Skip to comments.Rand Paul to deliver tea party response to Obama, GOP
Posted on 02/08/2013 2:57:27 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Tea party leaders are turning to Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, to deliver their message following President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, a speech that will compete with the official Republican response.
Paul will make his remarks soon after Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, wraps up the GOP response Tuesday night, a Paul spokeswoman confirms to CNN.
"We are giving a voice to the tea party movement when the mainstream media and the Republican establishment wants to write us off as dead," said Amy Kremer, chairman of the Tea Party Express. This is the third year in a row that Kremer's organization has sponsored the tea party response.
The dueling GOP speeches come at a time when a very public rift is developing between the Republican establishment and conservative activists over the direction of the party. Some grassroots activists are specifically angry at Karl Rove and other Republicans for stating that they will choose sides in upcoming Republican primaries and only financially help candidates who have a chance of winning in the general election.
In Paul, tea party leaders have chosen a nationally known senator, who is identified more for his embrace of a libertarian ideology than aligning himself with his own political party's leaders...
(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...
Glad to have someone who speaks for me and not anyone from the republican party.
The Gope is dead to me.
JR seems to be a lot more careful about how he states things.
It would be preferrable if every real conservative refused to show up for the SOTU or at the least, walk out when he comes to the podium.
Excellent! Rand Paul kicks butt. He is his father’s son but he is definitely his own man.
Good now we can skip the espanol RINO response and get to the patriot response.
That would be pretty epic.
That sounds like good news, as it should offer a genuine voice of contrast/opposition, especially now that the Dems and the GOP-E have pretty much morphed into the same one-party, ruling class entity.
(but I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that, although I’ve been quite pleased with Rand, I can’t deny my inability to shake a certain disquiet towards him due to his father’s occasional dips into libertarian grotesqueries).
Understandable, but my Dad was a good ol' Depression-era, Northeastern Republican. Hated unions but loved farm subsidies.
I got the distaste of unions from him but I hated subsidies all on my own. Rand, Jr. is worth watching.
At least we know it will be in English.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.