Via USA Today:
Sen. Rand Paul, a likely GOP presidential candidate, took on the duties of a one-man rapid-response team and pounced on President Obama’s State of the Union Address on multiple platforms. The Kentucky senator posted his own response to Obama’s speech on his YouTube channel — offering a separate view from the official Republican rebuttal being delivered by Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa and the Tea Party’s view from Rep. Curt Clawson of Florida. In his 12-minute video, Paul calls for “new leadership” and “new blood” in Washington and leveled broadsides at Obama on issues such as the budget, taxes, health care and foreign policy. Paul pointedly criticized Obama for contributing to income inequality in America and said the president’s policies “have allowed the poor to get poorer and the rich to get richer.” “The president is intent to redistribute the pie, but not growing it,” Paul said in his video. “He misunderstands that the bulk of America wants a bigger pie.