Last week, the New York Times stooped to an undignified low. As questions continue to surge concerning the very-serious accusations concerning Hillary Clinton’s alleged acceptance of bribes during her tenure as Secretary of State, the Grey Lady, instead, focused on another “scandal” concerning a presidential candidate:
Marco Rubio’s traffic tickets. Like wildfire, the hashtag #RubioCrimeSpree trended on Twitter and political pundits mocked the superficial “journalism” that questioned whether Rubio could be trusted to run the nation if he, himself, had received 4 traffic tickets in the last 18 years.
Now, though the New York Times probably should have learned their lesson, they have doubled-down and have uncovered another “scandal” concerning the Republican Florida senator:
Marco Rubio has a boat.
The Times questioned how a man who was once financially strapped could purchase a “luxury speedboat”:
For years, Senator Marco Rubio struggled under the weight of student debt, mortgages and an extra loan against the value of his home totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars. But in 2012, financial salvation seemed to have arrived: A publisher paid him $800,000 to write a book about growing up as the son of Cuban immigrants.
In speeches, Mr. Rubio, a Florida Republican, spoke of his prudent plan for using the cash to finally pay off his law school loans, expressing relief that he no longer owed “a lady named Sallie Mae,” as he once called the lender…
But at the same time, he splurged on an extravagant purchase: $80,000 for a luxury speedboat, state records show. At the time, Mr. Rubio confided to a friend that it was a potentially inadvisable outlay that he could not resist. The 24-foot boat, he said, fulfilled a dream.
However, the New York Times refused to do even a modicum of fact-checking. If they had, they would have realized that the boat in question is a family fishing boat.
To recap: a man who came from nothing pulled himself up by his bootstraps and made something of himself. He accumulated debt and, after writing a book, looked forward to paying off that debt. At some point, Rubio, a resident of the ocean-surrounded state of Florida, purchased a fishing boat.
Meanwhile, the Obamas continue to spend taxpayer money on lavish vacations and parties like they’re aristocracy and Hillary has been pocketing cash from anyone who was willing to purchase her influence.
But yes- let’s question why the Floridian has a boat…
Yes, this actually Rubio’s boat (not Rubio driving)