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Rand Paul to deliver Tea Party response to Obama's state of the union speech
Foxnews ^ | 2/9/13 | Foxnews

Posted on 02/09/2013 4:15:30 PM PST by vmivol00

Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul will give the Tea Party response to President Obama’s State of the Union address next week. The first-term senator will give the response while Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, another Tea Party favorite, gives the official Republican response Tuesday, according to The Los Angeles Times.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/02/09/rand-paul-to-deliver-tea-party-response-to-obama-state-union-speech/#ixzz2KRxmuh2U

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Florida; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: 113th; bho44; bhosotu; florida; gop; gopresponse; kentucky; randpaul; teaparty
...Rubio to give the pro-amnesty, empty suit, GOP capitulation.
1 posted on 02/09/2013 4:15:40 PM PST by vmivol00
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To: vmivol00

Rand Paul is giving many great speeches but I wonder will he fall into his father’s ignorant blather?
I like Rubio, he makes cogent and reasoned arguments, even though I may not agree with everything.


2 posted on 02/09/2013 4:21:02 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: vmivol00
I hope they are not on at the same time. I would really like to hear both speeches. While I believe I am more Conservative than Rubio is sometimes, I acknowledge that, to win the WH, we must appeal to the majority of the middle of the road citizens. Flame away if you must.
3 posted on 02/09/2013 4:25:33 PM PST by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: originalbuckeye

No need to flame , you are correct.


4 posted on 02/09/2013 4:28:34 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: originalbuckeye

Because it worked so well with Romney and McCain.


5 posted on 02/09/2013 4:30:23 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (I own a weapon to protect my family from those wanting to take that weapon away.)
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To: vmivol00

Actually, Rand Paul’s speech could be the Republican response, if the Republicans had any gonads.


6 posted on 02/09/2013 4:30:54 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

If purists had voted against Obama in both elections, we wouldn’t be where we are now. Our once great country is on the downhill slide and it could have been slowed. And hopefully a new generation could have been schooled in the American Dream. Now it will take decades to just get back to the place we were before Obama started his destruction. If we even get another chance. Obama has proclaimed that Pelosi will again be Speaker after the 2014 election. How is he going to cheat this time so he can complete the destruction of our country?


7 posted on 02/09/2013 4:35:19 PM PST by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: originalbuckeye

People are attracted to people with principles that actually stand for something. Even if they don’t always agree with the person in question, most will respect that person for being consistent in their values and positions.

That is something that is almost impossible in the squishy middle. See Romney and McCain as perfect examples.


8 posted on 02/09/2013 4:36:49 PM PST by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: All; flaglady47; mickie; seekthetruth; seenenuf
I hope Rand's announcement will serve to move Rubio's speech more to the right.....in other words keep Rubio on the straight and narrow.

In a way, I'm amused. Marco probably thought HE was speaking for the Tea Party.

Leni

9 posted on 02/09/2013 4:37:34 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: vmivol00

I agree that McCain and Romney were not perfect, not even close. But they sure as **** would have been a boatload better than we have had for 4 years and what we will have to endure for the next 4! I will not let the better (McCain and Romney) be the enemy of the best (and who knows who that would have been)! Now we have the worst, which could have been prevented.


10 posted on 02/09/2013 4:41:17 PM PST by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
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To: vmivol00
Ben Carson did a fantastic job at the prayer breakfast. He should give the response. In fact, he already did!

He's smarter and braver than anyone the Republicans would put out there. He said in 5 minutes what the Republicans should have been saying for decades.

11 posted on 02/09/2013 4:42:17 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: originalbuckeye

The GOP isn’t losing because the other side is cheating. To blame the majority of the losses on cheating is to become complacent to the current issues in the GOP. Nothing in the GOP will ever improve by pinning all the blame on the other side and failing to acknowledge the glaring issues that are destroying the GOP.

They are losing because they have no leadership, no principles, and no willingness to support what is right. There only motivation is buy off enough voting blocs to secure their positions for another term. We already have one party with that mantra. Conservatives and those who typically identify as GOP voters aren’t into that.

They will continue to lose until that is addressed.


12 posted on 02/09/2013 4:45:10 PM PST by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: svcw

Ted Cruz, my favorite


13 posted on 02/09/2013 4:46:46 PM PST by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: svcw

Rubio’s taken, he’s giving the response to Obama to the Spanish-speaking, illegal immigrant tea party.


14 posted on 02/09/2013 4:49:22 PM PST by izzatzo
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To: vmivol00
They are losing because they have no leadership, no principles, and no willingness to support what is right.

Agreed.

15 posted on 02/09/2013 4:53:38 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: originalbuckeye

Not meaning to flame, but if you want middle of the road, Rubio is your man. He’s not mine. I’ve had it with liberal Republicans pandering to certain groups of people for votes.


16 posted on 02/09/2013 4:56:24 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: vmivol00

It’s about time!


17 posted on 02/09/2013 4:58:11 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: fatnotlazy

Rand Paul is no sellout. Rubio is not going to be a Latino magnet that RINOS are hoping for. Illegal aliens are now known as Undocumented Democrats.


18 posted on 02/09/2013 4:59:48 PM PST by floriduh voter
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To: vmivol00

“...Rubio to give the pro-amnesty, empty suit, GOP capitulation”

Yes in Spanish no less. What a tea partier!!! (sarc)


19 posted on 02/09/2013 5:15:52 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: vmivol00

I wonder if the MSM will cover it? I rather think they will as it could be portrayed as a completely new political party that will split the Republican base and compete with the Republican party in the future. The Dems and the MSM are already trying to split the base. They will love it.

The Republican party rose out of a competition between the radical wing of the Whig party which was vehemently anti-slavery and the regular Whigs who weren’t that hot on the issue. I suppose you’d call them moderates and the WhigE wing.

Eventually the radicals changed enough minds that the Republican Party was born, grew dominant, and the Whig party died within the span of a decade.

Of course, it led to a civil war as the views of the new radical Republican party were completely uncompromising when contrasted with the old Democratic Party.

We certainly may be at a tipping point today. It’s entirely possible that a third party, the Tea Party for want of a better name, could form, crippling the extant Republican party, and resulting in election defeats until a consensus in public opinion is reached.

You can’t move forward until both wings come back together. Third parties come and go. Only once has a third party become dominant and destroyed the old party. It remains to be seen how much damage the Dems can do to the country while we fight among ourselves.


20 posted on 02/09/2013 5:20:47 PM PST by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: floriduh voter

I have to admit I don’t know enough about Rand Paul to support him 100% yet. He certainly seems more conservative than Rubio. I just hope he doesn’t become another liberal.


21 posted on 02/09/2013 5:27:45 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: vmivol00
People are attracted to people with principles that actually stand for something.

fair enough statement .. for those voters that are actually attracted to politicians and care about politics to begin with. There are a lot of voters who don't give a rat's ass about principles. They vote based on a low information voter perception of who looks & speaks better better and who they and their friends can identify with. so we need someone with principles but who could also reach low information agnostic voters (not hardened dems) or all of this is academic.

22 posted on 02/09/2013 5:36:42 PM PST by plain talk
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To: vmivol00
As Bachmann once said of Obama, there's no pony in what (you're) trying to shovel.

Where did the "people with principles that actually stand for something" end up in the primaries?

After McCain you and those like you had four years to present an acceptable alternative to Romney. You failed. Spectacularly. Romney presented a strong case, in spite of what many here claim, but it was really never his election to win.

23 posted on 02/09/2013 5:42:41 PM PST by newzjunkey (bah)
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To: newzjunkey

“Where did the “people with principles that actually stand for something” end up in the primaries?”

After the GOP-E and Romney with his war chest systematically outspent and slaughtered anyone who slightly resembled a conservative, most with principles decided to not vote for a pro-gun control, pro-socialized healthcare, pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage liberal from Mass.


24 posted on 02/09/2013 6:04:23 PM PST by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: concerned about politics
"He's smarter and braver than anyone the Republicans would put out there. He said in 5 minutes what the Republicans should have been saying for decades. "

We may have found our savior with Dr. Carson- yet to be determined, but he is the best looking possibility. I made a error a few years back by supporting John Bolton, before I knew that he was pro-abort. (He is absolutely the first Pro Gun, Pro abort person I have ever seen. On the board of the NRA.) But since Carson is the top neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins, I think that I know already where he likely stands on abortion. The Second Amendment is an unknown, but Carson seems to support the Constitution.

25 posted on 02/09/2013 6:14:12 PM PST by matthew fuller (Fast and Furious fizzled- Enter Sandy Hook.)
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To: griswold3

Ted Cruz, my favorite

Me too. I like him much better than Rubio.


26 posted on 02/09/2013 7:02:42 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: vmivol00
...Rubio to give the pro-amnesty, empty suit, GOP capitulation.

BINGO - Rubio will be right there - 'acceptable' to dems - just like McCain, Charlie Crist, and Romney. Yep - the GOP likes to go with 'those who can win...;

27 posted on 02/09/2013 7:47:31 PM PST by GOPJ (What EVIDENCE justified blaming Benghazi on... an obscure video? Freeper TexasVoter)
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To: vmivol00

Which one of these two will exhort the people to reinstate the Republic by all means necessary?

Meanwhile the Contitution is a charred pile of ashes in the white house garbage.


28 posted on 02/09/2013 8:02:15 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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29 posted on 02/09/2013 8:48:03 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: svcw
Rand Paul is giving many great speeches but I wonder will he fall into his father’s ignorant blather?

Why do you think that?

Do you sometimes fall into your father's ignorant blather? I can't imagine why you'd say [or wonder] such a thing.

30 posted on 02/10/2013 4:24:25 PM PST by BfloGuy (Money, like chocolate on a hot oven, was melting in the pockets of the people.)
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To: BfloGuy

Well, my father never had ignorant blather.
Ron Paul is an ignorant sot.
I would be disappointed if Rand Paul fell into that category.


31 posted on 02/10/2013 4:33:47 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: svcw
Well, my father never had ignorant blather.

Ron Paul is an ignorant sot.

I would be disappointed if Rand Paul fell into that category.

I would be, too. I don't want, however, to exclude him from consideration because of his father. Let him rise or fall on his own account.

32 posted on 02/11/2013 4:25:26 PM PST by BfloGuy (Money, like chocolate on a hot oven, was melting in the pockets of the people.)
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