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#StandWithRand: Rand Paul Filibuster Update & Open Thread

Filibuster began at 11:47am ET March 6, 2013
Filibuster ended at 12:40am ET March 7, 2013

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

He quoted Greenwald and even mentioned Luke Rudkowski's question to Gibbs about al-Awlaki's kid.

Now he's saying it's not partisan, and his proof is that he voted for Kerry and Hagel even though he has almost nothing in common with their politics.

This man is playing chess.

Edit to Add: I was inspired to add this quote by the Doctor "Speak up, speak often and don't worry about those that at this point can not understand as they can never un-hear what we tell them." ~ Ron Paul

On Twitter: #StandWithRand
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I'm not a fan..

...of Rubio, but anyone who wants to be anyone in the GOP should be on that floor tonight helping Rand.

Free market capitalism isn't right for America because it works better. It's right because it's free (and it works better).

Rubio just quoted Wiz Khalifa

Rubio just quoted Wiz Khalifa

and now Jay-Z. I mean, at

and now Jay-Z. I mean, at least he's helping, but man this guy's definitely a tier below after seeing Rand and Cruz speak.

Rand is Back!

I'm glad he got a break, and sad to see he has to talk again, BUT STOKED to see him back at it. I recall staying awake for nearly 3 days in the Marines, I can only slightly remember the fatigue he must be going through, and it makes me proud as hell.

Free market capitalism isn't right for America because it works better. It's right because it's free (and it works better).

OH SHIT!!!

Look who is standing behind Rand!!!

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

I didn't see, who?

I didn't see, who?

scawarren's picture

Wow Rubio came back.

Wow Rubio came back.

Individualism-
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
e.e. cummings

i missed it

who was it?

Free market capitalism isn't right for America because it works better. It's right because it's free (and it works better).

Tweets

Here's a good one:

I would rather #StandWithRand than #SmolderWithHolder - I can't get #DroneInsurance because of my #PreExistingSedition

We need to support Rand now more than ever, he is the next president of the United States of America.

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty."

Click Here To See The Candidates On The Record

THAT NEEDS TO GO VIRAL

DJP333's picture

I went to the Tea Party rally

in Austin, TX last year in which Ron and Rand Paul publicly began to support Ted Cruz. At the time, I was curious why they had this guy present, I didn't care what he said, I just wanted to hear Ron Paul speak. I see now why they were making an alliance with Mr. Cruz. His speeches are impressive. I hope he continues the fight for liberty, even though he has ties to Goldman Sachs and the Bush Family. We will be watching you Cruz!

“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
"Gold is the money of kings; silver is the money of gentlemen; barter is the money of peasants; but debt is the money of slaves."

Debbie's picture

What ties?

What ties?

Debbie

DJP333's picture

Cruz’s wife

Heidi Nelson Cruz worked for George Bush and now heads a division of Goldman Sachs. She also worked for Condi Rice and in New York as an investment banker.

“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
"Gold is the money of kings; silver is the money of gentlemen; barter is the money of peasants; but debt is the money of slaves."

Rand Sure Is Making Some Friends Tonight

And I'm now one of them. Way to be Mr. Paul.

*hat goes off*

You've got my vote.

"Liberty's too precious a thing to be buried in books...Men should hold it up in front of them every single day of their lives and say: 'I'm free to think and to speak. My ancestors couldn't. I can. And my children will."

-Jimmy Stewart

This is the way to start a stance until you can no longer stand!

"I rise today to begin to filibuster John Brennan's nomination for the CIA," Paul said. "I will speak until I can no longer speak. I will speak as long as it takes."

ambidexterity of tyranny

Nick Gillespie: No left or right in power politics: Just a goddamned ambidexterity of tyranny! Go @tedcruz #standwithrand

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He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression.
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This just restored my faith in Rand Paul.

I have said in the past I would never vote for Rand in the future, I realize now that was said prematurely, I did not completely think out what I was saying.

After viewing him in this filibuster, Rand has my respect again, "I am a Rand Man again."

Remember this and his votes

He asked us to ignore how he campaigns (including how he talks on Hannity, etc.) but to watch his votes. The guy is a stud.

Jonny R
Fellow Lover of Liberty

Debbie's picture

Good!!

Paul16!

Debbie

I just looked ta the comments

I just looked ta the comments on CNN and MSNBC. Very saddening.

Resist the temptation to feed the trolls.

Let's #StandForRand

As much as we love this....

....it isn't about those people . They don't get it. This is about the people on Fox who didn't get us, but they could. They could grasp Rand, where they where they weren't able to grasp Ron. If this were Ron, nobody would care but us. Rand has the chance to grasp those GOP folks we need to get a liberty candidate elected.

Free market capitalism isn't right for America because it works better. It's right because it's free (and it works better).

Debbie's picture

They have cyber-bots that make multiple comments and spam

forums.

Debbie

Good point.

Good point.

Resist the temptation to feed the trolls.

Question

Did Rand hand the filibuster over to Cruz?

Or can he? I thought I saw Rand leave the chamber..

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No..this another long

No..this another long question :)

Individualism-
To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
e.e. cummings

Debbie's picture

Yes, he had several questions

Yes, he had several questions . . . : )

Debbie

Rand is awesome - I'm tired just watching for two hours

. I say he makes it to dawn.

I have been watching for 7...

I have been watching for 7...

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.