AWOL: Meet the GOP Senators who refused to #StandwithRand

Larry O’Connor
Big Government
7 Mar 2013

It’s time to name names.

Yesterday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) embarked upon a historic filibuster in an attempt to coax the White House to answer a basic and fundamental constitutional question that affects every American’s 5th Amendment rights. He was joined by thirteen other Republican Senators as well as one Democrat.

While the stand for liberty and government accountability was taking place on Capitol Hill, a handful of Republican Senators were having an off-the-record dinner with President Barack Obama. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) notebaly attended the dinner wiht the President and then made their way to the Senate Chambers and participated in the filibuster.

Republican members of the House of Representatives walked down the hall to support Sen. Paul. Rep. Louie Gohmert even brought the weary senator some chocolate bars and cough drops.

But what about the Republican senators who had something better to do Wednesday night?

The following Republicans were either at the Washington Wizards game, maybe at Starbucks or were attending to some other pressing issue that was more important than supporting a member of their party who had the audacity to expect the White House to answer a basic, fundamental constitutional question…

Read the list at Big Government.

Related: Glenn Beck’s full interview with Senator Rand Paul


“…I just recite back to them the Federalist Paper by Madison when he says, you know, if government were comprised of angels, we wouldn’t need rules…”


A transcript is at the link above.


Also, Did Rand Paul Ignite An American Awakening? with video, at The Ulsterman

Too early to say yet – but Senator Paul’s hours-long filibuster managed to gain both attention and support, and has more and more Americans finally raising some of the most important questions regarding what Barack Obama and “progressive” Democrats actually believe regarding individual Liberty and Freedom – and that is a welcome change…

 UpdateShocker: Obama Had Lindsey Graham Pick Which GOP Senators To Dine With… 

President Barack Obama picked up the tab for a March 6 dinner with 12 Republican senators, winning himself some very cheap publicity for his new legislative strategy of outreach to swing-voting GOP lawmakers…


From Senator Mike Lee: “They have taken the imminence out of imminent”




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