Paul’s filibuster shows what it means to be a leader

FI-Letter-to-the-EditorTo the Editor

Rand Paul has emerged as a conservative champion and leader, maybe even the front runner to be our next president.

He has what it takes to become president, winning over Tea Partiers, Republicans, and even liberals with an issue that brings all Americans together, regardless of political persuasion. Does the Constitution allow a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil to be killed?

While Rand Paul filibustered, RINOs and “establishment Republicans” were wining and dining with Obama. People like John McCain and Lindsay Graham mocked and criticized Paul’s filibuster.

Paul won the hearts of such liberals as the ACLU, who said he took a “courageous and historic stand.” Even Code Pink, a left-wing group, tweeted, “Let’s thank Sen. Paul for the filibuster.”

Comedian Jon Stewart, self-described progressive, actor John Cusack, and even Democrat Sen. Ron Weyden joined the chorus on his behalf.

Paul got Attorney General Eric Holder to be held accountable, something the House committee investigating the “Fast and Furious” and “Benghazi” affairs couldn’t do. Holder used every political trick to obfuscate and avoid answering with a specific yes or no. Finally he answered the question; “no.”

The Republicans have been in disarray, since Obama’s re-election. Conservatives and libertarians are divided by their conflict with the RINOs and “establishment Republicans.” Paul’s filibuster has caused a line to be drawn in the sand from which to distinguish the sheep from the goats. All of a sudden, Jeb Bush is thrust onto the scene, saying he’s not running for president, yet. Will he be the establishment Republican’s candidate?

Another sudden phenomenon is Obama’s public relations attempt to reach out to Republicans in a nonpartisan way. Apparently bulldozing them isn’t working anymore, so now he wants to “reach out” for Republican support. The Republicans are “being forced” to stand firm by those nasty Tea Party people. Obama will do what he can to convince them to “compromise,” just like Democrats getting George Bush Sr. to compromise against his promise, “Read my lips; I will not raise taxes,” and then using the betrayal to defeat him in the next election.


Nick Fortunato

Cos Cob

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