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Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:01 PM

TPM: Rubio Takes Awkward Water Break At State Of The Union Speech (VIDEO)

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/rubio-takes-sip-of-water-midway-through-sotu

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) appeared to be having some trouble delivering the GOP rebuttal to President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday night, when he awkwardly reached for a sip of water midway through his speech.

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Reply TPM: Rubio Takes Awkward Water Break At State Of The Union Speech (VIDEO) (Original post)
highplainsdem Feb 2013 OP
Snarkoleptic Feb 2013 #1
malaise Feb 2013 #10
Coyotl Feb 2013 #30
yellowcanine Feb 2013 #53
malaise Feb 2013 #54
yellowcanine Feb 2013 #56
malaise Feb 2013 #62
AsahinaKimi Feb 2013 #31
TroglodyteScholar Feb 2013 #2
ChisolmTrailDem Feb 2013 #4
tallahasseedem Feb 2013 #38
rocktivity Feb 2013 #64
nmbluesky Feb 2013 #3
Coyotl Feb 2013 #5
nc4bo Feb 2013 #6
ChisolmTrailDem Feb 2013 #7
Lifelong Protester Feb 2013 #8
Beartracks Feb 2013 #12
texanwitch Feb 2013 #9
Volaris Feb 2013 #27
Beartracks Feb 2013 #11
russspeakeasy Feb 2013 #13
Marie Marie Feb 2013 #14
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 2013 #15
Demonaut Feb 2013 #16
HiPointDem Feb 2013 #17
SidDithers Feb 2013 #19
joshcryer Feb 2013 #23
blue_heron Feb 2013 #24
SidDithers Feb 2013 #25
WilliamPitt Feb 2013 #18
nolabear Feb 2013 #21
WilliamPitt Feb 2013 #22
SidDithers Feb 2013 #20
calimary Feb 2013 #26
Rex Feb 2013 #28
SunSeeker Feb 2013 #29
MADem Feb 2013 #32
6000eliot Feb 2013 #33
jsr Feb 2013 #34
OnyxCollie Feb 2013 #35
cartach Feb 2013 #36
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Feb 2013 #37
yellowcanine Feb 2013 #58
MissNostalgia Feb 2013 #39
Javaman Feb 2013 #40
aint_no_life_nowhere Feb 2013 #47
CBGLuthier Feb 2013 #41
K8-EEE Feb 2013 #45
LiberalAndProud Feb 2013 #57
valerief Feb 2013 #42
Rozlee Feb 2013 #43
grantcart Feb 2013 #44
aint_no_life_nowhere Feb 2013 #46
Jennyjen38 Feb 2013 #48
RILib Feb 2013 #49
AndyA Feb 2013 #50
Blue Owl Feb 2013 #51
CubicleGuy Feb 2013 #52
yellowcanine Feb 2013 #55
treestar Feb 2013 #61
Libelfred Feb 2013 #59
treestar Feb 2013 #60
underthematrix Feb 2013 #63

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:03 PM

1. I hope someone makes a nice .gif of that!

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Response to Snarkoleptic (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:08 PM

10. You're late

http://gif.mocksession.com/2013/02/rubio-is-thirsty/

Al Sharpton says Rubio should check New York - the Apollo on Wednesday night - amateur night

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Response to malaise (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 12:54 AM

30. EarlG has a meme thread up to



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Response to malaise (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 04:08 PM

53. It was funny how he tried to keep looking into the camera and at the water at the same time.

He should fire his handlers. Damn embarrassing.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #53)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 04:10 PM

54. It was hilarious

What was he thinking?

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Response to malaise (Reply #54)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 04:16 PM

56. Not. Going. To. Let. That. Water. Get. Away.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #56)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:30 PM

62. I'm betting it's not the first time he panicked like that

but damn I still laugh every time I see it.

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Response to Snarkoleptic (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 12:56 AM

31. Someone did

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:03 PM

2. Furtive glance, bob&weave, GLURP, and right back into it...

A thing of beauty, and even funnier b/c the cameraman was clearly like wtf?

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Response to TroglodyteScholar (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:04 PM

4. You made me snort iced tea into my sinuses! eom

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Response to TroglodyteScholar (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 06:04 AM

38. LOL!

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Response to TroglodyteScholar (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:06 AM

64. Eleven minutes into a fourteen-minute speech, he runs dry

in more ways than one.


rocktivity

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:03 PM

3. Viral video

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:04 PM

5. I can't wait for late night comedy tonight, and Saturday Night Live too!!

This is going to live in political infamy as the best wet your whistle moment in public speaking ever.
These people really think ahead

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:04 PM

6. You know, I think he's playing his own personal version of the Drinking Game!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:05 PM

7. Hahahah! Racheal "a big awkward lurch"! Funny as hell! eom

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:06 PM

8. Well, someone's gotta say it....

"stay thirsty, my friends"

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Response to Lifelong Protester (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:10 PM

12. ROFL "I don't often get invited to spew talking points after a SOTU speech. But..."

"... when I do, I drink Poland Springs."



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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:08 PM

9. What the hell was that.

He is there big hope for the future.

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Response to texanwitch (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 12:39 AM

27. Not after that he's not, scratch one more "also-ran" for 2016 lol

and I just figured it out...modern political theater is much better delivered if you've actually WORKED IN THEATER. No AMATEUR actor would make an on-camera mistake like that, and no wonder these loons can't seem to replace the vaunted Saint Ronnie.


(BTW, fine and performing arts classes are part of a LIBERAL Arts curriculum at most colleges nowadays. You guys over there on your side OBVIOUSLY aren't doing yourselves any favors by getting rid of that kind of stuff LOLOLOLOLLOLLOLHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA).

I'm going back to watching Star Trek now...it's PROPER fiction.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:08 PM

11. Weird, he reminds me of that teenage conservative wunderkind. But...

... that kid later disavowed all the fire and brimstone tripe he used to parrot back at fundraisers and such, noting how, quite simply, he had grown up since then.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:19 PM

13. Batter up ! He swallows, He chokes..!!

Back to the minors.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:26 PM

14. I love that his head almost went out of frame.

What a doofus.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:29 PM

16. omg....that is hilarious!!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:30 PM

17. who.cares.com of all the things that might be criticized, this is possibly the stupidest.

 

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #17)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:36 PM

19. Oh, Hannah...



Sid

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Response to SidDithers (Reply #19)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:44 PM

23. +1

Dude got dry mouth on national TV, didn't have a proper setup to get water, and stuttered through the entire rebuttal. It was an embarrassment, the water bit was just the icing on the cake.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #23)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 12:00 AM

24. wihey theping sweat

I knew he was in trouble when he was wiping his temple...and then the lurch...and then wiping his mouth.....

It was an embarassment. First I was dropping my jaw at what he was saying, which sounded just like a Romney campaign speech, and then I couldn't focus on what he was saying. It was like watching one of those awkward American Idol try outs, when they go in with bluster and confidence and then totally face plant.

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Response to blue_heron (Reply #24)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 12:11 AM

25. Started to remind me of Albert Brooks in Broadcast News...



Sid

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:33 PM

18. mb hmk zxvl;

^^^ my face against the keyboard ^^^

Holy shit.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #18)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:39 PM

21. Thing of beauty, enit? Debate team flop sweat.

Child will have to get a WHOLE lot more chill if he's going to survive.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #21)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:43 PM

22. I have no words

but lots of joy.

Hee.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 11:38 PM

20. That's fucking hilarious...

What a boob.



Sid

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 12:24 AM

26. AHA! Thanks! I was hoping somebody would post a clip of it.

I just had no interest whatsoever in watching either him or his little teabagger pal. No interest in listening, or hearing what malarky they had to offer. Just not interested. So Thank You, highplainsdem for helping to make sure I didn't miss the good part!

He's certainly not ready for prime time.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 12:44 AM

28. He drank the water to fool people into thinking he was not a robot!

"Oh sure, robots don't drink water...still, some keep an eye on him!"

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 12:50 AM

29. It looked like he was bending over to give a Koch brother a bj.

Imagine my relief when he came up with a glass of water!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 01:07 AM

32. You can lead a dork to water but you can't make him think. nt

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 01:47 AM

33. They had no time to plan this?

Why the fuck couldn't they have put the water closer to him so he didn't have to bend over to get it? Does the Republican party have ANYONE who doesn't look as if he or she stepped right out of a clown car?

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 01:53 AM

34. Smooth as a pro

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 02:36 AM

35. At least he didn't take a leak. nt

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 03:20 AM

36. Give us a break. How many speeches have you watched?

Close to none if you get a hard on over that sip of water.

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Response to cartach (Reply #36)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 05:39 AM

37. How many SOTU responses have I seen with a water break?

None. Worse still (from the GOP's point of view) is that their entire message has been eclipsed by that one sip, just as their whole "Second Amendment rights are sacred" meme is overwhelmed by the presence of Ted Nugent in the audience. All he needed was his rifle:JC Penney

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Response to cartach (Reply #36)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 04:29 PM

58. Spare us your self righteous indignation. It is unbecoming.

No one is getting sexually aroused. It was unexpected and funny for that to happen to a politician during a planned national speech. These things are usually carefully choreographed. One could watch a hundred of these speeches and not see anything like that. Furthermore, it wasn't taking a sip of water, it was the very awkward way he did it.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 07:41 AM

39. Yikes I missed this

Are we sure it wasnt vodka?

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 08:14 AM

40. He was trying his new ventriloquist act...

only problem is ass didn't cooperate. LOL

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Response to Javaman (Reply #40)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 01:00 PM

47. Only he was the dummy - see this hilarious bit by Albert Brooks

starting at the 3:00 minute mark:

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 08:17 AM

41. Looks like Product Placement to me

Probably suddenly remembered he took a check for 50,000 in return for flashing a product.

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Response to CBGLuthier (Reply #41)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 12:31 PM

45. I THOUGHT THE SAME THING!

Especially since it really is hard to randomly grab a bottle and end up with the label towards the camera with your hand not covering the brand name.

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Response to CBGLuthier (Reply #41)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 04:17 PM

57. That would be one way for Poland Spring to write off their political donations

wouldn't it?

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 09:14 AM

42. "Baw-Baw" Rubio. nt

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 10:39 AM

43. I'm wearing a paper bag over my head.

He's humiliated Latinos everywhere. No gravitas or demeanor of competence and confidence. He's exactly what the GOP was looking for: a token front man to appeal to a vital minority they're striking out with. So, they picked a vacuous cover model who does the equivalent of cooing about world peace when asked about his qualifications for Mr. America. A Hispanic teabagger makes me cringe. How many Latinos were at the Boston Tea Party, I wonder.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 10:41 AM

44. He should have stayed in a Holiday Inn last night.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 12:47 PM

46. Maybe this should be his new theme song

Nevermind, it's too beautiful for the dirtbag. He can't have it.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 01:03 PM

48. Gee, the President spoke for an hour....

HE didn't need a water break. lol

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 03:06 PM

49. wasting our time

 

on nonsense like this instead of doing something constructive. Just saying. It's like Republicans carrying on about Mrs. Obama's fashion sense.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 03:08 PM

50. He kept flicking his temples, too.

Not sure if he was wiping away sweat or trying to get rid of a mosquito, but he did it several times that I noticed.

He came across as very awkward and unsure of himself, almost as if he knew the words he was speaking were full of crap.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 03:15 PM

51. Go H2RubiO

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 04:04 PM

52. Here's my guess as to what happened

Rubio was reading from a teleprompter, and when he decided to go for the water, he realized that the teleprompter was going to keep on scrolling without him. He panicked, because he didn't want to lose his place in the speech. Probably had a very conflicted moment where he was tempted to forget the water, but he had already made his move, and he figured he'd look even MORE stupid if he attempted to back out of taking his swig. Therefore, he wouldn't take his eyes off the teleprompter for fear of screwing up the speech.

Educated guess.

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Response to CubicleGuy (Reply #52)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 04:10 PM

55. But pubbies don't use teleprompters, right??????

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #55)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 05:07 PM

61. That is what is funny about it!

It's now there to be used next time they claim Democrats do nothing but read!

The use of teleprompter is very obvious. I thought all Republicans spoke from the heart!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 05:04 PM

60. who put the water where it was?

It should have been in easier reach!

The Obama team would have done that. Obama would have taken the swig while people were clapping and cheering. This guy didn't have a chance for that.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 09:41 PM

63. This is hilarious!! because he looks ridiculous

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