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Getting the Business

I love it when Republicans try to get the Hispanic vote.

In a political ad run by Florida Governor Rick Scott, small businessman Maikel Duarte-Torres gives the gov a hug and says:

Four years ago, the economy was very bad. Rick Scott helped Florida’s economy and you can see the difference. He’s created jobs. That’s why I support Rick Scott. I’m just like him. I’m like the American Dream.

There’s just one problem. Four years ago, Cuban-born Duarte-Torres was convicted of attempting to smuggle Cubans from St. Maarten to Miami. He was the alleged mastermind of the human smuggling ring that operated in several Caribbean islands. Although he was sentenced to two years in jail, he was released after serving only two days because of a lack of room in the local prison.

Yup, that’s the American Dream!



  1. westomoon wrote:

    I’m a little worried what this says about me, but this story made me laugh and laugh…

    Friday, August 22, 2014 at 9:24 pm | Permalink
  2. Michael wrote:

    Hey, human smuggling is hard work. That makes it a job. Or something…

    Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 2:40 pm | Permalink