Dethrone ‘Filibuster King’ Mitch McConnell

The fight is on to fix the minority's silent domination of the Senate.

By Leo Gerard, United Steelworkers President

Mitch McConnell, the minority leader of the U.S. Senate, has for six years wielded the filibuster as a weapon in his rebellion against a founding principle of the United States of America: self-governance by majority rule. McConnell’s revolt shows he believes Americans [RETURN TO ARTICLE]

  • Reader Comments

    Thank you Mr Gerard! I contacted my senator (Schumer D-NY) a couple weeks ago, to let him know that I want the filibuster repealed. Not reformed or tweaked around the edges.  The response I got back made me want to vomit. He appears to believe that the filibuster is being “overused” now, although it had been used in the past “responsibly by both parties when in the minority”.  Needless to say I do not share this conviction. The filibuster has no legitimate place in a democracy, and it must be abolished.

    Posted by spudzilla on Dec 11, 2012 at 7:40 PM

    The silent filibuster is an abomination. Let their obstructionism be out there on CSPAN for all to see,

    Posted by OldUncleDave on Dec 12, 2012 at 1:35 AM

    Like Many Of Us Are Already Aware, Mitch McConnell Is The Most Despised Man In America. Having Sold Himself To The Very WEALTHIEST In Exchange For His 30 Pieces Of Silver He Has Made Himself The JUDAS Of Capitol Hill. . . May God Forgive Him, Because The People Of The United States Will Not!

    Posted by Pat Stover on Dec 14, 2012 at 6:20 AM