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Originally posted by XTexan
Rand Paul going at it! He's making a lot of excellent points. I wonder how long he can go?? I'd like to see him in the running in 2016. He has a lot to say and I'm going to support him by watching all of it.
republicans are screwing up this country.
Originally posted by DexterRiley
I might not agree with much of Rand Paul's politics, but I give him extremely high marks for Intestinal Fortitude.
While the American public hears the word filibuster on nearly a daily basis, Rand Paul showed us what a real filibuster is all about. One dictionary definition of filibuster: The use of obstructionist tactics, especially prolonged speechmaking, for the purpose of delaying legislative action.
A real filibuster is a continuous speech, or series of speeches, delivered by one or more legislators who refuse to yield the floor in order to block a full vote by the legislative body. That's the way I learned it in school way back when.
Unfortunately, the old-school "talking filibuster" is a thing of the past. These days, when the Democrats and Republicans are doing their obscene political dances, they use some bizarre rule twists to hide their mutual obstructionism from the public. With a real filibuster, even the dumbed-down American public can understand the extraordinary waste of time involved with their daily BS.
12 hours and 52 minutes. That's pain. That's skin in the game. That's a politician willing to "put his money where his mouth is," so to speak. And it appears that the senator generated enough publicity to get a straight answer out of Holder. Forcing Eric Holder to provide a straight answer to any question is nothing short of superhuman.
To Senator Rand Paul, I say: "Good show, sir! We need more politicians with your audacity."