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Rand Paul's 13-Hour Filibuster Was The Best Thing That's Happened To The GOP In Years

• Business Insider

Paul's speech was nominally a filibuster against Obama's CIA nominee Jon Brennan, but it was really a much bigger speech about civil liberties, drones, executive power, and a lot of related topics that upend the traditional right-left spectrum.

Republicans from across the ideological spectrum spontaneously rallied around Paul's filibuster, flooding Twitter, Facebook, and even the White House petitions site with support for the Kentucky Senator. By hour seven, the Senate floor had become a revolving door of up-and-coming lawmakers who took turns relieving Paul.

Even established Republicans came around to the Kentucky libertarian, praising Paul for bringing the party together on the issue.