It seems someone's always recording conservatives in exclusive meetings and those records wind up in the hands of the liberal Nation.
But unlike Mitt Romney's infamous "47 percent" riff that damaged him in the 2012 presidential race, the not-so-good audio recording of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's June speech to a group assembled by the conservative Koch brothers is revealing only in how boring it is.
It's a variant of the same speech he has given since and before he left as Florida House speaker in 2008. A sample:
The American Dream is not about becoming wealthy, although that may be part of your dream. The American Dream is not about becoming famous or powerful. For millions and millions of people, the American Dream is much simpler, yet more profound. It’s about the ability to acquire a job that fulfills you, but also allows you to provide for your family; the freedom to speak openly and worship as you please; to provide a safe and stable home for your children; to one day be able to retire with dignity and to leave your children better off than yourself.
That is the real American Dream. And if you ask me what the single greatest challenge before our country today is, it is that there are now millions of people in this country that believe that dream is not our dream for people like them. And that is not just a threat to our economy. That is a direct threat to our identity. This erosion of the American Dream threatens to rob us of what makes us special and what makes us different.
Drink a cortadito before reading the transcript here