WASHINGTON The filibuster tool of obstruction in the U.S. Senate is alternately blamed and praised for wilting President Barack Obama's ambitious agenda. Some even say it's made the nation ungovernable. Maybe, maybe not. Obama's term still has three years to run. Analysis: Republicans setting filibuster record - Yahoo! News If a bill passes the senate 98-2, why would it have been filibustered? Not sure, but the GOP is doing just that!