Friday, May 01, 2009

Supreme Court Stuff

Oh, here we go. Justice Souter is retiring so President Obama has the responsibility to select someone else to fill his place.

It seems like it ought to be an easy proposition. But the Republicans -- cursed be their name -- will no doubt try to obstruct, do their usual shenanigans, and filibuster.

It seems like it wasn't that long ago when they were saying a nominee by the president deserves an up or down vote. It seems to me that their doctrine a few years ago was that it was even unconstitutional to filibuster a court nominee. And in fact it seems like they were prepared to do some "nuclear option" to do away with the filibuster all together.

But of course that was a few years ago, when this unprincipled bunch had different "principles."

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