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Posted at 4:05 PM ET, 12/10/2010

Bernie Sanders: Waste of time or proving a point?

By Chris Cillizza

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) has been speaking on the Senate floor for the better part of the last six hours in a protest of the tax cut compromise that President Obama cut earlier this week.

Sanders' speak-a-thon is only prolonging the inevitable: a cloture vote on the compromise at 3 pm Monday.

But, opponents of the legislation insist the attention his speech is drawing is its own reward -- shining a light on what liberals believe to be a very bad deal.

So, what do you make of the Sanders' stand? Is he proving an important point about the tax compromise or just wasting the Senate's time on a slow Friday afternoon? Vote below.

By Chris Cillizza  | December 10, 2010; 4:05 PM ET
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