Friday, March 08, 2013

Old School

What Rand Paul did yesterday was not about right or left, nor about Barack Obama. It was about the rule of law and the rights guaranteed by the Constitution. I'm a left-leaning Democrat and I salute him for his act and his convictions. This was an important issue, and the tactic worked: after 13 hours, the Attorney General said the words: The President does not have the authority to use a weaponized drone to kill an American not engaged in combat on American soil.

Meanwhile, the Republicans perpetrated another unmanned drone filibuster against yet another appellate court nominee. The contrast is instructive.

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