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  •  maybe I'm cynical but... (0+ / 0-)

    I saw it as a ploy to divert attention from the President's meeting with Republicans.

    Which got more airtime??

    I do like that he stood up there and filibustered like it should be...  kinda made the point for reform, but question the timing.

    The word 'politics' is derived from the word 'poly', meaning 'many', and the word 'ticks', meaning 'blood sucking parasites'. ~ Larry Hardiman

    by shel3364 on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 11:18:43 AM PST

    •  Did Obama a favor. (0+ / 0-)

      I don't see how it benefits Obama meeting with the most unpopular group of old white men in the country.

      •  it seems Paul just got his answer from Holder... (2+ / 0-)
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        an unqualified "No".

        "Show up. Pay attention. Tell the truth. And don't be attached to the results." -- Angeles Arrien

        by Sybil Liberty on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 11:46:23 AM PST

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      •  Absolutely Rand did Obama a favor... (1+ / 0-)
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        MPociask Rand Paul rambled for 13 hours about quaint ideas like checks and balances, Congressional Oversight and executive accountability, and civil liberties, the president was meeting with 12 Republicans over Filet Mignon and a nice California Cabernet to discuss how deep the cuts in SS and Medicare were going to be in order to solve the non-existent Debt Crisis.  It seems that Republicans Party Leadership has neglected to tell their respective caucuses that Obama has been offering up recycled Republican cuts to New Deal / Great Society Programs since WAY before the election...but Fox News wasn't reporting it, so they didn't know.

        Obama sure knows how to make their mouth's water right before an expensive meal paid for by cuts to programs that benefit the sick, the poor, and the elderly.

    •  Actually, if you look at TV/papers the filibuster (0+ / 0-)

      got some airtime but didn't suck all the oxygen out of the room. So I don't think it was the point. And that meeting is not particularly important anyway.

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