Sen. Marco Rubio won’t be the only senator delivering a response to President Obama’s State of the Union speech. The political action committee Tea Party Express announced this afternoon that Sen. Rand Paul will give the official Tea Party response immediately after Rubio’s. So, is having not one but two senators speak an embarrassment of riches, or possibly an embarrassing sign that the GOP is seriously divided?

The Tea Party response isn’t new; both Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain have stepped up to offer a response to Obama’s speech.

A tweet today from Paul’s office might give some idea. “Republican savior” Rubio’s recent participation in the “Gang of 8’s” immigration reform proposal raised red flags with plenty of conservatives who saw a remake of amnesty in the works, despite Rubio’s insistence that a lack of attention to border security was a “deal breaker.”

If it’s simply a matter of jockeying for position for 2016, there’s plenty of time to listen to what both senators have to say.

At this rate, how long before we see rocker and cultural ambassador nominee Andrew W.K. give the “Too Party” response?

  • Love of Country

    What happened to Marco Rubio, our next President?

  • David Bruce

    Who made Rubio the ” be all ” of the Repub party ? He will sell out on immigration guaranteed .

    • NachoCheese (D)

      the state run media.

      • syvyn11

        I don’t get it, a month ago many Tea Party members were saying that Rubio was a lock. Now you’ve got him lumped in with the RINOs. One or two decisions doesn’t make you a rino.

        • Thane_Eichenauer

          It is possible that two responses catches more attention than one. I don’t see anything wrong with that.

          • syvyn11

            I’m looking at the optics of it. Remember who we are dealing with. The left will pounce on this seeing it as weakness.

          • Thane_Eichenauer

            If Rand Paul were to ponder what he should or shouldn’t do based on what the leftists of the world or the media is going to think of it I imagine he would have little time left for doing what he should be doing. Let the left react. That leaves them all the less time to act.


    Rubio is a RINO, period. Look this country is already screwed there is no way I am voting for another RINO ever again.

  • Harry A

    “the official tea party response” beware, this is how the republican establishment seek to drag the Tea Party under their control and one need only look at the results of 2006, 2008, 2012 to see how well the republican establishment can do.

  • Maxx

    Wait a minute…I thought libs buried Rand and Tea Party in 2012? They sure as hell have been declaring that. “ha ha…progs….HE’S BACK!” We should have Rand deliver the speech wearing a white hockey mask just to *&*k with ’em.

  • Ben Bollman

    I hope the Tea Party gets their crap together this next election cycle and puts up one definitive nominee instead of 3 or 4. I like Rand Paul but he has too much in common with his pop and would side with libs on social issues too much for me to be comfortable with nominating him. Ted Cruz would be my choice at this point, he’s not afraid of sticking it to liberals.

    • Thane_Eichenauer

      Whatever the Tea party is or isn’t it certainly doesn’t have the power to act as a gatekeeper.

  • syvyn11

    I consider myself a Tea Party Conservative, we need one voice. A divided voice just gives liberals fuel about how mixed up the GOP is.

    That said, the GOP needs to agree with the Tea Party, not the other way around.

  • Mario Leone

    Paul>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>rubio. Point made? Rubio is an establishment hack.