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Rubio's Strong, Accessible Rebuttal

HoovervilleFollies Wrote: Feb 13, 2013 10:56 AM
So, kajun, are you seeing how much wingnut-speak you can cram into a few sentences? New World Order, American socialism, 53% good guys, gratuitous use of the President's middle name. Time to turn off hate radio and stick your head outside the echo chamber.

Responding to a presidential State of the Union speech is often a thankless task. Following the president's act, which oozes prestige and historic significance, almost always makes the next guy seem small and trivial by comparison. As it goes, the designated member of the opposition party is typically holed up in a room somewhere with little more than a camera, some lights and a teleprompter.  The rejoinder he or she offers is almost always instantly forgotten; when it's not, it's usually for the wrong reasons.  Sen. Marco Rubio broke the mold last night.  He delivered a substantive, relatable and...