San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro borrows Marco Rubio’s RNC speech

“My mother fought hard for civil rights so instead of a mop, I could hold this microphone,” said San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro in his DNC Convention speech.

To many Democrats, that line was the highlight of  Castro’s speech:

But to other observers, the line sounded awfully familiar:

Compare for yourself:

“My mother fought hard for civil rights so instead of a mop, I could hold this microphone.” -Julián Castro

“A few years ago, I noticed a bartender behind the portable bar in the back of the ballroom.  I remembered my father, who worked as many years as a banquet bartender.  He was grateful for the work he had, but that’s not like he wanted for us.  You see, he stood behind the [bar] all those years so that one day I could stand  behind a podium, in the front of a room.” -Marco Rubio

Imitation is indeed the sincerest form of flattery.

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