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Rand Paul ends filibuster against CIA director nominee after almost 13 hours
CBS News / The Associated Press ^ | March 7, 2013

Posted on 03/07/2013 12:06:18 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

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To: Common Sense 101

My thoughts, exactly!

He’s becoming quite predictable.


101 posted on 03/07/2013 9:40:09 AM PST by DoctorBulldog (Obama sucks. End of story.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sooner or later Graham and matthews are going to have a cat fight over who services obama best.

102 posted on 03/07/2013 9:41:12 AM PST by sport
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To: pgkdan

There are more than a few people here to do little but wait for any news about an elected official, and then attack them for not “doing enough”. Then they sit back in their P.Js, waiting for adulation from the crowds for their “insight”.

It is a trivially easy thing to attack people, and it is funny how people seem to think doing so is of some great credit.

But there is a lot of backslapping in forums like this, and some people need the validation.

103 posted on 03/07/2013 10:01:38 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Sal

I believe “Al Quds” simply is Jerusalem in Arabic and Farsi. I certainly don’t refer to Jerusalum as Al Quds. I still occasionally refer to it a “Yerushalaim Shel Zahar” (Jerusalem of Gold). OK. Thumbs down on Brennan. If he did indeed embrace Islam then he is indeed an apostate. I think I read that he went to Fordham. Tsk Tsk.

104 posted on 03/07/2013 10:28:57 AM PST by Ax
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To: nanetteclaret
Rand Paul is Senator from Kentucky and Ted Cruz is Senator from TEXAS.

I'm aware who they represent. I was added the Senators from Utah and Kansas who's names I couldn't think of at the time.

105 posted on 03/07/2013 10:31:45 AM PST by Vinnie
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To: Bigg Red
Sorry, but Paul’s vote for Hagel has just really soured me on his motives.

When Rand Paul has a mea culpa moment and apologizes for that despicable vote, I may give some thought to joining my conservative friends in singing his praises. Until then, he can pound sand for all I care. McCain and Graham can have him.

106 posted on 03/07/2013 10:32:05 AM PST by newgeezer (It is [the people's] right and duty to be at all times armed. --Thomas Jefferson, 1824)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Paul is a stick in the eyes of the DC elite. The disgusting cynical and knowing apologists for tyranny and atrocity, sitting behind easy grins, excusing the worst sort of depravity and corruption with a wink and a smirk, secure in their faith that they are the new elite leaders and are thus exempt from the ‘solutions’ to messy problems represented by those of us who would resist the idea that our lives are not someone else’s property.
Finally, we come to the power-lusters themselves - the so-called ‘progressive’ elites, Bo, Holder, Piglosi, and Feinstein. These individuals are often driven by a profound self-hatred which they direct outwards and project onto humanity in general. Their own self-loathing drives their passion to subjugate and to destroy, thus opening the door to the commission and justification of the most unimaginable of atrocities and crimes against God, man, nature, justice and reason. Another species of power-luster seeks to impose their own pompous sense of moral rectitude upon a resisting and supposedly ignorant public. C. S. Lewis, writing in God in the Dock eloquently warned us about this last type: “Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the ‘good’ of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybody progressive liberals. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”

107 posted on 03/07/2013 11:08:56 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So what purpose did this filibuster serve? Did it allow McConnell to round up some votes against Brennan?

I’m not against what Cruz did, just wondering what it did in the long haul?

McLame and Linda hated it, so I am for it.

108 posted on 03/07/2013 12:31:27 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: LibFreeUSA

“- - - - McCain, Graham.. the ‘grand-standers’ who “stand” for NOTHING! - - - “

Not so! McCain is Mr. GOP Elite himself!

Why these two esteemed US Senators are the heart and soul of the GOP Elite!

They - - - . Yeah, well, - - - I see what you mean - - - .

109 posted on 03/07/2013 8:34:39 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Commune Obama"care" violates Anti-Trust Laws, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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