Marco Rubio delivered the GOP response to President Obama’s State of the Union last night. Did he talk about the contracting economy, rising unemployment, immigration reform, spiraling debt, and what we can do about it? Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. And Yes. But thanks to a unique moment of having to take a (gasp) sip of water while publicly speaking for a long stretch of time, the only thing talking heads are talking about today is Rubio “watering down the Republican message.” Get it? Should the Rubio water story been broached? Of course.
Comments: Thank you Mr. Concha! It is refreshing that someone called out the disgraceful behavior of those in the media. You know this is how those in the media behave when they are threatened by someone, but it sure is refreshing that they were called out by other than those from Fox, Newsbusters or other conservative sites.
And Cnn said this could end Rubio´s career; can they really be considered a serious news organization? Give me a break. Rubio had substance in his speech; he did not lie, and he is a hero in every way. Go Rubio.
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mary Ellen, 2/13/2013 10:08:21 PM (No. 9175146)
I didn´t watch either one because I no longer trust any politician, especially the fraud, phony lying grifter in the White House. I detest him and his party. They are traitors. Not one of them was available when the consulate was attacked and the deaths of those brave men were not even mentioned in the SOTU address. The Dems are gleefully destroying the U.S. and the only thing the media can focus on is that Rubio needed some water. A pox on all their houses!
I think this is just a move to distract from the message (again). If someone has an important message, especially if that person has a conservative message, then let the distraction maneuvers begin. It´s like sticking your fingers in your ears and singing La, La La I can´t hear you. Just more childishness.
What’s wrong with some people (in this case, “journalists” being alleged to be people)?!?! Senator Marco Rubio was obviously sweating profusely in that combination studio/sauna at which he gave the excellently-thought-out response to BHO’s SOTU cavalcade of preposterous claims and empty promises.
My only quibble with the article is the effort to equate it to the 57 States gaffe by Obama. That was never pushed by the big media but by individual observers. It is the difference between a real grass roots observation and organized opinion making. The 57 states gaffe is more substantial than needing a sip of water after speaking for a while. This just indicates that is Rubio is human. This reminds us that no conservative is ever perfect enough to hold high office and no liberal is ever depraved or traitorous enough to be disqualified.
Do they know how silly they sound?! Ann Crowly threw herself under the bus for obama - it looks like all the lemmings are going to do the same. They just sound so silly. There´s so many more impt things - one just has to wonder how truly ignorant these people are becoming and if they really believe their own blather.
#9 has it right. The way to distract from a brilliant speech is not to refute its ideas; the way to distract is to talk about something else. The (Alinskyite) way to destroy a leading opposition figure is not to refute his ideas; the way to destroy him is to trivialize him. Talking about nothing but a gulp of water is a brilliant Obama, excuse me, MSM strategy.
If I were Rubio, I would take on the press by using sarcasm and charisma. The old "iron fist in a velvet glove" approach. The American people love a fearless fighter. This is what Reagan did so effectively.
Comparing Obama to Reagan as a speaker is easy. Can anuone quote one line from any of Obama´s speeches, expect for " They didn´t built that." His speeches are all a blur of lies with no memorable content.
The press attempted to trivialize Sarah Palin for writing on the palm of her hand, Dan Quayle for misspelling potato, and Mitt Romney for having carried his dog in a cage atop the family station wagon. The press act like "mean girls" who attempt to marginalize a school rival. Fortunately for Rubio, four years is much too long to run with a silly joke. If I were his consultant, however, I would advise him to slow down. In public speaking, less is more. We see quickly, but we hear slowly. The ear welcomes a slower pace punctuated by pauses. That is my only criticism of his night: delivering a splendid text in a rushed fashion.
The propaganda arm of the American Socialist Party . They´ve gotten so used to slinging mud and having it actually stick ( see Romney ) that they do it for real fun now . " Stop the presses !!" if Marco would have scratched his head with his middle finger .
@#15 The 57 state remark that Obama made was not a Gaffe. It was a cold calculated statement aimed at the muslim world
Obama was not referring to the United states He was referring to the 57 States of the Islamic Conference It is equivalent to the UN for muslim countries Here is the link to that org http://www.oic-un.org/index.asp
#26 - This morning FNC reported that Rubio´s campaign is offering Rubio water bottles at $20-$25 each.
Yesterday, I mentioned that the local CBS affiliate was claiming that Rubio had "disgraced" himself, and I couldn´t figure out what the hell they were talking about, since there wasn´t a single disgraceful line in Rubio´s excellent response to Obama´s gaseous oratory. So -- the big deal is that he had to take a sip of water? Looks like a deliberate attempt to, er, pigeon-drop all over Rubio´s speech, and direct the public´s attention away from it.
#26 has the right idea. Marco is going to be interviewed a lot from now on, so he should make a point of having a water bottle and taking a sip in every interview, which will trivialize the MSM right back.
#22 I hope someone on the Rubio staff reads your suggestion for him to slow down when he´s speaking. His content is great: he just needs to give listeners time to absorb what he is saying. The good thing, though, is that Marco is enthusiastic about what he is saying, which tells me he is willing to fight and refuses the be rolled over the way some of his GOP colleagues are allowing Obama and the Dems to do.
Are you kidding me!!!!!! The propaganda machine won´t even touch Bengazi (where people died and people lied) yet they have done nothing but run with some "hot news" about a senator taking a sip of water - whoa that´s pretty amazing I can´t wait until they get to the bottom on that story - is this guy really able to do his senatorial duties? after all he drinks water. How about Menendez - nothing happening here - move along folks. I would say unbelievable but it is now typical. SAD!
All alinsky, all the time. "Freeze the target, isolate it, ridicule it".Doesn´t matter if it was a water bottle or over-filling his gas tank, and the Gop will clap their hands in glee. These GOPer rinos are so despicable. and they are allowing this by doing nothing/ Just like they ruined Palin governor office with all those law suits.If the donks were suing a democrat gov, there would be a visit by some goombahs and there´d be persuasion to stop.
It´s time to turn these guys off, take the initiative to set the agenda rather than allow morons with ever-diminishing audiences continue doing it to us. Fox News has gone wobbly, and the real unused weapon is entertainment programming. Time to create a "conservative" production company, like "Silver Screen Partners #X" and go to it. Create careers for conservative writers, artists and others in entertainment. Cheaper than big money campaigns for losers, and it may make someone money!
His taking that drink did look awkward. Whoever put together that set and placing the water, was obviously an amateur or democrat. The fuss over this is so beyond ridiculous. It is truly scary to think that these mush-brained reporters are the ones feeding information to the voters. BOB WOODWARD -- do you have any comments?
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