Marco Rubio Doesn’t Say ‘Happy Fathers Day,’ Instead, Infuriates the Net by Saying Fathers Cure All Social Problems
Some of us managed to have the best father on earth and still found a way to screw it all up. It just goes to show that generalizations and stereotypes are seldom helpful. One would think that Marco Rubio would learn this lesson because simple-minded Marco steps on the same rake every time he opens his mouth. Given that Marco had a dad around the house, one would’ve hoped there’d be a lesson in there about doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different result.
Or, Marco could’ve gotten that advice from a great single mother, had he been in that situation, because even though fathers are important, the old fairy tale about the “nuclear family” is just that, a fairy tale. Look at how many rich kids were raised by the help, the type whose dads showed up for pictures and such, then running off to the club. There is an entire generation of rich white men in the south who were raised by black women. Look at Trump. The most important factor in raising a child is having at least one loving parent around. Two disinterested parents equate to “no parent,” because two times zero is still zero.
But Marco had some good stereotypes to throw out today and instead of saying Happy Fathers Day (which, he didn’t say), Marco blamed every single social problem on the lack of two-parent nuclear families in a community:
Every major social problem in America can be linked to fatherlessness
Wherever involved fathers are rare,crisis is certain to follow
And billions in government spending is no substitute for fatherhood
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) June 20, 2021
True. Billions in government spending is no substitute for fatherhood, but who said it was? We were of the impression that SNAP was a substitute for food money because one didn’t make enough to ensure there’d be enough food to eat. We thought Medicaid was the substitute for money that would’ve bought healthcare had there been enough (And had the U.S. not gone with the single worst healthcare system, for-profit capitalism). Marco is indicting the American wage, not fatherless families. If one parent made $25 an hour instead of $12, think about all the social problems it would solve?
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But Marco doesn’t want to think about real solutions for issues. He just wants to indict a stereotype. His meaningless message got a heated response, immediately:
— FranciscoEnriquez (@justice4thefew) June 20, 2021
Im going to pretend this is his way of announcing he’s going to dismantle the school to prison pipeline, encourage men to get vasectomies to avoid unintended pregnancy, and support adoptions by same sex couples (cause 2 fathers is better than 1 per his logic). https://t.co/hkJk9xncvC
— Carliss Chatman (@carlissc) June 20, 2021
Now imagine you have some fatherly responsibilities for nearly 22 million and your parental instinct is to tweet bible verses at them all day instead actually doing the work to enrich their lives in any meaningful way. https://t.co/RZbkgWmklg
— Tammy Marshall (@Tamtwotoo) June 20, 2021
— JB (@6nsinvt) June 20, 2021
It’s a real shame @marcorubio doesn’t have anyone who cares enough about him to get him the help he needs. These delusions are getting dangerous. I wonder how children who were raped by their fathers feel about this statement? Those fathers were “involved”. https://t.co/G3qf5Fdhrj
— TurnCO3blue (@co3blue) June 20, 2021
Simple thoughts from the SIMPLE MINDED. Go kiss the orange man. https://t.co/azhjy3gRsN
— The_Carbon_Man (@Noneofy84387293) June 20, 2021
So you’re saying it’s time to legislate the PENIS & TESTICLES to prevent dead beat dads?? Past time. No more wandering penises & unaccounted for sperm. Chemical castration until after marriage. Problem solved.
We’ve been telling you all along, keep your hands of our uteruses. https://t.co/jW811kF3BA
— JB (@6nsinvt) June 20, 2021
Why couldn’t you just say
“Happy Father’s Day”
and leave it at that? 🤔🙄🤦 https://t.co/rhG3HTpAk5
— Chris Cheyenne (@CheyenneMelody1) June 20, 2021
Stop the mass incarceration madness then. And… stop saying stupid thing. Investing in communities – schools, health care access, housing, jobs, mental health, and so on – IS critical. https://t.co/xSToDhD5xl
— Junaid “J” Afeef (@JunaidAfeef) June 20, 2021
Sure sounds like “Little Marco” and Donny have had a falling out. https://t.co/SLiI5Lt9pB
— Mark Driscoll (@MGDriscoll) June 20, 2021
Have you heard, it’s men that create single moms?
Perhaps if women had easy access to family planning services including education, birth control & yes, when needed abortion, the government would not have to spend billions 🙄#WomensHealth https://t.co/RFUcfmnFCB pic.twitter.com/lC5Up7Hpne
— Ellen Wolfe (@FlaWolffie) June 20, 2021
And so on and so on and so on… Oh, and remember, even a guy with the greatest father on earth can be a fck-up. But, be a good dad anyway, give it a shot.