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1 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Thu, Oct 20, 2011 4:08:57pm

What you mean an arrogant, narcissistic, egomaniacal, politician has embellished his story?

I'm actually glad you posted this in any case. These frauds need to be pointed out.

2 Randall Gross  Thu, Oct 20, 2011 4:09:54pm

Interesting what comes to light after the birthers and nativists turn on Marco for not toeing the tea party line often enough.

3 calochortus  Thu, Oct 20, 2011 4:42:57pm

There's a lot of family lore floating about that is inaccurate. I'm inclined to give him a pass if he drops this 'fleeing Castro" story from his speeches, etc.

It is good to have the info out there-and I won't be holding my breath for him to drop the story.

4 Amory Blaine  Thu, Oct 20, 2011 4:45:31pm

What interests me is the utter incompetence of the MSM. How come it takes years for a simple easily checked story to surface?

5 HappyWarrior  Thu, Oct 20, 2011 6:55:48pm

re: #3 calochortus

There's a lot of family lore floating about that is inaccurate. I'm inclined to give him a pass if he drops this 'fleeing Castro" story from his speeches, etc.

It is good to have the info out there-and I won't be holding my breath for him to drop the story.

Same, family lore is family lore but his family didn't flee because of Castro. Made it harder to go back? Sure, Marco that's fair but they didn't flee because of Castro.

6 cinesimon  Thu, Oct 20, 2011 10:25:47pm

They may well have fled from the right wing government of that time - they were no better to their political enemies than Castro.
Of course, the right wing must forget all of that perios when America's CIA, with the full-throated support of America's right wing, employed ex-Nazis to help train right wing ultra-fascist thugs to murder, tirture their way to the heads of a number of governments - in Cuba, Argentina, Nizaraguat, Panama, Chile, Guatemala, and on and on and on.
This is likely who Rubio's parents fled if they did.
Ironic considering the Republican party not only support the new fledgling right wing military wannabe dictators in the South Americas today, but they actually worked to usurp American foreign policy to intentionally demolish Democracy in one country only a year ago.
Rubio's fascist ideology and the methods he approves of to enforce such an ideology, is what his parents fled in 1956.

7 RogueOne  Fri, Oct 21, 2011 3:02:33am

re: #4 Amory Blaine

What interests me is the utter incompetence of the MSM. How come it takes years for a simple easily checked story to surface?

You nailed the first half, here's the second:

Did the Washington Post embellish Marco Rubio's 'embellishments'?

But the top of the story suggests Rubio himself has given this "dramatatic account:" that "he was the son of exiles, he told audiences, Cuban Americans forced off their beloved island after 'a thug,' Fidel Castro, took power."

However, the story doesn't cite one speech where Rubio actually said that.

To back up the lead, the Washington Post excerpts from a 2006 address in the Florida House where Rubio said “in January of 1959 a thug named Fidel Castro took power in Cuba and countless Cubans were forced to flee... Today your children and grandchildren are the secretary of commerce of the United States and multiple members of Congress...and soon, even speaker of the Florida House.”

The catch: If you listen to the speech, Rubio isn't just talking about those who specifically fled Cuba after Castro took power. He doesn't say that his parents fled Cuba. Instead, he was talking about "a community of exiles." That is: He was talking about all the Cubans who live in Miami.

You can't trust anyone.

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