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Happening Now: Rand Paul Is Doing An Old-School Filibuster Of Obama’s CIA Nominee Right Now

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by KRSOne, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. KRSOne

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  2. Owenay

    Owenay Those who fail to learn from history are doomed...

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    #StandWithRand trending #1 for several hours now.
     
  3. SaltyDelights

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    Drudge says he's on 8 hours+. Any cliffs on what he's said so far?
     
  4. Neon

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    He just droned.
     
  5. ShooterMcGavin

    ShooterMcGavin Go back to your shanties.

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    Love the Paul family.
     
  6. Ballbuster1

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    That's pretty much the end result of any filibuster.
     
  7. Owenay

    Owenay Those who fail to learn from history are doomed...

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  8. Neon

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    OK, so here's what I don't understand about filibusters - isn't it very easy to just wait it out? Will another 3 or 4 days make that much of a difference? I'm seriously asking because I don't understand the process well enough.
     
  9. Party Rooster

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    Fuck! Came here to make a "droning on and on" comment. You win this round Neon...
     
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  10. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    Like this?
     
  11. Psychopath

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    Is he still going?
     
  12. Neon

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    Senator Ted Scheckler of Texas is reading tweets about Rand. Only when presented verbally like this can the incomprehensible awfulness of twitter be fully appreciated. This douche has said the words "Stand with Rand" about 30 times in the last 2 minutes.

    I'm definitely standing with Rand's hairpiece It's pretty epic.
     
  14. Neon

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    It makes it sound like a poem. And he's reading the hashtag. That's why he keeps repeating it.
     
  15. Pigdango

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    I GET IT!

    #angryfornoreasonlikerandpaul
     
  16. CougarHunter

    CougarHunter Lying causes cat piss smell.

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    Kind of funny hearing Senator Cruz do "Patton" quotes.
     
  17. KRSOne

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    On vague wording of drone strike criteria: “Are you going to just drop a hellfire missile on Jane Fonda? Are you going to drop a missile on Kent State?” He later added, “That’s gobbledygook.”​

    On Obama’s civil liberties flip-flop: “I think its also safe to say that Barack Obama of 2007 would be right down here with me arguing against this drone-strike program if he were in the Senate.”​

    On John Brennan: “I have hounded and hounded and hounded him… Only after yanking his chain… does he say he’s going to obey the law. We should be alarmed by that.”​

    On the Constitution and the law: “I’m not saying that anyone is Hitler, don’t misunderstand me. But what I am saying that is…when a democracy gets it wrong, you want the law to be in place.”​

    Taking a stand: “I have allowed the president to pick his political appointees…But I will not sit quietly and let him shred the Constitution.”​

    On his colleagues in the Senate: “If there were an ounce of courage in this body I would be joined by other senators… saying they will not tolerate this.”​

    On White House “kill list”: “The people on the list might be me.”​

    On Obama: “He was elected by a majority, but the majority doesn’t get to decide who we execute.”​

    On making a point: “This will be a blip in his nomination process. But I hope people will see it as an argument for how important our rights are.”​

    On Congress: “Nothing ever happens around here.”​

    At around 8:09 p.m. ET, Paul asked Americans, “Are you so afraid that you are willing to trade your freedom for security?”
     
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  18. Begbie

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    Best retweet I've read on twitter from some random guy...

    Oh and it's become bizarro-world...Van-fuckin-Jones tweeted this...

    That's actually hard to believe. The fact that he had the hashtag #tcot (top conservatives on Twitter) makes me think it's fake.
     
  19. Party Rooster

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    I HATE having to like Kirk posts.
     
  20. NuttyJim

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    Is he reading everything that is posted with that hash tag because that could be hilarious if he does.
     
  21. Begbie

    Begbie Wackbag Generalissimo

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    Well, that's it...he yielded after nearly 13 hours.
     
  22. NuttyJim

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    Fucking Quitter
     
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  23. Begbie

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    He was definitely losing his voice at the end there.

    Hey look, hell hath frozen over...ACLU supported Paul's efforts...

     
  24. Josh_R

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    What would have been a "who gives a fuck" nomination of someone 99% of Americans have never heard of becomes a soap box for civil rights splayed over every cable network. That's really the point of it. I know that in the case of certain pieces of legislation, there is an expiration time in which to vote. A filibuster on that type of legislation is meant to last past the deadline, thus sending the legislation back to committee rather than up for a vote. There isn't a time frame for confirmations, so this is all about raising awareness and (hopefully) forcing ol' Constitutional Scholar and Nobel Prize winner to unequivocally answer the question of whether he believes it is within his authority to drop a hellfire missile on an American citizen, on American soil, without a trial.
     
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    Well, it seems to have worked at least to some degree. It's a giant story now.
     

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