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- n. A person who filibusters
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as filibuster, 3.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a legislator who gives long speeches in an effort to delay or obstruct legislation that he (or she) opposes
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The genius of the 40 affirmative votes is that if a group of 40 Senators wants to filibusterer, the majority party can repeatedly call for a motion to end debate basically every 15 minutes.
Right now it only takes one member of the minority to be present to filibusterer a bill.
He says he's reached across the aisle, while Buck wants to be a filibusterer.
He came on to be confrontative and was a demeaning filibusterer, and clearly unstatesmanlike.
The past few days have given us Jim Bunning's Scrooge-like turn demonstrating that he was a better Phillie than filibusterer; Sarah Palin's absurd claim -- on The Tonight Show!
What I am suggesting is the Republicans are in weak position, so weak than any attempt to filibusterer would backfire.
It would put him in the party with a filibusterer proof majority.
Now suppose there is a Reformation in Congress - a landslide of Democrats in both House and Senate that is filibusterer proof and Obama received a huge mandate from the people?
And you can be the primary filibusterer of the Civil Rights Act.
Mike Gravel, former Senator from Alaska, filibusterer of 1971, star of the Rock video, and current presidential candidate, is now formerly of the Democratic Party.