While the Old Bulls Went Out to Dinner, the New Kids in Town Threw a Filibuster Party

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Okay, folks, what we have here is a fascinating object lesson. What we have here is a golden opportunity. What is happening in the aftermath of the Rand Paul filibuster is very useful. This is extremely eye opening. The filibuster itself was eye opening and has its own educational aspects. But what’s happening in the aftermath is almost as intriguing to me. The way I would put it is, the establishment decided to go out to dinner last night. Obama took McCain and Lindsey Graham and some others, went out to dinner.

By the way, Obama’s motorcade — I want you to keep this in mind when you realize that they shut down White House tours. All of these children, who for years have been saying, “Mommy, mommy, I want to go see where the president lives. I want to go see the White House, mommy. Can I see the White House during spring break?” Kids these days get everything they want, so mom said, “Sure,” and they set it up, called their local congressman, set it up, and when it was their turn to go the White House tours are shut down because of the sequester. Seven people who work in the White House tour department or tour office, laid off, furloughed.

These White House tours are like a lot of museum tours. You walk in, you get a pair of headphones, a CD or some audio source, and you walk around and you’re told in your headphones what you’re looking at. There are people to shepherd you and make sure you don’t walk in on, oh, like the president and a girl in a restroom. They keep you in the right place. They’re basically self-guided tours. Anyway, these things have been shut down. The president goes out to dinner last night. The establishment, the parents, went out to dinner. Obama, McCain, Lindsey Grahamnesty, went out to dinner.

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