Friday, March 08, 2013

Best Begrudging Liberal Praise Of Rand Paul's Filibuster

...comes from Matthew Cooper at National Journal:

Did Obama really think he could whack Americans from the sky and not have a statute or a judicial mechanism to be a backstop against such awesome unilateral powers?

...Instead, the constitutional law professor had to be schooled by a Fed-hating, goldbug, libertarian doctor from Kentucky. Somewhere, Dick Cheney is laughing.

Best trashing of old-guard Republican naysayers, by Jennifer Rubin:

Rand Paul....had pried an answer out of a White House habitually averse to treating a co-equal branch with respect. He certainly got more done than Graham and McCain did last night by attending a Georgetown dinner with the president, a White House move no doubt intended to reverse the president’s slide in the polls and make it seem like he was reaching out to Republicans. Had McCain and Graham done as much in the past as Paul did in his nearly 13-hour filibuster, we might have had a full accounting on, say, Benghazi from President Obama.

Ouch. That's gotta hurt....

Best meme of the day? Via Instapundit:

Worst media coverage of the Rand Paul filibuster? As one would suspect, the candidates are legion, but we'll have to go with CNN’s Erin Burnett, who single-handedly set women back two decades with her teenager-level coverage, which basically amounted to one word:  Booooorrrring....

The Daily Caller sums it up for her, in the second-best meme of the day:

Good enough for CNN, I suppose....but not good enough for Rand Paul, who won the night when Eric Holder was forced to reply directly to his concerns.

Someone send CNN the memo....

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