GUNNY G: LIKELY THE JUDGE’s FINEST PESENTATION, IMO !!!!! ~ “Natural Rights vs The Patriot Act” by Judge Andrew Napolitano – YouTube
by Jim Emerson, staff writer
War is an ugly endeavor fought by brave warriors at the behest of national leaders. In the heat of battle soldiers are killed, wounded, captured or go missing. Prisoners captured during battle are at the mercy of the enemy. Despite laws created by gentleman’s agreement in an international forum, history has shown that combatant nations have abused, tortured and killed prisoners captured on the battlefield. After World War II, Russia would declare a Prisoner of War (POW) a war criminal and hold them well beyond the end of hostilities. It has become a standard practice of Communist nations to hold prisoners long after wars’ end, making the process of accounting for the dead or missing difficult if not impossible.
(ReBlog) FBI Witness Murdered Who Had Access & Was To Testify In Obama/Soetoro Passport FBI Investigation. « Political Vel Craft | NOW BLOG THIS ! GUNNY.G ~ AMERICAN !
Another day, another creepy murder related in some way to Barack Obama.
There is something about this guy that leads to unusual murders wherever his name arises.
The most recent unusual death involves the fatal shooting of a key witness in the passport file fraud investigation. If you recall, during the campaign it was discovered that Obama, Hillary and McCain’s passport files had been breached.
Did Rand Paul Win the South Carolina Special Election?
Yahoo News ^ | May 8, 2013 | John A. Tures
Posted on Wednesday, May 08, 2013 8:41:10 AM by johnatures
Media coverage of the South Carolina special election focused upon the candidates, Elizabeth Colbert-Busch and the winner, Mark Sanford. Yet the real winner could turn out to be somebody who isn’t from South Carolina: Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul….
By Jim Emerson, staff writer
Fox news and CBS’ Sharyl Attkisson have been busy keeping the Benghazi story alive. They must have earned a special place on the Obama’s administrations enemies list. This week the American People found out that John Kerry and the State Department are busy trying to silence Benghazi whistleblowers.
The State Department, CIA and the Defense Department have been asked to permit attorneys representing witnesses with knowledge of the Benghazi attacks access to classified information. (2) In the manner of all Democrat regimes they are dragging their feet in hopes the American people will forget about this “incident.” Barack Obama’s only priority is to win the house in 2014 and the liberal press is doing everything to help.
Would the John McCains of the world back Hillary over Rand Paul in ’16?… “Where might the “new Republican internationalists” go if Paul wins this intra-party battle? Considering that likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton helped engineer the U.N.-backed military coalition that ousted Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, and reportedly pushed Obama to directly arm the Syrian resistance, it’s not hard to envision a “Republicans for Hillary” campaign if the alternative is Rand Paul.”
Would the John McCains of the world back Hillary over Rand Paul in ’16?
The Daily Caller ^ | May 2, 2013 | Matt K. Lewis
Posted on Thursday, May 02, 2013 5:38:59 PM by 2ndDivisionVet
Yesterday, I noted Sen. John McCain’s recent comments, where he lamented: “There are times these days when I feel that I have more in common on foreign policy with President Obama than I do with some in my own party.”
Today, my bloggingheads colleague Bill Scher ups the ante, positing the theory that a Rand Paul nomination for president might cause the McCains of the world to jump on the Hillary bandwagon.
From his column at The Week, Scher asks:
Where might the “new Republican internationalists” go if Paul wins this intra-party battle? Considering that likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton helped engineer the U.N.-backed military coalition that ousted Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, and reportedly pushed Obama to directly arm the Syrian resistance, it’s not hard to envision a “Republicans for Hillary” campaign if the alternative is Rand Paul.
Glenn Beck Shoots Down Rand Paul
If Police Get Drones, ‘The 2nd Amendment Is Absolutely Dead’
Mediaite ^ | April 27, 2013 | Matt WilsteinPosted on Sunday, April 28, 2013 2:09:54 PM by 2ndDivisionVet
Senator Rand Paul‘s media tour following his “misunderestimated” statements on drones brought him to Glenn Beck‘s radio show Friday, where the two men discussed the prospects of a terrifying future where police cars have “robotic firing arms” that take down criminals with the push of a button.
Everybody but the GOPe KNOWS immigration reform guarantees Democrat control for ever « Coach is Right
By Kevin “Coach” Collins
Every thinking American, whether conservative or liberal knows that when the feckless Republicans in the Congress fold and stab us in the back by erasing our borders Democrat Party control of our lives will be assured forever.
The sad truth is that we are reduced to hoping that the horrific terror attack on Boston will defeat the Democrats’ plans to swamp our country with ready- made Democrat voters because there seems to be little reason to hope the Republicans will do so.
Google report highest ever government censorship requests
Euronews ^ | 4/26/2013Posted on Friday, April 26, 2013 6:55:05 AM by markomalley
Google’s latest data shows the number of requests from governments to remove content from its services is higher than ever before.
Rand Paul: An ill-advised Internet Tax Mandate….. “The Republican Party is supposed to oppose tax increases and burdensome, unnecessary government regulations. But sometimes, they lose their way. The most recent example is…”
The Washington Times ^ | Rand Paul
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2013 3:17:33 PM by JohnPDuncan
The Republican Party is supposed to oppose tax increases and burdensome, unnecessary government regulations. But sometimes, they lose their way.
The most recent example is support by some Republicans for the misnamed Marketplace Fairness Act, which should really be called the Internet Tax Mandate. This mandate is nothing more than a huge tax increase on the American people backed by lobbyists and some state governments. I must admit, I am disappointed that some in my party are backing this ill-advised bill.
By Marinka Peschmann Monday, April 15, 2013
Immigration is back in the headlines this week. ABC News is reporting the senators from the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” are expected to unveil their comprehensive immigration bill, on Tuesday. Reportedly the bill is about 1,500 pages in length and “includes a pathway to citizenship for many of the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S.”
Like ObamaCare, it appears the bill will have to pass before anyone knows what is really in it. Meanwhile Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) appeared on the Sunday talk shows to push the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill. Let’s look at what Sen. Rubio said and why he will go down in history as a useful idiot if this bill becomes the law of the land.
President Harding Sends the Marines to Attack Gettysburg – 1922… “Once upon a time where was no political correctness about the Civil War. There were differences of opinion yes, but they were not exploited for political reasons like they are today.” | Veterans Today
Once upon a time where was no political correctness about the Civil War. There were differences of opinion yes, but they were not exploited for political reasons like they are today.
Throughout the ’90′s and into the new century many Democrats and Republicans alike competed over who could wipe their feet the hardest on Southern heritage to make themselves more attractive to the black vote. The Republicans have always lost big, and never learned.
A classic was John McCain playing Mr. Veteran, who understood about the sanctity of battle flags in the South Carolina primary. But Carl Rove just gutted McCain there. (Editor’s note: Ted Sampley told me Rove gave him $37,000 to attack McCain. Later, when Rove tried to get Sampley to stop, he refused. We miss Ted, cut out of better cloth than both.)
Standard Podcast Hide Player | Play in Popup | Download
Patriotism Is Statism
Liberty By Logic ^ | 4/13/13 | Sal
Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2013 11:26:36 AM by LibertyByLogic
Righties might own the word Patriotism now, but if you haven’t noticed, the left has been trying to use it to condition you into thinking that giving them more tax revenue is the ultimate way to show your love of country.
Rand Paul forces suffer setback vs. GOP establishment
Politico ^ | 4/12/13 | JAMES HOHMANN
Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2013 9:05:27 AM by Bratch
Since Mitt Romney’s loss, the Rand Paul wing of the party has been on the ascendency. But libertarians hit a roadblock Friday as the Republican National Committee opted at its spring meeting to keep in place a host of rules rammed through by the Romney campaign at last year’s national convention.
(Gunny G: obamaism In A Nutshell!) ~ Howard Student To Rand Paul: “I Want A Government That Is Going To Help Me”
Howard Student To Rand Paul: “I Want A Government That Is Going To Help Me”
RCP Video ^ | 4-10-2013
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2013 10:56:33 AM by Sir Napsalot
. Quite frankly, I don’t want that. I want a government that is going to help me. I want a government that is going to help me fund my college education.
I want a government that won’t define me by my FAFSA or by my family’s income.
I’m a dollar sign with a heartbeat in this nation.
FBI Witness Murdered Who Had Access & Was To Testify In Obama/Soetoro Passport FBI Investigation. « Political Vel Craft
Another day, another creepy murder related in some way to Barack Obama. There is something about this guy that leads to unusual murders wherever his name arises. The most recent unusual death involves the fatal shooting of a key witness in the passport file fraud investigation. If you recall, during the campaign it was discovered that Obama, Hillary and McCain’s passport files had been breached.
Your Kids Belong to the State
Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | 4-8-2013 | Rush LimbaughPosted on Monday, April 08, 2013 3:31:02 PM by servo1969
RUSH: Melissa Harris-Perry is a professor. I believe she’s at Tulane. It’s a major university, wherever she teaches. She’s an African-American professor at Tulane. That’s right. She also has a show on PMSNBC. Of course they’ve got this slogan over there called “Lean Forward” or some such thing.
Hosts of their shows are cutting promos that they run on the network, and last week they began airing a new Lean Forward promo for her show, which airs on the weekends.
This is that promo.HARRIS-PERRY: We have never invested as much in public education as we should have because we’ve always had kind of a private notion of children: Your kid is yours and totally your responsibility. We haven’t had a very collective notion of these are our children.
Should Obama And Congress Be Arrested Under The NDAA?
Welcome to the beautiful and surreal reality of life under American corporatism, under a Congress that churns out thousands and thousands of pages of (often contradictory) legislation a year.
If providing material assistance to al-Qaeda is illegal under the National Defence Authorization Act (2012) and Obama and Congress are sending $25 million of aid to al-Qaeda-affiliated Syrian opposition, aren’t Congress and President Obama violating their own law?
^ | 4/7/13 | Moe LanePosted on Sunday, April 07, 2013 1:47:54 PM by Nachum
Ever notice that this administration is only lightning-fast when it comes to shifting blame when things don’t work out perfectly? They practically left a vapor trail in their zeal to anonymously accuse the US military of being responsible for our tense situation with North Korea:So, it’s the Navy’s fault that the U.S.-North Korea spat has gone so far?
That’s the apparent message from senior administration officials who, according to the Wall Street Journal on Thursday, said that they had long planned to send B-52s, B-2 stealth bombers, and F-22 fighters to the Korean Peninsula as part of preplanned wargames with South Korea, but that they had not planned the recent deployment of Navy destroyers.
The Rebel (Time article on Rand Paul)
Time ^ | Alex Altman
Posted on Sunday, April 07, 2013 7:19:14 AM by BarnacleCenturion
It’s his third event in as many hours, and he looks tired; his voice nearly gave out the day before.
Investor’s Business Daily ^ | April 5, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
Posted on Friday, April 05, 2013 10:10:05 AM by raptor22
National Security: The administration moves an advanced missile defense system to Guam because it knows a single low-yield nuke detonated at high altitude could send America back in time a hundred years.
The announcement Wednesday by the Defense Department that it would soon deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense System (THAAD), a missile defense system inherited from the Bush administration, to Guam underscores the seriousness of the threat from North Korea, whose actions, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel rightly said, “present a real and clear danger.”
Related Videos | expand
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Look, I agree with you that the nanny states is unsustainable and in the end it collapses. But what happened in Cyprus is not that the government, which is a nanny government in Cyprus, is insolvent; it’s that the banks are insolvent. And the banks had sort of grown to about 6 or 7 times the size of the economy, with a lot of influx of Russian money.
McCain emerges as key senator for expanding background checks
The Hill ^ | March 24, 2013 | Alexander Bolton
Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013 3:27:25 PM by jazusamo
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has emerged as a key player if Senate Democrats are to have any chance of passing legislation to expand background checks for private sales of firearms.
McCain and Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.) are at the top of a list of Republicans considered most likely to sign on to legislation expanding background checks after talks with Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) stalled earlier this month.
Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) has signaled he will likely support the yet-to-be-finalized proposal he negotiated with Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) to expand background checks to cover private gun sales, according to Senate sources.
The proposal includes modifications to attract Republican support. One would let rural gun owners conduct background checks from their home computers. Another would give military veterans who have been declared mentally unfit to own a gun a process for appealing that finding.
Rand Paul maps quick path to balanced budget
washingtontimes.com ^ | 3 22 2013 | staff
Posted on Saturday, March 23, 2013 10:51:21 AM by BarnacleCenturion
Sen. Rand Paul formally rolled out his 2014 budget blueprint on Friday, offering a combination of tax and spending proposals that he said would balance the federal budget in five years without raising taxes.
The freshman Kentucky Republican’s plan reshapes entitlement programs, abolishes four federal agencies and overhauls the federal tax code by establishing a 17-percent flat tax and eliminating taxes on capital gains, dividends and savings.
LESSER OF TWO EVILS PART 1&2 By Jon Christian Ryter (Two-Party System) | AMERICAN BLOGGER: GUNNY.G ~ WEBLOG.EMAIL
September 17, 2008
Congressman Ron Paul [R-TX.], who isn’t running for anything (except President in the State of Montana) wants to change the outcome of the upcoming national election. Dr. Paul, accompanied by three longshot presidential candidates at the National Press Club on Wednesday, Sept. 10, opened his speech saying “The coverage of the presidential election is designed to be a grand distraction…
The truth is that our two-party system offers no real choice…” Offered by Dr. Paul at the Press Club as the preferred candidates you should first consider voting for were three longshot candidates that the Congressman attempted to package as a “third party choice.”
First was conservative Crossroads Baptist Church pastor Chuck Baldwin. When conservatives speak about Sen. Barack Obama‘s qualifications to pick up the red phone at 3 a.m., his under-two-years of political experience dwarfs Baldwin’s complete and utter lack of anything that could even remotely be construed as political experience.
The same can be said about longshot liberal citizen’s advocate and environmentalist Ralph Nader who, granted, has been a fixture around DC for more years than most of us have lived. But, like Baldwin, he has no political experience that qualifies him to sit in the Oval Office.
America stop cowering under your bed. Stop believing in your spirit that there is nothing you can do to save your country and lives. You feel weak. You feel poor and old. You are a nobody. What can you do? Together, with God’s help we can do EVERYTHING. “I can do ALL THINGS through Christ who strengthens me.” -Phil: 4:13
Our country has been under constant attack from within by the Obama regime surrounded by his progressive America haters. His handlers, ‘the new world order crowd’ and ‘radical Islam’ have attacked and crushed much of our freedom already, per the plan from long ago.
Forced Obama care coverage is really ‘access to our accounts’ and a bold tool to start seizing our funds and assets. It is much like the national theft of accounts in Cyprus making international news this week and causing widespread panic.
Listen to this article.
Powered by Odiogo.com
In another break from Republican Party orthodoxy, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has said that America’s illegal immigrants should be integrated into the tax system in a program that would eventually lead to the possibility of citizenship.
Speaking about immigration issues at the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Paul said “Let’s start that conversation by acknowledging we aren’t going to deport” the millions of illegal immigrants living in the United States en masse.
“Prudence, compassion and thrift all point us toward the same goal: bringing these workers out of the shadows and into becoming and being taxpaying members of society,” the Tea Party leader and suspected 2016 presidential candidate added.
Rand Paul’s anti-interventionism… “There is a fear among John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and others who favor an interventionist foreign policy…They’re worried that Rand Paul’s diatribe on drones really means that Rand Paul wants to bring the military home and not use it unless we’re attacked, He doesn’t like it being used in an intervention. This is what they fear. “
Rand Paul‘s anti-interventionismChina.org ^ | March 19, 2013 | Zhao JinglunPosted on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 5:01:19 PM by Colonel Kangaroo
Rand Paul, the junior senator from Kentucky, filibustered the Senate vote on confirming John Brennan to be CIA director, because he was against the drone war in general and the targeted assassination of American citizens in the US in particular.
He failed. Brennan became CIA director. But his filibuster was called “historic” by Antiwar.com’s Justin Raimondo, who quotes a talk show host at length:
“There is a fear among John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and others who favor an interventionist foreign policy. Think of the neocons. Think of going into Iraq and not just securing Iraq, but building a democracy.
Nation building, if you will. Think of the outbreak of the Arab Spring and the people on our side who thought, ‘Wow, this is wonderful. This is the outbreak of American democracy,’ when it wasn’t.
It was the exact opposite. Rand Paul, they’re asking themselves, is he his father’s Ron Paul son or is he on his own here?
They’re worried that Rand Paul’s diatribe on drones really means that Rand Paul wants to bring the military home and not use it unless we’re attacked, He doesn’t like it being used in an intervention. This is what they fear. And as he succeeds in making a connection with the America people, they’re worried, the neocons are worried that they are being undermined by this.”That was from none other than Rush Limbaugh, who used to call critics of American foreign policy “appeasement”, “anti-American”, “cheese-eating surrender monkey“.
Schlafly: GOP Establishment Gave Us Losers Like Dole, McCain and Romney
Cybercast News Service ^ | March 18, 2013 | Melanie Hunter
Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 5:16:14 AM by Olog-hai
Conservative legend Phyllis Schlafly told the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday that the Republican establishment had given America a series of losers as presidential candidates over the last two decades—and the last time they picked a winner, George W. Bush, he was a bigger spender than the Democrats.
Old stale RINO Bill Kristol calls Rand Paul ‘Neo-Isolationist’ and ‘dangerous’ (Video)
Fire Andrea Mitchell ^ | 3/18/13 | FAM Blog
Posted on Monday, March 18, 2013 9:25:55 PM by pacificpundit
What do Bill Kristol, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Karl Rove and other old, stale RINO hacks all have in common? They fear Rand Paul and the new generation of libertarian-conservatives or constitutional-conservative.
Bill Kristol went on America Live with Megyn Kelly to whine about how ‘dangerous’ the ‘Neo-Isolationist’ Rand Paul is. Kristol also declared that Paul has no political future or something.
Senator Graham: Benghazi Survivors ‘Told To Be Quiet’ By Administration
Fox Nation ^ | March 16, 2013 | Staf
Posted on Sunday, March 17, 2013 1:35:00 PM by yoe
Edited on Sunday, March 17, 2013 1:41:42 PM by Admin Moderator. [history]
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, in an extensive interview with Fox News, alleged that the injured survivors of the Benghazi terror attack have been “told to be quiet” and feel they can’t come forward to tell their stories — as he urged the House to subpoena the administration for details if necessary.
What Rand Paul Got Right
Townhall.com ^ | March 13, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 4:35:49 PM by Kaslin
Last week, freshman Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) held an old-fashioned filibuster against the nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA. Paul’s stated reason for taking to the floor and talking for 13 hours was that the Obama administration wouldn’t give him a straight answer on the question of whether the president can unilaterally order the killing of American citizens on American soil with “lethal force, such as a drone strike … and without trial.”
In other words, if an American member of al-Qaeda is sitting at a Starbucks, can the president sic one of his death-dealing robots on him?
For many of us, Rand Paul’s filibuster was a surreal moment in time, beckoning back to better days when Mr. Smith Goes to Washington was considered a masterpiece of film because it embodied the values of our nation.
Today, “violence porn” films like Django Unchained are considered the top of the heap because they, sadly, embody our corrupt and violent society.“Old Bull” Republicans like John McCain and Lindsey Graham thought Rand Paul’s filibuster was stupid and irrelevant.
That it was ridiculous to think that Barack Hussein Obama, who has from almost Day One of his presidency spurned the rule of law—often blathering about “if Congress won’t act, I will”—would drop a hellfire missile on an American sitting in a cafe.But this wasn’t some manufactured issue, as the Left is famous for.
Mika Brzezinski meltdown after Bloomberg soda ban overturned – Sodamakers are killing our children!… “If you thought Nanny Bloomberg’s meltdown was bad yesterday when the judge smacked down his soda jihad, you have to watch NBC/MSNBC leftist hack Mika Brzezinski meltdown this morning on Morning Joe.”
Mika Brzezinski meltdown after Bloomberg soda ban overturned – Sodamakers are killing our children!
Fire Andrea Mitchell ^ | 3/12/13 | FAM Blog
Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 4:26:25 PM by pacificpundit
If you thought Nanny Bloomberg’s meltdown was bad yesterday when the judge smacked down his soda jihad, you have to watch NBC/MSNBC leftist hack Mika Brzezinski meltdown this morning on Morning Joe.
Her temper tantrum made Nanny Bloomberg look calm, cool and collected. Brzezinski, whined about how soda makers are ‘poising and killing our children,’ ‘liquid sugar and sugar is poison,’ etc.
Sher Zieve is an author and political commentator. Zieve’s op-ed columns are widely carried by multiple internet journals and sites, and she also writes hard news. Her columns have also appeared in The Oregon Herald, Dallas Times, Sacramento Sun, in international news publications, and on multiple university websites. Sher is also a guest on multiple national radio shows.
By Sher Zieve
While Obama and his syndicate continue to gut the USA economically, openly steal from and continue to subjugate we US citizens, send millions and even billions of taxpayer dollars to the real terrorists (the Muslim Brotherhood and its myriad evil spawns) and remove US citizens’ freedoms while giving more freedoms to jihadists and illegal aliens, Obama continues to work diligently to terrorize America and its people with one manufactured crisis after another.
Remember, chaos is still the tyrant’s best friend and keeps people watching the illusory ‘bright shiny thing’ while the real-and-far-worse thing is being implemented by Obama and his criminal buddies. Realistically, in order to buy into all of the continuing-to-be-manufactured false and/or manipulated crises one’s disbelief must be suspended far beyond this realm of existence.
In other words, you have to be a complete lunatic to actually buy into the refuse Obama is spreading in front of you.
Obama, his entrenched cabal and his collaborators are veritably drunk with their fortified wine of power.
Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 12:23:45 PM by US Navy Vet
Since arriving in the Senate in 2011, Rand Paul has been probing here and there for issues of populist resonance.
Audit the secretive, sinister Federal Reserve.
Rein in those TSA screeners patting down little girls.
In each instance, Paul (R-Ky.) has evoked the fear of oppressive government without tipping over into the paranoia of his father’s most dedicated supporters.
It has been a diluted, domesticated, decaffeinated version of the ideology that motivated Ron Paul’s presidential races.
Senator Rand Paul Issues a Warning… “The Senate has the power to restrain the executive branch — and my filibuster was the beginning of the fight to restore a healthy balance of powers.” | Opinion – Conservative
(Before It’s News) From coldwarrior at 2.0: The Blogmocracy:
And I hope he means it.
Read on, do you see those names listed by the good Senator from Kentucky? Those are your new Conservative Leaders. Those representatives still have spines, unlike Senators Graham and The Traitor John McCain and the rest of the ‘establishment’. Its time for the broken down, the sold out, the go along to get alongs to go. I hope they leave quietly into the night and let the these new, real leaders to get on with restoring America to its rightful place.
Who Speaks Now for the GOP? “Does the president, Paul demanded to know, in the absence of an imminent threat, have the right to order U.S. citizens killed by drone strike on U.S. soil?”
Who Speaks Now for the GOP?
Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2013 | Pat Buchanan
Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 8:47:29 AM by Bratch
Last Wednesday, Sen. Rand Paul rose on the Senate floor to declare a filibuster and pledge he would not sit down until either he could speak no longer or got an answer to his question about Barack Obama’s war powers.
Does the president, Paul demanded to know, in the absence of an imminent threat, have the right to order U.S. citizens killed by drone strike on U.S. soil?
By the time he sat down, 13 hours later, Paul had advanced to the front rank of candidates for 2016, and established himself as a foreign policy leader whose views must be consulted equally with those of John McCain.
How did he pull this off?
When Rand demanded to know what Holder was talking about, all across America people tuned in.
Flopping Aces ^ | 03-11-13 | Curt
Posted on Monday, March 11, 2013 1:40:00 PM by Starman417
The old guard….that old guard that gave us McCain and Romney to sacrifice at the altar of Obama, knowing full well they would lose….is at it again pulling out the knives and placing them into the backs of the new guard.
The guard that has actual idea’s, that actually has courage, that is willing to take on the old crony’s.
Here’s Bill Kristol, that champion of the old guard:
Reaganite Republican ^ | 11 March 2013 | Reaganite Republican
Posted on Monday, March 11, 2013 8:16:28 AM by Reaganite Republican
For glaringly obvious reasons (ego, ego, + ego), John McCain chose not to retire after leading the GOP to defeat in 2008. This ushered-in the radical, damaging, and bizarre Obammunist era he’s done so much to collaborate with since.
Real Clear Politics ^ | 4 hours ago
Posted on Sunday, March 10, 2013 10:06:47 PM by drewh
ELEANOR CLIFT: I’m with John McCain and Lindsey Graham, who basically said this was over the top and creating a sense that the government is really just waiting for this opportunity to drop a drone on you. But, I’ll grant you the point. The ACLU put out a statement siding with Rand Paul and this is where the left and the right do meet.
There are genuine questions about the drones and he did ask them. But he took it to a dimension which really does raise questions about the — I want to say this gracefully, so maybe I better not say it at all. It raises questions about, you know, what he’s up to. It’s like he’s trying to stir a revolt against the U.S. government.
…..Obama wants nothing more than his Immigration reform, his increased tax revenue, and higher budgets to service his constituency.
Obama is negotiating a grand bargain all right, but it has nothing to do with the fiscal health of our Republic. It has everything to do with bait and switch and he needs a Republican charlatan to sell it.
The kind of Senator who understands the practicality of today’s political backroom deals and the forgiving nature of homegrown constituents when the spending cuts find their way to less understanding politicians red states.
Why else would he have reached out to the likes of Lindsay Graham of S. Carolina, John McCain of Arizona, and Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, representatives of three Defense Department dependent states economies?
THE BLANK PAGE POW: MCCAIN…
The ignorance of arrogance – seems to be this boy’s disease -
He claims the hero’s status – but which side did he please -
I thought all of us came forth – after we came marching home -
We gave them chapter and verse – our words would fill a tome -
But when I asked the man – to let me see what the boy said -
Why I Cannot Support Senator John McCain for President
29 August 1999
I wish I could support John McCain and as a fellow returned POW. I have found I am expected to support him, but I cannot. If I cannot support him, then the next best thing I find is that I am expected to remain mute and say nothing. As I have proven in a terrible jungle prison, I have the ability to remain mute in the face of those who wished to trade me my very life for just a few words. My remaining mute then, is the driving factor behind my feeling compelled to speak out now.
When John was blown from the sky over that lake in Hanoi, did the enemy already know whose son he was? No, they did not until John told them. He was seriously hurt in his ejection and he needed medical attention. In exchange for what the rest of us would call “First Class” care, he talked. He not only told them who his father, the Admiral was, but he expounded in detail on the Chain of Command and then built himself up by describing himself as one of the “very best pilots”. You will not find this form of “resistance” in the Uniformed Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) or in the Code of Conduct.
With the publication just two weeks ago of The New York Times best seller “An Enormous Crime: The Definitive Account of American POWs Abandoned in Southeast Asia,” it is inevitable that the role in the POW issue of Sen. — and former POW — John McCain now be examined.
Having known McCain since June 7, 1974, I have often written of his sarcastic, arrogant and condescending attitude toward those who disagree with him — on any issue.
His temper is legendary; his latest outburst was directed at fellow GOP Sen. John Cornyn of Texas over McCain’s immigration bill.
Everyone in D.C. and Arizona knows of the mean-spirited side of John McCain. But on no issue has John McCain been meaner than the question of the hundreds of U.S. POWs who did not come home in 1973 when McCain came home.
Townhall,com ^ | March 9, 2013 | John Hawkins
Posted on Saturday, March 09, 2013 4:12:13 AM by Kaslin
I asked the president, can you kill an American on American soil, it should have been an easy answer. It’s an easy question. It should have been a resounding, an unequivocal, “No.” The president’s response? He hasn’t killed anyone yet. — Rand Paul
I do not believe that question deserves an answer. — Lindsey Graham
Mr. Holder’s letter answers Mr. Rand’s question, “Does the president have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill Americans not engaged in combat on U.S. soil. The answer to that question is ‘no.’”– Jay Carney
Did Rand Paul Scare the Air Force into Erasing Drone Strike Data?
freedom outpost ^ | 3-8-13 | Gordan Runyan
Posted on Friday, March 08, 2013 11:06:55 PM by TurboZamboni
The Foreign Policy blog is reporting that there is clear evidence the Air Force responded to Rand Paul’s filibuster by trying to get rid of data previously published online. Silly, silly, people. Nothing on the internet ever really goes away. The blog writes,
WAPO ^ | Friday, March 8, 5:47 PM | Rand Paul
Posted on Friday, March 08, 2013 7:19:32 PM by Dacula
If I had planned to speak for 13 hours when I took the Senate floor Wednesday, I would’ve worn more comfortable shoes. I started my filibuster with the words, “I rise today to begin to filibuster John Brennan’s nomination for the CIA. I will speak until I can no longer speak” — and I meant it.
I wanted to sound an alarm bell from coast to coast. I wanted everybody to know that our Constitution is precious and that no American should be killed by a drone without first being charged with a crime.