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.
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This morning Politico's Mike Allen broke the "news" that Sen. Marco Rubio had released his Spotify playlist.
Here is that playlist, cleverly titled "What I'm Currently Listening To," as reported by Politico and other media outlets:
Feel So Close by Calvin Harris / Good Feeling by Flo Rida / Home by Phillip Phillips / Pumped Up Kicks by Foster the People / Where the Streets Have No Name by U2 / 10,000 Reasons by Matt Redman / Viva La Vida by Coldplay / Changes by Tupac Shakur / Don't You Worry Child by Swedish House Mafia / Stay Strong by Newsboys / Hall of Fame by The Script featuring Wil.I.am. / Every Storm Runs Out of Rain by Gary Allan / Fruta Fresca by Carlos Vives / Bon, Bon by Pitbull / Rappers Delight by The Sugar Hill Gang / Clique by Kanye West, Jay Z, Big Sean
Notice anything off about this? Come on, think like a professional political image manager.
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Last night Marco Rubio–the most important member of the Republican Party with the initials M.R.–gave a speech at the Jack Kemp Leadership Dinner (transcript).
During his 4,184-word speech, one phrase was repeated 34 times.
No, not "Rubio '16."
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It's only approximately 1,140 days until the first caucuses of the 2016 primary campaign, not that anyone's counting, which means it's time to get on the road to Iowa. Sadly, Marco Rubio knows that this road sometimes passes through Ignorance, USA and he's a little too eager to make a campaign stop there, while talking to GQ…
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* Hispanic voters may decide the outcome in three important swing states. Good thing Romney had his son speak in Spanish at the convention. The electoral votes are as good as his!
* I worked really really hard on a joke for this story, so I hope you like it.
* Marriage equality is looking pretty safe in Maryland. If only Omar were around to see this.
* Download our free iPhone and iPad app Indecision Election Companion and jump up into the the Peanut Gallery — our liveblog/instant reaction arena — to watch and respond as Sen. Marco Rubio appears on NBC's Meet the Press Sunday morning at 10:30 am (EST).
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Tags: Barack Obama, John Edwards, LGBT, Marco Rubio, Marriage Equality, Maryland, Meet the Press, Mitt Romney, Pork Barrel, The Onion