Rand Paul Will Hate the NSA Until You Love Him

Yes, the 10 hours and 30 minutes the senator spent speechifying on the Senate floor Wednesday against NSA spying wasn’t technically a filibuster. But that wasn’t the point.
From afar, it seemed as though Rand Paul were addressing a crowded stadium.

His voice boomed through the Senate chamber on Wednesday afternoon as he argued against the reauthorization of the Patriot Act during what he described as a filibuster. “We think collecting everyone’s phone records all the time without suspicions is sort of like a general warrant,” he said of himself and his allies on the issue, like fellow Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR). “We think that the American people also believe this.”

Give the NSA a reason…