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Sen. Paul holds floor for hours in filibuster of CIA nominee, over drone concerns
FOX ^ | 3/6/13 | FOX

Posted on 03/06/2013 11:21:56 AM PST by Nachum

Sen. Rand Paul launched into an old-fashioned filibuster on the Senate floor Wednesday as he tried to hold up the nomination of John Brennan for CIA director over concerns about the president’s authority to kill Americans with drones.

Paul, R-Ky., is one of several lawmakers – on both sides of the aisle – who has raised concerns about the legal justification for launching drone strikes against Americans overseas. But Paul took to the floor after receiving a statement from Attorney General Eric Holder that creaked open the door to the possibility of using a drone to kill an American inside the United States.

“To allow one man to accuse you in secret -- you never get notified you've been accused,” Paul said on the floor. “Your notification is the buzz of propellers on the drone as it flies overhead in the seconds before you're killed. Is that what we really want from our government?”

Paul said he’d be raising the same complaints under a Republican president.

“No one politician should be allowed to judge the guilt, to charge an individual, to judge the guilt of an individual and to execute an individual. It goes against everything that we fundamentally believe in our country,” he said.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: brennanconfirmation; cia; filibuster; johnbrennan; nominee; paul; randpaul; randpaulfilibuster; seelivethread
Love it. Keep going Senator. Bring on some pain.
1 posted on 03/06/2013 11:22:15 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 03/06/2013 11:24:11 AM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Read War and Peace, over and over


3 posted on 03/06/2013 11:26:03 AM PST by DonkeyBonker (Hard to paddle against the flow of sewage coming out of the White House.)
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To: Nachum

A real filibuster? Wow!


4 posted on 03/06/2013 11:26:35 AM PST by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: Nachum

If Obama becomes the Antichrist it wouldn’t surprise me.


5 posted on 03/06/2013 11:27:59 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Nachum
Watching on-line ... Go Rand Paul Go!!

Finally, a Republican with some cahones!

6 posted on 03/06/2013 11:28:53 AM 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: Ingtar

Rand Paul Filibusters Brennan Nomination- live

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2013/03/06/Rand-Paul-Fillibusters-Brennan-Confirmation


7 posted on 03/06/2013 11:28:53 AM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: F15Eagle

What do you mean “becomes?”


8 posted on 03/06/2013 11:30:48 AM PST by JaguarXKE (Welcome to the new America.)
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To: F15Eagle

What do you mean “becomes?”


9 posted on 03/06/2013 11:30:52 AM PST by JaguarXKE (Welcome to the new America.)
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To: Nachum

I was aghast at his vote for Hagel’s confirmation but this heroic action regains my respect.


10 posted on 03/06/2013 11:31:34 AM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Nachum

Obama is probably pretty pissed at Rand right now; you know from holding him up from passing his domestic enemy drone hit list to Brennan for execution. He probably can’t shove the Tea Party drone hit list into Brennan’s hands fast enough. Keep your firearms next to your chair or bed in case you hear a strange buzzing sound overhead...


11 posted on 03/06/2013 11:33:02 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Menehune56

yeah, I wish he had done this over Hagel, and am totally against his Hagel vote, but I applaud this action.


12 posted on 03/06/2013 11:34:15 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: JaguarXKE

lol


13 posted on 03/06/2013 11:35:26 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Menehune56

Well then, I expect you to be properly ticked off when Paul ends up voting for Brennan. Keep in mind he’s doing this because of a letter he got from *Holder,* not Brennan. As soon as he gets clarification and soothing words from Holder he’ll not only stop the Filibuster, he’ll vote for the guy.


14 posted on 03/06/2013 11:36:21 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Nachum

This is what they ALL are supposed to be doing. Sad that when it actually happens, people get so excited. I’m glad he did this. 100%. But he is still a POS for his Hagel BS.

How soon we forget.


15 posted on 03/06/2013 11:38:10 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Nachum

Watching on C-Span.. Give ‘em Hell, Rand!


16 posted on 03/06/2013 11:38:34 AM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Nachum

Rand Paul, 2016.


17 posted on 03/06/2013 11:41:30 AM PST by Hugin
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To: Ingtar

correction

http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN2/


18 posted on 03/06/2013 11:44:32 AM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: jsanders2001

Glad he mentioned the fact that they consider someone that believes in the constitution, pays in cash, etc. a possible terrorist.


19 posted on 03/06/2013 11:46:49 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: jsanders2001

Anyone that has honestly and diligently studied the current CIC’s character, actions, ideologies, and background would surmise that he has done more than enough many times over to have been impeached and is a traitor to the spirit and ideals that founded this country and made it great. The only reason he is still in power is because of the hatred and class envy he has stirred up using psychological warfare and manipulation and deception spun by a media that hangs on his every word because he is unique in history as the first black president. Unfortunately, most will view him as the worst president in history once the Koolaid wears off. He will probably also be the last president in history as Revelation unfolds...: )


20 posted on 03/06/2013 11:48:18 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Ingtar
"A real filibuster? Wow!" This is what I always think of when I think of a filibuster, lol. It's an American thing:)and the Dems hate it. They are considering 'filibuster reform'. Commies will have no filibustering. Go Rand Go!
21 posted on 03/06/2013 11:50:02 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Nachum

Of equal or greater concern is Brennan’s conversion to Islam.


22 posted on 03/06/2013 11:52:22 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Nachum
now would be a great time for other senators to step up and prove their patriotism and support for our rule of law by joining Rand's filibuster effort. I'd be contacting my senators immediately to urge them to support Rand but Boxer the bagel and Di Fy are both anti-American commies so I won't waste my time.
23 posted on 03/06/2013 12:05:43 PM PST by drypowder
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To: JimRed

The Constitution says there shall be NO religious test for any position in the govt. Does our side throw the Constitution under the bus when it suits us? People tried to go in this direction when Catholics were new arrivals and their loyalty was suspected.


24 posted on 03/06/2013 12:07:50 PM PST by xkaydet65
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To: JimRed

The Constitution says there shall be NO religious test for any position in the govt. Does our side throw the Constitution under the bus when it suits us? People tried to go in this direction when Catholics were new arrivals and their loyalty was suspected.


25 posted on 03/06/2013 12:07:50 PM PST by xkaydet65
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To: Nachum

Cruz is now speaking. This show is fun to watch!!


26 posted on 03/06/2013 12:13:13 PM PST by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: xkaydet65
The Constitution says there shall be NO religious test for any position in the govt. Does our side throw the Constitution under the bus when it suits us? People tried to go in this direction when Catholics were new arrivals and their loyalty was suspected.

True, but that simply means that a person can not be "constitutionally" barred because of their religion, which would mean they couldn't even be nominated in the first place. Individual Senator's can choose not to vote for a nominee for any reason they see fit, or for no reason at all, heck a Senator is free to vote against every nominee with brown hair if he or she so chooses.

27 posted on 03/06/2013 12:28:12 PM PST by apillar
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To: Gator113
Cruz is now speaking. This show is fun to watch!!

You can be sure they are working on some way to Palinize Paul and Cruz full time now. The talking communists on the All Obama news drones will be handed their talking points by the White House "Communications" office and their walking army at Media-Traitors, JournOlist, and Hollywood spin-meisters.

I can hear it now: By 8 O'clock tonight they will be called "racists", "wackos", "dangerous", and "out of control". They will be said to be "fomenting civil unrest".

The administration will trot out their various communist czars to declare that these senators are "giving aid to our enemies", "making our jobs harder", and "need to be investigated" for their own "unconstitutional obstructionism".

Then the White House controlled print media will come out with scathing articles about how Paul is a closet homosexual, Cruz gave somebody herpes, and that he cheated on his papers at Harvard- or whatever they can invent; all from unnamed sources.

28 posted on 03/06/2013 12:32:04 PM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: JaguarXKE

The antichrist, or the beast of revelation...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlPAVm8Gl6M


29 posted on 03/06/2013 12:38:48 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Nachum
Jamal Brennan & the filthy sowdis will not be pleased with this insolent kafir.
30 posted on 03/06/2013 12:50:11 PM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

The patriotism of the Republican politicians has grown so stale. Only the sons of Cuban immigrants such as Cruz and Rubio show any passion for the freedom our elected officials now take for granted.


31 posted on 03/06/2013 1:28:50 PM PST by Aquamarine
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To: Aquamarine

Cruz, so far so good. Rubio? The guy in favor of amnesty/DREAM????

Hell no.


32 posted on 03/06/2013 1:30:43 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: xkaydet65

Playing devils advocate here (maybe), but that only holds if one views Islam purely as a religion.

It no longer holds if one views it as a totalitarian political and economic system that happens to have a religious component.

It would be perfectly acceptable then to employ a test, the same as we would for Communism or Fascism.


33 posted on 03/06/2013 1:34:43 PM PST by tanknetter
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To: Norm Lenhart

I agree with you about Rubios stance on amnesty. Was just referring to the filibuster.


34 posted on 03/06/2013 1:39:01 PM PST by Aquamarine
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To: Aquamarine

I don’t expect perfection from these guys, but dear God, is it too much to ask for them to hold to the really big points of the party line?

Instead, they just change the line and their shills browbeat us for not calling the crap ambrosia.

Believe me, I’m very happy Rubio has a lor of conservative positions. But he’s willing to throw them all out with giving the Dems millions of new voters. Ergo, he is as big or worse a problem than the Pelosis of the world. And he proved untrustworthy.


35 posted on 03/06/2013 1:45:11 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Nachum

Unlike some people here, I’m all for killing Americans that “go home” and are then at training camps in the Middle East.

But I do draw the line in this country, even if they belong to the ROP. They still need to be given a chance to explain that they’re into the killing of infidels.


36 posted on 03/06/2013 4:17:53 PM PST by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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37 posted on 03/06/2013 6:57:46 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Rusty0604
Glad he mentioned the fact that they consider someone that believes in the constitution, pays in cash, etc. a possible terrorist.

The butt kissers at the New York Times seem more concerned about radical Muslims getting water up their noses than about American citizens being murdered by the government - without a hint of due process. Guess the New York Time's dem handlers didn't tell them much about this story.

38 posted on 03/06/2013 7:38:10 PM PST by GOPJ (DHS HAS secured: 1.6 BILLION bullets - 2.700 tanks and 35,000 drones ...to use on American soil...)
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To: xkaydet65
The Constitution says there shall be NO religious test for any position in the govt. Does our side throw the Constitution under the bus when it suits us?

No one said he could not be presented as a candidate for the position, barred by a religious test. But as you are probably aware, Islam permits/encourages/requires lying for the advancement of the faith. Therefore nothing a Muslim says can ever be trusted.

The goal of Islam is to rule the world; nothing less is acceptable. Therefore Muslims in government will be working covertly to destroy our system and supplant it with their own. So a vote to confirm a Muslim to a position of authority and power is a vote to overthrow the America we used to know.

Don't ban them, but don't confirm them.

39 posted on 03/07/2013 6:49:29 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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