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    The many and varied Rand Paul filibuster accomplishments

    The many and varied Rand Paul filibuster accomplishments

    In no particular order:

    Exposing, Once Again, the Old Failed Republican Guard

    and hastening their political demise.

    Exposing, Once Again, the Old Failed Democratic Guard

    The Guardian:

    Guardian Rand Paul Filibuster

    Democrats Shamefully Silent on Obama Administration’s Assertion of Right to Assassinate Americans on U.S. Soil

    Rand Paul carried out a historic 13-hour filibuster of dronemaster-in-chief John Brennan’s nomination for CIA chief.

    Huffington Post slammed Democrats for being missing in action and progressive news host Cenk Uygur called Senator Paul a “constitutional hero”.

    One of the top constitutional law experts in the country – Jonathan Turley, a progressive liberal – writes:

    What was most striking about this principled stand is the virtual total absence of Democrats in speaking out against Obama. Just this week, Attorney General Eric Holder admitted that this policy could include killing citizens on U.S. soil with drones. Yet, the Democrats worked to stop not the kill list policy but Paul’s filibuster. Obama apologists have attacked Rand for some of his other positions to avoid dealing with the fact that Obama is claiming the powers of an Imperial President. I do not agree with Paul on many things, but I commend him for this stand and condemn those who remained silent, again, in the face of this authoritarian policy of Obama.

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    The lack of opposition to Obama’s kill list policy is a national disgrace. It shows the triumph of a cult of personality within the Democratic ranks where both members and voters have chosen Obama over long-standing values of civil liberties that once defined their party.

    Exposing, Once Again, Elizabeth Warren



    Making Obama/Holder Surrender on Something

    Even if it’s on an obvious point, we don’t get very many of these.  In the wake of the Sequester hysteria, this filibuster has hurt Obama politically.

    Awakening Another Sleeping Giant

    The Rick Santelli of Our Time. (If you are not on Twitter, you need to be.)

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    “Exposing, Once Again, Elizabeth Warren”

    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo! OK, PLEASE N0000000000000000000000000000000000!


     
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    Henry Hawkins | March 7, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Does the LI community have any talented photo/video shoppers? If so..

    Remember that old public service commercial concerning litter and protecting the environment? The one where the venerable old Indian* gazes out across the prairie to see litter and trash and sheds a tear at what’s been done to the land that used to be his land.

    I’d love to see a remake of that, except at the end, substitute Elizabeth Warren’s face for the Indian’s.

    *If I recall correctly, the actor who played the Indian was not actually an Indian, which, if true, brings a neat little irony into the project.


     
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    uafanct | March 8, 2013 at 9:05 am

    I’m very honored that Mr. Jacobson retweeted and posted my first tweet ever, but a clarification is in order: I’ve not been a sleeping giant as I’ve always been active and involved politically. I am, however a new tweeter as of that 1st tweet and semi-addicted to it already. Infuriated that the wrong side is so far ahead technologically (see the tech articles here re:last election) and that tweet was my opening salvo. I’m putting my money, time, and effort where my tweets are by getting yet another degree in a tech area and hope to use it however possible to beat them – progs and RINOS alike.

    The whole incident brings to mind a Simpsons episode where Montgomery Burns says, “Let them have their tartar sauce.”

    Whatever Holder told anyone has an expiration date like everything else Obama says. So today drones won’t be hunting down Americans on American soil, just on foreign soil. Tomorrow…

    After 4 years we all should know by now that Obama and his minions tell us what we want to hear for expediency’s sake. The 50.5% of voters who put him in office will feel safe until his promise expires. The lawyerly response of Holder and it’s timing should have raised the red flag. I consider Dr. Paul’s victory a Pyrrhic Victory at best. But kudos to him for at least dragging it out of Obama/Holder, at least he knows we will hold him accountable when he does get around to doing it. Remember, he started a war in Libya and no one held him accountable, so why would he think there would be any other response if he used drones here? Ask the families of the 300 dead Mexicans and 2 border agents if Obama/Holder were held accountable from Fast & Furious? Do you really think Obama will be held accountable for the 4 dead Americans (2 State Dept & 2 CIA agents) in Benghazi when he literally abandoned them to their fate via Panetta’s doing?

    The only way Obama will ever be restrained in his actions is a tireless effort by anyone willing to take him on at any given time, no matter how Pyrrhic the stand.


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