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Marco Rubio's Argument: If Rachel Maddow Says I'm Wrong, Then I Must Be Right (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   First Posted: 07/16/10 07:44 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 06:05 PM ET

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Marco Rubio hits Rachel Maddow in his new web video, which argues that his campaign platform is solid because Maddow doesn't like it.

Florida GOP Senate candidate Marco Rubio is out with a new web video laying out the argument that his recently released "12 simple ideas to grow the economy and create jobs" are smart simply because MSNBC host Rachel Maddow disagrees with them.

"How can you know the plan is right?" text reads in the video. "Rachel Maddow thinks it's wrong."

The ad then highlights a few staples of Marco Rubio's economic platform:

Marco Rubio Supports:


Extending the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts.
Cutting taxes for American businesses.
Ending double taxation.
Repealing and replacing Obamacare.

The video concludes with the implication that if you "think Marco's ideas are wrong," you should just go ahead and watch Rachel Maddow. If you agree with Rubio however, you can donate to his campaign.

The GOP pillar of extending the Bush -- "2001 and 2003" -- tax cuts has come under heavy fire over the past week. Sen. John Kyl (R-Ariz.) said Sunday that it was acceptable for tax cuts to the wealthy to add to the deficit, even though he has spent weeks obstructing an extension of unemployment benefits because the package wasn't deficit neutral.


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