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VIDEO: Rubio bragged, "I still live in the same working class neighborhood I grew up in." He's selling that house for $675K.

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A very thirsty Marco Rubio said this during his dry-mouthed response to President Obama's State of the Union speech:

"Mr. President, I still live in the same working class neighborhood I grew up in. My neighbors aren’t millionaires. They’re retirees who depend on Social Security and Medicare. They’re workers who have to get up early tomorrow morning and go to work to pay the bills. They’re immigrants, who came here because they were stuck in poverty in countries where the government dominated the economy."

Sorry, Marco, but your extremely sincere efforts to appear extremely sincere (did anyone else catch the pasted-on smile at the very end of his extremely sincere attempt at public speaking?) have failed as miserably as your extremely awkward water bottle lunge.

Rubio is selling his humble neighborhood home and moving to that dreaded liberal cesspool, that Insider's Club of elitists, that so not his home-sweet-'hood (fanfare!)... Washington D.C.

oh noes

Via HuffPo (where there are photos of the working class home he's selling, including the swimming pool):

Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) is trying to move his family out of state.

As first reported by the Daily Caller, the GOP's brightest star has listed his 2,649-square-foot West Miami home for $675,000 -- money he'll use to relocate his wife and young children to Washington, D.C., if it sells. [...]

If Rubio gets his asking price, he'll make a nice chunk of change on the 4 bedroom, 3-and-a-half bath pool pad: records show he and wife Jeanette bought the place for $550,000 in 2005.

So much for being one of the people.

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More Mitt Romney terrible horrible no good very bad gaffes

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Via eatingbender.com

Earlier, Paddy posted Willard Romney's little gem, “I have some great friends who are Nascar team owners.”  Now if that's not a way to show you're one of the 99%, nothing is.

See how "just like us" he is? He loves to drive that point home over and over again, like how he knows where the best deals on grave sites are, claims to feel the pain of being “unemployed”, yet “likes being able to fire people,” but says he knows what it’s like to get a pink slip, yet thinks corporations are people and believes banks aren’t bad people,” and somehow thinks any criticism of him is due to envy.

His response to those who can't relate to his brand of "I'm you"? “If people think that there is something wrong with being successful in America, then they better vote for the other guy."

Just a wild guess, but it's safe to assume that, after that insensitive comeback, many voters will heed his advice.

And just when you think he can't get any more tone deaf, this happened at the Daytona International Speedway in Florida:

New York Times: But the crowd initially booed Mr. Romney, who occasionally struck a discordant note, as when he approached a group of fans wearing plastic ponchos. “I like those fancy raincoats you bought,” he said. “Really sprung for the big bucks.”

What a knee slapper. Especially if you can't afford a, you know, rain coat.

And then there was this gem that took place at a Michigan factory, via WaPo:

“By the way, how was the paczkis this morning? Yeah, yeah! That was very good,” Romney said. His message: We are not so different, you and I. We have both just eaten the same food! But then Romney began talking about the powdered sugar on the paczki.

There was no powdered sugar. The doughnuts were glazed and bare.

“Reminded me of what’s going on outside,” Romney said, comparing the falling snow to a doughnut that people had not eaten. (Had he not really eaten one of the paczki, after all? Had Romney’s campaign given the naked doughnuts to the crowd, while Romney was eating upgraded, sugar-dusted ones backstage?) It was one of several unforced errors. Romney also referred several times to “my state” — and meant Massachusetts, not Michigan.

Maybe Willard should rethink his approach:

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VIDEO- Mitt Romney: I'm Severely Conservative, dammit!

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Just a little something I felt compelled to throw together. It's about 35 seconds long, for those with attention spans like mine.

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Joe Miller: I'm you, too. Um, Joe? No, you're not.

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Christine O'Donnell is you. Joe Miller is you. I'm you, you're you, she's you, he's you. Here a you, there a you, everywhere a you, you:

Miller's message to voters was essentially that all the relatively negative information about his past is actually a positive.

Negative is now positive. Black is white, up is down, in is out, stupid is smart, illegal is legal, crazy is sane:


Miller said Alaskans probably know more about him than any other candidate. And he said that's probably a good thing because they "get to understand that, hey, they're electing somebody like them."

O'Donnell, Miller, listen up: Once and for all, you are not me. Not even close.

I support that crazy theory of evolution. I have actually read, and I understand, the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. I don't think corporations are people. I believe in the middle class. I revere honesty. I value public schools, public libraries, reading, knowledge, Social Security, Medicare, mutual respect, intellectual prowess, civil rights, marriage equality, and I thoroughly despise hypocrisy.

...Alaska voters have learned in recent weeks that Miller was punished by his employer when, as a lawyer for a municipality, he used government computers to conduct political activities.

An opponent of many federal domestic programs and spending, Miller has also fought charges of hypocrisy ever since it was disclosed that he or relatives received federal agricultural subsidies, unemployment payments or Medicaid.

I don't handcuff and hold people against their will for asking questions. I don't employ militia goons to do my dirty work for me as I trample a child in order to escape from having to give answers that voters are entitled to hear. I don't bar the press at public events.

So, no, Joe, negatives are negatives, not positives, and saying otherwise is not only unconvincing, it's twisted and insulting.

And I'm hoping that, even in this crazy election season, more people are like me than you.

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