3/07/2013

Graham Will Now Vote For Brennan in Hissy Fit Over Paul Filibuster

Posted by Brian

"The Grimmer Twins" - Lindsay Graham and John McCain
Never let it be said again that Lindsay Graham is a man of principles.  Upset over Rand Paul's filibuster last night over the Obama Administrations refusal to give a yes or no answer to drone strikes on U.S. soil, and demanding an answer from the Obama Administration before allowing a vote on John O. Brennan for CIA Director, Graham stated, “I do not believe that question deserves an answer.”

Graham continued, saying that he was inclined to vote against Brennan prior to the filibuster, but “I am going to vote for Brennan now because it’s become a referendum on the drone program.”  What a man of principle! 

First of all 'Goober', the Brennan nomination is NOT a referendum on the drone program, you idiot!  The filibuster was about holding up the nomination to force this lawless administration to give a straight answer to the questions raised by Attorney General Eric Holder's statement“It is possible, I suppose, to imagine an extraordinary circumstance in which it would be necessary and appropriate under the Constitution and applicable laws of the United States for the President to authorize the military to use lethal force within the territory of the United States.”  Paul and others asked for clarification from the administration on an extremely troubling statement, and receiving none, prompted the filibuster.

Second. That you would switch your vote on a troubling nominee like Brennan because you are butt-hurt at a colleague smacks of the worst kind of crony, inside Washington politics.  Your behavior, not Rand Paul's, is what the American people are sick of, Mr. Graham.  While Rand Paul was standing on principle on the floor of the Senate for nearly thirteen hours, neither you, nor you butt buddy John McCain, couldn't be bothered to make an appearance on the Senate floor to either support or disagree.  Instead you were having dinner with the very man whose administration continuously stonewalls and lies to Congress and the American people.

I got news for you Senator Graham;  you and John McCain are not the only show in town any more.  Truth be told, your show was more like a freak show anyway.  Like a train wreck, people watched because no one ever knows if you two will stand for the Constitution, or throw the American people under the bus.  More often, it is the latter.  Now there are some new faces in town who actually do stand on conservative principles (Video), and the Constitution, and you feel your power and influence slipping away.  These men, Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Marco Rubio, Tim Scott, Ted Cruz, Ron Johnson, and Jeff Flake, among several others, are the new guard.  Not "new guard" in the sense of just new faces who will continue the disastrous way things are done in Washington now, but new in that they are there to shake up the current power structure and return our government back to its Constitutional roots - one that works for the people, and doesn't lord over them.  

You, Senator Graham, represent the latter, and "we the people" are sick of it!

Watch Entire 13 hours of Rand Paul's fillibuster

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