Tea Party Response to State of the Union


Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.), the libertarian-leaning son of failed 2012 presidential candidate and Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas), will deliver the Tea Party rebuttal to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday. Paul, who's mentioned as a potential 2016 presidential candidate, was elected as Kentucky's junior senator in 2010 — riding the Tea Party waved caused by the 2009 passing of Obamacare. He'll be sharing the spotlight tonight with Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) who will be delivering a historic bilingual rebuttal to the president's speech in English and Spanish — in an obvious attempt to lure the critical Hispanic voters that flocked to the Democratic tent last November helping reelect Obama in a landslide among this increasingly large and decisive voting bloc.