Talking Points 3/8
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- Date Mar 8, 2013
Talking Points 3/8
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Everyone I'm Laura -- in for Bill O'Reilly thanks for watching us tonight.
Filibuster and movie that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo.
It's been fascinating to see their reaction to senator Rand Paul's filibuster of the John Brennan nomination.
With the prince of all the persuasive argument against the use of drones on American soil he drew support from people across the political spectrum.
From Jon Stewart to Mitch McConnell from the ACLU.
To take -- his filibuster -- for some strange bedfellows.
But of course not everybody was happy in the usual -- stairs on NBC's cable outlet -- their fangs.
Calling -- stance weird and crazy.
But what's surprising is that two GOP senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain launched their own drone strike against Paul.
A disservice to a lot of Americans by making them believe that somehow.
They are in danger from their government they are not I don't think.
That what happened yes today is helpful to the American people but we saw yesterday he's going to give ammunition.
Choose those critics who say that the rules of the senate are being abused.
I hope that my colleagues on this side of the aisle we'll take that into consideration to take this today.
Into the absurd is what -- tape.
Now don't get me wrong they have the right to disagree with Paul and the majority of GOP senators who stood with them.
But give up the filibuster lasted.
He of them have the moxie to debate their colleagues face to face on the senate floor.
What are they -- -- up.
Presumably they could have done so either before or after their dinner with the president.
Where they'd tell us that a junior senator dominated the headlines and managed to galvanize left and right.
Are they worried that they're becoming increasingly irrelevant as younger more conservative senators step forward.
To heal -- reenergize and -- GOP base.
Or do they really favor giving pretty much unlimited power to the president.
To order targeted killings as long as we say that we are at war with al-Qaeda.
If it's the latter I think Rand Paul would be happy to have that debate face to face any day of the week.
If anyone is on the French here it's McCain and Graham.
Both -- made a big mistake with their drive by hits on Rand Paul.
It is all but certain that senator Graham will face a serious -- primary challenger in 2014.
And I bet his first campaign commercial we'll go something like this.
I stood with Rand while senator Graham dined with -- Obama and that's the memo.