Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The Latest NYT's Rubio Hit Piece Blows Up In Their Faces

But You Know They'll Keep Trying!

So today the New York Times tried to launch a new narrative about Marco Rubio.  

The Unbearable Shame Of Marco Rubio's Financial Struggles

OK I might have played around with the headline there. 

Hey, you know who else struggles with their finances a lot? Ordinary Americans, that's who. Especially in Obama's America.  

But the new narrative for this upcoming 2016 election is that people who aren't rich and elite and who actually have to struggle with their finances aren't fit to be President. 

At a time when the top of our political landscape is rife with people who are multimillionaires many many times over, it's supposed to be troubling to encounter a politician who actually struggles to make ends meet on a modest income.  

If you're wondering why the DNC Media is suddenly trying to make Marco Rubio's financial struggles a campaign issue, allow me to explain it for you. 

To get an incompetent, lying Obama reelected vs. a competent, accomplished problem solver like Mitt Romney the Democrats and the DNC Media made the 2012 election about one issue: EMPATHY. 

They needed the low info voters who decide elections to buy into the narrative that Obama should be reelected because he CARED more about ordinary Americans, unlike that elitist, rich, Otherized guy, the corporate shark Romney.  

Well Democrats & the DNC Media have a hard sell with the low info voters when it comes to this 2016 election.  While Obama could run as a Rorschach blot candidate, inviting people to project their desires upon him because he was relatively new to Washington, Hillary Clinton can't do that.  She's not new. She's well defined and is a known quantity, having been in the public eye since the late 1980's.  

Accordingly, the Democrats & their DNC Media are having to shift the gears dramatically from OBAMA CARES SO VERY VERY MUCH ABOUT CHOO! to OF COURSE HILLARY IS TOO ELITE TO CARE ABOUT CHOO AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT YOU WANT IN A PRESIDENT! 

Now that's a tough sell, but that's what they're stuck with.  She's gotten fantastically wealthy off of that pay-for-play fake charity that was a front for a bribery & protection racket and she's been in Washington as part of the inside-the-Beltway royalty since the early 1990's. 

So trying to recast her as a Washington outsider who's got her finger on the pulse of the common folk is out for this election.  

What they are forced to do is to make a 180 degree turn and now sell the low info voters on the idea that our leaders MUST come from an elite political class that is extremely wealthy and lives completely different lives from that of ordinary Americans.  

People in this elite political class just have this special 'something', and Hillary's got it in spades, people!  And of course, the converse to this, which is what the NYT's new narrative is all about, is that whatever 'it' is, Rubio ain't got 'it'.  

Rubio, Walker, Perry, Jindal, most of this GOP field most manifestly does not come from the nation's elite monied and politically connected class.  Recognizing the backgrounds of the candidates, the Democrats are attempting to turn the 2016 campaign into the opposite of the 2012 one. 

Being too close to the common people is now going to be a bad thing, you see.  It's actually a good thing that Hillary Clinton has lived a sheltered, pampered elitist life because that's helped prepare her for the rigors of the White House! 

Meanwhile, we're going to get countless stories that presume to prove that members of the GOP field just aren't elite enough, aren't special enough to be President.  

Now, that's what they're going to TRY  to do. That's the sell they're going to attempt to make.  Thus far, they are doing comically bad at it.  

How bad?  

Look at this line from the NYT's story today: 
Earlier today Dylan Byers tracked down a picture of what Rubio's 'luxury speedboat' looks like: 

Blake Hounshell also weighed in: 
After getting a $800,000 advance for a book, Rubio paid off all his debts and then used $80,000 of the money to buy himself a fishing boat.  This, according to the NYT's, demonstrates that Rubio has a 'problem' with managing his money.  

I can't wait for the debate moment when the woman who raked millions while running a fake charity as a cover for pay-for-play bribery racket demands this commoner upstart explain his purchase of that $80,000 'luxury speedboat' with his own money. 

If the Democrats want to make finances an issue, well fine, let's go there.  

The State Department lost $6 billion of the taxpayers money while Clinton was in charge of it.  And just recently it was disclosed that the Clinton Foundation gave less than 10% of the hundreds of millions it raked in to charity.  All the rest of it went for salaries, travel and 'other expenses'.  In fact, more than $250 million donated dollars is chalked up to that 'other expenses' category.  Hillary doesn't want to spell out where that money went.  
Chart via The Federalist

They want to make financial comparisons between our candidates and theirs? Fine with me. Rubio bought himself a nice boat for $80,000 after paying off his debts.  Hillary just dropped a cool $10.5 million on a luxury apartment for her daughter as a wedding gift. 
I'm aware all the news stories make it a point to claim 'Chelsea Clinton' is buying this luxury apartment for $10.5 million bucks.  I'm also aware of where that money really came from, thank you very much.

Selling an elite, super wealthy, out of touch, and increasingly frail Hillary Clinton is going to be a super tough job.  And thus far, they are really, really sucking at it. 

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