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:

https://twitter.com/LockFive/status/243173168561418241

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.

  • MikeR

    Of course the MSM won’t bring up Castros mothers radical past. Shes an anti white radical

    • TxSuzie

      It seems to be a continuing theme in the Democrat Party to be anti-white racists. But that’s supposed to be okay, right?

      • cris levin

        yeah, they are so racist that you white suffered so much because of them.

        get a life, you guys don’t know how good a life you are in compare to them.

        • bicentennialguy

          Please explain it to us then. Put up or shut up. You think you have the monopoly on pain, hardship and suffering? Right. Stop being a victim and get a grip.

          • FGCU_James

            I’ve never understood that myself. Why is it that only blacks, hispanics, other minorities, have a monopoly on bad things happening to them?

            I’ve had some pretty bad things happen to me. And guess what. I’m white. What do you have to say to that Cris?

        • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

          Which isn’t quite the point, toadstool, but please carry on; we seem to be short on comic relief today.

        • Garth Haycock

          Compared to them? Hmmm, you must be white.

        • TxSuzie

          cris levin, you are a bigot. I was born and raised in Texas and I have hispanics in my family. But don’t you dare call them Mexicans because they are as American as you and me. They are my family. Unlike race baiters like you, they are not victims.

  • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

    “My mom helped found La Raza, the Hispanic political party that literally translates to ‘THE RACE’ so I could hold this microphone.”

    • Guest

      Castro: “My mom helped found La Raza, the Hispanic political party that
      literally translates to ‘THE RACE’ so I could hold this microphone.”

      • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

        You’re right, it wasn’t “my mom”, hehehe!

  • Chip

    Castro, “Freedom is not free…. neither is opportunity…” Yes, Mr. Mayor, you are right. Guess who is going to be paying for all that opportunity?

    • cris levin

      who? enlighten me?

      • Chip

        Tell ya what. Send me 25% of your income (if you have one) and I’ll get back to you in four years.

  • Itype2slow

    So Mr. Castro thinks that “investment” leads to more/better jobs..? Then he supports what Mitt Romney did at Bain Captal?

    • Guest

      RT: So Mr. Castro thinks that “investment” leads to more/better jobs..? Then he supports what Mitt Romney did at Bain Capital?

    • cris levin

      investment in education, not in china.

  • Mark James

    Democrats seem to be thronged with plagiarists.

  • MaritxuSF

    Well Marco Rubio’s mother was not a white hating racist who never married his equally white hating racist father, so just stop with the comparisons to Marco Rubio. Check out this Julian Castro and where he and his clone of a twin brother really come from and then tell me again how much they love America and the American dream. If anyone believes that La Raza, founded by Castro’s mother, is pro-America, then think again. Castro, like Obama, is the chosen child

    • STxTxomin

      You’re right. Check out the history of the poverty stricken areas of San Antonio where the family resided. Oh, and while you’re at it, see what opportunities for residents have been made available by their 40 years of Democratic representation. Only, through equal OPPORTUNITY can these things be made attainable.

  • rinodino

    He might have copied Rubios line but he actually let people under 80 know about it lol so righties… Your welcome 😉

    • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

      Aww you must love us all as you cannot bring yourself to leave the site. <3

      • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

        Like I say,he’s a nickel-a-word Media Matters hack. I have an unimpeachable source who told me that, but his or her identity has to remain private. But just imagine what OTHER secrets this “dave travis/cris levin” might be hiding!

        • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

          Makes total sense though!

  • Itype2slow

    If Mr. Castro had plagerised Mrs Obama’s speach, he could have said: My President once dumpster dove, and for years our grandchildren can do the same

  • delroymonjo

    Listened to Castro’s speech on radio. Change the audience and a few names and it sounded eerily familiar to a speech at RNC last week.

    • cris levin

      sure, except Julia’s experience is real, and Rubio’s fictional past is just that, a fiction

      • WingedBishop

        Just like the real Julia that Obama is using to show how great government dependence is?

      • Garth Haycock

        Rubio’s fictional past? Well, according to liberal doctrine, you only point out the past of a minority as fiction because you’re a white racist.

  • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

    I’m not surprised. Mrs. Obama took a lot of “inspiration” from Mrs. Romney’s speech. The DNC was at a loss for what to say so they watched the RNC and then took notes, changing minor details. They knew their masses wouldn’t pick up on it.

    • cris levin

      at a loss of what to say? how about this:

      Mitt Santa will fire the reindeer and outsource the elfs.
      or Mitt’s money needs a passport.

      happy now?

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        Do you know which thread you’re commenting on?

        • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

          Prolly not, just getting a nickel a word from Media Matters to flood the board, and he’s prolly smoking up the last few grams of his last welfare check as we speak.

          • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

            HA! You’re right.

      • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

        That made no sense.

  • Judith Lewis

    I find it interesting that last week the Republicans all talked of building businesses and creating jobs. This week the democrats are speaking in heroic tones about getting good jobs and being able to support their families-no mention of owning a business. Is it just me or does that make the dems leaches feeding at the Republican trough. We are seeing what happens when the job creators stop hiring. The dems start “occupying” and wailing about us mean old Republicans not paying our fair share. Their real motto should be “take from the Republican and give to the democrat

  • STxTxomin

    “La Raza”? Does anyone here know what that means? Geez, y’all use that
    term pretty loosely. Yes, I’m from Texas and yes I know what it means.
    First, “la Raza,” or the race, is a term used by peoples of the U.S.
    Southwest and all of Latin America to describe the blending of races and
    cultures that unites all people of the Americas. There is a HUGE
    difference between the Raza Unida (political party) and National Council
    of La Raza. Ms. Castro was not a founder of RU. She was, though, a huge mover and shaker. Understand why it was formed and why it failed before spouting off like you know.

  • http://latinorebels.com Latino Rebels

    Why then does one resonate with people and one got overlooked? Castro’s line was better delivered but Rubio has to cut his speech because of Clint going over his time limit. Also, Castro’s base is young and Mexican American, and Rubio has never resonated with that base. Finally, if Rubio’s line was so awesome, why didn’t it resonate with Twitter? Why didn’t Rubio trend #2 globally when he spoke while Castro did when he spoke. Welcome to politics, where it can be brutal. Rubio’s timing of his speech, his speech getting cut and not being a keynote speaker hurt him. Castro was being billed as the first Latino to ever deliver a keynote address for any political convention also made a difference.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Why would Rubio be popular with a young, Mexican American base when he’s Cuban American and lives in Florida, where the MA population isn’t a major factor? Do you know if Castro is overwhelmingly popular with a young, Cuban American base in Florida?

      And what’s surprising about Rubio not trending last night, when he didn’t speak last night?

      And as to Castro delivering better? If you’re still of the mindset that Democrats are “for the working man”, then I guess you might think that way. The Democrat Party has long since thrown working men and women, union and non-union, under the bus. That is, unless they are public sector union employees who do their money laundering for them.

      The Democrat Party is in bed with the guilt-ridden, white, urbanites that want “green energy” and cute animals roaming the woods, at the expense of actual construction projects and putting people to work in the carbon based energy sector.

      • http://latinorebels.com Latino Rebels

        Sorry, we meant that Castro was #2 global trend on Twitter last night while Rubio last week didn’t at all. You are twisting our words about Castro’s popularity. We don’t know if he resonated with CA pop in Miami, but we do know that he resonated with young Mexican American voters in Texas and in the SW, because the MA base of the Democratic party is pretty big. That is all we are saying, everything else you say are just jumping to conclusions.

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    No no no. When leftards do this, it isn’t “plagiarizing,” it’s “revoicing.”