Marco Rubio Hates Cuban Immigrants!

February 18, 2010 at 12:21 pm (Florida, Political) (, , , , , , , , , )

Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio, a first generation son of Cuban immigrants, is the darling of the Tea Party as he challenges Florida Governor Charlie Crist for the Republican nomination for Florida’s open US Senate seat. Here’s an excerpt of Rubio’s opening address to the Conservative Politcal Action Conference this morning:

“I was not born to a wealthy or connected family. And yet, I have never felt or been limited by the circumstances of my birth. I have never once felt like there was something that was not possible for me because of who my parents were, or where they came from. But why is it that I have been able to accomplish many of my dreams, but my grandfather’s dreams never had a chance? The answer is simple. Because I am privileged. The simple privilege of being a citizen of the greatest society in all of human history. There has never been a nation like the United States.”

“People want leaders that will come here to Washington D.C. and stand up to this big government agenda, not be co-opted by it. The Senate already has one Arlen Specter too many. And America already has a Democrat party. It doesn’t need another Democrat party.”

Mister Rubio, your mother’s foodstamps allowed you to attend school with a full belly and a bright mind. Businesses’ and wealthier Miami landowners’ taxes paid for your excellent public education. When you got sick, Medicaid allowed your mother to take you to the doctor. Federal student aid allowed you to attain multiple advanced degrees at public universities.

Fine, you are a conservative Republican. No one in America would deny you your personal beliefs. But why join the Tea Party?

Why would you build a personal power base from people who would deny the same opportunities to the next generation of immigrants’ children?


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