Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) could have coined the phrase “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” But in his circumstances, it would be “When life gives you water…sell water for $25 per bottle and make a killing.”
The young Florida senator who was dubbed “The Republican Savior” by Time Magazine has taken his now infamous water bottle incident during the GOP response to President Obama’s State of the Union address and turned it into cash for his Reclaim America PAC. Not just a small wad of cash, but more than most families in his “humble neighborhood” earn per year: $100,000.
If you need to see his fateful gulp, here it is…
Rubio was quick to use the incident to his advantage and within days of the State of the Union faux pas, Rubio was bottling the water and selling it at a fundraising event, and later on his PAC website, for a donation of $25 or more.
He Tweeted a photo of the bottle and coined what is apparently his new slogan:
Perhaps those minimum wage earners for whom Senator Rubio has no compassion could take a cue from the Rubio notebook:
- Sell out and forget that YOU had the hand-up that you want to deny others.
- Lie, lie, lie.
- “Be human” and then blame God for it – for trying to remind you that you’re humble.
- Immediately show that indeed you’re not humble, because you can turn any situation into an opportunity to profit.
I have to tip the proverbial hat to Marco Rubio. It would have been really cool of him to give some of that money to a charitable cause. But good grief, what am I thinking?
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