Unbelievably, and so un-constitutional as to turn the Founders in their graves, Attorney General Eric "Fast and Furious" Holder sent a letter to Paul before the filibuster, saying that while the practice of killing U.S. citizens domestically would theoretically be legal, Obama would use that power only under "extraordinary circumstances" and that he “has no intention” to do so.
Pissed off because he was not in the limelight among other reasons, John McCain (R-AZ) opened his pie hole and actually said "If Mr. Paul wants to be taken seriously, he needs to do more than pull political stunts that fire up impressionable libertarian kids in their college dorms. He needs to know what he’s talking about. I don’t think what happened yesterday was helpful to the American people."
Not to be outdone, the other usual ass clown rino, Lindsey Graham (R-SC) not only praised Obama for the drone program, but said, "To my party, I’m a bit disappointed that you no longer apparently think we’re at war. Not Senator Paul, he’s a man to himself. He has a view that I don’t think is a Republican view."
Rand Paul and the 13 other Republican Senators and even one Democrat who supported the filibuster not only upheld American (not rino republican) views on our consitutional rights but forced a statement from the Obama Administration that killing Americans on American soil was unconstitutional.
So who was successful? Well it certainly wasn't McCain nor Graham who are now on record as believing that being liked by Obama is more important than standing up for the U.S. Constitution.