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Marco Rubio mocked for filming talking while driving socialism critique

Rubio is taking 2020 punditry to car selfie lengths.


Andrew Wyrich


Posted on Feb 24, 2020   Updated on Jan 27, 2021, 4:51 pm CST

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) decided to voice his opinion about the state of the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination process by taking a video of himself talking about politics while driving his car.

The gist of Rubio’s car selfie rant? He isn’t cool with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) currently being in the lead after three Democratic primaries.

“The bottom line is, unless the Democratic establishment steals it from him, Bernie Sanders, a Democratic socialist, is going to be the Democratic nominee for president, and that’s a really big deal,” Rubio said, as he makes a turn in his car.

The Florida senator continued:

“Democratic socialism sounds benign, but at the core Democratic socialism is Marxism. And at the core of Marxism is this fake offer that if you turn over more of your individual freedom, we’re going to provide you security, we’re going to provide you free healthcare, we’re going to provide you free education. But the problem is when they can’t deliver on it, or when you’re not happy with it, you don’t get your freedoms back.”

Rubio then listed a number of “freedoms” like choosing your own doctor, making healthcare decisions, and school choice.

Business Insider notes that Rubio’s car-selfie gimmick may actually violate a new law passed by Florida that went into effect this year that allows police officers to pull people over if they are holding a cell phone. It depends on when exactly he uploaded the video.

Regardless, a lot of people mocked Rubio’s car-selfie punditry.

It’s clear that Sanders rising to the front runner status of the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination process has solidified what will become the major Republican attack moving forward: socialism.

It’s unclear if attacking Sanders in a T-shirt while driving your car will be the preferred way of spreading that message.


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*First Published: Feb 24, 2020, 2:54 pm CST