Graham: Rand Paul’s filibuster demonstrated “paranoia between libertarians and the hard left that is unjustified”

posted at 1:21 pm on March 7, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

If you didn’t happen to have a few spare hours to tune in to Sen. Rand Paul’s epic 13-hour filibuster, a bunch of fellow Republican senators joined in to echo Paul’s questions about the Obama administration’s policy on drone use on American citizens and on American soil, including Cruz, Rubio, McConnell, Lee, Moran, Barrasso, Toomey, Flake, Scott, Thune, and Johnson — and the whole thing even got bipartisan when Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden agreed that Paul’s questions were appropriate and legitimate ones to ask of the administration.

Not all Republicans, however, were quite as enthusiastic about Paul’s efforts last night.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said the prospect of drones being used to kill people in the United States was “ridiculous” and he called the debate “paranoia between libertarians and the hard left that is unjustified.”

Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, echoed Graham. He said it is unconstitutional for the U.S. military or intelligence agencies to conduct lethal counterterrorism operations in the United States against U.S. citizens. Suggesting they can or might, Rogers said, “provokes needless fear and detracts attention from the real threats facing the country.”

Via Gateway Pundit:

 

Well, if the idea is so very “ridiculous,” then why the heck can’t the administration just say no?

Graham gave his own performance on the Senate floor on Thursday with Sen. McCain backing him up; suggesting that we’re going to rain death on Jane Fonda or someone sitting in a cafe brings the discussion from the realm of the serious “into the ridiculous,” said McCain. “I don’t think what happened yesterday was helpful to the American people. … What we saw yesterday is going to give ammunition to those critics who say the rules of the Senate are being abused.”

“I don’t remember you [Republicans] coming down here saying President Bush was going to kill anyone with a drone,” Graham chided. “I do not believe that [Paul's question] is a question that deserves an answer.”

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Get out of the way of constitutional protections, Mr. McCain. Either you believe in due process or you do not.

Pick a side.

TX-96 on March 7, 2013 at 1:53 PM

lostmotherland on March 7, 2013 at 1:47 PM

Of course, you forgot to mention that dubya wasn’t in the habit of claiming he could singlehandedly, without due process, execute American citizens on American soil when they were not an immediate threat, but, simply deemed a terrorist with no specific criteria for how that is determined.

a capella on March 7, 2013 at 1:53 PM

lostmotherland on March 7, 2013 at 1:47 PM

Sorry, you’re not going to find any hipocrisy on my part. Nor, probably on the part of a lot of folks here. Your consistency, on the other hand, is of the hobgoblin sort.

GWB on March 7, 2013 at 1:53 PM

Hey, you fatheads! Paul WOULD have ended his filibuster if the words you are saying about such a strike being unconstitutional had passed from Holder’s and Obama’s lips. Did they? NO!

michaelo on March 7, 2013 at 1:54 PM

Is the fool paying attention to this? – it was his peeve just days ago.

Schadenfreude on March 7, 2013 at 1:54 PM

Graham and McCain make me sick and have for a very long time. Their 15 min should have stoped long ago. Thank you Rand Paul.

RickinNH on March 7, 2013 at 1:54 PM

Me neither. In fact, ten years ago y’all were cheering on Bush & the Patriot Act and heaping bile and ridicule on anyone who dared to question the government’s use of force. Now Hot Airians even put quotation marks around the term “terrorist.” Oh how times change. Were you were all mistaken about Iraq, Afghanistan, the War on Terror? Was that all a big ‘oopsie’? Maybe you owe the Dixie Chicks an apology? Sh&t, maybe you all the rest of America an apology.

lostmotherland on March 7, 2013 at 1:47 PM

Again another IDIOT who paints with a broad brush. You don’t know what I said ten years ago about those bills, so don’t think you do mmmkay. And the fact that you are on here trying to deflect to 10 year ago means that you are trying to deflect against your own hypocrisy. Also my problem was never with what the Dixiedicks said, it was where they said it. Amd the fact that the arrogant twits acted like their fans were expendable because they were a “bunch of rednecks who didn’t understand their intelligence or their politics.” Liberalism at its finest right there.

melle1228 on March 7, 2013 at 1:54 PM

Fool, focus on your pet peeve, you Obama-sh*t consumer.

Schadenfreude on March 7, 2013 at 1:54 PM

Graham and McCain are the reasons why the Republican party will go the way of the Whigs within 30 years…

Khun Joe on March 7, 2013 at 1:54 PM

Wow, wonder what Obama offered him in exchange for that.

petefrt on March 7, 2013 at 1:52 PM

A dinner.

a capella on March 7, 2013 at 1:54 PM

PolAgnostic on March 7, 2013 at 1:45 PM

Excellent suggestion.

D-fusit on March 7, 2013 at 1:54 PM

lostmotherland, may hypocrisy consume you.

Schadenfreude on March 7, 2013 at 1:55 PM

I wish our neighbors in South Carolina and Arizona would keep their wobbly old dogs from crapping on our lawn.

drunyan8315 on March 7, 2013 at 1:55 PM

Go find a ditch to die in.
lostmotherland on December 21, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Go find a ditch to die in.
lostmotherland on December 21, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Bmore on March 7, 2013 at 1:55 PM

Who can forget McCain’s frittering away of our basic civil rights in exchange for good press coverage?

McCain expects broad support for universal background checks
http://www.politico.com/blogs/politico-live/2013/02/mccain-broad-support-for-universal-background-checks-157222.html

Sen. John McCain said Sunday he expects there’ll be broad support in the Senate for a new bipartisan plan to broaden background checks on gun purchasers.

Of course, that attempt at gun registration isn’t going anywhere, but thanks to McCain it got a little boost.

Galt2009 on March 7, 2013 at 1:55 PM

lostmotherland, may hypocrisy consume you.

Schadenfreude on March 7, 2013 at 1:55 PM

I’d prefer something much hotter.

MelonCollie on March 7, 2013 at 1:55 PM

BTW, this is another reason why it’s so important to take the fight to the bad guys. Don’t let them bring it here. Ensure it’s their civilians behind which they’re hiding. Ensure it’s their own people that suffer when they fail to abide by the laws of warfare. Force traitorous Americans to go overseas somewhere to join their ranks.

GWB on March 7, 2013 at 1:55 PM

MelonCollie

And I bet you voted for Bush twice, too. Right? Hypocrite.

lostmotherland on March 7, 2013 at 1:50 PM

Lindsey Graham’s vagiina DOES have a spokesperson!

RovesChins on March 7, 2013 at 1:56 PM

“I don’t remember you [Republicans] coming down here saying President Bush was going to kill anyone with a drone,” Graham chided. “I do not believe that [Paul's question] is a question that deserves an answer.”

Actually, Sen. Graham, that thought never entered our heads when Bush was president. Now that we have someone in the WH that lies with every word out of his mouth and a Atty Gen that won’t give a straight up yes or no answer, that thought has entered our heads. If he kills Americans on foreign soil, it’s not that big a leap to think that it could happen here. Where’s Mark Levin when we need him to say, shut up you big fat dope.

Kissmygrits on March 7, 2013 at 1:56 PM

White House, Holder respond to Rand Paul: ‘The answer is no’

Schadenfreude on March 7, 2013 at 1:56 PM

When have Graham and McCain had the passion to do a 12 hour filibuster on anything?

Their complaints really make them look weak and lazy.

Curtiss on March 7, 2013 at 1:56 PM

Graham gave his own performance on the Senate floor on Thursday with Sen. McCain backing him up;

Of course Graham’s butt buddy was backing him up……

Fazman on March 7, 2013 at 1:56 PM

Lindsey Graham: John Brennan Has His Vote For CIA Director Because Of Rand Paul Filibuster

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/07/lindsey-graham-john-brennan_n_2829348.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

Jason58 on March 7, 2013 at 1:45 PM

Looks like the establishment is having its say, now. This is what the Republican party bosses really think.

Me neither. In fact, ten years ago y’all were cheering on Bush & the Patriot Act and heaping bile and ridicule on anyone who dared to question the government’s use of force. Now Hot Airians even put quotation marks around the term “terrorist.” Oh how times change. Were you were all mistaken about Iraq, Afghanistan, the War on Terror? Was that all a big ‘oopsie’? Maybe you owe the Dixie Chicks an apology? Sh&t, maybe you all the rest of America an apology.

lostmotherland on March 7, 2013 at 1:47 PM

Wow, fascinating. So support for the Patriot Act is equivalent to support for killing American citizens on American soil without any due process? Interesting. Meanwhile, you leftist nitwits were happy to support Obama’s illegal war in Libya when you were screaming about Iraq less than ten years ago.

It’s fascinating to watch you nutcases project your own inadequacies onto us. Frankly, “y’all” are the ones who owe America a big, big apology.

Doomberg on March 7, 2013 at 1:57 PM

drunyan8315 on March 7, 2013 at 1:55 PM

Ice bullets may be fiction, but ice blowgun-darts are viable enough.

Just sayin’. ;)

MelonCollie on March 7, 2013 at 1:57 PM

lostmotherland on March 7, 2013 at 1:47 PM

Now Hot Airians even put quotation marks around the term “terrorist.”
We do? I must have missed the memo about that. Hell, with this administration doesn’t even call terrorists like Ft Hood shooter Nadal Hassan a terrorist. Anybody want to show me where we have to put terrorist in quotes or name a poster who consistently does so?

Oh how times change. Were you were all mistaken about Iraq, Afghanistan, the War on Terror?

No. No. and No. Next stupid question please.

Was that all a big ‘oopsie’?

No. I know you’re more than a little stupid but some of us remember and/or were personally effected by the 9/11/01 atrocities.

Maybe you owe the Dixie Chicks an apology? Sh&t, maybe you all the rest of America an apology.

Nope. That fat one in particular had no business deciding that she could trash this nation without there being consequences. She exercised her civil rights and so did the public. If they had any talent, they should have been able to make a comeback like other noted traitors. As for America, I think you owe the nation an apology for enjoying the fruits of past generations of patriots even as you attack this nation and anybody that doesn’t want to turn us into a European-style socialist state.

Happy Nomad on March 7, 2013 at 1:57 PM

Still getting a busy signal at Grahams office, melt those phones people.

MontanaMmmm on March 7, 2013 at 1:57 PM

Freedom/liberty are destroyed from both sides.

Schadenfreude on March 7, 2013 at 1:57 PM

Graham and McCain are merely upset their date night at the White House was upstaged by C-Span.

Christien on March 7, 2013 at 1:57 PM

In fact, ten years ago y’all were cheering on Bush & the Patriot Act and heaping bile and ridicule on anyone who dared to question the government’s use of force.

-snip-

Maybe you owe the Dixie Chicks an apology?

Sh&t, maybe you all the rest of America an apology.

lostmotherland on March 7, 2013 at 1:47 PM

Back then, “the government’s use of force” was all overseas.

Nobody owes the Dixie Chicks anything, because nobody held a gun to their heads to force them to babble what they did. And to my knowledge they’ve never recanted what they said.

As for your final “literate” sentence, you should apologize for that.

I hope you find your motherland someday. Maybe try turning north at Seoul?

Del Dolemonte on March 7, 2013 at 1:57 PM

Hehehe. The RINO’s are so peesed that no one gave them media time while they were having dinner with SCREWUPUS-in-chief that they are just beside themselves.

HopeHeFails on March 7, 2013 at 1:57 PM

Graham is just butt hurt that Rand upstaged him. Graham was in charge of the invite list for dinner with preezy last night. So while the old guard showed up to dinner with preezy, along with their kneepads, Rand was defending the constitution in front of a spellbound America.

Senator McCain: senate rules be damn*d. The mere fact you think Americans give a hoot about senate rules just shows how far you are off base here. Sit down and STFU!!!!

karenhasfreedom on March 7, 2013 at 1:57 PM

“I’d rather be a hobbit than a troll.”

– Sen. Paul to Sen. McShamesty

Yesterday, Rand Paul was a Hobbit. Today, McShamesty was a troll.

BTW: The Ferret – Paul Krugman – is declaring bankruptcy. I’m just heartbroken. I tell ya! Doesn’t he know that he needs to spend MORE MONEY TO AVOID GOING BANKRUPT???

Resist We Much on March 7, 2013 at 1:57 PM

When will the good people of South Carolina make this girly man go away?

bw222 on March 7, 2013 at 1:58 PM

Lindsey Graham’s vagiina DOES have a spokesperson!

RovesChins on March 7, 2013 at 1:56 PM

To reword a filthy liberal joke – What’s the difference between Lindsey’s vajay and lostmotherland’s mouth? Nothing, stupid things come out of both!

MelonCollie on March 7, 2013 at 1:58 PM

I heard that McCain and Grahamnesty dined on tube steak smothered with Fruit of the Loom at the Roosevelt Hotel.

metroryder on March 7, 2013 at 1:58 PM

White House, Holder respond to Rand Paul: ‘The answer is no’

Schadenfreude on March 7, 2013 at 1:56 PM

In that case the issue should be resolved.

Stoic Patriot on March 7, 2013 at 1:58 PM

Deja Vu.
http://www.daybydaycartoon.com/030413.jpg

Galt2009 on March 7, 2013 at 1:58 PM

lostmotherland on March 7, 2013 at 1:47 PM

Brutus! Hawkdriver asked me to say “Hello”.

Paul’s filibuster scared the getalife out of you, didn’t it?

kingsjester on March 7, 2013 at 1:59 PM

MelonCollie

And I bet you voted for Bush twice, too. Right? I on the other hand voted for Algore in 2000, and Thurston Kerry the 3rd in 2004. And I’m still proud of both of those votes.

lostmotherland on March 7, 2013 at 1:50 PM

Edited for accuracy.

Del Dolemonte on March 7, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Me neither. In fact, ten years ago y’all were cheering on Bush & the Patriot Act and heaping bile and ridicule on anyone who dared to question the government’s use of force. Now Hot Airians even put quotation marks around the term “terrorist.” Oh how times change. Were you were all mistaken about Iraq, Afghanistan, the War on Terror? Was that all a big ‘oopsie’? Maybe you owe the Dixie Chicks an apology? Sh&t, maybe you all the rest of America an apology.

lostmotherland on March 7, 2013 at 1:47 PM

Why do liberals think because they have a hive mentality that Conservative do also? LML, you don’t know what I questioned ten years ago. And frankly the fact that you try to deflect to bad behavior TEN YEARS AGO means that you are trying to take the onus off oF YOUR hypocrisy.

Furthermore, I will never apologize to the Dixie twits. I didn’t care what they said, it was where they said it. And then it was their whole elitist victim attitude when they offended their fan base. They acted like their fans were just to stupid to comprehend their political point of view… And that they were being denied their freedom of speech rights because people were boycotting them which was frankly ironic since they didn’t understand how the 1st amendment actually worked but were insulting the intelligents of their redneck fans.

melle1228 on March 7, 2013 at 2:00 PM

John McCain: Waterboarding is unnecessary torture.
John McCain: Drone Strikes killing intended and unintended targets is a necessary evil.

John also believes we can’t waterboard our own citizens, so we shouldn’t waterboard terrorists. Following his own logic, we shouldn’t say the President does not have constitutional authority to waterboard American Citizens because no one intends to do it.

weaselyone on March 7, 2013 at 1:50 PM

He better stay away from the military then, anyone who has been through SERE training will tell him differently.

D-fusit on March 7, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Attorney General Eric Holder wrote Sen. Rand Paul,R-Ky., to confirm that President Obama does not have the authority to kill an American on U.S. soil in a non-combat situation, Obama’s spokesman announced today.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney quoted from the letter that Holder sent to Paul today. “Does the president have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on an American soil,” Holder wrote, per Carney. “The answer is no.”

Carney added that, “if the United States were under attack, there were an imminent threat,” the president has the authority to protect the country from that assault.

This makes it into the archives, officially.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., criticized Paul for posing the question. “I find the question offensive,” he said on the Senate floor this morning.

It’s offensive that the people elect such a twit to the Senate.

Schadenfreude on March 7, 2013 at 2:00 PM

When have Graham and McCain had the passion to do a 12 hour filibuster on anything?

Their complaints really make them look weak and lazy.

Curtiss on March 7, 2013 at 1:56 PM

Graham orchestrated that Christie-like slobbering lovefest with the rat-eared traitor. He’s pissed that Rand Paul’s filibuster got all the attention this morning and not praise for his (Graham’s) ability to get the GOP in the same room as the enemy.

Happy Nomad on March 7, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Wherein Lindsay Graham demonstrates that he’s even more of a tool than most of us thought he was…

What does that old proverb say? Something along the lines of “Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps his mouth shut.”

Lindsay should have kept his mouth shut.

dczombie on March 7, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., criticized Paul for posing the question. “I find the question offensive,” he said on the Senate floor this morning.

Sorry, this should have been in quotes.

Schadenfreude on March 7, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Wow, wonder what Obama offered him in exchange for that.

petefrt on March 7, 2013 at 1:52 PM

A dinner.

a capella on March 7, 2013 at 1:54 PM

Old and Busted: Dinner date expects to get sex in exchange for a nice dinner out.

New Hotness: Dinner date expects you to F someone else over in exchange for nice dinner out.

Lily on March 7, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Suck it, Graham and McCain!!!

You just got stabbed in the back as your reward from The Won.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/03/07/obama-holder-paul-drone-strikes/1970819/

Holder says President does NOT have authority under Constitution.

PolAgnostic on March 7, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Please go here and let Senator McCain know what you think. Feel free to use my letter below, either in its original form, or modified to meet your needs:

Senator McCain,

This is the first time that I have taken the time to write to you, my duly elected Senator. I will begin by saying that I have not always agreed with the positions that you have taken, but that I have always admired you for your character, your love of this Country and your stalwart defense of freedom.

It is with a sad heart, therefore, that I am writing to inform you of my deep disappointment at your failure to support Kentucky Senator Rand Paul in his filibuster of CIA Director Nominee John O Brennan. Senator Paul’s question of whether the White House believes it has the Constitutional Authority to kill an American Citizen on American soil without due process of law was a simple one, and it should have had a simple answer: “no.”

Instead, the White House has danced around the issue and refused to give a straightforward answer. Such an obfuscation should be concerning to every freedom-loving American. I was heartened to see Senator Jeff Flake come and speak in support of the filibuster last night, and I had hoped to see you among those rallying to Senator Paul’s banner.

Instead of lending appropriate aid and support when needed, you came to the floor of the Senate today to ridicule Senator Paul and to dismiss the concerns of the millions of Americans who supported him. Your words and actions in the past 24 hours on this issue are deeply offensive, both to me personally, and to the principles of freedom and liberty you were elected to defend.

As your constituent, I insist that you explain to me, and to the American people, why you do not believe Senator Paul’s question deserves an answer.

Respectfully,

Longing4Lincoln on March 7, 2013 at 2:01 PM

The old guard” is going down….and good riddance.

tencole on March 7, 2013 at 1:24 PM

Tea Party Republicans rock.

Flee Party Republicans rot.

MichaelGabriel on March 7, 2013 at 2:01 PM

Doomberg on March 7, 2013 at 1:57 PM

Excellent post.

Stoic Patriot on March 7, 2013 at 2:01 PM

To quote Rush…

“Politics is Show Business for the ugly…”

The old guard is upset and jealous at the whippersnappers.

I have a question for Sen. Graham and Sen. Maverick

Why are you defending an administration that has demonstrated a disregard for the US Constitution?

Why are you defending an administration that is acting in contempt of congress?

Why are you attacking senators who are asking questions about the governments application of Constitutional law towards it’s citizens?

Why are you defending an administration that has refused to enforce congressional law?

Why are you in the Senate?

workingclass artist on March 7, 2013 at 2:02 PM

Lindsey Graham’s vagiina DOES have a spokesperson!

RovesChins on March 7, 2013 at 1:56 PM

To reword a filthy liberal joke – What’s the difference between Lindsey’s vajay and lostmotherland’s mouth? Nothing, stupid things come out of both!

MelonCollie on March 7, 2013 at 1:58 PM

I keep hearing a chant from the movie Carrie, “plug it up plug it up!”

RovesChins on March 7, 2013 at 2:02 PM

This is not about libertarian paranoia .
It’s about the Constitution you morons !
( Linda and Juan )

Lucano on March 7, 2013 at 2:03 PM

its always the ones who don’t have to live under the rules/laws they pass that tell us not to worry.

dmacleo on March 7, 2013 at 2:03 PM

And now the story in the mainstream Obama media is not what Rand Paul stood for yesterday for 14 hours, but of the “bitter divide” in the GOP.

Please, out with the old guard establishment Repubs and in with the new conservative leaders.

Jack_Burton on March 7, 2013 at 2:03 PM

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said the prospect of drones being used to kill people in the United States was “ridiculous” and he called the debate “paranoia between libertarians and the hard left that is unjustified.”

That’s spin from Graham that Obama would be proud of. Paul isn’t paranoid about drones killing Americans…he’s paranoid about appointing a guy to the CIA that thinks it’s OK to do it.

Why don’t Graham and McCain just switch parties?

cajunpatriot on March 7, 2013 at 2:03 PM

McCain and Graham should just make it official and register Democrat.

We should cheer them for doing so.

They are not Republicans.

Steveangell on March 7, 2013 at 2:04 PM

I keep hearing a chant from the movie Carrie, “plug it up plug it up!”

RovesChins on March 7, 2013 at 2:02 PM

If the admins gave an unwiped roach’s fanny about troll-control…

MelonCollie on March 7, 2013 at 2:04 PM

SHUT UP AND TRUST YOUR GOVERNMENT, AMERICA.

Good Lt on March 7, 2013 at 2:05 PM

but were insulting the intelligents of their redneck fans.

Apparently not.

lostmotherland on March 7, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Me neither. In fact, ten years ago y’all were cheering on Bush & the Patriot Act and heaping bile and ridicule on anyone who dared to question the government’s use of force. Now Hot Airians even put quotation marks around the term “terrorist.” Oh how times change. Were you were all mistaken about Iraq, Afghanistan, the War on Terror? Was that all a big ‘oopsie’? Maybe you owe the Dixie Chicks an apology? Sh&t, maybe you all the rest of America an apology.

lostmotherland on March 7, 2013 at 1:47 PM

you’re a pile of sh1t.

dmacleo on March 7, 2013 at 2:05 PM

you’re a pile of sh1t.

OK, then.

lostmotherland on March 7, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Any Republican who says, “My good friend across the aisle,” should suffer Old Testament plagues.

They should suffer the same type of Leftist purge that occurred in Utopia.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 7, 2013 at 2:05 PM

As I said on the open thread when I heard this live on the floor.

The battlelines have just be set for the heal and soul of conservatism. You either side with Rand/cruz et al or you side with MCain/Grahamn. There is no fence.

Pick your side and prepare for New Conservative Party.

Just like we did in Canada. Took less than a decade for the takeover.

can_con on March 7, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Rand on FNC right now with Megan Kelly.

karenhasfreedom on March 7, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Time for Lindsey and McLame to pull their heads out of their backsides and go find something productive to do. Like making birdhouses during arts and crafts time at the Old RINO’s Home. Right after having their pudding.

The Vichy Republicans™ proudly strut right now, but history will not treat them kindly.

iurockhead on March 7, 2013 at 2:06 PM

OK, then.

lostmotherland on March 7, 2013 at 2:05 PM

And a sock puppet.

kingsjester on March 7, 2013 at 2:07 PM

The Vichy Republicans™ proudly strut right now, but history will not treat them kindly.

iurockhead on March 7, 2013 at 2:06 PM

What a wonderful phrase.

Nice job.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 7, 2013 at 2:07 PM

And a sock puppet.

kingsjester on March 7, 2013 at 2:07 PM

I’m seriously weighing the risks and benefits of using my newfound knowledge at networking…

Might be interesting to see if any of our resident trolls just happened to originate from known left-wing loon sites/organizations. Or in JKFY’s case, from a Mossad safehouse.

MelonCollie on March 7, 2013 at 2:09 PM

As I said on the open thread when I heard this live on the floor.

The battlelines have just be set for the heal and soul of conservatism. You either side with Rand/cruz et al or you side with MCain/Grahamn. There is no fence.

Pick your side and prepare for New Conservative Party.

Just like we did in Canada. Took less than a decade for the takeover.

can_con on March 7, 2013 at 2:06 PM

I agree. The battlelines have been drawn, especially in light of Graham and McCain specifically going after Paul today.

melle1228 on March 7, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Rand should rib them about enjoying a sumptuous dinner at the White House, while he was subsisting on jelly bellies and tea. Chide them for not bringing him any leftovers.

Christien on March 7, 2013 at 2:10 PM

Please tell me someone other than Todd Akin is going to primary Graham next year.

alchemist19 on March 7, 2013 at 2:11 PM

many people (I have no idea about people here at HA) knew the patriot act was a revamped bill that biden introduced after the OKC bombing and knew how bad it was and did our best to fight against it.
and yet the progressives I knew fought me for it.
some of us also did not vote for bush in 2004 over this.
so people that say we were all ok with it can blow me.

dmacleo on March 7, 2013 at 2:11 PM

#StandWithRand is still trending 26 hours after this started.

Funny I don’t see #StandWithGraham or #StandWithMcCain or #StandWithBarack anywhere.

They may not realize it yet, but this is blowing up in their faces, and I for one, couldn’t be happier about that!

UnderstandingisPower on March 7, 2013 at 2:11 PM

It must also bug the daylights out of Graham and McCain that Paul got a standing-O from the Senate gallery when he finished.

Liam on March 7, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Holder finally responds…

Attorney General Eric Holder drone letter to Sen. Rand Paul

freedomplow on March 7, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Second look at Sanford running for the Senate?

Midwestprincesse on March 7, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Go find a ditch to die in.
lostmotherland on December 21, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Go find a ditch to die in.
lostmotherland on December 21, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Go find a ditch to die in.
lostmotherland on December 21, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Go find a ditch to die in.
lostmotherland on December 21, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Bmore on March 7, 2013 at 2:14 PM

Attorney General Eric Holder drone letter to Sen. Rand Paul

It has come to my attention that you have now asked an additional question: “Does the
President have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in
combat on American soil?” The answer to that question is no.

Eric H. Holder, Jr.

freedomplow on March 7, 2013 at 2:16 PM

Bmore on March 7, 2013 at 2:14 PM

Nicely done. Hawkdriver is exactly right as to whose sock puppet this is.

kingsjester on March 7, 2013 at 2:16 PM

McCain is jealous of Rand Paul.

djl130 on March 7, 2013 at 2:17 PM

I’d prefer something much hotter.

MelonCollie on March 7, 2013 at 1:55 PM

So would I. She’s probably north of 300 pounds with a face like a badger.

CurtZHP on March 7, 2013 at 2:17 PM

HRHs’ McDrone-it I and Grahamquackery I are SEVERELY concerned about Senate rules and Brennan’s upcoming confirmation party.

Meanwhile, Rand Paul and a few friends rallied thousands throughout the day and into the evening to support the United States’ Constitution.

LetsBfrank on March 7, 2013 at 2:18 PM

kingsjester on March 7, 2013 at 2:16 PM

; ) Every time it posts.

Bmore on March 7, 2013 at 2:18 PM

So, by way of comparison Senator Graham, how did Obama’s taste?

ElectricPhase on March 7, 2013 at 2:19 PM

Scumbag. Guy sucks.

akaniku on March 7, 2013 at 2:20 PM

So would I. She’s probably north of 300 pounds with a face like a badger.

CurtZHP on March 7, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Hee. When I said “hotter” I had in mind the variety of heat that you can use to roast marshmallows…or in this case, roast a pig.

MelonCollie on March 7, 2013 at 2:20 PM

I heard that McCain and Grahamnesty dined on tube steak smothered with Fruit of the Loom at the Roosevelt Hotel.

metroryder on March 7, 2013 at 1:58 PM

And took doggie bags home with them as well they liked it so much.

When will SC people will do us all a favor and dump this piece of crap? Tomorrow is not soon enough.

riddick on March 7, 2013 at 2:20 PM

The battlelines have just be set for the heal and soul of conservatism. You either side with Rand/cruz et al or you side with MCain/Grahamn. There is no fence.

Pick your side and prepare for New Conservative Party.

Just like we did in Canada. Took less than a decade for the takeover.

can_con on March 7, 2013 at 2:06 PM

It certainly looks a bit more feasible than a few days ago. Had McCain and Miz Lindsey kept their yaps shut, the abyss could probably have been bridged. But,….. not now.

a capella on March 7, 2013 at 2:20 PM

A Republican Senator stands in the well and takes on the President for his impervious, imperial attitude and John McCain calls the Senator out for abusing the Senate’s rules.

Why doesn’t John just take his white flag on over across the aisle where he belongs.

For a guy who made his entire political reputation by being shot down in combat, he shows a remarkable lack of fight. I suggest Senator McCain introduce a rule change to abolish the filibuster. Or, require everyone ask his permission to invoke it. Then he can decide, for the nation, which points of view should be heard.

What a waste.

I know there was some debate after 2008 about when McCain was ever going to say anything to stand up for his running mate in the face of all the horse manure being spread about her (including Game Change Fact Change). Today, I wonder the reverse, if Sarah is still proud of the man who headed the ticket.

IndieDogg on March 7, 2013 at 2:20 PM

I absolutely loathe McCain and Graham. So much so that if they continue to run the GOP, I will join the millions that don’t bother to vote next time.

I stopped giving the GOP money years ago, it’s a shame really they cannot figure it out. I am beginning to have a let it burn attitude.

shar61 on March 7, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Wow, I can’t believe a guy who supports illegal invaders from another country over his fellow citizens would side with Obama and sell out a fellow republican as well. I’m shocked…SHOCKED I tells ya.

xblade on March 7, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Holder finally responds…

Attorney General Eric Holder drone letter to Sen. Rand Paul

freedomplow on March 7, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Further clarification: it depends upon what the meaning of ‘engaged’ is. And the meaning of ‘on’ and ‘to’ and ‘no’.

Fenris on March 7, 2013 at 2:25 PM

Hugo Post is gone full on Drones. Front page has pics of 20 or so wounded or dead babies.

Silent on Abortion though.

can_con on March 7, 2013 at 2:29 PM

O-bow-mao’s supposed hero is Abraham Lincoln – and it shows more and more. Remember, whether you were taught the truth in your history classes, or not – Lincoln suspended habeas corpus, imprisoned political opponents and even had a sitting member of Congress siezed, then deported right from the House floor.

Here’s a hint, Grahamnesty and McLame – as much as I hate saying this, Code Stink and SEVERAL on the Left pointed this out as an inevitable consequence of several pieces of legislation during the Bush Administration – just no one actually thought (no matter their histrionics) that Bush was EVER capable of ruling as an emporer.

Not so much the POS-In_Chief we have now. The dirty secret is, even the Lefties realize EXACTLY what Zero is – just as long as he does as they want – they say nothing. On this issue, they HAVE to speak out.

PJ Emeritus on March 7, 2013 at 2:30 PM

The War on Women is really taking its toll on Graham.

Curtiss on March 7, 2013 at 2:32 PM

lostmotherland on March 7, 2013 at 1:50 PM
Wrong as usual, brainless liberal. Wasn’t even old enough to vote for Bush the first time.

Go find a ditch to die in.

MelonCollie on March 7, 2013 at 1:53 PM

…his ditch…is between his Jugears…and his buttcracks!

KOOLAID2 on March 7, 2013 at 2:32 PM

And I bet you voted for Bush twice, too. Right? Hypocrite.

lostmotherland on March 7, 2013 at 1:50 PM

Don’t know about Collie but I did. And was damn happy to do it. Just to make your teen brain explode, I also voted for Nixon. Twice.

katy the mean old lady on March 7, 2013 at 2:33 PM

There were senior senators who came to the floor and supported the filibuster.

Sen. John Cornyn of Texas (Minority whip) supported Sen. Rand’s filibuster.

Is he paranoid?

Sen. McConnell (Minority Leader) supported Sen. Rand’s filibuster

Is he paranoid?

workingclass artist on March 7, 2013 at 2:34 PM

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