Marco Rubio recently attended a Fundraiser surrounded by Hitler paintings and on the eve of Yom Kipper. Rubio is not alone with his palling around with Nazi and evil culture admiration. Debbie Wasserman Shultz ( who we know can do better for the Dems) had plenty to say about this, despite her lack of slacking regarding Dem debates, I will give a high five to DWS for calling this hypocrisy out. Remember when all we heard was Obama pals around with terrorists? How about , "Oh Bernie is a socialist'. Well, every presidental candidate swoons over this guy Harlan Crow and his Super Pac and I guess they tell themselves, "Maybe no one will notice who we are palling around with'. "Take the money and run". Yeah right. I now raise an eyebrow when I hear someone say they are a real patriot, as I think that racism, sexism, and hatred is lurking nearby.
Harlan R. Crow of Dallas, Texas, is a longtime Republican benefactor.
The son of Dallas real estate magnate Trammell Crow, Harlan Crow is the owner of Crow Realty Investors, as well as the president of another real estate concern, Crow Holdings. Crow Holdings owns almost 10% of the shares of the Trammell Crow real estate companyCrow is also listed as a managing partner of Crow Family Holdings, as well.
For his generous contributions to the George Herbert Walker Bush Presidential Library, Crow was named a trustee. Other trustees include such Republican luminaries such as Florida governor Jeb Bush and former Secretary of State James A. Baker III .
Harlan Crow is also trustee of the American Enterprise Institute and a major patron of Associate Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. In 2002, Justice Thomas reported receiving a gift of a "Frederick Douglass Bible," valued at $19,000, from Harlan and Kathy Crow, whom he described as "personal friends."
Crow has an unusual hobby of collecting statues of both past and present tyrants, including Vladimir Lenin and Fidel Castro. His home in Dallas purportedly contains one of the world's largest statuaries on its grounds, with 20 statues ranging up to 20 feet tall
Now, let us look at what kind of person collects this expensive kind of junk. If a person loves Christianity, they display pictures of Christ, or the Virgin Mary or religious painting in an around their home. So tell me, what kind of person would memoralize evil with statues and paintings? I have only one conclusion and that is admiration.
From The Tampa Bay Times
DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz this afternoon blasted Marco Rubio for attending a fundraiser at a Dallas home that features paintings by Hitler
"You really can’t make this stuff up," the Florida lawmaker said in a statement.
The fundraiser is being held at the home of Harlan Crow.
“An event at a home with items like these is appalling at any time of the year. Adding insult to injury, Rubio is holding this event on the eve of the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, Yom Kippur. Holding an event in a house featuring the artwork and signed autobiography of a man who dedicated his life to extinguishing the Jewish people is the height of insensitivity and indifference. There’s really no excuse for such a gross act of disrespect. Mr. Rubio, who by the way, represents a sizable Jewish population in our home state of Florida, should cancel this tasteless fundraiser. It is astounding that the presence of these items that represent horror for millions of Jews the world over, would not stop Mr. Rubio or anyone on his team in their tracks when planning this event.”
Crow's mansion is known for its backyard garden full of statues and relics of dictators, assassins and despots -- including Mao Zedong, Vladimir Lenin, Fidel Castro, and Joseph Stalin -- and such World War II Axis figures as Benito Mussolini and Hermann Göring, commander of Nazi Germany's air force
Tell me again Republicans how patriotic you are while lining your pockets with terrorist sympathizers ! Where is your moral compass? How soon before Harlan puts a statue of Osama or Saddam. The hypocrisy never ceases to amaze me. Maybe this is why people like Donald Trump so much on that side of the aisle. He makes no secret that he is a cynical jerk but does not hide behind the pockets of Nazi sympathizers. Trump spouts his own kind of hatred for America. Harlan was also the founder of the Swiftboaters...! Wow..just Wow.
Est. net worth: Hundreds of millions
Source of wealth: Real estate; Crow Holdings
2012 favorite: Has given $180K to Rick Perry's gubernatorial campaigns since 2004—plus millions to state and national conservative causes. But Crow Holdings bundled $25K for long-shot GOP contender Jon Huntsman.
Dark-money potential: High. Crow, who sat on the founders' committee of the anti-tax think tank Club for Growth, gave $125K to the Swift Boat Vets circa 2004. He's also given nearly $900K to Texans for Lawsuit Reform and donated $500K to help the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas start a tea party group.
Grab bag: The gardens at Crow's $24 million estate feature statues of notorious historical figures like Mao, Stalin, and Gavrilo Princip—the assassin who sparked World War I.