How many elected officeholders in Washington, D.C., ever worked in the private sector as adults? In 1998 Marco Rubio, age 26, got elected as a city commissioner for West Miami. Gang of Eight toadie Rubio has apparently never held down a real job; blabbermouthing on the taxpayer dime doesn't count as real work on the resume. Rubio's record in the Senate shows him AWOL on 14 key votes since January 2015, according to website Vote Smart.
Empty suits like Barack Obama and Marco Rubio and the cardboard cutouts of the D.C. establishment – mere commodities trading on the Buy My Vote Exchange – are likely what Abe Lincoln had in mind when he said, "If ever this free people, if this government itself is ever utterly demoralized, it will come from this incessant human wriggle and struggle for office, which is but a way to live without work."