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Marco Rubio explains water moment: 'God has a funny way of reminding us we’re human'
The Washington Examiner ^ | February 13, 2013 | Charlie Spiering

Posted on 02/13/2013 4:44:34 AM PST by theruleshavechanged

“I mean I needed water, what am I going to do?” he said. “God has a funny way of reminding us we’re human.”

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: marcorubio; stephanopoulos; water
Finally a humble politician. . . Stupid media, if it was Obama, they would have declared it the greatest drink of water ever.
1 posted on 02/13/2013 4:44:39 AM PST by theruleshavechanged
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To: theruleshavechanged

I love that response. Unfortunately, the commie lib atheists in the state controlled “media” won’t understand it.


2 posted on 02/13/2013 4:47:54 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Now Playing. Obama II - The Revenge of My Father.)
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To: theruleshavechanged

Or they would sworn it had changed into white wine as soon as his lips touched it.


3 posted on 02/13/2013 4:48:08 AM PST by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: theruleshavechanged

Exactly. He did great. Thank you Marco Rubio for stepping up to the plate.


4 posted on 02/13/2013 4:53:08 AM PST by HollyB
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To: theruleshavechanged

Our entertainment-driven world today generally mistakes style for substance. And I think the same influences that make people hyper-sensitive to defects in superficial qualities also tend to cause people to be blind to failures in substance.


5 posted on 02/13/2013 4:54:37 AM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: theruleshavechanged

Sounds like God is always foremost on his mind. That’s a good sign.


6 posted on 02/13/2013 5:00:44 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

MSM Headline: Rubio blames God for Water Bottle Incident.


7 posted on 02/13/2013 5:06:52 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: theruleshavechanged

My goodness, a real person


8 posted on 02/13/2013 5:06:58 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: theruleshavechanged

I am liking Rubio more and more. Solid christian who might have some different political views than myself, but really explains why He does things the way He does.


9 posted on 02/13/2013 5:09:27 AM PST by justice14 ("Christ is Victorious" / @rjustice21)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
Prov 3:6


10 posted on 02/13/2013 5:10:57 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: justice14

Solid Christian AND Patriot. Boy, he really appreciates his life here. It’s what the USA is/was always about.


11 posted on 02/13/2013 5:19:26 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: theruleshavechanged

I’m surprised the media isn’t speculating whether that actually WAS water he was drinking out of the bottle.


12 posted on 02/13/2013 5:23:31 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: Sacajaweau

Agree completely. Like I said, I don’t agree with all His views, but He is an excellent communicator.


13 posted on 02/13/2013 5:26:21 AM PST by justice14 ("Christ is Victorious" / @rjustice21)
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To: theruleshavechanged

Rubio was fantastic. Love his rebuttal. I believe that was a Reaganesque speech.


14 posted on 02/13/2013 5:31:49 AM PST by tioga
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To: tioga

I agree.

Not sure whether Rubio is who we want for president, but then again not sure he isn’t.

He did just fine.


15 posted on 02/13/2013 5:34:59 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: theruleshavechanged

Listened to it over am so I didn’t catch the search for water. What I did miss is the applause between some excellently delivered lines and don’t understand why these rebuttals are not delivered before a group of supporters which would enhance the visual presentation. After discussions last year I thought that was going to be done.


16 posted on 02/13/2013 5:38:10 AM PST by mosesdapoet ("It's a sin to tell a lie", in telling others that , got me my nickname .Ex Chi" mechanic"ret)
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To: theruleshavechanged

Rubio was on Fox and Friends this AM. He brought his water bottle along with him and he was joking about it. He said that when you give a speech at a podium, there is always water for you. Might have been classier if he had had a glass of water there rather than a bottle, but what the hey.

I listened to his speech instead of watching it, so I didn’t see the interruption. It was a good speech, IMO, not great and very similar in substance to his speech at the convention. At the convention, he was much more animated because that suited the situation with the enthusiastic audience.

It’s hard to deliver a speech to a camera. While just listening, he sounded pretty bland, but I didn’t see his facial expressions and gestures. If he had over emoted for a radio audience, I’m sure it would have looked fakey on TV. So I think the tone was probably good for the TV audience.

He is a very good communicator and I think he really shines in an impromptu conversational setting. Needs some more work on delivering a good speech. People can help him with that.

I would have enjoyed hearing it in Spanish. It’s probably on You Tube in Spanish.


17 posted on 02/13/2013 5:48:49 AM PST by randita
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To: theruleshavechanged

Actually it would have been cool if he gave the address in his kitchen. Then during the middle of it he stood up and went and retrieved something out of the fridge while continue to tall. I think he needs to show his human side and connect. But none of that matters unless he gets his act together on immigration. He is all over the place on that issue trying to pander to everyone and find middle ground.


18 posted on 02/13/2013 5:55:06 AM PST by plain talk
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To: theruleshavechanged

I like the man, but I’m not convinced he is qualified to be president as far as experience is concerned.


19 posted on 02/13/2013 5:57:12 AM PST by wolfman23601
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To: theruleshavechanged

During the Spanish language portion of his speech, Rubio didn’t reach for water but he did take a big gulp of agua.


20 posted on 02/13/2013 6:01:32 AM PST by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: theruleshavechanged

The libs are showing this all over tv and the net. The Repubs should retort with a huge picture of Obama with the fly on his face and ask “which would you rather see?”


21 posted on 02/13/2013 6:03:03 AM PST by Hattie
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To: mosesdapoet
Listened to it over am so I didn’t catch the search for water. What I did miss is the applause between some excellently delivered lines and don’t understand why these rebuttals are not delivered before a group of supporters which would enhance the visual presentation. After discussions last year I thought that was going to be done.

I agree. The State of the Union address is a tough act to follow, no matter who is the President. The President is announced as he enters the packed chamber, applauded as he greets supporters as he approaches the podium. He is applauded by his party numerous times throughout his speech. There is an atmosphere of pagentry surrounding this event. By contrast, the person giving the rebuttal is sitting in a room alone. There are no supporters in the room, no reaction to any of the points being made. It would be better visually if the rebuttal were given in an auditorium filled with supporters.

22 posted on 02/13/2013 6:10:21 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: theruleshavechanged

From a perception of a pre-packaged commodity to a real person in one somewhat less-than-graceful move. Good for him! Next time the water will be within easy reach.


23 posted on 02/13/2013 6:19:06 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: randita
...I didn’t see his facial expressions and gestures.

My take from the verbal/visual experience was that he was either very sincere, or great at playing very sincere.

24 posted on 02/13/2013 6:23:54 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: justice14

Rubio did well last night. Too bad he cannot ever be President.


25 posted on 02/13/2013 6:25:32 AM PST by napscoordinator (/)
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To: wolfman23601
I like the man, but I’m not convinced he is qualified to be president as far as experience is concerned.

Obama was not qualified by experience but that did not mean squat. As a non-NBC Rubio is not eligible for the office, any more than Obama is, anyway. Two wrongs don't make a right.

26 posted on 02/13/2013 6:31:14 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: theruleshavechanged
Great response. I think his speech was good and so was the TEA Party's response by Rand Paul.

Hmm...Rubio/Paul '16??

27 posted on 02/13/2013 6:43:20 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: JimRed

My take from just listening was that he was sincere. His expressions and gestures must have reinforced that view.


28 posted on 02/13/2013 10:53:23 AM PST by randita
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