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Rubio's Strong, Accessible Rebuttal

Sarah181 Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 8:32 PM
Rubio lied that he was the son of Cuban immigrants who fled the Castro-regime. In reality, his parents had come years before Castro took over. The poor surroundings that he was claiming in his speech yesterday, aren't true either. His mother lives in posh surroundings, financed by his brother-in-law, who is a convicted drug dealer in Miami Several years ago, Rubio formed a political committee that employed Rubio's mother-in-law and three other members of Rubio's wife's family. His wife was the treasurer; between them, they failed to report $34,000 of contributions in an 18-month period. He also lied about his faith. He says he is Cathoilc but on moving with his family to Las Vegas in 1979, he converted to Mormonism. Big liar.
Winkmeister (Formerly David) Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 9:19 PM
THE NEW REPUBLIC:

"The media has even called into question his description of himself and his family as exiles rather than commonplace migrants. Unfortunately, this debate reveals less about Rubio than it does about most Americans’ ignorance of Cuban history."
Winkmeister (Formerly David) Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 9:32 PM
Are you ignorant Sarah? Or are you a dog soldier?
spectator2 Wrote: Feb 14, 2013 12:07 PM
Winkmeister, I don't care about the conditions of his family's entry into this country or his money problems or what his family is making money at. I just believe that someone who has been given the gift of U.S. citizenship should not have as the focus of his legislative life (I'm a Floridian and know what he's been up to) the legalization of tens of millions of lawbreaking foreign nationals who may very well bankrupt the country with their entitlement mindset, especially as they are taking jobs of Americans. Rubio's actions are flat-out unAmerican. His conservative rhetoric is designed to pull in gullible conservatives. And anyway, those illegals, history has shown, do not respond to the Hispandering of Republicans; they vote Democrat

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