One of the things Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) noted in his SOTU response is that he is just another working stiff:
Mr. President, I still live in the same working class neighborhood I grew up in. My neighbors aren’t millionaires. They’re retirees who depend on Social Security and Medicare. They’re workers who have to get up early and go to work to pay the bills. They’re immigrants who came here because they were stuck in poverty in countries where the government dominated the economy.
Yeah, except the house he lives in in West Miami isn’t a shanty in old shanty town. The roof is not so slanty that it touches the ground.
He’s also planning on moving to Washington. He’s got it on the market and is asking $675,000 for the place.
I don’t have a problem with him moving to Washington; a lot of senators and congresspeople do that. But don’t try to tell the world that he lives in a “working class” neighborhood when he and a lot of his neighbors have pools and landscaped yards. The only working-class people there are the ones who clean the pools and cut the grass.
By the way, I don’t know how long he’ll be able to keep up this working-stiff schtick on the national stage. There are enough skeletons in the closet from his tenure in the Florida legislature to make things hot enough for him that he’ll need more than one bottle of water to cool off.