The New York Times reported a bombshell Friday that 2016 Republican presidential contender Marco Rubio has had four traffic citations.
That is, four citations over an 18 year period.
And it’s understandable why The Times cannot delve into allegations that likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton took bribes to sell American uranium to Russia when you learn that two reporters and an additional researcher were dedicated to Rubio’s driving habits.
Phil Kerpen, a free-market policy analyst for American Commitment, shared that tidbit of information on Twitter.
NYT put two reporters and an additional researcher on this bombshell that Marco got four traffic tickets in 18 years. http://t.co/QSMO0zNGyj
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) June 5, 2015
As it turns out, the newspaper reported that Rubio and his wife, Jeanette, had a total of 17 citations — meaning 13 belonged to Mrs. Rubio, who is not a candidate for office.
As embarrassing as the story already is for “The Gray Lady,” it gets worse.
The Washington Free Beacon reported that Democrat operatives appear to be feeding opposition research to The Times.
The Rubio citations were pulled by liberal opposition research firm American Bridge on May 26, 2015, according to the Free Beacon.
It’s still early in the 2016 presidential election campaign, but the fervor by The Times to discredit one of the GOP frontrunners who polls best against Clinton should be a warning of what lays in store.
Social media users had a field day when The Times “bombshell” hit the Internet, including one who had this message for Rubio: “Free advice to Rubio campaign: reach out to Sammy Hagar, pronto.”
The tip being a clear reference to Hager’s smash hit, “I Can’t Drive 55.”
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
Free advice to Rubio campaign: reach out to Sammy Hagar, pronto.
— Cuffy (@CuffyMeh) June 5, 2015
This is good fodder for a Rubio ad – “The most they have on me is that I can’t drive 55” (new campaign song?) https://t.co/wwcDlxzpky
— Brian Knight (@BrianKnightMI) June 5, 2015
Memo to the Rubio campaign: He drives onstage at next event in a Dodge Challenger Hellcat to Sammy Hagar’s “I Can’t Drive 55” #RubioSpeeding
— Joe Remi (@JosephRemiB) June 5, 2015
Rubio’s wife: speeding tickets Hillary’s husband: frequent flyer on the ‘Lolita Express’ to billionaire pedophile’s private rape island
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) June 5, 2015
@iowahawkblog Rubio also drinks water. Do we really need a man like that in the White House? pic.twitter.com/GsolNYwhWW
— John-David (@JDFRotten) June 5, 2015
Hillary took bribes to sell our uranium to Russia: meh. Marco Rubio and his wife have traffic tickets: SCANDAL!!!! http://t.co/Oq8koub8Ku
— Razor (@hale_razor) June 5, 2015
@hale_razor Clintons raked in $26m from Sweden to get trade with Iran, but Marco Rubio once got cited for jaywalking!
— Angus E. Parvo (@angusparvo) June 5, 2015
.@hale_razor Really, @nytpolitics? Traffic tickets? I’m feeling pretty good about Rubio if that’s all you came up with. Hacks.
— Screaming Eaglet (@ScreaminEaglet) June 5, 2015
While @HillaryClinton was selling uranium to Putin… Rubio’s WIFE got some traffic tickets. Guess which story the @nytimes broke???
— EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) June 5, 2015
@kerpen @mrgeology That is just unacceptable! If these people cant commit serious crimes, they’re obviously unfit for highest office.
— Mindhunter ن (@Fates_Finger) June 5, 2015
The NY Times’ story on Marco Rubio’s wife’s parking violations, bumped the story on where Hillary parked $6 billion of State Dept funds.
— WH PRESS SECRETARY (@weknowwhatsbest) June 5, 2015
Lol @nytimes digs up dirt on candidate spouses…13 traffic tickets for Rubio’s wife. I’m sure next week they’ll do one on Hillary’s spouse.
— Holly Renee (@_Holly_Renee) June 5, 2015
Source: NY Times Exclusive to Expose Rubio’s Kindergarten Crayon Theft http://t.co/kTiNM2Qjyw #2016primary #tcot #tlot #teaparty #ampat
— Jeff Dunetz (@yidwithlid) June 5, 2015
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