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Life imitates "Popi"
October 23, 2011 - Harry Eagar
In the 1969 movie "Popi," Puerto Rican dishwasher Abraham notices that Puertp Ricans in New York are treated poorly, while Cubans are treated like heroes. He decides his young sons will have a better shot at the American dream if he can turn them into Cubans.
Just like Marco Rubio, who decided he would be more likely to be elected to the United States Senate from Florida if he were the son of refugees from Castro instead of refugees from Bautista, which is what his parents were. So, like Abraham, he faked it.
The Washington Post has the story.
I spend a week or two in Florida each year, where Rubio is widely regarded as a 15-watt bulb. But the real meaning of the Rubio electoral fraud has been missed.
Commentators have noted that the Rubios do not appear to have been political refugees of any kind, although having to flee Bautista would have been an honorable fate. They were mere economic migrants, looking for an easier life in America.
What has not been pointed out, though, is that Cuba in the '50s ought to have been an economic paradise. It had all the elements that Sen. Mitch McConnell wants us to have in 2011 America: no unions, no regulations, low taxes, small government expenditure. And Cuba was, economically, America: Most of its business was controlled from the United States.
So. Rubio's fake narrative of flight from communism is not merely a lie. The real story, we now know, is that his parents were fleeing from the kind of society Republicans want us to impose on ourselves for a high taxing. high spending, regulated but prosperous land.
Marco Rubio is really a liberal Democrat. He's just too dumb to know it.
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