Can you imagine the reaction if a Republican leader said a Latino Democrat shouldn’t forget who he is, lecturing him that “he has to understand who he is and who he represents” and then expressing the hope that he’ll “do a better job than he has been.” Well, here we’ve got the Senate Democratic leader, a man who just won reelection not with an uplifting message , but instead by trashing his opponent, lecturing Marco Rubio, a man who won election with a much more upbeat appeal, on how to do his job:
Meanwhile Marco Rubio enjoys stellar ratings among, as Harry Reid might put it, the people he represents:
Marco Rubio is the more popular of Florida’s two Senators less than three months into his first term in office. Senator Rubio’s job approval rating stands at 61%, with only 30% of likely voters giving him a negative review. Just 48% of Democrats said they disapproved of the Republican Senator Rubio, while 83% of Republicans graded Rubio favorably.
At the same time, 25% of the American people have a favorable rating of Reid, with more than twice that number, 51%, having an unfavorable view. That is, more Americans have an unfavorable view of Harry Reid than Florida Democrats disapprove of Marco Rubio.