Courage and Cowardice
Today, I feel even more satisfied that my opposition to Barack Obama and his "progressive" agenda did not blind me to recognizing McCain for what he was and is.
Rand Paul took to the Senate floor to filibuster against the nomination of a thug named John Brennan as the new director of the CIA. He did so because Brennan refused to rule out assassinating US citizens on US soil, without an accusation, an arrest, an arraignment, access to a lawyer, a trial, or a conviction on any charge.
Rand Paul stood up for the US Constitution, not against Obama. He did it the right way, by actually speaking, on topic, for over 12 hours in defense of our 5th amendment rights. He defended the right of Habeas Corpus and the rule of law.
A small number of Senators supported him, mostly Republicans (of the libertarian variety) and one Democrat. But senators John McCain, and Lindsey Graham excoriated him. McCain even resorted to name calling, saying he and his supporters, were "Wackos."
You can decide for yourself who has courage and who is a wacko. My opinion is obvious.
One more question. It's the same one ultra liberal John Cusack and liberal TV pundit Jon Stewart are asking as they support Rand Paul on the issue: "Where are the Democats on Drones?"
All you Democrats should be asking the same question. It seems you might be blinded by your love of Obama if you can't hold your leaders accountable when they do the things that make you howl bloody murder when Republicans do them.
If water-boarding is terrible when performed on actual terrorists, what is assassinating US citizens from a drone? Is is courage or cowardice?