I thought it ironic that Obama decided to invite several Senators out to dinner on that same evening. Not sure if it was already planned before Rand's filibuster, or if it was a "spur of the moment" decision. If I recall correctly, one or two of the invited Senators also participated in Paul's filibuster. But how disappointing it was to see some of the "old guard" Republicans (like Lindsey Graham and John McCain) criticize Paul; claiming that Rand did not have a legitimate complaint! It just shows how much contempt they must have towards those who agree with the TEA Party Patriots.
Another ironic development was the fact that the ACLU and Code Pink had the same concerns as TEA Party activist turned Senator - Rand Paul! This shows that it was actually a concern of millions of AMERICAN people! Individuals and groups on both the right and the left of the political spectrum (at least those who were paying close attention to this issue) found themselves in agreement with Paul's concerns!
A good friend of mine - Donna - sent me a text this morning:
"Chris, Rand Paul and Cruz are my new heroes. I have been praying for Rand. I have never seen a filibuster in action."
I wrote back:
"It was great!! Forced an answer from the WH (White House)! I watched a lot of it (on the computer) and was so proud of those who had the courage to stand up and talk with Paul!"
Rand Paul filibustered for almost 13 hours!! That is how important his unanswered question of whether drone strikes against individual Americans on American soil was Constitutional or not!
While watching Megyn Kelly of the Fox News Channel interview Rand on her show this morning, she shared a brief letter from Eric Holder that answered Paul's question and concerns about possible unconstitutional drone strikes on average Americans on American soil!
There are many bloggers who have written about this so please visit their blogs [links below] and see what they have to say!
A BIG WOO HOO!! and shout out to Senator Rand Paul for his awesome efforts on this issue. He has accomplished more than we could ever know at this point in time! It may turn out to be a huge turning point in the political world!
Ted Cruz and Rand Paul stand tall on civil liberties