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Rubio Wants To Be A Democrat

April 24, 2012
Roy Warden, Arizona Common Sense

In his recent effort to court the mythical “Hispanic” vote and move presidential hopeful Mitch Romney to the center, Florida Senator Marco Rubio shows that republicans can play the politics of ethnic division (aka “the race card”) as mindlessly as any democrat.

Washington insider news source the National Journal reports that  Rubio, who once supported Arizona’s SB1070, has now taken aim at  the nation’s most successful law employed to discourage illegal entry and to encourage those already unlawfully here to make a run for the border, or perhaps to greener pastures in California and New York.

Rubio seems to think: If republicans become more like democrats and denounce SB1070, (maybe…somehow) more “Hispanics” will vote for them.

Rubio’s premise that those with brown skin all think alike is flawed: go ask Arizona Open Border and Amnesty Opponents like activist Anna Gaines, a so-called “Hispanic” who stumps for Russell Pearce, Claudia White, a naturalized American citizen born in Mexico who is President of Arizonans for Immigration Control, former Minuteman VP Al Garza who heads up Patriot Coalition, Col. Al Rodriquez, the leader of You Don’t Speak for Me…

In 2008 John McCain energetically courted the “Hispanic vote” by kowtowing to the National Council of La Raza, a major factor in his decline amongst Arizona voters, without showing any increase in popularity amongst “Hispanic” voters, so called, including members of La Raza.

The problem with courting “Hispanics” on the basis of the perceived common interest of ethnicity, or brown skin color, is simply this: what kind of brown skinned politician, or voter, are you?

Rubio, who doctrinally is more aligned with the democrats, himself is a so-called “Cuban-American.” Because the left wing media has successfully divided many of our political perceptions on the basis of race or ethnicity, quite naturally Rubio identifies himself as a “republican” even though his heart isn’t in it.

The reason behind Rubio’s choice of party affiliation is simple: In Florida, the so-called “Cuban-American” community, with their recent memories of Janet Reno and democrat President Clinton sending a terrified Elian Gonzalez back to Cuba, at gunpoint (!!!) and much longer memories of the now sanctified democrat President JFK abandoning thousands of their Cuban born grandfathers, fathers, brothers, uncles and sons to die on the beaches of Bahia de Cochinos in 1961, justifiably, hates the guts of anyone on the ballot with a “D” after his name.

Hence: by necessity Rubio cannot be a democrat, much as he might want to; as long as he lives in Florida he must be a republican, whether he likes it or not.

Regarding Rubio’s courtship of the “Hispanic vote” I would like to ask him this: show me the political connection between “Puerto Rican-Americans”, who in Florida are mostly democrats, and the (mostly) republican “Cuban-Americans.”

Can you refer to either group as “Latino,” or “Hispanic,” and expect them to vote together as a block on the simplistic basis of ethnicity?

I suppose sometime in the distant future, in a parallel universe, someday, Puerto Rican-Americans and Cuban-Americans just might join hands and sing “Cumbaya”; perhaps it will happen on the same day hell freezes over, which will be the same day Mexicans stop making rude jokes about the ethnic and cultural inferiority of Blacks and Guatemalans.

You haven’t heard that one? Then you haven’t bothered to read Memin Pinguin or the left wing commentary of Gustavo Arellano, unabashed supporter of “La Raza” and writer of the weekly column Ask a Mexican!

Maybe (someday) rational, non-partisan political thinkers will have the courage to call for an end to the politics of ethnic division, and the beginning of politic affiliation on the basis of shared moral  principals, but don’t hold your breath: there’s still too much money to be made by supporting racial division, and keeping Americans fighting amongst themselves,  as it now stands.

As for so called “Hispanics” like Al Garza and Col. Rodriquez? Believe me: they have nothing in common with politicians like Rubio. They don’t lay claim to hyphenated political identities or make use of left wing, made up political labels.

Refer to either one of these guys as a “Mexican-American” or a “Latino” and you’ll (most likely) get a fist in your face.

In spite of being called “Vendidos” by members of La Raza, both Garza and Rodriquez simply call themselves “Americans.” Now, how refreshing is that!

One Comment leave one →
  1. April 24, 2012 9:15 am

    Tragically, race based politics is the order of the day on both sides of the political spectrum. Principle takes back seat.

    That said, my beef with a Rubio VP candidacy is that it creates an insuperable moral conundrum for me. Like millions of other anti-Obama, anti-Progressive voters, I am Conservative and, most importantly, an originalist. Though my abject fear of 4 more years of Progressive tyranny in DC is anathema, I may be compelled to stay home in November. Why? After years of carefully researching the meaning of “natural born citizenship”, it is abundantly clear to me that Sen Rubio, like Obama, is constitutionally ineligible for that office. If, like the Progressives, the GOP ignores the Constitution in this regard, in good conscience I cannot–I will not–violate my constitutional principles. For me the Constitution trumps party loyalty at all times.

    I can only hope and pray that the Romney campaign seeks an affirming SCOTUS advisory opinion on Rubio’s eligibility before tapping Rubio for the VP slot.

    Two wrongs don’t make a right. And if Rubio is tapped without appropriate constitutional authority, my duty is clear.

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