Posts Tagged ‘Marco Rubio’

Next on the Alinsky list: Marco Rubio

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

From this,

Whether the Earth was created in 7 days, or 7 actual eras, I’m not sure we’ll ever be able to answer that. It’s one of the great mysteries.

to this,

Marco Rubio may be the future of the Republican Party, but his views on science appear to be stuck somewhere in the seventeenth century.

The “crazy-ing” of Marco Rubio begins; indeed, Liberals Begin Their War on Marco Rubio.

Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.

VIDEO: Marco Rubio’s speech, in full

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Transcript.


Marco Rubio on the Daily Show

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Talking about Obamacare,

Parts 1 & 3

Jon Stewart bit off more than he could chew. Unfortunately he can’t keep himself from cutting in while Rubio’s talking.

Rubio’s selling his new book An American Son, which is available on Kindle, too.


In Defense of Marco Rubio’s Story of His Family’s Exile

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

It is amazing that Democrats can not wrap around their minds the undeniable fact that many Cubans would have fled both Batista and Castro:
Carlos Eire writes In Defense of Marco Rubio’s Story of His Family’s Exile

The truth is this: Marco Rubio’s parents left Cuba during the Batista dictatorship, hoping to someday return to a free and prosperous Cuba. Unfortunately, Fidel Castro proved far worse than his predecessor, so, after a relatively brief and tentative attempt to resettle in post-Batista Cuba, his family realized that their dream could not be fulfilled. Faced with the grim realities of Castrolandia, which they tested out first-hand, they decided to remain in the United States, never ceasing to yearn for their homeland, ever frustrated over the enslavement of their nation.

Any Cubans returning from the United States in the early 1960s, like the Rubio family, could not help but notice that life in Cuba had become intolerable for anyone who was not a die-hard communist. I know so many Cubans who left the island during Batista’s dictatorship that I cannot even count their number; every one of them who returned to post-Batista Cuba—save one of my relatives who was a communist and loved Fidel—found it necessary to flee to the United States once again after getting a taste of the Castroite totalitarian state. I have one cousin who lived in the United States before 1959 and returned to Cuba only to find himself thrown in prison for nearly twenty years, simply for opposing the Castro regime. Worse than that, his father was imprisoned and tortured too, just because he had a renegade son.

The fears that drove Marco Rubio’s parents to flee Castro’s Cuba, then, were very real—indeed, they were exactly the same fears that drove out others who had never before left their homeland. This is a point that the Washington Post reporters who “exposed” Rubio’s deceit failed to appreciate. Stressing that Marco Rubio’s parents had spent very little time in post-Batista Cuba, they insinuated that they really never experienced oppression on the island. But no one returning to Cuba in 1961 needed more than a day or two to experience the full crushing weight of repression. 1961 was the year when private property was abolished, bank accounts were seized, and the Bay of Pigs invasion lead to waves of politically-motivated arrests (including of my cousin and uncle). It was also the year when spy houses were set up on every city block, children began to be subjected to heavy-handed indoctrination in schools, and Cuban parents started sending their children by the tens of thousands to the United States, just so they could live in freedom, not knowing if they would ever see them again. (I was one of those 14,000 kids, and so was my brother.) In sum, no one could fail to notice what a hellhole Cuba had become in 1961, and how utterly dark its future seemed.

Go read the whole thing.

Mitt-Marco ticket?

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Rubio Is Latest Possible Running Mate to Join Romney on the Campaign Trail

Mr. Rubio, whose appearance in Pennsylvania with Mr. Romney set off a new series of vice-presidential ripples, stayed relentlessly on message: “I’m not talking about that process anymore,” Mr. Rubio said when asked if he believed that, as a first-term senator, he was experienced enough to be Mr. Romney’s “No. 2, a heartbeat away.”

After all, how could Marco Rubio possibly fill Joe Biden‘s shoes?

And Marco’s Caucasian, which makes him a WHISP – White Hispanic, which will prevent the media from presenting him as a deserving underprivileged minority, so The People’s Cube has posted as a public service a handy-dandy Hispanic Skin Color Advisory System for Slanted Race-Baiting New Coverage,


His parents’ 50-year exile is not enough for the WaPo UPDATED

Friday, October 21st, 2011

You know Marco Rubio’s star is in ascendance when the WaPo came up with this beaut yesterday,
Marco Rubio’s compelling family story embellishes facts, documents show

The documents show that Rubio’s parents came to the United States and were admitted for permanent residence more than 2½ years before Castro’s forces overthrew the Cuban government and took power on New Year’s Day 1959…

Rubio’s office on Thursday confirmed that his parents arrived in the United States in 1956 but noted that “while they were prepared to live here permanently, they always held out the hope and the option of returning to Cuba if things improved.” They returned to Cuba several times after Castro came to power to “assess the situation with the hope of eventually moving back,” the office said in a statement.

In a brief interview Thursday, Rubio said his accounts of the family’s migration has been based on family lore. “I’m going off the oral history of my family,” he said. “All of these documents and passports are not things that I carried around with me.”…

His office tried to clarify the facts in its statement Thursday. After their 1956 arrival, the couple visited Cuba after Castro’s takeover. In 1961, Oriales Rubio took her two children back to Cuba “with the intention of remaining permanently.” Mario remained in Florida “wrapping up the family’s matters.” But within weeks of arriving there, “it because clear that Cuba was headed full speed towards Communism and they decided to return to the U.S,” the statement said.

The WaPo standard of purity precludes all reasons that Mr. and Mrs. Rubio would have had to make them flee the Batista dictatorship, and later the Communist dictatorship, then?

Hot Air links to Rubio’s statement in The Corner,

What’s important is that the essential facts of my family’s story are completely accurate. My parents are from Cuba. After arriving in the United States, they had always hoped to one day return to Cuba if things improved and traveled there several times. In 1961, my mother and older siblings did in fact return to Cuba while my father stayed behind wrapping up the family’s matters in the U.S. After just a few weeks living there, she fully realized the true nature of the direction Castro was taking Cuba and returned to the United States one month later, never to return.

They were exiled from the home country they tried to return to because they did not want to live under communism. That is an undisputed fact and to suggest otherwise is outrageous.

The Miami Herald also posted on the WaPo’s embellishments.

The fact remains, Rubio was born and raised in the USA by legal immigrants.

Someday he will be President of the United States.

UPDATE
My family’s flight from Castro, by Sen. Marco Rubio
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Marco Rubio’s speech at the Reagan Library

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

‘The free enterprise system has lifted more people out of poverty than all the government anti-poverty programs combined’


Video via Val Prieto’s Facebook post, quote via Instapundit.

In the same evening (h/t Andrew Malcom’s Twitter), Marco Rubio to the rescue! Freshman senator saves a falling Nancy Reagan

VIDEO: Nancy Reagan falls : MyFoxORLANDO.com

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Rubio on American Exceptionalism VIDEO

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Marco Rubio’s first speech in the Senate,

The Foundry posts on Marco Rubio’s Exceptional America

Rubio concluded by acknowledging the fear that “America’s century” was the 20th century and that someone else might lead the next. But this, he argues, would be entirely a failure of the American government. Our government is bankrupt and seems unwilling to fix itself. But the American people are not broken. They retain the same capabilities and desires to succeed that their ancestors did. Rubio exhorted his fellow Senators that:

If we give America a government that could live within its means, the American economy will give us a government of considerable means. A government that can afford to pay for the things government should be doing, because it does not waste money on the things government should not be doing.  If we can deliver on a few simple but important things, we have the chance to do something that’s difficult to imagine is even possible: an America whose future will be greater than her past.

That would be an exceptional America, indeed.

Ace calls it “Vice-Presidential?”

Human Events lists What GOP Presidential Candidates Can Learn From Marco Rubio’s Exceptional Maiden Speech

Babalu wants to draft him.

You can read the full text of the speech below the fold,
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The Consequences of Trade Inaction in Latin America

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fl) writes,

An unacceptable consequence of America taking our Latin American neighbors for granted is that China, among other nations, has capitalized on our complacency, signed their own deals, and made great strides to surpass America as the region’s leading trade partner.

Losing our competitive advantage to China is a particular concern. As Senator Lugar’s report points out, “In South America, China has replaced the United States as Brazil’s largest trading partner. … Today, China is Colombia’s second largest trading partner after the United States. The [Private Sector Competitiveness] Council predicts that China will supplant the United States as the leading trade partner within 10 years if current trends continue without a U.S.-Colombia FTA.”

America’s trade complacency is unacceptable. We should be an indispensable friend to our Latin American neighbors, but instead we are being replaced as their leading trading partner and most reliable ally.

In the 21st-century economy, America cannot effectively compete with China and other nations if we don’t aggressively move to open new markets to American products and services. We simply cannot accept an American trade policy that is a fool-proof plan to lose American jobs, alienate our friends, and allow America to be diminished.

Unfortunately, the current administration in Washington appears to want America to be diminished … permanently.

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The Carnival of Latin America and the Caribbean

Monday, February 21st, 2011

ARGENTINA
73% of Argentine journalists support controversial media law, survey finds

BRAZIL
Alternative investments in Brazil
The buys from Brazil
This year’s hot market for private-equity firms and hedge-fund managers

COLOMBIA
The FARC’s farce

Colombia and the United States
Trade disunion
Santos’s China card

COSTA RICA
Costa Rica Loses Land and Seeks an Army

CUBA
Sen. Rubio Questions “Risk” Of Increased Cuba Travel

No education is worth your freedom

Report: Cardinal Ortega tells Cuba prisoner of conscience Iván Hernández he’s about to be released (UPDATED)

“Comrade” Granma

It’s not time to remove Cuba from the terror list

Quick Cartoon: Cuba Change

ECUADOR
Monster or victim?
A court in Ecuador controversially fines Chevron a whopping $9 billion

Sting “ringleader” re-enters Chevron-Ecuador case

HONDURAS
Why is Honduras so poor?

Gobierno debe resolver problema de identificación

MEXICO
US immigration agent killed by gunmen in Mexico

Mexico’s Real War

Panistas laying the groundwork

PARAGUAY
In Cuba for medical treatment, Paraguayan president meets with Raúl and Fidel Castro

PERU
WikiLeaks: Toledo and Humala exploited border dispute to appeal Peru’s nationalist sentiments

VENEZUELA
Libya: Gadhafi Did Not Flee To Venezuela, at least for now. It would be a Burn After Reading situation, “Put him on a plane to Venezuela!”

Venezuela continues its plunge into Cuba-style tyranny

Revolutionary priorities

Criminals or dissidents?
A jailed judge pays the price for defying the president

The week’s posts and podcasts
At Real Clear World, The Hunger Strike in Venezuela

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