Skip to comments.Paul, Cruz promise filibuster on gun-control bill (Lee as well)
Posted on 03/26/2013 5:41:48 AM PDT by Perdogg
A few weeks ago, Rand Paul revived the talking filibuster in a scene reminiscent of the Frank Capra classic Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. He highlighted the Obama administrations odd reluctance to state that it wouldnt assassinate Americans on American soil with CIA-controlled drones for a full day, helped by fellow Senate Republicans such as Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, among others, and also by Senate Democrat Ron Wyden. The White House finally gave a more specific answer to the question, and Paul raised public awareness on the drone issue, although its arguable what effect that actually had.
If you liked the original, get ready for the sequel. Paul and Cruz will inform Harry Reid this morning of their intent to filibuster the gun-control bill that Reid wants to bring to the floor for a vote, supposedly with bipartisan support:
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I would think it's now half past this morning in D.C.
I wonder if Paul and Cruz went ahead with this plan? It would be so fun to get to watch another one of these, and to see how many squishy R Senators would join them on the floor now that they've had a chance to see the positive press Rand Paul got from his drone filibuster.
After reading a post that seemed to have confused what happened during the Hagel vote with what happened during the Brennan vote, I think that might be the source of some confusion.
If somebody says Rand filibustered then voted for what he filibustered, all other facts being correct and understood, that could only apply to Hagel. Rand joined other Republicans in delaying Hagel’s nomination for Defense. Harry Reid called it a filibuster. The media and even here, ran with that word. Be that as it may, when Hagel was voted on, Rand voted FOR him.
So that might be leaving a misimpression. Because the issue under discussion is Rand’s lone filibuster stopping the Brennan for CIA vote over the drone issue, until Rand could no longer hold the floor and a vote occurred, at which time Rand voted against Brennan. So that doesn’t fit at all with the scenario that “he filibustered, then voted for what he filibustered”.
But the Hagel vote does. Except, that was not the occasion of Rand’s lone filibuster until he could no longer. That occasion was Brennan’s nomination, and yes, Rand ultimately voted no on it.
I don’t really care. Rand’s vote, yea or nay on Brennan, wasn’t and isn’t the issue I’m addressing. Brennan is awful, but I agree with Ted Cruz’s votes against Kerry, Hagel and Brennan, whereas Rand voted for the other two.
Oh, you are correct. Was refuting the perception LSM put out that Paul went against what he filibustered for. It was Brennan, not Hagel
You could be right about what confused the other poster, hard to know.
In any event, I totally agree with your concluding sentence. I've got my eye on all these guys. At the moment, Cruz is looking good to me.
All those stalwart “conservatives” in the Republican party... and yet we’re increasingly seeing fight out of the “libertarian” Republicans while we see nothing but step-n-fetch bowing and scraping from the likes of “conservatives” in the GOP.
So-called “conservatives” are a joke. Most of them are spineless, and the worst are like McCain - selling out in a second for no gain.
One of these guys will hopefully be our next nominee for President.
Catheterize him, load him up with Imodium, black beauties and a camelbak w/ 3.5ltr hydration bag filled with Mountain Dew or Jolt Cola.......... he can fly that podium just fine with that prep !!
God please keep McVain and Ghrahm Cracker in check while these MEN try and save our nation !
The pubs have too little concept of the value of public relations
Rand Pahl hit a home run because he brought the subject up right before the public eye.
Americans don’t want a gun control Bill and this is a way to force the issue out in the open.
They should take advantage of the time and make it clear that an assault weapon can be a pencil, maybe show how stupid limiting ammo is, like someone else said upthread...how about the pubs mention this weird ammo hosting by homeland security.
My 3 Amigo’s!
Too bad Paul is so odd on Foreign Policy Issues... Ted Cruz is looking better and better in 2016
For years since WW II until 9-11-2001, I would agree with you whole heartedly that US foreign policy should have been pro-active and spend 10 times more than any other country. We actually achieved that record.
However now that cold war with USSR is history, the chief enemy is the Jihadists, and we have near $17 national debt, US needs to take a hard look at foreign policy. We have more debt than any other country and also very high ratio of debt to GDP. I can’t think of anything more stupid in protecting oil supply lanes in the Straits of Hormuz from which China gets more oil than others. Borrowing from China to protect oil supplies to China? Can you think of anything more stupid?
I have zero problem with either Cruz or Paul in 2016. Both are very smart and logical people.
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