Barack Obama’s 2012 Presidential campaign was described succinctly in this term:
Never mind ideas or themes. Just destroy him. Thanks to the left’s intellectual deficit, it worked.
Thing is, it’s not over. There’s always someone new in the GOP to destroy and today it’s Marco Rubio, despite the pleadings of David Ignatius of the Washington Post.
CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: Marco Rubio has been designated as the Republican respondent, right, which is pretty smart I guess because he’s the hot hand. Immigration jumps right out at that guy when you see him. He’s Cuban-American, he’s talked on the issue. Will the president stick it to him and say, “I’m going to be good on immigration, you guys are going to have to handle the issue?”
DAVID IGNATIUS, WASHINGTON POST: Well, I think he’s going to make immigration one of the issues he talks about in the State of the Union. The State of the Union is good, but here are the things we need to do. He’s going to talk about immigration reform, he’s going to talk about climate change. He’s going to certainly talk about bringing the troops home from the wars. I think he’ll announce a number of troops that will be withdrawn.
But, you know, the Marco Rubio question gets to whether Obama can get out of the zero sum game Washington where to do something good on immigration reform, he’s got to, you know, destroy Marco Rubio who is the Republican symbol of progress on that. And I’m looking to see whether he can lift his game beyond where he was in his inaugural address and really speak to the country, speak to the people who didn’t vote for him as well as the people who did, and have a platform for really doing something.
Marco Rubio delivered the GOP rebuttal to Barack Obama’s horribly repetitive State of the Union address, in which he said pretty much the same hollow and meaninginless things he’s said over the last five years.
But then Rubio made a terrible mistake. He took a sip of water. Now anyone with half a brain knows that listening to an Obama speech can drain you of energy and vitality, but that did not stop the Obama State Run Media. They sprang into action to implement the words of their king- to destroy Rubio.
Wolf Blitzer breathlessly asks
“So can a drink of water make or break a political career?”
And he was far from alone. Here’s a look at the rest of the Obama State Media’s reaction:
It really is impressive to see such control of the media as has Obama. Pravda pales in comparison. The only true comparison would be Joseph Goebbels.
Matt Drudge would have none of it and reminded us of the glaringly obvious
Sipping water is acceptable only for democrats.
The Obama State Media has become a machine- a monster unlike anything in history. They’re not satisfied to simply disagree. Any opposition must be destroyed.
Journalism isn’t just dead.
They are the Obama zombies. The Talking Dead.