Tonight Marco Rubio will offer the GOP’s lead rebuttal to President Obama’s State of the Union speech. The early Rubio rollout, offered up in a series of interviews, is not terribly encouraging. The Florida Senator is going to insist that the GOP is determined to offer an alternative to Obama’s agenda — even as he reprises warmed over critiques of Obama’s policies that we’ve been hearing for literally years now.
His main critique is that it is all the same things people who oppose the president have been complaining about since he was first elected, as if the mere lapse of time has made any of it less objectionable. He also mentions that “majorities” favor Obama’s policies, linking to an earlier WaPo post that simply says everyone agrees with Obama. No real documentation.