Here are some of Rand Paul's best lines during his 13-hour filibuster:
- On smoking:
- On Obama's shift on civil liberties:
- On the White House "kill list":
- Claiming that the filibuster was not partisan:
- Invoking Hitler:
|Rand Paul during his 13-hour filibuster|
And what about collateral damage, innocent citizens who would be killed because they happened to be in the company of the target? Rand Paul was seeking an answer to this question from both Obama and Attorney General, Eric Holder.
Rand Paul, joined by Sen. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, took on this administration over the Constitution, over personal freedom and liberty. Finally, someone said "Enough is enough!"
Many Americans are depressed and saddened by the direction of this country and it was a shot in the arm to see Rand Paul's filibuster. We've been waiting for someone in the Republican party to stand up to this administration.
Sadly, most of the Republicans are gutless and act as though there is no real crisis in our nation. While Rand Paul was ranting about freedom and liberty, you had Sen. John McCain, Lindsey Graham and other Republicans playing footsie with Obama and "yukking" it up over cocktails and roasted lamb.
These "old-guard" Republicans are dupes being used as pawns by Obama to show that he is seeking "bi-partisanship." They'll be the backdrop of the President's photo-op effort to reach out to the Republicans. President Obama knew well in advance that he wasn't about to compromise or listen to any ideas coming from these guys...he just wanted them along to give him some political cover, and they were dumb enough to provide it.
|John McCain and Lindsey Graham inviting |
Rand Paul to "Come over to the Dark Side"
The only ones who didn't care for Paul's filibuster were the Republican ruling establishment, namely Sen. John McCain and Lindsey Graham. McCain belittled Rand Paul's efforts by saying he had violated the rules of the senate. Those are the words of a man who is couldn't be more disconnected. It's like he's on another planet.
It's like the Titanic sinking and taking on water while John McCain and Lindsay Graham are arguing over how to rearrange the deck chairs. These old-guard Republicans are so out of touch with the American people and they are more concerned with playing politics than standing up to this administration.
I hope this is not the last that we hear from Rand Paul. I hope he continues to provide us with much needed leadership and inspiration in the months to come. Most of all, I hope he continues to stand-up to President Obama on behalf of the American people and the Constitution.