No Rand Paul Filibuster Against the CR

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April 14 2011 5:22 PM

No Rand Paul Filibuster Against the CR

The bill has been "hotlined," so there will be no filibuster from Rand Paul, as he'd been threatening. In response, the senator's office points to his floor speech earlier today.

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[O]n the other side, they want to blame the Tea Party or the Republicans or rich people. You know what? Both parties are responsible. Republicans, Democrats, Senators, Congressmen, President. Everyone up here is responsible.

It is not one party or the other. When Republicans were in charge, they ran the deficit. Now the Democrats are in charge. The main difference? They're doing it faster. But the Republicans weren't doing a good job either during our time in power. We have to understand that the people can do things. Not everything has to be done up here. The states can do things.

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter. You can reach him at daveweigel@gmail.com, or tweet at him @daveweigel.