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Campus Question – February 13, 2013

February 13, 2013

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Campus Question – February 13, 2013

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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?

  • NCrissieB

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  • NCrissieB

    Whether the Republicans’ attempt to keep selling the same fantasy will work depends on how engaged our media are, and how engaged we progressives are in the face-to-face, person-to-person political conversations we call Fred Whispering. If we stay engaged in exposing the fantasy … we’ll win.

  • addisnana

    Marco Rubio lucked out in that ‘water-gate’ took the spotlight off of his same old, same old policies. Poland Springs water was loving it though. We need to move off the water thingie and back to policies. 24 hours is enough giggling.

    The idea that rebranding is still floating about as a term is no longer even amusing. The Republicans have a message that is past its use-by date.

  • The basic core of Rubio’s speech was … “we’re still the same Republican Party.” :roll: Mostly “cut taxes,” supply-side economics, and so on. Overall, more of the same.

    The other thing I’ve seen out there is some statements that Rubio is actually lucky all this distracted from any substantive look at just who he is, and what his actual record is. In terms of “competent” about the only thing he was competent at the state level was … not getting tried.