So by now everyone has seen and commented on Marco Rubio’s drinking habits, so we will move on to substance, or in Senator Big Gulp’s case the lack of substance.
The Savior’s response was pretty much boilerplate GOP rhetoric: government bad, government hurt people, government evil. Where he diverged from the usual script was kind of telling: he spoke of how Medicare currently helps his mother, and gave his father dignity while dying (message: I’m just like you); he also spoke of how he completed his education with $100,000 of debt (message: I’m just like you).
But just as telling was his response to these things, 1) We will kill safety net programs for everyone who is not currently on one (Hello zombie-eyed granny-starver Paul Ryan!), and 2) Students need to be aware of the big-ticket item that college education is (of which you can be assured they know). Essentially, he told us that we are on our own. Status Quo.
The real message here is that Wingnuttia still doesn’t understand that their policies were soundly rejected by the populace, and they think the problem is the delivery/messenger.
Steve Benen at The Maddow Blog tells us that it was a recycled campaign speech from The Stench. And I would agree, except it didn’t have the same sneering lack of substance.