Marco Rubio Blames German Dam For Venezuela Power Outage

Dear Readers:

In his tweet (better catch it now before he takes it down), U.S. Senator (and murderous War Criminal) Marco Rubio gloats about the power outage in Venezuela:


“Today another transformer explosion at the German Dam in Bolivar State caused another massive blackout.  The result?  Critically ill patients have died, the Caracas metro remains out of service & few if any flights have arrived at or departed from Caracas in over 20 hours.”

Putting aside the fact that Rubio himself has been leading the charge to oust Maduro; and that this self-proclaimed “Follower of Christ” is, with all certainty, himself responsible for concocting most of these crimes and dirty tricks against the Venezuelan people; what struck people most about Rubio’s tweet is its sheer ignorance.

For example, there is no such thing as a German Dam in Venezuela, as a schoolchild could have discovered, using basic internet resources.  Knowledgeable people on Twitter rushed to correct Rubio.  As the Russian press reported, a Spanish-language journalist named German Dam (yes, that’s his actual name) had reported on the blackout.  Just guessing here, but it seems like Rubio, while pleasuring himself on Venezuelan misfortunes, must have read a google-translated version from Spanish to English, in which the name got garbled into an adjective-noun combination.  Wonder what that says about Rubio’s supposed bi-lingual capabilities?  (Recall that Rubio strives to gain Hispanic brownie points from the Cuban diaspora, as a supposed refuge, even though his family left Cuba before Castro took over the government.)

The journalist Dam himself corrected Rubio on his Twitter feed:  “My name is German Dam, I am one of the journalists who published this information.”

This, once again, speaks to the strange combination of extreme criminality and extreme ignorance, as exhibited by the American political elite.  Mafioso Rubio is such an ignorant fool, he makes Tony Soprano look like Kierkegaard. One would hope that Rubio’s constituents would recoil in revulsion and vote him out of office at the next opportunity; but, alas, the American Senate is set up in such a way that it is highly unlikely, if not completely impossible, to remove a person from that pig’s trough, once they have settled in.

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4 Responses to Marco Rubio Blames German Dam For Venezuela Power Outage

  1. Nat says:

    After being called out on his mistake, instead of admitting it, simply apologizing and correcting it (or ignore it), Rubio pretended he knew all along it wasn’t a German dam, he just “mistyped”. Here’s his tweet:

    “I meant to type “Today another transformer explosion in Bolivar State caused another massive blackout according to German Dam.” It was a thread & I usually go back & add the twitter handle before tweeting. This one I pressed “tweet all” before I checked.”.

    Yeah, he meant to tweet “according to German Dam” but magically tweeted “at the German dam” and with the correct word order in the sentence. As someone wrote him in reply: “wow I wish I knew how it is to be this shameless just so i could feel ashamed about it”.


  2. yalensis says:

    Mafioso Rubio must have been very embarrassed to have everyone in the world laughing at him. Wow, what a lame “explanation” for the gaffe, I don’t think anyone is buying it. He just needs to admit that he is an ignorant twat.


  3. Ryan Ward says:

    I think Rubio’s “explanation” is more of an embarrassment than the original gaffe. The truth is (and this is true of all politicians in modern democracies), politicians don’t have time to really read. The vast majority of any politician’s diet of information is composed of summaries provided by staffers. Working in the public service, the advice I’ve received when writing anything for a politician (since I’m in the “neutral” public service rather than on a political staff, my direct experience in this area is composed of writing briefing notes for ministers) is to treat them as if they have ADHD. This isn’t because politicians are lazy or stupid (of course, some are and some aren’t), but because the amount of material they have to digest in a day is absolutely massive. Given that, it’s not at all surprising when political figures make minor mistakes of detail, especially in areas where they wouldn’t be expected to be knowledgeable. Does anyone really expect Rubio to be an expert on the locations of transformers in Caracas, or whether or not a dam was built in the area with the involvement of German engineers, causing it to be given the nickname “The German Dam”? In all likelihood, what actually happened was that Rubio quickly skimmed a summary written by a staffer, who tried a little too hard to keep it short and ended up being ambiguous about what the expression “German Dam” referred to. Especially given that the actual point of Rubio’s tweet was factually accurate, this is hardly some big scandal or embarrassment.
    That said, whenever you get called out for something and give a transparently silly explanation for it (as has been noted, it’s highly suspicious that when Rubio made the typo that switched “at the” for “according to”, he also apparently changed the word order to fit the expression he used), you look pretty silly. Given that the actual true explanation would have been mildly embarrassing at worst, this is an unforced error on Rubio’s part. File this under “Honesty is the best policy.”


    • yalensis says:

      Makes sense. I would add my own theory that the staffer ran the Spanish article through Google translate, resulting in the “German dam” gibberish. google translate often falters on real names, it doesn’t know what to make of it, so it put together an adjective-noun combination. That’s my theory, at least.
      I agree that Rubio should have just explained this and had a good laugh at himself. That’s what I would have done, in his position. That he didn’t, hints at a narcissistic personality, I reckon.


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