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Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., suggested he would require any resolution approving U.S. military involvement in Syria pass the Senate by a filibuster-proof majority.

Paul hinted Tuesday that he could invoke the parliamentary procedure to delay or effectively block a vote to approve President Barack Obama's request for authority to launch strikes against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

"I can't imagine that we won't require 60 votes on this," Paul said in a conference call with reporters. "Whether there's an actual standing filibuster, I've got to check my shoes."


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I'm fine with whatever it takes to not get involved.


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Reid will have a straight up and down vote more than likely.
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Good for him. Finally someone with some brass that's willing to stand for what they believe in.

Screw Boehner, McCain, Graham, & that bunch of a-holes!


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Solid move if he does it. This a national issue that most Americans will side with Rand on. Could get him a lot of positive media attention.


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Rand has been working actively to bring mexicans and black to the R party, but his greatest tool could possibly be bringing "Ron Wyden" democrats to the party.


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Not only politically smart, but the right thing to do!



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He may very well get my vote if he does. frick Odrama and frick the Rs


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There's a decent chance Obama attacks Syria regardless of the outcome, so I'd rather just let the vote happen.


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There's a decent chance Obama attacks Syria regardless of the outcome, so I'd rather just let the vote happen.



If Rand filibusters, it makes his stance nationally known and increases the likelihood that Congress votes No. Powerful, ballsy move by Rand.

If Obama ignored this and attacked Syria anyway, Rand would gain a lot of support and Obama would lose a lot.


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Rand has been working actively to bring mexicans and black to the R party, but his greatest tool could possibly be bringing "Ron Wyden" democrats to the party.


Any filibuster will be for naught because a vote's happening but I love this move. It's going to go a long way with a lot of people.


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Dems win in 16. It's not hard to figure out why.


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Fap all you want kickadoosh your savior is taking us to war supporting AQ go frick yourself with Barney Frank's crank.


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Someone should. The entire dog and pony show in the Senate today was a sick joke. These idiots have no idea what they are doing. There is absolutely no sense of urgency to take action at this point. Let the U.N. inspectors issue their report, present our evidence, forward a resolution for sanctions against Syria, and let Russia and China go on record supporting a state using chemical weapons against its own people. I truly feel sorry for the innocents in Syria but not enough to start a war over a sovereign nation's civil war.


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Dems win in 16. It's not hard to figure out why.
And that's what you care most about, right?


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Support


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And now Hillary has come out in support of war with Syria via an aide.

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton backs President Barack Obama’s move to urge Congress to back a targeted effort in Syria, in the first comments from her camp since the president unveiled his plan, POLITICO has learned.

“Secretary Clinton supports the president’s effort to enlist the Congress in pursuing a strong and targeted response to the Assad regime’s horrific use of chemical weapons,” a Clinton aide told POLITICO.

Calls had been increasing on Clinton to weigh in on the president’s plan for Syria.

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Why didn't she speak to POLITICO herself? Why speak through a third party? It seems like she's trying to go on the record in a way in which she can always come back and say that her aide misunderstood her if things go bad in Syria. This is too clever by half IMO.


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It's going to go a long way with a lot of people.


It could also create time for the grass roots opposed to this to put pressure on some Senators and Reps, siding with AIPAC may carry a cost for some.


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Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., suggested he would require any resolution approving U.S. military involvement in Syria pass the Senate by a filibuster-proof majority.
My appreciation of and respect for this guy is growing.
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