Skip to main content

View Diary: Rand Paul's Disengenuous Fillibuster Stunt Has Some Progressives Swooning (94 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Yeah (0+ / 0-)

    I'll bet right now that the 'legal framework' is going to say something like "we will abide by rules X, Y, and Z*... * unless the President determines there is a Real Threat (tm), then we get to do whatever we want".

    (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
    Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

    by Sparhawk on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 02:04:00 AM PST

    [ Parent ]

    •  That has always been the case (0+ / 0-)

      When a Nidal Hassan type starts shooting at people, you're not going to petition a judge or read him his rights before shooting at him. That has always been the case in every single society on earth. Just because the president now is black, doesn't change any of this. I don't know why this is so terrifying to people. Actually I do know why.....

      •  I'm sorry (0+ / 0-)

        I thought for a second there that you were implying that my opinions are due to the President being black and that I might have a different opinion if he was white.

        But that would be deeply insulting, so I'm sure that's not what you meant.

        (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
        Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

        by Sparhawk on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 11:55:08 AM PST

        [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

  • Recommended (143)
  • Community (70)
  • Memorial Day (27)
  • Elections (26)
  • Environment (26)
  • Civil Rights (26)
  • Culture (25)
  • Media (25)
  • Law (24)
  • Science (23)
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership (22)
  • Labor (21)
  • Economy (20)
  • Josh Duggar (20)
  • Rescued (19)
  • Marriage Equality (18)
  • Climate Change (17)
  • Education (17)
  • Republicans (17)
  • Ireland (17)
  • Click here for the mobile view of the site