EPJ: Neocons Reel In The Ron PauliansSubmitted by Neotheone on Sat, 03/09/2013 - 14:40
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Who could possibly be better than Rand Paul to deliver the votes needed for the Neocons. What a fortunate situation. Rand, over time, has consistently proved to the Neocons that he's not his Dad and can be trusted. When it comes to foreign policy, he's as flexible as silly putty.
That's like music to Neocon ears.
Then comes the "spontaneous" filibuster.
National Stage...everyone watching for hours on end.
In action (i.e., the only thing that counts) the filibuster accomplished absolutely nothing. But the Neocons we're all cheers (Rubin, Krauthammer, Limbaugh, Beck). Buzzfeed even put together a list of just about every other bad guy that got on board.
Sadly, a large number of Ron Paul supporters took the bait...It proved too hard to resist. You'd have to be for Obama droning you to resist, right?
Yet nothing was done. Brennan was sworn in swiftly the very next day, and The White House gave itself enough leeway to drive a Homeland Security tank through with its "letter".
In other words, the ship is still on course. It just now has a bunch of Ron Paul passengers on board!
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