The Republican Party thinks Marco Rubio is their ticket to winning the Hispanic vote, but they had better think twice about that. The Miami Herald reports Angelica Artiles, the assistant to Univisión’s Vice President of News, unloaded on Marco Rubio’s aide, Alex Burgos’ Facebook page, calling the “GOP’s Boy Wonder,” a “loser” and “a token slave boy.” Marco Rubio will deliver the Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union speech. Um, I wonder why they picked him? Pretty obvious. They did the same thing with New Orleans Gov. Bobby Jindal and it backfired.
“Oh. wow, the loser is going to speak after our President,” Artiles wrote on spokesman Alex Burgos’ Facebook page at 9:33 p.m. Wednesday. “Anything to get publicity. Ask him to do us a favor and stay home that night.”[…]
She then used a diminutive term for Rubio’s first name, “Marquito,” and proceeded to compare him to a Disney dwarf, a “token slave boy” and a “fool” who was passed over by Republican Mitt Romney on his presidential ticket last November.
Burgos stopped responding, but others took up Rubio’s cause and attacked Artiles for being a “troll,” Internet slang for someone who posts inflammatory statements to gin up responses. The conversation went back and forth in English and Spanish.
“I see that all the mojoncitos [‘little turds’] have come out to defend the principal turd, Marquito,” she wrote in Spanish. “I am laughing all the way to the White House :).” Source
The problem for Marco Rubio is that there are many Hispanics who see him as just that, a token. Someone being played by the party just to appeal to Hispanic voters. I roll my eyes every time I hear him talking about his immigrant parents, who sought a better life for their family and blah, blah, blah.
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