Target: Marco Rubio

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Shame on Marco’s parents. If only they’d snuck into the U.S. Then the mildest inquiry into his family history would ignite a media pile-on of “racist kook,” “bigot,” “nativist” against the enquirer.

“If The Washington Post wants to criticize me for getting a few dates wrong, I accept that,” wrote Senator Rubio in his official rebuttal. “But to call into question the central and defining event of my parents’ young lives – the fact that a brutal communist dictator took control of their homeland and they were never able to return – is something I will not tolerate. They stayed because, after January 1959, the Cuba they knew disappeared. They wanted to go back…”

In fact, the back and forth of Cubans between the U.S. and pre-Stalinist Cuba, for both business and pleasure, was common and considered unremarkable at the time. Same for the back and forth of Americans themselves.  Think Ernest Hemingway.  In 1953 more Cubans vacationed in the U.S. than Americans in Cuba.

And why not?  “One feature of the Cuban social structure is a large middle class,documented a report by the UN’s International Labor Organization in 1957. Both this writer’s maternal grandparents were born in Florida of Cuban parents here legally for a few years.  But their parents returned with their infant children to Cuba, where all spent the rest of their lives–until Castro’s Stalinism made their 1962 stay in the U.S.  permanent.

So imagine: these Hispanic parents voluntarily vacated the U.S. with their invaluable “anchor babies.” And my grandparents’ case was hardly exceptional among pre-Castro Cubans. The cultural, ethnic and business ties between former Spanish colony Florida and former Spanish colony Cuba made such things commonplace.  Even as Spain’s “crown” colony in the 19th century Cuba did more business with the U.S. than with Spain.

The notion of people with Spanish surnames departing the U.S. for their native countries smiling and accompanied by their families instead of glowering and accompanied by the Border Patrol or Sherriff Arapio just doesn’t register in today’s America. But it was routine throughout the 20th century for Cubans. In the 1950s when Cubans were perfectly free to emigrate with all their property, family, etc. and U.S. visas were issued to them for the asking, only around 25,000 Cubans lived permanently in the U.S.  About the same number of Americans lived in Cuba.

But The Godfather II shows none of this, you see. Their exclusive educational source on pre-Castro Cuba omits it–so liberals remain (willfully) oblivious. Sounds flippant? Well, here’s Chris Matthews from this very Sunday, while hosting the author of the WaPo hit-piece: “I mean everybody who saw Godfather II knows what it was like when Castro took over!”

Right after hailing Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo as his primary historians on Cuba, Matthews gushed that his guest Manuel Franzi-Roig should win a Pulitzer Prize for his Rubio hit-piece.

You simply cannot make this stuff up.

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  • cedarhill

    History should mark the first Bush administration as the point where America peaked and then began it's descent into the abyss.

    Bush the First failed to follow the path of Reagan. Bush the Second deviated from Bush the First but ried to be JFK the Second and failed miserably.

    Now, as predicted, the elites have given us a thousand points of misery.

    • smokehouse56

      Still on the Bush's fault crap. Get a life and go burn a flag somewhere.

      • alexander

        Yep, those dorks "forgot" idiocies of Carter….But let'em b*tch, for a sake of argument:
        OK, you are right. NOW WHAT???? And they do not know, their GGod FuBAR Ack does know, nor his vast tonnage of leftist imbeciles do not know..
        Whatta circus.

      • Scorp1168

        Let us not forget that the deficit was doubled to $10 Trillion BEFORE Obummer took office; and a $1.5 Trillion annual operating deficit. I am not saying Obummer is some fantastic President, but common sense and reality dictate that he stepped into a massive pile of crap and proceeded to splatter it all over. If you are not totally convinced that both parties are working together to screw everyone, you are obviously delusional.

        • StephenD

          Alexander says it best "OK, you are right. NOW WHAT????"

          • Herman Caintonette

            Redistribute the wealth, impose rational tariffs, and put people back to work.

    • 777

      That's why man cannot fix our problems and Jesus Christ is the only answer to the worlds problems

      • alan g

        I don’t think JC himself would want to step into this mess that we put ourselves in. Keep in mind, most of the dept was accumulated the last 2 years of Bushes presidency. Who controlled congress at the time. I’m just saying. By the way, I meant debt, not dept.

        • Fergie

          The best crap spreaders in our government are Nasty Nancy Palosi and Horrible Harry Reid – those two were in control during GW’s presidency and have maintained that deity status even before that and currently – Nasty Nancy would send her majority Whip to pull in the poor empty headed dims and force them to co-sign big spending bills that funneled money where ever her big donors lived – look at the pork those pigs swallowed and look at Nasty’s bank accounts – they were their own economic bubble! Then Horrible Harry would add his list of favorite porkers to the bill GW needed to pass and there you go – kick backs are so much fun when you’re in politics, cause whose policing the police? The police of course – nice set-up if you ask me.

  • alexander

    Great American – Senator Rubio.
    Please help to save America… See Dick Moris talking about:
    What Motivates Obama?

    • Amused

      Dick Morris ? Aint he the guy caught in the hotel room crawling around in womens underwear ???]LOLOLOL……credibility personified !!!

  • voted against carter

    As usual the libratards TRY and smear ANY one who call them out. FAIL.

    Stupid libratards.

  • StephenD

    I think this is a very good piece of work Mr. Fontova. I hope America gets to see much more of what makes Marco Rubio tick. It really is irrelevant for me (his ethnicity) but the character that has grown from such humble beginnings is a testament to the fact that it takes heat and pressure to make a diamond and I think he may prove to be the jewel of America.

  • Herman Caintonette

    If I had a dollar for every time a politician embellished his resume, I could hire Bill Gates as my personal valet. But if the central theme of your resume is a fraud, you lose all cred, and as it is said in politics, sooner or later, your sins will find you out.

    Rubio has been caught out. His parents weren't struggling Cubans fleeing the terror of the Castro regime; they were part of the wealthy Batista elite, who moved to Miami to live the good life. He is a fraud, and should be discounted accordingly.

    • alan g

      Herman, give it up already. Nobody is interested in what garbage you are putting out. You are nothing but a cynic in what you are saying. Go back and tell your boss Barack or Soros that you failed.

      • Herman Caintonette

        A cynic is a man who sees the world as it is.

        And yes, I can see why you might want to have a purer intellectual echo-chamber. It is the same everywhere — from HuffPo to Townhall, from Salon to FrontPage. That there might be a credible opposing viewpoint gets in the way of your immaculate preconceptions.

        With Heinlein (iirc), I have never learned from a man who agrees with me. That is why I don't want to be in an echo-chamber.

        • alan g

          You had better check you definition of the word cynic. You are even wrong about that. I now understand what happened to you. You must have been a CU graduate. (Columbia University)

          • Herman Caintonette

            The modern dictionary definition of cynic is "a person who believes that only selfishness motivates human actions." Even Dale Carnegie agrees with me on this point.

    • alan g

      Herman, would you say the same thing about your boss, Barack? After all he has lied and embellished his past from his birth and throughout his growing up. From his commie parents to Frank Marshall to all of his marxist relationships. Reverend wright, bill Aires. I literally can go on and on. So please spare me your condemnation of what appears to be smart, wise and descent guy like Rubio. I would take him over Obama in a nano-second.

      • Herman Caintonette

        He's not my boss; I don't carry a brief for him. Rubio, Romney, Obama, you name it: the way to tell when a politician is lying is when his or her mouth is moving.

        Rubio was too good to be true, which was why I am not surprised that he was caught out as a liar.

        • Reese

          Oh………you carry a brief for him…..and you carry water for him……and you crawl around at his narcissist feet. You are disgusting.

          • Herman Caintonette

            Reese, you aren't paying attention.

    • Fergie

      Herman,
      In the real world, where history is not invented or remade, you are what we like to call A MORONIC ILL-INFORMED JERK – I can tell you didn’t read this article or anything that will sway you from your warped beliefs that ONLY RICH PEOPLE CAME FROM CUBA AND THAT WAS JUST BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T WANT CASTRO TO TAKE BACK ALL THE MONEY THEY STOLE – just like a good little leftist troll – now buzz off you buzzard of the left – go back to the dead carrion you flew off of.

      • Herman Caintonette

        The poor Cubans couldn't buy their way in.

        Rubio's cover story was a fraud, borne of expediency. Cubans have been, by and large, the only Hispanic sub-group that has been consistently Republican.

        • Chris Nichols

          Because they know a communist when they see one. Poor Cubans couldn't buy their way in? Into where?

  • Reese

    Marco Rubio is a great man. His parents hated communism, oppression, and anti-freedom in Cuba and got the hell out of there and raised Marco up to know that Communism, Socialism, Marxism, Naziism are evil. That's why the Liberal Progressives / Islamists / Marxists / Socialists / Communists / Naziis / Green Earth Worshippers-Worship of Created Instead of Creator people have all joined together to hate him …and to hate Israel, Jews, Judeo-Christianity, Conservatism, the Tea Party.

  • Supreme_Galooty

    HC reminds me of the little purple troll covered with frog hair, who shouts inanities at the small but growing crowd. His stature grows and grows until the bus arrives and suddenly his audience is gone. Boo Hoo. Po' widdew Hoimonette.

    • Herman Caintonette

      The short bus comes to you, for obvious reasons.

  • Amused

    Just like those who claim heroic military careers , buy phony medals ….all in all making themselves out to be something they are not , Rubio got busted . He capitalized on his fairey-tale and spun out a political "career " with it . HC 's conclusions are most likely true , to leave Cuba when they did , his family was certainly not among the persecuted by BVatista OR Castro . Most of the little nimrods here can not connect the dots ….lol…no surprise there eh ?

  • Amused

    Rubio comes from my neck of the woods and I'vre heard his speeches , most of which were laced with his little "refugee story " , and it has gottewn him pleny of political mileage especially amongst the many Cubanos which dominate his district .
    Supremo Galuto and Stephen [foot in his mouth] D , neither of you knowwhat you're talking about .

    • StephenD

      LOL. And how did I put my foot in my mouth? Regardless of whether his parents were "refugees" from Cuba Marco Rubio stands for all the right stuff…so far. I'll continue to sing his praise unless and until his positions shift or his votes not reflect my beliefs. What don't you get about this?

  • Amused

    Suck up to the author boys …..that's what you're here for .

  • Amused

    And Ole'Humberto 's just another red meat flinger . With an Hispanic flair .If I had a nickel for every hairbrained article he put up here , I could make a mortgage payment .
    Aint that right Humberto ? In fact you may not even be an Humberto , more likely a James or William .LOLOLOLOL

  • bearone7777

    Hello,
    I will have to watch my mouth here, and be decent for my Christianity demands that of me. If you will there is not to much that needs to be said here other than Univision is owned by NBC—DOES THAT SAY ENOUGH FOR YOU??