Marcobot Is Now Programmed to Repeat… Repeat… Repeat

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A friend passes along Marco Rubio’s annoyance with all the folks who are mocking his habit of robotic talking point repetition. Here he is on Sean Hannity’s show tonight:

First of all, it’s silly because, yes, it might be the 80th time that reporter heard it, but if I’m at a town hall in Iowa or New Hampshire, that might be the only time that those people hear it….And it may be the 100th time that a member of the press corps heard it, but it might be the first and only time that that voter gets to hear it.

“See how different those two sentences are?” asks my friend. “One says 80th and the other says 100th.  And it’s ‘that reporter’ versus ‘the press corps.'”

Poor Marco. This stuff is now so lodged in his brain that he probably couldn’t stop himself if he tried. It’s amazing how thoroughly Chris Christie has gotten inside his OODA loop.

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