Skip to comments.Paul, Cruz promise filibuster on gun-control bill (Lee as well)
Posted on 03/26/2013 5:41:48 AM PDT by Perdogg
A few weeks ago, Rand Paul revived the talking filibuster in a scene reminiscent of the Frank Capra classic Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. He highlighted the Obama administrations odd reluctance to state that it wouldnt assassinate Americans on American soil with CIA-controlled drones for a full day, helped by fellow Senate Republicans such as Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, among others, and also by Senate Democrat Ron Wyden. The White House finally gave a more specific answer to the question, and Paul raised public awareness on the drone issue, although its arguable what effect that actually had.
If you liked the original, get ready for the sequel. Paul and Cruz will inform Harry Reid this morning of their intent to filibuster the gun-control bill that Reid wants to bring to the floor for a vote, supposedly with bipartisan support:
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I love these guys. Doing the work establishment Republicans won’t do.
Same here. I just wish Paul would stop reaching over the fence on other issues.
In any case I’d love another filibuster on this issue. A pre planned filibuster by these three could go on for days. LOL
The republicans in the senate have new leadership, while the actual leaders, their seniors in the states, McConnell and Cornyn, follow. (and the other, Hatch, voted in lockstep with Lee so he could get reelected)
If it’s moved to the filibuster stage, doesn’t that mean we’ve basically already lost the battle, because it will finally pass whent he filibuster runs out of steam?
This time, if you plan on standing up for 13 hours straight, run down to the Red Wing store and get yourself a pair of crepe-soled work boots to wear.
Pretty much. Still good to see a dead cat bounce from at least a few of the Republicans willing to fight.
No. That means they need 60 votes to advance it. Even if it passes in the Senate once the House waters it down, or defeats it, many Dems will walk away from it. Remember we have two Houses of Congress.
Give him a wizinator too.
Isn’t the filibuster here happening at the motion to proceed, which requires 60 votes? That, I’m told, is the critical fight, because if that passes, everything subsequent only requires a simple majority(?)
Just like tge brought the issue of drones to yhe public’s awareness, they should bring to light DHS’s ammo hording and armored vehicle purchases.
Most right-leaning low info citizens follow the belief that “if its not being reported by Fox, its just a crazy conspiracy theory”. That needs to change and Sens. Paul, Cruz and Lee can get it done again.
I assume Georgia’s senators will be behind them
as far behind them as they can get.
I love it! It gives us the floor and people have to report it and listen. This is a good way to get our message out. I say fillibuster everything just for the mere reason of being heard unfiltered. IMHO
Upbraiding by Juan McQueeg and Lispy Grahamnesty to commence in 3...2...1....
The old maverick is nothing more than a MSM Show-Pony!
Paul filibusted and then voted for what he was filibusting. I hope history does not repeat itself.
His feet weren’t the problem. He needs to get some sturdy Depends to wear.
Paul voted FOR drone strikes on U.S. citizens in America who weren’t a danger to the public safety at the time of a strike??
Uh, no he didn’t. There wasn’t a vote on that issue. Paul brought up that issue while a vote was pending on Brennan’s appt. to the CIA. So he refused to let the vote on that appt. go forward until the Justice Dept. and WH answered the question of whether such strikes would be constitutional, or not.
They did finally answer the question. Then the vote on Brennan was allowed to go forward.
Paul always said I’m using this as an opportunity to air this issue. I’m not filibustering to stop an Obama appt. from happening.
What part of that don’t you understand...