They’re claiming that Rand Paul will give the Teaparty response to the President’s State of the Union address. His two cents will be added after Florida’s Marco Rubio gives the Republican’s answer to the President.
But who do they think they’re fooling? We all know that the Teaparty is just another tentacle of the octopus that is the Republican party. Let’s hope that this time around, Rand Paul keeps his eye on the right camera and not do what Michele Bachmann did last time around.
“We are giving a voice to the tea party movement when the mainstream media and the Republican establishment wants to write us off as dead,” said Amy Kremer, chairman of the Tea Party Express. This is the third year in a row that Kremer’s organization has sponsored the tea party response.
The dueling GOP speeches come at a time when a very public rift is developing between the Republican establishment and conservative activists over the direction of the party. Some grassroots activists are specifically angry at Karl Rove and other Republicans for stating that they will choose sides in upcoming Republican primaries and only financially help candidates who have a chance of winning in the general election.