Marco Rubio flies through the Republican Circus like the childlike Dumbo the Elephant! This is the best the GOP can do to deliver the rebuttal to state of the Union address???
As a life long republican who felt compelled to vote for Obama, I am still suffering from PTSD incurred by the GOP's IED of inanity of "birth control", "Jesus", "Israel", "pro-life" annunciated by candidates who's recollections of history and Ronald Reagan were at best erroneous and worse fallacious. Ignorance and arrogance are not just human qualities to be avoided but they seem to be the very threads of which the Republican party is woven……its been like this for three decades.
The Bush/Cheney satanic union was followed by McCain/Palin brain trust which was topped off by the Mitt Romney fiasco. So now the GOP needs to be more "inclusive" so they pick a less than stellar albeit boyishly handsome "Cuban-American" from Florida (almost Donny Osmond-like). This is an "insult" to all the Hispanic brothers and sisters in America with roots in Mexico, central and south America. Most of my Hispanic compatriots are hardworking, many professional men and women who do not brag about their accomplishments but rather are grateful for the opportunity that this country has given them. They do not exult in their past or brag about how they or their parents 'escaped' persecution….perhaps a side note but never as their reason for being.
But not Marco "Dumbo" Rubio…
His main claim to fame is that his family "escaped Castro", (oops, he had to recant that lie, more on this whopper later) and came here to work hard and get ahead. Now when I talk to my Salvadorian friends, their first words are not about escaping a civil war where 75,000 citizens were killed thanks to American policy in that country. My Venezuelan friends do not dwell on how Chavez and this goons are destroying their country just like the bandejos Castro brothers had destroyed the pearl of the Caribbean- Cuba. People from Peru usually want to discuss the new highway that the Chinese are building across their country and the Colombians want to tell me how safe and beautiful their homeland is now and the diminishing presence of the FARC (a terrorist group of which I had experienced first hand). However, no one gloats on the fact that are hispanic or are an immigrant to the United States.
No one but Marco Rubio, the a la carte Cuban Sociopath de jour (a Bushy and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen [R-forvever FLA] love child)
Rubio, or as I like to think of him, Dumbo (cute but…) certainly cannot talk about his brave anti-Castro family because (as I mentioned before) he tried to pull that expected palaver on the Florida public "My parents were forced to flee Cuba in 1956"…The St Petersburg Times and Washington Post both reported this egregious lie on October 2011.
So like a "trained circus animal" sociopath he retorted, "The real essence of my family's story is not about the date my parents came to the United States, or whether they traveled back and forth between the two nations or even the date they left Castro's Cuba forever and permanently settled here. The essence of my family story is why they came to America in the first place and why they had to stay."
Wow! That's a slippery slide down the greasy pole of politics! But you ain't seen nothin' yet!
Here is the essence of Marco Rubio….
1] One June 2012, he was accused of spending $160,000 on company credit card for personal expenses. That's a lot of nuts Dumbo!
But because he is such a good Catholic and fully embraces the sacrament of repentance, he paid it back in July! Whew, close call.
Hey if Charles Rangel or some less connected Hispanic pulled that, he/she would be in the hoosegow by now.
2] 2010 showed us that Rubio had some issues with his mortgage payments (as in not paying) on a house he co-owned with another state rep David Rivera. Result: while Rubio served as the speaker of the Florida house, his house went into foreclosure. This is a real up standing representative of our citizenry! A real leader!
3] In 2011, our favorite Hispanic TV station, UNIVISION reported extensively on Rubio's brother-in-law had cocaine-trafficking convictions. The impressive investigative journal, The Miami Herald, corroborated the story and said Rubio was "held hostage by Univision"
So Rubio is the kind of guy the republican party chooses to be the "new face of leadership"…..good call guys, this is right up there with allowing Mark Sanford (you remember the governor of S.C. who got caught w/o his GPS down, trysting with his South American soul mate) to run for congress. Colbert sister must be happy. Not to mention that Dick Cheney the war-criminal frankenstein speaking to the Wyoming Republican Party- spouting on about what a bad job Obama is doing….so that's like an endorsement, right???
Rubio, second rate schools, second rate grades who never really achieved anything but was breast fed by Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. (he was her intern and she is the most senior republican women in the house). When he became senator, he picks Cesar Conda as his chief of staff- Conda was former policy advisor to Dick Cheney. Scary.
Some advice to the party of my younger days, if you want to pick an "inclusive" leader, one that embodies the true spirit of immigrants who's children achieve greatness, why don't we look at someone like Sonia Sotomayor! Summa Cum Laude from Princeton! Yale Law school, JD. A constitutionalist who was appointed by Obama to the supreme court. Remember the GOP that the distinguished Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) represents?? Or Ambassador/governor Huntsman, a bit too smart, too independent for you?
I think its appropriate to quote Halle Berry "My picker is broke"…GOP: leave the ashes of the Cheneys, Bushes, Sanfords buried…..go back to your real roots: achievers, real leaders that love America and want to steer it to a bright future. Forget the political tools like Dumbo Rubio, he may be your spanish do-boy but he can't help America or Hispanic-Americans.