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Rand Paul’s moment of glory.

Rand Paul’s moment of glory.

Then there’s this: Will the left finally get the Tea Party now?

As [the left] seethes in outrage and confusion that it took a Republican to question the constitutionality of drone attacks, it is important to remind our friends on the other side that it wasn’t just any Republican, but a–gasp!–Tea Party Republican who spoke “truth to power.” Not only that, but the Senators who were first to offer their assistance were also Tea Party Republicans–the so-called McCarthyist Ted Cruz of Texas, and Marco “Water Break” Rubio of Florida. All three of these Senators won their primary elections against candidates favored by the Republican establishment. All three have been attacked by the left and smeared as racist and extremist for belonging to the Tea Party. Yet without them, no one from either party would have questioned a policy that the left once saw as a dangerous abuse of executive power.

I personally am disappointed that the filibuster has ended. All told it was just a bit of sound and fury signifying nothing, as John Brennan’s nomination for CIA director will still get approved and our decline towards tyranny will continue.

Rand Paul has begun athe filibuster today in response to the suggestion by both Attorney General Eric Holder and CIA nominee John Brennan that the White House has the right to kill Americans on American soil,

Rand Paul has begun a filibuster today in response to the suggestion by both Attorney General Eric Holder and CIA nominee John Brennan that the White House has the right to kill Americans on American soil.