Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Rand Paul Wins As Democrats Retreat!!
Senator Rand Paul, with help from Senators Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Mike Lee and Democrat Ron Wyden kept the filibuster against prospective CIA head John Brennan going for 13 hours:
After years in the shadows, the administration’s secret drone program burst into very public view Wednesday with lawmakers grilling the attorney general over legal justification for targeted killings and Sen. Rand Paul launching an old-style one-man filibuster to demand answers from President Obama.
The Kentucky Republican held the floor for almost 13 hours, effectively blocking a vote on the nomination of John O. Brennan, whom Mr. Obama has tapped to be CIA director. He said he would relent only if the administration publicly vowed not to target Americans on U.S. soil.
The Obama Administration didn't concede, but the Democrats were forced to delay the vote until tomorrow, and maybe even the weekend, depending on whether there's another filibuster.
Many of you may not realize how important this is. Since January of 2009, when President Obama and a veto proof Democrat majority in both Houses took over, they've trampled the Constitution and U.S. laws with impunity. They've changed long established congressional rules and procedures at their whim, and by and large they've gotten away with it.
Finally, someone told them no. Finally, at long last, someone said no, we're not going to allow you to shred the Constitution. Finally, someone stood up to them and exposed their lawless behavior for anyone who had eyes to see. And it wasn't the GOP establishment, but some Tea Party GOP senators the GOP establishment went out of its way to defeat, together with one Democrat who apparently still understands what the Constitution says and values it over the leftist agenda.
No matter how this ends up, it's a watershed, a turning point.It's a signpost to where the real future of liberty and our Republic lies.
Not with the Leftist ideologue in the White House, his serial prevaricator of an attorney general and their enablers and not with the Republican establishment. it lies with men and women who still value what it means to live in a free country and are willing in the old language that came down to us from our Founders to pledge their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to save and preserve it.
That's where the future of our Republic lies. And that's where hope lies for and our posterity.