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Liberal media lavish praise on Obama but mercilessly mock Rubio's water break
Fox News.com ^ | February 13, 2013 | Dan Gainor

Posted on 02/13/2013 1:42:40 AM PST by Kaslin

If Santa Claus had a State of the Union speech, it would sound much like President Obama’s latest. In it, Obama detailed a Christmas list of “investments” on Tuesday night that he wants government to make. In all, he included 11 separate versions of the term “invest” to indicate government spending – your tax dollars. The solution to all that spending was, of course, more taxes when Republicans have already said “no new taxes.”

Naturally, the media loved it. MSNBC’s Ed Schultz called it “a stunning speech tonight.” CNN’s Jessica Yellin said Obama was “relaxed and confident.” Politico’s summary was spot on: “State of the Union reaction: Media gives Obama thumbs up.”

But when it came to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) making one of the most important speeches a Hispanic has ever made in America? The media conclusion was he was all wet – literally.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: edschulz; leftwingmedia; obamamedia; staterunmedia

1 posted on 02/13/2013 1:42:52 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

I wouldn’t know. To me, watching the SOTU with that thieving, lying, sack of puss in the WH is akin to purposely driving my car into a tree. I already know the end result.


2 posted on 02/13/2013 1:48:36 AM PST by albie (`)
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To: albie

I watched the Westminster Kennel Club show but checked during the commercial (with the mute button on) if he was done with his lying. Then I watched and listened to Marco Rubio’s speech. I wanted to watch Rand Paul’s speech also, but Fox News never showed it


4 posted on 02/13/2013 2:09:24 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: albie

I couldn’t watch the SOTU either, I didn’t want to shoot my TV.


5 posted on 02/13/2013 2:17:30 AM PST by maddog55 (America Rising.... Civil War II)
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To: Kaslin
“The sip of water laughed at world wide.”

Racists!

6 posted on 02/13/2013 2:23:25 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Kaslin
I couldn't watch it either, I had more important things to do, emptying the kitty litter box was number 1, washing it was number 2, refilling it was number 3...

(Yes we have two cats-both Chocolate Point Himalayans..and their needs come before the current POTUS.)

7 posted on 02/13/2013 2:28:54 AM PST by Las Vegas Dave
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To: Kaslin

The wife and I certainly couldn’t stand to listen to Obama for any length of time, and we only caught a few words from Rubio. So this morning out of need for self-flagellation I visited DummyUnderground to get their reaction to the Dorner manhunt. Virtually all their posts were about Rubio and the water bottle break. So an opposing politician takes a drink of water, and this is far more important than what he says? I didn’t see the water break, but I couldn’t care less.


8 posted on 02/13/2013 2:49:28 AM PST by driftless2
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To: Kaslin
Watched the Westminster Dog Show much more interesting.
9 posted on 02/13/2013 2:54:12 AM PST by BluH2o
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To: Kaslin

That’s the best the Liberal media’s got?


10 posted on 02/13/2013 2:59:49 AM PST by EBH ( The 2nd Amendment exists for times like this.)
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To: Kaslin
I am outraged! Main stream media reports Rubio is "all wet" and they laugh?! This is CLEARLY dog whistle speak screaming, "Rubio is a wet back! Lets all laugh at him!"

We shouldn't have to put up with this racism. I stand with Americans of proud Mexican heritage and I DEMAND apologies from all those bigoted racist news outlets that attacked Rubio with racial slurs and ridicule! Disgusting hate filled speach like that should not be tolerated!

11 posted on 02/13/2013 3:22:42 AM PST by Casie (Chuck Norris 2016)
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To: Kaslin

Liberal media simply showed their ignorance by making fun of Rubio for taking a drink of water. Laughing at a sip of water shows the maturity and depth of the MSM’s intellect.


12 posted on 02/13/2013 3:23:09 AM PST by abclily
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To: Kaslin

Well, as far as I know, the media didn’t call him a “wetback”, but their obsession with his water is worrisome ...


13 posted on 02/13/2013 3:23:47 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: Kaslin

Obama Meets the Press—for Lunch
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-meets-press-lunch_701158.html

The lunch is an annual affair. “The annual lunch, which is off-the-record, allows the president to frame his upcoming speech before influential figures in TV news, all of whom will be leading or part of their networks’ coverage later on.


15 posted on 02/13/2013 4:08:46 AM PST by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: abclily

Even some of the inside-the-beltway Republicans criticized Rubio for taking a drink of water.


16 posted on 02/13/2013 4:14:39 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: Russ

Laughing at a drink of water illustrates some of the ignorance of liberals. Other ignorance of liberals involves the inability to add and subtract...as illustrated by their willingness to acquire more debt for a financially overdrawn country. Liberals have no inkling of basic arithmetic facts. Nothing we can do for them now, they are too old to learn.


17 posted on 02/13/2013 4:22:50 AM PST by abclily
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To: Kaslin

where’s your barf alert?


18 posted on 02/13/2013 4:40:24 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: Kaslin

“I watched the Westminster Kennel Club show...”

I could only bear fifteen seconds, but the immediate impression, while watching those psychotic, adolescent Progressives milling about, was that of the proverbial
Star Wars bar scene.

IMHO


19 posted on 02/13/2013 4:58:05 AM PST by ripley
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To: Kaslin

When Liberals focus on Rubio pausing for a sip of water it shows you how little substance they have. They can’t argue the political points effectively so they go after a water break. By the way, I had a great evening. I missed the SOTU due to a high school basketball game. Far more entertaining.


20 posted on 02/13/2013 5:09:27 AM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: V_TWIN

Why should there a barf alert?


21 posted on 02/13/2013 5:09:41 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: abclily

They are ignorant and that is a fact


22 posted on 02/13/2013 5:13:54 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: ripley

I normally don’t watch the dog show, because to be honest I find it boring, but I wanted to get as far away from a news channel as possible.


23 posted on 02/13/2013 5:20:28 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

“I wanted to get as far away from a news channel as possible.”

Me too. I couldn’t bear even a second of it.

Regards.


24 posted on 02/13/2013 5:29:25 AM PST by ripley
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To: ripley

Rubio did good.

I liked his speech.


25 posted on 02/13/2013 5:32:19 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Russ; Kaslin; All

The way our nation has been going, I knew the minute Rubio touched one finger near his right temple, the mocking would begin. Then he did this at least 2 more times - also to the left temple area. It was capped off by a HUGE lean to his left to fetch the water bottle - I was hoping he was doing this to mock THEM! Silly me.

The bottle was way too far away. Better he used a podium and just reached under for the bottle. But - hey - too bad he thought he needed to do any of that.
His voice was steady enough - I wouldn’t have known he was nervous if he hadn’t done all those gymnastics.

He was wiping flop sweat, and sorry, that ain’t a good visual. A pro would not do that. Picture far too many folks concentrating on that rather than his speech.
And here we are - - mostly unforgiving.

(When our daughter was a tap dancer in 1987 on a float at Disneyland, Anaheim, those girls were not aLLOWED to wipe away any sweat. Yep - it had to roll down their face, if there was any sweat. They were monitored along the parade route, and graded on a number of things. I need to ask her what were the possible penalties.
Seeing a parade there 2 years ago, some dancing was looser, less discipined, yakking with each other. It was NOT a good thing.

This has been the era for sometime, on voting for someone according to how they come off on T.V. - sorry.
I couldn’t believe we had another ‘Jindal moment’ last night. Now believe the GOP never learns!
They need lots of TV coaches.


26 posted on 02/13/2013 5:33:19 AM PST by USARightSide (S U P P O R T I N G OUR T R O O P S)
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To: Kaslin
MSNBC’s Ed Schultz called it “a stunning speech tonight"

Ed Shultz would have still called it a stunning speech if Obama had walked in, dropped his pants, cut a fart into the microphone, then turned around and walked out.

27 posted on 02/13/2013 5:37:22 AM PST by apillar
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To: apillar

Ed Schulz is totally clueless


28 posted on 02/13/2013 5:54:33 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

“Rubio did good. I liked his speech.”

He sure did, but you can bet that the media will do the best they can to create an image of a bumbling idiot.

IMHO


29 posted on 02/13/2013 6:15:35 AM PST by ripley
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To: Kaslin
Sorry, but I didn't watch a second of his latest edition of “world's greatest liar”. I've had to mute the radio more than once this morning when the local station plays audio of him. I cannot stand his voice any more.

We watched the Westminster Dog Show. Much more interesting and the participants were much more intelligent than most of those in attendance at the liar in chief's speech.

30 posted on 02/13/2013 6:28:14 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dims are stupid, period. End of conversation.)
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To: Kaslin
Even the local news (an ABC affiliate) this morning replayed it over and over this morning. Rubio is getting the Palin treatment. It worked once so they'll keep trying it.
31 posted on 02/13/2013 6:32:04 AM PST by McGruff (You are either with us or you are with the RINOs.)
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To: Kaslin

32 posted on 02/13/2013 6:33:30 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: Kaslin

It’s just that when I saw the words “Liberal media lavish praise on Obama” I threw up in my mouth a little.


33 posted on 02/13/2013 7:10:10 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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