CONTRASTING DEMO HYPOCRISY
In 2005 then Sen. Barack Obama said,
"I rise today to urge my colleagues to think
about the implications of
what has been called the nuclear option. [i]f the majority
end the filibuster, if they choose to change the rules and put an end to
debate, then the fighting, the bitterness, and the gridlock will
worse... i fear the partisan atmosphere in Washington will be
poisoned to the point
where no one will be able to agree on anything. That
does not serve anybody's best
interest, and it certainly is not what the
patriots who founded this democracy had in
mind. The talk of the 'nuclear
option' is more about power than about fairness."
In 2005 then Sen. Joe
Biden said. "This is the single most significant vote any one of
cast... This nuclear option is ultimately an example of the arrogance of power.
It is a fundamental power grab by the majority party... designed to change the
of the Constitution... It is nothing more or nothing less."
2005 then Sen. Harry Reid said: "The threat to change Senate rules is a raw
abuse of power and will destroy the very checks and balances our Founding
put in place to prevent absolute power by any one branch of
government. The filibuster
is not a scheme and it certainly isn't
new... It's part of the fabric of this institution we
call the Senate... the
filibuster has been employed hundreds and hundreds and
hundreds of times.
It's been employed on legislative matters, it's been employed
matters relating to the president's nominations for Cabinet and
posts, and it's been used on judges for all those years. The roots of
thefilibuster are found in the Constitution and in our own rules."
week Obama said, [T]oday's pattern of obstruction, it just isn't normal.
It's not what our founders envisioned. A deliberate and determined effort to
obstruct everything, no matter what the merits, just to refight the results of
is not normal. So I support the step a majority of
senators today took to change the way
that Washington is doing business."
Leftist NeoCom cadres echoed that Lie.
For Obama to invoke
"what our Founders envisioned" is, tragically, laughable. Actually,
Founders set forth clear protections to keep majority rule in line with our
Constitution - protections which were clearly explained in
Federalist Papers No. 64-66.