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Rand Paul....LIVE!....filibustering Brennan confirmation
C-span ^ | March 6, 2013 | Rand Paul

Posted on 03/06/2013 9:53:49 AM PST by yoe

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To: Girlene

151 posted on 03/06/2013 3:13:51 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: jpsb

“All the other senators can do is ask Paul a long question to give him a small break. This is pretty much all on Paul.”

Did they appear, just to say they were there? Rand Paul is getting a second wind. WHERE ARE the other senators?


152 posted on 03/06/2013 3:15:03 PM PST by thouworm (DEMOGOGUE: leader who makes use of prejudices, false claims and promises to gain power.)
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To: jpsb

They can ask long questions......read others’ long speeches, and ask him what he thinks about that...etc. Where are they?

He’s getting tired. Can he take bathroom breaks?


153 posted on 03/06/2013 3:19:04 PM PST by Girlene
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To: thouworm

There are others there. I am hoping as this goes on, that others step to the podium to speak and ask questions...and allow Senator Paul to at least take a bathroom break and grab a bite to eat. What a process. I’m dedicating myself to stay tuned to C-Span online and on TV for as long as he is on. And I’ve been calling the Senators’ offices to express support for this process. Senator Paul’s voicemail is full. I got through to Toomey and Ron Wyden’s offices, left a voicemail for Reid (and noted his abdication) and am going down the list.. :-)


154 posted on 03/06/2013 3:20:08 PM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Maudeen

“This needs to be recorded and required viewing in the schools. A short but powerful history lesson.”

Yes it does! Said in post 73:

Rand Paul is making history today! Will history notice?

He could have read the dictionary, but instead he is requiring of himself to expound on the principles of our Constitution, Bill of Rights, separation of powers, posse comitatus, habeas Corpus, the sloppy bills Congress passes, etc, etc. Now approaching his 4th hour.

By word count, I can’t remember the last time I heard the words “Constitution” and “Republic” repeated so often-— just not repeated, but explained!

The criticism that he repeats himself... thumbs up to Paul! Anyone else care to intelligently filibuster for 4 hours? Moreover, repetition is a well-tested educational device.

Any Senators not joining Paul are being exposed for the self-interested anti-Constitutionalist cowards that they are.
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Rand Paul is moving into his 7th hour of SUBSTANTIVE filibustering!!!

Where are the other senators!!!


155 posted on 03/06/2013 3:20:08 PM PST by thouworm (DEMOGOGUE: leader who makes use of prejudices, false claims and promises to gain power.)
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To: jpsb

They need to load their questions to the Congressman with real meat and potato information. The government needs to have its laundry hanging before us!


156 posted on 03/06/2013 3:20:51 PM PST by Maudeen (Proverbs 3:5-6)
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To: txrangerette

You need to pay closer attention to Rand Pauls recent voting record.

He “seems” to talk a good game but then caves.


157 posted on 03/06/2013 3:21:35 PM PST by Faith65 (Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior!)
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To: yoe

Dear Heavenly Father-

We can not fight this battle, against injustice, on our own. We know we need your mighty, out stretched hand to provide for us, because this is bigger than any of us.
Please bless this time, and these people, who fight for our rights. Please awaken the citizens. We ask, Father, we are given another chance to have a country that will bring glory to your name, Jesus. We thank you for the freedoms that we have received from your hand, we know they have not come to us easily or freely- and that good people have laid their lives down for us to be free, and we have taken them for granted. We have been lazy, we have expected other people to pay attention to the details. We have worried too much about being popular with people who oppose justice and freedom. And we pray and ask for your blessing going forward. Please provide strength and courage to the people who represent us in our government. Please build a coalition who desire peace and justice again. Please provide them with provisions for their battle- and please build a bipartisan fellowship, in Washington DC, to bring healing to our country. Please restore us to a country who knows, and stands for, and represents justice and mercy. Not just for us, the citizens, but that we are known around the world for having just and fair laws and dealings with others. We do not want an endless war with anyone. We wish peace for others, and for us, Lord. Let all good men and woman come to the aid of Senator Rand, if it is your will, to protect our rights, once again. Bless your name , Father. Bless those who pray these things along with me. Amen.


158 posted on 03/06/2013 3:23:42 PM PST by Truth2012
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To: yoe

159 posted on 03/06/2013 3:24:33 PM PST by Yosemitest (It's Simple ! Fight, ... or Die !)
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To: Truth2012

in Jesus name, Amen! Great post.


160 posted on 03/06/2013 3:25:01 PM PST by Maudeen (Proverbs 3:5-6)
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To: Truth2012

in Jesus name, Amen! Great post.


161 posted on 03/06/2013 3:25:01 PM PST by Maudeen (Proverbs 3:5-6)
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To: thouworm

It is a wonderful sight to behold. I am so glad I am home to see this. About as important (at least to me) as watching a moon landing. I’m thrilled and honored to be a witness to it. This is what our government is supposed to be doing. It’s substantive, informative and is sorely needed. I would be totally incoherent by now if I was there. I give Senator Paul a huge amount of credit and those alongside of him doing the people’s work.


162 posted on 03/06/2013 3:27:18 PM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Truth2012

Amen.


163 posted on 03/06/2013 3:27:43 PM PST by Girlene
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To: Faith65
"Talks a good game?"

In the Senate, Rubio and Paul, who are both seen as possible 2016 presidential contenders, were awarded the Defenders of Liberty designation, receiving a “perfect 100 percent” score on their voting records, Politico reports.

Paul was one of three U.S. senators to score a perfect 100 percent rating from the Club for Growth in 2012, along with Sen. Mike Lee of Utah and former Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina, who resigned his seat to take charge of the Heritage

National Journal ranks Rand Paul as the 6th most conservative Senator.

164 posted on 03/06/2013 3:28:23 PM PST by jpsb
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To: thouworm

At least other GOP senators have contributed (and one RAT, Wyden). I don’t know what, if anything, they’ve planned on this, but it is possible for Paul to yield the floor to say, Ted Cruz and let him continue it. The risk is the next guy would then have the right to end it. It’s unclear what, if anything, is Paul’s long term strategy for this. But it was fun watching Harry Reid rebuffed in his private fiefdom.


165 posted on 03/06/2013 3:28:53 PM PST by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: Maudeen
remarkable...Rand Paul for president...dirty harry hole tried to trick and shut him down just before 5 pm with the indirect help of saxby and toomey and he didn’t fall for it...good for you Paul...tell all of the sob demos and repubs...we all need to be going to dc!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

also called my NC sen burr...we never hear from him except every six years or so...asked them to wake him up and do something to prevent a (the) maniacs in the white house from being able to kill Americans in America with American assets but the trigger being pulled by faceless robots against those who maybe opposing their political goals to destroy our country...that maybe already gone...maybe too late

166 posted on 03/06/2013 3:30:12 PM PST by ldish (Give me Freedom and Liberty or let's kick some a**!)
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To: Truth2012

“Dear Heavenly Father-

We can not fight this battle, against injustice, on our own. We know we need your mighty, out stretched hand to provide for us, because this is bigger than any of us.
Please bless this time, and these people, who fight for our rights. Please awaken the citizens. We ask, Father, we are given another chance to have a country that will bring glory to your name, Jesus. We thank you for the freedoms that we have received from your hand, we know they have not come to us easily or freely- and that good people have laid their lives down for us to be free, and we have taken them for granted. We have been lazy, we have expected other people to pay attention to the details. We have worried too much about being popular with people who oppose justice and freedom. And we pray and ask for your blessing going forward. Please provide strength and courage to the people who represent us in our government. Please build a coalition who desire peace and justice again. Please provide them with provisions for their battle- and please build a bipartisan fellowship, in Washington DC, to bring healing to our country. Please restore us to a country who knows, and stands for, and represents justice and mercy. Not just for us, the citizens, but that we are known around the world for having just and fair laws and dealings with others. We do not want an endless war with anyone. We wish peace for others, and for us, Lord. Let all good men and woman come to the aid of Senator Rand, if it is your will, to protect our rights, once again. Bless your name , Father. Bless those who pray these things along with me. Amen.”

AMEN and Amen and Lord give them strength

Thank you for your prayer!


167 posted on 03/06/2013 3:33:35 PM PST by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom
Harry Reid....reminds me of Mr. Burns, Homer Simpson's boss on The Simpsons. With his whispery voice, hunched appearance and evil ways, they must be brothers!
168 posted on 03/06/2013 3:34:16 PM PST by itssme
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To: SueRae; ken5050
SueRae: I haven't seen anyone else for a while. If they are still there, why aren't they stepping in?

Ken5050 posted this earlier

They are supporting Paul, in that they have promised to yield back the floor to him...technically Paul has NOT yielded the floor..rather, he is allowing them to ask "questions" or make comments..these can go on for as long as each senator chooses..this gives Paul time for a drink..rest his voice..not sure about leaving the floor for a bathroom break..I believe, ( though not sure) that under the new rules the senator MUST remain on the floor; if another one want to join in..then Paul can yield the floor to him, and leave..to have it yielded back to him later..
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to which I replied: Get the man a bucket, some liquids, and some food.

" I’m dedicating myself to stay tuned to C-Span online and on TV for as long as he is on"

I agree! If he has the stamina to filibuster with substance, the very, very least I can do is support him by watching and praying.

Aside from that, I am riveted, and a drone over my house or a swat team breaking down my door couldn't tear me away from listening to this courageous act of "subversive" free speech.

169 posted on 03/06/2013 3:35:26 PM PST by thouworm (DEMOGOGUE: leader who makes use of prejudices, false claims and promises to gain power.)
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To: JohnBovenmyer

If they want to stretch this out they need, to counter predictable media responses, to add Tim Scott to the rotation. I’d also suggest adding Deb Fisher and maybe Kelly Ayote (IF they’re convinced she’d play ball.) Don’t let it all be fairly white guys (media would ignore Rubio and Cruz’s Hispanic roots but Scott and the ladies would be harder to ignore.)


170 posted on 03/06/2013 3:36:25 PM PST by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: blueyon

God bless Sen.Moran, from the great state of Kansas.


171 posted on 03/06/2013 3:37:04 PM PST by Truth2012
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To: yoe

Rand/Cruz 2016!


172 posted on 03/06/2013 3:39:38 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Truth2012

Amen


173 posted on 03/06/2013 3:44:41 PM PST by Helen
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To: JohnBovenmyer

I’m not sure Tim Scott is in D.C. today. We are posting to him that if he is, please go to the floor and support Paul.


174 posted on 03/06/2013 3:44:41 PM PST by snippy_about_it
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To: SueRae

Oh my. In all my nearly 6 decades I have not witnessed this except in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. How can this man be helped to keep this up?

You know that harry will use any trick he can find to end this and the longer it goes the more desperate he will become.

Does anybody think this will take up a following and life of its own?


175 posted on 03/06/2013 3:44:50 PM PST by Sequoyah101
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To: thouworm

They ought to take it at four-hour increments for him, so he can get some sleep.


176 posted on 03/06/2013 3:47:10 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Cyber Liberty
BFD. Paul will end up voting to confirm Brennan, just as he did Hagel and Kerry. “Remarkable.” Meh.

I hear ya. I jumped off his presidential train last week. But I'll cheer for anyone who does the right thing.

177 posted on 03/06/2013 3:50:45 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: All
Well, Rand just about sews up support for 2016.

First, I was thinking the DemLeftists might have him offed. Now, I am thinking he's in just as much danger from the GOPe Progressive Castratees.

178 posted on 03/06/2013 3:51:50 PM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Sequoyah101

It’s kind of a shame Sheets Byrd (GOD rest his soul) isn’t still around, as he was the king of filibusters. I’ll never forget his stories about his “ole dog Billie”.


179 posted on 03/06/2013 3:54:14 PM PST by Marathoner (What are we waiting for? Where are the Articles of Impeachment!)
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To: 9YearLurker

Agree. I appreciate the other senators who have supported him, but in light of Rand’s self-imposed valiant load and determination, I consider their support rather fainthearted.

Rand Paul has now passed 7 [SEVEN] hours of substantive filibustering. Incredible!

In foregone times MSM would be suspending normal programming and carrying this live!


180 posted on 03/06/2013 3:54:41 PM PST by thouworm (DEMOGOGUE: leader who makes use of prejudices, false claims and promises to gain power.)
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To: All

Lol. Jane Fonda on a drone strike list. Paul says what about what Fonda did in Vietnam, not a fan of Jane but also not fond of putting her on a drone strike list. Good one.


181 posted on 03/06/2013 3:56:28 PM PST by snippy_about_it
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To: snippy_about_it

That was good- this one too..
Rand just said that they should not be ASKING Obama about his drone program, THEY, the Senate are the checks and balances and should be SENDING him memos about what his drone program was going to look like, but that they had passed off their responsibility and allowed Obama to take over.


182 posted on 03/06/2013 3:59:02 PM PST by Truth2012
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To: thouworm

Reminds me of Newt’s after-hours monologues. Those were the days.


183 posted on 03/06/2013 3:59:13 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Truth2012

Very well said. Amen.


184 posted on 03/06/2013 3:59:22 PM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: thouworm

I am praying for Paul and others...FR prayer warriors need to engage!


185 posted on 03/06/2013 4:01:08 PM PST by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Forgotten Amendments
Well, after interminable hemming and hawing, Levin came out on the right side. If one of you had bothered to respond to my post, you’d have a beer right now! Guess I’ll drink them all myself ...

I hope this day brings my country back. I doubt it. But, it’s nice to watch.

186 posted on 03/06/2013 4:04:18 PM PST by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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To: ken5050

Dinner with obama?


187 posted on 03/06/2013 4:06:21 PM PST by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: yoe

Rand is excellent. I hope he runs for President.


188 posted on 03/06/2013 4:07:06 PM PST by Maelstorm (This country wasn't founded with the battle cry "Give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
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To: itssme
Harry Reid....reminds me of Mr. Burns, Homer Simpson's boss on The Simpsons. With his whispery voice, hunched appearance and evil ways, they must be brothers!

He reminds me of Gollum too, because he's a shell of a human being. His soul left his body a long time ago.

189 posted on 03/06/2013 4:08:36 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: All
Rand Paul:

DO NOT FALL FOR DICK(HEAD) DURBIN'S ATTEMPTS TO SWAY YOU WITH A HEARING ... IT'S A RUSE!!!!

190 posted on 03/06/2013 4:12:29 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: usconservative

Durbin shot down. Pun intended.


191 posted on 03/06/2013 4:14:37 PM PST by Truth2012
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To: Sequoyah101

Send questions to Rand’s office....they will feed them to him on the floor if they are worth asking...


192 posted on 03/06/2013 4:14:53 PM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: riri

Love that phrase...”GOPe Progressive Castratees”.


193 posted on 03/06/2013 4:18:37 PM PST by greyfoxx39 (Thanks Mitt.)
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To: All

What was the resolution he tried to introduce? That the senate strongly did not agree with drone strikes on American soil? The dems’ wouldn’t even vote on it to end the filibuster.


194 posted on 03/06/2013 4:20:14 PM PST by Girlene
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To: Maudeen

Prayers for Rand Paul! Haven’t been this thrilled by a politician in years!

I read the other RINO senators have been invited to dinner out with Obongo. Can the GOPe sink any lower?

Rand Paul is sticking it to Holder, Obongo and all the power hungry traitors in the FedGov. I feel like we may have a chance again!


195 posted on 03/06/2013 4:20:50 PM PST by LibertyLA (fighting libtards and other giant government enablers!)
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To: Truth2012
That Holder and Obama have no problem with denial of due process indicates that they are acting in concert and have discussed the concepts between themselves and probably others.

That is a clear violation of USC 241 and 242, CONSPIRACY.

One is a misdemeanor, the other a FELONY.

Isn't there anyone in Washington with the cojones to start impeachment proceedings?

Granted, 80% of DC would end up in the slammer, but, then, it is time to clean house.

196 posted on 03/06/2013 4:21:00 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: usconservative

hmmm....

Harry Reid must have had an important engagement. They had to pull trusty sycophant Dick Durbin down to the floor.

Are they in crisis mode at the WH? or are they thinking this will pass and the clean-up crew will take to the airwaves to dispose of Rand Paul with their babblespeak talking points?


197 posted on 03/06/2013 4:21:21 PM PST by thouworm (DEMOGOGUE: leader who makes use of prejudices, false claims and promises to gain power.)
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To: itssme

Mr. Burns!!! Yes...Dingy is diabolically wimpy.

I’m back for the duration of Paul’s filibuster. He doesn’t look like it he seven plus hours is catching up with him; but I did get a tad scared (is he diabetic ) when he munched the candy. How did Thurmond go for 24 hours w/no food or bathroom break?

Sen. Paul is still making valid, intlelligent points.


198 posted on 03/06/2013 4:21:21 PM PST by PennsylvaniaMom (Mourning in America.)
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To: All

We don’t need a new definition of “terrorist” for the purpose of killing Americans.

We are Americans. We have rights. We are entitled to due process! Obama works for us- he does not have the authority to make up a definition to words to label us to criminalize us!

All the Senators who do not show up to help him- need to be an impeachment list.


199 posted on 03/06/2013 4:22:42 PM PST by Truth2012
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To: Truth2012
Durbin shot down. Pun intended.

Out of "fear" of being put on Obama and Holder's kill list, and dying during a drone strike while having breakfast tomorrow morning, I'll refrain from stating that I wish it wasn't a pun that Durbin got shot down......

I live in Illinois, isn't that torture enough?!

200 posted on 03/06/2013 4:22:57 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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