Skip to comments.Paul Injects Life into Party with Nearly 13-Hour Filibuster
Posted on 03/07/2013 6:41:30 AM PST by EXCH54FE
I will speak until I can no longer speak. I will speak as long as it takes, until the alarm is sounded from coast to coast that our Constitution is important, that your rights to trial by jury are precious, that no American should be killed by a drone on American soil without first being charged with a crime, without first being found to be guilty by a court, Paul began.
That Americans could be killed in a cafe in San Francisco or in a restaurant in Houston or at their home in Bowling Green, Kentucky, is an abomination. It is something that should not and cannot be tolerated in our country, he said. I dont rise to oppose John Brennans nomination simply for the person. I rise today for the principle.
The filibuster against the CIA director nomination began at 11:47 a.m. Wednesday, on a Hill sparsely populated because of the snowstorm outside.
Hence, Pauls effort quickly took on the name Filiblizzard, with its own Twitter account. Like Sanders, Paul rapidly was honored with a site tracking his filibuster, IsRandPaulStillTalking.com.
I will speak today until the president responds and says no, we wont kill Americans in cafes; no, we wont kill you at home in your bed at night; no, we wont drop bombs on restaurants. Is that so hard? Paul said. Its amazing that the president will not respond. Ive been asking this question for a month. Its like pulling teeth to get the president to respond to anything. And I get no answer.
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Yeah, he should have been productive and joined McCain and had dinner with the antiConstitution prick from Chicago.
He made his point. The nomination was going to pass anyway. If he still would’ve been talking today, the left would’ve put the kook-rant lable on it. As it is, he created some divisions on the left and exposed the hypocrisy.
I'm trying to see where Obama has the right to use DRONES on Americans!!! It is not in MY CONSTITUTION!!!
“I for one appreciate what it took to do that, and applaud him.” (Me too)
Watching Paul, Cruz and Lee last night reminded me of what it must have been like to watch the Patriots turn against and expose the Crown during our nation’s founding.
And how far we have fallen from our Founder’s ideals.
Homeland Security Drones Designed to Identify Civilians Carrying Guns
I think its over. I think he just stopped and stepped awa
There are 100 Senators. Slightly less than half of them are Republicans.
Only ONE of them had the guts to take it to the floor and point out a blatant threat to American citizens. One or two others came to his aid and helped out. But he stood up there in the lights and camera eye.
Another segment, 12 of them, put on knee pads and went to dinner with the chief agent of anti-Americanism.
Their time would have been better spent standing in line BEHIND Rand Paul, waiting their turn to help continue the filibuster into today, tomorrow, whatever.
And we get folks out here busting on the one guy that DID step up to the plate.
Amazing... and then we sit here and wonder why we’re losing the country we love and watching it turn to sh*t...
Americans on Obama’s enemies list have a 2nd Amendment need for Triple-A.
...Not about automobiles.
That was a movie.
What courage, he caved in to them after ONLY 13 HOURS!
Have you spoken non-stop for "only" 13 hours before? There's no way it's as easy a task as you are proclaiming.
Agreed. He has made many comments as of late that has turned me off of him as much as I am of Rubio.
We as a country are screwed, I am sorry to be so negative, but I need someone to prove to me otherwise before I begin to feel positive about anything political any longer.
Always wonderful to know
“...what it must have been like to watch the Patriots turn against and expose the Crown...”
Imagine what it must have been like to BE one of the Patriots who stood up, and then watch people you’ve known and worked with for years suddenly cower in fear and turn away from you...and still others that you know are actually running up the road to warn the British Regulars that you are standing at Lexington Green waiting for them.
Imagine being a Texican at the Alamo, standing on the ramparts thinking there are allies climbing up next to you, and then you realize “WTF!?! I’m up here ALONE?” as Santa Ana’s Mexicans are swarming towards you.
One guy stood up...and he catches flak... just amazing.
Last time I noticed, I am not a friggin US Senator!
I do what I can.
How dare you challenge me on what I friggin do. You know not what I do.
Hr is a UDS Senator, he has the power to SHUT DOWN THE US SENATE, and he failed to do so.
It was a grandstand to cover for the things he has been saying that make me question his conservative values.
He told us to cave on our principles if we ever want to win again.
That is not a conservative. I do not cave on my principles.
Agree. Many around here wouldn’t be happy if he had stayed until he collapsed because he should’ve crawled out the door too. Never happy. Yet what are they doing besides bitching on a website about how he should’ve done more?
At least he tried to do SOMETHING with is a whole lot of SOMETHING more than any of the other nitwits in the government are willing to do. Where is big and bad Issa now? Haven’t heard a wit about F&F in ages. Where are our congressman DEMANDING answer on Benghazi?
Our liberties are being stepped on one by one and no one gives a flying crap. No one except 10 or 12 people who showed up last night. And I won’t give McConnell props for being there because he’s a tool and not fooling anyone.
Reince...pathetic. Thanks for the call to arms 12 hours too late. He’s worthless.
And this morning they are surrounded by the Brutus who dined while they fought last night.
“...How dare you challenge me on what I friggin do. You know not what I do....”
Brother, when you put your opinion out here on an open forum, you’ve got to expect answers from people who disagree with you as well as from those who agree with you.
It’s called discussion and debate, which is the whole point of a forum such as this.
And yes - YOU are not a US Senator. HE is.
You didn’t run for the seat. HE did. And he stood up there to take the spikes that are going to come.
So, whatever. You want to get pissed about it, that’s on you.
It’s not a “challenge”. It’s called the give and take of dialogue. You don’t like the guy, fine. That’s your opinion. There are others who do. It’s just the way it is.
I’ve no quarrel with you - I just disagree with you. That’s not nearly the same thing. You’re a long time Freeper. You should know the difference.
Yesterday was the 177th anniversary of the fall of the Alamo.
“...who dined while they fought last night....”
Hence, we are where we are.
Some of “Our” side thinks it’s no big deal to go sit with this guy at a WH dinner, while he actively builds the DHS army, talks of “the power” to use drone strikes on citizens, bankrupts the country, tries to undermine our rights...
And they go sit with him and smile and mouth platitudes.
If they had any guts, they’d stand up en masse and turn their backs on him every time he steps in the room, speaks, or wants anything of them.
But that’s asking too much, I suppose. For some reason, we have to be “nice”... to people who hate us.
Yes, I know...it’s why I mentioned it.
Out of that defeat came a larger victory - the State of Texas.
The sacrifice of those Patriots there made a free and independent Texas possible.
And they provide a picture of bravery, honor, courage, and duty for successive generations to look up to.
God bless them.
“...the fall of the Alamo...”
Actually, in a way, it wasn’t so much the “fall of the Alamo” as it was the “Rise of Texas”, if you think about it.
Make sure you Texans teach your children about it properly, because there is a segment of our population that wants to erase our heroes... Make sure there is always a Texas for the rest of us look up to... I’ve never been to your state, but I always wanted to live there one day.