NBC’s Chuck Todd challenged Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) claim that the Obama administration has created a “culture of intimidation” in which “everything is about politics and destroying your opponent and dividing the American people for your electoral gain,” pointing out that the Rubio’s own PAC is actively fundraising from the ongoing scandals in Washington.
Shorter Rubio: It’s okay when I do it:
Your PAC put out an email raising money on the IRS issue… That’s campaigning, that’s politics, too.
…But here’s the point. I’m trying to get a petition of American citizens and Americans who support us in this endeavor so that we can rally people together to work against these sorts of abuse of power. That’s different from going around and saying I am going to put on my website every single day, every donor to the Obama campaign. I’m going to attack that individual, a private citizen by name, and I’m going to try to create this culture where people feel intimidated as they oppose me. Those are two very different things I’m talking about.
Shorter Rubio: I’m not an evil French gay commie Kenyan Marxist Democratic boogey man, so it doesn’t count.
Wait. Who’s that man in the video wearing the Chuck Todd disguise?
Think Progress has more, including the fundraising email.