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Rand Paul threatens possible filibuster on vote to attack Syria.

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posted on Sep, 3 2013 @ 11:09 PM
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Paul hints at filibuster of Syria resolution.


Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., suggested he would require any resolution approving U.S. military involvement in Syria pass the Senate by a filibuster-proof majority.

Paul hinted Tuesday that he could invoke the parliamentary procedure to delay or effectively block a vote to approve President Barack Obama's request for authority to launch strikes against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

This is probably the most unpopular use of the military in some time.

If Rand is forced to filibuster yet again, it could really catapult him into Presidential contention come 2016

He should just filibuster the government on everything from now until 2016.

Go Rand!


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posted on Sep, 3 2013 @ 11:14 PM
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I like Rand. I hope he does filibuster the vote, hope others follow suit as well.

A little off topic but I'd vote for Rand Paul should he run for POTUS. It would be my first time voting.



posted on Sep, 3 2013 @ 11:15 PM
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I was lukewarm on Rand Paul until today.

At least he had the courage to stand up against his own party and the administration and give a voice to what many of us have wondered...

Why would Assad use chemical weapons when he is winning the war?
Why do we think bombing a 'madman' would make him act logically?
What are we really hoping to accomplish.

I'll be sure to watch young Mr. Paul more closely in the future, but for today he has my unmitigated approval!




posted on Sep, 3 2013 @ 11:21 PM
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This is Gigantic good news.Bumped and I hope to the front page before morning!
Thanks for the find GtBH; and the reasons for Rand going hoarse are getting better
if not more crucially positive every time. The best thing that could happen to this
action against Syria is to gridlock it to death. Although I doubt seriously any more
flapjaw will change the King's mind-- or that of the kingmakers.
He could although be the front man for pulling us all back from a melt job!
And all of a sudden I need a crossed fingers emoticon BIG time.



posted on Sep, 3 2013 @ 11:21 PM
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I was impressed by him today too. Heres his bit in the senate "hearing" to promote war with Syria.

About a minute in...




posted on Sep, 3 2013 @ 11:22 PM
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I am a great supporter of Rand Paul and I hope he is able to stall the house for their illegal actions. No one wants this war. We cannot afford another long term war or the start of World War III. There are very few good men left in Congress and Ran Paul has proven himself worthy by supporting the American people.



posted on Sep, 3 2013 @ 11:29 PM
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It will only be a Token Gesture at Best . The Obama Administration seems to have an ongoing Contempt of Congress . They Tolerate them to a Point , then do as they Please . Is this No Longer a Represenative Goverment we have or Not ? ..........

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posted on Sep, 3 2013 @ 11:29 PM
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Originally posted by Dreine
I was lukewarm on Rand Paul until today.

Why would Assad use chemical weapons when he is winning the war?



There it is, Trooper. The lynchpin of the whole indictment-- motive.
Assad had no logical reason at all to use the totally out of line
method when the conventional methods were working... much less
in the face of the inspectors, even before their engines cooled off.

It's altogether unfortunate the Congress isn't listening to their people
trying to melt their phones off the hook before something else DOES.



posted on Sep, 3 2013 @ 11:40 PM
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Originally posted by Zanti Misfit
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It will only be a Token Jesture at Best . The Obama Administration seems to have an ongoing Contempt of Congress . They Tolerate them to a Point , then do as they Please . Is this No Longer a Represenative Goverment we have or Not ? ..........


That, my friend was begging a question they have already answered years ago.
And in all leading caps, what we once had to represent us Is No More. This is
indeed a fascist oligarchy-- with the kingpins in need of The Big Roundup.
So unfortunate the gang is that much bigger than the '30's... this has gone so
far past far enough they don't even care who's awake or watching anymore.
edit on 3-9-2013 by derfreebie because: And they're going All In.



posted on Sep, 3 2013 @ 11:41 PM
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Definitely like this guy. He gives hope to a corrupt system. McCains disrespect via smirks and puffing up at any mention of the constitution should be a picture of what not to allow as a representative. Hope he does run in 2016.



posted on Sep, 3 2013 @ 11:47 PM
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You might be right , but to some of US , De Nile is not just a river in Egypt . I am old enough to remember a time in this country when that did not seem to be the case . Life was good to a point where Politics was an afterthought to most americans going about their daily lives..........sigh.



posted on Sep, 4 2013 @ 07:30 PM
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I will applaud him WHEN he makes good on his threat.

I am no huge fan of Rand but see him as the least of the (d)evils in the Senate.



posted on Sep, 4 2013 @ 07:33 PM
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Originally posted by bozzchem
I will applaud him WHEN he makes good on his threat.

I am no huge fan of Rand but see him as the least of the (d)evils in the Senate.


He made good once, so hopefully he is actually true to his principals. My guess, he will be more prepared and hopefully he has more than mere platitudes from fellow members in his stance.




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