Skip to comments.Rand Paul runs the table (Saturbray)
Posted on 03/09/2013 7:06:43 AM PST by bray
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Freedom. 2 Cor 3:17
We just found the rarest of rare endangered specie and that is the Republico Erectus or uncommonly known as a Republican with a spine. Most believed it had been extinct since 1980 but there was a sighting on the Senate floor this week named Rand Paul. This specimen will soon be killed and eaten as the other non-spine animals in Moscow on the Potomac engage in the hunt as was displayed within minutes of the sighting. The only problem they risk is if he will continue to fight and prove he is smarter than they are.
What if Rand Paul realizes that everything he has been told about politics is wrong? What if the American people are not put off by Conservatives who argue and hold up legislation? What if these people are starved for common sense ideas and real men willing to stand up for real ideas rather than the moderate marmalade which passes for GOP leadership? We had one guy finally stand up and say he was not afraid of the media or the powers on either side and single handedly changed the dialogue in the entire country.
Sure he picked a no lose issue of targeting Americans for missile assassination, but he was the only one in the Republican Party who was willing to fight it and still is. What kind of idiocy does it take to believe you have to agree with everything the Three Pillars of propaganda say to be taken serious by the group? It has been so long since anybody in the capital has had an original thought that they have learned to cower at the slightest hint of dissent or attack. They are so concerned about what their political image is they have forgotten what it is to stand on common principals. They are all so busy looking for the exit doors they have lost the concept of standing in the doorway. Fortunately for the country we got a couple glimpses of it this week.
The other miracle was the Sequestering of the Sequester. They allowed the deadline to pass and found out the sun still came up the next day and even had a bit of a rally in the stock market. When they heard from the President we would have the second Great Depression if the gummit was starved of five minutes of spending and it never happened as some blindfolds fell off of a few eyes. Not only did it not happen we have seen an increase in private sector jobs as well as a stock market rally. If this was done in a substantial way we would see a rally like we have never seen. Not exactly the Doomsday he and the Three Pillars predicted. It is amazing what happens when you see those hogs in the District of Corruption being put on a diet, even if it is a really fat mans diet.
What we really saw was proof the media really is a paper tiger and when a politician stands on principles people notice and react positively. Of course the usual DC Dinosaurs of the establishment continue to cravenly cling to their irrelevancy since they have all the benefits for being good little Repubs. They are adored by the media as they continue to help promote the communist agenda as willing dupes. We watched as minutes after a heroic filibuster, Yawn McCain come out firing both working brain cells in an attempt to Palinize Rand Paul. We will soon be hearing how dumb he is and how he is an extremist when the only extreme position is targeting Americans from the air.
What they still dont understand and their campaign managers will not tell them is this conflict will not cost them any votes and will actually give their base a reason to vote. The people in the middle who they are so anxious to court are not paying attention and likely have no idea there was targeting of Americans involved. What Rand did in this stand was bring activists to his side and differentiate himself from the rest of the Gutless Old Party. When you are an enemy of Yawn and Yawn Jr you have immediately made yourself a friend of the Tea Party wing which is where all the activists reside.
It took some courage to do what Rand Paul did although he is use to going against the grain of the Party. He is more of an outsider to begin with and has no need to toe the line like most Country Clubbers do. He will find he has more support now for his future election than he did a week ago as another boring Repub. He will likely see more votes in the future if he is willing to go against the campaign management consensus by not worrying about branding and pandering but standing up and governing. What we saw and he did was take a small step back from losing more of our freedom to standing up for our basic rights. He actually stood up to a dictator and said no which is the first time in four years it has happened and it worked.
Now the Party has a real problem. We now know what he did and the Sequester stand worked. Does the Party continue down the path of irrelevancy or does it allow its most extreme activists begin to take real stands for freedom to face the wrath of the paper tigers? Does the Party shake off the shackles of fear or does it stand up and speak out for freedom? These are real questions requiring real answers. So far over the last fifty years the consensus has been no, as we saw from the election results since Reagan with the exception of the Dem miscalculation in FL and the Tea Party rebellion.
What we have been doing isnt working and there is no reason to believe it will work in the future so perhaps it is time to take a lesson from Rand and fight like your freedom depends on it.
Pray for America
RAT-own RAT-own RAT-own!
Well done and well said Swamp!
“Sure he picked a no lose issue...”
Yes, he sure did! And it’s not the only no lose issue out there! Not by a long shot.
Whenever someone tries to dismiss Rand Paul’s comments as “ridiculous”, “far fetched”, “could never happen in America”, etc., that person should be shown the photograph of Elian Gonzalez being seized gun point in a private residence by Janet Reno’s storm troopers. They should also be reminded that the man who created the “offensive You Tube video” was grabbed and thrown in jail, where he still remains today.
Got this one at the Red Jacket Guns Facebook page.
As well as remind them of the Gulag death camps the communists always have built once they cement power.
Pray for America
I have a feeling that they [the judas goats]are in for a rude awakening. They will learn the lesson the German Jews learned the hard way and most, if not all will become a guest in one of obama's re education camps. until they are made into a bar of soap.
The Amnesty Brothers, John and Lindsey, wasted no time once they scrambled back for the restaurant love fest, in denouncing Senator Paul. But the face time was important, and they NEEDED the moment of basking in the reflected glory of The Won.
Bronco Bama OWNS the Amnesty Brothers. On so many issues.
The statism is strong among many self-described conservatives. They will necessarily ignore the drones to dismiss Rand’s ties to libertarianism.
Not sure I understand this.
He reminded our politicians we have a Constitution that stands for something and that it is worth talking about and fighting for. That's a lesson most exercising authority there either never learned or have forgotten in their quest for more fame, power, and glory in Washington.
Many of us out here in the hinterlands know it, of course, but then we don't party, schmooze, and bask in Washington with the elites and moneybags. For us, it was a bracing event which finally gave us a faint glimmer of hope our Republic is not yet dead.
One can only pray this small wave is the harbringer of a tsunami of awakening which will herald a renewed spirit of freedom, justice, and liberty in our beleaguered country!
Funny, Rand wants to give citizenship to tens of millions of illegal aliens who had decidedly unConstitutional political leanings.
At some point the Party is going to have to either join us or continue onto the ash heap of histoir. When you have more Americans morning the death of Chavez than our free Republic you have a problem.
That first line about the “Republicanus Erectus” is the funniest line I have seen on this filibuster to date.
Well, it’s hard to argue in favor of the constitutionality of domestic drone strikes against citizens who are not committing a crime. It was an outrageous example, made all the more so by the administration’s hesitance to answer. On the merits there was no way Rand could lose.
“Well, its hard to argue in favor of the constitutionality of domestic drone strikes against citizens who are not committing a crime. It was an outrageous example, made all the more so by the administrations hesitance to answer. On the merits there was no way Rand could lose.”
And yet, how few spoke up as passionately as Senators Paul & Cruz for most of the day- and there were actually Republican Senators who bashed them for it.
We all know what should have, unanimously, happened- at least as it concerns those on the right side of the aisle. It didn’t.
Brennan should not have been confirmed.
Holder’s “concession” isn’t worth the paper it was written on.
Thank you, glad you liked it.