( CNN) When Rand Paul took control of the Senate floor just before 6 p. m. Eastern, virtually every one of his Republican colleagues pouted. Five years ago, they would have applauded him.
“When the Democrats are in power, Republican appear to be the conservative party, ” Paul said at one point. “But when Republican are in power, it seems there is no conservative party. The hypocrisy hangs in the air and chokes anyone with a sense of decency or intellectual honesty.”