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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-11-10 09:36 AM
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296. Filibernie's Greatest Hits = some of the best excerpts
Filibernie's Greatest Hits
Josh Harkinson
Fri Dec. 10, 2010 5:37 PM PST
http://motherjones.com/mojo/2010/12/bernie-sanders-fili...


At 10:24 on Friday morning, Senator Bernard Sanders, an independent from Vermont and self-described socialist, took to the podium in the Senate to denounce the Obama/GOP tax accord. He did not leave for another eight and a half hours. His old-school filibuster, which technically wasn't a filibuster at all, was ignored or downplayed by much of the media. But that didn't stop it from going viral. By early evening, Sanders' name had become the second-most-popular term on Google and tops on Twitter, where untold thousands rallied to his cause under the hash tag #filibernie.

An impassioned tirade of the sort that many liberals had once hoped to hear from the President, the speech was even more interesting in chunks larger than 140 characters. In the (likely) event that you didn't have time to listen to the whole thing, here are some of best excerpts: ......
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