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Post-SOTU: Media More Focused On
Rubio´s Water Than Economy

Big Journalism, by John Nolte

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Posted By:ketchuplover, 2/13/2013 1:47:34 AM

This evening, President Obama spent a fairly large chunk of the early part of his fifth State of the Union regurgitating the same tired ideas and bromides to fix the economy that we heard in his first State of the Union. This, even though these policies have delivered the slowest and most lackluster economic recovery in almost a century. (Snip) A few minutes after the president´s speech, Florida Senator Marco Rubio gave the Republican response, during which there was an awkward moment when he stopped to take a sip of water.

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Rubio´s was a great speech, and the water pause we can relate to. Prior to this, my 81 y.o. mother said, "Listen - he needs a drink of water." So rather than distract us with a dry, rasping voice, he broke decorum and got himself a drink. Had he not done so, the media focus would have been on his dry, raspy voice, rather than the content of a good speech. How silly! Today´s media would have asked 148 years ago, "Aside from that, how was the play, Mrs. Lincoln?"

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: 4Justice, 2/13/2013 1:54:58 AM     (No. 9173485)

I missed that part (chasing cats), but who cares if he took a sip of water. If your throat is dry, take a drink! Big deal. People are so stupid and petty.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: M Stuart, 2/13/2013 1:57:07 AM     (No. 9173487)

Chris Mathews is being crude as usual. This water bottle thing is the 0bama way of starting the destruction of Rubio.

If the LSM has any fairness (which they don´t), they´d remember how they treated Bill Clinton after his unending nomination speech of Dukakis. He just laughed, and they LOVED IT! Talk about "in the tank"!


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Reply 3 - Posted by: steveW, 2/13/2013 2:25:58 AM     (No. 9173494)

The "media" have no conscience.

Both Rubio and Paul called for a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. That, not any meaningless blather King Barack inflicted upon his subjects, is the real news from last night.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: god of irony, 2/13/2013 3:19:11 AM     (No. 9173509)

I´d rather sip water than snort blow like Baracka did.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 2/13/2013 3:27:42 AM     (No. 9173510)

Eh, it was pretty funny -- especially the lead up to it as it was obvious boy wonder had a major case of the nervous dry mouth high school debaters often get when tgey find themselves in front of a big audience for the first time. Panic set in and he ackwardly guzzled that water rather hysterically. Not ready for prime time. And as much as he tries to sell himself on his biography, ala Oblahma, he sounds more like a preening John Edwards than an Obama. Say what you want about Dear Leader, but the guy is smooth.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Grant Hodges, 2/13/2013 4:00:44 AM     (No. 9173513)

Smooth? Obama is poorly educated and doesn´t even bother to read the papers. The U.S. is leading the charge in reducing meaningless carbon dioxide output and does Stinky the Gunrunner know it? No, ...he´s stupid. He is needlessly plowing under the US economy while by his measure we are doing more than anyone else in the world to reduce meaningless CO2. I mean, believing in Co2 catastrophism is the surest sign of a low intellect and toadying along with those who do, is no. 2. I´m so frustrated. Stinky has no idea what is going on.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Grant Hodges, 2/13/2013 4:12:57 AM     (No. 9173516)

And another thing. Stinky the Gunrunner is all for drilling and oil/gas development on this continent......by China. (cf. CNOOC/Nexen)

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Janjan, 2/13/2013 5:46:47 AM     (No. 9173542)

Lucky for the media that Rubio got a drink of water during his speech. Now they have something petty and human to tweet about all day. Otherwise they might have had to discuss the speech.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: mws50, 2/13/2013 5:54:45 AM     (No. 9173546)

Rubio made obama look like a narcissistic, class-warfare fool.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: JoniTx, 2/13/2013 6:04:55 AM     (No. 9173552)

Just heard them calling it ´Water-gate´ on MSNBC. Typical.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: happywarrior, 2/13/2013 8:30:23 AM     (No. 9173709)

Why couldn´t they put him at a podium with a glass of water, or at the very least have the water at arm´s length? The whole thing was so awkward and made me cringe. I knew the enemedia would harp on it! But I did love the speech!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: MickTurn, 2/13/2013 9:22:23 AM     (No. 9173841)

He was stocking up on water to later use it on the shoes of the MSM.

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