• Barack Obama Will Open for Marco Rubio

    Tomorrow night's is the State of the Union address, and we're in for a treat. Not only will we hear President Obama decide whether the state of our union "will emerge stronger" (2009), "is strong" (2010, 2011) or merely "getting stronger" (2012), we'll also hear from the night's headline performer, the #1 savior of the Republican party, Sen. Marco "Jesus" Rubio (R-FL).

    Here's what to look for in both addresses:

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    Barack Obama's speech is expected to focus on jobs–a sharp pivot, considering the president spent millions of dollars to keep Mitt Romney from getting one.

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    Rubio will pre-record a Spanish language version of his speech.  It's all part of a GOP outreach effort to offend immigrants in their native tongues.

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    Last year, the president became our nation's dad by telling an unfunny joke about spilled milk. This year, he'll tell us to do our homework and find a job. Everyone will miss the days when he was trying to be the "cool dad."


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    Rubio is highly regarded by some analysts because, "He's everything we need and more. He's modern. He knows who Tupac is. He is on social media." Unlike previous State of the Union rebuttalists like Gov. Bobby "Kenneth the page" Jindal (R-LA) and Gov. Mitch "H&R Block Accountant" Daniels (R-IN), Rubio may spice up his response with some contemporary pop culture. As long as you're a contemporary of that guy whispering in his ear.


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    Finally, we'll hear a Tea Party response from Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who will follow in the footsteps of Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain by making us wonder whether God is really blessing America.

    Follow @indecision for all the SOTU livetweeting you can handle, starting tomorrow at 8:30pm ET.

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    Tags: Barack Obama, Marco Rubio, State of the Union

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