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(The Daily Caller)   Marco Rubio turns water into lemonade and raises $100,000 in the process, much to the chagrin of libs everywhere   (dailycaller.com) divider line 98
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2013-02-18 10:43:20 AM
Fools, money, etc.
 
2013-02-18 10:45:18 AM
The same libs that Clint Eastwood really gave what for, I presume.
 
2013-02-18 10:48:14 AM
Herp Derp.

I guarantee Poland Springs paid him for that bullshiat. Rubio is smart enough to know that he's not going to win national office, so he's jumped on the "fleece right wing morans out of their money" scheme that Palin perfected.
 
2013-02-18 10:50:41 AM
Only $999,900,000 left to raise if he wants to be President
 
2013-02-18 10:50:54 AM
A fool and his money are soon separated.
 
2013-02-18 10:50:56 AM
Chagrined?  I'm sure there was much gnashing of teeth over that $100,000.
 
2013-02-18 10:51:04 AM
Good, keep promoting incompetents because of their skin tone. We'll keep winning the Latino vote for a generation or more.
 
2013-02-18 10:52:21 AM

Hollie Maea: Rubio is smart enough to know that he's not going to win national office


I think you're giving far too much credit to "El Palin." His father left Cuba aboard a galactic freighter piloted by Han Solo and Capt. Wrongway Peachfuzz before the nation was torn asunder by the totalitarian ways of Victor Von Doom, ferchrissakes! Winning the presidency is the final chapter in this storybook-like American dream.
 
2013-02-18 10:53:25 AM
3.bp.blogspot.com

Liberal logic:  Drinking water can ruin your political career.  Smoking weed, not so much.
 
2013-02-18 10:54:31 AM
...much to the I could give a shiat
 
2013-02-18 10:56:00 AM
Judging by the number of posts in this thread I can only conclude that Liberals are so frightened of  the Rubio juggernaut that they are even afraid to post about him in a Fark thread.
 
2013-02-18 10:56:53 AM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Drinking water can ruin your political career.  Smoking weed, not so much.


You tell me - which one looked cooler doing it?
 
2013-02-18 10:58:32 AM
Good for him.  Might as well fund raise/profit on it before his visibility goes kersplat.
 
2013-02-18 10:58:47 AM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 334x334]

Liberal logic:  Drinking water can ruin your political career.  Smoking weed, not so much.


According to the Time magazine spread that was in, that's not weed.

But, you never let facts get in the way of your hate so...never mind.
 
2013-02-18 11:00:29 AM

Pincy: Judging by the number of posts in this thread I can only conclude that Liberals are so frightened of  the Rubio juggernaut that they are even afraid to post about him in a Fark thread.


Fear has gripped me in its iron jaws. At all costs, we must prevent conservatives from throwing away their money contributing to the certain demise of liberalism at the hands of Rubio.
 
2013-02-18 11:00:45 AM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 334x334]

Liberal logic:  Drinking water can ruin your political career.  Smoking weed, not so much.


No, looking like a moron and becoming a punch line and laughingstock can ruin your political career. And I am not too blind to acknowledge it when it happens on my side...Mike Dukakis and Howard Dean come to mind.
 
2013-02-18 11:01:25 AM
Remember how Mitt Romney raised something on the order of a billion dollars, much to the eventual chagrin of his donors?  It wasn't all that long ago.
 
2013-02-18 11:01:42 AM
What is with politicians wearing their most embarassing situations as a badge of honor? Don't get me wrong, I'm a big supporter of owning up to when you goof up and think Rubio's response showed a great deal of humility. My problem is there seems to be a lot of people saying and doing stupid crap, getting blasted by the media, and then sending out fundraising e-mails anouncing how their supporters should recognize the meda smear campaign as what it is and that they can foil it by sending a donation so that the world knows you're supported now more than ever for suggesting Obama saying something nice about Dick Luger proves the former Indiana Senator is likely a communist jihadist dedicated to destroying America by rigging the 2014 Mid-Terms for the Democrats.
 
2013-02-18 11:02:14 AM
There are 20% of the US population who are, shall we say, potato-americans. They have some money (not a lot), they will give it to people they think agree with them.

If I could get a fifth of the US population to send me a dollar because I got on TV and spouted the derpiest things I could imagine, you'd never NOT see my ass on tv.
 
2013-02-18 11:03:35 AM
I'm chagrined?

I guess I need to check with the Daily Caller first thing every day so I know what to think and believe every day.

/not a fark is given
 
2013-02-18 11:04:12 AM
Does everybody here remember that "turns water into lemonade" is a euphemism among the GOP hopefuls for "gives Sheldon Adelson a handjob?"
 
2013-02-18 11:04:31 AM
Shouldn't that be lemoñade?
 
2013-02-18 11:05:46 AM
That's the way to go with this nonsense. Liberals and the media (PTR) aren't going to stop whipping up scandals out of nothing - bayonets, Big Bird, binders full of women, and nowbottled water - so just have fun with it. Take the mockery of your opponents and turn it right around.

You mean, copy Obama then?

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2013-02-18 11:06:33 AM

Hollie Maea: Lt. Cheese Weasel: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 334x334]

Liberal logic:  Drinking water can ruin your political career.  Smoking weed, not so much.

No, looking like a moron and becoming a punch line and laughingstock can ruin your political career. And I am not too blind to acknowledge it when it happens on my side...Mike Dukakis and Howard Dean come to mind.


I'm too young to remember Dukakis, but I still don't understand what the fark was the big deal about the Dean "Scream."

From the clip I saw, it looked like Rubio was awkward when reaching for the water.  Yes, I understand he probably was thirsty and needed the water, but he probably could have done it in a less awkward way.
 
2013-02-18 11:11:40 AM

47 is the new 42: Hollie Maea: Lt. Cheese Weasel: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 334x334]

Liberal logic:  Drinking water can ruin your political career.  Smoking weed, not so much.

No, looking like a moron and becoming a punch line and laughingstock can ruin your political career. And I am not too blind to acknowledge it when it happens on my side...Mike Dukakis and Howard Dean come to mind.

I'm too young to remember Dukakis, but I still don't understand what the fark was the big deal about the Dean "Scream."

From the clip I saw, it looked like Rubio was awkward when reaching for the water.  Yes, I understand he probably was thirsty and needed the water, but he probably could have done it in a less awkward way.


There wasn't really anything "wrong" with Dean's scream, but it turned him into a joke, which caused everyone to drop him and move to the "safe" choice of Kerry.  Being a joke is the worst thing that can happen to a politician.

I don't know if this will turn Rubio into a laughingstock, but it certainly could, which  is why some speculate that it could kill his career, even though it's something really trivial like drinking water when you are thirsty.

It doesn't matter either way...Rubio is going nowhere.
 
2013-02-18 11:11:46 AM

Diogenes: I'm chagrined?

I guess I need to check with the Daily Caller first thing every day so I know what to think and believe every day.

/not a fark is given


Whoa, calm down there. You're way too chagrinned.
 
2013-02-18 11:12:59 AM
I didn't really care too much about the water thing aside from the fact that Poland Springs buying ad space during the SOTU response was a bit tacky.  What really struck me was how completely clueless and panic-stricken Rubio turned out to be.  He looked absolutely terrified and dangerously ignorant and inexperienced. 
He didn't even watch Obama's address, and I'm left wondering why they didn't just tape Rubio's response ahead of time and iron out all those calamities with multiple takes?
 
2013-02-18 11:15:20 AM
Here's the whole issue with the water thing:

Quick, name something Rubio actually -talked- about in the response. Having trouble? Now ask your average Joe Sixpack the same thing, even the Republican leaning ones.

When you're giving a speech, but do something that distracts from the actual content, to the point that that distraction is all anyone can remember, you've essentially thrown that speech away.
 
2013-02-18 11:16:00 AM

47 is the new 42: From the clip I saw, it looked like Rubio was awkward when reaching for the water. Yes, I understand he probably was thirsty and needed the water, but he probably could have done it in a less awkward way.


He was awkard looking during the whole speech.  It was obvious he was thirsty and sweaty, he kept wiping his face and you could tell his mouth was dry.  It was a terrible presentation.  The grab for water was icing on the cake.
 
2013-02-18 11:16:07 AM
I'm not sure how selling water bottles helps Rubio in any way.  It raises a few bucks, but continues reminding people of his amateurish performance.
 
2013-02-18 11:17:16 AM

47 is the new 42: From the clip I saw, it looked like Rubio was awkward when reaching for the water.  Yes, I understand he probably was thirsty and needed the water, but he probably could have done it in a less awkward way.


The fact that he didn't do it in a less awkward way (or, perhaps, the fact that he did it at all) is why this is still a "thing."
 
2013-02-18 11:18:40 AM
Rubio is clown shoes with a Dan Ackroyd, mangled-baby-ducks-salesman, smile

/if that's the best the GOP has got, they're going to lose
 
2013-02-18 11:19:30 AM

The Bestest: Quick, name something Rubio actually -talked- about in the response.


OBAMA BAD!!!1!

/What do I win?
 
2013-02-18 11:21:54 AM

King Something: 47 is the new 42: From the clip I saw, it looked like Rubio was awkward when reaching for the water.  Yes, I understand he probably was thirsty and needed the water, but he probably could have done it in a less awkward way.

The fact that he didn't do it in a less awkward way (or, perhaps, the fact that he did it at all) is why this is still a "thing."


It is a shame that optics can call anyone like that.  But it did make him look like he was out of his league, when he's being touted as the a future mover in the party.  I thought they'd learned better after Jindal.  And frankly, I think Mitch Daniels' response was outstanding.  But here we our with Rubio.

And for the record, his content sucked, too.  All critique and talking points.  Nothing about GOP plans.  The water was just icing on a poorly made cake.
 
2013-02-18 11:22:56 AM
optics can call kill anyone

/where's my water bottle?
 
2013-02-18 11:25:07 AM
If he forgot to shave, he'd be President in 2021.
 
2013-02-18 11:28:22 AM

Hollie Maea: No, looking like a moron and becoming a punch line and laughingstock can ruin your political career. And I am not too blind to acknowledge it when it happens on my side...Mike Dukakis and Howard Dean come to mind.


I really wish that weren't the case with politics. I dislike Rubio's politics, but it annoys me to no end what is being discussed is an awkward camera moment and not the substance of what was said. Same with Dean, Dukakis, et al.
 
2013-02-18 11:28:43 AM
Heh... OK.

The awkward sip of water was nothing more than icing on the amateur hour cake that was the GOP response.

I'd call Rubio the GOP's next Great White Dope, but, of course, the GOP is now trying to package their regressive nonsense up in a more ethnic packaging...

Good luck with that.
 
2013-02-18 11:29:23 AM

SuperT: There are 20% of the US population who are, shall we say, potato-americans. They have some money (not a lot), they will give it to people they think agree with them.

If I could get a fifth of the US population to send me a dollar because I got on TV and spouted the derpiest things I could imagine, you'd never NOT see my ass on tv.


Your being kind. The actual number is over 30% and may be approaching 40%


//The number correlates to the percentage of Americans that approved of GWB's job as president during his last months.
 
2013-02-18 11:29:27 AM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 334x334]

Liberal logic:  Drinking water can ruin your political career.  Smoking weed, not so much.


It's not so much the drinking of the water, as appearing TOTALLY unprepared to deliver a national address you've presumably been working on for months.

I mean, would you really want to have a president who was constantly, nervously wiping his brow like that as he sat across the table from Putin?
 
2013-02-18 11:32:25 AM
Chagrin? More like mild amusement. Your gonna have a field with some pretty strong candidates this time, but I think the Democrats have the advantage with Clinton.

So the more your side raises, the more bitter your conventions will be.
 
2013-02-18 11:32:56 AM
From TFA: Take the mockery of your opponents and turn it right around.
Y'know, like Obama selling sweaters for dogs.


dailycaller.com

What mockery is the dog sweater a response to?
 
2013-02-18 11:37:58 AM
$100K, after delivering a national address watched by millions that supposedly launches you into the conversation for the next presidential election=a victory?

Please, that's 6 months salary for ONE of your consultants.  In the era of billion dollar presidential campaigns, that amount is a pretty resounding signal from the electorate, and not the one implied by the headline.
 
2013-02-18 11:39:40 AM

JasonOfOrillia: Chagrined?  I'm sure there was much gnashing of teeth over that $100,000.


There MUST HAVE been, there just simply MUST HAVE been! Otherwise Conservatives will look like irrational children overreacting to every tiny thing that goes right for a Liberal politician!!
 
2013-02-18 11:39:41 AM

udhq: Lt. Cheese Weasel: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 334x334]

Liberal logic:  Drinking water can ruin your political career.  Smoking weed, not so much.

It's not so much the drinking of the water, as appearing TOTALLY unprepared to deliver a national address you've presumably been working on for months.

I mean, would you really want to have a president who was constantly, nervously wiping his brow like that as he sat across the table from Putin?


Precisely. It made him look amateurish and not ready for prime time. The speech itself was already awkward, the water bit just brought home how amateurish the rest was.
 
2013-02-18 11:43:02 AM

47 is the new 42: Hollie Maea: Lt. Cheese Weasel: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 334x334]

Liberal logic:  Drinking water can ruin your political career.  Smoking weed, not so much.

No, looking like a moron and becoming a punch line and laughingstock can ruin your political career. And I am not too blind to acknowledge it when it happens on my side...Mike Dukakis and Howard Dean come to mind.

I'm too young to remember Dukakis, but I still don't understand what the fark was the big deal about the Dean "Scream."

From the clip I saw, it looked like Rubio was awkward when reaching for the water.  Yes, I understand he probably was thirsty and needed the water, but he probably could have done it in a less awkward way.


He looked like an amateur.  And the rebuttal was supposed to be a speech that puts him in the national spotlight.  Instead he looked unprepared and foolish.
 
2013-02-18 11:47:06 AM

The Bestest: When you're giving a speech, but do something that distracts from the actual content, to the point that that distraction is all anyone can remember, you've essentially thrown that speech away.


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2013-02-18 11:47:49 AM

AeAe: 47 is the new 42: Hollie Maea: Lt. Cheese Weasel: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 334x334]

Liberal logic:  Drinking water can ruin your political career.  Smoking weed, not so much.

No, looking like a moron and becoming a punch line and laughingstock can ruin your political career. And I am not too blind to acknowledge it when it happens on my side...Mike Dukakis and Howard Dean come to mind.

I'm too young to remember Dukakis, but I still don't understand what the fark was the big deal about the Dean "Scream."

From the clip I saw, it looked like Rubio was awkward when reaching for the water.  Yes, I understand he probably was thirsty and needed the water, but he probably could have done it in a less awkward way.

He looked like an amateur.  And the rebuttal was supposed to be a speech that puts him in the national spotlight.  Instead he looked unprepared and foolish.


It is the fault of the lame stream media that it was even shown on TV.
 
2013-02-18 11:49:50 AM
I didn't even know about it til now, so I wasn't chagrined. Now that I know about, I'm still not chagrined. A whole $100,000? look at all those zeroes! christ, who cares
 
2013-02-18 11:53:42 AM
Stupid liberal hippies, paying for bottled water.  What, they don't have a tap or a hose available?
 
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