By Rusty Humphries
TRN Nationally Syndicated Radio Host
Are you as shocked and outraged as I am? Surely by now you’ve heard of the career-ending move that sent shockwaves throughout the beltway, right?
After our Dear Leader spewed forth his amalgamation of class warfare mixed with obnoxious calls for even more government spending, the Republicans rebutted his address and… my goodness, it’s so horrible I can hardly write it… The man entrusted with conveying the message of Republicans, Marco Rubio, he… he drank water!
After the speech, Senator Marco Rubio addressed the country to offer the Republican perspective on the outright lies and half-truths pushed by President Obama. In the middle of it, Rubio had, apparently, become parched and reached off camera to take a quick drink of water from a water bottle and the media went crazy.
Yes, that’s the scandal discussed in what Joe Biden called the “legitimate” media.
This is the level to which the left is willing to stoop to discuss anything but the horrendous failures of the current president and his administration. I’ve seen more substantive reporting in the National Enquirer.
While the family of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry wait for answers from Obama’s Justice Department on the scandal that got Terry killed, the Fast and Furious scandal, America is hearing about Rubio’s parched mouth.
The Obama Administration failed to act when Ambassador Chris Stevens asked for security at the consulate in Benghazi. As he and other Americans were being murdered, President Obama went home and went to sleep and neither he nor Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did anything to help our citizens or even called to check in with the Defense Department. Afterwards, they pretended that the attack was a protest over a YouTube video and continually lied about it for weeks.
Then, Clinton tried to dodge the Benghazi hearings and, after finally being pinned down, she questioned why her lies mattered.
But no- let’s talk about Rubio’s water bottle.
ABC’s Z. Byron Wolf dedicated an analysis to Rubio’s drink of water and speculated that the drink could mean that Rubio is not ready for higher office, saying, “’Watergate,’ as some people have called it, was a self-inflicted wound. A prime time swing and a miss. A fourth quarter choke.”
CNN’s Wolf Blitzer wondered if the drink of water was a “career ender,” saying, “So can a drink of water make or break a political career? A U.S. Senator, possible presidential candidate. We’re going to find out, whether he likes it or not.”
Seriously? Our economy is in the toilet, our current president is embroiled in several scandals, the government is actively campaigning to hinder gun rights in America and this is a topic of discussion?
I’m going to go ahead and drop a bombshell on the American people right now. Brace yourself- as I speak on the radio three hours a day, I sometimes get parched myself and have even been known to drink a glass of water.
It turns out that I am not the only one with such an unforgiveable affliction; Marco Rubio claimed,
“I figured I was better off just taking that water and taking the hit for it than being unable to pronounce my words. It’d been a long day at work, we’d already done an 18-minute recording in Spanish — and you know, my mouth got dry, what can I say? But I was happy overall with what we were able to deliver.”
My, that sounds downright… well, reasonable.
Perhaps the reason I appear sarcastic is that even the discussion of such a trivial matter is ludicrous and worthy of mocking. It stands as a true testament to the absurdity of the liberal mainstream media that this is discussed at a time when America faces numerous crises and our president has, thus far, shown that he is completely unable or unwilling to help create solutions.
When I was a kid and would complain of being bored, my mother would threaten to find something for me to do. If the liberal mainstream media is completely bereft of ideas on what to discuss, please see me; I’ll have a list of things to discuss.
Rusty Humphries is a nationally syndicated radio host heard across the USA on over 300 radio stations and is listed as the 6th largest radio audience by Talkers Magazine. He is also a regular contributor to TPNN.com