I know Rand Paul isn't popular in D.C. right now but he said exactly what needed to be said. He was accused of showboating but he said what needed to be said last night. Rand Paul is right - CNNPolitics From the above, part of Rand Paul's speech last night. When the Democrats are in power, Republicans appear to be the conservative party," Paul said at one point. "But when Republicans 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." He is 100% right.