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Old 03-09-2009, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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The GOP - truly the party of 'Do as I say, not as I do.'
Can they honestly believe they have any credibility, on any issue?


"When President George W. Bush was stocking the federal courts with conservative ideologues, Senate Republicans threatened to change the august body’s rules if any Democrat dared to try to block his choices, even the least-competent, most-radical ones. Filibustering the president’s nominees, they said, would be an outrageous abuse of senatorial privilege.

Now that President Obama is preparing to fill vacancies on federal benches, Republican senators have fired off an intemperate letter threatening — you got it — filibusters if Mr. Obama’s nominees are not to their liking. Mr. Obama should not let the Republicans’ saber-rattling interfere with how he chooses judges."

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/09/opinion/09mon1.html
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Old 03-09-2009, 03:01 PM
 
Location: New York, New York
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The GOP - truly the party of 'Do as I say, not as I do.'
Can they honestly believe they have any credibility, on any issue?


"When President George W. Bush was stocking the federal courts with conservative ideologues, Senate Republicans threatened to change the august body’s rules if any Democrat dared to try to block his choices, even the least-competent, most-radical ones. Filibustering the president’s nominees, they said, would be an outrageous abuse of senatorial privilege.

Now that President Obama is preparing to fill vacancies on federal benches, Republican senators have fired off an intemperate letter threatening — you got it — filibusters if Mr. Obama’s nominees are not to their liking. Mr. Obama should not let the Republicans’ saber-rattling interfere with how he chooses judges."

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/09/opinion/09mon1.html
Well, the dems have to bring it out for the public to see when it happens. The republicans are seen overwhelminlgy as obstructionis and are losing their political footing at the moment. So let them do it and suffer in the next election.
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Old 03-09-2009, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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And now, having made a legitimate point, we can sit back and watch as the Obama-haters jump on board with their commentaries against the President and in favor of the Bush appointments. It should certainly make for some interesting (although largely unbelievable) reading!
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Old 03-09-2009, 03:33 PM
 
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Both sides do it unfortunately.
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