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Rubio must take Plouffe Seriously

Hispanics ‘don’t give a damn’ about Marco Rubio
Former Senior White House adviser David Plouffe isn’t impressed with Freshman Senator Marco Rubio R-Fla. – recently dubbed the “Republican Savior” by TIME magazine.

In an interview with the New York Times, Plouffe – now freed from his White House shackles – was willing to share his unvarnished opinion about Rubio.

“Let me tell you something. The Hispanic voters in Nevada, Colorado and New Mexico don’t give a damn about Marco Rubio, the Tea Party Cuban-American from Florida. You know what? We won the Cuban vote! And it’s because younger Cubans are behaving differently than their parents. It’s probably my favorite stat of the whole campaign. So this notion that Marco Rubio is going to heal their problems — it’s not even sophomoric; it’s juvenile!” Plouffe explained to the Times.

We should take David Plouffe's opinion that Senator Marco Rubio will fail as a player in the world of identity politics very seriously. After all he formerly worked for the world's champion of identity politics.

Consider that Barack Obama won near unanimous support from Black voters despite the fact that he is the son of a white woman and an African exchange student (who became a bigamist when he married said white woman given the fact that he had a wife and family back in Kenya). The younger Obama was raised by his white grandparents while living on the "mean streets" of middle class Oahu, Hawaii. He went to elite PRIVATE schools including Ivy League universities. In other words Barack Obama shares exactly nothing with the average Black American in this country. And all that loyalty has gotten Blacks exactly nothing with Black unemployment hovering at double the overall rate.

Plouffe is right. Hispanics should closely scrutinize Rubio's message and his proposed vision rather than merely identifying with him because he's Hispanic. I'm confident that when they do, they'll find him much more appealing.

3 comments to Rubio must take Plouffe Seriously

  • Gigi

    Blacks who vote for blacks just because they're black, and "hispanics" who vote "hispanic" just to support their own ethnic group, do it for the same reason: they don't think, and don't want to think. That's why they're like drones, because thinking is painful and facts are hard to take - why, they may blow up your philosophical house of cards, and contradict everything you've believed all these years. Having so many so-called "low info" voters is no coincidence; it's far easier to get swept away with the cult of personality by the race/class/ethnic rhetoric, and thus disengage the mind, than it is to think things through --- because with thinking comes responsibility. And we can't have that, can we? Ever try to dialogue with an obama voter and present him with facts? It's anathema to them. They buy into the immoral currency peddled by Plouffe, appealing as he does to base passions like envy, laziness, and unfounded victimhood. I agree with you that he's a dangerous animal. And he has started his smear campaign early, now that the word is out that Rubio has absolutely no impact with "hispanics" because (gasp!) he's not Mexican, he's Cuban. That is a direct insult to Mexicans; wonder if they'll get it.

    Where's my Rubio water bottle?

  • asombra

    No doubt I can be accused of not getting it, but the North Korea-type support for Obama by blacks is not only irrational but distinctly disreputable, not to mention embarrassing. If Goldilocks García had a real shot at becoming the first Cuban-American POTUS, I would absolutely NOT vote for him--I wouldn’t even consider it, and I wouldn’t respect any Cuban who voted for him "because he's one of us." That sort of thing is at best VERY immature, not to say primitive, and that’s putting it kindly. Unfortunately, there’s no law that says being a reasonable, responsible adult is a requisite for voting.

  • asombra

    And I'm sorry, but I can't take anyone named Plouffe seriously.