The outrageous difference (again): Martinez vs. the “darling” boy Marco Rubio.
June 20, 2012 by Valentina
The opinions expressed herein are those of the author, and not necessarily those of The New Agenda.
The media and political parties, whether republican or democrats, just can’t help their bias against women. The case of Susana Martinez vs. Marco Rubio illustrates once more how the parties will support a man over a woman, no matter how prepared and politically skilled and equipped; and the media shows how they will use subliminal (and sometimes not so subliminal) language that will kill the political potential of a woman. The scrutiny and publication of negatives will heavily be against the woman.
There is no point of comparison: Marco Rubio is the product of the good old boys network (pampered by Jeb Bush); but most important since he is supposed to be able to deliver the Latino vote, an unpopular Latino with the majority of Latinos The majority of these don’t respect Marco Rubio, because he is the child of once illegal immigrant parents, product of Amnesty, welfare, of chain immigration, and with a family’s relation with narco trafficking (have him deny this; no, poor baby boy, he just whines and blames the Latino media for bringing this up, and the media backs off) . Thus he seems to the majority of Latinos hypocritical when he doesn’t want amnesty for others, and wants a system that privileges some vs. “others”. Main stream media has barely touched any of these issues, much less the contradiction of Rubio’s political positions and his own background.
The US mainstream media, even the liberal media still does not stop calling him, with all these drawbacks, “a strong potential VP”, “the one that could deliver the Latino vote”, and moot about all the prior issues.
Susana Martinez, is the governor of New Mexico, and was a very successful and strong former District attorney of this state. For the record, she was in the first list of TNA’s “women to watch”. However, since she is sounding as a potential VP choice for Mitt Romney, the women- hounding media is all out. A liberal reporter, in the “liberal” salon.com recently wrote an article titled: “Susana Martinez’s veep suicide”. Several women who discussed the article with me saw the same thing. “Why not have the headline : , instead of calling on the courage that Susana Martinez had in reflecting what the majority of Republicans support -although the less vociferous republicans- which is immigration reform and a path to citizenship (poll after poll shows this). They just killed her calling this, instead of courage, suicide… Susana Martinez had the courage to say what “dancing around” and “avoidance” full democrats and Republicans won’t say, and which is what the majority of Americans, not only republicans say poll after poll: ““I absolutely advocate for comprehensive immigration reform,” She was unequivocal and critiziced both democrats and republicans for their inconsistency and holding Latinos and the country hostage with this important issue. I could trust a politician like that. However, the reporter, before allowing the public to evaluate her and her positions, already dictated her destiny, inviting republicans to do that:” With those words, Martinez inflicted multiple wounds on whatever slender chance she had to join the national ticket”. The media has spoken, the tenor is set. They know this would greatly compete for the Latino vote with Obama, and would uncover the hypocrisy of the Obama administration regarding immigration (the great deporter of Latinos, with 97% of deportees being Latinos). The liberal media dares to race bate Republicans (that’s what this liberal reporter is doing with the Latina woman, and unfortunately, the boisterous republicans respond as expected) … but wouldn’t dare with the boy.
What is relevant to Republicans, Americans and to women is that Susana Martinez brings her conservatism and experience as immigrant, which makes her well aware of the fact that immigration reform is an important element that impacts the economy, health, and education of the majority of Latinos, and thus, of America. She understands that Latinos form an important part of the labor force.If they are not well educated and are marginalized, they will not be prepared to take these jobs, and thus the US will turn into a third world country. Sounds familiar, women thinking about the future for all, and having the courage to speak up?
Susana Martinez, a true conservative in the tradition of Ronald Regan, and with far more experience than Marco Rubio, and the media doesn’t make this obvious comparison. The media gives a pass to Marco Rubio consistently calling him the “darling” when he really has been made by the media . The media has let go of all these contradictions between the life of Marco Rubio and his policies, let’s see if they let go his “stories” without challenging him in his just released self promoting book (sounds familiar?).
I read in a site, that Susana Martinez will get more scrutiny and grief for being a Latina woman. There is no comparison in the trajectories of Susana Martinez and Marco Rubio. I dare anyone to compare side by side both of these republican’s resumes….Somehow, I feel we women have gone through this exercise too many times, very particularly in2008 with Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin.
We’ll see how they treat her, we already have a sample
The smartest think Romney could do is to have a woman as VP. Even if she is hounded now, she is smart in being honest and consistent, as she knows the Republicans are marginalizing from the party the largest minority. She could be positioning herself and the party for 2016 .