Senator Marco Rubio Comes Out Swinging Against Venezuela’s Maduro


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Marco Rubio, the junior senator from Florida and possible contender to be the 2016 Republican Presidential candidate has come out swinging against Venezuelan tyrant Nicholas Maduro. In interviews in English with CNN and in Spanish with CNN en Español, Rubio says he believes the time has come to apply sanctions against the government of Venezuela. He suggests a ban on US investment in Venezuela, as well as taking a look at what can be done with Venezuelan assets in the US.

Senator Rubio has also been active on Twitter, pulling no punches in his criticism of Maduro. They say that politics makes strange bedfellows, and while I certainly am never mistaken for a conservative, sometimes the planets do align. When it comes to Rubio’s take on Venezuela, as the old saying goes, even a broken clock is right twice a day!

Unfortunately in the Tweet below Senator Rubio trotted out the old conservative hobbyhorse socialism, as if Nicholas Maduro is the poster child for socialism. The only things Maduro embodies are corruption and tyranny. Maduro certainly claims to run a socialist regime;  I can claim to be able to swim, but chuck me in a pool and the truth will out – quickly. I understand that the world’s media may be spread thin, which may account for the late start to the coverage of Venezuela’s current plight, but I’ve not seen any huge marches, burning barricades nor murdered students in the streets of Oslo or Stockholm.

MeDCMontreal is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and Freans and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DC on Twitter @DCMontreal and on Facebook, and add him on Google+
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