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Rand Paul: GOP’s National Salvation or Doom?

Independent’s Eye

A national political star is born. Kentucky’s’ Republican Senator Rand Paul became the political Justin Beiber of libertarians everywhere and a role model for GOPers who want to grab media attention by staging a dramatic “talking filibuster.” And, suddenly, Republicans who had steadfastly resisted the idea of bringing back talking filibusters were falling all over themselves to get involved and praise it.
Paul’s 12 hours and 52 minute televised Senate talk-fest designed to extract promises from the Obama administration on the use of drones in the U.S. ended only when his bladder demanded it. By the time ...


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