Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 11:39:07 am
Remember when Sen. Marco Rubio's name was pushed out there as an example of a "moderate" Republican? Not a Tea Party loon or far right social conservative?
Well, here's Rubio on Fox News parroting pro-gun propaganda and invoking one of the most insidious right wing memes, the insinuation that President Obama is an "other" -- a person who doesn't truly understand the US Constitution, or American values.
It's about one short step away from Birtherism, and even closer to racism. And it's absolutely mainstream bigoted Republican politics; this lunatic insinuation was a very large part of Mitt Romney's campaign rhetoric. The right wing base really responds to the idea that our first black president is actually a foreigner who secretly hates America.