I am often depressed about the direction the country is taking. The Republicans barely qualify as opposition. The leadership is weak and mute. Democrat-lite while real Democrats destroy this great nation.
But something extraordinary happened this week. A mild-mannered, slight man, a senator, but a gentle-sounding person, Rand Paul filibustered the nomination of the next CIA director.
Not to stop the confirmation of John Brennan, which was not ideal but was a foregone conclusion, but to shed light on the issue of the use of drones to kill American citizens on American soil.
Attorney General Eric Holder refused to answer a simple question about whether the administration thought it was constitutional to take the life of an American citizen on American soil without due process of law. After Sen. Paul’s half-day filibuster, Holder finally admitted that the government does not have the right to target and kill American citizens in the United States.
While the answer was a victory, although not one to be trusted considering the source, what really matters is what one man could do. Paul was able to bring such an important issue to the attention of millions. He told the truth. He did his job. He didn’t back down.
We should all be grateful.
And we now know who can be trusted on our side as a result of the filibuster. Several old, institutional, perhaps in need of being institutionalized, Republican elders denounced Rand Paul. They might as well be Democrats and they need to be voted out. At this point we are better off having real Democrats instead of fake ones (RINOs) in office so we know who our enemies are.
No question that we are betrayed by fake Republicans all the time. Without them the Dems could not get as far as they do.
We need 99 more Pauls in the Senate. We need a House full of him.
Instead of capitulating and becoming Democrat-lite, the Republicans should elect more Tea Party types like Paul. Promote them and respect them. They represent real Americans.
We need to let our leaders know we want more Paul and less McCain. Time for the good old boys to retire and let the Pauls of the world–who actually love the country and want to protect it–get back to the business of governing this country pursuant to the Constitution and not a liberal agenda.