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After a Democrat Praises Cuba, Marco Rubio Blasts Communism Like No U.S. Politician Since Reagan
Independent Journal Review ^ | 2/26/14 | Kyle Becker

Posted on 02/26/2014 4:11:24 PM PST by Impala64ssa

After Democratic Senator Tom Harkin praised Cuba on several issues, Senator Marco Rubio gave what has been called by Miami Herald reporter Marc Caputo as the “best oration of his career.” Its passion and candor about the despicable socialist regimes of Cuba and Venezuela should put those politicians who can actually praise the oppressive nations to shame. The best lines from Rubio’s stemwinder, which is worth every minute: ◾Let me tell you what the Cubans are really good at, because they don’t know how to run their economy, they don’t know how to build, they don’t know how to govern a people. What they are really good at is repression. ◾He cited a poll, ‘More Americans want normal relations with Cuba.’ So do I — a democratic and free Cuba. But you want us to reach out and develop friendly relationships with a serial violator of human rights, who supports what’s going on in Venezuela and every other atrocity on the planet? On issue after issue, they are always on the side of the tyrants. Look it up. And this is who we should be opening up to? Why don’t they change? Why doesn’t the Cuban government change? Why doesn’t the Venezuelan government change? ◾But here’s the great news. I don’t know if they get C-SPAN in Cuba. I bet you the government people do. I hope you see that in America, we’re a free society. You’re allowed to come on the floor and you’re allowed to say and spread whatever you want. You think Cuba’s a paradise? You think it’s an example and a model that we should be following? You’re free to say that, here, in the press and anywhere you want. But we’re also free to come here and tell the truth. We’re also free to come here and denounce the violations of human rights and brutality.

That’s just a sample of this awesome speech that hopefully will change the game and encourage more politicians to come out openly against the global scourge of socialism.


TOPICS: Cuba; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: castro; communism; marcorubio
Video at link. Being that Rubio is of Cuban ancestry, nothing like getting the right story straight from the horse's mouth.
1 posted on 02/26/2014 4:11:24 PM PST by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa
Mr. Rubio:

You did the right thing on this day.

Sincerely ....

2 posted on 02/26/2014 4:13:08 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Impala64ssa

Too bad he wants to give the socialist takers free access our southern borders.


3 posted on 02/26/2014 4:14:52 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Impala64ssa

Harkin. I’m not surprised. BTT


4 posted on 02/26/2014 4:16:14 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Impala64ssa

Eh. Too bad he can’t see that his BFF Schumer and the rest of his amnesty buddies want communism here and can get it with amnesty Just turning Texas blue at the use of a pen and a phone would do it

Blecch


5 posted on 02/26/2014 4:17:01 PM PST by stanne
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To: Impala64ssa

Hey that’s great.

What did he actually do and attempt to do for this country in his seat of power?


6 posted on 02/26/2014 4:20:55 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Too bad he wants to give the socialist takers free access our southern borders.

Indeed, Jim. The cognitive dissonance is strong with that one.

7 posted on 02/26/2014 4:22:37 PM PST by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: stanne

Yep, I don’t care if he runs across the senator floor and clotheslines Harkin then stands on his corpse and chants USA USA ....he’s still a lying sack of crap amnesty whore ..who was the face of a bill that if signed into law would destroy the country ...FUMR


9 posted on 02/26/2014 4:31:05 PM PST by thestob (Paul Ryan is determined to destroy this country)
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To: Impala64ssa

Actually, that would be The Big Lebowski.


10 posted on 02/26/2014 4:32:03 PM PST by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Impala64ssa
So many pathological liars, so little time.
11 posted on 02/26/2014 4:33:56 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: Impala64ssa
Marco Rubio is amazing!! I live in Miami and can tell you that he is brilliant, but doesn't play ball like every other politician.

Politicians need money to campaign. People who donate, want favors. Marco Rubio is known as completely inaccessible for favors of any kind He is an attorney, his wife is very Christian, and they have 4 or 5 children. They attend both Catholic and Christian churches. His wife does bible study classes.

I have seen speeches by Marco Rubio and can tell you that his insight is prophetic. He has that Reagan quality, of doing a job that he was destined by God to do.

Whatever he does, I'm sure it will be good, and he deserves our support. The Miami Herald has attacked him and tried to associate him with things that others have done to the point of ridiculous. I'm not Cuban, but I appreciate those that truly love God, fellow man, and country no matter where they are from.

12 posted on 02/26/2014 4:39:02 PM PST by mgist (.)
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To: Impala64ssa

“After Democratic Senator Tom Harkin praised Cuba on several issues”

Correct me if I am wrong, but isn’t Harkin the jerkwad who also proclaimed nothing bad happened (torture, murder, etc.) in South Vietnam after Uncle Ho took over?


13 posted on 02/26/2014 4:42:36 PM PST by DemforBush (A Repo Man is *always* intense.)
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To: mgist

Last I checked Catholics are Christians. We were the 1st Christians. I just don’t get this moronic attitude that Catholics are not Christians.


14 posted on 02/26/2014 5:17:21 PM PST by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Well said Jim. Rubio is still a two-faced coward.


15 posted on 02/26/2014 5:17:23 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: Impala64ssa

Rubio is a one-issue wanker who is frequently misidentified as a conservative.

He hearts latinos who happen to be Cuban.

That’s about it. He’s got nothing else.


16 posted on 02/26/2014 6:06:24 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: mgist

...he deserves our support.

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I would not support anyone who advocates assisting illegals in the takeover of our country.


17 posted on 02/26/2014 6:17:26 PM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: Jim Robinson

Yep, he cost himself a chance at the White House with that. What a fool, taken by McCain and that crud pucker Schumer.


18 posted on 02/26/2014 6:22:58 PM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: mgist

No. He courted the TEA Party and they got him elected then, when he got to DC, the first thing he does is co-sponsor an amnesty bill with Schumer and the other Dems.....NO NO NO to Marco Rubio
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19 posted on 02/26/2014 6:34:54 PM PST by jch10 (John Beohner has got to be removed from the Speaker position.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Rubio might be for amnesty, but he is still a great senator. We do need a serious discussion on the issue, one that will help Conservatives with Hispanics.


20 posted on 02/26/2014 6:47:30 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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To: Impala64ssa

Harken toured Cuba’s potemkin villages and becomes a useful idiot for Castro. His comments certainly hit a nerve with Rubio whose family fled Castro’s tyranny.


21 posted on 02/26/2014 7:10:12 PM PST by The Great RJ
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To: The Great RJ

I wish he would blast amnesty


22 posted on 02/26/2014 7:12:05 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: sean327

Your right, I guess I should have Protestant. I never meant Catholics aren’t Christian. It’s just very hard to describe the other thousands of varieties of Jesus believing churches, many of which don’t follow any of the Protestant Reformation doctrine. They’re not really Protestant either. So in terms of Christians, I see the Catholic church and the other Christian churches. Apologies.


23 posted on 02/27/2014 5:39:15 AM PST by mgist (.)
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To: mgist

Accepted!


24 posted on 02/27/2014 5:25:50 PM PST by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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bkmk


25 posted on 03/01/2014 1:18:47 PM PST by AllAmericanGirl44
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