Rand Paul made just enough noise to make it seem like something good was happening, and disappears into the Sunday morning talk shows.
Meanwhile, the handful of legislators who have been working to oppose the Patriot Act are left dangling by that skeevy SOB.
All those slashdotters who were going all RAND JESUS! should take this as a lesson. The man is a shit-sodden self-promoter. He gives absolutely no fucks about what powers the NSA has. He's just desperate to get the BitCoin vote. Maybe score some contributors off the Silk Road customers.
Here is the full list of House members who voted against the Patriot Act
Tammy Baldwin (WI-02) Thomas Barrett (WI-05) Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) David Bonior (MI-10) Rick Boucher (VA-09) Sherrod Brown (OH-13) Mike Capuano (MA-08) Eva Clayton (NC-01) John Conyers (MI-14) William Coyne (PA-14) Elijah Cummings (MD-07) Danny Davis (IL-07) Pete DeFazio (OR-04) Diana DeGette (CO-01) John Dingell (MI-16) Sam Farr (CA-17) Bob Filner (CA-50) Barney Frank (MA-04) Alcee Hastings (FL-23) Earl Hilliard (AL-07) Mike Honda (CA-15) Jesse Jackson (IL-02) Sheila Jackson-Lee (TX-18) Eddie Johnson (TX-30) Stephanie Jones (OH-11) Dennis Kucinich (OH-10) Barbara Lee (CA-09) John Lewis (GA-05) Jim McDermott (WA-07) James McGovern (MA-03) Cynthia McKinney (GA-04) Carrie Meek (FL-17) George Miller (CA-07) Patsy Mink (HI-02) Allan Mollohan (WV-01) Jerry Nadler (NY-08) James Oberstar (MN-08) David Obey (WI-07) John Olver (MA-01) Major Owens (NY-11) Ed Pastor (AZ-02) Donald Payne (NJ-10)
Collin Peterson (MN-07) Nick Rahall (WV-03) Lynn Rivers (MI-13) Bobby Rush (IL-01) Martin Sabo (MN-05) Loretta Sanchez (CA-46) Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) Bobby Scott (VA-03) Jose Serrano (NY-16) Pete Stark (CA-13) Bennie Thompson (MS-02) John Tierney (MA-06) Mark Udall (CO-02)
Tom Udall (NM-03) Nydia Velazquez (NY-12) Peter Visclosky (IN-01) Maxine Waters (CA-35) Diane Watson (CA-32) Mel Watt (NC-12) Lynn Woolsey (CA-06)
David Wu (OR-01)
Bob Ney (OH-18) Butch Otter (ID-01) Ron Paul (TX-14)
Here is the full list of Senators who voted against the Patriot Act:
Russ Feingold (D-WI)
Only one person voted against the Patriot Act as a congressman AND as a senator, and that's Independant Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.