Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is in his sixth hour of a true filibuster, not the fake procedural variety that Republican Senators have used for years to tie up Democratic legislation, in a gesture against the tax deal worked out between Republican leaders and President Obama. House Democrats turned on their fearless leader yesterday by rejecting the proposal which continues Bush era tax cuts and extends the reach of the Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax credit and other measures aimed at shoring up the middle class and opening a back door to stimulus spending.
The Sanders show is not the only interesting viewing today from Congress-TV. Take a gander at Ron Paul deconstructing the outrage over wikileaks. It ain't HBO, but it ain't bad either!
And here's another recent performance from Sanders that went somewhat viral (or at least as viral as a C-Span capture is ever likely to get):