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Friday September 2, 2011

Sen. Rubio, Angry About Attacks by Maddow and Schultz, Asks Supporters to Fight Back by Donating $$

Sen. Rubio, Angry About Attacks by Maddow and Schultz, Asks Supporters to Fight Back by Donating $$

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Senator Marco Rubio is not letting up on his war with MSNBC television host and political commentator Rachel Maddow and Ed Schultz, also a political commentator, as well as a radio host, but this time he’s doing it in a fundraising pitch.

Maddow and Schultz have both spoken out against Rubio in recent months, calling him out on his ever-changing stance on Medicare. Most recently, Rubio said programs like Medicare “actually weakened us as a people,” inferring that they make people far too dependent on government programs.

Maddow responded by pointing out that he had once praised Medicare, saying how important it was for his family.

Schultz went after Rubio’s seemingly flip-floppy stance as well last Thursday, when he said, ““I’ll tell what’s weakening our society: political hacks like Marco Rubio, who want to get rid of social safety nets.”

But Rubio’s team was not sitting quietly. On Wednesday, his political action committee known as Reclaiming America, released a letter to its supporters, in which Maddow and Schultz were called “extreme liberals” who “have no interest in finding common sense solutions to the challenges facing our country.”

It also says Marco’s speech at the Reagan Library, in which he made his “weakened society” comment, was considered “thoughtful”, important”, and “powerful” – by those who were no doubt already his supporters.

But what is possibly the most awkward part of the letter is the end. It reads*:

Which is why we need your help us fight back. Your contribution of $100, $50, or even $25 will help us defend conservatives like Marco all across the country.”

In other words, “If you hate Maddow and Schultz like we do, give us money.”

Schultz has since fired back saying Rubio turned down an offer to appear on Schultz’s show, with Schultz saying the door is always open for a debate.


This was directly taken from the letter, and all errors remain.