Thursday, October 27, 2011

A Republi-CON 'My Family Escaped Communism' Myth

UPDATE II: Looks like Rubio also pressured Univision, a Spanish-language TV network based in South Florida to kill a story "on the 1987 drug-trafficking arrest of Rubio’s brother-in-law." Read the Washington Post, Marco Rubio on national ticket could be risky bet for Republican Party.

You may remember in 2010 it was reported that he "charged grocery bills, repairs to the family minivan and purchases from a wine store less than a mile from his West Miami home to the Republican Party of Florida while he was speaker of the Florida House."

That's why I call'em Republi-CONs!

UPDATE: Read more about it, at the St. Petersburg Times, Documents give shape to Marco Rubio's family history but raise new questions.

"During his rise to political prominence, Sen. Marco Rubio frequently repeated a compelling version of his family’s history that had special resonance in South Florida. He was the “son of exiles,” he told audiences, Cuban Americans forced off their beloved island after “a thug,” Fidel Castro, took power.

But a review of documents — including naturalization papers and other official records — reveals that the Florida Republican’s account embellishes the facts. The documents show that Rubio’s parents came to the United States and were admitted for permanent residence more than 2 1 / 2 years b efore Castro’s forces overthrew the Cuban government and took power on New Year’s Day 1959."

Read the Washington Post, Marco Rubio’s compelling family story embellishes facts, documents show.

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