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Marco Rubio Holds Fundraiser At Hitler Art Collector's Home -- On Yom Kippur

Rubio will forever be associated with a Hitler image after this.
Marco Rubio Holds Fundraiser At Hitler Art Collector's Home -- On Yom Kippur
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Marco Rubio had a fundraiser on Wednesday night at Texas billionaire Harlan Crow's house. This wouldn't necessarily be news, but for the fact that Harlan Crow is one of the biggest Hillary Clinton haters on the planet and he funds all manner of nasty right-wing enterprises routinely.

The fact that Harlan Crow has invited Rubio to his home should be cause for all of us to know he will back Rubio all the way, with the nastiest dirtiest tactics he can.

But Crow is not just a collector of right-wing politicians waiting to be sold to the highest bidder. He also collects art, and controversial art at that. How unfortunate that a guy who collects Nazi art -- Hitler art, specifically -- would choose to host a fundraiser for Rubio on Yom Kippur.

Democrats denounced Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio Tuesday over his campaign’s plans to hold a fundraiser at the spacious estate of a Texas real estate tycoon who collects Nazi artifacts. The fundraiser happened to be scheduled during Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement and the holiest day on the faith’s calendar.

Rubio, the junior, first-term U.S. senator from Florida, was holding the event in conservative philanthropist Harlan Crow’s home library, which features two paintings by Adolf Hitler, a signed copy of the dictator's "Mein Kampf," and a cabinet full of dinnerware and linens used by the Fuhrer, according to the Dallas Morning News. Tickets for the fundraising event ranged from $1,000 per person to $10,800.

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz didn't waste much time with that news:

In this Republican field, the sad truth is often stranger than the wildest fiction.

Today, as the sun is setting for Yom Kippur – the Jewish Day of Atonement and the most holy day on the Jewish calendar – Senator Marco Rubio will hold a fundraiser in a home that features two paintings by Adolf Hitler, a signed copy of Hitler’s autobiography, Mein Kampf, and a cabinet full of place settings and linens used by the Nazi leader.

You really can’t make this stuff up.


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“An event at a home with items like these is appalling at any time of the year. Adding insult to injury, Rubio is holding this event on the eve of the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur. Holding an event in a house featuring the artwork and signed autobiography of a man who dedicated his life to extinguishing the Jewish people is the height of insensitivity and indifference. There’s really no excuse for such a gross act of disrespect. Mr. Rubio, who by the way, represents a sizable Jewish population in our home state of Florida, should cancel this tasteless fundraiser. It is astounding that the presence of these items that represent horror for millions of Jews the world over, would not stop Mr. Rubio or anyone on his team in their tracks when planning this event.” – DNC Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Of course, that got the wingers all fired up with the Iran deal again, because they're such staunch defenders of Israel as long as they don't actually have to deal with the ugly truth about what Hitler did to the Jews and how Israel came into being.

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