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Rand Paul: I Donít Think Obama Will Kill Americans
TPM Livewire ^ | 03/06/2013 | Igor Bobic -

Posted on 03/06/2013 2:43:22 PM PST by Responsibility2nd

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), filibustering John Brennan's nomination to lead the CIA on Wednesday in objection to the Obama administration's policy on targeted drone killing, ceded that President Obama personally was not the issue.

"I frankly don't think he'll be killing people in their homes tonight," Paul said.

At stake, Paul explained, was the prospect of unchecked power afforded to the executive branch if clear rules governing lethal force within the United States are not established.


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Comforting and reassuring, no?
1 posted on 03/06/2013 2:43:29 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

I think he will. I think he already has.

But I’m nobody.


2 posted on 03/06/2013 2:45:03 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

How could 0bama ever do such a thing if he’s not responsible for or accountable for ANYTHING? I bet he wouldn’t release illegal aliens from detention centers, either!


3 posted on 03/06/2013 2:48:37 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Steely Tom
No, no. The operative word is tonight.

As in, B. Hussein will prolly take tonight off.

4 posted on 03/06/2013 2:48:46 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

well, not unless they really deserve it, that is...


5 posted on 03/06/2013 2:49:02 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Responsibility2nd
I don't see Obama with the joystick in his hand -- hell, he has enough trouble pointing a shotgun in the right direction -- but I can see him watching Glenn Beck Or Rush Limbaugh and saying 'We have to do something about this guy' in a leading way to one of his stooges...

Watch the skies!

6 posted on 03/06/2013 2:50:06 PM PST by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: Responsibility2nd
"I frankly don't think he'll be killing people in their homes tonight," Paul said.

Check back around this summer Mr. Paul...
I'm betting the SHTF by August.


7 posted on 03/06/2013 2:50:52 PM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Funny, I have been wondering all day just how many breaths of O2 Rand has left after this move.
8 posted on 03/06/2013 2:52:37 PM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I frankly don't think he'll be killing people in their homes tonight

Yeah, we never thought that Daddy Bush would do it at Ruby Ridge, or that Clinton would do it at Waco either.

9 posted on 03/06/2013 2:53:18 PM PST by Sarajevo (Don't think for a minute that this excuse for a President has America's best interest in mind.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Just need to kill one to start the snowball rolling. Law abiding citizens will protest and then they will also be targets. It’s the end of the world as we knew it. But I feel fine.


10 posted on 03/06/2013 2:53:20 PM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Anyone who starts a sentence with “I don’t think..” probably doesn’t.


11 posted on 03/06/2013 2:53:20 PM PST by rfreedom4u (I have a copy of the Constitution! And I'm not afraid to use it!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Why can’t we get a straight answer from Holder on this?


12 posted on 03/06/2013 2:54:15 PM PST by Jane Long
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To: riri

But he will allow them to die !
Benghazi for the Daily Double Alex!


13 posted on 03/06/2013 2:54:22 PM PST by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Responsibility2nd

That’s what the Jews thought about Hitler at first


14 posted on 03/06/2013 2:58:24 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Responsibility2nd

Unless you’re in Benghazi


15 posted on 03/06/2013 2:59:25 PM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Senator Paul’s name has shot towards the top of 0bama’s kill list after today.


16 posted on 03/06/2013 2:59:53 PM PST by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Won’t kill Americans? Not even if they’re “typical white people” or “people who bitterly cling to their guns and religion”? How about policemen who “behave stupidly” as did the Cambridge Police Dept a few years back? Or those who might wantonly,without just cause,kill his “son”,as George Zimmerman did?


17 posted on 03/06/2013 3:00:30 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: Responsibility2nd

BENGHAZI.


18 posted on 03/06/2013 3:00:49 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Responsibility2nd

It was like pulling Holder’s teeth to get an answer out of him.

In light of Holder’s testimony, it appears to me, Holder/Obama likes to have the option to even drone attack who they see as their political enemies.


19 posted on 03/06/2013 3:01:57 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Responsibility2nd

Its a diplomatic statement and doesn’t mean much.

Its up to us to make sure that people know Obama will happily kill Americans.


20 posted on 03/06/2013 3:02:35 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

yes indeedie.

the fact the the American people are even worried that their government will soon attack them with military tanks and over billion combat-type bullets (not to mention drones in the skies)

just the fact that America has been made to worry about its “government gone wild”

is itself an extremely serious problem indicative of the type of failed leadership we have in most of our politicians today


21 posted on 03/06/2013 3:12:10 PM PST by faithhopecharity (()
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To: cripplecreek

Obama won’t kill any Americans. He’ll make someone else do it so he doesn’t take any blame.


22 posted on 03/06/2013 3:14:40 PM PST by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I don't think Oboma will kill Americans

at the very heart of this issue is an implied question; do I trust this government to do what is right and good for me, my family and this country? Rand Paul is asking it and by any American having to ask that question, in and of itself provides the answer.

23 posted on 03/06/2013 3:15:27 PM PST by drypowder
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To: ConservaTexan
Basically what I just said on another thread.

What they all must realize now is they need to ALL come forward and be brazen and vocal. He can't kill them all.

Right now, Woodward, paul and Cruz need to be very careful.

And I wish I was just paranoid.

24 posted on 03/06/2013 3:18:36 PM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Rand Paul: I Don’t Think Obama Will Kill Americans

And neither would Clinton. Janet Reno on the other hand...

Now about Eric Holder or Janet Napalitano...

25 posted on 03/06/2013 3:19:42 PM PST by BruceS
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To: donhunt

Obama would have killed the Hutaree rather than risk them all being acquitted.


26 posted on 03/06/2013 3:22:24 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Steely Tom

He most certainly has killed Americans. The biggest danger I see is these pansyassed PC politicians underestimating the guile of the Zero.


27 posted on 03/06/2013 3:23:46 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Obama assassinate US citizens in this country? Nawwww... really?


28 posted on 03/06/2013 3:24:24 PM PST by Mashood
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To: Responsibility2nd

If the Brown Clown kills AMERICANS on American soil he better brush up on the Bible verse of “ An Eye For An Eye”


29 posted on 03/06/2013 3:25:50 PM PST by Renegade
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To: donhunt
The question is: Does one man alone, oboma, a racist and bigot with a chip on his shoulder, have the right to kill Americans on American soil at will?

That's what this is. The rest doesn't matter. The title of "Terrorist" will be his and his alone to give.

That's a pretty scary thought. That's how far America has fallen.

The left supports a dictatorial drone program - for now. If the economy can hold out until 2016 and we take the presidency with, say, a outspoken TEA Party member, will they still feel the same? Would they still feel secure in their homes?

30 posted on 03/06/2013 3:27:07 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Responsibility2nd

I have no doubt that Obama will target people on his enemies list as soon as he can.


31 posted on 03/06/2013 3:27:37 PM PST by clamper1797 (De-throne King Obozo)
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To: DJ Frisat

“Who will rid me of this turbulent Priest?!?!”

;)


32 posted on 03/06/2013 3:30:24 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Responsibility2nd

And Rand moves one more place toword GOPe... Punk.


33 posted on 03/06/2013 3:31:32 PM PST by thoolou ("I may have invented it, but Bill made it famous." - David Bradley, inventor of Ctrl-Alt-Del)
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To: Responsibility2nd; All
FYI, Brian Williams just read the headlines for his evening newscast.

Not one word about the filibuster or the drone strike situation. The MSM is going to ignore this just like everything else that might cast the President in an unfavorable light.

34 posted on 03/06/2013 3:36:17 PM PST by Bratch
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To: Responsibility2nd

So if we have “clear rules” the Executive can murder people without due process?


35 posted on 03/06/2013 3:36:25 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Due Process 2013: "Burn the M*****-F***er Down!")
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To: Responsibility2nd

From the filibuster:

Paraphrased slightly: “The point is the president should come forward and explain his position.

Whether or not we believe in America that there are some rights in America we are not giving up on.

It’s about constitutional principles that we should not give up on.

We need to fight for something that is classicly American. Our individual rights. To be tried on a court by our peers.” ~ Senator Rand Paul


36 posted on 03/06/2013 3:37:49 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Responsibility2nd

Tell that to Young, Bland and Spencer of the Trinity church, Harris and a little kid in Jakarta.


37 posted on 03/06/2013 3:38:21 PM PST by bgill
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And now they’re talking about it.

And they’re giving a pretty balanced report. Another accomplishment for Senator Paul.


38 posted on 03/06/2013 3:39:26 PM PST by Bratch
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He’ll make someone else do it so he doesn’t take any blame.

And then he can claim he didn't know anything about it.

39 posted on 03/06/2013 3:43:18 PM PST by bgill
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To: Responsibility2nd
His methodology for domestic issues is a little more subtle.


40 posted on 03/06/2013 3:49:37 PM PST by clearcarbon
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To: Responsibility2nd

Clever wording by Paul. He’s putting the concept out there before Americans who might never have considered it, and doing it in a way that guarantees a lot of media outlets will pick it up and repeat it as “proof” that Obama is a good guy...”even the right-wing Tea Partiers think so!”


41 posted on 03/06/2013 3:50:25 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: bgill
And then he can claim he didn't know anything about it.

Followed by blaming it on Buuuuuush and the Repubs.

42 posted on 03/06/2013 3:58:38 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: 45semi
Check back around this summer Mr. Paul...
I'm betting the SHTF by August.

I'm guessing 4th of July.

He would want to crap on America's holiday, and all he needs to do is fail to fund EBT cards on July 1st.

43 posted on 03/06/2013 4:22:40 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

He would love to call in drone strikes tonight. Nothing would give this little Hitler more pleasure. Someone has to stop this.


44 posted on 03/06/2013 4:26:47 PM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Responsibility2nd

After a particularly fired-up rally in Minnesota, Mr McCain was booed when he tried to soothe the crowd, defending Mr. Obama as “a decent person and a person you do not have to be scared of as president of the United States.”


45 posted on 03/06/2013 4:45:36 PM PST by mirkwood (project gutenberg)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’m wondering if the “tonight” wasn’t a bit of a zing.


46 posted on 03/06/2013 4:56:07 PM PST by mykroar (Sig is pending a Conservative party.)
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To: bgill

Clinton and Janet Reno attacked and murdered citizens and got away with it.


47 posted on 03/06/2013 5:09:51 PM PST by doosee
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Rand Paul: I Don’t Think Obama Will Kill Americans”

Cool, it’s a rhetorical question: I don’t think that Italians will hang Mussolini from meat hooks in Milanese Square.


48 posted on 03/06/2013 5:56:51 PM PST by sergeantdave
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49 posted on 03/06/2013 6:27:59 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
"I frankly don't think he'll be killing people in their homes tonight," Paul said.

What about tomorrow night?

50 posted on 03/06/2013 7:02:08 PM PST by Disambiguator
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