The great brown hope is already loosening his bowels on Obama’s immigration plan:
It’s a mistake for the White House to draft immigration legislation without seeking input from Republican members of Congress. President Obama’s leaked immigration proposal is disappointing to those of us working on a serious solution. […]
Anyone who thought they were going to get something from Rubio other than the usual butthurt over what Obama said or did is living on the edge of reality. Any Republican who put forward a “serious” plan and pushed for it hard couldn’t get the 2016 nomination, which is what our deshidratado Cubano really wants, so adiós reforma.
Speaking of Marco’s SOTU response, more than enough has been said, but I wanted to bat down the myth that responses are always awful. They’ve been awful for Republicans, but Jim Webb did a notably good job in 2007. Of course, Webb didn’t want to run for President in 2008. If you look at Democratic responses in the past, they’re either from novelty minor personalities who are a long way from the Presidency (Gary Locke, Tim Kaine) or long-time House and/or Senate leaders. Republicans are dumb enough to think that the moment immediately after an event where the President looks the best he does all year is a good time to trot out a Presidential contender. Democrats are not. Marco’s problem wasn’t his inability to sip, it was the fact that his ass was in that poorly lit studio mouthing platitudes in the first place.