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Rubio's and Rand's Contrasting State of the Union Address Responses

Rubio's and Rand's Contrasting State of the Union Address Responses
Written by Thomas R. Eddlem
The New American
Thursday, 14 February 2013

One would have thought the twin Republican responses to President Obama's State of the Union address by Florida Senator Marco Rubio (shown in foreground) and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (shown on left) should have been almost identical in opposition to the president. But they ended up a study in sharp contrast. Where Rubio deployed vague and glittering generalities in a series of platitudes, Paul emerged as the adult who unveiled specific policy proposals in his Tea Party Express response to counter Obama.

On the surface, both the Republican senators appear to be coming from the same point of view: Both were elected with Tea Party support in 2010. Both supported a balanced budget constitutional amendment. Both claimed to oppose new taxes and more regulations. Both strenuously opposed Obama's new proposals to curb the right to keep and bear arms.

“More government isn't going to help you get ahead. It's going to hold you back,” Rubio said February 12. “More government isn't going to create more opportunities. It's going to limit them.” Likewise, Paul explained of Obama's heavy borrowing policies, “This massive expansion of the debt destroys savings and steals the value of your wages. Big government makes it more expensive to put food on the table. Big government is not your friend. The president offers you free stuff but his policies keep you poor.”


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Great Article

Appreciate it THANK YOU

Rand is going to have Tea Party and Liberty support, real deal.

Breitbart has two articles comparing the two Senators sotu responses as well. They call Rubio establishment who defends Republicans against Democratic attacks. While they credit Paul with taking the liberty and freedom message on offense.

"Where liberty is, there is my country." -Benjamin Franklin

I usually don't go there

I could care less for Breitbart.com along with American Thinker. They are usually Anti Liberty Movement sites, where the Establishment/Status Quo Republicans are the only ones that matter. If they did write a decent article concerning Rand, I'm surprised.

"Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth. "
— William Faulkner