Rage, rage, against the dying of your light. ||| MediaiteMediaiteWas it a momentous occasion Wednesday when Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) drew praise from Rush Limbaugh to Code Pink, from Van Jones to Jennifer Rubin, by forcing the Obama administration to cough up at least some ball-advancing if unsatisfying answers about how and when it feels OK about assassinating American citizens on U.S. soil? MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell thinks so. And not in a good way: "It was the first time the black-helicopter crowd out there had one of their own, speaking into a Senate microphone," O'Donnell hissed.

Watch O'Donnell's vein-throbbing support for Paul-bashing Sens. John McCain (R-Arizona) and Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), then enjoy it as his less-conservative guests, E.J. Dionne and Ryan Grim, come to Paul's defense:


Reason on Paul's filibuster here.