Marco Rubio Caught Lying About His Family Story by Birthers, National Media

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American politics is a fickle bitch. One day you're Marco Rubio, Tea Party pretty boy and front-runner for the Republican vice presidential nomination. The next day, you're just an asshole who distorted his family history to play on the sympathy of constituents, including fellow Cuban-Americans.

According to documents unearthed by birthers earlier this week, Rubio isn't actually the "son of exiles" he claims to be. His parents came to the United States in 1956 -- nearly three years before Castro came to power.

So much for transparency, Marco.

The quasi scandal began earlier this week when birthers once again began grumbling about Rubio's qualifications for the presidency.

Yesterday morning, The St. Petersburg Times checked out the claims of Charles Kerchner, a birther who said nationalization records showed that Rubio's parents arrived in the U.S. in 1956 -- not 1959 as Rubio has often stated.

Rubio's own Senate biography says that his parents, Mario and Oriales Rubio, "came to America following Fidel Castro's takeover" -- meaning 1959 at the earliest.

The Washington Post quickly picked-up on the snafu in a scathing article:
...the 40-year-old senator with the boyish smile and prom-king good looks has drawn on the power of that claim to entrance audiences captivated by the rhetorical skills of one of the more dynamic stump speakers in modern American politics.

The real story of his parents' migration appears to be a more conventional immigrant narrative, a couple who came to the United States seeking a better life. In the year they arrived in Florida, the future Marxist dictator was in Mexico plotting a quixotic return to Cuba.

Of course, we reported more than a year ago that Rubio's shit wasn't as unstinky as he claimed. He's a world-class opportunist whose fiscal conservatism is a facade. But we didn't see this coming.

Rubio admitted to the Post that his parents arrived in 1956, but then fell back on some very un-vice-presidential excuses for his mistake.

"I'm going off the oral history of my family," he said. "All of these documents and passports are not things that I carried around with me."

Yeah, right. Any self-respecting cubano sure as hell knows when his or her family arrived in the United States. Heck, most can tell you the exact day.

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Badbytes
Badbytes

"Florida is like Alabama with cortaditos and ceviche" You have hit the nail in the head with that statement. The old Cubans cast an automatic vote for Republicans with out knowing a thing about the Candidate. What that generation of Cubans does not understand is the the Republicans are just using them. If Castro would have died of natural causes today or if we aided the citizens of Cuba to overthrough his regime what platform will the Republicans have in Miami? Will my parents and the Cubans of that generation who are mostly prejiduce towards blacks give Obama credit? I've engaged with successful Cubans in places like Alabama and I noticed that majority of them would not take the time to speak with a fellow Cuban who was not whithin his circle of financially successful friends.

James Tall
James Tall

It all goes back to credibility - he didn't have it after the Republican Party of Florida credit card scandal (Which still hasn't see the full consequences yet)... if he'll lie about that he'll lie about anything.

goldfinger47
goldfinger47

Is there anybody in politics today that can pass a lie detector test?

We need to have some requirements for a president beyond being native born and over 35.  That might be OK for a banana republic.  Maybe that's why we are gravitating toward being a banana republic

How about, for starters:1. An IQ over 100.2. At least a high school diploma with passing grades or a college degree with 3.0 GPA or better and coursework in an academic subject (no basket weaving, please).  And at least passing grades in math and science, preferably with a physics course or two.3. Ability to pass a lie detector test on any question that might be posed.

That is no more stringent than most employers of a top company would require.

And maybe one more: No more damn lawyers or ex-wall streeters and economists need apply.

I would sooner vote for an honest ex-trash collector than the bums we have had for the last 50 years.

Jeff Allen
Jeff Allen

Can't he just forge a new Birth Certificate?

truthseeker
truthseeker

All these politicians are liars. It seems this is a requirement for the job. I don't have a problem with the birther movement. It is about time that somebody looks after the interest of the american people because we are all not immigrants, contrary to the push down our throats over the last 25 years that this is a country of immigrants. Well if you are not immigrant in  america, than who the heck are you? we have a distinct culture in america and I do not believe immigrants contribute to this culture in such a large way. the government, corporations and elite ruling class in this country have done a real dirty job on the psychuc of the american people. It is shameful. unfortunately, this is a world-wide problem, I guess this is part of the so-called one world order - no borders - no soverign nationhood

Brad
Brad

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jaime
jaime

I dont carry around my family bible but I damn well know where my parents came from and when. Again another cheap politician that bends facts and claims ignorance about basic information. Nothing Rubio says is in cement but in Jello.

Guacaxlnt
Guacaxlnt

Lying kind of gives a negative impression on anyone but even more so for a politician who claims to be honest and ethical. But then flip flopping seems to be a trend this voting season.

rafael000
rafael000

No wonder no body reads this shit hell of newspaper always anti cuban or anything positive about Miami, why don't you move out to Chicago, LA, or any other city. Miami has its problems but are few comparing to any other major city.

Winknnudge
Winknnudge

Marco did not say his parents FIRST came to America after Fidel Castro's takeover.  Because they went back to Cuba after the Castro's takeover and came back to America before the "wall went up," Marco's statement is truthful.  Besides, no sane Cuban would have risked going back after the wall went up. Marco's parents were clearly exiles.

Clearly, the Washington Post is trying to make something out of nothing in order to sell papers.

Steve Fischer
Steve Fischer

Voters in Florida will forget by the next time he runs- no big deal.

Lazaro Carmenate
Lazaro Carmenate

It's a non issue, you guys are just trying to throw anything at him to see what sticks. No matter how you look at it at the end of the day the core of his story is true. He is the son of exiles who fled from one Dictator and didn't return because the Dictator that followed was worse than the previous one. Is there a problem? Good thing all these minor details are being clarified now and not in a few years when he's running for President. :)

Sobemichael
Sobemichael

OHH!H!!! NOOO, he lied...  who cares.... if he thinks he came over in 1959 or 3 years earlier, how would he know? he wasnt there at that time due to he wasnt even born yet...     oh such a scandal you yet found, you deserve an award..  it would be better if you would have interviewed him about this subject rather than just speculating you know the whole story...without  of course, knowing the whole story right.... because, who needs to ask questions when the media can just guess..  its easier that way... right.... 

MarlenaJohnson
MarlenaJohnson

Co-worker's aunt makes $79 hourly on the PC. She has been fired from work for 11 months but last month her paycheck was $6958 just working on the computer for a few hours. Read about it on this web site.... C a s h M a n y . c o m

MarlenaJohnson
MarlenaJohnson

Co-worker's aunt makes $79 hourly on the PC. She has been fired from work for 11 months but last month her paycheck was $6958 just working on the computer for a few hours. Read about it on this web site........http://alturl.com/cqw8b

Vanessa Wright
Vanessa Wright

So the Senator Rubio is an Anchor Baby...OMG  The GOPT heads must be spinning.

J Nall
J Nall

He's just another lying piece of shit politician. Anything to get elected...

The Babalao
The Babalao

he should be impeached. Anchor baby college degrees are invalid w/o the DREAM Act that Rubio opposes.

Lulum28
Lulum28

are you kidding me?! Wow! This is plain RIDICULOUS! I couldn't tell you the exact date my parents came to this country but the point is they came to this country to pursue the American Dream. They knew the value of hard work and they knew they could make something of themselves if they came to this country. When they came isn't relevant...it's the reasons why they came. 

GuntherZorn
GuntherZorn

In any other context it isn't relevant. It's only relevant because they make it relevant. Exilios wear that status like a badge. It is the lie about his status for political advantage that is relevant.

Felix
Felix

Shit, I'm more American then this guy and we basically have the same heritage. My parents both came at young age in the 60's and legally became citizens, I was born two decades later. If I wanted to, I could run for President. But then again, nah!

Lukeisstupid
Lukeisstupid

Miller,Your complaining about a gap of 3 years? Rubio is getting assaulted because he is a conservative and liberals hate all things America stands for. Obama is a muslim and states he is a christian! How many christians do you know names Hussein?  

Fernie B
Fernie B

My last name is German and i dont speak a word of german.... your short bus is leaving re-re

Lukeisstupid
Lukeisstupid

People change their names for muslim tradition. Idiots.

GuntherZorn
GuntherZorn

Oh geez ... do we have to trot out names of famous christian murderers just to shut you up?

Guest
Guest

"Yeah, right. Any self-respecting cubano sure as hell knows when his or her family arrived in the United States. Heck, most can tell you the exact day." 

I don't know any self-respecting cubanos....

James Tall
James Tall

too bad, their food is awesome...

Nicetrini
Nicetrini

Isn't that the same as someone claiming to be a war veteran when they're not?

GuntherZorn
GuntherZorn

Simple: Rubio traded on a false exilio status his entire political career. He has proven to be dishonest. That should be enough to prevent his reelection.

Fernie B
Fernie B

yeah in 5 years.. he is laughing all the way the bank.. making 200K a year for the next 5 years... but hey florida you voted for d-bag..deal with it. You want to get back at him? but for every democrat next election

GuntherZorn
GuntherZorn

I didn't vote for him. Since lying about your heritage is not an impeachable offense, we are stuck with him for the remainder of the term.

Lukeisstupid
Lukeisstupid

How many times has Obama lied to the American people?

GuntherZorn
GuntherZorn

I give up, stupid Luke. How many?

Lukeisstupid
Lukeisstupid

Most liberals can't read. Thats why they love to give my tax dollars to fellow illiterate liberals.

Sir Sausage
Sir Sausage

Dude, its a sarcastic response

You can't read the lines...or read between the lines...sad

Fernie B
Fernie B

so by this time in 2015 will be what 22,000? cause no way the parade of losers you have in your party can beat him. that retarded kid from that 80s sit-com can beat any of your clowns... well, at least clowns are funny...so my apologies to clowns.

Sir Sausage
Sir Sausage

Eleventeen-thousand.  Give or take a few.

Fernie B
Fernie B

im sorry dude..but you had this coming.... ANCHOR BABY!........ How you like them apples. the sad thing is..all republicans are thinking that and all Cubans will still vote republican..

Fernie B
Fernie B

By the way, just to clarify things, even though I hate this hypocritical POS that panders to the old cubans, I still think that A)He is Legal B)Should be able to run for any Office C)even if his parents were illegal he should be able to run for office despite the anchor baby stain. Cause that's how we democrats roll baby. We respect all parts of the constitution...not just the ones we like. 14th amendment baby...USA love it or leave it. I could care less about this story. I want an investigation into his finances..This guy Was/is BBF with Rivera... so Marquito cant be clean

Sir Sausage
Sir Sausage

Why don't you post up the part of the article where it says his parents came here illegally?

Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

many Republicans want to consider amending or is repealing the 14th amendment to make sure anchor babies do not get citizenship. I wonder whether some Republicans silently resent him. Marco rubio

Sir Sausage
Sir Sausage

No thanks, I no longer need to make any changes to my mortgage.  I just got off the phone with a Nigerian doctor.  Apparently a family member I never knew I had recently died and left me millions of dollars.  I will have all the money in my bank account within hours of them receiving the $3,000 I must pay to release the funds.

f b
f b

wow you get thrown off that easily? hmmm.. listen I run a mortgage reconciliation company. Call me about lowering your mortgage payment..I can lower it 65%!

Sir Sausage
Sir Sausage

All your silly... ellipses... threw me off...

Fernie B
Fernie B

dude, that was an ironic statement. It was a commentary on how most republicans think.You cant read the lines...or read between the lines...sad

Sir Sausage
Sir Sausage

Looks like you missed the post above where he used the pejorative term anchor baby to refer to him.

Let me make it easier for you to understand by copying and pasting it here:

"im sorry dude..but you had this coming.... ANCHOR BABY!........ How you like them apples. the sad thing is..all republicans are thinking that and all Cubans will still vote republican.."

Gary Hewitt
Gary Hewitt

Talk about peoplethat don't read before posting! I made it easier for you to understand by seperating out each portion of what he said.

" I still think that A)He is Legal B)Should be able to run for any Office C)even if his parents were illegal he should be able to run for office despite the anchor baby stain. Cause that's how we democrat roll baby. We respect all parts of the constitution...not just the ones we like. 14th amendment baby...USA love it or leave it. I could care less about this story."(Fernie B).

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