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EXCLUSIVE: ACLU Backs Paul's Filibuster
www.breitbart.com ^ | March 6 2013 | Ben Shapiro

Posted on 03/06/2013 4:02:40 PM PST by Beowulf9

On Wednesday afternoon, Christopher Anders, Senior Legislative Council at the American Civil Liberties Union in Washington D.C., spoke with Breitbart News exclusively about Senator Rand Paul’s filibuster of the John Brennan nomination to CIA director over the administration’s failures to answer questions about domestic use of drones. Anders backed Paul to the hilt, and was highly critical of the Obama administration.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aclu; brennan; drones; filibuster; johnbrennan; randpaul; randpaulfilibuster

1 posted on 03/06/2013 4:02:44 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9

One-time event. They need cover so they don’t look absurd in the future.


2 posted on 03/06/2013 4:04:35 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Steely Tom

-—but I’ll take what I can get this time.


3 posted on 03/06/2013 4:07:00 PM PST by basil (basil, 2ASisters.org)
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To: Steely Tom

He just mentioned the possibility of drone strikes in Ann Arbor and almost lost me. LOL


4 posted on 03/06/2013 4:07:24 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Steely Tom

No doubt. I’m just stunned. Maybe the ACLU wants sympathetic press. Maybe the Mayans were right.


5 posted on 03/06/2013 4:07:53 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9

WOW


6 posted on 03/06/2013 4:09:57 PM PST by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Beowulf9

Here is the link http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/03/06/Exclusive-ACLU-backs-Rand


7 posted on 03/06/2013 4:11:44 PM PST by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Beowulf9

He is still talking and keeping the filibuster going.


8 posted on 03/06/2013 4:19:50 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (When will the rest of America's citizens wake up to the Obamanation?)
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To: Wisconsinlady

A lot of the mainstream “reporters” are quiet about this (on Twitter) but a few are making a lot of snarky remarks, providing further proof they are in fact, the State Run Media.


9 posted on 03/06/2013 4:23:22 PM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Those who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Wisconsinlady

He asked the democrats if they would vote on a resolution that clearly takes drone strikes against Americans on American soil off the table.

Durbin offered to let him testify at a hearing. Democrats are looking really bad on this and liberals and conservatives are with Paul.


10 posted on 03/06/2013 4:26:54 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

Sen Ted Cruz mentioning the reaction on Twitter, which is EYE opening!

Yes, many snarky remarks, Twitter is very informative, without meaning to be so sometimes...

I for one, am very glad to be home sick today and get to hear this filibuster. It is a real piece of history. Rand Paul really being an American, standing up for our rights.


11 posted on 03/06/2013 4:29:23 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Beowulf9

I think conservatives are a lot more effective on twitter than we are on much of the social media.

I’m seeing lots of conservative politicians who #standwithrand like Michele Bachman, Rick Santorum etc.


12 posted on 03/06/2013 4:35:14 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Beowulf9

Of the few GOP Senators coming on the floor, 2 are of Cuban descent. They have an idea of tyranny is, as opposed to scum like Rep Serrano who praises Hugo Chavez.


13 posted on 03/06/2013 4:36:41 PM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Those who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Beowulf9

Sen. Paul was the keynote speaker at the Lincoln Day dinner on Monday of which I was in attendance. He couldn’t stay very long, but spoke for over 20 minutes. He was livid about Hillary’s testimony over Benghazi. He did bring up the Brennan confirmation hearing and wasn’t too happy about that either. But he made no mention of the filibuster.

Good for him, because the 700 of us in attendance loved what he had to say and gave him a standing ovation at the end of the night. He was awesome.


14 posted on 03/06/2013 4:41:45 PM PST by bushbuddy
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To: Beowulf9

If you listened to Rush today you would have heard him discuss the Pew Report regarding Twitter and how it is purposefully filled with young Obots, “twistroturfing “ if you will (YES! I just made that up!) in order to formulate popular opinion and these “Twitter” fiends believe these are real “trends”.
It’s all bulls*it!


15 posted on 03/06/2013 5:08:23 PM PST by acapesket
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To: acapesket

“If you listened to Rush today you would have heard him discuss the Pew Report regarding Twitter and how it is purposefully filled with young Obots, “twistroturfing “ if you will (YES! I just made that up!) in order to formulate popular opinion and these “Twitter” fiends believe these are real “trends”.
It’s all bulls*it!”

Yeah, that’s for the person who hasn’t got the ability to do any critical thinking.

On Twitter, what matters is WHO follows who, and where that trail leads you. Very interesting to see the general trail of tweets and nottweets, coming from certain directions.

It’s about reading BETWEEN the lines.


16 posted on 03/06/2013 5:21:00 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: cripplecreek

Is he the only one who is allowed to speak? Or can other Republicans take his place?


17 posted on 03/06/2013 5:43:14 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (When will the rest of America's citizens wake up to the Obamanation?)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Others can speak but I believe Paul must remain standing on the floor for the whole time.


18 posted on 03/06/2013 5:53:49 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Oh, okay. Mr. Paul goes to Washington, huh?

I’m liking him better and better every day.


19 posted on 03/06/2013 6:05:58 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (When will the rest of America's citizens wake up to the Obamanation?)
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To: Wisconsinlady

This is why the traditional form of filibuster is so important. They cover so much ground than almost nothing is left out.


20 posted on 03/06/2013 6:11:11 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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21 posted on 03/06/2013 6:17:57 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Beowulf9

Every now and then, the ACLU will surprise us:

http://www.nytimes.com/1988/07/21/us/civil-liberties-union-asks-court-to-quash-iran-contra-indictment.html


22 posted on 03/06/2013 6:39:20 PM PST by Our man in washington
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To: Our man in washington

“Every now and then, the ACLU will surprise us”

Heheh, 1988.

Of course, I suddenly had another thought. Maybe the ACLU is hoping to get support from the WH for the filibuster in order to get onto John Brennan’s confirmation hearing.


23 posted on 03/06/2013 6:49:01 PM PST by Beowulf9
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