Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, the odds-on favorite to be selected as Mitt Romney’s VP choice if he is nominated, is under siege from a group called Presente Action, a Berkeley organization (surprised?). Their anointed mission is to smear the Senator and his good name early in the process before he can address the general public and the nation’s voters.
They are launching a national anti-Rubio campaign during his big moment in the national spotlight only days before Tuesday’s critical Florida primary. They are claiming that several of Rubio’s positions on key immigration issues are not in lockstep with their ideas of what a Latino should think and portray.
Presente Action, a little-known organization of (they claim) 250,000 members, is aiming their bias towards Rubio, a key player in the Tea Party movement they perceive as the “enemy” in their quest to allow 11 million illegal aliens the right to stay in the U.S. through amnesty or other government maneuvers.
“Rubio has to decide,” said Presente Action co-founder and “strategist” Roberto Lovato, “if he’s a Latino or a Tea Partino.” In other words, will he be what they view as their model of the Latino race and culture, or will he “betray” them and actually think like an independent (American), which apparently is terrifying to the membership of Presente Action.
Time and time again during this Republican campaign season, loosely organized groups of narrow-minded ideologues have attempted to disrupt the candidacy and/or reputations of those who choose to lead. Some of those who have been targeted thus far include Rep. Michele Bachmann, who was not a favorite of gay advocacy groups, and Mitt Romney, simply because he has made a fortune – legally.
Americans have a lot of heavy thinking to do between now and November.
Will this nation be held hostage by every special interest group that comes along that isn’t satisfied with this or that issue affecting their insular lives, or will this be an election built on big ideas for the entire nation as a whole? A people moving forward as a country rather than various tribes cast against each other?
Beginning with President Obama’s half-hearted plea for “equality,” which is code for redistribution of wealth, Americans have to decide whether they will be bullied by dubious “organizations” into hatred and suspicion of their fellow countrymen, or rather burst free of the binds that shroud their choices with racial hatred and bigotry disguised by the liberal media as “free and just.”
Marco Rubio is the latest victim in this ongoing slander that the media joyously covers in an attempt to head off each possible contender to Barack Obama. Instead of actually discussing the president’s record and the future of this country, Americans should be furious at this scurrilous attempt to wrest our freedom of thought from us.
Marco Rubio is only the latest victim of disgused hatred presented as “open discussion” rather than what it is: A public lynching of hatred and fear.
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