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Watch Filibuster live on video...right now...it is after mid-nite!
The Hill ^ | 03/07/2012 | Sen Rand Paul

Posted on 03/06/2013 9:12:37 PM PST by entropy12

This is a live video broadcast.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: filibuster; randpaul
Sen Ron Johnson is speaking right now.
1 posted on 03/06/2013 9:12:47 PM PST by entropy12
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To: entropy12

Outstanding!

We’ve got to write to every one of these fine patriots and thank them for doing what we’ve asked of them for so long.


2 posted on 03/06/2013 9:15:11 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: entropy12

When Rand yields some time for a question, is he allowed to run to the bathroom or does he have to stay on the floor like a Hands on a Hardbody contest?


3 posted on 03/06/2013 9:17:54 PM PST by mnehring
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Senator Scott from SC is in the fray as well! So is Senator Heller from AZ.

Looks like an all-nighter is on tap...


4 posted on 03/06/2013 9:18:37 PM PST by GOP Congress
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To: mnehring

Mainly it gives his voice a rest...he is slowly going hoarse, I can sense it.


5 posted on 03/06/2013 9:21:44 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed cuz people have figured out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: entropy12

So if he doesn’t yield the floor but steps off to go to the bathroom, the filibuster is closed?


6 posted on 03/06/2013 9:23:08 PM PST by mnehring
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To: GOP Congress

I just saw Scott, then Flake spoke. Now its back to Lee. I wish representatives could enter the fray too. ‘Would be good to hear from Bachmann and King.


7 posted on 03/06/2013 9:24:44 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Windflier

I thot all the heroes were gone.

Glad there are literally and figuratevely a few good men still standing. The conservatives are supporting Rand.

Cruz was reading tweets #standwithrand for all the Twitter tweeters out there who might want to chime in. Very encouraging to Rand I am sure.

Thank you to all of them.


8 posted on 03/06/2013 9:26:11 PM PST by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: entropy12

How long do they have to keep the filibuster going?

How much time left till the nomination is no good?


9 posted on 03/06/2013 9:26:44 PM PST by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
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To: WildHighlander57
How long do they have to keep the filibuster going?

As long as they can keep it going. Strom Thurmond went for 24 hours 18 minutes.

How much time left till the nomination is no good?

1415 more days.

10 posted on 03/06/2013 9:32:33 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: WildHighlander57

I honestly do not know the exact senate rules on filibuster. As you probably are aware, this filibuster’s objective is not to stop the CIA nominee, but rather to have the senate vote on the constitutionality of killing a US citizen on US soil who is not an IMMINENT threat or in in the process of committing a grievous act of terror such as the 911 attack.


11 posted on 03/06/2013 9:32:39 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed cuz people have figured out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: bushwon

Ted Cruz, a real statesman.


12 posted on 03/06/2013 9:33:52 PM PST by notaliberal ( Democraps denied God thrice!)
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To: entropy12

Senator Cruz of Texas is an excellent speaker without needing teleprompters.


13 posted on 03/06/2013 9:34:38 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed cuz people have figured out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: mnehring
From his reference before he ended the filibuster it sounded like he could not leave the floor. No bathroom breaks without a catheter.

Good job, Rand. You not only showed up the administration as a bunch of lawless thugs, you also did a good job of separating the good guys from the bad in the Republican party.

14 posted on 03/06/2013 9:44:54 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: entropy12
As you probably are aware

I see you are an optimist.

15 posted on 03/06/2013 9:44:54 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: WildHighlander57

It’s over.


16 posted on 03/06/2013 9:45:15 PM PST by Viennacon
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Now let’s see how the (R) contingent votes, UNLESS they get the Administration concession regarding the drones on Americans deal. I’m a bit surprised they didn’t bring up the 1.2 billion bullet buy or the domestic military tank buy by DHS.


17 posted on 03/06/2013 9:48:41 PM PST by GOP Congress
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To: KarlInOhio

The more I see Rand Paul on TV or video, more impressed I get. He is calm, collected, thoughtful, lot of common sense, good handle on knowledge of issues, and he obviously has stamina to not go to the bathroom for 12 hours+ !! I have not seen him get the deer in headlights look in front of any interviewer.


18 posted on 03/06/2013 10:19:38 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed cuz people have figured out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: GOP Congress

Don’t get your hopes up too high, the country clubbers and seasoned politicians will not bother fighting.


19 posted on 03/06/2013 10:21:08 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed cuz people have figured out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: entropy12

Fell asleep watching Rand Paul last evening.


20 posted on 03/07/2013 4:18:57 AM PST by jimfree (In November 2016 my 12 y/o granddaughter will have more quality exec experience than Barack Obama)
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To: jimfree

Rand could not visit the bathroom for 13 hours and 20 minutes. That is amazing endurance.


21 posted on 03/07/2013 10:02:15 AM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed cuz people have figured out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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22 posted on 03/07/2013 7:38:42 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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