Part of Marco Rubio's CPAC speech:
“When the president took over as president of the United States, we had high unemployment," Rubio said. “When the president took over as president of the United States, we had an economy that was going through some real struggles. He became president. He had a Democrat-controlled Congress. He got everything he wanted from the Congress. And guess what? Everything got worse.
“The unemployment went up, the debt went up, the economy slowed down. Everything got worse,” Rubio continued. “So, he cannot run on his record. And so if he can’t run on his record, what is he going to try to do instead? And what we have seen is unprecedented. Unlike any leader in modern American history, we are led today by a president that has decided to pit Americans against each other.
“The basic argument that he’s making to our nation is the reason why some of us are worse off than we used to be is because other people are doing too well,” Rubio added. “That the only way for some of us to do better is for other people to do worse. That the only way for some people to climb the political ladder is for other people to be pulled down. This is the argument that this president, unlike perhaps any figure in modern American politics, is making. And he’s doing it because it is a calculated effort to win the election.