Did Rubio blow his moment last night?

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Despite the fact that the State of the Union should be the president’s night, Senator Marco Rubio’s delivery of the GOP response seems to have stolen the show – but not for the reasons you might think.

On radio this morning, Glenn talked about the speeches given by both Rubio and Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), deeming the night “the beginning of the battle for the GOP.” But before getting into the substance of the issues, Glenn couldn’t help but bring up the now infamous water bottle incident that occurred towards the end of Rubio’s speech.

“The water thing was just, Good Lord, man. What do you have – the world’s shortest table and it’s like 40 feet away,” Glenn joked. “It was a Jindal moment. It was a Bobby Jindal moment where you’re like, okay, I think that pretty much did it. I mean, was anybody else thinking that?”

It is obviously understandable that his mouth could have been dry and he needed a drink of water, but the whole situation ended up being remarkably more awkward than it had to be.

“Without even saying something, he should have said, ‘You know what, America? I’ve got to get a drink of water, man. I’ve been standing here for a while waiting for this guy to shut up, and I need a drink of water. Sorry. I’m going to just take it and drink it,’” Glenn said. “Who hasn’t been in a conversation where you’re just in the middle of the conversation, you’re like, ‘Man, my mouth is so dry, I have got to get a drink of water. I’m sorry.’ That’s the way you do it.”

Pat pointed out how out of character the moment was for someone as seasoned as Rubio. “It’s weird for Rubio, too, because he’s usually pretty comfortable. He’s slick. He’s polished. He’s seasoned, even though he’s only been around for a little while, he never comes off that way,” Pat said.

For those of you who may have missed it, HERE is one of many GIFs that has been created to memorialize the moment.

From a content perspective, Glenn did not have too much of an issue with anything Rubio said, but he is concerned about the Establishment GOP’s increasing influence.

“If I were the GOP, if I were John McCain, I’d be like, you’ve got to get Rubio, man. We’ve got to get Rubio. We have to pull him into the progressive because he’s the perfect shill for us,” Glenn said.

“Remember how much we loved Chris Christie at the beginning,” Pat added. “I sense the same thing may happen with Rubio.”

“I hope not but I sense that,” Glenn said. “He’s becoming the face of the GOP.”

Rubio’s rising stock is not all bad given that he is one of the few people are able to straddle the line between both Republicans and conservatives, but there is a sense that the Establishment is trying to co-opt Rubio’s star power for their own gain. They will offer him positions of power and the chance to be the next presidential nominee, with just a few stipulations – namely, distancing himself from the Tea Party.

“This is what they’ll do to when you’re in Washington,” Glenn concluded. “I mean and before you know it, we have lost Rubio. I would pray for Rubio because I believe this guy is going to be – if there are any flaws in his character, they will find them. They will exploit them. And he’ll be gone. So pray for him and hope that he holds up.”

  • Anonymous

    Rubio looked like a total putz compared to Obama.  If that’s the best the right wing can come up with, this dull light weight and far-right kook Rand Paul, Hillary’s the next prez in a walk.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    I hope Rubio stays true to the conservative ways he has so far encompassed and stands for. From the way the leftist MSM has already struck hard at him concerning his sip of water they rightfully fear him and the influence he will be able to convey for a conservative upswelling across America.

    The attacks against him, the fabrications and distortions and spin will increase with each passing day. May God support him through the onslaught that is now beginning and allow him to be an influence for good in the land.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    So a traitor and a murderer (which is Obama) somehow stands in a higher light than a man who stands for freedom and limited government (mind you that is Rubio I speak of here)?

    Only in the demented depths of depravity held by you would a traitor be of higher quality than Rubio.

  • Anonymous

    Actually, you rate lower than worm shit because of all the lies you spew.

  • Anonymous

    Looks like what he really blew was a water bottle.

  • landofaahs

    I don’t care if our current president drone strikes U.S. citizens but by God he had better not take a sip of water in mid speech.  Saying “I thirst” is something only the Messiah would say ain’t it.  And we all know that’s obama’s title.

  • landofaahs

    At least he didn’t drone strike anyone.  At least he didn’t say something stupid like I’ll just by-pass the rule of law and like a dictater sign an executive order.  By the way you are just a racist who hates Latino’s.

  • landofaahs

    You racist.

  • landofaahs

    I can’t wait to see the 3 AM wake up call being played against her.  LOL  you racist.

  • landofaahs

    URA racist.

  • http://youtu.be/R7MC2wu49Cw Sam Fisher

    I think he is just mad that his god Obama is a fraud and just a man that really does not know what the hell he is doing. It would be like kid finding out Santa is not real.

  • Anonymous

    Only died in the wool 0BowMaobots are making a big deal about Sipgate. You’re wasting your time arguing with them. This country will not be turned around if you are relying upon changing the minds of those simpletons. They were mesmerized by the bottle of water and the curtains behind him instead of listening to the substance of his message. They are enamored with “shiny objects.” Don’t. Waste. Your Time.

  • Draxx

    Where are the Real People that have Honor, Integrity, tell the Truth, and do what is Right Simply Because it is the Right Thing To Do…?

  • Anonymous

    Rubio – need to feel for the guy. Another one (Jindal before him) bites the dust.

    Why don’t they practice for these contingencies – lighting, dry mouth, errors, sound, etc. They need a good consultant.

  • Anonymous

    Actually, Rubio “blew it” by putting foreign nationals, who have entered the country illegally, before citizens and legal residents. Just another RINO in conservative clothing. Rubio, you got some splainin’ to do.

  • Anonymous

    Are you forgetting that 90% of those in Washington are law school graduates? I am often reminded of the time a friend, who was studying for the NY State bar exam, explained to me that ethics classes don’t teach students to be ethical but how far they can bend the rules without actually breaking them. Where do you think all these lawyers, er I mean politicians, learn to turn the truth on its’ head?

  • http://www.facebook.com/sandra.young.75 Sandra Young

    Apparently Glenn, you haven’t heard about the fact that Rubio ‘blew off’ all his Florida supporters once he got to DC … doesn’t have anything to do with them anymore.  Also, when teaching a course in FL on politics, he said (and I am paraphrasing somewhat) “Don’t let anyone get to the right of you, you have to appear to be the most conservative.  This isn’t about the truth, it’s about politics.”

  • Rabid Rotty

    So am I right in reading this? Glenn and Pat equates Mr. Rubios water bottle ( non issue except the water boy and the table prop man should be fired.) But they eqaute this to Christie Porn (Glenn’s own words) and his views on gay marriage are the same? Please say I misread this article.

  • Anonymous

    Meg
       Well, here is ole Critten on here, putting in his,her, two bits worth. Obama lover. If people weren’t so brain dead, they could see right off,Rubio is far above Obama or Hillary, ten to one. He has more in one toenail how to get America back on track, than those other two have in their whole body.

  • Draxx

    Very good point, thanks for posting it!  We need good reminders of who is leading the country and why through education manipulation they are ruining it.

  • Anonymous

    This is what we are reduced to?  A guy gets thirsty and al of a sudden you question his ability to do a job?  Please tell me we are better than this.

  • American Voter

    You know Glenn, I am a big fan of yours, but I really think you are being petty about the “drink seen round the world”!!!  I don’t think it was “the world’s shortest table”… I think someone forgot to set it up there for Marco, and they were handing it to him off-sccreen.  Whatever!  It was about the substance of his speech, that was important.  Marco Rubio is a rising star in the Republican party, and you sound like a Democrat on this issue!  Talk about keeping it real.  ‘Nuff said.

     

  • Anonymous

    the water thing was really stupid but the most egregious issue was his position on immigration.  He said we need the best and the brightest so we have to legalize the more than 11 million illegal aliens here…guess he doesn’t realize more than half those people can barely write their own name…they came across our border illegally, stole someone’s ID, took a job illegally, etc.  So, we’re not talking about the best and the brightest.  Yet Rubio wants them all to become citizens.  That did it for me.  I’m done.  Any politician who supports amnesty or any form of it is a traitor to the sovereignty of this nation.  Than includes Rand.   

  • landofaahs

    Obama is like an incompetent little boy king.  What a foolish person but then again isn’t liberalism foolishness.

  • Anonymous

    Only fools and the left would dwell on the water bottle incident. What is the big deal? The man was thirsty. I can understand the left would make it into a big issue but Conservatives? come on. We have bigger problems like the abyss  that this country is in and continues to spiral deeper into, DEBT and out of control WH/Dems with a spending problem!

  • http://www.facebook.com/katie.creek Katie Creek

    I LOVED THE BOTTLED WATER….Actually makes you understand that this is a real man and that he has a real thirst for changing our ways in Washington.  Thank GOD for real People!!!

  • Anonymous

    Amen. 

  • Anonymous

    Really everyone, who gives a damned about his drinking some water. Do we not have the ability to stay focused on what the man had to say? Are we so dumbed down that a simple drink of water completely destroys our ability to listen to what is being said and digest the message. My gosh people, don’t buy into this liberal/progressive BS and focus on the message, not the messenger! I don’t care what Obama looks like or what his mannerisms are. I want to know what he is saying. What he is REALLY saying. Same goes for Rubio or any other speaker. Learn to stay FOCUSED people. These liberal pricks are counting on you to buy into their diversionary tactics. DON’T. America needs us to PAY ATTENTION. Our kids and grandkids need us to be able to kick liberals butts by staying on message. Don’t listen to the bast…..err…progressive BS. You can count on them to say one thing over and over while doing something entirely different. The same thing goes for Republicans! Many of them a traitors to the Republican/Conservative cause. Rubio may be as well. But we must listen to what they say then compare that to what they do. If they don’t mesh, vote them out. If we do not purge the Republican Party of these traitors we will never see a Republican President or majority again. Sorry for the rant but I’m pissed. Aren’t you? 

    P.S. Where is your outrage over Kerry becoming Secretary of State? How about the traitor Hagel becoming Secretary of Defense? Have you blown up the phone lines over Republican acquiescence on these horrible appointments. Remember, STAY focused. Only the ill informed and uniformed will waste time talking about BS like this Rubio non-incident!

  • Canadianlady

    Glenn, I don’t know about you, but everywhere I go, I see people sucking on water bottles.  On TV, it looks bizarre, but it’s a fact of life.  I’m far more concerned about the water carriers of the corrupt liberal establishment than I am the water drinkers, like Marco Rubio.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Q25HWP7BKHD2NINVDFXUVW653Q beamer2816

    Rubio deserved a larger bottle of water following the impressive speech he delivered. He knows what we need to turn the country around and to focus on the water is simply beyond the pail.

  • greywolfrs

    It seems the establishment has already sunk their claws into Rubio, as he speaks of amnesty for 11 million illegals. No thanks.

  • Anonymous

    I find it unbelievable that a sip of water is more important to most Americans than the liar in chiefs continuious abuse of his office and our rights.

  • American Voter

     A M E N !!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1120222527 Glennis Wilson-Kutchey

    We’ve seriously got too much time on our hands if we are all flabbergasted by someone taking a drink of water.  It’s good to know the guy is actually human and isn’t reaching for vodka like I’m sure the majority of politicians do.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Z2OHTBKCUAC5BIMJ77SRTIG2HQ Enza

    Absolutely not!

  • http://twitter.com/killersmiss killers ms

    Beck is hilarious in his description of “watergate!”

  • Stephen Politte

    Mr. Beck, would you please get off of the bandwagon concerning Mark Rubio?  I am a Catholic Deacon, who at one time was giving homilies/sermons each week, and had to reach for a glass of water now and then.  Life happens.  God bless those like Rubio and Rand Paul who have to guts to speak out the truth.  

  • Anonymous

    Who cares if he stopped for a drink of water? What are you democrats? Get a life Glen.

  • Anonymous

    No wonder our side can’t win.  Instead of agreeing with, commending and elaborating on the right on things  he said, the small minded, mealy mouthed, fault finding, destroy at all costs among us, and I mean conservatives, have to join in with the Democrats and try to destroy another good man.  You didn’t support Mitt until it was too late and now you help them get rid of Rubio.  Shame, Shame on you all!!!!! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/gloria.moreno.33671 Gloria Moreno

    Glenn is helping Rubio,  did you see his recordings on 2011-2012? on FoxNx 5:00pm before obama-ried-pelosi-soros get him out of air” Gracias Belk I cried

  • http://www.facebook.com/gloria.moreno.33671 Gloria Moreno

    Mommy..What’s Water? Lord Jesus we are BROKE

  • http://www.facebook.com/gloria.moreno.33671 Gloria Moreno

    MOMMY what’s water?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1574777090 Yvonne Brandt

    no wonder we are in trouble when a bottle of water becomes more important than the meat of Rubio’s speech…really!!! The moment I saw Rubio do that I said to myself..”here we go…here come the fools” I am starting to believe that the belt-way crowd, the media crowd and all the other fools up there are the nation’s comedy relief team and somewhere , somehow these idiots want to bury the up and coming  leaders in this country…if the true leaders make any sort of statement that gives them credence, the comedy relief team is right there to tear him/her down It is not the people of this country,well yes, to a point, we have become sheople but even a sheop knows the difference between stupidity and idiocy ….unbelievable!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7XWI5PFLHVDN27E6UIMYHCETWE Rick

    he’s not genuine, regardless of whether he want to be. He’s about winning and that’s a major issue for GOP. Rand Paul is real. He may need to focus more on solutions than the problems going forward but he understand the truth about what’s taking place. Rubio is just another duck

  • Huss Family

    I wish I could tell you that threebs – sadly, I can’t.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, you’re showing your weakness by siding with the leftists on this one. What did anyone expect the leftist media to do but capitalize on any off-beat thing that would divert any questions about Obama’s speech. Now, even YOU are wasting time by spouting nonsense about the water. The criticism belongs on the media and not on Rubio’s sip of water.

  • faxxmaxx

    Glenn is right on the money. Don’t trust the GOP. They are using Rubio for the Latino vote, otherwise they would prefer another moderate. They should have picked Cruz. Then maybe they would stand a chance getting us back. Rubio is too young. My gut says Paul is our man. No skeletons in the closet, no issues of foreign born parents. A doctor, not a lawyer. Very stable, very clear thinking individual. So far anyway. 2016 is still very far away.

  • http://twitter.com/darkenergy29 Liberty or Death

    Is that 1 second clip of Rubio taking a drink of water so important? It lasted 1 whole second… Sometimes I really despair about this nation, its in some serious denial

  • http://twitter.com/darkenergy29 Liberty or Death

    I would like Rubio to explain why he supports FISA

  • Anonymous

     Hey I think Rubio should use this uncomfortable incident in future speeches as a joke, making fun of himself!  That would get America laughing and God knows we need more of that!

  • Guest

     Yeah, there’s nobody who can lie through his teeth like Obama and keep the starry eyed adorers enchanted.

  • Anonymous

     I think it’s like Romney’s fake ‘binder’ blow up…get the low/no info types to focus on a non-story to obscure the message…By the way, Obama’s women are in ‘Blinders’.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeanne.hageman Jeanne Hageman

    Glenn, I appreciate your input however, I do believe that if the Conservative media would stop echoing the Libs and their pettiness…this stuff would mean zilch!  When you repeat the libs garabge and slurs on a man of integrity, it just encourages the hate feeding media to do more of the same.  You know  they are bound to attack Rubio and make fun of stupid stuff …that’s how they operate.  He must be a Major thereat to them or they’d ignore him!  Tell the Liberal Media to “Shut Up” and stop adding to the hype.

  • Anonymous

    HMM, I’m giving a speech, my throat is very dry; I think I’ll take a sip of water so my words are clearly spoken. WTF is happening to our world?

  • Anonymous

    Ok, the 1st one who comes out with a bottle of water that the label says RUBIO on it, is going to make some $$$. Turn that lemon into lemonade, as my mama always said.

  • Anonymous

     The left media has been doing this type of smear since ’08. Why are you surprised? Counter it. They want you to waste precious time to defend the negative they create…they have been doing that since ’08 & you all on the right have fallen for each time & look how they’ve won .
    Get those water bottles everyone & take a marker & write RUBIO on it! Take the left’s negatives & turn them into positives & run with it. Rubio is laughing at himself about it. When you can laugh at yourself as he is doing you defuse it.

  • Anonymous

    Get all those water bottles you all drink from & write RUBIO on it with a marker. Make it a positive.

  • Anonymous

    Time to get off the Rubio drink of water and all the blather about it!!!  There is nothing wrong with either Rubio or Rand Paul and Cruz is pretty good as well.  However, when the major concern seems to be getting the Latino/Hispanic vote from the Dems is all you’re after, then it becomes shallow, just like the Dems.  Stand by and on what you believe and that is enough.  Pandering is nothing more than Demoncrat and RINO game plans.  Stop it or we’ll lose over and over again.  Glenn, please stop talking about it, PLEASE!

  • Anonymous

    Hear, Hear.  Glad someone else feels this way.

  • Donna K.

    I was more interested in what Rubio was saying. It is silly to focus on the water. He’s one of the most appealing folks out there right now. I’d be needing water, too, in that situation. Whoever set the room up for him could have done better in placing  it. You’d think it was a nip in a sack the way the press carries on. Obama had a lot of wind and hot air to expel while Rubio’s words were well-said. He is down to earth.

  • Donna K.

     Hey, what a great endorsement for water companies!

  • http://suzeraining.wordpress.com/ suz

    i think they “fixed” the climate in that room.  he also kept wiping his face.  the gop can no longer tie their own shoelaces.

  • Anonymous

    The liberal media was looking for a excuse to attack Rubio and if we don’t stand up & defend him they’ll achieve their goal of destroying another great Republican one that could take down liberal control and that’s why liberals & the liberal media are making a big stink about such a petty thing ! Don’t ever go along with any garbage the liberal media has to say their constantly looking for a reason to destroy Republicans & they know Rubio is a threat to them and their liberal agenda plus HE’S NOT AFRAID OF ATTACKING KING OBAMA OR THE LIBERAL MEDIA OR DEMOCRATS and it scares them to death that someone might actually destroy their radical liberal agenda. This water thing is NOTHING, if anything we should be attacking those idiots that are making such a huge deal about something SO PETTY ! Go after the liberal media and those democrats that are trying to destroy this good man ! Come on Republicans its time to REALLY FIGHT BACK AND STOP being QUIET AND NOT ATTACKING THESE LIBERAL PIGS. Since king Obama took office he’s done a lot of illegal things and things that would have had other presidents kicked out of office , (like BUSH) and Republicans set back and remained quiet, WHY, we should be out there everyday telling the American people what’s really going on in this country and what a HUGE LIAR KING OBAMA REALLY IS AND HOW HE’S DESTROYING OUR COUNTRY AND TELL THEM HOW THE LIBERAL MEDIA HAS BEEN REPORTING ONLY GOOD THINGS ABOUT HIM & DEMOCRATS AND KEEPING THE BAD KEPT QUIET. The media will continue to help democrats win elections as long as we stay the good guys and stay quiet , they need to be confronted in every interview Republicans do and attack them BEFORE THEY HAVE THEY AMBUSH & ATTACK THE REPUBLICAN ! We need more Republicans in the public that aren’t afraid of the media or democrats or King Obama and that’s why the media & democrats want to destroy Rubio and West and the other Republicans not afraid to go after them !

  • Anonymous

    Making a big deal about  Rubio getting a drink of water shows just how stupid and juvenile some people are.  How shallow!!!  Probably none of the founding fathers nor even Abraham Lincoln would make it into the government at this time in our history because of the shallow mentality that is exhibited over and over by those who should be bringing us hard news instead of junior high “slam book” remarks. ” Oh look, Lincoln has moles on his face, his nose is too big  and he stoops when he walks! We surely don’t want HIM in office!:”  Then there is the superficial  thinking of those who listen to the jerks and repeat what they say as if it is something of great importance.  Rubio needed a drink of water and yes, he could have said something humorous to lead into getting it,but he didn’t.  His taking a swig of water shouldn’t be the focus of those who are supposed to be reporting on his speech…and that includes Glenn Beck.

  • Anonymous

     It is not the left I am commenting on here necessarily.  There are many so called conservative Republicans that are wringing their hands over this, and that is mainly to whom my comment was aimed at.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t care if he had to blow his nose, he has my vote.  What an honest and true presentation of the rebuttal of Obama.  I would have done the same thing put in that situation.  If we have that little to do, that is pathetic.  I would take Rubio over Obama any day of the week.  We need more like him and Rand Paul – true Americans.  Obama just spewed lies out his crooked mouth.  I just hate hearing his voice and looking at that face.  I will ask for forgiveness, but that is how I feel.

  • Sgt. York

    Have you not seen O’Vomit at the podium making a speech and on his left is a glass with water? Come on Glenn water gate is a load of crap and have you fallen for it to? Get Over It 

  • Sgt. York

    Have you not seen O’Vomit at the podium making a speech and on his left is a glass with water? Come on Glenn water gate is a load of crap and have you fallen for it to? Get Over It 

  • http://twitter.com/fawnday Dawn Brayton

    No way, Marco Rubio didn’t blow his moment. If anything he enhanced it. While the president is talking about how he WILL create jobs Senator Rubio goes and does it. While he’s speaking. Hows that for fast, Poland Spring water will be flying off store shelves from the moment he took a sip until who knows when. Creating jobs for not only store clerks and water bottlers and trucking companies bringing cases of the brand to markets all over the country but toilet paper manufacturers because of the extra need for people to have to go to the bathroom

  • Jeffrey T

    This is a crock of shit, it the same ole Obama industry, they have showed Obama ,Hillary and others drinking water.WauHO GIVES A SHIT. The leftist media is doing what they heve been told to do from the UObama camp. I think Rubio totaly kicked ass and defintly one upped Obama whom we ALL KNOW is an Egotistical, Narcissistic, empty suited A -Hole . Obama is the WORST PRESIDENT in HISTORY. Ya he wants his name in theo books but he is going down as a lame duck Prez who coddles Terrorists and is arming them as we speak while trying to take our guns away. He HTES the Constitution and what it stands for. He believes he should dictate how it should be and cant wrap his peabrain around the fact not all believe as he does and that we wiere raised to respect the flag and how our country got to how it is today . Obama was raised different in that were evil etc. Why in hell else does he apologize to terrorist groups at what the USA has done to them. Now we got a guy making a speach which made more sense than the presidents and whom should be president and not the idiot in office now. Why doesnt the media go and chase a story woth a shit( like Bengazi) instead of a Senator taking a drink of water OMFG!!!!! How dare he!!!! Obama should be impeached as well as his whole cabinet for thr cover ups, lies, corruption, media carrousing. Rubio has more to show in what little time hes been around than the empty suited POS in office now playing dirty. Obama is nothing better than Hitler or Stalin

  • Irene B

    The man needed a drink, do we not have better things to worry about?

  • Anonymous

    we all know the absurd nonsense the media dwells on to torpedo Republican candidates is just that and expected…at least should be expected by now. on the other hand, dem’s can be impeached or involved in serious crimes,ie. a drowning girl, drugs, tax evasion, graft, admitted socialists on and on and their friends in the press don’t even report it!  MaxineWalters says barry “has a super computer w/info on everybody” wtf ???! if true, it is insane that she doesn’t believe this is an enormous problem and has no place in America.   

  • Anonymous

    Don’t worry, the only people who watched him were crabby old white guys, no one else gave shit.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t worry, the only people who watched him were crabby old white guys, no one else gave shit.

  • Anonymous

    Conservatives and Republicans do not know how to deal with liberals. Every time an influential non-liberals say something, he/she is subjected to ridicule and name calling. Instead of expanding and speaking on what Senator Rubio said, so many well intentioned individuals talk about the bottle water non-sense. That is diversionary tactics being implemented by the left. 

    When will patriot Americans wake up to a high sounding but diversionary techniques being used by progressives in order to stop most americans from seeing the real problems of the USA?

  • Anonymous

    Conservatives and Republicans do not know how to deal with liberals. Every time an influential non-liberals say something, he/she is subjected to ridicule and name calling. Instead of expanding and speaking on what Senator Rubio said, so many well intentioned individuals talk about the bottle water non-sense. That is diversionary tactics being implemented by the left. 

    When will patriot Americans wake up to a high sounding but diversionary techniques being used by progressives in order to stop most americans from seeing the real problems of the USA?

  • Anonymous

    I’ve turned off Rubio since he’s pushing for amnesty. He’s going along with the dems in order to gain favor with the illegals and that’s deceitful in my book…..it’s also hypocrisy.
    Anything that Obama is for has to be under suspicion, but apparently Rubio is quite content to follow Obama’s lead and encourage amnesty. This is all we need to push the nation under….more spending for illegals entitlements, equals more debt.
    But of course seniors social security is going to be cut.

  • Anonymous

    According to people who think the Founders were just some old white guys. Rot, leftists. Rot.

  • Anonymous

    According to people who think the Founders were just some old white guys. Rot, leftists. Rot.

  • Anonymous

    I am an Obama-supporting liberal (for the record) and I couldn’t care less about Rubio’s awkward water-bottle moment. (While we’re on the topic, though: why do all of you people drink from disposable water bottles all the time!? Have people forgotten how to use a cup?) I find it very annoying that so many are so shallow-minded as to focus on this trivia while they ignore the substance of Rubio’s speech.

    Because the substance was awful, and if it’s a representation of GOP post-election thinking, then it’s no wonder the nation is leaving the party behind. The water was distracting, but the moment which jumped out at me most during the speech was when Rubio dismissed concerns about climate change with the non-sequitur “Government can’t control the weather”.

    Seriously — as Barack Obama memorably put it once — It’s as if they are proud of being ignorant.

    The astonishing ignorance, superficiality, and childishness in Rubio’s statement perfectly capture the reasons why the GOP lost in 2012, and why they apparently had no idea they were going to lose until the very last moment. And this was no off-the-cuff remark, it was a scripted line in a very high-profile speech!  It’s no wonder that younger voters in particular are avoiding the GOP like the plague, as they face the prospect of their futures being diminished by catastrophic climate shifts while one of the 2 major US parties blithely denies reality. Fine. If you guys want to keep it up, I for one will not lament your increasing irrelevance. As Obama might say — Please proceed, Republicans!

  • Anonymous

    Really, Glenn?  You are buying into the liberal media “let’s distract the masses from the content of Rubio’s speech” and helping to ignore the content of what he said?
    Who’s side are you on?  Why would you make a big deal about this water bottle thing?  No wonder the conservatives can’t get ahead.  The top commentators are shooting the good guys.

    How about we minimize the “gaffe” to, say, “No big deal…did you hear what he said?”

  • Anonymous

    for sure the guy just wanted a drink of water with mouth getting dry waiting to talk..but the evil Left want to draw the attention away from message(cuz Left has no message)drawing the attention to the humanity flaws of a Republican! cuz DemocRATS can’t run on ANYthing,
    (but race)cuz DemocRATS are idiot idealogs!they blame others for what they are and do! they have no God no compassion and no human-kind-ness

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KUKCFFDU5INRIIV2IMDHKQD2LU Ande

    The way I see it, the fact that he got a glass of water as he did, proves what he said in the beginning.  He is just a regular guy who has lived in the same neighborhood, and just finished paying off his student loans.  He is a regular Joe. 
    What was important to me is that he made a strong contrast between Obama’s belief that government is needed to solve all our problems and what most of us know in our gut that we need the government out of our lives as much as possible.  If people failed to see this contrast then we got a lot more to worry about than him getting a drink of water in the middle of his speech.
    In my opinion, the reason the lame media focused on the glass of water is that they can ignore the message and give the sheep that watch them something to bah about.   
    I do agree that this young senator who was rejected by the republican leadership during the primary election is going to be wined and dined by these same criminals.  Due to his youth, there may be chance he may fall pray to their corruption.

  • Anonymous

    Thank God, we have a man of common sense, practical and down to earth; no elaborate empty words like you know who……..I believe now that there is a cult going on……….how sad America.

  • Anonymous

    The Dems had a president (Clinton) who was fiddledicking around in the Oval Office with a young intern; now they have a president (Obama) who thinks he was elected KING & even ignores a ruling regarding the NLRB & RUBIO is the discussion?  Give me a break. 

  • Anonymous

    me thinks they protest to much…..this is pretty nit pickin’ small of everybody. rubio is an intelligent person being watched by a bunch of stupid liberals,  we should be standing up for him not criticizing him.  i have seen members of congress slurping water trying to stay awake through obama s  rhetoric.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/62UME5HTXR27Y2TZLECOHTN3FI D

    Everyone knows the Media is out to discredit, and try to make fools of the Republican Party, they are liars, bullies, and hecklers. Marco Rubio shold pull a Nelson Rockefeller on them by having a picture taken of himself, giving the thrird finger salute, with the statement “Here’s to the liberal media” and post it on twitter.( Nelson did this to a group of hecklers in Binghamton N.Y., he was the Governor of N.Y,giving a college speech,when some hippies started to heckle him) It made the front page of the Binghamton Press newspaper, everyone loved it.

  • Anonymous

    poor rubio he was probably nervous. i should drank water with him.. 

  • Anonymous

    Rubio looked not ready for prime time with his awkward water grab