You may be facing a pissed off stalker ex. Civil order might break down completely.
But the odds you’ll be in a public place when ISIS shows up are close to zero.
But by engaging in identitarian conservative behavior–buying a gun–and acting like you care about security and are tough on ISIS are distractions from the fact that Rubio has supported amnesty, expanding H1B visas, and won’t embrace Donald Trump’s plan to “stop Muslim immigration until we know what the hell is going on.” In other words, Rubio doesn’t want you to know that he has fought to prevent the most effective thing we can do to protect the American people from ISIS and al Qaeda: not let Muslims in through the front door.
These guys are ineffective fakes. Their conservatism is symbolic. And their real belief, liberalism, is manifest by their rejection of America as a coherent nation with a right to preserve its basic structure, mores, wealth, and people.