Rand Paul Filibustering the Brennan Nomination

I never thought I would see the day when it would require a filibuster to force the president to acknowledge he does not have the authority to murder US citizens but that is what is happening today.

Paul is 8 hours into it at the current moment.

What is stunning is that someone is actually standing up to Obama in public and calling him on his BS.  That has not happened for 4 years.  When Palin tried it she was destroyed.  It will be interesting to see how the press and the administration try to go after Paul for this.

It is a shame that we have to worry about such things these days.  The brilliance of this filibuster though is that it makes an end run around Obama’s palace guard in the imperial press corp.  And this issue appeals to many on the left so it has the potential to drive a wedge in the opposition.   They have to explain to their constituents why they would not allow a vote calling for the president to make plain what he considers the limits of his powers to be.

We need more of this.  I wonder if growing a spine is contagious.

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