BigErns's comment history

BigErns said...

I have never seen a group of people play one note so long and so hard before. If you took away all their corporate and billionaire sponsors, they'd have nothing left to focus on except jobs, the economy, infrastructure, and everything else the right-wing say they care about when they are not acting like Tea-Party Stepford wives.

November 26, 2013 at 2:51 a.m.
BigErns said...

It's the hypocrisy that's nuclear…

Mitch McConnell: "The majority in the Senate is prepared to restore the Senate's traditions and precedence to ensure that regardless of party, any president's judicial nominees, after full and fair debate, receive a simple up-or-down vote on the Senate floor. It's time to move away from ... advise and obstruct and get back to advise and consent." - 2005

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX): "You disparage the Republicans' view that 51 votes should be enough for judicial confirmation. Yet the 51-vote rule is a consistent Senate tradition. By calling for an end to filibusters, the Senate is simply contemplating restoring its traditions by traditional methods you disparage as 'nuclear.' " - 2005

Sean Hannity: "I believe it's unconstitutional to filibuster." - 2005

Rush Limbaugh: "The Constitution says nothing about this. The Constitution says simple majority, 51 votes." - 2004

Karl Rove: "We believe that fairness means that [nominees] deserve an up-or-down vote." - 2005

Rich Lowry (National Review editor and Fox News contributor): "Judicial Filibusters are a perversion of traditional checks and balances and should be eliminated through the so-called Nuclear Option." - 2005

Wall Street Journal: "Using Nuclear Option is better than letting a willful minority deny the President's nominees a vote on the Senate floor." - 2005

Bill Kristol: "Congress' role in approving executive-branch nominees is to have an up or down vote." - 2005

November 23, 2013 at 4:56 a.m.

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