Ron Johnson's Faux-Filibuster

Plus: Where are the centrist Republicans?

The record for the longest actual Old School filibuster is held by Strom Thurmond, who stood on the senate floor, sustained by lozenges, a sandwich, and malted milk tablets, and spoke for 24 hours and 18 minutes. His filibuster failed to derail the Civil Rights Act of 1957, but did manage to outlast Wayne Morse’s 1953 talkathon that had clocked in at 22…

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