Marco Rubio vs. Marco Rubio
Marco Rubio — the teabaggers’ Great Hispanic Hope. Rightwing demagogues can spend four years bashing those swarthy immigrants who’ve ruined our country. They can conjure up all sorts of ugly ethnic stereotypes to get their inbred audiences all fired up. And then — Presto! — four years of race-baiting will be magically undone when Marco Rubio gets picked to be Mitt Romney’s running mate.
And now it turns out — there are TWO Marco Rubios. There’s Marco Rubio the tight-fisted fiscal conservative. He’s watching out for YOUR tax dollars. Social Security and Medicare have created a nation of dependent helpless parasites, and Marco Rubio will stand up for America and rescue her from these incentive-sapping nanny state bureaucrats.
And then there’s Marco Rubio the reckless irresponsible spendthrift. His own mortgage is underwater. And after being audited, he owed the IRS $16,000. That’s because he had been “using his party credit card for personal use.”
How’s that “personal responsibility” thingy workin’ out for ya?