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    Paul hints at filibuster of Syria resolution

    Paul hints at filibuster of Syria resolution

    By Michael O'Brien, NBC News
    September 3, 2013

    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., suggested he would require any resolution approving U.S. military involvement in Syria pass the Senate by a filibuster-proof majority.

    Paul hinted Tuesday that he could invoke the parliamentary procedure to delay or effectively block a vote to approve President Barack Obama's request for authority to launch strikes against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

    "I can't imagine that we won't require 60 votes on this," Paul said in a conference call with reporters. "Whether there's an actual standing filibuster, I've got to check my shoes."

    Paul has emerged as a kind of figurehead for libertarian-minded conservatives who oppose most U.S. military involvement abroad. A critic of the president's anti-terrorism tactics, Paul launched a formal filibuster earlier this year in which he spoke for hours on end against the president's use of drones to target accused terrorists for assassination, even if they are American citizens.

    The filibuster enamored Paul to conservatives, and helped the first-term senator lay the groundwork for a possible bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016.

    Still, Paul suggested he was unsure of his ability to ultimately halt Obama's request for authority in the Senate, expressing his hope that House conservatives would vote down the resolution.

    "I think our best chance for ultimate victory is in the House," he said.
    http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2...esolution?lite



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    This is win.

    Last edited by presence; 09-03-2013 at 05:39 PM.

    'We endorse the idea of voluntarism; self-responsibility: Family, friends, and churches to solve problems, rather than saying that some monolithic government is going to make you take care of yourself and be a better person. It's a preposterous notion: It never worked, it never will. The government can't make you a better person; it can't make you follow good habits.' - Ron Paul 1988

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    'Resistance and Disobedience in Economic Activity is the Most Moral Human Action Possible' - SEK3

    Flectere si nequeo superos, Acheronta movebo.

    ...the familiar ritual of institutional self-absolution...
    ...for protecting them, by mock trial, from punishment...


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    #StandWithRand

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    I don't think it's a good idea to do standing filibuster these time around because it will look like he is grandstanding. Unlike the last time, this time Rand it getting chance to express his thought to the media and the public are against , so he should just silently filibuster it and require 60 vote.
    Last edited by libertarian101; 09-03-2013 at 06:11 PM.

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    rand is already making round news interviews on media while establishment is celebrating on kerry's transient performance

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtstellar View Post
    rand is already making round news interviews on media while establishment is celebrating on kerry's transient performance
    Kerry was spectacular in a Piers Morgan kind of way.

    'We endorse the idea of voluntarism; self-responsibility: Family, friends, and churches to solve problems, rather than saying that some monolithic government is going to make you take care of yourself and be a better person. It's a preposterous notion: It never worked, it never will. The government can't make you a better person; it can't make you follow good habits.' - Ron Paul 1988

    Awareness is the Root of Liberation Revolution is Action upon Revelation

    'Resistance and Disobedience in Economic Activity is the Most Moral Human Action Possible' - SEK3

    Flectere si nequeo superos, Acheronta movebo.

    ...the familiar ritual of institutional self-absolution...
    ...for protecting them, by mock trial, from punishment...


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    Quote Originally Posted by presence View Post
    Kerry was spectacular in a Piers Morgan kind of way.
    an apt comparison

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    how cool if this fillibuster was to happen that a bunch of people across the country would stand for as long as Rand, maybe in front of their city hall or busy intersection. Could start an new anti-war movement called RandStanding!
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    'These things I command you, that you love one another.' - Jesus Christ

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    In the most critical of times he keeps reminding everyone who's son he is.

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    There might not be a chance for a filibuster:

    If Senate leaders take all the proper steps, the resolution to authorize the use of force against Syria might not only jump to the front of the schedule, but it could even short-circuit any filibuster attempts.

    The War Powers Resolution of 1973 created a special privileged status for resolutions reported from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that are in compliance with other legal provisions. The reward for drafting a compliant resolution? The measure becomes the pending business on the Senate floor without debate or the risk of a long series of debate-limiting cloture votes.
    http://blogs.rollcall.com/wgdb/filib...a-not-so-fast/

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    Quote Originally Posted by TER View Post
    how cool if this fillibuster was to happen that a bunch of people across the country would stand for as long as Rand, maybe in front of their city hall or busy intersection. Could start an new anti-war movement called RandStanding!
    This is a really great idea!



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