Update: Republicans better learn how to race-bait like Barack Obama in order to protect their “minority” candidates. Republicans better learn to start to race-bait like Barack Obama – early and often. It’s how Obama and the Chicago thugs operate. If Republicans continue to emulate the mistakes of Hillary Clinton in 2008, John McCain 2008, and Mitt Romney 2012, they will lose in 2016 and in 2014.
HotAir, dangerously, has only half a clue in their analysis to the latest from Big Media outlets such as CNN: Could Rubio sipping that water be a career-ender?
“Judge for yourself whether Blitz was playing for laughs. I confess, as I was writing this post this morning, I thought maybe I was being the teensiest bit unfair in indicting the media for peeing themselves over Rubio’s quick-sip. Sure, they had devoted thousands of times more coverage to it than it deserved, but they weren’t really “taking it seriously.” Then I saw the AP’s article, and then I saw this. Vindication. [snip]
Exit question: Is this headline set the media’s version of “cleverness” or just a sly way to impugn him to really, really low-information voters?
Yes it is a way to impugn Rubio to low information voters. And it works.
Republicans should immediately have some Latina from somewhere USA or South American way denounce CNN and all those Big Media outlets focused on Rubio drinking water as “RACISTS!!!!”. Republican Latinas and Republican Latinos should start screaming “RACISM” any time anything even the slightest bit critical of Rubio or a “minority” Republican is even implied.
Forget the nonsense that politics is the reason for the attacks. Forget the “but we are better than that” foolishness (we 2008 Hillary supporters know how stupid it is to keep the dainty kid gloves on and say “we are better than that, we won’t stoop so low“). Forget the “Big Media will laugh at us for saying something so foolish”. Intimidate Big Media as RACISTS too if they mock any Republican “minority”.
Marco Rubio is handling the response to the “Watergate” attacks, and they are attacks, well. He’s having fun by joking that he’s going to start drinking water in the middle of all his speeches from now on because of all the new twitter followers he has gained. But Republican operatives should take off the kid gloves and put on the race-baiting brass knuckles.
Update II: The Rubio response – in Spanish:
Update: Is anyone watching tonight? A lot of people are not wasting their time on Barack. We’ll be watching, or at least listening. Most people know what they are getting tonight and have an open thread: Time for another instantly forgettable Obama SOTU. Tonight Obama will be more than forgettable. Once again, he’s unbelievable.
You may have noticed we haven’t published much lately. We’ve written a great many articles but just haven’t had the heart to hit that “publish” button. We’re too disgusted.
The source of our disgust is not just the ur-Boob Barack. Our volcanic hurl of disgust these days mostly comes from the Republican “leadership” whose sole aim these days appears to be to find new and ever more demoralizing ways to cave in to Barack Obama.
Tonight, if Barack Obama declares a run for Pope, with Michelle as Chief Nun, you can be sure the Republican “leadership” in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives will at first think it is a good idea because that will rid them of Barack. Secondly they will worry because Hillary now won’t run for Pope herself and thereby be too busy to run for president in 2016. Thirdly they will divide over whether this will make Barack more powerful or more weak, but in the end the decision will come down to help Barack be the next Pope because after all ‘he is such a nice guy even if we have some disagreements with him’.
Perhaps we are exaggerating just a tad about these Republican weaklings but as we wrote back when we had our 2012 meltdown – who wants to fight next to a bunch of losers whose first instinct is retreat and whine on issue after issue after issue? It’s as if you receive a “save the date” notice for an event months away and you agree with your friends to go all out for that night. For months you diet until you are dizzy. You have trainers beat you to a pulp with an exercise regime tougher than the Bataan Death March brutality. You spend a fortune at Chanel and Ferragamo on a smashing outfit and shoes. The big day comes and your friends show up in PayLess shoes, hair in curlers, and frocks from the Michelle Obama collection at Pep Boys. Whaaat??? You tell these losers to go home and you go out alone.
So why are we here today with fingers crossed, chocolates at hand and Champagne chilled – once again hoping for the best even though we know all too well that hope is not a strategy? Why are we holding off on our promised Hillary articles and all the other articles that require publication and instead writing this? It’s because of Marco Rubio.
When we had our 2012 meltdown it was on the day we made a strong case for Marco Rubio for Romney’s vice presidential pick. We still weep thinking about how right we were in our analysis that entire week. We’ll be writing about that too because, you know, “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
Tonight Marco Rubio will deliver the response to Barack Obama’s drone strategy. Barack Obama will drone on and on until our brain stems attempt to snap themselves in order to stop the drone attack and then Marco Rubio will speak. Rubio will not only speak in English, but in Spanish too. Imagine!
Imagine! Marco Rubio speaking in fluent Spanish and lacerating Barack Obama. Imagine what is going on in the thesaurus zone in the basement of the White House as Barack runs around in a frenzy trying to decide whether he should attempt to get a Spanish phrase or two inserted in the drone speech.
Barack will call the Castro brothers, not Raul and Fidel we hope, but rather Julián Castro and the twin that sometimes pretends to be Julián in order to get some nifty phrases of Spanish. But then Barack discovers that Julián speaks no Spanish. How about Ted Cruz? asks Barack. Nope, Cruz is another Latino Republican. “Well then, forget about it or get me something super simple to say that will hide my pigeon Spanish from the masses.”
Barack’s big concern tonight is how to upstage Marco Rubio. Obama’s big concern won’t be, as even NBC notes that fiscal reality will mean Obama’s speech tonight is dead on arrival. The big concern for Obama tonight won’t be that perhaps the Republicans might actually stop acting like cowards and decide to fight on fiscal issues and that they might easily win if they do decide to fight.
Obama’s big concern tonight won’t be North Korea and nuclear weapons. It won’t be Iran and nuclear weapons. It won’t even be how to get anything done even as reports suggest the White House weighing how many executive orders President Obama can reasonably get away with.
Barack Obama’s big concern tonight is Marco Rubio and how to disguise that his big concern is Marco Rubio.
Barack might take a lesson from the lantern-jawed yet canny Michelle. Michelle has a face that is perpetually twisted into a scowl. So Michelle ordered her underlings to purchase her a new wig to help disguise the scowl. To some extent that strategy has been successful.
Unfortunately Michelle’s new wig has helped with the scowl problem but created a new problem – buck teeth. The way the new wig cuts her face it looks like Michelle can chisel, unassisted, the Obama logo onto Mango seeds (for use as belt buckles?) with those buck teeth and give Alvin and his band-mates competition.
Barack might borrow Michelle’s strategy of wearing disguises to trade problems. “Publicly, White House aides have been nonchalant about Rubio. Behind the scenes, they are intrigued by his every move. Does Obama acknowledge Rubio or continue to ignore him?” So don’t be surprised if Barack Obama shows up tonight wearing a sombrero in order to continue to gull Latinos even as he slaps down African-American dupes finally buying a clue about how Obama feels about them.
Tonight Barack Obama will drone on about stuff he knows he will not get done. Like his many other fake promises at earlier State of the Union drone speeches Barack will lie and lie again. Us? We’ll be up to watch and listen to Rubio and jeer Obama. Isn’t that the sensible thing to do?