Skip to comments.Marco Rubio Takes Drink of Water, Disqualifies Himself For The Presidency In The Eyes of Liberals
Posted on 02/13/2013 4:57:41 PM PST by drewh
February 13, 2013 RUSH: This is Ann, Littleton, Colorado. Welcome to the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: Thanks, Rush. Hey, I'm one of those that didn't listen last night or didn't watch, and so I'm just glad to learn all this that I'm learning. But I did watch Marco Rubio and I wondered if you were as offended as I was when he took a sip of water.
CALLER: Well, that's what they're all saying this morning.
RUSH: Again, just tell you the truth: I'm watching Rubio, and I have had dry mouth before, and I knew he had it. I could tell the way he was speaking.
RUSH: Snerdley is saying, "He was wiping sweat and his..." No, that's not what he did. He had dry mouth. His mouth was dry. He kept... (smacking lips) He kept doing this. (smacking lips) That comes, by the way, from being nervous. It comes from butterflies. That's what causes it. Either that or the room was too hot. One other thing that can legitimately cause it is excessively warm temperatures. That room could have been hot. The TV lights could have been hot.
That can also cause dry mouth.
So he reaches for the bottle of water, takes a drink of it, and, yeah, they're making fun of the guy all day and laughing for taking a drink of water. He's handling it very well, by the way. He tweeted a bottle of water last night. He did television interviews today with a bottle of water all day. I think that slot is one of the lowest-payoff slots that there is in politics, responding to a presidential speech. I don't care if it's State of the Union, whatever it is.
I mean, you go from the magnanimity of the House chamber and the the American flag. You get Boehner and Plugs back there, but just the majesty of that, with the constant applause! And then you go to a little room with no noise, no audience, no applause lines and nobody applauding and so forth. It's a really, really tough thing to do and to stand out, and he did it, and the way he's handling that bottle of water, I think it's just another illustration of the odds that Republicans face.
As far as they're concerned, he's disqualified to be president because of that. He's disqualified to run 'cause he took a drink of water. He had dry mouth. Oh, his speech was excellent! It was an excellent speech. He took it right to Obama. He took it right to Obama. In fact, we've got it. I'll play some excerpts of Rubio. I'm not gonna play any excerpts of Obama. I did not see any of the Spanish part because I wouldn't have been able to understand the Spanish part. I watched the English version.
That's what we have some excerpts of.
I'll get to that before the program ends.
RUSH: Okay, I said we're gonna listen to some Marco Rubio, and I better do it. Let's get a couple of those in here. He did a response both in English and Spanish, and of course we have the English version response. Here's the first of our sound bites...
RUBIO: Presidents in both parties, from John F. Kennedy to Ronald Reagan, have known that our free enterprise economy is the source of our middle class prosperity. But President Obama? He believes it's the cause of our problems, that the economic downturn happened because our government didn't tax enough, spend enough, or control enough. And therefore, as you heard tonight, his solution to virtually every problem we face is for Washington to tax more, borrow more, and spend more. This idea that our problems were caused by a government that was too small? It's just not true. In fact, the major cause of our recent downturn was a housing crisis created by reckless government policies.
RUSH: Here's the next one. We getting closer here. It's why this was good, because Rubio was getting as close as anybody on the Republican side has to properly putting in context and understanding how Obama is doing all of this and what his motives are.
RUBIO: Any time anyone opposes the president's agenda, he and his allies usually respond by falsely attacking their motives. When we point out that no matter how many job-killing laws we pass, our government can't control the weather, he accuses us of wanting dirty water and dirty air. When we suggest we strengthen our safety-net programs by giving states more flexibility to manage them, he accuses us of wanting to leave the elderly and the disabled to fend for themselves. And tonight, he even criticized us for refusing to raise taxes to delay military cuts, cuts that were his idea in the first place.
RUSH: That's because you guys are the mythical enemy standing in his way. You guys are the cause of all the problems. You guys, Senator Rubio, caused all these problems and he's trying to fix them. And he's running a perpetual campaign to do it. Now, move forward sound bite number ten. This is a direct statement to the president that Rubio made.
RUBIO: Mr. President, I don't oppose your plan because I want to protect the rich. I oppose your plans 'cause I want to protect my neighbors -- hardworking, middle class Americans who don't need us to come up with a plan to grow the government. They need a plan to grow the middle class. Tax increases can't do this. Raising taxes won't create private sector jobs, and there's no realistic tax increase that could lower our deficits by almost $4 trillion. That's why I hope the president will abandon his obsession with raising taxes, and instead work with us to achieve real growth in our economy.
RUSH: Okay, let's parse this. "Mr. President, I don't oppose your plans because I want to protect the rich. I oppose your plans because I want to protect my neighbors -- hardworking, middle class Americans who don't need us to come up with a plan to grow the government." He's not growing the government. That's not what he's doing. Everybody that hears Obama thinks that he's making government smaller. He said that last night.
He said (impression), "Government can't solve everything, but my gosh. We've gotta use some powerful force to fight against all of you people out there who've created this problem, or these problems. Tax increases can't do this. Raising taxes won't create private sector jobs. I'm not trying to create jobs by raising taxes. I'm trying to get even with people! I'm not trying to create jobs by raising taxes.
"Senator Rubio, you totally misunderstand. I'm raising taxes on people to get even. They've taken too much of what other people have earned. They're living off the hard work of other people. It's time they paid their fair share. Who's talking about creating jobs by raising taxes? That's not what I'm trying to do. I'm creating jobs with my jobs programs, and you're standing in the way. I've got plan after plan to create jobs, and you oppose me!
"You're trying to protect the rich. You don't want their taxes to go up. Who ever said anything about raising taxes to create jobs? I'm not doing that!" This is Obama. This is how he reacts to this. There's no realistic tax increase that could lower our deficit by almost $4 trillion. "Well, we don't have to lower the deficit by $4 trillion. We already did! Didn't you hear what I said last night? We've already had nearly $4 trillion in deficit reduction, and people from both sides of the aisle agree with this, economists and everybody.
"I'm not raising taxes to lower the deficit. I'm lowering the deficit because we can't handle this kind of debt anymore. I had nothing to do with creating this debt. I've only become president a short time ago. That debt was here. I'm trying to reduce it, and at the same time I'm trying to make sure that people who benefited unfairly give a little back." That's all he's saying. That's how he would react to what Rubio's saying here if he tried to specifically react to Rubio's charges.
So the point is, we're gonna have to figure out a proper and effective way of opposing all this.
Check out Drudge - Awesome shot of the Anointed Ones drinking water.
I’m pretty sure Karl Rove and his PAC will now pronounce him unelectable.
Obama snorts coke, went to the mans country bathhouse, and was raised by a nest of communists, and thats cool. Rubio needed a sip of water, and his career is over?
It’s insane the amount of media ridicule this man is suffering because he reached for a drink of water. Yet they ignore all the foibles and criminal behaviour on the left.
0bama is such a zero that a sip of water sucks all his oxygen away.
The left is just ridiculous
After listening to Zero I needed a double Scotch; water just wasn’t going to do it.
...... Hey ... since this grand event made the whole known universe sit up and take notice. Instead of recoiling in horror ... Why not use it to mock the MSM and make the best of this incident. Make a refreshing sip from bottled water (or tea) a trade mark ... then thank the lamestream media for the idea.
God help us all.
I came to the same conclusion 4 yrs ago when the MSM was intensely investigating the status of Joe the Plumber’s trade license and the DNA of Palin’s Down Syndrome child, but oblivious to Baraq’s suspicious past.
The MSM is so racist...
It was Marco Rubio, clearly he was drinking agua.
Maybe it’s just me but I absolutely am convinced that a Democrat’s brain is missing a circuit somewhere. Nobody of any reasonable logic and intelligence, let alone common sense, can come up with the stuff they come up with and actually believe it.
Just another huge bag of sand on the wagon load as to why I truly HATE the left.
“Im pretty sure Karl Rove and his PAC will now pronounce him unelectable.”
Hardly. Rubio is the Chosen One of the Bush/Rove GOP elite.
The Great Latino Hope in transforming America into the newest country of Latin America and giving the GOP the inside track on ruling it.
The MSM is the image of the beast. It is all an attempt at mind control.
You would think the liberal media would disqualify Rubio for something legitimate. You know, like his receding hairline. /sarc
Once again the liberal requires style over substance. Nothing seems to change.
How the hell are we supposed to have a rational discussion with these people? We can’t. It’s impossible.
I think the liberals are using this as a racial code for “Had to take take some water......He’s a wetback.”wink.....wink.
Don't worry. FR's resident birftards should be here shortly to inform us that Miami-born Rubio is disqualified because his parents were Cubans.
As much as I like Senator Rubio, he is not in fact qualified to be president. Although he was born in this country, neither of his parents were citizens at that time of his birth. Rubio is not Natural Born as required by the Constitution.
I’ve seen a lot of speakers who had a glass of water near them during a speech.
Didn’t know they were ruining their chances of becoming president?!
Too bad we can’t get the Rubio Supporters to stop drinking his Liberal Kool-Aid
Obama to be impeached for drinking water at podium!
You are correct. Not eligible.
Fortunately, Rubio isn't obligated to abide by birthers' bogus made-up definition of natural born citizen. Nobody else is buying this nonsense. Why should Marco Rubio?
This is funny considering that liberals find it so important to be seen packing their designer water bottles wherever they go.
One would think the poor fella spelled potatoe the rong weigh!!!
Well, he is not eligible, sorry. Neither am I; my mother was still a British subject when I was born. Her pride in country cost me my shot at the White House -- boo hoo!
That's just how it is. Sorry to rain on your parade.
More proof (as if we needed it) that Liberals can’t be taken seriously. There is no chance for genuine dialogue with them. Ignore them if you can, or knock them down if they block your way.
"Rubio is not Natural Born as required by the Constitution."
It has to become ALL ABOUT the WATER when you have NO WAY to LOGICALLY REFUTE the POWERFUL MESSAGE that RUBIO DELIVERED.
What about Dead Ted who left Mary Jo Kopechne to drown in lots of water and of course didn’t end his career.....
That dry mouth thing, from nerves is well-known in sports — it’s called cotton-mouth.
Obama admits doing coke and smoke. A-OK by the media.
Don’t be shocked if Rubio starts “apologizing” for distracting his viewers by drinking water. Remember how Trent Lott kept apologizing for a minor discretion. Didn’t seem to help Trent that much either
Even here on FR there are people for whom the definition of “Natural Born” is a challenge. I would like to see their decision matrix on the possibilities that the Founding Fathers addressed in the language of the Constitution. In the end, we must deal with four classes of people:
1) those who immigrated and have become naturalized citizens;
2) those who were born here of parents who themselves were immigrants but who are were not citizens at the time of the birth;
3) those who were born here of parents who themselves were immigrants but who were naturalized citizens at the time of their birth;
4) those who were born here of parents who themselves were born here.
Barack Obama by his own admission in his autobiography is in class 2. His father was a citizen of Kenya at the time of his birth in Hawaii. In the case of Marco Rubio, his parents were legal residents but not citizens at the time of his birth.
I contend that the plain text of the Constitution implies that in order to qualify as “natural born”, a person must be in class 4, or class 3.
This is supported by the detailed explanation found here:
The Dirty little Secret Of The Natural Born Citizen Clause Revealed.
I have emphasized the word little because the truth of the law on this issue is very simple, folks. So simple that the mystery is deciphered by application of one of the most clear, concise and undeniable rules of law; the code of statutory construction governs, and therefore, natural born Citizen must require something more than being born in the United States.
Let me put it to you in appropriately simple language:
Clause A = Only a natural born Citizen may be President.
Clause B = Anyone born in the United States is a Citizen.
(While these two clauses reflect Article 2, Section 1, and the 14th Amendment, I shall refer to them as Clause A and Clause B for now.)
The code of statutory construction is learned by every student in law school, and every practicing attorney has confronted it. Every judge is required to apply the rule equally to all statutes, and the Constitution. There is no wiggle room at all. The rule states that when a court examines two clauses, unless Congress has made it clear that one clause repeals the other, the court must observe a separate legal effect for each. More specifically, regardless of the chronology of enactment, the general clause can never govern the specific.
Clause B is a general rule of citizenship, which states that all persons born in the country are members of the nation.
Clause A is a specific clause that says only those members of the nation who are natural born may be President.
According to the rule of statutory construction, the court must determine that Clause A requires something more than Clause B.
Its truly that simple. This is not some crazy conspiracy theory. Its not controversial. This is not rocket science. Every single attorney reading this right now knows, beyond any shadow of a doubt, that I have accurately explained the rule of statutory construction to you. Any attorney who denies this rule, is lying. The rule cannot be denied. And its simplicity cannot be ignored.
Now lets see what the United States Supreme Court has to say about the rule:
Where there is no clear intention otherwise, a specific statute will not be controlled or nullified by a general one, regardless of the priority of enactment. See, e. g., Bulova Watch Co. v. United States, 365 U.S. 753, 758 (1961); Rodgers v. United States, 185 U.S. 83, 87 -89 (1902).
The courts are not at liberty to pick and choose among congressional enactments, and when two statutes are capable of co-existence, it is the duty of the courts, absent a clearly expressed congressional intention to the contrary, to regard each as effective. When there are two acts upon the same subject, the rule is to give effect to both if possible . . . The intention of the legislature to repeal `must be clear and manifest. United States v. Borden Co., 308 U.S. 188, 198 (1939). Morton v. Mancari, 417 U.S. 535, 550-551 (1974).
This is what I mean by no wiggle room The courts are not at liberty to pick and choose among congressional enactments Any court construing Clause A is not at liberty to assume that Congress intended to put the words natural born into Clause B. The general does not govern the specific, and the rule requires the court to give effect to both if possible.
Is it possible to give separate effect to both Clause A and Clause B?
Yes. The Constitution tells us that any Citizen can be a Senator, or Representative, but that to be President one must be a natural born Citizen. The Constitution specifically assigns different civic statuses to Citizens and natural born Citizens. Therefore, not only is it possible to give separate effect to both Clause A and Clause B, it is absolutely required by law, and no court has the ability to circumvent the rule.
Had the original framers intended for any born Citizen to be eligible to the office of President, they would not have included the word natural in the clause. Additionally, had the framers of the 14th Amendment intended to declare that every person born in the country was a natural born Citizen, then the 14th Amendment would contain clear and manifest language to that effect. But it doesnt. Therefore, each clause must be given separate force and effect.
Deputy Chief Judge Malihi explained the rule of statutory construction in his denial of candidate Obamas Motion to Dismiss, ...
They don’t need to believe it themselves - they just need to get voters to believe it.
Let me postulate a thought experiment...
Suppose an midwestern American hospital noticed an abandoned newborn in it's emergancy room; obviously newly born due to the condition of the umbilical, still attached.
No parents are ever found, and this child is adopted and grows up in America.
I wonder if it would be legally elgible to be President in the future?
What 'class' would it be?
“Media” pack attack on Rubio. He must really scare them.
And not only that - I saw a picture of our PINO drinking water during a speech....the horror!