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Rand Paul Could Be Biggest Shock of 2016

nyc2013XJj Wrote: Mar 28, 2013 8:25 AM
Here's why you're wrong, Matt, The drone filibuster was perceived as a way to take a question with an obvious answer, and dig your heels in until your opponent cries "uncle" The assumption that Paul needed to be reassured that Obama, despised by Paul, would not initiate a drone attack on a private citizen, was insulting and frankly ridiculous. It was perceived as an activity to grab the spotlight and to attack Obama. There was no genuine concern about drones and it was an embarrassment to see him prattle on and on like that
Davole Wrote: Mar 28, 2013 10:30 AM
nyc -

Here's why you're wrong.

Your prattle would be seriously embarrassing to you if you could only demonstrate a personal mental ability to comprehend how ridiculous your comments really are!

By the way - To Rand Paul's credit, he blatantly forced Eric Holder, just another Obama’s flunky, to cry both uncle and aunt while begrudgingly creeping off stage with his tail between his legs.
fiddlerMO Wrote: Mar 28, 2013 10:16 AM
Spoken like a true NY Liberal.
I know,I used to live there.
Wake up and look around you. Talk to people you might disagree with instead of your extreme left friends.
If you actually listen to the other side you might be enlightened. At least you would know what you are ranting about.
MatthewlovesAyn Wrote: Mar 28, 2013 9:43 AM
nyc: Here's why you're wrong. This administration has already proven that they will attack an American citizen on foreign soil. If it was so obvious that they would not do so on American soil, then all John Brennan had to say was, " We will not attack American citizens with drones on our soil". If you think we are so naive as to think the government would never do such a thing, think Waco or Ruby Ridge. What you are doing is calling Rand Paul a liar. I truly believe he has legitimate concerns about the trampling of our rights. You obviously believe that Obama is the one concerns with said rights, and Rand is not.
The government will drive a tank through the side of your house, what makes you think they won't launch a drone strike.
Texas Chris Wrote: Mar 28, 2013 9:41 AM
Where were the Democrats? Where were the left's champions of civil liberties?

Does the left understand they are perceived as having abandoned the moral high ground? And that the libertarian Republicans have claimed it?

THAT was the message of Filibuster #9.
MatthewlovesAyn Wrote: Mar 28, 2013 10:54 AM
TChris: There have never been any liberty champions from the left. The KKK was a democrat offshoot, as was just about every union thug in history. The last forty years have been particularly egregious, with the lefts constant theft in the name of the poor and downtrodden. Wanna help the poor, lefties? Give them a job! What you are doing now isn't working!

The problem now is that so many republicans are acting like dems. From 1865 until 1990, only one republican got us into a skirmish. The rest were all dems. Now both sides want us waging war all over the world.
MatthewlovesAyn Wrote: Mar 28, 2013 9:46 AM
Rebel: Where as I may agree with your assessment of nyc, I think it would behoove we on the right to point out the error of his thought, instead of calling names
arpy2912 Wrote: Mar 28, 2013 10:26 AM
An idiot with its head in the sand
hboring Wrote: Mar 28, 2013 5:15 PM
Amen. It was like pulling teeth to get Attorney General Holder to agree the G could not/would not zap a US citizen on US soil not engaged in open warfare. The current administration has to be forced into legality because we can not trust them otherwise. Good for Senator Paul for his filibuster, for which he stated his reason.

Mention his name to most Washington, D.C., insiders and plenty of his GOP colleagues, and you will hear everything from "frustrating" to "crazy." But Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky might be just conventionally unconventional enough to stun his party and the nation in 2016.

A cleverly written op-ed piece in The New York Times had the unintended effect of convincing me that Paul may well be both the GOP Establishment and left-of-center Democrats' worst nightmare.

In his Times piece, columnist Frank Bruni does a very good job of reciting what he considers fatal past remarks by Paul. And...