The son of Libertarian leader Ron Paul, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) took a stand against President Obama and the Democrats whose Attorney General declared that the president has the right to launch a drone strike to kill an American citizen on American soil who poses an “imminent threat.” Unlike his father, Sen. Paul supports the use of drones on Al-Qaeda terrorist leaders in foreign countries who will not permit the U.S. military to pursue, but demands Democrats honor 5th Amendment rights for citizens living inside the United States. Paul made his own drone strike on the Obama Administration, speaking on the Senate floor for thirteen hours until AG Holder replied to the question, “Can the president launch a drone strike on an American on U.S. soil,” with an unqualified “no.”
The authors of this list count Marco Rubio as a loser, but that is a matter of perspective. If Rubio thinks of Paul as competition he would be a loser. If he sees Paul as an ally then it’s a great victory. A Rubio/Paul ticket in 2016 would be a major conservative ticket that would put America back in the hands of the people, those who love the USA and pay taxes for it to remain the Land of Liberty and not fall to Obama’s transformation into socialism.
Sen. John McCain (R-N.M.) and other Republican moderates came out and condemned Paul’s filibuster and those who supported him, Sens. Rubio (R-Fla.) and Cruz (R-Tex.) among them, as “whacko birds.” President Obama and the liberal media were all upset over the president’s dinner with Republicans being overshadowed. Bob Schieffer characterized the dinner as “the land of the blind where the one-eyed man is king,” but no one noticed his lowly opinion of Republicans. Rand Paul, on the other hand, opened the eyes of many young Americans.