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Rand Paul filibuster energizes Tea
Party against GOP establishment

Washington Examiner, by Susan Ferrechio

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 3/8/2013 9:40:44 AM

Sen. Rand Paul´s 13-hour filibuster on the Senate floor has rallied the fledgling Tea Party movement from a months-long slump and highlighted the schism between those brassy conservative newcomers and their Republican Party elders. "What a night," Tea Party Express Chairwoman Amy Kremer said after Paul´s filibuster, which began Wednesday about noon and ended about 1 a.m. Thursday. "He has definitely energized the base in a way that it hasn´t been energized in a long time." Paul pledged to "speak until I can no longer speak" to prevent a vote on the nomination of

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McCain and Graham need to go. Their kowtowing to 0bama is sickening and outrageous. And everyone was saying the Tea Party is dead. For the first time in an extremely long time I am a bit encouraged.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: StormCnter, 3/8/2013 9:55:18 AM     (No. 9214766)

Arizona apparently liked John McCain, as evidenced by their 2010 heavy vote for him. We´ll see what happens with Graham, but I suspect SC will re-elect him. Their choice, not anyone else´s.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 3/8/2013 10:03:58 AM     (No. 9214799)

Nice to see someone with a spine.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Dixie, 3/8/2013 10:46:14 AM     (No. 9214926)

There´s never been anything wrong with the Tea Party movement that the tiniest amount of support from the Republican Party Establishment couldn´t fix.

The Republican Old Guard, who wants to maintain the status quo, is the worst enemy of the Tea Party. Boehner is typical, punishing House Tea Party members who wouldn´t toe the line.

I Stand With Rand.
Rove Must Go.
Allen West for Speaker.



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Reply 4 - Posted by: jerseyden, 3/8/2013 10:55:01 AM     (No. 9214961)

I´m all for replacing Rinoi´s but lets make sure it´s with a competent person. remember a rino is better than a den.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Trust No One, 3/8/2013 11:49:49 AM     (No. 9215072)

No, sorry #5 but that kind of thinking is what gives us the mccains and Graham´s of the senate and collins, etc of the house.

No difference in rino and dem. I´ll NOT be voting for a rino just Because Any More! I´m DONE with that.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MissMolly, 3/8/2013 11:59:52 AM     (No. 9215090)

I´m with #5. It´s madness, #6, to allow a default Dem because the Republican candidate doesn´t match your idea of pure. Didn´t we learn anything from the avoidable 2012 senate losses? We can find good candidates who have a broader appeal. We do not have to settle for inferior ones.

PS - I believe #6 meant Susan Collins, who is a Senator, not a House member.

PPS - If for no other reason, think of Supreme Court nominees. We need the numbers to defeat the unacceptable ones.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: dogbreath, 3/8/2013 12:07:14 PM     (No. 9215108)

Thank you, Rand. Maybe you can find something useful for McCain to do, like cleaning out cat boxes.

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