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7. And for all that effort he accomplished absolutely nothing
Sat Jan 23, 2016, 03:26 AM
Jan 2016

except for spending 8 hours scolding Obama about his deal to pass an economic stimulus.

Which worked, by the way.


It looked a lot like a good old-fashioned filibuster, only Sanders wasn't actually stopping anything. Under a bipartisan deal reached Thursday, a vote would be held Monday on the tax deal no matter how long Sanders spoke or what he said Friday.

"You can call what I am doing today whatever you want, you it [sic] call it a filibuster, you can call it a very long speech," said Sanders, an independent who caucuses with Democrats. "I'm not here to set any great records or to make a spectacle. I am simply here today to take as long as I can to explain to the American people the fact that we have got to do a lot better than this agreement provides."


As Sanders provided the emotional appeal against the tax deal in the Senate, House Democrats continued discussions about ways to amend the $858 billion package of tax-cut extensions and other efforts aimed at economic stimulus when it crosses the Capitol later next week.

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