An honest-to-goodness filibuster on Brennan’s CIA appointment

We have leadership who are starting to step up. The expansion of the federal government, extension of powers must roll back. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.)  has stepped up to make a statement which was kicked off by Attorney General Eric Holder’s answer about drone strikes within the United States against Americans.

The administration has been wishy-washy about this for days, and Rand Paul is making a statement that will hopefully get some people fired up about all of this. Look, Holder eventually grudgingly said “no” to the question if it would be Constitutional for the government to kill an American citizen with a drone strike inside of our borders when they are not a true imminent threat. Holder really was trying to wiggle out of that question earlier today. Remember, the Obama administration has a very strange definition of an imminent threat.

Multiple Senators have stepped in to ask Paul lengthy questions to give him a break … but he’s still going as of 6:35 p.m. ET. Click on the image to watch the live video feed on C-SPAN. Just now, Paul is being asked a question by Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.). Will this stop Brennan’s confirmation? Nah, but it’s kind of fun.

What would be really cool is if President Obama stepped out and answered the question in a straightforward manner to put an end to this. That’s all the president would have to do, but I don’t think he would ever do it simply because he would be buckling to Paul and the Senate.


6 replies
  1. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    Hey you professional hack politicians:? look at Rand Paul.? This is what YOU were hired to do: represent us and defend the Constitution.
    I am proud of the many Republicans who publicly supported Paul in this patriotic filibuster.? It was refreshing.?? Does the fact that he got supported by Republicans and not Democrats (with the exception of Wyden) mean that the Dems are willing to let unconstitutional actions slide by if the sponsor is a Dem?? Why is it that virtually all of Paul’s support came from newer Republicans, i.e. Mr. Cruz and Mr. Lee, others who showed up and spoke included Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida, John Cornyn of Texas, John Barrasso of Wyoming, Jerry Moran of Kansas, Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, Pat Toomey of <span id="itxthook1w"…

    • Dimsdale
      Dimsdale says:

      (cont.)…..Pennsylvania. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Tim Scott of South Carolina, Jeff Flake of Arizona and the notable addition of Mitch McConnell, the GOP floor leader, while the rest of them were chowing down with ?bama?
      Now where are all the liberal whiners who were most vociferous when the PATRIOT act was passed, and they bemoaned the thought that they might be wiretapped?? Isn’t getting bombed from the air without a trial just a bit worse?? ACLU?? Bueller?? Bueller?…..
      Rand Paul has really opened a can of worms here.?? About time.

  2. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    P.S.? I would change the title to “An honest to God filibuster…..” just to tweak some noses.? 😉

  3. Lynn
    Lynn says:

    Yes, I have renewed hope in our country because of Senator Rand Paul. It was a glorious night. However, I am completely fed up with John McCain and Lindsey Graham, it is time for them to retire.

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