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Obama is just like Castro. That seems to be the message behind an advertisement from the Marco Rubio campaign. It's running constantly on Florida airwaves, and I have it embedded in my blog if you care to go there. But I just want people to check out the last line.

"As the son of exiles, I understand what it means to lose a country."

So he understands what happens when communist revolutionaries take over a nation through an armed revolt and turn dissenters into political prisoners. A lot of connection to what's happening in America today, right?

I mean, seeing the Democrats win landslide elections the past two election cycles, including watching President Obama receive nearly 70 million votes, more than any candidate in American history, is exactly like witnessing a violent revolution. Exactly the same.

And seeing left-of-center programs programs like the very watered-down health care package, and proposals intended to save the world, is kind of like tossing your enemies into political prisons and letting them die from dehydration. Exactly the same.

And suffering through less than two years of President Obama has to be exactly like dealing with 36 years of continuous, uninterrupted tyranny on behalf of the Castro brothers. Why, it's just amazing conservatives aren't fleeing to Costa Rica to escape the terrible, oppressive regime in power within the United States right now.</div><div>
</div><div>The funny thing, of course, is that the Tea Party camp is the crew dressing up like revolutionaries right now.

But this also shows just how far Rubio will go to push the meme Democrats are really some type of destructive force pushing not only a philosophically wrong agenda, but one that will totally end the American way of life. The hyperbole is ludicrous.

All this is especially funny to me since there is no way Marco Rubio will get a majority of votes in the Senate race this year. He could win, of course, but the current front-runner is polling in the low 40s. I guess it's fine to conservatives win with a plurality as long as they are Republicans.

But even if the Rubios and Joe Millers win on Election Day, I'd like someone to point out they are coming in without the majority support of their state voters, and they they represent not an outspoken majority but a group of well-organized activists who came out ahead in three-way races during a mid-term. And then I hope they remember that people like Rubio did so comparing the Obama administration to one that seized power and allowed zero dissent.

Hopefully, though, a majority of Florida voters will see through this insane, extremist rhetoric, and remind Rubio that voters can still stop nutjobs from seizing the reins of power here.

Originally posted to Southernlib on Wed Sep 22, 2010 at 08:01 AM PDT.

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