RandSlide vs CruzControl Filibuster Postmortem; the ONLY Relevant Metric: Did It Change the Conversation?Submitted by AnCapMercenary on Wed, 09/25/2013 - 16:55
While obviously the MSM is going to spin it anyway it wants, despite that, as observed in the insanely overabundant public, pan-political opposition against the Syria War, they cannot spin, even as they might, a ubiquitous clear and present undeniable reality.
Filibuster is a stop/delay Senate procedural, but its most important function is publicity. So, when one speaks for even 6hrs+ straight without a bathroom break, anywhere, let alone in the Senate, it's 100% common-sensical to plausibly assume that the topic of the filibuster 'must be important' (doesn't always mean it is, but certainly gives the impression that it is) for public discourse, no?
Given such, y'all be the judge, as to whether Cruz's commendable 21hr filibuster actually did or did not change public perception of "ObamaCare" regardless of MSM spin.
If I had my druthers, I'd have repeatedly read the actual bill, and its most egregious liberty destructive portions, over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over, as to clearly make the case, from the legalese itself as evidence (Cruz is a lawyer after all, is he not? So why not use 21hrs to 'present your legal case, with evidence in hand?') WHY oBUSHmaScare is one the worst things to hit Americans since the faux-'Partriot' ActS.
So, please go to StartPage.com or any of your personal Non-NSA-Google search engine of choice, then type in the following in its 'search box:'
"Rand Paul Drone Bombing support before and after filibuster" / "Drone Bombing support before and after Rand Paul filibuster"
"Ted Cruz Obamacare support before and after filibuster" / "Obamacare support before and after Ted Cruz filibuster"
then, see what you get, from MSM to 'alt.media' news and blogs.
One most notable headline is from Katharine Graham's (now, Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos's. Who, by coinkydink, is hosting the CIA at his Cloud server-farm; and no, you really can't make this schit up) de facto house organ of the CIA, since its inception, and The Rockefellers' CFR mouthpiece: Washington Post, had to reluctantly state on the record, about Rand's filibuster; even his enemies HAD to concede a win, for Rand and liberty:
By Aaron Blake, Published: March 25 at 9:18 amE-mail the writer
When Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) filibustered for nearly 13 hours two weeks ago, he had the American people on his side.
A new Gallup poll shows a huge majority of Americans -- 79 percent -- supported Paul's position that drone strikes should not be used on American soil against Americans suspected of terrorism. Just 13 percent say it would be okay.
Americans also don't support drone strikes against any suspected terrorist on American soil (25 percent support, 66 percent oppose) or against U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism abroad (41 percent support, 52 percent support).
In fact, the only circumstance under which Americans support drone strikes is when they are used on foreign soil against non-U.S. citizens. Under that scenario, there is clear support, with 65 percent in favor and 28 percent opposed.
So did Cruz change the conversation?
Did Cruz's filibuster line up even his traditional enemies to #StandWithCruz as they did with #StandWithRand?
Remember how the White House was forced to hold a press conference to specifically answer Rand's question as to whether the admin deludes it has the 'right' to drone-assassinate an American citizen on American soil? And, how the propagandist douche Holder was FORCED to write a letter of reply, regardless of how legally murky his answer was? And how, EXCEPT for the most rabid of the rabid neoCons, many well-known politicos all lined up generally behind Rand, after the filibuster?
That, was the difference.
Which, between the two, is a true uniter of disparate political factions?
Answer that, then you have your choice of who is most fit to be the POTUS, come 2016, IMO.
** Granted, it is only the morning after. But, keep an eye out for change in the tone of the headlines, and any Gallup or any other Ruling Class-pliant push-polls (ALL polls are, in actuality, "Push-polls"), starting today to next few weeks, and see if they promote whether public perception has or has not changed, since Cruz's filibuster.