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CNN Wonders If Rubio's Sip Is a "Career-Ender" [Wolf Blizter media bias]
Slate ^ | February 13, 2013 | Josh Voorhees

Posted on 02/13/2013 10:21:12 PM PST by grundle

The above screenshot from CNN actually happened this afternoon.

Wolf Blitzer's tease as CNN was going to commercial: "So can a drink of water make or break a political career? A U.S. senator, possible presidential candidate. Going to find out, whether he likes it or not."

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


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: cnn; mediabias; religiousleft; rubio
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1 posted on 02/13/2013 10:21:28 PM PST by grundle
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To: grundle

He’s an addict. Can’t even get through a speech without a fix.


2 posted on 02/13/2013 10:28:39 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: grundle

They’re Quayling him like they did to Palin.


3 posted on 02/13/2013 10:30:38 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?)
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To: TigersEye

Di-Hydrogen Monoxide addiction is rampant, and increasing.

Whole nations have perished jonesing for it.


4 posted on 02/13/2013 10:33:41 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: grundle

Remember when Palin was scheduled to give a talk at, I believe, Sacramento State, and it came out that she had little requirements, like a water bottle with a “bendy” straw at the podium? I remember some comments about how picky that was. Now she is looking pretty wise, huh?


5 posted on 02/13/2013 10:36:46 PM PST by married21
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To: One Name

It’s a killer. It has to be detoxified with Kool-Aid powder to make it safe for hugemanatee.


6 posted on 02/13/2013 10:37:06 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Somehow I think SP can’t be Quayled. He went quietly into ignominity.

Don’t see that with her!


7 posted on 02/13/2013 10:37:21 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: TigersEye

You escaped Guyana, too, fellow survivor.

Not many of us left!


8 posted on 02/13/2013 10:39:50 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: grundle

Rubio / Ryan ticket. We are both for plenty of clean water.


9 posted on 02/13/2013 10:42:19 PM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: grundle
Awkward, Maybe he's been watching “The Following” and is putting vodka in his water bottle and needed just a little bit more courage before the speech.

Rubio is a doofus. Obviously not ready for prime time and he is ineligible anyway.

10 posted on 02/13/2013 10:50:11 PM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: faucetman

Think of how many clumsy things Obama has done. Also, think of Reagan’s gaffes. It’s how you handle them and what else you do that is memorable in a positive way that matter. The question is what is Rubio going to do next? I heard on the radio today that he poked fun of himself on Twitter or Face book or something, with a picture of an empty water bottle. So he is trying to recover.


11 posted on 02/13/2013 11:12:51 PM PST by married21
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To: married21

Rubio’s real problem is being born to not yet citizens of the USA. As much as I like Rubio for a number of things I will not abandon my belief in the Constitution for Rubio or Obama or anyone else with a parentage problem.


12 posted on 02/13/2013 11:18:27 PM PST by noinfringers2
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To: TigersEye
It’s a killer. It has to be detoxified with Kool-Aid powder to make it safe for hugemanatee.

Yep. H2O + Purple Kool-Aid + NaCN + a dose of religion to get it down! Knocks 'em out every time!


13 posted on 02/13/2013 11:31:38 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: grundle

My reaction was ... how rude of obama’s staff for not having water by Seantor Rubio’s side, ie table or podium.

As a guest speaker at obama’s whatever - Senator Rubio was not well taken care of.

This is more a reflection on and of obama than anything!!

obama people making fun of Senator Rubio’s need for water is a well placed cover for obama’s lousy speech.


14 posted on 02/13/2013 11:32:32 PM PST by malia
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To: grundle

CNN was cheering on the Women and Cop Killer, Dorner.


15 posted on 02/13/2013 11:37:10 PM PST by NoLibZone (It's time folks. It's time. Posting aint gonna cut it.)
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To: grundle

If Palin and Rubio teamed up CNN would self implode trying to disparage them.


16 posted on 02/13/2013 11:55:08 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: married21

If he wants to recover he should totally ignore it. Make the media look stupid.


17 posted on 02/14/2013 12:03:56 AM PST by tsowellfan (cafenetamerica.com)
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To: noinfringers2
As much as I like Rubio for a number of things I will not abandon my belief in the Constitution for Rubio or Obama or anyone else with a parentage problem.

I assume that your congressman and Senators (if you voted for them) have been standing up to Obama's birth certificate / parentage problem in public and are trying to get the man impeached as soon as possible.

If not, and you voted for them, they are now the ones responsible for making the parentage problem to be the new precedence.

18 posted on 02/14/2013 12:08:23 AM PST by tsowellfan (cafenetamerica.com)
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To: grundle

If the Maim-streamedia can destroy someone based on sipping some water, what’s next? Destroying them for making up some unintelligible word (Macaca) or simply using a word they don’t like (niggardly)?


19 posted on 02/14/2013 1:01:12 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: grundle

What's that you say, Wolf ?

20 posted on 02/14/2013 1:40:29 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I remember the outrage at Clinton’s drinking Diet Coke when he was deposed (on camera).


21 posted on 02/14/2013 1:47:28 AM PST by rashley (Rashley)
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To: grundle

I'm glass we have an objective media to tell us when a career-ending mistake is made - by a Republican.

22 posted on 02/14/2013 2:46:32 AM PST by Pollster1
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To: grundle

Rubio’s downfall will be Rubio-Obama Amnesty...not bottled water...or the Kool-Aid his supporters keep drinking.


23 posted on 02/14/2013 2:54:18 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: TigersEye

It was Flayor-Aid not Kool-Aid.


24 posted on 02/14/2013 2:58:23 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican, no Conservative was on the ballot.)
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To: grundle
Mark Rubio Drinks During GOP Response
25 posted on 02/14/2013 3:08:26 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: grundle
This really puts the media's idiocy in perspective.
26 posted on 02/14/2013 3:20:31 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: grundle
CNN Wonders If Rubio's Sip Is a "Career-Ender"

Let's see.... A Republican senator grabs a quick sip of water mid speech and endangers his career. On the other hand, a Democrat senator boinks underaged prostitutes and his career is....enhanced?

27 posted on 02/14/2013 3:22:49 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: C210N

The Left is going to demonize anyone that even remotely resembles a Republican that might run against 0bozo while he lays plans to amend the 22xnd Amendment so that there is an AntiChrist exception.


28 posted on 02/14/2013 3:24:15 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: grundle

If you’re gonna end your career during an Obama speech, I say do it in style - he should have whipped it out and p*ssed on the floor.


29 posted on 02/14/2013 3:27:03 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: tbpiper

> Let’s see.... A Republican senator grabs a quick sip of water mid speech and endangers his career. On the other hand, a Democrat senator boinks underaged prostitutes and his career is....enhanced?

You know we live during end times when we’re relieved that it’s underage female prostitutes and not underage male prostitutes.../s


30 posted on 02/14/2013 3:27:52 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

btt


31 posted on 02/14/2013 3:30:50 AM PST by KSCITYBOY
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To: grundle

Drudge has a photo of The One and Shillery drinking water also. WTFITBD?


32 posted on 02/14/2013 3:38:08 AM PST by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: grundle

Gee whiz, I don’t know what’s more scandalous than taking a sip of water during a speech. Rubio might as well have rolled up his sleeve and mainlined heroin. Well it’s a certainty that taking a drink of the thoroughly evil (and soon-to-be-banned H2O by Mayor Boombird) will destroy Rubio’s career. (snicker)


33 posted on 02/14/2013 4:02:23 AM PST by driftless2
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To: tbpiper
"enhanced"

You got it. Although enhanced might not be the word Dems want to use in this situation. (Or maybe it is the word they want to use.) If there's one thing many Dems love it's a politician who is as morally vacuous as they are.

34 posted on 02/14/2013 4:07:40 AM PST by driftless2
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To: grundle

I think he did a great job with the speech. I just wish he was eligible to run for President. Perhaps Senate Majority Leader someday is more appropriate.


35 posted on 02/14/2013 4:09:44 AM PST by napscoordinator (/)
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To: grundle

So Clinton gets a knobber in the Oval Office, is Impeached for lying under oath, disbarred for perjury and his career is fine.

Rubio gets dry mouth and his career is over.

Ok sounds reasonable.


36 posted on 02/14/2013 4:14:20 AM PST by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: grundle

I figured Wolf and Hillary’s look-alike contest would be a career ender for one the two.


37 posted on 02/14/2013 4:17:10 AM PST by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: grundle
Rubio’s political career on the national stage is over, not because of a sip of water during a televised speech, but because after only two years in the U.S. Senate, Karl Rove and the inside-the-beltway Republican elites have turned Rubio into the next Bob McRomney.
38 posted on 02/14/2013 4:20:43 AM PST by Labyrinthos
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To: grundle

Rubio took a big hit from the MSM, who has nothing to say about Sen. Menendez, a child sex abuser from Jersey.


39 posted on 02/14/2013 4:46:47 AM PST by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: grundle

So childish, so puerile!

The left has condemned any conversation to the level of five year olds.


40 posted on 02/14/2013 4:53:05 AM PST by OpusatFR
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To: grundle

41 posted on 02/14/2013 4:59:31 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: grundle

Let us know if Rubio is a rapist or if he drove a woman into the water to drown.


42 posted on 02/14/2013 5:07:36 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: driftless2; All

“Gee whiz, I don’t know what’s more scandalous than taking a sip of water during a speech. Rubio might as well have rolled up his sleeve and mainlined heroin.”

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LOL!!! Literally. If my kids were here and not at school, they would be asking me, “What’s so funny?” :)

Is anyone here a King of Queens fan? This reminds me of the episode where Doug (Kevin James) gets roped into selling water filters in a pyramid scheme; his father-in-law Arthur (Jerry Stiller) tries a glass of the filtered water, and he says something like, “Well slap me hard and call me Sally! That’s one fine glass of H2O!” LOL.

Thanks for the laugh, driftless2. :) For a variety of reasons, I was feeling a bit blue but now I have a huge smile on my face. :)


43 posted on 02/14/2013 5:18:05 AM PST by proud American in Canada (Please pray for America. She needs God's help more than ever now.)
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To: FreedomPoster

so true.....


44 posted on 02/14/2013 5:21:31 AM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: grundle

If Wolfe Blitzer were shot between the eyes with a stainless steel semiautomatic 9 mm hand gun, would his career be ended?


45 posted on 02/14/2013 5:28:17 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: cynwoody

OMG; never saw that before.


46 posted on 02/14/2013 5:31:42 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s Are The 21st Century's Muskets. Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!)
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To: napscoordinator

I don’t think this wierded many people out, other than O’s butt lickers. He went on the next day and was self depricating—a rather nice quality in a politician and one rarely seen.

The guy was nervous. Big whoop. He gave a good speech.

So old Wolfie and the other boot lickers think THIS is a career ender....but when O was smirking at his Beard’s “all that for just a flag” deal....Nothing to see here, move along.

I think Obama is heading for the biggest fall in world history. Time will tell. Who knows if Rubio is going to be “the guy” in 4 years. Frankly, I don’t think so. It’s early on in the game. People like that Dr. at the Prayer Breakfast are turning up. Sen Cruz from TX is looking pretty good also. Time works it’s magic. Mr. Obama has peaked and I still believe Benghazi will be his downfall....and with him all the kings men. (Let’s pray.)


47 posted on 02/14/2013 5:34:04 AM PST by Pigsley (nan)
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To: napscoordinator

I don’t think this wierded many people out, other than O’s butt lickers. He went on the next day and was self depricating—a rather nice quality in a politician and one rarely seen.

The guy was nervous. Big whoop. He gave a good speech.

So old Wolfie and the other boot lickers think THIS is a career ender....but when O was smirking at his Beard’s “all that for just a flag” deal....Nothing to see here, move along.

I think Obama is heading for the biggest fall in world history. Time will tell. Who knows if Rubio is going to be “the guy” in 4 years. Frankly, I don’t think so. It’s early on in the game. People like that Dr. at the Prayer Breakfast are turning up. Sen Cruz from TX is looking pretty good also. Time works it’s magic. Mr. Obama has peaked and I still believe Benghazi will be his downfall....and with him all the kings men. (Let’s pray.)


48 posted on 02/14/2013 5:34:16 AM PST by Pigsley (nan)
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To: grundle; married21; All

It was NOT the DINKING of the water that have the viewers talking - it was the ridiculous far reach and bending for the bottle, and the way Rubio tried to keep eye contact with the camera. It was an awkward fumble/stumble, and it was unattractive. Buster Keaton would have made a ‘ballet’ of it. .

Since he insisted on diving for the water bottle, he should have ‘disconnected’ eye contact, said a quick, ‘excuse me,’ and focused on the bottle, which was out of our view.
Better he stifled his thirst - it was hardly a mouthful anyway.

His people were neglectful in prepping the area where he stood.
ReHEARSals, people!

Sorry - appearances count, in this age.
Rubio is in dire need of some good T.V. coaching. That’s not shameful - but he’d better be smart with who he trusts.

There’s a bottle available now, I think, with RUBIO printed vertically. Kind of turning a sow’s ear into a silk purse . . . Hope he has a piece of the action.


49 posted on 02/14/2013 5:39:49 AM PST by USARightSide (S U P P O R T I N G OUR T R O O P S)
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To: grundle

That’s what they WANT! They want to make this a career-ender. That’s why all the media $h!+ over this. The cameras were aimed at him during the entire speech. The producer can press a button and make this camera or that camera live as soon as there’s something “interesting.”

The media bots were waiting for something they could get him on.

This shows how desperate they are to destroy him. He is obviously a big threat to their stranglehold on power. They HAVE to destroy him.


50 posted on 02/14/2013 5:54:22 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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