Rubio says family history discrepanci...

Rubio says family history discrepancies overblown

There are 9 comments on the News Press story from Oct 27, 2011, titled Rubio says family history discrepancies overblown. In it, News Press reports that:

In this Aug. 23, 2011 file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif.

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mimimama

Chipley, FL

#1 Oct 27, 2011
Mr. Rubio, let it go. The people who choose to vilify you will not be dissuaded from their attacks. The rest of us realize that your family history, as is all our histories, is told through the filter of your parent's recounting, and your own memories. Get on with your job of being the best Senator you can be for our state and our country in our time of need.
Researcher

Waco, TX

#2 Oct 27, 2011
Missing the date was one thing.

Saying they were refugees from Castro is another thing. That made it a better story. Many people are guilty of embellishing a story to make it more interesting to listeners.

Those lies, of whatever color, should have stopped when a candidate is trying to get people to vote for him. Otherwise, he is campaigning under false pretenses.

But all that business about his mother going to Cuba to take care of her ill father and having to go to the airport every morning for nine months before she was allowed to leave is FABRICATION, plain and simple. I've seen numerous clips of Rubio saying that.

He lied. It matters. We don't need, in our top offices, pretty people telling shameless lies to the public.

Records show she was actually gone only one month and came home when she got ready to come.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#3 Oct 27, 2011
Researcher wrote:
Missing the date was one thing.
Saying they were refugees from Castro is another thing. That made it a better story. Many people are guilty of embellishing a story to make it more interesting to listeners.
Those lies, of whatever color, should have stopped when a candidate is trying to get people to vote for him. Otherwise, he is campaigning under false pretenses.
But all that business about his mother going to Cuba to take care of her ill father and having to go to the airport every morning for nine months before she was allowed to leave is FABRICATION, plain and simple. I've seen numerous clips of Rubio saying that.
He lied. It matters. We don't need, in our top offices, pretty people telling shameless lies to the public.
Records show she was actually gone only one month and came home when she got ready to come.
good post
Nation of Imbeciles

San Antonio, TX

#4 Oct 29, 2011
mimimama wrote:
Mr. Rubio, let it go. The people who choose to vilify you will not be dissuaded from their attacks. The rest of us realize that your family history, as is all our histories, is told through the filter of your parent's recounting, and your own memories. Get on with your job of being the best Senator you can be for our state and our country in our time of need.
The next time you address the almighty Marco RUBE Rubio, you do so from your knees with your arms fully extened outward and to your sides with the palms facing up. You will also obey the grovel commands as your political masters pass you by. No more disrespect of the great Marco Rubio will be tolerated. You will know your place and submit to the will of Rubio.
Preston Brooks

Palm Coast, FL

#5 Oct 30, 2011
Reminds you of Bill I-never-had-sexual-realtions Clinton doesn't it?? Looked right into the PBS camera and lied to the entire country!

"We don't need, in our top offices, pretty people telling shameless lies to the public."
drinK the hivE

Anonymous Proxy

#6 Oct 30, 2011
He Is Not Different From Any Other Politician In This Unholy Planet Full Of Shit...

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Nation of Imbeciles

San Antonio, TX

#7 Oct 31, 2011
Rubio is a loser and is merely trying to defy that new status.
solidarity

Opa Locka, FL

#8 Oct 31, 2011
mimimama wrote:
Mr. Rubio, let it go. The people who choose to vilify you will not be dissuaded from their attacks. The rest of us realize that your family history, as is all our histories, is told through the filter of your parent's recounting, and your own memories. Get on with your job of being the best Senator you can be for our state and our country in our time of need.
Marco Rubio, the "anti-Latino" Latino of "little Havana"! Point by point, issue by issue, this is what Cuban-Americans Republicans or "swing voters Cubans" of Miami think of Marco Rubio (the anti-Latino Latino) of Little Havana:
Marco Rubio -- a potential GOP vice presidential nominee -- will not be the "bridge" that Republicans so desperately need with the Latino community. His record is abysmal when it comes to issues that many Latinos care deeply about. Let's take a look:
The economy -- This is the number one issue for Latinos, indeed for all Americans. Marco Rubio, like the entire GOP led by the Tea Party, is adamantly against the president's American Jobs Act even though many of its provisions have had Republican support in the past. According to independent analyses, Obama's plan would create 1.9 million jobs. An overwhelming 78% of Latinos support the jobs bill.
Health care - Given that the Health Care Act has given/will provide health care access to an additional 9 million Latino citizens, it is no wonder that a majority of Latinos are against repealing the law. Rubio is in lock-step with the Tea Party ideology of repealing "Obamacare," in effect stripping millions of Latino voters and their children of the health care coverage they currently or will enjoy.
English-only -- Marco Rubio is for it. He does not believe that keeping Spanish alive and providing services to elderly Latinos who have not been able to learn English is important. In this, he is going against the majority of what Latinos believe is a cultural and societal necessity in order to have vibrant and healthy Latino communities. According to a recent poll by B&A International, 83% of Hispanic Americans oppose English-only legislation.

The Dream Act - Tough to say where Rubio is on this one. He is taking a page from the Romney Political Flip-Flop Manual on this issue. In the Florida State Senate, Rubio supported giving children of undocumented immigrants in-state tuition. Now that he is a rising national figure, his position has changed, saying he "doesn't think someone who is here illegally should benefit from these types of programs..." .

SB 1070 - Initially, Rubio expressed concern about Arizona's draconian law, which would allow local law enforcement to arrest anyone if they had a "reasonable suspicion" they were here illegally. But after bowing to pressure from the Tea Party, Marco Rubio came out in support of the immigration law that has caused so much turmoil in the Latino community because it would legalize racial-profiling.
Sonia Sotomayor -- Her appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court was perhaps the greatest and proudest moment for the overwhelming majority of Hispanics everywhere. Many still get misty-eyed thinking about it. Marco Rubio wrote an op-ed opposing the confirmation of the nation's first Latina, doubting her ability and her training to be a fair and impartial jurist.
Latinos will not soon forget Rubio's anti-Latino record. And they will not forgive Rubio just because he has a Latino last name. They may even discredit him for belittling economic immigrants while embellishing his "exile" credentials. It is because of his record that Latinos will not see him as the redeemer of a party in desperate need of redemption.
The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Maria Cardona.
solidarity

Opa Locka, FL

#9 Oct 31, 2011
Marco Rubio is the anti-Latino Latino voice of Little Havana. Something like the uncle Tom of the Cuban community. However, traitors to "culture and to ethnic sensitivity" are not very well received among the Cuban community and voters. He will always be remembered as the Latino traitor of the Latino. It is something that you never see in the ethnic United States. In ethnic America, the Italians will always support Italians ethnicity. Irish Americans will always support Irish ethnicity. Polish-Americans will always support their ethnicity. Rubio is against his own ethnicity. What an aberration from the normal! He is not the typical representative of any Cubans in Miami nor of any Cubans in the United States! We are loyal to our ethnic roots as well as loyal to America, the land that offered us liberty and justice. By not delivering us justice, Marco Rubio is not loyal to Latinos nor America.

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