Tuesday, November 29, 2016


Oh, Florida, how dumb can you be? I mean, you elected Marco Rubio as your Senator once and he, to be fair, did a terrible job. Then he up and told you he wasn’t even going to finish the job to which you elected him, and the job where you pay his salary, because he wanted to be president and he would never, ever go back to the Senate again.

So he stopped working for you, and ran for president and failed miserably at that job, too. And then he came crawling back home and suddenly realized he might become an unemployed has-been so he asked you to re-elect him to the Senate—the job he stopped doing, the job he said he no longer wanted, the job he stopped showing up for—and you voted him in again.

How.Dumb.Are.You? Don’t bother, it’s a rhetorical question and, actually, not at all the subject of this blog post. Nope, this is about the death of Fidel Castro, tyrant, dictator, human rights violator, and despot. And, yes, to be clear, a family man; father, brother, cousin, uncle ...

When Castro passed away over the weekend at the age of 90, President Barack Obama said:
“At this time of Fidel Castro’s passing, we extend a hand of friendship to the Cuban people. We know that this moment fills Cubans – in Cuba and in the United States – with powerful emotions, recalling the countless ways in which Fidel Castro altered the course of individual lives, families, and of the Cuban nation. History will record and judge the enormous impact of this singular figure on the people and world around him…”
There was no praise for Castro, just condolences to the family who lost someone they loved. But that wasn’t enough for Rubio, who then took to the media to call the President’s comments “pathetic”:
“Barack Obama is the president of the most powerful country in the world. And what I called pathetic is not mentioning whatsoever in that statement the reality that there are thousands upon thousands of people who suffered brutally under the Castro regime. He executed people. He jailed people for 20 to 30 years. The Florida Straits, there are thousands of people who lost their lives fleeing his dictatorship. And not to acknowledge any of that in the statement, I felt was pathetic, absolutely.”
But should we have expected more for lying, pandering, can’t get elected, can’t do his job, Marco Rubio? See, because after Castro’s death Marco Rubio ran to the media to talk about Fidel Castro’s history of oppressing gays.

Huh; oppressing gays? Who else has done that? Oh, wait ...Marco Rubio.
Marco Rubio who voted against the Employment Non-Discrimination Act [ENDA] which would have protected LGBT Americans from being fired from their jobs based solely on their sexual orientation.
Marco Rubio supported the Defense of Marriage Act [DOMA] and was steadfastly against marriage equality even after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of it.
Marco Rubio has raised money for the Arizona Center For Public Policy, which advocates for "ex-gay" torture among other anti-gay positions.
Marco Rubio allowed his voice to be used in robocalls for the National Organization for Marriage [NOM].
Marco Rubio has vowed to do whatever he can to undo the Supreme Court’s Obergefell ruling which made marriage legal in the United States for same-sex couples.
Marco Rubio was a sponsor of the First Amendment Defense Act [FADA], which would legalize anti-LGBT discrimination nationwide.
Marco Rubio threatened to withdraw his own immigration reform bill if it were be applied to same-sex couples.
Marco Rubio declared that gay adoption is a “social experiment” that “shouldn’t be forced on children.”
So when Marco Rubio stands up and denounced Fidel Castro for being anti-LGBT—and to be clear, in 2010, Fidel Castro told the press that he took the blame for the “great injustices” suffered by his nation’s gay community—when he himself has been at the forefront in this country of many of the same vile ideas, he is nothing but a pandering lying asshat of epic proportions.

And please, let us not forget how Marco Rubio blatantly lied about his own family’s history with Fidel Castro, claiming that they fled Cuba after the revolution when in fact they were living comfortably in Miami years before Castro seized power.

Florida. This is what you elected to office ... again. A pandering asshat who knocks down Castro when, apparently, he and Castro share many of the same ideas—even if there is evidence that Castro had evolved on LGBT issues. A lying pandering asshat who can’t even tell the truth about how, and when, he arrived in America.

Marco Rubio. F**k off.
Issue Hawk


the dogs' mother said...

MR doesn't 'disappoint'. :-)

Professor Chaos said...

It's so unbelievably shameless when right wing Christian nuts wail about the mistreatment of women and/or LGBT people in countries they don't like (esp Muslim countries). It feels a lot like envy, like they wish they could force women into burqas and gays into closets. But for Jeebus, not for Allah, so it would be okay.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Interesting facts about Marco Rubio of which I was unaware. He was vociferous as well in his condemnation of our Prime Minister's remarks on the passing of Castro.

One of my favourite "Simpsons" gags is where Fidel Castro is boasting that they love him so much in San Francisco, they named part of the city after him. Then an aide whispers in his ear and Castro says, "It's full of WHAT?" Hahahahahaha!

anne marie in philly said...

oh, debra, I LOVE that one!

Ex-Restaurant Manager said...

Being a resident of the most conservative part of Florida, I can tell you that even here, Marco was not popular. The problem, and it was nationwide, is that the Democrats could not find suitable opponents. Patrick Murphy had too many skeletons in his closet, true or not. Here in the panhandle of Florida, I didn't even bother voting in the (closed) primaries, being a registered Democrat, the only thing on the ballot for me was between Bernie and Hillary. The DNC tends to ignore this area, because they think it's a lost cause. It's that thinking that keeps people from the polls.

Helen Lashbrook said...

Gosh, even Fidel Castro was more ahead of the times than little lyin' Marco! That puts him in his place.

I really don't understand this hatred extremists have against anyone who is different from them. Some of the alt-right make the Nazis look weak on social issues!