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    Rand Paul filibustering Brennan nomination on Senate floor

    Senator Rand Paul ‏@SenRandPaul
    Speaking on the Senate floor at length & actively filibustering Brennan’s nomination until further notice Tune into @cspan now #filiblizzard

    Live stream:
    http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN2/

    Edit: Rand's opening statement at 11:47 am ET:
    http://www.c-spanvideo.org/clip/4373055
    Last edited by tsai3904; 03-06-2013 at 02:12 PM.



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    Does he have to hold the floor all day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by itshappening View Post
    Does he have to hold the floor all day?
    If he wants to keep filibustering, he or an ally needs to hold the floor because Reid wants to push ahead with the nomination.

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    Reid is pretty upset. He wants to wrap this up asap so everyone can go home and avoid the blizzard.

    I'm really disappointed that I'm forced to file cloture on John Brennan's nomination today. What does that accomplish? If someone doesn't like him, come here and give a big speech, wave your arms, scream and shout and vote against him. But why hold up the entire Senate over a meaningless vote? My Republican colleagues have already obstructed several critical nominations this year. I hope the pattern of obstruction behavior will not persist. I do hope for the country obstruction of the last two congresses will vanish. I feel very certain that in Mr. Brennan's case, concerns for national security will outweigh the desire to grandstand for the weakened tea party."

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsai3904 View Post
    Senator Rand Paul ‏@SenRandPaul
    Speaking on the Senate floor at length & actively filibustering Brennan’s nomination until further notice Tune into @cspan now #filiblizzard

    Live stream:
    http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN2/
    Thanks for getting this CSPAN2 link up . . . go viral everybuddy with this.
    I was reading USA Today at morning coffee and they said this vote was coming up today . . .

    I may be among the few here who agree with Rand's yea vote on Hagel . . . Brennan and the drones are a different matter though.

    Rand just pointed out what Brennan's No answer means . . .the President BO has no constraint how American superpower influences its might against its own citizens . . .
    civil libertarians disagree . . .

    Rand is right !
    Last edited by rubioneocon; 03-06-2013 at 11:18 AM. Reason: clarification

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    Rand is doing great!
    The bigger government gets, the smaller I wish it was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsai3904 View Post
    Reid is pretty upset. He wants to wrap this up asap so everyone can go home and avoid the blizzard.
    I hope Reid craps in his Depends . . .

    Rand : Eric Holder's response to Rand's letter . . . Just trust them -

    I say trust them as far as you can throw them !
    Last edited by rubioneocon; 03-06-2013 at 11:16 AM. Reason: adding Rand's filliblizzard

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    Rand basically just called his colleagues a bunch of spineless cowards.



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    This is good stuff. Go Rand go!

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    Call and contact your senators and spread this as much as possible.

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    quoting Hayek, and rule of law.
    The bigger government gets, the smaller I wish it was.

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    5th Amendment
    The bigger government gets, the smaller I wish it was.

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    Issues Rand has filibustered and spoke at length on Senate floor:

    -Patriot Act
    -Indefinite detention
    -Assassination of US citizens

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    I just started watching it.
    In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.

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    The best part of the whole thing will be when cloture gets invoked 99-1.



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    He will not vote to confirm someone who wants to shred the Constitution!
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    45 minute mark.
    Last edited by georgiaboy; 03-06-2013 at 11:31 AM.
    The bigger government gets, the smaller I wish it was.

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    Will no other Senator stand with him? How long until he collapses from exhaustion?

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    The liberals don't care. The bipartisan consensus in Washington is to expand government, increase the debt, and take away our liberties.

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    U.S. Dept. of Fear ‏@FearDept
    "President is unwilling to say he will not kill non-combatants. I can't understand that." - Sen. Rand Paul filibustering #Brennan nomination


    https://twitter.com/FearDept/status/309356036739964928
    "Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesn't want to hear. -Ron Paul

    "Bathtub falls and police officers kill more Americans than terrorism, yet we've been asked to sacrifice our most sacred rights for fear of falling victim to it." -Edward Snowden

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    Rand: "I am withholding my consent" on the nominee Brennan

    Rand is rocking . . .
    go viral with this everybuddy

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    Is there anyone sitting listening in the chambers? Most people leave until they stop.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect - Mark Twain

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    This is the leading story on HuffingtonPost



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    I appreciate Paul saying things to make inroads with the mainstream GOP, but things like this should be a reminder to some that he has not abandoned his core principles. Twitter seems to like more than dislike, but Twitter shouldn't be the standard for gauging reaction. What would be a good way to spread? I've seen at least two friends of mine share the C-SPAN 2 link about Paul's filibuster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
    Is there anyone sitting listening in the chambers? Most people leave until they stop.
    It does get put into the public record right ? The Federal Register has to have the full transcript eventually.

    Keep going Rand !

    Quote Originally Posted by tsai3904 View Post
    This is the leading story on HuffingtonPost
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/rand-paul/

    Rand mentioning Brennan's NO ANSWERS to questions . . .

    well then, no consent from the junior Senator from Kentucky either.
    Last edited by rubioneocon; 03-06-2013 at 11:44 AM.

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    Rand Paul trending in NE Ohio!

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    go rand!
    rewritten history with armies of their crooks - invented memories, did burn all the books... Mark Knopfler

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    Justin Raimondo ‏@JustinRaimondo
    Dear @SenRandPaul -- All is forgiven!
    LOL

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    I thought Rand said that a President should have the right to pick his cabinet? Isn't that the reasoning he gave for voting to confirm Hagel?

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