The "filiblizzard" of the Brennan nomination over Obama's secretive drone program, joined by one Dem, outlasted the snowstorm that paralyzed D.C.
posted on 03/07/2013 6:41:32 AM PST
I was expecting one of those James Trafficant rants initially. I must say I feel much better about Paul and his passion for the constitution today. I hope it spreads around a little bit to his peers.
posted on 03/07/2013 6:47:16 AM PST
(There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
I was glad to see our new Senator Tim Scott in on the scrum...helped his TEA Party bona fides.
Even though he is holding Jim DeMint’s seat, both it AND Lindsey Graham's come up in 2014.
We hope to get Tim to primary Graham to Hell and get someone like Mick Mulvaney, Joe Wilson or even Gov Haley (her last term is up in 2014) to fill the DeMint seat...then all you FReepers that give us SC FReepers grief over Pansy Grahamnesty will shut the heck up;)
posted on 03/07/2013 7:05:48 AM PST
by Happy Rain
("American patriots are dangerous animals--they defend themselves when attacked.")
Paul Injects Life into Party with Nearly 13-Hour Filibuster
More than likely, he put most people to sleep. I watched him for a little while...ho hum...nighty night...zzzzzzz.
posted on 03/07/2013 7:26:39 AM PST
The important part was it caused at least some bright light of truth to shine on this rather dark plan of Obama’s to vaporize Americans with weaponized drones. The provision in the Senate rules allows for it, so Paul grabbed that opportunity.
I’m amazed at the number of FReepers deriding the guy for taking a nationally televised turn at the podium and FORCING some attention onto an issue that badly needs it.
Bravo, Sen. Paul!
posted on 03/07/2013 7:45:29 AM PST
(Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
So this is a real filibuster, and not one of those “oh, we’re having a filibuster now” times where everyone goes home and agrees that there’s a filibuster in progress?
posted on 03/07/2013 7:45:30 AM PST
(Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
Sadly, he caved also. He should still be speaking. Speak until he collapses like Jimmy Stewart did in “Mr Smith Goes To Washington”.
I read where everyone is praising him for his courage. What courage, he caved in to them after ONLY 13 HOURS!
13 hours is not long enough to get the attention of Americans. Had he spoke till he passed out, then Americans would have stood up and taken notice.
As it is, the vast majority are still clueless of what is happening to our rights.
posted on 03/07/2013 8:06:27 AM PST
(I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
"You see, boys forget what their country means by just reading The Land of the Free in history books. Then they get to be men they forget even more. Liberty's too precious a thing to be buried in books, Miss Saunders. Men should hold it up in front of them every single day of their lives and say: I'm free to think and to speak. My ancestors couldn't, I can, and my children will. Boys ought to grow up remembering that."
posted on 03/07/2013 8:27:30 AM PST
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.
I'm trying to see where Obama has the right to use DRONES on Americans!!! It is not in MY CONSTITUTION!!!
posted on 03/07/2013 8:45:05 AM PST
(More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
Americans on Obama’s enemies list have a 2nd Amendment need for Triple-A.
...Not about automobiles.
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