Senator Ted Cruz, who missed his calling as a snake oil salesman, spent the last 22 hours showboating.  But as CSPAN pointed out on the screen numerous times during the long speech, it was not technically a filibuster! "This is technically not a filibuster since Sen. Cruz is not delaying action on a bill. He must stop speaking before the Senate votes on Wednesday." Even the reliably Republican-leaning Politico admitted as much: Despite his Ironman stand on the floor of the upper chamber, Cruz could not stop a Senate already in motion from eventually returning a clean continuing resolution to [...]