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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


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

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They took it down.

They took it down.

Then they

must have put it back up...I JUST voted--here's the current stats:

Yes 319(81%)
No 70(17%)
Undecided 22(5%)
Other 0 (0%)

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YES 470 (82%)
NO 99 (17%)

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Current results:
Yes 617(83%)
No 122(16%)
Undecided 38(5%)
Other 1(0%)

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On the floor now


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πολλα γαρ πταιομεν απαντες ει τις εν λογω ου πταιει ουτος τελειος ανηρ δυνατος χαλιναγωγησαι και ολον το σωμα

Now Cruz..

has joined in!

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Mike Lee's doing good, I

Mike Lee's doing good, I GUARENTEE this WILL NOT be on any MSM nightly news tonight, i shared in on FB, i'm prob already on a list anyway....Good job GREAT Job Rand Paul

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Thanks Senator Lee

I think you are right, the MSM won't be covering this in accordance with the "Justin Bieber preemption doctrine."

At least my local talk station (K-Talk 630) is covering this in depth.

Thank you Senators Lee and Paul!

please bump my post... its

please bump my post... its the website to get your representatives number, so we can call them.


This is great...

Rand and Lee are having a conversation.

Mike Lee...

oh snap...

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

I'll bet there will be more.

I'll bet there will be more. I think Rand is going for epic. He wouldn't waist anyone's time on a talking filibuster for a measly few hours. This was a planned event and holder played right into it.



"I, __________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."


There is no duration defined in the Oath

All of Feinstien's "lines are

All of Feinstien's "lines are busy"


It's tough here in California when we have both Boxer AND Feinstein :-(

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Sen Mike Lee giving Rand a

Sen Mike Lee giving Rand a break now!

It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain

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Mike Lee steps up.

Reinforcements to the rescue!

Glad to see it's a team effort

I was starting to wonder if he was going to go it alone, and was going to wonder if he had a bladder or something in his suit to give him some "relief"

Just got a break...

Sen. Lee giving Rand a break. Thank you Sen Lee!

Sen Lee takes the floor!!!

Sen Lee takes the floor!!!

Mike Lee just picked up the ball


Tag team!

Go Mike!

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If it started at 11:45ET then

If it started at 11:45ET then he's into the 4th hour now. Looks like he's got a pee break now if he needs it.

Mike Lee! Woohoo!

Mike Lee! Woohoo!

Mike Lee is giving him a break

Go guys!

Mike Lee

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Now 3+ hours. This is how this filibuster began.

“I rise today to begin to filibuster John Brennan’s nomination for the C.I.A. I will speak until I can no longer speak. I will speak as long as it takes, until the alarm is sounded from coast to coast that our Constitution is important, that your rights to trial by jury are precious, that no American should be killed by a drone on American soil without first being charged with a crime, without first being found to be guilty by a court.”

There is enough campaign ad material in this filibuster to run for any office Rand wants.

Pardon me.......

....for not paying attention, but what exactly is he filibustering?

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

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