Sunday, May 24, 2015

Rand Paul Out Maneuvers Mitch McConnell On Spy Power Extension Bill – (aka NSA Reauthorization)

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Mitch McConnell staged an epic gamble over U.S. spying powers — and lost.

The Republican leader pledged to keep senators in Washington through the weekend to finish work on expiring provisions of the Patriot Act, but Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) called his bluff.

Instead, when the smoke cleared in the early hours of Saturday morning, the 2016 presidential contender was the one with bragging rights.

The battle between the two Kentucky Republicans spilled over on the Senate floor, with Paul using procedural tactics to force the chamber into an early Saturday vote. He then used his leverage to kill off McConnell’s repeated attempts to reauthorize the expiring National Security Agency (NSA) programs — first for two months, then for eight days, then for five, then three, then two.

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  1. Thank God for men like Rand Paul. Damn to the seething fires of hell the likes of traitor Mitch McConnell.

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  2. Well ; As the NSA was doing "its thing" LONG before the "patriot act" became law, and will continue to "do it's thing" whether its the law allows it or not (The NSA don't give a fat rodents rump about "law") this was all a show by "Rand" for the next election. Mitch (may god curse him and all his works) was WAY more interested in passing the "TPP" in the dead of night , than he was with "patriot". Rand Paul is NOT his daddy , and has WAY more in common with Bill Clinton or the Bush clan than he ever did Ron Paul. "Rand" is just as ruthless , opportunistic , and amoral as the worst of them . He just "ain't been caught; YET" -----Ray

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    1. Rand Paul is NOT his daddy

      You can say that again.

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  3. If only America would do this and let Soro's be the first to go:
    http://edition.cnn.com/2015/05/24/europe/russia-bans-undesirable-ngos/index.html

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    1. Thanks and these days, it seems I have more in common with the Russian government than "ours."

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