You know that in 1970 the DAMNocRAT-controlled Senate did not give Judge Blackmun a hearing for 391 days because they opposed Richard Nixon <point of fact; so did I>. The actual record for delaying a hearing goes back to 1846 when they kept Judge Robert C. Grier hanging for 841 days.
Our illustrious pResident said in a 2006 appearance on ABC's This Week, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) criticized Democrats for being unable to effectively articulate the case against then-Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito. Obama then expressed support for then-Sen. John Kerry's (D-MA) efforts to filibuster Alito.
"I will be supporting the filibuster because I think Judge Alito, in fact, is somebody who is contrary to core American values, not just liberal values," Obama said. "When you look at his decisions--in particular, during times of war--we need a court that is independent and is going to provide some check on the executive branch."
"..Chuckie Schumer said, "SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER: We cannot afford to see Justice [John Paul] Stevens replaced by another [John] Roberts, or Justice [Ruth Bader] Ginsburg by another [Samuel] Alito. Given the track record of this president and the experience of obfuscation at hearings, with respect to the Supreme Court at least, I will recommend to my colleagues we shall not confirm any Bush nominee to the Supreme Court except in extraordinary circumstances."..
Now that the shoe is on the other hoof, however...there is an aghast gasp at the perfidious Republicans for doing what His Eminence and his Jester said was honorable 10 years ago...
"Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm."
—James Madison, Federalist No. 10
3Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
4As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man;
so are children of the youth.
5Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not
be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.
Yer Pal, Casey
"People mostly die from blood poisoning, not a well-located shot." Porter Rockwell
"Artillery Brings Dignity to What Would Otherwise Be Just A Vulgar Brawl"