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Watch live: Sen. Rand Paul on Hour Two of a real filibuster

posted at 12:51 pm on March 6, 2013 by

On CSPAN-2, Paul is taking the opportunity of the Brennan nomination to talk drones, due process, and define transparency for the White House. Click to watch.

Bonus points for “Alice in Wonderland” references:

Sen. Rand Paul has launched a filibuster this afternoon against President Obama’s nomination of John Brennan for the Director of the C.I.A.

Brennan is currently the White House chief counterterrorism advisor.

“I rise today to begin to filibuster John Brennan’s nomination for the CIA,” declared Paul. “I will speak until I can no longer speak.”

Citing Louis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, Paul continued. “They say Louis Carroll is fiction. Alice never fell down a rabbit hole and the White Queen’s caustic judgments are not really a threat to your security. Or has America the Beautiful become Alice’s Wonderland?

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Am I the only one watching this.

I hope Rubio can give him some bottles of water.

MontanaMmmm on March 6, 2013 at 12:57 PM

Once again, he proves he is a defender of the US Constitution

MoreLiberty on March 6, 2013 at 12:57 PM

I have it on also. It so makes me angry that the Senate is not required to sit and listen to the Senators who make the argument, the debate. I am also angry that I don’t see one other R sitting there giving Rand support.

CoffeeLover on March 6, 2013 at 1:02 PM

The site is saying “content temporarily unavailable” now. Hrmmmm……. O_o

txhsdad on March 6, 2013 at 1:12 PM

The site is saying “content temporarily unavailable” now. Hrmmmm……. O_o

txhsdad on March 6, 2013 at 1:12 PM

Here ya go…this one works…
http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN2/

tencole on March 6, 2013 at 1:20 PM

The site is saying “content temporarily unavailable” now. Hrmmmm……. O_o

txhsdad on March 6, 2013 at 1:12 PM

Ipad/Iphone users can access the audio feed with the CSPAN radio app as well, no video though. It is on CSPAN2.

weaselyone on March 6, 2013 at 1:28 PM

Very impressive; he’s going into his third hour and he’s still on topic, not just reading from the phone book.

Good Solid B-Plus on March 6, 2013 at 1:35 PM

Rand breaks out the Big Binder. Nice.

Christien on March 6, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Am I the only one watching this.

MontanaMmmm on March 6, 2013 at 12:57 PM

No, you’re not. I feel like Lincoln when he was asked about General Grant. We cannot spare this man. He fights.

alchemist19 on March 6, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Content unavailable on any of the links supplied so far.

44Magnum on March 6, 2013 at 2:13 PM

Here ya go…this one works…
http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN2/

tencole on March 6, 2013 at 1:20 PM

Queued up and listening!

22044 on March 6, 2013 at 2:18 PM

Content unavailable on any of the links supplied so far.

44Magnum on March 6, 2013 at 2:13 PM

http://www.c-span.org/Live-Video/C-SPAN2/

It works fine for me at that link.

Doughboy on March 6, 2013 at 2:18 PM

http://www.senate.gov/floor/index.htm

another feed if cspan isn’t working for you

deuce on March 6, 2013 at 2:22 PM

Still going strong, and making a lot of sense (not just reading from the phone book). The legacy media can be counted on to try to marginalize/trivialize this, but it is hard to imagine that they can ignore it, and that is the Senator’s point.

This is an increasing embarassment for the President (if he is capable of embarassment), since he is being held to account by a single Senator on the floor of the Senate…however the President responds, he loses, no?

I wonder, when will we hear from the lefty civil libertarians?

Upstreamer on March 6, 2013 at 2:38 PM

Lee going up now. 3 hours, good start.

Gingotts on March 6, 2013 at 2:58 PM

Harry Reid is such a sniveling twit.

Ted Torgerson on March 6, 2013 at 4:48 PM