View Full Version : Birther movement's next target: Marco Rubio

moderate libertarian
10-22-2011, 09:15 PM
Teo-con Marco Rubio is done as far as Veep ambitions go looking at what has come out so far. Tea Party is now starting to lineup against once Tea Party darling politician from Florida. Although credit does not go to just "birther movement" leader but he did break this story.

Marco Rubio’s Credibility Questioned by Lies About When Parents Fled Cuba

October 22, 2011 12:45 PM EDT

Republican Senator Marco Rubio, a favorite of the Tea Party and a rising star in the GOP, admitted that his parents fled Cuba long before the rise of Fidel Castro. Previously, the Florida lawmakers had claimed that his family escaped Cuba just after Castro seized power in the island country, often describing himself as a “son of exiles.”

He had often used the narrative of his parents’ escape from Communism as a compelling theme in his public speeches. He had become the first Cuban to become speaker of the Florida House, prior to becoming U.S. Senator last year.


According to naturalization documents that he had obtained, Rubio’s parents had come to the U.S. from Cuba in 1956, not after Fidel Castro took power in 1959, as Rubio’s Senate biography claimed.

“Thus Senator Marco Rubio is not telling the truth when he says in his Senate biography that his parents came to the USA after Castro’s takeover of Cuba,” he wrote. “They were not Cuban refugees escaping communist Cuba as he has said in embellishing his life story in so many of his election campaigns.”It was a potentially explosive story, one that could call into question the credibility and the essential life story of someone the Republican establishment has rallied around with the kind of high hopes not seen since Ronald Reagan.


His Senate bio:

In 1971, Marco was born in Miami to Cuban-born parents who came to America following Fidel Castro's takeover. When he was eight years old, Rubio and his family moved to Las Vegas, Nevada where his father worked as a bartender at the Sams Town Hotel and his mother as a housekeeper at the Imperial Palace Hotel.






His parents were Cubans who had emigrated to the United States in 1956 and were later naturalized as U.S. citizens in 1975.[7]

In his autobiography and public lectures, Rubio commonly asserts that his parents were exiles, forced to leave in 1959 after Fidel Castro came to power, rather than in May 1956 during the tenure of the U.S.-supported military dictator Batista. According to the Washington Post, these embellishments create a story that resonates with many voters in Florida, who would not be as impressed by the notion that his family were economic migrants seeking a better life in the USA instead of political refugees from a communist regime.[7] Rubio responded to the Washington Post revelations in a posting to the Politico blog by stating, "The real essence of my family’s story is not about the date my parents first entered the United States. Or whether they traveled back and forth between the two nations. Or even the date they left Fidel Castro’s Cuba forever and permanently settled here." [8]

He was baptized, confirmed, and married in the Catholic Church,[1][9][10] but now attends Christ Fellowship, an evangelical Protestant Church in West Kendall, Florida.[11]


moderate libertarian
10-22-2011, 10:48 PM
double post

John F Kennedy III
11-09-2011, 10:29 PM
Nice. I'm glad to see this happen to one of the establishment boys.

02-28-2016, 09:52 AM
bump - http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/marco-rubio-caught-lying-about-his-family-story-by-birthers-national-media-6555745

02-28-2016, 09:57 AM
He has also been caught lying about the ICE agent who tried to meet with him to discuss the Gang of Eight bill Rubio was sponsoring. When questioned, Rubio said Mr. Cain was not an ICE agent but a union representative which was a complete lie.

Rubio is pretty much finished. His once promising career is in shambles.