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CNN Absurdly Asks If Rubio's Sip of Water Was 'Career-Ender'
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Posted on 02/13/2013 4:25:10 PM PST by chessplayer

<> On Wednesday's The Situation Room, host Wolf Blitzer absurdly wondered if Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) pausing his State of the Union response for a drink of water would "break" his career. The CNN chyron flashed "Career-ender?"

"So can a drink of water make or break a political career?" Blitzer asked. "A U.S. Senator, possible presidential candidate. We're going to find out, whether he likes it or not." [Video below the break. Audio here.]


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: florida; marcorubio; partisanmediashills
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To: chessplayer

Wolf Blitzer is an Obama panty-sniffer.


51 posted on 02/13/2013 5:35:59 PM PST by WeatherGuy
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To: chessplayer

In the mind of a socialist, that (a drink of water) is all that is required to attack the competancy of a non-socialist.


52 posted on 02/13/2013 5:38:33 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: PAR35

Its become typical of the Republican party these days—poor planning.


53 posted on 02/13/2013 5:40:41 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: GeronL

Man that graphic nails the MSM bias to a tee.


54 posted on 02/13/2013 5:41:47 PM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Rodney Dangerfield

Any Republican that gets on TV should bring up the real career enders like Benghazi. Turn the conversation around to what BO is doing every, single time. They are too stupid to figure out this most basic way to turn things around when they get the chance.


55 posted on 02/13/2013 5:42:46 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: dandiegirl
Well, since Rubes thinks that Rove's Conservative Victory organization is just peachy, maybe Karl will come to Marco's defense like he did Bushes.

Wait, never mind...

56 posted on 02/13/2013 5:53:41 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: GeronL

This pounds the absurdity home. If you can, please send to CNN/BLITZER.


57 posted on 02/13/2013 5:58:23 PM PST by Toespi
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To: chessplayer
Rubio takes a sip of water. Career ender! Career ender!

Ah yes, the ubiquitous Wolf Blitzer. Years ago there was a faint glimmer of hope for Wolf. Pressured as he must have been to toe the line, he was asked about the 83% of CNN personnel who said they voted for President Obama. Wolf paused and averred that it certainly was cause for some reflection.

Today the power of the MSM is only too well known to us here at Free Republic. The MSM has discovered a weapon and it is to inflict on the general public a perverted view. One so called "gaffe" and they can finish a man or woman. Simply they tell the public this and many of them fall for it.

Deep in the bowels of hell, one Saul Alinsky chuckles. A German fellow called Goebbels, possibly applauds. Dare I say that the good saints in heaven must be aghast!

Excuse the ramble.

58 posted on 02/13/2013 6:22:04 PM PST by Peter Libra
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To: chessplayer

59 posted on 02/13/2013 6:29:45 PM PST by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: GeronL

Obama snorts cocaine. No big deal. Rubio drinks water. Career ender. Even Lewis Carroll would be confused today.


60 posted on 02/13/2013 6:32:48 PM PST by fhayek
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To: chessplayer

Why, oh why would anyone watch CNN if there is anything else at all to watch?


61 posted on 02/13/2013 6:33:03 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: IM2MAD

The only thing that will end Rubio’s career is if he completely sells out conservatives to curry favour with the GOP Establishment in his pursuit of the Presidency.


62 posted on 02/13/2013 6:33:18 PM PST by littleharbour ("All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree. ~ James Madison)
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To: PAR35

Bullshit!

You’re always equipped with the very oddest point of view.


63 posted on 02/13/2013 6:36:40 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: chessplayer
Knocked a bottle of water back.

Water is wet

Rubio is a wetback.

64 posted on 02/13/2013 6:38:19 PM PST by Starstruck
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To: Drew68

>> “I mean, really, this crap is scraping the bottom.” <<

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Yes, it certainly is.


65 posted on 02/13/2013 6:40:00 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Drew68
I didn't watch Obama's speech or Rubio's speech, but this morning on Fox & Friends they had either a snippet from Rubio's speech or a snippet from his appearance on F&F earlier today. A couple of times he said "less people" when he should have said "fewer people." That was disturbing. Democrats can say idiotic things all the time and it is OK (Nancy Pelosi doesn't know the difference between "first" and "second") but Republicans are held to a higher standard.

Demosthenes was also mocked for being a water-drinker, and what did it get him? He never became President of the United States.

66 posted on 02/13/2013 6:42:57 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: Political Junkie Too

>> “Would they have been happier if he dehydrated and passed out on camera?” <<

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Remember the movie “Scanners” back in the early 80s?

They were praying for a Rubio replay.


67 posted on 02/13/2013 6:44:35 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: bray

>> “The media has one purpose, promoting communism. Nothing else.” <<

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The media have one purpose: Defeating the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and their fascination with destroying the U.S. is solely due to the fact that it was founded on that Gospel.
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68 posted on 02/13/2013 6:50:10 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: American in Israel

>> “This is not a football game to capture the House or Senate, it is a battle for the survival of the Nation.” <<

True!

>> “And the rightious are loosing” <<

No! - I went to the end of the book and peeked....

Guess what, we win.
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69 posted on 02/13/2013 6:53:44 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: mrsmel

The left will turn Rubio sipping some water into one of the greatest scandals of all time.


70 posted on 02/13/2013 7:30:20 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: PAR35

It hurts to witness this stupidity.

He told some morning talk show host that he needed it as he had just taped the full speech IN SPANISH before going on.

The GOP can pander all day long to everyone and defend themselves as respectful of liberals but until they get someone out there who can show defense of the Constitution and let everything else fall into place, they are just a bunch of doofuses.

Sorry.

Rubio is going to fall flat and if he doesn’t we’ll find out later. Why do we fall for a handsome fast talker like a fifteen year old girl?

We’re playing their game and we are not as good as they are at it.

Pick a new game and be good at it. One they have to play. Call it “Let’s protect ad Defend the Constitution”.

He can talk but he has no debating skills. He’s unseasoned. Forget it.


71 posted on 02/13/2013 7:31:33 PM PST by stanne
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To: All

WATERGATE II!!!


72 posted on 02/13/2013 7:35:32 PM PST by Rodney Dangerfield ("Lean Forward" = "Bend Over")
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To: littleharbour

And why would he not do that, sell out?

Because we don’t want him to?

It’s like a teen with a crush. Who is this guy we’re defending to the point of foul language?

Dig a little.

What’s his background? What does he think of the Constitution?

You know, he fibbed when he went on the big three radio programs. He said citizenship wil lbe denied until whatever, the borders are secure blah blah.

What he did not mention was illegal status would be removed and the illegal could stay as legal non citizen.


73 posted on 02/13/2013 7:36:31 PM PST by stanne
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Here’s how bad it’s getting:

“Senator Marco Rubio’s sip of water seen around the world”
http://news.yahoo.com/senator-marco-rubios-sip-water-seen-around-world-230950371.html;_ylt=Aq5deP63.luPG8rUXxdFsfPQtDMD

“Get that man a drink: Marco Rubio reaches for bottled water during speech”

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/man-drink-marco-rubio-reaches-bottled-water-during-040817903—politics.html

“Rubio reaches for water, starting #ZeroDarkThirsty meme [VIDEO]”

http://kdvr.com/2013/02/13/rubio-reaches-for-water-starting-zero-dark-thirsty-meme-video/

“Rubio’s sip of water goes viral”

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/washington/2013/02/13/rubio-sip-water-goes-viral/tHUd5jgaV0LF2FtC2O9jRN/story.html

Those are only a few. It’s starting to get more attention than obama’s speech.


74 posted on 02/13/2013 7:43:10 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: editor-surveyor

Your lack of vocabulary is matched only by your lack of skill in framing an argument.

It’s not my fault if Rubio has surrounded himself with incompetent handlers. The RNC used to have seminars where they’d teach the basics.

If someone is going to need water (which wouldn’t be unexpected under tv lights) you put it within easy reach, not where they have to awkwardly reach for it. It should have been a couple of feet closer and a foot higher.

And water breaks should be used for emphasis. He should be able to maintain eye contact with the camera while going for the water, not have to search for it on the desk.

His folks screwed up - whether it was sabotage by the country club republicans or mere lack of competence by an aide, he needs to make sure it doesn’t happen again.


75 posted on 02/13/2013 7:45:03 PM PST by PAR35
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To: chessplayer

CNN didn’t think a blue stained dress should end Bill Clintons career but awkward sipping of water should end Rubios career?


76 posted on 02/13/2013 7:49:33 PM PST by carmody
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To: PAR35

To an intelligent human being, it was a total non-issue.

Only to a childish dither-headed control freak would it even be memorable.


77 posted on 02/13/2013 7:54:07 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: PAR35

His handlers, him, the GOPe, The GOP who ever, all of them and hime.

It shows doofussness and we’re all sick of it even the media.

These guys are all so scared of the Libs, the media, the voters BO.

They can not get their foooting because they are playing an unwinnable game and they know it.

THey don’t know it yet but they need to change the rules and it won’t be Rubio as front guy in a new game.

Rubio is a face and a talker. When he can’t get that right, he’s toast and he knows it.

He has no substance.

When you see “Lincoln”, which I de not necessarily like, you see a human side. He’s talking with his cabinet while crwling on the floor in front of the fireplace, shifting logs for mor flame.

He’s not a doofus because he is talking about something substantial.

BO talks about stuff he and his silly supporters find substantial. Rubio. What did he say?

If it didn’t reseble in the least way what Bill Flax said in today’s Forbes magazine column, then it’s utterly irrelevant and forgettable.

I’m just saying that “anyone but BO” can be very dangerous like a rebound romance. And that’s how Rubio is treated. He’s defended beyond reason.


78 posted on 02/13/2013 7:57:47 PM PST by stanne
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To: carmody

No, and they should not act that way with the power they have, but they do. It’s just the facts of what we’re dealing with, which we are not. WE’re just whining about it. the libs will never get up as a whle one morning and say “geeze, we’re being immoral, unfair, ridiculous and wed better listen to the conservatives or there’ll be bad consequences.

It’s not ever going to happen.


79 posted on 02/13/2013 8:00:38 PM PST by stanne
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To: editor-surveyor
To an intelligent human being, it was a total non-issue.

OK, I see the problem. You are under the misapprehension that the average voter is intelligent. No wonder your candidates have been losing.

80 posted on 02/13/2013 8:04:27 PM PST by PAR35
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks chessplayer.


81 posted on 02/13/2013 8:17:19 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: stanne

Right now, Senator Robert Menendez from NJ is being investigated for having sex with underage girls and prostitutes. Lucky, for him, he hasn’t taken an awkward sip of water or else the media would be forced to pay attention.


82 posted on 02/13/2013 8:19:52 PM PST by carmody
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To: carmody

We know how this works. It’s so dysfunctional that if it were a family the kids would have run away a long time ago.

It is not going to change, se either we change or they keep winning.

OB didn’t know how many states there are. What fifth grader gets away with that.

It is not going to change. they are enjoying this.

Why are we talking about Rubio drinking water? How can we afford doofus moments? The answer to that question is everything, bacause we are going to have these doofus moments. And this was one.

They are never going to play fair. They vote to get stuff for themselves and it’s working. When it doesn’t work any more they’ll blame us.

That’s the way this works.


83 posted on 02/13/2013 8:51:57 PM PST by stanne
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To: SampleMan

This isn’t going to end anytime soon, if ever. msnbc is now showing non-stop replays of Rubio sipping water. And now a lefty on foxnews is complaining about HOW MUCH water he drank.


84 posted on 02/13/2013 9:55:54 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer
It will certainly be the left's propaganda wing-the media-making it into that, and that right there should show us that the "dinosaur media"is not only not on its last gasp, but alive and quite well. Of all the things which have happened in recent years which could have more credence to be called a gaffe or a scandal, this is what they choose? As a previous poster said-Benghazi, Menendez ad prostitutes, Geithner and his tax evasion, Barney Frank having a sodomite prostitute business run from his house, Hussein's "57 states", Hussein and "my Muslim faith", etc-but this is a big deal?
85 posted on 02/14/2013 3:10:14 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: chessplayer

Media agitprop at work.


86 posted on 02/14/2013 3:21:35 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: PAR35

I think that most people were like me, having watched him do it without it even registering as an event.

The only fools that will see it as a “career ending mistake” are the standard 18% that wait with ‘baited breath for Obama’s rerdistribution to save them.


87 posted on 02/14/2013 8:55:02 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: chessplayer

He drank water? On the air? The noive ...

88 posted on 02/14/2013 9:20:59 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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