[T]he lawmaker said more action is needed to punish President Nicolas Maduro's government.
"I hope we can achieve something much stronger than what the White House has done so far," Rubio, speaking in Spanish, told journalists.
Republican (and Democratic pundits) have been in love with Florida Senator Marco Rubio for a long time. He can bring new voters to the party. He can show the nation that the Republican party can be a party of inclusion! His last name ends in a vowel!
You'll notice no one blazoning Rubio bothers highlighting his policy platform. That's because his platform is a carbon copy of the pinker Republicans he is supposed to be the antidote to.
Rubio tows the party line on abortion.
Tows the party line on minimum wage
Tows the party line on domestic surveillance.
Tows the party line on gay marriage.
Same foreign policy as rich old Anglo Romney. As you've seen with his views on sanctioning Venezuela, or with staying tough on Cuba, his, uh, roots haven't softened his tone on engagement with Latin America.
So what makes him so different and refreshing? He's olive-ish. It is as cynical as that. Take a candidate who regurgitates everything Romney says, give him a tan and suddenly The Content of His Character takes a backseat (several rows behind Rosa Parks) to The Color of His Skin.
If the difference isn't race, what is the difference? A losing platform said in Spanish is still a losing platform.
As much as the Establishment Left accuses the Establishment Right of using racial whistle words, when it comes to unambiguous ethnic chauvinism, the Establishment Left talks more tribalism than a Jerry Springer Klan guest. The only reason Rubio, a clone of the "too white" Romney is a darling is because of his ethnicity.
The Left regularly asserts (with sometimes hilarious accuracy) that fierce "family values" advocates are secretly gay. You don't need x-ray vision to see that the fiercest "anti-racism" police are often the most race obsessed people of all.