By Robert Wenzel
The rumors are out there: Marco Rubio is gay. In a moment I will discuss the basis for these rumors but first I want to make clear that I personally do not have any problem with gay people. Most of the ones that I know seem to enjoy life and leave others alone. And personally, I would support a presidential candidate who exclusively screwed pit bulls, if he was going to increase our freedoms and lower our taxes. So who a candidate is screwing is not anywhere near the top of my list of facctors to consider when considering support for a presidential candidate. Though if it comes down to two candidates who have basically the same views, then who they are screwing may tilt the scale. For example, I would much rather see Huma in the White House than Bernie Sanders' wife.
Now Marco Rubio and the gay question becomes important only because if he is gay, he is in the closest about it, which may provide dirt by which the powerful can control him. Is this why he stays so closely to the establishment line? Is it dangerous for him to veer? Do the establishment powers have photos? Do any foriegn governments have photos?
It is quite possible that there are enough voters in the country who would not vote for a gay person to tip the scales against a gay. Thus, if any powers that be have incriminating evidence, they would be able to control Rubio.
So what are the specifics of the Rubio gay rumors? There seem to be two threads.
One thread is being promoted by Wayne Madsen.
According to PinkNews, "Madsen claims that 'Republican insiders' have told him about Presidential candidate Marco Rubio’s double life as a gay man."
Madsen has posted two photos that he claims show Rubio at gay events.
The first photo is from a "foam party":
Madsen claims: “Although he is obscured by the man in front of him, Marco Rubio [arrow pointing to him] is believed to be in this 1995 photo of a gay South Beach foam party held at the Warsaw Ballroom.”
Here is a second photo that Madsen claims is evidence:
Of course, this "evidence" probably elimnates all but 300,000 people in the gretaer Miami area.
And PinkNews does remind us that Madsen " 'claimed previously that Obama 'used basketball pick-up games to pick up men', and had 'homosexual trysts with Representative Artur Davis, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Senate majority leader Bill Frist!'."
But the second thread of gay accustations against Rubio are more curious,
The Washington Post informs:
Marco Rubio’s first year of college at a small school in Missouri ended badly. His grades were awful. A neck injury dashed any hopes of achieving greatness on the football field. He was hurting for money.
He resolved to go back to Florida and get his life on a path to success. Instead the 18-year-old added to his troubles after returning to Miami for summer break: He was arrested one night in May 1990 for being in a crime-plagued public park after closing time, according to police records and an interview with a friend who was cited with Rubio that night....
In Miami, Rubio, always short of cash, took a job as a messenger for a courier service, driving a 1983 Pontiac Firebird that his father had bought for him, according to his memoir. Frequently, he wrote, he ferried documents from law firms in the Brickell neighborhood to offices downtown, just to the north.
It was not far from there that Rubio’s arrest occurred. At 9:37 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 1990 — five days before Rubio’s 19th birthday and an hour and a half after sunset — a police officer was dispatched to Alice C. Wainwright Park, a shaded stretch of grass along Brickell Avenue where the neighborhoods of Brickell and Coconut Grove meet, according to a Miami police incident report. The park, studded with palms and gumbo limbo trees, offered a stunning vista of Biscayne Bay, a “millionaire’s view for the masses,” according to one newspaper review...
Despite the high-priced real estate nearby, the park had become a notorious locale in the late 1980s and early ’90s, a haven for drug dealers, prostitutes and gang members.
A local homeowners association’s newsletter documented the complaints of neighbors: “Gang warfare, gunfire, prostitution (straight and gay), drug dealing and muggings.” Police were attuned to the complaints because of a pattern of problems at the park, said Delrish Moss, a Miami police public information officer and a 32-year veteran of the department.
“It was very dark and had lots of trees,” he said. “People went out there to smoke illegal substances, have sex, drink.”
A full account of what led to Rubio’s arrest and the dismissal of the charge are not included in available public records. The court file has been destroyed, according to Miami-Dade County court clerk’s records.
According to the Miami police incident report, a police officer arrived at the park at 9:47 p.m., 10 minutes after being dispatched. The report notes that Rubio and two other teenagers were inside the park after hours. In a recent interview, Angel Barrios — one of the men arrested with Rubio — said they were sitting in a car when they were approached by an officer...
“We were there just hanging out,” said Barrios, who owns several coin-operated laundries in the Miami area.
Barrios said he could not recall why they went to the park that night.
“We never even used to go to that area,” he said. “That might have been the first time I went there.”
Barrios was one year behind Rubio at South Miami High School. When they were in school together, Barrios said, Rubio and his other friends “were just messing around and partying. Trying to get pretty girls.”...
WaPo leaves the story there, but The Miami News Times has later develpments:
Barrios suddenly found his long-forgotten after-hours police stop in a Brickell park thrust into national headlines last week, when the Washington Post dredged up the 1990 incident. But the Post missed the crime’s most eye-opening tie to Florida’s junior senator.
Decades after his legal run-in with Rubio, Barrios was associated with perhaps the most notorious gay porn ring in Miami history, an Edgewater house full of models with names like “Khali Kreme” and “Sincere Luv” who had sex all day in front of dozens of webcams. Couple that with the fact that the park where Rubio was arrested was a well-known gay cruising spot-have blown up all this week on the internet...
Just two years after his childhood friend was sworn in as speaker of the Florida House — accepting a ceremonial sword from his then-mentor Jeb Bush as cameras clicked away — Barrios had his own brush with media infamy.WaPo also adds this fact:
It was May 9, 2007, when an NBC 6 investigative TV crew swarmed a sedate, two-story brick house that Barrios’ father owned on NE 27th Street just east of Biscayne Boulevard. In a special report ominously titled “The House Next Door,” reporters breathlessly revealed that a website called CocoDorm.com had set up dozens of webcams inside the home.
Scores of ripped, young Hispanic and black male models had been hired at a $1,200 monthly fee, plus free room and board, to live inside, where the cameras caught their every move — including regularly scheduled orgies..
Today Barrios strongly denies he knew anything about the gay smut business. He says his property management company rented the house to Flava Works, the firm behind CocoDorm, with the understanding it was a “digital media” company. He didn’t know the truth, he says, until Channel 6’s report; the next day, Barrios recalls, a Miami Herald reporter knocked on his elderly father’s door to ask about the website.
“We are not in the gay porn business. We are not in the straight porn business. We are not in the porn business,” Barrios says. “My poor father, he had no idea what was going on in there."
When Rubio went off to Gainesville, FL to start classes at Santa Fe College. Barrios would share a townhouse with Rubio there.
So there you have it, extremely bikini thin facts and very indistinct photos that might link Rubio to the gay world. Not enough for a doctor to even recommend Rubio get an AIDS test.
But what does the power elite have on him and why are they supporting him? They don't support people they can't control.
Robert Wenzel is Editor & Publisher at EconomicPolicyJournal.com and at Target Liberty. He is also author of The Fed Flunks: My Speech at the New York Federal Reserve Bank. Follow him on twitter:@wenzeleconomics