Rubio to deliver GOP’s State of the Union response, of course

posted at 5:51 pm on February 6, 2013 by Allahpundit

Who else could it have been? Jindal and Paul Ryan have already done it, Rand Paul’s probably still too close to the rEVOLution for Republican leaders to be comfortable with him in a spot like this, and Chris Christie would just end up talking about how terrific Obama’s speech was. Half the reason party leaders are pushing amnesty, I’m convinced, is because Rubio’s that good in front of a mic and this issue gives him access to lots and lots of microphones. If, as McCain bluntly concedes, immigration reform is all about earning goodwill from Latino voters, then of course the party’s biggest Latino star gets this platform. And in case you’re hazy on who the target audience here is, Rubio will deliver his address in English and Spanish:

“Marco Rubio is one of our party’s most dynamic and inspiring leaders. He carries our party’s banner of freedom, opportunity and prosperity in a way few others can. His family’s story is a testament to the promise and greatness of America,” said Speaker Boehner. “He’ll deliver a GOP address that speaks from the heart to the hopes and dreams of the middle class; to our party’s commitment to life and liberty; and to the unlimited potential of America when government is limited and effective.”

“Marco Rubio embodies the optimism that lies at the heart of the Republican vision for America. On Tuesday, he will contrast the Republican approach to the challenges we face with President Obama’s vision of an ever-bigger government and the higher taxes that would be needed to pay for it,” said Senator McConnell. “Marco’s own experience as the child of immigrants has always informed his belief in limited government and free enterprise, which is why he has helped lead the fight against out-of-control spending and job-destroying tax hikes that continue to hold our economy back and stifle opportunity for millions. He was a natural choice to deliver the Republicans’ alternative to the administration’s reliance on government and debt.”

“I’m honored to have this opportunity to discuss how limited government and free enterprise have helped make my family’s dreams come true in America,” said Senator Rubio. “Limited government and free enterprise are the very foundation of what makes America special and separates us from the world, particularly through our strong middle class. I look forward to laying out the Republican case of how our ideas can help people close the gap between their dreams and the opportunities to realize them.”

Immigration will be mentioned in the speech, but an aide to Rubio tells CNN that that won’t be the focus. The focus, wisely, is on convincing middle-class voters more broadly that they’ll do better with the GOP’s limited government agenda. Rubio told Rush Limbaugh last week he’s confident that he (not necessarily the party, but he himself) can sell that idea. With America having just reelected the Sixteen Trillion Dollar Man, I’m pretty confident that no one can. Prove this eeyore wrong, Marco. Please.

Exit question: Between this and his influence over the fate of immigration reform, is Rubio the new de facto leader of the GOP?


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Chris Christie would just end up talking about how terrific Obama’s speech was.

There’s that.

wolfsDad on February 6, 2013 at 5:55 PM

Just state how wonderful King is and that the republicans will give in to all his demands under the auspices of being “bipartisan”.

Then spend another trillion or two.

acyl72 on February 6, 2013 at 5:56 PM

Between this and his influence over the fate of immigration reform, is Rubio the new de facto leader of the GOP?

Only in his mind…

idesign on February 6, 2013 at 5:56 PM

Me no oblay Espaniol, poor for four.

Pander Baby Rubio.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on February 6, 2013 at 5:56 PM

Rubio told Rush Limbaugh last week he’s confident that he (not necessarily the party, but he himself) can sell that idea

Sounds a bit like someone else high up in politics.

a capella on February 6, 2013 at 5:57 PM

Why NOT him?

He’ll do fine.

portlandon on February 6, 2013 at 5:58 PM

Exit question: Between this and his influence over the fate of immigration reform, is Rubio the new de facto leader of the GOP?

Perhaps the Establishment side. Can we call him titular head yet?

Bmore on February 6, 2013 at 5:58 PM

It is just possible this Rubio dance of the Pander RINO will do in the RINO world.

The instant amnest, the pander of in Spanish, the roll over easy.

Just may be a pander to far.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on February 6, 2013 at 5:59 PM

Exit question: Between this and his influence over the fate of immigration reform, is Rubio the new de facto leader of the GOP?

Yes. If he flips against amnesty, it dies. Its also hard to see him losing the 2016 nomination. Don’t think Ryan, Christie, or Jindal could take him.

El_Terrible on February 6, 2013 at 5:59 PM

No. Rubio is NOT the new de facto leader of the GOP. Rubio is consumed with ambition and makes any change of mind that Romney had look piffling by comparison with his continual maneuvering on the immigration issue. If this is any indicator of his character, and I believe it is,since he’s shown complete disdain for the rule of law, he’d sell out on any issue if he thought it would advance his own ambitions. If Rubio is the nominee, I will not vote for him. If Rubio is selected as some sort of leader of the GOP, I’ll resign from the party and refrain from voting for any of them. I’ve had it with them.

I have it on very good authority, from a trusted and proven friend here at HA, that “The GOP will betray you” and they certainly have to date.

thatsafactjack on February 6, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Think I’ll call up the ACLU and get a law suit going, discrimanation aginst Apache speaking Native Americans or something like the commie Democrats do.

If it is good for the Pandering Ganders, it should be good enough for a Native Duck.

quack, quack

APACHEWHOKNOWS on February 6, 2013 at 6:02 PM

If Rubio is the nominee, I will not vote for him. If Rubio is selected as some sort of leader of the GOP, I’ll resign from the party and refrain from voting for any of them. I’ve had it with them.

I have it on very good authority, from a trusted and proven friend here at HA, that “The GOP will betray you” and they certainly have to date.

thatsafactjack on February 6, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Don’t worry. The GOP will lose with or without you.

El_Terrible on February 6, 2013 at 6:02 PM

Or more accurately, the socialists will win.

El_Terrible on February 6, 2013 at 6:02 PM

Exit question: Between this and his influence over the fate of immigration reform, is Rubio the new de facto leader of the GOP?

It means that Jeb Bush is the de facto leader of El GOPe.

portlandon on February 6, 2013 at 6:03 PM

I still like Rubio but for those who don’t, maybe he will make a bad entrance or have stupid lighting or something else that will knock him out of contention like Gov. Jindal.

Cindy Munford on February 6, 2013 at 6:04 PM

I have it, split screen, have like 10 languages at the same time.

Pander Express.

Tower Of Babbleing Pandering.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on February 6, 2013 at 6:05 PM

Los Republicans.

steebo77 on February 6, 2013 at 6:06 PM

Yes we can…?

Seven Percent Solution on February 6, 2013 at 6:06 PM

Press 1 for English.

Bmore on February 6, 2013 at 6:08 PM

And in case you’re hazy on who the target audience here is, Rubio will deliver his address in English and Spanish:

Press 1 for English.

Press 2 for Spanish.

Press 3 for me staying home on election day if the GOP goes full retard with amnesty.

Bishop on February 6, 2013 at 6:08 PM

portlandon on February 6, 2013 at 6:03 PM

It’s the closest he will ever get. I’ve never liked the way the media called the Kennedy Mod Clan “America’s royalty” and they won’t let the Bush family usurp them. Besides if Sen. Rubio is good, why be the front man for someone else?

Cindy Munford on February 6, 2013 at 6:08 PM

I hope Rubio and the Shamnesty crew live happily together. Why are conservatives silent about delivering SOTU rebuttal in Spanish? Conservative beltway pundits are the biggest frauds ever.

celticdefender on February 6, 2013 at 6:08 PM

I’m sure that there are a lot of high-fives and (terrorist) fist-bumps happening at the White House right about now. Really, obama must be thrilled that the GOP and ‘establishment-progressive-opportunist’ Rubio are doing all of the heavy lifting for him on amnesty for illegals.

The GOP is pathetic – choosing Rubio for the rebuttal screams of desperation (and surrender) – pushing amnesty really is the final nail in the GOP’s coffin. The GOP must abandon amnesty and the Rubio fantasy before it is too late.

Pork-Chop on February 6, 2013 at 6:08 PM

Amnesty is consistent with small government or something.

Wigglesworth on February 6, 2013 at 6:10 PM

Bishop on February 6, 2013 at 6:08 PM

First! ; )

Bmore on February 6, 2013 at 6:10 PM

For those who want to immediately hear rubio’s response, here it is:
“Hey, all you ILLEGALS in Florida – I support full and complete AMNESTY for you criminals – just like the d-cRAT socialists and the other despicable RINOS – so please (fraudulently) vote to keep me in office for the rest of my life. Thank you.”

TeaPartyNation on February 6, 2013 at 6:10 PM

Exit question: Between this and his influence over the fate of immigration reform, is Rubio the new de facto leader of the GOP?

No! But I’m pretty certain that HotAir wants him to be with all of the pimping him at nearly every post and falsely claiming that he has the support of conservatives and Tea Party people already.

journeymike on February 6, 2013 at 6:10 PM

Who will be giving the conservative response to Rubio’s delivering of Jeb Bush’s address?

Jayrae on February 6, 2013 at 6:11 PM

PALIN / WEST 2016!

WEST / PALIN 2016!

Pork-Chop on February 6, 2013 at 6:11 PM

And in case you’re hazy on who the target audience here is, Rubio will deliver his address in English and Spanish:

Press 1 for English.

Press 2 for Spanish.

Press 3 for me staying home on election day if the GOP goes full retard with amnesty.

Bishop on February 6, 2013 at 6:08 PM

I hope Latinos donate and GOTV.

celticdefender on February 6, 2013 at 6:12 PM

I hope Rubio and the Shamnesty crew live happily together. Why are conservatives silent about delivering SOTU rebuttal in Spanish? Conservative beltway pundits are the biggest frauds ever.

celticdefender on February 6, 2013 at 6:08 PM

I oppose amnesty, but I don’t have a problem with speaking Spanish.

Its been utterly stupid to forfeit the entire block of votes. Democrats aren’t stupid enough to not target those voters. At least try to communicate with those voters. Geez.

El_Terrible on February 6, 2013 at 6:13 PM

Press 3 for me staying home on election day if the GOP goes full retard with amnesty.

Bishop on February 6, 2013 at 6:08 PM

I’ve resisted this option for 4 years, but amnesty is the final straw. There is no recovering from it. Caving on a tax increase isn’t the end of the world. You can cut taxes if your party gains control of government. You can’t rescind amnesty and the trillions in new mandated welfare spending that will come with it. Politics will be accelerated to the left. This is probably why the GOP establishment wants amnesty. They can brand themselves as the slightly less progressive party.

Wigglesworth on February 6, 2013 at 6:15 PM

With America having just reelected the Sixteen Trillion Dollar Man, I’m pretty confident that no one can.

What Dad wants…

… Dad gets.

Seven Percent Solution on February 6, 2013 at 6:15 PM

Immigration will be mentioned in the speech, but an aide to Rubio tells CNN that that won’t be the focus. The focus, wisely, is on convincing middle-class voters more broadly that they’ll do better with the GOP’s limited government agenda

Lol “GOP’s limited Govt Agenda”. Since when is embracing Obamacare and Pushing Amnesty a limited Govt idea?

celticdefender on February 6, 2013 at 6:17 PM

Exit question: Between this and his influence over the fate of immigration reform, is Rubio the new de facto leader of the GOP?

The GOP can have him. Conservatives will look to Cruz, Pence or some other worthy candidate.

DanMan on February 6, 2013 at 6:20 PM

Reducing government is possible HOW exactly if 20 million people suddenly become citizens, every one of whom will be handed a packet marked “BarkyCare: A Guide To Your Benefits”.

Bishop on February 6, 2013 at 6:20 PM

Reducing government is possible HOW exactly if 20 million people suddenly become citizens, every one of whom will be handed a packet marked “BarkyCare: A Guide To Your Benefits”.

Bishop on February 6, 2013 at 6:20 PM

We had plenty of commercials announcing that Obamacare was a blessing to Latinos, prior to the Supreme Court ruling, with phone numbers and websites to visit for information on benefits.

El_Terrible on February 6, 2013 at 6:22 PM

Rubio……..the tanned Jeb Bush!

NO, NO, NO.

PappyD61 on February 6, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Oh, well, would you rather have Jeb Bush deliver the response to the SOTU in English…and Spanish?

I like your recommendations better, DanMan.

onlineanalyst on February 6, 2013 at 6:23 PM

I’m convinced, is because Rubio’s that good in front of a mic

The GOP is done then.

Mr. Arrogant on February 6, 2013 at 6:24 PM

The SOTU Response always comes off flat, because unlike the SOTU, there’s no audience response. Every time President Sibilant Esses says “fairness” or “balanced” or whatever the this year’s buzz word is, he gets a standing ovation. Too bad Rubio won’t get to address Congress. He’d make Obama look like the empty suit that he really is.

Curtiss on February 6, 2013 at 6:26 PM

For those of you that would like to try and stop the gun grab of Governor O’Malley in Maryland……here’s a place to let your voice be heard.

Mr. O’Malley, a Democrat, was expected to attend the meeting with the president and then testify before the Senate committee, where he argued that his proposal could help prevent tragedies like last year’s mass shooting in Newtown, Conn.

“We choose to take on gun violence because every life is precious,” he said. “Because every life is needed; because there is no tragedy worse than the death of a child.”

And how does this relate to Marco Rubio? Certainly Mr. O’Malley has his eyes on the Democrat nomination in 2016 and he could very well be an opponent of Rubio at some point.

Why don’t we try a good old fashioned “conservative intervention”?

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/feb/6/gun-rights-advocates-swarm-annapolis-fight-omalley/

THAT is the link……….and for those of you that would like to voice your opinion there’s a place to do that too (at the bottom).

2016…….the fight for it is happening NOW.

PappyD61 on February 6, 2013 at 6:27 PM

And now it finally official that Rubio is establishment progressive.

astonerii on February 6, 2013 at 6:31 PM

Rubio will deliver his address in English and Spanish

I can almost TASTE the “naturally conservative” illegal Latino voters galloping toward the voting both to vote down free stuff.

Kensington on February 6, 2013 at 6:32 PM

the new de facto leader of the GOP?

I’d say today it’s a contest between Rubio and Rand Paul. Rubio leads, but Paul is coming up fast in the rear.

petefrt on February 6, 2013 at 6:32 PM

No, Eastwood’s empty chair is currently leading the GOP!

HAHAHAHAHA

#theirony
Come on… You know that was funny lol

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on February 6, 2013 at 6:32 PM

Speaking of senators from Florida, the other one sent me an email today saying he is a big thumbs up on Hagel. We all need to realize there are many levels of stupid.

Cindy Munford on February 6, 2013 at 6:33 PM

So Rubio has stepped up for the Two Minutes of Hate, eh?

I figured it would be coming from the Progressive/Donk/Lefty-Lib/Union crowd, but I guess the HA community wanted to get a head start.

GOP=Whigs.

Bruno Strozek on February 6, 2013 at 6:33 PM

Chris Christie would just end up talking about how terrific Obama’s speech was.

Ha! Plus he’d use the time to excoriate Republicans for being obstructionist!

Kensington on February 6, 2013 at 6:33 PM

Too bad he’s not natural born.

bill glass on February 6, 2013 at 6:35 PM

Has Ann Coulter apologized for Christie yet?

Cindy Munford on February 6, 2013 at 6:35 PM

What Dad wants…

… Dad gets.

Seven Percent Solution on February 6, 2013 at 6:15 PM

Is that you, Chris Rock?

onlineanalyst on February 6, 2013 at 6:35 PM

. Its also hard to see him losing the 2016 nomination. Don’t think Ryan, Christie, or Jindal could take him.

El_Terrible on February 6, 2013 at 5:59 PM

Nah, its easy to see him losing it. Right now Intrade betting has him barely ahead of Christie, with Ryan and Jindal close behind.

I think there’s a good chance that Ted Cruz gets more primary votes than Rubio does.

Jon0815 on February 6, 2013 at 6:35 PM

bill glass on February 6, 2013 at 6:35 PM

While I may not agree with you on this point, if he starts to get any traction, it is going to be a HUGE debate.

Cindy Munford on February 6, 2013 at 6:36 PM

The GOP can have him. Conservatives will look to Cruz, Pence or some other worthy candidate.

DanMan on February 6, 2013 at 6:20 PM

They work for the GOP too. Just sayin’

thebrokenrattle on February 6, 2013 at 6:38 PM

Yes we can…?

Seven Percent Solution on February 6, 2013 at 6:06 PM

Sorta like “si, se puedo?”

Solaratov on February 6, 2013 at 6:40 PM

Speaking of senators from Florida, the other one sent me an email today saying he is a big thumbs up on Hagel. We all need to realize there are many levels of stupid.

Cindy Munford on February 6, 2013 at 6:33 PM

Did he mention that he was an astronaut? It’s really annoying that we have six more years of that man. He’s for whatever the Dem Party tells him to be for.

Curtiss on February 6, 2013 at 6:41 PM

Rubio told Rush Limbaugh last week he’s confident that he (not necessarily the party, but he himself) can sell that idea

Kind of like how he sold Floridians on voting for Mitt Romney? Yes, Marco has a golden tongue.

bw222 on February 6, 2013 at 6:43 PM

Rebrand the Tea Party: Keep the mission, dump the name.

Learn from Acorn guys! You kicked them, now act like them.

I guess that’s the purpose of the Spanish version of the response?

I’m so disgusted with this… Seriously?!

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on February 6, 2013 at 6:44 PM

Rubio is the best communicator we have.

And he’s not a RINO or Jeb Bush… just look at his voting record…

http://heritageactionscorecard.com/scorecard/index.html#R000595#member

dforston on February 6, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Press 1 for English Spanish.

Bmore on February 6, 2013 at 6:08 PM

bw222 on February 6, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Exit question: Between this and his influence over the fate of immigration reform, is Rubio the new de facto leader of the GOP?

Don’t forget Scott Walker.

John the Libertarian on February 6, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Curtiss on February 6, 2013 at 6:41 PM

Not this time, I think he was less than please about my suggestion that Hagel would be unable to find his office in the Pentagon, let alone run the whole thing.

Cindy Munford on February 6, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Has Ann Coulter apologized for Christie yet?

Cindy Munford on February 6, 2013 at 6:35 PM

Ha, as much as I like Ann, she has egg on her face over that one.

petefrt on February 6, 2013 at 6:52 PM

To think, we used to call this pandering.

Bmore on February 6, 2013 at 6:52 PM

I think the Republicans have a lot of really good young/new folks. Keeping in mind that I don’t think either party wants immigration reform, I think it is unrealistic for Rubio not to be involved in this given his family history. I trust the Democrats to give him the perfect chance to throw up his hands and walk away from any deal.

Cindy Munford on February 6, 2013 at 6:53 PM

He is going to do this in English and Spanish. Eff him. We speak English in this country. I’m so tired of all of this pandering to ILLEGAL scum.

Mirimichi on February 6, 2013 at 6:54 PM

Only in his mind…

idesign on February 6, 2013 at 5:56 PM

I’m about to say something totally unexpected…I agree with you entirely.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 6, 2013 at 6:55 PM

Shut up, or Obama will dron you.

“Si, se puede” — Rubio

Schadenfreude on February 6, 2013 at 6:55 PM

drone you

Schadenfreude on February 6, 2013 at 6:56 PM

I’m not convinced the Stepford Voter can be reached, either, but here’s wishing Sen. Rubio the best of luck. There’s not much to lose from trying.

IndieDogg on February 6, 2013 at 6:57 PM

I welcome our new hispanic countrymen, and specially the 2/3 who’d vote Democratic.

lester on February 6, 2013 at 6:57 PM

Mirimichi on February 6, 2013 at 6:54 PM

THIS^^^
Learn and SPEAK English, or get the eff out!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 6, 2013 at 6:57 PM

Umm.. We all know that Jindal and Ryan are in favor of Rubio’s proposal.. correct??

Illinidiva on February 6, 2013 at 6:57 PM

lester on February 6, 2013 at 6:57 PM

Illegal aliens are NOT my ‘countrymen’.
signed, the granddaughter of a LEGAL immigrant.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 6, 2013 at 6:58 PM

I welcome our new hispanic countrymen, and specially the 2/3 who’d vote Democratic.

lester on February 6, 2013 at 6:57 PM

Thta does seem to be a good Republican position. Check your spelling.

Bmore on February 6, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Illinidiva on February 6, 2013 at 6:57 PM

Bobby? Noooo!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 6, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Thta=That, hint.

Bmore on February 6, 2013 at 7:00 PM

They should have just picked Schumer or Guttierez instead of playing RINO little league.

voiceofreason on February 6, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Bush family not happy…to Hades with all the Rs in DC, with the exception of one, or two.

Schadenfreude on February 6, 2013 at 7:02 PM

To Hades with the clans too: the Bushs, Clintons, Kennedys, Obamas, and all.

Schadenfreude on February 6, 2013 at 7:02 PM

…yep!…they’ve picked HIM already!

KOOLAID2 on February 6, 2013 at 7:06 PM

Exit question: Between this and his influence over the fate of immigration reform, is Rubio the new de facto leader of the GOP?

Like Romney was? LOL

ddrintn on February 6, 2013 at 7:07 PM

I think Cruz was born in Toronto.

bill glass on February 6, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Don’t forget Scott Walker.

John the Libertarian on February 6, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Walker doesn’t have the GOPe imprimatur. He’s a reformer. Might upset the applecart.

ddrintn on February 6, 2013 at 7:08 PM

Has Ann Coulter apologized for Christie yet?

Cindy Munford on February 6, 2013 at 6:35 PM

When she’s off the pipe and on Sanka again. All in due time. And by due time I mean, whenever her next book is released.

Mr. Arrogant on February 6, 2013 at 7:08 PM

Umm.. We all know that Jindal and Ryan are in favor of Rubio’s proposal.. correct??

Illinidiva on February 6, 2013 at 6:57 PM

I don’t think Jindal has commented on it.

Jon0815 on February 6, 2013 at 7:09 PM

I hope Rubio and the Shamnesty crew live happily together. Why are conservatives silent about delivering SOTU rebuttal in Spanish? Conservative beltway pundits are the biggest frauds ever.

celticdefender on February 6, 2013 at 6:08 PM

Why not try to reach a bloc of voters that are going to be very important in the next national election?
Should Conservatives just write off an entire population because we make no effort to communicate with them?
Some form of amnesty will happen. And we should try to get some of those votes if we can.

And, no doubt lil barry’s SOTU will be broadcast on TeleMundo – with sub-titles or dubbed by someone. At least Rubio will be actually speaking to that audience in the language they speak and understand best.

Solaratov on February 6, 2013 at 7:09 PM

Exit question: Between this and his influence over the fate of immigration reform, is Rubio the new de facto leader of the GOP?

Don’t forget Scott Walker.

John the Libertarian on February 6, 2013 at 6:49 PM

If the professional GOP consultants get their wish, the 2016 ticket will be either Rubio/Christie or Christie/Rubio, thinking Rubio will be the token to the conservative grassroots. Walker/Rubio or Rubio/Walker would be a far better ticket.

Alot depends upon if Paul Ryan ends up as Speaker of the House in the near future. Ryan is being pushed as the Next-in-line. Funny how Sarah Palin wasn’t considered Next-in-line.

Hmm. Crickets.

Jurisprudence on February 6, 2013 at 7:10 PM

Between this and his influence over the fate of immigration reform, is Rubio the new de facto leader of the GOP?

If so, with his “earnesty” not “amnesty” Orwell speak, you can kiss America goodbye.

VorDaj on February 6, 2013 at 7:10 PM

Rubio, the worm, can just FOAD. Same for the GOP which is a totally useless party. I expect the GOP might just disappear after it finishes up the total disaster it’s working for in 2014.

My last GOP vote was for the milquetoast, unconservative dipwad in 2012 who couldn’t be bothered to attack the failings and crimes of the biggest America-hater and dumbest person to ever occupy the White House, all while the Indonesian was breaking laws and making a mockery of our Constitution. No more of that useless party. They might as well just do everything in Spanish, now, for all I care.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 6, 2013 at 7:11 PM

Let’s see now, they put up a Black and we counter with a Hispanic, but they changes the game and are about to put up a woman (well genetically speaking) and we need to capture the bi-diversity crowd so we hire the Gecko complete with foreign accent and fake ID (he has Hawaii birth certifite in several colors) and they counter with…

I’m embarrassed to ever having taught US History.

Don L on February 6, 2013 at 7:12 PM

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on February 6, 2013 at 6:32 PM

The only things in the middle of the road are a yellow stripe and dead chickens.

Solaratov on February 6, 2013 at 7:14 PM

Rubio, the worm, can just FOAD.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on February 6, 2013 at 7:11 PM

You first.

John the Libertarian on February 6, 2013 at 7:14 PM

I’m about to say something totally unexpected…I agree with you entirely.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 6, 2013 at 6:55 PM

And it’s not the first time you have..:)

idesign on February 6, 2013 at 7:15 PM

I think Cruz was born in Toronto.

bill glass on February 6, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Try Calgary – Flames, not Maple Leafs.

bw222 on February 6, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Here’s the title of Rubio’s response:

La normalización de los Demócratas indocumentados

sauldalinsky on February 6, 2013 at 7:16 PM

The next Super-electable Super-inevitable.

ddrintn on February 6, 2013 at 7:16 PM

So Rubio is planning to do the rebuttal in English and Spanish? The GOPe is really into Hispandering these days.

Hopefully the Red Wings will be on TV the evening of the SOTU. If not there’s always college basketball, professional “wrestling” or The Weather Channel.

bw222 on February 6, 2013 at 7:18 PM

I think Cruz was born in Toronto.

bill glass on February 6, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Try Calgary – Flames, not Maple Leafs.

bw222 on February 6, 2013 at 7:15 PM

He was born there to US citizen parents. His parents had permits to work in Can.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 6, 2013 at 7:19 PM

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