Monday, April 11, 2016

Hypocrisy Is The Tribute that Vice Pays To Virtue

You've gotta love the internet, politicians can't hide from their pasts near as easily anymore.  And one politician in particular, Slow Joe Biden, is especially not immune:
Last week, I reported that Biden didn’t only fight in favor of the propriety of blocking votes on judicial nominees in 1992, when George H.W. Bush was president. On April 25, 2005, during the second term of George W. Bush, Biden delivered a passionate, extended speech on the sanctity of the Senate filibuster as a tool for blocking votes on judicial nominees. Note that in this speech, Biden was fighting for the ability of a minority of senators to prevent a vote on a judicial nominee. Whereas last week at Georgetown he took the polar opposite position, claiming that even a majority of senators blocking a vote causes a “constitutional crisis.”

Well, now we have a THIRD Biden speech contradicting last week’s Georgetown address.

On May 23, 2005, Senator Biden again took the floor of the Senate, indignant about the possibility of the “nuclear option” -- a changing of the Senate rules to make it impossible for a minority of senators to block judicial appointments.
The Democrats have made Merrick Garland's bed and they're going to have to sleep in it.  They're also the first to use the "nuclear option", which was so horrible when Republicans merely suggested using it.  Karma is a you-know-what.

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