During Rand Paul's historic filibuster last week, liberal actor John Cusack tweeted, "For gods sake where are the democrats?"
The only Democratic politician to support Paul on the Senate floor was Sen. Ron Wyden from Oregon. But he was also complimented by no less than the likes of Code Pink, the ACLU, and John Stewart.
I suspect many more Democrats agreed with Paul on this no-brainer issue, but the degree to which they are poisoned by partisanship they can't admit it publically or even to themselves. Paul was criticizing their man in the White House, and they won't give him credit for being right, even it means standing silent on whether the government has the right to assassinate its civilians. That's really something to be proud of.
For John Cusack and other liberals, I ask you who did publically support Rand, which ACLU official Christopher Anders called a "courageous and historic stand"?
Paul is a Tea Partier. Helping him on the floor was Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Mike Lee, Tea Party favorites. A dozen Tea Party congressman went to the Senate chambers after almost everyone else left.
In other words, nobody would be there to stand up against the government when it says it can assassinate you if it weren't for Tea Partiers.
No issue is more important than this one. And the Tea Party was the only group there to speak up.