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Today much of the media focused on Sen. Marco Rubio’s untimely thirst during his response last night to President Obama’s State of the Union Address. Yet that may have been the most fortuitous moment of Sen. Rubio’s response, as his most important policy statements were empirically false. Similarly, today Speaker John Boehner rejected President Obama’s call for a living minimum wage, again with an argument that is empirically false. Can Republicans fix their “messaging problem” without accepting that their “message” is an ideological fantasy?