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Rubio Fires Back at Report That He Embellished Family Story
FoxNews.com ^ | October 20, 2011 | unattributed

Posted on 10/20/2011 6:57:57 PM PDT by Hunton Peck

Sen. Marco Rubio is firing back at a Washington Post report that claims he embellished his Cuban family’s history.

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“To suggest my family’s story is embellished for political gain is outrageous,” he said in a written statement. “The dates I have given regarding my family’s history have always been based on my parents’ recollections of events that occurred over 55 years ago and which were relayed to me by them more than two decades after they happened. I was not made aware of the exact dates until very recently.

“What’s important is that the essential facts of my family’s story are completely accurate,” Rubio said, adding that Castro’s ascension to power meant that his family would not be able to achieve their dream of returning to Cuba.

Rubio said his parents, Mario and Oriales Rubio, and his brother, Mario, arrived in the U.S. in 1956 on an immigration visa, prepared to live there permanently but hoping to return to Cuba one day.

In 1961, he said, his mother and older siblings returned...

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Cuba; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: marcorubio; rubio; washingtonpost
The story at which he's firing: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2795791/posts
1 posted on 10/20/2011 6:58:06 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
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To: Hunton Peck
Phil Graham is the flaming nut case from Miami.

He cheated on Catherine and wanted her out of her family business

Then committed suicide

2 posted on 10/20/2011 7:04:20 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: Hunton Peck

When can we see such meticulous examination of family information about Barack Hussein’s rancid family history by the Washington Compost? They are not at all interested in finding out who his parents and grandparents were hanging out with during his impressionable years, who paid for his expensive schooling all the way to the university level and what he was doing in Paa-kee-stahn during his college years. Inquiring minds at the Compost only want to find flaws in freedom-loving American families such as Rubio’s. Shameful.


3 posted on 10/20/2011 7:11:03 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Hunton Peck
He's a busybody who conspired with Charlie Crist to pass a law making Florida a primary seat belt enforcement state, legislation that even Jeb Bush had the sense to veto more than once.

Now I have to belt up if I am driving 3 blocks away to the supermarket or risk getting pulled over by some donut eater extorting money for the county.

He's better than a democrat, but is very suspect.

4 posted on 10/20/2011 7:11:09 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Hunton Peck
Politician. Mouth moving.

I have some well earned first-order conclusions regarding those two inputs.

/johnny

5 posted on 10/20/2011 7:14:55 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: Rome2000
Personally I like for drivers to be in as much control of their vehicles as possible. That necessarily includes wearing a seat belt. The airbags do nothing to keep you in control, and ESC is of only limited use in that regard.

Please use your seat belt.

6 posted on 10/20/2011 7:15:22 PM PDT by muawiyah
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Name Another Site Where You Can Get As Much Information

Can't Think Of One?

Then Why Don't You Donate

7 posted on 10/20/2011 7:15:26 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: txrefugee; All

Read about Omuslim’s sordid family history:

http://theobamafile.com/index_next_personal.html


8 posted on 10/20/2011 7:16:55 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: JRandomFreeper
I have some well earned first-order conclusions regarding those two inputs.

How fascinating.

What are your specific conclusions regarding Rubio's comments here?

9 posted on 10/20/2011 7:18:09 PM PDT by Chunga ("Woo hoo!! Palin/West 2012. Unbeatable!!" - Jim Robinson)
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To: muawiyah
Your personal likes or dislikes have nothing to do with freedom.

Just like cell phone use, Bush passed legislation outlawing individual states and counties from passing laws against their use, did the same thing with firearms.

I can drive with a cell phone in one hand and a 45 in the other, but because of those meddling pricks Rubio and Crist I have to be strapped in.

10 posted on 10/20/2011 7:28:51 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Rome2000

Individual cities and counties, not states.


11 posted on 10/20/2011 7:30:11 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Hunton Peck
If the comPost thinks Bowbama is a great orator, they hve jumped the shark messing with Rubio and his family. Rubio will run rings around Bowbama and the comPost!

Shameless lame stream media...

12 posted on 10/20/2011 7:30:34 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Chunga
First order rule: If a politician's mouth is moving, he's lying or covering up.

I'm equal opportunity anti-strong feral gooberment. If I was king for a day, we'd have new lamp-post garnish.

I have no respect for the current government of the United States. R or D. They have overstepped their bounds and need to be put back into their appropriate place. As servants. Per the Constitution.

/johnny

13 posted on 10/20/2011 7:34:50 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: muawiyah
Please use your seat belt.

I do, because I love me. And it was nice of you to ask, without sending men in blue uniforms, wearing guns, and getting paid by a government to make sure I do.

Wearing seatbelts is a good idea.

Sending armed agents of the state to enforce it is a bad idea.

Because government is all about the naked use of force.

Not persuasion.

/johnny

14 posted on 10/20/2011 7:39:28 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: txrefugee

“what he was doing in Paa-kee-stahn during his college years”

Yeah, where is the investigative report on what the dweeb did in Pakistan Amazing that there is silence about this and dozens of other details.

Like why in he hell was he editor of the Harvard Law Review but never wrote anything for it?

Who did he smoke pot with in college?

Was he stoned during the 60 minute “punch drunk” interview? (Anyone with eyes can see that he was AND HE IS PRESIDENT!)

Why is this idiot President at all?


15 posted on 10/20/2011 8:04:48 PM PDT by garjog
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To: JRandomFreeper

Marco Rubio was the youngest ever speaker of the House in Florida. He is a decent young man with high ethics. He is also a rising star in the Republican Party and is likely seen as a huge threat to Obama and getting the Hispanic vote. I consider the WaPost who already did a hit piece on Rick Perry, which was a non-story just like this one.


16 posted on 10/20/2011 8:49:52 PM PDT by Grey Eagle
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To: Hunton Peck

Obama has always run his campaigns this way. Look back to when he was running in Illinois.

His M.O.: Dig thru the opponent’s record, extract whatever, then proceed to slime the opponent in the hope that the opponent will back out. He knows he can’t win an honest election.


17 posted on 10/20/2011 9:09:03 PM PDT by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: Rembrandt
Rubio is not, in my opinion,* a Natural Born Citizen.

That status, in my opinion,* requires that both parents be citizens of the United States.

In my opinion,* the person now holding the office of President is not constitutionally qualified to to do so, because like Rubio, both of his parents were not citizens.

*The courts having refused to opine in this matter, my opinion is just as good as anyone else's. Since Rubio knows just as much about his eligibility and the Constitution as I do, I fault him for allowing his name to be mentioned for national office without seeking a legal opinion.

18 posted on 10/20/2011 9:22:56 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Only homophobes and racists would object to a gay Kenyan Communist for President.)
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To: Grey Eagle
Welcome to Free Republic.

When people start praising a politican, I make sure I have my hand on my wallet.

I'm not so much against Rubio, as the system, and all of the politicians.

I think they would look better mucking out stalls.

All of them. D & R.

/johnny

19 posted on 10/20/2011 9:53:55 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Got it. You don't know what you're talking about regarding Rubio's specific comments, and I was sure you didn't.

You've now said exactly nothing in two posts...that's ten seconds I'll never get back. Thanks.

20 posted on 10/21/2011 2:12:55 AM PDT by Chunga ("Woo hoo!! Palin/West 2012. Unbeatable!!" - Jim Robinson)
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To: Rome2000

Just curious, what do you have against wearing a seat belt?


21 posted on 10/21/2011 2:38:47 AM PDT by 101voodoo
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To: Rome2000

“I can drive with a cell phone in one hand and a 45 in the other, but because of those meddling pricks Rubio and Crist I have to be strapped in.”

That’s d@mn funny bro!

Thanks for a good morning chuckle ;D!


22 posted on 10/21/2011 5:17:26 AM PDT by poobear (Facts, the TURD in the punchbowl of Liberal thought!)
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