Oriales García Rubio knows how it feels to want more. When she was a girl in central Cuba in the 1930s, her family of nine lived in a one-room house with a dirt floor. Her dolls were Coke bottles dressed in rags. She dreamed of becoming an actress. Instead she married a security guard, moved with him to the U.S. and found work as a hotel maid. Her husband got a job as a bartender while starting a series of failed businesses—a vegetable stand, a dry cleaner, a grocery. They never had much. But their house had a real floor. Their daughters had real dolls. They sent all four of their children to college to chase their own dreams.
That’s why on the morning of Dec. 21, she called her youngest son, Marco Antonio Rubio, the 41-year-old Senator from Florida and great Hispanic hope of the Republican Party—or, as she calls him, Tony. She got his voice mail. “Tony, some loving advice from the person who cares for you most in the world,” she said in Spanish. “Don’t mess with the immigrants, my son. Please, don’t mess with them.” She reminded him that undocumented Americans—los pobrecitos, she called them, the poor things—work hard and get treated horribly. “They’re human beings just like us, and they came for the same reasons we came. To work. To improve their lives. So please, don’t mess with them.”The piece continues HERE. Along with this there was a cover on the magazine declaring Rubio, 'The Republican Savior'. To Rubio's credit, he tweeted the following in response to the cover:
There is only one savior, and it is not me. #JesusTime responded:
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) February 7, 2013
@marcorubio Point taken, but we just said you're the 'Republican savior.'Gee, I'm glad he told them off and set the record straight. Looks like Rubio may not agree with their choice of words...Their argument however, that's another matter.
— TIME.com (@TIME) February 7, 2013