Filibuster: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

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John Oliver explains why filibusters exist, why they shouldn't, and why it's stupid to drink coffee like a cat.
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  • "bad actor".. really John??

    Thanos FoniasThanos Fonias48 分 前
  • ‘Neither of us are willing to google when Tiffany’s birthday is’ fuck it, someone has to pretend to care about her... let’s see, ummm ah yes it’s October 13th... oh, oh no... she apparently spent it at maskless parties last year. Well I guess having the last name Trump really does mean you’re a shithead

    DarkKnight95smDarkKnight95sm6 時間 前
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  • Pouring coffee and tea into a saucer and drinking from it was practiced almost everywhere the British went, not just America.

    JonathanNeilRhodesJonathanNeilRhodes7 時間 前
  • Very important that every man, woman and child understands what the filibuster is because it will dictate everyone's futures for decades to come. There is no prospect of any one party getting 60 votes in the Senate anytime soon which means that the Senate is practically useless. And remember the promises by Democrats for $2000 stimulus checks every month? That is most definitely not happening - especially when we have guys like Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema who are Democrats but won't even help the Dems get around the filibuster.

    JonathanNeilRhodesJonathanNeilRhodes7 時間 前
  • If the filibuster is hell then Angela Merkel is its devil

    Ni lsNi ls8 時間 前
  • I have never disagreed with John Oliver more. Jimmy Stewart was an AMAZING actor!

    Zach TimsonZach Timson11 時間 前
  • Timely and Accurate recommendation from JPworlds. January 2021, Mitch is trying to filibuster the existence of the senate.

    Sara WärlestedtSara Wärlestedt11 時間 前
  • Republicans have taken the tactic to obstruct any legislation that is proposed by the Democrats. They won't even bring it to the floor out of committee for debate. It's unconscionable. The filibuster does nothing to put forward the people's work but rather is used as a tool by political parties (mostly Republicans) to keep the other party from passing any legislation. Do away with it.

    TrishpotsTrishpots11 時間 前
  • Of all the places I've worked, Jamba Juice had the best corporate culture. The worst? Wells Fargo

    Hershey LimaHershey Lima12 時間 前
  • This is great, but Jimmy Stewart rules.

    JohnnyChobaniJohnnyChobani14 時間 前
  • I love seeing all these people like Orrin Hatch and Claire McCaskill wringing their hands over how far the Senate has fallen... Like watching the clowns ask what's wrong with the circus.

    DaveLHDaveLH16 時間 前
  • Go back to the UK and stop telling Americans how to run our country. Your country has its own problems, fool. STFU.

    G GG G17 時間 前
  • Who is back here in 2021?? Still debating the filibuster..

    E. C.E. C.18 時間 前
  • I don't understand why politicians talk about how bad socialism is with all the socialist programs we already have in this country. it's very confusing

    Zachary WalkerZachary Walker19 時間 前
  • Freebooter, actually it is vrijbuiter (which is most likely even harder to pronounce)

    meisje1971meisje197121 時間 前
  • John Oliver is amazing. A solid sense of humour while talking and TEACHING US SERIOUS IMPORTANT SUBJECTS..LIKE THE FILIBUSTER BRAVO JOHN !

    Le TianLe Tian日 前
  • 1:10 John I’m sorry

    JaneJane日 前
  • ❤️

    Amy BeairdAmy Beaird日 前
  • Actually I am totally heartbroken and feeling miserable but this guy makes me laugh so hard. Thank you ! Hope Ted will never go down on you.

    kaypee1972kaypee1972日 前
  • The first Filibuster didn't take place in 1837, it has been around since Roman times. Famously, a politician named Cato filibustered a bill that Julius Caesar was trying to pass through the Roman Senate in 59 BCE during Caesar's term as Consul of Rome, which led to Caesar ordering the arrest of Cato in a fit of rage. The arrest didn't go through of course, but it did spiral out of control and end up being one of the main reasons for Caesar crossing the Rubicon and being declared an enemy of the Roman Republic.

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  • amazing how this is so relivent now........and im a friad we wont be able to really do anyting this time around thanks to it. oh well. lol

    EveniosEvenios2 日 前
  • That Ted Cruz segment is needed here in 2021, our senator (Texas) just use a doctor sues story for analytics (What the heck)

    Nicolas ShepherdNicolas Shepherd2 日 前
  • Pressure your Senator to end the filibuster. Tell Senate Majority Leader Schumer to act like the Majority and convince Manchin, Sinema and other centrists why they should get rid of it. Call & email them! #EndtheFilibuster

    Vince GiangiulioVince Giangiulio2 日 前
  • Between McConnell and the filibuster, Democrats don't have a chance to get anything passed

    D.A.L.D.A.L.2 日 前
    • Even with a simple majority Joe Manchin would block almost everything

      Mike KalelwaMike Kalelwa日 前
  • Who is the hot female assistant at the end ?

    xlxl2 日 前
  • The cooling saucer, the sober second thought... I'm sick of legislators calling themselves by these tacky nicknames and thinking they're so cool when in fact they're old and unwanted.

    Lorenzo Doesn't ExistLorenzo Doesn't Exist2 日 前
  • God dammit! I agree with Trump on something (i.e. getting rid of the filibuster)!

    Jason BodilyJason Bodily3 日 前
  • Welp

    Layne ClarkLayne Clark3 日 前
  • Oh hey... Already important in January 2021.

    Matt FarmerMatt Farmer3 日 前
  • Who else came back here now that the Democrats have the majority in the Senate? Yes, Mitch is the minority leader. Unsurprisingly, he is fighting like hell to keep the filibuster. Yes, it is risky, but it is time to get rid of the filibuster.

    Scooby DooScooby Doo3 日 前
    • @Nicole DiSchiavi you definitely know what's best for me

      Anti Federalist Were RightAnti Federalist Were Right6 時間 前
    • @Anti Federalist Were Right bro the Republicans are going to die out. They are a horrible and evil party that helps no one but themselves. When are you gonna wake up and understand you’re voting against your best interest

      Nicole DiSchiaviNicole DiSchiavi6 時間 前
    • 🙋🏻‍♀️

      Nicole DiSchiaviNicole DiSchiavi6 時間 前
    • It's only time to get rid of the filibuster because the dems have full control? We're you advocating for this when the Republicans had full control in 2017? I bet not! The GOP will inevitably regain control and it will be a sad term for you when you won't be able to stop the bills they are pushing.

      Anti Federalist Were RightAnti Federalist Were Right14 時間 前
  • But wouldnt they filibuster the legislation ti end the filibuster?

    Paulo CruzPaulo Cruz3 日 前
  • The Democrats finally got a Senate majority and should use it to get rid of the filibuster once and for all. If Schumer fails to deliver, we'd be losing starting in 2022 to the new T***p party left and right, ending up living in a white nationalist dictatorship, and we would've deserved it. Get it done!!!!

    Serena ZSerena Z4 日 前
  • actually, closed the video when he called jimmy a bad actor

    Hanna SandyHanna Sandy4 日 前
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    Tyler WrightTyler Wright4 日 前
  • 7:38 lol

    Nick RuoccoNick Ruocco4 日 前
  • If they reform the filibuster and force Senators to stand and talk for hours. It should come with a simple rule. That rule is::: You must stay on topic of the bill you are filibustering. You must not deviate to any topic that is not within the bill you are blocking. You can not have any help from your constituents whatsoever..... You can NOT go to the bathroom on the Senate floor or public areas that is not the rest room. and most importantly....... If you can not filibuster for 72-straight hours, the bill gets automatically passed.

    TwstedTVTwstedTV5 日 前
  • You're calling Jimmy Stewart a bad actor and you're an Englishman who didn't know the Dutch had pirates? Seriously check yourself - you're messed up.

    xxno464xx85xxno464xx856 日 前
  • And this, friends, is why Georgia was so important. If democrats win they can finally pass bills without this bullshit. If republicans had won they could block everything regardless of what it said like they did for Obama. Luckily, Georgia went democrat.

    HyperIonHyperIon9 日 前
  • Why does Jimmy Stewart look like a sick Ryan Gosling in that scene? lol

    Rikki SlonceRikki Slonce10 日 前
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  • Wow i can't believe ted Cruise managed to fuck up standing up and talking

    Jace O'BrienJace O'Brien12 日 前
  • I don’t think we should ban the filibuster but you should remove the ability to half ass them. You want to filibuster prep the speeches. Let’s see you talk for 15 hours straight for 508 days worth of bills. Bring it on. You’re on a salary so earn it XD

    DJSanders23DJSanders2313 日 前
  • Well, now dems have both the house and senate. And M4A still wont happen

    philandererphilanderer15 日 前
  • I didn’t expect John McCain sternly saying “we’re getting nothing done...” repeatedly being so funny.

    Joshua VildorJoshua Vildor16 日 前
  • so, just get ride of the senate??

    Bentheriault1Bentheriault116 日 前
  • Ouch that fall sounds harsh. I hope he had a pad there.

    KingSteezRIPKingSteezRIP18 日 前
  • It would be fixed if people needed to talk the whole time. If it was possible to cut someone off, then they wouldn’t be able to continue to make a point.

    A GA G19 日 前
  • Ok let them filibuster, but make it so that they cant eat or drink the entire time and they cant swap out people. So make it so they have only one shot to filibuster, cant eat, cant drink, have to end it if they have to use the bathroom(and yes they should have to leave the room to do that), and have to do the entire thing themselves.

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    Mike FerraroMike Ferraro21 日 前
  • Don't worry Jonny boy if i was gay you'd be much more my type than "the idiot"...sorry meant"the rock"🤷🏼‍♂️🤦🏼‍♂️😂🤣

    Stephen KeyStephen Key21 日 前

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  • Do you know who made the filibuster? Bob Murray.

    sanctificatesanctificate23 日 前
    • C'mon down and eat Shit Bob!

      Carl HansenCarl Hansen10 日 前
  • you are 40+ years old and have never heard of someone drinking their coffee from their saucer? .. the urge to reference "the boy in the bubble" has never been stronger.

    MalkavianScreamMalkavianScream23 日 前
  • Kaitlynn Bennet and republicans "you need your guns to protect yourself, what will lower income families do to protect themselves?" but also when talking about the Breonna Taylor case " Criminals who shoot (to protect themselves) at the police deserve to get killed. " They pretend they want everyone to have guns but are quick to call lower income and black people with guns criminals.

    AnastaciaAnastacia24 日 前
  • Jimmy Stewart was a fantastic actor.

    Mike MulhollandMike Mulholland26 日 前
  • Mr Oliver: we need to abolish this awful practice that is bad for government and democracy... Unless it helps people I disagree with

    Thomas takes a toll for the darkThomas takes a toll for the dark27 日 前
  • I'm dutch and I have no idea what word can possibly become filibuster

    Thomas takes a toll for the darkThomas takes a toll for the dark27 日 前
  • The feeling when you look something up on yt to get some more info and see that LWT has a segment on it. Hell yes

    RedBenzoRedBenzo27 日 前
  • @12.56 a gun control bill was filibustered.... GOOD, all "Gun control " legislation is in direct contravention of the constitution and the bill of rights, FUCK YOU John and any politician that wants to take away a citizens rights. What's next John ?, if there is bi-partisan agreement lets infringe the 1st, 4th and 14th amendment...

    stripymccatpussstripymccatpuss28 日 前
    • fuck u, guns should not be in anyone's hands.

      Ilan SmoldersIlan Smolders9 日 前
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  • Tiffany's birthday is October 13th. She turned 27 this year.

    Lord OdysseusLord Odysseus29 日 前
  • So the Senate is basically a John wick movie. Awesome!

    GFish 17GFish 1729 日 前
  • I heard Oliver's poem on roasting Ted Cruz like 100 times lol

    Muhammad AriefMuhammad Arief29 日 前
  • Hope everyone sees now why the filibuster is so important. Imagine election certification where a simple majority in both houses of congress could overturn election results. Or if Trump declared martial law and the Posse Comitatus act kicked in and simple majority could turn the military on their own people. Our founding fathers were smart guys. Stop trying to undo safety measures that stave off catastrophe.

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  • You haven't heard of Dutch Pirates? Do people realize the only man to ever successfully capture the Spanish Treasure Fleet was Dutch? Look up Piet Hein.

    Surya MajumdarSurya Majumdarヶ月 前

    Human Highlight ReelHuman Highlight Reelヶ月 前
  • I always have a tough time with this episode as his take on Chasing Amy is as misguided as the senate and filibuster process

    Lucas ColantoniLucas Colantoniヶ月 前
  • How dare he insult Jimmy Stewart like that

    Jack MedlockJack Medlockヶ月 前
  • I looked up Dwayne Johnson’s age. John wasn’t joking.

    Alden MelcerAlden Melcerヶ月 前
  • He should have talked about the "nuclear option"

    Some hoboSome hoboヶ月 前
  • 2:40 : Same pirates that sailed up the Medway. Tbf: Dutch culture = pirate culture. Till this day.

  • I'd still rather go on a platonic date with John Oliver, than The Rock.

    Tyler WrightTyler Wrightヶ月 前
  • Me watching the Jimmy Stewart scene: Wow...he was SUCH an incredible actor! John: He was a bad actor. Me: D: WHAT

    SpoonCatSpoonCatヶ月 前
  • The Netherlands even had pirates with official papers from the government. And why is that dutch accent so terrible.

    bjkactivitiesbjkactivities2 ヶ月 前
  • Cooling saucer my ass. More like a festering toilet.

    TheWtfnessTheWtfness2 ヶ月 前
  • 2:48 yo this guy kinda sounding swedish lmao

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  • If you didn't know about Dutch pirates you really ought to check out the game Sid Meier's Pirates! :D

    Alyssin WilliamsAlyssin Williams2 ヶ月 前
  • 2:47 lol

    Sukhmon _ChanSukhmon _Chan2 ヶ月 前
  • The premise of this show is :An English man showing you how ridiculous the American goverment is

    Learn.RealTurkishLearn.RealTurkish2 ヶ月 前
  • Andrew has the intelligence and technological foresight to move us forward! Elizabeth has the economic grip and scholarly wisdom to traverse our bureaucratic battles! Bernie has the conviction and bravery to fight for the American people since day 1 even when no one else stood with him! Marianne has the fiery heart and soul of america, and its spirit to heal its historic and moral ills! All great candidates 💛 We were unfortunately robbed by the establishment!

    Rowena RavenclawRowena Ravenclaw2 ヶ月 前
  • Ted aren't even a decent enough person to deserve that Dr. Seuss poem.

    pikeman80pikeman802 ヶ月 前
  • the guy at 17:43

    Jackson ClarkJackson Clark2 ヶ月 前
  • The video is very amazing and very action

    Karter RasmussenKarter Rasmussen2 ヶ月 前
  • Some guy no one remembers while filibustering: Someone will listen to me! *No one listens to someone if they're talking for hours and hours on end.*

    Specimen 42Specimen 422 ヶ月 前
  • Reminds me of an West Wing episode :)

    Richard HerczegRichard Herczeg2 ヶ月 前
  • My problem with removing the filibuster is that the senate is so skewed towards rural areas (now ideologically significant) that removing it means that republicans simply have an easier time passing shit than dems. We really need a second constitutional convention. The rot runs deep, and Democrats are by no means angels

    Noam AvivNoam Aviv2 ヶ月 前
  • For those wondering why Thurmond had his aide wait with that bucket, it's because a filibustering senator cannot leave the floor for any reason. So he ended up pissing into the bucket with one of his feet still on the Senate floor, which was only possible because Barry Goldwater asked Thurmond to yield a few moment to him so that he can relieve himself, which Thurmond did.

    Adriel SebastianAdriel Sebastian2 ヶ月 前
  • I'm sorry, I didn't hear anything he said after he said Jimmy Stewart was a bad actor...

    James TuckerJames Tucker2 ヶ月 前
  • None of the comments are actually discussing the filibuster. This shit is a real problem and it needs to be done away with. The Civil Rights Act was passed thanks to Lee Harvey Oswald blowing JFK's head apart - I shouldn't really need to explain that assassinating the President shouldn't be a prerequisite for civil rights.

    Sam SizerSam Sizer2 ヶ月 前
  • 11:49 🤣

    Michael MiddletonMichael Middleton2 ヶ月 前