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Rand Paul Filibuster Outcome: Genius Political Move for Liberty

The aftermath of Rand Paul's filibuster has been monumental after finally succeeding to get an answer from the White House. It was a political royal flush. It pretty much seems to be an all but sealed deal that Rand Paul is now the 2016 GOP Nominee.

Here are a coupld of reasons why I make this obvservation:

1. Senators Cruz, Lee, and Marco Rubio (another 2016 contender) all rushed to throw rose petals before Rand's feet with such blatant sucking up and cheer leading that you would have to be both blind and deaf to not recognize. Rubio couldn't join his fellow neocons on this one and had to play politics to his advantage whether he believes in these things or not. He was cornered and had no other choice. After the "Randpage" started, other Senators realized what was going on and where the lines had been drawn within the party and stampeded to save their own asses, showering Rand with praise and support. He also got at least one Democrat, Wyden, to lend support as well. This is a big WIN.

2. It was a question that any real leftists, Democrats, or anti-war pro civil liberty people would seriously stand up, regardless of who is in office. And if anything, we identified who those ....


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Thanks for your blog post!

I've just made my way through it and listening to the 'establishment' talk show host is the most revealing to me.

They are in Damage Control in a huge way. I don't trust Beck, Limbaugh, and have spent hours listening to them years ago thinking they were on the right side.

I only listen them when I'm driving and forgot my Ipod, and then only to hear their propaganda.

Seeing where they draw the line at the 'Muslim extremist that will do everything to behead us all ' shows they have backed way down to the lizard level.

Great Comments in SE Wisconsin

Been listening to the local conservative radio here in SE Wisconsin and Rand is looking good, the hosts are blasting Lindsey and McCain, as are the callers .. Usually these jocks don't like Dr. Paul and label him as crazy, you know the usual MO... But Rand is bringing alot of attention on the local radio .. The people are calling in and everyone is behind Rand ... Tea Party guy called in and was saying the ideas are sinking in, people want limited government ... the momentum is growing

As with his father Dr. NO.

He might get the nickname of Dr. Fill.


I like that! That's funny!=)

what say you?

what say you?

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Some comments...

1) outstanding job by Rand, I'm sure Ron and Carol are extremely proud;

2) Rand Paul would not be able to get the nomination in 2016 from the "old GOP". Fortunately many of us have joined the GOP and have already secured seats at the precinct, county, district, state, or national levels. These activities will continue through 2016. So by 2016 we will be the "new GOP" and we'll be able to ensure that the Party embraces Rand and the message of Liberty with open arms. Conversely, we will reject outright any candidate who is neocon.

3) Who knows what other Liberty-friendly topics Rand has up his sleeve to push between now and 2016. Certainly, given the tremendous overwhelming public support for his filibuster, he now commands huge respect and has huge political capital to spend. My guess is, this filibuster represents the start of a series of discussions Rand will lead on any number of Liberty topics.

4) Bandwagon is huge in politics. Who knows what other politicians are going to step up and join Rand, trying to ride his Liberty coat tails. Other politicians joining Rand will compound the message of Liberty and reenforce the "new GOP", while minimizing the old guard neocons like McCain.

5) I bet Sarah Palin will come out strongly in favor of Rand and this message. You betcha'.

Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof

interesting observations!

interesting observations! didn't think about Palin ... but anyone with a brain that doesn't have their balls twisted about being politically OWNED would come out and support Rand

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Alright ... have to get working on another article for the day. Spread and share this is you like it thanks guys :)

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I have no patience for those of you who say "Rand didn't do...."

enough." Rand did the single most wonderful thing for liberty that we have seen in a long time. It is a VICTORY! Celebrate it. We won one battle. We took one hill. And I know we have many more to take, but celebrate this because it gives the movement extra boost to take on the next hill. For those of you who say he didn't go far enough....what is wrong with you? Get over yourselves. What on earth have you done in ALL YOUR LIFE to match what Rand has done in that filibuster? He was educating masses of dumbed down people about the constitution using language that they can understand on the National Stage with TONS of people watching. He got TONS of free publicity and gave the republicans some hope and some direction. He brought them whether the knew it or not closer to liberty.

For those who say "yeah but now the bar is lowered" NO ITS NOT!!!!!! Damn it! Pay attention! Rand RAISED the bar in this country. Before he spoke, the masses at large would have excepted this type of tyranny from drones. Just because YOU know it's unconstitutional doesn't mean the others understand. I swear! Do you not see what has been happening? Rand cut them off at the knees. They can not do military strikes in america without people now understanding that its wrong and now the Joe and Jane Republican are emboldened to stand up.

Besides that, Rand is now a viable libertarian leaning leader for the presidency. It takes a long time to bring back people to liberty from their indoctrination. Rand is bringing them along gently but faster than anyone else has been able to do in like....I don't know...FOREVER.

You nay say-ers stop belly aching and celebrate this win! Take it, stoke up your battery and get back out their and fight for even better strides toward liberty.

What Alex Jones did in his way to bring attention to the gun debate, is what Rand Paul did in his own way to bring the issue of drones to the American public at large.

Neither of those two are perfect but both of those two have done remarkable things for liberty. Don't you dare complain if you arn't willing to go out there and make huge strides yourself.

i'm losing my patience with

i'm losing my patience with those people too ... but i could care less because with the strategy they will be no real obstacle.

yes we get that everyone is displeased that politics SUCKS! but stop complaining that the mountain is large ... and keep climbing! ... let's lock arms and do it together

All paper money eventually returns to its real intrinsic value, zero. - Voltaire

bump :)

bump :)

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Would love to hear some more

Would love to hear some more comments from fellow DPers

All paper money eventually returns to its real intrinsic value, zero. - Voltaire

The filibuster demonstrates this...

important point. "We the people" are the backbone that props up politicians. Similarly, it's the millions of citizens who support the Constitution and Bill of Rights that make those pieces of paper the law of the land.

Rand proved that taking a stand of principle, in spite of much opposition, can be a force for good in the world. Check out this post, "Rand Paul: One person can make a difference"


http://www.dailypaul.com/277342 (Rand Paul: One person can make a difference)
http://www.StandUpForYourRights.me/?p=1264 (Fast and Furious hearing)

Rubio had no intention of going down to the floor - I think

"we" put so much pressure on him he had no choice. He's not ready for prime time and he's shown that, don't see him as much of a 2016 threat.

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know Peace." - Jimi Hendrix

He quoted Wiz Khalifa and Jay

He quoted Wiz Khalifa and Jay Z ... thinking that was going to make him attractive to young people.

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The media

will decide that, thanks for playing ; )

"Government is the entertainment division of the military-industrial complex". - Frank Zappa

The first time in decades the

The first time in decades the Republican Party was relevant. They have no choice but to join us now.

There's way too much time

There's way too much time between now and the 2016 nomination to suggest that Rand has it wrapped up, but he may have just moved himself from serious contender to front runner. Political highs like this pass with time though, and Rand's filibuster will be forgotten by most voters unless (a) the media continually reminds us which is unlikely, or (b) Rand continues to impress AND his actions continue to be reported.

Personally, if all that this leads to is a tiny change in the ongoing empire vs republic debate I'll be thrilled. In my mind the fact that Rand even had to take this stand is just another confirmation of how far off track things are.

I agree with you that the praising rhetoric of some of the GOP talking heads is the most hopeful sign.

I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be. Albert Einstein

well of course at this point

well of course at this point in time it's speculation .. at minimum I felt that it elevated him to frontrunner. thanks for the nice comment :) seems like i got the majority of responses to be positive instead of the angry back and forth going on here lately .. i'm sure some will be here soon lol

All paper money eventually returns to its real intrinsic value, zero. - Voltaire

Good read...

Good read...

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