Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Flashback: The Dems on Reconciliation When They Were The Minority

A little flashback,courtesy of Breitbart. You might remember, back in 2005 when the Democrats were a minority in the House and Senate that they blocked a number of President Bush's judicial nominations and appointees out of sheer spite. They screamed like wounded pea hens when the 51 vote nuclear option was suggested as a remedy.

A few quotes are included above,but here's an especially juicy one from Slo Joe Biden: "I pray God when the Democrats take back control we don't make the kind of naked power grab you are doing."

What happened of course is that Senators John McCain and Lindsay Graham cheerfully came to the rescue and created the so-called 'gang if 14' compromise, which in fact ended up keeping a lot of Bush's judicial nominees from getting through.

I said then that it was a huge mistake, and that it would last precisely as long as it took for the Dems to get a solid majority, after which they would set the agreement aside like it never happened. I was right, but given whom these people innately are it wasn't that hard a call.

Aside from McCain-Feingold, which the SCOTUS just gutted, the Gang of 14 debacle will be McCain's lasting legacy and a monument to 'bi-partisanship' as practiced by most Dems,and certainly by their current leadership.

McCain will justifiably get a great deal of flak for that, but I don't think McCain deliberately set out to undermine the GOP or conservatives. I think he feels he acted out of principle, but he just has never realized whom he's dealing with.

Leftards lie. It's in their DNA.

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