Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Daily Hypocrite: Marco Rubio

I am still confounded by Marco Rubio openly admitting that he doesn’t give a rat’s ass about his job in the Senate because he wants that promotion … He’s seen in an ad saying, and I quote, “Of course I’m missing votes, I’m running for President.”

And apparently he doesn’t see the problem. He also doesn’t seem to have a problem being an asshatted hypocrite.

Marco Rubio tries to play himself off as “one of us,” though I wonder how many of us would still have a job if we walked away from it because we were looking for another, better, more important job, but I digress. He tries to remind us at every turn about how he’s the son of immigrants … apparently forgetting that, to some extent, we are all the children of immigrants … unless you’re Native American, of course. But here’s the hypocrisy …

In September, Marco Rubio’s campaign manager bragged to reporters that Marco “flies 95 percent commercial, always coach.” And on his website, even Marco Rubio boasts:
“Rather than relying on charter flights on private jets, Marco and the team flies commercial. To date, we’ve flown on American Airlines, Delta, Frontier, Jet Blue, Southwest, Spirit, United Airlines, US Airlines, and Virgin America. If it’s a flight that gets us where we need to go, when we need to get there, we take it.”
In fact, on Rubio’s site, you are encouraged to buy him a plane ticket for $500 and, in return, he’ll mention you on Twitter or his website, or while not doing his job in the Senate, and you’ll receive a postcard from Marco’s travel, signed by Marco and the team, and a personal update on the day from a team member.

The only problem with that is that Marco Rubio is no longer flying commercial, or coach, he’s traveling by private jet. Yup, these days he travels 100% private on a Cessna Citation Excel, at the cost of tens of thousands of dollars a day. And what does Marco Rubio say about this:
“Oh yeah, we can’t get around anymore without the jet. We’d never make it.”
The man blatantly admits he won’t fulfill his job duties because he wants a [promotion, then brags about being one of the people, and flying commercial, while traveling the country on a glitzy private plane.

Yeah. He’s one of us.

Marco Rubio, The Daily Hypocrite.


the dogs' mother said...

do politicians get frequent flyer miles?

Mitchell is Moving said...

In response to the dogs' mother's question: Better frequent flyer miles than frequent liar miles. The airlines would go broke.

anne marie in philly said...

somebody (that means YOU, rubio) needs to STFU NOW! and take your beatle boots off; they are SO 60s fashion!

Susan said...

If he was my Senator (thank God, not), I would never consider re-electing him after his unsuccessful promo-bid, If he had no time for the job before, I wouldn't want him back when he did.

Debbie said...

Sen. Marco Rubio reportedly used his elected office to needle regulators and score a real estate license for his convicted drug dealer brother-in-law. In 2002, Rubio wielded his influence as majority whip of the Florida House of Representatives to recommend relative Orlando Cicilia for a real estate license despite a prior conviction for drug trafficking, The Washington Post reported.

Rubio used his official statehouse stationery for a letter to the Florida Division of Real Estate that advocated for "licensure without reservation" but did not disclose Cicilia was married to his older sister Barbara, The Post said. Cicilia previously served a lengthy prison sentence for his role as the reported "front man" for Cuban-American cocaine kingpin Mario Tabraue, a drug lord who kept spotted leopards on the grounds of his mansion.

Tabraue spent more than a decade behind bars after his 1989 trial reportedly included testimony he tried to dismember the body of a federal informant with a machete.

Cicilia, 58, also went to trial in 1989 and was convicted of distributing $15 million worth of cocaine. He was out of jail less than two years when Rubio sent his glowing endorsement to state regulators, The Post reported after obtaining the letter through the Florida Public Records Act.

Now running for the Republican presidential nomination, Rubio reportedly wrote to the regulators in 2002 that he had known Cicilia "for over 25 years." He did not elaborate on the relationship or mention that the former drug dealer was living in the same West Miami residence as Rubio's parents, The Post reported.

Rubio, 44, declined to answer questions about Cicilia, the newspaper said.