Marco Rubio Bombs in SOTU Rebuttal/2016 Audition

ProudProgressive 2013/02/13 12:34:15
I watched Senator Rubio's response to the State of the Union last night, and I honestly was hoping to hear SOMETHING that offered a glimmer of hope that four years of blind obstructionism and opposition to anything the President proposes for the sole reason that the President proposes it might be coming to an end. I didn't see that glimmer. With another fiscal "crisis" of the Republicans' manufacture looms, and once again it looks like the Right Wing sees the cliff and is simply leaning on the gas pedal to make sure we crash. Have they not learned that the American people aren't buying it? For four years they trashed our economy and hoped that people would blame the President. It didn't work, and it won't work this time. But try telling that to Marco Rubio.

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Marco Rubio Bombs in SOTU Rebuttal/2016 Audition
By: Jason Easley
Feb. 12th, 2013

The problem with having to do the SOTU rebuttal is that you have to try to anticipate what will resonate in the president's State of the Union. Marco Rubio and the GOP guessed wrong.

Sen. Rubio played up the whole, "look at me, I'm Hispanic" card, but beyond that he hit the Republican buzzwords about valuing life and free enterprise. Rubio immediately went off the rails by attacking Obama, and the Republicans completely guessed wrong by claiming that Obama's solution was more taxes, more government, and more spending. In fact, Obama didn't call for more government, but that didn't stop the wrong track Republicans from putting poor Rubio out there to mouth the same old talking points. (Obamacare, check.)

If this is Rubio's big 2016 audition, the Republican Party is in big trouble. Rubio played to the global warming deniers, the far right, and the Obama haters.

The suspicions of many were confirmed tonight. Marco Rubio isn't being touted because he is a potentially great candidate with unique ideas. Sen. Rubio is a Sarah Palinesque attempt at courting the Hispanic vote in 2016. Rubio even name dropped Solyndra. The only thing missing from his rebuttal was a mention of Rev. Wright.

The Republican Party put a different colored face on their same old ideas, and they think the American people are dumb enough to fall for it. It didn't work in 2008, and it won't work in 2016. President Obama laid out a sweeping vision for our country, and the Republicans replied with ideas as old as George W. Bush, and attacks that were frankly, played out in the fall of 2008.

Poor Marco was so nervous and over-matched that he had to stop for a water break on live national television. Sen. Marco Rubio is not ready for prime time.

Any candidate who is saddled with the GOP's terrible ideas is destined to fail.

If this is what the Republican Party has offer, Hillary Clinton should be measuring the drapes in the White House.

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  • betz 2013/02/13 12:42:14
    I will respectfully have to disagree with Jason Easley. (whoever he is)
    "Raising taxes won't create private sector jobs," Rubio said Tuesday night in the first bilingual response to the president's speech, in English and Spanish. "More government isn't going to help you get ahead," he added. "It's going to hold you back."

    Raising taxes IMO is calling for more government.

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  • HOMBRE 2013/02/20 16:12:07
    Isn't that funny expected that the Libtards Ghana destroy mission on anybody that's a Republican? Expect this to happen from the tolerant left or the fairness of the mainstream media. Look at how many times the left has went on a torch and burn of people. Sarah Paulin Herman Cain Rubio Romney. So I really don't pay no attention to these clowns because I expect this type of behavior from them.
  • Jackie G - Poker Playing Pa... 2013/02/19 14:14:12
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    Rubio: drinking water. Obama: treading water. MSM: carrying water. Americans: underwater.
  • illinoyed Jackie ... 2013/02/27 17:14:22
    Rubio: cotton mouth. Obama: cotton pickin'. MSM: cottoning up. Americans: Cotton Club!
  • Hamilton 2013/02/16 20:06:52
    Mr. E could possibly be more superficial in his analysis... but I'm not sure how.
  • Captamerica 2013/02/15 21:56:58
    This has no rebuttal to Rubio, other than to criticize his water break. Pathetic!
  • Georgia50 2013/02/15 18:29:56
    Obama's two historical firsts:
    1. Decrease in US credit rating.
    2. The US cannot afford to refuel an aircraft carrier.

    There's no sugar coating this. None whatsoever.
  • sick'n'tired PWCM 2013/02/15 01:12:36
    sick'n'tired PWCM
    Rubio is a media pick for repubs just like McCain and Romney. Republicans need a real candidate. Dick Cheney would be great.
    Dick Cheney
  • BIGBlac... sick'n'... 2013/02/16 00:47:41
  • Sissy sick'n'... 2013/02/21 14:02:13
    Ahhh, shot-gun Cheney? The one who said "Americans will be treated as liberators"? Before we lost 4,000 American lives, thousands more coming home wounded emotionally and physically? The one who said, "deficits don't matter"? or "Presidents don't have to follow the Constitution"? or "The Bill of Rights are archaic"? The guy who has no problem sending Main Street's sons and daughters into battle but took five deferments himself when he could have been a true patriot?

    That one?
  • sick'n'... Sissy 2013/02/22 00:20:30
    sick'n'tired PWCM
    Yeah that one. I love him don't you?
  • Sissy sick'n'... 2013/02/22 11:30:23
    You betcha a 6-pack. lol
  • illinoyed sick'n'... 2013/02/27 17:16:35
    You must be the only person in America who does!
  • sick'n'... illinoyed 2013/02/27 23:45:12
    sick'n'tired PWCM
    Uh.... no. I'm not.
  • illinoyed sick'n'... 2013/02/28 09:12:02 (edited)
    Cheney? The Cheney who was WRONG ON EVERY SINGLE THING? Wrong on WMDs in Iraq, wrong on Afghanistan, wrong on the deficit, wrong on you-name-it?

    You must be a masochist.
  • lee 2013/02/15 01:04:21
    he seemed WAY out of his league up there and nervous as a long tail cat in a room full of rockin chairs.
  • Angus 2013/02/15 01:03:52
    What a load of crap. Are you really that retarded?
  • BIGBlackPETER 2013/02/15 00:30:59
  • CHUCK - Liberal in Seattle 2013/02/14 23:31:38
    CHUCK - Liberal in Seattle
    Yeah, he's the Republican token joke!
  • Correct... CHUCK -... 2013/02/14 23:48:06
    We didn't pluck him out of obscurity. He hasn't been voting PRESENT as your lying fake president did. He has a past that he will NOT try to hide from. He isn't racist.
    Tell me again why HE is the joke and not the fake president?
  • Georgia50 Correct... 2013/02/15 18:31:33
    In Chuck's defense, there are no tokens in the Obama Wart House. They're all white and all male.
  • Paulo CHUCK -... 2013/02/15 00:14:43
    "Token Joke"...is someone looking for Barry Soetoro, he was just on TV reading a childrens fairy tale.
  • BIGBlac... CHUCK -... 2013/02/15 00:31:19
  • HOMBRE CHUCK -... 2013/02/15 15:54:19
  • mac9 2013/02/14 23:28:24
    Keep drinking the koolaid while America is in decline thanks to progressives. http://cache3.asset-cache.net... http://cache3.asset-cache.net... obama drinks water
  • BIGBlac... mac9 2013/02/15 00:31:59
  • Mr. Smith 2013/02/14 22:30:45
    Mr. Smith
    Rubio is obviously sponsored by "Big Water" and needed plug them on national television.
  • mac9 Mr. Smith 2013/03/02 21:27:10
    Obama is supported by big stupidity.
  • Mr. Smith mac9 2013/03/04 13:50:23
    Mr. Smith
    Very true....that goes for both parties!
  • gldynmd BTO-t-BCRA-F 2013/02/14 22:13:24
    gldynmd BTO-t-BCRA-F
    Is that all you got... The man was thirsty??? LOL

  • BIGBlackPETER 2013/02/14 21:07:25

    obama sucks
  • Sheila 2013/02/14 19:11:19
    With another fiscal "crisis" of the Republicans' manufacture looms--
    lie #1 Obama set up the sequestration.

    But THIS guy IS ready?? LMFAO, ok.
  • Correct... Sheila 2013/02/14 23:46:01
    Obama rails against the evils of our society, and often his own plans.
  • s2k 2013/02/14 18:05:32
    Blind obstructionism? This from the party of "dissent is patriotic" for 8 years? Do you honestly think you can obstruct and undermine for 8 years and not see the same thing when you're in charge?
  • Correct... s2k 2013/02/14 23:44:58
    obstructing and undermining a ruinous plan is very patriotic. You will thank us someday.
  • s2k Correct... 2013/02/15 06:46:45
  • Blessed Sheep Gone Wild! 2013/02/14 17:20:46
  • BIGBlac... Blessed... 2013/02/14 21:09:45
  • Blessed... BIGBlac... 2013/02/16 00:07:13
  • BIGBlac... Blessed... 2013/02/16 00:08:46
    you are another lefty clapping seal for Obama.
  • Blessed... BIGBlac... 2013/02/16 00:12:05
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