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Senators Rubio and Nelson Share a Tender Moment During SOTU

by Javier Manjarres
During the Presidents SOTU address, many across the country were more eager to see a display “civility” and “harmony” from the members of the 112th Congress after many agreed to break with tradition and sit in a “bipartisan” arrangement during the speech.  The other story from last night’s SOTU was the actual speech itself. There’s no surprise here- Obama is a progressive leftist President who employs as much conservative-Republican sounding rhetoric that his advisors deem necessary to make his agenda palatable to 50.1% of the country. The President had already telegraphed his move of trying to appear more centrist by saying that he would reach out and work with the Republican-controlled Congress. But even his conservative sounding rhetoric has its limits, as the President in his speech could not constrain himself from his typical class warfare rhetoric, his chastising of oil companies, and meaningless talk about earmarks, bipartisanship, green energy, etc., etc….

In all likelihood, Obama will continue his pivot toward the center with his rhetoric and throw Republicans a bone or two in the coming months, but there cannot be any further doubt as to what Obama wants to accomplish – turning the USA into a Euro-style socialist welfare state with a irreplaceable government run healthcare system.  Prediction- If Obama were to win re-election in 2012 thanks to a polished, centrist-sounding campaign, he will then revert back to his true self- a progressive socialist- and attempt take the country even further down the drain while somehow convincing America that it’s Republicans’ fault.  Republicans had better get their A-game on quick if they wish to defeat the man who has the ability to distort and deceive without even breaking his stride.

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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor, as well as one of NewsmaxTV's conservative commentators. Javier has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at

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  • Coco The Blowfish

    LOL body language is so loud

  • Katy

    I agree with Coco. Marco looks so unhappy. I don’t want Marco unhappy. He will rule the world one day.

    I live in North Carolina and blog on our state’s politics. We wish we had a Rubio instead of a moderate squish Burr.

    We are a “ticket-splitter” state, just like Fla. I don’t know how we do it, but we have elected liberal Kay Hagan to replace household name Elizabeth Dole. She, in turn, took the seat of the Godfather of conservatism, Jesse Helms.

    I look forward to seeing you in the bloggers lounge at CPAC. Was there last year and that must be how I got on your email list. My email list is subscription only, but I do enjoy your writings. You are the example of what a state blog should be!

  • Mike

    Marco is right on the money.

  • PhoneHome

    Hang in their Marco, we plan to send you a better date in 2012.

  • WHY?

    Why should I be concerned this early into a six year term, after all he did change his position on the AZ law

  • GenEarly

    I may go against the grain ,but historically speaking I think the Senate should go to State seating on a permanent basis. The 17th Amendment (Progressives in 1913) ended State Legislature selection of US Senators and went to popular election, making it a glorified House of Representatives. Senators should have their seating by their State.
    Why did The Founders not have direct election? The Senators were supposed to be “ambassadors” from the state to the federal government. Would a state legislature that selected their senators allow the federal government to run roughshod over states rights and the principle of federalism? Look no further for the cause of federal tyranny.

  • Chevon

    did anybody else notice Marco wears his ribbon on his RIGHT shoulder and Bill wears it on his LEFT.

  • 1776Liberal

    re: GenEarly Amen!! Repeal the 17th Amend and let the States again be represented in DC as was the original intent.

  • Miriam

    I was expecting a stronger response. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s response was superb!

  • Larry

    Nelson’s days in the Senate are numbered. Best he enjoy the next two years.

  • Cat

    Nice to see (not!) that the Dems are still in control. What would Reagan do? … he would have laughed at the “thought” of sitting together and pointed out that before last Novembers election they were LOCKING the R’s out … and said “there you go again”.

  • Nina

    Chevon, maybe Marco is left-handed and that’s why he wears his ribbon on the right.

  • lindawg

    Priceless Photo…That’s how I always look when listening to the proverbial wolf in sheep’s clothing. He should have stayed in his office tweeting,like Paul Broun R-GA.

  • grandmaof5

    Wow, Rubio looks less than chummy and I don’t blame him. Who wants to sit with a loser! Nelson’s days are numbered and 2012 can’t come fast enough for the conservative wave that is sweeping the country. Honesty and itegrity needs to be the mantra of the election and hopefully we will have a number of qualified candidates.

  • Luis R Vazquez

    In that photo, Marco Rubio looks like the man who went on a blind date to the movies and found an 80 years old lady sitting next to him.
    He also looks like the teenage boy who went to see the movie and the same 80 years old chaperone sat between him and the girl he had invited.

  • Luis R Vazquez

    Marco should not complain, he could have gotten THE OLD WITCH, NANCY PELOSI

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  • Luis R Vazquez

    Bill Nelson, like all liberals do, displaced the AMERICAN FLAG from its place, to put something else, just to show how little they respect it.

  • Lightweight

    Barack Obama is a “uniter” and he is making the republicans look stupid.He is toning them down because they are all compromised.The 2 close parties are becoming 1 party untied under Obama.

  • Jeff

    If I was Marco I wouldn’t’ve ruined my reputation the first month of my term by sitting with a Communist pretending to be a Dimocrap like Nellie. I would’ve stayed on the other side of the chamber as far from the Dimocraps as I could.

    All that crap about sitting together for civility is just that, crap. They’ll turn on the Repubs and the conservatives the first chance they get and go for the throat just like the wolves in sheep’s clothing that they are.

  • Carlos

    This SOTU was a total sham, more like Obama’s campaign
    kickoff part 2 (part 1 was the AZ speech). Funny but I don’t recall the Dems wanting bipartisan seating in the last SOTU,
    when Obama was rubbing the GOP’s nose in his “We won!”
    hubris. When the Dems get their asses kicked they suddenly
    find God, civility and bipartisanship. I also think Yahoo Nelson
    will get beat in 2012 by Haridopolos. Notice former boxer, Harry Reid, lacks the huevos to put Obamacare up for a vote?
    It’s because the ~23 Dems up for reelection in 2 yrs. are
    scared crapless. Bill Nelson is one of those. Marco needs to
    be part of a movement in the Sen. to insist on a vote and rub Reid’s nose in his own cowardice and disregard for the voters’ will.

  • Gerald Ward

    The Congressional Royalty of both parties has begun their assimilation of the new arrivals resulting from the Nov. elections.
    It appears that many of the newbies have begun to “drink the kool-aid,” and that includes our own Marco Rubio. The beginnings of another betrayal, what a shame.

    What should we do, Laugh it off as business as usual, or cry?

  • Uncle Tom

    #1 goal in Florida is to put Bill Nelson in the unimployed line in2012

  • J Kaufmann

    Even Nelson looks in pain. Maybe he can see his reelection plans flying out the window as it becomes clear, even to him, that the emperor (president) has no clothes (or clue).

  • Rusty

    The picture looks like Smellson broke wind


    wow it didnt take that coward Marco Rubio long to stab all the tea party people that put him in office in the back. now he is too good for the tea party caucus…screw him

  • chaifa

    @Chevon says:
    January 26, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    “did anybody else notice Marco wears his ribbon on his RIGHT shoulder and Bill wears it on his LEFT.”

    i thought it was because he had his congressional pin on his left (near his heart)…and didn’t want to cover it like idiot ‘nelson’ did….one other thing…have you noticed how the majority of libs wear their pins on the right vs the left?…sad…