‘Political prostitution’: Marco Rubio slams Lincoln Project founder
Marco Rubio got personal with a political consultant Tuesday.

Marco Rubio
Steve Schmidt baited the Senator into response.

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio maligned the “political prostitution” of one of the founders of The Lincoln Project on Twitter Tuesday.

Rubio blasted Steve Schmidt after a series of Tweets from the former Republican political operative suggested Rubio would fall in line with Fidel Castro after the Cuban revolution.

“Schmidt is the type of man who turns to political prostitution. The type of washed-up man who sensed new opportunities to make some $. The type of man who gladly supports a party with prominent members who sympathize with Castro because it helps him be relevant, just a little,” Rubio tweeted.

Schmidt baited the Senator into response with a series of tweets.

Rubio is the type of man who would have stayed in Cuba in ’59. He is the type of ambitious young man who would have sensed new opportunities. He is the type of man who would have gladly held Castro’s coat if it helped him rise, just a little,” Schmidt asserted.

Schmidt blasted the Senator’s “origin story” as an embellishment.

“Your father fled Castro’s tyranny with nothing but the clothes on his back. He tended bar in the back of the room and watched you rise to the heights of political power within one generation,” Schmidt said, adding that the Rubios came to America in 1956, when Fulgencio Batista still ruled the island nation.

“Your parents came in ’56. They weren’t fleeing communism. They were just looking for a better life like the hard-working immigrants you have abandoned because you fear Trump and love your position,” Schmidt added.

“At long last we know the type of man Marco Rubio is. He is no friend of liberty. He is an apparatchik at heart. A self-interested enabler and a collaborator with the indecency he once denounced,” Schmidt asserted.

Rubio, who has at times said he wanted to be a check on President Donald Trump, is a campaign asset for his former 2016 primary opponent, calling the President’s reelection a “generational challenge.”

Biden, said Rubio Monday on a press call organized by the Trump campaign, is the frontman for a “very different Democratic Party” from past incarnations, driven by “fringe left-wing movements” and “radical groups in the Democratic Party” who are calling for “defunding the police” and the “$93 trillion Green New Deal.”

Conversely, The Lincoln Project, founded by Schmidt and other prominent Never Trump Republicans, has painted Trump as the generational challenge.

The group was founded late last year with the sole mission of “defeating President Trump and Trumpism at the ballot box.”

To that end, the group has been producing ads harshly critical of the President.

The group is led by a seven-person advisory council that features some of the GOP’s most vocal Trump critics. Most, but not all, have already left the Republican Party to protest Trump’s rise.

The principals include Schmidt, former Ohio Gov. John Kasich adviser John Weaver, former New Hampshire GOP chair Jennifer Horn, veteran Republican operative Rick Wilson and George Conway, a conservative attorney and husband of Trump’s chief counselor Kellyanne Conway.

As Tuesday progressed, Rubio got back up from his Senatorial colleague from Florida, Rick Scott, a move that likely will earn Florida’s former governor some incoming from the dissident Republican group.

“Marco is right,” Scott tweeted. “Steve Schmidt has always hated conservatives. His opinion is meaningless.”

“Telling a Cuban American leader like [Rubio] that he would have supported Castro is offensive and idiotic,” Scott added.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


8 comments

  • S.B. Anthony

    August 18, 2020 at 12:39 pm

    Steve Schmidt is 100% right. Not to mention that Schmidt is the most brilliant political commentator on the scene today.

    Rubio is just another Cuban wearing blinders, blind to the fact that trump and his minions would just as soon ship Rubio and his entire family back to Cuba today if he could. That’s the thing about Miami Cubans. They pulled the ladder up once they got on the boat. You will not find a group of immigrants who possess a greater sense of entitlement than Miami Cubans (largely a Republican voting block because they never forgave Kennedy for the Bay of Pigs). They believe wholeheartedly that America owes them everything, and that no other immigrant group deserves anything. Pathetic hypocrites.

  • TED KRUZE

    August 18, 2020 at 12:54 pm

    Any astute observer would have recognized that Rubio was a very immature, not very intelligent, VIP wannabe several years ago. A lot like Trump was when he was Rubio’s age. Also seems that the same person who writes Trump’s tweets writes tweets for Rubio, too! LOL! Trump, Rubio, Scott, DeSantis – all cut from the same low-grade, off-price cloth!

  • Sonja Fitch

    August 18, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    Rubio it is what it is! You are a coward ! Fidel would sneeze
    And you would have hid in the bunkers! We will not forget! Vote Blue!

    • Carol

      August 18, 2020 at 7:20 pm

      I can pretty much count on that you will reply to these articles on this website. If I see that there is only one comment, I guess it is Sonja Fitch. I am mostly right! I am not disagreeing with you at all. I am just noticing and admiring your persistence!

  • Marla

    August 19, 2020 at 11:10 am

    While I definitely have issues with Rubio’s support of Trump, claiming he would have supported Castro is just empty headed rhetoric easily disproved by the fact that Rubio has publicly and privately worked to undermine the Castros’ influence in Central and South America since he was in the Florida House of Representatives. Furthermore, he works across the aisle on important legislation such as the most recent bill regarding black men and boys. The companion bill in the House was sponsored by Fredrica Wilson, Florida Democrat. Rubio was joined in his sponsorship in the Senate by Senators Kamala Harris (now Democrat VP nominee) and Cory Booker, also Democrat.
    The Lincoln Project’s focus isn’t on what’s best for the nation but making Rick Wilson’s prophecy that “everything Trump touches dies” that he’s been making bank on comes true. While I agree quite a lot with Lincoln Project’s actions, some are over the top and downright mean spirited.

  • James R. Miles

    August 19, 2020 at 12:54 pm

    Rubio is a useless POS! He does NOT respond to his constituents emails/letters. He collects his salary, runs for President but does NOTHING else. Just another example of the dumb Florida voter who apparently loves useless politicians ie; Rubio, Scott, DeSatan etc. In November the GOP has got to go especially the crazy ego-maniac fascist Trump!

  • Elizabeth Bercaw

    August 19, 2020 at 4:42 pm

    …”Rubio got back up from his Senatorial colleague …” Should read: “Rubio got backup …” as “backup” is a noun and not a phrasal verb, in which case you separate the verb from the preposition.

    …”a move that likely will earn Florida’s former governor some incoming from the dissident Republican group.”

    Some incoming WHAT from the dissident Republican group? “Incoming” isn’t a noun, it’s an adjective.

    I hope these corrections/comments are helpful. Grammatical mistakes actually cause confusion in the reader as to what the writer means.

  • AlcAtraz

    August 20, 2020 at 2:17 am

    Rubio is washed up politician. The worst of all is Ted Cruz. After insults about his dad and wife this dude still aligns with Trump. How I wish Beto had won and removed this fake moron from office! Apparently he wants to run again in 2024. I hope Lincoln Project can take him down for good!

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