Who gave a better rebuttal speech to the State of the Union address?
Senator Marco Rubio’s response to the State of the Union
Rand Paul’s tea party response to State of the Union
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Both speeches were excellent however Rand Paul said more what I’d personally like to hear…Marco Rubio was too polite and P.C. I think its time Obama was taken to task and it has to be in plain ENGLISH that the people undrstand. Rand Paul spoke the peples language
Agree MaeBelle. Rubio’s felt a little pandering and contrived to me. Paul really speaks to the issues I see now, and he’s not afraid to point out the problems on both sides of the aisle; this is what’s going to be needed to unite us [and deep us out of debt bondage]. Either Senator would have much better ideas and execution over the last (few!) presidents.
I like what Senator Paul had to say. He’s not afraid to speak to the issues & real problems facing our country. I have been listening to him for awhile & I think he is right on!
Mr. Rubio is articulate with the party line, but the GOP is off-target when it comes to several important issues and they have proved to be much too easily cowed by the Liberal Left. The GOP could use an infusion of Tea Party Spirit which is much more to my constitutional conservative liking. I’m done with GOP candidates and shopping for new Constitutional-conservatives ones. Mr. Paul comes much closer to the mark, in my estimation.
I would normally disregard almost anything the Teabaggers can add to anything, In this case, I really felt that Paul was talkiing directly to what people really cared about. Too bad most of how he is portrayed is like a foolish clown. I thought his dad had a lot to say, but, sadly lacked the how-to-get-it-done answers. Rubio is an empty suit. If the GOP goes with Rubio, its a walk away win for the Democrats. Paul made me maybe take another look at this guy. Maybe he isn’t the total clown he is made out to be. It could be just a moment of lucidness, then back to the madness. Just saying…
Ted, I am a registered Independent who voted for Obama the first time but wised up in 2012 after being fooled in 2008 by the empty words about balanced budgets and deficit reduction and working together. I see many of your (and Seazen’s) posts on these pages and recognize your orientation as liberal. I find it incomprehensible that anyone has a problem with the prescription Rand Paul offered in his rebuttal speech versus what the president is offering again, all the while promising (after running up $6.5 trillion in deficits over the last 4 years) that “..these programs will not increase the deficit by one dime…”…really? after $6.5 trillion and counting? Spend, spend, spend, tax, tax and more taxes. That is a “Gumpian” prescription for a national fiscal disaster which is occurring before our eyes and which will be the dominant issue of our childrens’ lives…”stupid is as stupid does…” What on God’s green earth do you people see in Barack Obama?? He has not a single laudable accomplishment in his life other than his Harvard law degree, a successful marriage and fathering two apparently bright kids, and he gives a good speech. Did you know he is the only president of the Harvard law review in the 300 year-history of the HLR to NOT be published in the HLR…? Not a single piece of legislation ever sponsored that passed. Worked in a law firm for six years and didn’t even become a partner…and with a Harvard law degree. No private sector business experience of ANY kind…think he can balance his own check book? I doubt it…Michelle probably handles all that. I am confounded beyond belief that people still believe anything his guy says – he’s bankrupting our country…..and he’s the most pathological political liar of my lifetime…or else hopelessly economically and fiscally illiterate…and he makes Nixon look like a girl scout…just saying…
When the loony liberals have to concentrate on Rubio’s drinking water you know he hit a homerun. Compared to the obvious lies that Obama peppered his speech with, Rubio gave a concise review of the difference between conservative and a liberal policies. Even the “low information” Obama voters could see right trhrough the exaggerated claims made by Obama. It strikes me that Obama just stands for what he thinks other people will fall for.
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I’m with KB
The redistricting process here in Florida, as well as some statements by John McCain, Rove, Jeb Bush and others have made it clear the GOP has no more use Constitutional and Fiscal Conservatives than the Democrats.
Realistically they figure they own us the same way the Democrats claim ownership of the black population, in some respects they treat us worse.
For the moment I’ll stick with Paul-
Rand Paul and Marco Rubio both done good seeing as they both talked about different subjects
Rubio appears like he is playing a role and seems insecure about it. Plus, his approach is the same one that lost the last two national elections. Rand is the real thing and fully confident in his message. I am amazed by Rand’s political skills as well as his message. I think he represents the strain of the party that will lead it back to the fore. Rand is not a Bush/McCain/Romney clone.
Rubio must have been thrilled, in the same day, to vote against protection from Violence for Women and responding to a great speech from his President that he obviously didn’t even listen to!
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