Rand Paul’s State of the Union

I make it a habit not to watch the annual throne speech State of the Union message, or the pettifogging rebuttals from the opposition party. This year, though, I did catch the somewhat novel third party reply from Sen. Rand Paul. It was not the best speech in the world, but it had the unique benefit of telling some basic truths. For those who missed it, here is (most) of Paul’s speech:

  • I didn’t watch any of, including Paul who was only available on-line (I am on limited monthly band width). I watched the Westminster Dog Show which was a lot more interesting. Sounds like I didn’t miss anything.

  • MD Russ


    Exactly what were some of the “basic truths” that Rand Paul told? Eliminate foreign aid to balance the budget? That represents a rounding error in total Federal expenditures. Reduce military spending? We have already cut the $553B per year Defense budget by $487B over the next ten years without sequestration. How is that going to reduce our $16T in debt? As for immigration reform, all he offered was platitudes. Where is the plan? How will we put 11 million people on a path to citizenship without letting them jump the waiting line, encouraging even more illegals?

    Sorry, but I thought that his “response” was nutty and deceptive–just like his old man.

    • MD Russ

      Although I have to admit that his response was better than Rubio’s Watergate Moment.

      • EricMcGrane

        Geee, so surprising that you’d focus on Rubio needing a drink of water.

        • MD Russ

          As if no one else noticed, Eric.

          How long did it take for you people to build the little world that you live in?

          • EricMcGrane

            A great deal longer than its taking you people to destroy it.

          • MD Russ

            We’re destroying the little world you live in? One could only hope; stop teasing me.

      • I am no fan of Rubio, but focusing on the water is a clear indicator of a complete lack of seriousness. I expect that from CNN, not from Republicans.

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