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Marco Rubio's "water bottle-gate" moment
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Posted on 02/13/2013 9:44:17 AM PST by chessplayer

In the official GOP rebuttal to President Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., made a passionate case for the limited role of government in American society. But the gist of his message was lost on the Twittersphere about 11 minutes in, when the visibly overheated senator broke away for a quick sip of water.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 113th; bhosotu; gopresponse; rubio
Thats all we're going to hear about,,,"water bottle-gate." He dared to take a sip of water.
1 posted on 02/13/2013 9:44:20 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Country coming apart at the seams and this is waht the media will fixate on.


2 posted on 02/13/2013 9:49:38 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Beyond stupid.


3 posted on 02/13/2013 9:49:50 AM PST by SMCC1
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To: chessplayer

It is precisely because “The One” NEVER stops reading his teleprompter for such nonsense. He learned NOT to swallow a long time ago!


4 posted on 02/13/2013 9:53:31 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: SMCC1

How dare he sips the Kings water.


5 posted on 02/13/2013 9:54:10 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (I own a weapon to protect my family from those wanting to take that weapon away.)
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To: chessplayer

The whole episode is about as relevant as CBS.


6 posted on 02/13/2013 9:54:25 AM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: chessplayer
best. tweet. ever.


7 posted on 02/13/2013 9:55:08 AM PST by Amagi (Obama is never so animated as when he is assaulting the Constitution.)
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To: chessplayer

Rubio is not ready for prime time. In addition, he is also a RINO who loves to tell people what they want to hear. As FL House Speaker, Rubio systematically blocked every attempt to enforcement immigration laws, including E-Verify, and tried to pass in-state tuition for illegals. I don’t trust Rubio, and never will, despite how many regurgitated Reagan and Mark Levin sentiments come off his silvery tongue.


8 posted on 02/13/2013 9:55:09 AM PST by montag813
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To: chessplayer
How thirsty were you sir, and when did you know it?

The top question for media coverage of the Rubio dihydrogen-monoxide scandal hearings about to begin..............

9 posted on 02/13/2013 9:56:07 AM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: PhiloBedo

Unfortunately, CBS as a propaganda tool is relevant.


10 posted on 02/13/2013 9:56:50 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: chessplayer

The liberal left has no idea ho retarded this makes them look!

Is that ALL you can find fault with? He got thirsty? REALLY???


11 posted on 02/13/2013 9:57:14 AM PST by Ditter
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To: chessplayer

You are so right-the only thing “visibly overheated” is the driveby media coverage...


12 posted on 02/13/2013 9:58:39 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: chessplayer
THE PROGRESSIVE LIBERALS ARE MASTERS AT DISTRACTION, AND THE DUMB PART FOR THE CONSERVATIVES IS THEY ALLOW THEIR SELF TO BE PULLED IN TO THE DISTRACTION.

Put it in true context. Rubio was right on and all the left knows is slash and burn anyway they can.

Sorry for the Caps..

13 posted on 02/13/2013 9:59:18 AM PST by geologist (" If you love me, keep my commandments" John 14:15)
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To: chessplayer

While the editors at 60 minutes cut out nose picking, yeast infection scratching cooters, uneven breasts, nipple peekers, coughs, sneezes, eyeball rolling, and farts...........Rubio’s water sip is just crossing the line on live TV.


14 posted on 02/13/2013 9:59:44 AM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: chessplayer
The positive side of this is that this is all they've got (and they are admitting it).

Otherwise, they would ignore the water and attack him on substance (or at least something that would leave a mark).

15 posted on 02/13/2013 10:03:00 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: RoosterRedux
The positive side of this is that this is all they've got (and they are admitting it).

It may be all they've got, but it's enough to sway the low-information voter, who has proven to be decisive in recent elections. Recall that "Big Bird" proved to be a winning issue last November.

16 posted on 02/13/2013 10:08:23 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: chessplayer

The media do as they are told to do by the democrips. The twittersphere is designed to herd the stupid masses. To prevent them from awakening to focus upon the fraud and devastation little barry bastard boy and the democrips are instituting to end the Republic, operatives post such trash on twittersphere to distract the buttass stupid obama worshippers.


17 posted on 02/13/2013 10:10:02 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: chessplayer

.....and yet, Joe “The Gaffe Machine” Biden always gets a pass from the media.


18 posted on 02/13/2013 10:11:45 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: chessplayer

Because the media will use ANYTHING to take away from what Rubio actually SAID..you take away the message by pointing out that he drank water(WOW big deal the man was THIRSTY) then the media makes everything he said into a joke..that is what this is all about, the media(who is just another arm of OBama) diverting attention from what Rubio said because they dont want it resonating with people


19 posted on 02/13/2013 10:20:18 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: chessplayer

For all the incredibly vapid young twits who are led by their noses by the media, you will be paying for the debt being piled up by Obama and the Democrats. That’s when conservatives will have the last laugh.


20 posted on 02/13/2013 10:20:18 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Fiji Hill
The only voters who will EVER be swayed by anything are the independents.

I am one who still believes the election of 2012 was stolen by voter fraud.

21 posted on 02/13/2013 10:23:55 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: montag813

Besides the fact he can never be POTUS since he is not a Natural Born US Citizen due to his parents not being US citizens when he was born.

http://thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitution/item/12245-are-marco-rubio-and-bobby-jindal-natural-born-citizens


22 posted on 02/13/2013 10:33:03 AM PST by visually_augmented (I was blind, but now I see)
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To: Amagi

I love The Young Cons. One of my favorites on Twitter. I can’t remember disagreeing with them on anything. Those two would be a great choice for a conservative single woman. ;) I guess she would have to choose just one of them though, LOL.


23 posted on 02/13/2013 10:41:37 AM PST by Hoosier Catholic Momma (How long till my Arkansas drawl fades into the twang of southeast Ohio?)
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To: Fiji Hill
It may be all they've got, but it's enough to sway the low-information voter

The low information voter was watching The Bachelor or similar puffery last night and they certainly don't tune into CBS news.

So only people who have their minds made up already will even be aware that this happened.

Who knows how far Rubio will go, but I do know that he is quick on his feet, articulates conservative issues very well, has a compelling personal story, and has a humble sincerity that will reach through the media filter.

That's why the left is desperate to destroy him and any higher aspirations he may have - the sooner the better.

Even if a conservative person wouldn't really support him for President, he/she should stand with him against the forces of evil.

24 posted on 02/13/2013 11:05:22 AM PST by randita
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To: visually_augmented

Thanks for Hillary’s talking points. You and Mont gage813 are such a delight. Rubio is a very real threat to the left not just for 2016 but for a generation. You should be worried.


25 posted on 02/13/2013 11:16:49 AM PST by ynotjjr (Under Construction)
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To: SMCC1
"beyond stupid"

I think the country has collectively lost its marbles. Over at DummyUnderground they were beside themselves about the fact that Rubio TOOK A DRINK OF WATER!!! Why, how horrible!!!! He might as well have pushed granny in the wheelchair over a cliff. It's one of those things where you want to ask the people aghast at Rubio taking a sip of water if they're seriously deranged. You know the answer to that question. Needless to say if Republicans had been as apoplectic about Obama taking a drink of whatever, they would have screamed RACISM!!!!!!!

26 posted on 02/13/2013 11:17:09 AM PST by driftless2
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To: chessplayer

What a great way to divert attention away from the Kenyan’s “Mein Kampf” agenda. Ridicule Rubio for drinking some water. It works with the blithering idiots and morons infesting this country every time. I’ve seen people drink water so many times over my 63 years that I don’t find it “hilarious” anymore. I guess that comes with growing up.


27 posted on 02/13/2013 11:21:58 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Now Playing. Obama II - The Revenge of My Father.)
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To: chessplayer

The MSM has given more coverage of a Senator sipping water than the president’s whereabouts during the Benghazi attack.


28 posted on 02/13/2013 11:22:48 AM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: chessplayer
Marco Rubio's "water bottle-gate" moment

I am not as easy on these MSM morons as Rubio is. If it had been me, I would have been extrememly confrontational, and told these clowns to put it where the sun don't shine. I bet that would fire up the conservative base.

29 posted on 02/13/2013 11:44:55 AM PST by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: chessplayer

Oh my word! He’s human! He go thirsty! There goes the message! /s


30 posted on 02/13/2013 12:24:01 PM PST by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: blackdog
Obviously Rubio has watched too many Dos Equis commercials.

According to Fox & Friends this morning, he gave an 18-minute version of the speech in Spanish first. Maybe he should have taken a drink of water before starting the English version...or maybe he did and still became thirsty.

31 posted on 02/13/2013 12:35:44 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Amagi

I saw one that said: So what if Rubio drank water, Obama eats dog!


32 posted on 02/13/2013 12:45:56 PM PST by MadelineZapeezda (“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”....Ben Franklin)
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To: chessplayer





33 posted on 02/13/2013 2:32:08 PM PST by GoldMan (Never try to rationalize an irrational mind............)
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To: chessplayer

Who cares if he took a drink of water?! He was thirsty. The MSM are a pile of morons. If it had been Obama they would have wondered if it was holy water.


34 posted on 02/13/2013 6:41:02 PM PST by madison10
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If it had been Obama they would have wondered if it was holy water.

This from Keith Koffler last week:

A few days ago, following Obama at the podium, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney found that Obama had left his glass of water at the podium. Instead of having it removed, he left it, mentioning something about its potentially empowering effects.

http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2013/02/08/obama-claims-humble/

35 posted on 02/13/2013 6:49:39 PM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Ditter

The problem is the “dumb masses” they just flat out don’t get it. They are at this very moment making statements like “OMG didja see that . . . he took a drink of water right there in the middle of talking”. God help the USA. Our nation, bless it’s heart, is way f’ed up. Thank you RATs . . . you own this f’d up mess, you have no one else to place the blame on. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!


36 posted on 02/14/2013 4:34:16 PM PST by rhubarbk
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You have the perfect answer to the dimtards HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Just laugh at anyone who comments on his drinking a sip of water!
37 posted on 02/14/2013 6:01:07 PM PST by Ditter
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