Sadly, he caved also. He should still be speaking. Speak until he collapses like Jimmy Stewart did in “Mr Smith Goes To Washington”.
I read where everyone is praising him for his courage. What courage, he caved in to them after ONLY 13 HOURS!
13 hours is not long enough to get the attention of Americans. Had he spoke till he passed out, then Americans would have stood up and taken notice.
As it is, the vast majority are still clueless of what is happening to our rights.
In the end the filibuster meant nothing but grandstanding by the Chuck Hagel supporting Paul. The White House will not give him an answer about murdering Americans with drones in the United States. Obamagabe knew it was all a joke because he knew in the end nothing would change. Today Mr. Principle Paul will vote to confirm the worthless Brennan as CIA director. Grandstanding Paul is worse than his old man.
Well, at least he did SOMETHING! Really dismayed that so many HERE would criticize him. He can’t do it alone ...many of us sit here day after day at our computer screens, never doing anywhere near as much.
He stood up, spoke out, was inconvenienced. He’s a role model for all to follow.
Can you imagine Bronco trying this? That wimpy freak would collapse in a rumpled heap after 2 hours...he couldn’t do it ..he is nowhere near as CAPABLE of such a thing — and infinitely less principled.
Was heartened by Senator Cruz as well — it’s refreshing to see these men — both prinicpled and articulate, standing up for the American people in this way. And they are standing up to EXTREME evil ... my God ... it’s SICK what is going on. Our rights to due process are being hacked!
Have read the comments many liberals are out there through many outlets commenting on the importance of this — who are in total agreement.
“...What courage, he caved in to them after ONLY 13 HOURS!...”
Maybe so...but it was HIM that was there, standing up and giving the admin a giant middle finger for the rest of us.
Wasn’t any of us doing it.
It’s easy to say what he should have done, but Rand Paul is the guy who put the crosshairs squarely on himself with that speech.
Him, and no one else.
While some of his colleagues chose to go have dinner with the Prime Cause of most of this mess, Paul stood up and said “No”.
I for one appreciate what it took to do that, and applaud him.
That’s what he’s there to do, and he did his job, while others actively played Vidkun Quisling for the price of a steak dinner and photo op with Ohole.
He made his point. The nomination was going to pass anyway. If he still would’ve been talking today, the left would’ve put the kook-rant lable on it. As it is, he created some divisions on the left and exposed the hypocrisy.
That was a movie.
What courage, he caved in to them after ONLY 13 HOURS!
Have you spoken non-stop for "only" 13 hours before? There's no way it's as easy a task as you are proclaiming.