Sen. Marco Rubio pokes fun at needing...

Sen. Marco Rubio pokes fun at needing water

There are 483 comments on the USA Today story from Feb 13, 2013, titled Sen. Marco Rubio pokes fun at needing water. In it, USA Today reports that:

Sen. Marco Rubio is being a good sport about needing a sip of water during his response to President Obama's State of the Union Address.

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senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#44 Feb 13, 2013
fatbacks x wrote:
Plenty of water between floriDUH and cuber for markie to swim south in.Wonder how many speech writers did it take,throwing their tidbits into his driviling a--backward blither.RepulsiveCONS always come up with their s--t after the fact.Looks like the midway is still open for a four year run."Step right up folks"!
I have the same question about Obama - Plenty of water between America and KENYA can he make a swim for it - hel$ NO he can't walk any where - he has to have an audiance and fly like a "ROCK STAR" on tax payers money. Obama's speech was full of LIES - check factcheck and find out for your self - he will say "Bush did it".
lamer

Hopkins, MN

#45 Feb 13, 2013
You should try fact checking yourself.
Dan Salazar

Long Beach, CA

#46 Feb 13, 2013
Billy Ringo wrote:
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You think hispanics will vote for Ruby only because he is hispanic? LOL - not many voters are as dumb as you.
Ruby is still a teabagger - his vote AGAINST the Violence Against Women Act will be remembered.
Stay thirsty my friends ......
LMAO !!!!!!!!!!
You believe ALL Hispanic Americans are nothing more than common street trash because they elect creatures like L.A.'s Dem Mayor Villaragosa. You are nothing more than a Racist piece of Pelosi.
serfs up

Melbourne, FL

#49 Feb 13, 2013
Unless a freedom loving conservative runs in 2016, Repubs should forget about it. It will be 36 years since the last one. And between a few years of Reagan and a couple of years of the Repub 1994 revolution we have seen about five years of conservatism. What don't they get?
Gravediggers

Boynton Beach, FL

#50 Feb 13, 2013
Senator Rubio IS a charmer! People LIKE him.

“Happiness comes through giving”

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#51 Feb 13, 2013
American_Infidel wrote:
Lets watch the kindergarten crew make fun of Rubio because he needed a sip of water.
What Rubio needed was a muzzle. He outbored even Bobby Jindal.

“Happiness comes through giving”

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#52 Feb 13, 2013
liberal women are ugly wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, and he pissed all over Obama's State of the Disunion Speech in the process.
Yep, Rubio certainly was a pisser. By 2016, he will go by the name, "Who?"

“Happiness comes through giving”

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#53 Feb 13, 2013
American_Infidel wrote:
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Stay ignorant
Obama cares about women.. ROTFLMAO!!!
Cite any evidence to suggest that Obama doesn't care about women, American Imbecile.

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#54 Feb 13, 2013
Todd wrote:
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And 94% of blacks voted for President Obama solely because he is black. Does that make them stupid?
Your narrow-minded views make you the stupid one.
Bill Clinton also got over 90% of the black vote. I suppose that was because he was pink.

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#55 Feb 13, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
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Interesting to watch the repubs sitting on their hunches at certain parts of the State of the Union address especially on equal pay. Republican ladies - we were watching. Shame on you.
Boehner too seemed to have his partisan dunce hat on when important issues should be non-partisan. Shame on you.
Boehner looked like he had eaten too much crow.
Responsibility

Redwood City, CA

#56 Feb 13, 2013
American_Infidel wrote:
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Obama won because
... the voters rejected Mitt (47 percenter) Romney, the backward thinking republicants and voted for a second-term president.

And that is the word!

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#57 Feb 13, 2013
Gravediggers wrote:
Senator Rubio IS a charmer! People LIKE him.
People who are comatose, that is.
Responsibility

Redwood City, CA

#58 Feb 13, 2013
senior citizen wrote:
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he has to have an audiance and fly like a "ROCK STAR"
I believe it is only you frightwingers that suggest he is a rock star. Most of us have trust in him as our president.

Of course he can sing better than Romney!
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#59 Feb 13, 2013
lamer wrote:
You should try fact checking yourself.
President Barack Obama did some cherry-picking Tuesday night in defense of his record on jobs and laid out a conditional path to citizenship for illegal immigrants that may be less onerous than he made it sound.
A look at some of the claims in his State of the Union speech, a glance at the Republican counterargument and how they fit with the facts:
OBAMA: "After years of grueling recession, our businesses have created over 6 million new jobs."
THE FACTS: That's in the ballpark, as far as it goes. But Obama starts his count not when he took office, but from the point in his first term when job losses were the highest. In doing so, he ignores the 5 million or so jobs that were lost on his watch, up to that point.
Private sector jobs have grown by 6.1 million since February 2010. But since he became president, the gain is a more modest 1.9 million.
And when losses in public sector employment are added to the mix, his overall jobs record is a gain of 1.2 million.
———
OBAMA: "We have doubled the distance our cars will go on a gallon of gas."
THE FACTS: Not so fast.
That's expected to happen in 12 more years.
Under a deal the Obama administration reached with automakers in 2011, vehicles will have a corporate average fuel economy of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, twice the 27 miles per gallon, on average, that cars and trucks get today. Automobile manufacturers won't start making changes to achieve the new fuel economy standards until model year 2017. Not all cars will double their gas mileage, since the standard is based on an average of a manufacturers' fleet.
———
OBAMA: "Already the Affordable Care Act is helping to reduce the growth of health care costs."
THE FACTS: The jury is still out on whether Obama's health care overhaul will reduce the growth of health care costs. It's true that cost increases have eased, but many experts say that's due to the sluggish economy, not to the health care law, whose main provisions are not yet fully in effect.
Growth in costs will spike upwards in 2014, as the law's big coverage expansion gets under way. After that, the government's nonpartisan experts project that health care spending will return to the pattern of the last few decades, growing more rapidly than the economy, which poses problems for government programs and workplace health plans alike.
———
OBAMA: "Real reform means establishing a responsible pathway to earned citizenship — a path that includes passing a background check, paying taxes and a meaningful penalty, learning English and going to the back of the line behind the folks trying to come here legally."
THE FACTS: The seemingly stern admonition that illegal immigrants must go to the back of the line, often heard from the president, doesn't appear to have much practical effect except in the most obvious sense. Everyone who joins a line, whether for a movie, a coffee or citizenship, starts at the back of that particular line. It's not clear he is saying anything more than that illegal immigrants won't get to cut in line for citizenship once they've obtained provisional legal status.
Like those living abroad who have applied to come to the U.S. legally, illegal immigrants who qualify for Obama's proposed path to citizenship will surely face long waits to be processed. But during that time, they are already in the U.S. and will get to stay, work and travel in the country under their new status as provisional immigrants, while those outside the U.S. simply have to wait.
———
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#60 Feb 13, 2013
———cont

OBAMA: "Study after study shows that the sooner a child begins learning, the better he or she does down the road.... And for poor kids who need help the most, this lack of access to preschool education can shadow them for the rest of their lives.... Every dollar we invest in high-quality early education can save more than $7 later on — by boosting graduation rates, reducing teen pregnancy, even reducing violent crime."

THE FACTS: Dozens of studies have shown Head Start graduates are more likely to complete high school than their at-risk peers who don't participate in the program. But a study last year by the Department of Health and Human Services that found big vocabulary and social development gains for at-risk students in pre-kindergarten programs also found those effects largely faded by the time pupils reached third grade. The report didn't explain why the kids saw a drop-off in performance or predict how they would fare as they aged.

OBAMA: "I urge this Congress to pursue a bipartisan, market-based solution to climate change, like the one John McCain and Joe Lieberman worked on together a few years ago. But if Congress won't act soon to protect future generations, I will. I will direct my Cabinet to come up with executive actions we can take, now and in the future, to reduce pollution, prepare our communities for the consequences of climate change and speed the transition to more sustainable sources of energy."

THE FACTS: Obama failed to get a global warming bill through Congress when both Houses were controlled by Democrats in 2010. With Republicans in control of the House, the chances of a bill to limit the gases blamed for global warming and to create a market for businesses to trade pollution credits are close to zero. The Obama administration has already acted to control greenhouse gases through existing law. It has boosted fuel-efficiency standards and proposed rules to control heat-trapping emissions from new power plants. And while there are still other ways to address climate change without Congress, it's questionable regulation alone can achieve the reductions needed to start curbing global warming.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#61 Feb 13, 2013
websiteFACT CHECK: Overreaching in State of Union speechMore Political News WASHINGTON (AP)— President Barack Obama did some cherry-picking Tuesday night in defense of his record on jobs and laid out a conditional path to citizenship for illegal immigrants that may be less onerous than he made it sound.

A look at some of the claims in his State of the Union speech, a glance at the Republican counterargument and how they fit with the facts:

OBAMA: "After years of grueling recession, our businesses have created over 6 million new jobs."

THE FACTS: That's in the ballpark, as far as it goes. But Obama starts his count not when he took office, but from the point in his first term when job losses were the highest. In doing so, he ignores the 5 million or so jobs that were lost on his watch, up to that point.

Private sector jobs have grown by 6.1 million since February 2010. But since he became president, the gain is a more modest 1.9 million.

And when losses in public sector employment are added to the mix, his overall jobs record is a gain of 1.2 million.

———

OBAMA: "We have doubled the distance our cars will go on a gallon of gas."

THE FACTS: Not so fast.

That's expected to happen in 12 more years.

Under a deal the Obama administration reached with automakers in 2011, vehicles will have a corporate average fuel economy of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, twice the 27 miles per gallon, on average, that cars and trucks get today. Automobile manufacturers won't start making changes to achieve the new fuel economy standards until model year 2017. Not all cars will double their gas mileage, since the standard is based on an average of a manufacturers' fleet.

———

OBAMA: "Already the Affordable Care Act is helping to reduce the growth of health care costs."

THE FACTS: The jury is still out on whether Obama's health care overhaul will reduce the growth of health care costs. It's true that cost increases have eased, but many experts say that's due to the sluggish economy, not to the health care law, whose main provisions are not yet fully in effect.
Growth in costs will spike upwards in 2014, as the law's big coverage expansion gets under way. After that, the government's nonpartisan experts project that health care spending will return to the pattern of the last few decades, growing more rapidly than the economy, which poses problems for government programs and workplace health plans alike.

———

OBAMA: "Real reform means establishing a responsible pathway to earned citizenship — a path that includes passing a background check, paying taxes and a meaningful penalty, learning English and going to the back of the line behind the folks trying to come here legally."

THE FACTS: The seemingly stern admonition that illegal immigrants must go to the back of the line, often heard from the president, doesn't appear to have much practical effect except in the most obvious sense. Everyone who joins a line, whether for a movie, a coffee or citizenship, starts at the back of that particular line. It's not clear he is saying anything more than that illegal immigrants won't get to cut in line for citizenship once they've obtained provisional legal status.

Like those living abroad who have applied to come to the U.S. legally, illegal immigrants who qualify for Obama's proposed path to citizenship will surely face long waits to be processed. But during that time, they are already in the U.S. and will get to stay, work and travel in the country under their new status as provisional immigrants, while those outside the U.S. simply have to wait.

———
new hammer time

Richmond, VA

#62 Feb 13, 2013
liberal women are ugly wrote:
Democrats are treating this like it's Watergate II for cryin' out loud. Great endorsement for Poland Spring btw. God bless Marco Rubio. God bless America and capitalism. Liberal women sure are ugly. Especially those Obama cabinet members and SCOTUS ones!
not nice to talk about your mama like that....simple Mothrafudder...
new hammer time

Richmond, VA

#63 Feb 13, 2013
American_Infidel wrote:
Lets watch the kindergarten crew make fun of Rubio because he needed a sip of water.
he needed water b/c he mouth got dry from all that lying
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#64 Feb 13, 2013
The first part did not post - so I posted it again - then the first post postedd. Ignore the last post it is the same as the first post.
new hammer time

Richmond, VA

#65 Feb 13, 2013
RustyS wrote:
A sip of water? Took a 12 pack to get through Obama's speech.
you probably got drunk off the shyt.

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