Last week, the liberal blogosphere lost its collective mind over the prospect of a GOP-led stalemate over Supreme Court nominations, tearing at their scalps and rending their garments as they claimed conservative lawmakers were in open violation of their Constitutional duties (which, of course, are to advise and consent over nominations, not rubber stamp them) for refusing to put a potentail Justice to a floor vote so close to a Presidential election. They might think the Constitution is a “living document,” but heaven forfend anyone else try to interpret it.
They’ve been dealt a few blows of late, on that issue, however. First, their fearless leader, President Obama himself, was revealed as an instrumental member of the force filibustering Justice Samuel Alito’s nomination in 2006 because Alito was “contrary to core American values.” Obama now regrets his vote, but, it seems, he was a late-comer to the obstructionist tactic. This morning, a video from 1992 surfaced, showing now Vice President Joe Biden, vociferously objecting to George H.W. Bush nominating a Supreme Court Justice for approval after the Presidential election season was already in motion.
As Allahpundit notes at Hot Air, “if you’re keeping score, this means that the current president, current vice president, current Senate minority leader, and incoming Senate minority leader have all gone on record in the past in favor of obstructing a Supreme Court nominee.”
I think we’re done here, personally.
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