Feb
12
2013

Well, the two SOTU responses helped redeem the night.

Not much need for analysis on this one, but generally: Marco Rubio’s speech was solid, well thought-out, and aside from that water bobble thing (which he smartly made fun of himself, afterward) on-key.  Rubio is good at this sort of thing, which is one major reason why the grassroots went with him early in 2010.  As for Rand Paul… I was very pleasantly surprised to discover that the man is a sarcastic so-and-so.  Which was, in its way, a great response to Barack Obama’s opinions, which are far too often quite profoundly silly.

I’m sure that people are going to try to mock the Rubio water thing, but I wouldn’t sweat it too much.  God knows that it’s not like Obama’s rhetorical gifts are going to overshadow it, based on THIS SotU address.  That was… boring.  Horribly, horribly boring.  Even by Obama standards.

6 Comments

  • jbird says:

    The water thing was awkward but it was better than the “Bobby Jindal sounds like a Kenneth from 30 Rock” response.

  • Brian Swisher says:

    Has anybody done an Obama video set to Spinal Tap’s “Give Me Some Money?”…

  • myoda176 says:

    Moe: Did you ever get a chance to see Rand Paul in one of the committee meetings go off about how the water saving toilets don’t flush right and he was waiting for years to get to Washington to say something about it? He started the discussion by asking if the woman was pro-choice and told her she wasn’t because she only was Pro-choice for abortion but not for a consumer’s choice to choose. I think they were talking about the light bulb restrictions at the time. I laughed hard and long because he said some things that Washington needed to hear. I knew after watching that video that Rand Paul would be a conservative to watch.

    • jbird says:

      I’ve been pleasantly surprised everytime I hear Rand Paul speak.

      • acat says:

        If Rand could just lock Ron in the basement or attic a bit …
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        Yes, I *KNOW* the Ronulans hate Rand .. and that Rand disagrees publicly with Ron from time to time, but .. Ron is a problem.
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        I really don’t like thinking this way, but .. Rand’s career would be better off with Ron safely buried and (selectively) eulogized.
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        Mew

  • acat says:

    It would appear that my decision to skip the whole thing was … accurate.
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    Based on today’s notes around the net, I am reminded of this quote:
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    “Yes, we will have peace . . . we will have peace, when you and all your works have perished — and the works of your dark master to whom you would deliver us. You are a liar, Saruman, and a corrupter of men’s hearts. You hold out your hand to me, and I perceive only a finger of the claw of Mordor . . . When you hang from a gibbet at your window for the sport of your own crows, I will have peace with you and Orthanc. So much for the house of Eorl. A lesser son of great sires am I, but I do not need to lick your fingers. Turn elsewhither. But I fear your voice has lost its charm.” — Theoden, King of Rohan
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    Mew

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