Does the Tea Party Need to Speak?

Washington (CNN) – 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 Tuesdarubio randy night, a Paul spokeswoman confirms to CNN.

Wait a second.

I thought Marco Rubio was a Tea Party candidate in 2010. Why, then does one faction of  the Tea Party need to have Rand Paul rebut Obama’s State of the Union speech?

Don’t get me wrong. I like Rand Paul. I like a lot of his common sense solutions to our debt problems. I might even vote for him.

But is this the right move for the Republican party? At a time when we are portrayed as totally divided it seems we are missing a prime opportunity to show a united front.

My daughter says maybe I’m not far enough to the right.

I don’t think so.


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Teresa Wendt

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  1. Though ‘seemingly’ not as extreme as his father,(& perhaps more appealing to many) Rand Paul is of the same cloth as his father. His run for the Senate was (is) welcome even though it may have been ‘practice’ for picking up the family mantle & becoming the ‘perpetual candidate”….[to me] this is a move to insure Mark Rubio’s spotlight minute is dimmed so that his also is seen…..Is there anything ‘wrong’ with his address? Probably not, however, it may well well direct even more attention to or enlarge the fracture line in the Republican Party…This is NOT good.

    Both of these men are exceptional in thier own way. HOWEVER..Our very existance & treasured freedoms depend on finding candidates that has ‘the ego’ in tact & our Country first….IF someone is already focusing foremost on their advancement in 2016, how much help can we count on them in 2014 to help take the Senate? First things first…

    How far right is ‘enough’?

    1. Jan I agree with your concerns. Let’s hope that Rubio does a superior job tonight and maybe the first step in uniting the party.

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