nobama: “So he talked for 13 hours. And?? So what?”
What real, concrete difference did Sen Paul’s filibuster make?
For crying out loud, the man stood up in the Senate and did exactly what we've been demanding for years---fight back----and here we have some people on this board who are actually trying to diminish his effort.
Jeez, give me a break!
☞ Shifts emphasis in leadership powers in the Senate;
☞Holds and controls the microphone so that it can give rather than suppress information;
☞gives time to clarify a concern publicly, increasing accountability;
☞obtain concessions from the opposition and win over moderates; educate the public;
☞emboldens the party base to elect such members to Congress;
☞preps for future legislation;
I don't get what the naysayers on this thread are about, just criticism, no suggestions.
He made both Obama and Holder appear to be unmitigated douches on a national stage, in front of a broad message, who might not understand the nuances of some of the stuff we discuss here on FR about Obama sucking the big one, but certainly understand the notion of "the President shalt not kill Americans on American soil indiscriminately."
He found the chink in Obama's armor, attacked it, and established a beach head, so that others may now exploit it and take down one of, if not the, most dangerous presidents in American history.
That's what he did.
A shame to see that people here are so busy trashing Paul they can't see that.