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RUSH: I’m still trying to come to grips here, folks, with the fact that Marco Rubio drank water on live TV. I’m still trying to get my arms around that. It’s gonna take a few days to get over that for me. I’m just dealing with it one day at a time now. I don’t know how you’re dealing with it. I had no idea that Marco Rubio, on occasion, drank water, especially between sentences. I am so shocked.

You know, CNN has played video of this. I don’t know how many times they have played this over and over and over again. They’re actually asking if this is the new Watergate, if this is the end of Rubio’s career. I have to admit, folks, I didn’t know he drank water. You ever seen a politician do that in public? You don’t see it. You don’t see ’em eat in public. You don’t see ’em drink water, particularly between sentences. Now, I’ve seen football players drink Gatorade and whatever the hell else is down there on the sideline between plays, but drinking water during a speech, dry mouth during a speech? If I wasn’t so strong I’d take the day off to deal with the emotional wreck that this has made me. But I’m hanging tough.

Now, CNN got caught on this, and they tried to say, “Come on, lighten up. We were just doing satire.” The last time CNN did satire — was they’ve never done satire. CNN doesn’t know satire when they see it. CNN doesn’t recognize satire. They’re incapable of performing or executing satire, and particularly Wolf Blitzer, who, if it weren’t for his varicose veins, would be totally colorless. The guy is a dryball. He doesn’t have a sense of humor. He doesn’t know sarcasm. Here’s Wolf Blitzer on The Situation Room. Remember, this is the guy, when Bush’s poll numbers hit the thirties, Wolf was orgasming for four hours, reporting it two times every 15 minutes. It’s almost the same mind-set now reporting on Marco Rubio. Listen to this, Situation Room last night, CNN.

BLITZER: So can a drink of water make or break a political career? A US Senator, possible presidential candidate, we’re going find out whether he likes it or not.

RUSH: We’re going to find out whether he likes it or not. This is why I’ve been shaken up all day, folks, all night last night. This is why I’ve been doing my best to come to grips with this, ’cause I could be looking at the absolute ruination of a career. Wolf Blitzer just said so. “Can a drink of water make or break a political career? A US Senator, possible presidential candidate, we’re gonna find out whether he likes it or not.” It used to be that on this program we illustrated absurdity by being absurd. I can’t outdo these people very much anymore. I can’t get any more absurd than that. And again, they try to say, “Well, we were just joking. We’re just doing satire.” No, you’re trying to destroy the guy. That’s the bottom line.

This is what the Democrat Party’s become. This is what their slavish, cooperative media have become. This is how they do it. Take out the opposition. Do whatever you can to eliminate any opposition. Rubio scares ’em, just like Sarah Palin scared them.

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