Tuesday, June 9, 2009

When the Shoe’s on the Other Foot…

Written : June 9, 2009

Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) dared members of his committee Thursday to vote against the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said a few days earlier that Sotomayor is “filibuster-proof” (a filibuster is a parliamentary tactic that allows unlimited debate) and that anyone who opposes her does so at his “own peril”. This is how the Democratic Party defines “tolerance” these days, where it’s either their way, or the highway. By the way, some Democrats DID stage a filibuster in the Senate to upset Judge Samuel Alito’s nomination to the Supreme Court in 2006, in case anyone’s forgotten.

When Judge John Roberts and Judge Alito had their hearings only a few short years ago, Reid and the Democrats begged for more time to look over their records. I remember that Reid then insisted it was imperative that they then have more time. The Republicans, in charge at the time, graciously granted as much time as Senator Harry Reid required. Now the shoe’s on the other foot. The Republicans have just asked for more time to go over Judge Sotomayor’s record. But instead of granting more time, the Democrats have submitted an aggressive nomination schedule without even consulting with the Republicans.

In response to the Republican request for more time, Sen. Pat Leahy (D-VT) open-mindedly said, “There is no reason to unduly delay consideration of this well-qualified nominee.” Keeping in mind that this is a party whose members often scream for “fairness”, can someone please explain to me (preferably on this blog) how that response was fair?

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