filibusterer filibusterer


  • (n) a legislator who gives long speeches in an effort to delay or obstruct legislation that he (or she) opposes


  1. That even a filibusterer can make an effective speech, however, was demonstrated when Alabama's Dixie Graves rose for her maiden Senate effort.
  2. He was not shocked but was irked at Alabama's Democratic Senator Lister Hill, a veteran filibusterer.
  3. It was a performance worthy of a Southern Senator, and had a purpose familiar to any Southern filibusterer hoping to frustrate the majority will.


  1. Texas Tussle: Rick Perry Sets Up Round 2 in Abortion Fight

    The governor has called for another special session to vote on the issue, but newly famous filibusterer Wendy Davis may gun for his job in the next election
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Time Magazine

  2. Wendy Davis: Tough, cool and wrong

    There's much to admire about the celebrated Texas filibusterer. Still, I have to stand with the cheaters on this one.
    on June 26, 2013     Source: Washington Post

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