I don’t remember when the practice to have an opposition party response to the State of the Union began, but now it’s a matter of course, and so Tuesday night after President Obama makes his speech, the Republicans will have their turn. And then their turn. And then again their turn.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA) will deliver the official GOP response, but Sen. Mike Lee (UT) will deliver one on behalf of the Tea Party Express, while Sen. Rand Paul (KY) will deliver one on behalf of… Sen. Rand Paul.
Well, that tells us a few things. First, the Republicans are having trouble getting their shit together and can’t come up with a coherent, unified response. Second, they’re really piling on the overkill to destroy President Obama, which, when you think about it, is really pitiful. Finally, it will be really interesting to see who will emerge as the GOP presidential field based on this plateful of spaghetti thrown against the wall to see what sticks.