Eugene Robinson: Filibuster ‘Has A Racist History’ | The Last Word | MSNBC

Eugene Robinson, an MSNBC Political Analyst, joins Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss the racial history of the Senate filibuster and why “Democrats should get rid of the filibuster.” Aired on 03/24/2021.
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Eugene Robinson: Filibuster ‘Has A Racist History’ | The Last Word | MSNBC


  1. The whole senate is enshrined to protect the small Republican-dominated states. If that was not enough, they created this bogus filibuster by protecting their minority voices ever more.

    Idaho, Wyoming, Dakotas and Montana have less than five million people between them, but 10 Republican senators.

    1. Do you understand that proportionate representation is in the house? Did you go to school? Do you understand anything or do you just say stuff you think is clever?

    2. @Big Picture Thinking Of course Waryaa understands that proportionate representation is in the House, which is why he or she wrote, “The whole *_senate_* is enshrined to protect the *_small Republican-dominated states.”_* What part of that did you not understand?

    3. @Big Picture Thinking Yeah except the EC is NOT an example of proportional representation. Neither is the senate.

    1. i dont know if anyone cares at all but yesterday I hacked my girl friends Instagram account by using InstaPortal. Just google for it if you wanna try it

  2. brilliantly said, ty both. and his threat of a scorched earth policy if they are ever the majority party again. there is no honor in him or the gqp in general. ditch the filibuster and moscow mitch too. and ditch every gqp pol running next year!

    1. I’m in agreement.. whell we make better syndicate workers than the whitewash who’s in there now… 😂

  3. Ain’t it just swell how Mitch feels so comfortable lying through his teeth, to the reporter’s face? He didn’t hesitate, blink, or even consider what lie to spew.

    1. @Damien Darko247 I’ve worked hard and dedicated a lifetime of energy to having relatively socially acceptable interactions. It’s annoying talking to “neurotypical” people who don’t even make a concerted effort.

    2. This dude is a fresh corpse that has the ability to walk and talk,McConnell a joke he’d make a great coffin salesman,just lay in 1 sold

    3. @Alexis Mitchell Absolutely… I’ve started giving up, myself… can’t reason with someone that doesn’t agree with objective reality.

    4. @Damien Darko247 exactly. I’m on the spectrum and find bad faith and disingenuous conversations disorientating.

  4. It’s not that Mitch McConnell isn’t aware. It’s he has the privilege of not having to care.

  5. Republican racism is like COVID: just because they don’t admit it, doesn’t mean it’s not there.

    1. @Ann van de Kew Typical. Insult instead of discuss. Counter-Insurgency 101: If your trying to defeat ideologies (In this case, Something that is bound to racism/On both sides I might add), You don’t get on television/radio/internet and constantly attack or alienate that said segment of the population. (I wonder if you can figure out what the terminology is called). Now, major politicians and the media are insistent on attacking and alienating every segment of the population (White, Black, Brown, Asian, Etc. Every single one), knowing what they are doing will not only inflame tensions but create the potential for the extreme elements on both sides to use it as a tool for recruitment in extreme groups (The “news” outlets might as well run commercial advertisement for extreme groups at this point). But I digress. Your welcome to throw an insult back in response though, Instead of articulating meaningful ideas, discussions, or solutions.

    2. Democrats brought slavery to the US, Democrats fought reconstruction and reaerations to slaves, Democrats invented the Trail of Tears to annihilate the Native People, Democrats invented Jim Crow laws to trap former slaves, Democrats showed the very first motion picture inside the White House “Birth of a Nation” the propaganda movie of the KKK, Democrats started WWI, Democrats started WWII
      Time to cancel the Dem,crat Party and their racist history

    3. @Mo Fo And now their teaching discrimination and segregation for the college/school system. Martin Luther King would sh!t his pants if he was alive today to see this.

    4. Hey Jax Oftentwoputingaiporn, The Spanis, Dutch and British brought slavery to the Americas. Native Americans took slaves before the Europeans arrived.
      @Mo Fo

    5. Hey witless, *_pig copulator,_* Why do the culturally illiterate foreigners feel the need to post on an American website about American culture?
      Sad, sad men that eat foods with sticks.@Mo Fo

  6. In Moscow Mitch’s defense, nobody in their right mind would ever believe a word he says to be the truth or based in facts. Oh wait, that was Trump’s lawyer’s and Fox News’s defense. I see a pattern.

  7. McConnell why are you lying..your true COLOR show your are RACIST..your actions speaks a lot louder than your words.

  8. The lies just keep pouring out of Moscow Mitch’s mouth. I sure hope he is forced to retire due to his health issues.

  9. Who hurt McConnell. Why does he hates Americans so much. Mitch McConnell is the poster boy for why term limits are needed.

  10. Here’s the simple fix to MOSCOW MITCH’S threat of a “scorched earth”: NEVER vote for the GOP! Problem solved …..

  11. The fact that he said that with a straight face in front of cameras shows where he stands on racism even more than he has already previously displayed.

  12. The filibuster just needs to go. At the very least, the senator needs to be on the floor talking the entire time on topic. And all 40 senators need to be present. It’s time they earned their paycheck.

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