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Sun Feb 17, 2013, 11:46 PM

Marco Rubio Has Sold More Than 3100 Water Bottles, Raising $100,000

Source: BuzzFeed

When Marco Rubio paused to take a sip from a water bottle during his response to the State of the Union this week, it become an instant viral sensation. The Florida Senator has now capitalized on the moment to raise more than $100,000 for his Reclaim America political action committee by selling branded water bottles.

A source close to Rubio tells BuzzFeed that the water bottles, which were sold on the senator's PAC website to anyone who makes a donation of $25 or more, sold like hotcakes. In the period since they went on sale Wednesday, more than 3,100 of the PAC's "Marco Rubio Water Bottles" have been sold.

"Send the liberal detractors a message that not only does Marco Rubio inspire you…he hydrates you too," the donation page reads.

Rubio has made light on the incident in interviews following his speech Tuesday saying during an appearance on Good Morning America that "God has a funny way of reminding us that we're human."



Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/marco-rubio-has-sold-more-than-3100-water-bottles-raising-10



Smart, actually.

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Reply Marco Rubio Has Sold More Than 3100 Water Bottles, Raising $100,000 (Original post)
onehandle Feb 2013 OP
Kalidurga Feb 2013 #1
Coyotl Feb 2013 #12
Kalidurga Feb 2013 #18
Iliyah Feb 2013 #2
Adsos Letter Feb 2013 #3
Grassy Knoll Feb 2013 #4
OffWithTheirHeads Feb 2013 #10
politicaljunkie41910 Feb 2013 #34
KaryninMiami Feb 2013 #5
spin Feb 2013 #6
Coyotl Feb 2013 #13
Ash_F Feb 2013 #21
JaneyVee Feb 2013 #7
Bigredhunk Feb 2013 #8
bitchkitty Feb 2013 #9
liberal N proud Feb 2013 #23
Cha Feb 2013 #11
NYC Liberal Feb 2013 #14
Coyotl Feb 2013 #15
AsahinaKimi Feb 2013 #16
blkmusclmachine Feb 2013 #19
TeamPooka Feb 2013 #17
Chakab Feb 2013 #20
tanyev Feb 2013 #22
ripcord Feb 2013 #24
BumRushDaShow Feb 2013 #25
llmart Feb 2013 #32
tomm2thumbs Feb 2013 #26
alp227 Feb 2013 #27
Sunlei Feb 2013 #28
Hugin Feb 2013 #29
KurtNYC Feb 2013 #30
Hugin Feb 2013 #31
RedCloud Feb 2013 #33
Blandocyte Feb 2013 #35
crim son Feb 2013 #36
Pterodactyl Feb 2013 #37

Response to onehandle (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 11:47 PM

1. I actually like how he is handling this.

I just wish he had brains in other areas as well.

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Response to Kalidurga (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:37 AM

12. Don't you mean how his aides are handling this?

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 04:13 AM

18. Well who ever.

It's not like Republican aides have proven they are any smarter than the people they handle.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:20 AM

2. Hmmmm, the other bottle name?

I guess Rubio can bring his new home now.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:22 AM

3. Blowback. n/t

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:23 AM

4. The Pet Rock sold 1.5 Million, How Funny. n/t

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:06 AM

10. Yeah, and that guy opened a really cool bar in Los Gatos.

What has Marco done?

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Response to Grassy Knoll (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 03:05 PM

34. Well as the saying goes, "A Fool and his money are soon parted" and the sooner the better.

Actually its probably just another scheme to get around campaign limits by claiming to sell crap at inflated prices.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:23 AM

5. Really smart indeed.

Look- a lot of folks are counting on this guy to be the savior of the party and they really want and need him to be a success. And many of them as we know, are loaded. Yes- great move for the Rubio team-- they know they have a huge opportunity here and are not taking it for granted. Too bad he's such a putz and a phony. Would be great if he could actually really be a new voice for the GOP- young, smart and sane But he's not. And the coveted Hispanic American community they are trying so desperately to court with this guy, knows better. Except perhaps for those wacko Cubans here in Miami - but they are quickly becoming the minority.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:34 AM

6. While he is not quite ready for prime time now ...

he is showing some ability to overcome a disaster.

In four years he may have a good chance to be the Republican choice to run for the Presidency.

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Response to spin (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:39 AM

13. That's hilarious. He will not be ready in 12 years, or 24, or 36.

Oh, he may throw that big ego in the ring, of course, but this guy is not going to win a Republican nomination.

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 06:02 AM

21. He'll be ready to be a RW mouthpiece.

And that's all the Republicans want, not leadership. He should be considered a threat, if small at this time. A lot can happen in 4 years.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:37 AM

7. Republicans are amazingly stupid.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 12:47 AM

8. So that's...

1,000 sold to redstate.com (1 bottle free with paid subscription)
1,000 sold to townhall.com (1 bottle free with paid subscription)
1,000 sold to americans for prosperity (bottles handed out at teahad meetings)
100 bought by various losers

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:06 AM

9. Clever gimmick.

But he's still the idiot who took a big LOUD slurp of water on national television.

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Response to bitchkitty (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 08:24 AM

23. GIMMICK!

That is all it is, a gimmick. His aids are making him money off his stupidity. Milking the idiots.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:07 AM

11. BFD.. I'm not impressed. It wasn't that he needed the water..

he needed the TELEPROMPTER to spew more LIES about President Obama. Not ready for prime time.. freaking pants were on Fire. Should spend that stupid bounty to buy MORE WATER.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:41 AM

14. Smells like those "bestseller" books by the likes of Glenn Beck

that actually only make the list because they were purchased in bulk by right-wing groups that then give them away for nothing.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 01:41 AM

15. Just remember, he drank water from a plastic bottle. Not very green, is he?

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 02:10 AM

16. This doesn't surprise me, the Republicans are ALL ABOUT MONEY...

I doubt he came up with the idea himself. He probably had the help of a corporate sponsor or someone in the Public Relations business who suggested this. The Republicans know about money, and investment. Its how they get rich even if it means off the backs of workers in Cambodia or some other obscure place. Betting that those plastic bottles came from outside the USA.

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 04:18 AM

19. +1. Looked scripted to me, too.

He lunged for that bottle, like "Oh, yeah, almost forgot the water bottle." Fake and phoney. Amazing how many here are buying his sham performance as legit.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 02:36 AM

17. There's a fine line between making lemonade out of lemons and reminding people how you choked. nt

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 05:39 AM

20. More like some rich asshole gave him a hundred grand.

I believe this about as much as I believe that Ann Coulter and all of the other wingnuts who write book are legitimate "best selling" authors.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 08:21 AM

22. Somewhere in one of the Koch households a servant is trying to figure out

what to do with 3000 bottles of water.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 08:40 AM

24. Watch him

He might not be too bright but he has good people.

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Response to ripcord (Reply #24)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:11 AM

25. He blew it.

The excuse was that he had previously recorded the same version in Spanish, for a total time for both versions of ~30 minutes. Yet just prior, the President of the United States had completed what was 9 seconds short of a 1 hour speech without the silly dramatics.

Whatever "people" he has are not "good" if they support a pathological liar who spews RW talking-points about the fictional person that he saw in Clint Eastwood's chair (that now sits in Reince Preibus' office). As long as they embrace the internalized demons of themselves in their bubble world, they will continue to fail.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #25)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 02:07 PM

32. I heard a new excuse on the TV this morning.....

that he had eaten peanuts and jerky beforehand and his mouth was dry. Now I've heard three different excuses on why he needed the water.

I call B.S.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 09:58 AM

26. OOPS. Joe Wilson raised over a MILLION for his 2-word 'You Lie' remark


Guess that proves Rubio not only didn't hit his intended target, he can't even muster enough interest to be a national figure when being artfully nudged into the spotlight by his own party.

If you'll remember, that idiot Joe Wilson (not at all a national figure) raised over a million on his 'you lie' remark. Here we have Rubio, a potential Presidential candidate, unable to even break out of the lowest percent of that while being given a national platform to do it and a full televised, all-network uninterrupted exposure.

Me thinks Rubio is a bottle of watered-down weak sauce .

(drip.... drip... drip... )



On the idiot Wilson:
http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0909/Wilson_campaign_Fundraising_breaks_1_million_passes_Miller.html

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:21 AM

27. At least these are not the disposable types.

Won't screw the environment too much.

and check out this video of mike malloy calling marco a high school hall monitor and telling at kathy to turn of the republican response

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:40 AM

28. republicans have a history of over-use with media building to cover such a crappy SOTU response.

Rubio just sucked as a VP choice when Romney paired up with him for those couple months, now he sucked again hard with the republican response SOTU live speech.

The only 'cute kid like thing' is the water bottle, I think republicans scripted that weird drink, because anyone setting up that live speech would have had water in a glass ready to drink, if needed.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 10:50 AM

29. So, some PAC bought $100,000 worth of Rubio water bottles?

Probably going to hand them out at rallies for free.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:08 AM

30. The problem with the Mark Blonde water bottle is it never within reach

You always have to lean waaaay over to get to it. And THEN, the dang thing only holds like 2 sips of water....

If they are going to embrace these GOP embarrassments what can we expect next ?

- The Larry Craig extra-wide bathroom stall

- The Sarah Palin Encyclopedia set

- The Paul Ryan marathon stop watch

- The Paul Ryan (re-)dishwasher

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Response to KurtNYC (Reply #30)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 11:35 AM

31. Oh, stop...

Yer killin' me!


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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Mon Feb 18, 2013, 07:42 PM

33. Made from the sweat of the Rubios 'escaping' Fidel bavk in 1956!!!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 03:20 PM

35. I thought the question about thirst for conservative leadership was settled

at the presidential election.

Funny that I heard more talk about "waterbottlegate" on the hate radio station than I did on PBS or on Maddow. It's as if the pubs tried to create outrage by talking incessantly about a few comments that some dems made and the dems quickly moved on. Sort of like repeating "They're beating up on our buddy!" as something to rally around. I believe "butthurt" is the way the kids would describe their response.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 07:43 PM

36. That's what happens when we make fun of things that really aren't worth much notice.

Like Dean's scream, something small turned into something huge. Stupid.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 10:21 PM

37. I think it's a funny response to a silly situation.

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