Thursday, February 14, 2013
Is Rubio's Sip His Waterloo?
Is Rubio’s Sip His Waterloo?
Commentary by Sanford D. Horn
February 14, 2013
Calling it the new Watergate is too easy and salacious, but the liberal media is treating Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s sip of water as more scandalous than both waterboarding and former President Richard Nixon’s waterloo combined.
And while the lame-stream media continues to drone on about the sip slurped ‘round the world, they conveniently ignore Barack Obama’s illegal murder of an American citizen via a drone. This should be an impeachable occurrence, yet is defended by Kool-Aid® drinking liberals, with some exception – namely Fox News contributors Kirsten Powers and Mark Lamont Hill.
Hill, a Columbia University professor, and ultra-liberal, said on FNC’s O’ Reilly Factor on Feb. 11 that Obama’s use of drones was wrong and the left ignoring it, hypocritical.
Have we not seen the likes of Obama, VP Joe Biden, and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sip water from time to time while speaking in public? Is the downing of water a political issue so important to supplant any other news?
Of course not. This is a simple example of the hypocrisy of the left making a hurricane out of a drizzle. The water is merely a liberal prop to deflect public attention from Rubio’s important and well-stated message rebuking the ill-conceived points made by Obama in his State of the Union address.
Liberal pundits are claiming Rubio’s one sip of water during the GOP response on Feb. 12 will damage his potentiality at the White House in 2016. This oft-repeated mantra over the past 48 hours is designed to steal attention from Rubio’s refutation of Obama’s call for increased taxes and spending while simultaneously calling for a continued dismantling of the military.
Rubio deftly purloined the issue of the middle class from Obama by reminding Americans that “raising taxes won’t create private sector jobs…. More government isn’t going to help you get ahead. It’s going to hold you back,” said the 41-year-old Rubio.
Rubio is absolutely correct. When more of our hard-earned dollars are stolen by the government to support those who refuse to take personal responsibility for their lives, those earners have less money to save, invest, or spend in the free market place. Spending in the free market requires greater supply and more employees to create that supply. It is government regulation and restrictiveness that prevents success – success condemned regularly by Obama in his attempt to create equality of outcome, a concept contrary to a capitalist democratic-republic.
While Rubio took a harmless sip of water to fight dry mouth it is the liberal media that is left all wet spewing venom over an innocent act while ignoring the substance of Rubio’s message.
Sanford D. Horn is a writer and educator living in Westfield, IN.