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Marco Rubio Admits to Having a Drinking Problem

By JAVIER MANJARRES

rubio cubaDuring his address to the Cuba-Democracy PAC in Coral Gables, Florida, Senator Marco Rubio divulged to the Pro-Cuba faithful that he had a drinking problem. Rubio spoke about his issue while thanking dignitaries and friends who he said have supported him since his early days in Florida House of Representatives. 


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Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor

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14 Comments

  1. Angel Rodriguez March 8, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    I like Marco Rubio, he’s a likable guy, and rather than get all bent out of shape over things he makes them funny. That is exactly how I would handle it. I’d love to meet him someday.

  2. CSmith March 9, 2013 at 1:38 am

    Hang in there Marco….. they are going to try to twist you into knots…. rely on not YOUR strength, But Gods. We’ll hold you up in prayer.

  3. Bill Ewing March 9, 2013 at 7:36 am

    It’s much better that he exposes the ‘problem’ himself before the bottom feeding, yellow journalists, do a loud ‘expose’ hit piece villifying him.

  4. CJ March 9, 2013 at 8:46 am

    I did not watch the video, for various reasons, but I figure he’s making a joke out of the swig of water he took during his speech. Hopefully that incident has become such widespread news that your teasing headline will not give any of your readers or re-posters’ the wrong idea about this fine man.

  5. Stan Lee March 9, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    One can become mighty dry while speaking. Rand Paul attested to that and being apprehensive that he could speak for those 13 hours, solo, with no water. Fortunately, he was relieved at intervals by a band of united Republicans for whom I applaud.
    In subsequent speeches given by Marco, of which I hope there’ll be many, I’m sure he’ll bring hydration with him, no more stretching for a far away bottle of water.

  6. Carlos March 9, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    When it comes to being a lush, Senator, you’re no Ted Kennedy.
    Thank God for that! Being an addict of any kind is a resume enhancer if you’re a Dem but not for GOP.

  7. yshaw1 March 9, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Drinking Water? Why would you post this headline with no story?

    • Javier Manjarres March 11, 2013 at 12:18 am

      Its part of the joke, lighten up

  8. Ali C March 9, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Frankly, this is a lousy headline; if someone doesn’t have the time or simply chooses to skip over the video, they can simply walk away assuming that the man is an alcoholic from that headline.

    The left doesn’t need a whole lot of kindling to start a fire, so offering this up is irresponsible. Not everyone will “get” the drinking joke, especially those who choose not to understand. Bad, very bad.

    • Javier Manjarres March 10, 2013 at 8:06 pm

      Lighten up. The left already played off ‘Rubio’s drinking problem’ after the SOTU. Rubio himself tried to pass it off as such.

  9. Sandi Trusso March 10, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    I watched the video, but it seemed as if (when Rubio mentioned the drinking problem) this was some kind of inside joke. I can’t imagine people laughing about a real or actual drinking problem. – - Are you certain that this was a reference to a real drinking problem?

    • Javier Manjarres March 11, 2013 at 12:17 am

      He was joking about the SOTU response water incident

      • Sandi Trusso March 11, 2013 at 11:10 am

        Thanks for clarifying… this makes more sense, because the Title here, seemed to imply that it was about an alcoholic drinking problem