Skip to comments.The Five Longest Senate Filibusters.
Posted on 12/13/2010 7:55:11 AM PST by therightliveswithus
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) filibustered the tax compromise between President Obama and Senate Republicans for over eight hours yesterday afternoon. It was the longest Senate filibuster of the 21st century and the longest since New York Senator Al D'Amato's 15 hour speech in 1992.
However, the Senator from Vermont didn't even come close to breaking the top five United States Senate filibusters of all time.
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Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT)...
Seriously ... why isn’t it (S-VT)? He acknowledges, as does everyone, that he is a socialist. Is there a law against a socialist in the Constitution or something? I know that they don’t let such small things matter anymore in the Congress, but there has to be some reason he doesn’t officially change his party affiliation.
Coincidence he graduated from the University of Chicago in 1964 - and is a socialist. What’s up with Chicago? That means he was there when the anti-American crowd was really getting fired up.
Sanders 8 hours Saturday?
Did the Senate change the rules?
Frist and Daschle (IIRC) had that deal where they could filibuster for 2 hours at a time.
[I hope that ‘serial’ filibuster rule is GONE. It was silly.]
The Majority Leader blew his brains out.
True. (Claude Rains, I believe.) If that happened now before next January, I’d be a happy camper.
The countryside is beautiful ... the people must be dumber than shit, like in MA ... but VT, the whole state is run by the lefties from NY and MA who moved there to avoid the high taxes they caused in MA and NY and brought the same dumb ass politics with them ... Bernie is an actual socialist, for cripes sake.
I’m a bit surprised they had the decency to correctly identify Strom Thurmond as the Democrat he was at the time of his filibuster.
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