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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thinhtruong thanghung
thinhtruong thanghung День назад
costarica press chriscuomo framed letyoudown adamneely moonriver
Alyssin Williams
Alyssin Williams 2 дня назад
If you didn't know about Dutch pirates you really ought to check out the game Sid Meier's Pirates! :D
Sukhmon _Chan
Sukhmon _Chan 4 дня назад
2:47 lol
Dean Troy
Dean Troy 4 дня назад
Me, an Indian guy, watching this episode drinking Chai from my saucer at 2 in the morning the way my mom taught me: ... :(
Repeat.Repeat 5 дней назад
The premise of this show is :An English man showing you how ridiculous the American goverment is
Rowena Ravenclaw
Rowena Ravenclaw 7 дней назад
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!
pikeman80 9 дней назад
Ted aren't even a decent enough person to deserve that Dr. Seuss poem.
Jackson Clark
Jackson Clark 10 дней назад
the guy at 17:43
Karter Rasmussen
Karter Rasmussen 10 дней назад
The video is very amazing and very action
Specimen 42
Specimen 42 12 дней назад
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.*
Richard Herczeg
Richard Herczeg 12 дней назад
Reminds me of an West Wing episode :)
Noam Aviv
Noam Aviv 13 дней назад
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
Adriel Sebastian
Adriel Sebastian 13 дней назад
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.
James Tucker
James Tucker 15 дней назад
I'm sorry, I didn't hear anything he said after he said Jimmy Stewart was a bad actor...
Sam Sizer
Sam Sizer 16 дней назад
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.
Michael Middleton
Michael Middleton 16 дней назад
11:49 🤣
Chris Smith
Chris Smith 16 дней назад
Speak and type Damn hanging chad machine
Chris Smith
Chris Smith 16 дней назад
Yes sorry guys Speaking time Don't always work right Kind of like the American boating system
Chris Smith
Chris Smith 16 дней назад
I wonder if John would get kicked out of the villains pub Oreo food we'll even see Donald trump at village pub Hi It's Damn Speaking type is so annoying kinda like heroes
Miguel Quintero
Miguel Quintero 16 дней назад
Damn ... I miss the laughs
Kellen Catherine
Kellen Catherine 20 дней назад
To any one reading this, when It’s my time to read a filibuster I plan to read the whole bee movie script, this eps script, and Hamilton. Just u wait, just u wait
Sam Passner
Sam Passner 22 дня назад
John oliver for the Senate 2022!
Konstantin Bode
Konstantin Bode 23 дня назад
I don't know why, as a European, but USA politics presented by a very british looking Britain with the unfortunate lack of a deep accent is one of my favorite things to watch.
M. N.
M. N. 23 дня назад
even obama calls for ending filibuster
Martin Shillitoe
Martin Shillitoe 24 дня назад
USA -our democracy is the best in the world. Rest of world - not even close dude. We all think you are a joke
antdah 25 дней назад
There are so many weird things about the USA and your political system, but this has to be the most retarded thing of all. It's like an act by an intellectually weak child who can't compete with rational arguments and respect a democratic vote.
Bella S
Bella S 15 дней назад
Then you obviously know nothing about our political system, but thanks for your opinion.
Kay Haughton
Kay Haughton 26 дней назад
The United states government is definitely not good but it's better than countries with absolutely terrible economic, political and social issues
Caleana Ackernethay
Caleana Ackernethay 26 дней назад
Out of curiosity, does the USA's senate have proportional representation?
SPARTAN-501 27 дней назад
To be fair, it's not that unusual for Ted Cruz to go wildly off topic during his filibuster. A filibuster, if done the traditional way with hours and hours of nonstop talking, would generally require the speaker to go off topic. While many speakers these days are capable of staying on topic for extended periods of time, most do eventually run out of things to say. Historically, it wasn't uncommon for speakers to read from law books, novels, cookbooks, or even phone books after they run out of things to say.
Michael Dario Pellittieri
Michael Dario Pellittieri 27 дней назад
I wonder if this idiot is gonna make a video about why they should exist now that Amy is on the court..... thank you so much Harry Reid ^^
Alexander 28 дней назад
Oliver thinks that dutch people are drunk swedes.
SwanHookHeart 29 дней назад
Not gonna lie; I'd put up that print of Jefferson lapping up coffee out of a saucer right in the center of my living room
Mariam Ihab
Mariam Ihab Месяц назад
Are we going to ignore the guy in the back looking at John's package and being impressed?
godonlyknows13 Месяц назад
The filibuster is a political tool that cuts both ways so no one party is helped or hurt. But it also effectively prevents any real change from ever having a hope of coming to America, for better or for worse. And I do think it's for worse. B/c I may not know exactly how to fix America - few do - but Ik that how things are... isnt good enough. America can do better. Americans deserve better. End the filibuster, get change.
OZ3KJR Danmark
OZ3KJR Danmark Месяц назад
The fact that John Oliver is Hamiltrash, it is amazing. 5:03
A dude with a guitar
A dude with a guitar Месяц назад
“Think of me as the grim reaper” Yeh Mitch. I already do. Not the grim reaper of socialism. He’s just creepy and evil
Musyabbir Haqim
Musyabbir Haqim Месяц назад
Wait TIL westerners have stop drinking hot drink that way, I'm in SEA Malaysia to be exact if I went back to my hometown if my grandma served hot tea our family would drink by the saucer after it cool the tea a bit.
Cassandra Calder
Cassandra Calder Месяц назад
Let's be honest a rap battle is the best representation of old times sente
susanne anique
susanne anique Месяц назад
How can you not know there are Dutch pirates. ? They practically invented it.
Tanuki Star
Tanuki Star Месяц назад
I expected anything from this piece... But not a Hamilton reference... ԋҽ'ʂ ɳσɯ σɳҽ σϝ ɱყ ρҽσρʅҽ
Tyler Almquist
Tyler Almquist Месяц назад
Jokes on you Oliver, Steve Bullock was my favorite of those 3. #Montana
Siobhàn Anderson-Judkins
Siobhàn Anderson-Judkins Месяц назад
Why is no one giving praise to the bored man in the background? He sat there listening for hours to John's filibuster!
Dr Martin
Dr Martin Месяц назад
Why are you guys letting an English guy tell you how our constitution and government should be? Are you guys crazy or just like being stooges. If you think England is a good country to imitate you should vote for Biden.
Dr Martin
Dr Martin Месяц назад
You guys have no idea what you are advocating for. You think they didn't have these same issues the entire time? You can't change the constitution because you don't get your way. And yes, it's always been that way is a good excuse because of constitution of our foundational document that carries this country forward. Not the democrats or Republicans. MOB RULE people, is exactly what all this defends against. Please think able everything our county stands for, the reason it take a filibuster is because unless it's supported by both parties, it can't be enacted. It's a safety, so you don't rush into Obama cares and dangerous policies most of the country is against
Barley Blue-Moon
Barley Blue-Moon 29 дней назад
What the hell are you talking about? First off, the ACA, or Obamacare, is overwhelmingly popular. The constitution can and has been changed before, they're called amendments. You are free to disagree with getting rid of the filibuster, but to say it couldn't be done is wrong.
ke fu
ke fu Месяц назад
Fuck you communists
klinb82 Месяц назад
Or he's an asshole to finish his poetry about Ted Cruz
Mario Küttel
Mario Küttel Месяц назад
Think about this show whatever you want, but that picture at 9:50 is pure artistry
Levi Azul
Levi Azul Месяц назад
Ja joh. Lekker ''Coming this Christmas'' schaamteloos letterlijk vertalen naar ''Komt deze kerst''....
Grumpy Avocado
Grumpy Avocado Месяц назад
i won’t stand for this jimmy stewart slander
Nilofer Sen
Nilofer Sen Месяц назад
Pouring tea/coffee onto the saucer for cooling, and then drinking directly from the saucer still exists. guess where? the country whom you still owe the Kohinoor.
The Noobest Girl
The Noobest Girl Месяц назад
Okay but you gotta respect these people's commitment to their trolling attempts 😂
Indigo Speaker
Indigo Speaker Месяц назад
there would be way less filibusters if the clauses in any given bill were required to be directly related to the stated issue it is supposed to address. Perhaps with a limit on how many pages it can contain, and a prohibition on outsourcing the writing of bills to non-governmental think-tanks... yea? yeah.
Indigo Speaker
Indigo Speaker Месяц назад
I'm way less concerned with what they won't agree on than with what they do agree on, which is how to rob every one of us blind, remove the last shreds of freedom from our legal system, and render an already placid, bovine population even more docile... perhaps bovine is a word that makes some people uncomfortable, so we'll trade it in for "vegetative"... or how bout "misdirected"..
Pablo P
Pablo P Месяц назад
Republicans: I fucking hate Ted Cruz Democrats:I fucking hate Ted Cruz #blm
Pyrus Месяц назад
“We should kill the filibuster” “OH MY GOD HOW DARE TRUMP APPOINT ACB HES SUCH A TYRANT!” Cope harder
Александр Аммосов
Александр Аммосов Месяц назад
I was in such frustration over supreme court episode because of this, but I more or less forgive John. At least he's just spoked informed by his feelings and ,unfortunately, not his mind
Rod Anderson
Rod Anderson Месяц назад
In general you do a lot of good, much more than most. However -- you too often just run off at the mouth because you are fishing for a laugh and step on toes when it is not necessary to get your point across. Class counts too!
wake-up-america2020 Месяц назад WATCH THIS OPEN LETTER!!! #wakeupamerica2020
Gundamn Mechas
Gundamn Mechas Месяц назад
"He was a bad actor." HOW DARE YOU 😂😂
Maxwell Schmidt
Maxwell Schmidt Месяц назад
If they have to physically stand and speak, and maintain a rotation doing so, and keep their members on the floor, then I favor the filibuster. That cannot be done indefinitely, nor on every single issue. I am not saying it would be great, but the filibuster is actually a rule for the closure of debate. If a large enough minority can maintain the physical presence for a real filibuster, let them explain to their constituents why every bit of business needs to come to a halt over this one issue. Some wouldn't get punished, but others would.
Raj Месяц назад
This is why hunting corrupt government employees should be legal.
Pyrus Месяц назад
Only if we make hunting Marxists legal too
J H Месяц назад
i do not like that man ted cruize...
Angel M. Bouchard
Angel M. Bouchard Месяц назад
Ignore the polls and trolls! Vote too big to rig! Vote country over party! Vote too save democracy in America! 🇺🇸🇺🇸Biden/Harris 2020🇺🇸🇺🇸
PNG WAB Месяц назад
4:09 Replace the filibuster with a double majority: majority of senators, that represent a majority of citizens.
Liam Duncan
Liam Duncan Месяц назад
11:50 is the poem of the century
Lisa Henry
Lisa Henry Месяц назад
17:43 Omg! The guy sat behind John is trying to look!
Albin Shaji
Albin Shaji Месяц назад
So will democrats use filibuster to stop the scotus confirmation?
PNG WAB Месяц назад
Mitch McConnell already abandoned the filibuster for supreme court nominations.
Tylerr Storm
Tylerr Storm Месяц назад
We don't want socialism you disgusting socialist. Millions of people in the hellhole of europe have to pay higher taxes and pay for people's preventable illnesses. McConnell really is the savior of America
Jo W.
Jo W. Месяц назад
I wish John Oliver would have been my history/ civics teacher.
Greg Stevens
Greg Stevens Месяц назад
Congress is trying to run a Coup right now. It is full of Communists. Radical Left loons who are trying to destroy the fabric of society. They filibuster anything that is going to help the people right now because they are trying to hurt the President. They are also trying to push bills that will weaken America and destroy the Republic. Which is what Oliver is trying to do here, weaken the Republic by suggesting the last line of defence for the Republic is some sort of outdated method. The founders understood human beings and corruption. They understood that radicals could In fact pack Congress and it sought to protect the people by creating this last line of defence. Surely people know that Socialists, social justice warriors, Marxists, Communism etc is totalitarian and in no way supportive of small government and protecting the rights and freedoms of all. Be careful what you wish for. Oliver knows what he is doing when he spreads this Communist propaganda. It is up to you to seek unbiased information. It is ok to listen to this bullshit to see the agenda they are trying to push, but be aware, yhese Oligarcs don't care about you, they are trying to destroy your rights and the only way they can do it is to make you believe that the systems protecting your rights are a bad thing.
Johannes Frykholm - Music
Johannes Frykholm - Music Месяц назад
I can't believe the most troubling thing about this video to me is Oliver calling Jimmy Stewart an especially bad actor.
Divyanshu Singh
Divyanshu Singh Месяц назад
Cocaine Mitch, Bitch!!!!!
Flea B
Flea B Месяц назад
They call Bernie socialism but GOP love social programs for them
Lionel Keijzer
Lionel Keijzer Месяц назад
you just insulted my country ! Great job loved it. However im surprised you never heard of the V.O.C basically our entire country was
Latimer Hoke
Latimer Hoke Месяц назад
"Hambirder?" 15:06
John Anderson
John Anderson Месяц назад
This is my favorite episode.. incredible.
gifford Scanlon
gifford Scanlon Месяц назад
The graphics department was working overtime! I love it!
Sam Wright
Sam Wright Месяц назад
The filibuster killed Obamas original attempt to remove all lobbyists from Washington. His worst defeat and a loss for us all. Lobbyists suck.
Icy A
Icy A Месяц назад
Its so weird watching John Oliver with an audience
kensaiix Месяц назад
a year ago from today.. man the world changes fast (and i not even mid 20ies)
PresidentBanana Месяц назад
Why does everything have to be "as the founders wanted it" anyways? They created a pretty good nation for the time (apart from slavery), but that was 250 years ago.
naluzoniro Месяц назад
Yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyep, really shoulda listened to that one...
drstevenrey Месяц назад
How do Americans get the idea that the democrats are in any shape or form a socialist party. You, Americans, have never ever seen socialism in real life, ever. Democrats are just Republicans in a cheaper suit. In real socialism, pretty much all of the entire government would be taken outside and shot, probably by Putin personally.
Barley Blue-Moon
Barley Blue-Moon 29 дней назад
Well a lot of it stems from Republican and right wing propaganda, which attempts to scare their consumer base into resisting change. That being said, there are fundamental differences between Democrats and Republicans, especially now. Also, Russia isn't a socialist government, I would call it maybe an oligarchy or a dictatorship, honestly it takes from both. Socialism isn't bad. There is, of course, a legitimate debate to be had about the practical effects of both it and capitalism, but irrationally fearing it is pretty inane.
rudeboymon Месяц назад
Nixon ended the Vietnam War for America and he overwhelmingly won reelection. Who started American involvement in the Vietnam War??
rudeboymon Месяц назад
Nixon ended the Vietnam War for America and he overwhelmingly won reelection. Who started American involvement in the Vietnam War??
Mark Hollas
Mark Hollas Месяц назад
I miss when there where audiences
AidaVienne Месяц назад
jessica shen
jessica shen Месяц назад
came here after watching the newest episode...And i just wanted to say how much i miss live audience
Swymco Месяц назад
Came to watch filibuster hot takes. Started with Jay Inslee embarrassing Washington state again. smh
Kantb Tamed
Kantb Tamed Месяц назад
His Dutch pirate impression is better than his meth head impression by a long shot. Also much better than the raccoon impression.
luna lovegood
luna lovegood Месяц назад
now i really with we can filibuster the supreme court
Quantum Walnut
Quantum Walnut 2 месяца назад
I have never in my entire life heard of a legislature that requires ITSELF to have a supermajority to pass anything.
Kami Snowpaw
Kami Snowpaw 2 месяца назад
Damn.. back when there was hope. All those ideas and potential. And the corrupt ass DNC pushes through the worst fucking 2 options. Great.
Barley Blue-Moon
Barley Blue-Moon 29 дней назад
I mean it's not corruption. Biden was arguably the most moderate candidate of the bunch, and appealed to the widest sect of voters. It's really just math: there are more "moderate" democrats than there are "liberal" democrats, and it makes sense that the primary would swing that way. Biden was the favorite going into the primaries, and was expected to win from the begining. While I personally disagree with some of his policy positions, he is a fundamentally decent guy. He seems like a great option for the way the country is now, and is a lot more likely to draw forth a unifying coalition than Sanders and other more liberal democrats may have. And honestly they could give us a capuchin monkey in lederhosen and it would still be a better option than Trump.
Because Reasons
Because Reasons 2 месяца назад
I love the guy in the background when John starts to pretend piss in the bucket at the end.
Pablo 2 месяца назад
The US is infuriating
Sheyaan Bhesania
Sheyaan Bhesania 2 месяца назад
"People used to power coffee from their saucer to let it cool in the 1800s." Then my parents are time travelers because they still do that.
skyclimber7 2 месяца назад
Ted cruze is a freakn moron ass POS. i see why canada didnt want him.
oof oof
oof oof 2 месяца назад
did anyone else see the guy in the background creepily looking at john oliver while he was peeing in the bucket?
Liyan A
Liyan A 2 месяца назад
Oh wait 10 years. You'll be 10 years older than him /s
Arno Nym
Arno Nym 2 месяца назад
BVB Star
TheMan WithThePlan
TheMan WithThePlan 2 месяца назад
flying dutchman lol.
the tiger
the tiger 2 месяца назад
Does no one use a cup saucer in America?
ThatLaurenThing 2 месяца назад
We do, but we certainly don’t use it to cool anything.
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