On Friday afternoon, Senator Bernie Sanders took the floor of the US Senate for nearly nine hours in a lengthy speech about the Obama-GOP tax plan. While some observers called it a filibuster, Bernie wasn’t actually stalling any legislation on the floor of the Senate. Nonetheless, his speech was an eloquent defense of economic justice in America.
The true test will be if Bernie can bring 39 other Senators to the floor today to stop the Obama-GOP tax plan in an actual filibuster. (Not likely.) While we wait for the Senate to sell the American people down the river, here’s a word cloud of the entire transcript of Bernie Sanders’ floor speech.