Skip to comments.Stand With Rand!
Posted on 03/07/2013 8:42:41 AM PST by EXCH54FE
Senator Paul was, and is, objecting to the Obama administrations pathetic response to questions regarding federal authority to use drone strikes against American citizens on American soil. In the senators view and its hard to reasonably disagree Attorney General Eric Holders March 4, 2013 letter in response to Sen. Pauls questions about this authority is deeply troubling.
It is a letter which would cause a media uproar and calls for impeachment from congressional Democrats and their newspaper lackeys if the author worked for a Republican administration.
Senator Pauls filibuster was dramatic and historic. Indeed, while CSPAN2 is normally less interesting than a 3 AM half-hour long infomercial for Facelift in a Flash, not once from the time I started hearing Senator Paul, before 10 AM here in the Rocky Mountains, through at least 10 hours later as I write this note, did I consider changing the channel.
To give you a sense of Pauls intensity and seriousness, he gave every one of the following remarks within a five-minute span just after 7:35 PM Eastern Time: Can the president have the power to decide when the Bill of Rights applies? Someone in the media should ask the president
Do you plan on killing Americans who are not in combat
people he might be accusing of some kind of crime but who are not actually engaged in combat? It should be an easy question. Well take a telegram. Well even take a tweet
if they let us know that they acknowledge that their power is not unlimited. If you have a war that has no end, if you have a war that has no geographic limit, and then if you have strikes that have no constitutional bounds, basically what you have is an unlimited imperial presidency.
(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...
Don’t miss my interview with Senator Rand Paul on today’s show, folks. He’ll be joining me at the top of the second hour.
“It is a ________ which would cause a media uproar and calls for impeachment from congressional Democrats and their newspaper lackeys if the author worked for a Republican administration.”
Fill in the blank.
It’s hard to “Stand with Rand” now that’s he’s sat down.
Even better, there is an online survey with the question ... "Is Rand Paul a hero for his filibuster?" Over 9,000 votes and 'Yes' is 91%!
I’ve never seen a trending topic settle at the top for more than a few hours but #StandWithRand and #filibuster are still at the top of the twitterverse.
I think it’s over. I think he just stopped and stepped away.
I would like to add my YES vote!!!
I can still hear the echoes of his words!!
It's on their main website page, in the middle, 'page down' twice.
My YES vote did not change the numbers, still at 91%, but I did #standwithrand.
Is Rand Paul a hero for his filibuster?
Yes 91 %
No 9 %
Not so fast. Now let’s see how he votes. Paul — and all Republicans except Inhofe, Cornyn and Cruz — hurt themselves by voting for Kerry’s confirmation.
He’s certainly talked the talk. Now let’s see if he will walk the walk. I’m hoping he does.
While the waterboarding of enemy combatants caught on the field of battle is bad.
The world is mad. Completely utterly insane.
And of course, by voting for Hagel. I’m waiting to see a vote from Rand Paul that is true to his opposition.
[Not so fast. Now lets see how he votes.]
Bingo...that was going to be my question, if his vote doesn’t match his rhetoric, it was sound and fury signifying nothing.
While I NEVER watch CSPAN (paint drying more thrilling), when I heard the filibuster was on, I went there and kept it tuned locked and turned up for the entire filibuster. I believe it was an historic moment. #standwithrand. :o)
okay so he filibustered for 13 hours. where was he when Hagel, Kerry and others were nominated?
Rand just rose about 13 miles in my estimation, while Lindsey Graham and the other RINOS sunk to.... well, they couldn’t sink any lower than I already put them.
This is big deal.