The junior Senator from Kentucky Rand Paul, Republican, is filibustering the nomination of John Brennan as director of the CIA. His bone of contention is the Obama administration’s legal justification of using drone strikes against American citizens both overseas and domestically.
I never EVER thought I would ever agree with Senator Paul about anything, especially since he was elected as part of the dreaded Tea Party Express. But I applaud him for his stance.
“I am here to filibuster John Brennan’s nomination to be director of the CIA,” Sen. Paul proclaimed. “I will speak for as long as it takes.”
I am 100% against the use of drone strikes against American citizens. But something about this filibuster makes me feel a little dirty.
The reason is clear. He called upon some of the biggest dickheads in the Senate, Sens. Ted Cruz (TX), Marco Rubio (FL), Saxby Chambliss (GA). Sen. Rubio, trying to show that he isn’t as stiff as an oversized dildo, joked with Sen. Paul telling him to be sure he has plenty of water on hand during his filibuster.
I believe that Sen. Paul would have done this had Bush 43 been president, but what about Rubio, Chambliss, Cruz? Some of the republicans are leeches doing anything to obstruct government just because Obama is the president. After all, a lot of republicans sure loved Bush and gave him over-reaching powers.
My question is where are the democrats? Democrat Senator from Oregon Ron Wyden joined in, but where is Senator Boxer? Senator Durbin? Senator Franken? Senator Landrieu? I know they were opposed to Bush’s use of torture. Where are they now on killing American citizens without due process?
It makes me sick that our government is ruled by the parties and not by ideals. The government shouldn’t murder people. We should help out our fellow man (isn’t that written in the Bible or something?)
Yes I’m glad this filibuster is happening. But boy do I feel dirty watching some of the biggest dickheads in the Senate doing my bidding so to speak.