CNN’s Dana Bash Interview with Senator Rand Paul

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Related: Not Just ‘Right-Wing Nuts’: 8 House Democrats(!) Blast Obama For Secretive Drone Policy

When Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) led a filibuster last week against the administration’s lack of answers on its use of targeted assassinations, many wondered why Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) was the only Democrat to show his support. While many on the left (and the right) have dismissed Sen. Paul and his drone filibuster pals as stoking the fears of “right-wing conspiracy nuts” and playing to a largely anti-Obama crowd, it turns out that Democrats are leading the House fight for clarity on the drone strike program.

In a letter sent to President Obama on Monday, eight House Democrats — led by Rep. Barbara Lee of California – slammed the administration for its “increasing devolution of accountability, transparency, and Constitutional protections in U.S. counterterrorism operations.”

Joining Lee in signing the note were some of the House’s most progressive members…


The article continues, with a copy of the letter, at Mediaite.


UpdateSenior White House Aide: This Whole Dinner With Republicans Thing Is A Gigantic Waste of Time We’re Doing Just to Impress the Media

…“This is a joke. We’re wasting the president’s time and ours,” complained a senior White House official who was promised anonymity so he could speak frankly. “I hope you all (in the media) are happy because we’re doing it for you.”

Another said the president was sincerely trying to find common ground with stubborn Republicans. “But if we do it,” the aide hastened, “it won’t be because we had steaks and Merlot with a few senators.”…

Comment #6:

6 They flat out admit its for show and yet some how the press still reports him as on a mission to bring Republicans and Democrats together to forge a compromise.

Posted by: Mr Pink at March 12, 2013 02:19 PM (g8T5B)


Yep. Read the article to see where that “bi-partisanship” may be taking us next.

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