UPDATED WITH TEA PARTY EXPRESS – GOP, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and more Responses to the State of the Union

There are several responses to the SOTU that I am going to post here. So far I haven’t found the videoed version of the Tea Party response with Mike Lee, but as soon as I do I’ll post it here. For now, here are some I’ve found.

GOP RESPONSE:



RAND PAUL:

TED CRUZ:

MIKE LEE (Tea Party Express):

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K-Bob
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K-Bob

This is late, but here’s Sarah Palin’s response, courtesy her FaceBook page: If you skipped huddling around the TV last night for the State of the Union address because you’ve heard it all before, plus you were just busy with life, well… so did I. Putting the real world on hold to watch the fantasy declaration of “utopia’s-on-it’s-way” just isn’t efficient. My truck radio was tuned in though. And driving kids to and from ball games with me negotiating control of the dial allowed me hear what I’d forebodingly anticipated. Later, reading the President’s remarks on my cell phone made sitting on sticky steel bleachers (that exacerbate parents’ sore backs) that much more uncomfortable. It was all confirmation that we HAVE heard it all before – how more government is supposedly the answer. But the extreme hubris and naïveté emanated from that speech was something new and alarming. Ronald Reagan… Read more »

Hank Payne
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Hank Payne

Put the power of government back into the hands of Americans? How about a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United. Every thing else heard here is just pap.

Time4Offense
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Time4Offense

Rep. Rodgers stated, “We believe in a government that trusts people.”
What about violations of the Rule of Law and of our Constitution that occur almost daily by this lawless Administration? Do you believe in a government constrained by Constitutional limits? If so, what are you doing about it?
I guess the RINO Establishment doesn’t consider this point as important as being “trusting” or “compassionate.”
Government cannot be trusting. It cannot be compassionate. It can only represent “We, the People” under a defined set of laws.
By the way, RINOs, I’m sick of hearing how you’re compassionate while you help Barry destroy my country!

CapeLady
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CapeLady

The establishment on both sides of the aisle have sold their souls to crony capitalists who benefit from big government. Their staffers leave to become lobbyists and the leaders in Congress feather their nests to ensure highly-paid positions for themselves when they leave office. They no longer serve the people nor do they care if they have the consent of the governed. Those who remember why they were sent to Washington, like Mike Lee, Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Louie Gohmert are rare. And Mike Lee will need our help because the GOP establishment is determined to defeat him in Utah in the next election!!!

NiteOwlett
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NiteOwlett

If we only judged speech qualities and not content….what kind of world would we expect? Factual speeches are my cup of tea.

phil
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phil

all of them speak well,

however, only Cruz really hits it at Obama with Very specific details,

Nancy000
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Nancy000

Rand Paul tried to look so “Presidential”. FAIL!

colliemum
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colliemum

Didn’t listen to the GOP lady – life’s too short.
However, while both Paul and Lee gave good speeches, they were too ‘washingtonian’, imho. They were like programme speeches suitable for a candidature. They were not bad, but not exactly in the league of making people say ‘where can we sign up’. That’s my impression – YMMV.

Ted Cruz however spoke to what the POS did not address in his SOTU address: pow-pow-pow-pow.
These are the points people want to talk about and want answers for, which the POS didn’t give, hasn’t given and won’t give. That speech laid bare the pretensions of the POS for all to see.

I think that these points Cruz made will stay in people’s minds, whereas the good speeches from Lee and Paul will soon be forgotten.

phil
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phil

Cruz is the only politician in washington who never stops raising the issues where the dems screwed up and are waiting for time to due its job, While the other guys (well, most of them) can barely burp out a disapproval and only once in a while,

CapeLady
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CapeLady

Ted Cruz is our generation’s Ronald Reagan.. there is no doubt about that! He is a force to be reckoned with and I would love to see a Cruz/West ticket in 2016!

poljunkie
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poljunkie

Wouldn’t it be awesome !?

lawngren
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lawngren

The “journey from Boston to Phildelphia” (Mike Lee’s speech) leads across the North Bridge.

I respect Mike Lee, but he’s talking conservative politics as usual. Nice, but useless, because we have an outlaw in the White House and in the US AG’s office.

lawngren
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lawngren

Phiadelphia’s Independence Hall is not the model for the stage we’re in. The colonists would never have become Americans if not for the North Bridge.

mikeinidaho
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mikeinidaho

I watch neither Obama nor the Repubs! Just a waste of time and patience to me. Both sides run their collective mouths while screwing ALL of America over either by their actions or their inaction. (I do favor Ted Cruz, though.)

Loved First 1Jn 4:19
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Loved First 1Jn 4:19

Senator Cruz is the man! No notes no teleprompter needed just a phone and off he goes!! Smart and a truth teller!

tesla3090
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tesla3090

I don’t agree with Cruz on a lot of things, but you have to admit, that was a what a good rebuttal should be. In fact, any of the other three would have done a better job than Rogers did.

Crassus
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Crassus

Half of Rogers’ speech was her life story. Like she was auditioning to be someone’s running mate. Sounded like a nice enough person but there wasn’t much substance in the speech itself. All in all, not the worst SOTU rebuttal speech I’ve ever heard but far from the best.

Tom of the Missouri
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Tom of the Missouri

Like a true RINO, she also assured us that Obama wants the best for us, too, but that she just disagrees with his approach. Sounds just like McCain, Romney, Boehner and McConnell. She also has a retarded kid who likes Bruce Springsteen. How could I not like her? What an idiot that takes us for fools.

Crassus
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Crassus

Couldn’t she at least have said Bob Seger?

notsofastthere
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notsofastthere

Well – established R’s aren’t ready to ‘Turn The Page’ on big government just yet.

poljunkie
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poljunkie

OR Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet or the Outlaws?

poljunkie
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poljunkie

Really? Why Springstein? Puke.

DHardy
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DHardy

Mike Lee makes better sense than any of them.. Griffin was pointless and appeared to be campaigning for her self than addressing the SOTU LIES..

iaintlyin
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iaintlyin

Its the RNC attempt at addressing the so called war on women. Being the press AND the RNC has driven Palin and Bachman out of the picture this is what they came up with. Another example of the RNC letting the nitwits dictate our path. Lee, Cruz, Paul, Gohmet, Gowdy, all would have been better choices instead the RNC was egged on again by a posse of clowns.

Conservator1
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Conservator1

She’s part of the House leadership and delivered a message from Boehner. Kristi Noem from South Dakota would have been a better choice for conservative Republicans.

Tom of the Missouri
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Tom of the Missouri

Kristi Noem, while way cute, is another Boehner establishment get along go along suck-up and a huge disappointment who was elected in and by the big Tea Party mid term sweep of a few years ago. She likely got there to just keep the big ag subsidies flowing to her husband and fellow toxic grain farmers. She should be primaried away as far as I am concerned.

Galatiansch2vs20
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Galatiansch2vs20

Mike Lee was a big disappointment to me with his speech (comments on a different thread). I only heard his and Ted’s speeches and Ted’s beat Mike’s hands down.

CapeLady
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CapeLady

Ted Cruz is a fighter – Mike Lee is much more laid back – he is a good legislator, but not presidential material.

Galatiansch2vs20
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Galatiansch2vs20

I did not like Lee’s weak abortion stance and his non-defense of marriage stance. And his praising the amnesty pushing Rubio and Ryan as conservatives was not exciting.

notsofastthere
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notsofastthere

Ted Cruz gave four specific omissions from Obama’s speech. Now – was that so difficult to do you RINO’s in congress?

Conservator1
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Conservator1

Rep. Rogers is one of Boehner’s leaders in the House. Thus, it was a speech that reflected his views and the establishment Republicans – aka RINOs. Her tone in delivering the official Republican response brought me back to grade school as though I was being forced to listen to the principal address over loudspeakers.

I liked Paul, Lee and Cruz responses to Obama’s SOTU address. Unlike the others, Sen. Crus’s response above was recorded on a cell phone and was delivered spontaneously and without notes.

IMO, this is what sets Sen. Cruz apart from all likely possible presidential candidates in 2016. It’s the reason why I support him and why I hope he seeks to run for president.

DHardy
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DHardy

We should start fund raising for him now…Maybe we can get him a billion dollars to face off the Democaps…

iaintlyin
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iaintlyin

start contributing/fund raising now and the fbi, doj investigation of you and your family should just about be in full swing come 2016. But at least you’ll get to see the D’souza movie this summer and then get to talk about it with him in Gitmo as blockmates on election day.

Conservator1
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Conservator1

From your lips to God’s ear; we need a Cruz to begin undoing Obama’s progressive agenda. And it will take many years – at least two terms/8 years.

iaintlyin
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iaintlyin

Cruz’ unprepared remarks and your response are similar to my thoughts and post earlier this week. Ask your liberal nieghbor about a topic that the press has yet to parse and he’ll shrug his shoulders, ask your conservative neighbor the same thing and he’ll be able to formulate an opinion from knowing whats right and wrong not from being told what he thinks by the press. The guy that uses the teleprompter and his notes less is the guy getting my vote.

Conservator1
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Conservator1

You were correct in your comments earlier this week and today.

MizMak
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MizMak

Right here on RS is the full range of representation in the GOP, representing the spectrum of peoples represented. [LOL! How many times can I say the ‘r’ word in one sentence!] But seriously, why can’t these people get along? Do you hear any area In which these people fundamentally disagree? What is it that makes one part feel it is wisdom to attack the other…to marginalized an entire part of it’s own “family” so to speak? [Speaking here of the attack on the so called tea party base] It couldn’t be political, as it is suicide to alienate your base. Are those people owned by someone, pulling their strings to sabotage their own party? In exchange for…? Truly, this puzzles me. Sorry if this sounds naive…but it is plain to me that we COULD all pull together and get something done if there wasn’t this inexplicable circular firing squad… Read more »

BiscuitCrumbs
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BiscuitCrumbs

Although Rodgers may be a good person, her content reflectes the Republican party.

EchoMike
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EchoMike

I haven’t gotten through 1 min of the Rep response, and it’s already boring me. I’ll watch the others.

rs.yauch
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rs.yauch

Tried to forward this web site – YAHOO is restricting sending emails.
They are NOW controlling who you email to – find another service

Yoo Hoo
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Yoo Hoo

Mike Lee’s was the best by far, imo. His was the most substantive, full-ranging.
TY Scoop, for posting them all here! smile

LoJoFo
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LoJoFo

Paul was presidential; however, I though Mike Lee was terrific–very informative and inspirational.

publius
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publius

And as soon as Lee figures out what is un-presidential about being informative and inspirational, maybe he can get on the short list.

LoJoFo
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LoJoFo

I hear you. I could have been more descriptive. We may need to define “presidential,” or redefine it. I was referring to the things that the low info voter is affected by–he backdrop, tone of voice, mannerisms. I liked what both Lee and Paul had to say; however, it looks as if Rand Paul is auditioning for the job of President, whereas Mike Lee is simply good.

TexasPGRRider
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TexasPGRRider

Thank You, Scoop…You`ve made it easier for us to access this info by putting it in one spot, and saved each of us considerable time… THANKS, Again….

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c4pfan
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TexasPGRRider
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TexasPGRRider

THANKS, c4

aPLWBinAK
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aPLWBinAK

Rodgers’ response to the SOTU was the worst I’ve ever seen.
Trite, empty platitudes, and completely devoid of anything resembling substance.
She sounded like she was reading some inane bedtime story to little kids….

c4pfan
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c4pfan

Seems to sum up the GOP to me.

aPLWBinAK
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aPLWBinAK

I’m listening to Mike Lee’s response now…..you cannot tell from their individual responses, that he and Rodgers belong to the same party.
Cruz’ and Paul’s were the best of the 4, with Lee’s being pretty good too.

patriot077
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patriot077

No, Lee is a constitutional guy. McMorris-Rogers is not.

aPLWBinAK
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aPLWBinAK

Make no mistake, I liked Lee’s response, just thought that Paul and Cruz did even better.

patriot077
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patriot077

Yes, they are both better speakers. Mike Lee is very earnest and solid but not as charismatic. I like them all.
My comment was directed toward yours about Lee & Rogers being in the same party. Quite a contrast, isn’t it smile

Weswieann
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Weswieann

Senator Cruz also interviewed with CNN Jake Tapper, great interview! http://t.co/cJNjPoSaOp

aPLWBinAK
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aPLWBinAK

Watching that one right now…..agree that it’s great, but I’ve come to expect no less from him.

publius
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publius

That’s because she is s token and a prop, in the RINO version of diversity and class warfare. She didn’t get past her intro before she referred to her gender twice. She is, in this venue, primarily a Gyno-American, a symbol that the Republicans are not conducting a war against women.

Beyond that, the speech is RINO boilerplate utopian rhetoric. In other words, she said nothing.

Crassus
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Crassus

Don’t worry. Rush and Hannity will both praise Rogers for her performance on their radio shows today.

patriot077
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patriot077

I may just be cynical these days, but I was thinking the whole time she was talking that the House has done nada. All hat no cattle so to speak.
I didn’t expect much from her and I’m a little surprised at how disgusted I got listening to her careful phrases about the America she remembers but has done nothing to preserve.

Crassus
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Crassus

Obviously, you never saw Bob Dole’s response to Slick Willie’s SOTU back in 1996. Even Jesse Helms said it was the worst speech he ever saw in his life.

Jose
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Jose

Paul’s was very presidential, both in visual presentation and in the way he spoke. But they were all good.

$3273457
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$3273457

This is great! All four responses in one place.
I thought McMorris-Rodgers did a fine job. She seemed very genuine and real, not like a polished politician. Mike Lee’s “Boston to Philadelphia” theme was inspiring and effective. Ted is always amazing (although the setting was very distracting) I haven’t watched Paul’s reply yet. I’m sure he did a fine job as well.

As for Obama’s speech, I could only stomach bits and pieces of it, but it was of course more of the same empty rhetoric/propaganda.

Darrell Griffin
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Darrell Griffin

Thank You Scoop for your usual excellence.

I personally prefer to watch without the media filter.

PVG
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PVG

Ted and Rand did an awesome job!

Weswieann
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Weswieann

Senator Cruz interviewed with Jake Tapper of CNN after SOTU – great interview, but did CNN play second half?

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