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Conservatives shouldn't throw around 'Republican Obama' label lightly

Conservatives shouldn't throw around 'Republican Obama' label lightly

"The Republican Obama." That's the new hot attack on Sen. Marco Rubio. Ted Cruz leveled the epithet at Mr. Rubio just days before the Iowa caucuses, which is a little ironic since Mr. Cruz has been called the same thing in the past.

But the leader of the opposition to Mr. Rubio, at least when it comes to this line, is actually someone not in the race: Joe Scarborough, the normally affable host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

Contrary to all evidence, Mr. Scarborough has denied he has an unhealthy obsession with his fellow Floridian. But given Mr. Scarborough's near-relentless denigration of Mr. Rubio, objective viewers might wonder if Mr. Rubio had run over Mr....

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